UFC Fight Night 82 rumored for Jessica Eye vs. Bethe Correia, Sam Alvey vs. Daniel Sarafian Globo reports that Jessica Eye finally got her Desire competing on the UFC’s card at Pittsburgh.
Eye (11-4) is coming off back to back losses to Miesha Tate and Julianna Pena and will be seeking to avoid three straight losses for the first time in her career. The 29-year older is currently 1-3 -1 NC in the UFC, with her lone win coming against Leslie Smith in UFC 180. Correia (9-1) competes for the first time since her 34-second weight loss loss to former bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey at UFC 190 at August. Also on the card is a middleweight matchup that surely will not disappoint. Alvey (26-7) is coming away from the first weight loss loss of his professional career, as Derek Brunson put him away from the first round of their fight back at UFC Fight Night 73. The loss snapped”Smilin”`s fight win streak. Sarafian (9-5) bounced back from a two-fight skid after rapping out Ant??nio dos Santos Jr. at UFC Fight Night 58 back in December 2014. UFC Fight Night 82 takes place on Feb. 21 in the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA.. Here’s an updated look in the UFC Pittsburgh card Jessica Eye vs. Bethe Correia (rumor) Cody Garbrandt vs. John Lineker Derek Brunson vs. Roan Carneiro Sam Alvey vs. Daniel Sarafian Joe Riggs vs. Chris Camozzi Trevor Smith vs. Leonardo Augusto Guimaraes Shane Campbell vs. James Krause Brandon Thatch vs. Siyar Bahadurzada Anthony Hamilton vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov Sean Strickland vs. Alex Garcia Sarah Moras vs. Lauren Murphy Ovince Saint-Preux vs. Rafael”Feij??o” Cavalcante added to UFC 196 Is the empty Strikeforce light heavyweight title on the line? Per UFC Tonight, Ovince Saint-Preux will take on Rafael”Feij??o” Cavalcante. Saint Preux (18-7) had his 2 battle win streak snapped in his last struggle — with his third-round entry loss to Glover Teixeira in August — but has amassed an impressive 6-2 UFC record. His sole UFC reverses have been into the above Teixeira and top competition Ryan Bader. Cavalcante (12-6, 1 NC) has lost two straight and three of his past four fights. The 35-year-old is in dire need of a victory if he wants to keep his place on the UFC’s light heavyweight roster. UFC 196 takes place Feb. 6th in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Fabricio Werdum signals eight-fight contract with the UFC According to Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight, current UFC heavyweight champion Werdum has signed a new eight-fight contract the UFC. The contract is reportably worth seven figures. Werdum (20-5-1) will defend his title at UFC 196 at February in a rematch against former champion Cain Velasquez. Al Iaquinta undergoes successful knee surgery, aiming for July yield UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta experienced a successful knee operation Monday. MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani confirmed that UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta underwent successful knee surgery on Monday. The New York native hopes to come back to training in a few months with a potential return in July. Iaquinta (12-3-1) is coming from a controversial split decision victory over Jorge Masvidal at UFC Fight Night 63 back in April. He then was scheduled to fight Bobby Green in UFC Fight Night 71 at San Diego, but an accident to Green forced him off the card. Gilbert Melendez was tabbed as his substitute, but he failed a post fight drug evaluation and Iaquinta was left with no opponent. CABMMA finds fraud by fighters MMAFighting.com’s Guilherme Cruz reports that the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) is set to reveal the names of several MMA fighters who perpetrated fraud by falsifying medical tests. This was discovered during a covert investigation and it ought to be said, the collection of frauds does not include any fighters presently signed by the UFC. CABMMA charman Rafel Favetti told MMAFighting.com”The commission has been performing a key identification against frauds in medical exams supplied by athletes in several gyms. We got to a point where we’re possibly addressing a criminal gang, a group which has as its motto to fraud medical examinations for MMA athletes.” Favetti also said that all of the fighters involved in this investiation will be suspended indefinitely and probably banned from the sport.
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