It’s confirmed: The fizzled UFC 276 bout between Lauren Murphy and strawweright newcomer Miesha Tate has been rebooked.
Murphy announced the rescheduled date on Twitter:
Ariel Helwani further confirmed the news on the Monday episode of The MMA Hour. Tate later assured fans she would adapt to the new circumstances.
It’s as yet unclear what, if any preliminary bout will replace the now vacant spot on the UFC 276 pay-per-view card, which currently sports only four fights.
The AllStar MMA roundup
- UFC 276: Dan Hooker certain Adesanya ‘wipes the floor’ with Cannonier – ‘It’s not going to be that close’
- The Original Fight Island: George Hickman of Bangtao Muay Thai & MMA
- Fight or Flight Blog Series: Keep up with reporter John Hyon Ko as he trains in Phuket to take an amateur fight
The best of the rest
- Sean Strickland embraces the misery – UFC.com
- Dana White says no thanks to Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor rematch: ‘I’m not talking about that’ – MMAJunkie.com
- Dana White: ‘Jon Jones is ready to go,’ will face Francis Ngannou or Stipe Miocic next – MMAFighting.com
- Max Holloway on Alexander Volkanovski trilogy fight at UFC 276: ‘Let’s bring back balance to the world’ – MMFighting.com
- Beneil Dariush says Justin Gaethje made ‘mistake’ in not following Charles Oliveira to the ground – BloodyElbow.com
UFC flyweight prospect “El Magnifico” Victor Altamirano dropped a line to highlight a 185-pound fight at UFC 276 that’s losing shine due to the title-fight main event:
Strickland has proven he possesses the tools to deal with a tricky striker like Pereira, having recently dismantled Uriah Hall in a five-round bout. The question is whether the Brazilian kickboxing veteran possesses an adequate toolkit to negate the unrelenting pressure from Strickland.
Here are the odds at the time of writing, with the lines favouring the newcomer slightly. Lines presented by crypto sports book Cloudbet:
Sean Strickland (22-1) vs Alex Pereira (15-5)
The respective heavyweight kings go back and forth:
Brad Riddell shares some pre-fight warmups with the boys:
Adrian Yanez kicked out of the top 15 just as fast as he got himself in:
Bully B makes a prediction:
What a difference a year makes for PFL standout Brendan Loughnane, and rising UFC star Chris Curtis:
Dricus Duplessis confident heading in to UFC 276:
Cat Zingano shares battle wounds after her recent Bellator win:
The morning view
Dan Hooker gives his breakdown of Volk vs Holloway 3:
John Hyon Ko chats to hot LFA prospect An Tuan Ho:
UFC 276: Embedded kicks off with the lads from down under:
Refresh yourself with the highly debated second meeting of Volk and Holloway:
- Lauren Murphy to fight Miesha Tate at UFC Long Island on 16th of July (per Ariel Helwani)
- Jared Vanderaa to fight Chase Sherman at UFC Vegas 58 on 9th of July
On this day in MMA…
On June 28, 2006, Anderson Silva, 17-4 at the time, made his UFC debut opposite Chris Leben to headline UFC Fight Night 5.
Silva would make fast work of his 15-2 opponent, finishing Leben in the first round with a knee to the head after staggering him several times and knocking him to the ground.
That night ‘The Spider’ started a legendary 16-fight win streak in the UFC, with victories over a who’s who of mixed martial arts.