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Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver headlines UFC Fight Night 59 in Boston‏

Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver headlines UFC Fight Night 59 in Boston‏

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

A key featherweight bout featuring Conor McGregor (16-2 MMA, 4-0 UFC) taking on Dennis Siver (22-9 MMA, 11-6 UFC) will headline the UFC’s return to Boston this January.

UFC officials confirmed the news Friday morning.

The brash Irishman, Conor McGregor, is coming off a first-round knockout victory which he earned over Dustin Poirier at last month’s UFC 178 event in Las Vegas. Since joining the UFC ranks, McGregor has gone 4-0, with 3 of those 4 victories coming by way of stoppage.

Meanwhile, UFC veteran Dennis Siver was most recently seen in action at ‘UFC Fight Night 53’ where he scored a unanimous decision win over Charles Rosa. Prior to that, Siver was coming off a 9-month suspension, which he received for failing his UFC 168 post fight drug test, this after fighting Manny Gamburyan.

The January 18th event is expected to take place at Boston’s TD Garden and air on FOX Sports 1.

UFC Fight Night 59 is expected to be co-headlined by a lightweight fight featuring Donald Cerrone taking on undefeated 155er Myles Jury.

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Vitor Belfort vs. Chris Weidman set for UFC 184 in LA‏

Vitor Belfort vs. Chris Weidman set for UFC 184 in LA‏

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

A middleweight title fight between current champion Chris Weidman and number one contender Vitor Belfort will headline February’s UFC 184 event in Los Angeles.

UFC officials made the announcement yesterday.

Weidman and Belfort were supposed to headline December’s UFC 181 event in Las Vegas, but the champ suffered a broken hand in training forcing the bout to be postponed.

Chris Weidman was last seen in action at July’s UFC 175 event in Las Vegas, where he earned a hard-fought unanimous decision win over former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. Prior to that, “The All American” was coming off back-to-back stoppage victories over long time UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

Meanwhile, former UFC champion Vitor Belfort has looked absolutely phenomenal as of late. The Brazilian slugger has reeled off 3-straight head kick knockout wins, defeating opponents Michael Bisping, Luke Rockhold and most recently Dan Henderson in those contests.

UFC 184 is expected to take place February 28 live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The event will air on pay-per-view following the prelims which are expected to show on Fox Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.

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Velasquez injured! Hunt now faces Werdum for interim title at UFC 180

Velasquez injured! Hunt now faces Werdum for interim title at UFC 180

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

 

The UFC”s debut in Mexico just took a huge hit to its sold-out event.

According to the UFC’s official twitter account, UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has been forced to pull out of his UFC 180 title defense bout due to an injury.

The extent of the champ’s injury is unknown at this time.

On the heels of the heavyweight champions popularity, UFC 180 sold-out 21,0000 seats in just 8-hours.

In for the injured champion comes surging heavyweight slugger Mark Hunt. Hunt last saw action at UFC Fight Night Japan, where he knocked out Roy Nelson in the second-round of their main event bout.

Velasquez last fought in October of 2013, and as such, the promotion will put up an interim title for the November 15 winner.

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GSP cleared to resume MMA training‏

GSP cleared to resume MMA training‏

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

 

Remember Georges St. Pierre?

The former UFC welterweight champion who had that awesome French accent?

Well just a quick refresher, Georges St. Pierre left the sport of MMA following his UFC 167 welterweight title defense victory over Johny Hendricks last November, vacating his 170-pound strap in the process.

After relinquishing his title, the 33-year-old Canadian suffered a torn left MCL in March, which has kept him from training in mixed martial arts ever since.

During his time away from the sport, the UFC has since crowned a new welterweight champion in the form of the aforementioned Johny Hendricks, who earned the title by narrowly defeating Robbie Lawler via judges decision at March’s UFC 171 event in Dallas, Texas.

St. Pierre has never officially retired from the sport of MMA, and according to a new report from UFC officials, the former champ has received doctor’s clearance to begin training again in MMA.

“His knee just got cleared and he’ll start training again and getting back into shape. He’ll let us know when he’s ready [to fight again],” stated UFC president Dana White.

Whether or not GSP will actually return to the octagon remains to be seen. He has been promised an immediate title shot upon his return to the cage but with his teammate Rory MacDonald currently sitting in the #1 contenders chair he may not be in any “rush.”

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