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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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UFC to enforce strict time limits on interim titles

Written on October 08, 2013 by Hector

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Dominick Cruz will be stripped off his bantamweight belt if he will not be ready to defend it by February next year

It seems like bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz will be the last fighter to hold on to his the belt without defending it for a long period of time. The Dominator was injured in May of 2012 and is sidelined up to February next year. That is more than 2 years of inactivity and the champ would probably have fought 3 times if weren’t for the injury. He was supposed to face Urijah Faber in a rematch for the bantamweight belt before he suffered from a torn ACL. He was replaced by Renan Barao and the Brazilian eventually won the interim title. He has defended the belt two times and he won both of those fights in a spectacular fashion. It should also be noted that it is the first time for an interim champion to defend the belt twice.

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Renan Barao wants to prove that he is the number 1 bantamweight in the UFC

Written on October 01, 2013 by Hector

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Interim bantamweight champ Renan Barao wants to be the best by fighting Dominick Cruz

Fresh from his highlight reel knock out of Eddie Wineland in UFC 165, Renan Barao has told MMAfighting.com that Dana White informed him that he won’t be defending the interim bantamweight in his return to the octagon.

The UFC has decided to strip Dominick Cruz of the regular title if “The Dominator” will not be cleared by the start of 2014. According to Barao, that decision makes a lot of sense since Cruz has been out for 2 years. Cruz last fought in the octagon when he defended his bantamweight title with a unanimous decision win over Demetrious Johnson in October of 2011.

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Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber Named Coaches For TUF 15

Written on December 07, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Rivals Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber named as coaches of The Ultimate Fighter Season 15

Shortly after the end of its 14th season, the long-running mixed martial arts reality show, The Ultimate Fighter has already named bantamweight rivals Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber as the next coaches for the upcoming season 15.

Cruz who defeated his biggest rival Urijah last July via unanimous decision is now the UFC bantamweight champion while the latter still remains as a top contender.
“To get a chance to coach TUF and beat Faber again is all the motivation I need. This is going to be an insane season of The Ultimate Fighter.” Cruz said in a recent press release.

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New UFC Bantamweights Debut on UFC on Versus 6

Written on August 28, 2011 by Lulu

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Newest UFC bantamweight fighters, Walel Watson and Joseph Sandoval, will face each other on their promotional debut at UFC on Versus 6.

UFC welcomes its newest bantamweight fighters with a UFC on Versus 6 bout on October 1 in Washington, DC. The promotion announced the news through Twitter on Thursday.

Walel Watson and Joseph Sandoval, the newest bantamweight fighters, will face each other on their UFC debut fight when the promotion heads to the UScapitol for the first time. Walel Watson, with a career stat of 8-2 for the Ultimate Warrior Challenge Mexico, trains with Liz Carmouche – a top female fighter – at Team Hurricane Awesome. Meanwhile, undefeated Joseph Sandoval trains along Eric Davila at Team Bighead.

Both of them will likely appear on the preliminary card of the UFC on Versus 6. In the said event, UFC bantamweight champion – Dominick Cruz – attempts his fourth consecutive title defense against No. 1 contender, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson.

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UFC Live 6 Now Has Eight Bouts

Written on August 23, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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A welterweight match between Anthony Johnson and Charlie Brenneman will be heading to UFC Live 6's tournament on October 1.

This October, Anthony Johnson will face Charlie Brenneman in a featured welterweight match at UFC Live 6. The said event will green lit a five-round, bantamweight title match between reigning champ, Dominick Cruz, and Demetrious Johnson. Also in the main card is a heavyweight duel pitting Pat Barry and Stefan Struve. Furthermore, Mac Danzig and Matt Wiman will have their much-awaited rematch of their UFC 115 encounter.

UFC Live 6 will kick off on October 1 at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C.

The current UFC Live 6 lineup is posted after the cut.

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Aaron Rosa Moves to Light Heavyweight, to Meet Maldonado at UFC Live 6

Written on August 18, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Aaron Rosa will make a cut to 205 pounds, as he faces Fabio Maldonado for UFC Live 6.

Aaron Rosa will move down to light heavyweight, as he faces Fabio Maldonado at UFC Live 6. The said event will headline a bantamweight title match between Dominick Cruz and Demetrious Johnson. Also in the lineup is a heavyweight showdown between Pat Barry and Stefan Struve.

Aaron Rosa made his Octagon debut last June at UFC 131, wherein he was knocked out by Joey Beltran. But before entering the promotion, the Texan fighter was carrying a four-fight win streak. Meanwhile, Fabio Maldonado had his 11-fight win streak snapped by Kyle Kingsbury at TUF 13 Finale.

The UFC Live 6 will go down on October 1 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The event will air live on Versus

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UFC on Versus 6’s Main Card, All Set

Written on August 11, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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UFC on Versus 6's four-fight main card is now set, with Dominick Cruz and Demetrious Johnson headlining the event.

The four-fight main card for UFC on Versus is now set. Headlining the show is bantamweight fight between reigning champ, Dominick Cruz, and Demetrious Johnson.

UFC on Versus 6: Cruz vs Johnson will take place on October 1 at the Verizon Center in Washington DC. The event will mark UFC’s debut in the US capital.

The current UFC on Versus 6 lineup is posted after the jump.

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“UFC on Versus 6″ Adds Yves Edwards vs Rafaello Oliveira Bout

Written on July 30, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Yves Edwards vs. Rafaello Oliveira, slated for UFC on versus 6 event in Washinton.

After suffering from their current misfortunes, two MMA fighters are now set to regain victories inside the Octagon. Yves Edwards (40-17-1 MMA, 8-5 UFC) and Rafaello Oliveira (14-4 MMA, 1-3 UFC) verbally agreed to meet at the upcoming UFC on Versus 6 event, which will be held at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. on October 1. The evening’s main card, which highlights the most anticipated match-up between Dominick Cruz and Demetrious Johnson, will be aired on Versus.

The Edwards vs. Oliveira bout will be included on the night’s preliminary card.

Yves Edwards is currently holding a three-fight win streak, which includes his UFC victories against Cody McKenzie and John Gunderson, and Bellator fighter Luis Palomino. Unfortunately, he attained a knock-out loss over Sam Stout during the UFC 131 way back in June 2011 – the said loss entitled Stout as the evening’s “Knockout of the Night.”

His contender, Rafaello Oliveira, is indeed much ready to win his upcoming match – which is considered to be the only way of preventing his resignation under the promotion. The “Tractor” was released by UFC last March 2010, following two decision losses. During the UFC 130 event in May 28, 2011, he was called again by the promotion to replace the injured Bart Palaszewski – wherein he ended up being submitted by Gleison Tibau via a rear-naked choke technique.

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UFC 133 Weigh-ins, Set for August 5 at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center

Written on July 28, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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UFC officials scheduled a date and venue for the UFC 133 weigh-in ceremony. MMA fans are invited!

MMA fans are invited to take part in the weigh-in ceremony of the upcoming “UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz II” event. The said ceremony takes place Friday, August 5, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — the same venue of the much-awaited tournament, which will highlight the rematch between Rashad Evans (15-1-1) and Tito Ortiz (16-8-1).

Opening of the festivities for UFC Fight Club members begins at 12 p.m. ET.

At around 2 p.m. ET., middleweight fighter – Chael Sonnen – will be hosting a special Q&A session for the UFC’s official fan club members. The ceremony will also hold an autograph session at the UFC’s Octagon Nation, which will begin at 1 p.m. ET. It will feature UFC bantamweight champion, Dominick Cruz; UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar; and Pennsylvania native Charlie Brenneman.

The ceremony will be free and open to the public at 3 p.m. ET, while the actual weigh-ins start at 4 p.m. E.T.

See the complete UFC 133: Evans vs Ortiz II fight card after the break.

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