As UFC 152 approaches, Charles Oliveira readies himself to try to extend his win streak to three when he faces Cub Swanson. Oliveira started his UFC career with two big wins, and the world took notice. His next three fights did not go as well, going 0-2-1 when facing top-notch fighters like Jim Miller and Donald Cerrone.
Tonight the world witnessed one of the best fights of the year Dustin Poirier and “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung went four round in the main event of the UFC on FUEL TV 3. The fight would end a very solid night of fights that started on Facebook with six preliminary bouts before fans moved to FUEL TV for six more fights on the main card.
Sunday’s premiere of TUF: Brazil showed 32 fighters from all over Brazil stepped into the Octagon to fight their way into the first international TUF house. Coaches Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva, along with UFC President Dana White watched on as 16 fights narrowed the field down to the 8 featherweights and 8 middleweights that will compete for the chance to become the next Ultimate Fighter.
The first ever international edition of The Ultimate Fighter reality series premieres tonight. The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil will air in Brazil on Globo however it will be streaming in North America on TUF.TV at 9pm PT / 12am ET. TUF: Brazil will not be live like the TUF Live: Team Cruz vs. Team Faber, instead it will bring back the old format of being taped like the previous 14 seasons.
Two of the UFC’s young guns in the Featherweight division have signed on to meet one another at UFC on FX 4 as Jimy “The Kid” Hettes and Steven Siler will take on one another on the June 22nd card.
Explosive, decisive and a division that saw potential threats from the upper weights drop down and be sent home puzzled, the featherweight division inside the UFC was strong this year and looks to be the same going into 2012. Dominated buy the Brazilian champ, Jose Aldo, nobody has presented him with any significant trouble or means to see the belt exchange hands in the near future.
With the season four featherweight tournament winner Patricio “Pitbull” Freire recovering from his second surgery on his hand , Bellator has decided to make a switch. The Bellator featherweight champion, Joe Warren (7-2) will now face the summer series featherweight tournament winner Pat Curran early in 2012.