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Woodley wins rematch over Thompson
Tyron Woodley retained the welterweight title after beating Stephen Thompson on a majority decision in Las Vegas at UFC 209.
Daniel Cormier sends a message to Jon Jones
Daniel Cormier Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Daniel Cormier wants to be the man to welcome back Jon Jones back to the UFC. Last week, MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani reported that the UFC was targeting to make...
Patricky ‘Pitbull’ Freire vs. Derek Campos 2 set to headline Bellator 181
Patricky ‘Pitbull’ Freire will returning to the Bellator cage later this summer. The Brazilian lightweight will be facing Derek Campos [1] in a rematch in the main event of Bellator 181, which is set to...
Mickey Gall reveals a nasty cut he received three weeks prior to fight with CM Punk at UFC 203
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Micky Gall has been very transparent in his career in the UFC so far, in both calling out CM Punk [1] and Sage Northcutt [2], and then defeating both. Yet the 25-year-old New...
Former Bellator champ Marcos Galvao has savings stolen in robbery
Bellator Marcos Galvao [1] went to Brazil on vacation following his loss to Emmanuel Sanchez [2] at Bellator 175 [3], and had an unpleasant surprise when he flew back home to New York. The former Bellator...
Michael Bisping: In new video, Georges St-Pierre ‘looks like he’s been impregnated by an alien’
Michael Bisping wasn’t going to let the new Georges St-Pierre video go by without commenting on it. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A new video of Georges St-Pierre [1] had social media buzzing this week. The...
Morning Report: Dillashaw on Garbrandt charity offer: ‘It should be for kids without fathers so they don’t grow up like Cody’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It’s no secret that former UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw [1] and current title holder Cody Garbrandt [2] don’t care much for one another. By now the story is well known...
Omari Akhmedov vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan added to UFC Fight Night 109
A welterweight showdown has been added to the UFC Fight Night 109 card May 28. Veteran Omari Akhmedov [1] will meet unbeaten hotshot Abdul Razak Alhassan [2] at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden. The UFC...
Luan Chagas vs. Jim Wallhead added to UFC 212
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A welterweight clash between Luan Chagas and Jim Wallhead was booked for UFC 212, sources told MMA Fighting following a report by Combate. UFC 212 is scheduled for June 3 at the...
Fortunes changed for five at UFC Fight Night 108
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Less than one year ago, Brandon Moreno [1] first appeared on UFC television as a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter tournament of champions. He was one of 16 small...
Undefeated lightweights Marc Diakiese, Drakkar Klose collide at TUF 25 Finale
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A pair of undefeated prospects will meet at the Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale card in Las Vegas, NV, on July 7. The UFC announced on Wednesday that Marc Diakiese will put his 12-0...
Live Chat: UFC Nashville review, TJ vs. Cody rivalry, Al Iaquinta's future and more
Christian Petersen/Getty Images This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat. Today on the podcast, we'll examine all of the results from UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov [1]. We'll discuss Brandon...
Chris Weidman believes he would have ‘gone on to dominate’ Gegard Mousasi if fight continued at UFC 210
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Several weeks after the chaotic ending to his UFC 210 [1] matchup with Gegard Mousasi [2], Chris Weidman [3] remains sure of one thing. If he had been allowed the continue the...
Ryan Couture, Neiman Gracie added to Bellator 180 at MSG
Ryan Couture has been added to the Bellator 180 prelims. Bellator MMA There will be both a Couture and a Gracie competing on Bellator’s first New York card. Ryan Couture [1] and Neiman Gracie [2] have...
Al Iaquinta targets Reebok, Sage Northcutt, and more in new Twitter rant
Al Iaquinta was raging yet again Tuesday. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Al Iaquinta [1] is at it again. One day after an epic rant on /The MMA Hour/ [2] in which he, among other things, told UFC president Dana...
‘Lionheart’ Diego Sanchez vows to return after KO loss to Al Iaquinta
Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images Things didn’t go his way at UFC Fight Night 108 on Saturday night, but 35-year-old Diego Sanchez [1] isn’t ready to call it a career just yet. /The Ultimate Fighter/ 1...
Ratings report: Mixed bag for UFC Fight Night 108, while Bellator 178 has strong showing
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Due to a baseball game running long, the ratings for Saturday's UFC Fight Night from Nashville had both good and bad news. From a record standpoint, the Mike Perry...
Darren Till vs. Jessin Ayari added to UFC Fight Night 109 in Stockholm
Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports A welterweight clash featuring European prospects Darren Till [1] and Jessin Ayari [2] has been added to UFC Fight Night 109. The news was announced by the promotion on Tuesday...
Steve Bosse vs. Jared Cannonier set for TUF 25 Finale
A light heavyweight matchup which doesn’t figure to go the distance has been added to International Fight Week. Steve Bosse [1] will take on Jared Cannonier [2] at the TUF 25 Finale [3] card at Las Vegas’...
UFC Fight Night 108 medical suspensions: Jake Ellenberger out 60 days after brutal KO
Jake Ellenberger suffered a grisly second-round knockout against Mike Perry at UFC Fight Night 108. Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports UFC welterweight veteran Jake Ellenberger [1] was one of several...
Fabio Maldonado sidelined three months after scary accident (warning: graphic pictures)
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Fabio Maldonado [1] won’t be training or fighting for a while. The former UFC light heavyweight, who returned to the win column with a first-round victory in Tajikistan in March,...
Cheick Kongo meets Augusto Sakai at Bellator 179
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A heavyweight clash between Cheick Kongo [1] and Augusto Sakai [2] was added to the main card of Bellator 179 in London, Bellator officials confirmed to MMA Fighting following a...
Frank Mir disenchanted with UFC, USADA: ‘I don’t feel the same about the company’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Frank Mir [1] says he has been in Dana White [2]’s office on multiple occasions. There was a time, Mir said, when the UFC president would take him in with open arms and impart some...
Morning Report: Georges St-Pierre believes in ring rust but says it won’t be a factor against Michael Bisping
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting At an undisclosed time and location later this year, the greatest welterweight of all time, Georges St-Pierre [1], will come out of retirement to challenge for the UFC middleweight...
Monday Morning Analyst: Ovince Saint Preux's Von Flue choke, UFC Nashville results
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports In this episode of the podcast, we go over the results from UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov [1] as well as Bellator 178 [2]. We'll examine the fallout from OSP's...
Injured Marcos Rogerio de Lima will move up to heavyweight following second weight miss
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Marcos Rogerio de Lima [1] is done with fighting at light heavyweight after missing weight a second time in the UFC. “Pezao" missed weight by five pounds for his...
Conor McGregor’s manager Audie Attar says clash with Floyd Mayweather ‘trending in the right direction’
Conor McGregor Esther Lin, MMA Fighting In November of 2016, when Conor McGregor [1] took the lightweight title from Eddie Alvarez [2] at UFC 205 [3] in New York City, he said he would take a little time...
With ‘King Mo’ Lawal injured, Phil Davis set to defend light heavyweight title against Ryan Bader at Bellator 180
Phil Davis [1] will be making his first Bellator light heavyweight title defense later this summer, and now he has a new opponent. The champion will now face Ryan Bader [2] at Bellator 180 [3] on June 24 at...
Al Iaquinta says UFC bonus system is ‘their way to control us,’ takes aim at Dana White: ‘Go f*ck yourself’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting By all accounts, Al Iaquinta [1] should be inching close to title contention in the UFC’s deepest and most talent-rich division. The New York native is on an 8-1 run since /The...
Rafael dos Anjos confirms he passed out prior to UFC fight with Eddie Alvarez
Rafael Dos Anjos at Los Angeles Media Luncheon for UFC 200 Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Rafael dos Anjos [1] decided to move up to welterweight after losing two in a row in the UFC, but struggling to make 155...
CM Punk to take part in MTV’s ‘The Challenge’ reality competition show
CM Punk will be on MTV this spring. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting CM Punk [1]’s next battle will be on reality television, not the Octagon. The WWE-headliner-turned-UFC-fighter will take part in MTV’s “The...
Mike Perry on Jake Ellenberger: ‘Maybe it’s time for him to hang up the gloves’
Mike Perry viciously knocked out Jake Ellenberger on Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 108. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Mike Perry [1] added one to his highlight reel on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 108...
Patricio Pitbull statement on climbing-on-cage fine: ‘Are you f*cking serious?’
Patricio Pitbull was fined for climbing on top of the cage in celebration Friday night at Bellator 178. Instagram.com/bellatormma Patricio Freire [1] became the two-time Bellator MMA featherweight champion...
Morning Report: John Dodson is tired of fighters refusing to fight him: ‘I guess I’m just a terrorizer in every weight class’
John Dodson On Saturday evening, John Dodson [1] executed a strong game plan to win a clear decision over the former bantamweight title challenger Eddie Wineland [2] at UFC Fight Night: Nashville. It was a...
The MMA Hour with Al Iaquinta, Chris Weidman, Holly Holm, Robert Whittaker, Mike Perry, Frank Mir, Rafael dos Anjos, Phil Davis, Aaron Pico, Pearl Gonzalez, Audie Attar
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The MMA Hour is back in your life. Below is a rundown of Monday's show: 1 p.m. -- Al Iaquinta [1] will discuss his impressive win over Diego Sanchez [2] this weekend. 1:25 p.m...
Tom Duquesnoy says if France lifts MMA ban, he could fill up venue in Paris
Tom Duquesnoy [1]’s name had been drifting across the Atlantic for years by the time he made his UFC debut in Kansas City on Saturday night, and if his win over Patrick Williams told us anything it was this...
Retired Miguel Torres was once viewed as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters
Former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres announced his retirement from MMA. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Miguel Torres was the first true star bantamweight fighter in the U.S., but between his fading...
Aljamain Sterling thought of retiring if he didn’t get decision against Augusto Mendes
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Aljamain Sterling [1] was fairly sure he was going to be announced as the winner after his UFC on FOX 24 [2] bout with Augusto Mendes [3] went the distance. But after dropping a...
The Weekly Grind: Alistair Overeem has dinner with Salt Bae, Ronda Rousey trolls fiancé
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...
Frank Mir issues statement on two-year USADA suspension
Frank Mir has been consistent in his denial that he took an illegal substance. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Frank Mir [1] was scrambling to figure out what he ingested in a span of six weeks last year that...
With baby on the way, Cub Swanson hoping for title shot in late December or early 2018
Cub Swanson defeated Artem Lobov on Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 108. Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Cub Swanson [1] kept his hot streak alive on Saturday night, defeating Artem Lobov [2] in...
Maurice Smith, the first striking specialist to win a UFC title, named to 2017 Hall of Fame class
UFC Maurice Smith's [1] listed record of 14-14 hardly looks Hall of Fame-worthy. But it's impossible to argue he’s anything but an overall combat sports Hall of Famer and a significant historical MMA...
John Dodson: ‘Too inebriated’ fans need to stop booing, appreciate ‘the art’ of MMA
John Dodson got booed despite executing a strong game plan against Eddie Wineland. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting John Dodson [1] has learned from experience that executing a superior game plan and entertaining...
Despite quick KO win, Al Iaquinta unsure of UFC future: ‘I don’t know if it’s worth it’
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Al Iaquinta [1] starched Diego Sanchez [2], one of the UFC’s most durable fighters ever, in just 98 seconds Saturday night in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night...
Artem Lobov proved he can ‘take a punch,’ never thought he was in danger against Cub Swanson
Artem Lobov Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com NASHVILLE — Artem Lobov [1] came into his headliner with Cub Swanson [2] on Saturday as the biggest betting underdog on the card. The narrative surrounding the fight...
UFC Fight Night 108 bonuses: Cub Swanson, three others earn extra $50,000
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Cub Swanson [1] picked up some extra cash with his performance at UFC Fight Night 108. Swanson, who defeated Artem Lobov [2] via unanimous decision in the main...
Cub Swanson vs. Artem Lobov full fight video highlights
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Watch Cub Swanson vs. Artem Lobov [1] full fight video highlights from UFC Fight Night 108's main event above, courtesy of FOX Sports. UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs....
Al Iaquinta vs. Diego Sanchez full fight video highlights
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Watch Al Iaquinta [1] vs. Diego Sanchez [2] full fight video highlights from UFC Fight Night 108's co-main event above, courtesy of FOX Sports. UFC Fight Night:...
UFC Fight Night 108 in Tweets: Pros react to Cub Swanson vs. Artem Lobov, Al Iaquinta vs. Diego Sanchez, more
Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports The opening round may have been a little shaky, but Cub Swanson [1] did what he needed to do on Saturday night. In a back-and-forth contest, Swanson seized a scrappy...
UFC Fight Night 108 results: Cub Swanson outbrawls Artem Lobov by unanimous decision
Cub Swanson pulled off a unanimous decision over Artem Lobov on Saturday night. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Cub Swanson [1] fought the exact kind of fight Artem Lobov [2] wanted. And won anyway. The...
UFC Fight Night 108 live blog: Cub Swanson vs. Artem Lobov
Cub Swanson will try to settle the score at UFC Fight Night 108 on Saturday. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is the UFC Fight Night 108 live blog for Cub Swanson vs. Artem Lobov [1], a featherweight bout at...
UFC Fight Night 108 live blog: Al Iaquinta vs. Diego Sanchez
Al Iaquinta returns to the Octagon when he competes in the UFC Fight Night 108 co-main event. Steve Marcus/Getty Images This is the UFC Fight Night 108 live blog for Al Iaquinta [1] vs. Diego Sanchez [2...
Mike Perry scores ‘KO of the Year’ candidate with brutal elbow finish of Jake Ellenberger
FOX Sports, Twitter Mike Perry [1] did it again. The up-and-coming knockout artist scored one of the grisliest standing elbow finishes you’ll ever see on Saturday night, flooring Jake Ellenberger [2] with...
Brandon Moreno submits Dustin Ortiz in spectacular performance at UFC Fight Night 108
FOX Sports, Twitter Brandon Moreno [1] is for real, ladies and gentlemen. “The Assassin Baby” kept his perfect UFC record intact on Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 108, scoring the biggest win of his...
UFC Fight Night 108 Results: Swanson vs. Lobov
Cub Swanson and Artem Lobov will square off in the UFC Fight Night 108 main event Saturday. Getty Images MMA Fighting has UFC Fight Night 108 results for the Swanson vs. Lobov event Saturday at the...
Askar Askarov scores vicious body triangle neck crank against Anthony Leone at ACB 58
YouTube The 24-year old Russian Askar Askarov retained his flyweight title at ACB 58 on Saturday. And he did so by making Anthony Leone tap to an impressive body triangle neck crank in Khasavyurt,...
Artem Lobov vs. Chris Avila full fight video
At UFC 202 [1] back in August, Artem Lobov [2] took on 23-year-old Chris Avila [3] in the preliminary portion of the card. That night, Lobov was able to get his first UFC victory and snap a two-fight skid...
Cub Swanson gives Conor McGregor ‘some chance’ against Floyd Mayweather
With a fight this weekend against Artem Lobov [1] in the main event of UFC Fight Night 108, Cub Swanson [2] has his immediate future in view. But beyond that, he’s as open-minded about the possibilities as...
Patricio Freire fined $2,500 for climbing on cage after Bellator title win
Patricio Freire celebrates with family and team after winning the featherweight title back at Bellator 178. Bellator MMA Patricio Freire [1]’s buzzed-about post-fight celebration Friday night wasn’t in...
UFC Fight Night 108 odds, gambling guide
MMA Fighting Welcome MMA bettors, speculators, and gambling lurkers! We’re back at it again for another week of comprehensive gambling analysis from your friends at MMA Fighting. For those of you who are...
Fightweets: Will Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones 2 actually happen this time?
WSOF rebrands, a WEC legend announces his retirement, a fight fixing allegation emerges. Just another week in MMA. And if it’s another week in MMA, there must be another chapter in the Daniel Cormier-Jon...
Referees John McCarthy, Marc Goddard criticize ‘shameful’ late stoppage in Maiquel Falcao fight
Fight Nights TV, YouTube It’s not everyday you see referees criticizing one of their own in the tight-knit world of mixed martial arts, but it’s also not everyday you see a stoppage as egregious as the one...
UFC Fight Night 108 predictions
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Long-time UFC title contender, and currently fourth-ranked featherweight, Cub Swanson [1] will be taking on unranked Artem Lobov [2] in the main event of UFC Fight Night 108. This...
Bellator 178 highlights: Straus vs. Pitbull 4
A.J. McKee delivered an impressive KO at Bellator 178 on Friday night. Bellator Check out the Bellator 178 [1] highlights for the Straus vs. Pitbull 4 main card Friday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in...
Bellator 178 results: Patricio Freire submits Daniel Straus to regain featherweight title
Bellator Patricio Freire has regained his Bellator featherweight title. The Brazilian fighter defeated long-time rival Daniel Straus with ease in the main event of Bellator 178, which took place on Friday...
Former UFC title challenger Valérie Létourneau on verge of signing with Bellator
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Another familiar face appears headed to Bellator. Former UFC strawweight title challenger Valérie Létourneau is close to finalizing a new contract with Bellator, MMA Fighting has...
Bellator 178 Results: Straus vs. Pitbull 4
Daniel Straus and Pitbull Freire will clash in the Bellator 178 main event. Bellator MMA Fighting has Bellator 178 [1] results for the Straus vs. Pitbull 4 event Friday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in...
Warlley Alves vs. Kiichi Kunimoto added to UFC Fight Night 110 in New Zealand
A welterweight bout between Warlley Alves [1] and Kiichi Kunimoto [2] is the latest addition to UFC Fight Night 110. The news was reported on Friday by UFC Brazil. Alves last fought at UFC Fight Night 100...
Frank Mir receives two-year USADA suspension for banned substance
Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir [1] will sit out two years for a violation of USADA policy. The UFC announced Friday that Mir, who turns 38 next month, was suspended two years by USADA. Mir...
Saad Awad looks to make a statement, regardless of what weight
Saad Awad fights Ryan Quinn at Bellator 178 on Friday night in Uncasville, Conn. Bellator MMA After a tough 2106, Saad Awad is looking to become a factor this year in either Bellator’s lightweight or...
Aaron Pico vs. Zach Freeman set for Bellator: NYC pay-per-view at MSG
Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images Bellator MMA has finalized the pay-per-view lineup for it’s upcoming Madison Square Garden debut in June, and it will showcase one of the brightest young prospects in the...
Patricio Freire promises a ‘completely different fighter' in fourth Bellator fight with Daniel Straus
Daniel Straus and Patricio Freire Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Patricio Freire [1] and Daniel Straus [2] will meet for the fourth time on Friday night, but this meeting is unique for the Brazilian for one...
UFC fines Marcos Rogerio de Lima 30 percent of purse after repeat weight miss
Marcos Rogerio de Lima [1] missed weight for his second straight UFC fight on Friday, and for doing so, he got an extra-large fine. Lima came in at 210 pounds for his scheduled UFC Fight Night 108 light...
Bellator 178 live stream online
Ed Ruth will fight David Mundell on the Bellator 178 undercard Friday. Bellator Watch the Bellator 178 [1] live stream online on MMA Fighting for the preliminary card at 7 p.m. ET. The fight card for this...
Colbey Northcutt, Sage’s sister, set to make pro MMA debut in June
Facebook Another member of the famed Northcutt family is coming to professional mixed martial arts. Colbey Northcutt, the older sister of UFC fighter Sage Northcutt [1], will make her pro MMA debut in...
Gunnar Nelson: If Conor McGregor beats Floyd Mayweather, ‘I’m not sure that he will ever fight again’
Conor McGregor Esther Lin, MMA Fighting One of the more talked about aspects of a potential crossover fight between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor [1] and boxing’s Floyd Mayweather is what it...
ONE Championship results: Eduard Folayang outpoints Ev Ting to defend lightweight title
Eduard Folayang defeated Ev Ting at ONE: Kings of Destiny to defend his ONE Championship lightweight title. ONE Championship Eduard Folayang [1] sent the Filipino faithful home happy on Friday night at...
Honorio Banario flattens Jaroslav Jartim at One Championship
ONE Championship Honorio Banario [1] made quite a statement at One Championship on Friday. Banario, a former One Championship featherweight champion, picked up his fourth straight win at lightweight after...
Bellator’s lesser talked about prospect Dominic Mazzotta happy to break ranks with obscurity
Bellator One of the unsung prospects fighting on the same Bellator card as Ed Ruth [1] and Tyrell Fortune [2] at the Mohegan Sun on Friday night is Dominic Mazzotta [3] — the Pennsylvania-based fighter...
Diego Sanchez recalls heart scare that led to his new nickname ‘Lionheart’
The evolution of Diego Sanchez [1]’ nicknames has been an interesting story to follow in mixed martial arts, and recently things got more fascinating with his latest transition to “Lionheart”. Sanchez, who...
Paul Craig vs. Khalil Rountree, two more bouts added to UFC Glasgow
Paul Craig [1] has been given a chance to rebound from his first professional loss in front of his home crowd later this summer. The Scottish fighter has been booked to fight Khalil Rountree [2] in a light...
UFC Fight Night 108 weigh-in video
Cub Swanson will step on the scale at the UFC Fight Night 108 weigh-ins Friday. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting At the UFC Fight Night 108 weigh-ins, all 26 fighters taking part in Saturday's UFC Fight Night 108...
One Championship Kings of Destiny Results: Folayang vs. Ting
Eduard Folayang looks to defend his lightweight title against Ev Ting at ONE Championship Kings of Destiny. ONE Championship MMA Fighting has ONE Championship results for the Folayang vs. Ting event at...
Morning Report: Conor McGregor: If Floyd Mayweather ‘craps his jocks’ maybe I’ll fight Manny Pacquiao instead
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting On Wednesday, UFC President White went on Colin Cowherd’s /The Herd /where he speculated that Conor McGregor [1] would make close to $75 million [2] for his theoretical superfight...
Gian Villante vs. Patrick Cummins set for UFC on FOX 25
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The first UFC event at Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum will have some Long Island flavor. Former Hofstra football standout Gian Villante [1] will take on the ultra-tough...
Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones 2 targeted for UFC 214
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting One of the most anticipated rematches in UFC history is on the verge of being finalized. According to multiple sources, the promotion is officially targeting Daniel Cormier vs....
Jiu-jitsu Hall of Famer Michelle Nicolini wants to repeat success in MMA with ONE Championship belt
ONE Championship Michelle Nicolini made history as a black belt, winning eight IBJJF World Championships in multiple weight divisions and a gold medal at the ADCC 2013. She now focuses on making the same...
Urijah Faber thanks Conor McGregor, fires back at TJ Dillashaw, Duane Ludwig
Urijah Faber Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com Urijah Faber [1] wasn’t amused by last night’s TUF 25 premiere, or the TUF Talk segment that followed, it appears. In a wide-ranging Instagram post late Wednesday...
Conor McGregor says he will make more than $100 million in Floyd Mayweather fight
Could Conor McGregor actually fight Floyd Mayweather in 2016? Esther Lin, MMA Fighting If Conor McGregor [1] is to be believed, the purse estimates thrown out by Dana White [2] for a Floyd Mayweather vs....
Ronda Rousey and Travis Browne get engaged
Ronda Rousey and UFC heavyweight Travis Browne are officially engaged. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Ronda Rousey [1] and Travis Browne [2] are officially engaged. The happy couple announced the news Thursday...
Fortunes changed for five at UFC on FOX 24
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Saturday's UFC on FOX 24 show looked like a strong lineup on paper, and it delivered. And there were strong wins in the top matches by contenders who are close to, if not ready for...
Bellator 178 weigh-in video
Daniel Straus will step on the scales at the Bellator 178 weigh-ins Thursday. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting At the Bellator 178 weigh-ins, all 30 fighters taking part in Friday night's Bellator 178 fights will...
Cody Garbrandt, T.J. Dillashaw give their side to heated TUF 25 altercation
It didn’t take long for UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt [1] and T.J. Dillashaw [2] to get physical during the filming of the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter. Both Garbrandt and Dillashaw,...
Conor McGregor makes Time 100 list of most influential people
Conor McGregor became the first two-division UFC champion in 2016. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Even when he isn’t competing, Conor McGregor [1] continues to rack up the accolades. McGregor, the reigning UFC...
Leo Kuntz reacts to fight fixing investigation of his last UFC fight
Lili Troncale-USA TODAY Sports The Leo Kuntz [1] vs. Tae Hyun Bang [2] fight took place in the preliminary portion of the UFC Fight Night 79 card in Seoul, South Korea, but it’s back in the news 17 months...
Miguel Torres announces his retirement
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Former WEC champion Miguel Torres [1] has decided to call it quits after his 16-year MMA career. Torres announced his decision on Facebook on Wednesday night. Torres won the WEC...
After odd UFC run, Roman Salazar turns the page with Combate Americas
Larry Slater, Combate Americas Roman Salazar [1] had an interesting 10-month odyssey into the UFC. Just days after defending his World Fighting Federation bantamweight title he got a call that Mitch Gagnon...
Morning Report: Luke Rockhold: ‘The best fight the best. That’s what made this company what it is and they need to get back to it’
This past weekend at UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis [1], Robert Whittaker [2] shook up the UFC middleweight division by knocking out third-ranked contender Ronaldo Souza [3] and throwing his name into the hat...
Watch The MMA Beat live today
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting On this week's episode, the panel will discuss Jon Jones [1]' future options, Demetrious Johnson's [2] place in history, the new Professional Fighters League, Artem Lobov [3]...
Dmitry Poberezhets gets new opponent for UFC 211
Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports Dmitry Poberezhets [1] has a new opponent for his Octagon debut at UFC 211 [2]. With Jarjis Danho [3] forced out of the heavyweight bout due to an injury, the Ukrainian...
Curtis Blaydes vs. Daniel Omielanczuk targeted for UFC 213
Curtis Blaydes is expected to fight Daniel Omielanczuk on July 8 at UFC 213. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A heavyweight tilt between UFC prospect Curtis Blaydes [1] and top-15 ranked Daniel Omielanczuk [2] is...
Elias Theodorou meets Brad Tavares at TUF 25 Finale
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Elias Theodorou [1] will look to continue his winning ways on July 7. Theodorou will aim to extend his win streak to three when he squares off against Brad Tavares [2] in a...
New Professional Fighters League promises monthly paycheck for athletes
WSOF On Wednesday morning, the public learned [1] that World Series of Fighting had turned into the Professional Fighters League, with the inaugural season set to kick off in January 2018. Just hours...
Jared Gordon to make UFC debut at UFC 211
Jared Gordon's first UFC fight will be on one of the biggest fight cards of the year. Gordon, who was discovered on 'Lookin' for a Fight,' will square off against Michel Quinones on the May 13 card in...
UFC adds Teruto Ishihara vs. Gray Maynard to TUF 25 Finale
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Teruto Ishihara [1] will face the most experienced opponent in his MMA career in July, as he meets two-time lightweight title contender Gray Maynard [2] at TUF 25 Finale in Las...
Dana White estimates Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor purse amounts
Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather is inching closer and closer to becoming a reality, according to UFC president Dana White. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Conor McGregor [1] vs. Floyd Mayweather is far from a...
UFC hopeful Sabina Mazo reflects on viral head-kick knockout win at LFA 9
LFA Sabina Mazo made some noise in the world of mixed martial arts last weekend. In just her third professional fight, the Colombian fighter picked up a highlight reel head-kick knockout victory over her...
WSOF becomes Professional Fighters League; Inaugural season set to kick off next year
World Series of Fighting has become the Professional Fighters League. The new promotion was officially announced Wednesday morning and will launch in January 2018, per a press release. Much like the...
Live Chat: UFC on FOX 24 review, P4P debate, UFC Fight Night 108 preview
Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat. Today on the show, we'll put to bed everything that went down in Kansas City for UFC on FOX 24 [1]. We'll discuss the various...
Two notorious Ultimate Fighter bad boys trying to change perceptions on TUF 25
Jesse Taylor at TUF 25 media day earlier this year. UFC Jesse Taylor [1]’s toughest fights have always been with himself. About four years ago, the Ultimate Fighter and Strikeforce veteran was evicted from...
Morning Report: Michael Bisping believes Robert Whittaker ‘more deserving’ of title shot than ‘cheating scumbag’ Yoel Romero
Michael Bisping Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Since becoming the UFC middleweight champion last year, Bisping has led one of the most controversial title reigns in UFC history, first defending his belt against...
Cub Swanson vs. Dennis Siver full fight video
At UFC 162 [1] back on July 2013, Cub Swanson [2] took on German striker Dennis Siver [3] in a featherweight bout for the opening of the pay-per-view card. That night, Swanson improved his professional MMA...
UFC on FOX 24 main event peaks at 2.9 million viewers
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting After accounting for West Coast viewers and the main event viewers, Saturday's UFC on FOX show headlined by Demetrious Johnson's [1] record-tying tenth flyweight title defense...
Chuck Liddell can still throw some mean elbows
Jay Glazer Instagram Chuck Liddell [1] can still put someone’s lights out quite easily, it appears. “The Iceman” was sharpening his tools during a recent training session with Jay Glazer at his gym....
Clock ticking on Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino’s UFC contract
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Cris “Cyborg” Justino’s UFC run could soon be coming to an end. According to multiple sources, Justino has two fights left on her current UFC contract. However, she also has a...
Patricio Freire on Michael Chandler: ‘I want to rip his head off, I want to kill him’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Patricio Freire [1] is focused on regaining the Bellator featherweight championship, but he already has another champion in mind as well. “Pitbull" will face Daniel Straus [2] for...
Demetrious Johnson says Cody Garbrandt ‘will not be my next fight’
Demetrious Johnson [1]’s next title defense will be a historic event. A victory in the UFC flyweight champion’s next fight would mark his 11th successful title defense, which would put him alone in the...
Rafael dos Anjos: I have what it takes to become UFC welterweight champion
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Rafael dos Anjos [1] wants to add a second UFC belt to his resume, and his first step towards the welterweight gold is already set. Dos Anjos will make his 170-pound debut inside...
Matt Riddle, the King of Bros, uses Dana White’s criticism as incentive to succeed in pro wrestling
Less than three years after being cut by the UFC, Matt Riddle has reinvented himself as a blue-chip pro wrestling prospect. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Only two years into his pro wrestling career, Matt...
Morning Report: Brian Stann says Demetrious Johnson ‘solidified the fact that he’s the best to ever do it’ at UFC on FOX 24
Brian Stann [1] knows a thing or two about fighting. After leaving behind a career as a top-flight middleweight in the UFC, “The Greatest Living American” (as his broadcast partner Jon Anik [2] refers to...
The MMA Hour - 377 - Demetrious Johnson
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Demetrious Johnson [1] discusses his successful title defense against Wilson Reis [2] at UFC on FOX 24 [3], the ratings of the event, tying Anderson Silva's [4] record for most...
The MMA Hour - 377 - Cub Swanson
Cub Swanson [1] discusses his upcoming fight with Artem Lobov [2] in the main event of UFC Fight Night 108, why he decided to take the fight, and much more. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/236/cub-...
The MMA Hour - 377 - Rose Namajunas
Rose Namajunas [1] discusses her victory over Michelle Waterson [2] at this past Saturday's UFC on FOX 24 [3], what's next for her career, her beef with the champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk [4], and much more...
The MMA Hour - 377 - Aljamain Sterling
Aljamain Sterling [1] discusses his win over Augusto Mendes [2] at last Saturday's UFC on FOX 24 [3], his new job flipping houses, what's next for his career, and much more. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com...
The MMA Hour - 377 - Tom Duquesnoy
Tom Duquesnoy [1] discusses his UFC debut victory over Patrick Williams [2] at last Saturday's UFC on FOX 24 [3], his job as a model, what's next for his career, and much more. [1] http://www.mmafighting....
Anthony Smith reflects back on wild comeback knockout over Andrew Sanchez at UFC on FOX 24
KANSAS CITY – Anthony Smith [1] talks to the media at UFC on FOX 24 [2] about his knockout victory over Andrew Sanchez [3], his wild comeback in the fight, what's next for his career, and much more. [1]...
Zak Cummings feels lack of respect, hopes UFC starts pushing him
KANSAS CITY – Zak Cummings [1] talks to the media at UFC on FOX 24 [2] about his submission victory over Nathan Coy [3], feeling unappreciated as a fighter, wanting a top-15 opponent next, and much more...
Monday Morning Analyst: How Robert Whittaker bested 'Jacare' Souza at UFC on FOX 24
Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports On this episode of the podcast, we go into all of the results from UFC on FOX 24 [1], Rizin FF 5 and Bellator 177 [2]. We go in depth on how middleweight contender Robert...
Rose Namajunas on animosity from Joanna Jedrzejczyk: She knows ‘I’m coming for her’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Rose Namajunas [1] is coming for the UFC strawweight championship. “Thug Rose" improved to 4-2 inside the Octagon with an impressive second-round submission victory over Michelle...
UFC releases Michael Graves after 2016 domestic violence arrest
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting After being suspended from the UFC in Oct. 2016, Michael Graves [1] has been released by the promotion, the UFC announced Monday. Graves, a 6-0-1 welterweight prospect, was slated...
Dana White says Demetrious Johnson will get his title belt collection after all
Dana White says the UFC will indeed give Demetrious Johnson eight more belts after UFC on FOX 24. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It sounds like Demetrious Johnson [1] is going to get his complete belt...
Cub Swanson motivated to ‘make an example’ out of Artem Lobov
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night 108 card in Nashville might look a little perplexing at the top, with surging veteran Cub Swanson [1] taking on Artem Lobov [2]. Swanson is...
Daniel Cormier and Jimi Manuwa spar on Twitter, ‘DC’ asks UFC to send the contract
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Daniel Cormier [1] has had a busy few weeks. A week after defending his UFC light heavyweight title against Anthony Johnson [2] with ease, Cormier played the role of FOX...
Demetrious Johnson answers ratings critics: ‘I’m done defending myself’
Demetrious Johnson Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson [1] has heard the criticisms by now. He very well might be the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world and he’s...
UFC on FOX 24 medical suspensions: Jacare Souza out 30 days
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Longtime UFC middleweight contender Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza [1] was one of four fighters to receive a noteworthy medical suspension in the aftermath of UFC on FOX 24, according to...
James Krause explains why he wanted to do The Ultimate Fighter despite already being on the UFC roster
James Krause is on The Ultimate Fighter 25 despite already being on the UFC roster. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — It’s been five years since James Krause [1] had a chance on The Ultimate Fighter...
Alexander Volkov reflects on win over Roy Nelson, wants higher ranked opponents
KANSAS CITY – Alexander Volkov [1] talks to the media at UFC on FOX 24 [2] about his decision victory over Roy Nelson [3], his game plan against Nelson, what's next for his career, and much more. [1] http...
Junior dos Santos 'more mature' with fatherhood, promises to 'take that belt' from Stipe Miocic
MMA Fighting As the last man to beat UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic [1], Junior dos Santos [2] has extra motivation for his upcoming title bout. The former champion will headline UFC 211 [3] in...
Kansas City was the arrival of spring for the UFC, and Robert Whittaker arrived with it
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting If the bombinating bantamweight Tom Duquesnoy [1] had kicked off the UFC on FOX 24 [2] main card on Saturday night, it would have been the tidiest, most-perfect four-fight package...
The MMA Hour with Demetrious Johnson, Rose Namajunas, Cub Swanson, Diego Sanchez, Tom Duquesnoy, Aljamain Sterling, Todd Grisham
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The MMA Hour is back in your life. Below is a rundown of Monday's show: 1:00 p.m. ET -- We'll recap the weekend that was in MMA. 1:25 p.m. -- UFC flyweight champion Demetrious...
Morning Report: Georges St-Pierre says Bisping’s size will make for ‘bigger boom’ when ‘he hits the floor’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting In the six weeks since his fight with Georges St-Pierre [1] was announced, Michael Bisping [2] has been pontificating about the former welterweight champion’s return in interviews...
Tom Duquesnoy vs. Patrick Williams full fight video highlights
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Watch Tom Duquesnoy vs. Patrick Williams [1] full fight video highlights from UFC on FOX 24's [2] preliminary card above, courtesy of FOX Sports. UFC on FOX: Johnson vs. Reis took...
Viviane Pereira vs. Jamie Moyle booked for UFC 212
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A second female fight has been added to UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro. Unbeaten as a mixed martial artist, Brazilian strawweight Viviane Pereira is set to take on Jamie Moyle in UFC’s...
Robert Whittaker vs. Jacare Souza full fight video highlights
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Watch Robert Whittaker vs. Jacare Souza [1] full fight video highlights from UFC on FOX 24's [2] main card above, courtesy of FOX Sports. UFC on FOX: Johnson vs. Reis took place...
Former GLORY light heavyweight champion Saulo Cavalari announces transition to MMA
James Law, GLORY Sports International One of the best strikers in the world is getting ready to make his MMA debut. Saulo Cavalari, a former GLORY light heavyweight champion who holds an impressive 60-5...
Daniel Cormier fires back at Jon Jones in Twitter beef: ‘You have always done steroids'
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jon Jones [1] is still under suspension with USADA, but that hasn’t stopped him from lobbing a few shot across the bow every now and then at UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel...
Tim Elliot felt like he was 'fighting in quicksand' against Louis Smolka at UFC on FOX 24
KANSAS CITY – Tim Elliot speaks to the media at UFC on FOX 24 [1] about his decision win over Louis Smolka [2], his performance during the fight, taking a break by biking through Southeast Asia following...
Mario Yamasaki defends stoppage in Robert Whittaker-‘Jacare' Souza fight
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Ronaldo Souza [1] was finished in a fight for the first time since 2008, losing to Robert Whittaker [2] by second-round TKO at UFC on FOX 24. [3] But many people criticized referee...
The Weekly Grind: Brian Stann gets legs waxed after losing bet, Derrick Lewis does backflips
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...
UFC on FOX 24 Aftermath: Demetrious Johnson, greatness, and stardom
Demetrious Johnson Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Demetrious Johnson never concerned himself with the critics. Tell him flyweight fighters are too small? Whatever. He can’t control his height. Tell him...
Demetrious Johnson finally starts his UFC belt collection: ‘I’m taking this motherf***er home’
Demetrious Johnson [1]’s belt collection is finally starting to grow. The UFC generally tends to give a new belt to the winner of a title fight, allowing champions who put together a string of title...
Johnson vs. Reis draws lowest overnight numbers in UFC on FOX history
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The lure of Demetrious Johnson going for a record-tying 10th title defense, and with Michelle Waterson as support, didn’t sound like a bad attraction. However, the 1.74 million...
Aljamain Sterling forced to change his fighting style due to 'lack of knowledge' from judges
KANSAS CITY – Aljamain Sterling [1] speaks to the media at UFC on FOX 24 [2] about his decision victory over Augusto Mendes [3], his discontent with judging in MMA, snapping his two fight skid, and much...
Top prospect Tom Duquesnoy feels like he was 'made' for the UFC, reflects on debut
KANSAS CITY – Top prospect Tom Duquesnoy [1] talks to the media at UFC on FOX 24 [2] about his technical knockout victory over Patrick Williams [3], his experience making his UFC debut, training at...
Wilson Reis says submission loss to Demetrious Johnson ‘hurts more than a KO’
The outcome at UFC on FOX 24 [1] was probably the worst-case scenario for Wilson Reis [2]. The 32-year-old flyweight, who's widely regarded as one of the best grapplers in the division, challenged the...
Kyoji Horiguchi, Tatsuya Kawajiri pick up wins at RIZIN FF 5
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting RIZIN Fighting Federation made its first trip to Yokohama, Japan, on April 16, and featured a mix of rising Japanese prospects and longtime veterans. Competing for the 49th time in...
After huge win, Robert Whittaker says he’s on his title run: ‘I want that belt’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting If there was a breakout performance award handed out by the UFC, Robert Whittaker [1] surely would have won it by defeating the heavily favored Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza [2] at UFC on...
Fight Conor McGregor? 15 title defenses? Demetrious Johnson aims high
Demetrious Johnson soundly defeated Wilson Reis at UFC on FOX 24. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting If Demetrious Johnson [1] is successful in his next UFC flyweight title defense, he’ll surpass Anderson Silva [2]...
Rose Namajunas plans to be UFC champion by end of the year: ‘And New 2017’
Rose Namajunas submitted Michelle Waterson in the co-main event of UFC on FOX 24. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Rose Namajunas [1] may have just punched her ticket to another UFC title shot. In the co-main...
Dana White: ‘It’s hard not to call Demetrious Johnson the greatest of all time’
Demetrious Johnson Esther Lin It wasn’t that flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson [1] defeated Wilson Reis [2] to tie Anderson Silva [3]’s all-time UFC record of 10 title defenses. It was that “Mighty...
Rizin FF 5: Sakura live stream online
RIZIN 2017 in Yokohama Live Stream [1] Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Watch Rizin FF 5: Sakura live stream online on MMA Fighting for the fight card at 2 a.m. ET. Former UFC fighters Tatsuya Kawajiri [2...
Rose Namajunas vs. Michelle Waterson full fight video highlights
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Watch Rose Namajunas [1] vs. Michelle Waterson [2] full fight video highlights from UFC on FOX 24's [3] co-main event above, courtesy of FOX Sports. UFC on FOX: Johnson vs. Reis...
UFC on FOX 24 bonuses: Demetrious Johnson and Robert Whittaker take home $50,000
Demetrious Johnson Esther Lin, MMA Fighting After his tenth consecutive title defense, Demetrious Johnson [1] made it known that he wants to get paid. Well, it may not be the million dollar paycheck he...
Demetrious Johnson vs. Wilson Reis full fight video highlights
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Watch Demetrious Johnson vs. Wilson Reis [1] full fight video highlights from UFC on FOX 24's [2] main event above, courtesy of FOX Sports. UFC on FOX: Johnson vs. Reis took place...
UFC on FOX 24 in Tweets: Pros react to Demetrious Johnson vs. Wilson Reis, Rose Namajunas vs. Michelle Waterson, more
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Demetrious Johnson [1] actually did it. The man they call "Mighty Mouse" tied the fabled mark of Anderson Silva [2], defending his UFC flyweight title for a tenth consecutive time...
UFC on FOX 24 results: Demetrious Johnson scores record-tying win over Wilson Reis
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The longest-reigning current champion in the UFC and the only flyweight champion the company has ever known, Demetrious Johnson [1], took another step toward immortality on...
UFC on FOX 24 post-fight press conference video
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC on FOX 24 [1] 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 above at...
UFC on FOX 24 results: Rose Namajunas has statement win over Michelle Waterson
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Michelle Waterson [1] got the bulk of the promotional push leading into her UFC on FOX 24 [2] co-main event bout with Rose Namajunas [3]. But when fight night rolled around, it was...
UFC on FOX 24 live blog: Demetrious Johnson vs. Wilson Reis
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is the UFC on FOX 24 [1] live blog for Demetrious Johnson vs. Wilson Reis [2], a flyweight title bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo....
UFC on FOX 24 results: Robert Whittaker rolls over ‘Jacare’ Souza
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC on FOX 24 [1] fight week seemed to be all about Ronaldo Souza [2]. After day before the event, “Jacare” signed a new eight-fight UFC contract, one which seemed to ensure he’d...
UFC on FOX 24 live blog: Rose Namajunas vs. Michelle Waterson
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is the UFC on FOX 24 [1] live blog for Michelle Waterson [2] vs. Rose Namajunas [3], a strawweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo...
UFC on FOX 24 live blog: 'Jacare' Souza vs. Robert Whittaker
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is the UFC on FOX 24 [1] live blog for Ronaldo Souza vs. Robert Whittaker [2], a middleweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo....
UFC on FOX 24 results: Renato Moicano ekes out decision over Jeremy Stephens
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jeremy Stephens has long been known as one of the heaviest hitters in the lower weight classes. His UFC on FOX 4 opponent, Renato Moicano, clearly knew this, and made it a point...
UFC on FOX 24 live blog: Jeremy Stephens vs. Renato Moicano
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is the UFC on FOX 24 [1] live blog for Jeremy Stephens [2] vs. Renato Moicano [3], a featherweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo...
UFC on FOX 24 results: Alexander Volkov outslugs Roy Nelson
As he enters his 40s, Roy Nelson’s legendary chin remains as granite-like as ever. He demonstrated as much in his Saturday night UFC on FOX 24 matchup with Alexander Volkov, as Nelson took everything the...
UFC on FOX 24 results: Tom Duquesnoy rallies past Patrick Williams
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting For a moment there, Tom Duquesnoy’s much-hyped UFC debut on Saturday night was looking like a dud. The JacksonWInk fighter by way of Paris took his lumps from Patrick Williams in...
UFC on FOX 24 results: Rashid Magomedov takes split decision from Bobby Green
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Fouls that may or may not have actually been fouls, awkward standup exchanges, occasional flurries of excitement. That could stand as an evergreen description of Bobby Green’s...
UFC on FOX 24 results: Tim Elliott wins exciting matchup over Louis Smolka
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Tim Elliott could not wait for his fight with Louis Smolka to begin. The Lee’s Summit, Mo. native bounced up and down in his corner before the Saturday’s flyweight bout in Kansas...
UFC on FOX 24 results: Aljamain Sterling impresses in win over Augusto Mendes
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It took 16 months to get there, but Aljamain Sterling is finally back in the win column. The Serra-Longo product from Uniondale N.Y. did what he had to do against Augusto Mendes...
Anthony Smith knocks out Andrew Sanchez in devastating comeback at UFC on FOX 24
Twitter-UFC Anthony Smith [1] pulled off one of the wildest comebacks of 2017. In his middleweight fight against Andrew Sanchez [2] during the UFC Fight Pass preliminary portion of Saturday’s UFC on FOX 24...
Wilson Reis vs. Hector Sandoval full fight video
YouTube-UFC At UFC 201 back in July 2016, Wilson Reis battled Hector Sandoval in the preliminary portion of the card. That night, Reis improved his professional MMA record to 21-6 by scoring a first-round...
Bibiano Fernandes: Demetrious Johnson is ready for Wilson Reis' jiu-jitsu
Courtesy of Bibiano Fernandes Demetrious Johnson [1] is looking to make history in Kansas City, tying Anderson Silva's [2] record for most title defenses in UFC history, and one training partner guarantees...
Ketlen Vieira wants to be the female version of Jose Aldo in the UFC
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Though her nickname is “The Phenom,” Ketlen Vieira [1] is actually inspired by another UFC star. Vieira, an unbeaten fighter with five finishes over seven wins, successfully...
Ricardo Liborio injured, out of ADCC 2017 ‘Stars Superfight’ with Chael Sonnen
Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting ADCC’s upcoming event in Finland has lost one of its superfights. American Top Team leader Ricardo Liborio, who was scheduled to face Bellator light heavyweight Chael Sonnen at...
UFC on FOX 24: Johnson vs. Reis odds, gambling guide
Welcome MMA bettors, speculators, and gambling lurkers! We’re back at it again for another week of comprehensive gambling analysis from your friends at MMA Fighting. This weekend’s fight card breaks a long...
Fightweets: ‘Jacare’ Souza, Gegard Mousasi, and free agency
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A second UFC fight card in as many weeks, the latest set of free-agent dealings, and fresh batches of controversy all around. Maybe we’re not back into big-fight mode, but it sure...
UFC on FOX 24 start time, TV schedule for Demetrious Johnson vs. Wilson Reis
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC on FOX 24 [1] start time, TV schedule is for the Johnson [2] vs. Reis [3] event at the Sprint Center in Kansas City on Saturday night. The fight card is broken into three...
The evolution of Rose Namajunas runs as deep as the strawweight division
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Hard to believe, but the UFC women’s strawweight division will (officially) turn three this year. It’s actually been a lot of fun sorting it out, especially with the original...
UFC on FOX 24 predictions
The first and only flyweight champion in UFC history will attempt to tie the record of all-time great Anderson Silva [1] for the most consecutive title defenses in the company’s history come Saturday night...
UFC on FOX 24 Results: Johnson vs. Reis
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting MMA Fighting has UFC on FOX 24 [1] results for the Johnson vs. Reis fight card Saturday night at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. In the main event, Demetrious Johnson [2] will...
Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo full fight video
YouTube-UFC At UFC 197 [1] back in April 2016, Demetrious Johnson [2] battled Olympic wrestler Henry Cejudo [3] to defend his flyweight belt in the co-main event of the card. It was a short bout that...
Sabina Mazo destroys Jamie Thorton with vicious head-kick KO at LFA 9
Twitter The Legacy Fighting Alliance show tonight in Shawnee, Oklahoma was not without its highlight reel moments. In fact, Sabina Mazo scored a ridiculous knockout of Jamie Thorton late in the first...
Bellator 177 results: Eduardo Dantas takes split decision over Leandro Higo in Budapest
Bellator It wasn’t for the bantamweight title in the end, but Bellator champion Eduardo Dantas [1] still made his trip to Budapest, Hungary count. Dantas was faced with taking on fellow Brazilian Leandro...
Cris Cyborg calls for UFC to book her next fight or release her
Esther Lin, Invicta FC Three weeks have passed since Cris Cyborg [1] publicly called out [2] UFC titleholder Germaine de Randamie [3] for a UFC 214 [4] showdown, and still, nothing is on the books. And if...
UFC on FOX 24 weigh-in staredowns
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting KANSAS CITY -- The stars of UFC on FOX 24 [1], including UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson [2] and challenger Wilson Reis [3] and strawweight contenders Rose Namajunas [4]...
John Teixeira says Bellator promised him a title shot with win over Daniel Weichel
Lucas Noonan, Bellator John Teixeira [1] is counting on a shot at the Bellator featherweight gold after he faces Daniel Weichel [2] in the co-main event of Friday night’s Bellator 177 [3] card in Budapest...
Augusto Mendes not scared by anything Aljamain Sterling does at UFC on FOX 24
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Once a hot prospect in the UFC’s bantamweight division, Aljamain Sterling [1] now has his back against the wall. After falling to Bryan Caraway [2] and Raphael Assuncao [3...