Friday, March 11th 2016.
With just over a week until the UFC hits Brisbane, it was officially announced today that it would do so without Abel Trujillo and Justin Scoggins.
Abel, who reportedly had visa issues, was forced to withdraw from his featured bout on UFC Fight Pass with Ross Pearson. Stepping in for Trujillo is fellow undercard competitor, Chad Laprise as he was originally set to meet Alan Patrick. The UFC is currently seeking a replacement to face Patrick on short notice but has made no official announcements as of yet.
Despite his excitement for a quick turn around, Justin Scoggins was forced out of his fight with Ben Nguyen due to an undisclosed injury. Sadly for the Australian locals, Nguyen will not make an appearance on the card as this Flyweight match has been scrapped.
UFC Fight Night 85 will be held at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia on Sunday, March 20th (Saturday, March 19th in North America) as the current lineup is listed below:
Main Card: (FS1 – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Mark Hunt (11-10-1) vs. Frank Mir (18-10)
Hector Lombard (35-4-1, 1NC) vs. Neil Magny (17-4)
Johnny Case (22-4) vs. Jake Matthews (9-1)
Daniel Kelly (10-1) vs. Antonio Carlos Junior (6-1, 1NC)
James Te Huna (18-8) vs. Steve Bosse (10-2)
Bec Rawlings (6-4) vs. Seo Hee Ham (16-6)
Preliminary Card: (FS1 – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Brendan O’Reilly (5-1-1) vs. Alan Jouban (12-4)
Richard Walsh (9-3) vs. Viscardi Andrade (18-6)
Alan Patrick (12-1) vs. TBD
Preliminary Card: (UFC Fight Pass – 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT)
Ross Pearson (18-10, 1NC) vs. Chad Laprise (10-1)
Leslie Smith (7-6-1) vs. Rin Nakai (16-1-1)
Daniel Hooker (13-6) vs. Mark Eddiva (6-2)
For further updates on UFC Brisbane and all things MMA, stay tuned MMALatestNews.com
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Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou Official for UFC 220
UFC 220 in Boston, Massachusetts has its main event. Stipe Miocic (17-2) will put his belt on the line for the third time against rising heavyweight star, Francis Ngannou (11-1)
Rumors surrounded the match-up for UFC 220 after Ngannou’s first round knockout over Alistair Overeem, at UFC 218. The Cameroonian heavyweight called for the fight himself. In his octagon interview proceeding his most recent victory, Ngannou stated:
“I’m feeling good… I’m on my way to a title shot”.
— UFC (@ufc) December 10, 2017
The heavy handed Ngannou has finished all of his opponents in all of his six UFC bouts. A streak which includes a kimura submission over Anthony Hamilton and a TKO victory against former UFC heavyweight champion, Andrei Arlovski. Overall, he holds a ten fight win streak. His only defeat came by way of unanimous decision to Zoumana Cisse, in his second professional MMA fight.
If victorious, Ngannou would become the first African-born champion in UFC history.
Not to be diminished, Stipe Miocic rides his a streak of his own into the beantown match-up. Five consecutive wins, five knockouts and the past four of which, ended in the first round. A victory in Boston for the champ would make him the longest reigning heavyweight champion in UFC history. Currently, Miocic is one of three heavyweights, in the promotions entirety, whom has successfully defended the belt twice.
UFC 220 will be held at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on January 20th, 2018. The pay-per-view (PPV) card will also feature light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, as he faces challenger Volkan “No Time” Oezdemir.
Ladies Fight Night 7: “Double Trouble” Preview
Polish women’s federation Ladies Fight Night is going to celebrate their second birthday this year on the 15th to 17th of December. Two days, two events with a lot of great bouts.
LFN in Poland is being titled the new Invicta FC. The Polish owners created this federation to give European women a chance to fight on a big platform.
Hosting their first ever event in December 2015, LFN will hold two great cards next week, that will feature women who have fought under many prestigious promotions, such as the UFC, Invicta, Bellator, Glory, and Kunlun.
Two days of fantastic fights, intensified by a double dose of sports impressions. The name is not accidental, LFN 7 / LFN 8 combines two events, during which the best Polish fighters will be shown, as well as the best fighters from Europe (including France, Sweden, Italy, the Czech Republic and Romania)
The stakes are high, and we are electrified by the clashes between warriors such as Żaneta Cieśla vs Silvia La Notte and Patricia Axling vs. Cindy Silvestri. Mainly due to their vastness of their experience in the cage.
In the fight of the evening, the talented Romanian Cristina Stanciu will face Magdaléna Šormovádo. Stanciu fought twice in the UFC, but she was unfortunately cut from the promotion after suffering consecutive losses to Cortney Casey and Maryna Moroz.
Judyta Rymarzak vs Marta Waliczek is an amazing fight between two experienced kickboxers. Both making their pro MMA debuts on the night, we will witness a one-of-a-kind duel between two kickboxing perfectionists, as they look to transcend their skills into the MMA world.
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