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The Daily Recap: “TUF Brazil” Premieres Sunday, Six UFC Fights Announced & More

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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.

The debut episode of "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil" will stream live on Sunday at 11:30 PM ET on TUF.tv with subtitles. The reality show was originally thought to be airing in real time on FUEL TV, but will stream on the internet instead. FUEL will still broadcast the season at some point, when exactly still remains unknown. The lineup for the 16 elimination-round matchups to get into the house have also been set. Click the link. [MMA Junkie]

The UFC announced six more fights for this summer. Those include Demian Maia making his welterweight debut against Dong Hyun Kim and Constantinos Philippou facing Riki Fukuda at UFC 18 as well Rick Story returning against Rich Attonito, Dan Miller dropping down to 170 lbs to take on Ricardo Funch and Matt Riddle colliding with Luis Ramos at UFC on FX 4. [UFC.com]

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The Daily Recap: Zuffa Retains Counsel for Rumored Federal Investigation, High-Moore Signed & More

Lorenzo Fertitta. Photo courtesy of GracieMag International.

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.

— Zuffa has reportedly retained Axinn-Veltrop-Harkrider, LLP, a New York City-based law firm specializing in anti-trust litigation, as the Federal Trade Commission is rumored to be investigating the UFC's parent company following its purchase of Strikeforce earlier this year. “It is true that Zuffa has retained my law firm, but I will not comment further,” said Stephen Axinn, the firm’s senior partner. “As I am sure you know, people generally do not want to comment where there may be possibly some sort of investigation going on.” [Full Contact Fighter]

— Seasoned veteran Jason High announced today that he has signed to attempt to win his sixth fight in a row against WEC alumnus Todd Moore at Strikeforce Challengers 19 on September 23 in Las Vegas. After falling in the finals of DREAM's inaugural welterweight grand prix and a one-off stint in the UFC, High found his way into Strikeforce courtesy of an impressive win streak, which includes victories over Japanese legend Hayato Sakurai and heralded prospects Jordan Mein and Quinn Mulhern. Moore meanwhile has won four out of six since being released from the WEC. [Five Ounces of Pain]

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Complete UFC 128 Fight Card Announced


Mike Pyle. Photo by Esther Lin/AllElbows.com

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has added two recently rumored preliminary bouts to complete the fight card for UFC 128: Shogun vs. Evans, which is set to take place on March 19 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

Riding momentum from an upset of heralded prospect John Hathaway, seasoned veteran Mike Pyle will return to action against grappling expert Ricardo Almeida and Dan Miller will join his brother Jim at the event, taking on oft-injured Nick Catone.

Prior to the Hathaway contest, Pyle had struggled in the UFC, splitting a quartet of bouts. Almeida bounced back from a tough loss to Matt Hughes last summer, winning a decision over T.J. Grant at UFC 124 last month.

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Fight Announcements: Hallman to Return at UFC 106, Silva to Replace Miller & More


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— Slick grappler and longtime veteran Dennis Hallman will reportedly make his official return to the UFC against John Howard at UFC 106, which will likely take place on November 21 in Las Vegas. Hallman has not fought in the UFC since dropping a unanimous decision to Jorge Rivera at UFC 55. Howard has earned a pair of split decisions over Tamdan McCrory and Chris Wilson in his two UFC bouts. [MMA Junkie]

— Dan Miller has reportedly been forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC Fight Night 19 bout against “Ultimate Fighter” product C.B. Dollaway and will be replaced by UFC newcomer Jay Silva. Miller is said to be suffering from an undisclosed infection. Silva will make his UFC debut carrying a five-fight winning streak to start his professional career, including three wins by way of knockout. [MMA Madness]

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Quick Hits: Cote Out Until 2010, Miller-Dollaway & More


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- Canadian middleweight Patrick “The Predator” Cote will be out until 2010 after undergoing surgery to repair his injured MCL. Cote originally injured his knee in his UFC 90 title bout with Anderson Silva and is now expected to be out until at least February. [Sportsnet]

- Following WEC 42, $10,000 bonuses were handed out for Knockout of the Night, Submission of the Night, and Fight of the Night. The winners were Brian Bowles (KOTN), Rani Yahya (SOTN), and Dominick Cruz and Joseph Benavidez (FOTN). [MMAWeekly.com]

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UFC 90: Silva vs Cote Weigh-In Results


Patrick Cote. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The official weigh-in results for tomorrow night’s UFC 90: Silva vs. Cote event, which takes place at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, are below. All fighters successfully made weight with the exception of Josh Burkman, who weighed-in two pounds over the welterweight limit. He will be given one hour to shed the extra weight.

UFC 90 is headlined by reigning middleweight champion Anderson Silva defending his title against heavy-handed contender Patrick Cote. Rising welterweight sensation Thiago Alves will look to continue his winning ways against replacement opponent Josh Koscheck in the co-main event.

Main Card:

Anderson Silva (184 lbs) vs. Patrick Cote (183 lbs)
Josh Koscheck (170 lbs) vs. Thiago Alves (171 lbs)
Fabricio Werdum (256 lbs) vs. Junior dos Santos (234 lbs)
Sean Sherk (156 lbs) vs. Tyson Griffin (155 lbs)
Rich Clementi (156 lbs) vs. Gray Maynard (155 lbs)

Preliminary Bouts:

Thales Leites (186 lbs) vs. Drew McFedries (186 lbs)
Spencer Fisher (155 lbs) vs. Shannon Gugerty (156 lbs)
Dan Miller (185 lbs) vs. Matt Horwich (186 lbs)
Hermes Franca (156 lbs) vs. Marcus Aurelio (156 lbs)
Josh Burkman (173 lbs) vs. Pete Sell (170 lbs)

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)

Report: Kimmons-Miller Likely at UFN 15


Rob Kimmons. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

A middleweight bout between Rob Kimmons and IFL title holder Dan Miller will likely take place when the 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 news comes from our friends at MMA Junkie, who have confirmed the bout with sources close to Kimmons’ camp. Both fighters have reportedly agreed to fight and bout agreements have been sent out. The fight will probably take place on the un-aired preliminary portion of the event’s card.

Kimmons was victorious in his UFC debut in June, submitting Alaska Fighting Championship veteran Rob Yundt. Kimmons’ biggest win to date came last October, when he headlined an IFO show, submitting Tristan Yunker to win the now-defunct organization’s welterweight belt.

Miller recently submitted Miletich Fighting Systems product Ryan McGivern to win the IFL middleweight title at the promotion’s last show in May. Miller is currently riding a seven-fight unbeaten streak that also includes a decision over fellow rising prospect John Howard at a Ring of Combat event in Novembe of last year.

UFC Inks Miller Brothers to Multi-Fight Deals


Dan Miller. Photo courtesy of the International Fight League.

The UFC has reportedly inked a pair of brothers who were previously under contract with the International Fight League - Reigning IFL middleweight champion Dan Miller and his younger brother Jim Miller, who is a rising lightweight prospect with only one loss under his belt.

The news comes from our friends at MMA Junkie, who have confirmed the signings with Mike Constantino, the current manager and trainer for both of the brothers. While financial terms of the deals were not disclosed, Constantino revealed that they have each signed four-fight contracts.

Dan most recently submitted Miletich Fighting Systems product Ryan McGivern to win the IFL middleweight title at the promotion’s likely last-ever show in May. Jim was also victorious in his IFL debut in April, winning a hard-fought unanimous decision over one-timelightweight contender Bart Palaszewski.

The signings mark yet another former IFL-contracted fighter jumping ship to the UFC. Brad Blackburn, Reese Andy, and Rory Markham all made their debuts for the organization this past weekend. While there has been no indication that talks between the UFC and the IFL have progressed any further (other than this Fighters.com report), the IFL was mentioned multiple times throughout last Saturday’s Spike TV broadcast as well as IFL footage being used to promote Andy.

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