UFC signs Filipino fighter CJ de Tomas to face Japanese prospect in Singapore fight card
ANOTHER Filipino fighter in CJ de Tomas made it to the UFC as he's slated to take on Japanese MMA prospect Naoki Inoue in UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore on June 17.
De Tomas, the reigning URCC flyweight champion, was signed by the MMA giant last Friday and was confirmed on the fight card on Monday.
At 8-0, de Tomas will be the fourth homegrown Filipino to make it to the big league after Dave Galera, Mark Eddiva and Jenel Lausa cracked the organization in the past few years.
ESPN Report: Donald Cerrone-Robbie Lawler Rebooked for UFC 213 Showdown in Las Vegas
According to a Monday report by ESPN.com's Brett Okamoto, the former Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight champion will take on the former UFC lightweight challenger at UFC 213.
UFC 213 is slated for July 8 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The all-action pairing was originally slated for UFC 205, the UFC's debut at Madison Square Garden in New York City this past November. However, the former UFC 170-pound kingpin decided he needed more time off following his July knockout loss to Tyron Woodley and opted out of the bout.
Tony Ferguson ‘Needs Assurances’ to Fight Khabib Nurmagomedov
UFC matchmakers have put together a fight between top lightweight contenders Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson three times, but the two have still never fought. They were first slated to meet at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale in December 15, but Nurmagomedov pulled out of the bout due to injury. Bout agreements were signed for them to fight at UFC on FOX 19 in April 2016, but Ferguson was forced out of the event with a health issue...
Freddie Roach: Conor McGregor is final opponent in Georges St-Pierre’s three-fight plan
Freddie Roach has spoken about Georges St-Pierre’s step-by-step comeback plan before. He mentioned it on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani last month.
Now, GSP’s boxing coach, and someone who helped him negotiate his new deal with the UFC, has revealed the final part of that plan. St-Pierre signed a three-fight deal with the promotion earlier this year. And the final bout on that deal, GSP hopes, is one against Conor McGregor, Roach told Fight Hub this week...
Clay Guida vs. Erik Koch added to UFC Fight Night 112 in Oklahoma City
A lightweight bout pitting Clay Guida and Erik Koch is the latest addition to UFC Fight Night 112. The news was reported on Wednesday by UFC Tonight.
Guida will be leaving the featherweight division where he put together a record of 3-4 and will be making a move back up to the 155-pound weight class in hopes to snap a two-fight skid. The Team Alpha Male fighter last fought this past June at UFC 199 where he suffered a knockout loss to Brian Ortega. Guida, 35, is 32-17 as a professional fighter and 12-11 in the UFC.
Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum in the works for UFC 213
A trilogy fight is in the works for UFC 213.
A matchup between former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum and former Strikeforce champ Alistair Overeem is in the works for the July 8 event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. MMAFighting.com confirmed an initial report Wednesday by FloCombat.
Overeem (42-15, 1 NC) enters the proposed bout the winner of five out of his past six fights, four of them via knockout. His only loss in that stretch was a first-round loss to current UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic at UFC 203.
Arlovski-Tybura, Gomi-Tuck among fights added to UFC Singapore
The UFC’s return to Singapore will include fights involving Andrei Arlovski and Takanori Gomi.
The UFC kicked off Tuesday with a slew of fight announcements for its Saturday, June 17th event in Singapore. Two of the bigger names confirmed for the event are former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski and former PRIDE lightweight champion Takanori Gomi. Arlovski will be facing Poland’s Marcin Tybura, while Gomi will take on Jon Tuck.
Arlovski (25-14, 1 NC) has lost four straight bouts, including a 92-second thrashing vs. Francis Ngannou at UFC on FOX 23 in Denver. His other defeats during this run have come against Josh Barnett (who became the first man to submit Arlovski), Alistair Overeem, and current champion Stipe Miocic. The last time Arlovski won a fight was by unanimous decision vs. Frank Mir at UFC 191, which gave him an unlikely six-fight winning streak. Tybura (15-2) had a disappointing UFC debut, losing to Timothy Johnson by decision last May in Zagreb, Croatia. Since then, Tybura has scored back-to-back stoppage wins, knocking out Viktor Pesta with a head kick in August, then TKOing Luiz Henrique at UFC 209.
Vitor Miranda vs. Marvin Vettori added to UFC Fight Night 112 in Oklahoma
A middleweight clash between Vitor Miranda and Marcin Vettori was booked for UFC Fight Night 112 in Oklahoma City on June 25. Both fighters revealed the bout on social media following a report by Combate.
Miranda (12-5), a TUF: Brazil 4 heavyweight finalist, looks to get back on track after Chris Camozzi snapped his three-fight knockout streak last May. Miranda stayed on the sidelines for months after the loss after undergoing shoulder surgery.
Erick Silva vs. Yancy Medeiros set for UFC 212
There will be a Brazil vs. Hawaii table-setter before Jose Aldo and Max Holloway square off at UFC 212.
A welterweight tilt between Erick Silva and Wai'anae’s own Yancy Medeiros has been booked for the UFC’s June 3 pay-per-view in Rio de Janeiro. MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz confirmed the news Friday following an initial report by local Hawaiian outlet KHON2.
“Westside boys gonna rep Hawaii in Brazil” Medeiros told KHON2.