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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?

Dominick Cruz forced out of UFC 219 fight with Jimmie Rivera with a broken arm

Dominick Cruz forced out of UFC 219 fight with Jimmie Rivera with a broken arm

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

Former UFC bantamweight kingpin Dominick Cruz has been forced out of his planned UFC 219 fight with Jimmie Rivera due to a broken arm.

MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani recently broke the news on Twitter.

“Dominick Cruz is out of the UFC 219 fight vs. Jimmie Rivera, sources say. Broken arm. TBD at this time what they’ll do with Rivera.” – Ariel Helwani

Cruz was last seen in action in December of last year when he lost his bantamweight title to Cody Garbrandt.

No word yet on how long “The Dominator” will be out of action after suffering a broken arm.

As for Jimmie Rivera, the surging bantamweight contender has won a remarkable twenty straight fights in a row, his latest being a unanuimous decision victory over Thomas Almeida.

The good news is with UFC 219 falling on December 30, the UFC will have plenty of time to source a replacement for Rivera.

Perennial bantawmeight contender Aljamain Sterling has already offered up his services to the promotion.

“Well I’ll be damned JIMMY!!! Looks like you need ya self a Huckleberry.” – Aljamain Sterling

Would you like to see Aljamain Sterling step in to fight Jimmie Rivera at UFC 219 in Las Vegas?

Stephen Thompson shuts down rumors of February fight with Darren Till

Stephen Thompson shuts down rumors of February fight with Darren Till

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



Yesterday night, UFC President Dana White announced his plan to move the promotion’s planned February 24 from Orlando, Florida, to Liverpool, UK. The intention, he said, was to pit Liverpool’s own Darren Till against Stephen Thompson on the card.

“I literally [switched] my whole schedule. I’m laying [stuff] out here I shouldn’t be talking about,” White told the LA Times’ Lance Pugmire. “We’re supposed to do this fight in Orlando. I’m pulling it from Orlando and I’m moving it out to [Till’s] hometown in England.”

Unfortunately, Stephen Thompson is not interested in this potential fight at all.

“No man, not at all to be honest,” Thompson told’s Chris Taylor when asked about his interest in the matchup. “I️ haven’t even thought of him. I’ve been thinking of Robbie Lawler or [Rafael Dos Anjos].”

“People ate that cake up real quick last night and I was like what the heck I never said I️ would fight him,” Thompson added.

Darren Till

Thompson’s most recently competed at UFC 217 last weekend in New York, where he defeated the always game Jorge Masvidal to a unanimous decision win. 

Till, meanwhile, recently burst into welterweight contention with a first-round TKO victory over perennial contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. 

UFC 217 Results: Georges St-Pierre puts Michael Bisping to sleep! (VIDEO)

UFC 217 Results: Georges St-Pierre puts Michael Bisping to sleep! (VIDEO)

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

A middleweight title fight between Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre served as the main event of last night’s UFC 217 pay-per-view event in New York.

Round one begins and St-Pierre starts things off with a low kick. He lands another. Bisping circles but Georges catches him with another leg kick. “GSP” with a right hand over the top. Bisping circles along the fence. Georges catches him with a side kick. A big right hand just misses for “Rush”. The Canadian side steps and then lands a jab. Michael returns fire with a right hand. “GSP” scores with a jab followed by a front leg round kick. Bisping moves forward and lands a jab of his own. Georges smiles at him. “GSP” with a right hand followed by a crisp jab. St-Pierre keeps searching for a right hand over the top Dan Henderson style. Georges misses with a spinning roundhouse kick attempt. Georges shoots in and lands a ingle leg takedown. Just under a minute remains. “GSP” has Bisping pressed against the fence but Michael quickly wall walks and stands back up. Georges misses with a right hand but then leaps in with a superman punch. He lands a spinning wheel kick. Bisping looks stunned. “GSP” looks great. Round one comes to an end.

Round two begins and Georges land a side kick. He scores with a jab and then another. “GSP” with a solid low kick. Bisping leaps in with a body kick that is partially blocked. The Canadian lands another nice jab. Bisping misses with a right hand. “GSP” with a nice jab. He throws a kick. Michael catches it and lands a nice counter punch. Bisping with a low kick now. He catches Georges with a right hand while St-Pierre was attempting a low kick. “GSP” with a nice jab now. Georges shoots in and scores a takedown with just under two minutes left in the round. St-Pierre moves immediately to half guard. Bisping is able to scramble and get back up to his feet. He lands a nice right hand on “GSP”. Bisping with a nice left hand. St-Pierre throws a kick but Bisping catches it. Michael leaps in with a jumping side kick. It partially lands. Georges is slowing down. Round two comes to an end.

Round three begins and Georges lands a low kick. He shoots in and after some hard work drags Michael to the floor. “GSP” is working from full guard here. Bisping lands an elbow from the bottom that busts open St-Pierre. “GSP” lands a hard elbow. He throws a right hand followed by another elbow. Bisping is looking to scramble. He lands another big elbow from the bottom and “GSP” is now a bloody mess. Bisping scrambles to his feet. GSP lands a jab. Bisping responds with a right. Another jab from St-Pierre followed by a right hand over the top. Just under two minutes remain in round three. Bisping lands a good jab. Georges replies with a side kick followed by a low kick. GSP knocks Bisping to the floor with a punch. GSP is all over him with ground and pound. Bisping gives up his back and GSP locks in a rear-naked choke. He puts Bisping to sleep!