Weekly Roundkick on MMA: Conor and More

Welcome to the Weekly Roundkick, where you can get all your MMA news in one spot. In the age of Covid, the UFC has done a great job of being the leaders of industry in making sure the show goes on. Here’s everything that you might’ve missed this week in the MMA world.

 

Fight Rumors and Announcements

  • Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier have been offered a fight for their rematch by the UFC according to Dana White. This comes after both agreed to fight for charity not under the UFC, after Dana White refusing to give Dustin Poirier the money he asked for to fight Tony Ferguson. It’s still not finalized yet but it will be interesting to see if they take the UFC fight or how the charity fight would work


  • Conor Mcgregor and Manny Pacquiao: Conor recently has also claimed that he is going to face Manny in a boxing bout sometime in 2021, according to his Twitter account 

 

  • Israel Adesanya vs Jarod Cannonier will happen as long as Cannonier beats Robert Whitacre at UFC 254 at the end of October. Adesanya has called for the fight and Dana agrees that it would be the fight to make given Jarod wins 

 

  • Colby Covington vs Jorge Masvidal: Colby said that he has signed off on a fight with Jorge Masvidal and that it is up to Masvidal to accept the fight (MMA Junkie)

  • Jan Blachowicz vs Jon Jones: After his Light Heavyweight Championship win, Champion Jan Blanchowics called out the man that vacated the title, Jon Jones. Jon replied on twitter teasing a potential return the LHW division but for now, we have yet to see anything concrete

 

  • Jon Jones and Israel Adesanya have been going back and forth on social media and on ESPN. Both have been talking about a potential superfight between the Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya and former Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones

 

  • Impa Kasanganay vs Joaquin Buckley on Oct 10th, UFC on ESPN+ 37 (MMAJunkie). Undefeated Kasanganay returns to replace Abu Azaitar who withdrew for undisclosed reason
  • Bobby Green vs Thiago Moises on Oct 31, in UFC Apex Las Vegas. Green comes in winning 3 this year so far. 
  • Edson Barboza vs Makwan Amirkhani on Oct 10th, UFC on ESPN+ 37(MMA Junkie). Makwan Amirkhani replaces Sodiq Yusuff who is out due to an undisclosed reason.
  • Cameron Else vs Kyler Phillips Oct 10th, UFC on ESPN+ 37(MMA Junkie). Cameron replaces Heili Alateng and will now step in on short notice. 
  • K.B. Bhullar vs Tom Breese Oct 10th, UFC on ESPN+ 37(MMA Junkie) K.B. Bhullar steps in on short notice to replace Roman Kopylov. 
  • Dricus Du Plessis vs Markus Perez on Oct 10th, UFC on ESPN+ 37(Combate) Dricus Du Plessis makes his UFC Debut on short notice replacing Rodolfo Vieira.
  • Nikita Krylov vs. Volkan Oezdemir on UFC Fight Night, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Oct. 17 (MMAJunkie)
  • Stefan Struve vs.Tai Tuivasa UFC 254, Oct. 24(MMAJunkie)
  • Miles Johns vs. Kevin Natividad UFC Vegas, Oct 31 (MMAJunkie)
  • Jared Gooden vs. Alan Jouban on UFC 255, Nov. 21 (MMA Junkie)
  • Omari Akhmedov vs. Marvin Vettori on UFC 256 Dec. 12(MMA Junkie)
  • Jack Shore vs. Khalid Tahaon UFC Vegas Nov. 7 (MMAJunkie)
  • Jason Witt vs. Cole Williams for UFC Vegas Oct. 31 (MMAJunkie)
  • Deron Winn vs Antonio Braga Neto on UFC in Dec. 19 (MMAJunkie)
  • Renato Moicano vs. Rafael Fiziev on UFC’s Nov. 28 (MMAJunkie)

 

MMA News

  • Paul Felder welcomes fight with UFC Newcomer Michael Chandler. Chandler is currently the backup for the KHabib vs Gaethje fight, while Felder is waiting for the right fighter to come out of his haitus following his loss to Dan Hooker.
  • Darren Till calls out Israel Adesanya for a fight after a possible win of Jack Hermansson
  • Cage Warriors Double Champ Mason Jones calls for a UFC Shot following a win to get his second championship. Cage Warriors well known for manufactoring Conor McGregor.
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