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UFC Tonight Recap

UFC Tonight Recap

As usual, we were provided several interesting news bits from Wednesday night’s “UFC Tonight” program, including the tentative return date for a champion.

UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis is believed to be working towards a July return to action. Pettis could face the winner of Saturday’s Benson Henderson-Josh Thomson fight at UFC on FOX 10.

According to UFC Tonight’s Ariel Helwani, Pettis believes Henderson will defeat Thomson. “Showtime”” won the title from Henderson last year with a first round submission victory.

– Luke Rockhold appears to want Tim Kennedy’s spot against Michael Bisping. The show reported that Rockhold is planning to meet with the UFC this weekend in hopes of facing Bisping next.

Recent reports have Kennedy and Bisping squaring off later this year in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale.

Bisping still needs to get cleared due to his eye issues. “The Count” has developed a cataract in his eye and a failed test would deny him his fight license.

Also, Rockhold is interested in a possible fight or two at 205 pounds. He is a former Strikeforce middleweight champion and recently defeated Costa Philippou for his first Octagon win.

– Here’s a video from the show that talks with a doctor on the series of injuries recent UFC fighters have suffered:

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Fight Cards

Bellator 185: Mousasi vs. Shlemenko

Event Date: October 20, 2017
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 118: Cerrone vs. Till

Event Date: October 21, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

UFC Fight Night 119: Brunson vs. Machida

Event Date: October 28, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 186: Bader vs. Vassell

Event Date: November 3, 2017
Broadcast: Spike

UFC 217: Bisping vs. St-Pierre

Event Date: November 4, 2017
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 187: McKee vs. Moore

Event Date: November 10, 2017
Broadcast: Spike