The Daily Recap: TUF Tuesdays, Faber-Menjivar & More

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Despite reports of The Ultimate Fighter moving Wednesdays, it is now being reported that TUF will air on Tuesdays at 9 PM ET. The news comes from an advertisement in UFC 360 that indicates The Ultimate Fighter 17: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen will debut on Tues, January 22 at 9 PM on FX.

Speaking of TUF 17, Dana White threw up a picture of himself with Mike Tyson on Twitter while watching fights for the upcoming season.

Ivan Menjivar and Urijah Faber will settle some unfinished business at UFC 157 in Anahiem. The two bantamweights originally battled at TKO 24: Eruption and Menjivar was disqualified for kicking a downed opponent. [MMAWeekly]

Michael Chiesa has been forced to withdraw from his UFC on Fox 5 bout with Marcus LeVesseur due to an illness. Due to the timing, UFC officials will not seek a replacement. [MMA Fighting]

“King” Muhammed Lawal will reportedly make his Bellator debut on Thursday, January 17 at the UCI Bren Events Center in Irvine, California. King Mo will be competing in the organization’s light heavyweight tournament. No opponent has been named at this time. [MMA Fighting]

The UFC has announced that verbal agreements are in for a light heavyweight bout between Vladimir Matyushenko and Ryan Bader. The bout will take place at UFC on Fox 6 on January 23 in Chicago, Illinois. [UFC]


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