Pettis And Masvidal Set For ‘Jiu-Jitsu Superfight’ In June

Pettis and Masvidal will grapple for a streaming pay-per-view event just weeks before Masvidal takes on Ben Askren at UFC 239. After shocking the world with his knockout win over Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, Anthony Pettis will be taking …

Pettis and Masvidal will grapple for a streaming pay-per-view event just weeks before Masvidal takes on Ben Askren at UFC 239.

After shocking the world with his knockout win over Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, Anthony Pettis will be taking on yet another welterweight opponent – it just won’t be in the UFC. Pettis will face off against Jorge Masvidal on June 15th for a ‘jiu-jitsu superfight’ under the DT Promotions banner. According to ESPN, the event will also feature Yoel Romero and the ‘first fight’ of an Instagram celebrity known as Supreme Patty.

All this will be streamed over the internet for an unspecified amount of money through a website called RYouLive.com. A portion of the money raised will also go to the Bully Proof Foundation, which organizes school events, seminars, and private help for children being bullied. With their website currently parked by GoDaddy, they clearly need the funds!

For those wondering if this is legit, shame on you. Ariel Helwani ain’t no fool. Jorge Masvidal and Yoel Romero also retweeted the event announcement, so it seems like they’re actually on board with all this. Even Supreme Patty seems to be taking this pretty seriously.

Both Pettis and Masvidal are scheduled for big UFC fights in the coming months. Anthony Pettis will face off against Nate Diaz at UFC 241 on August 17th, while Masvidal is facing Ben Askren at UFC 239 on July 6th. That’s just a few weeks after this June event, which makes us wonder how the UFC decides when they’re going to be hard-asses about their fighters doing extra-curricular stuff like this.

They certainly seem to have mellowed out in recent years … maybe with all the regular acts of God inflicted upon the sport, Dana White has decided to just say f**k it and let the ACLs and MCLs of his fighters snap wherever they may. Not that we want to discourage that mindset. We’re still not sure what the hell this DT Promotions event is all about, but we’re definitely intrigued.

Former UFC Champion Cris Cyborg Accepts Felicia Spencer’s Challenge

Cris Cyborg welcomes Felicia Spencer’s challenge with open arms. Spencer made her Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut last night (May 18). She made the most of her opportunity against Megan Anderson. Spencer earned a first-round submission…

Cris Cyborg welcomes Felicia Spencer’s challenge with open arms. Spencer made her Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut last night (May 18). She made the most of her opportunity against Megan Anderson. Spencer earned a first-round submission victory. Spencer Challenges Cyborg, Gets A Positive Response Spencer spoke to TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter following her UFC Rochester bout. […]

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Luque wants UFC Uruguay headliner against either Till or Ponzinibbio

After notching a fifth straight win at UFC Rochester, Vicente Luque is now looking to face higher-ranked competition. Number 15-ranked UFC welterweight Vicente Luque was originally slated to face Neil Magny at UFC Rochester on Saturday. Bu…

After notching a fifth straight win at UFC Rochester, Vicente Luque is now looking to face higher-ranked competition.

Number 15-ranked UFC welterweight Vicente Luque was originally slated to face Neil Magny at UFC Rochester on Saturday. But after Magny failed a USADA test, “The Silent Assassin” instead fought UFC newcomer Derrick Krantz, whom he defeated inside four minutes of action via TKO.

Now on a five-fight win streak, Luque is looking to further move forward by facing higher-ranked contenders in the welterweight division. He is also expecting to, at the very least, headline the UFC’s upcoming card in Uruguay on August 10th.

“I want a top ten (opponent), and I want the Uruguay main event. I think I have the big support from the Latin Americans, I’m a Spanish speaker, I have heritage, my dad is from Chile,” Luque said in a post-fight scrum. “So I definitely want to fight in that Urugay card and I think main event makes sense.”

If he does get to headline UFC Uruguay, Luque is hoping to lock horns with top-ten fighters like Darren Till or Santiago Ponzinibbio.

“Maybe Darren Till, I think that would be great. I think also (Santiago) Ponzinibbio is another option, he’s a Latin guy,” he said. “So it would be two good fights, I think, and Uruguay is the place.”

Till is currently on a two-fight losing streak courtesy of Tyron Woodley and Jorge Masvidal, respectively. Luque, however, still sees a big opportunity in such a matchup.

“He’s a big name, he’s up there, and he’s a striker. I always like to fight strikers because I’m a striker myself. So I think, especially for the crowd, it’s going to be a great fight, and I’m always excited to fight good strikers.”

Luque now holds a record of 16-6-1 (with 15 wins by stoppage).

Jorge Masvidal Meets Anthony Pettis In Jiu-Jitsu Super Fight

Jorge Masvidal and Anthony Pettis both have huge fights upcoming in the talented UFC welterweight division. Masvidal will take on Ben Askren at July’s awaited UFC 239 pay-per-view. It has already resulted in some hilarious trash talk. ‘Showtime’ will (supposedly) meet a returning Nate Diaz at August’s UFC 241. Both are coming off absolutely massive […]

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Jorge Masvidal and Anthony Pettis both have huge fights upcoming in the talented UFC welterweight division.

Masvidal will take on Ben Askren at July’s awaited UFC 239 pay-per-view. It has already resulted in some hilarious trash talk.

‘Showtime’ will (supposedly) meet a returning Nate Diaz at August’s UFC 241. Both are coming off absolutely massive knockouts. ‘Gamebred’ floored Darren Till at March’s UFC London, while Pettis destroyed Stephen Thompson that same month.

Both are nearing the very top levels at 170 pounds in MMA. But that won’t prevent them from competing in grappling. ESPN’s Ariel Helwani reported that ‘Gamebred’ will meet ‘Showtime’ in a grappling match in Pensacola, Florida, on June 15. A part of the proceeds will go to an anti-bully charity:

“Jorge Masvidal & Anthony Pettis have agreed to meet in a grappling match on 6/15 in Pensacola, Fla. The event, which‘ll also feature Yoel Romero x TBD + the debut of the great Supreme Patty, will air live in iPPV. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Bully Proof Foundation.”

An interesting match-up to be certain. Masvidal is more known for his striking acumen, and of course Pettis is one of the flashiest strikers in the UFC. But ‘Showtime’ is also feared for his vaunted submission game, especially from the bottom.

He hasn’t had the best takedown defense from pressuring wrestlers. Masvidal’s takedown defense is solid, yet he has had issues with elite grapplers like Demian Maia. Either way, this seems like an exciting match-up for a good cause.

It’ll also be exciting to see who Romero grapples at the event. Who are you picking to win?

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UFC Rochester Winner Calls Out Derek Brunson

The winner of the UFC Rochester co-main event is eyeing a bout with Derek Brunson. Last night (May 18), Ian Heinisch took on Antonio Carlos Junior. The action took place inside the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, NY. Heinisch defeated Carlos Junior via …

The winner of the UFC Rochester co-main event is eyeing a bout with Derek Brunson. Last night (May 18), Ian Heinisch took on Antonio Carlos Junior. The action took place inside the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, NY. Heinisch defeated Carlos Junior via unanimous decision. Heinisch is now 2-0 under the UFC banner since his […]

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UFC Rochester Winner Calls Out Derek Brunson

The winner of the UFC Rochester co-main event is eyeing a bout with Derek Brunson. Last night (May 18), Ian Heinisch took on Antonio Carlos Junior. The action took place inside the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, NY. Heinisch defeated Carlos Junior via …

The winner of the UFC Rochester co-main event is eyeing a bout with Derek Brunson. Last night (May 18), Ian Heinisch took on Antonio Carlos Junior. The action took place inside the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, NY. Heinisch defeated Carlos Junior via unanimous decision. Heinisch is now 2-0 under the UFC banner since his […]

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