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UFC 161 Takes Another Hit

Posted on 07 June 2013 by Hobson Lopes

On June 15, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will present UFC 161. The original UFC 161 card was set to feature a title fight and several of the most popular fighters in the sport. Several weeks ago, the Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland interim UFC bantamweight title fight was scrapped from the card after Barao was forced out due to injury. Then came the news yesterday that the fight between Mauricio Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was being scrapped due to an injury to Nogueira. This is just another huge blow to a UFC event due to injury. In its current state, does UFC 161 warrant your pay per view buy?

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MMA Fight Predictions: Jake Shields vs Yoshihiro Akiyama

Posted on 14 February 2012 by James Lowery

Jake Shields went 21 fights without losing before he challenged George St. Pierre for the UFC welterweight title. No he hasn’t won in his last two fights. But in that incredible streak, besides beating quality guys from a higher wieght class like Yushin Okami, Dan Henderson, and Robbie Lawlor, Jake was able to beat the current interim UFC welterweight champ Carlos Condit. With a win over Akiyama Jake could put himself closer to Fighting Condit again, this time with a lot more at stake. Shields is a ground expert with a base in wrestling and a lot of jui-jitsu experience. As testament to how dangerous he is on the mat, George St. Pierre basically avoided going to the ground with Jake throughout their entire fight.

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UFC Ranking: Top 5 Welterweight Fighters

Posted on 20 February 2011 by Hobson Lopes

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Is Jake Shields Being Overlooked?

Posted on 07 February 2011 by Raphael Garcia

Anderson Silva’s knockout of Vitor Belfort caused ramifications that will be felt throughout the UFC. The man who was at one time threatened with being released while being the UFC champion proved too many onlookers that he is still the man to beat in the pound for pound rankings. So much so that UFC President Dana White has confirmed that an Anderson Silva versus Georges St. Pierre matchup is coming to fruition.

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