ICYMI: Fight Announcements

With the World Cup getting underway, it’s understandable that many fans of MMA have enough on their plate but here are some of the key fights you may have missed over the last day or so.

Brad Pickett

Late last night, ACB announced that “One Punch” Brad Pickett has come out of retirement and signed a multi-fight deal with the promotion.

It is yet unclear as to who is opponent will be but he is set to make his return on August 11th at the Copper Box Arena in London for ACB 91.

Jimmie Rivera vs John Dodson – UFC 228

Having recently lost to Marlon Moraes via KO, Jimmie Rivera is set to face off against former UFC title contender John Dodson in a bantamweight contest at UFC 228.

As of yet, the UFC have yet to announce a venue for the fight but the bout is set to go down on September 8th 2018.

Luis Pena vs Richie Smullen – TUF 27 Finale

Luis Pena, who made it all the way to the quarter final stage of this season’s TUF series gets another crack in the UFC against highly rated SBG fighter, Richie Smullen.

Smullen (3-0-1) is best remembered for his epic battle against Rhys McKee last July in a back and forth war that ended in a majority draw on the night.


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