Jake Shields vs Tyron Woodley Headed to June 15th UFC Event

Jake Shields

 

Jake Shields

  • 27-6-1 MMA / 2-2 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Dan Henderson, Martin Kampmann, Yoshihiro Akiyama

Tyron Woodley

 

Tyron Woodley

  • 11-1 MMA /1-0 UFC Record
  • Won 11 of 12 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Tarec Saffiedine, Paul Daley, Jay Hieron

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UFC Event TBD

June 15th, 2013

Canada

Venue TBD

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Jake Shields returns to the welterweight division, following the completion of his nine-month suspension after testing positive to a banned substance after his win over Ed Herman at UFC 150. The victory was later overturned to a no-contest. Shields is 2-2 in the UFC, earning decision victories over Martin Kampann and Yoshihro Akiyama.

Tyron Woodley made quite the entrance in the UFC, knocking out the usually resilient Jay Hieron in just 36-seconds into the opening round. Previously, he suffered his first loss of his career, a fourth round knockout defeat to Nate Marquardt in a “Fight of the Year” candidate in 2012.

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John Lineker vs Azamat Gashimov Booked for UFC on FX 8

John Lineker

 

John Lineker

  • 20-6 MMA / 1-1 UFC Record
  • Won 14 0f Last 15 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Wagner Campos, Yasuhiro Urushitani

Azamat Gashimov

 

Azamat Gashimov

  • 7-2 MMA / 0-1 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins:

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UFC on FX 8

May 18th, 2013

Santa Catarina, Brazil

Arena Jaragua

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John Lineker earned his first win in the UFC with a unanimous decision victory over Yasuhiro Urushitani at UFC on Fuel TV 6. He made his promotional debut in May of last year, but came up short against Louis Gaudinot, submitting to a guillotine choke in the second round.

Azamat Gashimov drops to the featherweight division following a first round submission loss to Ivan Menjivar in his UFC debut. The loss snapped a two-fight win streak, which included two first round stoppage victories in the Russian regional circuit.

Daniel Straus Out; Pat Curran vs Shahbulat Shamhalaev Set for Bellator 95

Pat Curran

Pat Curran

  • 18-4 MMA / 8-1 Bellator Record
  • 5 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Patrcio Freire, Marlon Sandro, Joe Warren

Shahbulat Shamhalaev

 

Shahbulat Shamhalaev

  • 12-1-1 MMA / 3-0 Bellator Record
  • 6 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Cody Bollinger, Mike Richman, Rad Martinez

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Bellator 95

April 4th, 2013

Atlantic City, New Jersey

Revel Resort and Casino

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Bellator’s featherweight champion, Pat Curran successfully defended his title for the first time with a hard-fought unanimous decision victory over Patricio Freire at Bellator 85. He’s won five fights in a row, including his 2011 Summer Series featherweight tournament run and title fight win over Joe Warren.

Shahbulat Shamhalaev had a near flawless run in this year’s featherweight tournament, earning three consecutive knockout victories over Cody Bollinger, Mike Richman, and Rad Martinez to earn a shot at Bellator gold. He’s currently on a six-fight win streak dating back to April of 2011.

Jeremy Stephens vs Estevan Payan Added to UFC 160

Jeremy Stephens

 

Jeremy Stephens

  • 20-9 MMA / 7-8 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Cole Miller, Rafael dos Anjos, Sam Stout

Estevan Payan

 

Estevan Payan

  • 14-3 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 7 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Michael Bravo, Luis Palomino, Alonzo Martinez

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UFC 160

May 25th, 2013

Las Vegas, Nevada

MGM Grand Garden Arena

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Long-time UFC veteran, Jeremy Stephens is at a crossroad in his career, losing his last three fights inside the octagon. His last win came in June of 2011, defeating Daniel Downes via unanimous decision at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale. He has since lost back-to-back decisions against Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone, and most recently a knockout loss to Yves Edwards.

Estevan Payan makes the move to the UFC from Strikeforce on the heels of a seven-fight win streak dating back to November of 2009. He signed with Strikeforce in January of last year and earned back-to-back wins against Alonzo Martinez and Micheal Bravo.

Sam Sicilia vs Maximo Blanco On Tap for The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale

Sam Sicilia

 

Sam Sicilia 

  • 11-2 MMA / 1-1 UFC Record
  • Won 7 of Last 8 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Charon Spain, Cristiano Marcello

Maximo Blanco

 

Maximo Blanco

  • 8-4-1 MMA / 0-1 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Tetsuya Yamada, Rodrigo Damm, Won Sik Park

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The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale

April 13th, 2013

Las Vegas, Nevada

The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

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Sam Sicilia saw a seven-fight win streak come to an end in his sophomore appearance in the UFC, losing to Rony Bezerra in the second round via TKO at UFC 153. Sicilia earned a knockout win of his own in his UFC debut, stopping Cristiano Marcello in the second round.

Hard-hitting, Maximo Blanco likely fights for his UFC career, losing back-to-back fights since signing with Zuffa back in September of 2011. Blanco had a six-fight win streak snapped in his Strikeforce debut after Pat Healy submitted him with a rear naked choke in the second round. He then dropped to featherweight and transferred to the UFC, but lost a split decision to Marcus Brimage at UFC 145.

Johnson vs Moraga Scratched; Urijah Faber vs Scott Jorgensen Now Headlines The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale

Urijah Faber

 

Urijah Faber

  • 27-6 MMA / 3-2 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Takeya Mizugaki, Eddie Wineland, Brian Bowles

Scott Jorgensen

 

Scott Jorgensen

  • 14-6 MMA / 3-2 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Antonio Banuelos, Brad Pickett, Jeff Curran

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The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale

April 13th, 2013

Las Vegas, Nevada

The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

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The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale was originally supposed to be headlined by a flyweight title fight between Demetrious Johnson and John Moraga, but Johnson suffered a broken hand in training and has been pulled from the card. Top bantamweight contenders, Urijah Faber and Scott Jorgensen will now meet in the main event.

Urijah Faber looked extraordinary at UFC 157, submitting Ivan Menjivar in the first round with a standing rear naked choke. He’s now 3-2 in his tenure with the UFC, losing to Dominick Cruz and Renan Barao in title shot opportunities. Other wins for Faber in the UFC include a decision win against Eddie Wineland and a submission victory over Brian Bowles.

Scott Jorgensen snapped a two-fight losing streak with a first round submission victory over John Albert at UFC on FOX 5. He previously lost back-to-back contests against Renan Barao and Eddie Wineland. In December of 2010, Scott Jorgensen fought Domincick Cruz for the WEC bantamweight title, but came up short losing a unanimous decision.

Evan Dunham vs Rafael Dos Anjos Booked for UFC on FX 8

Evan Dunham

 

Evan Dunham

  • 14-3 MMA / 7-3 UFC Record
  • Won 3 out of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Gleison Tibau, Tyson Griffin, Nik Lentz

Rafael Dos Anjos

 

Rafael dos Anjos

  • 18-6 MMA / 7-4 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: George Sotiropoulos, Mark Bocek, Anthony Njokuani

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UFC on FX 8

May 18th, 2013

Santa Catarina, Brazil

Arena Jaragua

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Evan Dunham rebounded from a one-sided unanimous decision loss to TJ Grant in September of last year, with a split decision victory over Gleison Tibau at UFC 156. The win was his third in four fights, also including victories over Shamar Bailey and Nik Lentz.

Rafael dos Anjos inched closer to title consideration with a dominant unanimous decision victory over Mark Bocek at UFC 154. He’s now won three straight fights inside the UFC, including a submission win over Kamal Shalorus and a decision victory against Anthony Njokuani.