PRIDE, DREAM, and ONE FC veteran Tatsuya Kawajiri is expected to make his UFC debut in January, when the organization hosts its first Asian event outside of China or Japan. The January 4th card is set to take place in Singapore, and will be headlined by a welterweight match up between Jake Ellenberger and Tarec Saffiedine.
UFC Fight Night 28 takes place today at Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil and will air LIVE on FOX Sports 1 following a single preliminary-card bout on Facebook.
A light heavyweight match-up between two top-10 ranked 205-pounders Ryan Bader and Glover Teixeira headlines UFC Fight Night 28, while top-10 middleweights Yushin Okami and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza clash in the co-headliner.
“We haven’t really made substantive moves on guys that have been part of the recent UFC cuts. It’s just not our focus.” -Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney Since Rebney made that statement in a March interview with MMAFighting.com’s Mike Chiappetta, Bellator has gone on an absolute rampage of UFC reject acquisition… see what I did there. … Read more
Heavyweights Roy Nelson and Daniel Cormier are officially set to square off in the co-main event of October’s UFC 166 card in Houston. After a serious of back and forth Twitter exchanges, and much speculation that their paths would inevitably cross on Cormier’s journey closer heavyweight title contention, the fight is officially in the books.
The internet is abuzz over kiss-gate at yesterday’s UFC 162 weigh ins. Was it intentional game planning on the part of Silva? Was it accidental? The world may never know, but whatever the case may be it was a great reminder that, at the end of the day, MMA is a sport that requires us all to be comfortable with the concept of two sweaty dudes rolling around on the floor with their legs wrapped around each other for long periods of time.