MMA Odds and Ends for Wednesday: Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia moved to UFC on FOX 21, TUF 24 cast revealed

400 Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia headlines UFC on FOX 21  UFC officials announced that Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia has been moved to UFC on FOX 21 as the main event. The matchup previously served as the co-main event for UFC 202 in Las Vegas. Condit (30-8) heads into this matchup off a split decision loss to welterweight title holder Robbie Lawler in January. Maia (23-6) is riding a five fight win streak including wins over Matt Brown, Gunnar Nelson and Neil Magny. Also added to the card is a rematch between lightweights Joe Lauzon (26-12) and Jim Miller (26-8), as well as the debut of middleweights Ryan Janes (8-1) vs. Adam Hunter (7-1). In addition, Sam Alvey (27-8 1NC) makes his third appearance in just over two months against Kevin Casey (9-4-NC) and lightweights Shane Campbell (12-5) vs. Felipe Silva (7-0) will clash as well. UFC on FOX 21 will take place at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Here’s an updated look at the card. Carlos Condit (30-8) vs. Demian Maia (23-6) Anthony Pettis (18-5) vs. Charles Oliveira (21-5, 1NC) Paige VanZant (6-2) vs. Bec Rawlings (7-4) Garreth McLellan (13-4) vs. Alessio Di Chirico (9-1) Enrique Barzola (11-2-1) vs. Kyle Bochniak (6-1) Chad Laprise (10-2) vs. Thibault Gouti (11-2) Jim Miller (26-8 1NC) vs. Joe Lauzon (26-11) Sam Alvey (27-8) vs. Kevin Casey (9-4) Ryan Janes (8-1) vs. Adam Hunter (7-1)   TUF 24 cast revealed  Season 24 of The Ultimate Fighter premieres Wednesday, August 31 at 10 p.m. ET on FS1. The coaches will be flyweight contenders Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo. The show will feature 12 episodes airing Wednesdays on FS1. Each episode’s winner will advance in the single-elimination tournament. In a new twist from previous seasons, the two finalists will meet in the last fight in the house to determine who will receive a shot at the UFC flyweight world title at the finale in December. Here’s a look a the cast TUF 24 cast     Michelle ‘Karate Hottie’ Waterson vs. Aisling Daly slated for UFC Fight Night 93  UFC officials announced Tuesday that former Invicta FC champion Michelle Waterson will take on Aisling Daly at UFC Fight Night 93 in Germany Waterson (13-4) heads into this matchup off a submission victory over Angela Magana last year. She hasn’t fought since then due to a knee injury, but has gone 7-1 in her last eight fights. Daley (16-6) is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Ericka Almeida, which pushed her UFC record to 2-1. UFC Fight Night 93 takes place Sept. 3 at Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany. Here’s an updated look at the card. Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett Jan Blachowicz vs. Alexander Gustafsson Ryan Bader vs. Ilir Latifi Tae Hyun Bang vs. Nick Hein Jessin Ayari vs. Emil Weber Meek Nicolas Dalby vs. Peter Sobotta Christian Colombo vs. Jarjis Danho Scott Askham vs. Jack Hermansson Rustam Khabilov vs. Reza Madadi Henry Briones vs. Brad Pickett Aisling Daly vs. Michelle Waterson   Bellator releases seven fighters MMAJunkie confirmed that Bellator has released seven fighters including former title challenger Dave Jansen. Release from the promotion are the following fighters.

  • Mike Richman (18-6), who is currently serving a two-year suspension after a failed drug test,
  • Dave Jansen (20-4), a former title challenger who is coming off back-to-back losses against Will Brooks and Marcin Held.
  • Mikkel Parlo (13-2)
  • Raphael Butler (9-2-1)
  • Houston Alexander (16-14-1)
  • Isao Kobayashi (18-4-4 )
  • Thiago Goncalves Jambo (18-5)


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