– Bellator MMA likes to provide fans with behind-the-scenes footage from their recent events. The latest, Bellator 128: Uncut, shows new champion Joe Warren enjoying his title belt.
Along with footage of Warren after his decision victory over Eduardo Dantas, the camera crew caught Michael Page, Emiliano Sordi and Tiger Sarnavskiy as they prepared for battle.
– Former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao’s next fight will take place in Brazil, as he meets Mitch Gagnon at UFC Fight Night 58. Officials added the contest to the December 20 FOX Sports 1 card recently, which features a main event between Lyoto Machida and C.B. Dollaway.
Barao (32-2) will be competing for the first time since losing his title to T.J. Dillashaw earlier this year. He was booked for a rematch, but after passing out while attempting to cut weight, was removed from the fight. The main event role went to Joe Soto, and Barao was forced to the back of the line.
Gagnon (12-2) has compiled an impressive four-fight win streak since a loss to Bryan Caraway in his debut with the UFC. Three of his four wins have been submissions over Walel Watson, Dustin Kimura and Roman Salazar.
– While the bantamweight division sorts itself out, Urijah Faber will stay busy, as “The California Kid” returns at UFC 181 against Francisco Rivera. Officials announced the contest for the December 6 card that features two world titles on the line.
Faber (31-7) stopped Alex Caceres earlier this year, improving to 7-3 within the Octagon. Rivera (10-3) hit a bump in the road when he was defeated by Takeya Mizugaki recently, but is 3-2 with the UFC.
The card will feature Robbie Lawler and Johny Hendricks for the welterweight title, and Anthony Pettis defending his lightweight belt vs. Gilbert Melendez.