UFC 305 card leak, Anderson Silva reveals secret clause, Rose Namajunas revisits "uncalled for" moment: MMA News Roundup

Israel Adesanya
Israel Adesanya to feature on UFC 305 card [Image courtesy: Getty Images]

Eagle-eyed fans have uncovered the UFC 305 card participants from a recent fight update video featuring Dana White. Elsewhere, Anderson Silva revealed a stipulation that was set for his fight against Chael Sonnen.

Here are today's top combat sports updates presented by Sportskeeda MMA.


Fans unearth UFC 305 leak, Israel Adesanya confirms

Fans have seemingly found out which fighters are fighting at UFC 305 from the background of Dana White's UFC 303 update video. For a split second in the clip, where the CEO announces the new main and co-main event for the International Fight Week card, we see a glimpse of the Perth event lineup.

Per screenshots taken by multiple outlets, Israel Adesanya is to headline the card. The co-main event will feature Song Yadong. Jack Della Maddalena, Steve Erceg, and Drakkar Klose are some of the other fighters on the card.

Here are what the fans had to say about the fight.

Adesanya soon confirmed the news of him headlining the card. Per his latest post, he would go up against Dricus du Plessis for the middleweight belt.

The event will go down on August 17 in Perth, Australia.


Anderson Silva reveals secret clause for Chael Sonnen fight

In the post-fight media scrum, Anderson Silva revealed that his fight with Chael Sonnen had a 'no knockout' stipulation in the contract.

Before the fight, the National Boxing Council Brazil president Geyza Caryny told MMA Fighting that Silva vs. Sonnen would be an exhibition but a winner would still be announced. However, the fight, criticized for being lackluster, was declared a draw.

Silva told the media afterward:

"It was an exhibition match, and as an exhibition match, it wasn’t allowed knockouts, it was a match with no [winner]. It was an exhibition and I believe we put on a good show." [via: MMA Fighting]

Read the round-by-round updates of the Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen fight here.


Rose Namajunas recalls skirmish with opponent's father

Rose Namajunas is set to fight Maycee Barber in a potential UFC flyweight title eliminator at UFC Denver on July 13, 2024. Ahead of the fight, 'Thug' spoke with MMA Junkie's Mike Bohn and recalled an unpleasant incident involving Barber's father:

"Her dad was kind of disrespectful I feel back in the day, but that's just him... He was just yelling at my face, saying that, 'We're coming for you.'...[It was] after a fight so I'm sure emotions were high but I personally was like that was uncalled for on his part."

She continued:

"I know that if you're a parent, you might have a little more emotion involved, but still you got to control yourself. That's not cool."

Take a look at her comments below (9:50):

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