MMA ODDS AND ENDS FOR THURSDAY: EYE VS. CORREIA RUMORED FOR UFC PITTSBURGH, SAINT PREUX VS. FEJAO SET FOR UFC 196
UFC Fight Night 82 rumored for Jessica Eye vs. Bethe Correia, Sam Alvey vs. Daniel Sarafian Globo reports that Jessica Eye Eventually got her Desire Rival on the UFC’s card at 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 in the UFC, with her lone win coming from Leslie Smith in UFC 180. Correia (9-1) competes for the first time since her 34-second weight loss loss to former bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey in UFC 190 at August. Also on the card is a middleweight matchup that definitely will not disappoint. Alvey (26-7) is coming away from the first knockout loss of his professional career, as Derek Brunson put him away from the first round of their 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 knocking out Ant??nio dos Santos Jr. at UFC Fight Night 58 back in December 2014. UFC Fight Night 82 Occurs on Feb. 21 in 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? Feb UFC Tonight, Ovince Saint-Preux will take on Rafael»Feij??o» Cavalcante. Saint Preux (18-7) had his 2 battle win streak snapped in his final struggle — along with his third-round entry loss to Glover Teixeira in August — but has still amassed an impressive 6-2 UFC record. His sole UFC reverses have been into the aforementioned Teixeira and top competition Ryan Bader. Cavalcante (12-6, 1 NC) has lost two straight and three of the past four fights. The 35-year-old is in dire need of a success if he wishes to keep his place on the UFC’s light heavyweight roster. UFC 196 takes place Feb. 6th in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Fabricio Werdum signals eight-fight contract with the UFC According to Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight, present UFC heavyweight champion Werdum has signed a fresh eight-fight contract the UFC. The contract is reportably worth seven figures. Werdum (20-5-1) will defend his title at UFC 196 in February at a rematch against former winner Cain Velasquez. Al Iaquinta undergoes successful knee surgery, aiming for July yield UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta underwent a successful knee surgery Monday. MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani confirmed that UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta underwent successful knee surgery on Monday. The New York native expects 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 in San Diego, but an accident to Green forced him off the card. Gilbert Melendez was tabbed as his replacement, but he failed a pole fight drug test and Iaquinta was abandoned with no opponent. CABMMA discovers fraud by fighters MMAFighting.com’s Guilherme Cruz reports that the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) is set to reveal the names of many MMA fighters who perpetrated fraud by falsifying medical tests. This was detected during a covert investigation and it should be noted, the collection of frauds doesn’t include any fighters presently signed by the UFC. CABMMA charman Rafel Favetti told MMAFighting.com»The commission has been doing a key identification against frauds in medical tests supplied by athletes in many gyms. We got to a stage where we are perhaps dealing with a criminal gang, a group which has as its motto to fraud clinical exams for MMA athletes.» Favetti also mentioned that all of the fighters involved in this investiation will be suspended indefinitely and probably banned from the sport.
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