Good morning, MMA fans! Welcome to the MMA News Tracker! Here are some of the latest happenings across the world of MMA.
Major Update On Potential Aljamain Sterling vs. Henry Cejudo Bout
There have been lingering questions on who reigning UFC Bantamweight Champion Aljamain Sterling will defend his title against next. The two options at play are #1 contender Sean O’Malley and former division champion Henry Cejudo.
Henry Cejudo has been out of competition since 2020, but he has been lobbying for a crack at Sterling for weeks. O’Malley himself has given his blessing for the fight to take place, with him being willing to face the winner in July, which is when Sterling is currently planning to make his return.
According to Cejudo’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, the matter has been closed, with the bout between Sterling and Cejudo now a “done deal.”
MMA News will keep you updated on this developing story.
Raquel Pennington & Tecia Torres Have A Very Memorable Thanksgiving
This year’s Thanksgiving is one that UFC couple Raquel Pennington and Tecia Torres won’t ever forget. Pennington took to Instagram to announce some happy news. The two are expecting their first child to arrive in June of next year.
“We have an extra turkey in the oven this year. Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours. Baby Pennington June 2023. #Rocknado #TeamRocky #TeamTiny #family #love #ivf #ivfpregnancy
Francis Ngannou Shares Recovery Update
It was reported earlier this week that the UFC hopes to have the long-anticipated heavyweight title fight between champion Francis Ngannou and Jon Jones in March of next year.
This is all contingent on Ngannou’s recovery timetable from knee surgery and his ongoing contract negotiations with the UFC. Ngannou provided an update on the former yesterday via Instagram.
Ngannou announced that he has returned to training and is satisfied with his progress, specifically with his kicking.
MMA News will keep you updated on Francis Ngannou’s return timetable.