A heavyweight bout between Pat Barry and Christian Morecraft as well as a welterweight meeting between Josh Neer and Duane Ludwig have been inked for the UFC's first-ever event on FX.
The show, which will likely be titled as UFC Fight Night 26, will take place in January, however a date, venue and location have yet to be announced by the UFC, which announced the event on Tuesday.
Barry and Morecraft will enter the fight under must-win stipulations as each could be in danger of being released from the promotion. Barry has lost two straight fights to Cheick Kongo and Stefan Struve respectively while Morecraft has dropped two of his last three, most recently falling to Matt Mitrione in June.
We're less than a week away from the UFC's historic network television debut on FOX, so here's the full episode of the most recent edition of UFC Primetime, which previews Saturday's UFC heavyweight title bout between reigning champion Cain Velasquez and top-ranked contender Junior dos Santos.
Alistair Overeem and his team have released the latest episode of "The Reem" docu-series and it's a good one. Despite previous reports of troubles between Golden Glory and Overeem being shot down by both parties, it looks like Overeem has indeed left Bas Boon and friends... in favor for Xtreme Couture. Interesting to say the least.
It seems unbelievable, but here is video of Tank Abbott rematching Scott Ferrozzo in a backyard two weekends ago. Seriously, it is. The two originally met at UFC 11 in 1996, with Ferrozzo scoring an unanimous decision win and a mild upset. After years of trash-talking between the two on random internet radio shows, they finally met. Not at the Dixie Cowgirls Night Club in Dayton Ohio as rumored, but on grass.
If that's not enough, Abbott reportedly fought again this past weekend, on the same card that a planned celebrity boxing match between Lenny Dykstra and Jose Canseco was supposed to go down.
From this past weekend's ProElite show in Moline, IL, here's former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski winning his second straight fight courtesy of a last second KO of longtime journeyman Travis Fulton.
Arlovsi's reaction on his win is after the jump.
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— ProElite has announced a total of six bouts for their scheduled second event on November 5 in Moline, IL following their relaunch earlier this year. Headlining the card will be a pair of former UFC heavyweight champions as Andrei Arlovski battle longtime veteran Travis Fulton and Tim Sylvia takes on German mainstay Andreas Kraniotakes. An eight-man heavyweight prospect tournament also kicks off, spearheaded by former NCAA wrestling champion Mark Ellis. [ProElite.com]
— A lightweight tussle between Team Alpha Male member Danny Castillo and "Ultimate Fighter 13" alumnus Shamar Bailey has been inked for UFC 139, which takes place on November 19 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA. Castillo recently had a three-fight win streak snapped at the hands of Jacob Volkmann via unanimous decision at UFC on Versus 5 in August. Bailey also fell to one-time lightweight contender Evan Dunham at UFC Fight Night 25 last month as well. [Twitter.com/UFC]
In a surprising turn of events, Strikeforce and interim DREAM heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem has announced that he has decided to part ways with Golden Glory, the Dutch kickboxing squad that has managed the K-1 champion for over a decade.
Overeem announced his plans via his Twitter account earlier today. The news comes just a week and a half after Overeem signed a multi-fight contract with the UFC.
"I would like to make a statement regarding the recent news of the separation from my long-time management Golden Glory," Overeem stated. "As with any relationship, there are good times and bad times - you have your common ground and your differences. As with any relationship, you have trust. When differences lead to a breach of trust, there's no turning back and no way to continue a positive, working relationship.
A quarter of UFC veterans earned victories at Superior Cage Combat's second-ever showing on Saturday night at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
Josh Neer defeated WEC veteran Blas Avena via TKO in the first round in the show's main event. Former UFC welterweight title challenger John Alessio also submitting last-minute replacement opponent Shawn Fitzsimmons in the opening frame as well.
In addition, Team Alpha Male member Justin Buchholz grinded out a unanimous decision over Thiago Meller and John Gunderson scored an emotional victory James Birdsley, submitting his foe with a guillotine choke in the second round just days after his trainer, Shawn Tompkins, passed away.
Uncasville, Conn. — In front of a raucous crowd inside the Mohegan Sun Arena, Pat Curran (fighting out of Crystal Lake, Ill.) delivered a crushing knockout to Marlon Sandro to claim the Bellator Summer Series Featherweight Tournament Championship live on MTV2.
This is the second tournament win for Curran, who previously won the Bellator Season 2 Lightweight Tournament. Bellator Heavyweight Champion Cole Konrad was also victorious, earning a victory over Paul Buentello in a non-title super fight.
In the night’s main event, Bellator veteran Pat Curran was up against imposing Brazilian Marlon Sandro. Both fighters were hungry for victory, as the winner would earn a guaranteed title shot for the Bellator Featherweight World Championship. Sandro came out looking to push the pace, and seemed to control Round 1.
Here's an extended preview of the UFC's return to Brazil next Saturday for UFC 134, which takes place at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro and is headlined by a UFC middleweight title bout between reigning champion Anderson Silva and the last man to hand him a loss, number one contender Yushin Okami.