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UFC on FX 3 Video Highlights



Courtesy of Fox Sports, here is a video highlight from last night's UFC on FX 3 main event, which saw Demetrious Johnson win a face paced unanimous decision over Ian McCall.

After the jump you'll find the full results and some more news and notes stemming from the event.

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UFC on FX 3 Lands in Florida Following “Hometown Throwdown” Contest

Ian McCall. Photo by Jeff Sherwood/Sherdog.com.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship will return to the state of Florida for the first time since February 2009 for UFC on FX 3, which will now take place at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise after the city of Fort Lauderdale won the "Hometown Throwdown" contest in conjunction with the UFC and Harley-Davidson.

The UFC announced the results this afternoon. UFC on FX 3 will be headlined by the continuation of the UFC's inaugural flyweight title tournament, which will see a rematch between Ian McCall and Demetrious Johnson with the winner meeting Joseph Benavidez for the first-ever UFC flyweight title belt later this year.

McCall and Johnson drew in their first meeting, an exciting back-and-forth battle at UFC on FX 2 earlier this month. A fourth overtime round was not used as Johnson was originally declared the bout's winner by split decision before an error tabulating the judges' scorecards revealed the fight was actually even.

Other rumored bouts for the event include a welterweight battle between longtime veterans Mike Pyle and Josh Neer as well as another pivotal 170 lb clash between standout wrestler Charlie Brenneman and rising Brazilian prospect Erick Silva.

The Daily Recap: Ebersole Gets Waldberger, Foster Replaced in Bellator Tourney & More

Brian Ebersole. Photo courtesy of Heavy MMA.

The Daily Recap is a collection of news and notes from around the web that will be posted at the end of each day. Bout signings, injury news and much more can all be found here.

Upstart UFC welterweight Brian Ebersole has received young submission artist T.J. Waldburger as his next opponent at UFC on FX 4 on June 22 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Ebersole has won all three of his UFC bouts to date, most recently winning a controversial split decision over Claude Patrick at UFC 140 in December. Waldburger has won three of his four in the UFC, recently earning consecutive submission wins over Mike Stumpf and Jake Hecht. [UFC.com]

UFC veteran Brian Foster has been forced out of Bellator's upcoming season-six welterweight tournament due to additional screening needed in order to gain medical clearance to fight. He will be replaced by Blackhouse member and 170 lb prospect Jordan Smith. Foster missed nearly a year of action after suffering a brain hemorrhage in the winter of 2010. No word on whether or not that contributed to his removal from the tournament. [Bellator.com]

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Barry-Morecraft, Neer-Ludwig Added to UFC Debut on FX

Duane Ludwig. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

A heavyweight bout between Pat Barry and Christian Morecraft as well as a welterweight meeting between Josh Neer and Duane Ludwig have been inked for the UFC's first-ever event on FX.

The show, which will likely be titled as UFC Fight Night 26, will take place in January, however a date, venue and location have yet to be announced by the UFC, which announced the event on Tuesday.

Barry and Morecraft will enter the fight under must-win stipulations as each could be in danger of being released from the promotion. Barry has lost two straight fights to Cheick Kongo and Stefan Struve respectively while Morecraft has dropped two of his last three, most recently falling to Matt Mitrione in June.

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Weekend Recap: UFC Veterans Victorious

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A quarter of UFC veterans earned victories at Superior Cage Combat's second-ever showing on Saturday night at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

Josh Neer defeated WEC veteran Blas Avena via TKO in the first round in the show's main event. Former UFC welterweight title challenger John Alessio also submitting last-minute replacement opponent Shawn Fitzsimmons in the opening frame as well.

In addition, Team Alpha Male member Justin Buchholz grinded out a unanimous decision over Thiago Meller and John Gunderson scored an emotional victory James Birdsley, submitting his foe with a guillotine choke in the second round just days after his trainer, Shawn Tompkins, passed away.

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Neer to Replace Injured Sherk Against Tibau


Josh Neer. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Miletich Fighting Systems product Josh Neer will replace injured former UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk against Brazilian grappler Gleison Tibau on the main card of UFC 104, which will take place on October 24 in Los Angeles, California.

The change was officially announced today on UFC.com, which cites a separated shoulder suffered during a recent training session as the reasoning behind Sherk’s withdrawal. Sherdog.com first reported the news on Thursday.

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Evening News and Notes: UFC 94 Gate Numbers, Additions to Sengoku & More


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

Here are your news and notes for the evening of February 16, 2009.

 

  • UFC 94, which took place on January 31 and featured George St. Pierre’s fourth-round TKO win over B.J. Penn, drew a sold-out crowd of 14,885 attendees for a live gate (money from tickets sold) of $4,290,020 according to the numbers released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission earlier today. Of those in attendance, only 1,263 received complimentary tickets. The event is expected to have garnered over 1 million buys on pay-per-view.

  • James Thompson and Nam Phan are set to be part of World Victory Road’s next upcoming “Sengoku” event on March 20 in Japan. According to MMA Junkie, Thompson, a longtime veteran of the British MMA circuit, will return to action at the show and an opponent is being finalized for him. Phan will be the latest addition to WVR’s inaugural featherweight grand prix says Nightmare of Battle. A formal announcement regarding Phan’s participation is expected shortly.

  • Karo Parisyan’s suspension for testing positive for a variety of painkillers has been temporarily upheld pending a review of his case. “The Heat” now has until the beginning of next month to file a request for a review. The Nevada State Athletic Commission made the decision at a public hearing this afternoon according to MMA Weekly’s “MMA Insider Blog. In other UFC news, Josh Neer has reportedly inked a new four-fight deal with the promotion.

  • Neer Given Green Light to Fight Danzig Despite Recent Arrest


    Josh Neer. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    Josh Neer’s scheduled fight against Mac Danzig at UFC Fight Night 17 on February 7 will go on as planned despite Neer’s recent arrest after leading Iowa police on a high-speed chase following a hit-and-run incident on New Year’s Eve.

    Neer’s management team, KO Dynasty Sports Management, released an official statement on the matter Monday night.

    “Josh will be fighting Mac Danzig February 7th in the co-main event in Tampa as scheduled,” the statement read. “Josh has been training very hard for this fight, and is looking forward to putting on a great fight for the UFC and fans. Josh would like to once again thank his family, fans, friends, training partners, UFC, and everyone that has supported him throughout his career.”

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    Neer’s Management Team Releases Statement Regarding New Year’s Eve Arrest


    Josh Neer. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    UFC lightweight Josh Neer was arrested early Thursday morning in Des Moines, Iowa after leading local police on a high-speed chase following an accident involving an officer’s vehicle. Neer is currently facing charges for hit-and-run, eluding police, and driving while intoxicated for the second time.

    The incident brings back memories of former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson’s run from police earlier this year in California. Neer, a product of Miletich Fighting Systems, is currently slated to take on Mac Danzig at UFC Fight Night 17 on February 7.

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    UFC Headed to Tampa for February “Fight Night”


    Hermes Franca. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship will reportedly be headed to Florida once again for another “UFC Fight Night” card, which is currently slated to take place on February 7 at the USF Sun Dome on the campus of the University of South Florida in Tampa Bay.

    Various fighters and officials involved with the event have confirmed the UFC’s choice over the last few days. The organization is expected to formally announce the show at the end of this week with ticket sales likely beginning as soon as this coming weekend.

    MMA on Tap has confirmed that the event will be headlined by a pair of co-main events: Former UFC lightweight title challenge Hermes Franca will try to win his second straight fight against “Ultimate Fighter” season six cast member Joe Lauzon and the winner of the aforementioned reality show, Mac Danzig, will face Josh Neer.

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