by Noel McDaniel |
He’s back! Dana White announced this week that the infamous backyard brawler, Kimbo Slice, will return to the ring to fight Matt Mitrione in UFC 113 on May 8 in Montreal.
Slice and Mitrione, both alum of The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights, won their last professional fights.
Headlining UFC 113 will be Lyoto Machida and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in a rematch for the UFC light heavyweight belt.
Strikeforce Miami offered a great show with Herschel Walker winning by technical knockout in the third-round against Greg Nagy. Walker, the former NFL star, made his MMA debut and was headline of the event.
Cris Cyborg, one of the MMA’s most notable female fighters, also won by technical knockout in the third-round in her bout with Marloes Coenen.
World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) announced their first pay-per-view event to be aired on April 25 in Sacramento, Calif. The card will feature home town and fan favorite, Urijah Faber and Jose Aldo for the featherweight title.
TapouT officially opened the Charles “Mask” Lewis Theater at the Grand Terrace, Calif., headquarters. The theater, named in honor of TapouT’s late co-founder, features a gladiator-themed 92-leather seats and lion heads on either side of the screen. The theater will be used for private events, meetings and entertainment projects.