UFC Fighters to Take on Boxers This Summer on Celebrity Family Feud

Celebrity Family Feud will feature UFC stars
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The UFC will be pitting several of their fighters against stars from the world of boxing this summer on Celebrity Family Feud.

The UFC will be sending some of the most popular stars in the promotion to take on several stars from the world of boxing this summer in Celebrity Family Feud.  No air date is currently set but the show typically airs during the summer as part of ABC’s “Summer of Fun” line-up.  Unlike the normal iteration of the show, “families” on Celebrity Family Feud compete for money for charity.

The UFC is putting their best foot forward with their team including current bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo, former champion Holly Holm, welterweight contender Stephen Thompson, strawweight contender (and Holm teammate) Michelle Waterson, and UFC legend Forrest Griffin.  With the show taping this weekend, it will have no impact on Waterson’s upcoming fight in April nor Cejudo’s rumored fight in May.

Going up against Team UFC will be the boxing team featuring former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, former welterweight champion Shawn Porter, heavyweight legend Riddick Bowe, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, and top prospect Ryan Garcia.  Notably, Garcia is participating on the show less than 24 hours after scoring a first round knockout over Francisco Fonseca at an event in Anaheim on Valentine’s Day.

This is the second time that stars from the world of mixed martial arts have participated on the popular game show.  Last year, several stars from both the UFC and Bellator came up short against a team led by WWE and reality stars Nikki and Brie Bella.


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