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Couture vs. Pearson, Mitrione vs. De Fries, LaFlare vs. Alloway added to UFC on Fuel TV 9

On Saturday, the UFC announced three bouts set to take place at UFC on Fuel TV 9 in April.

Ryan Couture, son of former UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture, will make his UFC debut against Ross “The Real Deal” Pearson, heavyweights Matt Mitrione and Phil De Fries will square off, and Ryan LaFlare takes on Ben Alloway.

UFC on Fuel TV 9 takes place on April 9 from the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

All three bouts were announced via the UFC United Kingdom Twitter account.

Source: Twitter
Michael Kuiper vs. Tom Lawlor added to UFC on Fuel TV 9

Another bout has been reported for UFC on Fuel TV 9 as Michael Kuiper vs. Tom Lawlor will be added to the April lineup.

Swedish website MMAnytt.se reported the news, but no UFC release has been made thus far.

UFC on Fuel TV 9 takes place on April 9 from the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

Source: MMAnytt.se
Lorenz Larkin makes UFC debut vs. Francis Carmont at UFC on Fox 7 in San Jose

Former Strikeforce contender Lorenz Larkin now has a date for his UFC debut in hopes of improving his record to 14-0.

Larkin will take on Francis Carmont, who is undefeated in the UFC at 4-0, on April 20 at UFC on Fox 7.

The middleweight bout is expected to take place on the prelims, with the main card being aired on Fox as Benson Henderson will put his lightweight title on the line against Gilbert Melendez in the main event.

UFC on Fox 7 takes place from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., a place familiar to former Strikeforce fighters competing on the card.

Source: MMAJunkie
Bellator 88 Draws 807,000 Viewers in Thursday Night Spike TV Broadcast

On Thursday, Bellator 88 drew an average of 807,000 viewers on Spike TV, according to officials.

The number is an increase from the previous week’s total of 705,000, but not enough to match the first two shows on the promotion’s new network.

Bellator 88 featured Alexander Shlemenko vs. Maiquel Falcao for the middleweight championship. Bellator will look to at least match those numbers next week as the bantamweight belt will be on the line.

Source: Sherdog

Photo: Ross Pearson (MMAJunkie)

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Corey Adams didn't grow up watching mixed martial arts, considering the UFC was just getting started the year he was born, but in his teenage years, witnessed the action and has fallen in love with the sport. Corey was the first to join The MMA Corner staff -- other than founder Josh Davis -- and has been writing for the site ever since. Corey attends Austin Peay State University, where he majors in Communications with a focus on journalism. When he's not covering MMA, Corey is still writing on many sports with both local and campus newspapers. His favorite sports teams are the Atlanta Braves and Denver Broncos. Follow him on Twitter at the link below.