MMA Matchmaking & Signings
The UFC matchmakers have been very busy recently.
The UFC announced two fights to UFC 209 in Las Vegas, on March 4th. First was that former Ultimate Fighter season 23 runner up, Amanda Cooper, will face Cynthia Calvillo in Calvillo’s UFC debut. Current CES bantamweight champion, Andre Soukhamthath will also be making his UFC debut as he takes on Albert Morales. They also announced that Daniel Spitz will replaced the injured Todd Duffee and face Mark Godbeer on the same card/
Two Ultimate Fighter: Latin America veterans, Enrique Barzola and Gabriel Benitez will fight each other at UFC 211 in Dallas, Texas on May 13th.
Lastly, the UFC announced that Ovince St. Preux will return to action when he takes on Marcos Rogerio de Lima at UFC Fight Night 108 on April 22nd in Nashville, Tennessee.
Bellator signed current LFA bantamweight champion and former Ultimate Fighter Brazil veteran, Leandro Higo to a multi fight contract.
Also, just days after the UFC released Nikita Krylov, he signed a two year contract with Eurasia Fight Nights.