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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Rashad Evans vs Daniel Cormier Headlines UFC 170; Rory MacDonald vs Demian Maia Added

Rashad Evans

Rashad Evans

  • 19-3-1 MMA / 14-3-1 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Dan Henderson, Chael Sonnen, Phil Davis

Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier

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

Rory MacDonald

Rory MacDonald

  • 15-2 MMA / 6-2 UFC Record
  • Won 5 of Last 6 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Nate Diaz, Jake Ellenberger, BJ Penn

Demian Maia

Demian Maia

  • 18-5 MMA / 9-5 UFC Record
  • Won 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Jorge Santiago, Dong Hyun Kim, Jon Fitch

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UFC 170

February 22nd, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada

Mandalay Bay Events Center

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Rashad Evans looked to be back in championship form at UFC 167, stopping Chael Sonnen in the first round via TKO. The win was his second victory in a row, following his upset loss to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in February. Evans got back on the winning track at UFC 161 when he earned a split decision win over Dan Henderson.

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.

Rory MacDonald had a five-fight win streak come to an end at UFC 167, losing a split decision to Robbie Lawler. After losing his UFC debut to Carlos Condit back in June of 2010, MacDonald rattled off five-straight victories, including notable wins over Nate Diaz, BJ Penn, and Jake Ellenberger.

Demian Maia suffered his first loss as a welterweight against Jake Shields at UFC Fight Night 29, winding up on the losing side of a split decision. Maia dropped to the 170-pound division in July of last year and put his name in title contention, following three-straight wins over Dong Hyun Kim, Rick Story, and Jon Fitch.

UFC 167 Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Georges St-Pierre def. Johny Hendricks via Split Decision
  • Rashad Evans def. Chael Sonnen via TKO (Punches) – Round 1, 4:05
  • Robbie Lawler def. Rory MacDonald via Split Decision
  • Tyron Woodley def. Josh Koscheck via KO (Punches) – Round 1, 4:38
  • Ali Bagautinov def. Timothy Elliott via Unanimous Decision

Preliminary Card:

  • Donald Cerrone def. Evan Dunham via Triangle Choke – Round 2, 3:49
  • Thales Leites def. Ed Herman via Unanimous Decision
  • Rick Story def. Brian Ebersole via Unanimous Decision
  • Erik Perez def. Edwin Figueroa via Unanimous Decision
  • Jason High def. Anthony Lapsley via Unanimous Decision
  • Sergio Pettis def. Will Campuzano via Unanimous Decision
  • Gian Villante def. Cody Donovan via TKO (Punches) – Round 2, 1:22

Chael Sonnen vs Rashad Evans, Alistair Overeem vs Frank Mir Official for UFC 167

Chael Sonnen

 

Chael Sonnen

  • 28-13-1 MMA / 7-6 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Yushin Okami, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, Michael Bisping

Rashad Evans

 

Rashad Evans

  • 18-3-1 MMA / 13-3-1 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Dan Henderson, Quinton Jackson, Phil Davis

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Alistair Overeem

 

Alistair Overeem

  • 36-13 MMA / 1-2 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Mark Hunt, Fabricio Werdum, Brock Lesnar

Frank Mir

 

Frank Mir

  • 16-7 MMA / 14-7 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (x2), Roy Nelson, Brock Lesnar

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UFC 167

November 16th, 2013

Las Vegas, Nevada

MGM Grand Garden Arena

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Chael Sonnen returned to the win column for the first time since January of last year, submitting former light heavyweight champion, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua in the first round at UFC Fight Night 26. He had previously lost back-to-back fights against pound-for-pound kingpins, Anderson Silva and Jon Jones in title fights.

Rashad Evans ended a two-fight losing streak with a razor-thin split decision victory over Dan Henderson at UFC 161. Evans fought for the UFC 205-pound title in April of last year, losing a unanimous decision to Jon Jones. He then followed that with an uninspiring effort against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 156, losing another unanimous decision.

Former Strikeforce and DREAM heavyweight champion, Alistair Overeem finds himself in a must win situation following back-to-back knockout losses inside the octagon. Overeem impressed in his UFC debut, dispatching of Brock Lesnar in a little over two minutes in the opening frame by TKO at UFC 141. He has since been knocked out by Antonio Silva and Travis Browne, two fights he was winning before tiring and winding up on the losing side of things.

Frank Mir once again finds himself at the crossroads of his career, losing three consecutive fights since May of last year. He fought for the title in May of last year, suffering a second round knockout to then-champ, Junior dos Santos, and has since lost a decision to Daniel Cormier, and most recently a TKO loss to Josh Barnett at UFC 164.

UFC 161 Quick Results

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Main Card:

 

  • Rashad Evans def. Dan Henderson via Split Decision
  • Stipe Miocic def. Roy Nelson via Unanimous Decision
  • Ryan Jimmo def. Igor Pokrajac via Unanimous Decision
  • Alexis Davis def. Rosi Sexton by Unanimous Decision
  • Shawn Jordan def. Pat Barry via TKO (Punches) – Round 1, 0:59

Preliminary Card:

  • Jake Shields def. Tyron Woodley via Split Decision
  • James Krause def. Sam Stout via Guillotine Choke – Round 3, 4:47
  • Sean Pierson def. Kenny Robertson via Majority Decision
  • Roland Delorme def. Edwin Figueroa via Unanimous Decision
  • Mitch Clarke def. John Maguire via Unanimous Decision
  • Yves Jabouin def. Dustin Pague via Split Decision

Mauricio Rua vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Dan Henderson vs Rashad Evans Targeted for UFC 161

Mauricio Rua

 

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua

  • 21-7 MMA / 5-5 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Lyoto Machida, Forrest Griffin, Brandon Vera

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

 

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

  • 21-5 MMA / 4-2 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Alistair Overeem (x2), Dan Henderson, Rashad Evans

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Dan Henderson

 

Dan Henderson

  • 29-9 MMA / 6-3 UFC Record
  • Won 4 of Last 5 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Wanderlei Silva, Fedor Emilianenko, Maurico ‘Shogun’ Rua

Rashad Evans

 

Rashad Evans

  • 17-3-1 MMA / 12-3-1 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Forrest Griffin, Quinton Jackson, Phil Davis

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UFC 161

June 15th, 2013

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

MTS Centre

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Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua lost for the second time in three fights at UFC on FOX 5, dropping a unanimous decision to rising contender Alexander Gustafsson. A fourth round TKO victory over Brandon Vera at UFC on FOX 4, put Shogun back on the winning track after losing a unanimous decision to Dan Henderson back in November of 2011, which is widely considered one of the greatest fights in MMA history.

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira put himself back in the top echelon of the UFC’s light heavyweight division with an upset win over Rashad Evans at UFC 156. The win was his second in a row, including a first round TKO victory over Tito Ortiz.

Dan Henderson lost his chance at Jon Jones and the UFC light heavyweight title, dropping a fairly uneventful split decision to Lyoto Machida at UFC 157. The loss snapped a four-fight win streak, including victories over Fedor Emelianenko, Rafael ‘Fejao’ Cavalcante, and Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua.

Rashad Evans needs a win to stay relevant among the elite in the 205-pound division following two straight decision losses to champion Jon Jones and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Evans earned a chance to regain his title in April of last year, following four straight victories in the octagon, including wins over Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, Phil Davis, and Tito Ortiz.

UFC 156 Quick Results

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Main Card

  • Jose Aldo def. Frank Edgar by Unanimous Decision 
  • Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Rashad Evans via Unanimous Decision
  • Antonio Silva def. Alistair Overeem via KO (Punches) – Round 3, 0:25
  • Demain Maia def. Jon Fitch via Unanimous Decision
  • Joseph Benavidez def. Ian McCall via Unanimous Decision

Preliminary Card

  • Evan Dunham def. Gleison Tibau via Split Decision
  • Tyron Woodley def. Jay Hieron via KO (Punches) – Round 1, 0:36
  • Bobby Green def. Jacob Volkmann via Rear Naked Choke – Round 3, 4:25
  • Isaac Vallie-Flagg def. Yves Edwards via Split Decision
  • Dustin Kimura def. Chico Camus via Rear Naked Choke – Round 3, 1:50
  • Francisco Rivera def. Edwin Figueroa via TKO (Punches) – Round 2, 4:20