A couple of UFC 266 notes. Karl Roberson is out of a scheduled fight with Nick Maximov due to weight-cutting issues. Cody Brundage, who was actually supposed to fight on Contender Series on Oct. 5, will now step in on super short notice and fight Maximov. MMA DNA was first to report the news. Also, a scheduled bout between Mayra Bueno Silva and Manon Fiorot has been postponed to Oct. 16 due to COVID protocols. Brazil's Combate was the first to report that one.
It is finally happening, friends. Mariusz Pudzianowski and Senegalese wrestling champion Bombardier have been rebooked for KSW 64 on Oct. 23 in Lodz, Poland, promotion officials told ESPN. The two behemoths were supposed to fight in March, but Bombardier withdrew on fight day due to appendicitis. Bombardier, real name Serigne Ousmane Diaz, is 6-foot-6 and 330 pounds. He is 2-0 in MMA. Pudzianowski, a five-time world's strongest man, is 15-7 in MMA. He is 6-foot-1 and cuts to 265 pounds.
Xiong Jing Nan beats Michelle Nicolini via unanimous decision to retain the ONE Championship women’s 125-pound title in the main event of ONE’s all-women’s event Empower in Singapore. Xiong has been the ONE champ since 2018 and is 7-1 under the promotion’s banner, with the only loss coming at 115 pounds to Angela Lee. On the undercard, Seo Hee Ham, Itsuki Hirata, Ritu Phogat and Stamp Fairtex advanced to the ONE 115-pound grand prix semifinals.