TUF Nations Finale Weigh-In Results: Michael Bisping And Tim Kennedy On Weight For Main Event

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UFC TUF Nations Finale takes place tomorrow night from the Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The main event is a battle of top ten middleweights as Michael Bisping battles Tim Kennedy. The co-feature has the TUF Nations coaches as Patrick Cote faces off with Kyle Noke in welterweight action.

Before the fights can happen, all 26 fighters stepped on the scale today to weigh-in to make the fights official.

MAIN CARD
•Michael Bisping (186) vs. Tim Kennedy (186)
•Patrick Cote (170) vs. Kyle Noke (171)
•Elias Theodorou (185) vs. Sheldon Westcott (184)
•Olivier Aubin-Mercier (169) vs. Chad Laprise (170)
•Akira Corassani (145) vs. Dustin Poirier (145)

PRELIMINARY CARD
•K.J. Noons (168) vs. Sam Stout (169)
•Sarah Kaufman (135) vs. Leslie Smith (135)
•Ryan Jimmo (205) vs. Sean O’Connell (204)
•Dustin Kimura (136) vs. George Roop (135)
•Mark Bocek (156) vs. Mike De La Torre (156)
•Vik Grujic (186) vs. Nordine Taleb (185)
•Chris Indich (170) vs. Richard Walsh (171)
•Mitch Gagnon (135) vs. Tim Gorman (135)

You can watch the card starting at 3:15 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass and then the last half of the preliminary card will start at 5 ET on Fox Sports 1 and the main card starts at 7 ET on Fox Sports 1 as well.

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Michael Bisping Cleared To Start Training, Wants To Fight In March Or April

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Michael Bisping hasn’t competed inside the octagon since he defeated Alan Belcher at UFC 159 in April. Bisping was scheduled to headline UFC Fight Night 30 last month against Mark Munoz, but had to bow out of the fight due to a detached retina. “The Count” gave an update tonight on “UFC Tonight” regarding his status and it was good news.

“If people don’t know, I had a detached retina,” Bisping stated. “I was at the doctor’s this morning and they’ve given me the green light to start properly training again. I’ve been running and lifting weights for a while. Now I can get back in the MMA gyms to work on a few things. He actually said, ‘call the UFC and book a fight. You’re definitely going to be able to fight around March or April of next year.”

Bisping has been having a war of words as of late with UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy and stated that Kennedy wouldn’t be his first choice, but would never turn down an opponent.

“I wouldn’t say there’s been back and forth with Tim Kennedy,” Bisping said. “I’d say there’s been Tim Kennedy chomping at the bit, trying to make a name for himself. he came over from Strikeforce, he’s had a couple wins over people I’ve never heard of, and he’s trying to get some notoriety. Of course, people like to call me out, I’m no stranger to that. Good for him.

“I’ve never turned down an opponent once, I’m not going to start with Tim Kennedy,” Bisping continued. “If that’s who the UFC wants, I’ll be happy to fight him. Myself personally, I would like someone ranked a little higher up the ladder, someone in the top five maybe. But it’s down to the UFC.”

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MMA Podcast: UFC Fight Night 31, Bellator, Hendo vs. Belfort

Brian and Steve discuss Bellator 106 featuring Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler, UFC Fight Night 31 and Tim Kennedy getting a win despite a torn quad, this weekend’s UFC show featuring Dan Henderson vs. Vitor Belfort, Georges St. Pierre drug testing and more.

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Tim Kennedy Fought In The Main Event Last Night With A Torn Quadriceps

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Tim Kennedy wanted to fight last night at UFC Fight Night 31: Fight For The Troops 3 more than life itself. What people didn’t know is that Kennedy literally meant as he announced after his main event victory against Rafael Natal that he suffered a torn quadriceps a week before the fight.

“I tore my quad coming into this camp,” Kennedy told the media after the card. “The very last week of fight camp, just a stupid thing happened. A lady walked over the track and it was either run over a 65 year-old lady, probably kill her or try to decelerate in about two meters. I chose to decelerate and just fell to the ground, grabbing my leg screaming not great words.”

After the incident Kennedy was still going to fight regardless if people told him to bow out of the fight. The middleweight contender and his team did everything anything to make sure he was ready for fight night.

“If they had to roll me into the cage to fight Natal, I would’ve fought him,” Kennedy stated. “In the cage, once they hoisted me up and lifted me into the cage, Natal would’ve had to shoot me and bludgeon me to death until I quit.

“We did everything that we could, like crazy, wacko stuff. “You would’ve had to kill me to prevent me from getting in that cage tonight. I swear to god.”

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UFC Fight Night 31 Video Highlights

UFC Fight Night 31 took place last night at the base in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The main event featured Tim Kennedy defeating Rafael Natal in the co-main event and in the co-feature, Alexis Davis defeated Liz Carmouche.

In the videos above are highlights of Kennedy and Natal, Davis and Carmouche, Rustam Khabilov and Jorge Masvidal and Yoel Romero and Ronny Markes.

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UFC Fight Night 31 Bonuses: Tim Kennedy Heads List of $50,000 Winners

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Tim Kennedy defeated Rafael Natal by TKO last night in the main event of UFC Fight Night 31. For his victory, Kennedy earned a $50,000 bonus for Knockout of The Night along with Michael Chiesa won Submission of The Night and Jorge Masvidal and Rustam Khabilov won Fight of The Night got the same amount as Kennedy.

Chiesa kicked off the main card and defeated Colton Smith in lightweight action by a rear naked choke in the second round. It was a great for bonuses for the lightweight as Masvidal and Khabilov had a war with Khabilov winning a very entertaining unanimous decision. UFC President Dana White said during the post-fight press conference stated it was tough to pick a fight of the night due to a lot of great fights, but went with Masvidal and Khabilov.

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UFC Fight Night 31 Results: Tim Kennedy Stops Rafael Natal In Main Event

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Tim Kennedy really wanted to fight on UFC Fight Night 31: Fight For The Troops 3 that he pleaded and begged UFC brass for the chance to be on the show. Kennedy who was apart of The United States Army and was apart of the Army Special Forces defeated Rafael Natal in the main event of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 31 round by TKO in the first.

The opening round begins with Kennedy throwing a kick then a right hand. Each guy misses a hook. Natal with an right outside leg kick and Kennedy counters with a high kick. Kennedy misses wildly with an overhand right and natal lands a body shot. Kennedy lands an uppercut and natal then throws a body kick.

Kennedy misses with a hook and Natal briefly takes down Kennedy who gets right back up. Natal throws a right outside leg kick with Kennedy falling down briefly. Kennedy then lands a body kick. another left outside leg kick by Natal. Each guy lands an outside leg kick. Each guy missing kicks and trying to find their range.

Kennedy lands a leaping left hook that floors Natal. Kennedy pounces and lands some ground and pound punches, with referee Herb Dean stopping the fight. Kennedy celebrates wildly and jumps on top of the cage and points to the troops.

Tim Kennedy defeats Rafael Natal by TKO at 4:40 of Round 1.

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UFC Fight Night 31 Weigh-In Results: Tim Kenendy and Rafael Natal Set For The Main Event

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UFC Fight Night 31 takes place tomorrow night at the Sabre Air Field at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. Weigh-ins took place a short time ago, with all 26 fighter making weight to make their fights official. Here is what each fighter weighed in at.

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 7 p.m. ET)
• Tim Kennedy (186) vs. Rafael Natal (185.5)
• Liz Carmouche (135) vs. Alexis Davis (134)
• Ronny Markes (185.5) vs. Yoel Romero (185.5)
• Rustam Khabilov (155) vs. Jorge Masvidal (155.5)
• Michael Chiesa (156) vs. Colton Smith (155.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 5 p.m. ET)
•Bobby Green (155) vs. James Krause (155.5)
•Francisco Rivera (136) vs. George Roop (135.5)
•Dennis Bermudez (146) vs. Steven Siler (146)
•Amanda Nunes (136) vs. Germaine de Randamie (136)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebooj.com, 3:15 p.m. ET)
•Chris Camozzi (186) vs. Lorenz Larkin (185)
•Yves Edwards (156) vs. Yancy Medeiros (156)
•Seth Baczynski (171) vs. Neil Magny (171)
•Derek Brunson (186) vs. Brian Houston (185)

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UFC Fight Night 31 Weigh-Ins Live on BetweenTheRopes.com At 5 PM ET

UFC Fight Night 31: UFC Fight for the Troops 3 takes place tomorrow night at Fort Campbell Army Base in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The main event will feature Tim Kennedy battling Rafael Natal in middleweight action.

Before the action takes place, the fighters will weigh-in today to make their fights official. Weigh-ins will start at 5 p.m. ET and will take place from the Sabre Air Field at Fort Campbell.

You can watch the weigh-ins live on the video stream above.

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Michael Bisping Out With Eye Injury, Lyoto Machida Faces Mark Munoz At UFC Fight Night 30

The UFC announced that Michael Bisping is out with an eye injury and Lyoto Machida will replace Bisping and face Mark Munoz in the main event of UFC Fight Night 30.

Bisping had suffered a detached earlier this year and had complications with the eye in training and therefore had to bow out of the fight. MMAFighting.com is reporting that Bisping will not need corrective surgery, but he will be out of action for five to six months.

UFC President Dana White stated to ESPN.com that he will get Bisping the best treatment possible.

“We’re going to get [Bisping] the best treatment possible,” White stated. “Hopefully he’ll be able to get through this thing.”

Machida was scheduled to face Tim Kennedy in his debut at middleweight in the main event at UFC Fight For The Troops event on November 6.

UFC Fight Night 30 takes place on Saturday, October 26 from the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, England.

Here is the card for UFC Fight Night 30:

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 2, 3 p.m. ET)
- Lyoto Machida vs. Mark Munoz
- Melvin Guillard vs. Ross Pearson
- Ryan Jimmo vs. Jimi Manuwa
- Norman Parke vs. Jon Tuck
- Magnus Cedenblad vs. Alessio Sakara
- Phil Harris vs. John Lineker

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 11:45 a.m. ET)
- Piotr Hallmann vs. Al Iaquinta
- Luke Barnatt vs. Andrew Craig
- Jessica Andrade vs. Rosi Sexton
- Cole Miller vs. Andy Ogle
- Jimy Hettes vs. Mike Wilkinson
- Michael Kuiper vs. Brad Scott

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Lyoto Machida Drops To 185 And Faces Tim Kennedy At UFC Fight For The Troops 3

It had been said since last year at UFC on Fox 4 when Lyoto Machida weighed in at 201 pounds for his fight against Ryan Bader that he could make 185 pounds. Now you will get the chance to see that.

UFC President Dana White announced on Fox Sports Live on Fox Sports 1 that Machida will make his debut in the middleweight division against Tim Kennedy at UFC Fight For The Troops 3.

That event will take place on Wednesday, November 6 at the Fort Campbell Army Base in Kentucky.

Machida last fought almost three weeks ago at UFC 163, where he lost a controversial split decision to Phil Davis. We had reported last week that Machida was rumored to fight Nick Diaz, but White stated last Saturday that the fight was off the table.

Kennedy most recently fought in July at UFC 162 when he defeated Roger Gracie by unanimous decision. A few weeks back, Kennedy called out Vitor Belfort, but Belfort had turned down the fight. The two time Strikeforce middleweight title challenger last week stated that he would be interested in fighting Machida.

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