Benavidez-Medina set for May 20 elimination bout

[ad_1] Young power puncher David Benavidez has been on the fast track to a world title opportunity. Veteran Rogelio “Porky” Medina has had a title shot but hopes to earn another. It is against that backdrop that Benavidez and Medina will square off in a world title elimination bout on May 20 (Fox Sports 1/Fox […]

Oscar Valdez, Gilberto Ramirez and Jessie Magdaleno: Arum's 'Three Amigos'

[ad_1] Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has a nickname for a close-knit trio of young, undefeated world titleholders he promotes. “We call them the ‘three amigos.’ The have such a great camaraderie,” Arum said of featherweight Oscar Valdez, super middleweight Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez and junior featherweight Jessie Magdaleno. They will each defend their belts on […]

Lobov ready to take advantage of 'Killer Cub' opportunity

[ad_1] Not many people get what they ask for in this world. Featherweight Artem Lobov agrees, but he’s happy that a recent wish resulted in a main event fight with Cub Swanson this Saturday in Nashville. “If you’re asking for something that’s not that easy, something that’s gonna be a big challenge, and something that […]

UFC Unfiltered: Cub Swanson, Eddie Wineland

[ad_1] Number four ranked UFC Featherweight contender Cub Swanson calls in to talk about his upcoming fight against Artem Lobov, Mighty Mouse as the Pound-For-Pound king, how the fight game has changed over time, and his unusual upbringing. Later, No. 10 UFC Bantamweight Eddie Wineland talks to the guys about fighting John Dodson, being a […]

LFAF's Gordon makes UFC debut in Dallas

[ad_1] After impressing UFC President Dana White on the latest episode of “Dana White: Lookin’ for a Fight,” New York’s Jared “Flash” Gordon will make his Octagon debut in a featherweight bout against Michel Quinones on the stacked UFC 211 card in Dallas on May 13. In the UFC 211 main event, which airs live […]

Khurtsidze hopes to make most of opportunity vs. Langford

[ad_1] Middleweight contender Avtandil Khurtsidze has had a long wait for another shot at a belt, but it’s here now. Khurtsidze (32-2-2, 21 KOs) will face Tommy Langford (18-0, 6 KOs) for a vacant interim title Saturday at Leicester Arena in Leicester, England — only about an hour’s drive from Langford’s hometown of Birmingham, England […]