In a fresh interview with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov spoke about how MMA is different from boxing.
On June 15 in New York in the main event of the evening of Bellator 222 Rory MacDonald will meet Neiman Gracie. Fights start at 8 pm ET. Below are the links to broadcast and card of the event.
In July Cris Cyborg will fight against Felicia Spencer. This fight will be her last under UFC contract. Just recently, Cris said that she is ready to try herself in another promotion. Today the CEO of Bellator Scott Coker said that he was ready to offer Cris a contract:
On July 20 UFC promotion will hold its next event in San Antonio. For a long time this tournament did not have the main event. And today it was announced that it would be headlined by the welterweight bout between champion Rafael dos Anjos and Leon Edwards. Yahoo Sports columnist Kevin Iole wrote about it in his Twitter.
One of the questions that were addressed to Khabib Nurmagomedov at today's press conference in London, if he plans to go up to welterweight? Khabib said that it was not part of his plans. According to the fighter he is too small even for the lightweight division, let alone welterweight. Also, the "Eagle" said that if UFC will make intermediate divisions in the 160 or 165 pounds, he will think about it.
Today in London, the press conference devoted to a fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier took place. Competitors were asked many different questions. In particular, Khabib was asked about a rematch with Conor McGregor. "Eagle" replied that he saw no sense in this rematch. According to Khabib, Conor had only one fight, and one in amateur boxing in the last three years. Nurmagomedov also recalled how their first battle ended:
Just yesterday it was reported that UFC organization engaged in the fight between Jessica Andrade and Weil Zhang. It is expected that this fight will take place at the promotion event in China. This information was said to Brett Okamoto by Brian Butler, the manager of Rose Namajunas .
At UFC 236 Kelvin Gastelum lost to Israel Adesanya. The interim middleweight title of the promotions and tittleshot were at the stake in this fight. Thus, Adesanya won the right to fight with reigning champion Robert Whittaker. It is expected that their fight will take place in October. Gastelum wrote in his Twitter post, in which he expressed hope for a rematch with Adesanya.
Cris Cyborg plans to withdraw from UFC. At the 240th tournament she will fight Felicia Spencer, and after that she will become a free agent. According to Cyborg, she wants to hear what other promotions will offer her.
According to tradition, after each of UFC event promotion gives bonuses. 238th tournament, which was held on June 8 in Chicago, was no exception. So, Henry Cejudo and Valentina Shevchenko received 50 000 dollars for "best fight of the evening." Henry Cejudo stopped Marlon Moraes and won bantamweight title of the promotion. Shevchenko defended her championship belt by knocking Jessica Eye out.