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.
He has been out of the octagon for a bit but John “Doomsday” Howard returns at UFC Fight Night 26 to face Urijah Hall. Howard made his UFC debut at UFC 94 but was released after a three fight losing skid. Since then Howard has won 6 of his last 7 fights earning him his ticket back into the big show. We will catch up with John and talk about his return and what life has been like outside of the cage.
UFC on Fox 8 is this Saturday and as always we will break down the event and give you our expert opinion. New father Demtrious Johnson will defend his flyweight title against John Moraga in the main event. Rory Macdonald will go at it against Jake Ellenberger and Julie Kedzie will make her UFC debut. Got opinions on the fight? We will take callers in the second hour.
Also joining us tonight will be Pandemonium Fights promoter Craig Zimmerman who will come on to discuss this weekend’s Pandemonium 9 and 9.5 MMA/boxing hybrid cards taking place Friday and Saturday in Pomona, Calif., and streaming LIVE on ProMMAnow.com. Craig also has some pretty big news regarding UFC vet and recent signee Ulysses Gomez to share.
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