Sport UFC on ESPN+ 39 pre-event facts: Anderson Silva's last chance to add to list of records
Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza steps in to face Marvin Vettori at UFC 256
will finally get his wish to fight a big name in the UFC. has been pulled from a planned matchup with Vettori (15-3-1 MMA, 5-2-1 UFC) at UFC 256, and (26-8 MMA, 9-5 UFC) will instead step in to face the Italian middleweight on Dec. 12. MMA Junkie confirmed the change in…Omari Akhmedov has been pulled from a planned matchup with Vettori (15-3-1 MMA, 5-2-1 UFC) at UFC 256, and Ronaldo Souza (26-8 MMA, 9-5 UFC) will instead step in to face the Italian middleweight on Dec. 12. MMA Junkie confirmed the change in plans after an initial post by Vettori’s coach on social media.
The UFC returns from “Fight Island” to its home base Saturday with UFC on ESPN+ 39, which takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and streams on ESPN+.
Another legendary fighter is set to move on from the octagon in the main event when former longtime UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (34-10 MMA, 17-6 UFC) competes in his retirement fight against Uriah Hall (15-9 MMA, 8-7 UFC).
“The Spider” has put together a UFC Hall of Fame resume over the course of his career. For more on the numbers, check below for 45 pre-event facts about UFC on ESPN+ 39.MORE:
Bellator 249 post-event facts: Cris Cyborg makes more MMA history
Bellator action resumed on Thursday with Bellator 249, which took place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., and aired on CBS Sports Network following prelims on MMA Junkie. The main event saw featherweight champion (23-2 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) defend her title for the…The main event saw featherweight champion Cris Cyborg (23-2 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) defend her title for the first time when she overwhelmed Arlene Blencowe (13-8 MMA, 6-4 BMMA) into a second-round submission.
Bellator 251 pre-event facts: Corey Anderson brings strong resume into debut .
A busy month of Bellator action continues on Thursday with Bellator 251, which takes place inside the "Fightsphere" at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Light heavyweights are set to clash in the main event. Knockout specialist (32-14-1 MMA, 4-3 BMMA) will look to…Light heavyweights are set to clash in the main event. Knockout specialist Melvin Manhoef (32-14-1 MMA, 4-3 BMMA) will look to add another big finish to his resume when he welcomes longtime UFC contender Corey Anderson (13-4 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) to the Bellator roster.