UFC 191 gets Collard vs. Fili and Riggs vs. Stallings
The card for UFC 191 is nearing completion with the addition of two new fights.
The UFC announced a featherweight bout between Clay Collard (14-6 MMA, 1-2 UFC) and Andre Fili (14-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) as well as a middleweight fight between Joe Riggs (40-16 MMA, 4-6 UFC) and Ron Stallings (13-7 MMA, 1-1 UFC) for the event.
UFC 191 takes place Sept. 5 at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
The latest UFC 191 card includes:
Champ Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson – for flyweight title
Andrei Arlovski vs. Frank Mir
Anthony Johnson vs. Jimi Manuwa
Corey Anderson vs. Jan Blachowicz
Alex Chambers vs. Paige VanZant
John Lineker vs. Francisco Rivera
Nazareno Malegarie vs. Joaquim Silva
Clay Collard vs. Andre Fili
Joe Riggs vs. Ron Stallings
Raquel Pennington vs. opponent TBA
Gilbert Burns vs. Rashid Magomedov booked for UFC Fight Night 78 in Brazil
An intriguing lightweight bout between Gilbert Burns (10-0 MMA 3-0 UFC) and Rashid Magomedov (19-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is the latest addition to November’s UFC Fight Night 78 event in Brazil.
UFC officials today announced the fight.
UFC Fight Night 78 takes place Nov. 7 in Sao Paulo, though a venue hasn’t been finalized. The card is expected to air on FOX Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Big Nog hasn't decided if he will retire yet
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira did have that talk with Dana White. You know, the same one the UFC president had with Chuck Liddell and Matt Hughes when their careers became unbearable to watch with their will to keep fighting even though their bodies could hardly take any more punishment.
The last drop for Nogueira was his unanimous decision loss to Stefan Struve this past Saturday, at UFC 190. Although Big Nog may have spoken to Dana White, who offered him a scout position which he's accepted, that does not mean he is through fighting just yet.
Champ Robbie Lawler targeted to meet Carlos Condit in UFC 193 headliner in Australia
UFC welterweight champ Robbie Lawler (26-10 MMA, 11-4 UFC) will likely head Down Under for his next title defense, when he meets Carlos Condit (30-8 MMA, 7-4 UFC) in the main event of UFC 193 in Australia.
The targeted headlining bout was confirmed on Wednesday’s new edition of FOX Sports 1’s “UFC Tonight,” following an initial report from Bleacher Report connecting the bout to UFC 194 in December.
UFC 193 takes place on Sunday, Nov. 15 in Melbourne, Australia, though a venue for the card has yet to be confirmed (the UFC has reserved both Etihad Stadium and Rod Laver Arena for the date). Due to the time difference, the pay-per-view card airs in the U.S. on Saturday, Nov. 14.
The title fight would be the first confirmed for the card.