UFC 182 – January 3, 2015

UFC 182 is currently scheduled to take place on Jan. 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. A UFC light heavyweight title bout between champion Jon Jones and former 2008 Olympic wrestling captain Daniel Cormier will serve as the night’s main event.

  • Rustam Khabilob withdraws due to visa issues, Danny Castillo vs. Paul Felder

Castillo (17-7), a Team Alpha Male Product, was last seen on the wrong end of a controversial split decision loss to the surging Tony Ferguson in the co-main event of UFC 177 in August. Prior to this setback, the man known as ‘Last Call’ earned his first stoppage victory since 2011 in the form of a cage rattling second round knockout over Charlie Brenneman at UFC 172. He will enter this bout with a UFC record of 7-4.

Felder (9-0), the former Cage Fury Fighting Champion champion, is coming off a split decision win in his UFC debut against Jason Saggo at UFC Fight Night 54 in October. Prior to this win, ‘The Irish Dragon’ scored back-to-back second round knockout against Craig Johnson and Marc Stevens, giving six such wins in his career.


 

Bellator 132 – January 16, 2015

Bellator 132 is currently scheduled to take place on January 16 at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Southern California. A featherweight title fight between reigning champion Patricio Pitbull and former champion Daniel Straus will serve as the main event.

  • Houston Alexander vs. Virgil Zwicker II

Alexander (16-10-1), who initially rose to fame during his run brief run in UFC between 2007 and 2008, was last seen fighting to a draw against Zwicker at Bellator 129. While Alexander’s devastating ground-and-pound attack saw him earn both the first and third rounds on the judges’ cards, the veteran also landed a pair of illegal headbutts and was docked a point for the infractions, leading to a majority draw result. Prior to this unfortunate turn of events, fans saw ‘The Assasin’ earn his first win under the Bellator MMA banner in the form of second round TKO over Matt Udhe at Bellator  177 in April. He will enter this bout 14 career stoppage wins, including 11 by way of knockout

Prior to his recent bout with Alexander, Team Quest’s Zwicker (12-4-1) saw his two-fight win streak snapped at the hands of a first round rear-naked choke from Linton Vassal at Bellator 122. This defeat not only marked his first setback since 2012 but also marked the first time ‘Rezdog’ had been finished since his heavyweight bout against the towering Lavar Johnson back in 2011. He will enter this bout with 11 career victories, including nine by way of knockout.

  • Fernando Gonzalez vs. Marius Zaromskis

Gonzales (22-13), an 11-year MMA veteran, is coming off a first-round TKO victory over Karo Parisyan at Bellator 127. Prior to this win ‘The Menifee Maniac’ earned a unanimous decision in his Bellator debut against Karl Amoussou at Bellator 122.. Gonzalez now looks to put another well-known name on his list of victims. He will enter this bout with 15 career stoppage victories, including nine by way of knockouts.

Zaromskis (20-8), a former DREAM welterweight champion and Strikeforce title contender,  holds notable victories over Kazushi Sakuraba, Jason High, Hayato Sakurai and Nordine Taleb, Zaromskis. In his most recent outing, fans saw ‘The Whitemare’ snap his two-fight losing streak with a unanimous decision win over Vaughn Anderson at Bellator 119. He will enter this bout with 15 career stoppage victories, including 14 by way of knockout, and a Bellator MMA record of 4-2.


 

WSOF 17 – January 17, 2015

WSOF 17 is currently scheduled to take place on January 17 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. No other bouts have been announced.

  • Jake Shields vs. Brian Foster

Shields (30-7-1), a former Strikeforce, Rumble on the Rock and Elite XC champion as well as a former UFC title contender, was last seen walking away with ha first round submission win in his WSOF debut against Ryan Ford in their main event matchup at WSOF 14. Prior to this win, the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu product saw his four fight unbeaten streak snapped in the form of a one-sided unanimous decision loss to former Bellator champion Hector Lombard at UFC 171, which resulted in the UFC making the surprise move of releasing  Shields  from his contract. He will enter this bout with 14 career stoppage wins, including 11 by way of submission.

Foster (22-6), another former UFC veteran, will enter this bout having picked up wins in eight of his last nine bouts, including four straight under various smaller promotions. In his most recent outing, Foster earned a unanimous decision over TUF 17 cast member Gilbert Smith at Titan FC 28 in May. He will enter this bout 21 career stoppage victories, including 12 by way of submission.


 

UFC Fight Night 59 – January 18, 2015

UFC Fight Night 59 is currently scheduled to take place on January 18 at the TD Garden in Boston. A featherweight matchup between Conor McGregor and German striker Dennis Siver will serve as the main event.

  • Paul Felder out, Johnny Case vs. Francisco Trevino

 

UFC Fight Night 60 – February 14, 2015

UFC Fight Night 60 is currently scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 14 at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. A welterweight matchup between Matt Brown and Tarec Saffiedine will serve as the main event.

  • Neil Magny vs. Kiichi Kunimoto

Magney (13-3), veteran of season 16 of The Ultimate Fighter, will enter this bout as one of the hottest fighters on the entire UFC roster. In his most recent performance, fans saw him walk away with a third round TKO victory over William Patolino at UFC 179 in September. This marked Magney’s fifth straight win in 2014, tying him with Roger Huerta for the most UFC wins in a calendar year. To date, his last setback came in the form of third round submission win against TUF 11 veteran Seth Baczynski at UFC Fight for the Troops 3 in November 2013. He will enter this bout with six career stoppage victories, including four by way of knockout.

Kunimoto (18-5-2) will enter this bout riding an impressive seven-fight win streak, including three straight under the UFC banner. In his most recent outing, Kunimoto earned a split decision over Robert Walsh at UFC Fight Night 52. Prior to this victory, the Osaka, Japan native picked up submission win over TUF: Brazil 1 finalist Daniel Sarafian at UFC 174 in June, giving him seven such wins in his career.

  • Daniel Kelly vs. Patrick Walsh

 

UFC 184 – February 28, 2015

UFC 184 is currently scheduled to take place on Feb. 28 at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. A middleweight title fight between champion Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort will serve as headlining act while a women’s bantamweight title fight Ronda Rousey  and Cat Zingano take place in the co-main event.

  • Alan Jouban vs. Richard Walsh