Teammates agree to fight on eve of WSOF 21
A unique, last-minute fight has come together on the eve of World Series of Fighting 21.
Here's the deal: Middleweights Matt Baker and Marcus Hicks were scheduled to fight Friday night in a prelim bout on the card in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. However, on Thursday, Hicks was ruled out of the fight due to complications with his weight cut, according to WSOF officials. As a result, Thiago Goncalves, who was in Edmonton to corner Baker and has been sharing a room with him all week long, has agreed to fight his teammate on a day's notice, WSOF officials confirmed with MMAFighting.com.
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Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson, Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold official
UFC President Dana White took to FOX Sports 1's UFC Tonight on Wednesday to announce that UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will make the first defense of his title against Sweden's Alexander Gustafsson with a date and venue to be announced.
More good news arrived for Cormier's American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) teammate Luke Rockhold, as White revealed that the top middleweight contender will get the next shot at champion Chris Weidman, also with a date and venue to be announced.
*DATE OR EVENT FOR THESE TWO TITLE FIGHT HAVE YET TO BE ANNOUNCED*
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T.J. Grant working in mine, talks return to mma
UFC Lightweight T.J. Grant talks to the about having to get a job in the mean time; where's he's at physically and the chances of him making a return to the sport.
Despite his hiatus from mixed martial arts, T.J. Grant is still fighting the good fight.
The former No. 1 contender for the UFC lightweight title hasn’t competed in two years after suffering a concussion in a training mishap. With his career on hold, Grant eventually had to seek other means to support his family, electing to take a job at the K+S potash mine near Bethune.
Friday Boxing on Spike vs Saturday UFC on Fox Sports 1 Ratings
Last weekend’s welterweight showdown between Amir Khan and Chris Algieri generated over one million viewers, according to a statement released Tuesday by Spike TV, the network that broadcast the fight.
The highest point of the telecast was during the 11:00-11:15 p.m. ET quarter hour, netting 1,120,000 viewers.
It was a busy weekend for combat sports on US television, and the Nielsen ratings are now in for Saturday's UFC Fight Night in Brazil, as well as Friday's Premier Boxing Champions special on Spike TV.
According to The MMA Report's Jason Floyd, the UFC on Fox Sports 1 card headlined by Carlos Condit vs. Thiago Alves attracted an average of 813,000 viewers, making it the 4th highest viewed out of the 7 Fight Nights aired since the start of the year. Preliminary card figures were just 100,000 viewer at 713k. There's no word yet on the official peak viewership.