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In what will be just his third promotional outing, Joseph Duffy is slated to face fellow lightweight Dustin Poirier in a headlining bout for the UFC’s fall return to Ireland.
Duffy (14-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC), who recently defeated Ivan Jorge via first-round submission at UFC Fight Night 72 in Glasgow, has been matched with Poirier (18-4 MMA, 10-3 UFC) in the main event of UFC Fight Night 77, which takes place at Dublin’s 3Arena on Oct. 24. The entire card is expected to stream on UFC Fight Pass.
CHICAGO – Bryan Caraway and Miesha Tate are in a situation almost no one can relate to. AfThe ter all, not many relationships involve two professional fighters, let alone two who have competed in the UFC octagon on the same night.
With the new UFC-Reebok sponsorship program, the fighters from Saturday’s UFC on FOX 16 event took home official estimated payouts totaling $212,500. Take a look at how those payments were distributed.
The festivities took place at United Center in Chicago. The same venue hosts Saturday’s event.
The complete UFC on FOX 16 weigh-in results included:
MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET)
Champ T.J. Dillashaw (135) vs. Renan Barao (135) – for bantamweight title
Jessica Eye (136) vs. Miesha Tate (135.5)
Edson Barboza (155) vs. Paul Felder (155.5)
Takanori Gomi (155.5) vs. Joe Lauzon (155.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX, 6 p.m. ET)
Tom Lawlor (203) vs. Gian Villante (205)
Danny Castillo (155.5) vs. Jim Miller (155)
Kenny Robertson (170) vs. Ben Saunders (170.5)
Bryan Caraway (135.5) vs. Eddie Wineland (136)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4:15 p.m. ET)
Daron Cruickshank (155) vs. James Krause (155.5)
Andrew Holbrook (155.5) vs. Ramsey Nijem (156)
Jessamyn Duke (135.5) vs. Elizabeth Phillips (135)
Zak Cummings (170.5) vs. Dominique Steele (170.5)
UFC bantamweight and team Blackhouse member Pedro Munhoz beat Jerrold Sanders in 39 seconds at UFC Fight Night 53 on October 4 in Halifax, NS. Although it was never announced, Munhoz was told he failed a post-fight test for elevated levels of testosterone; the win was changed to a No Contest.
It's only been a couple of days since cut man Jacob "Stitch" Duran was let go by the UFC after 14 years with the company. Even given the nature of being let go, he said he's definitely open to coming back, and he is talking more about how lucky he's been overall than talking like he got a raw deal.
Veteran Tom Lawlor will return to action Saturday night, when he meets Gian Villante in a UFC on FOX 16 light heavyweight bout at United Center.
But one thing will be missing when Lawlor competes for the first time in three years: His trademark character role-play for weigh-ins and walkouts.
UFC Fight Night 73 has gotten a bit of a shake-up thanks to a pair of injuries.
The news was announced by the UFC earlier tonight.
Ian McCall (13-5-1 MMA, 2-3-1 UFC) was set to face Dustin Ortiz (14-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC) in a flyweight bout. However, McCall has been forced out of the bout. Stepping in will be Willie Gates (12-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC).
The UFC Fight Night 73 lineup now features:
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Glover Teixeira
Roman Salazar vs. Marlon Vera
Jared Cannonier vs. Jonathan Wilson
Timothy Johnson vs. Jared Rosholt
Beneil Dariush vs. Michael Johnson
Anthony Christodoulou vs. Scott Holtzman
Sara McMann vs. Amanda Nunes
Chris Camozzi vs. Tom Watson
Willie Gates vs. Dustin Ortiz
Sam Alvey vs. Derek Brunson
Oluwale Bumgbose vs. Uriah Hall
Ray Borg vs. Geane Herrera
It’s no secret that Wanderlei Silva is not fond of the UFC or its management. The former PRIDE and UFC star has been lashing out at UFC officials since running out of a gym to avoid a Nevada State Athletic Commission drug test ahead of his scheduled bout with Chael Sonnen at UFC 175.