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(Better get the next ice-pack ready. Photo courtesy of Yardbarker.)

Alright, let’s get to it…

— After an injury forced Josh Thomson to drop out of his Strikeforce rematch with Gilbert Melendez, a replacement has reportedly been found, according to The Fight Network. Taking on Melendez at Saturday’s "Shamrock vs. Diaz" event will be Rodrigo Damm, an 8-2 veteran of Bodog Fight and Sengoku. Damm hasn’t competed since last August, when he was choked out by Eiji Mitsuoka at Sengoku Fourth Battle.

— Winless since his WEC debut against Cub Swanson in December 2007, Jens Pulver will be given another chance to score a victory at WEC 41 (June 7th, Sacramento). Lil’ Evil will be facing 20-year-old up-and-comer Josh "The Fluke" Grispi (12-1), who has gone 2-0 in the WEC with first-round stoppages over Mark Hominick and Micah Miller. WEC 41 will be headlined by the rematch between Urijah Faber and Mike Brown.

TUF 7 winner Amir Sadollah has an opponent for his much-delayed return at UFC 101 (August 8th, Philadelphia). MMA Weekly confirms that Sadollah’s welterweight debut will come against Johny Hendricks, a 5-0 transfer from the WEC’s defunct 170-pound division who won a unanimous decision over Alex Serdyukov at WEC 39 last month. Also on the card will be another welterweight bout between Tamdan McCrory (who’s coming off a submission victory over Ryan Madigan at UFC 96 in March) and John Howard (who most recently won a Fight of the Night bonus for his split-decision victory over Chris Wilson at UFC 94 in January). UFC 101 will be headlined by the lightweight title scrap between BJ Penn and Kenny Florian.

— Following his nine-month steroid suspension, Chris Leben will try (again) to redeem himself in the Octagon at UFC 102 (August 29th; Portland, Oregon), where he’ll take on Jake Rosholt. Another WEC acquisition, Rosholt didn’t waste any time in losing his UFC debut, suffering a 63-second guillotine-choke loss to Dan Miller at UFC Fight Night 17 in February. Loser leaves town?

— And finally, one fighter who won’t be competing any time soon is Josh Koscheck. Though he was scheduled to face Chris Wilson at UFC 98 (May 23rd, Las Vegas), a broken toe has forced Kos to withdraw from the bout. No word yet on when he’ll be able to return, or if Wilson will be getting a replacement opponent.

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Lysol- April 7, 2009 at 11:15 am
If Ken Flo wins, he should sarcastically admit in a post fight press conference that he ate the greasiest fried chicken the night before the fight.
Juan Blanco- April 7, 2009 at 9:54 am
Vaseline should totally sponser Kenny... A nice pic of a can on his shorts would be the funniest sh!t ever!!
DDT- April 7, 2009 at 9:18 am
Leben aint goin' nowhere. Trust me. He is way too popular to leave after this fight. But he aint losin' so its a moo point.
slapjaw ackrite- April 7, 2009 at 9:14 am
Win or lose, Leben should stay in my opinion. Without the juice.
Fellow Canadian.- April 7, 2009 at 9:09 am
I thing Penn would call the athletic commission and have Kenny take a supervised (by BJ's mom) shower before the fight.
NateGetsIrate- April 7, 2009 at 8:54 am
@ Juan Blanco:

Or better yet, Phil Nurse slathers vaseline all over Florian right in front of BJ just before they do the stare down. hahahah!!!
Kadumel- April 7, 2009 at 7:18 am
And Lil Eagle flies again!!

Oh, it's lil evil...
Fenix- April 7, 2009 at 7:16 am
"Juan Blanco Says:
Tue, 04/07/2009 - 06:52

Ken Flo should oil up at the weigh-ins and give BJ a big greasy hug.."

That would be insanely funny! Or wear a shirt with a Vaseline logo. :)
Old, Bald and Irish- April 7, 2009 at 7:11 am
Lil' Evil still got some 'win' left in him.

Man, Kos was on a roll there for a while...5 fights in hust under 1 year.

Leben/Rosholt..."Loser Leaves Town" match? Uhh...that's a lock if I ever heard one.
Juan Blanco- April 7, 2009 at 6:52 am
Ken Flo should oil up at the weigh-ins and give BJ a big greasy hug..
Crap Factory- April 7, 2009 at 6:36 am
I think Pulver is all done.

I hope Leben wins.

Kos sucks.

KenFlo is going to kill Penn. After that BJ will come back from the grave to declare Shenannigans on KenFlo for cheating.
Poo Flinger- April 7, 2009 at 6:29 am
Looks like the ice pack hit him pretty hard.