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Mike Pyle vs. Ricardo Almeida Slated for UFC 128 on March

Written on January 01, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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The year 2011 will open with a bang, as UFC 125 will conclude the opening of another chapter for the promotion. And to make things hotter, a bout between Mike Pyle vs. Ricardo Almeida is set for UFC 128 on March.

While UFC 125 is nearly here, another fight is slated for the next big thing on 2011. and will take part on event on March. Verbal agreements were already closed. All fans need to do is wait for the official announcement of the upcoming welterweight fight.

The event is not yet official, but UFC 128 is expected to take place on March 19, at the Prudential Center in Newark, and will air on pay-per-view. The Almeida vs Pyle bout will likely be part of the televised main card.

Almeida, a former middleweight fighter, won four of his past five fights. All of which came in the UFC octagon. His lone defeat came via submission to former champ, Matt Hughes. The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belter recently rebounded from the loss with a unanimous decision victory over T.G. Grant at UFC 124. Other recent wins came over the likes of Matt Brown, Kendall Grove and Matt Horwich.

Pyle, on the other hand, is a veteran fighter who competed for nearly every major organization before joining the UFC in 2009. After a submission win over Chris Wilson, the Xtreme Couture fighter suffered a second-round TKO loss to Jake Ellenberger in January. Since then, he has rebounded with a submission win over Jesse Lennox and a decision victory over divisional standout and then-unbeaten, John Hathaway, to close out 2010.

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