Rick Hawn and Ron Keslar Enter Welterweight Tournament As Riddle, Scanlon Injured
Keslar Battles Sergio Junior, Hawn Meets
Herman Terrado September 20th
Newport Beach, CA. (September 16, 2013)
– Injuries over the last three weeks have
forced Mark Scanlon and Matt Riddle out of
Bellator’s Season 9 Welterweight
Tournament. They have been replaced by
Rick Hawn and Ron Keslar. Hawn will now
face Herman Terrado, while Keslar will
battle Sergio Junior on September 20
th from Phoenix’s Grand Canyon University. The
night will also feature the long awaited
Welterweight Tournament Finals as Douglas
Lima battles Ben Saunders and the
tournament debut of War Machine.
Edwin Figueroa vs. Erik Perez added to November's UFC 167 event
A bantamweight matchup between Erik Perez and Edwin Figueroa has been added to November's UFC 167 event.
UFC officials today announced the pairing.
Featuring a welterweight title fight between champ Georges St-Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks, UFC 167 takes place Nov. 16 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and the main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and Facebook. Figueroa (9-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) vs. Perez (13-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is likely to be part of the preliminary card.
Ed Herman vs. Rafael Natal added to November's UFC 167 lineup
A middleweight contest between fighters building on "Fight of the Night" wins has been added to the UFC 167 lineup, as Ed Herman meets Rafael Natal.
With the addition to the card, UFC 167 now includes:
Champ Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks - for welterweight title
Rashad Evans vs. Chael Sonnen
Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem
Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald
Josh Koscheck vs. Tyron Woodley
Donald Cerrone vs. Evan Dunham
Brian Ebersole vs. Rick Story
Edwin Figueroa vs. Erik Perez
Ed Herman vs. Rafael Natal
Jon Fitch vs. Marcelo Alfaya slated for WSOF 6
Jon Fitch will look to get back on
the winning track next month.
The former UFC welterweight
contender will meet Marcelo
Alfaya at WSOF 6 on Oct. 26 in
Florida, WSOF executive vice
president Ali Abdel-Aziz confirmed
with MMAFighting.com. Both
fighters have verbally agreed to
the 170-pound bout.
One FC to Debut Groundbreaking Amateur MMA Series
One Fighting Championship will announce this week the introduction of a series of amateur events which will be taking place all across Asia in 2014. Entitled the “One Amateur MMA Series,” fights will be held on a monthly basis under the supervision of One FC officials.
One FC is already working closely with existing amateur promotions such as Malaysian Invasion MMA, which is organized by One FC sponsor Tune Talk. Also, Academy Fighting Championship in the Philippines will likely all be integrated into the series.
Promotion officials also stated that they would be working with existing gyms and organizations within the One FC Network such as Road FC, the URCC, Ultimate Beatdown, Tiger Muay Thai, Team Lakay and Evolve MMA to set up regular amateur “smoker” fights which would take place under a standardized rule set and be supervised by a qualified One FC official.