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Dunham vs. Barboza at UFC 146

It will be a battle between two lightweights in Las Vegas as Evan Dunham and Edson Barboza will square off.

Barboza is coming off of a spectacular wheel kick knockout of Terry Etim at UFC 142 which claimed knockout of the night and fight of the night honors.  The Brazilian is an impressive 10-0 in his MMA career with four victories coming inside the Octagon.  In three of his four fights with the promotion, he has taken home fight of the night bonus checks.

Dunham entered the UFC with an undefeated record and went on to win his first four promotional fights until back-to-back losses to Sean Sherk and Melvin Guillard sent him back to the drawing board.  “3-D” has bounced back nicely however and has returned to his winning ways.  A victory in this fight would give him three straight.

UFC 146 is scheduled to take place on May 26 in Las Vegas.

SOURCE: Sherdog
Greg Jackson to corner Jon Jones at UFC 145

There had been speculation that coach Greg Jackson may not corner UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones when he defends his title against Rashad Evans at UFC 145.  The champion has been a student of Jackson and his camp for a long time now but due to the fact that Evans had previously been a member of the same camp, it was thought that the coach would sit this one out due to nature of the situation.

Even though “Suga” was the UFC light heavyweight champion under Greg Jackson and his camp, Jones announced over the weekend on his Twitter account that Jackson would indeed be in his corner for this fight.

UFC 145 is set to take place on April 21 in Atlanta.

Lightweight Legacy Fighting Championship title fight announced

Even though Jorge Patino currently holds the Legacy Fighting Championship title belt in the welterweight division, he will cut the additional 15 pounds to fight Jesus Rivera for the vacant lightweight title at Legacy FC 11.

Patino won his welterweight title by taking a decision victory over Pete Spratt and has successfully defended the title since.  The victory would not only give him two titles in two divisions, but it would give him his fourth consecutive victory.

At 2-0 with Legacy FC, Rivera will be looking to capture the title and improve his career record to 7-2 overall.

Also announced for the fight card will be a featherweight fight between Chad Robichaux and Joseph Sandoval along with a middleweight bout between Robert Drysdale and Isaac Villanueva.

Legacy Fighting Championship 11 will take place on May 11 in Houston.

SOURCE: Sherdog

Photo: Evan Dunham (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

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Brian McKenna was born and raised in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. A sports nut from as long as he can remember, he came to be a fan of Mixed Martial Arts from a roommate watching The Ultimate Fighter while attending Westfield State College. Brian came to writing by starting his own blog, Four Down Territory, which focuses on Boston based sports, life, and of course MMA.