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.
Edwin Figueroa vs. Erik Perez added to November's UFC 167 event
A bantamweight matchup between Erik Perez and Edwin Figueroa has been added to November's UFC 167 event.
UFC officials today announced the pairing.
Featuring a welterweight title fight between champ Georges St-Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks, UFC 167 takes place Nov. 16 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and the main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and Facebook. Figueroa (9-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) vs. Perez (13-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is likely to be part of the preliminary card.
Ed Herman vs. Rafael Natal added to November's UFC 167 lineup
A middleweight contest between fighters building on "Fight of the Night" wins has been added to the UFC 167 lineup, as Ed Herman meets Rafael Natal.
With the addition to the card, UFC 167 now includes:
Champ Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks - for welterweight title
Rashad Evans vs. Chael Sonnen
Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem
Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald
Josh Koscheck vs. Tyron Woodley
Donald Cerrone vs. Evan Dunham
Brian Ebersole vs. Rick Story
Edwin Figueroa vs. Erik Perez
Ed Herman vs. Rafael Natal
Yves Edwards-Yancy Medeiros added to UFC Fight Night 31: Fight for the Troops 3
A pair of lightweights looking to rebound from losses earlier this year will meet at the UFC's next "Fight for the Troops" show.
Yves Edwards (42-20-1 MMA, 9-10 UFC) will meet Yancy Medeiros (9-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) on the card at UFC Fight Night 31. UFC officials the new booking on Sunday
With the addition, the latest UFC Fight Night 31 lineup includes:
Tim Kennedy vs. Lyoto Machida
Rustam Khabilov vs. Jorge Masvidal
Seth Baczynski vs. Neil Magny
Ronny Markes vs. Yoel Romero
Chris Camozzi vs. Lorenz Larkin
Francisco Rivera vs. George Roop
Michael Chiesa vs. Colton Smith
Dennis Bermudez vs. Nik Lentz
Liz Carmouche vs. Alexis Davis
Bobby Green vs. James Krause
Amanda Nunes vs. Germaine de Randamie
Yves Edwards vs. Yancy Medeiros
New Zealand in the UFC’s Sights for 2015 or 2016
With the UFC looking to spread
its wings, bringing shows to
more and more countries, UFC
Director of Operations for
Australia, New Zealand &
Canada Tom Wright has
revealed that they are targeting
their debut show in New
Zealand with the Vector Arena
in Auckland. It won’t, however,
be until at least 2015.
Thatch vs. Thiago, Sicilia vs. Castro added to UFC Fight Night 32
A pair of fights have been added to UFC Fight Night 32 in Goiania, Brazil.
Paulo Thiago, who was forced to withdraw from his bout against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night 27 with an injury, announced on his Twitter that he will return to the Octagon on Nov. 9 against Brandon Thatch. Godofredo Castro vs. Sam Sicilia, originally planned to UFC Fight Night 28, is rebooked to UFN 32 now that Pepey has recovered from his injury.