- When the UFC puts on a show, they pull out all the stops. At the recent UFC 200 event, that included the use of several special cameras designed to capture the action in super slow-motion.
- UFC officials have been busy over the last few days, as injuries have caused several changes to upcoming cards. That includes two pay-per-views both this month and in August.
At UFC 201, Ross Pearson will step in on short notice to take on Jorge Masvidal. Pearson was bested this past Friday night at The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale via decision by former Bellator champion Will Brooks. The Brit, a former Ultimate Fighter winner himself, replaces Siyar Bahadurzada on the July 30 card from Atlanta.
At UFC 202, it will be Lorenz Larkin getting the opening slot opposite Neil Magny, as he takes the place of Dong Hyun Kim. Larkin has strung together a 3-1 record over his last four and will take on Magny, who is 10-1 over his last 11, on August 20 from Las Vegas.
- Former Strikeforce champion Gegard Mousasi has his sights set on two Brazilians for his next fight - and he even has a date picked out.
Mousasi, who earned a finish vs. Thiago Santos at UFC 200 recently, is targeting a UFC 205 bout vs. either Anderson Silva or Vitor Belfort. Mousasi improved to 39-6-2 overall with the knockout win.
"New York, Anderson Silva," Mousasi told MMAjunkie Radio. "Or Vitor Belfort. I would love to fight Uriah Hall. Even Derek Brunson."
Mousasi was scheduled to meet Brunson before eye troubles knocked him out of the bout. Hall has not fought in several months after having his planned fight in Brazil vs. Silva called off due to the former champion needing gallbladder surgery.
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