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Dustin Poirier vs Pablo Garza, Set for FOX Fight Night

Written on August 20, 2011 by Lulu

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UFC announced the first bout for the FOX Fight Night, as Dustin Poirier meets Pablo Garza on November 12.

After UFC announced FOX Fight Night as their inaugural event for FOX, featherweights – Dustin Poirier and Pablo Garza – are said to meet for the event. The announcement was made on Thursday by UFC officials.

Dustin Poirier, a former WEC fighter, makes his third appearance in the UFC since moving to the said promotion. And it seems that he plans to keep his record clean since dropping down to featherweight. Dustin Poirier’s last two fights have seen him dominate former title contender, Josh Grispi, as well as pick up a tough win over British banger, Jason Young.

On the other hand, fellow WEC transport – Pablo Garza – is hoping to stop Dustin Poirier’s winning streak. He first blasted through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace, Fredson Paixao, with a flying knee at the TUF 12 Finale show, and then submitting Yves Jabouin with a flying triangle choke at UFC 128 back in April.

The fight announcement marks the first official bout for the historic debut of the UFC on FOX, after the monumental deal was struck and announced earlier in Thursday.

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Trainer Firas Zahabi Will Move Yves Jabouin to Lower Weight Class

Written on May 05, 2011 by Alvin Guerro

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"The size disadvantage has caused Yves Jabouin to have difficulty in winning, so I have to move him into to his proper weight class" --- Firas Zahabi, Head Trainer for Yves Jabouin

After a three consecutive loss in the UFC, Yves Jabouin’s head trainer – Firas Zahabi – decided to move him to a lower weight class from 145 pounds. to 135 pounds. The trainer also said that he and the fighter already talked about it.

Firas Zahabi insisted that Yves Jabouin has met bigger opponents before. He believes that the fighter gave size advantage in his fight against Pablo Garza, who is much taller, bigger and heavier than him. In their previous fight, Yves Jabouin has dominated Pablo Garza in the early rounds through his speed and leg kicks. But Pablo Garza, who obviously has a height advantage over him and with his BJJ skills, was able to choke the smaller fighter during the later minutes of the fight.

Yves Jabouin has made his first MMA career in World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) that eventually put him to UFC after the two said organization merged. Will a new weight bring the striker any good?

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UFC 129 Preliminary Card Preview Part 3

Written on April 10, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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In this week's UFC 129 preliminary card preview, Fighting Insider brings you a welterweight bout between Claude Patrick and Daniel Roberts -- in addition to a featherweight duel pitting Yves Jabouin and Pablo Garza.

And for the last part of Fighting Insider’s UFC 129 preliminary card preview, the whole fight card is stacked with attractions that will keep fans occupied until the main event. Two of those undercard features a featherweight match between Yves Jabouin vs Pablo Garza, and a welterweight stint pitting Claude Patrick contra Daniel Roberts.

Check the UFC 129 preliminary card preview after the skip.

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