Yoshiyuki Yoshida vs. Brandon Wolff matchup finalized


A welterweight bout agreement between Yoshiyuki Yoshida and Brandon Wolff has been signed and is set to take place at a UFC event in the upcoming months.

MMAHawaii.com was the report to report the possibility of the matchup, but FiveOuncesOfPain.com has since confirmed the matchup with a source close to one of the fighters. A date and venue for the fight has yet to be determined despite MMA Hawaii’s reporting that claimed the Yoshida vs. Wolff matchup is a definite for UFC 98 in Las Vegas on May 23.

Both Yoshida and Wolff last competed in December during the “UFC Fight for the Troops” event held in Fayetteville, North Carolina in order to help raise funds for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

Yoshida, 10-3, was knocked out in the night’s main event against Josh Koscheck at just 2:15 of round 1. The defeat ended a nine fight win streak for Yoshida that included wins over Dan Hardy, Akira Kikuchi, and Jon “War Machine” Koppenhaver.

Wolff, 7-3, also lost as well, suffering a first round TKO in a non-televised undercard bout against Ben Saunders that also marked his debut in the UFC. Wolff, a former Navy Seal, had won his previous four fights heading into the event, including notable victories over Josh McDonald, Chad Klingensmith, and former UFC veteran Chad Reiner.

If Yoshida vs. Wolff is assigned to UFC 98, it will join a card that will reportedly be headlined by Brock Lesnar defending his UFC heavyweight title against interim UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir. Other reported matchups include Matt Serra vs. Matt Hughes; Sean Sherk vs. Frankie Edgar; Andre Gusmao vs. Houston Alexander; James Irvin vs. Drew McFedries; Phillipe Nover vs. Kyle Bradley; and George Roop vs. Dave Kaplan.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 19 days ago
  • 104 views

Brandon Rios will face former interim welterweight titleholder Diego Chaves in a scheduled 10-round bout in the main event of "Boxing After Dark" at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada. The HBO tel read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 19 views

Nicholas Musoke and Amir Sadollah have agreed to a welterweight bout at UFC Fight Night Stockholm on Oct. 4 at the Globe Arena in Sweden. read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 25 views

This is the UFC on FOX 12 live blog for Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown, a welterweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif.Lawler, who has won four of his past fight read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 30 views

Titan Fighting Championship is about to crown a featherweight champion. Headlined by a 170-pound title fight between Ben Saunders and Matt Riddle, Titan FC 29 will define the first featherweight to f read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 37 views

A five-round matchup between Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz will take place Jan. 31 in Las Vegas. UFC President Dana White today revealed the bout will serve as a headlining contest for what is expecte read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 24 views

Two Japanese stars are heading to Titan FC. Akihiro Gono and Yoshiyuki Yoshida, lightweight veterans who built back their careers after leaving the UFC, have just signed a deal with the promotion, Ti read news >>

  • 20 days ago
  • 17 views

The regional mixed martial arts (MMA) scene just got some international flavor. Titan Fighting Championship (Titan FC) has signed a pair of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veterans, though longt read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 41 views

The 11-bout lineup for next month’s UFC Fight Night 51 event is complete, with a six-fight main card and five-bout preliminary lineup all airing on UFC Fight Pass.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 22 views

Brandon Thatch’s return to the Octagon will have to wait, as the welterweight prospect has withdrawn from a proposed matchup with Jordan Mein at UFC Fight Night on Aug. 23. read news >>