This Friday night the UFC brings the Flyweight rematch between Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall to Florida as the headliner of UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall. The event landed in Florida as part of the Harley Davidson Home Town Throw down and if the judges can add correctly will determine who will face Joseph Benavidez in the first ever UFC Flyweight title fight. The UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall card will feature 12 bouts overall, with a main card of four.
UFC Co-Owner Lorenzo Fertitta announced over Twitter last night two bouts that are currently in the works. According to Fertitta, Frank Mir (16-5) and Cain Velasquez (9-1) are on course to meet one another in the Octagon, while rivals Tito Ortiz (16-10) and Forrest Griffin (18-7) could be heading for their 3rd fight to round out the trilogy.
Guess Nick Diaz isn’t stepping away from MMA after all. Less than a week after Carlos Condit and Nick Diaz went five round to crown an interim welterweight champion at UFC 143, they have agreed to do it again. What started as a rumor was quickly confirmed by UFC President Dana White tonight, “The rumor is true, Carlos did accept the fight today and Carlos is coming on Friday,” tweeted White.
When Mac Danzig and Matt Wiman step into the Octagon together for the second time Saturday night, one can only hope controversy doesn’t rear its ugly head once again. The first time these two TUF alum’s did battle back in Vancouver last summer Wiman got the win, albeit with an asterisk. Referee Yves Lavigne called the bout to a stop while Wiman was attempting to finish his opponent with a guillotine choke, key word being attempting. Neither Danzig or Wiman were satisfied with the decision.
After putting on a KO of the Night performance in his first fight at home, what does Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira have planned for an encore? How about avenging his UFC 92 loss to Frank Mir for starters.
In what is possibly one of the most surprising fights to be announced in recent years, former lightweight champ BJ Penn will again face former welterweight champ Matt Hughes. The two split their previous meetings, but with Penn fighting at lightweight and both entering the tail end of their career, this fight wasn’t on anyone’s radar. The rubber match will be held at UFC 123 on November 20th at the palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan.