MMA Odds and Ends for Thursday: Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor mega-fight set for August 26

Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports broke what could be the story of the year, as unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather will fight UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor on August 26th in Las Vegas. This mega-fight will take place at T-Mobile Arena as a 12 round-bout with 10 oz. gloves and be contested at 154 pounds.

The matchup will be part of an all boxing card and distributed via Showtime Pay-Per-View. Click here to read about the opening betting odds for Mayweather-McGregor.

Mayweather (49-0) retired from boxing after his unanimous-decision victory over Andre Berto back in September 2015. The 40-year-old took to social media following the announcement…

Meanwhile, McGregor (0-0 Boxing, 21-3 MMA) hasn’t found since he won the lightweight title back in November, defeating Eddie Alvarez by first-round TKO at UFC 205. The 28-year-old also took to social media after the news was announced…



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Dooho Choi injured, Andre Fili seeks new opponent for UFC 214

MMA analyst Robin Black broke the news Wednesday that Dooho Choi (14-2) is off UFC 214 due to injury and won’t return to the cage until late October.

However, his opponent Andre Fili still plans to compete on the card, and the UFC is currently looking for a replacement. Fili (16-4) has already called out Conor McGregor’s training partner Artem Lobov, who recently lost a decision to Cub Swanson at UFC Fight Night 108.

Here’s an updated look at the card…

Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Jon Jones – for light heavyweight title
Cristiane Justino vs. TBA
Andre Fili vs. TBA
Jason Knight vs. Ricardo Lamas
Renan Barao vs. Aljamain Sterling
Alexandra Albu vs. Kailin Curran
Josh Burkman vs. Drew Dober
Dmitrii Smoliakov vs. Adam Wieczorkowski
Jarred Brooks vs. Eric Shelton
Jimi Manuwa vs. Volkan Oezdemir
Sage Northcutt vs. Claudio Puelles
Renato Moicano vs. Brian Ortega
Sara McMann vs. Ketlen Vieira

Written by James Lynch

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