Bubba Jenkins signs with ACB; debuts vs. Ali Bagov next weekend
The signings keep on coming for ACB! Today they have announced the acquisition of All-American wrestler Bubba Jenkins.
He will fight Ali “Hulk” Bagov next weekend at ACB 54 in Manchester. The fight will likely be contested at lightweight, as Bagov was originally slated to face Alexandre Pimentel at lightweight on the same event.
Myles Jury returns from layoff, meets Mike De La Torre at UFC 210 in Buffalo
The lineup for the UFC’s return to upstate New York next month continues to take shape with the addition of a featherweight fight.
According to a report from the Los Angeles Daily News, Myles Jury (15-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) is set to take on Mike De La Torre (14-6 MMA, 2-3 UFC) at UFC 210. The booking has not yet been announced by the promotion.
UFC 210 takes place April 8 at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Julia Budd Wins Inaugural Title, Marloes Coenen Retires
Bellator MMA crowned their inaugural women’s featherweight champion in the Bellator 174 main event in Thackerville, Oklahoma on Friday. Women’s fighting veteran Marloes Coenen took on Julia Budd in the title fight, and Budd walked away with the belt.
Coenen, a former Strikeforce bantamweight champion, was the smaller of the two athletes. Each round Budd took Coenen down early and maintained top control for the duration of the frame. In the opening round, Coenen threatened with a triangle-choke attempt, but couldn’t finish the submission.
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson canceled day before UFC 209
LAS VEGAS — Disaster struck UFC 209 on Friday, as the highly-anticipated interim lightweight championship fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson was officially scratched from Saturday’s pay-per-view card.
Nurmagomedov (24-0) was transported to the hospital in the early hours Friday morning after falling ill while cutting weight. The undefeated Dagestani was treated and discharged, according to UFC officials, and the fight was called off due to “doctor’s recommendation.”
Barberena and Proctor To Scrap In Nashville
Lightweight action fighters Bryan Barberena and Joe Proctor will kick off their 2017 schedule on Apr. 22 when they meet in a UFC Fight Night matchup at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
In the five-round main event, which airs live on FS1, featherweight rivals will settle the score as surging contender Cub Swanson takes on hard-hitting European standout Artem Lobov. Tickets go on sale today.
UFC announces signing of Chinese standout Wang Guan
The UFC has announced the signing of a Chinese MMA standout.
Wang Guan, a 31-year-old featherweight from Beijing, has signed a multi-fight deal with the company, the UFC announced Tuesday. It’s expected he’ll make his company debut on the June 17 card at Singapore Indoor Stadium against an opponent to be determined.
Quebec declares amateur BJJ tournaments illegal under the criminal code
Today, in response to the Province’s position, the Canadian Jiu Jitsu Championships have been canceled. Canada National Pro Jiu Jitsu reported as follows on their Facebook page –
After careful consideration, the Canada Pro Jiu-Jitsu committee and the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation has decided to postpone the Canada Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championships that was scheduled to take place at the Centre Pierre-Charbonneau this Sunday, the 26th of February 2017.