MENU
#Conor McGregor #UFC 216 #Tony Ferguson #GSP #Nate Diaz #Kevin Lee #Nick Diaz #Michael Bisping #Holly Holm #Anderson Silva #Demetrious Johnson #Fight Night Rotterdam #Quinton Rampage Jackson



A light heavyweight confrontation between Nick Penner and Eddie Mendez has been added to the UFC on FX 6 fight bill.

Promotion officials announced the news late Thursday night, revealing that Mendez will replace an injured Ednaldo Oliveira. Though Krzysztof Soszynski was initially announced as Oliveira’s opponent, it now appears that “The Polish Experiment” has been replaced by Penner, though no reason was given for the switch.

UFC on FX 6 takes place Dec. 15 at the Gold Coast Convention Centre in Gold Coast, Australia. However, due to the time difference, the event airs live on the FX network in the United States the evening of Dec. 14. The show will be headlined by a clash of “Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs. U.K.” coaches, as George Sotiropoulos takes on Ross Pearson at lightweight.

Penner, 32, saw an eight-fight winning streak snapped by veteran grappler Anthony Perosh in his Octagon debut, falling to “The Hippo” this past March at UFC on FX 2. A former Maximum Fighting Championship and King of the Cage talent, Penner has finished nine of his 11 career victims, submitting five of his foes since turning pro in 2007.

Mendez has yet to taste defeat as he makes his UFC foray, posting a career mark of 7-0-1 with one no-contest since his 2008 debut. The Californian made a single appearance under the Strikeforce banner last year, taking a split decision from Fernando Gonzalez in December. Most recently, Mendez outpointed Fabio Nascimento at a May 5 Lights Out Productions event in Inglewood, Calif.

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

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Georges St-Pierre, Michael Bisping Involved in Confrontation After UFC 217 Media

  • 4 days ago
  • 11 views

Georges St-Pierre confronted Michael Bisping during a heated face off at a media commitments for UFC 217. Per TMZ, St-Pierre warned the champion to keep his distance, as Bisping got too close in Toro read news >>

Tony Ferguson (or Tony Montana) – UFC champ Conor McGregor breaks silence on Twitter

  • 4 days ago
  • 172 views

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor finally has spoken up, and it looks like he’s accepted a fight with Tony Ferguson.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Video: Nikita Krylov crushes former Bellator champ Emanuel Newton, stays perfect post-UFC

  • 4 days ago
  • 54 views

Nikita Krylov remained perfect in his post-UFC career when he defeated former Bellator champ Emmanuel Newton at Fight Nights Global 77.Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured Videos, News read news >>

UFC 217's Georges St-Pierre: No fight enhances my legacy more than Michael Bisping

  • 4 days ago
  • 11 views

Georges St-Pierre is returning competition at UFC 217 to make his already legendary resume inside the octagon even better.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Check Out the Emotion of UFC 216 in The Thrill and The Agony | MMAWeekly.com

  • 4 days ago
  • 71 views

Check out the emotional behind the scenes reactions at UFC 216: Ferguson vs. Lee from this past weekend in Las Vegas. read news >>

Michael Bisping, GSP Get in Expletive Filled War of Words Backstage Following UFC 217 Presser | MMAWeekly.com

  • 4 days ago
  • 35 views

The heat is real between Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre read news >>

Godbeer-Harris rebooked for UFC 217, Hendricks-Borrachinha rounds out main card

  • 4 days ago
  • 8 views

A heavyweight matchup expected to take place at UFC 216 has been booked again for UFC 217, instead.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC's Henry Cejudo details escape from California wildfires: I was 'literally in a ring of fire'

  • 4 days ago
  • 10 views

Henry Cejudo feels grateful to be alive after jumping from his second-floor hotel window to escape raging wildfires.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Bisping convinced he's getting to the former champ, GSP is amused

  • 5 days ago
  • 3 views

At Friday morning's UFC 217 press conference in Toronto, Canada, UFC champion Michael Bisping said he can tell he's getting to Georges St-Pierre with all of his trash talk. The former UFC champ is am read news >>

Borrachinha sees Hendricks as the first big step towards a title shot

  • 5 days ago
  • 0 views

Paulo Borrachinha is preparing for only his third UFC fight, but the responsibility is the same as that of a more established fighter in the organization, as he faces former champion Johny Hendricks read news >>