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Vitor Belfort ready to take on the winner of the Weidman-Silva rematch

Written on November 11, 2013 by Hector

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Vitor Belfort is back into title contention after disposing Dan Henderson in the first round of their rematch in UFC Fight Night 32

Vitor Belfort might have earned the title shot that he has been longing for when he disposed Dan Henderson in the headlining bout of UFC Fight Night 32. He finally avenged his 2006 loss to the former Olympian and he did it in a devastating fashion. He knocked out Henderson in just the 78 seconds of their rematch in Goiania, Brazil. The loss was the first time for Henderson to be stopped by strikes in his 39 fights as a pro MMA fighter.

After his impressive victory, Belfort again expresses his desire for another crack at the middleweight gold.

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Vitor Belfort expects middleweight title shot if he defeats Hendo at UFN 32

Written on November 08, 2013 by Hector

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The Phenom eyeing a middleweight title shot if he gets past Dan Henderson in their rematch at UFC Fight Night 32

Multidivisional contender Vitor Belfort, whose just days away from a rematch with Dan Henderson is already visualizing his future should he win in their headline bout at UFC Fight Night 32. The Phenom believes that a win over the heavy handed Henderson will earn him a shot at the middleweight belt despite the fight happening at 205. However, a loss to Henderson, a man known for his fight ending right hand will put Vitor back in the line of 185 contenders that includes the likes of Ronaldo Souza and the reinvigorated Lyoto Machida. Belfort states that while he is very much aware of the consequences, the reward is worth all the risk.

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Jon Jones graces the cover of the newest UFC video game alongside a fan-voted fighter

Written on November 05, 2013 by Hector

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Fight fans will decide on who will share the cover of the newest UFC game with Jon Jones

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones finally bagged the slot of a UFC video game cover after losing his spot to Anderson Silva in 2011. He will now join the company of Brock Lesnar, Forrest Griffin and Anderson Silva as fighters who became faces of the game. The UFC and EA Sports made the announcement this Monday and they confirmed that Jones will appear in the cover of EA’s inaugural UFC game along with another fighter who will be determined through a voting process.

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Diego Sanchez: Gilbert Melendez is my golden ticket to a title shot

Written on October 18, 2013 by Hector

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Diego Sanchez expects a titleshot if he defeats Gilbert Melendez in an exciting fashion

Diego Sanchez may not be that impressive in his recent outings, he is 1-2 in his last three fights and one can argue that he lost all those fights. Nevertheless, his string of unimpressive performances did not prevented “The Dream” from assuming that a title shot is next once he gets past Gilbert Melendez in UFC 166.

With the recent happenings in the UFC, it is not that impossible for Sanchez to believe that he can earn a shot at gold after two consecutive wins. He has done it before when he challenged then-champion BJ Penn in 2009. Even Chael Sonnen did it when he went straight for Jon Jones belt after losing his middleweight title shot against Anderson Silva.

“Gilbert Melendez is my golden ticket. I’ve done it before. I fought two fights in 2009 at 155. Straight to the belt. (Melendez) has never been stopped. He avenged two of his three losses. His only loss is to Benson Henderson in a split decision that I felt went his way, so in a way I’m fighting a guy who’s almost untainted. And if I go in there, and I stop this guy, I think it makes a real case for a title shot.”

A stoppage win over El Nino will clearly raise Sanchez’ stocks but The Dream seems to forget that he is currently not ranked at 155. He would certainly enter the ranks but leapfrogging to a title shot is unlikely even if he stops Melendez in their showdown this weekend.

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Expect a motivated Anderson Silva in his rematch against Chris Weidman

Written on September 30, 2013 by Hector

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Anderson Silva promises to show a "new" Anderson in UFC 168

The world of MMA has been turned upside down in MGM Grand Garden Arena last July 6. The long time UFC middleweight champion and number 1 p4p fighter Anderson Silva is knocked out in the second round by Chris Weidman. He was caught with a left hook while taunting his opponent. It is also the first knockout loss of Silva’s 16 year career in MMA.

The loss has stirred a lot of negative reactions towards Silva. Some blamed that he underestimated Weidman and that he toyed with Chris too much in the fight. Anderson immediately lost his pound for pound number 1 status after the knockout.

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Anderson Silva Steps In to Save UFC 153

Written on September 14, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Anderson Silva is set to face Stephan Bonnar at the main event of UFC 153

UFC middleweight champion Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva steps in to save UFC 153, after a series of injuries of fighters has threatened to cripple the event’s card. Featherweight champ Jose Aldo has pulled out from his main event bout versus Jose Aldo, after suffering from a foot injury.

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UFC Champ Anderson Silva Talks About His Attempt To Save UFC 151

Written on August 29, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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UFC 151 was cancelled after Jones turns down offers from fighters who are willing to be Vitor Belfort's replacement

After the announcement of Vitor Belfort’s withdrawal from the UFC 151 event, due to an injury, a number of seasoned fighters offered to take his place, including UFC middleweight champion Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva.

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UFC 148’s Top Earners: Either Tito Ortiz or Forrest Griffin

Written on July 06, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Who ever wins between Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin, is set to be UFC 148's highest paid fighter

The emerging winner of the bout between Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin is set to be the highest earning fighter of this Saturday’s UFC 148 event.

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Hector Lombard Wants to Fight Anderson Silva

Written on April 28, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Lombard says that he intends to win a UFC world title, now that he's with UFC.

After recently signing up with UFC, Hector Lombard says that he intends to fight middleweight champ, Anderson Silva.

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Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen Moved to UFC 148 in Las Vegas

Written on April 24, 2012 by Markham Mencken

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The much anticipated rematch between middleweight champ Anderson Silva and his top contender Chael Sonnen is the new headlining bout for UFC 148 in Las Vegas.

UFC President Dana White has officially announced that the much anticipated rematch between middleweight champion Anderson Silva and his top contender Chael Sonnen will no longer take place in Brazil but in Las Vegas as the headlining bout for the UFC 148.

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