Mike Pierce vs. David Mitchell targeted for UFC 162
A welterweight bout between Mike Pierce (16-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) and David Mitchell (12-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is the latest fight targeted for July's UFC 162 event.
Sources close to the event confirmed the planned matchup with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
UFC 162 takes place July 6 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.
Conor McGregor campaigning for UFC 159's open slot, second fight in three weeks
With Joe Proctor (8-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) out of this month's UFC 159 event due to an injury, as MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported on Wednesday, one potential replacement has thrown his hat into the cage as a possible replacement.
Conor McGregor (13-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC), who recently won a "Knockout of the Night" award in his promotional debut at UFC on FUEL TV 9, wants the fight with fellow lightweight Al Iaquinta (5-2-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC).
The Ultimate Fighter 17 marathon kicks off today at 11 a.m. ET on FUEL TV
If you missed one (or all) of "The Ultimate Fighter 17: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen," FUEL TV has you covered.
Ahead of this weekend's The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale event, FUEL TV today airs a 13-hour marathon of "The Ultimate Fighter 17" that includes all 12 episodes of the series, which first aired on FX.
The two-hour debut episode kicks off the marathon at 11 a.m. ET. The marathon runs continuously throughout the day and wraps up at midnight with the conclusion of the 12th episode.
Nate Diaz manager now Mike Kogan, not Cesar Gracie
It appears Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz has ended a significant part of his mixed martial arts (MMA) relationship with famed trainer Cesar Gracie.
According to a report from Ariel Helwani on Tuesday's (April 9, 2013) edition of "UFC Tonight" on FUEL TV, the Stockton, Calif., native has enlisted the management services of Mike Kogan, who heads Real Talk Entertainment, representing notable names such as UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson and former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed Lawal, among others.
Even though The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 5 winner has found new MMA management, Diaz will still train under Gracie alongside the likes of his brother Nick Diaz, former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez, former UFC welterweight title challenger Jake Shields and the rest of the tight crew.