Bellator inks featherweight standout Gleristone 'Toninho Furia' Santos
Bellator MMA’s featherweight division has a new and notable addition.
Gleristone Santos (27-4 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) has signed an exclusive multi-fight deal with the promotion. Officials today announced the signing following an initial report from MMAFighting.com.
“Toninho Furia” had been considered one of the 145-pound division’s top unsigned talents.
Titan FC signs prospect Hawes, veteran Cavalcante for Montreal debut
Titan FC has added a highly-regarded prospect and a fan-favorite veteran to its growing roster.
According to CEO Jeff Aronson, the promotion recently inked Philip Hawes (3-0) and JZ Cavalcante (19-8) to six-fight contracts. Both fighters are expected to make their respective debuts at Titan FC 34 on a yet-to-be determined date in June in Montreal.
New official UFC 186 lineup set following Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson's removal
Like so many other UFC cards in the past few years, UFC 186 has taken its fair share of hits.
UFC 186 takes place April 25 at Bell Centre in Montreal. The five-fight main card airs on pay-per-view following a four-fight prelim broadcast on FOX Sports 1 and three prelims on UFC Fight Pass. It is the UFC’s first visit to Montreal since UFC 158 in March 2013.
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Champ Demetrious Johnson vs. Kyoji Horiguchi – for flyweight title
Michael Bisping vs. C.B. Dollaway
Steve Bosse vs. Fabio Maldonado
Shane Campbell vs. John Makdessi
Thomas Almeida vs. Yves Jabouin
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
Patrick Cote vs. Joe Riggs
Alexis Davis vs. Sarah Kaufman
Bryan Barberena vs. Chad Laprise
Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. David Michaud
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)
Chris Clements vs. Nordine Taleb
Valerie Letourneau vs. Jessica Rakoczy
Aisling Daly vs. Randa Markos
Bobby Lashley vs. James Thompson 2 rebooked for Bellator 138 in June
Bobby Lashley will get another chance to avenge his last loss.
The former WWE star was supposed to meet James Thompson at Bellator 134 in February, but Thompson pulled out due to injury. The fight has been rebooked for Bellator 138 on June 19 in St. Louis, Bellator officials confirmed with MMAFighting.com. The Denver Post originally broke the news.
Scott Jorgensen returns to 135, meets Manny Gamburyan at UFC Fight Night 72
After a 1-3 run in the UFC’s flyweight division, Scott Jorgensen is heading back north to bantamweight.
Jorgensen (15-10 MMA, 4-6 UFC) has booked a fight in his former division against Manny Gamburyan (14-8 MMA, 5-6 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 72 in July. UFC officials announced the new contest today.
UFC Fight Night 72 takes place July 15 at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. While full broadcast plans have not been announced, the main card is likely to air on FOX Sports 1.
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UFC rankings: Fighters facing extended disciplinary suspensions no longer eligible for Top 15
Not only will disciplinary suspensions keep penalized fighters out of action for an extended period of time, but soon it will also keep them from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rankings, too.
Take note, Mr. Silva.
That's according to the Fight Metric team, who informed all members of the voting panel that moving forward, fighters who have been handed down suspensions of nine months or longer for their transgressions -- like Hector Lombard -- will no longer be allowed to be part in the official rankings.