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Rich Attonito vs. Rafael Natal Added to UFC Fight Night 22 on September 15

(We’ll see who’s smiling after September 15, playboy)

A middleweight bout between The Ultimate Fighter 11 contestant and guest blogger, Rich "The Raging Bull" Attonito and UFC newcomer, Rafael "Sapo" Natal has been added to UFC Fight Night 22: Maia vs. Belcher on September 15. The UFC announced the bout today.

Attonito (8-3) is undefeated in the Octagon, having beaten Jamie Yager out of the UFC via second round TKO in his promotional debut at the TUF 11 finale on June 19. 

A jiu-jitsu instructor at Renzo Gracie‘s New York Academy, in his last bout Natale (12-2) defeated UFC veteran Travis Lutter by knockout at Moosin: Gods of Martial Arts in May.

The card will also feature a main event bout between jiu-jitsu ace Demian Maia and up and coming UFC middleweight Alan Belcher as well as a rematch of the hotly contested UFC 115 bout between Matt Wiman and Mac Danzig.

UFC Fight Night 22: Maia vs. Belcher
September 15, 2010

Demian Maia vs. Alan Belcher
Matt Wiman vs. Mac Danzig
Jim Miller vs. Gleison Tibau
Ross Pearson vs. Cole Miller

Efrain Escudero vs. John Gunderson
Nick Catone vs. Tomasz Drwal
Kyle Kingsbury vs. Jared Hamman 
David Mitchell vs. Anthony Waldburger 
Rich Attonito vs. Rafael Natal


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That Guy- July 21, 2010 at 8:04 am
I like Sapo and I want to root for him but Dave Branch, Andre Gusmao, Rolles Gracie and Renzo himself have given me little reason to hope for a W from a Renzo-affiliate
jimbonics- July 20, 2010 at 9:15 pm
If I wasn't going to go before this announcement, I am now.

(I was going anyway)
Ballkick- July 20, 2010 at 8:16 pm
Rich "The Raging Bull" Attonito has secured a lifelong fan in Ballkick. If he never wins another fight in his entire career I will always be indebited to him for Smashing Sideshow Bob outta the UFC. A thousand thank you's Rich
Your loyal Fan
fatbellyfrank- July 20, 2010 at 6:48 pm
@ Mruss, I hope you are now suitably chastised, lets not let this happen again
Almost North- July 20, 2010 at 6:22 pm
Reality: always interfering with my shitty jokes.
fatbellyfrank- July 20, 2010 at 3:55 pm
Fuck you Mruss, my previous post ^answered Almost beautifully, then you stick your comment in and make me look like a retart, fucken staff, Oh and my next funny post was gonna be a reference to why is the Tennis Champion getting in the cage, (Rafa Nadal) but now my train of thought 's all fucked up so I'm gonna go to work.
I,m never commenting here again. (Well for at least 15 minutes anyway) and let that be a lesson to you MRuss.
AnimalMother- July 20, 2010 at 3:51 pm
Xbox by red ring of death.
fatbellyfrank- July 20, 2010 at 3:50 pm
Mike Russell- July 20, 2010 at 3:50 pm
 They changed the name of Project Natal to Kinect, Almost North...
Almost North- July 20, 2010 at 3:39 pm
So a Cage Potato writer is fighting the shitty new motion sensor for the Xbox?