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Mike Pyle to Replace Injured Dong Hyun Kim Against John Hathaway at UFC 120


(Does training with Martin "The Hitman" Kampmann help Pyle prepare for John "The Hitman" Hathaway?

Xtreme Couture welterweight Mike "Quicksand" Pyle will step in for injured Dong Hyun Kim to face fast-rising British welterweight John "The Hitman" Hathaway at UFC 120 on October 16 at the O2 Arena in London, England.

The bout was first reported by Gareth Davis of the UK’s The Daily Telegraph and CagePotato.com has since confirmed the bout with sources close to both camps.


Pyle (20-7-1) is 2-2 in his UFC career with wins over Jesse Lennox and Chris Wilson and losses to Jake Ellenberger and Brock Larson.

4-0 in the Octagon, Hathaway (14-0), an undefeated product of London Shootfighters, logged the biggest win of his career  – a unanimous decision over TUF 1 middleweight winner Diego Sanchez in his last fight at UFC 114 in May.

Also on the card will be a main event middleweight match-up between Yoshihiro Akiyama and Michael Bisping as well as a welterweight contendership bout between Carlos Condit and Dan Hardy.

UFC 120
October 16, 2010
O2 Arena
London, England.

Main Card
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Michael Bisping

Dan Hardy vs. Carlos Condit 

John Hathaway vs. Mike Pyle

Travis Browne vs. Cheick Kongo – rumored

Steve Cantwell vs. TBA

Undercard

Spencer Fisher vs Kurt Warburton 

Tom Blackledge vs James McSweeney

Cyrille Diabate vs Alexander Gustafsson 

Rob Broughton vs Vinicius Kappke de Quieroz 

Paul Sass vs TBA 

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831 Father- July 21, 2010 at 11:16 am
Dong is certainly one injury prone man. He, Cote, Irwin and Sherk should start a support group.
Kid Clam Curtains- July 21, 2010 at 8:40 am
This is an exciting card. UFC is clearly grooming Hathaway to be their next UK poster boy. Good thing because bisping is a turd.
MyFightWiffaCheeto- July 21, 2010 at 6:16 am
I think the co-main event is going to be Pedro Martinez-Don Zimmer II.

Zimmer has HUGE following over in England.
ytrebil- July 21, 2010 at 1:57 am
Hardy Vs Condit is going to be an epic fight indeed!

Hathaway looks like a great prospect. The guy is super respectable and a warrior.
Dick_Gozenya- July 20, 2010 at 11:25 pm
Fightfinder on Shermfrog found no less than 29 hitmans and 44 pitbulls.
ghostboner- July 20, 2010 at 9:34 pm
Ooooohh Richard Goininsideya brings up a good question. I gotta say pitbulls, cause Arlovski is the man. As long as Jonathan Goulet doesn't change his name to Hitman, I'll take the pits. And this card looks tits. Diabate Vs. Gustaffson is gonna be awesome!
Dick_Gozenya- July 20, 2010 at 9:01 pm
I want to see an open weight tournament to see who gets to keep the nickname "hitman" (Brilz, Hathaway, Kampmann, Misaki, I'm sure there's more...). We could do "Pitbull" on the same night and then have the winners face off in an ultimate elimination to see what's more strongerer- pitbulls or hitmans.
Ballkick- July 20, 2010 at 8:45 pm
@ Almost North

Steve Cantwell has been really working on his Jujube Jitsu, I hope TBA has taken this into account when they meet October 16 at the O2 Arena in London, England.
I think Steve has a real chance of upsetting TBA. JMO
NotIMPRESSED- July 20, 2010 at 7:07 pm
Almost North... that was a beautiful reference...
fatbellyfrank- July 20, 2010 at 7:06 pm
I just wanna see Hathaway fight again, he looked pretty fucken sharp against Diego
Almost North- July 20, 2010 at 6:30 pm
TBA by rear naked late in the 2nd. Everyone underestimates his ground game.


Oh and don't forget the Bluth Family annual TBA fundraiser is coming up.
V.S.O.P.- July 20, 2010 at 5:55 pm
This card looks real sexy. I don't see any of the favorites losing.
Tai-Pan- July 20, 2010 at 5:54 pm
Damn, Mike Pyle doesn't strike me as a move up from Diego but oh well. 4-0 in the Octagon deserves a little better.

Travis Browne and Cheick Kongo should be an entertaining KO, and Hardy Condit is tough to call. Good fights, but good thing its not a PPV.
Patrick- July 20, 2010 at 5:53 pm
Hardy vs Condit should be epic.
War Hardy!
As Good As Anyone- July 20, 2010 at 5:10 pm
That TBA guy gets around.

Pretty nice card. I'd like to see what Hathaway is made of, and if he keeps on the same track hopefully a new title contender.
jgrant- July 20, 2010 at 5:08 pm
This card is full of "totally mailing it in because it's in the UK and it's gonna be on Spike".
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