Vitor Belfort TKO’s Michael Bisping! Belfort vs Sonnen?

This past Saturday we were treated to an entertaining MMA event for free 99 on FX.

The first bout in the main event at UFC on FX 7 was Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Thiago Tavares.

Tavares had been on a winning streak tearing through his opponents, however this streak came to an abrupt halt with he met Nurmagomedov in the cage. It only took a couple of minutes for Nurmagomedov to TKO Tavares, and validate to the MMA world that he is yet another UFC Lightweight that is quickly working his way into title contention.

Nurmagomedov now boasts an MMA record of 19-0, while having a 3-0 record with the UFC. In a heavyweight match we witnessed Gabriel Gonzaga go back to his roots, and submit former IFL champ Ben Rothwell.

Gonzaga was craft with his BJJ, and even used the big screen to his advantage while trying to position himself for a submission of Rothwell. Meanwhile, CB Dolloway defeated Daniel Sarafian by split decision and made it two wins in a row. This fight was competitive from beginning to end and earned fight of the night honors. Last but not least was the main event, which ended pretty quickly.

I think most people thought that it wouldn’t last long once they saw a chiseled Vitor Belfort enter the Octagon. Belfort skills were on point as he easily defeated Bisping by TKO. However, his physique and physical appearance might have gotten more attention than his accomplishments in the ring that night, which raises the question, is Belfort back on the PED program.

Gleison Tibau Replaces Thiago Tavares Against Melvin Guillard At The TUF 9 Finale

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One tough Brazilian out, one tough Brazilian In. Thiago Tavares has been forced out of his fight with Melvin Guillard at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale on June 9th, due to a arm injury suffered while training.

Replacing him is American Top Team fighter Gleison Tibau, who is currently on a two fight UFC winning streak since being submitted by Joe Stevenson at UFC 86.

Guillard hasn’t fought since July of 2008, due to a torn ACL injury suffered while training for Spencer Fisher at UFC 90.

UFC 101: Forrest Griffin vs. Thiago Silva, Tavares vs. Guillard

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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin (16-5) will likely return to action against Thiago Silva (13-1) at UFC 101. This will be Griffin’s first fight since losing his belt to Rashad Evans at UFC 92.

Also, expected is a lightweight battle between Melvin Guillard (21-7-2) and Thiago Tavares (14-3).

UFC 101 is tentatively scheduled for August 8th in Portland, Oregon. For the latest rumored fightcard, check out our UFC Rumors section.