Sherdog.com confirmed the change with a source close to the bout on Tuesday evening. MMAJunkie.com first reported the development. Headlined by a pivotal featherweight attraction between rising talents Dustin Poirier and Chan Sung Jung, the May 15 event takes place at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va.
Stephens (Pictured), 25, is known for his punching power, posting 14 of his 20 career wins by knockout. The “Lil’ Heathen” has compiled a 7-6 Octagon record since debuting with the promotion in 2007, dropping a split decision to Anthony Pettis in his last UFC appearance this past October. The defeat ended a two-fight winning streak for the Iowan, who owns notable victories over Cole Miller, Rafael dos Anjos, Sam Stout and Marcus Davis.
Formerly a staple of World Extreme Cagefighting, Cerrone has fared well in the Octagon since joining the UFC one year ago. “Cowboy” recently saw a six-fight winning streak snapped when he was bested by Nate Diaz at UFC 141, falling via unanimous decision on Dec. 30. A former WEC title challenger, the Jackson’s MMA representative owns 13 of his 17 career victories by submission.view original article >>
The last week of April 2017 marked a loud yet symbolic shift in the future of sports on television. ESPN, the longtime self-proclaimed “Worldwide Leader in Sports,” released some of its best-known an read news >>
Joseph Benavidez today announced he has suffered an undisclosed injury, which has forced him to withdraw from his fight against Ben Nguyen at UFC Fight Night 110.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Ben Nguyen didn’t have to wait long to get a new opponent after Joseph Benavidez announced Wednesday he was out of their scheduled flyweight bout at UFC Fight Night 110.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Kevin Lee answered questions about the fight that broke out between him and Michael Chiesa at the UFC Summer Kickoff press conference. read news >>
Former middleweight champ Chris Weidman takes on Kelvin Gastelum in the UFC on FOX 25 main event in New York. read news >>
The return of Mairbek Taisumov is going to have to wait a while longer. The surging Russian lightweight is out of his upcoming UFC Fight Night 109 clash with Joaquim Silva due to a shoulder injury.Fi read news >>
It appears that UFC 213 may have lost its expected headlining bout between Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw. read news >>
The UFC announced tonight that Warlley Alves won’t compete at UFC Fight Night 100 because of an undisclosed injury. He’s been replaced by Zak Ottow, who will face Kiichi Kunimoto in a welterweight bo read news >>
The UFC could soon have yet another interim title.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
With UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping still not recovered from a knee injury, UFC officials are considering an interim middleweight title fight. read news >>