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Jon Madsen vs. Mostapha Al Turk heavyweight fight signed for UFC 112


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After visa issues prevented UFC heavyweight and British fighter Mostapha Al Turk (6-5 MMA, 0-2 UFC) from making a fight with Rolles Gracie this past weekend at UFC 109, the promotion has booked him for an international event.


Al Turk is set to face "The Ultimate Fighter 10" contestant John Madsen (3-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC 112, and sources close to the fighters told MMAjunkie.com (http://www.mmajunkie.com) that bout agreements have been signed. The match-up was first reported by aroundtheoctagon.com.


UFC 112 takes place April 10 at Concert Arena at the Ferrari World theme park on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, and it marks the promotion?s first trip to the Middle East and a component of a new deal with U.A.E.-based event company Flash Entertainment.


Two title fights headline the card; middleweight champion Anderson Silva faces former champ Vitor Belfort, and lightweight title-holder B.J. Penn squares off with contender Frankie Edgar.


Al Turk, 36, has not fared well in two previous octagon appearances. After he gave up his heavyweight belt in the now-defunct Cage Rage promotion, Al Turk quickly lost his debut at UFC 92 when Cheick Kongo stopped him with strikes in the first round.


In his most recent appearance, Al Turk became another talking point in the case for instant replay when his opponent Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic temporarily blinded him with an eye poke and finished the fight with strikes at UFC 99 this past June.


Al Turk, who trains with London Shootfighters, is fighting for his UFC future with the April bout.


Madsen, 29, is best known for his stint on the most recent season of the UFC's reality show, in which he fought on Rashad Evans' team as a newcomer to the sport. Madsen made it past the show's preliminary round by pounding out a decision against Abe Wagner but fell quickly to eventual finalist Brendan Schaub in the quarterfinals.


Madsen, who trains alongside Matt Hughes and Robbie Lawler at the H.I.T. Squad, redeemed his TV loss when he defeated fellow castmate Justin Wren at the show's live finale this past December.


Madsen vs. Al Turk is expected to take place on the UFC 112 preliminary card.



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Yeah' date=' it's kind of hard not to nail a guy who i think is still laying in the middle of the ring due to exhaustion like 3 days later[/quote']


Either Rolles never trains cardio, or he had some sort of injury that prevented him from training. I noticed his one ankle was taped up, I was thinking maybe that was the problem..or maybe he's that bad.


Could always be the adrenaline dump Rogan likes to talk about, too.

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whats this adrenaline dump that rogen talks about? anyone


Usually when someone is making their UFC debut they're not used to the vast amount of people in the crowd and they get really worked up within the first minute or so (the brain releases adrenaline) and then you pretty much get worn out without having done that much physical activity.

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I hope (and think) Madsen gets crushed and humiliated, and here is why:


Madsen pretended to touch gloves with Abe Wagner, when Abe obliged this gesture, Madsen shot low, while Wagners hand was still raised, and took him down.


That was the most cowardly, despicable display I've ever witnessed on TUF. I hope his kids are born with black eyes from the thrashing Al-Turk gives him.

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Madsen pretended to touch gloves with Abe Wagner' date=' when Abe obliged this gesture, Madsen shot low, while Wagners hand was still raised, and took him down.




I forgot about that and I totally agree, that was some sleazy stuff. If you're that confident you could beat someone, why do you have to use underhanded tactics like that? Coward.

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