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Jake Ellenberger Steps in for Brian Foster at UFC 129

Written on April 14, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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After Brian Foster bows out of his UFC 129 match, Jake Ellenberger steps in his place to face Sean Pierson.

After Brian Foster discovered his brain hemorrhage during a pre-fight medical exam, UFC confirmed that Jake Ellenberger will step in his shoes for UFC 129. The latter will face Sean Pierson at the said event in Toronto, Canada.

There’s no announcement yet whether the Sean Pierson vs Jake Ellenberger bout will remain on the preliminary card set for a Spike TV broadcast. However, all signs point towards keeping the match-up in the same slot.

Jake Ellenberger will step inside the Octagon with a three-fight winning streak, and a veteran record against notable MMA fighters.

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Brian Foster Withdraws from UFC 129 Due to Brain Hemorrhage

Written on April 13, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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One fighter bows out from the upcoming UFC 129 event, as Brian Foster withdraws from his match due to brain hemorrhage.

Due to brain hemorrhage, UFC welterweight fighter – Brian Foster – was forced to withdraw from his UFC 129 bout against Sean Pierson. The fighter announced his condition via his official Twitter account.

Based on Brian Foster’s Tweet, his pre-fight MRI scan revealed the brain hemorrhage. The UFC is yet to release an official statement about the issue, and it is still unknown whether the promotion will search for a replacement.

UFC 129 will headline a welterweight title bout between George St-Pierre and Jake Shields on April 30. The event will also feature a featherweight title match pitting Jose Aldo and Mark Hominick. UFC 129: GSP vs Shields will take place in Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada and will air live on pay-per-view.

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UFC 129 Preliminary Card Preview Part 2

Written on April 03, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Spike TV will feature two of UFC 129's preliminary fights as Nate Diaz faces off against Rory MacDonald and Brian Foster meets Sean Pierson. Check out Fighting Insider's UFC 129 preliminary card preview below.

On April 30, 55,000 Canadians will scream and worship their hometown hero, George St-Pierre as he faces Jake Shields at the Rogers Centre in Toronto for UFC 129. And though the GSP vs Shields bout is the main attraction, there will be other opportunities for other bettors to make money.

Let’s take a look at two UFC 129 preliminary bouts that will be featured on Spike TV.

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UFC 129 Trailer: Jake Shields

Written on March 25, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Can't get enough of UFC 129? Watch this teaser and sleep until it's April 30.

Forget UFC 128, we’re now looking a lot way forward to UFC 129. Imagine a full MMA-action packed with the biggest stars in the Octagon? Cool eh? Now if you’re looking for that kind of game, UFC 129 is the event you wouldn’t want to miss.

UFC 129 features the MMA crowd favorite Georges St-Pierre as he defends his belt against one of the lead challengers in the welterweight division, Jake Shields. UFC 129 will take place on April 30, Saturday at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada. The co-main event fighters were also big and famous. Featuring Jose Aldo on his first title defense against Mark Hominick. Video after the skip.

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UFC Fan Expo for UFC 129, Packed With Past & Present Champions

Written on March 24, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Ready for UFC 129 Fan Expo? You should be, for you will meet the champions of the game.

The UFC officials has already released the list of fighters that will make an appearance in the upcoming UFC Fan Expo in Toronto. The list goes star-studded with several current and past champions.

The UFC Fan Expo will take place on the weekend of UFC 129 at Toronto Direct Energy Center on April 29 and April 30.

The list of fighters appearing at the expo includes UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones, UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, B.J. Penn, Chuck Liddell, Royce Gracie, Frank Mir, Rashad Evans, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Josh Koscheck, Ryan Bader, Stephan Bonnar, Shane Carwin, Matt Mitrione, Brendan Schaub, Jon Fitch, Miguel Torres, Anthony Pettis, Clay Guida, Joe Lauzon, Cole Miller, Sam Stout, Carlos Condit and the last “Ultimate Fighter” winner Jonathan Brookins.

“We’re excited to bring some of our top stars to Toronto for the UFC Fan Expo,” UFC President Dana White said. “This is going to be the biggest weekend not only in UFC history, but in the history of our sport. I’m looking forward to giving our fans once-in-a-lifetime access to our fighters at the Fan Expo.”

Tickets are on-sale now.

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UFC 129 Prelims Airs on Spike TV

Written on February 28, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Reports confirmed that preliminary fights for UFC 129 will air on Spike TV. Ready for sneak peeks of the MMA history's biggest sold-out event?

Good news MMA fans! Spike TV will air a “UFC Prelims” special as part of April’s UFC 129 event in Toronto. UFC officials have confirmed this news during last Saturday’s UFC 127 live broadcast.

MMAJunkie says that sources reported that many are pitching for the welterweight bouts of Nate Diaz (13-6 MMA, 8-4 UFC) vs Rory MacDonald (10-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Brian Foster (15-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC) vs Sean Pierson (11-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) for the cable broadcast.

The UFC 129 event will take place this April 30 at Toronto’s Rogers Centre, and the pay-per-view main card features welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre vs top contender Jake Shields. Few UFC 129 fights will also stream on Facebook prior to UFC Prelims.

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B.J. Penn Gives a Brief Analysis on GSP-Shields Fight

Written on February 17, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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B.J. Penn takes a quick break and talks about the upcoming UFC 129 fight.

B.J. Penn has battled Georges St-Pierre twice in his MMA career. However, GSP held on tight with his belt. But this does not mean that Penn bows to GSP’s glory, he thinks Jake Shields is the man to end GSP’s dreams.

“I think if there’s anybody out there that’s going give GSP a good fight, I think Jake Shields might be the man,“ Penn told the media on Tuesday.

“When you look at him and you don’t think much. When you see him fight and you don’t think much, but he goes out there and wins,” added the Hawaiian fighter.

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Brian Foster and Sean Pierson Slated for UFC 129

Written on January 11, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Good news! Another fight is added for UFC 129. Brian Foster and Sean Pierson take part on the bout's main card.

To add up the fight card of UFC 129, Brian Foster (15-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Sean Pierson is expected to take part on the said event. Sources said that verbal agreements are already in place for the bout.

UFC 129 takes place April 30 at Toronto’s Rogers Centre, and the pay-per-view main card features welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre versus top contender Jake Shields.

Foster and Pierson is expected to fight on the event’s preliminary card which will not be televised.

Foster has put to submission fellow tough guy Matt Brown at UFC 123. The victory, followed a “Knockout of the Night” performance over Forrest Petz in September, marked his third win in four fights. He now boats stoppages (nine knockouts and six submissions) in all 15 of his career victories.

Pierson, on the other hand, had a UFC debut with a unanimous-decision victory over Matthew Riddle at UFC 124. The win extended the 11-year vet’s current win streak to six. After the fight he was unfortunately suspended by police training in Canada because officials felt that his second job and nickname “Pimp Daddy” interferes with his police duties. Now he’s a full-time fighter.

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Brian Foster Steps In for Rory MacDonald at UFC 123

Written on October 14, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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There's a change in the welterweight line-up for the upcoming UFC 123: "Rampage vs. Machida". Brian Foster will be stepping in to face Matt Brown, after Rory MacDonald was forced to bow out of the Nov. 20 contest.

With Rory MacDonald suffering from a knee injury, the welterweight line-up for UFC 123 has been changed. Happy to take MacDonald’s place is the HIT Squad product, Brian Foster, that will face Matt Brown at the November 20 contest.

Matt Brown is coming from a crafty submission loss by Chris Lytle at UFC 116 back in July. And like Matt Brown, Brian Foster is also a victim of a well-planned submission loss.

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Petz vs Foster on UFC Fight Night 22

Written on August 12, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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Brian Foster and Forrest Petz are officially in for UFC Fight Night 22.

It’s official. Welterweights Brian Foster (13-5 MMA and 1-2 UFC) and Forrest Petz (18-8 MMA, 2-4 UFC) are now on the preliminary card of UFC Fight Night 22.

It will feature a middleweight bout between top fighters Nate Marquardt and Rousimar Palhares. The UFC Fight Night 22 will take place on September 15 at the Frank Erwin Center, Austin Texas and will be aired live on Spike TV. This will be the debut episode of the Ultimate Fighter 12.

It is a return action for Foster since he broke his leg during a basketball game last April. This H.I.T. Squad trained fighter said that he would be out of the fight for a maximum of 8 weeks and hopes to come back in August.

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