Paige VanZant vs. Felice Herrig set for UFC on FOX 15 in New Jersey
The fight card for UFC on FOX 15 continues to fill out as a women's strawweight bout was added to the card on Wednesday as Paige VanZant will square off with Felice Herrig. The bout was announced on UFC Tonight on Fox Sports 1.
VanZant, 20, made her UFC debut recently, defeating Kailin Curran via third-round TKO at UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson in November. Her MMA record stands at 4-1. Prior to making her debut, VanZant was originally scheduled to compete on The Ultimate Fighter season 20, but was disqualified because of her age. Contestants on the show must be 21 years of age or higher.
Hendricks Out Of Title Fight, Faces Matt Brown At UFC 185
UFC officials have opted against a Robbie Lawler-Johny Hendricks trilogy, for unknown reasons, and instead have put Hendricks in against Columbus Ohio’s Matt “The Immortal” Brown.
UFC officials announced the news Tuesday.
UFC 185 goes down from the American Airlines Center, in Dallas, on March 14.
No news on what the UFC’s intentions are for their newly minted welterweight champion Robbie Lawler.
Ben Henderson claims UFC never told him Eddie Alvarez was hurt, booked Donald Cerrone without asking
"I didn't hear about it from the UFC at all. No one officially called me or called my manager or my coach. No one consulted with us or asked us if we would take the fight first. It was actually Cowboy who texted me first saying 'Hey bro, nothing personal, it's just business, nothing but love,' and I said 'Oh, cool'. I had no idea what he was talking about. I go on Twitter and look it up and go 'Oh, I see, Eddie Alvarez just got hurt.' So I said 'See you in Boston in a couple of weeks.' "
Nate Diaz earns just $16,000 after lengthy holdout
Nate Diaz sat out the better part of a year in protest of his UFC contract, and while he ultimately returned to fight Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on FOX 13, his holdout seems to have been in vain. Diaz earned just $16,000 for his co-main event loss to dos Anjos this past December, according to information released to MMAFighting.com by the Arizona Boxing and MMA Commission.
Sergio Pettis Returns to Flyweight, Faces Ryan Benoit at UFC 185 in Dallas
Sergio Pettis will meet Ryan Benoit in a flyweight contest at UFC 185 “Pettis vs. Dos Anjos” on March 14.
Ultimate Fighting Championship officials Tuesday announced the matchup, which will take place at American Airlines Center in Dallas. Pettis’ elder brother, Anthony Pettis, defends his UFC lightweight title against Rafael dos Anjos in the show’s main event.
Brad Tavares: Gegard Mousasi or C.B. Dollaway sounds good as next opponent
UFC middleweight Brad Tavares is taking a different approach to his career after breaking a two-fight losing streak with a decision win over Nate Marquardt earlier this month at UFC 182.
“A few fights ago, I just wanted to keep climbing,” Tavares (13-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) told MMAjunkie Radio. “I wanted big names and big fights. But right now, I’m just excited that I get to do this.
“There’s a lot of movement going on at middleweight; there’s a lot of key matchups like (Vitor Belfort vs. Chris Weidman) and (Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold). So when these guys fight, and we see where everything falls, wherever the UFC wants me to fight, I’ll fight.”