11/19 MMA News and Notes
Nov 19, 2011 - by Alex Peredo
~ Jake Hecht (10-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will meet welterweight Rich Attonito (10-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) on the preliminary card of UFC 140, which takes place Dec. 10 at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre.
~ A welterweight contest between two fighters looking to rebound from their first octagon losses has been added to UFC 141, as Dong Hyun Kim (14-1-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) meets Sean Pierson (11-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC). UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem takes place Dec. 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
~ Featherweights Tatsuya Kawajiri (29-7-2 MMA, 9-2 DREAM) vs. Kazuyuki Miyata (11-8 MMA, 4-2 DREAM) is signed for “DREAM: New Year! 2011.” The event takes place Dec. 31 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Kawajiri is a Strikeforce veteran.
~ UFC lightweight veteran Pat “Awesomely Awesome” Audinwood, 25, won last night in Atlantic City, New Jersey at Ring of Combat 38. Audinwood submitted (Armbar) Al Iaquinta at 2:06 into the first round. Audinwood (10-2-1) was released by the UFC last December after losing his two UFC bouts.