Concentrating on his return from a pair of ACL tears, former interim light-weight title challenger, Kevin Lee has famous his intentions to check welterweight waters as soon as extra, suggesting showdowns in opposition to the likes of Mike Perry, and former welterweight champion, Robbie Lawler at UFC 264 on July tenth.
Latest Bellator 258 function, promotional debutante, Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson was arrested and charged with id theft in relation to an alleged incident relationship again to late 2019.
Stories emerged this week that the promotion had considered the possibility of hosting a UFC event in London, England — in an attempt to return to the U.K. for the first time since March of 2019 following a cancelled UFC Combat Night time London occasion in March of final yr, which was scheduled to function a headliner between Tyron Woodley and Leon Edwards.
Granted his launch from his UFC combat contract this launch upon request, former welterweight title challenger, Dan Hardy called for UFC president, Dana White to release Nick Diaz from his fight contract as well if the promotional chief doubted Diaz’s willingness to comply with by way of with a deliberate return to the Octagon.
The above-mentioned, McGregor additionally topped the Forbes’ listing for the top-ten highest-paid athletes during the last twelve months.
Booked for a UFC Combat Night time occasion on September twenty fifth. — an all-Brazilian showdown between mild heavyweight strikers, one-time title challenger, Thiago Santos, and Johnny Walker.
Set to headline a UFC Combat Night time occasion on August twenty first. — a massive middleweight meeting of another one-time title challenger, Paulo Costa, and heavy-hitting contender, Jared Cannonier.
Slated to make his return on July seventeenth. — grappling standout, Islam Makhachev is booked to tangle with fellow grappler, Thiago Moises in an eye-catching lightweight contest.
Focused to headline an August occasion — probably in London, England — a middleweight matchup between long-time contender, Derek Brunson, as well as former welterweight championship chaser, Darren Till.
Becoming a member of Makhachev and Moises on the July seventeenth. card — Polish contender, Mateusz Gamrot returns for his second Octagon walk of the year as he draws veteran striker, Jeremy Stephens within the latter’s light-weight division return.
In a busy week of combat bulletins, current UFC 261 function, Uriah Hall is slated to return against the #12 ranked, Sean Strickland in a middleweight matchup on August 7th. at UFC 265.
Opening the primary card of UFC 262 from the Toyota Centre in Houston, Texas — Edson Barboza notched his second win at featherweight, stopping the #9 rated, Shane Burgos with an eventual third spherical knockout within the occasion’s Combat of the Night time. In fairly peculiar circumstances, Burgos was completed with an overhand proper shot from the Brazilian, nevertheless, his response to the strike was fairly delayed, leading to a protracted knockout.
Within the evening’s co-headliner, Beneil Dariush handed former interim champion, Tony Ferguson his third consecutive loss, in actually one-sided style — scoring a unanimous choice with 30-27 scorecards throughout the board.
Sealing the undisputed UFC light-weight championship, Charles Oliveira survived some first round adversity late on, to stop Michael Chandler with an early second round knockout — scoring him the championship, as well as sitting him atop the list of the most finishes in promotional history with a whopping seventeen.
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