UFC 81: Breaking Point Update

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A few new fights were reported today for UFC 81: Breaking Point to be held February 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

First, Thales Leites vs. Nate Marquardt

Leites a Brazilian fighter has an impressive 12-1 professional record. His only loss was to Martin Kampmann at The Ultimate Fighter Season 4 Finale in 2006. Leites is coming off of a submission (Armbar) win over Ryan Jensen at UFC 74 in August

Second,

David Heath vs. Andre Gusmao

Heath is coming off an embarrassing loss to Renato “Babalu” Sobral, in which Babalu refused to let a choke go after the tap, causing Heath to go unconches. The UFC eventually dropped Babalu from the organization for his antics in the cage. Heath has lost his last two fights and needs a win if he is going to stay in the UFC.

Gusmao (5-0), the undefeated IFL fighter will step into the cage for the first time at UFC 81. While he has an impressive record, he hasn’t fought any solid opponents and a win over David Heath might prove he belongs in the UFC.

Rumored Fights For UFC 81

Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir
Tyson Griffin vs. Gleison Tibau
Nate Marquardt vs. Thales Leites
Alan Belcher vs. Ricardo Almeida
David Heath vs. Andre Gusmao