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Jimi Manuwa and Alexander Gustafsson booked for UFC’s return to London

Written on November 06, 2013 by Hector

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Jimi Manuwa steps in for Lil Nog to face Alexander Gustafsson in London next year

Alexander Gustafsson has found a new dance partner for his octagon return and it will be none other than the undefeated Nigerian- English prospect Jimi Manuwa. UFC officials made the announcement this Tuesday, confirming that Manuwa will replace the injured Antonio Rogerio Nogueira as Gustafsson’s opponent in the headline bout of the upcoming UFC card in London.

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Lyoto Machida learned plenty of stuff from Mark Munoz

Written on October 23, 2013 by Hector

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Mark Munoz has a few tricks for Lyoto Machida in their middleweight showdown this Saturday at Manchester

Former training partners Lyoto Machida and Mark Munoz will have to put their friendship aside once they lock horns at UFC Fight Night 30 this coming Saturday. The two has spent countless hours of training together and both of them admit that they have improved their game with the help of one another. However, according to Mark Munoz, Machida benefited more from him. The Filipino Wrecking Machine also claims that he has a few tricks up on his sleeves being “The Teacher” in their time as training partners and he plans to use them on Saturday night.

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Swedish newcomer Nicholas Musoke faces Alessio Sakara at UFC Fight Night 30

Written on October 11, 2013 by Hector

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The Legionarius is looking to get back in the winning column against Swedish newcomer Nico Musoke at UFC Fight Night 30

Nicholas Musoke will be the latest addition to the main cards of the injury plagued UFC Fight Night 30. Alessio Sakara was supposed to take Tom Watson in the original line up of the cards but an injury forced Watson out of the event and he was replaced by Magnus Cedenblad. With three weeks remaining into the match, Sakara was left again without an opponent when Cedenblad suffered an injury just a few days ago. It was just announced today that Sakara will finally find his match in Nicholas Musoke.

Musoke, a training partner of Alexander Gustafsson will be looking for his 6th straight win in his octagon debut. He has an MMA record of 10-2-1 with 8 wins coming by stoppages.

Meanwhile, Sakara will try to snap his 3 fight losing streak against the Swedish newcomer. Sakara was winning his last fight against Patrick Cote but a series of blows to the back of Cote’s head forced the referee to disqualify Sakara. A rematch with Cote was immediately scheduled but Sakara pulled out due to a kidney illness. The said injury also sidelined him for the first half of 2013.

[Photos from scifighting.com]

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Michael Bisping willing to risk his injured eye just to fight in front of his countrymen

Written on October 09, 2013 by Hector

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Bisping’s eye injury forced Dana White to drop him out of UFC Fight Night 30

Michael Bisping was supposed to have his homecoming fight on October 26 against Mark Munoz but an eye injury forced UFC president Dana White to pull him out of the card. The fight is an important one for Bisping, not only that it would move him closer to the title but it is an opportunity for him to fight in his hometown of Manchester. Dana White revealed that it was him who forced Bisping out and that the Brit tried to convince him that he is physically fit to fight.

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Mark Munoz not bothered with the Machida fight

Written on September 30, 2013 by Hector

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Mark Munoz's thoughts on his upcoming bout with former UFC light heavy champion Lyto Machida

UFC No.5 ranked middleweight Mark Munoz says he doesn’t have any problem with facing Lyoto Machida in the main event of UFC Fight Night 30. He was initially scheduled to fight Michael Bisping, but the latter pulled out of the event due to an eye injury.

The two has already traded trashtalks leading up into the fight. Bisping initiated the verbal scuffle by telling that he would put Munoz in a deeper state of depression than what he experienced after the injury that had him sidelined for a year. Munoz retaliated quickly by saying that the Brit has pillow fists.

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