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UFC FIght Night 137

New UFC Sao Paulo Main Event Might Actually Be A Better Fight

The term "card is subject to change" protects the UFC in case of injuries and changes to their fight bookings, and in 2018 this has applied to a number of main events. We've seen on many occasions that headlining fights have been scrapped or changed due to injuries, drug...

Eryk Anders Replaces Jimi Manuwa in UFC Sao Paulo Main Event

Less than one week before UFC Fight Night 137, the Sao Paulo card lost one half of its main event. MMA News’s Damon Martin has confirmed the initial MMAjunkie report that Jimi Manuwa has pulled out of the main event against Thiago Santos, and stepping in to take his...

Jimi Manuwa Does Not Consider Santos “Worth Fighting”

The main event of UFC Fight Night 137 in Sao Paulo, Brazil will feature Jimi Manuwa begrudgingly taking on Thiago “Marreta” Santos. Jimi Manuwa is currently ranked #5 in the official UFC light heavyweight rankings; meanwhile, Santos is making his debut in the division as a replacement for Manuwa’s...

How Thiago Santos Deceived Jimi Manuwa Into Accepting Fight

Thiago “Marreta” Santos will be in his first main event at UFC Fight Night 137 in Sao Paulo, Brazil when he takes on Jimi Manuwa September 22nd.  Speaking to Brazilian reporters recently, Thiago Santos describes the struggles he had in making this bout a reality (Via MMAFighting): “We volunteered to...

Elias Theodorou in Need of Sao Paulo Opponent Following Carlos Junior Injury

Elias Theodorou is now in need of a new opponent for UFC Fight Night 137 in Sao Paulo Brazil now that Antonio Carlos Junior has pulled out of the event, according to MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz. There is currently no word yet on if Theodorou will remain on the...

Jimi Manuwa vs. Thiago Santos Official for Sao Paulo

The UFC has officially announced that Thiago Santos will step in to replace Glover Teixera as the main event of UFC Fight Night 137 in Sao Paulo Brazil on September 22nd.  This will mark the first main event in the UFC career of Santos. Thiago Santos has managed to win...

Thales Leites to Retire at UFC Fight Night 137

At UFC Fight Night 137 in Sao Paulo Brazil, Thales Leites will be making his final walk to the Octagon when he takes on Hector Lombard. And for the 36-year-old Leites, his mind is made up: “It’s not an idea,” Leites said in an interview with MMAjunkie. “It’s been decided,...

Antonio Carlos Junior and Elias Theodorou Reported for UFC São Paulo

A middleweight bout has been verbally agreed to for UFC São Paulo between Antonio Carlos Junior takes on Elias Theodorou. MMA News's Damon Martin confirmed an initial report by Combate. Antonio Carlos Junior’s first choice for his next opponent was Paulo Costa after feeling slighted by the UFC rankings system,...

Alex Oliveira vs. Neil Magny Added to UFC Fight Night 137

São Paulo just added a bout featuring two ranked welterweights when #14 ranked Alex Oliveira takes on #8 Neil Magny in what may be a great opportunity for veteran Oliveira to crack the top 10 of the division. This bout was reported by Combate earlier today. This will be Neil...