UFC Chief Operations Officer Leo Epstein is keen to further cement Las Vegas as the home of the UFC. He is determined to hold an event at the Las Vegas Stadium, which will be completed by August 2020 and is set to be the home of the Las Vegas Raiders.
Given that the football games are expected to seat 65,000 fans, it’s thought that more seats could be added for MMA events.
The T-Mobile Arena is currently the hub for many of the biggest UFC fights, however this can only sit 20,000 fans. The Las Vegas Stadium could make tickets more accessible for the average fan and make these atmospheres even better.
Mike Perry Wants Donald Cerrone Rematch
Having lost to Cerrone last November, UFC Welterweight wants another crack at ‘Cowboy’. Cerrone was dominant in their initial bout, managing an armbar in just the first round. Cowboy still requires medical clearance from the UFC after his damaging loss to Tony Ferguson last time out.
Cerrone has never been one to turn down the fight, however I’m not sure what he would gain from beating Perry again. Especially with a potential Conor McGregor fight looming, I think he has bigger fish to fry.
Eric Spicely Replaces Bruno Silva
The UFC Greenville card received yet another late shakeup, this time in the form of Eric Spicely replacing newcomer Bruno Silva. Spicely was actually released by the promotion in 2018 but has been given another chance.
The BJJ black belt will take on Deron Winn at Middleweight on Saturday, in the card headlined by Moicano vs Korean Zombie. Despite being a solid 10-4 in his MMA career, Spicely is just 2-4 in his UFC bouts so far.