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Rodrigo Damm sidelined due to kidney stones, fight with Hacran Dias removed from UFC Fight Night 29

Written on October 07, 2013 by Hector

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Rodrigo Damm's kidney injury resulted in the removal of the featherweight showdown between him and Hacran Dias in UFC Fight Night 29

The upcoming featherweight matchup between Rodrigo Damm and Hacran Dias was removed from the UFC Fight Night 29 due to Damm’s injury. It was reported that Damm has suffered from kidney stone attack while cutting weight for his upcoming fight. Damm already has a history with weight cutting and kidney issues. He was pulled out from the semi finals of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil when he suffered the same injury.

UFC has decided not to seek for replacement and the event will now go on with just 10 matches. Here’s the updated lineup after the cancellation of the Damm vs. Dias bout:

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Following the footsteps of big brother: Sergio Pettis signs with UFC

Written on October 02, 2013 by Hector

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Sergio Pettis will make his octagon debut against Vaughan Lee in UFC 167: St. Pierre vs. Hendricks

Sergio Pettis, the younger brother of UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will make his octagon debut next month. He will face off against Vaughan Lee as part of the card of UFC 167: St. Pierre vs. Hendricks.

The 20 year old Milwaukee native branded as “The Phenom” is earlier regarded as a flyweight prospect. However, he will campaign as a bantamweight in the UFC. He is unbeaten in his 9 professional fights with only 3 of those fights going the distance. In his latest outing, Pettis submitted James Porter with a kimura in the 2:33 mark of the first round.

His opponent, Vaughan Lee (13-9-1, 3-2 in UFC) has split his last 2 fights. He beat Motonobu Tezuka via unanimous decision last February but was submitted by Raphael Assuncao in his succeeding fight.

UFC 167 will take place at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14. The event is headlined by a welterweight title fight between Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks. It will also feature Chael Sonnen and former light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans in the co-main event as well as a possible “loser leaves town” battle between Alistair Overeem and Frank Mir.

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UFC 128 Preliminary Card Preview

Written on March 15, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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With UFC 128: Shogun vs Jones fast approaching, Fighting Insider takes a peek at the fighters on the preliminary card.

It is safe to say that the best card for 2011 will take place this Saturday, at UFC 128: Shogun vs Jones. While the pay-per-view card will highlight a big UFC Light Heavyweight title fight, the preliminary roster green lits good action as well.

The preliminary fight card will kick off with a catch-weight brawl between Nick Catone and Constantinos Philippou. Though it has been more than a year since Nick Catone’s last fight, it was a victory over Jesse Forbes. Constantinos Philippou, on the other hand, will be making a UFC debut as a late replacement for Dan Miller. And it looks like the lack of preparation will hurt the latter, as Nick Catone will go for the win.

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The Official WEC 52 Weigh-In Results

Written on November 11, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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The official results for the WEC 52 weigh-ins are in hand. WEC 52 will take place this Thursday at The Pearl at the Palms, Las Vegas.

Finally, the official WEC 52 fighters’ weigh-in results is released. The weigh-in even took place at the Key West Ballroom at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas today.

The event headliners Urijah Faber and Takeya Mizugaki both weighed 136 pounds for their bantamweight main-event fight.

The preliminary-card fighter Zack Micklewright came in at 158 pounds for his lightweight bout. He was given an additional hour to make the 156-pound limit. After the hour given, he got the 156-weight limit and his fight with Dustin Poirier is good to go.

The Pearl at the Palms will host the WEC 52 fight night. See the complete results after the skip.

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Raphael Assuncao vs LC Davis for WEC 52

Written on October 05, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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Finally, we have the wild fight card for the WEC 52 that will take place November. We have a Raphael Assuncao VS LC Davis fight to watch out for.

A featherweight match between Raphael Assuncao (14-3 MMA, 2-2 WEC) and L.C. Davis (16-3 MMA, 3-1 WEC) is now official for next month’s WEC 52 event. The fight card is set for the Nov.11 event at the The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

The night’s main card will be aired on versus though there are speculations that Assuncao vs Davis is expected to be part of the night’s preliminary card that will not be aired.

Davis recently had a three-fight WEC win from a technical submission loss to Josh Grispi at WEC 49. Prior to that, he posted a string of decision victories over Javier Vazquez, Diego Nunes and Deividas Taurosevicius under the WEC banner.

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