Al Iaquinta replaces Paul Taylor, faces Anthony Njokuani at UFC Fight Night 30
Three times Anthony Njokuani and Paul Taylor have been scheduled to fight. Three times the fight has not happened.
UFC officials today announced that Al Iaquinta (6-2-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will replace an injured Paul Taylor (11-6 MMA, 4-5 UFC), who was scheduled to fight Njokuani (16-7 MMA, 3-3 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 30. The new matchup stays on the same card, which takes place Oct. 26 at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.
Brandao-Poirier, Leben-Hall added to UFC 168 in Las Vegas
The UFC has two more bouts to its year-end card – one that could wind up being an important featherweight battle, and one that could be a middleweight slugfest.
Diego Brandao (18-8 MMA, 4-1 UFC), the Season 14 winner of "The Ultimate Fighter," will meet Dustin Poirier (14-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) at featherweight, while Chris Leben (22-10 MMA, 12-9 UFC) will take on Uriah Hall (7-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) at UFC 168. UFC officials announced the new fight bookings Thursday morning.
Anthony Perosh takes on Ryan Bader at December's UFC Fight Night 33 in Australia
Australia has another one of its own on the UFC's return to the country in December.
Anthony Perosh (14-7 MMA, 4-4 UFC) will take on Ryan Bader (15-4 MMA, 8-4 UFC), the Season 8 winner of "The Ultimate Fighter," in a light heavyweight bout at UFC Fight Night 33 in Brisbane. UFC officials announced the new fight overnight.
UFC Fight Night 33 takes place Dec. 7 in the Queensland capital at Brisbane Entertainment Centre. Broadcast plans haven't been announced, but the event is expected to air on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on Facebook. Due to the time difference, the event takes place Saturday, Dec. 7, in Australia, but Friday, Dec. 6, in the U.S
Joseph Benavidez meets UFC flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson at TUF 18 Finale
Joseph Benavidez said after his most recent win that he wasn't going to bark for a title shot. He didn't, but he's getting one anyway.
Benavidez (19-3 MMA, 6-1 UFC) will challenge flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (18-2-1 MMA, 6-1-1 UFC) in a rematch for the 125-pound belt at the TUF 18 Finale. The news was announced on Wednesday's edition of "UFC Tonight" on FOX Sports 1.
UFC Inks Top Russian Bantamweight Aleksandra 'Stitch' Albu
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Dennis Bermudez vs. Steven Siler joins UFC Fight Night 31 'Troops' lineup
Dennis Bermudez has a new opponent for November's "UFC Fight Night 31: UFC Fight for the Troops 3" event.
With original opponent Nik Lentz now slated to fight Chad Mendes at UFC on FOX 9, Bermudez (11-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will take on replacement Steven Silver (23-10 MMA, 5-1 UFC), UFC officials today announced.
UFC Fight Night 31 takes place Nov. 6 at Kentucky's Fort Campbell. The bulk of the card is expected to air on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on Facebook. It's not clear where Bermudez vs. Siler will end up on the lineup.
Scott Jorgensen drops to flyweight, meets Ian McCall at UFC on FOX 9
Onetime WEC and UFC bantamweight title challenger Scott Jorgensen is dropping to 125 pounds, and he'll meet Ian McCall in his flyweight debut.
UFC officials on Tuesday announced the new matchup, which takes place at "UFC on FOX 9: Pettis vs. Thomson," which is scheduled for Dec. 14 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif.
The evening's main card airs on FOX following prelims that air on FOX Sports 1 and stream on Facebook. The placement of the Jorgensen (14-7 MMA, 3-3 UFC) vs. McCall (12-4-1 MMA, 1-2-1 UFC) fight wasn't immediately announced.