Ludovit Klein To Make Promotional Debut Against Shane Young At UFC 253

Ludovit Klein has been named the new opponent for Shane Young at UFC 253, replacing Nate Landwehr, who was pulled from the fight due to a positive COVID-19 test. News of the new matchup was first reported by Mike Bohn of MMA Junkie on Thursday. Klein will enter the promotion on a seven-fight streak of … Continue reading Ludovit Klein To Make Promotional Debut Against Shane Young At UFC 253

Khadis Ibragimov To Look For First UFC Win Against Debuting Danilo Marques At UFC 253

UFC 253 has gained another light heavyweight bout, as a matchup between Khadis Ibramigov and Danilo Marques has been added to the card. News of the pairing was first reported by Natassia del Fischer of AgFight. The fight will be Ibragimov's fourth crack at the UFC following three consecutive losses. Entering the promotion in 2019 … Continue reading Khadis Ibragimov To Look For First UFC Win Against Debuting Danilo Marques At UFC 253

TUF 28 Winner Juan Espino To Return Against Jeff Hughes At UFC 253

A heavyweight matchup between Juan Espino and Jeff Hughes has joined the approaching UFC 253 card, per the ESPN website. The matchup, which joins the now 10-fight card, was added to the event page on ESPN on Wednesday. The fight will be Espino's return to the UFC after winning season 28 of "The Ultimate Fighter." … Continue reading TUF 28 Winner Juan Espino To Return Against Jeff Hughes At UFC 253

Injury Takes Claudia Gadelha Out of UFC 253 Bout Against Yan Xiaonan

September's UFC pay-per-view event UFC 253 has lost a matchup, as Claudia Gadelha has been removed from her bout against Yan Xiaonan. Per a report from Raphael Marinho of Combate, the withdrawal comes due to a knee injury that Gadelha suffered. It is not known currently if Xiaonan will get a replacement opponent. Gadelha was … Continue reading Injury Takes Claudia Gadelha Out of UFC 253 Bout Against Yan Xiaonan

Reyes and Blachowicz To Battle For Vacant Light Heavyweight Belt At UFC 253

UFC 253 is now a two-title fight pay-per-view, as the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship will be up for grabs between Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz. The booking comes days after former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones vacated his belt. Reyes last competed in February, where he lost a title shot to Jones. The … Continue reading Reyes and Blachowicz To Battle For Vacant Light Heavyweight Belt At UFC 253

Jordan Espinosa Versus David Dvorak Added To UFC 253

Following a successful UFC debut in February, David Dvorak will be matched against Jordan Espinosa on September 19th at UFC 253. First reported by Mike Heck of MMA Fighting, the flyweight bout joins the now six-fight card. Dvorak's debut came as a replacement earlier in 2020, filling in for Su Mudaerji on a show in … Continue reading Jordan Espinosa Versus David Dvorak Added To UFC 253

Casey Kenney To Meet Alatengheili at UFC 253

Bantamweights Casey Kenney and Alatengheili have joined the still developing UFC 253 card set for mid-September. First reported by Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie, the matchup becomes the fifth matchup reported for the show. Kenney competed recently, catching Louis Smolka with a guillotine choke on a May "Fight Night" show. The win saw Kenney bounce … Continue reading Casey Kenney To Meet Alatengheili at UFC 253

Israel Adesanya To Defend Middleweight Belt Against Paulo Costa At UFC 253

UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya's next challenge will come against Paulo Costa, as the matchup is targeted to take place on September 19th at UFC 253. The pairing was first reported on Saturday by Marcelo Barone and Raphael Marinho of Combate. Adesanya defended his belt for the first time in March, where he defeated Yoel … Continue reading Israel Adesanya To Defend Middleweight Belt Against Paulo Costa At UFC 253

Mackenzie Dern To Face Randa Markos on UFC 253 Show

UFC's September 19th pay-per-view UFC 253 has a strawweight bout on it, as Mackenzie Dern and Randa Markos have their names attached to the show. The matchup was first reported by Steven Marrocco and Guilherme Cruz by MMA Fighting. Dern last fought on May 30th, catching Hannah Cifers with a kneebar in the first round … Continue reading Mackenzie Dern To Face Randa Markos on UFC 253 Show