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Yvel vs Madsen at UFC 121, and More

Written on September 15, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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It's going to be a one big battle royal as UFC already announced the official card for the upcoming UFC 121: Lesnar vs Velasquez. Are you set to bet it on?

Dutch knockout luminary Gilbert Yvel will lock horns with TUF 10 quarter-finalist Jon Madsen, in a preliminary heavyweight brawl at UFC 121. Gilbert “The Hurricane” Yvel is coming from a two-fight losing streak, but has secured 31 of 36 career triumphs via knockout or TKO. The Hurricane last appeared at UFC 115 in June, where he dropped a unanimous decision to Ben Rothwell. Meanwhile, Jon Madsen anchors an unbeaten six professional appearances to the match. The 30-year-old representative of HIT Squad was last seen in July, where he outperformed Karlos Vemola via unanimous decision at UFC 116.

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Gilbert Yvel vs. Jon Madsen on UFC 121

Written on September 14, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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The Yvel-Madsen fight is set. The bout for UFC 121 is now official. With high hopes on winning, Yvel will do his best.

A fight between undefeared Jon Madsen (6-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Gilbert Yvel (36-15-1 MMA, 0-2 UFC) is now official for UFC 121’s preliminary card. In addition to the Oct. 23 fight card are 11 other fights.

Madsen was initially slated to fight UFC castoff Todd Duffee (6-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC). But Yvel agreed to be replacement in August.

UFC 121 will take place on Oct. 23 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.and airs live on pay-per-view. There will also be a “UFC Prelims” special on Spike TV with the PPV broadcast.

UFC officials are aiming high with hopes for Yvel when he signed for UFC in August 2009 for the Affliction Entertainment. Following losses to Junior Dos Santos and Ben Rothwell under the UFC banner however, the Dutch now finds himself in a must-win situation to remain employed in UFC.

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