Bethe Correia vs Jessamyn Duke Joins UFC 172

Bethe Correia

Bethe Correia

  • 7-0 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
  • 7 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Julie Kedzie

Jessamyn Duke

Jessamyn Duke

  • 3-0 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Peggy Morgan

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UFC 172

April 26th, 2014

Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore Arena

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Bethe Correia improved her record to 7-0 in her UFC debut, with a split decision win over Julie Kedzie at UFC Fight Night 33.  While she remains undefeated, Correia has earned only one stoppage victory in her career, a TKO victory over Anne Karoline in April of last year.

One the brightest young stars in women’s MMA, Jessamyn Duke won her UFC debut at the Ultimate Fighter 18 live finale, after defeating fellow cast-mate Peggy Morgan by unanimous decision. She’s now 3-0 in her young professional career, also earning stoppages wins over Suzie Montero and Marciea Allen.

Nam Phan vs Vaughan Lee Slated for Ultimate Fighter: China Finale

Nam Phan

Nam Phan

  • 18-12 MMA / 2-5 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Saad Awad, Leonard Garcia, Cole Miller

Vaughan Lee

Vaughan Lee

  • 13-9-1 MMA / 2-3 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto, Motonobu Tezuka

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The Ultimate Fighter: China Finale

March 1st, 2014

Macau, China

The Venetian Macau Resort Hotel

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Despite a pedestrian 2-5 record in the UFC, Nam Phan gets another fight inside the octagon thanks to his exciting fighting style that has earned him two “Fight of the Night” bonus checks. He’s currently on a two-fight losing streak, last time out losing a unanimous decision to Takeya Mizugaki in a three-round war.

Since November of 2011, UK bantamweight Vaughan Lee has traded wins and losses, going 3-3 during his tenure with the UFC. Most recently, Lee was submitted in the second round by Raphael Assuncao at UFC on Fuel TV 10.  His last victory came in February, earning a unanimous decision win over Motonobu Tezuka.

Evan Dunham vs Mark Bocek, Sam Stout vs KJ Noons Headed to TUF Nations Finale

Evan Dunham

Evan Dunham

  • 14-5 MMA / 7-5 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Gleison Tibau, Tyson Griffin, Nik Lentz

Mark Bocek

Mark Bocek

  • 11-5 MMA / 7-5 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Dustin Hazelett, Nik Lentz, John Alessio

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Sam Stout

Sam Stout

  • 20-9-1 MMA / 9-8 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Matt Wiman, Joe Lauzon, Caros Fodor

KJ Noons

KJ Noons

  • 12-7 MMA / 1-1 UFC Record
  • Lost 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Nick Diaz, Jorge Gurgel, George Sotiropoulos

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The Ultimate Fighter: Nations Finale

April 16th, 2014

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Colisee Pepsi

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Once considered one the brightest prospects in the 155-pound division, Evan Dunham now finds himself in a must-win situation losing three of his last four fights inside the UFC. His only win since January of 2012, was a closely-contested split decision victory over Gleison Tibau in February of last year. Dunham’s latest fight was a second round submission loss to Donald Cerrone at UFC 167.

Grappling ace, Mark Bocek had a two-fight win streak come to an end at UFC 154, after losing a one-sided unanimous decision to up-and-coming superstar Rafael dos Anjos. Previous to the Dos Anjos loss, Bocek earned two dominant decision victories of his own over Nik Lentz and John Alessio.

Sam Stout returned to the win column at UFC on FOX 9, dominating Cody McKenzie from start to finish en route to a clear-cut unanimous decision win over Cody McKenzie. He looks to get back-to-back wins for the first time since June of 2011.

KJ Noons likely saved his UFC roster spot and his mixed martial arts career with a unanimous decision win over George Sotiropoulos at UFC 166. The win ended a three-fight losing streak, including a decision loss to Donald Cerrone in his UFC debut last May.

Roy Nelson vs Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Planned for April 11th UFC Event in Abu Dhabi

Roy Nelson

Roy Nelson

  • 19-9 MMA / 6-5 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Cheick Kongo, Stefan Struve, Mirko Cro Cop

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

  • 34-8-1 MMA / 5-4 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Dan Henderson, Fabricio Werdum, Randy Couture

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Event TBD

April 11th, 2014

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Venue TBD

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Roy Nelson is desperate need of a victory to maintain relevance among the top fights in the UFC’s heavyweight division following back-to-back uninspiring efforts against Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier. He was quickly climbing the ranks in 2012 to early 2013, when he won three-straight fights over Dave Herman, Matt Mitrione, and Cheick Kongo, earning first round knockouts in all three fights.

37-year old, former Pride Fighting and UFC heavyweight champion, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira refuses to call it a career just yet, despite trading wins and losses since December of 2008. After nearly going 10 years without losing by stoppages to begin his career, his last four losses have been stoppage defeats (2 KO/TKO, 2 submissions). Noguiera’s last win came at UFC 153, submitting Dave Herman in the second round.

Andre Fili vs Max Holloway Added to UFC 172

Andre Fili

Andre Fili

  • 13-1 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
  • 9 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Alexander Crispim, Enoch Wilson, Jeremy Larsen

Max Holloway

Max Holloway

  • 8-3 MMA / 4-3 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 0f Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Will Chope, Justin Lawrence, Leonard Garcia

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UFC 172

April 26th, 2014

Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore Arena

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Alpha Male product, Andre Fili was sharp in his UFC debut, stopping Jeremy Larsen with a second round TKO victory. He’s won nine-straight fights, dating back to October of 2011, including wins over Enoch Wilson and Adrian Diaz.

Max Holloway snapped a two-fight losing streak at UFC Fight Nigh 34, earning a second round TKO win over Will Chope earlier this month at Fight Night 34. He had previously lost back-to-back decisions against Dennis Bermudez and Conor McGregor.

Bryan Caraway Out; Lucas Martins Now Meets Aljamain Sterling at UFC 170

Lucas Melo Martins

Lucas Melo Martins

  • 14-1 MMA / 2-1 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Jeremy Larsen, Ramiro Hernandez

Aljamain Sterling

Aljamain Sterling 

  • 8-0 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 8 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Claudio Ledesma, Sean Santella, Joel Roberts

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UFC 170

February 22nd, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada

Mandalay Bay Events Center

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Since losing to uber-prospect Edson Barboza in his UFC debut, Lucas Martins has now won back-to-back fights in the octagon. He rebounded from the Barboza loss with a third round knockout victory over Jeremy Larsen at UFC on FX 8. Martins then dropped two weight classes to the bantamweight division, and ran through Ramiro Hernandez, earning the submission win in just a little over a minute into the opening round at UFC Fight Night 28.

Top ranked bantamweight, Aljamian Sterling, finally signs with the UFC following a perfect 8-0 record to begin his career. Notable victories include a decision win over flyweight prospect, Sean Santella at a CFFC 11, and a first round submission win over Joel Roberts last November.

Julianna Pena Suffers “Severe Knee Injury”; Jessica Andrade vs Raquel Pennington Booked for UFC 171

Jessica Andrade

Jessica Andrade 

  • 10-3 MMA / 1-1 UFC Record
  • Won 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Milana Dudieva, Rosi Sexton

Raquel Pennington

Raquel Pennington 

  • 4-3 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Kim Couture, Sarah Moras, Roxanne Modafferi

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UFC 171

March 15th, 2014

Dallas, Texas

American Airlines Center

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Ultimate Fighter 18 winner, Julianna Pena has been scratched from her UFC 171 bout with Jessica Andrade, after suffering tears in her ACL, MCL, LCL, meniscus, and hamstring in her training camp. She will on the sidelines for two years or more.

Jessica Andrade got her first victory in the UFC with a dominant unanimous decision victory over Rosi Sexton at UFC Fight Night 30. She made her debut in July of last year, but lost by second round TKO to former UFC title challenger, Liz Carmouche at UFC on FOX 8.

Raquel Pennington was successful in her UFC debut, defeating women’s MMA trailblazer, Roxanne Modafferi by unanimous decision at the Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. The win snapped a two-fight losing streak to a couple of the top women’s bantamweight fighters in the world, Cat Zingano and Leslie Smith.