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Yan Cabral was robbed at gunpoint two days after his successful UFC debut in Barueri, Brazil
Yan Cabral, a roster from the second season of TUF Brazil was robbed by two men in his hometown of Rio de Janeiro. The robbery happened in Marques de Abrantes street, a couple of blocks away from Nova Uniao training center. Cabral said that a man pointed a gun at him and took away his money a few moments after he left the bank. He was supposed to use the money as payment for his coach and manager, Andre Pederneiras.
“I went to the bank to get the money to pay Pederneiras but when I was entering the gym a guy pointed a gun to my face and took my money.” says Cabral.
Cabral made his first UFC appearance in the recently held UFC Fight Night 29, two days before the robbery incident. He was successful in his debut with a unanimous decision win over David Mitchell.
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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 48-47Read the rest of the article »
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:Read the rest of the article »
Hyun Gyu Lim won't make his expected UFC debut after being deemed as "Medically Unfit" by UFC doctors
Korean Top Team fighter, Hyun Gyu Lim’s UFC debut has been cancelled after UFC doctors saw him as ““medically unfit.” Lim was scheduled to fight David Mitchell in the upcoming UFC on FUEL TV 6 event. UFC officials have made the announcement today, before the official weigh-ins for “UFC on FUEL TV: Franklin vs. Le”.Read the rest of the article »
Two welterweight submission specialists are going to lock horns in Rio de Janeiro, as Paulo Thiago and David Mitchell will duel for UFC 134.
Paulo Thiago and David Mitchell agreed to square off at UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro on August 27. Set to take action at HSBC Arena, UFC Rio will feature a middleweight title bout between Anderson Silva and Yushin Okami. The event also highlights Brazilian UFC talents like Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, Thiago Tavares, Luiz Cane and many more.
Paulo Thiago is set to make a rebound from the initial back-to-back defeats of his MMA career. But despiteView Article Source »
Mitchell is taking his UFC seriously. It is the route he had waited for so long to come.
David Mitchell is in a win-win situation because he will make his UFC debut via the “The Ultimate Fighter” TV series during the Fight Night 22 on September 15 in Austin, Texas.
Mitchell is confident it will work out how it should be. “To come in just on fighting alone, it built my name in a little more legitimate way. Just fight by fight, not by a bunch of theatrics on TV.
“I’m happy it worked out, but I would have taken the other route too. It’s a little ironic, but it worked out how it should.”Read the rest of the article »
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