Today’s SciFighting Fight Announcement Round-up features bouts from across three different promotions.
Some of the bouts in the fight announcement round-up are verbally agreed to and have not yet been officially made.
A bout originally set to headline the UFC Fight Night 34 has been rebooked for the UFC 172 PPV. Jake Ellenberger (29-7) will take on Tarec Saffiedine (15-3) in a fight that will likely take place on the main card of UFC 172. Ellenberger dropped his last fight opposite Rory MacDonald at UFC on FOX 8. Ellenberger seemed slow to engage and fell by unanimous decision.
Saffiedine made his UFC debut against Hyun Gyu Lim at UFC Fight Night 34. Despite a late rush by Lim, Saffiedine controlled the bout and walked away with a hard-earned decision win.
UFC 172 takes place at the Baltimore Arena on April 26th in Baltimore, Maryland. It is headlined by a light heavyweight championship fight between Glover Teixeira and Jon Jones.
The fight was verbally agreed to and confirmed to MMAFighting.com.
Legacy FC 29:
UFC veteran and winner of The Ultimate Fighter Season 12 Jonathon Brookins (13-6) will return to action for Legacy FC. He won the reality show against Michael Johnson at lightweight and returned to featherweight in his first fight after his TUF win. He went 1-3 after the win over Johnson and retired from MMA to pursue the art of yoga in India. He will take on Cody Fuller (10-7) at Legacy FC 29 inside the Hard Rock Hotel in Catoosa, Okla on March 21st.
Legacy President Mick Maynard confirmed the bout to SciFighting after initial reports fromMMAJunkie.com
World Series of Fighting 9:
Marlon Moraes (12-4-1) has his next fight according to his official Twitter account.
Let’s go WSOF 9 marlonmoraes x joshrettinghouse march 29th! Las Vegas #titleshot #Brazil #almeidabjj #novafriburgo #WAR @PinosPizza
— Marlon Moraes (@MMARLONMORAES) January 27, 2014
Moraes will take on Josh ‘The Finisher’ Rettinghouse. Rettinghouse has eight finishes to his name and will look to derail the fast moving train that is Moraes’ momentum in the World Series of Fighting. Moraes last took out Carson Beebe at WSOF 6 in just 32-seconds. Rettinghouse is on a three-fight win streak with his previous two defying his nickname, delivering wins by consecutive decisions.
This fight will crown the first ever WSOF bantamweight champion.
Steve Carl (21-3) will defend his title for the first time since being crowned the inaugural WSOF welterweight champion. His opponent will be UFC veteran Rousimar Palhares (15-5).
Carl last submitted Josh Burkman at WSOF 6 to win the title with a submission late in their fight.
Palhares won his last UFC fight but his refusal to let go of the hold earned him his walking papers from the UFC.
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