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Gleison Tibau and Khabib Nurmagomedov will face each other in UFC 148's lightweight event.
UFC officials have announced that lightweight fighters Gleison Tibau and Khabib Nurmagomedov are set to fight each other in UFC 148.
Tibau has enjoyed three-straight wins and has earned wins over Rafael dos Anjos, Rafaello Oliviera and Kurt Pellegrino.
The upcoming bout will be Nurmagomedov’s second fight on UFC, who is still undefeated and has recently won over opponent, Kamal Shalorus.
UFC 148 will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on July 7. It will be headlined by bantamweight champs Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber. The two served as opposing coaches in the competion-style reality show, “The Ultimate Fighter: Live”.View Article Source »
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.View Article Source »
Ultimate Fighting Championship Nate Diaz has it hanging in the lightweight division--he still wants to avenge his losses in the weight division.
After a two-time winning streak over at 170 pounds, Diaz’ trainer and manager Cesar Gracie thinks he should remain where he is. “I think his future is at 170, whether it be now or a couple of years from now,” Gracie muses.
The “Ultimate Fighter 5″ champ was on a roll four times in the before he hit a dead end. He incurred three decision losses to some of the dominant fighters of the welterweight division, namely, Joe Stevenson, Clay Guida and Gray Maynard. The latest had been rumored to be a top contender’s bout, but the shot was given to Frankie Edgar, who then took the belt from B.J. Penn at the UFC 112.Read the rest of the article »
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