Just yesterday a rumor appeared that UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo would fight against Jose Aldo. It was also reported that the fight will be held on May 9 in Brazil. Today, UFC president Dana White confirmed this information: Henry and Jose will face each other at the UFC 250 tournament, which will be held in Brazil on May 9th.
On January 17 all the participants of UFC 246 underwent mandatory weigh-in ceremony. Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone both successfully made weight. Yet the fight Gadelia vs Grasso was canceled. Alex outweighed the limit by 5.5 pounds, so the fight was canceled.
Former UFC welterweight Tyron Woodley will return to the ring on March 21 in London. His opponent will be Leon Edwards, the prospect of this division, and this bout will headline UFC Fight Night 171 tournament.
As previously reported, Robert Whittaker withdrew from his fight against Jared Canonniers, which was supposed to take place at UFC 248. As the Australian said himself, he did so for personal reasons. Today journalist Amy Kaplan wrote in his Twitter account that Darren Till may replace Whittaker.
Top UFC bantamweight Peter Yan expressed his desire to fight TJ Dillashaw. According to Yan, he did not mind that the opponent was caught for doping and banned.
Kevin Lee will hold his next fight not against Russian fighter Islam Makhachev. Today it became known that on March 15 Lee will face Charles Oliveira. They will headline the UFC Fight Night event in Brazil.
Former UFC champion Conor McGregor in his last interview again talked about Khabib Nurmagomedov. At this time, the Irishman commented on the conflict with the Russian at the parking lot when Conor attacked the bus with UFC fighters, and Khabib was one of them.
Former UFC champion in two weight categories Conor McGregor announced his plans for the future. In particular, the Irishman said that he wanted to fight Manny Pacquiao and Paul Malignaggi.