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UFC signs Jorge Santiago, will fight Stann

Posted on 12 February 2011 by Hobson Lopes

As reported by Heavy.com, the UFC signed former Sengoku Middleweight Champion, Jorge Santiago.  Santiago, the owner of a 23 – 8 record, 1 – 2 UFC, will step into the Octagon to face fan favorite Brian Stann at UFC 130 in May.  Santiago is 11 – 1 over his last 12 fights, which for the most part have taken place in Sengoku and Strikeforce.

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Matt Hamill set to face Rampage

Posted on 11 February 2011 by Hobson Lopes

Hamill will have the biggest fight of his career.

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Drug Test Forces Silva Out

Posted on 09 February 2011 by Raphael Garcia

Thiago Silva has been forced out of his May 28th matchup with Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 130. This is due to a drug test from his victory over Brandon Vera that has not completed its processing at this point.

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Rampage Turns Down Title Shot

Posted on 08 February 2011 by Raphael Garcia

Turning down a title shot is something that many fighters believe they would not do, however former Light Heavyweight Champion, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson did just that. He confirmed the rumors today through his official Twitter account with the following statement:

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Florian to drop to Featherweight

Posted on 08 February 2011 by Raphael Garcia

A few days after Tyson Griffin announces that he will cut down to the featherweight class another current lightweight star is doing the same. Kenny Florian is planning on moving down to the featherweight division in 2011. First reported by ESPN’s Franklin McNeil, this is big news for the 145 weight class.

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Why we will see the Silva – GSP super fight

Posted on 07 February 2011 by Hobson Lopes

Should Georges St-Pierre defeat Jake Shields, he will set up the mega fight that fans all across the world have been hoping for.  He would battle Anderson “The Spider” Silva for the UFC Middleweight Title.  Jake Shields is standing in the way of every MMA fan’s dream fight, but does he pose any real risk to St-Pierre?

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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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Injury Forces Evans Out

Posted on 07 February 2011 by Raphael Garcia

As announced during the post fight interview with Jon Jones, the young prospect will now face off against current UFC Light Heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua for his title at UFC 128 in Newark, New Jersey. This information comes in light of the injury to former number-one contender Rashad Evans.

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Fights To Make After UFC 126

Posted on 06 February 2011 by Raphael Garcia

The UFC’s second Pay per View of 2011 was very impressive as the stacked card delivered. Stunning knockouts by Champion Anderson Silva, submission victories and back and forth action filled the event. From this point, many can look forward towards the new expectations coming within the year. A number of fights await the winners and losers from Saturday’s event. These are a few of the not so obvious fights that can be made:

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Tearing Down The Cage – UFC 126

Posted on 06 February 2011 by Raphael Garcia

Three minutes and twenty five seconds of work was all that was needed for Anderson Silva to shock and awe the mixed martial arts world once again. The man who holds 14 consecutive victories during his career proved once again why his striking is the very best in the sport.

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