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Quick Hits: Cote Re-Signs, Henderson-Bisping Winner Promised Title Shot, Belfort-Santiago at Affliction 3, and More

  • Thales Leites vs. Alessio Sakara and Shane Nelson vs. Aaron Riley have been added to the official lineup for UFC 101: Declaration, finalizing the eleven-bout August 8 card. Click here for the complete list of UFC 101 matchups.
  • A grappling superfight between Rumina Sato and Ulysses Gomez, autograph and training sessions, and a Maxim Octagon girl search are the latest additions to the UFC Fan Expo. Full details on the event can be found at its official website.
  • Strikeforce is planning an August 15 event at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.
  • EA Sports announced yesterday that it will release a competitor to UFC Undisputed, EA Sports MMA, in 2010 for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
  • Pat Miletich could fight Frank Shamrock at a future Strikeforce event.
  • With the late addition of Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Mustapha Al-Turk, the UFC 99 pay-per-view is expected to feature six bouts as opposed to the tradition five fights.
  • Patrick Cote has signed a new four-fight deal with the UFC.
  • Weigh-ins for WEC 41 take place this Saturday at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento, California and, as always, are free and open to the public. The weigh-ins will be streamed live on beginning at 7pm ET.
  • The winner of the UFC 100 bout between TUF 9 coaches Dan Henderson and Michael Bisping has been promised a middleweight title shot.
  • Vitor Belfort will take on Jorge Santiago at Affliction: Trilogy on August 1st in Anaheim, California.


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