UFC senior vice president of regulatory affairs Marc Ratner will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, it was announced Saturday night on the UFC 255 broadcast. Ratner is a former Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director and was integral in helping MMA get regulated across the world after he came to the UFC in 2006. Ratner, who is already in multiple boxing Hall of Fames, is one of the most accomplished regulators in combat sports history.
Fresh off a 30-second knockout last weekend, UFC welterweight Khaos Williams has agreed to face Michel Pereira at UFC Fight Night on Dec. 19 in Las Vegas, per sources. Neither of these guys are ranked (yet) ... but stylistically, this matchup is incredible.
Bellator has signed middleweight prospect Khalid Murtazaliev, officials told ESPN. Murtazaliev, a Russia native, notably beat CB Dollaway via vicious TKO in 2018 at a UFC Fight Night, a stoppage that many thought referee Herb Dean called way too late. Murtazaliev (14-2) was subsequently suspended by USADA two years due to a positive steroid test and has not fought since.