#UFC London #Fabricio Werdum #Alexander Volkov #Conor McGregor #Khabib Nurmagomedov #Tony Ferguson #Holloway vs. Edgar #UFC 223 #Rose Namajunas

Report: Mike Pyle returns against Zak Ottow at UFC 222

After an extended layoff, veteran welterweight Mike Pyle is slated to return to the octagon at UFC 222.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal today broke the news that Pyle (27-13-1 MMA, 10-8 UFC) will face Zak Ottow (15-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at the pay-per-view event, which takes place March 3 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Although the event’s bout order has not been announced, the fight is expected to serve on the preliminary card, which airs on FS1 and streams on UFC Fight Pass.

Pyle, 42, suffered a pair of knockouts that preceded a long layoff from MMA. He was last seen in the octagon at UFC 207 in December 2016, where he was stopped in the first round by Alex Garcia. The veteran fighter is 2-5 in his past seven outings.

Ottow comes into the bout also looking for redemption after a recent setback. The UFC vet was stopped by Li Jingliang this past November at UFC Fight Night 122, dropping his octagon record to 2-2.

As MMAjunkie reported today, UFC 222 just recently added a replacement headliner after the injury to featherweight champ Max Holloway. UFC women’s featherweight champ Cris Cyborg vs. Yana Kunitskaya will serve as the main event while ex-champ Frankie Edgar will take on Brian Ortega in the co-headliner.

The latest UFC 222 card includes:
The latest UFC 222 card includes:

  • Cris Cyborg vs. Yana Kunitskaya – for women’s featherweight title
  • Frankie Edgar vs. Brian Ortega
  • C.B. Dollaway vs. Hector Lombard
  • Andrei Arlovski vs. Stefan Struve
  • Mackenzie Dern vs. Ashley Yoder
  • Ketlen Vieira vs. Cat Zingano
  • Sean O’Malley vs. Andre Soukhamthath
  • Bryan Caraway vs. Cody Stamann
  • Jordan Johnson vs. Adam Milstead
  • Beneil Dariush vs. Bobby Green
  • John Dodson vs. Pedro Munhoz
  • Mike Pyle vs. Zak Ottow

For more on UFC 222, visit the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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


Show Comments

Related News

Zak Ottow surprised Mike Pyle fighting at UFC 222, honored to serve as final foe

  • 21 days ago

Zak Ottow grew up watching Mike Pyle fight, which is why he’s honored to face him at UFC 222. read news >>

Andrei Arlovski Would Love to Fight at UFC 225 in Chicago | MMAWeekly.com

  • 16 days ago

Veteran heavyweight Andrei Arlovski tied a heavyweight record at UFC 222. Now he wants to fight on his home turf at UFC 225 in Chicago. read news >>

How did controversial judge Adalaide Byrd do in her return at UFC 222? Could've been worse

  • 17 days ago

After being sidelined by the Nevada commission following a controversial scorecard in a 2017 boxing match, judge Adalaide Byrd returned to cageside at UFC 222. While none of her scores were egregious read news >>

UFC 222's Jordan Johnson won? He didn't sound like it afterward

  • 17 days ago

If you hadn’t seen Jordan Johnson’s fight at UFC 222 and then walked backstage, you might’ve thought he lost based on his demeanor. read news >>

Trading Shots: Was justice served in Hector Lombard's DQ loss at UFC 222?

  • 17 days ago

Hector Lombard got disqualified after flooring C.B. Dolloway after the horn to end the first round in their prelim bout at UFC 222, but was it the right call for the circumstances? Danny Downes and B read news >>

UFC 222 winner Zak Ottow wishes Mike Pyle well in retirement, but 'this had to be my fight to win'

  • 17 days ago

Zak Ottow had always been a big fan of Mike Pyle’s, but he wasn’t too broken up about ruining the vet’s going-away party: “I felt like I was fighting for my job in there.… read news >>

Hector Lombard plans appeal of disqualification loss at UFC 222

  • 17 days ago

Hector Lombard feels a referee was wrong to disqualify him at UFC 222, and he plans to appeal the decision. read news >>

Knockout Radio: UFC 222 Fighters CB Dollaway and Mike Pyle | MMAWeekly.com

  • 19 days ago

Check out Knockout Radio's podcast featuring UFC 222 fighters CB Dollaway and Mike Pyle, as well as industry veteran Joe Favarito, and all the hottest MMA News. read news >>

Who ya got?! Fighters predict Cris Cyborg vs. Yana Kunitskaya at UFC 222

  • 19 days ago

Who are fighters at UFC 222 picking in the main event between Cris Cyborg and Yana Kunitskaya? read news >>

John Dodson Ekes Out a Decision Over Pedro Munhoz (UFC 222 Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 18 days ago

Check out highlights from John Dodson's split-decision victory over Pedro Munhoz at UFC 222 on Saturday in Las Vegas. read news >>

Did Hector Lombard really deserve to be disqualified at UFC 222?

  • 18 days ago

Hector Lombard definitely struck C.B. Dollaway after the bell, but here’s why that doesn’t mean he necessarily deserved to be disqualified. read news >>

Twitter reacts to Mackenzie Dern's debut victory over Ashley Yoder at UFC 222

  • 18 days ago

See the top Twitter reacts to Mackenzie Dern’s victory over Ashley Yoder in the UFC 222 co-main event. read news >>

Hector Lombard Frustrated After DQ Loss to CB Dollaway at UFC 222 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 18 days ago

Hector Lombard expresses his frustrations backstage at T-Mobile Arena after losing by disqualification to CB Dollaway after landing punches after the bell. read news >>

Ketlen Vieira Decisions Cat Zingano to Remain Unbeaten (UFC 222 Results) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 18 days ago

Women's bantamweight Cat Zingano returned to the octagon on Saturday at UFC 222 in Las Vegas for the first time since July 2016 against unbeaten Ketlen Vieira. read news >>

Andrei Arlovski Earns Unanimous Decision Over Stefan Struve at UFC 222 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 18 days ago

It wasn't the most exciting fight in history but Andrei Arlovski still did enough over three rounds to get a win over Stefan Struve at UFC 222. read news >>

Twitter reacts to Brian Ortega's stunning KO of Frankie Edgar at UFC 222

  • 18 days ago

See the top Twitter reacts to Brian Ortega’s victory over Frankie Edgar in the UFC 222 co-main event. read news >>

Search for:

Related Videos

Trending News

Top News