On this week’s UFC TONIGHT, Chael Sonnen announces his next fight against Shogun Rua at FOX Sports 1 1, while he and Kenny Florian break down this weekend’s UFC ON FUEL TV 10: NOGUEIRA VS. WERDUM. Fabricio Werdum talks about his upcoming fight. Plus we’ve got an exclusive Mike Tyson interview and much more.
We got the news today that Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has now signed a deal with Bellator MMA, which includes work with TNA Wrestling and a new Spike TV reality show focusing on the superstar’s promotional debut with the MMA organization. When I first heard the news, one of the first questions that sprung into my mind was “How will Quinton do as a pro wrestler?”.
UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem posted an interesting photo on his Instagram (@AlistairOvereem) today. It shows a fight poster for the UFC on FOX SPORTS 1:1 card with Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson as the headliner, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Chael Sonnen and Alistair Overeem vs. Travis Browne all slated for the Aug. 17 event in Boston
The UFC held a media conference call Tuesday for their upcoming UFC 161 card taking place Saturday, June 15, at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Light heavyweight headliners Dan Henderson and “Suga” Rashad Evans, along with heavyweight co-headliners Roy “Big Country” Nelson and Stipe Miocic participated in the call.
A new bout has been formed for the UFC on FOX 8 card as Robbie Lawler’s (10-9) opponent Tarec Saffiedine (14-3) has suffered an injury, which has forced him to withdraw from their scheduled matchup. Siyar Bahadurzada (21-5-1) has stepped in as a replacement and now faces Lawler at UFC on FOX 8, which takes place at the Key Arena in Seattle, Wash., on July 27.