As a veteran of The Ultimate Fighter, Mike Nickels as been searching for is place in the UFC. On the finale of season three, he choked out Wes Combs, erasing memories of a disappointing performance against Matt Hamill on the TV series.
He was all set to fight Keith Jardine in October of last year before a back injury forced him off of the card, literally, at the last minute. Nickels has since added a 7 second knockout to his record in April at Ring of Fire 29.
Next Saturday, at UFC 73, Nickels looks to continue his current three-fight winning streak when he steps back into the Octagon to fight another The Ultimate Fighter veteran, Stephan Bonnar. It will be Bonnar’s first fight back after serving a 9-month suspension for testing positive for anabolic steroids following his fight with Forrest Griffin at UFC 62.
Alvin “Kid” Robinson will be making his UFC debut next week in Sacramento when he steps in to face Kenny Florian, no small task. Robinson was originally scheduled to make his UFC debut at UFC 69 in Houston, Texas against Roger Huerta. He suffered a knee injury that kept him out of the fight and on the fence for 10 weeks. Robinson is now healed up and ready to go.
Robinson enters the fight with Florian with a solid 8-1 professional record and the confidence of being a Royce Gracie brown belt, trained by John Crouch.
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