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Up-to-the-minute news about the UFC on FUEL TV 4 fight card, taking place July 11 in a city TBD.
More fight card updates:
UFC on FX 4 - June 22
UFC 147 - June 23
UFC 148 - July 7
UFC on FUEL TV 4 - July 11
UFC 149 - July 21
UFC on FOX 4 - August 4
UFC 150 - August 11
UFC on FUEL TV 5/UFC Nottingham - September 29
UFC 151 - September 1
An injury has forced Nick Penner out of his planned light heavyweight bout against Tom DeBlass July 11; DeBlass will be booked on a future fight card and UFC on FUEL TV 4 will proceed with 11 bouts.
The Mexicutioner Back in the Octagon vs. Te Huna updated June 11
Amidst all of the summer fight card reshuffling, Kiwi 205er James Te Huna was left without an opponent at UFC on FUEL TV 4 when Brandon Vera was plucked to headline UFC on FOX 4 instead.
Capitalizing on the chaos and stepping in to meet Te Huna is UFC veteran Joey Beltran, a teammate of Vera at Alliance MMA. After his heavyweight stint in the UFC, "The Mexicutioner" found success at light heavyweight and will return to face fellow slugger Te Huna in what promises to be a crowd-pleasing battle.
Fitch Out, Robertson Returns to Face A-Train updated June 5
Jon Fitch will have to wait for another day for a fight in his hometown, as an injury has forced him out of his July 11 bout against Aaron Simpson.
Stepping in to welcome Aaron Simpson to the welterweight division will be returning striker Kenny Robertson. Robertson's most recent win was a spectacular spinning back fist TKO over fellow UFC veteran Lucio Linhares.
Previously-announced bouts on the FUEL TV main card include:
• Middleweight five-round fight: Mark Munoz vs. Chris Weidman
• Light heavyweight bout: Brandon Vera vs. James Te Huna
• Middleweight bout: Karlos Vemola vs. Francis Carmont
• Bantamweight bout: Sacramento’s TJ Dillashaw vs. Vaughan Lee
• Lightweight bout: Paul Taylor vs. Anthony Njokuani
San Jose to Host Bruce Leeroy vs. the Angel of Death updated May 23
A bantamweight scrap has been verbally agreed to between Damacio "The Angel of Death" Page and TUF fan favorite Alex "Bruce Leeroy" Caceres for the July 11 FUEL TV fight card. Both fighters are known for their fast-paced, dramatic wars and the match-up should make this yet another barn-burner.
English kickboxer Paul Taylor has been injured and forced to withdraw
from his July 11 bout against fellow standup warrior Anthony Njokuani.
Stepping into the striker's shoes is BJJ black belt Rafael Dos Anjos, whose last three wins have all come via finish.
Three New Bouts Set for FUEL TV in July updated May 23
Three just-made bouts have been verbally agreed to for UFC on FUEL TV </a>4 that will feature the best of the UFC's two lightest weight classes.
At bantamweight, TUF 14 finalist TJ Dillashaw will face British submission specialist Vaughan Lee. Both fighters are coming off very impressive performances in their last outings in February; Dillashaw dominated for three rounds at UFC on FUEL TV in Omaha, while Lee tapped out fan favorite Kid Yamamoto at UFC 144 in Japan.
Also at 135 pounds, Raphael Assuncao will face Issei Tamura. Both men are looking to firmly entrench themselves in the UFC bantamweight division. Assuncao's first outing at the lower weight was a success and he looks to build momentum and move up the rankings as he did at featherweight. Tamura made his UFC debut in February on short notice and it couldn't have been better, as he scored a stunning knockout victory.
The UFC flyweight division continues to grow as more contenders enter the fray. UFC veteran Chris Cariaso is moving into the 125-pound weight class along with Josh Ferguson, who competed on the last season of The Ultimate Fighter. The two will meet at the July 11 event.
Munoz vs. Weidman to Headline Summer FUEL TV Event updated April 24
Powerhouse middleweight wrestlers Chris "All American" Weidman and Mark "The Filipino Wrecking Machine" Munoz will battle in the five-round main event of UFC on FUEL TV, the just-announced July 11 fight night. The news was announced on the April 24 edition of FUEL TV's UFC Tonight.
In January, the undefeated Weidman replaced Munoz on the UFC on FOX </a>fight card on less than two weeks' notice when Munoz was injured and forced to withdraw from his bout against Chael Sonnen. Michael Bisping, who'd been slated to fight Demian Maia at that same event, was tapped to fight Sonnen instead, and Weidman stepped in against Maia. Weidman defeated Maia by unanimous decision; Munoz did the same against Maia last June at UFC 131.