“Bad Boy” will make his promotional debut against Rey Trujillo, according to LFC promoter Mick Maynard, who told Sherdog.com that the matchup will take place July 19 at LFC 21. The event will emanate from the Arena Theater in Houston and is headlined by a bantamweight title conflict between Angel Huerta and Matt Hobar.
Garcia, 33, lost five straight fights to prompt his UFC release. The hard-swinging featherweight suffered back-to-back defeats to Matt Grice and Max Holloway last year and was outpointed by Cody McKenzie in his most recent outing, dropping a unanimous decision to the “TUF 12” alum on April 27 at UFC 159.
Trujillo, meanwhile, rides back-to-back wins into his showdown with Garcia, as “The Warrior” posted knockout victories over James King and Chris Jones under the Legacy banner to kick off 2013. The 31-year-old made a single Strikeforce appearance in 2010, earning a 28-second technical knockout over Jose Santibanez at Strikeforce “Houston.”view original article >>
Former WWE star Jack Swagger will try to reinvent himself with a new career in MMA after signing a contract with Bellator, according to Marc Raimondi of MMA Fighting. The 35-year-old, whose real name read news >>
Mackenzie Dern is heading to Invicta FC with an eye on staying unbeaten in her pro career. Filed under: News read news >>
Bellator is going to do business with a former WWE standout next year in the heavyweight division. Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News read news >>
The UFC found a way to keep Alexander Volkanovski on UFC Fight Night 121.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
If Cat Zingano could put a few fights together, there may be no telling how far she could climb again. Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured, Featured Videos, News, UFC read news >>
Aljamain Sterling has been in need of a replacement opponent, and he’s found one in Marlon Moraes.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Not only does Cris Cyborg have her first UFC title defense coming up, she has a new deal to go with it.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
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Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s first pro loss in MMA cost her a UFC title, but if you think the former strawweight titleholder is in any way fazed by the “accident” that transpired at UFC 217, think again.File read news >>
Wang Guan found a home for his right hand and dropped Alex Caceres multiple times en route to a split-decision win.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>