With UFC Flyweight Champ Demetrious Johnson defending his title Saturday against John Moraga, it seems fitting the UFC 125-pound division’s No. 1 ranked fighter, Joseph Benavidez, would be on the mic Friday performing Q&A duties for the UFC Fight Club fans in Seattle. And because you’re just that special, you can watch the whole thing via LIVE stream on ProMMAnow.com at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT. The on-demand video replay will be available shortly afterward.
ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC) returns to Indonesia on Friday, 13 September, with three additional bouts added to the event. Pakistani MMA pioneer Bashir Ahmad is set to clash with No-gi World Champion and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Bruno Pucci. Also, Dutch-Indonesian mixed martial artist Vincent Latoel will make his ONE FC debut opposite Dutch veteran Willy Ni in a Lightweight contest. Indonesian grappling champion Brianata Rosadhi has also stepped in to face Malaysia’s Raymond Tan in a contest set to reignite the rivalry between both countries.
Tonight we kick things off with Matt Manzanares. Manzanares (6-1) looks to make a splash in the RFA flyweight division when he takes on Steve Swanson (10-1) at Resurrection Fighting Alliance 9 on August 16th.. You may remember Manzanares from his brutal 48 second KO win at RFA 5 when he landed a knee to the body of his opponent. He is a former Junior Olympic boxer. He was scheduled to fight Sergio Pettis at RFA 7 but had to withdraw due to injury.
To many people, including the media, Rory MacDonald is the future of the Welterweight Division that is currently being strangled by his friend and longtime training partner Georges St-Pierre. This is obviously the toughest test in Rory’s career in my mind, and here are three ways the seemingly untouchable MacDonald can lose to Ellenberger.