Joseph Benavidez meets UFC flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson at TUF 18 Finale
Joseph Benavidez said after his most recent win that he wasn't going to bark for a title shot. He didn't, but he's getting one anyway.
Benavidez (19-3 MMA, 6-1 UFC) will challenge flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (18-2-1 MMA, 6-1-1 UFC) in a rematch for the 125-pound belt at the TUF 18 Finale. The news was announced on Wednesday's edition of "UFC Tonight" on FOX Sports 1.
UFC Inks Top Russian Bantamweight Aleksandra 'Stitch' Albu
When you want
Ultimate Fighting Championship
(UFC) Women's Bantamweight
Champion Ronda Rousey to
defend her 135-pound title at UFC
168, and the only opponent you
can find is Miesha Tate, someone
she's already finished in the first
round (and who is also coming off
a loss), chances are you have a
Bellator's Joe Warren cleared to fight, return date not set
After an undisclosed medical issue prompted his removal from a Bellator event earlier this month, Joe Warren (8-3 MMA, 6-2 BMMA) may now compete in the promotion's Season 9 featherweight tournament.
The Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation tonight removed the former champ from a national database that tracks medically suspended fighters.
"He's cleared to fight," Michael Mazzuli, Mohegan's director of athletic regulation, told MMAjunkie.com.
Dennis Bermudez vs. Steven Siler joins UFC Fight Night 31 'Troops' lineup
Dennis Bermudez has a new opponent for November's "UFC Fight Night 31: UFC Fight for the Troops 3" event.
With original opponent Nik Lentz now slated to fight Chad Mendes at UFC on FOX 9, Bermudez (11-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will take on replacement Steven Silver (23-10 MMA, 5-1 UFC), UFC officials today announced.
UFC Fight Night 31 takes place Nov. 6 at Kentucky's Fort Campbell. The bulk of the card is expected to air on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on Facebook. It's not clear where Bermudez vs. Siler will end up on the lineup.
Scott Jorgensen drops to flyweight, meets Ian McCall at UFC on FOX 9
Onetime WEC and UFC bantamweight title challenger Scott Jorgensen is dropping to 125 pounds, and he'll meet Ian McCall in his flyweight debut.
UFC officials on Tuesday announced the new matchup, which takes place at "UFC on FOX 9: Pettis vs. Thomson," which is scheduled for Dec. 14 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif.
The evening's main card airs on FOX following prelims that air on FOX Sports 1 and stream on Facebook. The placement of the Jorgensen (14-7 MMA, 3-3 UFC) vs. McCall (12-4-1 MMA, 1-2-1 UFC) fight wasn't immediately announced.
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