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Pending a Tuesday approval from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, WSOF welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares (17-6) will put his title on the line against Jake Shields (31-7-1) on Aug. 1 in Las Vegas.
The bout generally regarded as the best in WSOF history will soon play out again, according to WSOF President Ray Sefo, as lightweight champ Justin Gaethje and Peruvian slugger Luis Palomino will apparently meet in a rematch.
UFC veteran and rabble-rouser Nate Diaz (17-10 MMA, 12-8 UFC) apparently felt bullied into a fight with Matt Brown (19-13 MMA, 12-7 UFC) at UFC 189, however exciting it might actually be if they actually met this summer.
At 44 years old, WSOF President Ray Sefo is ready to call it quits as a combat sports athlete, but not before he sneaks in one or two more fights – and he’s not necessarily ruling out another appearance in his own promotion.
Lima will put his belt on the line against Andrey Koreshkov in the five-round main event of Bellator 140, the organization announced on Monday. The newly announced show takes place July 17 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
No other matchups have been announced for Bellator 140, though it appears the company plans to load the event with more 170-pounders.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight veteran Nate Quarry, who burst onto the mixed martial arts (MMA) scene as part of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 1, retired in 2012 after 16 professional fights and countless battles with injuries.