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UFC Fight Night 25 Prelims To Stream Live On Facebook

"UFC Fight Night 25: Shields vs. Ellenberger" will be held September 17th at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. It's headlined by a five-round non-title welterweight bout between Jake Shields and Jake Ellenberger.

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UFC Fight Night 25 Prelims Streamed Live On Facebook

As expected, the entire preliminary card for UFC Fight Night 25 will be streamed live on the UFC's Facebook page. Promotion officials confirmed the announcement on Thursday.

A myriad of intriguing matchups line the undercard, featuring well-known names such as former lightweight contender Evan Dunham, Strikeforce veteran Vagner Rocha, and WEC veteran Ken Stone. In addition, several alumni of the UFC's ‘The Ultimate Fighter' series are slated to perform, including Cody McKenzie, Shamar Bailey, Matt Riddle, Justin Edwards, Seth Baczynski, and Clay Harvison.

Early Thursday morning the UFC released a promotional video for the UFC Fight Night 25 preliminaries. In order to access the fights, fans only are required to "Like" the UFC's Facebook page

UFC Fight Night 25 fight card:

Main Card (broadcasted on Spike TV):
Welterweight: Jake Shields vs. Jake Ellenberger
Middleweight: Court McGee vs. Dongi Yang
Featherweight: Jonathan Brookins vs. Erik Koch
Middleweight: Alan Belcher vs. Jason MacDonald

Preliminary Card (streamed on Facebook):
Lightweight: Cody McKenzie vs. Vagner Rocha
Lightweight: Evan Dunham vs. Shamar Bailey
Welterweight: Matt Riddle vs. Lance Benoist
Bantamweight: Ken Stone vs. Donny Walker
Welterweight: Clay Harvison vs. Seth Baczynski
Welterweight: T.J. Waldburger vs. Mike Stumpf
Featherweight: Mike Lullo vs. Robert Peralta
Welterweight: Justin Edwards vs. Jorge Lopez

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UFC Fight Night 25 Fight Card: Roberts Out, Stumpf In Against Waldburger

Less than a week before fight night, welterweight veteran Daniel Roberts has been removed from a scheduled bout against T.J. Waldburger (13-6) at UFC Live: Shields vs. Ellenberger due to injuries sustained in training camp. Promotional newcomer Mike Stumpf (11-2) has been selected to take his place. UFC officials announced the news Monday afternoon with this pair of tweets:

Wishing a speedy recovery to @NinjaRoberts, who's been injured and forced out of Saturday's bout - new opponent for Waldburger TBA soonless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

Mike Stumpf steps in for Ninja Roberts to fight TJ Waldburger this weekend in New Orleansless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

Stumpf enters the fight on just five days notice. An XFO-veteran and Team Curran representative from Chicago, the 25-year-old last fought in May, defeating Dan Bolden via unanimous decision. The win marked a return to the cage after a three-year absence, and was the fifth in Stumpf's last six fights.

Meanwhile, Waldburger looks to rebound after dropping in the first round against Johny Hendricks in March. The loss snapped a four-fight win streak and was the first setback for the former Shark Fights welterweight champion since 2008.

UFC Fight Night 25 is slated for September 17th at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Headlining is a welterweight tilt between former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields and rising contender Jake Ellenberger.

Official UFC Fight Night 25 fight card:

Main Card (broadcasted on Spike TV):
Welterweight: Jake Shields vs. Jake Ellenberger
Middleweight: Court McGee vs. Dongi Yang
Featherweight: Jonathan Brookins vs. Erik Koch
Middleweight: Alan Belcher vs. Jason MacDonald

Preliminary Card (streamed on Facebook):
Lightweight: Cody McKenzie vs. Vagner Rocha
Lightweight: Evan Dunham vs. Shamar Bailey
Welterweight: Matt Riddle vs. Lance Benoist
Bantamweight: Ken Stone vs. Donny Walker
Welterweight: Clay Harvison vs. Seth Baczynski
Welterweight: T.J. Waldburger vs. Mike Stumpf
Featherweight: Mike Lullo vs. Robert Peralta
Welterweight: Justin Edwards vs. Jorge Lopez

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UFC Fight Night 25 Fight Card: Robert Peralta Vs. Mike Lullo Tapped For New Orleans

The UFC has signed Robert Peralta (14-3) to replace the spot vacated by Mackens Semerizer on the undercard of UFC Fight Night 25 against featherweight veteran Mike Lullo (8-3). Peralta's trainer, Jeff Clark, announced the news over the weekend via Twitter.

Congrats to Robby Peralta he will be making his UFC debut sept 17th vs Mike Lulloless than a minute ago via Twittelator Favorite Retweet Reply

Peralta enters his Octagon debut on the heels of a string of eleven victories in twelve fights, including a streak of seven straight that stretches back to 2009. The San Diego native has finished thirteen of his fourteen wins throughout his career, with the lone decision stemming from a mammoth upset victory over DREAM featherweight champion Hiroyuki Takaya at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley.

Across the cage, Lullo looks to rebound after dropping his UFC debut last November against rising lightweight prospect Edson Barboza. The loss snapped an eight-fight win streak and prompted the 32-year-old American to drop down to 145 pounds.

UFC Fight Night 25 is slated for September 17th at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event is headlined by a welterweight tilt between Jake Shields and Jake Ellenberger.

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‘UFC Fight Night 25' Fight Card: Semerzier, Johnson Scratched; Seth Baczynski Added

Just two weeks out from the event, and the undercard of "UFC Fight Night 25" has undergone an abrupt makeover. ‘The Ultimate Fighter Season 9' alum DaMarques Johnson (12-9) has been scratched from a welterweight bout with Clay Harvison (9-3) due to undisclosed injuries. Taking his place is ‘The Ultimate Fighter Season 11' veteran Seth Baczynski (13-6).

Also announced, Mackens Semerzier (6-3) has been removed from a featherweight bout against Mike Lullo (8-3) due to undisclosed injuries. A replacement opponent is expected to be named shortly. Promotion officials announced the changes Wednesday afternoon.

A well known player within the southwest mixed martial arts scene, Baczynski gets his second shot for the UFC after a run to the quarterfinals of ‘TUF 11.' Since losing to Brad Tavares at the show's finale last June, the 29-year-old has railed off two consecutive victories within regional promotions, last claiming the Ringside interim welterweight title in April.

"UFC Fight Night 25: Shields vs. Ellenberger" is headlined by a five-round, non-title welterweight bout between former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields and rising prospect Jake Ellenberger. The event is slated for September 17th at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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'UFC Fight Night 25' Fight Card: Highly Touted Jorge Lopez Debuts Against Justin Edwards

Hyped welterweight prospect Jorge Lopez (11-1) has agreed to terms on a multi-fight contract with the UFC, according to an announcement from his mentor, MMA legend Wanderlei Silva. Lopez will make his Octagon debut at "UFC Fight Night 25: Shields vs. Ellenberger" against Justin Edwards (6-1).

Lopez enters the promotion on the heels of a ten-fight win streak that stretches back to 2008. The 22-year-old trains with Silva's Wand Fight Team in Las Veags, and includes a 23-second technical knockout victory over Lee Doss on his résumé. He also possesses wins over Strikeforce veterans Wayne Phillips and Waachiim Spiritwolf, and WEC veteran Dave Terrel.

Edwards looks to rebound after recording his first professional setback in his promotional debut -- a split decision loss against Clay Harvison in June. The 28-year-old trains with Team Jorge Gurgel in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was a competitor on season 13 of "The Ultimate Fighter."

"UFC Fight Night 25: Shields vs. Ellenberger" will be held September 17th at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is headlined by a highly anticipated five-round, non-title welterweight bout between former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields and talented up-and-comer Jake Ellenberger. The event will be broadcast live on Spike.

Updated UFC Fight Night 25 fight card:

Main Card
Welterweight: Jake Shields vs. Jake Ellenberger
Middleweight: Court McGee vs. Dongi Yang
Featherweight: Jonathan Brookins vs. Erik Koch
Middleweight: Alan Belcher vs. Jason MacDonald

Preliminary Card
Lightweight: Cody McKenzie vs. Vagner Rocha
Lightweight: Evan Dunham vs. Shamar Bailey
Welterweight: Matt Riddle vs. Lance Benoist
Welterweight: DaMarques Johnson vs. Clay Harvison
Welterweight: Daniel Roberts vs. T.J. Waldburger 
Featherweight: Mackens Semerzier vs. Mike Lullo
Bantamweight: Ken Stone vs. Donny Walker
Welterweight: Jorge Lopez vs. Justin Edwards

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UFC Fight Night 25: Matthew Riddle Vs. Lance Benoist Announced

The UFC's return to New Orleans is getting closer and the fight card for the event continues to fill up. Most recently announced, former Spike TV's 'The Ultimate Fighter' cast member Matthew Riddle will welcome UFC newcomer Lance Benoist at UFC Fight Night 25. UFC.com has the details:

UFC president Dana White announced today that undefeated welterweight prospect Lance Benoist hasverbally agreed to make his UFC debut September 17 in New Orleans against always-aggressive TUF alum Matthew Riddle.

Also announced, another former cast member of 'The Ultimate Fighter', guilltone-reliant Cody McKenzie will face jiu-jitsu ace Vagner Rocha at the same event:

UFC President Dana White has announced another intriguing matchup for September's "Battle on the Bayou" card in New Orleans.

"It will be a submission showdown as verbal agreements are in for a fight between lightweight grappling specialists Vagner Rocha and Cody McKenzie in New Orleans on September 17."

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UFC Fight Night 25 Fight Card: Erik Koch Vs. Jonathan Brookins Official

A third fight was added to the UFC Fight Night 25 "Battle on the Bayou" card. A featherweight fight has been added to the roster in addition to the two existing middleweight scraps. UFC.com has the news:

An exciting featherweight bout is heading to New Orleans, with young guns Erik Koch and Jonathan Brookins taking to the Octagon on September 17th.

"Verbal agreements are in place for a featherweight showdown between Erik Koch and Jonathan Brookins, September 17 at UFC Fight Night in New Orleans," said UFC President Dana White. "Koch is one of the division's fastest rising stars and this will be Brookins’ first fight since winning The Ultimate Fighter, season 12."

Jonathan Brookins is the season 12 winner of Spike TV's 'The Ultimate Fighter' while Eric Koch, a member of the Duke Roufus-trained fight team, is coming off a win over Raphael Assuncao at UFC 128.

UFC Fight Night 25: Battle on the Bayou Fight Card

Alan Belcher vs. Jason MacDonald
Dongi Yang vs. Court McGee
Erik Koch vs. Jonathan Brookins

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UFC Fight Night 25 Fight Card News, Updates And Information

The UFC recently announced they'd be returning to New Orleans, Louisiana on September 17, 2011, the organization's first return to the city since 2000. As of today, the fight card is beginning to fill out. UFC.com has the news that verbal agreements are in place for two fights:

Alan "The Talent" Belcher will make his long-awaited return to the Octagon in a middleweight showdown with Jason "The Athlete" MacDonald. MacDonald is coming off a submission win over Ryan Jensen at UFC 129; Belcher was riding a two fight win streak when he had to take a year off to recover from eye surgery

In another middleweight matchup, Dongi "The Ox" Yang and Court "The Crusher" McGee will also go to war in NOLA. The 10-1 Yang recently scored an impressive TKO victory over Rob Kimmons, while 13-1 TUF 11 winner McGee is coming off an exciting submission victory.

There is no announced venue for this event. The fights will air on Spike TV. Follow this StoryStream for updates to the fight card, news about the event and more.

UFC Fight Night 25: Battle on the Bayou Fight Card

Alan Belcher vs. Jason MacDonald
Dongi Yang vs. Court McGee

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