Bobby Green replaces Jamie Varner, meets Pat Healy at UFC on FOX 9
Bobby Green (21-5 MMA, 2-0 UFC) will look to stay perfect in the octagon as he steps up on one month’s notice to face Pat Healy (31-16 MMA, 0-2 UFC).
Green today announced via Facebook that he has agreed to replace an injured Jamie Varner (21-8-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC) and face Healy at UFC on FOX 9, which takes place Dec. 14 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif. MMAjunkie subsequently confirmed with a UFC official that verbal agreements are in for the fight and bout contracts are expected to be finalized shortly.
Thiago Tavares plans drop to 145 following quick UFC win
GOIANIA, Brazil -- Thiago Tavares is back in the win column, and he wants a fresh start in the UFC.
Following a first-round submission victory over Justin Salas at UFC Fight Night 32 in Goiania, Brazil, Tavares asked to be part of UFC Fight Night event in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil, on Feb. 8, and that could be mark his debut as a featherweight.
Lance Palmer meets Georgi Karakhanyan for inaugural WSOF featherweight title in December
An undefeated Team Alpha Male prospect will fight for the inaugural World Series of Fighting featherweight title next month.
Lance Palmer (7-0) has replaced the injured Rick Glenn against Georgi Karakhanyan (22-3-1) at WSOF 7 on Dec. 7 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, according to WSOF president Ray Sefo and executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz. The five-round title fight will serve as the co-main event of a card headlined by Anthony Johnson vs. Mike Kyle.
Rick Glenn Withdraws From WSOF 7 Featherweight Championship Bout
Rick Glenn has withdrawn from his World Series of Fighting featherweight title bout against Georgi Karakhanyan on Dec. 7.
WSOF officials recently informed Sherdog.com of the news, although reasons for Glenn’s withdrawal were undisclosed. Promotion officials hope to find a new opponent for Karkhanyan in the coming weeks.
Miesha Tate Tops Ronda Rousey in First Round of EA Sports UFC Video Game Cover Voting
The UFC and EA Sports recently announced UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones as the first cover athlete for the new EA Sports UFC video game. Alongside that announcement, it was revealed that a second cover athlete would be chosen via a fan vote.
The Cover Vote is a way for fans to get in on the action and determine the athlete that will grace the EA Sports UFC game cover opposite Jones.
The first round of the cover voting is in the books with Miesha Tate upsetting UFC women’s champion Ronda Rousey, and moving on to face Alexander Gustafsson in the second round.