UFC Fight Night 82 rumored for Jessica Eye vs. Bethe Correia, Sam Alvey vs. Daniel Sarafian Globo reports that Jessica Eye finally got her Desire competing on the UFC’s card in Pittsburgh.
Eye (11-4) is coming off back to back losses to Miesha Tate and Julianna Pena and will be looking to prevent three straight losses for the first time in her career. The 29-year old is currently 1-3 -1 NC at the UFC, together with her lone win coming against Leslie Smith at UFC 180. Correia (9-1) competes for the first time because her 34-second knockout loss to former bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey in UFC 190 in August. Also on the card is a middleweight matchup that surely won’t disappoint. Alvey (26-7) is coming off the first weight loss loss of his professional career, as Derek Brunson put him away from the first round of the fight back at UFC Fight Night 73. The loss snapped”Smilin”`s fight win streak. Sarafian (9-5) bounced back from a two-fight slide after rapping out Ant??nio dos Santos Jr. in UFC Fight Night 58 back in December 2014. UFC Fight Night 82 Occurs on Feb. 21 at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA.. Here’s an updated look in the UFC Pittsburgh card Jessica Eye vs. Bethe Correia (rumor) Cody Garbrandt vs. John Lineker Derek Brunson vs. Roan Carneiro Sam Alvey vs. Daniel Sarafian Joe Riggs vs. Chris Camozzi Trevor Smith vs. Leonardo Augusto Guimaraes Shane Campbell vs. James Krause Brandon Thatch vs. Siyar Bahadurzada Anthony Hamilton vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov Sean Strickland vs. Alex Garcia Sarah Moras vs. Lauren Murphy Ovince Saint-Preux vs. Rafael”Feij??o” Cavalcante added to UFC 196 Is the empty Strikeforce light heavyweight title on the line? Per UFC Tonight, Ovince Saint-Preux will take on Rafael”Feij??o” Cavalcante. Saint Preux (18-7) had his two fight win streak snapped in his last struggle — with his third-round entry loss to Glover Teixeira in August — but has amassed an impressive 6-2 UFC record. His sole UFC reverses have been into the above Teixeira and leading contender Ryan Bader. Cavalcante (12-6, 1 NC) has lost two straight and three of the past four fights. The 35-year-old is in desperate need of a success if he wants to keep his spot on the UFC’s light heavyweight roster. UFC 196 takes place Feb. 6th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Fabricio Werdum signs eight-fight contract with the UFC According to Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight, present UFC heavyweight champion Werdum has reportedly signed a fresh eight-fight contract that the UFC. The contract is reportably worth seven figures. Werdum (20-5-1) will defend his title at UFC 196 at February in a rematch against former winner Cain Velasquez. Al Iaquinta undergoes successful knee operation, aiming for July return UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta underwent a successful knee surgery Monday. MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani verified that UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta underwent successful knee surgery on Monday. The New York native hopes to come back to training in three to four months with a possible return in July. Iaquinta (12-3-1) is coming from a controversial split decision victory over Jorge Masvidal in UFC Fight Night 63 back in April. He then was scheduled to fight Bobby Green at UFC Fight Night 71 at San Diego, but an accident to Green compelled him off the card. Gilbert Melendez was tabbed as his substitute, however he failed a pole fight drug evaluation and Iaquinta was left with no opponent. CABMMA finds fraud by fighters MMAFighting.com’s Guilherme Cruz reports that the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) is defined to reveal the names of several MMA fighters who perpetrated fraud by falsifying medical tests. This was detected during a covert investigation and it should be noted, the series of frauds doesn’t incorporate any fighters presently signed by the UFC. CABMMA charman Rafel Favetti told MMAFighting.com”The commission was doing a secret identification against frauds in medical exams provided by athletes in several gyms. We got to a stage where we are possibly addressing a criminal gang, a gang which has as its motto to fraud medical examinations for MMA athletes.” Favetti also mentioned that all the fighters involved in this investiation will be suspended indefinitely and likely banned from the game.
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