UFC on Versus 3 suspensions: Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann out indefinitely

By Jesse Holland

The Dream” is required to have his left orbital bone cleared by a maxillofacial surgeon before returning to action (click here to see why) while “The Hitman” must get clearance from an orthopedic doctor (right hand) prior to re-entering the Octagon.

But that’s not all

Here is the complete list of UFC on Versus 3 injuries and their medical instructions:

Todd Brown: Suspended for 60 days (precautionary reasons).

Thiago Tavares: Suspended for 60 days (precautionary reasons).

C.B. Dollaway: Suspended for 60 days (precautionary reasons).

Martin Kampmann: Suspended indefinitely unless right hand cleared by an orthopedic doctor.

Diego Sanchez: Suspended indefinitely unless left orbital bone cleared by a maxillofacial surgeon.


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Tavares KO loss, wants to stay in the UFC: “I always give my best”

By Guilherme Cruz

The lightweight Thiago Tavares was doing fine on his bout with Shane Roller, on UFC on Versus 3, but a punch ruined it all. After almost knocking Roller out on the first round, Thiago was dominating the round until he was knocked out by the American. “I was doing fine on the fight, I was fast. I was defending myself all times, he hasn’t punched me once… I don’t have anything to say”, regrets the fighter, on a phone chat with TATAME.

With the loss, the professional record of the Brazilian on Ultimate is now of four losses in ten fights, besides five wins and a draw, and the overcrowding of his weight class, with WEC fusion, made thinks even harder. “They haven’t told me anything about me being cut off. I dominated the fight, punched him and almost knocked him out on the first round, but I didn’t take my chance… Well, I think it’s the worst feeling I’ve ever had in my entire life: I was completely focus for this fight, doing well, concentrated, dominating the fight, and I lost because of one punch”, comments, upset.


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Report: ‘Chiquerim’ Cut by UFC After Unsuccessful Debut

By Chris Nelson

On Jan. 22, eight months after signing with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Willamy “Chiquerim” Freire made his long-awaited debut for the promotion. One week later, it appears the former Shooto champion will be one-and-done inside the Octagon.

According to a report from Brazilian website Tatame.com.br, Freire has been released by the UFC following his unanimous decision loss to Waylon Lowe at UFC “Fight for the Troops 2.”

Freire, 23, was originally slated to meet countryman Thiago Tavares in August at UFC Live 2 but was forced to withdraw after suffering a knee injury in practice. After mending, Chiquerim went up against Lowe, a two-time NCAA Div. II champion who used his wrestling skills to dominate position throughout three rounds and earn scores of 29-28 across the board.


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