Yesterday was not a good day to be a UFC fighter. According to multiple sources a staggering 16 fighters were handed their walking papers by the promotion. Among the mass exodus was the former welterweight contender Jon Fitch who prior to his release was ranked #9 on the newest UFC rankings.
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Renan Barao made a successful defense of his interim bantamweight belt tonight at the UFC on FUEL TV 7, while also extending his winning streak to 20. As the bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz heals from injuries, the interim champ took the opportunity to make a rare interim title defense while furthering his legacy
The UFC returns to the UK this weekend as Renan Barao defends his interim bantamweight title in the UFC on FUEL TV 7 main event. While bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz continues to heal, Barao will take on Michael McDonald in his first title defense.
The UFC takes to England once again, and while there are no hometown heroes in the UFC on FUEL TV 7 main event, I doubt you’ll find anyone complaining in the ticket line. With Dominick Cruz sidelined for an extended period of time, Renan Barao is forced to defend the interim title, taking on the young and ultra-talented Michael McDonald. Also, we have a possible number one contender stop in the Featherweight division, as Cub Swanson faces Dustin Poirier in another explosive contest.
The fans in Nottingham, England showed up for UFC on FUEL TV 5 early and they were rewarded with a solid fight card. The card was filled with hometown favorites, including Dan Hardy who lives within walking distance of the Capital FM Arena but the crowd made all the fighters fill at home.
This morning MMA fans are in for a little treat with the completely free UFC on FUEL TV 5: Struve vs. Miocic fight card. Fans don’t often get UFC fights this early in the morning but with the promotion in Nottingham, England the prelims are set to set at approximately 10am PT / 1pm ET and the main card will air of FUEL TV starting at 1pm PT / 4pm ET.
All but one of the 22 fights on the UFC on FUEL TV 5 card made weight today in Nottingham, England. The lone fight was welterweight DaMarques Johnson who took the fight on short notice and was unable to make the agreed upon weight of 175 pounds.
After holding their first event in six weeks this past Saturday the UFC is back again this Saturday with the UFC on FUEL TV 5 card from Nottingham, England. Thankfully the main card will air live here in the states on FX starting at 1pm PT / 4pm ET, with the complete preliminary card streaming live on Facebook.