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Daniel Roberts Steps In At “UFC LIVE: Vera vs. Jones”

UFC newcomer and undefeated fighter Daniel Roberts will be stepping in for Anthony "Rumble" Johnson against John "Doomsday" Howard at "UFC LIVE: Vera vs. Jones." While Johnson was originally scheduled to face Howard on the main card of the event, a knee injury has forced the fighter to withdraw. The event will take place on Sunday, March 21, at 9 p.m. ET from the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado and will be broadcast on the Versus network.

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Niko Vitale ~ Showing What He’s About

Hawaiian fighter Falaniko "Niko" Vitale has had an illustrious MMA career spanning more than a decade, appearing in major promotions such as the UFC, Strikeforce, Icon Sport, and the International Fight League (IFL). With 26 wins to only nine losses, Vitale has fought some of the toughest opponents in the world. In the coming months, Niko will return to fighting, after a year-long layoff, in his Shine Fights debut against Murilo "Ninja" Rua. MMA Spot recently sat down with Niko to discuss his past and his training.

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“UFC 109: Relentless” Salaries, Gate and Bonuses

"UFC 109: Relentless" is in the books, and the exciting event drew a crowd of 10,687 to the Mandalay Bay Events Center for an estimated live gate of $2.27 million. Randy Couture earned a flat $250,000 for his appearance, topping the disclosed payroll which totalled $944,000, not including four $60,000 bonuses.

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MMASpot “UFC 109: Relentless” Staff Predictions

Saturday night's "UFC 109: Relentless" will be the promotion's third event in 2010, taking place in Las Vegas Nevada at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The MMASpot staff has sat down to discuss our thoughts on this exciting event full of veterans of the sport.

In the main event of the evening, Randy "The Natural" Couture faces Mark "The Hammer" Coleman at 205 pounds. Couture (17-10) made his successful return to the light heavyweight division against Brandon Vera at UFC 105 and hopes to continue his streak in the division. Coleman (16-9) snapped a two-fight losing streak besting Stephan Bonnar in July 2009. A win against Couture would make a strong statement and propel Coleman up the 205 pound ladder.

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“Ninja” Rua To Fight For Dream And Shine Fights This Spring

Following a successful streak in the Brazilian fighting organization Bitetti Combat, Murilo "Ninja" Rua (18-10-1) is looking to have a busy spring season with back-to-back fights in Dream and Shine Fights. In a recent interview with MMA Fighting, Rua gave his thoughts on the companies he is fighting for and on his upcoming bouts.

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