On the request of a couple of people, I will update you guys about once a week about the news and gossip in and around the UFC. Please keep in mind, that by the time you read this, you may already have heard it from somewhere or someone else.
Now, with that out of the way, let the part for which you are all keeping up with this begin:
The UFC believes Mario Miranda can get back on the right track.
The Brazilian middleweight recently signed a new four-fight contract with the promotion and is aiming to return in the first quarter of 2011, his co-manager, Shy Sadis, told MMAjunkie.com.
Strikeforce women's welterweight champion Sarah Kaufman cuts around 12 pounds to make the 135-pound limit required to defend her belt.
Her next opponent, Marloes Coenen, likely will have a much tougher road to the scale since she's fought the bulk of her MMA career at 145 pounds.
As expected, former welterweight Dustin Hazelett is dropping to 155 pounds to fight Mark Bocek at December's UFC 124 event.
Joseph Benavidez has replaced an injured Brian Bowles and meets fellow bantamweight Wagnney Fabiano next month at WEC 52.
While word of Roger Gracie's next Strikeforce obligations hit the Web this morning, sources close to the fighter say the standout grappler's future is all but certain.
A rumored matchup between Gracie and the hard-hitting Mike Kyle is possible for "Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu," though it could also take place in late January, according to sources inside.
A cracked rib has sidelined Eric Lawson, who's been forced out of Saturday's preliminary-card bout with Ron Keslar at "Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons II."
Former Sengoku featherweight champion Masanori Kanehara has been added to this month's World Victory Road Sengoku Raiden Championship 15 event.
This month's UFC 120 event will be the Ultimate Fighting Championship's most successful European show to date.
That's the word from UFC UK president Marshall Zelaznik, who today hosted a media conference call in anticipation of the Oct. 16 event.
UFC 120 takes place at The 02 in London, England, and airs via same-day delay on Spike TV. The show is expected to set European attendance and gate records.
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