UFC Fight Night 119 medical suspensions: Headliner Lyoto Machida out 60 days

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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida must spend two months on the bench after a knockout loss to Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night 119.

That’s according to medical suspensions today obtained by MMAjunkie from the Brazilian Athletic Commission of MMA (CABMMA), which regulated the event this past Saturday at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo. The event aired on FS1 following prelims on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass.

Machida’s (22-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC) first-round knockout loss to Brunson (18-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) left him at 1-4 in his past five outings.

Another serious suspension from the event was issued to bantamweight Marlon Vera, who could potentially be out six months if an X-ray validates an injury to his left foot. Vera (10-4-1 MMA, 4-3 UFC) suffered a unanimous-decision loss to slugger John Lineker (30-8 MMA, 11-3 UFC) on the FS1-televised main card.

All fighters from the card received a minimum suspension of 14 days with seven days of no contact during training. With the exception of Vera, CABMMA did not provide details on the nature of the fighters’ suspensions.

The full list of UFC Fight Night 119 medical suspensions, aside from the customary 14-day terms, include:

  • Lyoto Machida: suspended 60 days with 45 days no contact
  • Colby Covington: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
  • Demian Maia: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact
  • Jack Hermansson: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact
  • Marlon Vera: suspended 180 days or until left foot is cleared early by X-ray; regardless, suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
  • Niko Price: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact
  • Jared Gordon: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact
  • Hacran Dias: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact
  • Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact
  • Max Griffin: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact
  • Christian Colombo: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 119, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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Why Christian Colombo may have jumped the gun with that retirement announcement

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SAO PAULO – OK, maybe Christian Colombo isn’t ready to retire, after all.

Following Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 119 curtain-jerker, where he suffered a quick first-round submission loss to fellow heavyweight Marcelo Golm (5-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), Colombo (8-3-1 MMA, 0-2-1 UFC) announced he was writing from the sport.

However, following the UFC Fight Pass-streamed bout, which preceded the FS1-televised main card at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, 37-year-old Colombo walked back that talk of quitting.

“I was really frustrated after the fight,” the 37-year-old Danish vet said backstage at the show. “This is the second time I went to Brazil and didn’t land a single punch, so I was really frustrated. And I’m not retiring right now. I’m at least going to go home and think about it”

Colombo kicked off his career in 2010 and fought throughout Europe, going 8-0-1 and winning a regional title to earn a UFC contract. But he’s winless since debuting in the octagon with submission losses to Golm and Luis Henrique, as well as fighting Jarjis Danho to a majority draw (a fight he strongly feels he won).

In his latest performance, Colombo barely had time to soak in the atmosphere before Golm pounced with punches, a takedown and the fight-ending rear-naked choke. It took a little more than two minutes.

“That guy was fast,” Colombo said. “He was a lot faster – I was supposed to come out and box him. He did exactly what I’m supposed to do.”

It was an especially frustrating outcome given the 15-hour flight to get there.

After so much success out of the octagon, his lack of a UFC victory is also disappointing. Colombo isn’t sure he’ll get another chance, but he’s holding out hope that UFC matchmakers give him at least one more opportunity.

“If I’m lucky and the UFC comes to Scandinavia in the new year, I might get a phone call,” he said. “Let’s cross fingers and hope they come to Copenhagen and let me fight on that one.”

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 119, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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UFC Fight Night 119 post-event facts: Is this the end of Lyoto Machida?

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Derek Brunson pulled off yet another remarkable first-round knockout on Saturday when in the UFC Fight Night 119 headliner he became the fastest to ever defeat former UFC champion Lyoto Machida.

Brunson (18-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) used his dangerous left hand to set up a quick finish of Machida (22-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC) in the FS1-televised middleweight headliner at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo. Prelims aired on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass.

As a result, “The One” is becoming a fixture in the UFC 185-pound record books.

The UFC’s sixth stop in Sao Paulo saw Brazilian fighters win nine of 12 bouts. For more on the numbers behind the card, check below for 55 post-event facts about UFC Fight Night 119.

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General

Brazilian fighters fell to 3-7 main event fights on home soil dating back to December 2014.

The UFC-Reebok Athlete Outfitting payout for the event totaled $170,000.

Debuting fighters went 0-1 at the event.

Brunson, Pedro Munhoz, Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos and Max Griffin earned $50,000 UFC Fight Night 119 fight-night bonuses.

UFC Fight Night 119 drew an announced attendance of 10,265. No live gate was disclosed for the event.

Betting favorites went 8-3 on the card. One fight had even odds.

Total fight time for the 12-bout card was 1:57:18.

Main card

Brunson’s nine UFC victories since 2012 in middleweight competition are tied with Brad Tavares for most in the division.

Brunson has earned seven of his nine UFC victories by stoppage.

Brunson’s seven UFC stoppage victories since 2012 in middleweight competition are tied for most in the division.

Brunson’s seven first-round stoppage victories in UFC middleweight competition are most in divisional history.

Machida fell to 5-7 in UFC main event fights.

Machida’s three-fight losing skid is the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since December 2014.

Machida fell to 3-4 since he dropped to the UFC middleweight division in October 2013.

Machida has suffered three of his four UFC middleweight losses by stoppage.

Colby Covington’s (13-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) five-fight UFC winning streak in welterweight competition is the second longest active streak in the division behind Kamaru Usman (six).

Covington attempted no takedowns in a fight for the first time in his UFC career. He landed 41 takedowns combined in his previous eight UFC appearances.

Demian Maia (25-8 MMA, 19-8 UFC) fell to 10-4 since he dropped to the UFC welterweight division in July 2012.

Maia is a combined 0-for-35 on takedown attempts over his past two UFC appearances.

Maia has suffered seven of his eight UFC losses by decision.

Pedro Munhoz and Rob Font

Munhoz’s (15-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) four-fight UFC winning streak in bantamweight competition is the third longest active streak in the division behind champ Cody Garbrandt (five) and Jimmie Rivera (five).

Munhoz has earned four of his five UFC victories by stoppage.

Munhoz’s three submission victories in UFC bantamweight competition are tied for second most in divisional history behind Urijah Faber (six).

Rob Font (14-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) suffered the first submission loss of his career.

Francisco Trinaldo’s (22-5 MMA, 12-4 UFC) 11 victories since 2011 in UFC lightweight competition are tied with Donald Cerrone for most in the division.

Trinaldo has earned seven of his past nine victories by decision.

Jim Miller (28-11 MMA, 17-10 UFC) three-fight losing skid is the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since November 2016.

Miller fell to 4-7 in his past 11 UFC appearances.

Miller’s total fight time of 4:57:53 in UFC lightweight competition is most in divisional history.

Miller has suffered eight of his 11 career losses by decision.

Thiago “Marreta” Santos (16-5 MMA, 8-4 UFC) has earned seven of his eight UFC victories by knockout.

Santos’ seven knockout victories in UFC middleweight fights are tied with champ Michael Bisping and Chris Leben for second most in divisional history behind Anderson Silva (eight).

Thiago “Marreta” Santos

Santos’ seven knockouts since 2014 in UFC competition are tied for second most in the company behind Derrick Lewis (eight).

Jack Hermansson (16-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC) suffered the first knockout loss of his career.

John Lineker (30-8 MMA, 11-3 UFC) improved to 5-1 since he moved up to the UFC bantamweight division in September 2015.

Marlon Vera (10-4-1 MMA, 4-3 UFC) has suffered all four of his career losses by decision.

Preliminary card

Vicente Luque (12-6-1 MMA, 5-2 UFC) has earned 11 of his 12 career victories by stoppage. That includes all five of his UFC wins.

Luque’s five stoppage victories since 2015 in UFC competition are tied for second most in the company behind Lewis (six).

Luque’s two D’arce choke victories in UFC competition are tied with Dustin Poirier for second most in company history behind Tony Ferguson (three).

Niko Price (10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) had his 11-fight unbeaten streak snapped for the first defeat of his career.

Antonio Carlos Junior (9-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) improved to 5-1 (with one no-contest) since he dropped to the UFC middleweight division in June 2015.

Carlos Junior’s four-fight UFC winning streak in middleweight competition is the third longest active streak in the division behind Robert Whittaker (seven) and Bisping (five).

Carlos Junior has earned all of his career stoppage victories by submission.

Jack Marshman (22-7 MMA, 2-2 UFC) suffered the first submission loss of his career.

Hacran Dias’ (23-6-1 MMA, 3-5 UFC) three-fight losing skid is the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since June 2015.

Dias has suffered all six of his career losses by decision.

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos

Zaleski dos Santos’ (18-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC) four-fight UFC winning streak in welterweight competition is tied for the third longest active streak in the division behind Kamaru Usman (six) and Covington (five).

Dos Santos has earned three of his four UFC victories by decision.

Griffin (13-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has suffered three of his four career losses by decision.

Deiveson Figueiredo (13-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) earned just the second decision victory of his career and first since May 1, 2014 – a span of 1,276 days (more than three years) and nine fights.

Jarred Brooks (13-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) had his 13-fight winning streak snapped for the first defeat of his career.

Marcelo Golm (5-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has earned all of his career victories by stoppage.

Golm earned the first submission victory of his career.

Christian Colombo (8-3-1 MMA, 0-2-1 UFC) has suffered all three of his career losses by submission.

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 119, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

FightMetric research analyst and live statistics producer Michael Carroll contributed to this story. Follow him on Twitter @MJCflipdascript.

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UFC Fight Night 119 Athlete Outfitting pay: Program total passes $15 million mark

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SAO PAULO – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 119 event took home UFC Athlete Outfitting pay, a program that launched after the UFC’s deal with Reebok, totaling $170,000.

UFC Fight Night 119 took place at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo. The card aired on FS1 following prelims on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass.

Leading the way were a number of individuals. Longtime octagon veterans Lyoto Machida (22-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC), Demian Maia (25-8 MMA, 19-8 UFC) and Jim Miller (28-11 MMA, 17-10 UFC) all earned maximum non-title-fight payouts of $20,000.

The full UFC Fight Night 119 UFC Athlete Outfitting payouts included:

Derek Brunson: $15,000
def. Lyoto Machida: $20,000

Colby Covington: $5,000
def. Demian Maia: $20,000

Pedro Munhoz: $5,000
def. Rob Font: $5,000

Francisco Trinaldo: $15,000
def. Jim Miller: $20,000

Thiago “Marreta” Santos: $10,000
def. Jack Hermansson: $2,500

John Lineker: $10,000
def. Marlon Vera: $5,000

Vicente Luque: $5,000
def. Niko Price: $2,500

Antonio Carlos Junior: $5,000
def. Jack Marshman: $2,500

Jared Gordon: $2,500
def. Hacran Dias: $5,000

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos: $2,500
def. Max Griffin: $2,500

Deiveson Figueiredo: $2,500
def. Jarred Brooks: $2,500

Marcelo Golm: $2,500
def. Christian Colombo: $2,500

Under the UFC Athlete Outfitting program’s payout tiers, which appropriate the money generated by Reebok’s multi-year sponsorship with the UFC, fighters are paid based on their total number of UFC bouts, as well as Zuffa-era WEC fights (January 2007 and later) and Zuffa-era Strikeforce bouts (April 2011 and later). Fighters with 1-5 bouts receive $2,500 per appearance; 6-10 bouts get $5,000; 11-15 bouts earn $10,000; 16-20 bouts pocket $15,000; and 21 bouts and more get $20,000. Additionally, champions earn $40,000 while title challengers get $30,000.

In addition to experience-based pay, UFC fighters will receive in perpetuity royalty payments amounting to 20-30 percent of any UFC merchandise sold that bears their likeness, according to officials.

Full 2017 UFC-Reebok sponsorship payouts:

Year-to-date total: $4,762,500
2016 total: $7,138,000
2015 total: $3,185,000
Program-to-date total: $15,085,500

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 119, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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Fight Tracks: The walkout songs of UFC Fight Night 119 with a stark 'Dragon' invoking 'Game of Thrones'

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While it takes intense training, world-class skills and maybe even a bit of luck to register a UFC win, picking the right song to accompany you to the cage is a key talent, as well.

See what the fighters of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 119 in Sao Paulo went with as their backing tracks.

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Derek Brunson def. Lyoto Machida via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 2:30

Derek Brunson: “HUMBLE” by Kendrick Lamar

Lyoto Machida: “Game of Thrones” theme by Ramin Djawadi

Colby Covington def. Demian Maia via unanimous decision (29-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Colby Covington: “Amazing” by Kanye West feat. Young Jeezy

Demian Maia: “Numb” by Linkin Park

Pedro Munhoz def. Rob Font via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 4:03

Pedro Munhoz: “Ambitionz az a Ridah” by Tupac

Rob Font: “Welcome to Jamrock” by Damian Marley

Francisco Trinaldo def. Jim Miller via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Francisco Trinaldo: “Can’t Be Touched” by Roy Jones Jr.

Jim Miller: “It’s a Long Way To the Top (If You Wanna Rock and Roll)” by AC/DC

Thiago “Marreta” Santos def. Jack Hermansson via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:59

Thiago “Marreta” Santos: “Marreta Da CCD Para O Mundo” by MC Isaac Saradhino

Jack Hermansson: “The Joker” by Damien feat. Terje Tylden

John Lineker def. Marlon Vera via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

John Lineker: “Chega De Religiao” by Ultima Geracao

Marlon Vera: “Entourage” by Nick Lewis feat. Brandon J. Walker
Vicente Luque def. Niko Price via submission (D’arce choke) – Round 2, 4:08

Vicente Luque: “Baby Baby” by Tropkillaz

Niko Price: “Coming Home” by Diddy Dirty Money feat. Skylar Grey

Antonio Carlos Junior def. Jack Marshman via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1

Antonio Carlos Junior: “Let’s Twist Again” by Chubby Checker

Jack Marshman: “Tick Tock” by Giggs

Jared Gordon Gordon def. Hacran Dias via unanimous decision (29-26, 29-27, 30-26)

Jared Gordon: “Flash” by Queen

Hacran Dias: “Last Breath” by Future

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos def. Max Griffin via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-28)

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos: “The Final Countdown” by Europe

Max Griffin: “Sucker For Pain” by Lil’ Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons

Deiveson Figueiredo def. Jarred Brooks via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)

Deiveson Figueiredo: “Follow U (Xilent Remix)” by Yogi feat. Ayah Marar

Jarred Brooks: “Me de Amor” by Sango

Marcelo Golm def. Christian Colombo via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:08

Marcelo Golm: “Close My Eyes” by Tupac

Christian Colombo: “Godzilla” by Blue Oyster Cult

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 119, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

The Blue Corner is MMAjunkie‘s official blog and is edited by Mike Bohn.

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UFC Fight Night 119 results: Marcelo Golm makes easy work of Christian Colombo in debut

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Marcelo Golm showed a little bit of everything in his UFC debut, and the combination of skills was far too much for Christian Colombo.

After hurting Colombo (8-3-1 MMA, 0-2-1 UFC) on the feet early, Golm (5-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) took the fight to the ground and locked up the rear-naked choke to force the early tap at the 2:08 mark of Round 1. Following the fight, the 37-year-old Colombo announced his retirement from MMA.

The heavyweight bout opened up the preliminary card of today’s UFC Fight Night 119 event at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo. It streamed on UFC Fight Pass ahead of additional prelims on FS2 and a main card on FS1.

Golm wasted little time getting to work in this fight, backing Colombo up with right hands and then stinging him with a left hook as Colombo covered up against the fence.

But just as Colombo seemed to be finding his legs standing up, Golm tripped him to the mat and landed in full mount, ready to do more damage from the top. Colombo would give up his back while attempting to escape, and seconds later Golm managed to slip his forearm around Colombo’s neck, sealing his fate as he locked on the choke.

“I have imagined the fight ending that way since the first day I signed with the UFC,” Golm said. “I worked hard for it. I was confident about the win. I will always perform like that. I’m a fighter who looks for the finish, who looks for the knockout. To debut in your hometown is always good, and the fans’ support just gave me more motivation to win this fight.”

With the win in his UFC debut, Golm remains perfect as a professional. Colombo is winless in three tries with the UFC, and apparently won’t have another chance with the retirement announcement.

Up-to-the-minute UFC Fight Night 119 results include:

  • Marcelo Golm def. Christian Colombo via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:08

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 119, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

(MMAjunkie’s John Morgan and Fernanda Prates contributed to this report on site in Sao Paulo.)

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UFC heavyweight Carlos Felipe accepts USADA-issued 2-year suspension

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency today announced a two-year suspension issued to Brazilian heavyweight Carlos Felipe, who was flagged for a potential doping violation before his octagon debut at UFC Fight Night 119.

According to USADA, Felipe (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) tested positive for metabolites of stanozolol, 16β‐hydroxy‐stanozolol and 3’‐hydroxy‐stanozolol, following an out-of-competition test conducted July 29. Stanozolol, a steroid, is banned at all times in the category of non-specified substances and carries a two-year suspension for first-time offenders.

Felipe’s suspension is retroactive to Sept. 19, the day his provisional suspension was imposed, and he was removed from a bout against Christian Colombo (8-2-1 MMA, 0-1-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 119 next week at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

In a statement, Felipe denied wrongdoing, claiming he hadn’t even taken caffeine pills since he signed with the UFC.

“I’ll be awaiting USADA’s judgment,” he wrote. “In light of that, I apologize to everyone who was looking forward to this fight.”

In USADA’s announcement of the suspension, however, Felipe accepted the two-year sanction, which brings a swift halt to the undefeated 22-year-old fighter’s promising career. Six of his eight wins have come by way of TKO.

Colombo is now scheduled to face Marcelo Golm (4-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) on the UFC Fight Pass-streamed prelims of the Oct. 28 event.

Here is USADA’s full statement:

“USADA announced today that UFC® athlete Carlos Felipe Cabral de Almeida, known professionally as Carlos Felipe, of Feira de Santana, Brazil, has accepted a two-year sanction after testing positive for a prohibited substance.

“Felipe, 22, tested positive for stanozolol metabolites, 16β‐hydroxy‐stanozolol and 3’‐hydroxy‐stanozolol, following an out-of-competition urine test conducted on July 29, 2017. Stanozolol is a non-Specified Substance in the category of Anabolic Agents and is prohibited at all times under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, which has adopted the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List.

“Felipe’s two-year period of ineligibility began on September 19, 2017, the date his provisional suspension was imposed. As a result of his positive test, Felipe was removed from the Card for the UFC Fight Night event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, scheduled for October 28, 2017.

“Pursuant to the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, all UFC athletes serving a period of ineligibility for an anti-doping policy violation are required to remain in the USADA registered testing pool and make themselves available for testing in order to receive credit for time completed under his or her sanction.

“USADA conducts the year-round, independent anti-doping program for all UFC athletes. USADA is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental agency whose sole mission is to preserve the integrity of competition, inspire true sport, and protect the rights of clean athletes. In an effort to aid UFC athletes, as well as their support team members, in understanding the rules applicable to them, USADA provides comprehensive instruction on the UFC Anti-Doping Program website (http://ufc.USADA.org) regarding the testing process and prohibited substances, how to obtain permission to use a necessary medication, and the risks and dangers of taking supplements as well as performance-enhancing and recreational drugs. In addition, the agency manages a drug reference hotline, Drug Reference Online (http://ufc.globaldro.com), conducts educational sessions, and proactively distributes a multitude of educational materials, such as the Prohibited List, easy-reference wallet cards, and periodic athlete alerts.”

For more on UFC Fight Night 119, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Carlos Felipe denies wrongdoing, but is replaced by Marcelo Golm vs. Christian Colombo at UFC Fight Night 119

Bad news for one young undefeated Brazilian heavyweight turned into good news for another.

After issues with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency kept 22-year-old Carlos Felipe (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) out of his octagon debut, which was set for next month’s UFC Fight Night 119, 25-year-old Marcelo Golm (4-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) was chosen to step in against Christian Colombo (8-2-1 MMA, 0-1-1 UFC). UFC officials announced the new matchup today.

UFC Fight Night 119 takes place Oct. 28 at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo. It airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.

The undefeated Golm makes his UFC debut riding a four-fight winning streak – all first-round knockouts. The 37-year-old Colombo looks for his first UFC win after a draw with Jarjis Danho in his debut and a loss to Brazil’s Luis Henrique.

The news comes less than two days after Felipe was notified of a possible USADA violation stemming from an out-of-competition test. The Brazilian up-and-comer, who’s unbeaten in eight pro bouts, has since taken to social media to deny any wrongdoing.

“I am fully aware that I didn’t make use of any substances prohibited by USADA,” Felipe said in an Instagram post. “Since I signed with the UFC, I’ve stopped taking even caffeine pills. I’ll be awaiting USADA’s judgment. In light of that, I apologize to everyone who was looking forward to this fight.”

Instagram Photo

The latest UFC Fight Night 119 card now includes:

  • Lyoto Machida vs. Derek Brunson
  • Colby Covington vs. Demian Maia
  • Jarred Brooks vs. Deiveson Figueiredo
  • Augusto Mendes vs. Boston Salmon
  • Christian Colombo vs. Marcelo Golm
  • Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Jack Marshman
  • Jack Hermansson vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos
  • Rob Font vs. Pedro Munhoz
  • Hacran Dias vs. Jared Gordon
  • Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Max Griffin
  • Niko Price vs. Luan Chagas
  • Jim Miller vs. Francisco Trinaldo
  • John Lineker vs. Marlon Vera

For more on UFC Fight Night 119, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie

UFC Fight Night 119 additions include 'The Joker,' 'Cara de Sapato,' 'Godzilla' and 'Boi'

The UFC’s October return to Brazil includes two new matchups and four colorful nicknames.

UFC officials recently announced the addition of middleweights Antonio Carlos Junior (8-2-1 MMA, 5-2 UFC) vs. Jack Hermansson (16-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Christian Colombo vs. Carlos Felipe to the Oct. 28 event, which airs on FS1 from Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo.

“Cara de Sapato” Carlos Junior, the heavyweight winner of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3,” struggled with mixed results on his way down to the middleweight division. However, he has since rattled off three consecutive victories over Eric Spicely, Marvin Vettori and Leonardo Augusto Guimaraes. He now faces “The Joker” Hermansson, who currently stands at an impressive 11-1 in his past 12 appearances, including three wins in his first four UFC appearances.

Denmark’s Colombo (8-2-1 MMA, 0-1-1 UFC), known as “Godzilla,” seeks his first UFC win in his third UFC contest. The 6-foot-5 fighter settled for a majority draw in his UFC debut against Jarjis Danho before being submitted by Luis”KLB” Henrique. He meets Brazilian newcomer “Boi” Felipe, 22, who made his UFC debut in November 2014 and has scored six knockouts in his eight career wins to date.

With the additions to the card, UFC Fight Night 119 now includes:

  • Lyoto Machida vs. Derek Brunson
  • Misha Cirkunov vs. Glover Teixeira
  • Colby Covington vs. Demian Maia
  • Deiveson Alcantara vs. Jarred Brooks
  • Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Jack Hermansson
  • Augusto Mendes vs. Boston Salmon
  • Christian Colombo vs. Carlos Felipe

For more on UFC Fight Night 119, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie