5/4 MMA News and Notes
May 3, 2012 - by Alex Peredo
~ UFC/Bellator middleweight veteran Jay Silva (8-5) will attempt to acquire the vacant Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki (KSW) Middleweight Title next Saturday at the Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland. To do so, he must beat Michal Materla (16-3). Silva went 0-2 in the UFC.
~ Francisco Rivera (7-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) replaces Azamat Gashimov and now faces bantamweight Alex Soto (6-1-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at this month’s UFC on FUEL TV 3 event. UFC on FUEL TV 3 takes place May 15 at Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va.
~ UFC veteran and The Ultimate Fighter 2 winner Joe “Daddy” Stevenson (31-14) has signed with MMA promotion, the Resurrection Fighting Alliance. Stevenson has lost 4 straight bouts & once challenged BJ Penn for the Lightweight title. Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) was founded in 2011
~ Dave Herman (21-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has replaced an injured Gabriel Gonzaga & will collide with heavyweight Roy Nelson (16-7 MMA, 3-3 UFC) on the main card of UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir. UFC 146 takes place May 26 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
~ At this Saturday’s UFC on FOX 3 event, the first two bouts will stream live on Facebook. UFC on FOX 3 takes place at IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J. FOX airs four main-card bouts, and the remaining six prelims air on FUEL TV. The bouts include bantamweights Roland Delorme (7-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Nick Denis (11-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and middleweights Karlos Vemola (8-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) vs. Mike Massenzio (13-6 MMA, 2-4 UFC).