The Zappitella, or Zapp, is going to spread everywhere, immediately
Anderson hits flying triangle off the cage to choke Alba unconscious at Invicta FC 30
Chiesa officially moving to welterweight after feeling he might die from making lightweight at UFC 226
'Dolly' McGregor plea deal said to avoid jail or deportation
TMZ reports that Conor ‘Dolly’ McGregor’s legal team is in the final stages of negotiating a plea deal in the case arising from his hapless dolly-throwing attack on Khabib Nurmagomedov, that left ‘The Eagle’ amused, but cut two fighters on the bus to the point they couldn’t fight at UFC 223 on April 7. Prosecutors are reportedly amenable to probation and community service, with no jail time. Of critical importance, the felony charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor; felony could have jeopardized McGregor’s ability to fight in the USA. McGregor is expected in court on Thursday. He will also face civil court action, from at least one of the fighters he injured. And the UFC has yet to punish the fighter.
Utah's HS sophomore Sage Mortimer is first female Greco All-American at USMC Cadet and Junior Nationals in Fargo, N.D.
PFL4 reportedly gets 101k viewers
Mitch Metcalf for Showbuzz Daily reports that the Neilsen ratings for PFL 4 on Thursday were 101K viewers with a 0.01 market share. This is the lowest viewership to date (PFL1 -116,000 viewers, PFL2 - 150,000 viewers, PFL3 - 146,000 viewers), and if true would place the event outside the top 150 shows. The PFL4 prelims aired on Facebook Watch where they got 692 Shares and 327K Views in English and 1.3K Shares and 466K Views in Spanish. The PFL4 main card broadcast on NBC Sports Network. Hopefully, MMA fans grow to understand and appreciate the playoff concept, and interest grows as we head towards the playoffs in the fall.
Lesnar tested for first time since re entering USADA testing pool
Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar re entered the USADA testing pool on July 3, to complete the remaining six months of his current USADA suspension. USADA’s Athlete Test History page shows Lesnar has been tested. This will not be the last time. The test results have no come back yet. Lesnar will be eligible to fight Jan. 8, 2019; he is expected to fight champ champ Daniel Cormier thereafter.
Edward Massey 18 second kick KO over Mate Sanikidze at M-1 Challenge 95
Happy Birthday Chris Leben (38), Yushin Okami (37), and Ernest Hemingway (RIP)!
Krzysztof Jotko vs. undefeated 'Beard' Yandiev at UFC Moscow
MMA Today reports that Polish middleweight Krzysztof Jotko will fight Russia's undefeated Adam 'Beard' Yandiev at UFC Fight Night 136 on September 15, 2018 at Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Moscow, Russia. Click image for list of ALL UPCOMING UFC FIGHTS.
Kelvin Gastelum gets his black belt in Jiu-Jitsu from 10th Planet
'T-City': Dana White compensated me
When Brian Ortega declined a fight vs. Frankie Edgar after Max Holloway late withdrew from UFC 226 with post-concussive like symptoms, he initially believed he would not be compensated anything. However, he tells AXS TV that, "I talked to Dana just the other day, and everything is good between me and him. He compensated me – we reached an agreement.”