Jim Miller replaces Rustam Khabilov at UFC on FOX 16 in Chicago
Danny Castillo has a new opponent for next month’s UFC on FOX 16 event, officials today announced.
Veteran lightweight Jim Miller (24-6 MMA, 13-5 UFC) has replaced Rustam Khabilov (17-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC), who was forced off the card with visa issues, and will fight Castillo (17-8 MMA, 7-5 UFC) at the event.
With the change, the UFC on FOX 16 card now includes:
Champ T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao – for bantamweight title
Jessica Eye vs. Miesha Tate
Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder
Takanori Gomi vs. Joe Lauzon
Tom Lawlor vs. Gian Villante
Kenny Robertson vs. Ben Saunders
Bryan Caraway vs. Eddie Wineland
Danny Castillo vs. Jim Miller
Daron Cruickshank vs. James Krause
Erik Koch vs. Ramsey Nijem
Jessamyn Duke vs. Elizabeth Phillips
Zak Cummings vs. Antonio Braga Neto
UFC Fight Night 69 post-fight facts: Jedrzejczyk's historic title-fight beatdown
There’s only one European-born champion at the top of the current UFC totem pole. At UFC Fight Night 69, Joanna Jedrzejczyk (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) made sure it stayed that way with a successful 115-pound title defense against Jessica Penne (12-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC).
The strawweight champion dominated Penne from start to merciful third-round TKO finish in the first UFC title fight to stream on UFC Fight Pass. With that, she remained on top of the women’s strawweight division and dared all comers to attempt to take the belt.
The title fight finish concluded an 11-fight card that saw eight bouts end inside the distance. For more on the numbers behind the UFC’s fourth event in Germany, check 40 post-fight facts about UFC Fight Night 69 in Berlin...
The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4 Finale: Story vs Silva
You'll have to follow me closely on this story. The 4th season of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil was filmed entirely in Las Vegas, with the season finale due to be in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 27th. When that fell through, the TUF Brazil 4 Finale was moved to Hollywood, Florida. Now, because of ongoing technical issues ...
UFC Fight Night 69 bonuses: You're damn right Jedrzejczyk got $50,000
BERLIN – After absolutely decimating Jessica Penne at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 69 event, UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) earned one of four $50,000 bonuses for her incredible performance.
Penne shared in the reward for her gutsy effort, as the pair took home “Fight of the Night” honors.
Meanwhile, Mairbek Taisumov(24-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and newcomer Arnold Allen(10-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) were given “Performance of the Night” bonuses, also taking home $50,000 each.
Gilbert Melendez in to face Al Iaquinta at UFC Fight Night 71
It’s going to be a quick turnaround for Gilbert Melendez as the lightweight will return to action at UFC Fight Night 71, taking on Al Iaquinta.
The fight was announced on Fox Sports Live.
The latest UFC Fight Night 71 lineup now includes:
Todd Duffee vs. Frank Mir
Al Iaquinta vs. Gilbert Melendez
Tony Ferguson vs. Josh Thomson
Matt Dwyer vs. Alan Jouban
Manny Gamburyan vs. Scott Jorgensen
Kevin Lee vs. James Moontasri
Igor Araujo vs. Sean Strickland
Andrew Craig vs. Edgar Garcia
Jessica Andrade vs. Sarah Moras
Holly Holm vs. Marion Reneau
Ildemar Alcantara vs. Kevin Casey