Wilson Gouveia

Quick Hits: Gouveia-Belcher Likely for UFC 107, Vera Inks Deal With Strikeforce & More


Wilson Gouveia. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

— A middleweight bout between Wilson Gouveia and Alan Belcher is reportedly likely to take place at UFC 107, which is currently scheduled for Memphis, Tennessee on December 12. Both fighters have apparently verbally agreed to the bout. Gouveia has not fought since being brutally stopped with strikes by Nate Marquardt at UFC 95 while Belcher is coming off of a razor-close split decision loss to Yoshihiro Akiyama. [MMA Weekly]

— Kerry Vera, the wife of UFC light heavyweight contender Brandon Vera, has reportedly agreed to a four-fight deal with Strikeforce and will debut with the promotion in November. An opponent for Vera has not yet been found. Vera was victorious in her pro MMA debut at Bellator VI in May, earning a unanimous decision win over Leslie Smith. [Sherdog.com]

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TUF 8 Finale Lineup Set

The Ultimate Fighter 8 Cast.  Photo property of the UFC.

The full lineup for the Finale of the Ultimate Fighter 8 reality series has been set.  The live telecast will be on SpikeTV from The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, December 13 at 9:00pm EST.  There are five fights set for the broadcast at this time.  In what may be a first in a long time, all 16 participants who competed while living in the TUF house will be on the card.

Main Card
Efrain Escudero vs. Phillipe Nover for the TUF 8 lightweight finale
Ryan Bader vs. Vinicius Magalhaes for the TUF 8 light heavyweights finale
Wilson Gouveia vs. Jason MacDonald
Kevin Burns vs. Anthony Johnson
Junie Browning vs. Dave Kaplan

Preliminary Card
Shane Primm vs. Krzysztof Soszynski
Jules Bruchez vs. Eliot Marshall
Kyle Kingsbury vs. Tom Lawlor
Shane Nelson vs. George Roop
John Polakowski vs. Rolando Delgado

 

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.

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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)

Jensen Could Replace Horn at UFC Fight Night


Ryan Jensen. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Longtime veteran Jeremy Horn has reportedly been forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout against Wilson Gouveia at UFC Fight Night 15 on September 17. He is expected to be replaced by Ryan Jensen according to MMA Junkie.

A recent visit to the doctor showed that Horn had suffered multiple torn ligaments and tendons in his wrist. He won’t require surgery but will now be sidelined indefinitely.

“The doctor said the wrist is just one of those things that sometimes a break is actually easier because you fix it and cast it and let it heal,” Horn said in the report.

“But with sprains and tears and stuff like that, there’s nothing you can really do with except try and stay off of it and let it heal. I’m hoping [I’ll return to the UFC]. I’m just going to keep training as much as I can around my hand. Hopefully they’ll have somebody get hurt and fall out in a future show again and I’ll be ready to go.”

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Horn-Gouveia Set for Nebraska “Fight Night”


Wilson Gouveia. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Longtime veteran Jeremy Horn will return to action against American Top Team product Wilson Gouveia whenthe Ultimate Fighting Championship travels to the state of Nebraska for the first time in the promotion’s history as they hold another edition of “UFC Fight Night” at the Omaha Civic Auditorium on September 17th.

The organization officially announced the bout earlier today. The show will air live on Spike TV and will precede the season premiere of “The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir”. Lightweights Nate Diaz and Josh Neer will collide in the show’s main event.

In his past two fights, Horn was suffered consecutive losses for the first time in eight years. After being caught in a rare submission against Nate Marquardt in February, Horn tapped out to the same hold against grappling wizard Dean Lister at “The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs Team Forrest Finale” last month.

Meanwhile Gouveia recently had a four-fight winning streak snapped in May, being stopped by way of strikes at the hands of newcomer Goran Reljic in the second round of their bout at UFC 84: Ill Will. Prior to the loss, Gouveia scored his biggest career win to date, a brutal knockout of veteran Jason Lambert in January. It’s unknown whether or not the fight against Horn will take place at middleweight or light heavyweight.

UFC Announces Three Bouts for “Ill Will”


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

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced three additional bouts for the the organization’s return to Las Vegas on May 24th for UFC 84: Ill Will.

The promotion confirmed the already-rumored fights on their official website.

UFC 84 will be headlined by a bad blood-filled UFC lightweight title bout that pits current champion B.J. Penn up against former champion Sean Sherk. Former light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz will also go up against an undefeated Lyoto Machida in a fight that will likely be Ortiz’s last with the UFC.

Former PRIDE standouts Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou and Kazuhiro Nakamura will return to action against each other at the event.

After busting onto the scene with two huge upsets over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Ricardo Arona in consecutive fights, Sokoudjou was defeated in his UFC debut, submitting to Ryoto Machida at UFC 79: Nemesis in December. Similar to his opponent, Nakamura also lost his debut to Machida as well. Nakamura is coming off of a suspension courtesy of the California State Athletic Commission after testing positive for marijuana.

After being originally scheduled to face Rashad Evans, who was tapped to fill in as an injury replacement against Chuck Liddell at UFC 85 in June, Thiago Silva will now take on Europe Top Team product Antonio Mendes.

Silva has won his first three fights inside the Octagon and remains undefeated in his professional career. Mendes, who will be making his debut inside the UFC, is currently riding an eleven-fight winning streak that stretches all the way back to October 2004.

Light heavyweight contender Wilson Gouveia will attempt to continue his winning ways when he takes on international prospect Goran Reljic.

Gouveia is currently riding a four-fight UFC winning streak. The American Top Team product recently pulled off a huge knockout win over veteran Jason Lambert. Reljic has not lost yet in his professional career. He last earned a unanimous decision over Waldemar Golinski at a Boxing Explosion event this past August.

Reljic to Likely Debut Against Gouveia in May


Wilson Gouveia weighs-in for UFC 71: Liddell vs Jackson. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Light heavyweight contender Wilson Gouveia will likely attempt to continue his winning ways when he takes on international prospect Goran Reljic at UFC 84 in May.

The news comes from our friends at UFC Daily, who learned from a source close to Reljic that the Croatian would be fighting on the card.

The event, which is scheduled to take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 24th, is also expected to be headlined between a lightweight title showdown between B.J. Penn and Sean Sherk.

Tito Ortiz will likely return to action at the event as well against an undefeated Ryoto Machida is what might just be Ortiz’s last fight in the UFC. Additional unconfirmed bouts include Rashad Evans vs. Thiago Silva and Ivan Salaverry vs. Rousimar Palhares.

Gouveia is currently riding a four-fight UFC winning streak. He shook off a unanimous decision loss to Keith Jardine in his debut to rack up three straight victories over Carmelo Marrero, Wes Combs, and Seth Petruzelli respectively. The American Top Team product recently pulled off a huge knockout win over veteran Jason Lambert last month at UFC 80: Rapid Fire.

Reljic has not lost yet in his professional career. He last earned a unanimous decision over Waldemar Golinski at a Boxing Explosion this past August.

Third Title Fight is a Charm for Penn


B.J. Penn throws a jab at Joe Stevenson during their championship bout at UFC 80: Rapid Fire. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

In a night of quick fights and surprising stoppages, one thing remains the same: B.J. Penn is still that damn good.

Penn submitted former Ultimate Fighter contestant Joe Stevenson with a rear naked choke in the second round to claim the vacant UFC lightweight title and become the second fighter in history along with current heavyweight champ Randy Couture to win championship gold in two different weight classes.

The lively 8,412 inside the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England saw Penn surprise Stevenson with an uppercut that sent the California native down to the mat in the opening seconds. Penn pounced on his opponent but Stevenson was able to maintain his composure and survive Penn’s initial assault.

The former welterweight champion controlled Stevenson on the ground for the remainder of the first round, opening up a vicious cut in the middle of Stevenson’s forehead with just over a minute left in the round. Stevenson would end up donning a crimson mask for the rest of the fight.

The two had an even exchange on the feet to start the second stanza but that ended once Penn started to pick Stevenson apart with looping lefts and uppercuts. The bout was stopped at one point to have the doctor check Stevenson’s cut but the stream of blood avoiding Stevenson’s eyes already gave those watching the doctor’s answer.

Stevenson fell victim to another Penn (12-4-1) uppercut once the bout was restarted, signaling the beginning of the end for “Daddy.” Penn used punches and elbows to force Stevenson (28-8) out of position enough to be able to give up his back, which Penn quickly took without a second thought.

Penn was able to sink in a rear naked choke and Stevenson was forced to tap out without putting up much of a fight. The win finally gave Penn the UFC lightweight title in what was his third career attempt at the belt.

After the fight Penn acknowledged that he was trying to make his third try a successful one.

“Joe is a great guy,” said Penn. “I knew he was going to be tough, but I put everything into this. I wanted to make sure it was three times the charm and not three strikes you’re out.”

Penn also went out of his way to send former champion Sean Sherk a message now that Sherk will be challenging Penn in his first title defense later this year.

“Hey Sean Sherk, you’re dead,” Penn shouted during his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan.

Sherk, who was cage-side doing color commentary on the bout along with Rogan and UFC play-by-play announcer Mike Goldberg, stormed into the Octagon and picked up a microphone right after Penn made his comment.

“That belt belongs to me,” said Sherk. “You’ve got one more fight before you can be called lightweight champ.”

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UFC 80: Rapid Fire Live Results

We will be going live at 1:00 PM EST with live results of UFC 80: Rapid Fire, which will take place live from the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England.

UFC 80 features a lightweight championship bout between former welterweight title holder B.J. Penn and top contender and Ultimate Fighter 2 winner Joe Stevenson. Also on the card is a rematch between Gabriel Gonzaga and Fabricio Werdum and a welterweight clash between Marcus Davis and Jess Liaudin.

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Live results are shown after the jump. 

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