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Benson Henderson wants Rafael dos Anjos for his octagon return

Written on October 29, 2013 by Hector

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Bendo has set his sights on Rafael dos Anjos as possible opponent for his comeback fight

Former UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson finally broke his silence after losing his belt to rival Anthony Pettis last August. He discussed some of his plans for his return bout and the injury that he suffered following the loss. To his credit, Henderson has not mentioned any excuses or factors that might have affected his performances that night. The former champ just stated some clarifications regarding his “controversial” verbal tap.

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Evan Dunham Pulls out from UFC 132

Written on May 05, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Rafael Dos Anjos steps in for Evan Dunham, as the latter pulls out from his UFC 132 bout against George Sotiropoulos.

UFC lightweight fighter, Evan Dunham, has pulled out from his UFC 132 bout against George Sotiropoulos due to an undisclosed injury. That said, the promotion has tapped Rafael Dos Anjos to take his post at the event.

His withdrawal from the match is considered a setback, while he’s still regarded as a bright lightweight prospect despite his 0-2 record. Evan Dunham won his 11 professional fights before dropping a split decision to Sean Sherk last September, followed by a first-round TKO loss from Melvin Guillard.

UFC 132 is set to take down at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, featuring a bantamweight title match between Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber.

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Dunham vs Sotiropoulos, Added to UFC 132 Card

Written on March 18, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Another match-up was added to the upcoming UFC 132's fight card. Who's your bet between Evan Dunham and George Sotiropoulos.

BJ Penn and Jon Fitch has fought to a draw last February at UFC 127. And it seems that fans are going to see a definite conclusion soon, as an immediate rematch will take place on July 2.

In addition to this, UFC also announced in its official Twitter account that an Evan Dunham vs George Sotiropoulos match is also part of the UFC 132 roster. Evan Dunham and George Sotiropoulos are two lightweight fighters excited to get back on track for contention.

Here is how UFC 132’s fight card is shaping up:

B.J. Penn vs. Jon Fitch
Evan Dunham vs. George Sotiropoulos
Melvin Guillard vs. Shane Roller

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UFC Fight Night 23: Medical Suspensions

Written on January 25, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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UFC Fight Night 23 participants were issued 10 day suspensions each. Some are even suspended for a longer period of time.

The “UFC Fight Night 23: UFC Fight for the Troops 2″ has its own fair share of suspensions. However, some fighters are restricted to do vigorous activities longer than others.

The event concluded last Jan. 22 at Fort Hood in Texas. The main card aired on Spike TV while the preliminaries streamed on Facebook.

A mandatory 8 to 10-day suspensions were given to all of the fighters. Meanwhile, Evan Dunham, Hague and George Roop – were all issued 31-day suspensions following knockout losses.

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UFC Fight Night 23 Bonuses Recipients Led by Guillard, Edwards & McKenzie

Written on January 24, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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The Fight Night 23 event last Saturday was a blast. Melvin Guillard's victory led him to get the whooping $30,000 bonus.

Melvin Guillard, Yves Edwards and Cody McKenzie lead the pack of  the “UFC Fight Night 23: UFC Fight for the Troops 2″  $30,000 “Fight Night” bonuses recipients.

Guillard was awarded with the “Knockout of the Night” award while Edwards grabbed the “Submission of the Night” bonus and the “Fight of the Night” award to opponent McKenzie.

UFC Fight Night 23 concluded last Saturday at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. It served as a fund-raiser for UFC’s auction for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The main card aired on Spike TV while the prelims streamed on Facebook.

Guillard earned his bonus via first round KO over Evan Dunham in the night’s headliner. Edwards on the other hand, earned his bonuses with a victory on the night’s featured prelim fight. McKenzie got the honors even though he lost his fight via second-round rear-naked choke.

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Fight Results – UFC Fight Night 23: Melvin Guillard Wins

Written on January 23, 2011 by Zac Efren

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Melvin Guillard brutalizes Evan Dunham! Guillard defeated Dunham (TKO) in just one round, unbelievable!

Main card result: Melvin Guillard won against Evan Dunham at the UFC Fight Night 23: UFC Fights for the Troops 2. It took Guillard a single round to defeat his opponent. The event game serves as a fundraiser activity which proceeds go to Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. If you miss to watch the game here is the recap result match from “UFC Fight Night 23″ event.

– Chris Cariaso won against Will Campuzano via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
– Charlie Brenneman won against Amilcar Alves via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
– Waylon Lowe won againstWillamy Freire via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
– Rani Yahyawon against Mike Brown via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
– DaMarques Johnson won against Mike Guymon via verbal submission (injury from body triangle) – Round 1, 3:22
– Yves Edwards won against Cody McKenzie via technical submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 4:33
– Matt Wiman won against Cole Miller via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
– Pat Barry won againstJoey Beltran via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
– Mark Hominick won against George Roop via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:28
– Matt Mitrione won against Tim Hague via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:59
Melvin Guillard won against Evan Dunham via TKO (punches and knees) – Round 1, 2:58

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Edwards vs. McKenzie Official for UFC Fight Night 23

Written on December 26, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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Edwards and McKenzie completed the official fight card for UFC Fight Night 23: Fight for the Troops 2. McKenzie was asked to replace Melvin Guillard. The latter is about to face a main-event fight with Evan Dunham.

UFC officials announced today that Cody McKenzie (12-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will meet Yves Edwards (38-16-1 MMA, 6-4 UFC) at “UFC Fight Night 23: Fight for the Troops 2.” The matchup was created when Edwards’ original opponent, Melvin Guillard, was pulled out in favor of a main-event slot against Evan Dunham. UFC Fight Night 23 […]

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Melvin Guillard Replaces Kenny Florian for UFC Fight Night 23

Written on December 10, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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Kenny Florian is out on UFC Fight Night 23. After a knee injury, he was forced to let go of the fight. Melvin Guillard will replace the latter promoting him from preliminary card to main fight. Melvin Guillard will now face his fellow lightweight Evan Dunham on the Spike TV-televised headliner.

As expected by many, Melvin Guillard has already replaced injured Kenny Florian on January 2011’s “UFC Fight Night 23: UFC Fight for the Troops 2″ event. Guillard (25-8 MMA, 8-4 UFC) will now meet fellow lightweight Evan Dunham (11-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) in a Spike TV-televised headliner.

Officials from the organization confirmed it during today’s new episode of “UFC Ultimate Insider” on UFC.com.

Florian’s unfortunate destiny was due to a knee injury, and Guillar is very fortunate to be promoted him from a preliminary-card fight with Yves Edwards to a main-event slot. As we first reported, Edwards (38-16-1 MMA, 6-4 UFC) now is expected to fight “The Ultimate Fighter 12″ cast member and guillotine-choke specialist Cody McKenzie (12-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC).

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Florian vs Dunham Match, Now Set for January 22 Event

Written on November 03, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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It's a February Superbowl weekend no more for Kenny Florian and Evan Dunham. Their match was moved to January 22 that will tentatively take place on Fort Hood in Texas. Who will gain a two-fight losing streak in the upcoming event?

The Kenny Florian vs Evan Dunham match, which was originally scheduled for the February Super Bowl weekend, has been moved to a January 22 event. The Florian vs Dunham bout will feature two 155-pound fighters that aims to avoid a two-fight losing streak. Kenny Florian is coming from a decision loss against Gray Maynard at UFC 118. Evan Dunham, on the other hand, will attempt to eliminate his past setback against Sean Sherk in UFC 119.

The January 22 event is likely to take action in an US military base in Fort Hood, Texas. However, no paperwork is finalized yet. But in case the event will be all geared up, the January 22 event will mark the third time UFC held an event in conjunction with an US military base.

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