Here are some of the headlines in the world of MMA that you might have missed:
- Former UFC veteran, Aslam Amagov was allegedly involved in a shootout involving two Chechen clans in Moscow, Russia. The Battle was between the Khalidovs, which Amagov is part of, and the Baysurovs. During the incident, Amagov allegedly stabbed fellow MMA fighter, Timur Baysurov in the chest. Numerous people died in the incident. Amagov was a perfect 2-0 in the UFC but retired due to stating he was “tired of the sport”.
- Former UFC veteran, Levan Makashvili was among 33 people arrested as part of a police sting of the Russian crime organization, Shulaya Enterprise. Makashvili was arrested for conspiracy as part of the RICO act.
- GRRRL Clothing has removed their sponsorship of Cris “Cyborg” Justino. The company specifically stated that it was due to Justino being charged with battery caused by striking Angela Magana at the UFC Athletes Retreat.
- Dominick Reyes, who is coming off a knockout win over Jordan Powell, which video went viral, will.make his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 112 on June 25th in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Reyes will fill in for the injured Azamat Murzakanov and face Joachim Christensen. Christensen enters the fight off a loss to Gadzirhumad Antigulov.
- Former Ultimate Fighter winner, Chad Laprise will fill in for the injured Alan Jouban and face Brian Canozzi at UFC 213 on July 8th. Laprise enters the fight off a win over Thibault Gouti, while Camozzi is coming off a loss to Randy Brown.
- Jack Hermansson, who is coming off a win over Alex Nicholson, will attempt to make it two in a row in the UFC when he takes on Brad Scott at UFC Fight Night 114 on August 5th in Mexico City, Mexico. Scott is coming off a win over Scott Askham.
- Former welterweight title challenger, Thiago Alves will return to the Octagon and face the outspoken, Mike Perry. The two will face each other at UFC 214 on August 19th in Seattle, Washington. Alves enters the contest off a win over Patrick Cote, while Perry is coming off a win over Jake Ellenberger.