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Pokrajac Replaces Perosh at UFC on FX 6

Igor Pokrajac. Photo courtesy of Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced that Igor Pokrajac will replace Anthony Perosh and now face Joey Beltran at UFC on FX 6. Perosh was forced to withdraw from the bout after suffering a gruesome broken toe while training.

Pokrajac enters the fight with a professional MMA record of 20-8. Pokrajac holds UFC victories over Fabio Maldonado, Krzysztof Soszynski, Todd Brown and James Irvin. His last outing came at UFC 152 where he suffered a submission loss to BJJ specialist Vinny Magalhaes.

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The Daily Recap: Three Fights to Headline Stacked UFC on FOX 5, OneFC and Invicta News & More

Benson Henderson. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC.

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.

For those complaining about the lack of depth for UFC cards recently, the announcement of a title fight and two high-profile bouts between contenders for the UFC's next show on FOX should be enough to generate some excitement again.

UFC on FOX 5 will be headlined by Benson Henderson, who defended his UFC lightweight championship just this past weekend against Frankie Edgar, taking on Nate Diaz in a 155 lb title bout.

Also featured on the network television broadcast will be decorated veteran Mauricio "Shogun" Rua facing top rising light heavyweight prospect Alexander Gustafsson and the return of future hall-of-famer B.J. Penn against highly-touted youngster Rory MacDonald.

The show will take place on December 8 at a location yet to be announced. A fourth fight will also be featured on the main card and will be announced in the coming weeks.

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The Daily Recap: Sonnen to Face Forrest at 205 lbs, Curran Suffers Orbital Fracture & More (Updated)

Chael Sonnen. Photo by Esther Lin/MMA Fighting.

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.

Two-time UFC middleweight title challenger Chael Sonnen made a bombshell announcement on tonight's episode of "UFC Tonight" on FUEL TV, revealing that he'll be making an expected move up to the light heavyweight division and will face former champ Forrest Griffin at the UFC's year-end show on December 29.

In talking about the matchup, Sonnen praised Griffin for his achievements inside the cage and stated that he felt that he was underlooked. He also went on about current champion Jon Jones and the fact that he would be able to steal his title like "halloween candy". (Update - Video of Sonnen's announcement is after the jump.)

Sonnen and Griffin met once before at IFC's talent-stacked light heavyweight tournament at their "Global Domination" event in September 2003. Griffin submitted Sonnen with a triangle choke in the quarterfinals of an eight-man tournament that night. Not much of a surprise there.

The bout will be Sonnen's first at 205 lbs since he fell to Renato "Babalu" Sobral all the way back at UFC 55 almost seven years ago. Griffin is coming off of a unanimous decision over Tito Ortiz last month in a rubber match between the two.

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The Daily Recap: Mayhem Miller Naked & Arrested in Church, No Cause of Death for Tyrone Mims & More

Jason "Mayhem" Miller. Photo courtesy of FEG/DREAM.

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.

Well, it's been a hell of a day to say the least. Let's get to it.

Jason "Mayhem" Miller was arrested today in an Orange County, California church after police found the building broken into, covered in fire extinguisher spray, various materials broken and scattered all over and "Mayhem" sitting naked on a couch. The arrest comes just a couple of days after he and UFC president Dana White got into a spat on Twitter, which ended up with Miller telling White to kill himself at one point.

I've already seen some comments from people saying that "Mayhem" is punch drunk or on drugs. It's sad. I really don't hope that is the case. And for some reason, part of me really wants to give him the benefit of the doubt here. We all know he's had a history of problems. Terrible childhood on top of being a generally wild dude for years. He's spoken openly about suffering from depression and stuff like that. Had the whole incident with his sister last year, plus more in the past.

I heard that he was in a bad place even before the Twitter back-and-forth with Dana White this weekend and now this. I'm sure a lot of it has to do with his poor showing in his return to the UFC, plus getting cut over what Dana says was a backstage ordeal caused by him. Who knows.

Either way, I hope he gets some help. It's sad to see him like this.

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Video: Countdown to UFC 148

You've seen the UFC Primetime special regarding UFC 148, now here's the reguarly scheduled "Countdown" show, which premiered this evening on FUEL TV. Part one featuring Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen is above. The remainder of the special is after the jump, featuring spotlights on Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin, Cung Le vs. Patrick Cote and Demian Maia vs. Dong-Hyun Kim.

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Jon Jones DWI Sentencing Postponed Again to July 31

Jon Jones. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC.

Sentencing for UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones' May 19th misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated after crashing his vehicle into a Binghamton, New York telephone pole has been postponed a second time.

The news was first reported by Gannett Press Connects.

Jones' hearing will now take place on July 31. His lawyer, Thomas D. Jackson, asked judge Daniel L. Seiden for additional time to complete a required drug and alcohol evaluation and the extension was granted.

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UFC Primetime “Jones vs. Evans”, Episode One

Above is the first episode from the latest edition of UFC Primetime. which follows UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and former title holder Rashad Evans in the weeks leading up to their anticipated grudge match at UFC 145, which takes place on April 21, 2012 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

Edwin Dewees Inks MFC Deal, Debuts Against Luke Harris in Edmonton on May 4

A new bout featuring a pair of high-profile names has slid into position on the main card of the Maximum Fighting Championship’s MFC 33: Collision Course lineup.

Meeting at a catchweight of 195 pounds, veteran Edwin “Bam Bam” Dewees (37-15) will clash with submission specialist Luke Harris (8-1) in a featured matchup that will be part of the HDNet Fights live broadcast on Friday, May 4 from the Mayfield Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.

The televised card, topped by the MFC welterweight title fight between Ryan “The Kid” McGillivray and Nathan “Soul Force” Coy, kicks off at 10 p.m. ET.

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Strikeforce Announces Evangelista-Terry, Zwicker-Inocente for May 19th in San Jose

Strikeforce has announced a pair of bouts for their next scheduled event on May 19th at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California as Billy Evangelista will take on James Terry in a lightweight scrap and Virgil Zwicker faces Guto Inocente in a battle of light heavyweight up-and-comers.

Both Evangelista and Terry will attempt to stave off being released from the Zuffa banner in their meeting. Evangelista has suffered back-to-back losses, the first two of his career, in his most recent fights, dropping decisions to Jorge Masvidal and K.J. Noons. Terry has dropped two of his last three, last losing a split nod to Nah-Shon Burrell in January.

Zwicker picked up a win in his Strikeforce debut last April, stopping Brett Albee with strikes in the first round. His opponent, Inocente, who trains alongside the Blackzilians at Imperial Athletics in Florida, has torn through the Brazilian 205 lb circuit, winning all five of his pro appearances.

Tom DeBlass Says He’s Fighting Cyrille Diabate in Sweden Next Weekend

Highly regarded light heavyweight prospect and reigning Ring of Combat title holder Tom DeBlass has revealed that will be stepping in for an injured Jörgen Kruth to face French kickboxer Cyrille Diabate at UFC on FUEL TV 2 next weekend.

DeBlass announced the news via Facebook yesterday. The nature of Kruth's injury and wthdrawal are currently unknown at this time.

DeBlass has won all seven of his pro bouts to date. He last competed in February, submitting Randy Smith with a heel hook in the first round. His opponent, Diabate, has split his four UFC buts thus far, alternating wins over Luiz Cane and Steve Cantwell with losses at the hands of Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Perosh.

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