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Donald Cerrone vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov set for UFC 187 in Vegas‏

Donald Cerrone vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov set for UFC 187 in Vegas‏

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

A key lightweight battle between Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov has been booked for May’s UFC 187 event in Las Vegas.

UFC officials announced the news yesterday.

Donald Cerrone is coming off a razor-close victory which he earned over former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at January’s UFC Fight Night event in Boston.  The win extended “Cowboy’s” current win streak to seven in a row.

Meanwhile, Khabib Nurmagomedov will return to the cage for the first time since April of 2014. “The Eagle” was sidelined with a knee injury for the better part of a year, but is excited to return to action and get a shot at UFC gold. The undefeated Russian has gone a perfect 22-0 in his young mixed martial arts career.

UFC 187 takes place May 23 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is headlined by a light heavyweight title fight featuring champion Jon Jones taking on number one contender Anthony Johnson.

Who do you have winning this key lightweight battle?

Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort to co-headline UFC 187‏

Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort to co-headline UFC 187‏

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

A middleweight title fight will co-headline May’s UFC 187 event in Las Vegas.

UFC officials announced yesterday that current 185-pound champ Chris Weidman will take on former UFC title holder Vitor Belfort in the evenings co-main event slot.

Chris Weidman was last seen in action at July’s UFC 175 event, where he scored a hard-fought unanimous decision win over former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. The “All-American” was expected to face Belfort at this month’s UFC 184 event in LA, but was forced out of the fight with an injury.

Meanwhile, Vitor Belfort will fight for the first time since November of 2013 when he faces off with Weidman this May. “The Phenom” is currently riding a three-fight win streak, with all 3 wins coming by form of head kick KO’s. Belfort’s recent victims include Michael Bisping, Luke Rockhold and most recently Dan Henderson.

UFC 187 takes place May 23 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is headlined by a light heavyweight title fight featuring champion Jon Jones taking on number one contender Anthony Johnson.

Who do you have winning this middleweight title fight?

Jon Jones vs. Anthony Johnson set for UFC 187 in Vegas‏

Jon Jones vs. Anthony Johnson set for UFC 187 in Vegas‏

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

A light heavyweight title fight will headline May’s UFC 187 event in Las Vegas.

UFC officials announced the news yesterday, confirming that current title holder Jon “Bones” Jones will battle number one contender Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in the evenings main event.

Jon Jones was last seen in action at January’s UFC 182 event in Las Vegas, where he earned a unanimous decision victory over Daniel Cormier. The victory extended “Bones” current win streak to an amazing 12 victories in a row.

Meanwhile, Anthony Johnson earned his title shot opportunity by defeating former number one contender Alexander Gustafsson via first-round TKO at last month’s UFC on FOX 14 event in Sweden. “Rumble” is currently riding a nine-fight win streak, which includes 3 straight octagon wins.

UFC 187 takes place May 23 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Who do you have winning this light heavyweight tilt?

Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber set for UFC Fight Night in Manila‏

Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber set for UFC Fight Night in Manila‏

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

A super fight between former MMA champions Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber has been booked to headline May’s UFC debut event in Manila, Philippines.

Former UFC lightweight champion and current #1 ranked featherweight contender, Frankie Edgar, has won three fights in a row. Frankie’s most recent victory came this past November in Texas, where he submitted Cub Swanson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 57. Prior to that, Edgar defeated MMA legend BJ Penn via third-round TKO at July’s TUF 19 Finale event in Las Vegas.

Meanwhile, “The California Kid” is currently riding a two-fight win streak. Faber was last seen in action at December’s UFC 181 event, where he earned a submission victory over Francisco Rivera. Since joining the UFC ranks in March of 2011, Faber has compiled a 8-3 record with his only losses coming to champions Renan Bara and Dominick Cruz.

The bout will take place at featherweight (145-pounds).

The ‘UFC Fight Night Manila’ event is set for May 16, 2015.

Who do you have winning this fight between former champions?