Dong Hyun Kim vs John Hathaway Headlines TUF: China Finale; Hatsu Hioki vs Ivan Menjivar Targeted

Dong Hyun kim

Dong Hyun Kim

  • 18-2-1 MMA / 9-2 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: TJ Grant, Erick Silva, Nate Diaz

John Hathaway

John Hathaway

  • 17-1 MMA / 7-1 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Diego Sanchez, Rick Story, Pascal Krauss

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Hatsu Hioki

Hatsu Hioki

  • 26-7-2 MMA / 2-3 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Marlon Sandro, Bart Palaszewski, George Roop

Ivan Menjivar

Ivan Menjivar

  • 25-11 MMA / 4-3 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Azamat Gashimov, Nick Pace, John Albert

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The Ultimate Fighter: China Finale

March 1st, 2014

Macau, China

The Venetian Macau Resort Hotel

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Vastly underrated welterweight, Dong Hyun Kim, extended his record in the UFC to 9-2 with a second round knockout victory over Erick Silva at UFC Fight Night 29. He’s now won four of his last five fights, with his only loss during that streak, being a TKO loss to Demian Maia after suffering a freak rib injury on a takedown attempt. Other wins include decision victories over Sean Pierson, Paulo Thiago, and Siyar Bahadurzada.

Since he debuted in January of 2009, John Hathaway has quietly gone 7-1 in the UFC, including a current three-fight win streak. Notable wins include decision victories over Rick Story, Diego Sanchez, and Pascal Krauss. Hathaway’s only professional loss was a unanimous decision to Mike Pyle at UFC 120.

Once considered the top Japanese featherweight in the world, Hatsu Hioki now finds himself in a must-win situation, loser of his last three fights in the UFC. Hioki won his first two fights inside the octagon, decision wins over George Roop and Bart Palaszewski, but has since lost three consecutive fights against Ricardo Lamas, Clay Guida, and most recently Darren Elkins at UFC Fight Night 27.

After amassing a 4-3 record in the UFC as a bantamweight, Ivan Menjivar will move up to featherweight in his next bout. After beginning his UFC tenure 3-0, Menjivar has now lost three out his last four fights. His last victory came in November of 2012, submitting Azamat Gashimov in the first round with an armbar.

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John Hathaway Out; Erick Silva vs Jason High, Ildemar Alcantara vs Leandro Silva Booked for UFC on Fuel TV 10

Erick Silva

Erick Silva

  • 14-3 MMA / 2-2 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Gil de Freitas, Luis Ramos, Charlie Brenneman

Jason High

Jason High

  • 16-3 MMA / 0-1 UFC Record
  • 7 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Jordan Mein, Hayato Sakurai, Quinn Mulhern

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Ildemar Alcantara

Ildemar Alcantara

  • 18-5 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
  • 8 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Luis ‘Sapo’ Santos, Wagner Prado, Ediberto de Oliveira

Leandro Buscape Silva

 

Leandro Silva

  • 11-0-1 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 5 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Viscardi Andrade, Gilmar Dutra Lima, Chris Wilson

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UFC on Fuel TV 10

June 8th, 2013

Ceara, Brazil

Ginasio Paulo Sarasate

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Erick Silva looks to rebound from a closely-contested unanimous decision loss to Jon Fitch at UFC 153 in Brazil. Silva has now gone 2-2 in the UFC, but one of his losses, he was disqualified against Carlo Prater for shots to the back of the head in a fight where he was clearly on the way to a stoppage victory. His last victory was a first round submission win over Charlie Brenneman at UFC on FX 3.

Strikeforce transfer, Jason High returns to the UFC on a current seven-fight win streak dating back to August of 2010. High was released from his UFC contract after just one fight, losing by unanimous decision to Charlie Brenneman at UFC Fight Night 21. Notable wins during his win streak include Jordan Mein, Hayato ‘Mach’ Sakurai, and Quinn Mulhern.

Ildemar Alcantara filled in as a late injury replacement at UFC on FX 7, defeating Wagner Prado by second round kneebar. He now will drop two weight classes to the welterweight division for his second appearance in the octagon. Alcantara has won eight fights in a row, including seven of eight coming by way of stoppages.

Leandro ‘Buscape’ Silva makes his UFC debut on the heels of a current five-fight win streak, including most recently a split decision victory over UFC veteran, Chris Wilson at a Predator FC event last March. Seven out of his eleven professional victories have come by way of submission.

Rafael ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante vs Thiago Silva, Erick Silva vs John Hathaway Booked for UFC on Fuel TV 10

Rafael Cavalcante

 

Rafael ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante

  • 11-3 MMA / UFC Debut
  • Won 4 of Last 5 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Antwain Britt, Muhammad Lawal, Yoel Romero

Thiago Silva

 

Thiago Silva

  • 14-3 MMA / 5-3 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Houston Alexander, Tomasz Drwal, Keith Jardine

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Erick Silva

 

Erick Silva

  • 14-3 MMA / 2-2 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Gil de Freitas, Luis Ramos, Charlie Brenneman

John Hathaway

 

John Hathaway

  • 17-1 MMA / 7-1 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Diego Sanchez, Rick Story, Pascal Krauss

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UFC on Fuel TV 10

June 8th, 2013

Ceara, Brazil

Ginasio Paulo Sarasate

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Rafael ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante returns following a year long suspension after testing positive to a banned substance following his TKO victory (overturned to a no contest) over Mike Kyle at Strikeforce: Barnett vs Cormier. He’s 4-1 since November of 2009, his only loss being a knockout loss to Dan Henderson.

Thiago Silva is likely out the good graces of the UFC following a second suspension due to a positive test of a banned substance, this time after his third round submission victory over Stanislav Nedkov. So, with two overturned victories, Silva has lost three out his last four fights, including losses to Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans, and Alexander Gustafsson.

Erick Silva looks to rebound from a closely-contested unanimous decision loss to Jon Fitch at UFC 153 in Brazil. Silva has now gone 2-2 in the UFC, but one of his losses, he was disqualified against Carlo Prater for shots to the back of the head in a fight where he was clearly on the way to a stoppage victory. His last victory was a first round submission win over Charlie Brenneman at UFC on FX 3.

Since he debuted in January of 2009, John Hathaway has quietly gone 7-1 in the UFC, including a current three-fight win streak. Notable wins include decision victories over Rick Story, Diego Sanchez, and Pascal Krauss. Hathaway’s only professional loss was a unanimous decision to Mike Pyle at UFC 120.

UFC on Fuel TV 5 Quick Results

Main Card:

  • Stefan Struve def. Stipe Miocic via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 3:50
  • Dan Hardy def. Amir Sadollah via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Brad Pickett def. Yves Jabouin via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 3:40
  • Matt Wiman def. Paul Sass via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 3:48
  • John Hathaway def. John Maguire via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Che Mills def. Duane Ludwig via TKO (verbal submission) – Round 1, 3:28

Preliminary Card:

  • Jimi Manuwa def. Kyle Kingsbury via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 2, 5:00
  • Akira Corassani def. Andy Ogle via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Brad Tavares def. Tom Watson via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Gunnar Nelson def. DaMarques Johnson via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:34
  • Robbie Peralta def. Jason Young via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 0:23