Everybody from featherweight Frankie Edgar to heavyweight Stefan Struve were all assigned new fights this week! Catch up with the going-ons of the promotion in this week’s “Booking Roundup”!
Ultimate Fighter Season 22 Finale: Chad Mendes Gets “The Answer”
UFC featherweights Chad Mendes and Frankie Edgar have recently taken to social media to call each other out and it looks like they got their wishes; “The Answer” will meet the Team Alpha Male standout at “The Ultimate Fighter Season 22 Finale” on December 11, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mendes what moments away from capturing the UFC Interim Featherweight Championship at UFC 189, but Conor McGregor got the best of him and finished Mendes in the second round. Mendes will be looking to rebound from that tough loss against the top contender in the division.
Edgar’s last outing in the octagon was a successful one for the New Jersey native as he handily defeated another Team Alpha Male fighter in Urijah Faber. Edgar had expected to get a shot at McGregor’s interim-championship next, but Jose Aldo announced his return the the titles will be unified at “UFC 194”.
UFC on FOX 17: “Last Call” for Nik Lentz
Back to Team Alpha Male news, “Last Call” Danny Castillo will be looking to pick up his first octagon win since his second round knockout of Charlie Brenneman at UFC 172. Castillo will be welcoming former-featherweight Nik Lentz to the lightweight division at the FOX card in December.
UFC Fight Night 78: Several Fights Added
Welterweights Bartosz Fabinski and Hector Urbina will both be looking to secure their second UFC wins when they square off in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico at “UFC Fight Night 78”. Fabinski makes the move to welterweight after a successful UFC debut against middleweight Garreth McLellan.
UFC 193: “Skyscraper” Tears Through Australia
Jared Rosholt is ready for the biggest challenge of his career at “UFC 193” in Melbourne, Australia when he goes toe-to-toe with Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve. Struve is coming fresh off a victory over “Big Nog” at UFC 190 and is looking to regain the momentum he once had when he was beating the likes of Stipe Miocic and Pat Berry.
Rosholt, on the other hand, will be looking to extend his two fight win streak he built with victories over Timothy Johnson and Josh Copeland.
Who are your picks for these fights? If you were a bookie, who would you label as the favorite and underdog in each? Share your picks in the comment section below!
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