UFC heavyweight vet Mike Russow signs with World Series of Fighting
World Series of Fighting has added another heavyweight fighter to its ranks with the addition of UFC veteran.
Mike Russow (15-3) has signed a multi-fight contract with the Las Vegas-based promotion. Sources close to the deal recently confirmed the news to MMAjunkie.com, though the promotion has yet to make an official announcement of the signing.
Caol Uno wants to return to the UFC
PDG: Out of all the great battles you have had with some of the biggest names in the sport, what have been your favorite and why?
Caol Uno: All of my fights are memorable, and they all meant something to me. But if I had to pick a fight, it would be my second fight against BJ Penn (Draw at UFC 41). It was very memorable for me.
PDG: You are thirty-eight years of age. Some consider this be an older age for fighters. Do you believe you are still at an age to make another run for a title?
Caol Uno: I’m not going to say I can take the title, but my challenge is to get back into the UFC for the 3rd time, at this age.
If he wins this weekend that is three in a row including a win over Anthony Avila who was 11-1 when Uno beat him.
Shane Del Rosario meets Guto Inocente at UFC 168 in Las Vegas
A UFC newcomer will try to become the latest fighter to keep Shane Del Rosario from his first victory in the promotion.
Del Rosario (11-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) will meet Guto Inocente (6-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in December at the UFC's year-end card in Las Vegas. UFC officials announced the heavyweight fight on Friday.
UFC 168 takes place Dec. 28 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and Facebook. Del Rosario vs. Inocente likely will be part of the prelims.
Jon Jones-Glover Teixeira, Mir-Overeem top UFC 169 on Super Bowl weekend
It was the hot likelihood, and now it's a done deal: Jon Jones will defend his light heavyweight title on Super Bowl weekend against Glover Teixeira.
The title fight between Jones (19-1 MMA, 13-1 UFC) and Teixeira (22-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) will headline what now will be the UFC 169 pay-per-view on Feb. 1 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. In addition, a heavyweight bout between former UFC champ Frank Mir (16-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC) and former Strikeforce champ Alistair Overeem (36-13 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has been moved from UFC 167 in November and may wind up serving as the card's co-main event, though that is not yet official.
The news was reported Thursday night by Newsday and later confirmed by UFC officials.
Ben Rothwell suspended nine months by UFC for elevated testosterone levels following UFC 164 victory
UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell may have defeated Brandon Vera at UFC 164 in August by TKO, but his victory isn't now without a blemish.
UFC has suspended Rothwell nine months following word via written letter from the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services that while Rothwell had a Therapuetic Use Exemption (TUE) for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), the amount of testosterone was beyond allotted levels. MMA Junkie was the first to report the news.