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Darren Till expected to finish Donald Cerrone early: I knew I had his number
Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports English prospect Darren Till [1] was not short on confidence at UFC Gdansk. The 24-year-old fighter scored the biggest win of his young MMA career at Saturday’s UFC Fight...
UFC 217 timeline: Joanna Jedrzeczyk vs. Rose Namajunas
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Before UFC 217, check out the the Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Rose Namajunas timeline to see how the two fighters ended up in a Madison Square Garden main card, feature fight in New...
From the grassroots to global ambitions, Poland’s KSW is one of the world’s hottest MMA properties
KSW Martin Lewandowski allowed himself a moment of reflection five months ago. He was standing inside the cavernous PGE Narodowy Stadium in Warsaw, the largest soccer stadium in Poland. More than 57,000...
Conor McGregor drops homophobic slur backstage at UFC event
Showtime Conor McGregor was caught on video dropping homophobic slurs in a conversation with teammate Artem Lobov on Saturday at the UFC event in Gdansk, Poland. In videos posted to Twitter by both the...
Norman Parke: ‘Steroid guy’ Mateusz Gamrot wouldn’t pass a USADA test
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A lot of Polish MMA fans believe that Mateusz Gamrot is the best lightweight outside of the UFC, but his opponent for this Sunday’s KSW 40, Norman Parke [1], doesn’t believe he...
Video: Jan Blachowicz uses standing choke to submit Devin Clark
OHHHH MY!!! What a finish by @JanBlachowicz [1]!!! Unreal!! #UFCGdansk [2] pic.twitter.com/UwyMvXr8R2 [3] — UFC (@ufc) October 21, 2017 [4] Jan Blachowicz [5]’s win at UFC Gdansk [6] answered any questions...
Karolina Kowalkiewicz wants Jessica Andrade fight next
Karolina Kowalkiewicz Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com Karolina Kowalkiewicz [1] claimed she felt no pressure coming into her co-main bout at UFC Gdansk. The 32-year-old kickboxer from Lodz entered Saturday’s...
‘Cowboy’ Cerrone releases statement following TKO loss to Darren Till
Donald Cerrone Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The only thing Donald Cerrone [1] is more known for than being an adrenaline junkie and willing to fight anyone anywhere is his ability to take losing with class....
Mike Perry: Darren Till didn’t fight tough opponent, Donald Cerrone ‘gave up in the first round’
Mike Perry (left) confronts Darren Till following Till’s UFC Gdansk win over Donald Cerrone. Getty Images Darren Till [1] had what looked like a star-making performance Saturday night. Just not to Mike...
UFC Gdansk bonuses: Darren Till earns $50,000 for stoppage over Donald Cerrone
Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports Darren Till got a little extra for his pivotal win at UFC Gdansk. The Englishman earned a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus for his impressive technical knockout win...
UFC Gdansk in Tweets: Pros react to Darren Till knocking out Donald Cerrone
Darren Till bested Donald Cerrone at UFC Gdansk. Getty Images All week long Darren Till [1] said that he’s the best fighter in the world, and on Saturday Oct. 21 at UFC Gdansk, the undefeated welterweight...
Donald Cerrone vs. Darren Till full fight video highlights
The beginning of the end! @DarrenTill2 [1] with the beautiful combination that led to the finish! #UFCGdansk [2] pic.twitter.com/BxGUbNI3W3 [3] — UFC (@ufc) October 21, 2017 [4] Photo by Dean...
UFC Gdansk results: Darren Till stops Donald Cerrone in opening round
Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports Darren Till [1] never had a UFC main event before headlining Saturday’s UFC Gdansk card against Donald Cerrone [2]. But if the Liverpool native had any sort of nerves going...
UFC Gdansk post-fight press conference video
Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports The UFC Gdansk post-fight press conference is the last piece of business to take care of after the action is over in the Octagon, and we have the live video below at...
UFC Gdansk Results: Cowboy vs. Till
Donald Cerrone and Darren Till will clash in the UFC Gdansk main event Saturday. Getty Images MMA Fighting has UFC Gdansk results for the Cowboy vs. Till fight card Oct. 21 at the Ergo Arena in Gdansk,...
UFC Gdansk live blog: Donald Cerrone vs. Darren Till
Donald Cerrone and Darren Till will clash in the UFC Gdansk main event. Getty Images This is the UFC Gdansk live blog for Donald Cerrone vs. Darren Till [1], a welterweight bout at Saturday night's UFC...
KSW see ‘no medical issue’ behind James McSweeney’s withdrawal from Mariusz Pudzianowski bout
KSW It was a bizarre scene at the 3 Arena when iconic Polish heavyweight Mariusz Pudzianowski [1] weighed in alongside two potential opponents, James McSweeney [2] and Jay Silva [3], ahead of tomorrow...
Former Invicta champ Livia Renata Souza signs with the UFC
Livia Renata Souza Esther Lin, Invicta FC The UFC strawweight division just added another top contender. Former Invicta FC champion Livia Renata Souza [1] has signed a four-fight deal to compete inside...
Video: Aspen Ladd screams as she wails on Lina Lansberg for TKO win
WHAT A DEBUT! @AspenLaddMMA [1] earns the TKO victory vs Lansberg. #UFCGdansk [2] pic.twitter.com/qD0jBLXygH [3] — UFC (@ufc) October 21, 2017 [4] For the audio alone, Aspen Ladd [5]’s UFC debut was one...
Bellator’s unpredictable night shows difficulty of building stars
Dave Mandel-USA TODAY Sports UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Despite losing a pair of fights during the leadup to Bellator 185 [1], promoter Scott Coker [2] and matchmaker Rich Chou still put the organization in a...
Fightweets: Is Georges St-Pierre still an A-list drawing card?
If it seems a little slow right now, don’t worry: We’re kicking off a stretch of 11 UFC events in as many weeks to finish the year, and that’s before we factor in Bellator and everything else that comes our...
Artem Lobov believes two straight knockouts will establish him as a legit UFC headliner
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Artem Lobov [1] isn’t concerned with his preliminary card billing against Andre Fili [2] on Saturday night in Gdansk. In fact, “The Russian Hammer” is confident that he’s just two...
UFC Gdansk predictions
The UFC will be hosting its second event in Poland, and it has brought a decent card packed with European talent. Headlining UFC Gdansk [1] is a welterweight bout between former UFC title challenger Donald...
Bellator 185 highlights
Bellator Watch Bellator 185 [1] highlights to check out how all the fighters on the Bellator main card won Friday night in Uncasville, Conn. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/900/bellator-185
Pros react to Gegard Mousasi’s controversial decision win over Alexander Shlemenko at Bellator 185
Well, Gegard Mousasi [1]’s Bellator debut didn’t go as many expected. The former UFC middleweight contender took on Alexander Shlemenko [2] in the main event of Bellator 185 [3], which went down on Friday...
Bellator 185 results: Gegard Mousasi wins close decision over Alexander Shlemenko in Bellator debut
Bellator In the land of Bellator, the one-eyed man was king. Or at least that was the case for one night. Competing inside the Bellator cage for the first time, middleweight veteran Gegard Mousasi [1]...
Anthony Hamilton vs. Adam Wieczorek off of UFC Gdansk, moved to UFC Sydney
Anthony Hamilton Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC Gdansk [1] could not avoid the recent trend of last-minute fight card changes. On Friday, the UFC announced that a heavyweight bout between Anthony Hamilton...
Alexander Shlemenko vs. Kendall Grove full fight video
At Bellator 162 back on Oct. 21, 2016, former Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko took on former UFC fighter Kendall Grove in the main event of the card. That night in Memphis, the Russian...
Video: Michael Page wins pro boxing debut via third-round TKO
Bellator MMA Known for his highlight-reel knockouts, Bellator MMA’s Michael Page [1] delivered another finish in his first boxing match. “Venom” made his pro boxing debut at a show hosted at the Indigo at...
Kamaru Usman vs. Emil Meek slated for UFC 219
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A welterweight fight featuring two rising stars is close to being added to UFC 219 [1]. Kamaru Usman [2] vs. Emil Meek [3] is slated for the Dec. 30 card, MMA Fighting has...
Boston Salmon out of UFC Sao Paulo bout vs. Raoni Barcelos with injury
Raoni Barcelos (pictured) won’t be fighting at UFC Sao Paulo after losing his opponent to injury Upper The UFC’s next trip to Sao Paulo is down one fight. Boston Salmon has been forced to withdraw from...
Bellator 185 Results: Mousasi vs. Shlemenko
Lucas Noonan, Bellator MMA Fighting has Bellator 185 [1] results for the Mousasi vs. Shlemenko fight card Friday night from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. In the main event, Gegard Mousasi [2]...
Karolina Kowalkiewicz calls the UFC Octagon ‘the safest place in the world’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It’s become one of the most unique visuals in the UFC. Karolina Kowalkiewicz [1] leaning against the cage, hands behind her back, a slight smirk on her face, looking all the world...
Bellator 185 live stream online
Gegard Mousasi and Alexander Shlemenko will clash in the Bellator 185 main event Friday. Bellator Watch the Bellator 185 [1] live stream online on MMA Fighting for the preliminary card at 7 p.m. ET. The...
Alexander Shlemenko, Gegard Mousasi pass drug tests ahead of Bellator 185
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The Bellator 185 [1] main event is now officially set for Friday night. Alexander Shlemenko [2] and Gegard Mousasi [3] both passed out-of-competition drug tests ahead of their...
Andre Fili: Fans have ‘no right’ to say foe Artem Lobov doesn’t belong in the UFC
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It’s hard to believe that Artem Lobov [1] and Andre Fili [2]’s clash at UFC Fight Night 118 in Gdansk hasn’t been deemed worthy of a main-card slot. Lobov, once a top-ranked...
USADA suspends UFC newcomer Carlos Felipe two years for testing positive for steroid
>LOADING...1/10 #UFC #FIGHTNIGHT [1] > >A post shared by Carlos Felipe "boi" (@carlosboimma) on Aug 16, 2017 at >6:52pm PDT > Carlos Felipe [2] will have to wait to make his UFC debut. A significant amount...
Bellator 185’s Heather Hardy talks first fight outside of New York, Alicia Keys, pitching at Yankee Stadium
Heather Hardy victorious at Bellator 180 this past June ESTHER LIN/MMAFIGHTING.COM Heather Hardy [1] is a New Yorker through and through, so it’s easy to understand why even a short trip up north could...
Unlike some family members, Neiman Gracie is in Bellator to win belts, not promote Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Neiman Gracie won five of six fights via submission. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A short-notice opponent switch won’t change Neiman Gracie [1]’s plans. Unbeaten in six MMA fights, the 28-year-old grappler...
UFC Gdansk weigh-in video, results
Donald Cerrone stepped on the scale at UFC Gdansk weigh-ins Friday. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting At the UFC Gdasnk [1] weigh-ins, all but one of the 24 fighters taking part in Saturday's event successfully hit...
The cult of Gegard Mousasi, MMA’s great unchanged
Chuck Mindenhall Nearly nine years ago, just a day before he was to fight Sokoudjou in the Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates, Gegard Mousasi [1] sat down to a rib eye steak, a baked potato and a bowl of...
Paul Kelly: The first Scouser that fought Donald Cerrone
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Paul Kelly [1] may be the only fighter who has ever scheduled an interview for 9 a.m. on a Sunday morning. When his voice comes through the other end of the line from Liverpool, he...
Morning Report: Owen Roddy: Tony Ferguson ‘starting to look like the more logical fight’ for Conor McGregor
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Since Conor McGregor [1] won the lightweight title last year at UFC 205 [2], the division has been in a state of tumult. McGregor took an extended hiatus to celebrate the birth of...
Warlley Alves coming into UFC Gdansk after a pair of losses outside the cage, too
Warlley Alves looks to get back on track after losing two in a row in the UFC. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Warlley Alves [1] had a year to be forgotten in 2016, but he refuses to see it that way. Once seen...
Heather Hardy confronted at Bellator 185 weigh-ins by former opponent
A former opponent of Heather Hardy was escorted away from the stage area at Bellator 186. Bellator MMA Heather Hardy [1] all but faced off with two opponents Thursday at Bellator 185 [2] weigh-ins. As...
ONE flyweight champ Adriano Moraes meets undefeated Danny Kingad in November
Adriano Moraes (left) puts his title on the line in Manila. ONE Championship ONE Championship added a second title fight to its return to Manila. A flyweight championship bout between 125-pound kingpin...
Alex Caceres returns at UFC Shanghai, meets promotional newcomer Guan Wang
Alex Caceres [1] will be returning to Asia for his next UFC bout. The featherweight fighter has been booked to fight Guan Wang at UFC Shanghai (UFC Fight Night 122), which is set to go down on Nov. 25 at...
Ovince Saint Preux steps in vs. Corey Anderson at UFC 217
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Ovince Saint Preux [1] is a busy man these days. The light heavyweight contender from Tennessee is just coming off his UFC Japan victory over Yushin Okami [2] on Sept. 23, but he’s...
Bellator 185 weigh-in video
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting At the Bellator 185 [1] weigh-ins, all 28 fighters taking part in Friday night's fights at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., will hit the scale on Thursday. In the main...
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira flagged for potential USADA violation, pulled from UFC on FOX 26 fight against Jared Cannonier
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is potentially in trouble with USADA. Alexandre Loureiro, Inovafoto Antonio Rogerio Nogueira [1] is the latest UFC fighter to potentially fall by the sword of USADA. Nogueira, a...
UFC’s Lyman Good suing supplement companies, claiming tainted products caused positive USADA drug test
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Lyman Good [1] said he never took performance-enhancing drugs, and USADA co-signed that his 2016 positive drug test came from tainted supplements. Now, Good wants to take the...
Gegard Mousasi’s protege Costello van Steenis shares mentor’s icy calm into Bellator debut
Courtesy of PLMMA On Friday night, one of the Netherlands’ best fighters will make his debut in the Bellator cage — a stoical, mildly bemused, completely nonplussed torrent of fist and foot who has largely...
The Ultimate Fighter 26, Episode 7 results: Melinda Fabian vs. Rachael Ostovich
Melinda Fabian (left) faces off with Rachael Ostovich (right) on The Ultimate Fighter 26 UFC Rachael Ostovich [1] gave Team Gaethje a 4-3 lead with a one-sided win over Melinda Fabian [2] on this...
Artem Lobov thinks Tony Ferguson has earned his shot at Conor McGregor
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Tony Ferguson [1] called for a lightweight unification bout straight after his interim title capture over Kevin Lee [2] at UFC 216 [3] and even Dana White [4] has claimed that “El...
UFC Gdansk media day staredowns
UFC returns to Poland on Saturday night, and the stars of the show squared off after Thursday’s media day ahead of UFC Gdansk, including headliners Donald Cerrone [1] and Darren Till [2]. The fight card,...
Morning Report: Cody Garbrandt: I’d knock Conor McGregor the f**k out in a boxing match
Cody Garbrandt Last year, Cody Garbrandt [1] fought four times, scoring three first-round knockouts and then dancing his way [2] to a wide unanimous decision over the greatest bantamweight fighter in...
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Referee Marc Goddard: More weight classes ‘not the answer’ to MMA’s weight-cutting issue
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC has not yet adopted new weight classes approved over the summer by the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports (ABC) and it remains unclear when — or if —...
After back-to-back head kick KO wins, Sabina Mazo is now embracing prospect label
LFA Sabina Mazo is quickly becoming one of the hottest prospects at 125 pounds. Last month, the Colombian fighter picked up another impressive head kick knockout victory. Mazo stopped Linsey Williams in...
Heather Hardy has ‘no doubt’ that Conor McGregor could win a boxing title
ESTHER LIN/MMAFIGHTING.COM From a box office standpoint, Conor McGregor [1]’s professional boxing debut vs. Floyd Mayweather [2] couldn’t have gone much better. The UFC lightweight champion brought the...
Vicente Luque replaces injured Luan Chagas against Niko Price at UFC Sao Paulo
Vicente Luque steps in on short notice at UFC Sao Paulo. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Niko Price [1] has a new opponent for UFC’s upcoming event in Brazil. With Luan Chagas [2] sidelined due to a broken foot [...
Fish hook or bite? Mateusz Gamrot vows to ‘humiliate’ Norman Parke in rematch
KSW Mateusz Gamrot is considered one of the best lightweights in Europe, and on Sunday night in Dublin, he will look to underline that status against Norman Parke [1] in their rematch at KSW 40 – the...
Roxanne Modafferi: TUF 26 coaches were ‘way less stressful’ for contestants than Rousey-Tate
Roxanne Modafferi is the No. 1 seed on The Ultimate Fighter 26. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting When the casting call for /The Ultimate Fighter 26/ was first announced, it went out with an interesting caveat. Not...
Aljamain Sterling vs. Rani Yahya booked for UFC Fresno
Aljamain Sterling (pictured) will face another decorate grappler in the UFC. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Aljamain Sterling [1] will face another Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist in 2017. Coming off decision...
Darren Till sends warning to Donald Cerrone: ‘Do not stand with me, you will die’
Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports Darren Till [1] doesn’t think that Donald Cerrone [2] wants to exchange strikes with him when they meet in the main event of UFC Fight Night 118 in Gdansk, Poland on Oct. 21...
Live Chat: Conor McGregor vs. Paulie Malignaggi, UFC Gdansk and Bellator 185 previews
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat. Today on the podcast, we'll go over the complete and utter insanity that is the revelation by Paulie Malignaggi that Al Haymon has...
Khabib Nurmagomedov: Kevin Lee fought Tony Ferguson ‘like chicken’ at UFC 216
Khabib Nurmagomedov Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov [1] wasn’t impressed by Kevin Lee [2]’s performance at UFC 216 [3]. Nurmagomedov, the undefeated UFC lightweight contender who is...
Morning Report: Dana White calls Jon Jones the biggest waste of talent ‘ever, in all of sports’
According to a great number of people in MMA, Jon Jones [1] is the best fighter in the history of the sport. Also according to a great number of people in MMA, Jon Jones is the biggest waste of talent in...
Herbert Burns set to fight in the U.S., explains conditions to re-sign with ONE Championship
Herbert Burns will fight for the first time in the United States. Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting Herbert Burns [1] is moving on with his career. The featherweight talent competed under the ONE Championship...
LFA 24 salaries, medical suspensions: Mackenzie Dern cashes $12,000 for fourth pro win
Mackenzie Dern led the disclosed payroll for LFA 24. Rich Burmaster, LFA Blue-chip MMA prospect Mackenzie Dern [1] was the top earner at LFA 24, cashing a disclosed fight purse of $12,000 for her first-...
Edson Barboza says he accepted fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 219: ‘It's on him now’
Edson Barboza wants a fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov in December. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Edson Barboza [1] wants Khabib Nurmagomedov [2] next in the Octagon. Finally healed from a shoulder injury and...
Conor McGregor documentary to get one-day U.S. theatrical release
Esther Lin, Showtime “Conor McGregor: Notorious,” a documentary about the life of UFC’s biggest box office attraction, covering his entire career, will get a one-day U.S. theatrical release. Conor...
Michelle Waterson vs. Tecia Torres booked for UFC 218
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Tecia Torres [1] has been asking for a karate vs. karate matchup and that’s what she’s going to get. Torres will take on Michelle Waterson [2] at UFC 218 [3] on Dec. 2 in Detroit...
Pregnant Julianna Pena explains decision to put UFC career on hold, timetable for return
Julianna Pena has put her MMA career on hold ahead of the birth of her first child. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Julianna Pena [1] hasn’t been seen in a UFC cage since January — and now we know why. Pena...
UFC 218 poster revealed
Max Holloway puts his title on the line in Detroit. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC featherweight championship will be on the line at UFC 218 [1], and the company has revealed the official poster. Max...
Patrick Cummins declares he’s out of UFC 217 with ‘mutant staph infection'
Corey Anderson [1] needs a new opponent for UFC 217 [2]. Patrick Cummins [3] announced on his social media Tuesday that he was forced out of a light heavyweight clash with Anderson on the Nov. 4 card at...
Video: Holly Holm responds to Cris Cyborg demanding equal drug testing
Holly Holm Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Holly Holm [1] and Cris Cyborg [2] aren’t even officially scheduled to fight yet and they’re already going at it on social media. The Brazilian featherweight star has...
Staph infection, weight cut made Kevin Lee ‘too emotional’ ahead of Tony Ferguson bout at UFC 216
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Before Tony Ferguson [1] and Kevin Lee [2] made it to the Octagon for the main event of UFC 216 [3], it appeared as though the interim title fight was in jeopardy. Speaking on...
Salim Touahri steps in on short notice against Warlley Alves at UFC Gdansk
Warlley Alves (pictured) welcomes Salim Touahri to the UFC in Gdansk. Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting Warlley Alves [1] flew from Rio de Janeiro to Gdansk without an opponent, but the UFC found a replacement...
Morning Report: Kenny Florian wonders if Jose Aldo is still motivated after Max Holloway ‘broke him mentally’
After an unprecedented run of dominance that saw him remain undefeated for a decade, defending his featherweight title nine times, Jose Aldo [1] has now lost two of his last three bouts and the questions...
Combate Americas partners with Telemundo for Copa Combate’s eight-man bantamweight tournament
Combate Americas will be getting some airtime on national television. The promotion has partnered with Telemundo, the second largest Spanish television network in America, to televise a portion of their...
Monday Morning Analyst: Measuring Mackenzie Dern’s progress
Legacy FC In this episode of the podcast, we look at the top five performers around the world from regional MMA promotions and examine the growth of prospect Mackenzie Dern [1]. [1] http://www....
Ian McCall to fight in Rizin bantamweight grand prix on Dec. 29
Ian McCall Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A week after being released by the UFC, Ian McCall [1]’s next fight will be in “The Land of the Rising Sun.” On Monday, Japanese promotion Rizin announced that the...
Khabib Nurmagomedov calls for McGregor vs. Diaz 3, wants Tony Ferguson fight at UFC 219
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov [1] is determined to make sure 2017 isn’t a lost year. Finally healthy and back to training, the undefeated Dagestani lightweight appeared Monday on /The MMA...
Derrick Lewis was crying like a ‘big-ass baby’ after pulling out of UFC 216 with back injury
Derrick Lewis (right) prior to being forced to withdraw from his UFC 216 bout vs. Fabricio Werdum Esther Lin, MMA Fighting One of the UFC’s most successful heavyweights over the past two years, Derrick...
Henry Cejudo on narrowly escaping fire: ‘I was thinking this is a horrible way to die’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Henry Cejudo [1] heard the fire alarm go off in his hotel around 2 a.m. on Oct. 9. He figured it was just a mistake. “I looked outside my room, nothing is going on,” Cejudo told...
Injuries force Brennan Ward, Javier Torres out of Bellator 185
Brennan Ward Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Bellator 185 [1] just can’t catch a break. A week after losing its co-main event, the Oct. 20 show has now lost the bout that was moved up to take its place....
Grappling standout Garry Tonon signs with ONE Championship
Garry Tonon will now be taking his grappling skills to the cage. The decorated grappler has signed a multi-fight deal with Asian-based MMA promotion ONE Championship. The news was announced by the promotion...
Santiago Ponzinibbio 'never watched' Mike Perry fight, promises to knock him out
Santiago Ponzinibbio beat Gunnar Nelson in his last UFC fight. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Two rising welterweights will collide in Winnipeg, Canada, and Santiago Ponzinibbio [1] wants to make sure he...
Plight of Amanda Nunes as a draw sends a major message about UFC fans in 2017
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting There is a theory about drawing power that sometimes applies and clearly other times doesn't. In 2008, when Oscar de la Hoya, who had been the boxing's biggest drawing card for...
Morning Report: Tyron Woodley: Potential Georges St-Pierre-Conor McGregor bout is ‘a disrespect’ to me
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting In an age where title reigns are becoming more defined by the money fights a champion pursues than the traditional meritocracy associated with the UFC, Tyron Woodley [1] is...
The MMA Hour with Khabib Nurmagomedov, Kevin Lee, Derrick Lewis, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, Henry Cejudo, Julianna Peña, Marc Goddard, Gegard Mousasi in studio
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Cody Stamann wants apology from Daniel Cormier, Joe Rogan for ‘biased’ UFC 216 commentary
Cody Stamann has his hand raised after winning a split decision over Tom Duquesnoy at UFC 216. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Cageside commentators beware: Cody Stamann [1] is listening and he demands respect...
Jim Wallhead out of UFC Gdansk fight with Warlley Alves
Warlley Alves is looking to snap a two-fight losing skid. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Warlley Alves needs a new opponent for UFC Gdansk. Initially booked to meet Jim Wallhead at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 118...
Alexander Gustafsson expects Daniel Cormier rematch after ‘DC’ puts Volkan Oezdemir ‘on his ass’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Alexander Gustafsson [1] expects to get the opportunity to avenge his loss to Daniel Cormier [2] after he defends his title against Volkan Oezdemir [3]. Although no date has been...
Walt Harris vs. Mark Godbeer rebooked for UFC 217
Walt Harris and Mark Godbeer have been rebooked for UFC 217. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Walt Harris [1] and Mark Godbeer [2] will give things another try at UFC 217 [3]. A little over a week after their UFC...
After almost leaving BJJ for soccer, Royce Gracie’s son Khonry talks victorious MMA debut
Khonry Gracie won his first amateur bout via decision. Jeremy Lehmann Royce Gracie [1]’s son was victorious in his mixed martial arts debut as an amateur, and can't wait to step back inside a cage one more...
Gokhan Saki on Khalil Rountree: ‘It’s like I’m Ronaldo and he just plays football in the park with his friends’
Susumu Nagao-USA TODAY Sports Gokhan Saki [1] is waiting on his working VISA to be accepted before moving to Miami to work with Ilir Latifi [2] coach Selman Berisha, but he has already begun training for...
The Weekly Grind: Donald Cerrone catches rattlesnake, Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson go GTA mode
The life of a professional fighter isn't all glitz and glamour. As if getting punched, kicked, kneed, choked and twisted into a pretzel on a regular basis isn't enough, fighters attract a general wackiness...
Carlos Condit on reasons for return: I’ll ‘want to fight until the day I’m dead’
Carlos Condit [1] didn’t mince any words after his one-sided, first-round submission loss to Demian Maia [2] in August of 2016. “I don’t know if I belong here anymore,” he told reporters after the loss [3...
Eddie Alvarez gives his side of TUF 26 beef with ‘head case’ Lauren Murphy
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting On the aired episodes of The Ultimate Fighter 26, it seemed like the beef between Eddie Alvarez [1] and Lauren Murphy [2] began the day after Murphy lost her first-round fight....
UFC 216 rewind
With UFC 216 in the books, MMA Fighting's E. Casey Leydon looks back at fight week in Las Vegas.
Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix results: Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Frank Shamrock ends in a lackluster draw
Frank Shamrock (pictured) and Kazushi Sakuraba fought to a draw in a grappling match. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting One of the most anticipated matchups at Saturday’s Rizin event in Fukuoka, Japan, was a...
Click Debate: Is it time for the UFC to do more about extreme weight cutting?
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It was early July. A UFC pay-per-view main event had just been dashed at the 11th hour due to, in part, issues relating to weight cutting. I asked UFC president Dana White [1] at...
Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix results
Kazushi Sakuraba will face Frank Shamrock in a grappling competition. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting MMA Fighting has Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix results for the Rizin event Sunday from Fukuoka, Japan. In...
Frank Shamrock returns for fight he’s waited 18 years for at Rizin
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Frank Shamrock [1] has insisted many times that he was done with the sport. Four years ago, when Spike TV produced the critically acclaimed documentary, "Bound by Blood," on him...
Ex-NFL player Greg Hardy books amateur MMA debut for Nov. 4
Former NFL player Greg Hardy Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports Former NFL player Greg Hardy will compete in his first MMA contest when he meets Joe Hawkins in an amateur heavyweight bout at Rise of a Warrior 21...
Video: GSP receives raucous chants, Michael Bisping jeered at Montreal Canadiens game
What an ovation for GSP! @Bisping [1], @DanaWhite [2]...
CWFC 87 Results: Roberto Soldic scores head kick knockout over Lewis Long
Roberto Soldic stunned the crowd at the Newport Center in Wales with a first round head kick knockout of UFC hopeful and Welsh fan favorite, Lewis Long, in the main event of Cage Warriors 87. Soldic...
Tony Ferguson responds to Conor McGregor with his own ‘Grand Theft Auto’-inspired tweet
Tony Ferguson (left) in his UFC 216 title fight opposite Kevin Lee (right) Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Tony Ferguson [1] and Conor McGregor [2] aren’t above playing games when it comes to fight promotion....
Frankie Edgar doesn’t believe more divisions will stop extreme cutting
Frankie Edgar Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Daniel Cormier [1]. Kevin Lee [2]. Khabib Nurmagomedov [3]. Those are just three elite UFC fighters who have struggled with the scale this year, to varying degrees...
James Gallagher admits knee injury sounded like ‘branch snapping’
ESTHER LIN/MMAFIGHTING.COM James Gallagher [1] will find out on Monday whether his knee injury will require surgery or not. MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani [2] broke the news that Gallagher was forced to...
Former Cage Warriors champion Alex Enlund retires from MMA
ACB Alex Enlund [1]’s return to MMA was one of the big selling points to ACB 70 in Sheffield last month. On the night, the South Shields submission ace came up on the wrong side of a split decision to...
Mackenzie Dern ‘more confident’ in strawweight return after LFA 24 win, eyeing one more fight in 2017
Mackenzie Dern won her flyweight debut at LFA 24, submitting Mandy Polk with a first-round rear-naked choke. Rich Burmaster, LFA PHOENIX — Mackenzie Dern [1] couldn’t have asked for a better homecoming...
'Bigfoot' Silva’s manager suggests Rico Verhoeven rematch in MMA
'Bigfoot' Silva lost to Rico Verhoeven at Glory 46. Glory After losing his kickboxing debut to Glory heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven, Antonio Silva [1] wants to take on the decorate striker once again...
Fightweets: The Conor McGregor sweepstakes continue
Conor McGregor Esther Lin, MMA Fighting So who will Conor McGregor [1] fight next? And what’s up with the Mark Hunt [2] situation? Those are the two items that rose to the fore on a rare slow week. Time...
Mark Hunt’s anger at being replaced at UFC Sydney is more confusing than the reasons
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Nobody follows the Dana White [1] beat these days quite like TMZ, which is always right where it needs to be when the soft serve hits the fan. This time TMZ tracked White down...
Rico Verhoeven stops ‘Bigfoot' Silva at Glory 46
Glory heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven, a heavy favorite against UFC veteran Antonio Silva [1] at Saturday’s Glory 46 in China, needed two rounds to score a TKO victory. Verhoeven landed vicious leg...
ONE champion Roger Gracie retires from MMA
Roger Gracie leaves the sport with a 8-2 record. Esther Lin, Showtime Three months after retiring from jiu-jitsu, Roger Gracie [1] has decided to hang up his MMA gloves as well. Gracie competed in MMA for...
Luanna Alzuguir scores submission win in amateur MMA debut
Mackenzie Dern [1] wasn’t the only female jiu-jitsu ace to win [2] on Friday night. Five-time jiu-jitsu world champion and ADCC gold medalist Luanna Alzuguir put on a dominating performance in her amateur...
LFA 24 results: Mackenzie Dern smashes Mandy Polk, Curtis Millender KOs Matthew Frincu
Mackenzie Dern stayed unbeaten Friday night in her flyweight debut at LFA 24. Mike Jackson, MikeTheTruth.com PHOENIX — Mackenzie Dern [1] has some pop, too. Dern (4-0), a jiu-jitsu champion who is...
Glen Baker crushes Kevin Natividad with nine-second KO at LFA 24
Glen Baker needed just nine seconds to knock out Kevin Natividad at LFA 24. Twitter Glen Baker wasn’t getting paid by the hour at LFA 24. The 36-year-old “Bad Boy” wasted no time in his bantamweight...
LFA 24 Results: Frincu vs. Millender
Matthew Frincu faces Curtis Millender in the main event of LFA 24. Photo via LFA MMA Fighting has LFA 24 results for the Frincu vs. Millender fight card Friday night from the Comerica Theatre in...
ADCC champion Luanna Alzuguir confident ahead of amateur MMA debut
Luanna Alzuguir makes her MMA debut Friday. Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting One of the best female jiu-jitsu competitors is making her amateur mixed martial arts debut Friday night. Luanna Alzuguir, a five-...
Erick Silva vs. Jordan Mein added to UFC on FOX 26
Erick Silva faces Jordan Mein on Dec. 16 at UFC on FOX 26. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The flurry of additions [1] to UFC on FOX 26 [2] continued into Friday afternoon, as a welterweight tilt between exciting...
‘You little f*cking nerd’: Michael Bisping, GSP get in heated confrontation after press conference
Your browser does not support HTML5 video. The trash talk between Georges St-Pierre [1] and Michael Bisping [2] spilled out into the backstage area after the UFC 217 [3] press conference Friday in Toronto...
Mackenzie Dern not committing to flyweight despite difficulties making 115-pound limit
Mackenzie Dern Photo by Bianca Iuliano-Garman A flyweight bout is in Mackenzie Dern [1]’s immediate future, but that doesn’t mean she plans to stick around in that division. The 24-year-old Brazilian jiu-...
Nikita Krylov knocks out Emanuel Newton in 43 seconds in Russia
Nikita Krylov [1] scored another quick finish outside the UFC. Four months after submitting Stjepan Bekavac in 53 seconds, the Ukrainian talent met former Bellator light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton...
‘Bigfoot' Silva: Glory champion Rico Verhoeven has the obligation to win, 'can’t blink' against me
'Bigfoot' Silva makes his kickboxing debut against Rico Verhoeven in China. Glory Antonio Silva [1] doesn’t feel any pressure going into a fight with the best heavyweight kickboxer in the world in China...
Michael Bisping expects Georges St-Pierre to ‘hide from fighting’ at UFC 217
Michael Bisping (left) and Georges St-Pierre (right) Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Michael Bisping [1] is preparing for the best Georges St-Pierre [2] and he knows that means having to deal with a wrestling...
LFA 24’s Mandy Polk has been chasing Mackenzie Dern fight for over a year — and now she has it
Mandy Polk faces Mackenzie Dern on Oct. 13 at LFA 24. Photo via LFA Mandy Polk first debuted for RFA late last year. By then, she had already been introduced to the work of Mackenzie Dern [1], the...
USADA suspends Jesse Taylor one year for positive drug test for clomiphene
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting From comeback story to drug suspension in three months. USADA suspended Jesse Taylor [1] one year for testing positive for anti-estrogen agent clomiphene in an out-of-competition...
Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas, Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Mike Perry added to UFC on FOX 26
Jose Aldo and Ricardo Lamas will rematch in Canada. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Two big match-ups were announced for UFC’s upcoming show in Winnipeg on Dec. 16. Headlined by Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos...
Demetrious Johnson, Angela Hill, Jens Pulver to compete for $200K at TwitchCon
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Three well-known MMA fighters — headlined by UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson [1] — are taking their competitiveness from the cage to the controller. Johnson, Angela Hill...
Dana White: Winner of Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos will get UFC title shot
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Rafael dos Anjos [1] wanted an interim title fight, but it seems like he’ll be getting the next best thing. UFC president Dana White [2] said Friday at a UFC 217 [3] press...
Michael Bisping, Georges St-Pierre have heated Toronto staredown
22 days!! @Bisping [1] vs. @GeorgesStPierre [2] face off for #UFC217 [3]! pic.twitter.com/xbG9ti52lm [4] — UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) October 13, 2017 [5] UFC It seems like Michael Bisping [6] might be...
UFC 217 press conference video
Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre will answer questions at the UFC 217 press conference. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting At the UFC 217 [1] press conference, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping [2],...
Morning Report: Eddie Alvarez: Right now, I don’t give a f**k and the less I give a f**k, the better I fight
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Since signing with the UFC in 2014, Eddie Alvarez [1] has had a bit of an underwhelming go of things. Alvarez currently sports a 3-2 record in the UFC with one no-contest, and...
Al Iaquinta vs. Paul Felder slated for UFC 218
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Another battle with the potential for fireworks has been added to the already stacked UFC 218 [1] card. Al Iaquinta [2] and Paul Felder [3] have verbally agreed to a lightweight...
John Gotti III, grandson of notorious mobster, to make MMA pro debut
CES The grandson of one of New York City’s most notorious figures will make his professional mixed martial arts debut on Oct. 27. John Gotti III will appear at CES 46 in Lincoln Falls, RI. Gatti will meet...
Mackenzie Dern successfully makes weight ahead of flyweight debut at LFA 24
Mackenzie Dern makes her flyweight debut against Mandy Polk on Friday at LFA 24. Photo via LFA What weigh-in drama? Mackenzie Dern [1]’s first venture into the 125-pound waters kicked off without a hitch...
‘Baby Slice,’ Sinead Kavanagh fights added to Bellator 187
A dash of name recognition and local flavor have been added to Bellator 187 [1]. The company rounded out the main card for Nov. 10 event at Dublin’s 3Arena by announcing a pair of fights Thursday: Kevin...
Dana White responds to Mark Hunt’s angry Instagram post, pulling him from UFC Sydney
Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Dana White Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Mark Hunt [1] is furious at the UFC and president Dana White [2] for pulling him out of the main event of UFC Sydney next...
Tim Means steps in for Jesse Taylor to fight Belal Muhammad at UFC Sydney
Tim Means Esther Lin, MMA Fighting “The Dirty Bird” is making the flight to The Land Down Under. Veteran welterweight Tim Means [1] has agreed to step in as a replacement for Jesse Taylor [2] to fight...
Max Holloway knows he isn’t ‘the money fight’, says Conor McGregor isn’t ‘about that champ life’
Max Holloway Esther Lin/MMAFIGHTING.COM Max Holloway [1] wasn’t bowled over by Conor McGregor [2]’s attempt at compliments a couple of weeks ago in Glasgow. Speaking in Scotland, ‘The Notorious’ spoke...
Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos set for UFC Winnipeg main event
Robbie Lawler Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Two former champions will face off at UFC Winnipeg. On Thursday, the promotion officially announced that Robbie Lawler [1] will fight Rafael dos Anjos [2] in the...
Guido Cannetti’s dogged fight to prove to USADA he didn’t knowingly take banned substances
UFC bantamweight Guido Cannetti [1] had to go to great lengths to save his fighting career. Last October, just days away from his heated rematch with Marco Beltran [2] at The Ultimate Fighter: Latin...
Darren Till on Mike Perry: ‘As soon as I knock Donald out, I’m calling him into the cage’
Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports Darren Till [1] is approaching the biggest fight of his young career against Donald Cerrone [2], but he has already decided who he wants to face next if his hand is raised in...
Stay at flyweight or push for a superfight? Demetrious Johnson explains what’s next
Demetrious Johnson Esther Lin, MMA Fighting For the past few years, as his wins piled up and his reign atop the UFC flyweight division crossed into legendary territory, Demetrious Johnson [1] has always...
Morning Report: Kevin Lee on UFC 216 weight cut: I don’t even know how I got it off. I don’t know where I was
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting One of the ongoing stories in MMA the past couple of years is the problem of weight cutting in the sport and last weekend at UFC 216 [1], that problem almost reared its head again...
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Iuri Alcantara vs. Alejandro Perez set for UFC Fresno
Alejandro Perez will be getting a step up in competition. The Mexican fighter has been scheduled to take on veteran Iuri Alcantara in a bantamweight contest at UFC Fresno (UFC Fight Night 123). The event...
Valerie Letourneau to make Bellator debut vs. Kate Jackson on Dec. 15
Valerie Letourneau (right) fighting Viviane Pereira at UFC 206 last December Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Valerie Letourneau is going to make her Bellator debut before the year is through. On Wednesday,...
Humberto Bandenay replaces injured Jeremy Kennedy, meets Alexander Volkanovski at UFC Sydney
Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Humberto Bandenay will be returning to the Octagon next month. The Peruvian fighter will be stepping in on short notice to take on fellow featherweight Alexander Volkanovski...
MMA veteran John Alessio, now a police officer, describes being a first responder to Las Vegas shooting
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting John Alessio [1] was conducting a regular traffic stop the night of Oct. 1 when he heard something disturbing over his radio. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officer had to leave...
Myles Jury vs. Rick Glenn slated for UFC 219
Myles Jury faces former WSOF champion Rick Glenn on Dec. 30 at UFC 219. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting An intriguing featherweight tilt between Myles Jury [1] and former WSOF champion Rick Glenn [2] slated for...
Fortunes changed for five at UFC 216
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The consensus is that UFC 216 [1] was a top tier show, featuring exciting fights, a major record being set and a finish that will be talked about for years to come. But the box...
The MMA Hour - 403 - Demetrious Johnson
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will recap his thrilling win over Ray Borg at UFC 216.
The MMA Hour - 403 - Max Holloway
Max Holloway Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway will preview his UFC 218 title defense against Frankie Edgar.
The MMA Hour - 403 - Ian McCall
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Ian McCall will update us on the state of his career.
The MMA Hour - 403 - Frankie Edgar
Frankie Edgar Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Frankie Edgar will look ahead to his UFC 218 featherweight title fight against Max Holloway.
The MMA Hour - 403 - John Alessio
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Retired former UFC and Bellator fighter John Alessio [1], who now works for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, will discuss being a first responder during last week's...
The MMA Hour - 403 - Everlast
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Everlast discusses singing 'America the Beautiful' at UFC 216.
James Gallagher injured, out of Bellator 187 main event
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Rising star James Gallagher [1] won’t be fighting in Ireland next month after all. According to Bellator officials, Gallagher recently suffered a knee injury in training, forcing...
The MMA Hour - 403 - Darrion Caldwell
Bellator New Bellator bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell will recap his win over Eduardo Dantas on Friday.
The MMA Hour - 403 - Tony Ferguson
Tony Ferguson Esther Lin/MMAFIGHTING UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson will discuss his big win at UFC 216.
Michelle Waterson joins cast of MTV’s ‘The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars’
Michelle Waterson Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Michelle Waterson [1] is getting a reality check this fall. The UFC strawweight contender has been announced as a cast member on the upcoming season of /The...
Ratings report: Tough competition puts down UFC and Bellator weekend numbers
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Going against five nationally televised college football games and Major League Baseball playoffs this past Saturday night, the UFC 216 [1] prelims did 653,000 viewers on FX. The...
Invicta FC, Pancrase announce talent share
Invicta FC Women’s mixed martial arts is getting some good news. Invicta FC and Japan’s Pancrase announced an “exclusive” talent-sharing agreement Tuesday in a press release. The two promotions will be...
Sam Alvey replaces Trevor Smith, faces Ramazan Emeev at UFC Gdansk
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Sam Alvey [1] has stepped in on short notice to replace Trevor Smith [2] at UFC Gdansk, just over a week out from the Ergo Arena event on Oct. 21. Alvey is now set to take on...
Kurt Holobaugh will fight NAC nine-month suspension following admitted IV use
Titan FC Kurt Holobaugh [1] probably wouldn’t have been disciplined by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) had he not been honest. On Tuesday, the veteran MMA fighter was suspended nine months and fined $...
Live Chat: UFC 216 in review, UFC title shots, Mark Hunt vs. UFC and more
Joshua Dahl-USA TODAY Sports This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat. Today on the podcast, we'll discuss UFC 216 from every conceivable angle. What to make of Tony Ferguson's win? Kevin Lee's future...
UFC exec Jeff Novitzky sets record straight on Jon Jones comments
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jeff Novitzky did an interview on UFC announcer Bruce Buffer’s podcast last week and one of the topics of discussion was Jon Jones [1] and his doping case with USADA. A few MMA...
Morning Report: Michael Bisping says Tony Ferguson is ‘for sure’ a tougher matchup for Conor McGregor than Nate Diaz
Michael Bisping riles up the crowd Esther Lin When Tony Ferguson [1] submitted Kevin Lee [2] at UFC 216 [3], not only did he claim the UFC interim lightweight title, he also put himself at the very top of...
Chidi Njokuani to face Hisaki Kato in a middleweight bout at Bellator 189
Chidi Njokuani (left) facing off with Andrey Koreshkov prior to their fight this past August Bellator MMA Chidi Njokuani [1] is jumping up a division to put his weight cutting troubles behind him and get...
Mark Hunt blasts Dana White with profane Instagram post after removal from UFC Sydney main event
Mark Hunt Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC might be looking out for Mark Hunt [1]’s best interests, but he’s not pleased with its latest decision regarding his career. Hunt was scheduled to fight Marcin...
Fabricio Werdum steps in for Mark Hunt at UFC Sydney main event
Fabricio Werdum Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com Fabricio Werdum [1] barely broke a sweat at UFC 216 [2] and he’s already booked himself another fight. The UFC announced Tuesday that Werdum will step in for...
Bryan Caraway vs. Luke Sanders set for UFC Fresno
Bryan Caraway [1] is returning from an absence of just over a year and a half. The bantamweight contender will meet Luke Sanders [2] at UFC Fresno on Dec. 9. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial Tuesday...
Cub Swanson vs. Brian Ortega set for UFC Fresno main event
A classic battle of a cagey veteran vs. a real up-and-comer is heading to Fresno. Popular Cub Swanson [1] will meet Brian Ortega [2] in a featherweight bout on the Dec. 9 UFC Fight Night Fresno card. UFC...
Kurt Holobaugh suspended nine months, DWTNCS win overturned due to IV use
Kurt Holobaugh was suspended nine months by the NAC for his IV use on July 10. Esther Lin, MMA FIghting Kurt Holobaugh [1]’s UFC return hit a major snag Tuesday when the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC)...
Carlos Condit says he can see where Tyron Woodley’s critics ‘are coming from’
Carlos Condit [1] didn’t earn the nickname “The Natural Born Killer” by playing it safe during his fights. The former WEC welterweight champion and UFC interim titleholder goes for the finish when he sees...
RFA champion Raoni Barcelos replaces Augusto Mendes vs. Boston Salmon at UFC Sao Paulo
Raoni Barcelos will make his UFC debut in Sao Paulo. Upper Boston Salmon has a new opponent for UFC Sao Paulo. With Augusto Mendes sidelined due to an injury, “Boom Boom” will now take on RFA...
Henry Cejudo suffers burns, loses gold medal in California wildfire
Henry Cejudo UFC flyweight contender Henry Cejudo [1] is one of the more than 20,000 people who has been affected by the recent wildfires in Northern California. However, contrary to a report in the /San...
Marcin Held faces Nasrat Haqparast as Teemu Packalen is forced out of UFC Gdansk
Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports UFC newcomer Nasrat Haqparast has replaced Teemu Packalen [1] for his upcoming bout with Marcin Held [2] at UFC Fight Night 118 in Gdansk. UFC announced the change to the Oct...
Police to investigate video of TUF Brazil winner Rony Jason assaulting woman
Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting The first The Ultimate Fighter Brazil winner is in hot water. Rony Jason [1] was caught on tape assaulting a woman during a party in his hometown of Quixada, Brazil, Saturday...
Owen Roddy dismisses Tony Ferguson’s chances against Conor McGregor: ‘It’ll be lights out fairly quick’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Tony Ferguson [1] has taken aim at Conor McGregor [2] on several occasions since he claimed the UFC interim lightweight title with a third round submission over Kevin Lee [3] in...
Morning Report: Daniel Cormier apologizes to Anthony Johnson for calling him ‘f**king soft’
Daniel Cormier Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Last week, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier [1] stirred up some drama when he called former foe Anthony Johnson [2] “f**king soft” [3] because of...
Liam McGeary suffers injury, Bellator 185 bout with Bubba McDaniel canceled
Bellator MMA Bellator 185 [1] has lost one of its major bouts. Former Bellator light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary [2] has suffered an undisclosed injury, thus canceling his fight with late replacement...
UFC bantamweight Aljamain Sterling set to compete in submission-only grappling match
Aljamain Sterling will compete outside the Octagon in New York. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC bantamweight Aljamain Sterling returns to action Sunday, but not in a mixed martial arts bout. Coming off of a...
Video: Check out the official trailer for UFC 217 featuring Georges St-Pierre, Michael Bisping
On Saturday, the UFC released the official trailer for the upcoming UFC 217 [1] pay-per-view featuring the return of welterweight legend Georges St-Pierre [2], who steps up to the 185-lb division to...
Monday Morning Analyst: Don't forget about Kevin Lee or Fabricio Werdum
Joshua Dahl-USA TODAY Sports On today's episode, we go over all of the results from UFC 216 [1] as well as Bellator 184 [2]. We focus on the standout performances of Tony Ferguson [3] and Demetrious...
UFC 216 medical suspensions: Ray Borg, five others potentially out six months
Ray Borg lost to Demetrious Johnson via fifth-round armbar at UFC 216. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC flyweight title challenger Ray Borg [1] highlighted a list of six fighters to receive potential six-month...
Tony Ferguson sends message to ‘scared’ Conor McGregor: ‘I will haunt your f*cking dreams, kid’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting In any normal scenario, the next fight for Conor McGregor [1] would be an obvious choice. McGregor, the reigning UFC lightweight champion, would unify his title against Tony...
Demetrious Johnson ‘wanted to prove a point’ against Ray Borg due to pre-fight talk
Demetrious Johnson defeated Ray Borg via fifth-round submission at UFC 216. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Demetrious Johnson [1] may have stunned the MMA world with the unprecedented sequence that led to his...
Nearly catatonic MMA fighter dragged onto stage to weigh in, still allowed to fight at Pancrase
Daniel Lima had his seven-fight winning streak snapped Sunday in Japan, and the loss came 24 hours after a scary scene at the Pancrase 290 weigh-ins. Lima could barely stand on his own in Tokyo, Japan, to...
UFC 216 salaries: Tony Ferguson cashes $500,000 for interim title win
Tony Ferguson was the top earner at UFC 216. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Newly crowned UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson [1] was the top earner at UFC 216 [2], serving as one of five fighters to...
Ian McCall granted release from UFC contract
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting One of the UFC’s best known flyweight fighters is no longer with the promotion. Ian McCall [1] told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of /The MMA Hour/ [2]that he has been...