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UFC Quick Hits: Rachelle, Cain, Jesse + More

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— Rachelle Leah’s nude Playboy pictorial hits newsstands October 17th…and will probably hit this website shortly after.

— It looks like Cain Velasquez (4-0) has found his next opponent. The heavyweight up-and-comer will reportedly face London Shootfighters product Mustapha Al-Turk (6-3) at “UFC Fights for the Troops” (December 10th; Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, North Carolina). Al-Turk, who recently signed a four-fight contract with the UFC, is the current Cage Rage British Heavyweight Champion; like Velasquez, all of his wins have come via first-round stoppage.

TUF 7 embarrassment Jesse “Mongo” Taylor has booked his next fight against another UFC vet who famously can’t keep his shit together. He’ll be facing Drew Fickett at Total Combat 32 on October 2nd, at the Syucan Casino near San Diego. Total Combat claims that the card will be televised on MTV3 (?).

— The UFC is planning to hold its first show in the Philippines next summer. Lorenzo Fertitta was blown away by the rabid public response to an appearance by Chuck Liddell at the Mall of Asia in Pasay City on Sunday, saying “Chuck is a rock star over here…We’re probably more mainstream in the Philippines than we are in the US. We’re going to be moving the show around the world, and we’re creating the UFC global footprint.” has established the odds for UFC 90′s Anderson Silva/Patrick Cote scrap as -800/+425, with the Spider as the runaway favorite, obviously. Once Cote’s line gets up to about +16,000, we’ll consider throwing a sawbuck on him.

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rh- September 22, 2008 at 11:45 am
It sucks, but Velasquez will NOT be fighting on the "Fights for the Troops card"...he's recovering from surgery for a torn meniscus.
Bill C.- September 21, 2008 at 11:03 pm
"The UFC is planning to hold its first show in the Philippines next summer. "

Where's War 'Jon Koppenhaver' Machine when you need him?

Yeah, you know that was a witty about one of those new t-shirts? :)
FAS- September 21, 2008 at 8:30 pm
MTV3? Is that like "the Ocho"?
Jeffro- September 21, 2008 at 8:06 pm
Justin - That make about as much sense as having a 2-1 fighter fight for the UFC heavyweight title. Because Anderson wants to fight so often, the fighter stable becomes thinner. It will still be entertaining to watch.

Rich- I thought the same thing. UFC = Marketing Genius
justin- September 21, 2008 at 7:48 pm
Until someone completes the following equation, this fight still makes no sense to me:

After his impressive victory over ____________, Cote earned his shot at Silva.

A. Rich Franklin
B. Dan Henderson
C. Nate Marquardt
D. Yushin Okami
Rich S.- September 21, 2008 at 7:45 pm
first of all,
i'm afraid my heart's going to stop when i see those Rachelle Leah pics..

second of all,
i like how the UFC picked a guy w/ a terrorist name for Cain at the Army Event..
that's some good ole' face vs. heel matchmaking..