Diego Brandao vs Will Chope Targeted for UFC Fight Night 38

Diego Brandao

Diego Brandao 

  • 17- 9MMA / 4-2 UFC Record
  • Won 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Pablo Garza, Dennis Bermudez, Daniel Pineda

Will Chope

Will Chope

  • 19-6 MMA / 0-1 UFC Record
  • Won 14 of Last 15 Fights
  • Notable Wins:

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UFC Fight Night 38

March 23rd, 2014

Natal, Rio Grande d0 Norte, Brazil

Ginasio Nelio Dias

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Diego Brandao returns after a disappointing showing against Dustin Poirier at UFC 168, suffering a first round knockout loss. The loss to Poirier snapped a three-fight win streak, comprising victories over Joey Gambino, Pablo Garza, and Daniel Pineda.

Will Chope experienced his first loss since January of 2012 in his UFC debut, losing to Max Holloway at Fight Night 34 by second round knockout. The loss ended an incredible fourteen-fight win streak, including twelve wins by stoppages (2 KO/TKO, 10 submissions).

UFC 168 Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Chris Weidman def. Anderson Silva via TKO (Injury) – Round 2, 1:16
  • Ronda Rousey def. Miesha Tate via Armbar – Round 3, 0:58
  • Travis Browne def. Josh Barnett via KO (Elbows) – Round 1, 1:00
  • Jim Miller def. Fabricio Camoes via Armbar – Round 1, 3:42
  • Dustin Poirier def. Diego Brandao via TKO (Punches) – Round 1, 4:54

Preliminary Card:

  • Uriah Hall def. Chris Leben via TKO (Strikes) – Round 1, 5:00
  • Michael Johnson def. Glesion Tibau via KO (Punch) – Round 2, 1:32
  • Dennis Siver def. Manny Gamburyan via Unanimous Decision
  • John Howard def. Siyar Bahadurzada via Unanimous Decision
  • William Macario def. Bobby Voelker via Unanimous Decision
  • Robbie Peralta def. Estevan Payan via TKO (Punches) – Round 3, 0:12

Dustin Poirier vs Diego Brandao, Chris Leben vs Uriah Hall Booked for UFC 168

Dustin Poirier

 

Dustin Poirier

  • 14-3 MMA / 6-2 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Jonathan Brookins, Erik Koch, Max Holloway

Diego Brandao

 

Diego Brandao 

  • 17-8 MMA / 4-1 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Pablo Garza, Dennis Bermudez, Daniel Pineda

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Chris Leben

 

Chris Leben

  • 22-10 MMA / 12-9 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Aaron Simpson, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Wanderlei Silva

Uriah Hall

 

Uriah Hall

  • 7-4 MMA / 0-2 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Nodar Kuduxashvili

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UFC 168

December 28th, 2013

Las Vegas, Nevada

MGM Grand Garden Arena

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Dustin Poirier proved once again that he remains one of the elite fighters in the UFC’s featherweight division with a decisive unanimous decision victory over Erik Koch at UFC 164. He’s traded wins and losses since February of last year, also earning victories over Max Holloway and Jonathan Brookins, both by submission. Losses were a fourth round submission defeat to Chang Sung Jung and a decision loss to Cub Swanson at UFC on Fuel TV 7.

Season 14 winner of the Ultimate Fighter, Diego Brandao extended his win streak to three inside the octagon after a one-sided unanimous decision victory over Daniel Pineda at UFC Fight Night 26. He’s now 4-1 in the UFC, including wins over Dennis Bermudez, Joey Gambino, and Pablo Garza.

Another loss might very well end the career of fan-favorite, Chris Leben, who has lost four out his last five fights, including a current three-fight losing streak. Last time in the cage, Leben didn’t have much to offer Andrew Craig, who dominated the fight despite the ludicrous split decision announcement. The last time Leben got his hand raised in the cage was after a 27-second knockout of Wanderlei Silva back in July of 2011.

Deemed as the “next Anderson Silva” on the last season of the Ultimate Fighter, Uriah Hall now likely needs a victory to keep his spot on the UFC’s middleweight roster following an 0-2 start to his UFC career. Hall made his UFC debut on the show’s live finale, but lost a split decision to Kelvin Gastelum in a shocking upset. He then made his sophomore appearance in the octagon at UFC Fight Night 26, but lost a lack-luster decision to John Howard.

UFC Fight Night 26 Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Chael Sonnen def. Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua via Guillotine Choke – Round 1, 4:44
  • Travis Browne def. Alistair Overeem via KO (Strikes) – Round 1, 4:08
  • Urijah Faber def. Iuri Alcantara via Unanimous Decision
  • Matt Brown def. Mike Pyle via KO (Punches) – Round 1, 0:29
  • John Howard def. Uriah Hall via Split Decision
  • Michael Johnson def. Joe Lauzon via Unanimous Decision

Preliminary Card:

  • Michael McDonald def. Brad Pickett via Triangle Choke – Round 2, 3:43
  • Conor McGregor def. Max Holloway via Unanimous Decision
  • Steven Siler def. Mike Brown via KO (Punches) – Round 1, 0:50
  • Diego Brandao def. Daniel Pineda via Unanimous Decision
  • Manvel Gamburyan def. Cole Miller via Unanimous Decision
  • Ovince St. Preux def. Cody Donovan via KO (Punches) – Round 1, 2:07
  • James Vick def. Ramsey Nijem via Guillotine Choke  – Round 1, 0:58

Diego Brandao vs Daniel Pineda Added to UFC on FOX Sports 1 1

Diego Brandao

 

Diego Brandao 

  • 16-8 MMA / 3-1 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Pablo Garza, Dennis Bermudez, Joey Gambino

Daniel Pineda

 

Daniel Pineda

  • 18-9 MMA / 3-2 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Justin Lawrence, Pat Schilling, Mackens Semerzier

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UFC on FOX Sports 1 1

August 17th, 2013

Boston, Massachusetts

TD Garden

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Ultimate Fighter winner, Diego Brandao won his second straight fight in the UFC, stopping Pablo Garza quickly in the first round by submission at UFC on Fuel TV 9. He previously earned a unanimous decision over Joey Gambino, rebounding from his first loss in the UFC, a decision loss to Darren Elkins.

Daniel Pineda snapped a two-fight losing streak with an impressive first round submission victory over Justin Lawrence at the Ultimate Fighter 17 finale. After beginning his UFC career 2-0 with two first round stoppages, Pineda lost back-to-back fights against Mike Thomas Brown and Antonio Carvalho.

UFC on Fuel TV 9 Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Gegard Mousasi def. Ilir Latifi via Unanimous Decision 
  • Ross Pearson def. Ryan Couture via TKO (Punches) – Round 2, 3:45
  • Mike Mitrione def. Phillip De Fries via KO (Punches) – Round 1, 0:19
  • Brad Pickett def. Mike Easton via Split Decision
  • Diego Brandao def. Pablo Garza via Arm-Triangle Choke – Round 1, 3:27
  • Akira Corassani def. Robbie Peralta via Unanimous Decision

Preliminary Card:

  • Reza Madadi def. Michael Johnson via Brabo Choke – Round 3, 1:33
  • Tor Troeng def. Adam Cella via Rear Naked Choke – Round 1, 3:11
  • Adlan Amagov def. Chris Spang via Unanimous Decision
  • Conor McGregor def. Marcus Brimage via TKO (Punches) – Round 1, 1:07
  • Ryan LaFlare def. Ben Alloway via Unanimous Decision
  • Tom Lawlor def. Michael Kuiper via Guillotine Choke – Round 2, 1:05
  • Papy Abedi def. Besam Yousef via Split Decision

Diego Brandao vs Pablo Garza Added to UFC on Fuel TV 9

Diego Brandao

 

Diego Brandao 

  • 15-8 MMA / 2-1 UFC Record
  • Won 5 of Last 6 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Derek Campos, Dennis Bermudez, Joey Gambino

Pablo Garza

 

Pablo Garza

  • 12-3 MMA /3-2 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Fredson Paixao, Yves Jabouin, Mark Hominick

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UFC on Fuel TV 9

April 6th, 2013

Stockholm, Sweden

Ericsson Globe Arena

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The Ultimate Fighter 14 featherweight winner, Diego Brandao rebounded form his first loss since October of 2010, with a unanimous decision win over Joey Gambino at UFC 153. Previously, he had lost a unanimous decision to one of the best grinders in the UFC’s 145-pound division, Darren Elkins.

Pablo Garza earned arguably his biggest win of his career, while snapping a two-fight losing skid (to Dustin Poirier and Dennis Bermudez) with a unanimous decision win over former title contender Mark Hominick at UFC 154. Garza made a name for him self early in the UFC with a flying knee knockout and a flying triangle submission victory in his first two fights in the promotion.