Jacare undergoes knee surgery, out untill September
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza had successful surgery on an injured knee last Wednesday, according to a report from “UFC Tonight.”
The fighter went under the knife to repair a partially torn meniscus, the fighter's manager told the FOX Sports 1 program. Jacare injured the unspecified knee in his fight with Chris Camozzi at UFC on FOX 15 in April.
Cris Cyborg rips Ronda Rousey: ‘It has gotten to the point that I now feel sorry for her’
Ronda Rousey versus Cris Cyborg won’t happen anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean the heat is not there.
The undefeated UFC bantamweight champion, who meets Bethe Correia at UFC 190 on Aug. 1 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, said on Howard Stern last week that Cyborg is "one of those people where it's all just "roids and muscle and no technique".
Cyborg, the current Invicta FC featherweight champion and former Strikeforce 145-pound titleholder, reacted to the interview on her Facebook page.
Miesha Tate 'not scared' to do what Rousey will not
Ronda Rousey is the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight titleholder and if reigning Invicta featherweight champion Cristiane Justino wants to fight her, then "Cyborg" will have to cut down to 135 pounds. And no, "Rowdy" is not willing to meet her halfway.
Not no way, not no how.
Bubba Jenkins returns to action against Joe Wilk at Bellator 139 on June 26
Standout wrestler-turned-MMA fighter Bubba Jenkins will return to the Bellator MMA cage on June 26 when he meets Joe Wilk at Bellator 139.
The featherweight matchup will air on the preliminary card, which streams on MMAjunkie prior to the Spike TV-televised main card at Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kan.
Jenkins, as well as a senior Bellator official, confirmed the matchup to MMAjunkie.
Leandro Mafra meets Scotland's Stevie Ray at UFC Fight Night 72 in Glasgow
The UFC’s debut in Scotland has had a busy day, and now one of the country’s own is set for the lineup.
Leonardo Mafra (12-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC), from Brazil, is set to take on Scotland’s own Stevie Ray (17-5 MMA, 1-0 UFC) in a lightweight bout at UFC Fight Night 72. UFC officials announced the new booking today.
UFC Fight Night 72 takes place July 18 at SSE Hydro in Glasgow. FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass are expected to carry the card.
Joe Schilling meets promotional newcomer Hisaki Kato at Bellator 139
Joe Schilling said in a recent interview that he’ll compete in consecutive MMA bouts for the first time since 2008 when he returns to action at Bellator 139 on June 26. Now he has an opponent in place.
Schilling (2-4 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) will make a three-month turnaround from his Bellator 136 loss to Rafael Carvalho when he competes against promotional newcomer Hisaki Kato (4-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA).
Bellator 139 takes place at Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kan. The main card airs on Spike TV following prelims on MMAjunkie.
WSOF releases Jessica Aguilar from contract to allow her to pursue better fights
WSOF women’s strawweight champion Jessica Aguilar was considered by many to be the number one fighter in her weight class prior to the UFC launching their own women’s 115 pound division. Aguilar now appears to be on her way to an opportunity to prove her point.
WSOF announced via a press release that they have released Aguilar (19-4) from her contract to allow her to pursue opportunities worthy of her talent.