Penned in for UFC 130, Maldonado gets set for more knockouts

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Maldonado's UFC debut. Photo: Josh Hedges.

After knocking out James McSweeney on his promotional debut at UFC 120, Fábio Maldonado already has a date set for his return to the world’s most famous octagon: April 2011, at UFC 130. Neither the venue nor opponent have yet been confirmed, but it will likely go down in Canada. While he awaits word on who he’ll be facing the fighter forges ahead in his training routine, even while recovering from an injured left wrist and right elbow.

“I’m in the recovery phase, I’ve been doing a lot of physical conditioning and weight lifting under the orientation of Douglas Monteiro and Paulo Manzini. I plan to show up in Canada strong,” remarks Maldonado.

Known for his knockouts, despite not being 100%, the fighter carries on working on his boxing, his forte. Could another knockout be looming on the horizon?

“Even though I’m injured, I’m still training, hitting the bags,” he warns.

On the coming 12th, Fábio Maldonado travels to Florianópolis, where he will spend ten days training with Thiago Tavares and Jefferson Teixeira.

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