Khabib Nurmagomedov Out 4-6 Months After Suffering Torn Meniscus in Training
The extended layoff for one of the lightweight division’s top contenders will continue at least until the fall.
According to a report on Thursday’s edition of UFC Tonight, a torn meniscus suffered in sparring forced Khabib Nurmagomedov to withdraw from his proposed 155-pound clash with Donald Cerrone at UFC 187. The American Kickboxing Academy product will undergo surgery in Los Angeles on Friday and is expected to be sidelined for four to six months.
Steve Bosse Gets Matchup with Thiago Santos at TUF: Brazil 4 Finale
Steve Bosse was the odd man out when a New Jersey judge overturned a preliminary injunction that would have banned Quinton Jackson from competing at UFC 186.
Bosse had agreed to replace Jackson and face Fabio Maldonado at the April 25 event when it appeared as though “Rampage” would not make the date. Instead, the 33-year-old Canadian will make his Octagon debut at "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4" finale against Thiago Santos on June 27.
Gian Villante meets Tom Lawlor at UFC on FOX 16 in Chicago
Gian Villante said he wanted another fight booked as soon as possible following his recent victory over Corey Anderson. He got his wish and will face Tom Lawlor at UFC on FOX 16 in July.
Villante (13-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC) earned “Fight of the Night” honors for his third-round TKO of Anderson at UFC on FOX 15 earlier this month. His next bout will come against nine-fight octagon veteran Lawlor (8-5 MMA, 5-4 UFC) at the July 25th event at Chicago’s United Center. The main card airs on FOX following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
The light heavyweight matchup was announced on FOX Sports 1’s “UFC Tonight.”
Diego Sanchez plans featherweight move, eyes Guida, Lamas, McGregor and UFC history
With a broken collarbone mended, Diego Sanchez (25-7 MMA, 14-7 UFC) is itching to return to the cage, and if things go according to plan, he’ll be doing it in the featherweight division.
“I’m going down to 145,” Sanchez said on the latest edition of “The MMA Road Show” with John Morgan. “I think there’s some great fights down there at 145. Even right away, I’m going to be a force in the divison – right away. And I know all the 145-pounders are, ‘Oh, that’s if you make weight. If Diego can make weight.’ That’s what they’re going to be saying. But, you know what? I’m going to do it. I’m going to make weight, and I’m going down to this division.”