Cat Zingano ready to fight, even if it's against Rousey at UFC 176
Cat Zingano is cleared and ready to fight, even if it means a short-notice headliner at next month’s UFC 176 event.
As MMAjunkie reported earlier this week, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (24-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) was forced out of the Aug. 2 event’s headliner against Chad Mendes (16-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC). The bout is expected to be rebooked in the fall, and as of now, a new main event hasn’t been announced.
However, at least one contender said she’d be ready for next month’s pay-per-view event, which takes place at Los Angeles’ Staples Center.
Zingano (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), who had been promised a title shot with women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey in 2013 before a knee injury sidelined the challenger, was recently cleared to resume training. In fact, she said she’s been talking to UFC officials about a potential next booking.
A look at Uriah Hall's broken toe following UFC 175
LAS VEGAS – And this little piggy is going to see the doctor…
After an up-and-down early UFC career that saw Uriah Hall go from can’t-miss prospect to a potential bust, the middleweight took advantage of a slot on Saturday’s UFC 175 pay-per-view main card and posted his second straight win.
However, while few doubted the 29-year-old’s striking prowess, the same can now be said for his heart and toughness.
Despite mangling his toe in the first round – and despite a watchful eye from the cageside physician who appeared at least tempted to halt the bout – Hall (9-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC) fought on and eventually claimed a victory over Thiago “Marreta” Santos (9-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) via unanimous decision
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