Rafael dos Anjos Meets Leon Edwards In UFC San Antonio Main Event

It looks like UFC San Antonio finally has its main event. Yahoo Sports’ Kevin Iole has reported that former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos will meet Leon Edwards in the main event. The show goes down on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. It had previously been reported […]

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It looks like UFC San Antonio finally has its main event.

Yahoo Sports’ Kevin Iole has reported that former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos will meet Leon Edwards in the main event. The show goes down on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. It had previously been reported that the UFC wanted to move Luke Rockhold vs. Jan Blachowicz from UFC 239 to main event the show.

However, Rockhold had a Ralph Lauren Polo commercial that day, which couldn’t be moved. As a result, Rockhold vs. Blachowicz will remain on UFC 239:

“Main event for UFC on ESPN 4 in San Antonio finalized: It will be Rafael dos Anjos vs Leon Edwards, five rounds. UFC wanted Blachowicz-Rockhold to move there, but Rockhold is filming a Ralph Lauren Polo commercial that day which couldn’t be moved.”

This matchup is an interesting one considering Edwards recently claimed “RDA” turned down a fight against him. Whatever the case, both sides have come to terms on a deal that will see them headline the San Antonio show.

In addition to this, MMA Fighting has learned that Alexander Hernandez, a local, will be competing on the show too. He’ll be taking on veteran Francisco Trinaldo. Cageside Press was first to report the matchup.

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Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Leon Edwards Official For UFC San Antonio Main Event

A crucial welterweight showdown has been finalized for July’s UFC San Antonio. According to Yahoo’s Kevin Iole, former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos will meet rising welterweight Leon Edwards in a five-round bout to cap off the card…

A crucial welterweight showdown has been finalized for July’s UFC San Antonio. According to Yahoo’s Kevin Iole, former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos will meet rising welterweight Leon Edwards in a five-round bout to cap off the card: “Main event for UFC on ESPN 4 in San Antonio finalized: It will be Rafael dos Anjos […]

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Alexander Hernandez vs. Francisco Trinaldo Added to UFC San Antonio

Originally scheduled for the canceled UFC 233, Alex Hernandez vs. Francisco Trinaldo will now take place July 20 at UFC San Antonio as reported by Rodney James Edgar of Cageside press. Alexander Hernandez will be looking to bounce back following a deva…

Originally scheduled for the canceled UFC 233, Alex Hernandez vs. Francisco Trinaldo will now take place July 20 at UFC San Antonio as reported by Rodney James Edgar of Cageside press. Alexander Hernandez will be looking to bounce back following a devastating loss to Donald Cerrone in January. Alexander Hernandez made a strong first impression […]

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Report: Valentina Shevchenko’s Next Title Defense Being Discussed For UFC San Antonio

UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko may already have her next title defense lined up. ‘Bullet’ picked up one of the more jaw-dropping MMA knockouts of 2019 thus far when she decimated Jessica Eye via second-round head …

UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko may already have her next title defense lined up. ‘Bullet’ picked up one of the more jaw-dropping MMA knockouts of 2019 thus far when she decimated Jessica Eye via second-round head kick in the co-main event of last weekend’s UFC 238 (highlights) from Chicago, Ill. Shevchenko took little if […]

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Valentina Shevchenko vs. Liz Carmouche Being Discussed For UFC San Antonio Main Event

Valentina Shevchenko’s next UFC women’s flyweight title defense might come sooner than expected. According to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, the UFC is looking to book Shevchenko vs. Liz Carmouche in the main event of UFC San Antonio on July 20: “UFC needs a main event for 7/20 in San Antonio. One option that has been discussed […]

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Valentina Shevchenko’s next UFC women’s flyweight title defense might come sooner than expected.

According to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, the UFC is looking to book Shevchenko vs. Liz Carmouche in the main event of UFC San Antonio on July 20:

“UFC needs a main event for 7/20 in San Antonio. One option that has been discussed recently is Valentina Shevchenko vs. Liz Carmouche for the women’s flyweight title. Carmouche beat Shevchenko back in 2010. That was Shevchenko’s first pro loss.”

UFC on ESPN 4 takes place from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas on July 20. Shevchenko is currently on a three-fight win streak. That win streak includes wins over Priscila Cachoeira, Joanna J?drzejczyk, and Jessica Eye. “The Bullet” captured the vacant flyweight title against J?drzejczyk in December.

Shevchenko’s only losses came against Amanda Nunes at 135 pounds. The latter being for the women’s bantamweight title, a fight she lost via split decision but many believe she should’ve won. In her last fight, Shevchenko successfully defended her title against Jessica Eye at UFC 238. Shevchenko uncorked a hellacious second-round head kick knockout for the win.

Outside of the UFC, the last woman to defeat Shevchenko was Liz Carmouche. Carmouche defeated Shevchenko in 2010 under the C3 Fights banner via TKO due to a doctor stoppage. Currently, Carmouche is on a two-fight win streak at 125 pounds. Those victories came against Jennifer Maia and Lucie Pudilová.

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Brian Ortega vs. Jeremy Stephens Was Planned For UFC San Antonio

A fight between Brian Ortega and Jeremy Stephens is no longer being discussed as a potential headliner for UFC San Antonio on July 20. That’s according to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani who states that there was talk of booking that featherweight contest. However, Ortega is not healthy enough to accept a fight at the moment. Ortega […]

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A fight between Brian Ortega and Jeremy Stephens is no longer being discussed as a potential headliner for UFC San Antonio on July 20.

That’s according to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani who states that there was talk of booking that featherweight contest. However, Ortega is not healthy enough to accept a fight at the moment.

Ortega had suffered a number of injuries in his featherweight title fight with Max Holloway in December. Among them were a broken nose and broken hand. However, he claimed last month that he was all clear and looking to return in the summer.

But given the latest news, it seems “T-City” may still need some more time before returning to the Octagon.

Helwani added that he preferred Ortega facing Stephens rather than Zabit Magomedsharipov. That fight was also reportedly in the works, but for UFC 240.

Ortega was undefeated before his TKO loss to Holloway, having defeated the likes of Renato Moicano, Cub Swanson and Frankie Edgar en route to a title shot.

As for Stephens, he is currently on a two-fight losing run after defeats to Jose Aldo and Magomedsharipov. “Lil’ Heathen” was, however, on a three-fight winning streak before that with wins over Gilbert Melendez, Doo Ho Choi and Josh Emmett.

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