UFC Sacramento was one of those sneaky entertaining cards that flew somewhat under the radar. The event took place in Sacramento, Calif., and was headlined by a top bantamweight contender fight between Germaine de Randamie and Aspen Ladd.Continue reading “Post-UFC Sacramento Matchmaking”
This Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 4 event features an exciting bantamweight bout on the preliminary card when Raquel Pennington battles Irene Aldana.Continue reading “Raquel Pennington vs. Irene Aldana, bantamweight bout | This Saturday, UFC on ESPN 4 Prelims | 6pm ET, LIVE on ESPN+”
This Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 4 event features an intriguing flyweight contest on the preliminary card when Roxanne Modafferi takes on Jennifer Maia.Continue reading “Roxanne Modafferi vs. Jennifer Maia, flyweight bout | This Saturday, UFC on ESPN 4 Prelims | 6pm ET, LIVE on ESPN+”
After another successful title defense at last Friday’s Bellator 224 event, featherweight champion Julia Budd revealed she has her sights set on a superfight against RIZIN heavyweight, Gabi Garcia.
Budd (13-2-0) has been cleaning out Bellator’s featherweight division and feels ready for perhaps the biggest challenge of her career to date, against a 235-pound undefeated heavyweight competitor in Gabi Garcia.
Garcia (6-0, 1 NC) recently spoke to MMA Fighting about the call-out.
“She’s talking about the size difference, saying that I’m a challenge for her, but no, it’s a challenge for me,” Garcia said. “She’s undefeated since 2011, has way more experience than me. I didn’t even think about fighting MMA back in 2011. She’s faced great names in the sport, so fighting her is a big challenge for me.”
“Careful what you wish for,” Garcia continued. “I never called anyone out, she’s the one asking for this fight. I’ll fight her tomorrow. I respect her a lot, but she has no idea what she’s asking for.”
The 33-year-old multiple-time BJJ world champion believes she has all the tools to take out the Bellator featherweight champ.
“I’ve been working on my striking every day despite the injury because that’s what I need to evolve at,” Garcia said. “I train boxing and muay thai every single day, and I’m also working more on my wrestling now. She’s a great fighter, but I’m sure I’d beat her. Every day there’s a girl calling me out, and I’m happy with that,” she continued. “I respect Julia a lot. She’s a great fighter and is always in shape. She’s checking my Instagram stories every day… I guess she’s my No. 1 fan now [laughs].”
“I don’t think she has punching power to knock me out,” Garcia said. “I’m not scared of her. I chose to be a fighter so I really want to fight her. She’s being very respectful in her callout, but she wants to make her name against me and that won’t happen. She made a mistake by asking for this fight. She thinks it’s gonna be easy. If I land a punch, I think she goes down.”
Fight fans, would you like to see Julia Budd take on Gabi Garcia? Who do you think would win? Let us know in the comments section below.
Germaine de Randamie has revealed that she would be more than willing to accept a UFC bantamweight title shot against Amanda Nunes.Continue reading “Germaine de Randamie wants UFC bantamweight title shot against ‘beatable’ Amanda Nunes”
Tonight at UFC Fight Night 155, Germaine de Randamie emerged victorious in a bantamweight main event, picking up the first-round TKO win over Aspen Ladd (0:16). Continue reading “UFC Sacramento results: Germaine de Randamie picks up first-round TKO win over Aspen Ladd”
Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 155, bantamweight Julianna Pena made a successful UFC return when she emerged victorious over Nicco Montano via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27).Continue reading “UFC Sacramento results: Julianna Pena defeats Nicco Montano via unanimous decision”
Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 155, strawweight Brianna Van Buren made a succesful UFC debut when she emerged victorious over Livinha Souza in via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).Continue reading “UFC Sacramento results: Brianna Van Buren defeats Livinha Souza via unanimous decision”
Friday night at the Bellator 224 event, Julia Budd successfully defended her featherweight title, defeating Olga Rubin via first-round TKO.Continue reading “Bellator 224 results: Julia Budd is STILL featherweight champ, defeats Olga Rubin via first-round TKO”
Friday night at the Bellator 224 event, Juliana Velasquez emerged victorious in flyweight action, defeating Kristina Williams via second-round TKO.Continue reading “Bellator 224 results: Juliana Velasquez defeats Kristina Williams via second-round TKO”