Brisbane, London cards get new fights

Fight fans in London and Brisbane will be treated to several interesting matchups shortly, as bouts on both cards have been recently made official.

On February 27 at London's O2 Arena, hometown hero Brad Pickett has had a change of opponents, as Mexico's Henry Briones has been forced out of the bout due to injury. Stepping in for what may be an even more explosive matchup is 135-pound knockout artist Francisco Rivera.

The UFC's return to Brisbane on March 19 will see Australia's own "Rowdy" Bec Rawlings fight in her home country for the second consecutive time when she faces South Korean MMA pioneer Seohee Ham.

Plus, fans "Down Under" will be treated to an intriguing lightweight showdown between local favorite Jake Matthews and Johnny Case, while "Filthy" Rich Walsh attempts to keep his Aussie followers happy when he battles Brazil's Viscardi Andrade in a welterweight bout.


Presented by Modelo Especial, the official beer of UFC, former strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk discusses her fighting spirit ahead of her highly anticipated rematch with Rose Namajunas at UFC 223 on April 7.
Doing part of his fight camp for UFC 223 next April 7 at the UFC Performance Institute, Michael Chiesa adds power and explosiveness to his game.
At age 20, Cody’s brother introduced him to five-year old Maddux, who was deathly ill with leukemia. As the two became friends, they made a promise to each other: Maddux would beat cancer, and Cody would become world champion.
Khabib Nurmagomedov showed the lightweight division what he was capable of when he knocked out Thiago Taveres in Brazil back in 2013 to improve to 19-0. Next he faces Tony Ferguson for the lightweight belt at UFC 223 live on Pay-Per-View.