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Quick Hits: UFC Undisputed 2010 Announced, Bellator Fighters Weigh-In, Grant-Markham Set, and More

TJ Grant

  • TJ Grant, who was rumored to be fighting Martin Kampmann at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale before Kampmann declined the bout, will instead face Rory Markham at the June 20th event.
  • Nick Thompson vs. Tim Kennedy, Dennis Hallman vs. Cedric Marks, and Cory Devela vs. Luke Rockhold have been added to the June 19th Strikeforce Challengers event.
  • Jared Hamman has withdrawn from his June 6th Strikeforce bout against Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante after suffering an injury in training and has been replaced by Mike Kyle.
  • KJ Noons says he’s in negotiations to resume his MMA career with Strikeforce.
  • Weigh-ins for Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields on June 6 in St. Louis will take place on Friday, June 5, at Al Hrabosky’s Ballpark Saloon at 3pm CT.
  • Bantamweight Noah Thomas, a lightweight cast member on The Ultimate Fighter 5, has signed with the WEC and will replace Eddie Wineland against Frank Gomez at WEC 41 on June 7 in Sacrament, California.
  • Ronnys Torres will make his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 19 in September.
  • Middleweight tournament participants Yosmany Cabezas, Jared Hess, Hector Lombard, and Damien Stelly made weight on Thursday at weigh-ins for Bellator week 9 in Monroe, Louisiana.
  • Phil Cardella vs. Ed Ratcliff has been added to the lineup for WEC 42 on August 9th in Las Vegas.
  • Dana White’s “special announcement” on Thursday was confirmation of UFC Undisputed 2010, the follow-up to the recently-released and highly-anticipated UFC Undisputed 2009 video game for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
  • Tickets for the UFC Fan Expo on July 10th and 11th in Las Vegas are now on sale.
  • The UFC won’t return to Chicago in 2009, but could hold an event in Indianapolis in 2010.

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