Cristiano Marcello vs. Joe Proctor slated for UFC Fight Night 36
a lightweight bout between joe proctor (8-2 mma, 1-1 ufc) and cristiano marcello (13-5 mma, 1-2 ufc) is the latest addition to february’s ufc fight night 36 event.
A lightweight bout between Joe Proctor (8-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Cristiano Marcello (13-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is the latest addition to February’s UFC Fight Night 36 event.
Rory MacDonald: 'I needed to lose'
The Rory MacDonald of 2013 is a very different specimen from the youngster who ran roughshod over the welterweight division throughout his first few years inside the UFC. His ferocity replaced by a measured sense of restraint, MacDonald finally fell victim to his own evolution at UFC 167, where he lost a bruising split decision to Robbie Lawler.
Though however damaging it may have been, the loss could ultimately wind up being the best thing for the 24-year-old.
"I needed it," a candid MacDonald admitted on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour...
UFC Fight Night 35 adds Amagov vs. High, Houston vs. Smith, Edwards vs. Nijem
The UFC’s January return to Georgia was given three new fights with welterweights Adlan Amagov vs. Jason High, middleweights Brian Houston vs. Trevor Smith and lightweights Justin Edwards vs. Ramsey Nijem.
UFC officials recently announced the bookings, which take place at UFC Fight Night 35 on Jan. 15 at Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. The night’s main card airs on FOX Sports 1 following prelims that stream on MMAjunkie.com. Official placement for the bouts was not revealed.
With the additions to the card, UFC Fight Night 35 now includes:
Constantinos Philippou vs. Luke Rockhold
Cole Miller vs. Sam Sicilia
T.J. Dillashaw vs. Mike Easton
Ovince St. Preux vs. opponent TBA
Lorenz Larkin vs. Brad Tavares
Adlan Amagov vs. Jason High
Brian Houston vs. Trevor Smith
Justin Edwards vs. Ramsey Nijem
Brandon Thatch taking time off to heal, retool fighting style
It happened quickly, that Brandon Thatch took the UFC’s welterweight division by storm.
With first-round stoppage wins in his first two fights with the promotion, including a “Knockout of the Night” win in his debut, the Coloradan is admittedly still soaking in all the buzz from his fast start – which includes eight straight wins before signing with the UFC.
But now Thatch (11-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is ready to sit back for a moment, nurse up and come back healthier – and, he hopes, even better...