It was a big week for the UFC and MMA in general and the events will effect the industry in the future. Here they are:


UFC 200: Tate vs. Nunes

UFC hosted the final Zuffa era event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, July 9th on PPV:

Women’s Bantamweight Amanda Nunes def. Miesha Tate (c) Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:16
Heavyweight Brock Lesnar def. Mark Hunt Decision (unanimous) (29-27, 29-27, 29-27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Daniel Cormier (c) def. Anderson Silva Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Featherweight José Aldo def. Frankie Edgar Decision (unanimous) (49-46, 49-46, 48-47) 5 5:00
Heavyweight Cain Velasquez def. Travis Browne TKO (punches) 1 4:57
Women’s Bantamweight Julianna Peña def. Cat Zingano Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Catchweight (171.25 lbs) Kelvin Gastelum def. Johny Hendricks Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight T.J. Dillashaw def. Raphael Assunção Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Sage Northcutt def. Enrique Marín Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Joe Lauzon def. Diego Sanchez TKO (punches) 1 1:26
Middleweight Gegard Mousasi def. Thiago Santos TKO (punches) 1 4:32
Lightweight Jim Miller def. Takanori Gomi TKO (punches) 1 2:18

Current Events


After months of speculation, it was confirmed on Sunday, July 14th and July 15th by Dana White on yesterday that the UFC has indeed been sold to an investment group led by the WME-IMG (the former William Morris Endeavor) talent agency for a price tag of $4 billion. Lorenzo Fertitta, Frank Fertitta III and White will remain minority owners.


UFC Fight Night: McDonald vs. Lineker

The UFC hosts the first WME-IMG era event at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Wednesday, July 13th to be broadcast on Fox Sports 1. For the time being it will be business as usual for the UFC:

Bantamweight Michael McDonald vs. John Lineker
Lightweight Tony Ferguson vs. Landon Vannata
Middleweight Tim Boetsch vs. Josh Samman
Heavyweight Daniel Omielańczuk vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk
Welterweight Kyle Noke vs. Keita Nakamura
Flyweight Louis Smolka vs. Ben Nguyen
Women’s Bantamweight Lauren Murphy vs. Katlyn Chookagian
Middleweight Eric Spicely vs. Sam Alvey
Women’s Strawweight Cortney Casey vs. Cristina Stanciu
Lightweight Scott Holtzman vs. Cody Pfister
Bantamweight Rani Yahya vs. Matthew Lopez
Middleweight Devin Clark vs. Alex Nicholson

Bellator 158: Daley vs. Lima

Bellator MMA hosts an event at the O2 Arena in London, England on Saturday, July 16th broadcast on Spike TV:

Welterweight Paul Daley vs. Douglas Lima
Heavyweight Matt Mitrione vs. Oli Thompson
Welterweight Michael Page vs. Evangelista Santos
Light heavyweight Łukasz Klinger vs. Francis Carmont
Featherweight James Gallagher vs. Mike Cutting
Heavyweight Neil Grove vs. James Mulheron
Middleweight Bola Omoyele vs. Lee Chadwick
Middleweight Alex Reid vs. Manuel Garcia
Middleweight Mike Shipman vs. Curtis Widmer
Flyweight Pietro Menga vs. Spencer Hewitt
Bantamweight Luiz Henrique Tosta vs. Dean Garnett
Middleweight Jason Radcliffe vs. Jack Mason
Featherweight Chase Morton vs. Nathaniel Wood
Middleweight CJ Meeks vs. Danny Mitchell