The UFC announced four grappling super-fights, to take place at the 2010 UFC Fan Expo, coinciding with UFC 114 at the end of this month. They are: - Hermes Franca vs. Bill Cooper - Shayna Baszler vs. Penny Thomas - Caol Uno vs. Fredson Paixao - Javier Vazquez vs. Jeff Glover [UPDATE] by Anton Tabuena - MMAFighting says that Takanori Gomi will also have a grappling super-fight against an opponent that is yet to be named.
Strikeforce's commitment to women's MMA continues, as Shayna Baszler (9-5) was today announced as a participant in the organization's June 19 "Strikeforce Challengers" event in Kent, Wash. Baszler was originally planning on facing Sarah Kaufman (8-0) on the card, but will now wait for the outcome of the undefeated Canadian's May 15 bout with Miesha Tate (6-1). via MMA Junkie
EliteXC CBS Saturday Night Fights Preview: Robbie Lawler Interview. (video) Teleconference calls with - Doug Deluca, Shayna Baszler, Robbie Lawler and Scott Smith. (audio)