From being considered a rising star that could carry the Mexican market for the UFC, to being unceremoniously released from the roster, all in a year? That seems to be the case for Yair Rodriguez, according a report from LA Times’ Lance Pugmire.
Many fans don’t know it, but former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Gabrandt has come back from a knockout loss before.
Although Garbrandt suffered the first professional KO loss of his career at UFC 217, losing the bantamweight title to ex-teammate T.J. Dillashaw in the co-main event, ‘No Love’ was brutally knocked out in his final amateur bout in 2012, which only spurred him on to win eleven straight pro fights and become one of the youngest champions on the UFC roster.
UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington has grand plans for himself in the near future.
UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington is currently slated to fight for the interim 170-pound title against former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. And if he does end up winning UFC welterweight gold, he is not planning to stop there.
MARK your calendars for the UFC Fight Night Singapore: Cowboy Vs Edwards presented by AirAsia at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 23, 2018. (Tickets now on sale at https://www.sportshub.com.sg/UFC2018)
Not only will exciting veteran fighter Donald Cerrone battle Leon Edwards you will also get to see Pinoy MMA fighter Jenel Lausa. The 29-year-old native of Iloilo City competes in the Flyweight division of the UFC.
Former UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is expecting an immediate title shot after her upcoming fight against Tecia Torres.
Even after a first-round knockout loss to Rose Namajunas at UFC 217, former strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk was granted an immediate title shot which took place at UFC 223. Once again, she failed to recapture the title she previously held, losing to “Thug Rose” via unanimous decision and marking her second consecutive loss.
Megan Anderson didn’t expect to get a call to face former bantamweight champion Holly Holm at UFC 225 in Chicago.
Color Megan Anderson surprised she’s facing Holly Holm in her UFC debut.
The former Invicta FC featherweight champion will take on the former UFC bantamweight titleholder at UFC 225 next month in Chicago. Anderson was initially expected to face Cris Cyborg for the then-vacant UFC women’s featherweight championship at UFC 214 last July, but she was forced out of the bout due to personal issues. She hasn’t fought since.
UFC president Dana White isn’t buying into the Nate Diaz return banter.
Diaz (21-10, 16-8 UFC) hasn’t competed in the Octagon since August 2016, when he dropped a unanimous decision to Conor McGregor in one of the highest-grossing events in the promotion’s history. Recently, Nate’s teammate Jake Shields said that Nate is very likely to fight again but wants it to be a big fight and worth his while financially.