Estrella TV - Sept 4 (10PM ET/7PM PT)
Diego De La Hoya vs. Jesus Ruiz
PPV - Sept 5 (10PM ET/7PM PT)
Demetrius Johnson vs. John Dodson
(UFC flyweight title)
CBS - Sept 6 (4PM ET/1PM PT)
Anthony Dirrell vs. Marco Antonio Rubio
Jamie McDonnell vs. Tomoki Kameda
(WBA "regular" bantamweight title)
UFC signs Last Emperor...
According to a report , the legendary PRIDE FC heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko has reached an agreement to sign with the UFC.
This news may not come as a surprise to some as Emelienanko recently took to Instagram to post an edited picture of him standing next to UFC President Dana White with the caption “Скоро,” (soon).
Emelianenko (34-4-1) was at one time considered the very best fighter on planet. Between 2001 and 2009, the Russian sambo specialist amassed an astounding record 27-0 record with one no contest. During prime years, Emelianenko walked away with victories over a who’s-who of the heavyweight division, including former PRIDE champion Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, former K-1 champions Mirko Cro Cop, Semmy Schilt and Mark Hunt as well as former UFC champions Mark Coleman, Kevin Randleman, Tim Sylvia and Andrei Arlovski.
His reign of terror would eventually come to an end with a first round submission loss to reining UFC heavyweight Fabricio Werdum under the Strikeforce banner in 2010. Emelianenko would go on to drop his next two bout to Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva and Dan Henderson before righting the ship with a decision win over former UFC title contender Jeff Monson
He would earn two more knockout victories Sataoshi Ishi and Pedro Rizzo before announcing his retirement.
While there were rumblings of his return for a blockbuster matchup with former UFC champion Brock Lesnar at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, these rumors were eventually put to bed after Emelianenko’s revealed he was no longer interested in donning the gloves again after the passing of his father.
The UFC has yet to respond to these reports.
On Episode 1 of UFC 191 Embedded, headliners Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson train and prep in their home cities for their upcoming flyweight title rematch in Las Vegas. Heavyweight Frank Mir juggles his family's back-to-school schedule with his training camp, while opponent Andrei Arlovski puts in a full day with the elite team of Greg Jackson, Mike Winkeljohn and Maximus. UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the flyweight championship rematch at UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2, Saturday, September
Felkins stops Brown to retain featherweight title at 559 Fights 38
By:Daniel "BigTrip" Quintana
559 Fights was back in Visalia Friday night August 28th, 2015. as The Visalia Rawhide Stadium played host to 559 Fights 38 "Felkins vs Brown". 11 Amateur MMA bouts had the crowd on their feet throughout the night.
In the main event 559 Fights featherweight champion (6-0-1) Holt Felkins put his title on the line versus Visalia's (2-0) Dwight Brown out of Vitruvian Fight and Fitness. Bakersfeild's Holt Felkins wasted no time going for a submission, as he looked to sink in a guillotine choke when Brown shot in for a take down. Brown slammed his way out of the hold, but got his back taken during a scramble, Felkins was then able to lock in a rear naked choke that would force the tap in round 1. Felkins retains his title and moves his record to 7-0.
In the co main event Nathan Napolitano out of Salinas took on Exeters Alex Valencia. Napolitano found a home for some punishing leg kicks that had Valencia hurt and falling to the canvas. Napolitano followed him to the mat, where he then took Valencia's back and sunk in a rear naked that forced the tap in round 1.
Madera's Joel Lopez Palos stops Victor Rico by tko using some hard ground and pound until the ref stopped the fight in round 1.
Charles Jelks defeats Juan Campos by submission, using a kimura to force the tap in round 1.
Anthony Parham defeats Tevin Ellis by unanimous decision.
Mitchell Sipe defeats Drew Preheim by unanimous decision.
Havier Pedroza stops Michael Forrester by tko forcing the referee to stop the fight in round 1.
Josuhe Aispuro defeats Yuni Valencia by unaimous decision.
Jacob Longoria submits Daniel Manriques with a guillotine in round 1.
Victor Lopez defeats Michael Saldana by unanimous decision.
Joshua Williams defeats Vincent Franco by tko, using his ground and pound until the referee stopped the fight in round 2.
The biggest flyweight fight in the world will be heading to Las Vegas as Demetrious Johnson defends his strap for the seventh time against John Dodson in the main event of UFC 191. The bout is a rematch of a razor-thin unanimous decision in favor of Johnson to retain his title. Now, a little more than 2 years later, they will meet again to settle the score and determine who the true flyweight king is. Plus, top heavyweight