The UFC on FOX 8 event is less than a week away as it’s set to take place on Saturday night at the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington. The event will be headlined by the UFC flyweight title fight between the champion Demetrious Johnson and challenger John Moraga. The two fighters went behind the scenes as they prepare to do battle on July 27.
ProMMAnow.com was on the scene at UAW Hall in Spring Hill, Tenn., Friday night for “Rhino Fights VII: Redemption”. In the night’s main event Strikeforce veteran Luke Sanders of Nashville MMA kept his undefeated record in tact by edging out a split decision win over Javon Wright of Modern Combat Systems in St. Louis, Mo.
World Series of Fighting’s first-ever four-man tournament kicks off Sept. 14 with a pair of middleweight matchups, as David Branch (12-3) meets Danillo “Indio” Villefort (14-4) and Elvis “The King” Mutapcic (13-2) faces Jesse “JT Money” Taylor (26-9) at “World Series of Fighting 5: Johnson vs. Kyle.”
Bellator MMA 99 will mark the second fight card of the promotion’s ninth season and is headlined with a light heavyweight match-up between former Bellator 205 pound champ Christian M’Pumbu (18-5-1) and UFC veteran Vladimir “The Janitor” Matyushenko (26-7), in what will be his Bellator debut. The card will also feature the opening round of the season nine featherweight tournament.
The official radio show of ProMMAnow.com returns tonight with an all new slate of guests from across the spectrum. To kick things off ProWMMA Now! host Gina Begley will join the show to talk about Invicta FC 6. After that we will welcome UFC newcomer Julie Kedzie. Kedzie is just over a week out from her UFC debut at UFC on Fox 8. She will take the time out of her packed schedule to chat with us about training camp, the fight, Invicta and whatever else we can squeeze into our allotted time.
MMA fighter John “Doomsday” Howard (20-8) has announced his return to the octagon at UFC Fight Night 26 as he faces Uriah Hall (7-3) in a middleweight matchup. Howard replaces an injured Josh Samman, who was forced to withdraw due to an injury. The event will take place at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Aug 17.
UFC President Dana White joins the guys at ESPN’s Highly Questionable to talk about the Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman UFC 162 fight and aftermath. First, White addresses the conspiracy theorists and “morons” who said the fight was fixed. White shares his thoughts on Justin Bieber asking for an illegal stream on Twitter to watch the fight. And White explains just how much or how little persuasion was needed to get “The Spider” to agree to the rematch with Weidman — and what he would have done had he said “No”.