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The UFC’s number two-ranked flyweight, former world title challenger Joseph Benavidez, will attempt to follow up his Performance of the Night effort against Tim Elliott in April when he faces off with Dustin Ortiz in a UFC Fight Night bout in Austin, Texas on November 22.Sacramento’s Benavidez has won four of his last five, the most recent victory being his first-round submission of Elliott at UFC 172. In Ortiz, he faces a top 15 flyweight who has won two straight over Ray Borg and Justin Scoggins. Read the Full Article Here
After several heated verbal exchanges over the last few weeks, featherweight rivals Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes met face to face at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, and not surprisingly, the two were not happy to see each other.An initial staredown for photographers at the UFC 179 media day came off as intense but without incident. A second one provoked a shove from Aldo, but the two were separated immediately, avoiding a scene like the one in Las Vegas earlier this month when light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and challenger Daniel Cormier brawled at a press conference in Las Ve … Read the Full Article Here
UFC President Dana White couldn’t contain his excitement. Calling Mexico one of the three “no brainers” when it came to the areas he, Lorenzo Fertitta, and the rest of the UFC brass wanted to hit as part of the company’s international expansion, he finally got to make it official Tuesday in Mexico City as he officially announced UFC 180, which will take place on November 15 at Arena Ciudad de México.“We’ve been waiting to come to Mexico for a long time, and we’re finally here,” White said at a press conference held at Polyforum Siqueiros. “A lot of things go into making a deal, and we’re on th … Read the Full Article Here
Chas Skelly is living up to his nickname “The Scrapper,” as he will return to the Octagon on September 5, just two weeks after his most recent win against Tom Niinimaki to face Sean Soriano at UFC Fight Night in Ledyard, Connecticut.The verbally agreed to bout comes after Soriano’s original foe, Andre Fili, was forced to withdraw due to injury. Read the Full Article Here
Renan Barao is training like never before.
He is starved for redemption; desperate to regain the UFC bantamweight title.
T.J. Dillashaw, the man who took the title and is set to battle Barao again in the rematch this Saturday night at UFC 177, said nothing Barao does will help him rewrite history.
History is bound to repeat itself, according to Dillashaw.
“I’m in his head. He’s changing things up because of me, and I don’t think it’s going to benefit him,” Dillashaw said. “For him to change his training up – I’m in his head. I h … Read the Full Article Here
Due to an injury suffered by Paige VanZant, her clash of strawweight newcomers against Kailin Curran will now move from Halifax’ UFC Fight Night event on October 4 to the recently announced event in Austin on November 22.A replacement fight for the Halifax card will be announced shortly. Read the Full Article Here