The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson

Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos will begin his road back to the crown on Saturday, November 5, when he faces the No. 3-ranked Tony Ferguson in a five-round main event bout at Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City.

The lightweight showdown headlines the UFC’s fourth event in Mexico, and also features the finals of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 (also known as UFC Fight Night 98). Winner of Martin Bravo vs. Claudio Puelles will be crowned. FOX Sports 1 will televise the card.

Currently ranked second at 155 pounds, Brazil’s Dos Anjos won five straight over the likes of Nate Diaz, Donald Cerrone, Anthony Pettis and Benson Henderson before a stunning first round upset loss to Eddie Alvarez in July cost him his title. Hungry to get his belt back, Dos Anjos can make a statement with a win over former Ultimate Fighter winner Ferguson. Showing the best form of his career, California’s “El Cucuy” is on an eight-fight winning streak that includes wins over Edson Barboza, Josh Thomson and Abel Trujillo, as well as six post-fight bonuses.

Three fighters on the cancelled UFC Manila card were rebooked in this event. Ricardo Lamas will face Charles Oliveira and the Sam Alvey vs. Alex Nicholson match-up will also take place at this event.

Marco Beltran’s new opponent to be announced or he may no longer be fighting. He was supposed to fight Guido Cannetti but was flagged by USADA, pulled from rematch.

Another pair scrapped from this card was the Jorge Masvidal vs. Kelvin Gastelum. The TUF 17 winner was pulled to fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 205 at the Madison Square Garden arena in New York City.

Here’s the official fight card:

Lightweight Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tony Ferguson
Lightweight Martin Bravo vs. Claudio Puelles
Lightweight Diego Sanchez vs. Marcin Held
Featherweight Ricardo Lamas vs. Charles Oliveira
Lightweight Beneil Dariush vs. Rashid Magomedov
Women’s Strawweight Alexa Grasso vs. Heather Jo Clark
Bantamweight Erik Perez vs. Felipe Arante
Bantamweight Marco Beltran vs. TBA
Welterweight Erick Montaño vs. Max Griffin
Bantamweight Henry Briones vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade
Middleweight Sam Alvey vs. Alex Nicholson
Lightweight Marco Polo Reyes vs. Jason Novelli
Featherweight Enrique Barzola vs. Chris Avila

The Cast Of TUF 24 Are Made Up Of Flyweight Champions

UFC has revealed the 16 hopefuls who will get into The Ultimate Fighter house for season 24. Their coaches will be the No. 1 ranked in flyweight division Joseph Benavidez and the No. 2 Henry Cejudo.

The show is set to air on May 31 at 10 pm ET on Fox Sports 1. The ultimate winner of the tournament will be given a title shot and face ‘The Mighty Mouse’ Demetrious Johnson at the TUF 24 Finale in December.

Below is the list of flyweight champions who will train and compete against each other for Season 24 and their promotions:

1. Adam Antolin of Tachi Palace Fights
2. Damacio Page of Legacy FC
3. Kai Kara-France of Bragging Rights
4. Ronaldo Candido de Oliveira of Shooto
5. Alexandre Pantoja of Resurrection Fighting Alliance
6. Eric Shelton of Caged Aggression
7. Matt Rizzo of Ring of Combat
8. Terrence Mitchell of Alaska FC
9. Brandon Moreno of the World Fighting Federation
10. Hiromasa Ogikubo of Shooto
11. Matt Schnell of Legacy FC
12. Tim Elliott of Titan FC
13. Charlie Alaniz of Hex Fight Series
14. Jaime Alvarez of Absolute Fighting Championship
15. Nkazimulo Zulu of EFC
16. Yoni Sherbatov of XFFC

The Ultimate Fighter 23: Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Claudia Gadelha

UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will defend her belt against Claudia Gadelha in a rematch tonight Fri., July 8, 2016.

Andrew Sanchez vs. Khalil Rountree and Amanda Cooper vs. Tatiana Suarez are the light heavyweight and strawweight competitors on the show.

The TUF 23 Finale is also headlining the fight card below:

Ross Pearson vs. Will Brooks
Doo Ho Choi vs. Thiago Tavares
Joaquim Silva vs. Andrew Holbrook
Gray Maynard vs. Fernando Bruno
John Moraga vs. Matheus Nicolau
Josh Stansbury vs. Cory Hendricks
Cezar Ferreira vs. Anthony Smith
Jake Matthews vs. Kevin Lee
Li Jingliang vs. Anton Zafir

Again, Happy UFC Fight Week MMA fans! Remember it is a three-night event and this is just second of the three fight cards in three nights!

Farewell Luke.

Luke Barnatt announces his release from the UFCthe popular British middleweight, announced on social media Thursday that he has been released by the organization after three straight losses. Most recently, Barnatt fell via unanimous decision to Mark Munoz last month in Manila. Luke became popular Ultimate Fighter 17 under Chael Sonnen. He was signed to UFC eventhough he lost to Dylan Andrews on the quarterfinals in TUF

Barnatt, a Southampton, England native and Alliance MMA product, will have value for other organizations. He is also a natural talent in front of the camera and has done television work in the United Kingdom.

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