It’s house cleaning time again for UFC

Clementi gets 'no love' from UFC

It is house cleaning time again for the world’s leading mixed martial arts promotion. It has been reported that the UFC has released veteran Rich Clementi (32-14-1) and ATT fighter, Luigi Fioravanti (14-5) from their contracts. The news comes just days after both fighters were defeated on the UFC Fight Night 17 card.

Clementi gave up a first round submission loss to Gleison Tibau and Fioravanti lost by TKO, also in round one, to Anthony Johnson. The loss was Clementi’s second in a row, having lost to Gray Maynard back at UFC 90 in the fall. However, before the two consecutive defeats, The Ultimate Fighter 4 cast member had won five straight fights including four in the UFC.

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT 17 airs Feb. 7 on Spike TV live from Tampa, FL

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 17 will take place this Saturday Feb. 7, at the Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida and will air live on SPIKE TV starting at 9pm ET. Joe Lauzon (17-4) was originally scheduled to fight Hermes Franca (19-7) in the main event. However, Franca had to pull out due to injury and has … Read more

Joe Lauzon: “He doesn’t want to fight me on the ground”

Joe Lauzon (17-4) held an open work out at Lauzon Mixed Martial Arts yesterday in Bridgewater, MA. “J-Lau” had been preparing to face Hermes Franca at UFC Fight Night 17.

However, Franca tore his ACL while training four days ago forcing the former Lightweight title contender off the card. Jeremy Stephens stepped in as a last minute replacement.

Stephens (14-3) knocked out Rafael dos Anjos back at UFC 91 and has been rumored to face Efrain Escuedero at UFC Fight Night 18 in Nashville, TN on April 1st. Lauzon released an official statement to PRO MMA ( regarding his main event bout next Saturday in Tampa, FL.

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Card for UFC Fight Night 17 in Tampa, FL revealed

The UFC revealed its main card fights for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 17 event, taking place Saturday, February 7 at the USF Sundome in Tampa, FL.

The card features several fighters who previously competed on “The Ultimate Fighter” reality TV show broadcast on Spike TV, including two TUF winners, Mac Danzig (18-5-1) and Amir Sadollah (1-0).

Another Ultimate Fighter veteran, Joe Lauzon (16-4) who made it to the season five finals, will be facing a very tough Hermes Franca (19-7) in what is sure to be an extremely competitive main event.

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Joe Lauzon headlines UFC Fight Night 17 vs. Hermes Franca Feb. 7 on SPIKE TV

UFC lightweight sensation Joe “J-Lau” Lauzon fights once again in the main event February 7, headlining “UFC Fight Night 17” on Spike TV against Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist Hermes Franca, live from the Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida.

Lauzon (17-4, 5 KOs, 12 submissions), star of The Ultimate Fighter 5 television reality show, last headlined April 2, 2008 when he suffered a disappointing loss by second-round TKO to fellow Massachusetts fighter, Kenny Florian on UFC Fight Night 13 in Denver.

“J-Lau” bounced right back this past September, registering an impressive second-round stoppage of Kyle Bradley (13-6) on UFC Fight Night 15 in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Josh Neer arrested in Des Moines, Iowa

UFC lightweight, Josh “The Dentist” Neer rang in the new year by celebrating in a Polk County jail cell. Neer was arrested early this morning in Des Moines, Iowa on charges of operating a vehicle while Intoxicated, eluding police, hit and run and other traffic violations.

“The Dentist” was released at 8:26 central time after two separate bonds of $2,000 and $5,000 for OWI and eluding police.

The incident began after Neer allegedly rear ended a car stopped at a red light. The car, after being hit by Neer, struck a police car that had been stopped ahead of it. The Miletich product then drove out into on coming traffic and the chase was on from there.

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