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Canadian content added to UFC in Vancouver

By Trevor Dueck, 24 hours Vancouver

Ryan Jimmo seen here April 16, 2014,Quebec City, Quebec. (PHOTO: ERIC BOLTE-USA TODAY SPORTS)

Ryan Jimmo seen here April 16, 2014,Quebec City, Quebec. (PHOTO: ERIC BOLTE-USA TODAY SPORTS)

Congratulations to Vancouver’s Bibiano Fernandes, who retained his ONE FC bantamweight title with a five-round decision over Masakatsu Ueda in the Philippines last weekend.

Bibiano, who has been mainly fighting in Southeast Asia, is considered one of the most talented fighters not currently competing in the UFC. Although Fernandes has been offered UFC bouts, he has turned them down to continue to compete in Asia.

A few new bouts have been added to UFC 174 at Rogers Arena on June 14. Alberta’s Ryan Jimmo, fresh off a knock-out win at the TUF Nations finale, will face Ovince St. Preux in a light-heavyweight bout. This is a tough fight for Jimmo as St. Preux is looking for his fourth consecutive win in the Octagon after submitting Nikita Kyrlov with a “Von Flue” choke at UFC 171.

Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski will make his Octagon return against Brendan Schaub.

As of right now, the UFC Vancouver card is looking like this:

Demetrious Johnson vs. Ali Bagautinov for the UFC flyweight title

Rory MacDonald vs. Tyron Woodley

Ryan Bader vs. Rafael Cavalcante

Andrei Arlovski vs. Brendan Schaub

Kiichi Kunimoto vs. Daniel Sarafian

Ryan Jimmo vs. Ovince St. Preux

Mike Easton vs. Yves Jabouin

Kajan Johnson vs. Tae Hyun Bang

Roland Delorme vs. Michinori Tanaka

Germaine de Randamie vs. Milana Dudieva

The column started with a congrats and will end with another shout out to Abbotsford’s Jason Gagnon and Lloyd Handy, who both won gold medals in each of their divisions at Las Vegas Spring Open, IBJJF–Jiu-Jitsu Championship. Both men teach at Genesis Martial Arts and Fitness in Abbotsford and have found success competing internationally.

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