UFC Middleweight champion Robert Whittaker will defend against surging contender Kelvin Gastelum in his next bout. In Gastelum’s two fights we saw him defeat Ronaldo Souza via split decision and Michael Bisping via KO in the first round. Whittaker is on a nine fight win streak capped off by back to back decision victories over Yoel Romero who is probably the most dangerous fighter he has faced to date. Kelvin will try and change that perception when they step in to the cage on February 9, 2019. Check out the staredown from the UFC 234 presser. Who do you think takes this?
Bellator 206 promises to be fireworks with Rampage Jackson and rival Wanderlei Silva fight for a 4th time, the welterweight Grand Prix kicks off, and the main event is a whopper. Welterweight champion Rory MacDonald moves up to middleweight to face the division champ Gegard Mousasi. Tomorrow night the action commences but before then you can watch the weigh-ins for the event right here at 5PM ET.
Here’s the deal with UFC titles. If you don’t defend them enough they get taken away. That’s why we are concerned about what Robert Whittaker told MMAFighting via BJPenn.com… I’M NOT TOO SURE JUST YET, BUT I HAVE LET DANA KNOW THAT I DEFINITELY WON’T BE READY BEFORE NEXT YEAR. MY HAND, REHAB. BOTH HANDS; … Read more
Yoel Romero recently spoke with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor on a number of topics. One of the biggest was about the future of the middleweight title holder GSP and the rumors flying that he might be done for good this time and vacate the title. This would shake up the division, but that didn’t seem to … Read more
Riding a six-fight winning streak, including five by stoppage, top middleweight prospect out of North Carolina, Jamie Pickett, sat down with ProMMANow to talk about his success inside the MMA cage, a relatively inactive 2016 and his message for the UFC boss. Are you the best unsigned middleweight on the planet? By far. There’s not even a chance … Read more
UFC 198 takes place this Saturday, May 14, in Curitiba, Brazil. Many fights on the card could be headliners, including the middleweight co-main event between MMA legends Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Vitor Belfort. Jacare is currently ranked No. 2 on the UFC’s official 185 pound rankings, while Vitor is ranked No. 3. https://youtu.be/SZK8A2K99j8 View the … Read more
UFC Featherweight (145 lbs) Champion Conor McGregor will face Nate Diaz on Saturday at Welterweight (170 lbs). That’s a huge weight jump for the 5-foot 9-inch Irishman who had been preparing for a 155-pound bout. But he seems to be feeling so good at this new weight, he’s now even talking about moving up to the … Read more
Number one ranked UFC middleweight Luke Rockhold will certainly be paying attention to Saturday’s UFC 187 card as 185-pound champ Chris Weidman defends his title against Vitor Belfort. Rockhold will almost certainly face the winner for the title. Today Rockhold will field questions from UFC fans starting at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT) and … Read more