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Nogueira-Cannonier, Bamgbose-Di Chirico added to UFC on FOX 26 in Winnipeg

The UFC’s FOX card in Winnipeg in December now has its first two bouts.

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (22-8 MMA, 5-5 UFC) will take on Jared Cannonier (10-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) in a light heavyweight fight, and Oluwale Bamgbose (6-3 MMA, 1-3 UFC) meets Alessio Di Chirico (10-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at middleweight. UFC officials announced the new bookings today.

The FOX card, expected to be UFC on FOX 26, takes place Dec. 16 at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The main card will air on FOX following prelims likely for either FOX or FS1, as well as UFC Fight Pass.

Nogueira will fight for the first time in more than a year when he steps in the cage against Cannonier. This past November at UFC Fight Night 100, he was stopped by Ryan Bader with third-round TKO in the headliner in Sao Paulo, Brazil. That erased a first-round TKO of Patrick Cummins earlier in the year, also in Brazil. “Little Nog” has dropped three of his past four fights.

Cannonier got back on track in July with a third-round TKO of Nick Roehrick at the TUF 25 Finale in Las Vegas. Roehrick was a late replacement for Steve Bosse, who had to pull out of the fight with an injury. That got Cannonier back in the win column after a decision loss to Glover Teixeira at UFC 208 snapped a two-fight streak.

Bamgbose is badly in need of a win. After a 5-0 start to his pro career, including a Ring of Combat middleweight title, he has dropped three of four since arriving in the UFC. His promotional debut was a TKO loss to Uriah Hall, but he followed that up nicely with a head-kick knockout of Daniel Sarafian at UFC Fight Night 83. But since then, he has a decision loss to Cezar Ferreira and a TKO loss at UFC 212 to Paulo Borrachinha in June.

Di Chirico, from Italy, had a 9-0 start to his pro career before falling back with setbacks in two of his past three since coming to the UFC. He lost a decision to Bojan Velickovic in April 2016 in Croatia, but bounced back with a split-decision win over Garreth McLellan later that year in Vancouver. Earlier this year in January, he was submitted in the first round by Eric Spicely at UFC on FOX 23.

For more on UFC on FOX 26, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie

UFC 212 medical suspensions: Johnny Eduardo possibly out 6 months with foot fracture

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Two fighters from this past weekend’s UFC 212 event received medical suspensions that could last up to six months.

The Atletica Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA) – the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission – on Monday sent the list of suspensions to MMAjunkie.

UFC 212 took place Saturday at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, and the main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Johnny Eduardo (28-11 MMA, 3-3 UFC), who suffered a first-round TKO loss to bantamweight Matthew Lopez (10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) on the FS1 prelims, as well as Jim Wallhead (29-11 MMA, 0-2 UFC), who suffered a submission loss to welterweight Luan Chagas (15-2-1 MMA, 1-1-1 UFC) on the UFC Fight Pass prelims, both could be out of action for six months.

However, a doctor can clear Eduardo early from a right-foot fracture, and Wallhead can be cleared early from an eye injury.

Jose Aldo (26-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC), who lost his featherweight belt to interim titleholder Max Holloway (18-3 MMA, 14-3 UFC) in a headlining title-unification bout, was also suspended. Aldo, who suffered a third-round TKO loss, is suspended 45 days with no contact during training for 30 days.

All fighters received minimum suspensions of 14 days with no contact during training for seven days. Lengthier medical suspensions included:

  • Jose Aldo: Suspended for 45 days with no contact during training for 30 days
  • Vitor Belfort: Suspended for 21 days with no contact during training for 14 days
  • Oluwale Bamgbose: Suspended for 45 days with no contact during training for 30 days
  • Erick Silva: Suspended for 45 days with no contact during training for 30 days
  • Johnny Eduardo: Suspended 180 days until receiving doctor’s clearance from a right-foot fracture
  • Jamie Moyle: Suspended for 45 days with no contact during training for 30 days
  • Jim Wallhead: Suspended 180 days until receiving doctor’s clearance from an eye injury
  • Marco Beltran: Suspended for 45 days with no contact during training for 30 days

For more on UFC 212, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie

UFC 212 staff picks: Forget the staff – MMAjunkie readers are split like never before

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Aldo
vs.
Holloway
Gadelha
vs.
Kowalkiewicz
Belfort
vs.
Marquardt
Bamgbose
vs.
Borrachinha
Medeiros
vs.
Silva
MMAjunkie readers’
consensus picks
2017: 45-33
holloway2017
Holloway
(51%)
kowalkiewicz2017
Kowalkiewicz
(52%)
belfort2017
Belfort
(56%)
borrachinha2017
Borrachinha
(61%)
esilva2017
Silva
(51%)
Matt Erickson @MMAjunkieMatt
2017: 52-26
holloway2017
Holloway
gadelha2017
Gadelha
belfort2017
Belfort
borrachinha2017
Borrachinha
esilva2017
Silva
Simon Samano
@SJSamano
2017: 49-29
holloway2017
Holloway
gadelha2017
Gadelha
belfort2017
Belfort
borrachinha2017
Borrachinha
medeiros2017
Medeiros
Dann Stupp
@DannStupp
2017: 47-25
trophy copy 2015 Champion
aldo2017
Aldo
gadelha2017
Gadelha
belfort2017
Belfort
borrachinha2017
Borrachinha
esilva2017
Silva
Ben Fowlkes @BenFowlkesMMA
2017: 47-31
trophy copy 2016 Champion
holloway2017
Holloway
gadelha2017
Gadelha
marquardt2017
Marquardt
borrachinha2017
Borrachinha
medeiros2017
Medeiros
Mike Bohn @MikeBohnMMA
2017: 45-33
trophy copy 2014 Champion
holloway2017
Holloway
gadelha2017
Gadelha
belfort2017
Belfort
borrachinha2017
Borrachinha
medeiros2017
Medeiros
Brian Garcia
@thegoze
2017: 45-33
aldo2017
Aldo
gadelha2017
Gadelha
belfort2017
Belfort
borrachinha2017
Borrachinha
esilva2017
Silva
Fernanda Prates @nandaprates_
2017: 45-33
aldo2017
Aldo
gadelha2017
Gadelha
belfort2017
Belfort
borrachinha2017
Borrachinha
medeiros2017
Medeiros
Steven Marrocco @MMAjunkieSteven
2017: 45-33
aldo2017
Aldo
gadelha2017
Gadelha
belfort2017
Belfort
borrachinha2017
Borrachinha
medeiros2017
Medeiros
George Garcia @MMAjunkieGeorge
2017: 42-36
holloway2017
Holloway
gadelha2017
Gadelha
belfort2017
Belfort
borrachinha2017
Borrachinha
medeiros2017
Medeiros
John Morgan @MMAjunkieJohn
2017: 38-40
holloway2017
Holloway
gadelha2017
Gadelha
belfort2017
Belfort
borrachinha2017
Borrachinha
esilva2017
Silva

(Click here to open a PDF of the staff picks grid in a separate window.)

The UFC returns to Brazil on Saturday for UFC 212, which features a featherweight title-unification fight at the top of the card.

UFC 212 takes place Saturday at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, and the main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

In the main event, featherweight champion Jose Aldo (26-2 MMA, 8-1 UFC) is a narrow 6-4 choice over interim titleholder Max Holloway (17-3 MMA, 13-3 UFC).

Also on the card, Claudia Gadelha (14-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is the unanimous choice over fellow strawweight co-headliner Karolina Kowalkiewicz (10-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC), and Paulo Borrachinha (9-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is the 10-0 pick over middleweight Oluwale Bamgbose (6-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC).

Additionally, Vitor Belfort (25-13 MMA, 14-10 UFC) is a 9-1 pick over fellow middleweight vet Nate Marquardt (35-17-2 MMA, 13-10 UFC), and Yancy Medeiros (13-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC) is the 6-4 choice over fellow welterweight Erick Silva (19-7 MMA, 7-6 UFC).

In the MMAjunkie reader consensus picks, Holloway, Kowalkiewicz, Belfort, Borrachinha and Silva are the choices, though the results were awfully close.

Check out all the picks above.

And for more on UFC 212, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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