Birthdays today: Conor McGregor (30), Aleksandra Albu (28), Kazushi Sakuraba (49)
Cyborg opens as big favorite over Nunes in potential bout between champions
Amanda Nunes and Cris Cyborg have been warring on social media about the date of their potential showdown in a champion vs. champion fight. And although the fight is not official, that hasn't stopped oddsmakers from setting the line. And it seems they do not have faith that Nunes can be the person to defeat Cyborg who opened as a -300 favorite over Nunes, a +230 underdog.
UFC and WWE unification fight
Nick Diaz NOT IMPRESSED with antics of 'd!#$ chest' Lesnar
Jouban out of fight vs. Roberts at UFC Hamburg with neck injury
Cat Zingano training with Ronda Rousey's former coach
No, silly, not Edmund Tarverdyan. Zingano is training with Rousey's former Judo coach Justin Flores. She's also training with new striking and Jiu-Jitsu coaches. Zingano, 36, is on a three-fight losing streak, and has not won since 2014. On Saturday at UFC Fight Night 135 she fights Marion Reneau, 41, who is on a four-fight win streak. The pair fight at UFC Fight Night 133: dos Santos vs. Ivanov on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho.
Paul Felder confirms he fought with a broken arm vs. Platinum Mike Perry at UFC 226
Happy Birthday Ricardo Liborio! Also born on this day - Julius Caesar and Erno Rubik!
JoJo Calderwood fights Kalindra Faria at UFC Fight Night 135 on August 25
Free Jiu-Jitsu lesson from Matt Serra gets a remix from Maurice Spears
Karate Combat II Olympus to stream live from Greece on July 28
Karate Combat is a full contact event held in a pit-like structure, with 5 seconds on the ground and an emphasis on knockout karate technique. Sherdog reports that the promotion's second event will stream live from Zappeion Courtyard, in Athens, Greece, which is located right by the Parthenon, site of the first modern Olympics in 1896. 4X UK champion Jerome Brown vs. 11X French champ Davy Dona will main event, with heavyweight world champ finalists Achraf Ouchen vs. Franklin Mina will co-main. For more information please check out www.karate.com
Ferguson wants Nurmagomedov over McGregor
Four times UFC lightweights Tony 'El Cucuy' Ferguson and Khabib 'The Eagle' Nurmagomedov were scheduled to fight and each time it failed. The latest was for the interim lightweight belt at UFC 223 in April, but Ferguson injured his knee in a freak accident, and was replaced by Al Iaquinta, who ended up losing via Unanimous Decision. Ferguson was asked by TSN who he wants to fight next, Nurmagomedov or McGregor? “Obviously [Nurmagomedov is] the one I prepared for the most,” replied Ferguson. “I mean, obviously if the money is right and Conor wants to fight, we’ll make it happen and obviously we’ll talk. ... McGregor, in my opinion, is not in the mix. It’s Khabib and me. It’s ‘El Cucuy’ vs. ‘The Eagle.’” Ferguson says he hopes to return to training next month, and to fight before the end of the year.