After wanting to defend her InvictaFC title next, she turned down a possible fight with Germaine de Randamie. The UFC, who still holds Justino’s contract, has other ideas. MMA Junkie is reporting up and coming fighter Lina Lansberg (see above) of Sweden will face Cyborg at UFC Fight Night 95 in Brasilia, Brazil September 24th. Continue reading Wombat Watercooler August 4th→
Two strawweight bouts have been announced for two upcoming UFC Fight Night events.
Michelle Waterson will return to the octagon as she faces Aisling Daly as the UFC heads to Hamburg, Germany September 3rd. The former InvictaFC champion Waterson (13-4) is coming off a win in her UFC debut with a third round rear naked choke submission over Angela Magana. Before her loss to Herica Tiburcio, she was on a six fight win streak. Continue reading Waterson vs. Daly; Kish vs. Moroz Announced→
The finals are set as Amanda Bobby Cooper and Tatiana Suarez will vie for the Ultimate Fighter Strawweight Tournament title Friday night. One will come out with a guaranteed UFC contract and many other prizes.
This is not to take away from what will be the biggest strawweight rematch in history as Joanna Jedrzejczyk defends her 115 title against Claudia Gadelha. Their 2014 affair was one of the best fights of the year and many taking sides on who won the match. The judges gave the split decision to Jedrzejczyk.
Weigh-ins start at 3 p.m. pacific/6 p.m. eastern. You can watch below.
In what will be a UFC first, the “official” weigh-ins won’t be televised.
The California State Athletic Commission are instituting new rules and the fighters will weigh-in officially between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday. The commission officials and a representative of the other fighter’s team will be present when the fighter decides to hit the scales. If they don’t make weight on the first try, like before they will re-weigh a second time and if they don’t make it, they will have two hours to lose the weight.
The live stream, which will stream below at 4 p.m. pst/7 p.m. est, will see Joe Rogan announce the weights for the record and the fighters will do staredowns.
UFC 199 sees Jessica Andrade making her debut at strawweight facing former InvictaFC atomweight champion Jessica Penne. Their match will air on the Fox Sports 1 Saturday.