- Current Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris "Cyborg" Justino makes her second appearance inside the Octagon this Saturday night, headlining UFC Fight Night 95 vs. Lina Lansberg. Earlier this year, Cyborg destroyed Leslie Smith in her debut at UFC 198.
- The UFC has hired Mick Maynard to replace Joe Silva, the promotion confirmed in a press release. Maynard will join Sean Shelby as executives in charge of booking talent. Silva, who has been with the company for years, is set to retire at the end of 2016.
"Joe Silva's contributions to the UFC over the last 20 years were huge, and he played a big role in helping make the sport as big as it is today," UFC president Dana White said. "He left his mark on this sport and I wish him nothing but success in retirement.
"I'm excited to have Mick on board working alongside Sean. Mick has become one of the most respected people in the fight game and he's done a great job in finding and developing talent. Sean has been a tremendous asset to the UFC for a long time, and I look forward to working with Sean and Mick in the years to come."
Maynard was the president and owner of Legacy Fighting Championship, which bridged with Resurrection Fighting Alliance earlier this week. He started in MMA in 2006.
"This is an incredible opportunity for me and I'm looking forward to delivering the action-packed, exciting fights that UFC fans have come to expect," Maynard said.
- UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez wants Conor McGregor at UFC 205. And he's taken to social media to make sure the bout gets done. While rumors circulate that the two will headline the November card from Madison Square Garden, Alvarez wants to make sure nobody skips ahead of him.
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