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July’s UFC 200 fight card is absolutely stacked!

July’s UFC 200 fight card is absolutely stacked!

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

 

 

UFC 200 goes down July 9 live from the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The summer’s blockbuster event features three title fights as well as the return of former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar.

The UFC 200 event is headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between current champion Daniel Cormier and interim title holder Jon Jones.

The evening’s co-main event will feature the return of former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, who is taking on knockout artist and former title challenger Mark Hunt.

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate will defend her title for the first time at UFC 200 when she squares off with top contender Amanda Nunes.

Also on the card is an interim featherweight title fight between former 145-pound champ Jose Aldo and former lightweight title holder Frankie Edgar. The bout will mark the second time that Aldo and Edgar have squared off, with Jose winning the pairs first encounter via unanimous decision.

UFC 200 PPV Main Event:

205 lbs: UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier vs. UFC Interim Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones

UFC 200 PPV Co-Main Event:

265 lbs: Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt

Other Scheduled UFC 200 bouts:

135 lbs: Women’s Bantamweight Champion Meisha Tate vs. Amanda Nunes
145 lbs: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar for interim featherweight title
265 lbs: Cain Velasquez vs. Travis Browne
135 lbs: Cat Zingano vs. Julianna Pena
170 lbs: Johnny Hendricks vs. Kelvin Gastelum
135 lbs: T.J. Dillashaw vs. Raphael Assuncao
155 lbs: Sage Northcutt vs. Enrique Marin
185 lbs: Derek Brunson vs. Gegard Mousasi
155 lbs: Joe Lauzon vs. Diego Sanchez
155 lbs: Takanori Gomi vs. Jim Miller

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Dana White says he will likely book Conor McGregor’s next fight this evening

Dana White says he will likely book Conor McGregor’s next fight this evening

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

 

 

Despite all the buzz of a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, UFC President Dana White is working on the next UFC fight for “The Notorious.”

White appeared on ESPN’s SportsCenter on Wednesday to announce Luke Rockhold would be fighting Michael Bisping at UFC 199 after Chris Weidman was forced out of the middleweight championship bout due to an injury. White was asked about the latest on McGregor and he shared this bit of information.

“Lorenzo and I are having dinner with Conor McGregor. So tonight at like 10, I’ll have a lot more answers on the Conor McGregor situation,” said White. “We’re in a good place with Conor and we’re looking to make his next fight. We should have that done tonight.”

Who do you want to see Conor McGregor fight next?

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Shogun Rua vs. Rashad Evans to headline UFC on FOX 19

Shogun Rua vs. Rashad Evans to headline UFC on FOX 19

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

 

A fight between two former UFC light heavyweight champions will headline April’s ‘UFC on FOX 19’ event, as UFC officials recently announced that Rashad Evans (19-4-1 MMA) has agreed to fight Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (23-10 MMA) in the evenings main event.

Rua and Evans were slated to fight four years ago at UFC 128, but a knee injury forced “Sugar” to withdraw from the proposed matchup.

Evans returned from a near two-year layoff at UFC 192 but unfortunately suffered a decision loss at the hands of Ryan Bader.

Meanwhile, Shogun was most recently seen in action at August’s UFC 190 event in Brazil, where he scored a decision victory over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

Since losing his UFC title to Jon Jones in March of 2011, Rua has struggled to find consistent success, going just 4-5 in his past 9 bouts.

Who do you think will win this battle of former champs?

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BJ Penn has verbally agreed to an opponent for March’s UFC 196 event!

BJ Penn has verbally agreed to an opponent for March’s UFC 196 event!

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

 

 

Former two-division UFC champion and recent UFC Hall of Fame inductee BJ “The Prodigy” Penn has decided to come out of retirement and has agreed to fight a soon-to-be-announced opponent at March’s UFC 196 event in Las Vegas.

Penn last fought in July of 2014, where he suffered a lop-sided loss to current featherweight #1 contender Frankie Edgar.

The longtime lightweight champion, Penn, is currently training at the JacksonWink MMA Academy in New Mexico.

It is expected that BJ’s return will be in the featherweight division (145 lbs) and it is rumored that his opponent will be Dennis Siver.

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