Hell no, she won't go.
Former Strikeforce featherweight champion Cristiane Justino is not interested in reuniting with her old boss Scott Coker under the Bellator banner, even though the Viacom-owned mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion has introduced a women's 145-pound weight class.
That's because she's steadfast in her commitment to drop to bantamweight to fight Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 135-pound titleholder Ronda Rousey, according to a report from MMA Weekly. After news broke on Be read news >>
Marloes Coenen talks to Bloody Elbow about signing with Bellator as well as other big WMMA rumors such as Ronda Rousey vs. Gina Carano.
Top female featherweight Marloes Coenen was today announced as the latest signing to the Bellator MMA roster, along with counterpart Julia Budd.
The signing had been rumored in recent days but was only made official today via a post on the Bellator MMA website.
Coenen spoke to Bloody Elbow from her gym in Amsterdam, Netherlands following news of her signing beco read news >>
Following the success of the inaugural Eddie Bravo Invitational, the 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu creator has announced that the Eddie Bravo Invitational 2 will take place on Oct. 10 in Hollywood, Calif. read news >>
How low can you go?
Well, it's not the Bryan Caraway match up he was asking for, but that hasn't stopped Manny Gamburyan from dropping to 135 pounds.
In fact, "The Manvil" recently put pen to paper committing him to a bantamweight showdown opposite regional import Cody Gibson at the upcoming UFC 178: "Jones vs. Cormier" pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sept. 27, 2014 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Promotion officials announced the bout last Friday.
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Former Lightweight TUF winner turned Featherweight contender Manny Gamburyan will be moving down to 135 pounds to face Cody Gibson at UFC 178.
Manny Gamburyan is moving on down. The former WEC Featherweight title challenger has gone 2-3 with 1 NC since returning to the UFC and the 33-year-old thinks it's time for a change.
His hometown Glendale News Press reported that Gamburyan has been booked for a Bantamweight bout against Cody Gibson at UFC 178 in September.
"New start; new weight," Gamburya read news >>
Once a lightweight competitor on The Ultimate Fighter 5, Manny Gamburyan is set to move down to the bantamweight division.
According to GlendaleNewsPress.com, Gamburyan is now booked to meet Cody Gibson at 135 pounds on September 27. The bout is likely headed to the preliminary card at UFC 178, a stacked event that will be held in Las Vegas. Yup @ufc 178 it is September 27th big card big :) bantamweight debut #135 #MGM #LasVegas @TheDolceDiet ??
— Manny Gamburyan (@MannyGamburyan) August 2, 2014 read news >>
Manny Gamburyan will make his 135-pound debut against Cody Gibson at UFC 178 in Las Vegas. read news >>
Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino gets closer to the UFC every day, it seems. Earlier today, the UFC announced during a conference call that its online subscription service, UFC Fight Pass, would host Invicta FC 8 on September 6. Following that announcement, Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp opened the floor to the media for questions, and Cyborg's name popped up immediately. Will she still fight for Invicta? At what weight class? Members of the media had questions, and Knapp had answers. "We're in co read news >>
RFA 16 has a new co-main event later this month, and the winner will fight for the bantamweight title. Filed under: AXS TV Fights, MMA Rumors, News read news >>
Even if it costs him a division title shot.
At least he made up for it.
Not only did Cody Bollinger submit Pablo Alfonso this past weekend (Sat., July 5, 2014) in one round at World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 11: "Gaethje vs. Newell," he confirmed it would be his last fight in the bantamweight division -- even if a potential title shot against Marlon Moraes could be on the horizon.
The California-based fighter finished the Brazilian with a rear naked choke after showcasing some of his impressive read news >>
If anyone had a question as to whether Urijah "The California Kid" Faber was still an elite bantamweight, you can put those concerns to rest.
In an efficient and effective performance, Faber defeated a young, hungry and skilled Alex "Bruce Leroy" Caceres by submission. The finishing maneuver was a rear-naked choke, which Faber has used to stop eight opponents in his illustrious career before Saturday's win. When the bout was over, per the UFC pay-per-view broadcast, Faber said:
"He's very tough, read news >>