During the main card of the Bellator 103 fight card in Kansas we are going to see a war between two of Bellator’s best Light Heavyweights when Aaron Rosa takes on Mikhail Zayats. Rosa has fought at the highest level of the sports in both Strikeforce and the UFC having taken victories in both. Zayats on the other hand was the Runner-Up to the Season 8 Light Heavyweight tournament only losing to Emmanuel Newton in his Bellator career. So without any further interruptions here is my breakdown for the match up.
The second episode of UFC Primetime: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos aired on FOX Sports 1. The footage took us back to the first two matchups between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos. Dos Santos won the first matchup in 64 seconds with Velasquez taking the rematch via dominant unanimous decision. Both fighters and their training camps spoke about the upcoming match and all the things they are doing to prepare each fighter for battle at UFC 166 on October 19 in Houston, Texas.
UFC President Dana White announces that Rousimar Palhares has been cut from the UFC following his submission win over Mike Pierce on Wednesday night. The fight with Mike Pierce which took place at the UFC Fight Night 29 event in Brazil, is the second time that Palhares has held a submission long after a fighter has tapped out.
Longtime UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre has been one of the most dominant champions of the profitable UFC era, winning the title twice, and holding the belt since his revenge win over Matt Serra at UFC 83. However, the champion may be lacking the motivation to keep proving himself time and time against according to a recent tweet
Bellator MMA will return to New Mexico as the Santa Ana Star Center plays host to the Toughest Tournament in Sports on Friday, October 25th. The night will feature the Bellator Lightweight Semifinals and a host of New Mexico’s top talent. Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased at Bellator.com … Read more
Injuries happen. Promoters, fighters and fans have all learned to accept this reality. But, what many people seem to forget is, fighters are also human, and a simple illness can sneak up on you at the worst possible time. Unfortunately for Strawweight Brianna Van Buren, this is the situation she finds herself in, just one week out from her nationally televised fight with Heather Jo Clark. Van Buren’s camp contacted the XFC early Tuesday morning to inform them of Brianna’s Flu like symptoms, and by late afternoon it was confirmed; Van Buren would not be cleared to compete at Night of Champions III on Oct 18th.