Several intriguing match-upshave made made official as of late for several cards from several promotions. From UFC to RFA to IGF, here are the latest fight announcements from the world of MMA.
Shinya Aoki (34-6, 1 NC) will fight for IGF and battle Toshikatsu Harada (11-9-2) in a bit of a mismatch on paper. IGF Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2013 is a year’s end card on December 31st at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Sumida in Tokyo, Japan.
A flyweight bout between Ali Bagautinov (12-2) and John Lineker (23-6) has been added to UFC 169. This fight may carry heavy title implications. Meanwhile, a lightweight fight between two up-and-coming fighters is slated for UFC 169 as Bobby Green (22-5) will take on Abel Trujillo (11-5, 1 NC).
UFC 169 takes place on February 1st at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Undefeated Sergio Pettis (10-0) returns from a successful UFC debut opposite Alex Caceres (9-5, 1 NC) at UFC on FOX 10. UFC on FOX 10 is an upcoming card set for January 25th at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Adlan Amagoz (13-2-1) has been forced out of a bout with Jason High (18-4). UFC newcomer Baneil Dairush (6-0) will now fight High at UFC Fight Night 35. UFC Fight Night 35 is set for the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia on January 15th.
Stephen Thompson (8-1) and Robert Whittaker (11-3) will battle at UFC 170 in a welterweight fight. A win in this fight will prompt a big step up in competition. UFC 170 goes down February 22nd at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Darrell Montague (13-3) and Will Campuzano (13-5) will fight at UFC 171 on March 15th. UFC 171 also features the crowning of a new welterweight champion on March 15th at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
The RFA’s bantamweight champ Pedro Munhoz (9-0) will defend his title against Billy Daniels (7-0) at RFA 12 in battle of unbeatens. RFA 12 will be at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on January 24th.
Yuri Alcantara (28-5) returns after losing to Urijah Faber to take on Wilson Reis (17-4) at UFC Fight Night 36. UFC Fight Night 36 is a Brazil-based card at the Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil on February 15th.