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Lavar Johnson Replaces Mark Hunt At UFC 146

Written on May 18, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Mark Hunt suffers from a knee injury, gets replaced by Lavar ‘Big’ Johnson in a heavyweight bout against Stefan Struve.

Mark Hunt is forced to step out from the upcoming UFC 146 event, after suffering from a knee injury. Set to replace him in his scheduled heavyweight bout against Stefan Struve is former Strikeforce fighter, Lavar ‘Big’ Johnson. Johnson has just nine days to prepare for his upcoming fight.

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‘Big Nog’ To Return To The Octagon This July

Written on April 26, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Former UFC heavyweight champ Antônio Rodrigo ‘Big Nog’ Nogueira is set to make a comeback on UFC 149, this July.

Former UFC heavyweight champ Antônio Rodrigo ‘Big Nog’ Nogueira is set to make a comeback on the octagon this July 21. The ‘Big Nog’ suffered a painful defeat during the last UFC 140 event, where he got his arm twisted by his opponent, Frank Mir and lost through a technical submission.

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Jon Jones and Rampage Jackson, to Headline UFC 135

Written on June 16, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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A rumored UFC light heavyweight title match pairing champion, Jon Jones, and top contender, Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson, is now nearly official for UFC 135.

Last Wednesday, UFC announced that light heavyweight champion – Jon Jones – and no. 1 contender – Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson – verbally agreed to face each other at UFC 135 on September 24, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. In addition to this, the upcoming tournament will also feature a welterweight duel between Matt Hughes and Diego Sanchez, and a heavyweight battle pitting Ben Rothwell and Mark Hunt.

Jon Jones was last seen snatching the championship belt from Mauricio Shogun Rua at UFC 128. The new champ’s first title defense was supposed to take place on August 6 at UFC 133. Unfortunately, Jon Jones was forced to withdraw due to thumb injury. On the other, Rampage Jackson recently won his UFC 130 match against Matt Hamill last May 28. Prior to that, the former light heavyweight champ outpointed Lyoto Machida after losing to Rashad Evans in May 2010.

More UFC 135 updates are sure to come, so just keep it posted here at Fighting Insider.

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UFC 119 Gets Four Additional Bouts, Guillard vs Stephen for the Main Card

Written on July 21, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Mark the date! UFC 119 will make its way to Indianapolis on the 25th of September.

It’s a main card fight between Melvin Guillard and Jeremy Stephens, plus four additional bouts. Check it out if your favorite UFC fighter is on the list. Because UFC 119 will surely be a big event this September!

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