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The UFC 123 Official Fight Card

Written on November 09, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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Good News! After weeks of guessing who will participate on UFC 123, officials from the promotion officially announced the 11 fight lineups to watch for.

Just like previous events, UFC 123 amazes people with an excellent 11-fight lineup. Today marked the finalization of the long-rumored fight card. It was chosen to be headlined by Lyoto Machida and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. The event will take place on Nov. 20 at the Palace of Auburn Hills in suburban Detroit. Main card airs […]

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Brian Foster Steps In for Rory MacDonald at UFC 123

Written on October 14, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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There's a change in the welterweight line-up for the upcoming UFC 123: "Rampage vs. Machida". Brian Foster will be stepping in to face Matt Brown, after Rory MacDonald was forced to bow out of the Nov. 20 contest.

With Rory MacDonald suffering from a knee injury, the welterweight line-up for UFC 123 has been changed. Happy to take MacDonald’s place is the HIT Squad product, Brian Foster, that will face Matt Brown at the November 20 contest.

Matt Brown is coming from a crafty submission loss by Chris Lytle at UFC 116 back in July. And like Matt Brown, Brian Foster is also a victim of a well-planned submission loss.

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UFC Prelims is Here for UFC 123 Michigan

Written on October 04, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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The phenomenon of UFC Prelims is here once again for UFC 123 in Michigan. From its previous successes in the past, it is a new taste of battle inside the octagon.

The official line-up for the UFC Michigan is now complete. From a source, we’ve learned that in addition to the night’s pay per view plans, Spike TV will also broadcast the Mark Munoz vs. Aaron Simpson and Matt Brown vs. Rory MacDonald contests on a live “UFC Prelims” special.

The UFC 123 will be here on Nov. 20 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in suburban Detroit. Featuring a ight-heavyweight bout between former champs Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Lyoto Machida headlines the pay-per-view portion of the show.

Munoz (8-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC), saw his three-fight win collapsed when Yushin Okami defeated him via split decision at UFC on Versus 2. Prior to that, the former WEC fighter picked up UFC wins over Nick Catone, Ryan Jensen and Kendall Grove.

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Griffin vs Lentz for UFC 123

Written on September 27, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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One is set to redeem his record, while the other has an impressive trail inside the Octagon. Will Tyson Griffin gets the victory he wants, or will Lentz be triumphant again?

UFC Lightweight valiant Tyson Griffin is set to meet Nik Lentz at UFC 123, this coming November 20 at Palace of Auburn Hills in Michigan. Griffin is coming from two consecutive losses from Evan Dunham at UFC 115 and Takanori Gomi at UFC Live: Jones vs Matyunshenko. Aside from that, he has only lost to Sean Sherk and Frankie Edgar. But be that as it may, Griffin still holds an overall record of 7-4 wherein five out of his seven victories came by decision. Nik “The Carnie” Lentz, on the other hand, has a 3-0-1 record since signing with the UFC and notched a unanimous decision victory over Andre Winner last UFC 118. With an overall record of 19-3, The Carnie was undefeated for the last three years and with only two draws defacing his nine winning streak.

The Griffin vs Lentz bout is now included to the UFC 123 undercard. The event headlines the light heavyweight showdown between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Lyoto Machida.

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UFC 123 in Detroit is Now Official: Rampage vs Machida Headliner

Written on September 15, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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The long expected UFC's return to Detroit became official as UFC promotional officers confirmed today. With a Rampage vs Machida headliner and Hughes vs Penn co-main event.

The long rumored UFC return to Michigan is official. UFC officials confirmed today that the “UFC 123: Rampage vs. Evans” will take place Nov. 20 at the Palace at Auburn Hills in suburban Detroit.

The main event will feature former lightweight champions Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Lyoto Machida. And they will co-feature MMA legends Matt Hughes and B.J. Penn clash for a third time in a row.

“When you think of Detroit, the first names that come to mind are legends like Joe Louis and Tommy Hearns,” UFC president Dana White stated in today’s release. “This is a real fight town with diehard fight fans, so I’m happy to be the guy bringing big fights to the Motor City.”

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Matt Hughes and BJ Penn, A Trilogy Meet at UFC 123

Written on September 14, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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For the third time, Matt Hughes and BJ Penn will fight against each other inside the Octagon. Who will be knocked out this time around? And who will pave the way for UFC 123 in Detroit?

For the third time, former UFC champs Matt Hughes and BJ Penn will meet at welterweight in UFC 123, that will take place at The Palace in Detroit. Hughes and Penn first fought at UFC 46 in January of 2004, wherein Penn submitted Hughes with a rear naked choke. But prior to that match, Hughes had defended the welterweight belt for five straight times. They met again at UFC 63, at which point Hughes — champion again that time — won with a third round TKO to contend his title.

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One More Fight for UFC 123: Lauzon vs. Sotiropoulos

Written on September 09, 2010 by Clive Wilson

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Two of The Ultimate Fighting Championships' top lightweight performers are set to topple each other with only one to be hailed triumphant in the end.

Just outside Detroit, at the Palace Auburn Hills, Joe Lauzon and George Sotiropoulos (pictured) will again prove their mettle in the lightweight division as they face each other at the UFC 123: Jackson vs Machida on November 20. Whoever wins emerges as the best man, but the bout will undeniably lead to title contendership possibilities.

Veteran Lauzon previously flexed his MMA muscles in last month’s UFC 118 in Boston, where he defeated his fellow “Ultimate Fighter 5″ competitor Gabe Reudiger. His Octagon record runs 6-2, starting with his debut at the UFC 63 knocking out former lightweight champion Jens Pulver four years ago.

The older Sotiropoulos is flawless in his Octagon performances at 6-0. He won over decision nods in his recent fights with April 2007 Joe Stevenson and Kurt Pellegrino. He is a veteran of “The Ultimate Fighter 6″ with a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt.

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Ruediger vs Kelly for UFC 123

Written on September 08, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Two lightweight fighters may be battling for their UFC careers, as Gabe Ruediger faces Paul Kelly this November at the UFC 123 in Detroit. Can Ruediger come back stronger this time? Or will Kelly get another win?

Gabe Ruediger will get another crack in the Octagon as he faces Paul Kelly this November at UFC 123 in Detroit. After four years of hiatus, Ruediger faced Joe Lauzon at UFC 118 in Boston in just a short notice. However, it didn’t go so well for him as he found himself submitting at just over two minutes into the first round. After Joe Silva promised him another shot, he vowed to come back stronger and will get a full training camp to prepare for his November showdown. On Paul Kelly’s part, he has picked up some big wins along the way and eventually dropped from welterweight to lightweight. Though he went 2-2 over his last four fights, Kelly is intent to keep his UFC career alive when he faces his opponent in UFC 123 undercard.

More UFC 123 fights will be announced soon, so don’t forget to check back again.

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Tim Boetsch vs Phil Davis on UFC 123

Written on September 06, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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After both fighters agreed to fight, the official statement is only the thing left unsaid.

Tim Boetsch (12-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Phil Davis (7-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) are bound for UFC 123. Though we still don’t have an official statement, sources say that these fighters agreed to fight and papers are being processed now.

UFC 123 is expected to be on Nov. 20 at the The Palace of Auburn Hills in suburban Detroit. This will be a match up with former champs Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Lyoto Machida headlines the pay-per-view event.

Davis is less than one month removed from a fight on short notice at UFC 117 when he intervened to wounded arriving Stanislav Nedkov and beat Rodney Wallace points. It was the third win of the collegiate wrestler after victories over Alexander Gustafsson and Brian Stann at UFC 112 and UFC 109.

Boetsch has recently returned to the octagon on UFC 117 following his three-fight win on the regionals and tapped down newcomer Todd Brown via unanimous decision.

It was his win over Heath that hypen up the viewers when he tossed Heath on the mat and beating him during UFC 81.

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UFC Welcomes Karo Parisyan, to Face Dennis Hallman at UFC 123

Written on September 03, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Just when Dana White stated that Parisyan will no longer fight to the UFC ever again, "The Heat" was tapped to be "Superman's" kryptonite for the upcoming UFC 123 in Detroit. The lesson: never say "never."

Karo Parisyan, one-time top ten welterweight fighter, is now back to the Octagon to face Dennis Hallman at UFC 123 in Detroit. “The Heat” left UFC unceremoniously after dropping a fight against Dustin Hazelett in November 2009. His removal was followed by Dana White’s proclamation on Twitter that “He [Parisyan] will not be fighting Saturday or ever again in the UFC!” However, never doesn’t always mean never.

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