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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]
Ricky Story. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Welterweight prospect Ricky Story earned $130,000 in bonus money for his performance against Brian Foster on the preliminary portion of last night’s UFC 103 “Franklin vs. Belfort” event in Dallas, Texas.
Story and Foster earned “Fight of the Night” honors for their two-round war, which saw Story submit Foster with an arm-triangle choke just over a minute into the second round of the fight. “Submission of the Night” honors were subsequently handed out to Story as well.
Efrain Escudero. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
“Ultimate Fighter 8” lightweight winner Efrain Escudero kept his perfect record intact on Saturday night, scoring a devastating first-round stoppage of fellow “TUF” alumnus and skilled grappler Cole Miller during the preliminary portion of UFC 103.
Both Escudero and Miller opted to spend the first couple minutes of their Spike TV-televised attraction feeling each other out on the feet. Miller used a substantial reach advantage to land a number of jabs and stiff right hands while Escudero timed some of Miller’s leg kicks and put Miller on the mat on two separate occasions.
We will be going live at 6:00 PM ET with live results of UFC 103: “Franklin vs. Belfort”, which will take place at a sold out American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The event’s televised main card will be broadcast live on pay-per-view starting at 10:00 PM ET. An additional hour of preliminary bouts will also be shown on Spike TV starting at 9:00 PM ET prior to that.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort headlines the event, returning to the UFC in a 195 lb catchweight bout against former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin. A heavyweight contenders clash between formidable strikers Mirko Cro Cop and Junior Dos Santos serves as the co-main event.
Dennis Hallman. Photo by Tracy Lee/CombatLifestyle.com.
— 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]
Rich Franklin def. Wanderlei Silva - Unanimous Decision
Cain Velasquez def. Cheick Kongo - Unanimous Decision
Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic def. Mustapha Al-Turk - TKO Round 1 3:08
Mike Swick def. Ben Saunders - TKO Round 2 2:47
Spencer Fisher def. Caol Uno - Unanimous Decision
Dan Hardy def. Marcus Davis - Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Terry Etim def. Justin Buchholz - Submission (D’Arce Choke) Round 2
Dennis Siver def. Dale Hartt - Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 1
Paul Taylor def. Peter Sobotta - Unanimous Decision
Paul Kelly def. Roli Delgado - Unanimous Decision
Stefan Struve def. Denis Stojnic - Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 2
John Hathaway def. Rick Story - Unanimous Decision