Jose Aldo vs. Marlon Moraes On Tap For UFC 245

It looks like Jose Aldo will indeed cut down to the bantamweight division to meet Marlon Moraes. Sources close to the situation told MMAJunkie that Aldo vs. Moraes is being targeted for UFC 245 on Dec. 14. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto later received conf…

It looks like Jose Aldo will indeed cut down to the bantamweight division to meet Marlon Moraes. Sources close to the situation told MMAJunkie that Aldo vs. Moraes is being targeted for UFC 245 on Dec. 14. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto later received confirmation from UFC president Dana White, Aldo’s lawyer Ana Guedes, and Moraes’ manager […]

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Jose Aldo To Face Marlon Moraes In Bantamweight Debut At UFC 245

It looks like Dana White will be letting Jose Aldo drop down to bantamweight after all. According to a report from ESPN, first reported by MMA Junkie, White has confirmed the former 145-pound kingpin will drop down to face Marlon Moraes at 135 pounds. The action will go down on the already stacked UFC 245 […]

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It looks like Dana White will be letting Jose Aldo drop down to bantamweight after all. According to a report from ESPN, first reported by MMA Junkie, White has confirmed the former 145-pound kingpin will drop down to face Marlon Moraes at 135 pounds.

The action will go down on the already stacked UFC 245 pay-per-view (PPV) card from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 14. Aldo recently had a two-fight win streak snapped when he was bested by Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 237 earlier this year. Now, he’ll drop down to bantamweight to try his hand against a former 135-pound title challenger.

Moraes had a four-fight win streak ended by Henry Cejudo at UFC 238, where the pair competed for the then-vacant bantamweight title. Cejudo finished Moraes in the third round via TKO. It will be interesting to see how the two Brazilian strikers fare against one another inside the Octagon.

UFC 245 Card

  • Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington
  • Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski
  • Amanda Nunes vs. Germaine de Randamie
  • Jose Aldo vs. Marlon Moraes
  • Urijah Faber vs. Petr Yan
  • Matt Brown vs. Ben Saunders
  • Jessica Eye vs. Viviane Araujo
  • Kai Kara-France vs. Brandon Moreno
  • Oskar Piechota vs. Punahele Sorian.

What do you think about a potential matchup between Aldo and Moraes at bantamweight?

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Urijah Faber vs. Petr Yan Targeted For UFC 245 In Las Vegas

Urijah Faber and Petr Yan are on a collision course. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reports that Faber vs. Yan is in the works for UFC 245 on Dec. 14. If the bout can be finalized, it’ll be Faber’s second fight since coming out of retirement. F…

Urijah Faber and Petr Yan are on a collision course. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reports that Faber vs. Yan is in the works for UFC 245 on Dec. 14. If the bout can be finalized, it’ll be Faber’s second fight since coming out of retirement. Faber made a memorable return to action when he stopped Ricky […]

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Conor McGregor Claims Fight Announcement Is ‘Very Close’

Conor McGregor has been very vocal about wanting to return to the Octagon soon. In fact, McGregor would eventually like to fight the winner of Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz at UFC 244 as his second fight of 2020. As for his first fight, McGregor wants to get back to work in January. Who his […]

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Conor McGregor has been very vocal about wanting to return to the Octagon soon. In fact, McGregor would eventually like to fight the winner of Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz at UFC 244 as his second fight of 2020. As for his first fight, McGregor wants to get back to work in January.

Who his opponent for that bout will be remains to be seen, but speaking at a Parimatch Q&A in Ukraine recently, the Irishman teased the news is “very close” to being announced. Perhaps within the next few days of his trip.

“We are very very close to announcing it,” McGregor said. “Not just yet, but shortly over the course of this trip we should have an announcement. That’s what we’re aiming for.”

McGregor hasn’t fought since October of last year when he was submitted by Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. Prior to that, his last fight inside the UFC’s Octagon was in November of 2016, when he beat Eddie Alvarez to become a two-division champion under the promotion’s banner.

With a return in early 2020, McGregor claims he wants to get back to being active inside the Octagon, the way he used to be during the early days of his UFC run.

“For me, I’m looking – I used to fight every couple of weeks, really, before the UFC came. Then it was every couple of months,” McGregor said. “Now the politics of the prize got involved and it’s almost – if I’ve won then I go off, I do not like that. You can not be like that in this game, I must continue. Consistency is another word, you must be consistent.

“So once we get the first one done and we get past the politics of this, I will continue to go. I’ve taken very little damage inside of the Octagon, so I am eager to get going and continue. If I look at the run I had going up to Eddie Alvarez, when I won the second world title, it was consecutive bouts. Bout, bout, bout. So I went into that Eddie Alvarez fight sharp. Aware. Fully prepared.

“What happened that night, one of the greatest performances in any title fight ever in the UFC. So that’s what we are looking to continue on the next time.”

Do you think McGregor will be more active inside the Octagon in 2020?

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Conor McGregor Offers Masvidal vs. Diaz Prediction, Claims He Designed BMF Title

Conor McGregor is ready to get back inside the Octagon. And it seems that the winner of the UFC 244 main event between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal, for the one-off Baddest Mother F*cker Championship, is on his radar. McGregor recently took part in a Q&A for Parimatch in Ukraine. During the event, McGregor was […]

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Conor McGregor is ready to get back inside the Octagon. And it seems that the winner of the UFC 244 main event between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal, for the one-off Baddest Mother F*cker Championship, is on his radar.

McGregor recently took part in a Q&A for Parimatch in Ukraine. During the event, McGregor was asked for his prediction for Masvidal vs. Diaz. McGregor picked his two-time Octagon foe, Diaz, to come out on top of the action.

“I think Diaz beats him,” McGregor said. “He’s got crisper boxing, way more experience, I think Masvidal has had a good run, he’s on a two-fight win streak, the game is very forgetfull I believe. Our sport is. I think Diaz has enough in him to do it, I think he’s in a better space. You’ve got to factor in that, what kind of space is a fighter in. Because everyone is the best on their day. I think Diaz beats him.”

The winner of Masvidal vs. Diaz will be awarded the BMF belt, which will be wrapped around their waist by none other than Hollywood mega-star and WWE legend The Rock. McGregor claims that he himself signed off on the design for the BMF Championship, suggesting he himself is the real “bad mother f*cker.”

“I designed that Bad Mother F*cker Belt,” McGregor said. “I actually designed that. I signed off on the design of how they are creating that belt. So most certainly, that belt was brought into fruition, brought to life, because of me, the real bad mother f*cker. So most certainly one of those men is on my radar.”

Do you agree with McGregor’s pick for Diaz to best Masvidal at UFC 244?

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Johnny Walker Has A Warning For Jon Jones

Everyone wants a piece of Jon Jones. The light heavyweight division in the UFC isn’t stacked with high-profile names the way it used to be, but there are plenty of promising young contenders making names for themselves. One of those being Johnny Walker, the athletic young Brazilian who has been making quick work of his […]

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Everyone wants a piece of Jon Jones. The light heavyweight division in the UFC isn’t stacked with high-profile names the way it used to be, but there are plenty of promising young contenders making names for themselves.

One of those being Johnny Walker, the athletic young Brazilian who has been making quick work of his opponents inside the cage since signing with the UFC. Walker was immediately looked at as a potential problem for “Bones” down the line, and he’ll get the chance to solidify those claims when he takes on top-ranked light heavyweight Corey Anderson at UFC 244 on pay-per-view (PPV) next month inside Madison Square Garden.

Recently, Jones went on a Twitter rant about the lack of depth in the 205-pound division, claiming he wants a “super fight” next, teasing taking on the winner of Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier III at heavyweight. However, when asking where all the “big names” at light heavyweight disappeared to, Walker responded to Jones, warning him that he’ll be coming for the title after his meeting with Anderson on November 2.

“Don’t worry The biggest name will be Walking into your Twitter feed on November 2nd . Say my name 3X and I might just appear today. #saymyname#beetlejuice

The 27-year-old Walker is currently on a nine-fight win streak in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career. He has won all three of his UFC fights via first-round TKO, finishing his last two opponents in under a minute. If he’s able to do the same to a fighter the caliber of Anderson, there will be no denying him a shot at the 205-pound throne.

Do you think Walker has what it takes to best Jones inside the Octagon?

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