No. 3 ranked UFC flyweight Cynthia Calvillo has been pulled from her fight against Lauren Murphy at UFC 254 next week in Abu Dhabi, per sources. UFC seeking a replacement.
Bellator MMA lightweight prospect Aaron Pico has booked his next fight against John de Jesus on Nov. 12, according to multiple sources. Contracts have not been signed, however both sides have verbally agreed to the matchup. The Nov. 12 event is expected to take place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Fabian Edwards, the younger brother of UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards, suffered his first career defeat on Saturday, losing a split decision to Costello van Steenis in the main event of Bellator Milan. Van Steenis (13-3), a 28-year-old Dutch middleweight, won for the seventh time in his last eight fights. Edwards, 27 and from England, is 9-1.