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Brendan Schaub Signs New Contract with the UFC

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Former professional football player and TUF contestant Brendan Schaub has signed a new six-fight contract with the UFC.

The thirty year old Colorado Native has amassed an overall professional mixed martial arts record of 10-3. He made his first appearance in the UFC by participating in The Ultimate Fighter and even making it all the way to the finals where he lost to Roy Nelson in the first round via knockout. After his loss to Nelson, Schaub went on a four-fight winning streak that including a unanimous decision win over Gabriel Gonzaga, and a knockout victory over Mirko Cro Cop.

His future in the UFC turned bleak when he dropped two first round knockouts in a row against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Ben Rothwell, but “The Hybrid” redeemed himself by earning back to back victories over Lavar Johnson and Matt Mitrione.

Apparently, his recent success was enough to impress UFC officials to sign him a new six-fight contract.

As of yet, the UFC has made no official announcements as to who Schaub’s next opponent will be.

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Steve Sohanaki
Steve became interested in combat sports when he joined his high school’s wrestling team as freshman. His experience as a wrestler sparked his interest in mixed martial arts when he recognized the compatibility between the two sports. From there, he continued to wrestle all throughout college until he earned his bachelor’s degree in history. Steve’s interests in combat sports center mostly around grappling, but he’s also interested in the history of the sport and where it’s headed in the future.