A number bookings for upcoming UFC events have being reported by various sources in the past 24 hours.
Heavy.com broke the news yesterday afternoon that former CagePotato.com The Ultimate Fighter 11 blogger Rich Attonito will try to prove the theory that Matt Brown has incriminating blackmail-worthy photos of UFC matchmaker Joe Silva when he attempts to hand the Seattle, Washington fighter his fourth straight UFC loss at the TUF 13 finale on June 4 in Las Vegas. Attonito will be hungry to rebound from a unanimous decision loss to David Branch he suffered at the TUF 12 finale in December.
MMAJunkie reported today that TUF 8 sushi lover Kyle Kingsbury, who is 3-0 since losing to Tom Lawlor in the show finale, will take on Fabio Maldonado on the card. Kingsbury defeated Ricardo Romero by TKO in his last fight at UFC 126 in February. A former Brazilian professional boxer, Maldonado sent TUF 10 vet James McSweeney packing from the UFC in his first bout with the Zuffa-owned promotion at UFC 120 in October.
According to a Tuesday report by Sherdog.com, Fight of the Night award lock Sam Stout will take on thug-jitsu creator Yves Edwards at UFC 131 — the UFC’s second Vancouver, BC show, which will take place on June 11. Stout defeated Paul Taylor via split decision in his last outing at UFC 121 in Anaheim in October, while Edwards, who will take a two-fight win streak into the bout, finished TUF 12 contestant Cody MacKenzie via rear naked choke in his last fight in January at Fight for the Troops 2 at Fort Hood, Texas.
And finally, MMAJunkie also confirmed yesterday that Melvin Guillard will take a step back in competition following his impressive win over contender Evan Dunham at UFC: Fight for the Troops 2 when he steps into the Octagon with Team Takedown fighter Shane Roller at UFC 132 July 2 in Las Vegas. Roller, who is 1-0 since coming over from the WEC following the promotion’s merger with the UFC knocked out Thiago Tavares in his last fight.