With the UFC’s packed schedule it’s easy to get left behind in the ever changing world of MMA news. Ariel Helwani joined ‘UFC Tonight’ to give updates on just what’s going on with several top-ranked fighters.
In the video above you can get updates on the following situations:
First up is our namesake BJ Penn, who will reportedly be fighting on March 5th at UFC 196, however no opponent has officially been announced yet.
Next up is Alexander Gustafsson who is coming off a controversial split decision loss to Daniel Cormier back at UFC 192 in a potential ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate. Gustafsson has reportedly moved his training camp from Sweden back to Alliance MMA in California.
Next up is Yoel Romero, who was flagged for an anti-doping violation in wake of his UFC 194 win over Jacare Souza. The win made Romero the #1 contender at middleweight, however he has been indefinitely sidelined due to the drug test. In the mean time, the UFC booked Jacare vs. Belfort in what many expect to be a #1 contender matchup.
Next up is John Dodson, who has been left opponent-less after Bryan Caraway withdrew from their bantamweight fight in April.
Last but not least is news of a potential Andre Fili vs. Yair Rodriguez matchup at featherweight.
Get updates on all those situations in the video above!