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Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm set for UFC 219

Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm set for UFC 219

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

UFC 219 gets a title fight!

The octagon will return to T-Mobile Arena next month for UFC 219 on December 30 in Las Vegas.

The pay-per-view event finally received a title fight just moments ago as the promotion just announced that Cris Cyborg will be defending her women’s featherweight title against former bantamweight title holder Holly Holm.

The most feared women’s fighter on the planet, Cris Cyborg, was last seen in action at July’s UFC 214 event where she captured the UFC’s vacant featherweight title by defeating Tonya Evinger via third-round TKO.

The victory improved Cyborg’s current win streak to an amazing eighteen fights in a row and prompted her to call for a match with Holly Holm.

As for “The Preachers Daughter”, Holly Holm was last seen in action this past June where she scored a sensational head kick knockout victory over former bantamweight title challenger Bethe Correia.

Who do you think wins this exciting women’s title fight?

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?

Rematch! Jose Aldo steps up to fight Max Holloway in the main event of UFC 218

Rematch! Jose Aldo steps up to fight Max Holloway in the main event of UFC 218

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

UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway gets a new opponent and will still be defending his title at UFC 218 on December 2 in Detroit, Michigan.

The news was reported by MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani.

Holloway was originally slated to make his first title defense against former lightweight title holder Frankie Edgar at the event. However, “The Answer” was forced to pull out of the contest Wednesday afternoon due to injury.

Shortly after the news that Frankie Edgar had been forced off of the December 2 fight card, Max Holloway took to social media where he stated his intention to remain on the Detroit fight card.

“Injuries are part of this fight game. Frankie [Edgar]’s the man. I wish him a speedy recovery. Detroit, you guys are a bunch of tough motherf-ckers. I met many of you last month when we visited. You guys deserve the best fight card of the year and you’re still gonna’ get it. I’m fighting no matter what. Santa is still coming early to Detroit, so get ready. Malice in the palace part two if we have to. I’ll see you soon.”

Jose Aldo Max Holloway

The Hawaiian champion, Holloway, was most recently seen in action at June’s UFC 212 event in Brazil, where he earned a third-round TKO victory over Jose Aldo to become the UFC’s undisputed featherweight champion of the world.

As for Holloway’s newly announced opponent, Jose Aldo and Holloway last fought at UFC 212 where the Hawaiian successfully unified the UFC featherweight titles. Now, his first defense of the unified belt will be against the former king of the division himself.

Who do you think will win when Max Holloway and Jose Aldo square off on December 2 in Detroit? Sound of PENN Nation!

Frankie Edgar forced out of UFC 218 title fight with Max Holloway

Frankie Edgar forced out of UFC 218 title fight with Max Holloway

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

UFC 218 just lost it’s highly anticipated main event title fight between current UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway and former lightweight title holder Frankie Edgar.

It was announced earlier tonight by Brazilian news outlet combate, that “The Answer” had suffered an injury and was no longer able to compete at the December 2 event in Detroit, Michigan.

Max Holloway is looking to remain on the card and says he is “willing to fight anyone for the fans of Detroit”.

“Blessed” was last seen in action at UFC 212 in June where he defeated Jose Aldo via third-round TKO to become the promotions undisputed featherweight champion.

Since the new broke, several top featherweights including Jose Aldo, Ricardo Lamas and Cub Swanson have offered to replace Edgar at the UFC 218 pay-per-view event.

No word yet on which fight, if any, will get the nod.