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Mayday! Former title challenger granted release from the UFC

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer) Former UFC interim bantamweight title challenger Michael “Mayday” McDonald (17-4 MMA) has been granted an official release from his contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship according to ESPN. McDonald cited “dishonest” business practices as his reasoning for requesting to be released by the promotion earlier this month. “The […]

UFC Nashville Fight Card Finalized

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer) April’s UFC Nashville Fight Card is set! The octagon will return to Nashville on April 22 for UFC Fight Night 108, a thirteen-bout fight card headlined by a featherweight tilt between Artem Lobov and Cub Swanson. Cub Swanson is coming off a “fight of the year performance” at […]

Vitor Belfort calls out CM Punk for retirement fight

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer) Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort suffered his third-straight TKO loss this past weekend in Brazil at the hands of surging division contender Kelvin Gastelum. With that said, “The Phenom” knows that it is almost time to call it a career but he would first like to finish his […]

VIDEO | UFC Hall of Fame fighter Matt Hughes considering comeback

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer) UFC Hall of Fame fighter and former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes recently sat down with Joe Buck for an upcoming episode of AT&T’s “Undeniable with Joe Buck”, where he hinted that he may be in talks with a mixed martial arts promotion regarding a comeback fight. “If […]

Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum booked for UFC 212

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer) A key middleweight battle has been booked for June’s UFC 212 pay-per-view event in Brazil. The UFC announced that former division kingpin Anderson “The Spider” Silva will be squaring off with surging contender Kelvin Gastelum at the June 3 event in Rio de Janeiro. Anderson Silva was last […]

PHOTO | Amazing poster released for May’s stacked UFC 211 event

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer) The octagon will return to Dallas, Texas on May 13 for UFC 211. The pay-per-view event is headlined by a heavyweight title fight rematch featuring current champ Stipe Miocic taking on former title holder Junior dos Santos. Miocic and dos Santos first met in December of 2014 with […]