MMA ODDS AND ENDS FOR FRIDAY: WHITE SAYS ROUSEY VS. HOLM REMATCH NEXT, DARIUSH INJURED, KNIGHT FACES KAWAJIRI
Dana White states Ronda Rousey will fight Holly Holm following UFC president Dana White mentioned on ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike Thursday that recently crowned women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm create her very first title defence in a rematch from Ronda Rousey. “I think that if we didn’t create the rematch, me and Lorenzo [Fertitta] should probably lose our promoters’ license. That fight’s going to happen. I really don’t know when, however, that’s the struggle that will happen.” White did not mention however when this struggle could occur. With Rousey’s outside obligations to movies it’s not completely clear when this possible rematch may be. Chris Wade replaces injured Beniel Dariush from Mairbek Taisumov in UFC Fight Night 81 UFC officials announced Beneil Dariush is wounded and Chris Wade will be confronting Maribek Taisumov. Wade (10-1) has gone 2-0 at the UFC with wins over Cain Carrizosa and Lipeng Zhang. Taisumov (24-5) is coming of a”Performance of the Night” performance when he knocked out Alan Patrick at UFC Fight Night 69 in June. UFC Fight Night 81 takes place Sunday Jan. 17th. In TD Garden in Boston, MA. Jason Knight replaces Mirsad Bektic against Tatsuya Kawajiri in TUF 22 Finale Per UFC.com former Titan FC featherweight Jason Knight has signed with the UFC and replaces the wounded Mirsad Bektic contrary to Tatsuya Kawajiri. Knight (13-1) has won eight consecutive struggles and is coming off a submission victory over Musa Khamanaev in Titan FC 35 in September. Kawajiri (34-8-2) as been on a 7-1 run since falling down to featherweight at 2011, with his only drawback coming to Clay Guida at UFC Fight Night 39 final year. The TUF 22 Finale Occurs in the Chelsea in The Cosmopolitan on Dec. 11 and Comes with a featherweight Principal event between Frankie Edgar taking on Chad Mendes. Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center plays host to UFC Fight Night 82 on Feb. 21 MMAjunkie is reporting that the city of Pittsburgh will play host to UFC Fight night 82 on Feb. 21st. No streaks happen to be formally added to the card however it’ll broadcast on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass, though there are nevertheless to be some spells declared for the card. The UFC past went to Pittsburgh in June 2011 for UFC on VERSUS 4, which featured among the most memorable comeback successes in UFC history, when Cheick Kongo knocked out Pat Barry. . Conor McGregor on a move to lightweight”It’s virtually set in stone” At Wednesday’s UFC 194 media dinner, Conor McGregor said he’d like to proceed to lightweight after his unification bout with Jose Aldo at UFC 194. “I feel as if it’s virtually set in stone — KO Jose and KO whoever holds that lightweight belt. And within the next two fights, I will be a two-weight world champion once more. But this time within the UFC.” There has not been a champion in UFC history which has held titles in two weight classes in the exact same time. B.J. Penn maintained the lightweight and welterweight names at various occasions, as did Randy Couture with the light heavyweight and heavyweight belts. It needs to be noted McGregor held the featherweight and lightweight straps in Cage Warriors. Up first though is the aforementioned showdown with Jose Aldo that takes place in Las Vegas on Dec. 12th. Commentator Joe Rogan unsure of future with the UFC Joe Rogan revealed on a recent episode of his podcast”The Joe Rogan Experience” that his contract with the UFC is up in August and he’s not certain if he’ll re-sign. Transcribed by MMAJunkie’s Mike Bohn, Rogan said”It is possible [I will re-sign]. I enjoy doing sh-t that scares me. I like doing stuff — I like taking chances in that I enjoy walking away from stuff. I like doing that. I enjoy experiencing new things. You open up new doors, your brain starts firing in a different manner. I’m not a huge fan of doing exactly the exact same sh-t repeatedly and over again. Rogan has worked for the UFC in various functions dating back to 1997 but has had his responsibilities reduced to functioning PPVs and FOX televised cards only.
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