Quick Hits: Jones Signs New UFC Deal, Mayorga to MMA & More


Jon Jones. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

— Light heavyweight prospect Jon Jones has reportedly inked a new four-fight deal with the UFC. Jones has won all nine of his professional fights to date, including three inside the Octagon. “Bones” was last seen in action at UFC 100, where he submitted fellow wrestler Jake O’Brien with a guillotine choke in the second round. [MMA Madness]

— Former boxing welterweight champion Ricardo Mayorga will apparently be entering the world of mixed martial arts. Shine Fighters promoter and “TUF” alumnus Dorian Price announced Mayorga’s participation at a future event against an opponent yet-to-be-determined. Mayorga has racked up a record of 28-7-1 in the ring with notable wins over Fernando Vargas and Vernon Forrest. [MMA Junkie]

— An Orange County, California judge shot down a deal that would have given Jeffrey David Kirby, the man charged of killing Tapout founder Charles “Mask” Lewis in a car crash back in March, a lesser sentence in exchange for a guilty plea. Kirby currently being held on $500,000 bail at the Orange County Jail and will have a preliminary hearing next week. [Orange County Register]

— One-time Affliction fighter Kirill Sidelnikov suffered a first-round TKO loss to Ibragim Ibragimov at Saturday’s M-1 Selection event in Dagestan, Russia after a cut opened up in his mouth due to an Ibragimov punch. It was the lone loss for the Red Devil Sports Club team at the show. Complete results from the event can be found at M-1 Global’s official website. [M-1Global.com]

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