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BREAKING! Kelvin Gastelum has a new opponent for UFC Shanghai

BREAKING! Kelvin Gastelum has a new opponent for UFC Shanghai

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Perennial UFC middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum has received a new opponent for UFC Shanghai.

Not even a full week after losing his UFC middleweight title to Georges St-Pierre via third-round stoppage, Michael “The Count” Bisping has agreed to fight Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of UFC Shanghai in just two weeks time. MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani just broke the news.

Gastelum was initially slated to fight former middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva at the event. However, “The Spider” was recently flagged by USADA and pulled from the card by UFC officials.

UFC Shanghai takes place November 25 and airs exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.

Who do you think wins this exciting fight?

Brock Lesnar responds to Jon Jones and issues him a warning!

Brock Lesnar responds to Jon Jones and issues him a warning!

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Jon Jones picked up arguably the greatest win of his professional mixed martial arts career last night in Anaheim when he scored a third-round TKO victory over Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 214.

After two very closely contested rounds with “DC”, Jones was able to land a beautiful head kick which left Cormier on wobbly legs and in all sorts of trouble. From there, “Bones” would get Cormier to the ground where he unleashed some brutal ground and pound which forced the referee to step in and call the contest.

Immediately following his victory over “DC”, which earned Jones the UFC’s coveted light heavyweight championship, “Bones” decided to issue a challenge to former UFC heavyweight kingpin Brock Lesnar.

“Lesnar. If you want to find out what it’s like to get your ass kicked by a guy who weighs 40 lbs less than you, meet me here in the octagon.”

It did not take long for “The Beast”, who is the WWE’s current Universal Champion, to respond to Jon Jones. Here is what Brock Lesnar had to say in a statement to the Associated Press.

“Be careful what you wish for young man.”

Brock Lesnar was last seen in action at UFC 200 in July of 2016 where he scored a unanimous decision victory over former title challenger Mark Hunt. The result of that fight (Lesnar vs. Hunt) was later overturned to a no-contest after Brock tested positive for clomiphene.

Brock Lesnar is still under suspension from USADA, but UFC President Dana White did acknowledge at the UFC 214 post-fight press conference that the promotion would be interested in booking a fight between “The Beast” and “Bones”.

How do you think a fight between current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones and current WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar would play out?

UFC Halifax Results

UFC Halifax Results

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 105 RESULTS:

Derrick Lewis vs. Travis Browne – Lewis def. Browne via KO at 3:12 of Round 2
Johnny Hendricks vs. Hector Lombard – Hendricks def. Lombard via decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Sam Sicilia vs. Gavin Tucker – Tucker def. Sicilia via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Cezar Ferreira vs. Elias Theodorou – Theodorou def. Ferreira via decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Sara McMann vs. Gina Mazany – McMann def. Mazany via submission (arm triangle choke) at 1:14 of Round 1
Paul Felder vs. Alessandro Ricci – Felder def. Ricci via TKO at 4:44 of Round 1

Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Nordine Taleb – Ponzinibbio def. Taleb via decision (29-28 x3)
Carla Esparza vs. Randa Markos – Markos def. Esparza via split-decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Reginaldo Vieira vs. Aiemann Zahabi – Zahabi def. Vieira via decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Jack Marshman vs. Thiago Santos – Santos def. Marshman via KO (spinning wheel kick) at 2:21 of Round 2

Ryan Janes vs. Gerald Meerschaert – Gerald Meerschaert submits Ryan Janes via armbar at 1:34 of Round 1

Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy has been cleared to fight again by cardiologists

Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy has been cleared to fight again by cardiologists

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy (25-10-1 MMA) has apparently received the necessary paperwork from doctors which would allow him to once again compete inside the octagon.

Simon Head broke the news on Twitter stating the following:

“@danhardymma just told me he has documentation from the best cardiologists in the UK clearing him to fight again.”

Dan Hardy has not competed inside the octagon since defeating Amir Sadollah via unanimous decision at the “UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic” event in September of 2012.

“I’ve done tests, I’ve got results back. It looks very positive,” Hardy told MMAJunkie. “I’m not sure exactly what I’m going to do with the knowledge and information yet. But I feel confident I have paperwork to prove that I can fight again.”

Dan Hardy’s biggest mixed martial arts moment came at UFC 111 in March of 2010 where he challenged Georges St-Pierre for the promotions welterweight title.

Unfortunately for fans of “The Outlaw”, Hardy was not able to leave UFC 111 with the belt, as “Rush” defeated the product of Nottingham, England via unanimous decision.

Hardy told MMAJunkie that it would take a “big fight” to bring him back.

“It’s been four years since I’ve done a training camp so I have to see how my body feels. I’m walking at 185 (pounds), I feel strong, I feel lean. I feel better psychologically than I ever have in my career.”

He continued:

“I’ll reiterate: I’m not interested in belts or rankings,” he said. “If I’m stepping back in it’s gonna be a big fight. I’ll step in and have a good war, and then I’ll step away and back into commentary.Honestly I think I’m more valuable to the sport in the role that I’m doing now.”

Who would you like to see Dan Hardy fight if he decides to return to the octagon?