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This Week in UFC Booking: 7/18/11 - 7/22/11


Too busy (or lazy) to sift through page after page of 200 word articles scattered across the internet to keep up with what UFC matches are getting made?  You're not alone!  Cageside Seats is here with "This Week in UFC Booking", a series where we'll highlight the fights that have been rumored and announced during the work week, making it convenient for the casual fan to stay informed.  With multiple events announced this week, I picked a hell of a date to fire up this series!

UFC 133 - Rich Franklin vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (CANCELLED)
UFC 134 - Ricardo Romero vs. James Te Huna
UFC 135 - Nick Catone vs. Aaron Simpson
UFC 135 - Tim Boetsch vs. Nick Ring
UFC 136 - Joey Beltran vs. Stipe Miocic
UFC 137 - Tim Credeur vs. Brad Tavares
UFC 137 - Bart Palaszewski vs. Tyson Griffin
UFC 137 - Danny Downes vs. Ramsey Nijem
UFC 138 - Chris Leben vs. Mark Munoz (Main event, free on Spike TV)
UFC 138 - Brad Pickett vs. Renan Barao
UFC 138 - Thiago Alves vs. Papy Abedi
UFC 138 - Anthony Njokuani vs. Paul Taylor
UFC 138 - John Hathaway vs. YTD
UFC 138 - Terry Etim vs. Edward Faaloloto
UFC 138 - Michihiro Omigawa vs. Jason Young
UFC 138 - Mark Scanlon vs. James Head
UFC 139 - Urijah Faber vs. Brian Bowles
UFC Battle on the Bayou - DaMarques Johnson vs. Clay Harvison
UFC Battle on the Bayou - Cody McKenzie vs. Vagner Rocha
UFC on Versus 6 - Dominick Cruz (c) vs. Demetrious Johnson for the UFC Bantamweight title
UFC on Versus 6 - Paul Sass vs. Michael Johnson

Notable MMA booking outside of the UFC after the jump!

Strikeforce September 10th - Alistair Overeem vs. Antonio Silva (CANCELLED)
Strikeforce September 10th - Antonio Silva vs. Daniel Cormier (Heavyweight Grand Prix semifinal bout)
Strikeforce September 10th - Ronaldo Souza (c) vs. Luke Rockhold for the Strikeforce Middleweight title
Strikeforce September 10th - Evangelista Santos vs. Jordan Mein
Strikeforce September 10th - Roger Gracie vs. Muhammed Lawal
Strikeforce September 10th - Josh Thomson vs. Maximo Blanco
Strikeforce September 10th - Mike Kyle vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima
Strikeforce September 10th - Rafael Cavalcante vs. Yoel Romero

Fired from the UFC for failing pre-fight tests due to elevated testosterone levels, Nate Marquardt has signed with British promotion, BAMMA.  This makes him BAMMA's second welterweight that was fired from the UFC due to unusual circumstances, as they signed Paul Daley after he was fired for attacking Josh Koscheck post-fight.  

Former WWE superstar Bobby Lashley pulled out of his Titan Fighting Championship main event bout against former UFC fighter Eddie Sanchez.  Lashley is now scheduled to fight on an upcoming Titan FC event.

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