The Daily Recap: White Guarantees MMA in NY in 2012, TUF Brazil to Air on FUEL TV & More

UFC President Dana White. Photo courtesy of Playboy Magazine.

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.

— According to UFC President Dana White, the UFC will make its debut in New York before the end of the new year, guaranteed. "We're so close. It's going to happen, and I guarantee you it's going to happen this year. It's going to depend on when it happens, timing and everything else, but obviously, it would be nice to go in there with, probably, Jon Jones." [MMA Fight Corner]

— The first edition of the long-running reality show to not take place in the United States, "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil" will likely air on FUEL TV and will debut on March 9 on its new home of FX. UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will coach opposite former featherweight king Urijah Faber as they lead a group of lightweight fighters towards a six-figure UFC contract. [MMA Fighting]

— Longtime veteran Robbie Lawler banked an event-high $150,000 for his first-round KO of Adlan Amagov at this past weekend's Strikeforce "Rockhold vs. Jardine" event in Las Vegas. Other notable salaries included $95,000 for former Strikeforce light heavyweight champ Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal and $90,000 for a successful middleweight title defense for holder Luke Rockhold. [Sherdog]

— Brian Rogers has reportedly signed on as an entrant in Bellator's upcoming season-six middleweight tournament, scheduled to begin in March. The Ohio native fell in the semifinals of Bellator's season-five 185 lb tourney, defeating Victor O'Donnell via first-round TKO before being stopped by eventual winner Alexander Shlemenko in his most recent outing. [MMA Junkie]

— Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts member Buddy Roberts has reportedly inked a multi-fight contract with the UFC. The 29-year-old has won eleven of his thirteen fights as a professional, picking up notable wins over Tony Lopez and B.J. Lacy. He is expected to make his promotional debut this spring. [MMA Weekly]


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