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Fitch: 'Good chance this was my last fight'
After defending his title against Jake Shields, Jon Fitch admits there's a "good chance" this was his last fight due to medical issues.
Dana White unsure if Ronda Rousey fights again
The UFC president spent 45 minutes with Rousey backstage after the fight.
Tito Ortiz admits to have held the choke on Chael Sonnen after the tap: ‘I have ill will towards him’
John McCarthy breaks up Tito Ortiz’s submission of Chael Sonnen at Bellator 170. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Tito Ortiz [1] had no problem admitting he held on the choke on Chael Sonnen [2] a bit longer than...
Bellator 170 post-fight show
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- After Bellator 170, MMA Fighting's Marc Raimondi and Dave Doyle break down all the storylines.
Bellator 170 salaries: Tito Ortiz hauls $300K in retirement fight
Tito Ortiz took home a nice little pay check in his final career fight. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Tito Ortiz left his gloves in the cage, but took home a nice pay check. “The Huntington...
Rampage vs. King Mo 2 press conference
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Rampage Jackson and King Mo Lawal discuss their upcoming rematch before the Bellator 170 [1] press conference Saturday night. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/847/...
‘Rampage’ Jackson vs. ‘King Mo’ Lawal 2 set to headline Bellator 175
Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal [1] will get a chance to avenge his loss to Quinton “Rampage” Jackson [2]. Bellator announced on Saturday during the broadcast of Bellator 170 [3] that Jackson and Lawal will fight...
Bellator 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, Ortiz's retirement
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Tito Ortiz [1] went out on top. The UFC Hall of Famer made short work of Chael Sonnen [2] in the main event of Bellator 170 [3], submitting Sonnen with a rear-naked choke just two...
Bellator 170 results: Tito Ortiz retires with first-round finish of Chael Sonnen
Tito Ortiz defeated Chael Sonnen at Bellator 170.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- This time, Tito Ortiz went out the way he wanted. Fighting two days shy of his 42nd birthday, the...
Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen full fight video highlights
Tito Ortiz def Chael Sonnen via RNC #Bellator170 [1] pic.twitter.com/eo96s90MnK [2] — Fancy Combat (@FancyCombat) January 22, 2017 [3] Tito Ortiz defeated Chael Sonnen in the main event of Bellator 170 on...
Bellator 170 post-fight press conference video
Tito Ortiz will answer questions about his fight at the Bellator 170 post-fight press conference. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting At the Bellator 170 post-fight press conference, the top stars at Bellator 170...
Paul Daley vs. Brennan Ward full fight video highlights
Paul Daley def Brennan Ward via KO #Bellator170 [1] pic.twitter.com/RSNxAZwJ0w [2] — Fancy Combat (@FancyCombat) January 22, 2017 [3] Paul Daley flattens Brennan Ward at Bellator 170 on Saturday night....
Bellator 170 live blog: Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen
Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen will clash in the Bellator 170 main event Saturday night. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is the Bellator 170 [1] live blog for Tito Ortiz [2] vs. Chael Sonnen [3], a light...
Bellator 170 live blog: Paul Daley vs. Brennan Ward
Paul Daley and Brennan Ward will compete in the Bellator 170 co-main event. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is the Bellator 170 [1] live blog for Paul Daley vs. Brennan Ward [2], a welterweight bout at...
Bellator 170 Results: Ortiz vs. Sonnen
Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen will collide in the Bellator 170 main event Friday night. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting MMA Fighting has Bellator 170 [1] results for the Ortiz vs. Sonnen fight card Saturday at The...
Bellator 170 live blog: Ralek Gracie vs. Hisaki Kato
Hisaki Kato and Ralek Gracie will square off at Bellator 170 on Saturday night. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is the Bellator 170 [1] live blog for Ralek Gracie [2] vs. Hisaki Kato [3], a middleweight...
Chael Sonnen on Bellator stint: ‘I came here to chase Wanderlei’ Silva
Bellator photo After all this time, Chael Sonnen sounds like he still wants a piece of Wanderlei Silva ... whether it’s in a cage under commission rules or out on a street corner. “The next time I see...
Anderson Silva says new owners are turning the UFC into less sport, more entertainment
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting More than a decade after making his UFC debut, former middleweight champion Anderson Silva [1] is witnessing a series of changes in the promotion. After WME-IMG paid over four...
Guilherme Vasconcelos explains why he waited to fight on undercard of Chael Sonnen’s Bellator debut
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Bellator 170 [1] will be a special night for Guilherme Vasconcelos [2]. The Brazilian welterweight returns to the Bellator cage seven months after first-round submission victory in...
Bellator 170 live stream online
Colleen Schneider and Chrissie Daniels will square off on the Bellator 170 undercard Friday. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Watch the Bellator 170 [1] stream online on MMA Fighting for the preliminary card at 7...
Chinzo Machida brings a familiar style to Bellator 170
Bellator Chinzo Machida knows the questions about brother Lyoto are coming. After all, Lyoto Machida (who is actually a year younger than Chinzo) hasn’t been talking much in the wake of a highly disputed...
Mark Hunt responds to critics who say he knew Brock Lesnar was doping before UFC 200
Mark Hunt said before UFC 200 that he thought Brock Lesnar was “juiced to the gills.” Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The biggest criticism of Mark Hunt since his lawsuit against the UFC was reported last week...
John McCarthy explains changes to Unified Rules of MMA
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LOS ANGELES -- After Bellator 170 [1] weigh-ins Friday, referee John McCarthy [2], the godfather of MMA officials, explains the ins and outs of the changes to MMA's Unified Rules...
Fightweets: Is Tyron Woodley right about MMA and race?
One legend returned to abysmal results last weekend. This weekend, another one fights the last match of his legendary career. But in the middle, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley sparked a whole of...
Over the years, Tito Ortiz blurred the line between the couch and the cage
When it’s all said and done, we will look back at Tito Ortiz’s twilight years in professional fighting as therapy sessions for one party or the other. His fight with Chael Sonnen has long been an oversized...
Bellator 170 predictions
Well, Tito Ortiz [1] is fighting his retirement bout in 2017 against Chael Sonnen, [2]and in the main event of a Bellator card. Who saw that coming? Anyway, Bellator 170 [3] is a pretty good card with some...
Can Bellator 170 mark the beginning of the promotion’s third wave?
Scott Coker separates Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen at the Bellator 170 weigh-ins. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LOS ANGELES — Brennan Ward remembers his Bellator debut well. It was in 2012, on the campus of the...
Titan FC COO on why promotion let fighter sign with UFC days before bout
Volkan Oezdemir, who was supposed to fight for Titan on Saturday, signed a contract with the UFC this week. Lex McMahon Volkan Oezdemir was going to weigh in for a Titan FC bout Friday. Instead, he was...
Bellator 170 preview show
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LOS ANGELES -- MMA Fighting's Marc Raimondi and Esther Lin break down the top storylines for Saturday's Bellator 170 [1]. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/847/bellator-...
Jan Blachowicz injured, Ovince Saint Preux gets new opponent for UFC Fight Night 104
UFC Fight Night 104 has undergone a slight change. Light heavyweight Jan Blachowicz has suffered an injury and is out of his bout with Ovince Saint Preux. Saint Preux will now be taking on a late...
Ralek Gracie talks pressure of ‘unbeatable’ family legacy
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LOS ANGELES — Ahead of his fight with Hisaki Kato [1] at Bellator 170 [2] on Saturday, Ralek Gracie [3] talks the pressures of being a member of the venerable Gracie family, why he...
Paul Daley has fights with Rory MacDonald, Benson Henderson on 2017 wish list
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LOS ANGELES — Ahead of his fight with Brennan Ward [1] at Bellator 170 [2] on Saturday, Paul Daley [3] discusses his desire to fight Rory MacDonald [4] and Benson Henderson, why he...
Matt Mitrione slams ‘ignorant’ tradition of win bonuses in MMA
Matt Mitrione talked fighter pay and win bonuses in a scrum after Bellator 170. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LOS ANGELES — Win bonuses are so commonplace in mixed martial arts that they’re an afterthought....
UFC Fight Pass head announces departure from company
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Another executive is leaving the UFC, but this time, it's on his own terms. Eric Winter, Senior Vice President and General Manager of UFC Fight Pass, the promotion's video on...
Josh Samman’s MMA promotion Combat Night to go professional in his honor
Josh Samman Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com Josh Samman [1] did it all in the world of mixed martial arts. Samman, who unfortunately passed away this past October, was a fighter who competed in the highest...
Chael Sonnen: ‘I would have stopped’ Tito Ortiz from being UFC champ if given chance
Chael Sonnen (left) and Tito Ortiz face off at the Bellator press conference on Thursday. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LOS ANGELES — All Chael Sonnen wanted was a chance. That, he believes, was the difference...
After latest loss, strawweight Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger retires from MMA
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC fighter Jocyln-Jones Lybarger is walking away from fighting. The 31-year old strawweight, who is coming off of a third-round submission loss against Nina Ansaroff at UFC Fight...
Fighters react to new Unified Rules being in effect for Bellator 170
Ralek Gracie stretches to start his open workout Wednesday before Bellator 170. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LOS ANGELES — There are a handful of new rules in MMA and, for the most part, fighters are ready to...
'Big' John McCarthy assigned to referee Tito Ortiz's final MMA fight
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Legendary mixed martial arts referee "Big" John McCarthy [1] officiated Tito Ortiz's [2] first professional fight almost twenty years ago, and on Saturday night, he'll referee his...
Bellator 170 weigh-in video
Tito Ortiz will try to make weight at the Bellator 170 weigh-ins Friday afternoon. MMA Fighting At the Bellator 170 [1] weigh-ins, all 36 fighters taking part in Saturday night's Bellator 170 fights will...
Morning Report: Tony Ferguson calls Conor McGregor a ‘little b**ch’ who ‘probably’ won’t defend lightweight title
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It’s finally happening. For over a year now, the UFC has been attempting to make a fight between the two top lightweight contenders, Tony Ferguson [1] and Khabib Nurmagomedov [2...
All in all, Colleen Schneider happy just to compete at Bellator 170
Colleen Schneider Esther Lin LOS ANGELES -- A lesser person than Colleen Schneider might get mad about being placed on the opening bout of the preliminary card at Bellator 170. There are, after all, 19...
Ex-Strikeforce heavyweight Brett Rogers charged with three counts of sexual misconduct
Brett Rogers is currently being held at Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center in Minnesota. Esther Lin, Strikeforce A former Strikeforce heavyweight star has been charged with three counts of sexual...
Bellator 170 staredowns
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting HOLLYWOOD -- Chael Sonnen [1], Tito Ortiz [2], and the rest of the top fighters of Bellator 170 squared off Thursday after Bellator 170's [3] pre-fight press conference. [1] http...
Chael Sonnen brings up Tito Ortiz’s ex in ‘nasty’ round of trash talk before Bellator 170
Chael Sonnen had a few memorable slams of Tito Ortiz at the Bellator 170 press conference. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LOS ANGELES — Chael Sonnen just dialed up the trash talk to 11, as he has been known to...
Johnson vs. Omielanczuk, Lansberg vs. Macedo added to UFC Fight Night 107 in London
Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports UFC Fight Night 107 keeps taking shape, as the promotion has added two new bouts to the card. On Thursday, the UFC announced a women’s bantamweight bout between Lina...
Bellator 170 press conference video
Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images At the Bellator 170 press conference, Bellator president Scott Coker, Spike Sports senior vice president Jon Slusser, Tito Ortiz, Chael Sonnen, Brennan Ward, Paul...
Chris Weidman vs. Gegard Mousasi slated for UFC 210
After spending weeks calling out everyone in the upper echelon of the middleweight division, Gegard Mousasi finally has himself a fight. Mousasi will take on former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman...
After injuries to original opponents, James Vick and Abel Trujillo to fight in Houston
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC Fight Night 104 has some musical chairs going on. After injuries to both of their opponents, James Vick and Abel Trujillo will now face each other in a lightweight battle in...
For the Swanson brothers, fighting — and survival — is a family affair
Mikey Williams for Combate Americas The first dream for the Swanson brothers was soccer. They were obsessed. For years, Cub, the youngest; Steve, the oldest; and middle brother Aaron would bound home from...
Coach Jason Parillo thinks BJ Penn will want to fight again
BJ Penn stands across the cage from Yair Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night 103. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images LOS ANGELES — We might not have seen the last of BJ Penn in the cage. Jason Parillo, Penn...
Tyron Woodley believes he’s the ‘worst-treated champion’ in UFC history
LOS ANGELES -- Tyron Woodley isn’t happy with the UFC, or some of its fans it appears, calling himself the “worst-treated champion” in the history of the promotion. The UFC welterweight champ believes he...
Morning Report: Daniel Cormier willing to fight Jon Jones again even if he takes banned substances
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Recently, UFC heavyweight and fan favorite Mark Hunt [1] made headlines for filing a civil suit [2] against the UFC, Dana White [3], and Brock Lesnar [4], alleging racketeering,...
Watch The MMA Beat live today
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting On this week's show, the panel will discuss the aftermath of the Penn-Rodriguez fight, Tyron Woodley's [1] recent comments about MMA fans, Mayweather-McGregor buzz, Ortiz-Sonnen...
Chael Sonnen: New grounded fighter definition makes MMA ‘extremely more dangerous’
Chael Sonnen has an issue with the new grounded fighter definition in the Unified Rules of MMA. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LOS ANGELES — Chael Sonnen has reservations about the new definition of a grounded...
Tito Ortiz: Chael Sonnen is a ‘fill-in,’ not a legend
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LOS ANGELES — Tito Ortiz takes umbrage with those who call Chael Sonnen a legend. Ortiz, an all-time MMA great, doesn’t think Sonnen belongs in that type of class. He told MMA...
Penn vs. Rodriguez event averages 1,090,000 viewers
Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images After two straight monster numbers in January for Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver and Dominick Cruz vs. T.J. Dillashaw, Sunday's first UFC event of the year did...
Tyron Woodley, Stephen Thompson UFC 209 media lunch
MMA Fighting CENTURY CITY, Calif. -- At a UFC 209 [1] media lunch, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley [2] and Stephen Thompson [3] discussed their upcoming rematch, their last fight at UFC 205 [4],...
Tyron Woodley: UFC ‘missed opportunity’ with Nick Diaz and UFC 209
Tyron Woodley Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com LOS ANGELES -- The UFC 209 welterweight title fight between Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson is an intriguing rematch of one of 2016’s best fights. But Woodley,...
Kelvin Gastelum wants No. 1 contender fight after he knocks out Vitor Belfort in first round
Bruno Miani/Inovafoto Kelvin Gastelum [1] will headline his second UFC event on March 11 against Vitor Belfort [2] in Fortaleza, and even though he called “The Phenom” out in December, he wasn’t really...
Johny Hendricks vs. Hector Lombard in the works for UFC Fight Night: Halifax
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Johny Hendricks [1] is getting another shot in the UFC. The promotion is currently working on Hendricks vs. Lombard [2] at 185 pounds for UFC Fight Night: Halifax on Feb. 19. The...
Charles Oliveira set to grapple three-time BJJ world champ Celso Venicius
Inovafoto/UFC Charles Oliveira [1]’s will be back in action in February, but not inside the UFC’s Octagon. The Brazilian featherweight is slated to grapple three-time jiu-jitsu world champion Celso...
Rashad Evans says he’s ‘medically cleared’ to fight, seeking March or April return
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It was a difficult year for Rashad Evans in 2016, who was knocked out by Glover Teixeira in April and then denied a chance to redeem himself seven months later in November. Evans...
Technique Talk: Mo Lawal on MMA’s homogenization, judging impact and future
Mo Lawal at a Bellator open workout Esther Lin, MMA Fighting As the new year is upon us, it’s natural both to take a look back at the year that was as well as the year ahead. In thinking about that task,...
Live Chat: UFC 209 talk, BJ Penn's future, Nate Diaz's boxing license and more
Joshua Dahl-USA TODAY Sports This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat. Today on the program we'll get to a variety of news items. Stipe Miocic [1] is upset with the UFC over his paycheck, Nate Diaz [2...
Rewind 2016
With an unforgettable year in the books, MMA Fighting’s E. Casey Leydon takes a trip down memory lane. From UFC 195 to UFC 207, check out all the sights and sounds from MMA's top stars.
Morning Report: Amanda Nunes offers advice to Ronda Rousey: ‘Be strong, you’ll be able to come back like I did’
When Amanda Nunes [1] defended her UFC women’s bantamweight title against Ronda Rousey [2] at UFC 207 [3], it was one of the most lopsided beatdowns in UFC championship history. Nunes demolished the former...
Nate Diaz to apply for boxing license in Nevada
Nate Diaz is in the process of applying for a boxing license in Nevada. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting In 2016, Nate Diaz had a break-out year in the Octagon. Could his 2017 be marked by an appearance inside a...
Vitor Belfort vs. Kelvin Gastelum UFC Fight Night: Fortaleza staredown video
Vitor Belfort [1] and Kelvin Gastelum [2] faced off Tuesday in Fortaleza, Brazil, ahead of their five-round middleweight bout at UFC Fight Night 107. Belfort (25-13) looks to bounce back from losses to...
Retired Tim Kennedy vows to seek change in more ‘significant fight’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Tim Kennedy has rolled with the punches for his entire MMA career, which began in 2001 in Oroville, Calif. on the regional circuit, and ended nearly 15 years later in Toronto on...
UFC Fight Night 103 medical suspensions: Yair Rodriguez out indefinitely
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Victorious UFC featherweight contender Yair Rodriguez was one of three fighters to receive an indefinite suspension in the aftermath of UFC Fight Night 103, according to...
UFC Fight Night 103 salaries: Hall of Famer B.J. Penn earns $150,000 in defeat
Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images Mixed martial arts legend B.J. Penn led the disclosed payroll for UFC Fight Night 103, earning $150,000 for his unsuccessful comeback bid against featherweight...
Fortunes changed for five at UFC Fight Night 103
Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images UFC's first show of the year on Sunday night, headlined by Hall of Famer B.J. Penn facing Yair Rodriguez ended up with a big question, and a big answer. The answer...
The MMA Hour - 364 - Rashad Evans
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Rashad Evans [1] discusses what's next and having to change camps. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/43/rashad-evans
The MMA Hour - 364 - Chael Sonnen
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Chael Sonnen breaks down his upcoming fight against BJ Penn.
The MMA Hour - 364 - Mark Hunt
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Mark Hunt [1] discusses his lawsuit and his upcoming fight against Alistair Overeem [2]. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/139/mark-hunt [2] http://www.mmafighting.com/...
The MMA Hour - 364 - Stipe Miocic
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Stipe Miocic talks about his UFC 203 deal, what's next and more.
The MMA Hour - 364 - Jon Fitch
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting WSOF welterweight champion Jon Fitch talks about if his career is over or not.
The MMA Hour - 364 - Megan Anderson
Invicta Megan Anderson [1] breaks down her win at Invicta FC 21 [2]. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3365/megan-anderson [2] http://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/859/invicta-fc-21-anderson-vs-tweet
The MMA Hour - 364 - Alan Jouban
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Alan Jouban [1] looks back at his win over Mike Perry [2] and what he wants next. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/833/alan-jouban [2] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/...
The MMA Hour - 364 - Derek Brunson
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Derek Brunson [1] looks ahead to his fight against Anderson Silva [2]. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/925/derek-brunson [2] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/101/anderson-...
The MMA Hour - 364 - Weekend recap
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Ariel Helwani and Eric Jackman look back at a busy weekend.
World Series of Fighting postpones its next event
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting World Series of Fighting has once again postponed an event. WSOF 35 [1], slated to take place Feb. 28, has been moved to March 18, per Ray Sefo [2], WSOF president. The...
Combate Americas inks first MMA deal with ESPN Latin America for Thursday night show
Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images The Combate Americas promotion will have its largest amount of worldwide distribution in its history for a live event on Thursday night in Mexico City. The promotion...
Angela Hill to face Jessica Andrade after UFC waives ‘four-month rule’
Angela Hill is back in the UFC. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Angela Hill won’t have to go through the full four months of USADA drug testing to make her UFC return after all. Hill, the current Invicta women’s...
Derek Brunson expected ‘lesser name’ than Anderson Silva following Robert Whittaker loss
Esther Lin photo Many were surprised when the announcement came down late last week that Derek Brunson would face Anderson Silva in a late addition to UFC 208. Brunson, for his part, was surprised as well...
Bethe Correia vs. Marion Reneau, Alex Nicholson vs. Paulo Henrique Costa added to UFC Fight Night: Fortaleza
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC announced a pair of bouts to its upcoming event in Brazil. Bethe Correia [1] and Marion Reneau [2] will collide in the UFC’s return to Fortaleza, Brazil, on March 11. Alex...
Tim Kennedy announces retirement from MMA
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Tim Kennedy [1]’s career in mixed martial arts has come to an end. The UFC veteran and Strikeforce veteran announced on Tuesday that he has decided to retire following his third-...
Mark Hunt: UFC ‘forced’ Alistair Overeem fight on me
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Mark Hunt said he felt backed into a corner. The popular heavyweight fighter said he didn't want to fight Alistair Overeem at UFC 209 on March 4, but felt like he didn't have much...
Morning Report: Gegard Mousasi takes aim at UFC middleweights for refusing to fight him
Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports After exacting his revenge on Uriah Hall [1] in November, Gegard Mousasi [2] has one fight left on his UFC contract and it sounds like he’s tired of waiting around. Currently...
Monday Morning Analyst: BJ Penn's loss, Ezekiel chokes and more
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports In this episode of the podcast, we examine all of the results from UFC Fight Night 103 and Invicta 21. We'll examine B.J. Penn's [1] terrible loss to Yair Rodriguez [2] and...
Chael Sonnen: ‘Guys sucked back then’ when Tito Ortiz was UFC champion
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The month of January is shaping up to be a throwback month of sorts in the fight world, with the returns of B.J. Penn, Chael Sonnen, and Tito Ortiz all falling within the same...
Stipe Miocic calls UFC 203 contract ‘a slap in the face,’ says UFC ‘took my kindness for weakness’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Stipe Miocic is a man of few words. So when he says he is irritated with something, people tend to take notice. The UFC heavyweight champion on Monday revealed that he was deeply...
Rashad Evans says ‘there really is no Blackzilians’ anymore, cites drama being ‘worse than 10 high schools put together’
One of the more successful fight teams in recent times is breaking up. Or, in the words a key founding member, the Blackzilians — which has been operating since 2010 — has “splintered.” According to...
Ass kicking is timeless, but Yair Rodriguez made B.J. Penn look old
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Safe to say /the/ old B.J. Penn isn’t coming back, that he’s been replaced permanently by old B.J. Penn. Happens to us all, aging, yet for fighters the realization that...
Yair Rodriguez won’t say whether B.J. Penn should retire after lopsided UFC Fight Night 103 loss
Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images PHOENIX — With the spotlight squarely on him, Yair Rodriguez delivered. Rodriguez badly outclassed B.J. Penn in the main event of UFC Fight Night 103, battering the...
Morning Report: Floyd Mayweather: ‘Dana White, I remember when you used to carry my bags’
In the never-ending saga of will they or won’t they that is the potential boxing match between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor [1] and undefeated boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr., the first real...
The MMA Hour with Chael Sonnen, Stipe Miocic, Mark Hunt, Rashad Evans, Jon Fitch, Derek Brunson, Alan Jouban, Megan Anderson
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The MMA Hour is back in your life. Below is a rundown of Monday's show. 1 p.m. -- We'll recap UFC Fight Night: Phoenix and other news. 1:25 p.m. -- WSOF welterweight champion Jon...
Yair Rodriguez earns a $50,000 bonus for demolition of BJ Penn
Yair Rodriguez lands a kick on BJ Penn at UFC Fight Night 103 on Sunday night. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images Yair Rodriguez put a highlight-reel beatdown on a legend and has gotten a solid...
Joe Lauzon vs. Marcin Held full fight video highlights
Marcin Held battled Joe Lauzon in the UFC Fight Night 103 co-main event Sunday. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Watch Joe Lauzon vs. Marcin Held [1] full fight video highlights from UFC Fight Night 103's...
Yair Rodriguez vs. B.J. Penn full fight video highlights
UFC on FOX Watch Yair Rodriguez [1] vs. B.J. Penn [2] full fight video highlights from UFC Fight Night 103's main event above, courtesy of FOX Sports. UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Penn took place Jan. 15...
UFC Fight Night 103 results: Yair Rodriguez brutalizes B.J. Penn
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports As B.J. Penn walked out to the Octagon at Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix for his return bout after a retirement of more than two years, it seemed time stood still. The...
UFC Fight Night 103 in Tweets: Pros react to Yair Rodriguez vs. B.J. Penn, more
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports B.J. Penn's [1] coaching situation may have changed, but in the end, the song remained the same. The UFC Hall of Famer lost a lopsided contest in his comeback bid at UFC...
UFC Fight Night 103 live blog: BJ Penn vs. Yair Rodriguez
Yair Rodriguez and BJ Penn meet in the UFC Fight Night 103 main event Sunday. Getty Images This is the UFC Fight Night 103 live blog for BJ Penn vs. Yair Rodriguez [1], a featherweight bout at Sunday night...
UFC 210 will be held in Buffalo
Sold out Manchester Arena for UFC 204 Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com The UFC has scheduled a second pay-per-view for the state of New York this year. On Sunday, during the broadcast of UFC Fight Night 103,...
Cody Garbrandt, T.J. Dillashaw to coach The Ultimate Fighter 25
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC has picked the rival coaches for new season of /The Ultimate Fighter/. The promotion announced on Sunday, that newly crowned bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt [1] will...
UFC Fight Night 103 live blog: Joe Lauzon vs. Marcin Held
Joe Lauzon and Marcin Held will clash in the UFC Fight Night 103 co-main event. Getty Images This is the UFC Fight Night 103 live blog for Joe Lauzon vs. Marcin Held [1], a lightweight bout at Sunday...
UFC Fight Night 103 Results: Rodriguez vs Penn
Yair Rodriguez and BJ Penn will clash in the UFC Fight NIght 103 main event Sunday. Getty Images MMA Fighting has UFC Fight Night 103 results for the Rodriguez vs. Penn fight card Sunday night at the...
Oleksiy Oliynyk scores the first ezekiel choke in UFC history, submitting Viktor Pesta at UFN 103
Oleksiy Oliynyk [1] is now the first man to pull off an ezekiel choke in the UFC. The 39-year-old heavyweight submitted Viktor Pesta [2] with a first-round ezekiel choke in the preliminary card of Sunday's...
Yair Rodriguez vs. Charles Rosa full fight video
At UFC 188 [1], Yair Rodriguez [2] looked to get his second UFC win, since winning /The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America/ season one, by taking on well-rounded featherweight Charles Rosa [3]. That night, in...
B.J. Penn vs. Kenny Florian full fight video
At UFC 101, B.J. Penn [1] battled Kenny Florian [2] to defend his UFC lightweight belt. It was a fight in which Penn successfully defended his belt, defeating Florian via fourth-round rear-naked choke. That...
Augusto Mendes: Frankie Saenz 'never fought someone with my level of jiu-jitsu'
David Dermer-USA TODAY Sports Augusto Mendes finally had enough time to prepare for a UFC fight. The jiu-jitsu specialist, who made his promotional debut on five days’ notice against Cody Garbrandt in...
The Weekly Grind: Conor McGregor responds to Meryl Streep, Mackenzie Dern breaks it down, more
Instagram 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...
UFC Fight Night 103 odds, gambling guide
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Welcome MMA bettors, speculators, and gambling lurkers! Back at it again for another week of comprehensive gambling analysis from your friends at MMAFighting.com. This Sunday, we...
Khabib Nurmagomedov explains his UFC 205 ‘truth talk’ with Dana White
When Khabib Nurmagomedov takes to the mic, he doesn’t consider it what we here in the United States call “trash talk.” “I call this ‘truth talk,’” the undefeated Russian lightweight said on a recent...
After five years in the UFC, John Moraga frustrated with the ‘business of MMA’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting PHOENIX — Nothing has ever come easy for UFC flyweight John Moraga. The one-time title challenger spent a majority of 2015 coping with the frightening aftermath of concussion...
A B.J. Penn victory over Yair Rodriguez would be like a reunion to simpler times
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Back in 2011, when Tito Ortiz broke a nearly five-year slumber by defeating the heavily favored “current” fighter Ryan Bader at UFC 132, it was as if an underground nation of...
UFC Fight Night 103 predictions
This is the first UFC card of 2017, and although it may not be too flashy, it’s a solid night of fights. It’s also on a Sunday, as opposed to the regular Saturday, which is a nice change from time to time....
Tonya Evinger vs. Yana Kunitskaya rematch set for Invicta FC 22
Yana Kunitskaya (left) will get another shot at Tonya Evinger at Invicta FC 22. Esther Lin, Invicta FC This time around, there should be a resolution. Hopefully. Tonya Evinger and Yana Kunitskaya will...
Amanda Nunes wants featherweight title, challenges Holly Holm-Germaine de Randamie winner
Amanda Nunes posing with her Lioness mask and the belt after beating Ronda Rousey at UFC 207. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Move over, Conor McGregor. Amanda Nunes is coming for your rarified air. Nunes, the...
Invicta FC 21 results: Megan Anderson stops Charmaine Tweet to win interim 145 title
Megan Anderson became the Invicta interim featherweight champ Saturday night. Scott Hirano, Invicta FC It could not have worked out any better for Megan Anderson. With her family in the stands, the...
Celine Haga chokes out Amy Montenegro at buzzer, loses bout at Invicta 21
Celine Haga choked her opponent out. And still somehow lost the fight. Haga locked in a rear-naked choke at the end of the third round against Amy Montenegro at Invicta FC 21 on Saturday night in Kansas...
UFC Fight Night 103 weigh-in video
Yair Rodriguez will try to make weight at the UFC Fight Night 103 weigh-ins Saturday. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting At the UFC Fight Night 103 weigh-ins, all 24 fighters taking part in Sunday night's UFC Fight...
Invicta FC 21 results: Anderson vs. Tweet
Megan Anderson and Charmaine Tweet will clash in the Invicta FC 21 main event Saturday. Scott Hirano, Invicta FC MMA Fighting has Invicta FC 21 [1] results for the Anderson vs. Tweet fight card Saturday...
BJJ ace Rodolfo Vieira details transition to MMA
Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting Rodolfo Vieira’s long-awaited MMA debut is scheduled for Feb. 11 in Brazil. The decorated jiu-jitsu ace got used to getting beat up in the process. Vieira will compete against...
Yair Rodriguez perplexed by B.J. Penn’s trash talk: ‘He’s acting like an amateur’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting PHOENIX — The lead-up to UFC Fight Night 103’s main event between Yair Rodriguez and B.J. Penn had been largely respectful up until fight week. But with his Jan. 15 comeback fight...
Megan Anderson hoping Invicta interim title victory puts her on UFC fast track
Megan Anderson fights for the interim Invicta FC featherweight title Saturday night. Scott Hirano, Invicta FC There has never been a better time to be a 145-pound female MMA fighter than right now. The...
Ahead of UFC comeback, B.J. Penn reflects on a suddenly unfamiliar MMA landscape
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting When one talks about B.J. Penn, it helps to specify which version of “The Prodigy” they mean. There was the fire-breathing B.J. Penn from the early days, the take-no-prisoners...
Fight Journal: Rachael Ostovich
Esther Lin, Invicta FC In this fight journal, get an inside look into Rachael Ostovich's Invicta FC 17 fight against Ariel Beck that she won via split decision. Fight footage courtesy of Invicta FC.
Fightweets: So, about Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor ...
Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images For all of about a day, there, it seemed like a semblance of sanity had returned to the mixed martial arts world. Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson was announced...
Joe Lauzon vs. Diego Sanchez full fight video
Youtube At UFC 200 [1], Joe Lauzon [2] fought Diego Sanchez [3] in a fight many fans thought it would be a three-round war. However, Lauzon was able to stop Sanchez impressively by scoring a first-round...
Top prospects Jarod Trice, Tyrell Fortune return at Bellator 171
Bellator photo Top-flight prospects and former collegiate wrestling stars Jarod Trice and Tyrell Fortune will make take the next steps in their MMA journey at Bellator 171. Both heavyweights with 1-0...
Josh Barnett wins pro wrestling world title, but only for a moment
Josh Barnett at media luncheon. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett's first foray into American pro wrestling led to him being crowned TNA Impact world heavyweight...
Invicta notes: Jodie Esquibel vs. Kali Robbins off, Jenny Liou shaves head to make weight
Jenny Liou shaved her heard to make weight for Invicta FC 21. Scott Hirano, Invicta FC There was a clipped fight and a shaved head Friday for Invicta. The bout between Jodie Esquibel and Kali Robbins was...
Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson set for UFC 208 in Brooklyn
Anderson Silva will face Derek Brunson in Brooklyn. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting “The Spider” is coming to the Big Apple. Anderson Silva will face Derek Brunson at UFC 208 on Feb. 11 in Brooklyn, UFC...
Floyd Mayweather on Dana White’s offer for Conor McGregor fight: ‘He’s a f*cking comedian’
Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images Yeah, you’re probably going to have to do better than that, Dana. Floyd Mayweather’s response to Dana White’s financial offer for a bout between Mayweather and Conor...
Dana White offers Floyd Mayweather Jr., Conor McGregor $25 million each for boxing match
Dana White post presser UFC president Dana White [1] has made an official offer for Floyd Mayweather to fight UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor [2] in a boxing match. On Friday, White went on Colin...
Nevada commission begins regulation projects looking at marijuana, new Unified Rules of MMA
Nick Diaz was once suspended five years (bumped down to 18 months) for cannabis by the Nevada Athletic Commission Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) will be taking a hard look at...
Anderson Silva: Conor McGregor’s ‘flaws are clear'
Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting Conor McGregor [1] became the first man to hold two UFC belts simultaneously, but one of the biggest fighters in the promotion history doesn’t see perfection in his game....
B.J. Penn: Yair Rodriguez fight is ‘going to look like a professional against an amateur’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting There were plenty of grumbles heard around the fight game once the UFC booked B.J. Penn for his latest comeback attempt at UFC Fight Night 103. After shuffling through a broad...
Having faced similar hardships, Cat Zingano says she feels ‘protective’ of Ronda Rousey
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting One person who hasn’t changed her opinion of Ronda Rousey [1] through her steep fall from grace is Cat Zingano [2], who lost to Rousey in 14 seconds nearly two years ago at UFC 184...
Morning Report: Dominick Cruz says Cody Garbrandt wants the rematch ‘because I’m the only fight that raises the bar in this division’
Dominick Cruz Esther Lin, MMA Fighting AT UFC 207 [1], the man widely considered to be the best bantamweight in the history of MMA, Dominick Cruz [2], was upset by Cody Garbrandt [3], losing the UFC...
Chael Sonnen, Tito Ortiz pass latest round of out-of-competition drug tests
MMA Fighting So far so good for Chael Sonnen and Tito Ortiz. According to Andy Foster, executive officer of the California State Athletic Commission, both Sonnen and Ortiz have passed all out-of-...
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson official for UFC 209
A sizzling lightweight matchup is making its way to Las Vegas. Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson have both signed bout agreements to meet at UFC 209 on March 4 at T-Mobile Arena. MMA Fighting confirmed...
Three new bouts added to Bellator 171, including A.J. McKee vs. Brandon Phillips
Bellator prospect A.J. McKee [1] is returning to competition this month at Bellator 171 [2]. The news was announced by the promotion on Thursday. The 21-year-old undefeated fighter will face Brandon...
Stefan Struve injured, out of UFC Halifax bout against Junior dos Santos
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A shoulder injury has forced Stefan Struve to withdraw from his heavyweight contest against Junior dos Santos on Feb. 19 at UFC Fight Night 105. MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani...
Yair Rodriguez surprised to fight B.J. Penn, doesn’t ‘give a f*ck’ about Penn training with JacksonWink
Yair Rodriguez Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Yair Rodriguez [1] knows the man he is fighting this weekend may have some extra information on him, but he doesn’t care. Rodriguez, a talented featherweight...
Josh Barnett expected to appear for TNA Pro Wrestling tonight
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Suspended UFC fighter Josh Barnett is expected to return to pro wrestling tonight and make his debut at a taping for TNA Wrestling. Barnett, a former UFC heavyweight champion, has...
Jessica Andrade eyes UFC return in Houston against Michelle Waterson, Karolina Kowalkiewicz or Angela Hill
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jessica Andrade [1] flew to Las Vegas in December to compete at UFC 207 [2], but the promotion couldn’t find an opponent to step in on short notice after Maryna Moroz [3] pulled...
Marlon Vera says Jimmie Rivera’s ‘excuses’ to not fight him at UFN 103 don’t make sense
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Marlon Vera [1] still can’t believe he’s not fighting at Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 103. Last Wednesday, it was reported that top-5 bantamweight Bryan Caraway [2] had suffered an...
B.J. Penn confident that UFC Phoenix will not be his final fight
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting When B.J. Penn announced his comeback last January, he confidently stated that his goal was to be UFC featherweight champion. He was in this for the long haul, Penn promised, and...
Morning Report: Floyd Mayweather Jr.: ‘I’m not just the face of boxing, I’m the face of mixed martial arts’
Floyd Mayweather Jr. went onto ESPN’s “First Take” to discuss a great many things Wednesday, many of them surrounding him and his long rumored/talked about/dreaded potential superfight match up with UFC...
Watch The MMA Beat live today
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting On this week's show, the panel will discuss the Mark Hunt [1] lawsuit, B.J. Penn's [2] return, UFC 207's [3] pay-per-view numbers and much more. Watch "The MMA Beat" live today at ...
Igor Pokrajac vs. Ed Herman set for UFC 209
A battle of well-traveled light heavyweights has been added to UFC 209. Igor Pokrajac will square off with Ed Herman on March 4 in Las Vegas. UFC.com [1] initially reported the news Wednesday. [2] The...
Alex Caceres vs. Jason Knight added to UFC on FOX 23
Sometimes in mixed martial arts, you gain in esteem through defeat. Alex Caceres had one of those sort of fights in August, when he lost a split decision to Yair Rodriguez in a tremendous five-round main...
Robbie Lawler departs from American Top Team
Robbie Lawler has left American Top Team. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Robbie Lawler is looking for a new gym to call home. The former UFC welterweight champion has left American Top Team, sources confirmed...
Mark Hunt no longer just a heavyweight — in 2017, he’s a cause to weighty issues
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It’s not without a certain kind of, what…celestial kismet?...that Mark Hunt’s next fight comes against Alistair Overeem, who dodges asterisks as if they were incoming Chinese stars...
Metamoris founder Ralek Gracie says it’s been a ‘gnarly road,’ but goal is to pay back competitors and run another show
MMA Fighting It’s been an odd few years for Ralek Gracie. He founded the submission-grappling promotion Metamoris in 2012, watched it soar into a kind of hipster darling territory by 2014, and ended up in...
Floyd Mayweather: We offered $15 million to Conor McGregor for boxing match
Floyd Mayweather challenged Conor McGregor again Wednesday. Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn’t all that invested in returning to boxing. If he does, though, the one fight...
Five bouts announced for UFC Fight Night: London, including Brad Pickett’s retirement fight
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC officially announced five bouts for its return to London’s O2 Arena on March 18, including Brad Pickett [1]’s retirement fight against Enrique Briones [2]. Pickett (25-13...
Live Chat: Mark Hunt lawsuit, BJ Penn's return, UFC Fight Night 103 preview and more
Joshua Dahl-USA TODAY Sports This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat. Today on the program, we'll go over UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt's [1] lawsuit against the UFC, Brock Lesnar [2] and UFC President...
Holly Holm was ‘worried’ about Ronda Rousey’s ‘mental game’ going into UFC 207
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Morning Report: Julianna Peña goes off on Ronda Rousey: ‘She’s been dodging me this whole time’
Though UFC women’s bantamweight contender Julianna Pena [1] may have only fought once last year, she certainly made a name for herself outside of the cage. Peña made waves last year by giving multiple fired...
Frankie Edgar releases hilarious video after his groin surgery
Frankie Edgar Instagram Frankie Edgar couldn’t get on UFC 209 so he took care of a nagging injury. Calling his groin surgery “a success,” the former UFC lightweight champion posted a humorous video on...
Mark Hunt files civil suit against UFC, Dana White, Brock Lesnar
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Mark Hunt has taken his grievances against the UFC to court. The veteran heavyweight filed a civil suit in U.S. District Court on Tuesday naming Brock Lesnar, UFC president Dana...
Ricardo Ramos takes on Michinori Tanaka at UFC Fight Night 104 in Houston
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting One of the prospects shown in the latest episode of Dana White: Lookin’ for a Fight reality show has his first UFC bout scheduled. Ricardo Ramos, who signed with the promotion...
Hector Lombard versus Brad Tavares off for UFC on FOX 23, new bout added
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC on FOX 23 lost one of its key match-ups. Hector Lombard’s fight with Brad Tavares was pulled from the card, and will be replaced with a middleweight bout between Alessio Di...
Elizabeth Phillips to make Invicta FC debut after Heather Hardy fight falls off card
Elizabeth Phillips Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Invicta FC is shuffling the deck just four days out of its next event. The MMA debut of popular female boxer Heather Hardy is now off due to an injury to her...
Vicente Luque vs. Leon Edwards slated for UFC Fight Night: London
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Rising welterweight Vicente Luque [1] will return to the Octagon on March 18, as he takes on Leon Edwards [2] at UFC Fight Night 107 in London, sources close to the situation told...
Carla Esparza, Randa Markos to reprise TUF rivalry at UFC Fight Night 105
Carla Esparza meets Randa Markos next month in Canada. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Carla Esparza and Randa Markos had a budding feud on The Ultimate Fighter 20. Now, the two will finally fight. Esparza, the...
The MMA Hour - 363 - Mirko Cro Cop
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Mirko Cro Cop talks about his career and a possible "farewell fight."
The MMA Hour - 363 - TJ Dillashaw
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting TJ Dillashaw talks about his latest win and fighting Cody Garbrandt.
The MMA Hour - 363 - Rose Namajunas
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Rose Namajunas talks about her recent trip and wanting to fight Michelle Waterson.
Nevada commission to discuss removal of marijuana from banned list
Nick Diaz was suspended by the Nevada commission for 18 months for failing a drug test for marijuana in 2015. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Call it the Diaz Rule. The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) will...
The MMA Hour - 363 - Ralek Gracie
MMA Fighting Ralek Gracie [1] talks about his upcoming Bellator fight. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3923/ralek-gracie
The MMA Hour - 363 - Yair Rodriguez
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Yair Rodriguez [1] talks about his upcoming UFC showdown against BJ Penn. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3094/yair-rodriguez
The MMA Hour - 363 - Adam Geller tribute
YouTube Ariel Helwani remembers the life of Adam Geller.
The MMA Hour - 363 - Weekend recap
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Ariel Helwani recaps the weekend news.
Watch Ronda Rousey's corner react after knockout by Amanda Nunes at UFC 207
YouTube Whether it was Cody Garbrandt [1] fulfilling a long-held promise to Maddux Maple, or Amanda Nunes [2] downing an icon with breathtaking ease, the emotions of UFC 207 [3] were a powerful way to end...
Alliance MMA acquires SuckerPunch Entertainment
Max Holloway Esther Lin/MMAFIGHTING.COM Alliance MMA announced the purchase of fighter management company SuckerPunch Entertainment on Tuesday. The publicly traded, New York City-based Alliance is...
Luis Henrique da Silva faces RFA champion Jordan Johnson at UFC on FOX 23
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A light heavyweight clash between Luis Henrique da Silva and Jordan Johnson was added to UFC on FOX 23 [1], sources told MMA Fighting. The event takes place at the Pepsi Center in...
Melvin Guillard returns early from drug suspension, faces Chidi Njokuani at Bellator 171
Melvin Guillard (left) will be returning to the Bellator cage later this month. Bellator MMA Melvin Guillard is returning to the cage early. The former UFC and World Series of Fighting competitor will...
Melvin Guillard returns early from drug suspension, faces Chidi Njokuani at Bellator 171
Melvin Guillard (left) will be returning to the Bellator cage later this month. Bellator MMA Melvin Guillard is returning to the cage early. The former UFC and World Series of Fighting competitor will...
‘Jacare' Souza glad Tim Boetsch accepted UFC 208 fight after Luke Rockhold ‘chickened out'
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Many fans didn't approve of the decision to book top contender Ronaldo Souza [1] against Tim Boetsch [2] at UFC 208 [3], but “Jacare" doesn’t see it that way. He is celebrating the...
T.J. Dillashaw: Cody Garbrandt trying to ‘avoid the fight’ with him
First, Cody Garbrandt said he wanted to fight T.J. Dillashaw. Then, the new UFC bantamweight champion said a rematch with Dominick Cruz was the best route. Later still, the Team Alpha Male fighter angled...
Fresh from trip overseas, Rose Namanjunas still fancies fight with Michelle Waterson
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Rose Namajunas is ready to get back into the Octagon soon, and after a recent month-long trip to Southeast Asia with her boyfriend Pat Barry, she has a changed outlook. The 24-...
UFC cancels March 3 event in Las Vegas
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC has canceled its second show of 2017. A scheduled March 3 event in Las Vegas has been scrapped, according to the promotion. No specific reason for the decision was...