Sunday, May 5, 2013


It seems like Jesse Taylor has fought in every single MMA promotion possible. From the UFC to the MFC, he is definitely a veteran of the sport. Cage Warriors 54 had Taylor defending his Middleweight belt against John Phillips. Taylor won via guillotine choke at 2:43 of round one to retain the Middleweight strap.

Sergio Pettis (brother to UFC fighter Anthony Pettis) will headline RFA 8 against Bellator veteran Jeff Curran in a Flyweight fight. RFA 8 will take place on June 21.

In his first fight after being cut from the UFC, Lightweight Jacob Volkmann will fight Lyle "Fancy Pants" Beerbohm at WSOF 3.

In other news out of the WSOF, Tyrone Spong has been pulled from the WSOF 3 card due to visa issues. Also, UFC vet Tyson Griffin signed a multiple fight deal with the promotion.

Heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga's appeal for his recent KO loss to Travis Browne at the TUF 17 finale has been denied.

After his loss to Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Chael Sonnen has announced he will not be retiring. In the process he called out Wanderlei Silva for a Light-Heavyweight fight. 

Robbie Peralta has tested positive for Marijuana following his UFC on FUEL TV 9 loss. He now faces suspension and rehab.

Multiple fights have been announced for the Bellator Summer Series kick off at Bellator 96. Michael Chandler will defend his Lightweight belt against tournament winner Dave Jansen. Also the Light Heavyweight tournament opening round will feature Muhammad "King Mo" Lawal vs Seth Petruzelli and Jacob Noe vs Renato Sobral.

Longtime UFC Heavyweight Cheick Kongo has been removed from the UFC roster. He has not been cut however, the removal was prompted by the refusal to sign a new contract with the promotion.


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