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Nam Phan and Leonard Garcia will finally have their much-awaited rematch at next month's UFC 136 event.
Nam Phan is now slated to face his fellow featherweight, Leonard Garcia, in a rematch following the controversial TUF 12 Finale fight. Phan was supposed to face Matt Grice at the upcoming event, replacing the injured Josh Grispi. However, Grice was forced to withdraw from the card due to an injury.
UFC officials announced that verbal agreements have been set for the rematch. UFC 136 is scheduled on October 8 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The main card, which will be aired on pay-per-view, is highlighted by the lightweight championship bout between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard. There are also two fights booked for Spike TV’s “UFC Prelims” special, and five bouts to be aired on Facebook.
See the current UFC 136 fight card after the skip.Read the rest of the article »
Another fighter was scrapped from UFC on Versus 5's lineup, as Leonard Garcia bows out from his match against Alex Caceres due to injury.
Another injury hits UFC on Versus 5 lineup, as Leonard Garcia withdraws from his match against Alex Caceres. The promotion announced the injury last Tuesday, and tapped Jim Hettes to fill-in Leonard Garcia’s shoes.
Jim Hettes has an incredible record of 8-0, all of it comes via submission. He was eyed by the UFC last year, but he was not able to sign a contract due to commitments to another promotion.
UFC on Versus 5 will be the promotion’s first event in Wisconsin, and it will kick off at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. The event will headline a welterweight bout between Dan Hardy and Chris Lytle. Also in the main event is a lightweight duel between Jim Miller and Ben Henderson.View Article Source »
Chan Sung Jung's reunion with Leonard Garcia ended up with a one-second submission win. Thanks to the "Twister" move.
The reunion of Chan Sung Jung with former opponent, Leonard Garcia, is what everyone expected it to be — not so good.
However, it did not stop him from earning the “Submission of the Night” award after finishing Garcia via submission that no one has ever done before. A second after the clock started ticking.
Watch his interview as he speaks of his “twister” move after the cut.Read the rest of the article »
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