Rashad Evans Injured; Daniel Cormier vs Patrick Cummins Booked for UFC 170

Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier

  • 13-0 MMA / 2-0 UFC Record
  • 13 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Frank Mir, Antonio Silva, Josh Barnett

Patrick Cummins

Patrick Cummins

  • 4-0 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 4 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Terrell Brown

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UFC 170

February 22nd, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada

Mandalay Bay Events Center

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Former Olympic medalist, Daniel Cormier drops to the light heavyweight division for the first time after beginning his career a perfect 13-0 in the heavyweight division. He’s now 2-0 in the UFC since his transfer from Strikeforce, earning back-to-back decision wins over Frank Mir and Roy Nelson.

Light heavyweight prospect, Patrick Cummins brings a perfect 4-0 record with him into the octagon, with all four wins coming by stoppages (2 KO/TKO, 2 Submissions). He most recently defeated Willie Smalls by first round submission at a Sparta Combat League event in May of last year.

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Tatsuya Kawajiri vs Clay Guida Targeted for UFC Fight Night 39

Tatsuya Kawajiri

Tatsuya Kawajiri

  • 33-7-2 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
  • 6 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Geisas Cavalcante, Josh Thomson, Kazuyuki Miyata

Clay Guida

Clay Guida

  • 30-14 MMA / 10-8 UFC Record
  • Lost 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Rafael dos Anjos, Hatsu Hioki, Anthony Pettis

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UFC Fight Night 39

April 11th, 2014

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Venue TBD

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It took longer than expected, but Asia’s perennial featherweight superstar, Tatsuya Kawajiri, made his UFC debut in January, submitting Sean Soriano in the first round at UFC Fight Night 34. He’s now won six straight fights, including notable victories over Joachim Hansen, Kazuyuki Miyata, and Michihiro Omigawa.

Clay Guida lost his third fight in four attempts at UFC 164, after suffering a third round knockout loss to Chad Mendes. His only win since June of 2011, was a controversial split decision win over Hatsu Hioki in January of last year.

UFC Fight Night 36 Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Lyoto Machida def. Gegard Mousasi via Unanimous Decision
  • Ronaldo Souza def. Francis Carmont via Unanimous Decision
  • Erick Silva def. Takenori Sato via KO (Punches) – Round 1, 0:52
  • Nicholas Musoke def. Viscardi Andrade via Unanimous Decision
  • Charles Oliveira def. Andy Ogle via Triangle Choke – Round 3, 2:40

Preliminary Card:

  • Joe Proctor def. Cristiano Marcello via Unanimous Decision
  • Rodrigo Damm def. Ivan Jorge via Unanimous Decision
  • Francisco Trinaldo def. Jesse Ronson via Split Decision
  • Yuri Alcantara def. Wilson Reis via Split Decision
  • Felipe Arantes def. Maximo Blanco via Unanimous Decision
  • Ildemar Alcantara def. Albert Tumenov via Split Decision
  • Zubair Tuhugov def. Douglas Silva de Andrade via Unanimous Decision

Lucas Martins Out; Aljamain Sterling vs Cody Gibson Slated for UFC 170

Aljamain Sterling

Aljamain Sterling 

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

Cody Gibson

Cody Gibson

  • 11-3 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 6 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Walel Watson, Andrew Whitney, Chad George

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UFC 170

February 22nd, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada

Mandalay Bay Events Center

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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.

Cody Gibson won his seventh straight fight in November of last year, earning a unanimous decision victory over Evan Esguerra at Tachi Palace 17. Other notable wins during the streak include a decision nod against Andrew Whitney and a first round submission win over WEC-veteran Chad George.

 

Rani Yahya vs Johnny Bedford Scheduled for UFC Fight 39 in Abu Dhabi

Rani Yahya

Rani Yahya

  • 19-8 MMA / 4-3 UFC Record
  • Won 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Eddie Wineland, Mike Brown, Mizuto Hirota

Johnny Bedford

Johnny Bedford

  • 19-10-1 MMA / 2-1 UFC Record
  • Won 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Daniel Pineda, Marcos Vinicius, Louis Gaudinot

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UFC Fight Night 39

April 11th, 2014

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Venue TBD

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Rani Yahya returns to the bantamweight division after falling short in a hard-fought split decision defeat to Tom Niinimaki at the Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. He had previously been on a three-fight win streak, which included a submission victory over Josh Grispi and decision wins over Mizuto Hirota and Josh Clopton.

Johnny Bedford suffered his first lost in the UFC at UFC 159 after being submitted by Bryan Caraway in the third round. He began his tenure in the UFC with back-to-back knockout victories over Louis Gaudinot and Marcos Vinicius. Injuries have kept Bedford out of action for the past year.

Derrick Lewis vs Jack May Added to UFC on FOX 11

Derrick Lewis

Derrick Lewis

  • 9-2 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 5 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Ryan Martinez, Ricky Shivers, Jared Rosholt

Jack May

Jack May

  • 7-0 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 7 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Carl Seumanutafa

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UFC on FOX 11

April 19th, 2014

Orlando, Florida

Amway Center

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Legacy Fighting Championships heavyweight champion, Derrick Lewis gets a shot in the big leagues on the heels of a five-fight win streak. The most notable win during the streak was his upset victory over Jared Rosholt, winning by second round knockout at LFC 13.  Most recently, Lewis stopped Ricky Shivers in the third round via TKO earlier this year in March.

Jack ‘The Outlaw’ May brings an unbeaten record of 7-0 with him in to his UFC debut, most recently stopping Carl Seumanutafa with a first round TKO at Tachi Palace Fights 18. Six of his seven victories have come by stoppages, all by knockout.

Francisco Rivera Out; Rafael Assuncao vs Pedro Munhoz Set for UFC 170

Raphael Assuncao

Raphael Assuncao

  • 21-4-0 MMA / 5-1 UFC Record
  • 5 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Yves Jabouin, Mike Easton, TJ Dillashaw

Pedro Munhoz

Pedro Munhoz

  • 10-0 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 9 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Mitch Jackson, Jeff Curran, Billy Daniels

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UFC 170

February 22nd, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada

Mandalay Bay Events Center

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Raphael Assuncao may be a win or two away from a title shot following a razor-thin, somewhat controversial split decision win over TJ Dillashaw at UFC Fight Night 29. He’s now a perfect 5-0 as a bantamweight, including other key wins over Johnny Eduardo and Mike Easton.

Resurrection Fighting Alliance’s bantamweight champion, Pedro Munhoz, got the call from the UFC following his 41-second submission win over Billy Daniels at RFA 12. The win extended his record to a perfect 10-0 mark, including a split decision victory last August over UFC veteran, Jeff Curran.