Damien Brown vs. Daron Cruickshank set for Rizin 14

Damien Brown has secured a place on Rizin’s star-studded New Year’s Eve event at the infamous Saitama Super Arena.

“Beatdown” will face another former UFC lightweight veteran in Daron Cruickshank at Rizin 14 on December 31.

Brown (17-12) lost two close split decisions against Dong Hyun Kim and Frank Camacho before being released by the UFC earlier this year. In his Rizin debut, Brown, 33, eagerly looks to break his three-fight skid against a staple Rizin competitor.

Ashkan Mokhtarian out of bout with Kai Kara France at UFC Adelaide

Ashkan Mokhtarian has withdrawn from his flyweight bout against Kai Kara France at UFC Adelaide citing injury. MMAjunkie first reported the news early this morning. UFC Fight Night 142 takes place next Sunday 2 December at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Adelaide, South Australia. The UFC is now seeking an oceanic-based replacement opponent for France who was scheduled to…

Rachael Ostovich’s husband arrested for attempted murder following alleged domestic violence attack

Arnold Berdon, the husband of UFC flyweight Rachael Ostovich, was arrested for second-degree attempted murder after allegedly attacking Ostovich in their family home in Waianae, Hawaii, on Sunday morning. The charge was confirmed with MMAFighting, but the incident was first reported by TMZ. In the alleged attack, Ostovich suffered a broken orbital bone and was taken to…