Saad Awad has re-signed with Bellator, a multi-fight deal, promotion officials told ESPN. Awad will face Goiti Yamauchi in the lightweight co-main event of Bellator's card at Pechanga in Temecula, Calif., on Oct. 4. Awad, a 34-fight veteran and action fighter, is trying to bounce back from a two-bout losing streak. Yamauchi has won four of five. The main event that night is Andrey Koreshkov vs. Lorenz Larkin.
Bellator is hoping to book AJ McKee's father Antonio on the same Sept. 28 card his son is fighting on at The Forum in LA, as first reported by the Long Beach Press-Telegram. Antonio McKee is 49 years old and has not fought in five years. He still needs medical clearance from the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) before he can be officially booked at Bellator 228. If it goes down, it is believed that it'll be the first time a father and son have fought on the same MMA card in the United States.
Per multiple sources, UFC light heavyweight bout between Volkan Oezdemir and Ilir Latifi is moving from Aug. 3 in Newark to Aug. 10 in Uruguay. Due to visa issues, I'm told.