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Dana White praises Andre Fili despite missing weight for UFC 166

Written on October 21, 2013 by Hector

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UFC 166’s Andrew Fili puts on an impressive performance when he stopped Jeremy Larsen in his octagon debut

Andre Fili, the only fighter who missed weight in the recently held UFC 166 has received an exemption from UFC president Dana White. According to White, there will be no hard feelings for Fili missing weight. After all, the team Alpha Male member has took the fight in 10 days notice as a replacement for the injured Charles Oliveira.

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UFC 166 results: Velasquez stops Cigano in 5 rounds

Written on October 20, 2013 by Hector

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The Baddest man on the Planet: Cain Velasquez defeated Junior dos Santos in their rubber match at UFC 166

Houston, Texas – The much anticipated trilogy between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos turned out pretty similar to their rematch, albeit with more definitive results. The 32 year old champ played the perfect game; he dominated dos Santos in all the aspects of the fight, even in the striking department, where Cigano supposedly had an advantage. Just like their last fight, Velasquez negated the heavy hands of dos Santos by backing him up into the cage. The rest of the fight played out the same scenario; Velasquez controlling dos Santos in the clinch while chipping at him with dirty boxing. Cigano eventually succumbed due to the accumulation of punishment in the 5th round, he fell face first in to the canvass after a failed front choke attempt. Seeing Cigano’s vulnerable state, Referee Herb Dean decided to put a halt to the contest with 3:09 remaining in the final round.

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The Injury bug has bitten Charles Oliveira, “Do Bronx” out of UFC 166

Written on October 05, 2013 by Hector

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Do Bronx injured and out of his bout with Jeremy Larsen

Charles Oliveira will not be competing against Jeremy Larsen in UFC 166. His coach, Ericson Cardozo has disclosed to MMAfighting.com that the 23 year old Brazilian has strained his thigh muscle and will not be able to walk for three to four weeks. He also added that Oliveira will be possibly out for the rest of the year.

Charles Oliveira was initially schedule to face Estevan Payan, but Payan suffered a broken foot and was forced out of the card. He was replaced with Jeremy Larsen who is still looking for his first win in the octagon. Oliveira’s injury left him without an opponent with just 2 weeks remaining before the event.

Do Bronx has expressed his frustrations in an interview in MMA premium:

“I’m really sad because I knew how important this fight was and I know how ready I was for this,” said Oliveira.  “The doctors told me that I can’t even move or this injury can get worse.”

UFC 166 will take place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on October 19, 2013. It will be headlined with the trilogy of Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos. The event will also feature a heavyweight showdown between Daniel Cormier and Roy Nelson.

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