Trujillo out, Pearson now faces Maynard
Lightweight prospect Abel Trujillo has been forced out of his August 16 bout against Ross Pearson due to injury, but Pearson will still compete on the UFC Fight Night card in Bangor, Maine against former world title challenger Gray Maynard.
Maynard was scheduled to face Brazil's Fabricio Camoes on the same show, but now Camoes will be rescheduled for another bout later this year, freeing the way for this clash of former Ultimate Fighter stars.
Video: If Fabricio Werdum wins UFC heavyweight title, Roy Nelson wants rematch
Fabricio Werdum‘s performance at UFC 143 against Roy Nelson was an impressive, and to some, unexpected, turn that launched a win streak leading to his November title shot against champ Cain Velasquez.
Since then, Nelson’s popularity has grown by leaps and bounds as he’s earned a 4-2 record with four knockouts. And yet, there’s been one thing lacking for “Big Country”: a title shot.
Video: Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier come to blows at UFC 178 media tour
The heated rivalry between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier reached a boiling point in Las Vegas today. Today commenced the media tours for the big UFC 178: Jones vs. Cormier PPV in Las Vegas, Nevada, and those who were in attendance at the MGM Grand were treated to a good ol' brawl between the light heavyweight champion Jones and the undefeated challenger Cormier. In the middle of it all was UFC director of PR Dave Sholler, who had the unfortunate and unexpected task of trying to separate the two. MMA Fighting captured the whole sequence, which you can view in the video player at the top of the post.