Jedrzejczyk: I'm going to stay champion for a long time
Joanna Jedrzejczyk put on a dominating performance to take the UFC Women's Strawweight title and now wants to be the champion for a long time:
"I'm going to stay at 115," Jedrzejczyk said.
"In the future, if they're going to make a new division for 125, then I'm going to move and I'm going to be champion again. And then I will think about 135, but we will see."
Faber rips McGregor: He gives up
For his next fight, Urijah Faber is returning to the featherweight division and a win over Frankie Edgar could put him right back in title content. Faber recently joined 'The Fighter and The Kid' podcast and talked about he feels he matches up with some of the divisions best, including outspoken Conor McGregor:
"I wouldn't mind fighting Conor. I'll tell you what - he's got something that a lot of guys don't have. Something a guy like me doesn't have, a guy like Chad Mendes doesn't have, a guy like Frankie Edgar has, and that's the instincts and willingness to give up when he's about to get knee barred. I wouldn't give up. Come on...His knee was in danger of having some pain inflicted on it and he was like, 'I'm out.'"
Alexis Dufresne pregnant, out of Bellator 137 in May
It's going to be a while before Alexis Dufresne debuts in Bellator.
The former UFC fighter is pregnant and out of her Bellator 137 fight with Arlene Blencowe, Bellator officials confirmed with MMAFighting.com on Friday morning. Bloody Elbow was the first to report the story.
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Three prelims announced for Bellator 137, including Jesse Juarez vs. Ricky Rainey
The preliminary card for Bellator 137 is coming together with Thursday’s announcement of three new bouts.
Bellator 137 takes place on May 15 at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. The evening’s main card airs on Spike TV following prelims on MMAjunkie. A previously announced middleweight title bout between champion Brandon Halsey and challenger Kendall Grove headlines the event.
Announced for the card are welterweights Jesse Juarez (22-9 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) and Ricky Rainey (10-3 MMA, 2-1 BMMA); bantamweights Joe Taimanglo (20-6-1 MMA, 3-2 BMMA) and Antonio Duarte (18-5 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) ;and featherweights Jordan Parsons (10-1 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) and Julio Cesar Neves Jr. (30-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA).
WSOF 20 weigh-in results: Dave Branch (204), Jesse McElligott (203) set for new main event
The weigh-ins are in the books for Friday’s WSOF 20 event, and the newly booked main event is official.
The WSOF 20 weigh-in results included:
MAIN CARD (NBCSN, 9 p.m. ET)
Dave Branch (204) vs. Jesse McElligott (203) – light heavyweight tournament semifinal
Joe Condon (156) vs. Nick Newell (155)
Ben Fodor (174) vs. Emmanuel Walo (176)
Juliano Coutinho (264) vs. Steve Mocco (246)
Ozzy Dugulubgov (155) vs. Lucas Montoya (155)
PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 7 p.m. ET)
Leon Davis (155) vs. Islam Mamedov (155)
Saul Almeida (146) vs. Chris Foster (144)
Chip Moraza-Pollard (170) vs. Matt Secor (170)
Johnny Campbell (130.4) vs. Darren Mima (126.4)