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Erik Koch vs Raphael Assuncao Added to UFC 128

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http://mmajunkie.com/news/22627/erik-koch-vs-raphael-assuncao-added-to-ufc-128-prelims.mma

Erik Koch

– 11-1-0 MMA/ UFC Debut

– 2 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Jameel Massouh, Fransico Rivera, Bendy Casimir

Raphael Assuncao

– 16-3-0 MMA/ UFC Debut

– Loss 2 of last 3 Fights

– Notable Wins: Yves Jabouin, LC Davis, Joe Lauzon

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Erik Koch and Raphael Assuncao’s previously scheduled opponents both suffered injuries while training which forced them off their respected cards. UFC officials then decided to pair the two against each other at UFC 128. The event takes place on March 19th at the Prudential Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. A light heavyweight title fight between Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and Jon Jones serves as the main event for the evening.

Erik Koch has grown into one of the top prospects in the UFC featherweight division over the last year. He made his WEC debut back in December of 2009, earning a unanimous decision against seasoned veteran Jameel Massouh. Koch then dropped a hard fought decision against title contender Chad Mendes at WEC 47. Since the loss to Mendes, Koch has put together back-to-back first round stoppage victories over Bendy Casimir and Francisco Rivera.

Since starting 2-0 in the WEC, Raphael Assuncao lost two consecutive fights in a row to former champion Urijah Faber and current title contender Diego Nunes, He got back on the plus side in November of last year, defeating LC Davis by unanimous decision at WEC 52.

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2011 in News, UFC

 

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Quick Hits for Stories Over the Past Week

 

Sorry everyone for the lack of updates over the past week….. My dog got tangled up in my laptop cord pulling it off my desk, breaking the hard drive. Alas, I have bought a new one and am back in business. Sorry again!

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UFC News

  • Kenny Florian  (14-5-0 MMA/ 11-4 UFC Record) vs Diego Nunes (16-1-0 MMA/ 1-0 UFC Record) Set for UFC 131 on June 11th in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Tito Ortiz Out; Phil Davis (8-0-0 MMA/ 4-0 UFC) in versus Antonio Rogerio Nogueira ( 19-4-0 MMA/ 2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 24 on March 26th in Seattle, Washington
  • Dustin Poirier (9-1-0 MMA/ 1-0 UFC) vs Rani Yahya (16-6-0 MMA/ 1-0 UFC) Added to UFC 131
  • Tim Credeur (12-3-0 MMA/ 3-1 UFC) vs Ed Herman (19-7-0 MMA/ 4-5 UFC) Targeted for TUF 13 Finale on June 4th in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jason Brilz (18-3-1 MMA/ 3-2 UFC) vs Vladimir Matyushenko (25-5-0 MMA/ 6-3 UFC Record) Set to meet at UFC 129 on April 29th in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Darren Elkins (12-2-0 MMA/ 1-1 UFC) vs Michihiro Omigawa (12-9-1 MMA/ 0-3 UFC) Targeted for UFC 131
  • Brandon Vera (11-6-0 MMA/ 7-6) returns to UFC roster with last loss against Thiago Silva likely being overturned to a “no contest”
  • Karlos Vemola Out; Eliot Marhall (9-2-0 MMA/ 3-1 UFC) Retruns to Meet Luiz Cane (10-3-0 MMA/ 3-3 UFC Record) at UFC 128 on March 19th in Newark, New Jersey
  • Renan Barao (25-1-0 MMA/ UFC Debut) vs Demetrious Johnson (9-1-0 MMA/ 1-0 UFC) Likely for TUF 13 Finale
  • Cub Swanson Injured; Fight with Erik Koch Scratched from UFC on Versus 3

Strikforce

  • Meisha Tate Out; Liz Carmouche (5-0-0 MMA/ 2-0 Strikeforce) now meets champion Marloes Coenen (18-4-0 MMA/ 2-1 Strikeforce) for women’s 135-pound title at Strikeforce: Columbus on March 5th in Columbus, Ohio

 

Bellator

  • DJ Linderman (8-1-0 MMA/ Bellator Debut) joins season 4’s light heavyweight tournament
  • Middleweight Champ Hector Lombard (27-2-1 MMA/ 6-0 Bellator) meets Falaniko Vitale ( 28-9-0 MMA/ Bellator Debut) in Non-Title Fight at Bellator 44 on May 14th
  • Tim Carpenter (6-0-0 MMA/ 1-0 Bellator) joins season 4’s light heavyweight tournament
  • Bellator signs Marlon Sandro (17-2-0 MMA/ Bellator Debut) to Multi-Fight Deal
  • Patricio Freire (14-1 MMA/ 2-1 Bellator) vs Georgi Karakhanyan (14-2-1 MMA/ 2-1 Bellator) Set for Bellator 37 on March 19th in Concho, Oklahoma
  • Zac George (20-3-0 MMA/ Bellator Debut) vs Wilson Reis (11-2-0 MMA/ 3-2 Bellator) Set for Bellator 37
  • Kenny Foster  (8-2-0 MMA/ 1-0 Bellator) vs Eric Larkin (3-0-0 MMA/ 1-0 Bellat0r) Set for Bellator 37
  • Nazareno Malegarie (19-0-0 MMA/ Bellator Debut) vs Daniel Straus (14-3-0 MMA/ 1-0 Bellator) Set for Bellator 37
  • Richard Hale (15-3-1 MMA/ Bellator Debut) Added to season 4’s light heavyweight tournament
  • Christian M’Pumbu (15-3-1 MMA/ Bellator Debut) Joins season 4’s light heavyweight tournament

 

Local Shows

  • Bobby Lashley (5-1-0) vs James Jack (5-4-1) to headline Titan Fighting Championshps 17 in Kansas City, Kansas on March 25th.
  • Efrain Escudero (15-2-0 MMA) vs Fabricio Camoes (11-5-1) Set for Tachi Palace Fights 9 on May 5th in Lemoore, California
  • Abe Wagner (8-3-0 MMA) vs Aaron Rosa ( 15-3-0 MMA) Added to Titan Fighting Championships 17
  • Houston Alexander (11-6-0 MMA) vs James Irvin (15-8-0) II Added to Shark Fights 14 on March 11th in Lubbock, Texas
  • Vinny Magalhaes (6-5-0 MMA) vs Jake Doerr (6-0-0 MMA) Added to M-1 Challenge on March 25th in Virginia
  • Alan Jouban (1-0-0 MMA) vs Jamie Yager (3-2-0 MMA) Set for Tachi Palace Fights 9

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2011 in Bellator, Blog News, Local Shows, News, Strikeforce, UFC

 

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Erik Koch vs Cub Swanson Added to UFC on Versus 3

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/22037/wec-vets-eric-koch-vs-cub-swanson-targeted-for-ufc-on-versus-3.mma

Erik Koch

– 11-1-0 MMA/ UFC Debut

– 2 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Jameel Massouh, Fransico Rivera, Bendy Casimir

Cub Swanson

– 15-4-0 MMA / UFC Debut

– Won 2 of last 3 Fights

– Notable Wins: Mackens Semerzier, Hiroyuki Takaya, Micah Miller

 
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Posted by on January 10, 2011 in News, UFC

 

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WEC 52 Quick Results

MAIN CARD

  • Urijah Faber def. Takeya Mizugaki via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:50
  • Chad Mendes def. Javier Vazquez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Erik Koch def. Francisco Rivera via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:36
  • Joseph Benavidez def. Wagnney Fabiano via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 2:45
  • Demetrious Johnson def. Damacio Page via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 3, 2:27

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Raphael Assuncao def. L.C. Davis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Anthony Njokuani def. Edward Faaloloto via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:54
  • Dustin Poirier def. Zack Micklewright via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:53
  • Michael McDonald def. Clint Godfrey via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 2:42
  • Cub Swanson def. Mackens Semerzier via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Yves Jabouin def. Brandon Visher via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
 
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Posted by on November 11, 2010 in Quick Results, WEC

 

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Erik Koch vs Francisco Rivera Added to WEC 52

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/21257/erik-koch-vs-newcomer-francisco-rivera-set-for-wec-52-main-card.mma

Erik Koch

– 10-1-0 MMA/ 2-1 WEC Record

– 1 TKO, 6 Sub, 2 Dec Victories

– Notable Wins: Jameel Massouh, Eric Wisely, Bendy Casimir

Francisco Rivera

– 5-0-0 MMA/ WEC Debut

– 3 TKO, 2 Decision Victories

– Notable Wins:

 
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Posted by on November 7, 2010 in News, WEC

 

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Josh Grispi vs Erik Koch Added to WEC 52

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/20683/josh-grispi-vs-erik-koch-targeted-for-wec-52-in-november.mma

Josh Grispi

– 14-1-0 MMA/ 4-0 WEC Record

– 10 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: LC Davis, Micah Miller, Mark Homnick

Erik Koch

– 10-1-0 MMA/ 2-1 WEC Record

– 1 TKO, 6 Sub, 2 Dec Victories

– Notable Wins: Jameel Massouh, Eric Wisely, Bendy Casimir

 
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Posted by on September 17, 2010 in News, WEC

 

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Chad Mendes makes WEC Debut vs Erik Koch at WEC 47 (Mar 6th)

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/17697/erik-koch-vs-chad-mendes-targeted-for-wec-47-prelims-in-march.mma

Chad Mendes

– 5-0-0 MMA/ WEC Debut

– 2 TKO, 1 Sub, 2 Dec Victories

– Notable Wins:

Erik Koch

– 8-0-0 MMA/ 1-0 WEC Record

– 1 TKO, 5 Sub, 2 Dec Victories

– Notable Wins: Jameel Massouh, Eric Wisely

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2010 in News, WEC

 

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