Michael Bisping vs. Tim Kennedy in the works for TUF Nations Finale headliner
A middleweight bout between Michael Bisping (24-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC) and Tim Kennedy (17-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is in the works for April’s TUF Nations Finale event, and the fight is expected to headline the card if “The Count” can satisfy the UFC’s medical requirements.
Bisping has been sidelined for several months while recovering for surgery to repair a detached retina. The British slugger recently told BT Sport his doctors have greenlighted his return but UFC officials have requested additional testing and documentation.
Daniel Pineda vs. Robert Whiteford added to UFC 171 in Dallas
A featherweight matchup between Daniel Pineda (18-10 MMA, 3-3 UFC) and Robert Whiteford (10-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is the latest addition to the UFC’s return to the Lone Star State.
UFC officials recently announced the new booking, which takes place at UFC 171 on March 15 at Dallas’ American Airlines Center. The evening’s main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims that air on FOX Sports 1 and stream on UFC Fight Pass.
With the addition to the card, UFC 171 now includes:
Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler – for vacant welterweight title
Carlos Condit vs. Tyron Woodley
Myles Jury vs. Diego Sanchez
Hector Lombard vs. Jake Shields
Ovince St. Preux vs. Thiago Silva
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Rick Story
Jessica Andrade vs. Julianna Pena
Dennis Bermudez vs. Jimy Hettes
Alex Garcia vs. Sean Spencer
Will Campuzano vs. Darrell Montague
Renee Forte vs. Frank Trevino
Robert McDaniel vs. Tor Troeng
Daniel Pineda vs. Robert Whiteford
Derek Brunson fractures jaw in UFC Fight Night 35 loss to Yoel Romero
It was a rough night for Derek Brunson, save for about 10 minutes on the front end of things and an extra paycheck coming his way.
Brunson (11-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) put together a solid first two rounds against Yoel Romero (7-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) on Wednesday night and was leading on all three
judges’ scorecards heading into the third round. But Romero mounted a comeback and stopped Brunson for a TKO win.