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Fans might want to start calling Jamie Varner the UFC ‘s new “Company Man,” as the ex- WEC champion has stepped up on short notice again. Varner will replace Terry Etim and meet Joe Lauzon in Los Angeles on August 4 at UFC on FOX 4
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Jamie Varner steps in to meet Joe Lauzon at UFC on FOX 4
Mike Swick will make his return to action after more than two years away due to illness and injuries when he takes on DaMarques Johnson at UFC on FOX 4 . The show is scheduled for August 4 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles with a main event featuring Hector Lombard vs
Mike Swick scheduled to face DaMarques Johnson at UFC on FOX 4
The UFC may have decided to make all main events going forward five-round bouts but there will be an exception to that rule, as the flyweight tournament rematch between Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall will be contested over three rounds. Earlier this year, Johnson and McCall fought to what was eventually ruled a Draw.
Strikeforce bantamweight Miesha Tate seemed destined for an extended period on the shelf after enduring one of the nastiest submissions in recent history, tapping out to an extremely deep Armbar earlier this month in a title-fight against Ronda Rousey . The hold was such that it contorted Tate’s elbow, potentially causing some sort of structural damage based on the angle her arm was bent at. However, it appears the 25-year old dodged a bullet, recently revealing she avoided sustaining any broken bones or severely torn ligaments in the process and will not require surgery to correct any lingering issues
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Miesha Tate avoids surgery to repair injured arm
UFC interim welterweight champ Carlos Condit likes nothing more than entering the Octagon and throwing punches with whomever is standing across from him.
Don’t mind Carlos Condit if he sits on the sidelines, waiting for a title-unification bout with Georges St. Pierre . Condit, who defeated Nick Diaz earlier this year for the interim belt, plans to remain true to his word in holding off on fighting again before facing linear champ GSP later this year.
For Thiago Alves reaching the welterweight limit has been a struggle he has dealt with for years.
When UFC President Dana White announced that the bout between Carlos Condit and Nick Diaz scheduled for UFC 143 would be for the UFC Interim Welterweight Title it made sense. Both men were scheduled to face reigning champion Georges St.
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Why Create an Interim Title that Won’t Be Defended?
It may not have been the consensus “Submission of the Year” but if you’re a MMA fan there’s no doubt Frank Mir ’s finish of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 140 is etched into your memory.
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Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira shooting for summer return to the ring
The first week of 2012 has arrived, and though 2011 may not have delivered on the public’s long-standing dream of flying cars and laser-blasters it was certainly a period filled with memorable months from a Mixed Martial Arts viewpoint. We witnessed champions fall in dramatic fashion, prospects rise from the ranks to become divisional kings, and numerous fighters emerge victorious by the skin of their teeth
Five Ounces 2011 Year-End Awards: The Meat and Potatoes