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UFC 147 official for June 23 in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil will host its third pay-per-view in the last year, as UFC 147 will take place on June 23 from the Joao Havelange Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.  The soccer stadium is expected to hold the largest crowd in the promotions history.

Headlining the card will be a middleweight title rematch between champion Anderson Silva and No. 1 contender Chael Sonnen. Also on the card will be the finales of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil, as well as the showdown between the two coaches, Brazilians Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva.

UFC President Dana White declared that the long-rumored event will be the biggest sporting event of the year.

Source: UFC

Cage Warriors signs ex-UFC champ Jens Pulver

Former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver has signed with European promotion Cage Warriors.

Pulver, now competing at bantamweight, is expected to debut on June 2 at Cage Warriors 47, which streams live on MMAjunkie.

No opponent has been set for the fight, which takes place at The Helix in Dublin.

Source: MMAJunkie

Bryan Caraway meets Mitch Gagnon at UFC 149

The UFC’s first foray into Calgary, Alberta has its first bout, a bantamweight battle between the debuting Mitch Gagnon and Ultimate Fighter alum Bryan Caraway.

Gagnon was slated to make his Octagon debut on Jan. 28, but was scratched due to visa issues.

Caraway has made three appearances under the Zuffa banner, most recently on the reality show. However, this will be his first fight at 135 pounds for the promotion.

UFC 149 takes place July 21 at the Scotiabank Saddledome and is headlined by UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo.

Source: Showdown.ca

The Ultimate Fighter: Live Episode No. 3 ratings

The third episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Live netted an average audience of 1.2 million viewers.

The figure was up from the 1.1 million viewers who tuned in for the second episode, but down slightly from the 1.3 for the season debut.

In the most recent episode, Team Cruz’s Justin Lawrence knocked out Team Faber’s Cristiano Marcello.

Source: MMAJunkie

Photo: Anderson Silva (L) submits Chael Sonnen at UFC 117 with a triangle choke (Esther Lin/AOL)

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