Rony Jason vs. Jeremy Kennedy added to UFC Fight Night 106 in Brazil
Featherweight Rony Jason will welcome an undefeated Canadian to Brazil at UFC Fight Night 106.
UFC officials today announced that Jason (14-6 MMA, 4-3 UFC), the featherweight winner of the debut season of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil,” will face Jeremy Kennedy (9-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 106 at March 11 at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil.
Melendez plans one last title run, at featherweight
Lightweight Gilbert Melendez entered the UFC early in 2014 with one of the best contracts in league history, but went just 1-4, and is on a three-fight losing streak. Melendez, who turned pro in 2002, is not done yet, however. During a recent appearance on MMAjunkie radio, El Nino said he wants one more title run, at 145, a weight he has not fought at since 2005.
Diaz Brothers smoke these crazy gold joints shaped like UFC gloves
So what are the Diaz brothers doing instead? Well, just last night they spent their time smoking ridiculous golden joints shaped to look like UFC gloves. The Snapchat footage from an appearance the two made at the California Herbal Remedies shop in Las Angeles. According to one of the shop proprietors, each glove was worth about $2000 ... we have no idea if that's due to the weed inside or the gold wrapping. Either way, that's pretty baller.
Donald Cerrone is hoping 2017 ends up being a six fight year for him
‘Cowboy’ continues to prove he’ll say yes to any fight the UFC puts in front of him.
As always, Cowboy was more than willing to step in on short notice or quick turnaround to face whoever the UFC needed him to fight. He's hoping the formula will continue to provide him with more matches than all the other athletes on the roster.
Garreth McLellan quickly replaces Alex Nicholson at UFC Fight Night 106
Paulo Henrique Costa will still make his official UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 106, but he’s got a new opponent.
Just a couple days after announcing Costa (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) was slated to fight middleweight Alex Nicholson (7-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at the March event, officials today announced he’ll instead meet Garreth McLellan (13-5 MMA, 1-3 UFC).
A reason wasn’t given for the change.
UFC Fight Night 106 takes place March 11 at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil. The card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
All in all, Colleen Schneider happy just to compete at Bellator 170
A lesser person than Colleen Schneider might get mad about being placed on the opening bout of the preliminary card at Bellator 170.
There are, after all, 19 fighters who don’t even have Wikipedia pages on the prelim card at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Saturday night. But Schneider, who has 17 pro matchups under the belt, finds herself working in the curtain-jerker fight.
Schneider, who brings a 4-1 record in her past five fights into her Bellator debut, is taking the high road on something other veterans might consider a slight.
WSOF champ Marlon Moraes in talks with UFC, manager eyes Jimmie Rivera in Buffalo
WSOF bantamweight champ Marlon Moraes (18-4-1) is a free agent and currently entertaining an offer from the UFC. If a deal can be reached, his manager already has an opponent in mind.
Moraes’ manager, Ali Abdelaziz, today told MMAjunkie that if his client puts pen to paper, he’ll be lobbying for the Brazilian to face UFC bantamweight contender Jimmie Rivera (20-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) at UFC 210, which takes place April 8 at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y.