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Erik Koch vs Raphael Assuncao Added to UFC 128

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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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Rashad Evans Injured; Jon Jones vs Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua On Tap for UFC 128

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua

– 19-4-0 MMA/ 3-2 UFC Record

– Won 3 of last 4 Fights

– Notable Wins: Lyoto Machida, Chuck Liddell, Alistair Overeem

Jon Jones

12-1-0 MMA/ 6-1 UFC Record

– 3 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Brandon Vera, Vladmir Matyushenko, Ryan Bader

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During the post-fight interview following Jon Jones’ second round submission victory, Joe Rogan announced that Rashad Evans was injured during training and forced out his title fight with Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua. An emotional Jon Jones fell to his knees, when told that he’d be the replacement for Evans and get a shot at the title at UFC 128. The event takes place on March 19th at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

UFC light heavyweight champion, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua will make his first title defense since beating Lyoto Machida with a first round knockout back in May of last year. Rua was awarded an immediate rematch following a closely-contested bout with Machida in October of 2009, in which he lost by a unanimous decision. He lost his highly anticipated UFC debut against Forrest Griffin in September of 2007, but then won back-to-back fights against Mark Coleman and Chuck Liddell.

Jon Jones has currently won three straight fights, since being disqualified for using “12 to 6” elbows on Matt Hamill, in a bout he was clearly on his way to winning. During his streak, he has beaten Brandon Vera, Vladimir Matyushenko, and most recently Ryan Bader.

 

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2011 in News, UFC

 

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Rafael Assuncao vs Manny Gamburyan Added to UFC 128

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/22093/ufc-128-gets-two-more-bouts-including-raphael-assuncao-vs-manny-gamburyan.mma

Rafael Assuncao

 – 16-3-0 MMA/ UFC Debut

– Loss 2 of last 3 Fights

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

Manny Gamburyan

11-5-0 MMA/ 2-3 UFC Record

– Won 3 of last 4 Fights

– Notable Wins: Mike Thomas Brown, Leonard Garcia, Jorge Santiago

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2011 in News, UFC

 

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With Chael Sonnen’s Suspension, Yoshihiro Akiyama Will Meet Nate Marquardt at UFC 128

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Yoshihiro Akiyama

– 13-3-0 MMA/ 1-1 UFC Record

– Won 12 of last 13 Fights

– Notable Wins: Alan Belcher, Denis Kang, Melvin Manhoef

Nate Marquardt

– 30-10-2 MMA/ 9-4 UFC Record

– Loss 2 of last 3 Fights

– Notable Wins: Demian Maia, Rousimar Palhares, Martin Kampmann

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2011 in News, UFC

 

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Nick Catone vs Dan Miller Added to UFC 128 in New Jersey

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http://mmajunkie.com/news/21987/nick-catone-vs-dan-miller-on-tap-for-ufc-128-in-new-jersey.mma

Nick Catone

– 8-2-0 MMA/ 2-2 UFC Record

– Lost 2 0f last 3 Fights

– Notable Wins: Jesse Forbes, Derrick Downey, John Howard

Dan Miller

13-4-0 MMA/ 5-3 UFC Record

– 2 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Jake Rosholt, Joe Doerksen, Rob Kimmons

 
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Posted by on January 5, 2011 in News, UFC

 

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Joseph Benavidez vs Ian Loveland Added to UFC 128

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/21974/ufc-128-gets-three-more-contests-including-joseph-benavidez-vs-ian-loveland.mma

Joseph Benavidez

– 13-2-0 MMA/ UFC Debut

– Won 3 of last 4 Fights

– Notable Wins: Miguel Torres, Wagnney Fabiano, Jeff Curran

Ian Loveland

– 14-7-0 MMA/ 1-0 UFC Record

– 7 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Doug Evans, Will Kerr, Tyler Toner

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2011 in News, UFC

 

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Chael Sonnen vs Yoshihiro Akiyama Planned for UFC 128

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/21966/despite-legal-issues-sonnen-vs-akiyama-in-the-works-for-ufc-128.mma

Chael Sonnen

– 24-11-1 MMA/ 3-2 UFC Record

– Won 3 of last 4 Fights

– Notable Wins: Nate Marquardt, Dan Miller, Yushin Okami

Yoshihiro Akiyama

– 13-3-0 MMA/ 1-1 UFC Record

– Won 12 of last 13 Fights

– Notable Wins: Alan Belcher, Denis Kang, Melvin Manhoef

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2011 in News, UFC

 

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