Category: MMA News from NJ & the Northeast

Jim Miller meets Fabricio Camoes at UFC 168

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New Jersey’s own Jim Miller will return to the octagon as he take on Fabricio Camoes at UFC 168 in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 28th. This lightweigt bout will most likely be featured on the UFC 168 preliminary card.

Miller has not ought since this past April when he was defeated by Pat Healy via submission. The fight was eventually overturned to a no contest after Healy failed a drug test due to marijuana. Miller has not been very consistent lately, going (2-2), with one no contest in his last five fights.  Previous to the bout with Healy, Miller had legendary bout with Joe Lauzon which earned him “Fight of the Night” honors.

Miller meets Fabricio Camoes who has not stepped inside the octagon since July of 2012 at UFC 148.  Camoes ended up losing a  decision to Melvin Guillard on the event’s under card. The lost to Guillard snapped a three fight win streak for the Brazilian.

Doug Marshall meets Alexander Shlemenko at Bellator 108

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The current Bellator middleweight champion, Alexander “The Storm”  Shlemenko will defend his title once again this season against Doug Marshall at Bellator 108 in Atlantic City, New Jersey on November 15th.

Marshall was supposed to fight Shlemenko at the start of Season nine in early September, but injury kept him out of the title fight. Brett Cooper, who Marshall knocked out to win the Bellator season 8 middleweight tournament went all five rounds with Shlemenko, giving the champion one of his toughest fights yet. Marshall told press “I was bummed when I had to watch Brett Cooper take my spot because of my injury, but after watching the fight I was able to see that there is no way Shlemenko can beat me.” Marshall is currently on a four fight win streak, which were all from the middleweight tournament.

Alexander Shelemnko will defend his title for the second time in season nine. Shlemenko is currently riding an 11 fight win streak, however has only one title defense under his belt. Shlemenko said “He’s a tough fighter, the type of fighter with whom I’ll be able to show a spectacular bout that everyone will remember” when talking about his upcoming opponent. ”The Storm” became champion when he knocked out Maiquel Falcoa at Bellator 88, the finale of the season seven tournament.