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Cole Miller Out of UFC Dublin Main Event, Diego Brandao Steps In

Conor McGregor’s opponent for the main event of UFC Fight Night Dublin, Cole Miller, has withdrawn from their July 19th fight in Dublin’s O2 Arena. The 30-year old American pulled out of the fight after suffering torn ligaments in his thumb, and was unexpectedly absent from today’s media conference call featuring McGregor. Fear not though, as 27-year old Brazilian Diego Brandao (18-9, 4-2 UFC) has answered the call and will step in to replace Miller and ensure that McGregor still has his main event opponent. Brandao last fight on December 28th when he was knocked out by top featherweight contender […]

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The Main Event Preview: Matt Brown vs. Erick Silva @ UFC Fight Night 40

After taking the weekend off last weekend, the UFC returns this Saturday night/Sunday morning with UFC Fight Night 40 live from the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. The event is headlined by a welterweight contender’s bout between #7 ranked Matt “The Immortal” Brown (18-11, 11-5 UFC) and #14 ranked Erick “Indio” Silva (16-4, 4-3 UFC). With the semi-retirement of long-reigning divisional champion and future UFC Hall of Famer Georges St-Pierre, the welterweight division has been blown wide open with a number of potential champions in a division that was for so long dominated by one man. Robbie Lawler’s close […]

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UFC Announces Changes to Fight Night Bonuses

The UFC has tonight released a statement detailing a slight re-structuring to their current Fight Night fighter bonuses. The statement, on UFC.com, said: The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today a modification to its live event bonuses. Effective immediately, UFC will award “Fight of the Night Bonuses” to each of the fighters in the best fight of the night, as well as additional “Performance of the Night Bonuses” to the two best individual performances on the card. The bonus amounts will remain $50,000. The “Performance of Night” bonuses will reward the athletes who put on the best and most exciting individual […]