FanPost

MMA Transaction Wire: May 25-30

Name Record Weight (RANK) Transaction Info Fight Card Date
Roger Huerta 21-6-1,1NC 170? (#316) Signed by ONE FC ONE FC 4, June 23 May 25
Rafael Dias 15-9-2 145 (#246) Signed by Battle Xtreme BXC 1, June 16 May 25
Ran Weathers 16-11-0 145 (#316) Signed by Battle Xtreme BXC 1, June 16 May 25
Sara McMann 5-0-0 F-135 (#5) Signed by Battle Xtreme BXC 1, June 16 May 25
Anita Rodriguez 5-3-0 F-135 (UR) Signed by Battle Xtreme BXC 1, June 16 May 25
Drew McFedries 10-6-0 205 (#68) Signed by Battle Xtreme BXC 1, June 16 May 25
Brad Johnson 9-4-0 205 (UR) Signed by Battle Xtreme BXC 1, June 16 May 25
Rory Markham 16-6-0 185 (UR) Signed by Battle Xtreme BXC 1, June 16 May 25
Jon Kirk 16-9-0 185 (UR) Signed by Battle Xtreme BXC 1, June 16 May 25
Ramico Blackmon 7-1-0 170 (#116) Signed by Battle Xtreme BXC 1, June 16 May 25
Chris Davis 7-0-0 170 (#229) Signed by Battle Xtreme BXC 1, June 16 May 25
Alexandre Moreno 11-2-0 205 (#181-MW) Signed by Battle Extreme BXC 1, June 16 May 25
Trevor Smith 9-2-0 205 (#113) Signed by Battle Xtreme BXC 1, June 16 May 25
Rafael Rebello 8-4-0 135 (#328) Signed by Battle Xtreme BXC 1, June 16 May 25
James Vick 4-0-0 155 (UR) Signed by UFC TBD May 26
Vinc Pichel 6-0-0 155 (#286) Signed by UFC TBD May 26
Jason Miller 23-9-0,1NC 185 (#85) Released by UFC TBD May 27
Hitomi Akano 18-9-0 F-135 (#8) Signed by Invicta FC IFC 2, July 28 May 29
Alexis Davis 11-5-0 F-135 (#4) Invicta FC via Strikeforce IFC 2, July 28 May 29
Amanda Nunes 6-2-0 F-135 (#10) Invicta FC via Strikeforce IFC 2, July 28 May 29
Milana Dudienva 8-1-0 F-135 (UR) Signed by Invicta FC IFC 2, July 28 May 29
Kelly Kobold 18-3-1 F-145? (#8) Signed by Invicta FC IFC 2, July 28 May 29
Vanessa Porto 14-4-0 F-135? (#13) Signed by Invicta FC IFC 2, July 28 May 29
Barb Honchak 5-1-0 F-125 (#3) Signed by Invicta FC IFC 2, July 28 May 29
Bethany Marshall 4-0-0 F-125 (UR) Signed by Invicta FC IFC 2, July 28 May 29
Julia Budd 2-2-0 F-145 (#11) Invicta FC via Strikeforce IFC 2, July 28 May 29
Elina Nilsson 2-2-0 F-145 (UR) Signed by Invicta FC IFC 2, July 28 May 29
Carla Esparza 6-2-0 F-115 (#8) Signed by Invicta FC IFC 2, July 28 May 29
Mizuto Hirota 14-4-1 155 (#27) Signed by Strikeforce Strikeforce: Rockhold - Kennedy, July 14 May 29
Jack Hermansson 5-0-0 185 (#181) Signed by Bellator TBD May 30
Brock Jardine 9-1-0 170 (#162) Signed by UFC UFC on FX 4, June 22 May 30
Joey Gambino 9-0-0 145 (#108) Signed by UFC UFC on FX 4, June 22 May 30
Wagner Prado 7-0-0 205 (#193) Signed by UFC UFC on FX 4, June 22 May 30

UFC and Bellator vet Roger Huerta has signed on with ONE FC. Good to see him back in action but taking on Phil Baroni at what I assume to be 170 (or possibly higher?) seems a poor decision. Huerta himself said he would never fight at anything above lightweight again, but when money talks perspectives change. Huerta's had a rough ride since subbing Clay Guida way back in '07 and is currently mired in a 1-5 slump, but at one time he was top 10 at 155.

Battle Xtreme Championships kicks off their inaugural show with respectable card on June 16 featuring the likes of veterans Rafael Dias, Sara McMann, Drew McFedries, and the return of Rory Markham. BXC - The Rise will stream live on Sherdog June 16.

Sara McMann pulls an overtime shift and also headlines Invicta FC's second card against Shayna Baszler. Invicta's July 28 card also features Strikeforce vets Hitomi Akano, Alexis Davis, Amanda Nunes and Julia Budd. Other notables include former Elite XC fighter Kelly Kobold vs Vanessa Porto and Bellator vet Carla Esparza vs Sarah Schneider. Yet another great line-up that puts the best female MMA fighters in the spotlight.

Strikeforce wakes up from it's slumber and finally signs someone- Japanese lightweight standout and current DEEP champ Mizuto Hirota. Hirota will face Pat Healy in what looks to be a title contender fight. If Strikeforce's plans actually extend beyond next year, they really need to look at signing more fighters in all weight classes...or so says Captain Obvious here.

Both Mike Thomas Brown and Jason Miller had been talking retirement after UFC 146, but both backed off those statements by the next day. Brown wanted to give himself another two weeks before making a decision, while Mayhem said in his interview with Ariel Helwani that he's retired "for the foreseeable future" meaning he hasn't closed that door completely. Brown is 38 and has had a long career full of great fights, a WEC title, and two UFC stints in different weight classes, so seeing him retire on a two fight win streak would be a great cap to his career. Miller however is only 31 and probably needs a long break to think about whether or not to continue fighting. I hope he decides to continue, but after reaching the top promotion in the world and performing badly (not to mention pissing off the boss man) it would be a very long, hard road back. Hey there's always Strikeforce's thin roster, he might get a title shot right? Er, maybe not.

Please check out past issues

MMA Transaction Wire: May 18-24

MMA Transaction Wire: May 11-17

MMA Transaction Wire: May 4 - May 10

MMA Transaction Wire: April 28-May 3

MMA Transaction Wire: April 20-27

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker