The UFC on Fuel TV 6 Macau, China card got a boost today as the UFC added two bouts to the fight card. Light heavyweights Thiago Silva and Stanislav Nedkov have been added along with lightweights Takanori Gomi and Mac Danzig to the November 10th event.
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In all the mayhem of UFC 151 being canceled, and fighter after fighter saying they would have stepped up, you may have missed Alan Belcher tweeting that he was ok with Vitor Belfort taking the Jon Jones fight. Belcher revealed he has a spinal fracture and he was unfortunately going to have to pull out of their UFC 153 fight anyway. Alan said the timetable for his return will be in November, and that he wants a top 5 guy. Belcher is on a four fight win streak with impressive wins over Jason MacDonald and Rousimar Palhares.
Those of you that weren’t up late enough last night to witness the beginning of the UFC 151 rumor mill fire storm woke up today wondering what the hell the MMA community was all a buzz about. Was Dan Henderson hurt and out of his light heavyweight title fight with Jon Jones or was social media creating something that just wasn’t there.
The California State Athletic Commission handed out the medical suspensions from Saturday’s UFC on FOX 4 with 11 of the participants receiving at least 45 days. Three of four light-heavyweight headliners got suspensions as well as three others receiving lengthy suspensions that could end up being 180 days.
The retirement of UFC light heavyweight Matt Hamill lasted longer than many, but still it only lasted a year. Exactly one year ago today Matt Hamill made his last appearance in the Octagon and today he announced via his Facebook page that he was back!
The welterweight clash between the quick rising Rory MacDonald and the UFC legend BJ Penn will not be happening at next month’s UFC 152 in Toronto, Canada. As last night’s UFC on FOX 4 main event was getting set to start, UFC President Dana White learned that MacDonald had suffered a major cut above his right eye during training and would not be medically cleared to fight on September 22nd.
Two top UFC welterweights coming off loses will try to jump right back into a division on hold at UFC 151. Jake Ellenberger (27-6) and Josh Koscheck (17-6) have agreed to fight on September 1st as the co-main event to the light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Dan Henderson.
Originally it was thought that September’s UFC 152 would be headlined by a welterweight bout between B.J. Penn and Rory MacDonald. The UFC though would put those rumors to rest this weekend as they announced two new bouts (including a title fight) that will be sitting atop the UFC 152 fight card at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre.