Lightweights Beneil Dariush (19-4-1) and Diego Ferreira (17-2) have agreed to meet at a UFC event on Feb. 6, per multiple sources. Dariush is on a five-fight win streak, Ferreira a six-fight win streak. The two fought back in 2014, Dariush won a unanimous decision.
Promoters from Bellator, PFL, ONE and even Bare Knuckle FC have said they are not interested in signing legend Anderson Silva following Silva's UFC release. Japan's Rizin, however, won't shut the door on the 45-year-old Silva, according to a statement from CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara. Sakakibara said: "I haven't talked to [Silva] yet but I would be interested to see if we can come up with something that makes sense for him to start his final chapter in Japan."
UFC senior vice president of regulatory affairs Marc Ratner will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, it was announced Saturday night on the UFC 255 broadcast. Ratner is a former Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director and was integral in helping MMA get regulated across the world after he came to the UFC in 2006. Ratner, who is already in multiple boxing Hall of Fames, is one of the most accomplished regulators in combat sports history.