Tito Ortiz Claims UFC Offered Cris Cyborg Fight vs Ronda Rousey in Dallas Stadium
UFC Hall of Famer and current Bellator title contender Tito Ortiz joined Inside MMA on Friday night to talk about a number of subjects, but primarily his upcoming fight with Bellator light heavyweight champ Liam McGeary.
While Ortiz talked quite a bit about his career and upcoming fight, he also talked about the prospect of Fedor Emelianenko joining the Bellator roster upon his return, and then dropped the bomb of the interview: that the UFC had offered Cris Cyborg the fight everyone has been wanting to see with UFC champ Ronda Rousey...
UFC Fight Night 73 Weigh-In Results
Main Card (on FOX Sports 1)
-Glover Teixeira (205.5) vs. Ovince Saint Preux (206)
-Michael Johnson (155.5) vs. Beneil Dariush (156)
-Derek Brunson (186) vs. Sam Alvey (186)
-Jared Rosholt (237) vs. Timothy Johnson (265)
-Sara McMann (136.5) vs. Amanda Nunes (136)*
-Ray Borg (126.75) vs. Geane Herrera (126)*
Prelims (on FOX Sports 2)
-Uriah Hall (185.5) vs. Oluwale Bamgbose (184.5)
-Chris Camozzi (185.5) vs. Tom Watson (185)
-Dustin Ortiz (125.5) vs. Willie Gates (126)
-Frankie Saenz (136) vs. Sirwan Kakai (136)
Prelims (on UFC Fight Pass)
-Chris Dempsey (204.5) vs. Jonathan Wilson (205)
-Marlon Vera (135.5) vs. Roman Salazar (135)
-Anthony Christodoulou (156) vs. Scott Holtzman (155.5)
Horiguchi vs. Camus, Brandao vs. Kikuno among additions to UFC Fight Night 75 in Japan
Next month’s UFC fight card in Japan has three new additions, including one with a former UFC title challenger.
Officials recently announced former 125-pound title challenger Kyoji Horiguchi (15-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is slated to take on Chico Camus (14-6 MMA, 3-3 UFC). Additional new bouts include featherweights Diego Brandao (19-10 MMA, 5-3 UFC) vs. Katsunori Kikuno (23-7-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC), and welterweights Shinsho Anzai (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) vs. Roger Zapata (4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
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UFC Targeting Paul Felder vs. Ross Pearson For UFC 191 in September
Fans of the striking aspect of mixed martial arts rejoice.
On Friday, it was revealed the UFC is looking to book the lightweight contest between standout striker Ross Pearson and Paul Felder for the upcoming UFC 191 care in September. The news came from an undisclosed source inside one of the fighter’s camps. The MMA Corner’s Jeremy Kump later confirmed the news.
Reza Madadi vs. Norman Parke added to UFC Fight Night 77 in Dublin
A lightweight bout between Reza Madadi (13-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Norman Parke (20-4-1 MMA, 4-2-1 UFC) has been added to the UFC’s return to Dublin at UFC Fight Night 77.
UFC Fight Night 77 takes place Oct. 24 at 3Arena in Dublin. The entire card is expected to stream on UFC Fight Pass. The show will be headlined by a lightweight bout between Ireland native Joseph Duffy – the last man to beat Conor McGregor – and Dustin Poirier.
With the addition, UFC Fight Night 77 now includes:
Joseph Duffy vs. Dustin Poirier
Tom Breese vs. Cathal Pendred
Scott Askham vs. Krzysztof Jotko
Reza Madadi vs. Norman Parke
UFC 191 gets Collard vs. Fili and Riggs vs. Stallings
The card for UFC 191 is nearing completion with the addition of two new fights.
The UFC announced a featherweight bout between Clay Collard (14-6 MMA, 1-2 UFC) and Andre Fili (14-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) as well as a middleweight fight between Joe Riggs (40-16 MMA, 4-6 UFC) and Ron Stallings (13-7 MMA, 1-1 UFC) for the event.
UFC 191 takes place Sept. 5 at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
The latest UFC 191 card includes:
Champ Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson – for flyweight title
Andrei Arlovski vs. Frank Mir
Anthony Johnson vs. Jimi Manuwa
Corey Anderson vs. Jan Blachowicz
Alex Chambers vs. Paige VanZant
John Lineker vs. Francisco Rivera
Nazareno Malegarie vs. Joaquim Silva
Clay Collard vs. Andre Fili
Joe Riggs vs. Ron Stallings
Raquel Pennington vs. opponent TBA
Gilbert Burns vs. Rashid Magomedov booked for UFC Fight Night 78 in Brazil
An intriguing lightweight bout between Gilbert Burns (10-0 MMA 3-0 UFC) and Rashid Magomedov (19-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is the latest addition to November’s UFC Fight Night 78 event in Brazil.
UFC officials today announced the fight.
UFC Fight Night 78 takes place Nov. 7 in Sao Paulo, though a venue hasn’t been finalized. The card is expected to air on FOX Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Big Nog hasn't decided if he will retire yet
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira did have that talk with Dana White. You know, the same one the UFC president had with Chuck Liddell and Matt Hughes when their careers became unbearable to watch with their will to keep fighting even though their bodies could hardly take any more punishment.
The last drop for Nogueira was his unanimous decision loss to Stefan Struve this past Saturday, at UFC 190. Although Big Nog may have spoken to Dana White, who offered him a scout position which he's accepted, that does not mean he is through fighting just yet.
Champ Robbie Lawler targeted to meet Carlos Condit in UFC 193 headliner in Australia
UFC welterweight champ Robbie Lawler (26-10 MMA, 11-4 UFC) will likely head Down Under for his next title defense, when he meets Carlos Condit (30-8 MMA, 7-4 UFC) in the main event of UFC 193 in Australia.
The targeted headlining bout was confirmed on Wednesday’s new edition of FOX Sports 1’s “UFC Tonight,” following an initial report from Bleacher Report connecting the bout to UFC 194 in December.
UFC 193 takes place on Sunday, Nov. 15 in Melbourne, Australia, though a venue for the card has yet to be confirmed (the UFC has reserved both Etihad Stadium and Rod Laver Arena for the date). Due to the time difference, the pay-per-view card airs in the U.S. on Saturday, Nov. 14.
The title fight would be the first confirmed for the card.