On occasion, the UFC finds itself in a real pickle.
They have cards announced, venues booked and tickets sold, and no fight. Now, that wasn't the case even as recently as a few years ago, but trying to deliver nearly a card a week across a handful of platforms can make strange bedfellows.
It can cause cards to look different than advertised.
It can cause them to be cancelled outright.
It can cause them to be headlined by guys no one really cares about.
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With Joby Sanchez headed to the UFC, Legacy FC flyweight champion Matt Manzanares has a new opponent for next month’s RFA 18 headliner.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, MMA Rumors, News read news >>
RFA 18 now has a new headliner, as Matt Manzanares will defend his flyweight strap against Alexandre Pantoja Passidomo on Sept. 12. read news >>
With the UFC flyweight division desperate for fresh title contenders, Jussier da Silva is heating up at just the right time. read news >>
Jussier Formiga was the number one flyweight in the world in the past, and he wants to be at the top again.
The Nova Uniao fighter, a former world champion at Shooto, is set to collide with Zack Makovsky at the UFC Fight Night 47 card in Bangor, Maine, on Aug. 16, and he’s glad to be facing a former champion inside the Octagon.
"He’s a former bantamweight champion a Bellator. He was always too small for 135, and he became stronger and batter at flyweight," Formiga told MMAFighting.com. "I expect read news >>
A new flyweight and a new lightweight join the UFC ranks. Sanchez comes in as an injury replacement and Holtzman has been picked up after secure his release from XFC.
Two more fighters are making their way into the UFC, as it appears that Zuffa has opened the floodgates to new signings of late. This time around it's former XFC lightweight champion Scott Holtzman, and rising flyweight prospect Joby Sanchez. Sanchez has been tabbed as a short notice replacement for Tim Elliot against Wilson Reis a read news >>
UFC Fight Night 47 plays host to one of the most pivotal matchups in the flyweight division—No. 6-ranked Jussier Formiga vs. No. 9-ranked Zach Makovsky.
And it is on the Fox Sports 2 prelims.
Formiga has exchanged wins and losses in his four UFC bouts, but he remains one of the best 125-pound fighters in the world. His grappling is elite level which was on display in his last outing in March. Formiga quickly put away Scott Jorgensen with a rear-naked choke.
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Due to an injury suffered by flyweight contender Timothy Elliott, Albuquerque newcomer Joby Sanchez will get his shot in the big show, as he takes on Wilson Reis in UFC Fight Night action in Tulsa... read news >>
UFC flyweight Frankie Saenz admits time is in short supply for his MMA career, so he wants to make an impression in his first octagon appearance.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
With the move of the UFC flyweight title bout between Demetrious Johnson and Chris Cariaso to September's UFC 178 card, the fight's previous home got a little lineup shuffling. read news >>
UFC Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson took to twitter following the revelation that he would be facing Chris Cariso in the new main event at UFC 178 to inform fans that the card finally got a ‘real main event.’ While many fans likely considered the new UFC 178 main event to be a major disappointment following the hype that ensued for the Jones vs. Cormier title fight, it appears Demetrious Johnson is convinced that it was the best thing that could have happened to the highly anticipated Sept read news >>