Neil Magny had his seven-fight winning streak snapped by Demian Maia earlier this month, and wants to get back to the win column as soon as possible.
The UFC announced on Tuesday that Magny will replace injured Rick Story against Brazilian welterweight Erick Silva in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 74 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on Aug. 23.
LINK: Neil Magny replaces injured Rick Story, meets Erick Silva at UFC Fight Night 74 - MMA Fighting
Paul Daley has his opponent set for Bellator MMA: Dynamite 1.
The British star will meet Fernando Gonzalez in a kickboxing match on the hybrid card Sept. 19 in San Jose, sources told MMAFighting.com. The matchup was confirmed by Bellator spokesman Danny Brener.
Daley, 32, is a UFC and Strikeforce veteran with a handful of major welterweight MMA fights on his record. He is also an accomplished kickboxer and alum of K-1 with a record of 20-3. The England native has won four straight in MMA and is coming off a second-round TKO of Dennis Olson at Bellator 140 last month. Daley is primed for a potential fight with new Bellator welterweight championAndrey Koreshkov down the line.
Gonzalez has won four straight MMA fights with Bellator, including a third-round submission over Curtis Millender back in May. He has beaten Karo Parisyan, Marius Zaromskis and Karl Amoussouduring this stretch. Gonzalez, 31, is a hard-nosed, scrappy striker out of Dan Henderson's Team Quest in Temecula, Calif. He is coming off a 90-day suspension for marijuana following the win over Millender, his second offense.
Bellator: Dynamite is headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between champion Liam McGeary and MMA legend Tito Ortiz. The card also features a four-man, one-night light heavyweight tournament with Phil Davis, Muhammed Lawal, Emanuel Newton and Linton Vassell.
The GLORY part of the card, inside a kickboxing ring, will have two title fights: Saulo Cavalari vs. Zack Mwekassa for the vacant light heavyweight belt and featherweight champion Gabriel Varga taking on Serhiy Adamchuk.
LINK: Paul Daley takes on Fernando Gonzalez in kickboxing match at Bellator MMA: Dynamite 1 - MMA Fighting
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The UFC has announced that Ronda Rousey will defend her Bantamweight belt, in a trilogy fight against Miesha Tate on January 2, 2016. Chris Weidman will also defend his Middleweight title against Luke Rockhold on the same night.
UFC president Dana White said MGM Resorts officials "moved Heaven and Earth" to allow the company to put the featherweight title unification bout between champion Jose Aldo and interim champion Conor McGregor at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas on Dec. 12.
White said that the women's bantamweight title bout between Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate has not been scheduled but will not be on the Aldo-McGregor card."
Read more - Dana White: Aldo-McGregor set for Dec. 12 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas | Cagewriter - Yahoo Sports
The NSAC’s testing paperwork details the commission’s efforts to have Aldo tested by a third-party collection firm, Drug Free Sport (DFS). A statement from DFS COO Chris Guinty describes the situation DFS tester Ben Mosier ran into when he attempted to collect urine from Aldo in Rio de Janeiro.
According to Guinty’s statement, the NSAC authorized Mosier, a highly experienced sample collector, to perform an out-of-competition test in conjunction with a local doping control officer. Mosier’s Brazilian visa, he wrote, made it clear he would be performing drug tests in the country. A “high-ranking anti-doping official” in Brazil then arranged for the local officer to accompany him, according to the report.
Mosier set up the test for June 11 after he initially was unable to reach Aldo on June 10. According to the statement, Aldo was “very cooperative” during the test. But then an unidentified coach halted the collection until Aldo’s head coach, Andre Pederneiras, arrived at the gym. Pederneiras then contacted the Brazilian Athletic Commission.
From there, the process quickly unraveled. Guinty wrote that an unnamed federal police officer training at the gym confiscated Mosier’s passport, claiming he had an incorrect visa, and “detained” the collector at the gym.
“While detaining Mosier, the federal police officer relayed a story of being detained in the United States when returning to Brazil following a previous fight,” Guinty’s statement read. “The officer claimed to Mosier that he was detained by law enforcement officials for 24 hours and was treated poorly, noting that he was treating Ben Mosier in a more pleasant manner.
“The officer made it a point to advise that this detainment was not revenge for his past detainment, and he had the right to transport Ben to a local detention facility for processing.”
According to the statement, the local doping control officer enlisted by DFS showed up on scene and clashed with Brazilian commission rep Cristiano Sampaio.
“The local Brazilian DCO (doping control officer) … indicated to Ben Mosier that he had done nothing wrong and was authorized to conduct the test. Sampaio refused to let the local DCO (or Mosier) proceed with any testing despite their employment as a local doping control officer. It was reported only a Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission DCO would be allowed to collect the sample.”
By then, Guinty wrote, Aldo’s urine sample had to be discarded because he and Mosier lost contact with it.
MMAjunkie was unable to immediately reach Sampaio for comment on Guinty’s statement.
After more threats from the federal officer, immigration officials showed up and ruled Mosier was permitted to participate in a rescheduled test on June 12.
According to Mosier, Aldo took the test, but not without complications. He arrived at the gym late, reportedly because he was at the U.S. embassy to obtain a visa for UFC 189, and dropped the first sample before giving a second one. Sampaio, who was there to oversee the test, reportedly changed the cutoff for shipping the sample without explanation.
Then, Guinty wrote, “upon completion of the testing event, the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (doping collection officer) requested an autograph from Jose Aldo in a magazine he had brought to the collection event and to take a picture with Jose Aldo; both requests were granted.”
LINK: UFC 189 drug tests come back clean, bizarre Jose Aldo incident detailed | MMAjunkie
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