April looks to be another impressive month, with three UFC shows lined up, including the Octagon’s return to ABC as well as UFC 261, where Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal will run it back.
Perhaps the most intriguing news from this report is that this bout will be the first five round non-title co-main event in UFC history. Even with no gold on the line, we can expect this two big name draws to battle it out for 25 minutes or less.
However, there is a stacked 15-fight card for the promotion’s return to the ABC network next weekend, on April 10th. The card was set to be headlined by Marvin Vettori and Darren Till. Unfortunately, Till has suffered a broken collarbone, forcing the English superstar to withdraw from the contest.
Furthermore, Ariel Helwani broke the news today that Khamzat is targeting a July return to the Octagon after an interview with Ali Abdelaziz, Chimaev’s manager. He is hoping for a bout with no. 9-ranked Neil Magny.
Tate is still just 34 years old and should still be in her athletic prime by MMA standards, but she has received an optimal matchup for her return. “Cupcake” is currently booked to fight Marion Reneau at a UFC event on July 17th.
On the UFC Vegas 22 broadcast, the news was broken that Alexander Volkanovski will not be making his scheduled title defense opposite Brian Ortega.
Firstly, former champ TJ Dillashaw will be making his return to the Octagon after popping for EPO way back in January of 2019. He will take on the surging Cory Sandhagen as the main event for a Fight Night card on May 8th.
Following a dominant showing over Justin Gaethje back at UFC 254, Lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov shocked the MMA world by announcing his retirement. However, UFC president Dana White has been […]
Stepping in against Tuivasa will be Harry Hunsucker. Contender Series’ fans will recognize Hunsucker for appearing on the most recent season of the show, as he was stopped by Jared Vanderaa.
Kelvin Gastelum will be fighting against Whittaker in a rebooking of their scheduled bout for UFC 234, which fell through over two years ago when Robert Whittaker suffered a hernia the day of their title match. The pair were opposing coaches on the most recent season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), with the reality show taking a hiatus since.