MMA update: UFC 136, Marquardt NOT going to Bellator, Anderson Silva money, and more
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21-2 Dave 'Pee Wee' Herman and 14-1 Mike Russow have verbally agreed to a heavyweight showdown at UFC 136 in Houston this fall, confirmed UFC president Dana White today. Both men are unbeaten inside the Octagon. Herman made his UFC debut in June with a Fight of the Night win over John-Olav Einemo at UFC 131. Russow's most recent victories were a TKO over Jon Madsen and a memorable third-round comeback KO of Todd Duffee.
Also on that card, featherweights Josh Grispi vs Matt Grice have verbally agreed to fight each other.
UFC 136 will presumably be headlined by Jose' Aldo vs. Kenny Florian for the featherweight title and Chael Sonnen vs. Brian Stann.
--Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney says Nate Marquardt just "isn't a good fit" for his company. Hmmm...
--Tito Ortiz is back:
--Lyoto Machida explains why he wanted "Anderson Silva money."
--Comeback king Cheick Kongo and heavyweight prospect Matt Mitrione will fight at UFC 137 on Oct. 29. The PPV is headlined by Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz for the UFC welterweight title.
--UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage has been confirmed for Sept. 24.
--Another UFC 133 injury replacement....
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