This week hasn’t been the busiest week in MMA news so far, but here are a few of the odd and interesting headlines.
So Tito Ortiz was the big winner this past weekend at Bellator 170 with a rear naked choke over Chael Sonnen, and a lot of people are calling it a fix. Was it a fix or was it legit? I have no idea and i really don’t care, but the video below featuring some Dan Hardy Tweets has been making it’s way around the net.
Travis Browne vs. Derrick Lewis has been pulled from UFC 208 and now will headline UFC Fight Night 105 in Halifax. This will be a good spotlight for either Browne to come back strong or Lewis to enter the elite of the heavyweight division. “Hapa” recently made the move to Black House MMA and will look to rebound from a rough patch. Hopefully some time with the Brazilian run camp will rejuvenate Travis’ floundering career. Lewis on the other hand will look to win his sixth fight in a row.
In WMMA news, two high profile fights have been added to UFC Fight Night 105. Carla Esparza vs. Randa Markos and Liz Carmouche vs. Sara McMann will both have major top ten implications in their respective weight classes. Esparsa was the first strawweight champion in UFC history and looks to regain gold after an uneventful 2016. Carmouche was the first female to ever enter the octagon in a losing effort to Ronda Rousey for the bantamweight championship.
Bethe Correia was quoted today by MMAJUNKIE.com as saying “You see, Amanda is very good in the first round, but loses a lot of steam when it goes past the first. It’s hard for me to say that she’s the best because I feel I’m better than any girl in the bantamweight division. But I recognize she did a good job.”
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