The Daily Recap: Blanco Moving to UFC, Pariasy Inks Bellator Deal & More

Maximo Blanco. Photo courtesy of Showtime Sports.

The Daily Recap is a collection of news and notes from around the web that will be posted at the end of each day. Bout signings, injury news and much more can all be found here.

— Shortly after suffering a unanimous decision loss to Pat Healy in his Strikeforce debut this past weekend, Sengoku standout Maximo Blanco has opted to drop down to the featherweight division and has signed to do so in the UFC. According to Blanco's manager, Brian Butler-Au of SuckerPunch Entertainment, his client has been moved from Strikeforce to the UFC roster immediately, with a debut date currently unknown. [MMA Fighting]

— "Ultimate Fighter 11" contestant Norman Paraisy has reportedly inked to fight on Bellator Fighting Championships' ongoing fifth season. The Frenchman has gone undefeated in his last six bouts, which includes a unanimous decision win over former WEC and PRIDE star Paulo Filho in May. [MMA Junkie]

— Exciting light heavyweight slugger Fabio Maldonado has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC on Versus 6 against Aaron Rosa after suffering an undisclosed injury during training. A replacement opponent for Rosa has yet to be announced. Maldonado has gone 1-1 thus far in the UFC, stopping James McSweeney in his UFC debut before falling in a hard-fought effort against Kyle Kingsbury at the Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale this summer. []


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