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UFC 170 adds Assuncao-Rivera, Thompson-Whittaker

The UFC’s February event in Las Vegas has added a pair of bouts.

At bantamweight, Brazilian Raphael Assuncao looks to put himself in title talks when he meets hard-hitting Francisco Rivera.

In a welterweight contest, TUF: Smashes winner Robert Whittaker will take on striking stalwart Stephen Thompson.

UFC 170 takes place on Feb. 22 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center and is headlined by a light heavyweight bout between former UFC champion Rashad Evans and undefeated Daniel Cormier.

Source: UFC

Flyweights Montague and Campuzano meet in Dallas

Following tough losses, flyweights Darrell Montague and Will Campuzano will look to get back on track when they meet at UFC 171 on March 15.

Montague suffered a first-round knockout loss to John Dodson in his Octagon debut, while Campuzano dropped a decision to Sergio Pettis in his promotional return, at bantamweight.

UFC 171 takes place from the American Airlines Center and is headlined by a welterweight title bout between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler.

Source: UFC

Amagov out of UFC Fight Night 35

Welterweight Adlan Amagov has suffered an undisclosed injury and has been forced out of his UFC Fight Night 35 bout with Jason High. No replacement has been named at this time.

UFC Fight Night 35 takes place from the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. on Jan. 15.

Source: MMA Junkie

Ford, Powell meet for WSOF Canadian title

Welterweights Ryan Ford and Joel Powell will square off on Feb. 21 for the World Series of Fighting Canadian title.

The promotion’s second visit to the Great White North takes place from the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta and will air live on NBC Sports.

Source: Sherdog

“Bigfoot” fails drug tests, stripped of FOTN bonus

Brazilian heavyweight Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva has tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone and will be forced to give back his $50,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus for his war with Mark Hunt.

The pair battled to majority draw at UFC Fight Night 33 which took place on Dec. 7 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Silva was given a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), but still came in above the allowable limit in his post-fight drug test.

Source: MMA Junkie

Photo: Raphael Assuncao (Esther Lin/MMA Fighting)

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