Plenty of things can happen in the world of MMA in seven days.

From event announcements and the fights on the weekend to the best tweets and latest trash talk between fighters, we’ll keep you in the know at the end of each week with the latest happenings in the sport.

But first off, make sure you buy this year’s Holiday Issue of Fighters Only Magazine! It’s now available on all good newsstands and on the Fighters Only app, featuring the likes of Tyron Woodley, Michael “Venom” Page, Weili Zhang, Demetrious Johnson and more.

The Fights

The MMA world was quiet last week on the fight front. However, there are plenty of fights coming up this weekend.

Keep an eye out for our MMA watchlist coming out in the week!

 

MMA News

Conor McGregor vs. Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is pretty much set

It hasn’t yet been announced, but a fight between “The Notorious” Conor McGregor and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has unofficially been confirmed.

The pair are slated to fight at welterweight in January at UFC 246 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

If all goes to plan, this will be the first time McGregor has set foot in the Octagon since his loss for the UFC lightweight title against Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018. Cowboy has fought five times since then.

Read more about this story here.

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson title fight expected for April

It’s a fight that has been booked four times but has never come to fruition.

Hopefully it’s fifth time lucky as the UFC is apparently very interested in matching up UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov against Tony Ferguson in April at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

Should everything go ahead without a hitch, the fight is expected to take place in April 2020.

Read more about this story here.

UFC Auckland has a main event: Paul Felder vs. Dan Hooker

UFC Auckland will take place at the city’s Spark Arena and is set to feature a main event contest between Paul Felder and Dan Hooker, who are ranked at 6th and 7th in the UFC lightweight division.

The event takes place on 23 February.

 

Best Social Media of the Week

Junior Dos Santos

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos made it to the last five on the Brazilian version of Dancing with the Stars. Good effort!

Ben Askren

The recently-retired Ben Askren likes to make a statement in all senses.

His latest? He bought one of those Tesla Cybertrucks which made headlines for all the wrong reasons a couple of weeks ago.

Khabib Nurmagomedov

It’s Khabib Nurmagomedov on a camel. Need I say more?

Jose Aldo

This one’s a tad late, but Jose Aldo was very happy seeing Flamengo, his favourite football team, take home the Copa Libertadores, beating Argentina’s River Plate last weekend.