Lightweights Jim Miller and Alex White will fight at UFC 228: Woodley vs. Till on September 8, 2018, at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Incredibly, this will be Miller’s 30th fight in the UFC. The 34-year-old has lost his last four fights, to Dustin Poirier, Anthony Pettis, Francisco Trinaldo, and Dan Hooker. White, 29, has lost four of his last six. CLICK IMAGE FOR LINK TO ALL UPCOMING UFC FIGHTS.
When Dana White Jr. turned 16, he got a BMW and a massive party at Brooklyn Bowl with Kendrick Lamar for his 16th birthday. When the UFC boss’s son Aidan turned 16, he got a Land Rover Defender and a more massive party still, at Drai’s rooftop pool with Migos, Everlast, DJ Carnage, and A$AP Rocky. Total price tag was reportedly $1,000,000. Aidan also had his first amateur boxing match this year.
The city of Everett, Washington, birthplace of UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture, received 140 submissions when the public was asked to help name a town park; the final 10 included “Randy ‘The Natural’ Couture Park” which received two votes. Unfortunately, “Parky McParkface” also made the top 10, with three votes. The Historical Commission has reduced the final number to three locals - David Dilgard, Emma Yule, and Dr. Art Grossman. The historical commission will reduce it to one this week, and the City Council will thereafter make the final decision. Honestly though, Parky McParkface Park is the Randy Couture of park names.
Lightweights Evan Dunham and Francisco Trinaldo will fight at UFC Fight Night 137, on September 22, 2018, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Both fighters aim to bounce back from losses, Dunham via bonus winning TKO in 53 seconds to Olivier Aubin-Mercier at UFC 223 on April 7, and Tindaldo via decision to James Vick at UFC Fight Night 126 on February 18. CLICK IMAGE FOR LIST OF ALL UPCOMING UFC FIGHTS.
Alexa Grasso has withdrawn from a strawweight fight vs. Angela Hill at UFC Fight Night 135 on August 25, 2018 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska. She will be replaced by Cortney 'Cast Iron' Casey. Casey is on a two-fight losing streak but they were SDs to Felice Herrig and Michelle Waterson. The event is headlined by former WSOF Lightweight Champion Justin Gaethje vs. Al Iaquinta, a guaranteed exciting fight. CLICK IMAGE FOR ALL UPCOMING UFC FIGHTS.
Light heavweight Volkan Oezdemir suffered a nose injury and out of his fight vs. Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 227 on August 4, 2018, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The UFC is seeking a replacement. It’s the second time in less than three months he is unable to fight. Due to since resolved visa issues, he was unable to fight at UFC Fight Night 129 on May 19, 2018, in Santiago, Chile, and at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 134 in Hamburg, Germany. It is unknown when Oezdemir will be able to fight. CLICK IMAGE FOR COMPLETE LIST OF ALL UFC FIGHTS.
Australia-based New Zealand Samoan Mark Hunt fights US-based Ukrainian-Russian Aleksei Oleinik in the main event of UFC Fight Night 136 on September 15, 2018 at Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Moscow, Russia. Hunt is coming off a decision loss to Curtis Blaydes at UFC 221 in February. Oleinik is coming off a performance bonus winning Ezekiel choke win over Junior Albini at UFC 224 in May. It was his second in the UFC, and his 12th in MMA, a world record.
Brendan Schaub joined most of the sport last year in criticizing Ronda Rousey’s coach Edmond Tarverdyan - “He has no business being her coach. The other guys and women he’s coaching are terrible. You look at how he ruined Travis Browne’s career.” Tarverdyan’s middleweight fighter Edmen Shahbazyan, 20, recently got a UFC contract from DWTNCS, and now the coach is offering Schaub 10x, no, 100x, to spar him in the gym.
Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera started in the UFC on a three-fight win streak, vs. Brian Kelleher, Brad Pickett and Ning Guangyou. However, he lost the latest two, to Douglas Silva de Andrade and John Lineker. Now Verawill seek to turn his fortunes around as a late replacement for India’s India’s Bharat Kandare, vs. China’s Wuliji Buren, who lost his UFC debut to Rolando Dy. The fight will take place at UFC 227 on August 4, 2018, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. CLICK IMAGE FOR COMPLETE LIST OF UPCOMING FIGHTS.
In an interview with Kevin Iole, UFC President Dana White revealed that Max Holloway may have suffered water poisoning prior to UFC 226 which led to his withdrawal from the card. Fighters often water load leading up to their weight cut and drinking too much water actually can cause harm.
Jersey natives Mickey Gall and George Sullivan fight at UFC Fight Night 135: Gaethje vs. Vick on Aug 25, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The 4-1 Gall is coming off a UD loss to Randy Brown at UFC 217 on November 4, 2017. Gall has moved his camp to MusclePharm gym in Burbank, CA. Sullivan is on a two-fight losing streak and was out for two years due to two doping violations, one of a tainted supplement and one for taking clomiphene as part of a physician-prescribed treatment. Also, Combate reports that Iuri Alcantara vs. Cory Sandhagen will also take place in Lincoln. CLICK IMAGE for schedule of all upcoming UFC cards.
Coach and retired fighter Brad Daddis is suffering from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and it has created a great deal of hardship for his family through escalating medical expenses. A GoFundMe has raised $4,900 of a $10,000 goal.
Cathedral City, California is honoring two Coachella Valley sports heroes, top UFC featherweight Cub Swanson and world boxing champion Timothy 'Desert Storm' Bradley.
The Underground's E-Bay store has high quality training gear priced to move. Everything must go!
Ilir Latifi recently withdrew due to injury from a fight vs. Glover Teixeira at UFC Fight Night 134: Shogun vs. Smith on July 22, 2018 in Hamburg, Germany. Now Combate reports Latifi has been replaced by TUF 19 winner Corey Anderson, who is coming off a win over Patrick Cummins. CLICK FOR COMPLETE SCHEDULE.
UFC president Dana White announced on SportsCentre that UFC 231 will be held in Toronto, Ontario, at at Scotiabank Arena, on December 8. Headliners are TBA. This is the third and final Canadian event of the year, and the 6th event in Toronto. CLICK IMAGE FOR COMPLETE UFC CALENDAR
Ilir Latifi is injured and out of his co-main fight vs. Glover Teixeira at UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith, also known as UFC Fight Night 134, also known as UFC Fight Night Hamburg, on July 22, 2018, at Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany. CLICK IMAGE FOR LATEST UFC SCHEDULE.
Derek Brunson suffered a small injury and is out of his middleweight fight vs. Brazil’s Antonio Carlos Junior at UFC 227: Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt 2 on August 4, 2018, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. CLICK IMAGE FOR LATEST UFC SCHEDULE.
UFC 226 takes place Saturday, July 7th and live results will start at approximately 7:00 PM EST.