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UFC 171 weigh-ins set for March 14

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01:57 PM ET 03.06 | UFC 171 will take place on March 15 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, and the weigh-ins have officially been set. With a Dallas Stars game taking place in the arena that will host Saturday's fight card, weigh-ins will be held at The Gilley's Jack Daniel's Saloon. Doors open to the public at 3 p.m. CT, and the first fighter will weigh in at 4 p.m. CT. Prior to the official weigh-ins, UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will host a fan Q&A with UFC Fight Club members. Doors for the Q&A will open at 1 p.m. CT local time, with Pettis taking questions beginning at 2 p.m. CT.

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Daniel Cormier to serve as honorary captain for USA wrestling

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01:49 PM ET 03.06 | UFC light heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier has some strong wrestling credentials and he will be using his experience from his time with the USA Wrestling Olympic team to serve as an honorary captain for the USA National Wrestling Team at the 2014 Freestyle World Cup. The World Cup will be held March 15 and 16 in Los Angeles. It will feature the top finishing nations from last year's World Championships in Budapest.

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UFC returning to Germany in May

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01:48 PM ET 03.06 | The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced that their promotion will be returning to Germany on May 31, the same day that the TUF: Brazil 3 Finale will be held in Brazil headlined by a fight between coaches Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva. The event will be held at the O2 World arena in Berlin, Germany. While the main event has yet to be announced, the event is expected to be a UFC Fight Night card.

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Gilbert Melendez will use Jake Shields, Diaz brothers on TUF 20 coaching staff

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01:49 PM ET 03.04 | The UFC recently announced that Gilbert Melendez would be facing off against lightweight champion Anthony Pettis later this year, after the two men square off opposite each other as head coaches on season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter. While Melendez and Pettis are the head coaches for their teams, they will have the responsibility of putting together coaching staffs to help the all-female cast improve. For Team Melendez, the coaching staff is a great group of men that have been working together for years. Along with Jake Shields, Melendez's coaching staff is set to include Muay Thai trainer Jongsanan Woodenman and the Diaz brothers - Nick and Nate.

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Chael Sonnen: Wanderlei Silva hasn't signed bout contract

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01:43 PM ET 02.27 | Bitter rivals, Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva, are set to fight in Brazil on May 31. In a recent interview, however, Sonnen revealed that the bout agreement has yet to be signed by Silva. Sonnen is convinced that Silva wants to talk more than he actually wants to fight. Check out the interview in the link. This is not the first instance Silva has had an issue with the bout. Originally, Sonnen and Silva were set for the co-main event UFC 173 in Las Vegas, but Silva wanted to fight in Brazil. The UFC obliged, and now Sonnen and Silva will headline a UFC Fight Night in Brazil.

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