Shane Burgos vs. Josh Emmett Planned For June 20 Event

Burgos EmmettRanked Encounter Between Burgos, Emmett A potential barn burner of a featherweight fight is being planned next month between Shane Burgos and Josh Emmett. That’s according to MMA Junkie citing multiple people close to the situation after an initial report from ESPN’s Ariel Helwani. The fight is currently in the works for the UFC’s upcoming […]

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Ranked Encounter Between Burgos, Emmett

A potential barn burner of a featherweight fight is being planned next month between Shane Burgos and Josh Emmett.

That’s according to MMA Junkie citing multiple people close to the situation after an initial report from ESPN’s Ariel Helwani. The fight is currently in the works for the UFC’s upcoming June 20 event which has no venue or location at the time of writing.

Burgos is currently on a three-fight winning streak following his knockout defeat to top contender Calvin Kattar — his only professional setback. In that run, he has defeated the likes of Kurt Holobaugh, Cub Swanson and most recently, Makwan Amirkhani.

“Hurricane” has since signed a new four-fight deal with the UFC as he looks to continue climbing up the ranks where is currently ranked No. 10.

Emmett is also enjoying a good run with two straight knockout wins over Michael Johnson and Mirsad Bektic following his knockout defeat to Jeremy Stephens in early 2018. In total, he has won four of his last five.

As it stands, the Team Alpha Male fighter is currently ranked No. 8 in the featherweight rankings.

Here is how the June 20 event looks at the time of writing:

  • Raquel Pennington vs. Marion Reneau
  • Roxanne Modafferi vs. Lauren Murphy
  • Lyman Good vs. Belal Muhammad
  • Shane Burgos vs. Josh Emmett

What do you think of this fight?

Josh Emmett Targeting Higher-Ranked Opponent Next

EmmettUFC featherweight contender Josh Emmett wants a higher-ranked opponent next. Emmett is on a two-fight winning streak and has won four of his last five, including victories over Mirsad Bekic, Michael Johnson and Ricardo Lamas. He was recently scheduled to face Arnold Allen at UFC Raleigh last month before having to pull out. Allen would […]

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UFC featherweight contender Josh Emmett wants a higher-ranked opponent next.

Emmett is on a two-fight winning streak and has won four of his last five, including victories over Mirsad Bekic, Michael Johnson and Ricardo Lamas. He was recently scheduled to face Arnold Allen at UFC Raleigh last month before having to pull out.

Allen would go on to defeat short-notice opponent Nik Lentz to extend his own winning streak to seven in the UFC. Despite that, Emmett isn’t too keen on rebooking the fight:

“The Allen fight doesn’t really excite me,” Emmett told MMA Junkie. “The only reason I agreed to it was because (matchmaker) Sean (Shelby) said he was the only person available and I didn’t want to be iced any longer. I fought in March (2019) and July 2019 and finished two really tough opponents in devastating fashion after being sidelined for 13 months. I wanted to continue staying active and climbing the ranks, getting me closer to gold.”

Instead, Emmett wants someone ranked higher than him (#9) and believes he’ll rise to the occasion.

“I want to fight someone toward the top, so with another big win I’ll get a shot at what I’ve set out to do,” Emmett added. “I’m tired of fighting behind me and not getting the fights I want. Give me the opportunity and I’ll exceed expectations and rise to the occasion.

“I’m hoping to fight in May or June. It would be nice to fight on a big pay-per-view event on the main card instead of a ‘Fight Night’ or mobile app card for once.”

Whether he’ll get his wish on both fronts remains to be seen.

Who do you think Emmett should face next?

Josh Emmett Injured, Out Of UFC Raleigh Fight With Arnold Allen

The upcoming UFC Raleigh event on Jan 25 has taken a major hit. According to MMA Junkie Josh Emmett has been forced off the card with an undisclosed injury. Since coming up short against Jeremey Stephens, Emmett has been in fine form. The Team Alpha Male featherweight has won two straight in empatic fashion. He […]

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The upcoming UFC Raleigh event on Jan 25 has taken a major hit. According to MMA Junkie Josh Emmett has been forced off the card with an undisclosed injury.

Since coming up short against Jeremey Stephens, Emmett has been in fine form. The Team Alpha Male featherweight has won two straight in empatic fashion. He first brutally knocked out Michael Johnson at UFC Philadelphia in March 2019. Just a few months later he earned another KO win over Mirsad Bektic at UFC Sacramento. The win earned him a performance of the night performance and elevated him to #10 in the 145 rankings. He was hoping to continue his impressive run against up and coming British fighter Arnold Allen. Unfortunately that plan has taken a hit and the 25-year-old Englishman will now need to find a new opponent.

The TriStar fighter is riding one of the best win streaks in the division. Since joining the UFC in 2016 he has been absolutely flawless. Allen has won six straight and earned two performances of the night bonuses in the process. Last time out he picked up a career best win over the once great Gilbert Melendez at UFC 239. The win propelled him into the featherweight rankings where he currently sits at #15. UFC Raleigh would have given him a chance to earn another career best win and continue his rise up the rankings. Unfortunately, he won’t get that chance now. But hopefully the UFC can find a replacement opponent and keep the Brit on the card later this month.  

Despite taking a hit UFC Raleigh
is still strong, check out the full card below…

Curtis Blaydes vs. Junior Dos Santos
Michael Chiesa vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Jordan Espinosa vs. Alex Perez
Hannah Cifers vs. Angela Hill
Jamahal Hill vs. Darko Stosic

PRELIMINARY CARD

Justine Kish vs. Lucie Pudilova
Bevon Lewis vs. Dequan Townsend
Felipe Colares vs. Montel Jackson
Lina Lansberg vs. Sara McMann
Brett Johns vs. Tony Gravely
Herbert Burns vs. Nate Landwehr
Nik Lentz vs. Nad Narimani

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Josh Emmett Meets Arnold Allen At UFC Raleigh

A featherweight contest between Josh Emmett and Arnold Allen is on the agenda next. The news was officially confirmed by the promotion on Wednesday as it will take place in the UFC’s debut show in Raleigh on January 25. Six fight win streak! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England’s @Arnoldbfa takes his record to #UFCRaleigh to face @JoshEmmettUFC pic.twitter.com/umZjs2Ub2Q […]

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A featherweight contest between Josh Emmett and Arnold Allen is on the agenda next.

The news was officially confirmed by the promotion on Wednesday as it will take place in the UFC’s debut show in Raleigh on January 25.

Emmett is on a two-fight winning streak. He bounced back from his knockout loss to Jeremy Stephens last year with a come-from-behind knockout of Michael Johnson earlier this year.

The American followed it up with a dominant first-round TKO victory over Mirsad Bektic in the summer.

Allen, meanwhile, remains undefeated in the UFC. His last outing was a unanimous decision victory over former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez at UFC 239. As a result, the Briton went 6-0 with the promotion. He will face arguably his toughest opponent yet in Emmett next.

UFC Raleigh looks to be a stacked Fight Night event headlined by a heavyweight bout between Junior dos Santos and Curtis Blaydes.

In the co-main event, Frankie Edgar makes his bantamweight debut when he meets young prospect Cory Sandhagen. Meanwhile, a huge welterweight class is also in the works between Rafael dos Anjos and Michael Chiesa.

What do you think of Emmett vs. Allen? Who wins? And what do you think of the stacked UFC Raleigh card?

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Josh Emmett Targeting Top 3 Opponent Following Win Over Mirsad Bektic

UFC featherweight contender Josh Emmett believes he has earned the right to challenge someone in the top three of the division. Emmett made it two wins via knockout in a row when he finished Mirsad Bektic in the first round of their UFC Sacramento matchup this past weekend. The win was made even sweeter by […]

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UFC featherweight contender Josh Emmett believes he has earned the right to challenge someone in the top three of the division.

Emmett made it two wins via knockout in a row when he finished Mirsad Bektic in the first round of their UFC Sacramento matchup this past weekend. The win was made even sweeter by the fact that he had a partisan crowd chanting for him, while he also received his first performance bonus with the promotion:

“It was a phenomenal night to be out there injury free and the way I beat such a tough prospect in Mirsad Bektic,” Emmett told Sherdog.com. “I feel like I have missed out on several of them which I should have got.

It is all going to work out in the end, and it is a little sweeter. Not only did I get a huge win in my home city, but I got a bonus. The crowd was insane, like you would have had to be there to feel the energy. The stadium was rocking.”

Emmett is now 4-1 at featherweight and holds knockout wins over names such as former title challenger Ricardo Lamas and Michael Johnson. The 34-year-old feels his latest win puts him in a position to challenge the higher-ranked fighters in the division:

“I think it lines me up to the top,” he added. “Before the fight, I wanted to focus on him because he is very good. I wasn’t overlooking him, but now with a big win it sets me up to fight someone in the Top 3 and gets me closer to the title shot.

Not just beat him but put him away in the first round. Just show what I am capable of. I’m excited about that.”

Who do you want to see Emmett face next?

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Josh Emmett Wants Top-Three Opponent After UFC Sacramento Win

Josh Emmett got a huge win in front of his home city at UFC Sacramento. There, he knocked out Mirsad Bektic in the first round, where he says the fight could not have gone any better. “It was a phenomenal night to be out there injury-free and the way I…

Josh Emmett got a huge win in front of his home city at UFC Sacramento. There, he knocked out Mirsad Bektic in the first round, where he says the fight could not have gone any better. “It was a phenomenal night to be out there injury-free and the way I beat such a tough prospect […]

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