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MMA Transaction Wire: July 28-31

Name Record Weight (RANK) Transaction Info Fight Card Date
Anthony Johnson 11-4-0 205 (#18) Signed by Xtreme Fight League Xtreme Fight Night 9, Sept 21 July 28
Jake Rosholt 12-4-0 205 (#85) Signed by Xtreme Fight League Xtreme Fight Night 9, Sept 21 July 28
Mike Bronzoulis 12-5-1 170 (#124) Signed by Xtreme FC XFC 19, Aug 3 July 31
David Mays 3-3-0 155 (UR) Signed by Xtreme FC XFC 19, Aug 3 July 31
Shane Crenshaw 1-0-0 155 (UR) Signed by Xtreme FC XFC 19, Aug 3 July 31
Joe Elmore 6-4-0 155 (#200) Signed by Xtreme FC XFC 19, Aug 3 July 31
Kevin Forant 2-0-0 155 (UR) Signed by Xtreme FC XFC 19, Aug 3 July 31
Lawson McClure 8-2-0 145 (#105) Signed by Xtreme FC XFC 19, Aug 3 July 31
Keith Richardson 5-3-0 155 (UR) Signed by Xtreme FC XFC 19, Aug 3 July 31
Roger Carroll 11-5-0 170 (#198) Signed by Xtreme FC XFC 19, Aug 3 July 31
John Alessio 34-16-0 155 (#62) Released by UFC TBD July 31
Danny Martinez 16-4-0 125 (#37) Signed by MEZ Sports MEZ 7, Aug 18 July 31
Federico Lopez 6-5-0 125 (UR) Signed by MEZ Sports MEZ 7, Aug 18 July 31
Manny Tapia 11-4-1 135 (UR-Inactive) Signed by MEZ Sports MEZ 7, Aug 18 July 31
David Branch 10-3-0 185 (#52) Signed by Cage Fury FC CFFC 16, Aug 24 July 31
Tim Williams 7-0-0 185 (#94 LHW) Signed by Cage Fury FC CFFC 16, Aug 24 July 31
Sean Santella 10-3-1 125 (#11) Signed by Cage Fury FC CFFC 16, Aug 24 July 31
Evan Velez 5-1-0,1NC 125 (UR) Signed by Cage Fury FC CFFC 16, Aug 24 July 31

Lots of extreme with an 'X' news this edition. Anthony Johnson signs on for a bout with Jake Rosholt under the Xtreme Fight League banner on September 21 in Tulsa, OK. Rumble recently signed with Titan FC earlier in the week so these must be one and done headliners as he tries to get back in to the big leagues. It would be hard to fathom that the UFC would sign Johnson back so soon after weight issues forced his bout with Vitor Belfort to be changed to a catchweight fight and he was released, but Strikeforce just lost a hot commodity in King Mo at 205 and desperately needs more bodies in that weight class...ok well most of their weight classes. These next two big fights are huge stepping stones in Johnson's future, but we'll have to see if he's finally found a home in his new weight class.

John Alessio was released by the UFC once again. Alessio lost by unanimous decision to both Mark Bocek and Shane Roller in blanket & pillow matches during his most recent run with the promotion. Alessio campaigned hard to get the roster spot and still has a few good years to test out prospects as a gatekeeper. Once again, Strikeforce could use some new faces from the top 100 but who knows what's really going on over there? Hopefully he does make it over and Pat Healy can get that match he wants to avenge his brother Ryan.

Some intriguing match-ups on the horizon in the flyweight class may result in future UFC signings. Danny Martinez will square off against Federico Lopez at MEZ Sports: Pandemonium 7 on August 18, while Sean Santella takes on Evan Velez at Cage Fury 16 August 24. Both Martinez and Santella are presumably on the UFC's radar as they are highly ranked American flyweights, but if an upset happens one of their lucky opponents may end up taking their spot. Santella will share the spotlight with UFC vet David Branch, who will be headlining against undefeated Tim Williams.

Please check out past issues

MMA Transaction Wire: July 25-27

MMA Transaction Wire: July 17-24

MMA Transaction Wire: July 10-16

MMA Transaction Wire: June 29-July 9

MMA Transaction Wire: June 20 - 28

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

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