Fight Size MMA Update: Jordan Burroughs, John Kavanagh, Urijah Faber and More!


Here’s your Fight Size MMA Update for the evening of May 17th:

  • After beating Ben Askren at Beat the Streets, Jordan Burroughs appeared on the MMA Hour. In regards to a future MMA career, Burroughs said that it's something he'll "definitely consider" after the 2020 Olympics. Full story here.
  • Ultimate Fighter veteran Ed Herman fights this weekend at UFC Fight Night Rochester. However, Herman told MMA Junkie that each fight "could be" his last at this point. Full story here.
  • John Kavanagh tells the Irish Mirror that he's ready to "get the band together" in regards to a Conor McGregor comeback. "I'm sure he'll steal the show again," he said. Full story here.
  • Following his recent retirement from MMA, Ross Pearson has returned to fighting, winning his professional boxing debut via 2nd round stoppage. Congratulations to 'The Real Deal.'
  • Former WSOF Strawweight Champion Jessica Aguilar has parted ways with the UFC. Nonetheless, she told MMA Fighting she's grateful for the opportunity. Full story here.
  • As first reported by ESPN, recent Bellator co-headliner Falco Neto has been suspended for six months after failing a drug test. Full story here.
  • Urijah Faber celebrated his 40th birthday this week but seemingly hinted at a comeback fight in the process. Faber’s Instagram post suggested that he could return for a “good ole fist fight” at UFC Sacramento but Cody Garbrandt didn’t seem so sure, responding “bro you are 40…happy birthday.”
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We agree with Cody’s statement across the board, happy birthday to ‘The California Kid.’

Fight Announcements:

  • Andre Harrison (20-1) vs. Peter Petties (8-4) at PFL 2019, Week 2, May 23rd
  • Phil Hawes (4-2) vs. Michael Wilcox (6-3) at Bellator 222, June 14th
  • Deron Winn (5-0) vs. Bruno Silva (19-6) at UFC Fight Night Greenville, June 22nd
  • Aleksei Oleinik (57-12-1) vs. Walt Harris (12-7) at UFC Fight Night San Antonio, July 20th
  • Raquel Pennington (9-7) vs. Irene Aldana (10-4) at UFC Fight Night San Antonio, July 20th
  • Alex Caceres (14-12) vs. Steven Peterson (17-8) at UFC Fight Night San Antonio, July 20th
  • Mario Bautista (6-1) vs. Jin Soo Son (9-3) at UFC Fight Night San Antonio, July 20th
  • Domingo Pilarte (8-1) vs. Felipe Colares (8-1) at UFC Fight Night San Antonio, July 20th
  • Sam Alvey (33-12) vs. Klidson Abreu at UFC Fight Night San Antonio, July 20th​​​​​​​
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