Former UFC heavyweight title holder Frank Mir has signed an agreement with the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, an organization that specializes in holding Boxing matches without gloves, according to informed sources close to the situation.
There is no definite information about when the heavyweight will make his debut under the organization’s banner, and who will be his opponent.
The 41-year-old Frank Mir has spent the last three fights under the Bellator MMA banner, losing by knockouts to Fedor Emelianenko and Javi Ayala, and winning by unanimous decision against Roy Nelson. Prior to that, Mir competed in the UFC for 15 years, where He held the current UFC heavyweight title from 2004 to 2005, and held the interim championship belt from 2008 to 2009.
John Dodson fired from UFC
The winner of the fourteenth season of TUF and former contender for the UFC light heavyweight title, John Dodson, is no longer a fighter of the largest MMA promotion.
Information about the dismissal of the” Wizard ” from the UFC was confirmed by his Manager Ricky Cottenstett.
“We are looking forward to offers for John,” the MMAFighting Manager is quoted as saying. “John is one hundred percent dedicated to his career, and his fighting skills have not decreased at all»
“John fought with the best fighters in the world in two weight categories, and is still ready to compete with the elite. We are ready to negotiate with any organizations to find John the best home for his future.”
John Dodson made his UFC debut in December 2011, knocking out T. J. Dillashaw in the TUF 14 final, before claiming the Featherweight title twice, both times losing to Demetrius Johnson via unanimous decision.
In 2016, Dodson returned to the Bantamweight division with four wins and five losses. The 35-year-old American had his last fight in August of this year, losing by unanimous decision to Merab Dvalishvili.