UFC Announces Several Fights for Upcoming Events

Written by Tom Ngo
December 20th, 2011

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The fight announcements came at a fast and furious pace on Tuesday evening. Shortly after reporting an injury had taken Erik Koch out of his UFC 143 bout against Dustin Poirier, the organization confirmed three other matchups for their upcoming events.

First off, for their followup show on FOX, a heavyweight scrap between Joey Beltran (Pictured) and Lavar Johnson was added to the January 28th lineup. That is indeed the same Lavar Johnson that has dropped two straight contests in Strikeforce.

The 265-pound transfers are starting to trickle over…

“UFC on FOX: Evans vs. Davis” takes place inside the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Here is the card’s updated roster:

Preliminary Bouts:

Dustin Jacoby vs. Chris Camozzi

Cub Swanson vs. George Roop

Lavar Johnson vs. Joey Beltran

Jon Olav Einemo vs. Mike Russow

Charles Oliveira vs. Eric Wisely

Cody McKenzie vs. Michael Johnson

Johnny Bedford vs. Eddie Wineland

Evan Dunham vs. Paul Sass

Main Bouts:

Michael Bisping vs. Demian Maia

Mark Munoz vs. Chael Sonnen

Phil Davis vs. Rashad Evans

Speaking of freebie fight cards, a bantamweight brawl with Ivan Menjivar and John Albert will go down on the UFC’s debut on FUEL TV. The CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska hosts the February 15th event.

These are the athletes expected to appear in the show:

Ivan Menjivar vs. John Albert

Jonathan Brookins vs. Rani Yayha

Aaron Simpson vs. Ronny Markes

Stefan Struve vs. Dave Herman

Jake Ellenberger vs. Diego Sanchez

Lastly, it was announced Caio Magalhaes has agreed to replace injured Stansislav Nedkov and fight Fabio Maldonado at UFC 142. The Octagon’s return to Brazil will be held inside the HSBC Arena in Rio de Jenairo.

Here is the current roster for the January 14th fiesta:

Preliminary Bouts:


Fabio Maldonado vs. Caio Magalhaes

Mike Pyle vs. Ricardo Funch

Ednaldo Oliveira vs. Gabriel Gonzaga

Yuri Alcantara vs. Michihiro Omigawa

Felipe Arantes vs. Antonio Carvalho

Sam Stout vs. Thiago Tavares

Main Bouts:

(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)

Erick Silva vs. Carlos Prater

Terry Etim vs. Edson Barboza

Mike Massenzio vs. Rousimar Palhares

Vitor Belfort vs. Anthony Johnson

Chad Mendes vs. Jose Aldo (UFC Featherweight Champion)

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