UFC Targeting Paul Felder vs. Ross Pearson For UFC 191 in September
Fans of the striking aspect of mixed martial arts rejoice.
On Friday, it was revealed the UFC is looking to book the lightweight contest between standout striker Ross Pearson and Paul Felder for the upcoming UFC 191 care in September. The news came from an undisclosed source inside one of the fighter’s camps. The MMA Corner’s Jeremy Kump later confirmed the news.
Reza Madadi vs. Norman Parke added to UFC Fight Night 77 in Dublin
A lightweight bout between Reza Madadi (13-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Norman Parke (20-4-1 MMA, 4-2-1 UFC) has been added to the UFC’s return to Dublin at UFC Fight Night 77.
UFC Fight Night 77 takes place Oct. 24 at 3Arena in Dublin. The entire card is expected to stream on UFC Fight Pass. The show will be headlined by a lightweight bout between Ireland native Joseph Duffy – the last man to beat Conor McGregor – and Dustin Poirier.
With the addition, UFC Fight Night 77 now includes:
Joseph Duffy vs. Dustin Poirier
Tom Breese vs. Cathal Pendred
Scott Askham vs. Krzysztof Jotko
Reza Madadi vs. Norman Parke
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.
Johny Hendricks vs. Tyron Woodley set for UFC 192 in Houston
Johny Hendricks (17-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) won’t be getting that title shot he hoped for, instead meeting fellow top contender Tyron Woodley (15-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) at UFC 192.
The contest was announced on Wednesday’s new edition of FOX Sports 1’s “UFC Tonight.”
With the addition to the card, UFC 192 now includes:
Champ Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson – for light heavyweight title
Ryan Bader vs. Rashad Evans
Johny Hendricks vs. Tyron Woodley
Jessica Eye vs. Julianna Pena
Shawn Jordan vs. Ruslan Magomedov
Daniel Hooker vs. Yair Rodriguez
Chris Cariaso vs. Sergio Pettis
Alan Jouban vs. Albert Tumenov
Raquel Pennington vs. opponent TBA
Fedor reveals UFC negotiations in process, wants ‘strongest fighters in the world’
"The desire to fight in my blood," Fedor responded when asked about his return. "I'm in the sport for 11 years - my whole life is training and competition. Over the years, there has been a thirst not only to participate in battles, but also to transfer their knowledge and skills. After consulting with trainers, with the support of the family, I decided to return.
"I must admit that I still had a long talk with my wife to get her support. But I found the words and persuaded Xenia. It generally supports me in every endeavor. And my mother ... my mother is very worried. Immediately I call, she learned. But in the end, too, I took my decision."
"Now this is being negotiated, in particular with the UFC, as well as some other promotions. I think it will soon be finally determined. As for the opponent, I would say that desire must comply opportunities. I would like to face the strongest fighters in the world - UFC champion Fabricio Werdum. Given that over three years, I did not fight during the first fight I would like to get involved, check for myself.
Diego Sanchez heads to featherweight, meets Ricardo Lamas at UFC Fight Night 79
Diego Sanchez is set to make his debut in his fourth different UFC weight class.
Sanchez (25-7 MMA, 14-7 UFC), who won “The Ultimate Fighter 1? as a middleweight and eventually made an unsuccessful lightweight title bid, is heading to 145 pounds for a fight with former title challenger Ricardo Lamas (15-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 79.
UFC officials today announced the bout.
Injury scraps UFC 192's targeted Leslie Smith vs. Raquel Pennington bout
Although not announced, a planned women’s bantamweight bout between Leslie Smith (7-6-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) and Raquel Pennington (5-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) has been scrapped as a possible UFC 192 addition.
A UFC official told MMAjunkie an injury forced Smith off the card. A replacement may be sought to fight Pennington.
UFC 192 takes place Oct. 3 at Toyota Center in Houston. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.