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Quick Hits: Garcia-Pulver in September, Silva-Cote at UFC 88, Alves-Sanchez Moved To UFC 90, and More

  • Leonard Garcia has agreed to a September 10th featherweight bout against former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver at WEC 36. [MMA Junkie]
  • Anderson Silva will likely face Patrick Cote in a middleweight title bout at UFC 88 in Atlanta. [MMA Weekly]
  • A long-rumored bout between welterweight contenders Thiago Alves and Diego Sanchez has been moved from UFC 89 to UFC 90 on October 25th in Chicago, Illinois. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • Talks are underway for IFL standout Chris Horodecki to meet top lightweight Takanori Gomi in August in Japan. [The Fight Network]
  • “The Ultimate Fighter 7” cast member Jesse Taylor may be one and done with the UFC. Taylor recently criticized former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and, coupled with his first-round submission loss to CB Dollaway at UFC Fight Night 14, may be booted from the promotion. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • Aleksander Emelianenko, the younger brother of WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko, may have been removed from the Affliction “Banned” card last week due to a positive test for Hepatitis B. [Cage Potato]
  • During the final press conference before Affliction “Banned” Fox Sports Net VP of Programming George Greenburg announced that the station will soon broadcast “ProElite”.
  • Joe Jordan has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled MFC title fight against Ryan Ford due to a back injury and Ford will now take on Pat Healy at the July 25th event. []
  • Affliction’s next event will likely take place on November 8th at a location to-be-determined and will primarily feature fighters who were in action at “Banned” including Fedor Emelianko and Andrei Arlovski. [MMA Junkie]


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