Former UFC champions Randy Couture and Lyoto Machida should face off at UFC 129, on April 30 in Toronto, Canada. Although nothing has been made official yet, there’s already a video featuring the highlights from the fighters’ careers. Check it out:
Georges St-Pierre vs. Jake Shields
Randy Couture vs. Lyoto Machida
Phil Davis vs. Matt Hamill
Mark Bocek vs. Ben Henderson
Claude Patrick vs. Daniel Roberts
Rory MacDonald vs. James Wilks
Brian Foster vs. Sean Pierson
Pablo Garza vs. Yves Jabouin
Ivan Menjivar vs. Charlie Valencia
Jason MacDonald vs. Ryan Jensen
Thiago Silva vs. Rampage
Both are coming off wins and should face each other in their next venture into the octagon. According to MMAWeekly, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Thiago Silva have already verbally agreed to fight at UFC 130, on May 28 in Las Vegas. Former champion Rampage is coming off a win over Lyoto Machida, while Silva is responsible for Brandon Vera receiving his walking papers after dropping a third fight in a row.
Pettis won’t be waiting for title shot
A fighter who took everyone by surprise by snatching Ben Henderson’s WEC belt in astounding fashion – landing the most-talked-about kick of recent times (rewatch below), Anthony Pettis was set to challenge the winner of the January 1 Frankie Edgar-Gray Maynard fight for the title. That won’t be happening, though, as the resulting draw warranted an immediate rematch, but Pettis won’t sit on the sidelines waiting to make his MMA debut. According to MMAJunkie.com, the fighter should return to action in May or June.
TUF 13 coaches to be announced
As always, expectations regarding who will coach the next season of “The Ultimate Fighter” are high. After much speculation over the last few months, the coaches of the show to air in March should be announced this week.