Well last week it was reported that Miesha Tate vs. Amanda Nunes was being targeted for a December date.
With the addition of another event on that stacked weekend in December there were a lot of options for where that...
The heavyweight division has again stalled, according to UFC President Dana White.
Following Saturday’s UFC 191, White said a rematch between UFC champion Fabricio Werdum (20-5-1 MMA, 8-2 UFC) and Cain Velasquez (13-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC) won’t take place until spring 2016.
What’s more, it was Werdum’s request to make it that way.
“The fight won’t happen probably until March,” the executive said after UFC 191, which took place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. “That’s when Werdum wants to fight.”
White was responding to a question about ex-champ Andrei Arlovski’s title viability after a lackluster decision win over ex-champ Frank Mir in the pay-per-view co-headliner.
“Unfortunately, this heavyweight division is tied up right now,” he said. “We’ll see how this thing plays out and go from there.”
LINK: Fabricio Werdum vs. Cain Velasquez rematch likely delayed until March, per champ | MMAjunkie
Demetrious Johnson def. John Dodson via unanimous decision
Andrei Arlovski def. Frank Mir via unanimous decision
Anthony Johnson def. Jimi Manuwa via second-round KO
Corey Anderson def. Jan Blachowicz by unanimous decision
Paige VanZant def. Alex Chambers via submission (armbar)
Ross Pearson def. Paul Felder via split decision
John Lineker def. Francisco Rivera via submission (guillotine)
Raquel Pennington def. Jessica Andrade via submission (rear-naked choke)
Tiago Trator def. Clay Collard via split decision
Joe Riggs def. Ron Stallings via DQ (illegal upkick)
Joaquim Silva def. Nazareno Malegarie via split decision
Well, fight fans: Be sure to circle Dec. 12 on your calendars – because UFC 194 is shaping up to be one hell of a card.
UFC officials today announced welterweight contenders Demian Maia (21-6 MMA, 15-6 UFC) andGunnar Nelson (14-4-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) have joined the already-loaded lineup.
UFC 194 takes place at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Maia is ranked No. 10 and Nelson is No. 15 in the NOS Energy Drink MMA welterweight rankings.
- Champ Jose Aldo vs. interim champ Conor McGregor – for featherweight title
- Champ Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold – for middleweight title
- Yoel Romero vs. Ronaldo Souza
- Max Holloway vs. Jeremy Stephens
- Urijah Faber vs. Frankie Saenz
- Demian Maia vs. Gunnar Nelson
- Tecia Torres vs. Michelle Waterson
- Warlley Alves vs. Colby Covington
- Marcio Alexandre Jr. vs. Court McGee
- John Makdessi vs. Yancy Medeiros
- Kevin Lee vs. Leonardo Santos
- Magomed Mustafaev vs. Joe Proctor
If Conor McGregor defeats UFC featherweight championJose Aldo at UFC 194, he's done with the competition at 145 pounds.
"I'm hoping Jose will show up," McGregor said at a media event in downtown LA. "I'm going to retire him, end his career, and then I've done what I've said I'll do. I said I'm going to kill the featherweight division, there's nobody left."
But there's an asterisk at the end of McGregor's statement. The interim featherweight champion conceded that should Frankie Edgar put on a show against Chad Mendes on Dec. 11, that could cause him to postpone a move up to lightweight.
"If Frankie was to put on a phenomenal performance and stop Chad, or maybe something like that, then I can say, alright, let's answer the Frankie question, let's shut him down real quick," McGregor said. "But in my mind, I'm thinking, I'm going to unify the belts, I'm going to destroy the division, and then I'm going to take the lightweight division as well. That's where I'm headed right now."
Even though he's yet to unify the featherweight gold, McGregor's already throwing barbs at the top of the 155-pound pack. McGregor says a run at the lightweight title is purely about pursuing a championship legacy, since he's already making considerably more money than Rafael dos Anjos andDonald Cerrone, who will compete for the lightweight belt on Dec. 19.
McGregor: I'm done with featherweight after Aldo, unless Edgar earns it - MMA Fighting
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