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Carlos Condit and Benson Henderson Renew UFC Deals

Written on September 02, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Two UFC talents will have more chance to showcase their MMA skills, as Carlos Condit and Benson Henderson renew their contracts with the promotion.

First Round Management President, Malki Kawa, announced that former WEC champions – Carlos Condit and Benson Henderson – signed multi-fight contract extensions under UFC. However, the terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Carlos Condit has won four consecutive bouts, notching victories over Jake Ellenberger, Rory MacDonald, Dan Hardy, and Dong Hyun Kim. He will have a pivotal battle contra BJ Penn this October 29 for UFC 137. Meanwhile. Benson Henderson has looked sharp in his UFC career, bringing him on the verge on UFC title contention. He has won 12 of his last 13 bouts.

What do you think lies ahead for the two former WEC champs? Share your insights at the comments.

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UFC 137: Donald Cerrone Replaces Sam Stout Against Dennis Silver

Written on August 30, 2011 by Lulu

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Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone will replace Sam Stout to face Dennis Silver for UFC 137

Sam Stout was forced out of his upcoming bout against Dennis Silver for UFC 137– which will take place in Las Vegas. Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone stepped in to replace him. The new match was confirmed by sources that was close to the match-up on Monday.

Donald Cerrone might soon give the Miller brothers a run for their money for a fighter who steps in on short notice when someone is injured. The said fight will be the second out of Cowboy’s last three fights, wherein he has stepped in for another injured fighter. Since moving over from WEC to the UFC, Donald Cerrone has gone 3-0 with rapidly improving his skills every step of the way.

During his recent trip in the Octagon, Cowboy made a short work of his opponent — Charles Oliveira. The latter was defeated during the first round of their UFC on Versus 5 bout in Milwaukee.

The Team Jackson fighter will now face a top ten opponent in Dennis Siver, who looks to win his fifth fight in a row this October.

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Jeff Curran, Returns in the Octagon to Face Scott Jorgensen

Written on July 27, 2011 by Lulu

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Scot Jorgensen will welcome the returning bantamweight fighter Jeff Curran in a bout for the upcoming UFC 137: St-Pierre vs. Diaz.

Jeff Curan returns to UFC, with his upcoming first fight under the promotion being tough. According to sources, the newly signed bantamweight fighter will have to face former title contender – Scott Jorgensen – at the UFC 137: St-Pierre vs Diaz event this October.

In earlier reports, Jeff Curran signed to several fight deals under UFC. After he left with four-fight loss streak, Zuffa acquired WEC in 2010. Now that he’s back in the Octagon, Jeff Curran is jumping into the end of the bantamweight division.

On the other hand, former Boise State wrestler – Scott Jorgensen – returns at UFC 137 after annihilating Ken Stone at “The Ultimate Fighter 13″ finale. He hopes to have his second consecutive win when he faces Jeff Curran for the UFC 137 this October.

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Ramsey Nijem vs Danny Boy Downes, Set for UFC 137

Written on July 22, 2011 by Lulu

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A lightweight showdown between Ramsey Nijem and Danny Boy Downes was verbally agreed upon for the upcoming UFC 137: St-Pierre vs Diaz tourney.

The upcoming UFC 137: St-Pierre vs. Diaz fight card is almost complete. UFC president, Dana White, announced on Thursday that a lightweight showdown between Daniel “Danny Boy” Downes against “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 13 runner-up, Ramsey Nijem, was verbally agreed to.

Daniel Downes, which has a career stats of 8-2, could really use a victory after dropping a unanimous decision to Jeremy Stephens at the TUF 13 finale last June. While his opponent, Ramsey Nijem – with a career stats of 4-2 – has the added leeway that is usually obtained by fighters coming from the popular reality series. However, the leeway doesn’t last for a long period of time. This means that Ramsey Nijem must establish himself as a part of the promotion by winning his upcoming match against Danny Boy.

UFC 137 fight card will take place in Las Vegas, and will headline a welterweight title bout between UFC champion – Georges St-Pierre – and former Strikeforce champion – Nick Diaz.

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Tyson Griffin vs Bart Palszewski Bout, Set for UFC 137

Written on July 21, 2011 by Lulu

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A featherweight bout between Tyson Griffin vs Bert Palaszewski was added to the UFC 137 fight card.

A new match was added to the upcoming UFC 137 fight card, which will take place in Las Vegas. The said tournament will feature a featherweight showdown between Tyson Griffin and Bart Palszewski, according to a UFC website post.

Tyson Griffin, who had a career stats of 15-5, is coming off of a victory over Manny Gamburyan on his previous match at UFC on Versus 4. The said match is his first fight at 145 pounds, after he competes at UFC’s lightweight division at the start of his career. Meanwhile, Tyson Griffin’s opponent is a Polish immigrant named Bart Palaszewski. He carries a career stats of 35-14, and will be making his featherweight debut for UFC at UFC 137.

The UFC 137 will highlight a welterweight duel between UFC champion, Georges St-Pierre, and the former Strikeforce titleholder, Nick Diaz, on October 29 at Mandalay Bay.

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Matt Mitrione vs Cheick Kongo Match on UFC 137

Written on July 15, 2011 by Lulu

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UFC officials announced the latest addition to the UFC 137, with a heavyweight showdown between Matt Mitrione and Cheick Kongo.

UFC officials confirmed on Thursday that a heavyweight showdown between Matt Mitrione and Cheick Kongo will be added to the UFC 137 fightcard.

Matt Mitrione is considered to be one of the most powerful knockout fighters, as he looked much better everytime he steps in the Octagon. He also have a flawless record, including his recent victory at UFC on Versus 4 over Christian Morecraft. On the other hand, Cheick Kongo also fought in the UFC on Versus 4, where he showcased one of the most memorable comeback victory in the history of promotion. He knocked out Pat Barry on their match after getting dropped twice to the mat.

The two fighters are scheduled to face each other inside the Octagon in October at the UFC 137.

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Cro Cop vs Nelson, Set for UFC 137

Written on July 14, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Two UFC heavyweight fighters are slated for a critical match, as Roy Nelson and Mirko 'Cro Cop' Filipovic are set to face each other at UFC 137 to redeem their respective career.

In a ‘loser leaves town’ match, Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic announced in a Croatian sports show – Gol – that he is set to face Roy Nelson at UFC 137. Both fighters are coming from multiple setbacks, with Roy Nelson carrying back-to-back losses from Junior Dos Santos at UFC 117 and Frank Mir at UFC 130.

Meanwhile, a win is also critical for Cro Cop, as he was knocked out for the second consecutive time at UFC 128 against Brendan Schaub. However, UFC President – Dana White – cleared out that the promotion still owns the former PRIDE open-weight champion one match on his contract. But an unimpressive win will definitely be Cro Cop’s last time to shine.

The UFC 137 is slated to take place on October 29, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

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Carlos Condit and B.J. Penn Set Their Fight Through Social Network.

Written on July 13, 2011 by Lulu

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After sending several messages back and forth in a social network, Carlos Condit and B.J. Penn both agreed to face each other inside the Octagon on October.

It seems that Carlos Condit and B.J. Penn are about to face each other inside the Octagon for an October bout, after exchanging messages on a social network with their fellow top ten welterweight — Jon Fitch. Carlos Condit sent a challenge to B.J. Penn, with the latter accepting it quickly. Now, the UFC is on board to set a match between the two fighters.

Carlos Condit’s manager, Malki Kawa, said in an interview that UFC matchmaker – Joe Silva – is now in the process to schedule a fight between the two welterweight contenders. However, even if the two fighters agreed to face each other on October, the match’s date is still undetermined. According to sources, UFC is planning to have a third event in October which will be set between the two shows currently scheduled.

The two scheduled shows for October are the UFC 136 on October 8 in Houston Texas, and UFC 137 on October 29 that will feature the bout between Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz in Las Vegas. If there will be another event on October aside from the said tournaments, it might be a UFC Fight Night show.

More updates are sure to come, so just keep it posted here at Fighting Insider.

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Japanese Fighter, Hatsu Hioki, Debuts on UFC 137

Written on July 11, 2011 by Lulu

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Newly signed Japanese featherweight fighter, Hatsu Hioki, is scheduled to make his UFC debut on October 29 at UFC 137, where he will stand against George Roop.

A new Japanese fighter will make his UFC debut at the upcoming UFC 137. Hatsu Hioki, a newly signed Japanese featherweight, will face George Roop on his first bout under UFC at the Las Vegas event on October 29.

Hatsu Hioki, with a career stats of 24-4-2, is considered to be one of the world’s top featherweight fighters. The 27-year-old fighter has spent his mixed martial arts career fighting for a Japanese promotion, but he has fought several times in Canada. He currently have a four winning streak on his hand, he also have markable wins over Mark Hominick, Marlon Sandro, Ronnie Mann and Rumina Sato.

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UFC 137: GSP vs Diaz, Set for October 29?

Written on June 23, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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UFC is planning to hold the UFC 137: GSP vs Diaz fight on October 29 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

As expected, UFC is planning to schedule UFC 137: GSP vs Diaz on October 29. The promotion has applied to the Nevada State Athletic Commission to hold the tournament on that date in the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

As recently announced, the UFC 137 will feature a welterweight title match between Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz. Georges St-Pierre’s title will be on the line, while Nick Diaz will simply vacate his Strikeforce belt as part of the promotional move.

NSAC will vote to approve UFC’s application in its next monthly meeting on July 27, at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building in Las Vegas.

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