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The Daily Recap: Fitch-Maia at UFC 156, St. Pierre-Silva News & More

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The UFC has announced that welterweight contenders Jon Fitch and Demian Maia will lock horns at UFC 156. UFC president Dana White said, “Maia hopes to move up the welterweight rankings by taking out perennial contender Fitch. Fitch wants to build on his Fight of the Night-winning victory over Erick Silva." [UFC]

Despite earlier reports of The Ultimate Fighter being moved to Wednesday nights on FX, a FX official has stated that it’s highly unlikely TUF will air on Wednesday nights. An official announcement is expected to come within the next two or three weeks. [MMA Fighting]

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The Daily Recap: Cyborg Can’t Make 135, Dos Santos Partners With Nike & More

Cris "Cyborg" Santos. Photo by Esther Lin/Showtime Sports.

It looks like there is another hurdle to overcome before we'll finally see a super fight between Cris Cyborg and Ronda Rousey. Cyborg’s camp is saying that their fighter visited with her heart doctor and a cut to 135lbs is not safe based on her personal physical health. According to the report, Cyborg walks around at 160lbs and the cut could prohibit Cyborg from carrying a child in the future. [MMAWeekly]

Ronda Rousey’s camp wasted no time formulating a response stating that if you talk to five doctors, you’ll get five different opinions. In regards to moving up to 145lbs, Rousey’s manager Doug Harvey told Yahoo! Sports, “At the end of the day, it’s up to Ronda. I would advise against it because I would like to do everything to get Cyborg down to 135 pounds, but I know it’s the fight the world wants to see.”

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MMA Live for March 18, 2010

Roger Huerta joins the show to discuss his recent signing with Bellator Fighting Championships.  Dan Henderson also checks in, about a month before his Strikeforce title fight.  They also offer up a complete preview of UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones.

MMA Live for 3-11-2010

ESPN’s MMA Live featuring new WEC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones.

ESPN’s MMA Live Discusses Rampage’s Retirement Announcement

From ESPN.com, here’s this week’s installment of “MMA Live” with Jon Anik, Franklin McNeil, and UFC lightweight contender Kenny Florian.

Slice Talks TUF 10 on ESPN’s “MMA Live”

From ESPN.com, here’s this week’s installment of “MMA Live” with Jon Anik, Franklin McNeil, and UFC lightweight contender Kenny Florian.

ESPN’s MMA Live Previews UFC 102

From ESPN.com, here’s this week’s installment of “MMA Live” with Jon Anik, Franklin McNeil, and UFC lightweight contender Kenny Florian.

ESPN’s MMA Live Previews UFC 102

From ESPN.com, here’s this week’s installment of “MMA Live” with Jon Anik, UFC lightweight Kenny Florian, and former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans.

Dana White Conference Call Video

The following is a video of Dana White’s press conference from yesterday where it was announced that the UFC had re-signed Tito Ortiz, secured a deal with ESPN for the U.K. and brought back Vitor Belfort.

ESPN’s MMA Live Covers Affliction’s Collapse

From ESPN.com, here’s this week’s installment of “MMA Live” with Jon Anik, Franklin McNeil, and former UFC champion Rashad Evans.

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