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Joe Lauzon vs. Evan Dunham set for the TUF 22 Finale event‏

Joe Lauzon vs. Evan Dunham set for the TUF 22 Finale event‏

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

 

 

 

A battle between lightweight veterans Joe Lauzon and Evan Dunham will take place at December’s TUF 22 Finale event in Las Vegas.

UFC  officials announced the news yesterday evening.

Joe Lauzon (25-10 MMA) is coming off a first-round TKO victory over former PRIDE lightweight champion Takanori Gomi, which took place at July’s UFC on FOX 16 event. “J-Lau” has now won three of his past four bouts, with his lone loss in that time coming to Al Iaquinta.

Meanwhile, Evan Dunham (16-6 MMA) has posted back-to-back wins for the first time since 2012, this after scoring decision victories over Rodrigo Damm and most recently Ross Pearson. The 33-year-old has gone 3-3 over his past six fights, suffering setbacks to current champ Rafael dos Anjos, number one contender Donald Cerrone and Edson Barboza during that stretch.

The TUF 22 Finale event will take place Friday December 11 in Las Vegas, one day before Saturday’s huge UFC 194 pay-per-view card.

A welterweight bout between Mike Pierce and Ryan LaFlare has also been scheduled for the event (TUF 22 Finale).

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Uriah Hall replaces Roan Carneiro, faces Gegard Mousasi at UFN 75‏

Uriah Hall replaces Roan Carneiro, faces Gegard Mousasi at UFN 75‏

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

 

 

 

Roan Carneiro has suffered an injury and will no longer be able to compete against Gegard Mousasi in the co-headliner of September’s UFC Fight Night 75 event in Japan.

Stepping in to replace Carneiro against “The Dreamcatcher” will be feared-striker Uriah Hall.

UFC officials announced the change late yesterday evening.

Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi (37-5-2 MMA) will be looking to earn his third-straight octagon victory with a win over Hall next month. “The Dreamcatcher” was most recently seen in action at May’s UFC Fight Night 66 event, where he earned a unanimous decision victory over Costas Philippou. Prior to that, Mousasi had scored a first-round TKO victory over MMA legend Dan Henderson at January’s UFC on FOX 14 event in Sweden.

Meanwhile, Uriah Hall  (11-5 MMA) was last seen in action earlier this month at UFC Fight Night 73, where he scored a first-round TKO victory over Oluwale Bamgbose. “Primetime” has now won four of his past five fights, with his lone loss in that time coming to Rafael Natal via judges split-decision.

UFC Fight Night 75 takes place September 26 live from Japan’s Saitama Super Arena. The event is headlined by a heavyweight bout featuring Roy Nelson taking on Josh Barnett.

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Michael Bisping vs. Robert Whittaker targeted for UFC 193‏

Michael Bisping vs. Robert Whittaker targeted for UFC 193‏

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

 

 

 

A middleweight bout featuring Michael Bisping taking on Robert Whittaker is being targeted for Novemeber’s UFC 193 event in Australia.

The bout was first reported by ESPN and has since been confirmed by FOX Sports.

Michael Bisping (27-7 MMA) was most recently seen in action at July’s UFC Fight Night 72 event in Scotland, where he earned a split-decision victory over former title challenger Thales Leites. That victory served as “The Count’s” second in row and marked the first time since December of 2011 that Bisping has won back-to-back fights.

Meanwhile, Robert Whittaker (14-4 MMA) will be looking to extend his current win streak to four in a row when he faces Bisping this fall. “The Reaper” was last seen in action at May’s UFC Fight Night 65 event, where he scored a first-round knockout victory over Hawaiian Brad Tavares. The welterweight winner of ‘The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes’ series has gone 2-0 since moving up to the UFC’s middleweight division.

The UFC’s debut event in Melbourne, Australia, is set to take place inside Ethiad Stadium on November 14. The event is headlined by a welterweight title fight featuring current champ Robbie Lawler defending his belt against former interim title holder Carlos Condit.

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Glover Teixeira vs. Patrick Cummins set as UFN 77 co-headliner‏

Glover Teixeira vs. Patrick Cummins set as UFN 77 co-headliner‏

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

 

 

 

A key light heavyweight bout between Glover Teixeira and Patrick Cummins will serve as the co-main event for November’s UFC Fight Night 77 fight card in Brazil.

UFC officials announced the news earlier today.

Glover Teixeira (23-4 MMA) snapped the first two-fight losing skid of his career by defeating Ovince St. Preux earlier this month in the headlining bout of UFC Fight Night 73. Prior to the win, the 35-year-old former title challenger had suffered back-to-back decision losses to Phil Davis and Jon Jones.

Meanwhile, Patrick Cummins (8-2 MMA) has gone 4-2 since joining the UFC ranks in February of 2014. “Durkin” was most recently seen in action earlier this month at UFC 190, where he scored a third-round TKO victory over Rafael Cavalcante. Prior to that, Cummmins was coming off a first-round knockout loss to the aforementioned Ovince St. Preux at April’s UFC on FOX 15 event.

UFC Fight Night 77 takes place November 7 live from the Ginásio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The event is headlined by a trilogy bout between MMA legends Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson.

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