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“UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort” Kicks Off on Feb 4

Written on January 10, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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The next installment of UFC after the successful UFC 125: Resolution is on its way. The UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort will go official with the weigh-ins that takes its place on February 4 in Las Vegas. See you there!

Good news! The official fighter weigh-ins for February’s “UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort” event is set for Feb. 4. The weigh-ins will take place at the Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center, which also hosts the following day’s pay-per-view event and Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort headliner.

The gates during the event will open to the public at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT local time), and the first fighter hits the scale at 7 p.m. ET. To add-up some hype on the weigh-ins special, members of the UFC official fan club, the UFC Fight Club will participate in a Q&A Session with some fighters. An autograph session starts at 4 PM.

See the UFC 126 Fight Card after the break.

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Five More Bouts Official for UFC 126

Written on December 23, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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Another five bouts were added to the line-up of UFC 126. UFC 126 features a title fight between champion Anderson Silva and top challenger Vitor Belfort.

UFC’s traditional Super Bowl weekend card is almost complete, and UFC officials has announced another five additional fights for “UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort.”

FightingInsider reported the fights though a featherweight matchup between Team Alpha Male fighter Chad Mendes and Japanese import Michihiro Omigawa had not yet been tied down to specific date on initial reports.

UFC 126 will feature a middleweight title bout between Anderson Silva and top challenger Vitor Belfort. The UFC 126 takes place Feb. 5 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

The Mendes vs. Omigawa matchup is in the preliminary card of UFC 126, also included are bouts of Gabe Ruediger vs. Paul Taylor, Demetrious Johnson vs. Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto and Mike Pierce vs. Kenny Robertson.

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Paul Taylor and Gabe Ruediger for Next Target for UFC 126

Written on November 30, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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Paul Taylor and Gabe Ruediger match-up is likely to happen on UFC 126. The earlier report says that both fighters are set for UFC 127. An unidentified source said that both fighters agreed on this fight. All that is needed is a signed contract to finalize the event.

Lightweights Paul Taylor (10-6-1 MMA, 3-5 UFC) and Gabe Ruediger (17-6 MMA, 0-2 UFC) are the next targeted match-up for UFC 126. The report was confirmed today by sources close to the promotion. Even though both fighters said yes to the plan agreements are yet to be official.

UFC 126 will take place on February 5 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The event will feature a middleweight title fight between champion Anderson Silva and contender Vitor Belfort.

Initially, it has been expected that Taylor and Ruediger will be meeting on UFC 127 that will take place on February 27 at Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia.

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Ruediger vs Kelly for UFC 123

Written on September 08, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Two lightweight fighters may be battling for their UFC careers, as Gabe Ruediger faces Paul Kelly this November at the UFC 123 in Detroit. Can Ruediger come back stronger this time? Or will Kelly get another win?

Gabe Ruediger will get another crack in the Octagon as he faces Paul Kelly this November at UFC 123 in Detroit. After four years of hiatus, Ruediger faced Joe Lauzon at UFC 118 in Boston in just a short notice. However, it didn’t go so well for him as he found himself submitting at just over two minutes into the first round. After Joe Silva promised him another shot, he vowed to come back stronger and will get a full training camp to prepare for his November showdown. On Paul Kelly’s part, he has picked up some big wins along the way and eventually dropped from welterweight to lightweight. Though he went 2-2 over his last four fights, Kelly is intent to keep his UFC career alive when he faces his opponent in UFC 123 undercard.

More UFC 123 fights will be announced soon, so don’t forget to check back again.

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Countdown to UFC 118 Debuts August 23 at SPIKE TV

Written on August 24, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn is the next match that the fans can't wait to see. But in case you are wondering how the fighters prepare for the event, let the Countdown debut show you. Continue reading to see more details.

The UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2 Countdown will have its debut on SPIKE TV, Monday midnight, ET. The countdown will launch the upcoming pay-per-view event set for the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts this coming Saturday, August 28. This will give a glimpse to the preparation and training camps of the fighters that will headline the show, featuring the UFC Lightweight champ Frankie Edgar and contender BJ Penn. Viewers will also see boxing champion James Toney, who will make his mixed martial arts debut against UFC Hall of Famer, Randy Couture.

Replays of the “Countdown” will air on SPIKE TV at the following times:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. ET
  • Friday, Aug. 27 at 12 a.m. ET (Thursday night into Friday morning)
  • Saturday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. ET

You can see the LIVE blow-by-blow coverage of UFC 118 starting 10:00 pm ET at MMAmania.com.

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Terry Etim Replaced by Gabe Ruediger on UFC 118

Written on August 07, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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After the long run, finally Gabe Ruediger hits UFC 118.

Gabe Ruedger finally hits UFC.

The controversial fighter of the fifth season of TUF has finally made it to UFC. Well controversies came upon Ruedger when he failed to make weight on the show against Corey Hill after being caught eating ice cream cake and getting a colonic. He was then kicked out of the scene by Dana White. He had agreed to step in on a short spot fight with Joe Lauzon on UFC 118 on August 28.

The spot was originally for Terry Etim. But fortunately the latter was pulled out due to broken rib injury. So Ruedger had to take place.

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