The injury bug strikes again and Scott Jorgensen awaits his third opponent for UFC on FOX 9. It was announced that John Dodson has suffered a knee injury and has been forced out of his flyweight bout with Jorgensen next week. This leaves little time for UFC officials to find a replacement to fight in the flyweight spot.
World Series of Fighting hosted a media conference call on Tuesday with “World Series of Fighting 7: Karakhanyan vs. Palmer” headliners Georgi Karakhanyan (22-3-1) and Lance Palmer (7-0), as well as main-card competitors Elvis Mutapcic (13-2), Jesse Taylor (26-9), Nick Newell (10-0) and Sabah Fadai (7-2). Joining the fighters on the call was WSOF President Ray Sefo.
The Invicta FC 7: Honchak vs. Smith PPV event is set for Saturday, December 7, and will take place from the Star Pavilion in Kansas City. The video will take you behind the scenes of Invicta flyweight champion Barb Honchak as she readies to defend her title against challenger Leslie Smith in the main event.
Road to the Octagon: UFC on FOX 9 takes fans behind the scenes as flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and challenger Joseph Benavidez prepare for their upcoming title rematch. Also, Urijah Faber and Michael McDonald train for their bantamweight scrap, and top welterweight contenders Carlos Condit and Matt Brown gear up for getting down.
UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday night to discuss her upcoming rematch with opposing Ultimate Fighter 18 coach Miesha Tate. The Olympic judo medalist-turned MMA fighter-turned actress also dished on what Thanksgiving dinner is like at her house, the influence her mother has had on her when it comes to fighting (and armbars), and she recounts her epic movie theater brawl against men that most diehard Rousey fans are already familiar with.
Putting a microphone in front of a Diaz brother is almost instant entertainment. Following Nate Diaz’s first round dismantling of Gray Maynard this past Saturday at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale, Jon Anik stepped in to fulfill his duties and get the lightweight’s thought on the win. Diaz didn’t really answer any of the questions but he did talk about his team, his spot in the lightweight division and his needing to leave.