We’ve got a collection of links for you this week from our friends across the mixed martial arts globe that include a preview of One FC’s “Return of Warriors” card, a look at sex vs. sport in MMA, the main event announcement for the U.K.’s Full Contact Contender 5, Cat Zingano calling out Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey in the UFC, an interview with new UFC light heavyweight Ovince Saint Preux and a fight video with former NFL cheerleader Rachel Wray vs. Katelyn Radtka.
ProMMAnow.com ecently spoke with mixed martial arts (MMA) legend Frank Shamrock about the close of Strikeforce and how it may or may not affect his relationship with Showtime should they choose to stay in the MMA business. Shamrock also shared his thoughts on how he thinks the Strikeforce fighters who made the move to the UFC will perform inside the Octagon.
Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White hung around after the UFC on FOX 6 press conference Saturday night to answer questions from the media in a smaller more intimate setting. White discussed Rampage Jackson’s decision to leave the UFC, Eddie Alvarez’s contract situation with Bellator and the deeper issues behind it, Strikeforce fighters coming to the UFC, Josh Barnett coming to the UFC and much much more.
The UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar event will take place on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will look to defend his title against former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans will take on MMA veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Also, former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem will return to action against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.
You can experience all the great fight action from the UFC on FOX 6 event via the fight video highlights below. Ricardo Lamas stopped Erik Koch via devastating elbows in the second round. Anthony Pettis stopped Donald Cerrone with a liver kick in the first round. Glover Teixeira and Demetrious Johnson Johnson took unanimous decision wins over Rampage Jackson and John Dodson.
The ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) staff shares their thoughts and predictions on the UFC on FOX 6 card taking place Saturday night in Chicago, Ill.
We take a look at the main card, topped off with a flyweight championship between title-holder Demetrious Johnson and TUF 14 winner John Dodson. Also, Rampage Jackson enters the Octagon for the final time as he faces Glover Teixeira at light heavyweight. Anthony Pettis faces Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in a lightweight bout with title implications. And Erik Koch battles Ricardo Lamas at featherweight.
Watch today’s UFC on FOX 6 weigh-ins streaming LIVE on ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) from the Chicago Theatre in downtown Chicago, Ill. starting at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT). Saturday’s UFC on FOX 6 card is headlined with a flyweight championship match as 125 pound champion Demetrious Johnson puts his title on the line against TUF 14 winner John Dodson. Rampage Jackson faces Glover Teixeira in the co-headliner.