With John Makdessi hurt, Edson Barboza now fights Rafaello Oliveira at the upcoming UFC 162 pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for Sat., July 6, 2013, at the MGM Grand Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Edson Barboza will now meet Rafaello Oliveira after John Makdessi, Barboza's original opponent, withdrew from the fight due to an undisclosed injury, MMAFighting.com confirmed with sources close to the fight.
Updated fight card and rumors for UFC 162: "Silva vs. Weidman," set to go down on July 6, 2013, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. See the full television line up and bout order for the Fourth of July Weekend extravaganza, inside.
MMAmania's Brian Hemminger takes a look back at last night's UFC on FX 6 main card bout featuring the TUF Smashes lightweight finals between Norman Parke and Colin Fletcher. What technical advantage Parke cruise? Find out inside.
TUF 15 champ Mike Chiesa is calling in sick for the upcoming UFC on FOX 5 event this Saturday night in Seattle. Will the promotion be able to find a replacement for Marcus LeVessuer on just a few days notice?
Junior dos Santos "begged" for a fight against Alistair Overeem instead of Cain Velasquez, Dana White closes the book on Brock Lesnar v. Fedor Emelianenko, and MMA pioneer Jeff Blatnick tragically passes away on today's edition of the Morning Report.
UFC on FOX 5 fight card update: Michael Chiesa vs Rafaello Oliveira and Scott Jorgensen vs John Albert are the latest additions to the event that will emanate from the KeyArena in Seattle, Wash., on Dec. 8, 2012.