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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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.

 

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.

UFC Newcomers Yosdenis Cedeno vs Ernest Chavez Added to UFC 170

Yosdenis Cedeno

Yosdenis Cedeno

  • 9-2 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 6 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Torrance Taylor

Ernest Chavez

Ernest Chavez

  • 6-0 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 6 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins:

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UFC 170

February 22nd, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada

Mandalay Bay Events Center

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CFA’s lightweight champion, Yosdenis Cedeno gets the call up to the big leagues on the strength of a current six-fight win streak, including a split decision win over Strikeforce and Bellator veteran Torrance Taylor last October. Six of Cedeno’s nine career victories have come by knockout, last one coming against Ryan DeRocher at CFA 9.

Ernest Chavez hasn’t stayed active very long in his mixed martial arts career, but remains unbeaten at 6-0 in nearly six years of fighting. He last competed at BAMMA: Badbeat 9 last May, stopping Jorge Valdez in the third round by knockout.

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.

Zach Makovsky vs Joshua Sampo, Erik Koch vs Rafaello Oliveira Booked to UFC 170

Zach Makovsky

Zach Makovsky

  • 17-4 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Ed West, Scott Jorgensen, Claudio Ledesma

Joshua Sampo

Joshua Sampo

  • 11-2 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
  • 5 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Ryan Benoit, Alexis Vila, Sam Thao

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Erik Koch

Erik Koch

  • 13-3 MMA / 2-2 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Francisco Rivera, Raphael Assuncao, Jonathan Brookins

Rafaello Oliveira

Rafaello Oliveira

  • 17-7 MMA / 2-5 UFC Record
  • Lost 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: John Gunderson, Bendy Casimir, Yoislandy Izquierdo

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UFC 170

February 22nd, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada

Mandalay Bay Events Center

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Former Bellator bantamweight champion, Zach Makovsky impressed in his UFC debut, dominating from start to finish en route to a unanimous decision victory over Scott Jorgensen at UFC on FOX 9. He’s now won three straight fights since his release from Bellator in December of 2012.

Joshua Sampo extended his win streak to five, following a second round submission win over Ryan Benoit at the Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. Other notable wins during the streak include a decision over UFC-veteran Antonio Banuelos and a submission victory over Bellator-veteran Alexis Vila.

Erik Koch will move up a weight class after a 2-2 record in the UFC’s featherweight division. He began his UFC tenure with two-straight victories over Rafael Assuncao and Jonathan Brookins, which earned him a title shot against Jose Aldo, but an injury kept him from competing in that scheduled match-up. Since his return, he’s lost back-to-back bouts, most recently a decision loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 164.

Rafaello Oliveira likely needs a win to keep his job with the UFC, following a pedestrian 2-5 record with the promotion. Most recently, at UFC 162, Oliveira was stopped by vicious leg kicks in the second round from Edson Barboza. His last victory came in July of 2012, earning a unanimous decision over Yoislandy Izquerdo.

Bryan Caraway vs Lucas Martins, Alexis Davis vs Jessica Eye Added to UFC 170

Bryan Caraway

Bryan Caraway

  • 18-6 MMA / 3-1 UFC Record
  • Won 4 of Last 5 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Dustin Neace, Mitch Gagnon, Johnny Bedford

Lucas Melo Martins

Lucas Melo Martins

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

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Alexis Davis

Alexis Davis

  • 15-5 MMA / 2-0 UFC Record
  • 4 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Amanda Nunes, Shayna Baszler, Liz Carmouche

Jessica Eye

Jessica Eye

  • 11-1 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
  • 8 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Sarah Kaufman, Zoila Frausto Gurgel, Carina Damm

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UFC 170

February 22nd, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada

Mandalay Bay Events Center

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Bryan Caraway rebounded from a controversial split decision loss to Takeya Mizugaki at UFC on Fuel TV 8, stopping Johnny Bedford in the third round with a guillotine choke at UFC 159. He’s now 3-1 in the UFC since his time on the fourteenth season of the Ultimate Fighter, including submission wins over Dustin Neace and Mitch Gagnon.

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.

Alexis Davis extended her win streak to four at UFC Fight Night 31, with a dominant unanimous decision victory over former title challenger, Liz Carmouche. Other notable wins during the streak, include submission wins over Hitomi Akano and Shanya Baszler, and a decision win over Rosi Sexton in her UFC debut.

Jessica Eye proved an extra ten-pounds won’t be a problem for her after earning a split decision victory over perennial top contender, Sarah Kaufman in her UFC debut. She’s now won eight-straight fights in her career, including key wins over Angela Magana, Zoila Frausto Gurgel, and Carina Damm.