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Ricco Rodriguez to headline New Jersey MMA card

Former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez has been in the news lately coming off a stint in VH1’s upcoming reality TV show “Celebrity Rehab, an appearance on this past week’s edition of “Human Weapon” on the History Channel, a match against Ben Rothwell during the IFL finals in September, and a memorable guest spot on Inside the Cage Radio a few weeks back in which he challenged former friend and training partner Tito Ortiz.

Now comes recent word that Rodriguez will be fighting in the main event of New Jersey-area fight promotion Battlcage Xtreme’s next card on Oct. 20 at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. According to the promotion’s website, Rodriguez will be fighting Kauai Kupihiea for the USKBA heavyweight title.

Battlecage Xtreme has also announced that Sean Sherk will be available to sign autographs and meet with fans and that Frankie Edgar and Kurt Pellegrino will be in attendance.

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