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Chad Mendes Signs His First UFC Contract

Written on February 10, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Chad Mendes is now under the UFC umbrella.

The featherweight contender Chad Mendes (10-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is now under the biggest MMA promotional organization: UFC.

After his decision win over Japanese fighter Michihiro Omigawa (12-9-1 MMA, 0-3 UFC) this past UFC 126 event, Mendes signed his debut contract to UFC.

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Top 5 Reasons to Watch UFC 126

Written on February 04, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Itching to see UFC 126? Here at Fighting Insider, we also feel the same. But if you are not one of the many fans that would like to see the event, let Fighting Insider give you reasons why UFC 126 is a must-watch.

With a fight card filled from top to bottom, it is no brainer why UFC 126 is a must-watch event. There is the middleweight championship title on the line, and three of the notable light heavyweight fighters in the world. Definitely, there will be a lot of action to go around once the opening bell strikes.

The five reasons why you should watch UFC 126 on February 5 are posted after the jump.

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Warren vs Omigawa in DREAM 16, Not Happening

Written on September 13, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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“It doesn’t look like I’m fighting in Japan. It just didn’t work out very well. We didn’t come to an agreement, and it didn’t look like it was the best opportunity for me at that time.” -- Joe Warren

The Joe Warren vs Michihiro Omigawa fight in DREAM 16 will no longer pursue, as both parties did not come up with an agreement. However, Warren hope to have two more fights before 2010 ends. The newly crowned Bellator Fighting Championships featherweight title holder came into the MMA scene in March 2009, getting a TKO victory over Chase Beebe. After that, he outperformed Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto. He then made four wins in five months heading towards winning the second season of Bellator title. In an attempt to make the 2012 Olympic wrestling team, a drop to 135-pounds is on the horizon.

“I’d be a lot more comfortable at 135, but there’s more money for me at 145,” Warren said. “In four years, I’ll be too old to [try to make an Olympic team], so the time to push is now. I’ve been lucky that I’ve had no injuries to keep me from training or keep me off the mat. We’re confident with what we have going on. I’m still training at the Olympic Training Center, and I’m focused on that. I’m still focused on winning in fighting, as well.”

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