Watch: Fabricio Werdum Buys New Boomerang After Colby Covington Incident

It seems like former UFC heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum isn’t taking the assault summons he was served with after being seen hitting trash-spewing UFC welterweight Colby Covington with a boomerang in Sydney, Australia, all too seriously. “Vai Cavalo,” who will take on Marcin Tybura in the main event of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 122, was apparently […]

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It seems like former UFC heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum isn’t taking the assault summons he was served with after being seen hitting trash-spewing UFC welterweight Colby Covington with a boomerang in Sydney, Australia, all too seriously.

“Vai Cavalo,” who will take on Marcin Tybura in the main event of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 122, was apparently sick of Covington calling his Brazilian countrymen “filthy animals” repeatedly since he uncorked the derogatory phrase following his win over local hero Demian Maia at October 28’s UFC Sao Paulo.

He was seen hitting Covington with said boomerang in a video from UFC featherweight Dan Hooker. But with the weapon now involved in the “alleged” assault from Werdum, he was once again void of his favorite souvenir. That is until he posted a video on Instagram telling his friend acting as the store clerk that he was purchasing a new one, “because the other day I threw one and it didn’t came back.”

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Marlon Moraes fills in to fight Aljamain Sterling at UFC Fight Night 123 on Dec. 9

Rising UFC bantamweight contender Marlon Moraes will step in on three weeks notice to fight Aljamain Sterling at UFC Fight Night 123 on Dec. 9 live on FOX Sports 1 from inside Save Mart Center in Fresno, California, per a bout confirmation b…

Rising UFC bantamweight contender Marlon Moraes will step in on three weeks notice to fight Aljamain Sterling at UFC Fight Night 123 on Dec. 9 live on FOX Sports 1 from inside Save Mart Center in Fresno, California, per a bout confirmation by MMA Fighting.

Sterling was originally expected to fight Brazilian veteran Rani Yahya, but Yahya was forced to withdraw from the fight due to injury.

Moraes, 29, is making up for lost time after losing his Octagon debut to veteran Raphael Assuncao back at UFC 212. The former World Series of Fighting (WSOF) champion regained some momentum with a recent split-decision win over former UFC flyweight title challenger John Dodson at UFC Fight Night 120, but a victory over “Funk Master” will push him near the top of the 135-pound division.

Sterling, 28, has been consistently inching closer towards the upper echelon of UFC bantamweight contenders, but always seems to slip up when he’s about to break through. Sterling is coming off one of his best Octagon performances to date — a unanimous decision win over former UFC bantamweight king Renan Barao back at UFC 214 — so it will be interesting to see how “Funk Master” fares against another former world champion.

UFC Fight Night 123 will be headlined by a featherweight showdown between perennial contender Cub Swanson and undefeated prospect Brian Ortega.

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Aljamain Sterling Receives New Opponent For UFC Fresno

No. 8-ranked bantamweight Aljamain Sterling was originally scheduled to take on Rani Yahya at UFC Fight Night Fresno on Dec. 9, 2017, but Yahya was forced to withdraw from the bout due to an injury. Since then, the “Funkmaster” has been campaigning heavily for a fight with No. 4-ranked Jimmie Rivera, who was slated to […]

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No. 8-ranked bantamweight Aljamain Sterling was originally scheduled to take on Rani Yahya at UFC Fight Night Fresno on Dec. 9, 2017, but Yahya was forced to withdraw from the bout due to an injury.

Since then, the “Funkmaster” has been campaigning heavily for a fight with No. 4-ranked Jimmie Rivera, who was slated to meet ex-champion Dominick Cruz at Dec. 30’s UFC 219 prior to Cruz suffering an injury, but he ultimately didn’t receive his wish.

Instead, he’ll take on former World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 135-pound champion Marlon Moraes. MMAJunkie reported the news, and Sterling later confirmed it on his official Twitter account.

Moraes holds a professional record of 19-5-1, but he’s just 1-1 since entering the UFC earlier this year. He dropped a split-decision loss to Raphael Assuncao last June before scoring a split-decision victory over former two-time flyweight title challenger John Dodson at UFC 217 earlier this month in New York City. Ironically, Moraes also called out Rivera after his win over Dodson, but in the end, he agreed to step up on short notice to take on Sterling.

UFC Fight Night 123 is set to be headlined by a featherweight tilt between Cub Swanson and Brian Ortega.

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Cat Zingano Finally Set For UFC Return

No. 6 UFC women’s bantamweight contender Cat Zingano is finally set for her UFC return. A report confirmed by MMA Fighting and initially reported by MMA Brasil revealed the former title challenger, who has been out of action since a decision loss to Julianna Pena at 2016’s UFC 200, will meet undefeated up-and-coming contender Ketlen […]

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No. 6 UFC women’s bantamweight contender Cat Zingano is finally set for her UFC return.

A report confirmed by MMA Fighting and initially reported by MMA Brasil revealed the former title challenger, who has been out of action since a decision loss to Julianna Pena at 2016’s UFC 200, will meet undefeated up-and-coming contender Ketlen Vieira at March 3’s UFC 222 pay-per-view from Las Vegas.

Zingano has had an incredibly unique, mercurial, and taxing UFC run that began with her scoring an emphatic third-round finish of former champion Miesha Tate in her Octagon debut at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 Finale in 2013, which earned her a title shot at dominant then-champion Ronda Rousey. A torn ACL suffered in training delayed that fight for almost two years, however, as Zingano instead returned to face and defeat current champion Amanda Nunes at September 2014’s UFC 178, her last win in MMA.

She faced Rousey for the belt at UFC 184 in February 2015, but lost to a strikingly quick armbar in 14 seconds. Varied injuries gave kept the otherwise decorated ‘Alpha’ out of consistent action.

Zingano will have no easy return match-up in the 9-0, No. 8-ranked Vieira. The surging Brazilian has won her three bouts in the UFC, with by far her biggest win coming in her latest fight, a shocking arm-triangle submission over former title challenger Sara McMann at September’s UFC 215.

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Nik Lentz on UFC Sydney: ‘I Wanted to Beat up Will Brooks’

Nik Lentz didn’t hesitate when offered a bout with Will Brooks. Tonight (Nov. 18), Lentz will take on Brooks inside the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia. The bout will be featured on the FOX Sports 1 preliminary portion of the UFC Fight Nigh…

Nik Lentz didn’t hesitate when offered a bout with Will Brooks. Tonight (Nov. 18), Lentz will take on Brooks inside the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia. The bout will be featured on the FOX Sports 1 preliminary portion of the UFC Fight Night 121 card. The bout was initially set to go down at UFC […]

Rashad Evans Going Back to Light Heavyweight After Brief 185-Pound Stint

Rashad Evans’ middleweight run is over. Evans, who is a former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight title holder, will return at 205 pounds. “Suga” has gone on a four-fight skid. Two of those losses were at middlewei…

Rashad Evans’ middleweight run is over. Evans, who is a former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight title holder, will return at 205 pounds. “Suga” has gone on a four-fight skid. Two of those losses were at middleweight in lackluster performances. These days, Evans looks nowhere near the competitor he once was. Still, “Suga” doesn’t […]