UFC 181 broadcast plans set, Faber-Rivera takes featured prelim role
The broadcast plans for December’s UFC 181 lineup are now complete, and Travis Browne (16-2-1 MMA, 7-2-1 UFC) vs. Brendan Schaub (10-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC), Holly Holm (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Raquel Pennington (4-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Tony Ferguson (16-3 MMA, 6-1 UFC) vs. Abel Trujillo (12-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) join the night’s two championship fights on the pay-per-view broadcast main card (10 p.m. ET).
Martin Kampmann still only 'semi-retired'
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight Martin Kampmann -- who hasn't been seen since back-to-back knockout losses to Johny Hendricks and Carlos Condit -- is enjoying his extended leave of absence and resting his brain after 10 long years as an active mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. "The Hitman" (via MMA Fighting) hasn't ruled out an eventual return, but sounds like he's settling into his new role as coach at Team Alpha Male, picking up where Duane Ludwig left off.
Scott Coker says changes coming to Bellator in 2015
It doesn't quite seem like it, but it's been four months since Scott Coker took over from Bjorn Rebney as the CEO of Bellator MMA. With one exception, changes when watching Bellator aren't that evident. But the feeling is there will be a different look come the new year.