WBA orders 118lb, 130lb and 140lb title fights

The WBA Championships Committee today ordered mandatory fights at bantamweight, super featherweight and super lightweight. Two of the bouts will super champions against regular champions.

The teams of WBA bantamweight super champion Rauu’She Warren (13-1, 4 KOs) and regular bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell (28-2-1, 13 KOs) were given 30 days to come to an agreement for their 118lb unification bout.

Likewise, the teams of WBA super featherweight super champion Jezreel Corrales (20-1, 8 KOs) and newly crowned regular super featherweight champion Jason Sosa (19-1-4, 15 KOs) have 30 days to reach an agreement for their 130lb unification bout.

Finally, WBA super lightweight champion Ricky Burns (40-5-1, 14 KOs) and #1 rated Relikh Kiryl (21-0, 19 KOs) have 30 days to negotiate a fight for the WBA 140lb title.

If the camps fail to reach an agreement for any of those bouts, the WBA will carry out a purse bid.

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WBA orders 118lb, 130lb and 140lb title fights

The WBA Championships Committee today ordered mandatory fights at bantamweight, super featherweight and super lightweight. Two of the bouts will super champions against regular champions.

The teams of WBA bantamweight super champion Rauu’She Warren (13-1, 4 KOs) and regular bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell (28-2-1, 13 KOs) were given 30 days to come to an agreement for their 118lb unification bout.

Likewise, the teams of WBA super featherweight super champion Jezreel Corrales (20-1, 8 KOs) and newly crowned regular super featherweight champion Jason Sosa (19-1-4, 15 KOs) have 30 days to reach an agreement for their 130lb unification bout.

Finally, WBA super lightweight champion Ricky Burns (40-5-1, 14 KOs) and #1 rated Relikh Kiryl (21-0, 19 KOs) have 30 days to negotiate a fight for the WBA 140lb title.

If the camps fail to reach an agreement for any of those bouts, the WBA will carry out a purse bid.

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UFC 200 Media Call Replay: Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones, Brock Lesnar and Mark Hunt

The UFC 200 fight card promises to be the most stacked in UFC history. Aside from next Saturday’s pay-per-view, UFC 200 will be preceded by two more UFC events. It’s an ultra-marathon of UFC action.

On Thursday, UFC 200’s biggest hitters – Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones, Brock Lesnar, and Mark Hunt – fielded questions from the media.

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UFC 200: Cormier vs. McGregor 2 takes place on Saturday, July 9, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Big Baby to face Big Fred

Undefeated heavyweight Jarrell Miller claims he’s America’s top heavyweight prospect. “Big Baby” will get a chance to back up his boast when he faces his toughest test to date in veteran “Big Fred” Kassi in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, Aug. 19. The confident and hard-hitting Miller (17-0-1, 15 KOs) and the durable and vastly experienced Kassi (18-5-1, 10 KOs) will headline a tripleheader live on SHOWTIME from the outdoor soccer venue Rhinos Stadium in Rochester, N.Y.

Two undefeated young bantamweight prospects will square off in the co-feature as world-ranked Nikolay Potapov (14-0-1, 6 KOs) and Antonio Nieves (16-0-1, 8 KOs) meet in a 10-round bantamweight bout.

In the opening bout of the telecast, undefeated welterweight knockout artist Bakhtiyar Eyubov (10-0, 10 KOs) will face battle-tested veteran Karim Mayfield (19-3-1, 11 KOs) in a 10-round match.

Tickets for the event presented by Salita Promotions go on sale this Friday at Noon ET and are available at http://www.rhinossoccer.com/ and http://www.etix.com

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UFC 200 Video: Jon Jones Plans to Fight ‘A Hell of A Lot More Often’

A more mature Jon Jones has emerged from a troubled past and wants to be more of a company man. The interim UFC light heavyweight champion also plans to fight “a hell of a lot more often,” and hopes to follow-up UFC 200 with a bout at UFC 205 in Madison Square Garden in November.

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Jones takes on champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 on July 9 in an effort to unify the 205-pound titles.

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Wilder and Arreola enroll in VADA

WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and two-time title challenger Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola have both enrolled with the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (“VADA”) to conduct the anti-doping program leading up to their Saturday, July 16 showdown that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on FOX & FOX Deportes from Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. “Despite the short lead time to Wilder vs. Arreola, I am happy to report that VADA is in place as the anti-doping agency in accordance with the WBC Clean Boxing Program,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “VADA is a preeminent and reliable service and its relationship with the WBC evidences a commitment to a cleaner sport.”

This marks the second straight training camp in which Wilder has enrolled with VADA. VADA testing, in accordance with the WBC Clean Boxing Program, was in place for Wilder’s scheduled May 21 defense versus Alexander Povetkin, which was canceled following Povetkin’s positive test for Meldonium. In addition, Wilder has submitted paperwork to VADA and the WBC to participate in year-round anti-doping testing that is expected to commence later this summer.

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Wilder and Arreola enroll in VADA

WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and two-time title challenger Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola have both enrolled with the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (“VADA”) to conduct the anti-doping program leading up to their Saturday, July 16 showdown that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on FOX & FOX Deportes from Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. “Despite the short lead time to Wilder vs. Arreola, I am happy to report that VADA is in place as the anti-doping agency in accordance with the WBC Clean Boxing Program,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “VADA is a preeminent and reliable service and its relationship with the WBC evidences a commitment to a cleaner sport.”

This marks the second straight training camp in which Wilder has enrolled with VADA. VADA testing, in accordance with the WBC Clean Boxing Program, was in place for Wilder’s scheduled May 21 defense versus Alexander Povetkin, which was canceled following Povetkin’s positive test for Meldonium. In addition, Wilder has submitted paperwork to VADA and the WBC to participate in year-round anti-doping testing that is expected to commence later this summer.

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#TBT: Georges St-Pierre After UFC 100 – I Pulled My Abductor!

As UFC 200 quickly approaches, take a look back at former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre following the promotion’s centennial show, UFC 100, in this MMAWeekly.com #ThrowbackThursday video.

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Two Men Arrested, Charged in the Death of UFC Veteran Ryan Jimmo

UFC veteran and former MFC champion Ryan Jimmo was struck by a car and killed on Sunday, June 26, in the parking lot of the H2O Lounge in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Edmonton police quickly recovered the vehicle that struck Jimmo, and on Wednesday issued a statement that Edmonton Police Service Homicide Detectives had laid charges in connection with the fatal hit and run.

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Detectives charged Anthony Getschel, 23, with second degree murder, criminal negligence causing death, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, and fail to stop at scene of accident involving death. They charged Jordan Wagner, 21, with accessory after the fact to murder.

Ryan Jimmo - MFC ChampionJimmo 34, died as a result of blunt force trauma after being run over by a vehicle. According to the Edmonton Police Service, neither individual charged knew Jimmo and investigations showed that a brief verbal argument occurred shortly before the incident took place.

Jimmo made his professional fighting debut in February 2007. He made a name for himself competing in the Canadian fight promotion Maximum Fighting Championship, winning the organization’s light heavyweight title. While riding a 15-fight win streak, Jimmo was signed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2012. In his promotional debut, on the biggest stage in mixed martial arts, Jimmo knocked out Anthony Perosh in just 7 seconds.

Jimmo last fought at UFC Fight Night 67 in May 2015, losing to Francimar Barroso by unanimous decision. It was the third loss in his last four outings. He was released by the organization following the defeat and never competed again. His MMA records stands at 19-5.

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