• Dave Herman

    June 1, 2013 10:50:03 PM

    Gonzaga in for injured Shane Del Rosario, meets Herman at UFC 162

    An unspecified injury has forced heavyweight Shane Del Rosario to withdraw from UFC 162. As a result, Gabriel Gonzaga has stepped in to fill the void and face Dave Herman at the July 6 event.

    The UFC announced the changes late on Friday night.

    Gonzaga will have about five weeks to prepare for Herman.

    The fight is likely a pivotal one for the UFC career of Herman, who has lost three straight and is also coming off a suspension for a failed drug test that flagged him for marijuana usage.

    Herman (21-5) has been finished in three straight fights. He was most recently submitted by Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 153. Prior to that he suffered a knockout loss at the hands of Roy Nelson, and another TKO via Stefan Struve. His only UFC win was a Fight of the Night knockout over John Olav Einemo in June 2011.

    Gonzaga (14-7) is seven weeks removed from a knockout loss to Travis Browne at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale, a defeat that snapped a three-fight win streak. He was just removed from a mandatory medical suspension on Wednesday.

    UFC 162 takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and will be headlined by a middleweight title match pitting Anderson Silva against challenger Chris Weidman.

  • Dave Herman

    April 11, 2013 12:46:45 PM

    Saffiedine-Lawler, Herman-Del Rosario, Green-Castillo scheduled for July events

    The UFC on FOX event in Seattle has a pair of new fights and a heavyweight bout has been added to UFC 162.

    Tarec Saffiedine, the final Strikeforce welterweight champion, makes his UFC debut against Robbie Lawler at Key Arena on July 27. Additionally, lightweight Bobby Green returns to the Octagon and faces Danny Castillo. Meanwhile, Shane Del Rosario and Dave Herman will square off at UFC 162 on July 6 in Las Vegas.

    The UFC announced the bouts via Twitter on Thursday.  Saffiedine (14-3), who trains with Dan Henderson at Team Quest in Temecula, Calif., has won four straight bouts and seven of his past eight. His most recent win was an upset victory over Nate Marquardt for the welterweight title on the final Strikeforce card. Lawler (20-9, 1 no-contest), meanwhile, is a veteran of the sport. The former EliteXC middleweight champ returned to the UFC at UFC 157 in February after a nine-year absence and scored a brutal knockout of Josh Koscheck.

    Green (20-5) seemed long pegged as a Southern California journeyman, but he's come into his own over the past two years. The brawler has won five straight, including a victory over Jacob Volkmann in his UFC debut on Feb. 2, which earned him submission of the night honors. Castillo (15-5), meanwhile, is a Team Alpha Male fighter who has won four of his past five bouts, most recently a decision victory over Paul Sass.

    Del Rosario (10-2) vs. Herman (20-5), frankly, could be a fight in which both are looking to keep their jobs. Del Rosario is 0-2 in the UFC and has suffered bad knockouts to Stipe Miocic and Pat Barry in the process. Herman has been finished in his past three UFC fights and tested positive for marijuana after his October loss to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

  • Dave Herman

    October 14, 2012 12:29:46 PM

    UFC 153 results

    Event results for UFC 153, which took place Saturday at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro.

    Main Card

    • Anderson Silva def. Stephan Bonnar via TKO (strikes) - Round 1, 4:40
    • Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Dave Herman via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 4:31
    • Glover Teixeira def. Fabio Maldonado via TKO (doctor's stoppage) - Round 2, 5:00
    • Jon Fitch def. Erick Silva via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
    • Phil Davis def. Wagner Prado via submission (anaconda choke) - Round 2, 4:29
    Preliminary card
    • Demian Maia def. Rick Story via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 1, 2:30
    • Rony Jason def. Sam Sicilia via TKO (strikes) - Round 3, 4:15
    • Gleison Tibau def. Francisco Trinaldo via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
    • Diego Brandao def. Joey Gambino via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
    • Sergio Moraes def. Renee Forte via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 3, 3:10
    Facebook preliminary card
    • Chris Camozzi def. Luiz Cane via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
    • Cristiano Marcello def. Reza Madadi via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
    Source:  mmadiehards.com
  • Dave Herman

    May 21, 2012 10:25:59 AM

    'Countdown to UFC 146' debuts this week on FUEL TV

    The UFC's traditional pre-event show returns Wednesday with the debut of "Countdown to UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir" on FUEL TV.

    The half-hour special debuts on Wednesday morning at midnight ET. Same-day replays air in more viewer-friendly slots of 5 p.m. ET and 10 p.m. ET, also on FUEL TV.

    UFC 146 takes place Saturday, May 26 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. A heavyweight title fight between current champ Junior Dos Santos and former titleholder Frank Mir headlines the pay-per-view main card, which follows prelims on FX and Facebook.

    Additional replays of "Countdown to UFC 146" air Thursday (8 p.m. ET) and Friday (1:30 a.m. ET) on FUEL TV.

    Unlike the FX-aired "UFC Primetime" series, which focuses solely on the evening's main-event participants, "Countdown to UFC 146" also takes an in-depth look at the training camps and backgrounds of some of the evening's other main-card fighters.

    Featuring a historic all-heavyweight main card, UFC 146's lineup has undergone a major overhaul since it was first announced but still hosts an enticing five-bout pay-per-view lineup. In addition to the main event, UFC 146 also boasts Antonio Silva vs. Cain Velasquez, Dave Herman vs. Roy Nelson, Shane Del Rosario vs. Stipe Miocic and Lavar Johnson vs. Stefan Struve.

    Source:  mmajunkie.com
  • Dave Herman

    May 2, 2012 8:17:36 AM

    UFC 146 receives Herman vs. Nelson and Barboza vs. Varner as Gonzaga and Dunham are out

    The injury bug has bitten again, and this time its target was UFC 146, which underwent two more changes today.

    After much reshuffling on the all-heavyweight main card, Roy "Big Country" Nelson (16-7) now has his third opponent since the event was announced. Gabriel Gonzaga is out with an injury, just 8 days after being slotted to fight Nelson after Nelson's original opponent, Bigfoot Silva, was plucked for another bout. Hirsute heavyweight Dave Herman (21-3) will now fill in against the TUF 10 winner.

    On the undercard, lightweight contender Evan Dunham has also been injured, forcing him to withdraw from his much-anticipated bout against Edson Barboza (10-0). The change opens the door for the Zuffa return of former WEC champion Jamie Varner (19-6-1). Varner has racked up three impressive wins in the last year, all finishes in under two minutes.

    UFC 146 takes place May 26 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

    Source:  www.ufc.com
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