Anthony Johnson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira slated for UFC on FOX 12
Fresh off a victorious return to the UFC and an upset of Phil Davis, Anthony Johnson (17-4 MMA, 8-4 UFC) will meet fellow light heavyweight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) at UFC on FOX 12.
UFC officials today announced the bout, which is the first for the card, following an initial report from FOXSports.com.
UFC on FOX 12 takes place July 26 at SAP Center in San Jose. The main card airs on FOX following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Although it won’t be the main event, Johnson vs. Nogueira is slated for the main card.
Bellator, Glory ratings up slightly over weekend
With tough competition from other major sports events, Spike's combat properties, Bellator and Glory, both posted above-average numbers. Bellator did 701,000 viewers live against the NBA and NHL playoffs, while Glory did 498,000viewers against a Mayweather pay-per-view.
Canada's Valtellini gets GLORY title shot
It was announced today that the new GLORY World Series welterweight champion Marc De Bonte will have his first title defense on June 21. He faces the rising Canadian talent 'Bazooka' Joe Valtellini, who has blasted his way into the ranking #2 spot with a string of KO and TKO wins. The fight takes place on the GLORY: LAST MAN STANDING pay-per-view on June 21.
Fabio Maldonado replaces Junior dos Santos, faces Stipe Miocic at TUF Brazil 3 Finale
Light heavyweight slugger Fabio Maldonado (21-6 MMA, 4-3 UFC) will move up to the heavyweight division to face Stipe Miocic (11-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) in the headlining bout of this month’s TUF Brazil 3 Finale.
Brazilian outlet Combate first reported the change, and MMAjunkie has since confirmed the move with multiple sources close to the event.
Maldonado steps in for an injured Junior dos Santos, who was forced to withdraw from the card after fracturing his hand in training...