- This coming Saturday night, John Dodson takes on John Lineker in the main event of UFC Fight Night 96. The two meet in a bantamweight battle on FOX Sports 1 with the winner taking a giant step forward in the division.
- If Tito Ortiz is going to fight Chael Sonnen, it will not take place in November as requested by Sonnen. Ortiz appeared on a recent edition of "Submission Radio" and stated when he wants the fight to go down.
"Chael called me out (for Nov. 19)," he said. "I'm the one who calls the shots – not him. We'll fight in January. We're not going to fight in November. I'm gonna give him some time to get used to being at his weight, off of steroids, so he can train through that time."
Sonnen recently signed with Bellator after his suspension for a failed drug test expired earlier this year. Ortiz has been competing in Bellator for the past few years, scoring wins over Stephen Bonnar and then-middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko.
"It would be great, I wish my birthday landed on Saturday because it would be January 23rd and I'd get redemption for the last time he pinned me on my birthday," said Ortiz, who wrestled Sonnen in college. "But it will be in January. January is my month and that's when I want to fight, because of all of these fights, (this) makes the best sense, sells the best points on it. Let's get redemption. Redemption of this fight will be on the same month as my birthday and that will be in January."
- Joe Rogan might not have been calling the action this past weekend at UFC Fight Night 95, but he was definitely watching. Rogan took to Twitter after seeing Cris "Cyborg" Justino demolish another victim and asked that the UFC create a featherweight division.
While some have questioned if there would be enough quality fighters for the division to succeed, Rogan said "I think that if the UFC opened up more WMAA divisions the level of talent in each division would grow like it has in new men's divisions. The level of talent in each division seems to rise to the standard of the champions. Cris Cyborg is a killer and would be a fierce champion."
Cyborg, who won her UFC debut earlier this year, is the current Invicta FC featherweight champion. Her two bouts vs. Leslie Smith and Lina Lansberg took place at 140 pounds.
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