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Middleweight Shakeup at UFC 150 as Okami now faces Roberts

Up-to-the-minute news about UFC 150, taking place August 11 at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.

More fight card updates:
UFC on FOX 4 - August 4
UFC 150 - August 11
UFC on FUEL TV 5/UFC Nottingham - September 29
UFC 151 - September 1
UFC 153 - October 13
Injuries to Rousimar Palhares and Chris Camozzi have scrapped both middleweights from their UFC 150 bouts against Yushin Okami and Buddy Roberts, respectively. So in response, Okami and Roberts will now face each other on August 11th in Denver, Colorado.

Additionally, the planned lightweight bout between Dennis Hallman and Thiago Tavares has been rescheduled for UFC 151. UFC 150 will proceed with ten fights.

Guillard Answers Cerrone's Call for Action
updated July 13
A day after tweeting, "Well I sure wish someone would step up for Denver," Colorado's own Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone found a willing candidate in "Young Assassin" Melvin Guillard, who is coming off a victory last weekend at UFC 148.

The lightweight war between the strikers and former teammates will be the co-main event at UFC 150 August 11 in Denver, Colorado

Update: At the same event, Cerrone's teammate, Erik "Goyito" Perez will face Ken Stone in a bantamweight bout.

Camozzi Gets Hometown Bout
updated July 9
After Denver's Chris Camozzi won his UFC on FX fight June 22 in Atlantic City, the middleweight TUF veteran publicly asked for a fight in his hometown.

He'll get his wish with a bout against Buddy Roberts, who made his successful UFC debut on June 22 at UFC on FX in Florida.

The two have verbally agreed to square off at UFC 150.

Lawrence, Palhares Get Next Assignments updated June 18
Brazilian striker Luiz Cane has been injured and forced out of his UFC 150 bout against Japan's Yushin Okami. Stepping in to meet Okami will be Cane's countryman, submission specialist Rousimar Palhares.

Plus, two fighters known for their striking abilities will go at it as TUF Live standout Justin Lawrence joins the ranks of the UFC featherweights to take on Max Holloway.

Verbal agreements are in for both Denver bouts.

Three Bouts Booked for the 303 updated June 4
Three more bouts have been booked for the Mile High City's UFC event this August.

Two go-anywhere fighters will test their skills in a featherweight battle as Nik Lentz takes on Japan's Eiji Mitsuoka

Also at featherweight, TUF finalist and featherweight Dennis Bermudez -- fresh off a decisive victory marked by a number of slams -- is jumping right back into action, this time against submission specialist Tom Hayden in Denver.

Fans in Colorado will also see a middleweight bout between Judo specialist Michael Kuiper and duarble striker Jared "The Messenger" Hamman.

Verbal agreements are in for all three bouts.

Bendo-Edgar 2 Confirmed for Denver updated May 9
The highly anticipated rematch between UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson and the man he beat for the belt in February, Frankie Edgar, now has a home and a date, as UFC President Dana White announced on Tuesday’s UFC Tonight that August 11th’s UFC 150 event in Denver will be headlined by this five round clash of 155-pound titans.

Shields Returns to Middleweight Against Herman
updated May 1
TUF 3 alum Ed "Short Fuse" Herman and former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields have verbally agreed to a middleweight bout this August at UFC 150.

The match-up will mark the return to middleweight for Shields, whose four UFC fights to date -- including a title fight match Georges St-Pierre -- have taken place at 170 pounds. The former Strikeforce middleweight champion previously notched wins over notables including Dan Henderson at 185 pounds.

UFC 150 Slated for Mile High City updated April 27
The UFC will return to the city where it all started for its milestone UFC 150 event in August, as Denver -- home to UFC 1 and 2 -- will host the event at Pepsi Center.

Two bouts have been verbally agreed upon for the Mile High melee.

Brazilian bomber Luiz Cane will make his middleweight debut against top-ten ranked Yushin "Thunder" Okami.

At lightweight, Thiago Tavares and Dennis "Superman" Hallman will meet in a battle between well-rounded submission specialists. Both men were scheduled to fight on the UFC on FOX fight card May 5 but forced out of that event due to injures.

Information on tickets - which go on sale June 15 - and the main event will be coming soon to ufc.com.
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