Former Strikeforce lightweight champion and three-fight UFC veteran Josh “The Punk” Thomson (18-3, 1 NC) has an interesting take on the UFC-WEC merger.
The integration of WEC fighters into the UFC continues. Mark Hominick and George Roop are set to face off at UFC Fight for the Troops 2 on Jan. 22 at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas.
Herschel Walker (1-0), the 1982 Heisman Trophy winner, tae kwon do black belt and 1992 Olympian, has secured an opponent for his second professional mixed martial arts fight.
A couple of weeks ago it was reported the UFC had offered WEC featherweight champion Jose Aldo a December lightweight fight against Kenny Florian in the UFC.
Strikeforce champ Cris Cyborg reveals when she may return to action, TUF 12’s John Danaher talks about his BJJ beginnings and Breen looks at the pro’s and con’s of the UFC-WEC merger.
Former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber is one person that is happy the UFC and WEC are merging because he will no longer have to explain to people he is not in the UFC.
In a media conference call today, Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White announced the UFC is adding two new championship divisions at bantamweight (135lbs.) and featherweight (145lbs.).
Former PRIDE standout and WEC middleweight champion Paulo Filho lost for only the second time in his career on Oct. 23, losing a unanimous decision to undefeated prospect Marcos Rogerio “Pezao” de Lima.
WEC featherweight champion and rising pound-for-pound star Jose Aldo says that he will likely face contender Mark Hominick in his next title defense, possibly in January 2011.