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Cormier Not Fighting “Feijao” at UFC 175; Replacement Named…Or Two

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Due to undisclosed reasons, Daniel Cormier (14-0) will not make his 205 pound encore in the UFC  against the former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Rafael “Feijao.”

Instead he will be pitted against the man that knocked Rafeal and took his title in the Strikeforce promotion.

Dan Henderson (30-11) will take on the Lafayette native and fellow standout wrestler Cormier at UFC 175 following Dan’s 3 round war and TKO finish of Mauricio “Shogun” Rua which halted a 3 fight skid for the heavy handed hendo.

Or will he?

Since the bout isn’t official yet there has been some deliberation that instead of Cormier facing the 2005 Pride Grand Prix Champion, Henderson, he may go to war with Ultimate Fighter Season 8 winner, Ryan Bader (16-4).

Bader is 8-4 in the UFC but is looking for a bit of consistency after going 2-2 in his last four contests. Bader is also a superb wrestler taking all american honors twice at his college days at Arizona State.

UFC 175 is to take place at the Mandalay Bay events center in Las Vegas, Nevada, which is closer to Bader’s hometown in Reno but not that far from Dan’s residence in California.

As of now multiple sources have The Cormier vs Hendo bout announced, but the only finalized fights on the card are: Uriah Hal taking on Thiago Santos and Chris Weidman defending his Middleweight Title against Lyoto Machida.

Check back with SciFighting for the official announcement of whom Cormier will face and with any developments on this fight card and more.

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.