MMA Odds and Ends for Friday: Alex Volkanovski vs. Jeremy Kennedy rebooked for UFC 221 in Perth
BJPenn.com's Tom Taylor was the first to report (later confirmed by MMA Today) that featherweights Alex Volkanovski and Jeremy Kennedy will clash at UFC 221 in Perth, Australia on Feb. 10.
Volkanovski (16-1) was scheduled to fight Kennedy at UFC Fight Night 121 before an injury scrapped that matchup. Instead the 29-year-old faced Shane Young on that card where he won by unanimous decision. The Australian fighter has gone 3-0 in the UFC. Kennedy (11-0) is coming off a unanimous decision win over Kyle Bochniak at UFC on FOX 25 in July. The 25-year-old Canadian has also gone 3-0 in the Octagon.
Aaron Pico vs. Shane Kruchten slated for Bellator 192
Eric Kowal of MyMMANews was the first to confirm that Aaron Pico will face Shane Kruchten at Bellator 192 on Jan. 20 at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
Pico (1-1) is coming off his first professional MMA win when he knocked out Justin Linn at Bellator 183 in September. The 21-year-old dropped his pro-MMA debut earlier this year to Zach Freeman at Bellator NYC in June. Kruchten (12-3) is coming off a decision victory over Jeremy Mahon at WSOF 34. The 33-year-old ha won 12 of his last 13 fights. Here's an updated look at the card.
Douglas Lima (c) vs. Rory MacDonald – for welterweight title
Quinton Jackson vs. Chael Sonnen – heavyweight grand prix opening round
Michael Chandler vs. Goiti Yamauchi
Henry Corrales vs. Georgi Karakhanyan
Khonry Gracie vs. Devon Brock
Cooper Gibson vs. Jacob Rosales
Noah Tillis vs. Jalin Turner
Shane Kruchten vs. Aaron Pico
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