Latest MMA News (Week 1 August 2018)

Georges St Pierre on the cards for a year end return

MMA fans got up to some exciting news on Monday. In an interview with Submission Radio, Georges St Pierre revealed that he would be open to return back to the ring by the end of the year. The UFC main event of both November and December is still short of a main event and St Pierre might just slot into either one of them. The UFC 230 at the Madison Square Garden is looking to end big and Georges St Pierre might be the man for the job. Speaking to Submission Radio, St Pierre is looking to return to the Madison Square Garden in New York or even at UFC 231 at Toronto in December. The former middle weight title holder last fought at the MSG in November 2017 to defeat Michael Bisping for the middle weight championship.

After that bout, St Pierre dropped the belt owing to some health issues. St Pierre also revealed that he would very much like to face the winner of the Connor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov fight which will take place at UFC 229 in Las Vegas. The 37 year old will be looking to cement his legacy for the final time before finally hanging up his gloves.

 

Bellator declares the match line-ups for Grand Prix

The Bellator welter weight Grand Prix is set for a huge show. The first bracket opens with the champion Rory MacDonald being challenged by Jon Fitch. The next bout and perhaps the most exhilarating one is the grudge match between Michael Page and Paul Daley. The 170 pound champion will defend his title in every fight he is in and if MacDonald loses, the new champion will be crowned as the new welter weight champion as well as the Grand Prix winner. MacDonald will next face off against Gegrad Mousasi for the middle weight title at Bellator 206. Rounding up the card are bouts between former champions Andrey Koreshkov and Douglas Lima, a fight between Neiman Grace and Ed Ruth and a match between Lorenz Larkin and Yaroslav Amosav.

The Bellator 206 will take place on September 29th and users will be able to stream it on DAZN for $9.99 a month.

 

Dillashaw secures victory in rematch against Garbrandt

The much awaited rematch between T.J. Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt ended with a bang. Dillashaw who won last time showed no remorse in the current fight and knocked out Garbrandt in the first round itself. Ending the fight in less than four and a half minutes, Dillashaw retained his bantam weight title. The two time winner has now accepted the challenge to fight the new flyweight champion Henry Cejudo.