Latest MMA News (Week 3 January 2019)

Cage Warriors 103 to see Trueman vs. Bak and Dalby vs. Lohore

The Cage Warriors 103 got two more fights added to its schedule, starting on 9th March at Copenhagen, Denmark. The bouts were announced by the promotion through its social media on Monday. Lightweight champion, Soren Bak will be vacating the 155 pound title and moving down to come face to face with Dean Trueman, who was recently crowned the featherweight champion after his win over Aiden Lee. Bak had won the vacant title of lightweight in a decision win over Paddy Pimblett in his last outing. The second bout that was announced will be for the welterweight interim title, the competitors being Nicholas Dalby and Alex Lohore.

Dalby is the former welterweight champion of the Cage Warriors and UFC fighter while Lohore is the former BAMMA welterweight champion. Dalby seems to be rekindling his best form after a third round victory over Philip Mulpeter at the Cage Warriors 100. Meanwhile under the Cage Warriors banner, Lohore has taken out the two top contenders, Tim Barnett and Sam Boult in his first two matches in 2018.

 

 

Kyle Stewart to face Chance Recountre at UFC

Kyle Stewart, winner of Contender Series 2017 is finally getting an entry into UFC’s main roster, as confirmed by initial reports. The 29 year old has been booked for a match against Chance Recountre, to take place on Saturday at the Barclays Centre, Brooklyn.Stewart is a Marine Cops sargeant hailing from Temple, Arizona and holds an 11-1 record, including a TKO of Json Jackson on the third episode of the Contender Series, Season 1.

Since then, he has been 3-1 and recently moved to the MMA Lab. On the other hand isAlliance MMA product, Chase Recountre who has had eight finishes among his twelve matches. Last June,he lost in unanimous decision to Belal Muhammad at UFC Utica, Recoubtre’s UFC debut. Stewart has actually been booked to replace Dwight Grant, who failed to gain clearance to compete from the New York State Athletic Commission.

 

Jennifer Maia accepts suspension from USADA.

Former Invicta FC and UFC flyweight champion, Jennifer Maia has tested positive for a number of banned drugs in an out of competition drug test that was conducted on August, 2018. She hence received a six month suspension from the USADA, as announced on Tuesday. The anti-doping agency revealed that the root cause of Jennifer’s failed test was a tainted supplement, the bottle of which, howe6, did not contain any information about these prohibited substances. Maia’s ban from the sport hasĀ  retroactive to 31st August of last year, the day on which her provisional suspension had started. This means she will be able to return to the sport in March.