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Quick Hits: Eddie Alvarez, CSAC, Mike Brown, Leonard Garcia, Jake Shields

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  • After a bout against Jose Aldo fell through, former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber will instead rematch Jens Pulver at WEC 38 on January 25th in San Diego.
  • Former heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum has finally acknowledged his release from the UFC and has his sights set on fighting for Affliction.

News and Notes

  • Ranked lightweight Eddie Alvarez will return to action on January 23rd at Extreme Challenge in Atlantic City, NJ against an opponent to-be-announced. Alvarez has also signed with upstart MMA promotion Bellator Fighting Championships, which has a television deal with ESPN Deportes.
  • New CSAC assistant executive officer Bill Douglas has temporarily cancelled all drug testing at California MMA events, including Strikeforce: Destruction last Friday in San Jose, while the process is “revamped”.
  • Newly crowned WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown’s first title defense is likely to come against Leonard Garcia once Brown recovers from torn cartilage in his ribs suffered in his first-round TKO of former title-holder Urijah Faber earlier this month..
  • ProElite is blocking EliteXC welterweight champion Jake Shields from becoming a free agent.


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