With a smaller end UFC event coming up this weekend, the world of MMA has had no lack of big announcements this week. With a few new fights announced and a huge signing, let's get to whats going on in MMA Today!
Light Heavyweight Rebel
Today The UFC announced it's signing of former multiple time kickboxing champion, Gökhan Saki. The thirty three year old, currently sports an impressive 83-12 kickboxing record. It is believed he will be entering the company in the light heavyweight division.
With the 205 pound division feeling pretty flat in recent months, The Dutch star who fights out of Dubai, could really breath some life into a fading landscape. His stand up fighting credentials are as impressive as anyone on the roster. Beside being referred to as “The Rebel”, Saki is also known as “The Turkish Tyson”.
The event has already has had a main event announced, a rematch between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier. We now have learned that The UFC has added two huge featherweight fights today. The first between former Bantamweight World Champion Renan Baroa taking on Aljamain Sterling. Both 145 pounders are coming off of decision wins, in their most recent bouts.
The other fight announced today was “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung taking on Ricardo Lamas. This is a great fight on paper and has the makings of “A Fight Of The Night”. Both of these guys are also coming off of impressive stoppage wins and will look to build on that momentum. A win for either fighter should put them in the top half of the top 10.
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