'TUF: Latin America' winner Alejandro Perez meets Patrick Williams at UFC 188
The UFC’s return to Mexico in June has a new bantamweight matchup on tap.
Alejandro Perez (15-5 MMA, 1-0 UFC), the “TUF: Latin America” Season 1 winner, is set to meet Patrick Williams (7-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC 188. UFC officials recently announced the new pairing.
With the addition, the latest UFC 188 card includes:
Champ Cain Velasquez vs. interim champ Fabricio Werdum – heavyweight title unification bout
Eddie Alvarez vs. Gilbert Melendez
Angela Hill vs. Tecia Torres
Augusto Montano vs. Cathal Pendred
Yair Rodriguez vs. Charles Rosa
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Nate Marquardt
Alejandro Perez vs. Patrick Williams
Alan Jouban injured, Omari Akhmedov meets Brian Ebersole at UFC Fight Night 68
Alan Jouban(11-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from a planned bout in his home state, and Omari Akhmedov (14-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has stepped in as a replacement opponent against Brian Ebersole (51-16 MMA, 5-2 UFC).
The matchup is set for UFC Fight Night 68, which takes place June 6 at New Orleans’ Smoothie King Center. UFC officials today announced the change in plans.
With the change to the lineup, UFC Fight Night 68 now includes:
Ryan Bader vs. Daniel Cormier
Matt Mitrione vs. Ben Rothwell
Derrick Lewis vs. Shawn Jordan
Tim Boetsch vs. Dan Henderson
Omari Akhmedov vs. Brian Ebersole
Justin Edwards vs. Joe Proctor
Ricardo Abreu vs. Daniel Sarafian
Anthony Birchak vs. Joe Soto
Cris Cyborg signs with the UFC
Check it, Ronda Rousey is headed to Brazil to give another one of her unforgettable performance on August 1st. She’ll defend her title versus Bethe Correia, one of two very vocal Brazilian ladies who want nothing more than the blonde head of the current women’s bantamweight champion of the world.
Henry Cejudo booked for UFC 188 in Mexico City; Chico Camus possible foe
After his sterling performance against Chris Cariaso at UFC 185, undefeated flyweight contender Henry Cejudo made clear where he'd like to fight next: Mexico City.
The 2008 Olympic wrestling gold medalist, who trains in Arizona, is of Mexican heritage, and wants to be a part of UFC 188 in Mexico City.
"I would love to fight in Mexico City," Cejudo said at the UFC 185 post-fight press conference. "I'm fluent in Spanish. My parents are from Mexico City."
Cejudo's wish will be granted. MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight that Cejudo has been booked on the June 13 event.
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Nick Catone retiring after six years in the UFC due to lingering injuries
Nick Catone will not be competing as scheduled at UFC on FOX 15 next month in Newark. And we have likely seen the last of the New Jersey native in the Octagon.
Catone has decided to retire from the UFC due to lingering injuries, mainly chronic back pain, he told MMAFighting.com on Tuesday. The 33-year-old attempted to get through camp for his bout against Vitor Miranda on April 18, but just couldn't do it. He felt like his back was only getting worse and refused to get the cortisone shots he had been taking over the years to ease his pain.
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