A pair of fighters both in major need of a UFC win will lock horns at UFC 148 in July. Shane Roller has dropped three straight since winning his UFC debut, and John Alessio is 0-4 and in his fourth stint with the promotion.
Tickets for UFC 149: Aldo vs. Koch go on sale to UFC Fight Club members Thursday at noon Eastern. The pay-per-view, featuring a featherweight title fight between Jose Aldo and Erik Koch, goes down July 21 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
An injury has knocked Yoshihiro Akiyama out of his UFC 149 fight against Thiago Alves. Stepping in to take his place on the July card is Siyar Bahadarzada.
Watch as “Modern Family” star Ed O’Neill, the legendary Al Bundy from “Married With Children” who also happens to be a Rorian Gracie-trained Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, talk mixed martial arts with UFC president Dana White in this fight-themed “Barfly” from Mark Kriegel at FoxSports.com.
Andy Ogle’s upset of Mike Rio gave coach Urijah Faber’s team a 5-3 record in the opening round over Team Cruz.
The first two fights of Saturday’s UFC on Fox: Diaz vs. Miller card now will get a Facebook live stream, including bantamweights Nick Denis (pictured) and Roland Delorme.