Fight Size MMA Update: Shevchenko Responds to Eye and More!


Here’s your Fight Size MMA Update for the evening of May 23rd:

UFC Women's Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko has responded to Jessica Eye's claims that she'd doctored training footage. The pair fight on June 8th at UFC 238. Full story here.

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Following his plea agreement regarding the assault of his wife, Josh Copeland has been released from PFL. Full story here

After originally being set to make his professional boxing debut tonight, Joe Riggs will now have to wait a little longer. His opponent, David Damore (1-6-3) has been pulled and his withdrawal was announced at the weigh-ins. 

After the infamous UFC 229 brawl, Khabib Nurmagomedov's training partners Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov have had 35-day reductions approved for their current suspensions. Full story here.

In response to Felicia Spencer, Cris Cyborg tweeted "challenge accepted" this week. She's since detailed her thought process on MMA Junkie Radio.

Following her victory over Sijara Eubanks, Aspen Ladd is seeking a fight with Yana Kunitskaya. “She needs a dance partner, and so do I." Full story here.

Fight Announcements:

  • Rena Kubota (8-2) vs. Lindsay VanZandt (5-1) at Bellator 222, June 14th
  • Flyweight Title: (C) Sam Creasey (11-2) vs. Samir Faiddine (10-5) at Cage Warriors 106: Night of Champions, June 29th
  • Alexandre Pantoja (21-3) vs. Deivison Figueiredo (15–1) at UFC 240, July 27th
  • Khalid Taha (13-2) vs. Bruno Silva ((11-3-1) at UFC 242, September 7th  
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