Strikeforce's Hirota vs. Yahya, Guimares vs. Lim added to UFC on FUEL TV 8
The UFC's return to Japan has two new fights, including the promotional debut of a fighter imported from the soon-to-close Strikeforce organization.
Japanese fighter and onetime Strikeforce competitor Mizuto Hirota (14-5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is dropping from lightweight for a bout with featherweight Rani Yahya (17-7 MMA, 2-1 UFC).
Additionally, welterweight Marcelo Guimaraes (8-0-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) takes on promotional newcomer Hyun Gyu Lim (10-3-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
The latest UFC on FUEL TV 8 card now includes:
Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann
Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve
Takanori Gomi vs. Diego Sanchez
Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Mizuto Hirota vs. Rani Yahya
Riki Fukuda vs. Brad Tavares
Bryan Caraway vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Cristiano Marcello vs. Kazuki Tokudome
Alex Caceres vs. Kyung Ho Kang
Marcelo Guimaraes vs. Hyun Gyu Lim
Chris Camozzi vs. Nick Ring joins UFC 158 lineup
Middleweights Chris Camozzi (18-5 MMA, 5-2 UFC) and Nick Ring (13-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will meet in March at UFC 158.
Officials today announced the matchup between "The Ultimate Fighter" alumni.
Featuring a welterweight title fight between champion Georges St-Pierre and former Strikeforce titleholder Nick Diaz, UFC 158 takes place March 16 at Montreal's Bell Centre. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.
It's not clear where Camozzi vs. Ring will be placed on the lineup.
Daron Cruickshank vs. John Makdessi added to UFC 158 in Montreal
A lightweight matchup that seems sure to provide fireworks has been added to UFC 158 as Daron Cruickshank (12-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) meets John Makdessi (10-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC).
UFC officials on Friday evening announced the pairing.
Featuring a welterweight title fight between current champ Georges St-Pierre and former Strikeforce title holder Nick Diaz, UFC 158 takes place March 16 at Montreal's Bell Centre.
Jim Miller targets Gray Maynard rematch following triumphant UFC 155 win
Now that he's dispatched Joe Lauzon, Jim Miller would like to fight the man who was supposed to be in his shoes at UFC 155.
That's Gray Maynard, who previously handed Miller his first loss in the UFC octagon.
"It will be four years ago in March," Miller told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "To assume it would be a similar fight would be kind of ignorant to what we're capable of as fighters."
Jordan Mein vs Dan Miller at UFC 158
Jordan Mein will be making his UFC debut in Montreal, Quebec at UFC 158. According to the Candian Press’ Neil Davidson, Mein will face Dan Miller on the March 16th card.
Lethbridge, Alberta’s Jordan Mein is a former Strikeforce fighter. With that promotion closing its doors, the UFC has decided to bring over ‘Young Gun’. Mein (26-8) is a Welterweight fighter on a two fight winning streak with his last win being a dominant performance over former UFC fighter Forrest Petz.
Dan Miller (14-6) has been fighting in the UFC since 2008. In his most recent UFC performance, Miller submitted Ricardo Funch in the third round. Miller has gone 6-5 in the octagon.
Tyson Fury calls out Cain Valesquez
HW boxer Tyson Fury has called out the UFC HW champion Cain Valesquez.. Tyson Fury has sent out numerous tweets at Dana White and Cain Valesquez challenging him to fight he either a cage or a ring. Here are some of Tyson's tweets.
Bellator MMA counters UFC's offer for former champion Eddie Alvarez
Bellator MMA has officially tendered a contract offer to its former lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez (24-3 MMA, 8-1 BFC).
MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today learned from multiple industry sources that Bellator executives have issued an offer to Alvarez to match the deal he recently received from the UFC. The move is an effort by Bellator to retain the rights to the star 155-pounder, whose contract with the promotion expired following an October win over Patricky "Pitbull" Freire but who remained in an exclusive matching period with the tournament-based organization.
UFC targets HP Pavilion in San Jose for April 20 UFC on FOX 7 card
A UFC on FOX event planned for April 20 now has a city and venue.
Multiple sources close to the event on Wednesday told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., is targeted to host the event, which is expected to be UFC on FOX 7.
As of yet, no matchups are confirmed for the fight card.
The UFC's most recent trip to San Jose came this past July with UFC on FUEL TV 4, which featured a middleweight headliner between Mark Munoz and Chris Weidman. The event drew a reported 4,250 fans for a live gate of $163,485 and drew a peak of 291,000 viewers on FUEL TV.