Former featherweight champion Jose Aldo is reportedly headed to Fortaleza against fellow countryman Renato Moicano.
It wasn’t Cub Swanson or Michael Johnson, but it seems Jose Aldo got his wish after all.
More than just avenging his first professional loss, top lightweight contender Kevin Lee wants to get Al Iaquinta out of the spotlight.
Kevin Lee has a little history with Al Iaquinta. Back in 2014, Lee was fresh off the north american regional fight circuit, just two years into his young career, but with an impressive 7-0 unbeaten record. That’s when the UFC signed him and put the then 21-year-old in the cage against former Ultimate Fighter 15 finalist Al Iaquinta.
The UFC may not be giving an official word on whether or not they’re closing down the 125 lb division yet, but they appear to be releasing almost every flyweight that loses in the Octagon.
“We’ll see what the future holds...” That’s about as definitive as Dana White is willing to get on the UFC’s flyweight division right now — as rumors continue to swirl that the promotion is closing down their lightest men’s weight class. And while those kinds of ominous statements leave a lot of potential wiggle room for future plans, the current reality is a lot more cut and dried. The UFC is cutting their flyweight roster. One fight at a time.
Brian Ortega’s injuries aren’t surprising to anyone who watched UFC 231, but he’ll probably be on the shelf for a while.
UFC 231 was a violent event. The latest of the promotion’s big shows took place in Toronto, and the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport has released the medical suspensions from it. Only two fighters were handed long terms, but one of them was the fighter that came up short in the biggest bout of the evening - Brian Ortega.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua did not let his gritty come-from-behind TKO win over Tyson Pedro get to his head too much. Even though ‘Shogun’ endured many powerful shots in the first round to eventually pick up a stoppage in the third at UFC Adelaide, the 37-year-old tells Combate he is not too worried about being awarded a title shot just yet.
Even after the performance he put on against Brian Ortega on Saturday night, Max Holloway is not yet ready to consider himself as the greatest featherweight of all-time.
After Saturday night, UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway did not only defend his title for the second consecutive time, he also hit a few milestones in his career. He now holds the most number of active wins in the 145-pound division with a total of 15, and he is now tied for the most knockout and TKO wins in UFC featherweight history with a total of 8.
Check out the current card for next weekend’s big UFC event in Toronto.
The UFC moves back to PPV after a few largely forgettable events, and this show in Toronto has a great top-to-bottom card. UFC 231 goes down December 8th in the Scotiabank Center with two title fights on top and a bunch of fight of the night contenders underneath them.
On the UFC 231 PPV main card, Hakeem Dawodu defeated Kyle Bochniak by decision, and Thiago Santos KO’d Jimi Manuwa.
The UFC 231 PPV is in progress and Hakeem Dawodu just won a decisive decision over Kyle Bochniak, even if the judge’s called it a split. Dawodu used his crisp strikes and solid takedown defense to dictate the fight and out-land his opponent. Dawodu now enjoys a two-fight winning streak.