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C.B. Dolloway will fight at 205 when he meets Francimar Barroso at UFC 203, in Cleveland, on September 10.
In desperate search for a win, C.B. Dollaway will look for a new result in the light heavyweight division, when he meets Francimar Barroso at UFC 203, as Combate reported.
Currently on a three-fight skid, losing to the likes of Nate Marquardt, Michael Bisping and Lyoto Machida, Dollaway (15-8) hasn't had his hand raised since an unanimous decision win over Francis Carmont in May 2014. The change marks the first time he will try his luck at 205.
Barroso (18-5) is coming off a submission loss to Nikita Krylov that snapped a two-fight winning streak over Elvis Mutapcic and Ryan Jimmo. The Brazilian could also be fighting for his job, as the UFC is not known for keeping grinders…
C.B. Dollaway headed to light heavyweight, booked for UFC 203
Matt Mitrione was nearly knocked out in stunning fashion by Carl Seumanutafa on June 24th, but he rallied to get his own KO win, and has been medically cleared for his 2nd Bellator MMA fight, which is just two weeks away.
Former UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione's Bellator MMA debut (full fight video here) was nearly a disaster. At Bellator: Dynamite 2 on June 24th, Carl Seumanutafa knocked him down with a hard right hand just 30 seconds into the fight, and John McCarthy was close to stopping it. Seumanutafa failed to seal the deal, and Mitrione rallied back and got his own KO win later in the round. In the post-fight interview, Mitrione had this interaction with Bellator analyst Jimmy Smith.
Smith: Matt, I don't know if you remember it, but what were you thinking when that right hand…
Matt Mitrione given medical clearance to fight in Bellator 158 co-main event on July 16th
"It seems Dan Henderson's campaign actually worked, as undisclosed sources close to Brazilian outlet, Combate, claim there is a verbal agreement on the rematch between Hendo and the current UFC middleweight champion, Michael Bisping, scheduled for an event in October.
Probably the 45-year old's last crack at a UFC title, Dan Henderson (32-14) would take on Bisping (29-7) coming off a stellar head kick and elbow KO win over Hector Lombard in June, at UFC 199. However, Hendo still carries a 3-6 record in his last 9 fights, with wins over Mauricio Rua and Tim Boetsch in the middle of losses to the likes of Daniel Cormier, Vitor Belfort, Gegard Mousasi, and others. The Lombard win represented the last fight on his UFC contract, but if this report is true, then his new contract includes a title shot."
Report: Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson 'verbally agreed' for October event
Michael Bisping's title run might end up being the strangest in modern UFC history and he hasn't even defended the belt yet.
Since Bisping won the title off of Luke Rockhold at UFC 199, the debate over who his first title defense should be against has been vigorous. Contenders have been coming out of the woodwork trying to get a crack at Bisping's middleweight championship with Rockhold, Chris Weidman, Anderson Silva, Jacare Souza, Yoel Romero, andDan Henderson all calling Bisping out. So far Henderson appears to be the front runner for the title shot, with Bisping adamant that he wants to avenge his previous loss to the MMA legend and a groundswell of fan support for giving "Hendo" one last crack at a title. However last week, former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre officially announced his intention to return to the UFC after a nearly 3 year layoff, saying that his first choice for his return would be a title fight against Michael Bisping.
Morning Report: Michael Bisping calls Georges St-Pierre 'a little b*tch' for leaving MMA because of PEDs
Former Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks will be looking to make an impact in the UFC right away, and oddsmakers seem to think he can do that. Brooks will make his UFC debut next weekend against Ross Pearson at the TUF 23 Finale, and the debuting fighter is a pretty lopsided favorite based on the opening line:
As expected, that line has already moved in Pearson's direction. As of this writing, the two books that have opened lines (5Dimes and SportBet) have Brooks at -425 and -407, respectively. Pearson sits at +305 and +325.
Brooks (18-1, 9-1 Bellator) claimed the Bellator interim lightweight title with a win over Michael Chandler, then beat him against for the full title in late 2014. He defended it twice before getting into a squabble with the promotion. This eventually led to him getting released in May, and he signed with the UFC a month later.
Pearson (19-10, 1 NC, 11-7 UFC, 1 NC UFC) is coming off a split decision win...
LINK to full article: Will Brooks heavily favored over Ross Pearson in UFC debut
The main card is set for Bellator 159 after several new fights were announced Wednesday.
Of note is a featherweight...
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