June 24 – Edgewood resident Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, denied a struggle from meals poisoning in Could and a horrific harm to his opponent in June, now has a struggle scheduled for July.
What might go fallacious?
As initially reported by ESPN, Cerrone (36-16) is predicted to switch Bobby Inexperienced as an opponent for his veteran colleague Jim Miller (34-16) in a light-weight struggle July 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Cerrone on Thursday confirmed the information on his Instagram account with photographs of him and Miller, writing: “After which it occurred!”
A Cerrone-Miller struggle would match – certainly, rematch – two fighters on the high of a number of UFC rosters or near them.
Miller leads the UFC with 39 appearances. Cerrone is third with 37. Miller and Cerrone are tied for first in UFC victories, with Andrei Arlovski at 23.
Cerrone is second within the finals with 16. Miller is third with 15.
On July 16, 2014, Cerrone defeated Miller with a second-round TKO (header and punch) in the primary occasion of a UFC Battle Night time card in Atlantic Metropolis, New Jersey. Possibly that’s why Cerrone was ranked because the 2-1 betting favourite on Thursday, regardless of having misplaced its final 5 video games. Miller has gained three of the final 5.
Miller, 38, additionally represents precisely the type of opponent – a veteran colleague, not a teen – that Cerrone, 39, prefers to succeed in 50 fights beneath the Zuffa (WEC-UFC) flag earlier than retiring. Cerrone claims there have been 48 fights in these counties, although his post-war struggle lists on tapology.com and sherdog.com present solely 47.
BOXING: Albuquerque light-weight Abraham Perez (4-0, two KOs) is scheduled to be the holder of a legacy promotion card on August 13 on the Manuel Lujan Jr. Exhibition Complicated. at Expo New Mexico.
Perez, a U.S. Golden Gloves boxing and Olympic rehearsal champion, faces Isaac Anguiano (3-0, one KO) from Pomona, California.
As initially reported by cagedminds.com, the cardboard additionally contains a match between Bosque Farms (1-0) Katherine Lindenmuth and Dallas Indeya Smith (3-5-2, one KO) and a heavyweight bout between Manuel Eastman of Los Lunas. (3-6-1, one KO) and Albuquerque-based Leonid Grachev (4-0, three KOs).
Perez is attaining a unanimous choice victory over Mexican Alejandro Moreno (24-50-3, 11 KOs) in a card promoted by Isidro Castillo to the Ruidoso Downs final Saturday.
BKFC: The nation’s main barefoot combating district has scheduled an occasion for Aug. 27 on the Rio Rancho Occasion Middle, with a struggle for the ladies’s flying weight title between Taylor Starling (3-0) from South Carolina and Christine Ferea from California (5-1) in the primary occasion.
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Some Albuquerque space fighters are anticipated to be on cardboard.
An earlier BKFC card, scheduled for the Occasion Middle final December, failed after contract talks with Albuquerque MMA veteran Diego Sanchez failed.
GROWTH: Lydia Warren, MMA straw weight coach, who trains on the Albuquerque in Jackson-Wink, defeated Sydney Smith by unanimous choice on an IKON FC card on June 3 in Richmond, Virginia.
On the identical card, former Albuquerquean and three-time NCAA wrestling champion Bo Nickal made his professional MMA debut, defeating John Noland with TKO within the first spherical (kick) in a middleweight bout.
Nickal (1-1) fought for Rio Rancho Excessive Faculty as an eighth grader earlier than his household moved to Texas. He gained collegially at Penn State, the place he gained nationwide titles from 2017-19.