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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting With its debut event at Madison Square Garden finalized, the UFC is now turning its attention to nearby Albany, N.Y. Gian Villante vs. Patrick Cummins is in the works for the Dec. 9 card, which will mark the first UFC show in New York's capital city, MMA Fighting has learned. The promotion has yet to officially announce the light-heavyweight fight. Villante (14-7) was originally scheduled to fight on the Nov. 12 UFC 205 card at MSG against Marcos Rogerio de Lima, however, he was recently forced to withdraw from the fight due to a minor knee injury. The native of Long Island, N.Y. is looking to rebound after most recently losing to Ilir Latifi at UFC 196. Cummins (8-4), meanwhile, is hoping to snap a two-fight losing streak. He hasn't fought since his loss to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 198. UFC Fight Night 102 will take place at the Times Union Center in Albany. The organization has yet to book a main event.
Esther Lin, Invicta FC A top women's prospect has her first official UFC fight booked. Jamie Moyle, who appeared on The Ultimate Fighter 23 earlier this year, will make her UFC debut in earnest against Kailin Curran at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale on Dec. 3 in Las Vegas, MMA Fighting confirmed Thursday with UFC officials. The bout was first reported by KHON2 in Hawaii. Moyle (3-1) fell on the show to Amanda Bobby Cooper, the eventual runner-up, in the quarterfinals. The Syndicate MMA product previous fought all her pro fights for Invicta FC, where she was a top strawweight, Moyle, 27, most recently lost to fellow prospect Sharon Jacobson by unanimous decision in September 2015 at Invicta FC 14. Curran (4-3) is coming off a first-round submission loss to Felice Herrig at UFC on FOX 20 in July. In all, she has dropped three of her four UFC fighters. Curran, 25, is from Hawaii, but trains out of Southern California, with the likes of Cris Cyborg. The TUF 24 Finale will be headlined by a flyweight title fight between champion Demetrious Johnson and the winner of the TUF 24 tournament. The reality show, filmed over the summer, is running every Wednesday night on FS1. In the co-main event, the two TUF 24 coaches, Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo, will face off in a battle of top flyweights.
Wanderlei Silva supports Jose Aldo’s battle against the UFC: ‘You’ll have the respect you deserve at Rizin’
Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting Jose Aldo  wants to leave the UFC , and another Brazilian star supports his battle against the promotion. Wanderlei Silva , who fought against the promotion for a long time until he was finally granted his release from the promotion, posted a video on his Facebook page with a message for Aldo. Silva, who returns to action on Dec. 29 against Mirko Cro Cop  at Rizin Fighting Federation, asked the current UFC interim featherweight champion to sign with the Japanese promotion. According to Aldo's manager Andre Pederneiras, the featherweight star is willing to go to court  to get his contract terminated. Check Silva’s full statement  below: Today is a sad day for the sport. One of the biggest names of our sport came publicly to say he’s dissatisfied with the promotion, retirement too young. Aldo is one of the best fighters in history, and he’s going through the same thing I went through, and I know what you’re feeling, Aldo. And why are you feeling that? Because you’re not a guy that fights for money. You fight for honor. I know your feelings are hurt, and I know damn well how that’s like. They are not doing what they’ve promised you. They promised you that after your last fight you would fight that guy again, and they are not giving you that. They did that to me, too, promised a lot of things and didn’t make it happen. There are no criteria to say who the next challenger is. Today, whoever talks more is the next challenger. There’s no ranking. The biggest proof is ‘Jacare’ [Souza]. Why can’t ‘Jacare’ get a title shot after his performances in his fights? That’s the biggest issue in our sport – if we’re sport or entertainment. That’s what upsets me the most, seeing a young fighter have his desire to fight thrown in the trash can, you know? Aldo, I’m here to tell you that I’m with you. I’ve always admired you, the way you behave, and your team. Once again you’re proving that you fight because you’re a samurai, that you love fighting, not because of money, because you’d make the same money if you were fighting for the belt or not. That shows your character, and gets my respect and admiration. I’m sure every fan all over the world is with you now. As a representative from Rizin, I want to tell you that Rizin’s doors are open for you. I want to invite you to fight in Japan, where you will be respected and put in a place you deserve. As a representative from Rizin in Brazil, I invite you to go there with me so we can make history there together. You will have the respect you deserve there at Rizin, my champion. Aldo, come to Japan with me. Let’s fight at Rizin. This promotion you’re trying to leave also took my desire to compete away from me. I know what you’re going through. But in Japan I’m treated as the samurai and champion I am and having the respect I deserve, and that’s the respect you deserve as well.  http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/7/jose-aldo  http://www.mmafighting.com/2016/9/27/13083694/jose-aldo-requests-his-release-from-the-ufc  http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/102/wanderlei-silva  http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/24/mirko-filipovic  http://www.mmafighting.com/2016/9/28/13098158/andre-pederneiras-jose-aldo-willing-to-fight-ufc-in-court  https://www.facebook.com/wanderleisilvaoficial/videos/1280997918601567/
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