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UFC Fight Night 29 recap: a night of upsets

Written on October 10, 2013 by Hector

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Jake Shields upsets Demian Maia in the main event of UFC FIght Night 29

UFC Fight Night 29, which took place earlier in Barueri, Brazil, featured a pair of upsets in its main cards. Below is the complete results and summary of the event:

Jake Shields def. Maia via split decision

Jake Shields narrowly edges hometown favorite Demian Maia. The two fighters showcased their exceptional grappling skills as both of them traded sweeps and dominant positions all throughout the bout. At the end of the fight, two judges favored Shields with scores of 48-47, 47-48 and 48-47

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Rodrigo Damm sidelined due to kidney stones, fight with Hacran Dias removed from UFC Fight Night 29

Written on October 07, 2013 by Hector

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Rodrigo Damm's kidney injury resulted in the removal of the featherweight showdown between him and Hacran Dias in UFC Fight Night 29

The upcoming featherweight matchup between Rodrigo Damm and Hacran Dias was removed from the UFC Fight Night 29 due to Damm’s injury. It was reported that Damm has suffered from kidney stone attack while cutting weight for his upcoming fight. Damm already has a history with weight cutting and kidney issues. He was pulled out from the semi finals of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil when he suffered the same injury.

UFC has decided not to seek for replacement and the event will now go on with just 10 matches. Here’s the updated lineup after the cancellation of the Damm vs. Dias bout:

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Kid Yamamoto Out, Michael McDonald In for UFC 130

Written on April 29, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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UFC 130 had another change of match-up, as Michael McDonald replaces Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto to face Chris Cariaso.

Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto will have to wait a while before getting in the winner’s column, as he was forced out of the upcoming UFC 130 match due to an injury. Stepping in for him to face Chris Cariaso is the 20-years-old, Michael McDonald.

UFC’s youngest fighter debuted a month ago at UFC Fight Night 24, where he defeated Edwin Figueroa via unanimous decision. Michael McDonald also bagged a Fight of the Night bonus at the said event.

UFC 130 will feature a trilogy rematch between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard. The Edgar vs Maynard 3 event is set to take action on May 28, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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UFC Fight for the Troops 2 is Officially On

Written on January 09, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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UFC “Fight for the Troops 2” is officially on, as 11 bouts have been ratified for the event. UFC made the show's final bout official on Thursday afternoon, announcing that Will Campuzano will take on Chris Cariaso in a bantamweight showdown.

UFC Fight for the Troops 2 is officially on, as 11 bouts has been made official for the bout. UFC announced last Thursday that Will Campuzano will face Chris Cariaso in a bantamweight showdown. The UFC Fight for the Troops 2 will serve as a fund-raising event for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fun. The event that will take action on January 22 at Ford Hood in Texas will feature a lightweight clash pitting Evan Dunham and Melvin Guillard. Chris Cariaso’s fight against Will Campuzano will mark his UFC debut.

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