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Tap Selections: UFC 102


Randy Couture and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Here are our predictions (after the jump, winners in bold) for UFC 102.

The event will be headlined by a heavyweight bout between former UFC heavyweight champion Randy “The Natural” Couture and former PRIDE heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Also on the card will be a light heavyweight attraction featuring Keith Jardine and Thiago Silva.

Feel free to leave your predictions as well in our comments section.

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UFC Announces Bouts for April Events


Brian Stann. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship yesterday confirmed multiple previously rumored bouts that are scheduled to take place at the organization’s separate April events later this year.

Added to the UFC’s return to Canada on April 18 for UFC 97 were a total of four bouts. Former WEC Brian Stann will make his UFC debut against “Ultimate Fighter” alumnus Krzysztof Soszynski on the event’s televised main card.

Stann was slated to take on Steve Cantwell in the third career bout between the two this past December, but was forced out of the bout with a foot injury. Soszynski comes into the fight with one UFC win already under his belt in the form of a second-round submission of Shane Primm.

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Report: Loiseau to Return to UFC Against Herman in April


David Loiseau. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Former middleweight title challenger David Loiseau will reportedly return to the UFC after two years away from the promotion when he takes on “Ultimate Fighter” veteran Ed Herman at UFC 97 on April 18.

The news comes from a report by Cageplay.com.

Loiseau was rumored to be returning to the UFC, where he has fought seven times in his career, following his TKO win over fellow UFC veteran Solomon Hutcherson at XMMA 5 in September.

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UFC Fight Night 15 Live Results

We will be going live at 5:30 PM ET with live results of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 15 event, which takes place at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska. The broadcast of the show’s main card starts at 8 PM ET on Spike TV and will be followed by the eighth season premiere of “The Ultimate Fighter”.

The event is headlined by Nate Diaz taking on Josh Neer. Mac Danzig will face fan-favorite Clay Guida in the co-main event. Additional featured bouts include Nebraska native Houston Alexander against Eric Schafer and Alan Belcher meeting Ed Herman.

Be sure to leave comments throughout the night. Detailed live results are after the jump. 

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Video Hype: UFC Fight Night 15

Here’s some preview videos for tomorrow night’s UFC Fight Night 15, courtesy of NBC Sports. Nate Diaz and Josh Neer talk about their main event fight in the above video. Previews of Mac Danzig vs. Clay Guida, Houston Alexander vs. Eric Schafer, and Alan Belcher vs. Ed Herman are after the jump.

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UFC Fight Night 15 Weigh-In Results


Nate Diaz. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The official weigh-in results for tomorrow night’s UFC Fight Night 15, which takes place at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska, are below. All fighters successfully made weight.

The event is headlined by Nate Diaz taking on Josh Neer. Mac Danzig will face fan-favorite Clay Guida in the co-main event. Additional featured bouts include Nebraska native Houston Alexander against Eric Schafer and Alan Belcher meeting Ed Herman.

Main Card:

Josh Neer (155 lbs) vs. Nate Diaz (155 lbs)
Mac Danzig (155 lbs) vs. Clay Guida (155 lbs)
Houston Alexander (205 lbs) vs. Eric Schafer (205 lbs)
Alan Belcher (185 lbs) vs. Ed Herman (185 lbs)

Preliminary Fights:

Joe Lauzon (155 lbs) vs. Kyle Bradley (155 lbs)
Ryan Jensen (185 lbs) vs. Wilson Gouveia (185 lbs)
Drew McFedries (185 lbs) vs. Mike Massenzio (185 lbs)
Alessio Sakara (185 lbs) vs. Joe Vedepo (185 lbs)
Rob Kimmons (185 lbs) vs. Dan Miller (185 lbs)
Brad Morris (205 lbs) vs. Jason Brilz (205 lbs)

Report: Two Bouts Set for UFC Fight Night 14


Houston Alexander. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

A pair of fights between a quartet of fighters desperately seeking a win have reportedly been signed for the yet-to-be-announced UFC Fight Night 14 on September 17th.

Hard-hitting light heavyweight upstart Houston Alexander will return to action against Eric Schafer, who took the first half of this year as an opportunity to fight in smaller shows and bounce back from recent losses in the UFC according to our friends at MMA Junkie.

After surprising many in winning his first two UFC fights in dominant fashion, Alexander has lost his last two bouts. He most recently was the victim of a first-round knockout at the hands of James Irvin, just eight seconds into the fight. Irvin’s knockout tied the UFC record for the organization’s fastest finish in history.

Schafer picked up a pair of victories in separate Gladiators Fighting Series shows earlier this year. He bursted onto the UFC scene with an impressive submission win over Rob MacDonald but has since dropped his last two bouts in the Octagon, losing to Michael Bisping and Stephan Bonnar respectively.

Exciting middleweights Ed Herman and Alan Belcher will also reportedly collide at the event according to MMA Mania.

After dropping his first two UFC bouts, Herman went on to rack up three straight victories, including an impressive knockout of veteran Joe Doerksen, before ultimately being defeated by submission expert Demian Maia last month. Belcher snapped a two-fight winning streak in losing to Canadian newcomer Jason Day in April, lowering the Biloxi, Mississippi native to an even .500 record inside the confines of the UFC.

The event is expected to precede the debut of the upcoming eighth season of “The Ultimate Fighter” on Spike TV.

Hometown Hero: St. Pierre Stops Serra in Montreal


Georges St. Pierre. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

One year removed from his original upset loss to Matt Serra, Georges St. Pierre was finally able to avenge the defeat, dominating Serra on the mat over two rounds en route to regaining his UFC welterweight title in UFC 83’s historic main event.

The raucous crowd packed inside Montreal, Quebec’s Bell Centre saw St. Pierre surprise many in the opening seconds of the fight as he opted to take Serra down. After being on the receiving end of an array of strikes, Serra eventually worked his way back to his feet before finding himself on his back once again.

Any chances for another first-round Serra knockout were spoiled in a big way. With a mouse forming under Serra’s right eye, the Long Island native came out from his corner looking to throw down at the start of the second round. St. Pierre unfortunately had a different idea.

St. Pierre scored yet another early takedown. Serra mounted a bit of offense once the fight hit the feet, connecting with a head kick. However with fatigue setting in, Serra was unable to capitalize, allowing St. Pierre to land a handful of stiff jabs before shooting in for a takedown.

Once on the mat, St. Pierre unleashed a barrage of unanswered punches and knees to the body that forced Serra to cover up and referee Yves Lavigne to ultimately stop the fight, handing St. Pierre the title that he likely should have never lost in the first place.

“My strategy going in was to make it a physical fight,” St. Pierre said in his post-fight interview with Kenny Florian, who filled in for usual color commentator Joe Rogan. “I wanted to make him tired as much as I could because I know have the conditioning. I was trying to mix it up as much as I could.”

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UFC 83: Serra vs. St. Pierre II Weigh-In Results


Matt Serra and Georges St. Pierre pose at the pre-fight press conference for UFC 83: Serra vs. St. Pierre II. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The official weigh-in results for tomorrow night’s UFC 83: Serra vs. St. Pierre II show are below. All fighters successfully made weight.

The event will be headlined by current welterweight champions Georges St. Pierre and Matt Serra unifying their belts in a main event rematch of their fight at UFC 69: Shootout last year, where Serra stopped St. Pierre with strikes to win the UFC welterweight title.

Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin will also be in action, taking on the middleweight winner of the fourth season of “The Ultimate Fighter, Travis Lutter. Additional main card bouts include Nate Quarry vs. Kalib Starnes, Michael Bisping vs. Charles McCarthy, and Mac Danzig vs. Mark Bocek.

Main Card:

Matt Serra (169.5 lbs) vs. Georges St. Pierre (169.5 lbs)
Rich Franklin (185.5 lbs) vs. Travis Lutter (185 lbs)
Nate Quarry (185.5 lbs) vs. Kalib Starnes (186 lbs)
Michael Bisping (185.5 lbs) vs. Charles McCarthy (186 lbs)
Mac Danzig (154.5 lbs) vs. Mark Bocek (154.5 lbs)

Preliminary Bouts:

Jason MacDonald (185 lbs) vs. Joe Doerksen (184.5 lbs)
Sam Stout (155.5 lbs) vs. Rich Clementi (155 lbs)
Ed Herman (185.5 lbs) vs. Demian Maia (184.5 lbs)
Jonathan Goulet (169.5 lbs) vs. Kuniyoshi Hironaka (170 lbs)
Alan Belcher (185 lbs) vs. Jason Day (183.5 lbs)
Cain Velasquez (235.5 lbs) vs. Brad Morris (225.5 lbs)

Screenshots from this afternoon’s weigh-ins featuring St. Pierre and Serra are after the jump, courtesy of Yahoo! Sports.

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Herman-Maia Completes UFC 83 Card


Ed Herman weighs-in for UFC 78: Validation. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Jiu-Jitsu standout Demian Maia will attempt to stay undefeated in the UFC when he takes on Team Quest veteran Ed “Short Fuse” Herman in a middleweight bout at UFC 83: St. Pierre vs. Serra II on April 19th at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The organization officially announced the bout today on their official website, rounding out a fight card that will feature eleven bouts.

UFC 83 features current welterweight champions Georges St. Pierre and Matt Serra unifying their belts in a main event rematch of their fight at UFC 69: Shootout last year, where Serra stopped St. Pierre with strikes to win the UFC welterweight title.

Former middleweight champion Rich Franklin will try to get back on track at the event as he faces fellow contender Travis Lutter.

After shining on the third season of “The Ultimate Fighter”, Herman dropped his first two fights in the UFC. However the Portland, Oregon native bounced back and has won his last three fights, including an impressive knockout of Joe Doerksen at UFC 78: Validation in November.

Maia was victorious in his UFC debut, submitting Ryan Jensen with a rear naked choke in just under three minutes at UFC 77: Hostile Territory this past October.

The complete fight card for the event is as follows:

Main Card:

Georges St. Pierre vs. Matt Serra - UFC Welterweight Title
Rich Franklin vs. Travis Lutter
Nate Quarry vs. Kalib Starnes
Michael Bisping vs. Charles McCarthy
Mac Danzig vs. Mark Bocek

Preliminary Bouts:

Jason MacDonald vs. Joe Doerksen
Sam Stout vs. Rich Clementi
Kuniyoshi Hironaka vs. Jonathan Goulet
Alan Belcher vs. Jason Day
Ed Herman vs. Demian Maia
Brad Morris vs. Cain Velasquez

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