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Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold set as UFC 194 co-main event!‏

Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold set as UFC 194 co-main event!‏

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

 

 

 

A middleweight title fight between champion Chris Weidman and number one contender Luke Rockhold will co-headline December’s UFC 194 event in Las Vegas.

UFC officials announced the booking earlier today.

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (13-0 MMA) will return to the octagon for the first time since May’s UFC 187 event, where he scored a first-round TKO victory over Vitor Belfort. Prior to that, the “All-American” was coming off a decision victory over former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, which occurred at UFC 175 in July of 2014.

Meanwhile, former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold (14-2 MMA) was last seen in action at April’s UFC on FOX 15 event, where he earned a second-round submission victory over Lyoto Machida. That victory marked Rockhold’s fourth in a row, as he had previously scored wins over Michael Bisping, Tim Boetsch and Costas Philippou respectively.

UFC 194 takes place December 12 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The pay-per-view event is headlined by a featherweight title unification bout between champ Jose Aldo and interim title holder Conor McGregor.

Who do you have winning this championship bout?

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Colts sign T.Y. Hilton to a five-year $65 million deal!

Colts sign T.Y. Hilton to a five-year $65 million deal!

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

 

 

 

The Indianapolis Colts and star wide receiver T.Y. Hilton agree to a five-year contract earlier today.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the deal is worth $65 million, with $39 million in guaranteed money.

The third-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft is coming off his first Pro Bowl season, which saw him catch 82 passes, for 1,345 yards and seven touchdown scores.

Hilton has world-class speed and is a threat to score on every snap.

The 25-year-old will be joined by some new talent in Indy this season, as rookie Phillip Dorsett and veteran Andre Johnson have been added to the Colts roster.

One man who is definitely smiling right now… Andrew Luck.

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BREAKING: Anderson Silva suspended one year, fined $380k!

BREAKING: Anderson Silva suspended one year, fined $380k!

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

 

 

 

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva finally had his day in ‘court’, when he appeared in front of the Nevada State Athletic Commission to deal with his failed drug tests from UFC 183.

If you recall, Anderson tested positive for banned substances after his unanimous decision victory over Nick Diaz at January’s UFC 183 event in Las Vegas.

Today’s hearing lasted quite some time, with lots of back and forth between Silva’s team and the commission.

Silva’s team tried to play the pills were for ‘sexual performance’ defense, but the commission was not buying it.

In the end, the commission handed “The Spider” a one-year suspension and fined the former UFC champion $380,000 for his negligence.

Anderson’s victory over Nick Diaz was also overturned to a no-contest by the commission.

At 40-years of age, do you think we will ever see Anderson Silva step back in to the octagon?

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Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone set for UFC on FOX 17‏

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone set for UFC on FOX 17‏

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

 

 

 

Rafael dos Anjos will make his first ever UFC  lightweight title defense this December when he squares off with #1 contender Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC on FOX 17.

UFC officials confirmed the booking today with FOXSports.com.

UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos (24-7 MMA) will return to the cage for the first time since winning the title from Anthony Pettis at March’s UFC 185 event in Dallas. “RDA” is currently riding a four-fight winning streak, which includes victories over Nate Diaz, Jason High and former champion Benson Henderson.

Meanwhile, Donald Cerrone (28-6  MMA) was last seen in action at May’s UFC 187 event in Las Vegas, where he scored a second-round TKO victory over John Makdessi. After dropping a decision to “RDA” in August of 2013,  “Cowboy” has since put together an impressive eight-fight win streak inside the UFC’s stacked lightweight division.

UFC on FOX 17 takes place December 19 live from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The main card will air on FOX following the prelims which will likely be shown on a combination of FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Who takes this championship bout? Stay tuned to KalapakiJoes.com for all your major UFC News!