After four year absence Dennis Hallman returns to the UFC to face John Howard (updated)

Dennis Hallman returns to the Octagon after four years on Dec. 5, 2009 to face John "Doomsday" Howard.
Dennis Hallman returns to the Octagon after four years to face John Howard.

Dennis “Superman” Hallman is expected to make his first UFC appearance in four years when he faces John “Doomsday” Howard inside the Octagon later this year. is reporting the fight is scheduled for UFC 106 which is set to take place on Nov. 21 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev. However, our source (along with Hallman’s manager) indicates the fight will take place on Dec. 5, which would make it part of The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale being held at the Palms Casino Resort also in Las Vegas.

PROMMA.INFO received news of the match-up Sunday evening from a source close to Howard’s management.

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Four UFC 101 fighters sent to the chopping block: McCrory, Leites, Roop, Cramer (updated)

Dan Cramer, Thales Leites, George Roop, & Tamdan McCrory were all cut after UFC 101.

Running the top MMA promotion in the world is not an easy task. It often means clearing out the fighters who can not carry their weight, to make room for fresh talent, and give someone else the opportunity to prove to the world they belong among the sport’s elite athletes.

Maybe UFC 101’s pay-per-view numbers were terrible, maybe it is just a coincidence, or maybe Dana White was having a bad week, but four fighters have been cut from the UFC roster following their performances at at the Aug. 8 event. Tamdan McCrory, Thales Leites, George Roop, and Dan Cramer have all been put on the chopping block.

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UFC 96: JACKSON vs JARDINE live round by round results

UFC 96: JACKSON vs. JARDINE took place Saturday, March 7, 2009, in Columbus, Ohio. PRO MMA ( provided live results for the preliminary card beginning at 7pm CST/5pm PST and round by round updates for the main card starting at 9pm CST/7pm PST.

Quinton Jackson secured his position as number one contender for the UFC Light Heavyweight Title with a win over Keith Jardine in the main event. He will face the champion, Rashad Evans on May 23, 2009.

The PRO MMA ( ) “Knockout of the Night” unquestionably goes to Matt Hamill for a devastating head kick KO that knocked Mark Munoz out cold. It was unexpected, extremely loud, and a beautiful example of the progression this wrestler turned MMA fighter has made. Here are the full results:

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UFC 96: JACKSON vs. JARDINE in-depth preview

UFC 96: JACKSON vs. JARDINE takes place this Saturday, March 7, 2009, at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The card is headlined by two top-ranked light heavyweights, Keith Jardine and Quinton Jackson who are battling for the division’s top contender status. PRO MMA ( will be providing live round by round coverage of UFC 96 starting at 9pm CST/7pm PST Saturday night.

Aaron Riley (27-10-1, 1-2 UFC) vs. Shane Nelson (11-3, 1-0 UFC)
At twenty-eight years old, Aaron Riley has a ton of experience. He first appeared in the UFC back in 2002 at UFC 37 where he lost a decision to Robbie Lawler. His most recent Octagon appearance was a unanimous decision victory at UFC 91 where he became one more fighter to use Jorge Gurgel to help build their name. Riley is a submission specialist, having won nearly half his fights by making his opponents tap out.

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Video cram session for UFC 96

This weekend UFC 96 goes down in Columbus, Ohio. As always, we here at PRO MMA ( wanted to provide our readers with an opportunity to get ready for the event with some choice videos of the fighters. Most of the videos will be fights, but there will also be interviews or other types that give insight into a fighter’s personality. You will get to see Quinton Jackson’s power bomb on Ricardo Arona, Mark Munoz during his wrestling days, Ryan Madigan in Chuck Norris’ WCL, and more.

All videos after the jump…

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