• Alberto Del Rio Will Make His UFC Debut This Saturday
According to Lucha Libre Online, former WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio will make his UFC debut as a Spanish Commentator this Saturday.
He will be calling the UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Aspinall event, which will take place at the O2 Arena in London, England.
Del Rio’s current deal with UFC is short-term, but both sides are interested in a long-term partnership.
Alberto is also scheduled to be on Commentary for an upcoming Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship event.
Apart from being a Professional Wrestler and a Commentator, Del Rio is also a former MMA fighter.
His MMA record is 9-6. His first fight took place in 2001 and the last one in 2019.
In his last fight, he lost to UFC Hall Of Famer & former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz via Submission.
Del Rio has noted in multiple interviews that he wants to return to WWE, but it doesn’t look like that is going to happen, because of his controversial history with WWE Diva Paige and him badmouthing the company after leaving.
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• Legendary Old School Wrestling Announcer Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 96th birthday of legendary Old School Wrestling Announcer Lance Russell.
Lance Russel is well remembered as the voice of the Memphis Wrestling territory that during his career changed it’s name from NWA Mid-America to CWA Continental Wrestling Association and later on to USWA United States Wrestling Association.
Russel also worked for Ted Turner’s WCW World Championship Wrestling from 1989 till 1993, as well as for Jim Cornette’s SMW Smoky Mountain Wrestling in 1995.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
March 18, 1926 – October 3, 2017