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Henderson looking for a definitive win in his rematch with Belfort at UFN 32

Written on November 09, 2013 by Hector

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Dan Henderson promises to go for the finish in his rematch against Vitor Belfort this Saturday night at Goiania, Brazil

Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort had their first encounter in Pride FC 32 with Hendo bagging the W with a unanimous decision. Seven years later, the two MMA icons will meet again but this time, Henderson wants a definitive win over The Phenom.

According to Henderson, the only things that he remembers from their 2006 fight was that he was getting the better of his Brazilian counterpart for the entire 15 minutes of their light heavyweight bout. Although happy with his performance, Hendo mentions that he should have not leave the fight to the hands of the judges.

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Jon Jones graces the cover of the newest UFC video game alongside a fan-voted fighter

Written on November 05, 2013 by Hector

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Fight fans will decide on who will share the cover of the newest UFC game with Jon Jones

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones finally bagged the slot of a UFC video game cover after losing his spot to Anderson Silva in 2011. He will now join the company of Brock Lesnar, Forrest Griffin and Anderson Silva as fighters who became faces of the game. The UFC and EA Sports made the announcement this Monday and they confirmed that Jones will appear in the cover of EA’s inaugural UFC game along with another fighter who will be determined through a voting process.

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UFC seeking for solutions to eliminate eye pokes

Written on October 22, 2013 by Hector

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Tim Boetsch always finds himself in the receiving end of eye pokes

UFC officials are still having a dilemma on how to eliminate or at least lessen the possibility of eye pokes during an MMA match. The organization has started to look for an alternative gloves after UFC 159 but it haven’t helped the situation until now.

In the said PPV card, the co-main event between Alan belcher and Michael Bisping was stopped in the third round when Bisping unintentionally poked the eye of Belcher which rendered him unable to continue. Bisping, who was not deducted for the foul has won the fight via technical decision.

Before that incident, Tim Boetsch suffered an eye poke that resulted in a TKO loss to Costa Philippou in the rematch of Cain and JDS last December. That fight was pretty even until Philippou inadvertently poked Boetsch in the eye in the second frame. The poke clearly affected his performance and Boetsch eventually lost the fight via TKO. He would be again in the receiving end of eye pokes in the recently held UFC 166. In that event, Boetsch was accidentally poked twice by C.B. Dalloway. Dalloway was deducted a point and Boetsch takes the W with a split decision.

Dana White admits that the promotion is having a tough time regarding the issues of accidental eye pokes. He believes that the most possible solution is to remind the fighters to keep their hands closed.

“Keep your f—ing fingers closed. The eye-poke is the most dangerous thing that happen out there. Tim Boetsch already had surgery on his [poked eye], and he pokes him twice. It’s bad. Keep your hands closed.”

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Nick Diaz remains silent about the potential fight with Michael Bisping

Written on October 18, 2013 by Hector

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Nick Diaz has not yet responded to the rumored fight with Michael Bisping

Talks of Nick Diaz’s octagon return has stemmed earlier this week from an interview with Diaz’ close friend and training partner Gilbert Melendez. El Nino has stated Diaz might come out from retirement once he is offered a fight of his liking. After a few days, Michael Bisping noticed the news and decided to join the fray. He wrote in his twitter account that he will be happy to welcome Nick Diaz to the middleweight division.

That being said, UFC President Dana White has revealed that Diaz has not yet expressed an intention to return to the cage.

“I love that fight,” White said following today’s pre-UFC 166 media session. “I love that fight. I like it, but everything I hear from Nick Diaz is that he doesn’t want to fight.”

Nick’s habit for announcing to retire after a loss is perhaps the reason why his retirement has not been taken seriously. He did it first after the Condit loss and it earned him his biggest fight to date, a match with GSP. Considering Diaz’ attempts to land a fight against Anderson Silva a few months ago, it would be safe to assume that it will be just a matter of time before the Stockton native announces his octagon return.

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Michael Bisping welcomes the idea of a middleweight fight against Nick Diaz

Written on October 15, 2013 by Hector

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Michael Bisping would love to welcome Nick Diaz in the middleweight division

Former UFC welterweight contender and Strikeforce welterweight champ Nick Diaz has decided to retire from MMA following his decision loss to GSP earlier this year. However, his friend and training partner Gilbert Melendez, believes that Diaz will come out of retirement if the right opportunity comes his way.

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Michael Bisping willing to risk his injured eye just to fight in front of his countrymen

Written on October 09, 2013 by Hector

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Bisping’s eye injury forced Dana White to drop him out of UFC Fight Night 30

Michael Bisping was supposed to have his homecoming fight on October 26 against Mark Munoz but an eye injury forced UFC president Dana White to pull him out of the card. The fight is an important one for Bisping, not only that it would move him closer to the title but it is an opportunity for him to fight in his hometown of Manchester. Dana White revealed that it was him who forced Bisping out and that the Brit tried to convince him that he is physically fit to fight.

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Mark Munoz not bothered with the Machida fight

Written on September 30, 2013 by Hector

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Mark Munoz's thoughts on his upcoming bout with former UFC light heavy champion Lyto Machida

UFC No.5 ranked middleweight Mark Munoz says he doesn’t have any problem with facing Lyoto Machida in the main event of UFC Fight Night 30. He was initially scheduled to fight Michael Bisping, but the latter pulled out of the event due to an eye injury.

The two has already traded trashtalks leading up into the fight. Bisping initiated the verbal scuffle by telling that he would put Munoz in a deeper state of depression than what he experienced after the injury that had him sidelined for a year. Munoz retaliated quickly by saying that the Brit has pillow fists.

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Michael Bisping injured and out for the year, Mark Munoz faces Lyoto Machida in UFC Fight Night 30

Written on September 28, 2013 by Hector

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Michael Bisping suffered an eye injury, Mark Munoz vs. Lyot Machida will headline UFC Fight Night 30

UFC middleweight contender Michael Bisping suffered an injury and has pulled out of UFC Fight Night 30. Full details about the injury have not been disclosed but it is reported that the Brit injured his eye weeks prior to his bout against Mark Munoz. It should be noted that Bisping also suffered an eye injury after his technical decision win against Alan Belcher last April.

Meanwhile, Mark Munoz will fight former UFC light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida in the headlining bout of the event. Munoz is coming off an impressive unanimous decision win against Tim Boestch after taking a year off the octagon.

The fight will be Lyoto Machida’s middleweight debut. He is originally slated to face Tim Kennedy in the main event of UFC Fight for the Troops 3 that will be held on November 6.

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Hector Lombard To Duel with Tim Boetsch At UFC 149

Written on June 08, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Hector Lombard was originally set to fight the injured, Brian Stann at UFC on FOX 4

Hector Lombard is set to make his UFC debut at the upcoming UFC 149 event. He will now face Tim ‘The Barbarian’ Boetsch, who was originally set to fight Michael Bisping, who was forced to withdraw from the event after suffering from an injury.

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UFC on FOX 2 Results

Written on January 30, 2012 by Markham Mencken

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Rashad Evans defeats Phil Davis while Chael Sonnen beats Michael Bisping via unanimous decision.

The results are in for UFC’s second broadcast on Fox. UFC on Fox 2 took place on Saturday, January 28 on at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The event was highlighted by two light heavyweight title elimination matches and the much-awaited middleweight bout between Chael Sonnen and Michael Bisping.

Richard Evans went up against Phil Davis in a fight in a fight that lasted five rounds and won via unanimous decision while Chael Sonnen defeated Michael Bisping,
30-27, 29-28, and 29-28 on the judges’ scorecards.

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