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UFC Atlantic City Results: Barboza vs. Lee
Edson Barboza and Kevin Lee will square off in the UFC Atlantic City main evnet. Zuffa LLC via Getty Images MMA Fighting has UFC Atlantic City results for the Barboza vs. Lee fight card Saturday night at...
Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega targeted for UFC 226
Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega is being targeted for UFC 226. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC 223 [1]’s loss could end up being UFC 226 [2]’s gain. A much-anticipated featherweight title bout between UFC...
UFC 225 poster released
Robert Whittaker faces off with UFC 225 opponent Yoel Romero Esther Lin, MMA Fighting On Friday, the UFC released a star-studded poster for their upcoming Chicago pay-per-view. Featured most prominently...
After Aspen Ladd weight miss, Leslie Smith says ‘it feels like the UFC is paying me off to go away’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Part of Leslie Smith [1] wanted to fight Aspen Ladd [2] on Saturday night. A big part of her. Smith said it was “very f*cking tempting.” Had she done so, though, Smith believes she...
Francis Ngannou vs. Derrick Lewis slated for UFC 226
Francis Ngannou Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A much-anticipated heavyweight fight is close to being added to UFC 226 [1]. Francis Ngannou [2] vs. Derrick Lewis [3] is scheduled for the July 7 card in Las...
UFC Atlantic City weigh-in video, results
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting At the UFC Atlantic City weigh-ins, all 26 fighters taking part in Saturday night’s UFC Atlantic City fights will step on the scale Friday, and we’ll have the live video here at...
Antonina Shevchenko explains why she’ll enter Contender Series at same weight as sister Valentina
Phoenix Fighting Championship The Shevchenko sisters do just about everything together. And that apparently extends to fighting in the same weight class. Antonina Shevchenko, the older sister of UFC star...
LFA middleweight champion Anthony Hernandez to compete on new season of ‘Contender Series’
Mike Jackson, LFA Another LFA champion is headed to the UFC. Sort of. Anthony Hernandez, the recently-crowned LFA middleweight champion, has signed to fight fellow undefeated prospect Jordan Wright on the...
Sabina Mazo well aware of UFC implications ahead of LFA title fight
Sabina Mazo returns against Shannon Sinn at LFA 37. LFA Sabina Mazo understands what could come with a convincing win in her next MMA bout. The Colombian fighter, who’s considered by many to be one of the...
Cat Zingano vs. Marion Reneau among three fights announced for UFC Boise
Cat Zingano returns against Marion Reneau at UFC Boise. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A pivotal bantamweight matchup between one-time title challenger Cat Zingano [1] and rising contender Marion Reneau [2]...
Aspen Ladd misses weight, won’t fight Leslie Smith at UFC Atlantic City
Aspen Ladd at UFC Gdansk in Gdansk, Poland, on Oct. 21, 2017. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Aspen Ladd [1]’s struggle with the scale has cost her a fight. The 23-year-old bantamweight came in over the 135-pound...
Bellator 198 Countdown, Episode 2: ‘Fedor is the soul of Russia’
Bellator MMA In the second episode of the Countdown series leading up to Bellator 198 [1] on April 28, Frank Mir [2] talks about the inspiration provided by his children, Fedor Emelianenko [3] cracks a...
ONE Championship results: Kevin Belingon stops Andrew Leone with grounded knees to the head
Kevin Belingon [1] may have put himself in contention for a shot at Bibiano Fernandes [2]’ title with his second-round finish of Andrew Leone [3] in the main event of ONE Championship: Heroes of Honor,...
Kevin Lee releases statement following UFC Atlantic City weight miss
Kevin Lee Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Shortly after missing weight for his latest fight, Kevin Lee [1] has issued an apology. Lee took to Instagram on Friday following the early weigh-ins for UFC Atlantic...
Kevin Lee misses weight for UFC Atlantic City main event bout with Edson Barboza
Kevin Lee missed weight for his fight with Edson Barboza. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting One half of the UFC Atlantic City main event came in overweight for the official weigh-ins. Kevin Lee [1], who faces...
Magomed Bibulatov off of UFC Atlantic City due to injury
Magomed Bibulatov Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC Atlantic City [1] will be down a flyweight fight. Sources told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani [2] that Magomed Bibulatov [3] has been forced to withdraw from...
RDA believes Woodley delayed shoulder surgery in hopes of getting ‘a bigger fight’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The timing for UFC 225 [1]’s interim welterweight title fight between Rafael dos Anjos [2] and Colby Covington [3] was always a little puzzling. Dos Anjos vs. Covington takes place...
Morning Report: Jon Jones makes ‘promise’ to Alexander Gustafsson - ‘You will never beat me’
It’s been a big week for Alexander Gustafsson [1]. First, he went on The Joe Rogan [2] Experience MMA Show and said beating Jon Jones [3] is “bigger than taking the belt,” [4] then he signed a “lucrative” [...
Roxanne Modafferi vs. Barb Honchak rebooked for TUF 27 Finale
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Two of the best — and most well-known — women’s flyweight fighters in the world are set to collide this summer. Roxanne Modafferi [1] and Barb Honchak [2] will meet at the TUF 27...
UFC on FOX 29 medical suspensions: Dustin Poirier gets potential six-month suspension
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier [1] headlined a list of six fighters to be issued potential six-month medical suspensions in the aftermath of UFC on FOX 29 [2]. The...
Sean O’Malley wants main event booking for UFC return in October or November 
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting “Sugar” Sean O’Malley [1] believes he will be ready to headline his first UFC card when he returns towards the end of 2018. The undefeated prospect recently underwent a successful...
Alexander Gustafsson announces ‘lucrative’ new UFC deal
Alexander Gustafsson Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Alexander Gustafsson [1] is ready to return to the Octagon. “The Mauler” announced Thursday that he has signed a new deal with the UFC via his Instagram:...
Max Holloway hopeful next title fight will take place at UFC 226
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway [1] is moving on. Two weeks after he was ruled medically unfit to compete at UFC 223 [2], Holloway is hopeful he’ll be scheduled defend his...
Zabit Magomedsharipov signs new UFC contract
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Featherweight [1] prospect Zabit Magomedsharipov [2] isn’t going anywhere. Magomedsharipov recently signed a new UFC contract, MMA Fighting confirmed with his management team. The...
MMA’s Steve Harvey? Announcer calls out wrong winner in cage after fight
Never go full Steve Harvey. An MMA ring announcer called out the wrong winner of a fight at Alaska Fighting Championship 139 on Wednesday night in Anchorage, an event that aired on UFC Fight Pass. The...
Wimp 2 Warrior program teaming up with vaunted Tristar Gym
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The program that takes people with little to no martial arts experience and trains them to be fight-ready in less than less than six months has landed at one of MMA’s premier gyms...
‘Minotauro’ Nogueira reveals eye injury that affected him throughout his MMA career
Rodrigo 'Minotauro' Nogueira joined the UFC Hall of Fame in 2016. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira [1]’s life and career have always been an example of...
Michelle Waterson explains how family adversity helped make her a stronger fighter
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Michelle Waterson [1] had a year to forget in 2017. But now that “The Karate Hottie” has bounced back in fine form with a victory over Cortney Casey [2] at UFC on FOX 29 [3], she’s...
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Morning Report: Ben Askren, Rory MacDonald get heated in exchange about potential Bellator matchup
ONE Championship Last fall, Ben Askren [1] chose to retire from MMA after successfully defending his ONE FC welterweight title against Shinya Aoki [2]. But for a man who is retired, Askren sure is trying...
The Ultimate Fighter 27, Episode 1 results: Gunther vs. Giannetti
John Gunther faces off with Joe Giannetti on The Ultimate Fighter 27 UFC The theme of the 27th season of /The Ultimate Fighter/ is “undefeated,” and the premiere saw one fighter’s perfect record...
Islam Makhachev vs. Kajan Johnson set for UFC on FOX card in Canada
Islam Makhachev Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The card for the UFC’s upcoming trip to The Great White North is beginning to take shape. Islam Makhachev [1] and Kajan Johnson [2] are set to fight in a...
Mirko Cro Cop passes out-of-competition drug test ahead of Bellator 200
Mirko Cro Cop [1] appears good to go for Bellator 200 [2]. For now. Cro Cop passed an out-of-competition drug test, stemming from a sample collected April 5 in his home country of Croatia, Mohegan Tribe...
Mike Jackson says UFC 225 will go worse for CM Punk than Mickey Gall fight
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting CM Punk [1] was submitted via choke by Mickey Gall [2] at 2:14 of the first round two years ago in his MMA debut at UFC 203 [3]. Mike Jackson [4] says that was the “best-case...
Daniel Cormier says he and Stipe Miocic take ‘back seat’ to fighters on TUF 27
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting BURBANK, Calif. — Don’t expect Daniel Cormier [1] to rip a door off its hinges, a la Quinton Jackson [2], or Stipe Miocic [3] to grab Cormier by the neck, like Cody Garbrandt [4]...
UFC veteran Mehdi Baghdad debuts at Brave 12 against Pawel Kielek
Mehdi Baghdad is a two-time competitor in UFC's reality show The Ultimate Fighter. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC veteran Mehdi Baghdad [1] will return to competition on May 11, as he makes his Brave Combat...
David Teymur welcomes Don Madge to the Octagon at UFC Liverpool 
David Teymur vs Drakkar Klose Esther Lin, MMA Fighting David Teymur [1] will put his four-fight UFC win streak on the line when he faces debuting former EFC lightweight champion, Don Madge, at UFC...
Canelo Alvarez suspended six months for positive drug tests for clenbuterol
Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images Canelo Alvarez lost his scheduled fight next month with Gennady Golovkin, but it could have been worse for the boxing star. The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) suspended...
Clay Guida vs. Bobby Green slated for UFC 225
Clay Guida Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Clay Guida [1] is back in action this summer. “The Carpenter” fights in the Octagon for the 26th time when he meets Bobby Green [2] at UFC 225 [3] at the United Center...
Gabi Garcia hoping to turn things around after ‘bad’ 2017
Gabi Garcia returns to action in May. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Undefeated MMA fighter and six-time jiu-jitsu world champion Gabi Garcia [1] will face MMA newcomer Veronika Futina in an openweight bout at...
Chat Wrap: UFC TV deal, UFC on FOX 29, Bellator, more
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat. Today on the podcast, we'll look at the latest report from Variety magazine on the UFC's next television deal. What do we...
Fortunes changed for five at UFC on FOX 29
Dustin Poirier defeated Justin Gaethje at UFC on FOX 29. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting No matter how much he does what would get anyone else a one-way ticket out of the sport, Conor McGregor [1], remains front...
Morning Report: On Conor McGregor bus attack, Nate Diaz says his team ‘started this G sh*t’
Nate Diaz Just a few weeks ago, ahead of UFC 223 [1], former two-division champion Conor McGregor [2] showed up unannounced at a pre-fight media obligation and allegedly attacked the fighter bus that...
Video: TUF 27 contestants talk Miocic vs. Cormier, experience on the show, more
BROOKLYN — The Ultimate Fighter 27 contestants Mike Trizano (left) and Joe Giannetti discuss their experience on the show, coaches Daniel Cormier [1] and Stipe Miocic [2], their future UFC goals, and much...
MMA Fighting Archives: Nick Diaz apologizes for infamous Strikeforce Nashville brawl
Esther Lin, Strikeforce Take a look back into the MMA Fighting Archives to see Nick Diaz [1] apologize for the infamous post-fight brawl between the Skrap Pack and Jason “Mayhem” Miller at Strikeforce...
Daniel Cormier named high school head wrestling coach in Northern California
Daniel Cormier Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier [1] is a busy man these days. And yet, here he is adding another important responsibility to his plate. Cormier has...
DC: Conor McGregor will ‘get taken down and smashed’ by Khabib Nurmagomedov
Daniel Cormier is a teammate of Khabib Nurmagomedov. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting BURBANK, Calif. — The way Daniel Cormier [1] sees it, Khabib Nurmagomedov [2]’s “0” is never going to go. Nurmagmedov ran his...