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Magomedov becomes new WSOF bantamweight champion
After five championship rounds it is determined by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) that Bekbulat Magomedov has defeated Donovan Frelow to become the new WSOF bantamweight champion.
Tony Ferguson responds to ‘little b*tch’ Nate Diaz: ‘Act interested’ or ‘get the f*ck out’
Several weeks have passed since Nate Diaz [1] revealed that he was likely going to turn down [2] a July 8 fight against Tony Ferguson [3] for UFC 213 [4]. The match-up would have served as the centerpiece...
Bellator does 607,000 viewers for Rory MacDonald’s tape-delayed debut
Bellator The debut of Rory MacDonald [1] on Friday's Bellator show from London, England, drew an average of 607,000 viewers for a show that aired on a several hour tape delay. The number is in the...
Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Hideo Tokoro among additions to RIZIN’s bantamweight GP
Kyoji Horiguchi (right) will face Hideo Tokoro in the first round of the bantamweight GP Esther Lin, MMA Fighting RIZIN has announced the first match-ups for its bantamweight GP in Japan. Scheduled for...
Live Chat: Middleweight and flyweight title talk, UFC Stockholm preview, fighter retreat and more
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat. Today on the program we'll react to all of yesterday's late breaking news, namely, that Yoel Romero [1] will face Robert...
Where has Barb Honchak been the last two-plus years? The answer isn’t such an easy one
Former Invicta champ Barb Honchak tried out for The Ultimate Fighter 26 on Tuesday, 2-1/2 years after her last MMA fight. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — There were youngsters in their early 20s....
Morning Report: Demetrious Johnson, Ray Borg, T.J. Dillashaw all respond to 125-pound title situation
Demetrious Johnson Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Recently, rumors abounded that the title fight between bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt [1] and former champion T.J. Dillashaw [2] was in trouble due to a...
Countdown to UFC Fight Night 109
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Take a closer look at Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 109 main event between Alexander Gustafsson [1] and Glover Teixeira [2]. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/164/alexander-...
Yoel Romero-Robert Whittaker in; Cody Garbrandt-T.J. Dillashaw out at UFC 213
Yoel Romero will fight for the UFC middleweight interim belt against Robert Whittaker. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting There will be a men’s title fight at UFC 213 [1]. Just not the one originally planned. Yoel...
Istela Nunes plans to surprise ONE Championship again with upset of Angela Lee
ONE Championship Istela Nunes will challenge ONE Championship star Angela Lee [1] for the strawweight title on May 26 in Singapore. And she feels like everyone is against her. Nunes, who earned a shot at...
Dana White: UFC looking into ‘very serious’ incident between Cris Cyborg, Angela Magana
Dana White Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — No decision has been made by the UFC regarding a punishment for Cris Cyborg [1] after she punched Angela Magana [2] on Sunday. But the promotion is treating...
Joe Warren to return against Steve Garcia at Bellator 181
Former Bellator champion Joe Warren will fight Steve Garcia on July 14 at Bellator 181. Bellator MMA Former two-division Bellator champion Joe Warren [1] is set to make his return against Steve...
Kajan Johnson explains ‘amazing’ turn of events at UFC Athlete Retreat
As the corporate sponsors spoke, Kajan Johnson [1] felt his blood pressure rise. It wasn’t the fact that representatives from the UFC’s corporate affiliates, Reebok and Anheuser Busch, were speaking at the...
Keri-Ann Melendez vs. Sadee Monseratte Williams ­added to Bellator 180
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Keri Ann-Melendez’s next fight will be on one of the world’s biggest stages. The converted kickboxer will have her second pro MMA bout at Madison Square Garden, where she’ll meet...
Jorge Masvidal says Demian Maia loss 'burns like a f*cking STD'
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jorge Masvidal [1] has lost a handful of close fights over the course of his UFC career, but none have frustrated him more than his latest setback against Demian Maia [2]....
Rory MacDonald: ‘I think [the UFC] definitely messed up when they let me go’
Bellator Last August, when Rory MacDonald signed a contract with Bellator, it was considered a coup for the promotion to land a 27-year old fighter coming off a Fight of the Year candidate (against Robbie...
Morning Report: Michael Bisping says fight with Georges St-Pierre probably not happening, expects interim title fight soon
Michael Bisping Esther Lin A couple of weeks ago, UFC President Dana White [1] threatened to cancel [2] the planned middleweight title fight between Michael Bisping [3] and Georges St-Pierre [4]. And...
Cris Cyborg breaks silence on Angela Magana incident
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Cris Cyborg [1] has finally opened up after the altercation that took place on Sunday. The Brazilian featherweight confronted [2] fellow UFC fighter Angela Magana [3] at the UFC...
Monday Morning Analyst: Rory MacDonald's brilliant Bellator debut
Screenshot On this episode of the podcast, we go over Rory MacDonald's [1] spectacular Bellator debut at Bellator 179 [2] against Paul Daley [3]. We'll also take a look at the top performances from Invicta...
Michael Page ‘lost all respect for Paul Daley’ at Bellator 179 after post-fight incident
An injury may have derailed Michael Page [1]’s planned fight against Derek Anderson [2] at Bellator 179 [3], however “MVP” ended up being part of the show anyway. Page was the target of a heated in-cage...
Cris Cyborg cited for battery after punching Angela Magana at UFC Athlete Retreat
Cris Cyborg has been cited for battery in Las Vegas. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Cris Cyborg [1] could be in some hot water with the law. The top UFC female star punched fellow fighter Angela Magana [2] in...
Al Iaquinta explains why he left fighter retreat, compares UFC to strip club
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Al Iaquinta [1] wanted to go skydiving at 4 a.m. in Las Vegas this weekend. Given the hour, the facility wasn’t open, so he ended up hanging out at the bar at the Sapphire...
Video emerges of Cris Cyborg punching Angela Magana at UFC Athlete Retreat
Cris Cyborg and Angela Magana got into an altercation at the UFC Athlete Retreat 2017. Esther Lin, Invicta FC Once news broke that Cris Cyborg [1] and Angela Magana [2] got into a physical altercation at...
Vitor Belfort says he will ‘leave the UFC' after next fight, but might not retire
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Vitor Belfort [1] asked for a retirement fight in his hometown right after his loss to Kelvin Gastelum [2] in March, and the UFC booked him to compete in Rio de Janeiro. However,...
Pros react to UFC Athlete Retreat 2017
Over the weekend, a big part of the UFC roster had an interesting time Las Vegas to say the least. Many UFC fighters from around the globe were flown to Las Vegas for the 2017 UFC Athlete Retreat, which...
Morning Report: Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Conor McGregor fight: ‘I look forward to signing my end of the deal’
Last week, UFC President Dana White [1] said he and lightweight champion Conor McGregor [2] had come to terms [3] over the possible boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. After locking up terms with his...
The MMA Hour with Stipe Miocic, Rory MacDonald, Al Iaquinta, Derrick Lewis, Tony Ferguson, Jorge Masvidal, Yair Rodriguez, Michael Page, Kajan Johnson, Mia Kang in studio
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UFC’s Johnny Eduardo says his girlfriend fought while pregnant in Europe
Marketing Esporte Clube Johnny Eduardo [1] will step back inside the Octagon on June 3, as he meets Matthew Lopez [2] at Rio de Janeiro’s UFC 212 [3], and has experienced mixed emotions months before the...
Cris Cyborg, Angela Magana involved in physical altercation at UFC Athlete Retreat
Cris Cyborg punched Angela Magana, a fellow UFC fighter, during an athlete retreat Sunday. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Cris Cyborg [1] and another UFC female fighter had an altercation at the UFC Athlete...
Joanne Calderwood fueled by Cynthia Calvillo’s ‘smirk’ at Summer Kickoff staredown
Joanne Calderwood Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Joanne Calderwood [1] wasn’t too excited to leave her training camp in Montreal to attend last week’s UFC Summer Kickoff press conference in Dallas. But luckily...
Francis Ngannou on Stipe Miocic’s win over JDS: ‘I was not impressed, I need more than that’
Stipe Miocic [1]’s victory at UFC 211 was not enough to impress rising prospect Francis Ngannou [2]. Miocic successfully completed his second heavyweight title defense, stopping former champion Junior dos...
Sergio Pettis vs. Brandon Moreno to headline UFC Fight Night 114
Flyweights Sergio Pettis and Brandon Moreno will face off August 5 at UFC Fight Night 114. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A flyweight bout pitting up-and-coming contenders Sergio Pettis [1] and...
The Weekly Grind: Conor McGregor shows off UFC belts, George St-Pierre knocks out wild front flips
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...
CEO explains why ONE wouldn’t sign Conor McGregor: ‘I would go to jail’
Conor McGregor would not be a good fit in Asia, ONE CEO Victor Cui said. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting BEVERLY HILLS — Six years ago, when ONE Championship (then ONE FC) was getting off the ground in Asia, the...
Angela Lee ready to shed ‘prospect’ label at ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes
Angela Lee looks to defend her ONE atomweight title against Istela Nunes at ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes. ONE Championship Angela Lee [1] is 20 years young, a reigning and defending ONE...
Tyron Woodley ‘surprised’ Georges St-Pierre won’t fight him, calls targeting Michael Bisping ‘the cowardly move’
Tyron Woodley says a Georges St-Pierre fight is still No. 1 on his list. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting By all accounts, the next man challenging for the UFC welterweight champion will be Demian Maia [1]. The...
Click Debate: Will new weight rules in California affect UFC 214?
Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones will meet at UFC 214 in Anaheim. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The main thing the majority of people were wondering when the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) passed a...
Invicta FC 23 results: In most violent performance, Roxanne Modafferi stops Sarah D’Alelio with elbows
Roxanne Modafferi might have had her best career performance at Invicta FC 23. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Roxanne Modafferi [1] is a pioneer in women’s mixed martial arts. She’s been fighting professionally...
Despite UFC’s new 125-pound class, Joanne Calderwood says there’s a chance she stays at strawweight
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting When the UFC announced it would be adding a new women’s flyweight division to its ranks this summer, the thoughts of many turned quickly to Joanne Calderwood [1]. “Dr. Kneevil” is...
Arman Ospanov lands KOTY candidate at ACB 61
Arman Ospanov threw his hat into the mix for knockout of the year. Ospanov’s spinning kick caught Taichi Nakajima flush on the chin to knock him out in the second round at ACB 61 at the Sibur Arena in St....
Santiago Ponzinibbio confident he can ‘catch' Gunnar Nelson on the ground
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Gunnar Nelson [1] will meet Santiago Ponzinibbio [2] in the main event of UFC’s upcoming trip to Scotland on July 16, and the announcement surprised many people — except the...
Amanda Nunes explains why she’s ‘not interested’ in fighting Cris Cyborg right now
Amanda Nunes Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LOS ANGELES — If the UFC had offered Amanda Nunes [1] a chance to win a second UFC title against featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie [2] this spring, she...
Invicta FC 23 predictions
Invicta FC is returning to Kansas City with a pretty decent fight card. Undefeated prospect Agnieszka Niedzwiedz [1] takes on seasoned veteran Vanessa Porto [2] in the main event of the card. Additionally,...
With Rory MacDonald’s arrival, Bellator’s welterweight scene a hot one
Rory MacDonald cruised in his Bellator debut Friday. Bellator It was good to see Rory MacDonald [1] back in the cage, even if it was a new one not limited to just eight sides. It was cool to watch him shut...
Fightweets: Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor saga’s latest turn
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting No big, fancy buildup this week. Let’s get right into it ... The latest in the Maywether-McGregor saga /@BookieSumner: Is Conor signing possibly just a bargaining move to strong-...
Invicta 23 Results: Porto vs. Niedzwiedz
 
Vanessa Porto and Agnieszka Niedzwiedz will clash in the Invicta FC 23 main event. Scott Hirano, Invicta FC MMA Fighting has Invicta 23 results for the Porto vs. Niedzwiedz fight card Saturday...
Rory MacDonald vs. Paul Daley full fight video highlights
Bellator Watch Rory MacDonald vs. Paul Daley [1] full fight video highlights from Bellator 179 [2]’s main event above, courtesy of Bellator. Belabor 179: MacDonald vs. Daley took place May 19 at the SSE...
Bellator 179 results: Rory MacDonald submits Paul Daley in Bellator debut
Rory MacDonald wins his Bellator debut over Paul Daley. Bellator Bellator brought the cage to London, but it was a Canadian who felt right at home. Promotional newcomer and prized free-agent acquisition...
Fabian Edwards scores brutal flying knee KO at Bellator 179
Fabian Edwards [1] made a big statement in his professional MMA debut. The English fighter brutally knocked out Rafał Cejrowski with a flying knee in his professional MMA debut. Edwards, who fights at in...
Bellator 179 Results: Daley vs. MacDonald
Rory MacDonald will square off against Paul Daley in the Bellator 179 main event. Bellator MMA Fighting has Bellator 179 [1] results for the Bellator vs. McDonald fight card Friday at the SSE Arena in...
Paul Daley, Michael Page get into skirmish at Bellator 179
Paul Daley Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Two of Bellator’s top British fighters just about came to blows Friday. Following his fight with Rory MacDonald [1] in the main event of Bellator 179 [2] in London,...
Invicta FC 23 weigh-in video
Esther Lin, Invicta At the Invicta FC 23 [1] weigh-ins, all 16 Invicta FC fighters taking part in Saturday's Invicta FC 23 fights square off Friday evening, and we have the video here at MMAFighting.com....
Out of UFC Fight Night 110, injured Warlley Alves hopes for quick return
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Warlley Alves [1] won’t be able to return to the Octagon until June. The Brazilian welterweight was looking to bounce back from a couple of decision losses at UFC Fight Night 110...
Derek Anderson collects his show money, but bummed not to be fighting Michael Page on Friday
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This Friday night’s Bellator 179 [1] card in London is a good one on paper, featuring the promotional debut of Rory MacDonald [2] against England’s own Paul Daley [3]. Yet the card...
Bellator champ Douglas Lima breaks down Rory MacDonald vs. Paul Daley
Bellator Rory MacDonald [1] will make his Bellator debut Friday in London against Paul Daley [2], and the winner will earn a shot at the welterweight championship. Douglas Lima [3], the current 170-pound...
Rory MacDonald: In UFC, ‘everybody is trying to be Conor McGregor’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Rory MacDonald [1] will make his Bellator debut on Friday, when he meets Paul Daley [2] in the main event of Bellator 179 [3] in London. But he’s been a part the company since...
NBA’s Deron Williams on possible UFC fighters union: ‘Some changes need to be made’
Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Deron Williams has a unique perspective on the possibility of a UFC fighters union. Williams, who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers, is a member and major proponent of...
Morning Report: Mark Hunt on UFC lawsuit: ‘All I’m fighting for is an even playing ground’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Mark Hunt [1] is legendarily tough to stop and the UFC might soon find that applies to outside of the cage battles too. Earlier this year, Hunt’s legal time filed a civil suit [2]...
Warlley Alves injured, Zak Ottow steps in to face Kiichi Kunimoto at UFC Fight Night 110
Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports Warlley Alves [1] will not be competing next month. The Brazilian fighter has been removed from UFC Fight Night 110 due to injury. Fellow welterweight Zak Ottow [2] will be...
Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Leonardo Santos scrapped from UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro
UFC 212 [1] will go on with one less bout. A lightweight contest between Olivier Aubin-Mercier [2] and Leonardo Santos [3] has been removed from the UFC 212 card. The news was reported by the UFC on...
Augusto Sakai: Cheick Kongo changed his fighting style after multiple KO losses
Bellator Bellator heavyweight Augusto Sakai [1] is looking to score his signature win in London. Unbeaten in 10 pro bouts, half of them under the Bellator banner, Augusto Sakai faces longtime veteran...
Rory MacDonald confirms he’s still with TriStar, splitting time with B.C. camp
If Rory MacDonald [1] had indeed left Montreal’s famed TriStar gym, it would have probably come as a shock to gym leader Firas Zahabi [2]. Zahabi, after all, is with MacDonald in London this week, and will...
Heavyweights Tim Johnson vs. Junior Albini added to UFC on FOX 25
Tim Johnson will take on Junior Albini on July 22 at UFC on FOX 25. Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports A heavyweight tilt pitting Tim Johnson against UFC newcomer Junior Albini is the latest addition to UFC on...
Fortunes changed for five at UFC 211
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Saturday's UFC 211 [1] show from Dallas had the distinction of being a rare show where people were talking about it as the best show of the year before the main card had even...
Cris Cyborg pens letter in support of CSAC weight-cutting reform
Cris Cyborg wrote a letter in support of the California commission’s weight-cutting reform efforts. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Cris Cyborg [1] has very much become the poster fighter for extreme weight...
Bellator 179 weigh-in video, results
Bellator At the Bellator 179 [1] weigh-ins, all 26 fighters taking part in Friday night's Bellator 179 fights will step on the scale Thursday, and we'll have the live video here at MMAFighting.com. In...
Elevation Fight Team moves out of MusclePharm training facility
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Colorado-based Elevation Fight Team is parting ways with long-time team sponsor MusclePharm. “As a team, Elevation Fight Team has decided to move all of it's training from the...
Donald Cerrone’s message for fans not watching his fight with Robbie Lawler: ‘F*ck you’
Donald Cerrone Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LOS ANGELES -- The UFC these days is a $4B entity broadcast on network television, with all the headaches and controversies that go with sport as a big business....
Morning Report: Daniel Cormier defends comments on Jon Jones’ drug use: If the truth hurts, don’t let that be your truth anymore
Daniel Cormier Esther Lin The UFC held the Summer Kickoff press conference last week to promote the slate of upcoming events scheduled over the next few months, and while many notable things happened, the...
Watch The MMA Beat live today
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting On this week's show the panel will discuss the aftermath of UFC 211 [1], the latest on Bisping vs. GSP and McGregor vs. Mayweather, UFC 213 [2], Demetrious Johnson [3], Rory...
Dana White, Conor McGregor come to terms on Floyd Mayweather boxing match deal
Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting Conor McGregor [1]’s boxing venture against Floyd Mayweather seems to be drawing closer to happening. At least, that’s according to UFC president Dana White [2]. That much was...
Roger Gracie, Marcus ‘Buchecha' set to rematch in Rio de Janeiro
Esther Lin/Strikeforce The most victorious competitors in jiu-jitsu history will meet one more time in Brazil. Roger Gracie [1] and Marcus “Buchecha" Almeida, who fought to a draw in the first edition of...
‘Minotouro' Nogueira injured, out of UFC Fight Night 112 fight with Ilir Latifi
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Ilir Latifi [1] needs a new opponent for UFC Fight Night 112. The Swedish light heavyweight was booked to meet Brazilian veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira [2] in Oklahoma City on...
Amanda Nunes explains why she pushed Valentina Shevchenko’s face with her fist during staredown
Amanda Nunes Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LOS ANGELES — Amanda Nunes [1] and Valentina Shevchenko [2] are not exactly known for pre-fight trash talk. Both come from traditional martial arts backgrounds —...
UFC 213 media lunch with Amanda Nunes, Donald Cerrone
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LOS ANGELES -- At a UFC 213 [1] media lunch, UFC women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes [2] and Donald Cerrone [3] discussed their upcoming fights and more Wednesday afternoon...
Demetrious Johnson to Ronda Rousey: ‘You got your ass beat, grow the f*ck up’
Ronda Rousey fell to Amanda Nunes by first-round TKO in December. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Demetrious Johnson [1] lobbed some serious shots at Ronda Rousey [2] in an interview this week with Sports...
Concussion expected to delay Alvarez vs. Poirier rematch
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting If you enjoyed Saturday’s Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier [1] fight at UFC 211 [2], the good news is the UFC is hoping to book it again as soon as possible, sources tell...
Brando Mamana lands ridiculous knockout in Indonesia’s One Pride MMA
YouTube When the year-end awards are collected, and people are doing their deep dives for knockouts that occurred outside the UFC and Bellator, take note of what happened in Indonesia. In a bout between...
Paul Daley, Rory MacDonald face off ahead of Friday’s Bellator 179 main event
Paul Daley [1] will welcome Rory MacDonald [2] to the Bellator cage Friday night in London, in the main event of Bellator 179 [3], and the welterweight talents faced off one more time Wednesday. With MMA...
WME|IMG invites UFC roster to Las Vegas this weekend for ‘retreat’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A large chunk of the UFC roster will descend upon Las Vegas this weekend, and it won’t be for a fight. WME|IMG, the new owners of the UFC, have invited the entire roster to Vegas...
Dennis Bermudez vs. Darren Elkins slated for UFC on FOX 25
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting An intriguing featherweight fight has been added to UFC on FOX 25. Dennis Bermudez (16-6) vs. Darren Elkins (22-5) is scheduled to take place on the July 22 card on Long Island, N....
Rewind: UFC 211 edition
MMA Fighting With UFC 211 [1] in the books, MMA Fighting's E. Casey Leydon looks back at a memorable fight week in Dallas. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/867/ufc-211
Live Chat: UFC 211 recap, Bellator 179 preview, Georges St-Pierre's next fight and more
Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat. UFC 211 [1] is in the books and what a mostly good event it was. Stipe Miocic [2] and Joanna Jedrzejczyk [3] made their own...
Is Joanna Jedrzejczyk the greatest women’s fighter ever? Cris Cyborg weighs in
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Joanna Jedrzejczyk [1] is one win away from tying the record for most title defenses in UFC women’s history, but does that mean she’s the greatest WMMA fighter of all-time?...
Morning Report: Michael Bisping responds to Dana White saying his fight with Georges St-Pierre is canceled
Michael Bisping Esther Lin Earlier this year, the UFC announced that former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre [1] would be returning from a nearly four-year hiatus to challenge Michael Bisping [2]...
The MMA Hour - 382 - Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk [1] discusses her latest title defense. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2758/joanna-jedrzejczyk
The MMA Hour - 382 - Rory MacDonald
Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports Rory MacDonald [1] discusses his Bellator debut. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/117/rory-macdonald
The MMA Hour - 382 - Tyron Woodley
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley [1] discusses what's next for him. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley
The MMA Hour - 382 - Herb Dean
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Herb Dean discusses his controversial UFC 211 call.
The MMA Hour - 382 - Francis Ngannou
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Francis Ngannou [1] discusses the UFC 211 [2] main event and what's next. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3362/francis-ngannou [2] http://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/867/...
The MMA Hour - 382 - Joanne Calderwood
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Joanne Calderwood [1] will look ahead to her July fight against Cynthia Calvillo [2]. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1848/joanne-calderwood [2] http://www.mmafighting.com/...
The MMA Hour - 382 - Michael Chiesa
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Michael Chiesa [1] discusses the brawl at summer presser and fighting Kevin Lee [2]. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1643/michael-chiesa [2] http://www.mmafighting.com/...
The MMA Hour - 382 - Henry Cejudo
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Henry Cejudo [1] will discuss the injury that forced him out of UFC 211 [2] just days before the event. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2186/henry-cejudo [2] http://www....
The MMA Hour - 382 - Deron Williams
John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports Deron Williams discusses his love of MMA and his new gym in Dallas, Fortis MMA.
The MMA Hour - 382 - Ric's Picks
MMA Fighting Eric Jackman takes a look around the world of MMA.
The MMA Hour - 382 - Weekend recap
MMA Fighting Ariel Helwani and Eric Jackman discuss weekend news and results.
Strawweight prospect Amanda Ribas signs with the UFC, meets Juliana Lima in July
Amanda Ribas (in blue) trains alongside fellow strawweight Nina Ansaroff and UFC champion Amanda Nunes Strawweight [1] prospect Amanda Ribas has signed with the UFC and is set to make her Octagon debut...
UFC announces September return to Japan
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC will return to one of the world’s most legendary mixed martial arts arenas this fall. The company announced on Wednesday it will hold an event at the Saitama Super Arena...
Eddie Alvarez to Dustin Poirier: You ‘wanted out’
Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier ended in a controversial no contest at UFC 211. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Less than a week has passed since UFC 211 [1] and already the jabs are flying between Dustin...
UFC 211 prelims draw best numbers of 2017
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC 211, thought to be the company's biggest event of 2017, got early good news as the prelims on FX averaged 1,148,000 viewers. It was the best prelims number so far this year,...
Josh Thomson’s appeal of Patricky Pitbull loss denied by California commission
Josh Thomson’s appeal with CSAC was denied Tuesday. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting ANAHEIM, Calif. — Josh Thomson [1]’s loss to Patricky Freire [2] will remain. The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC)...
Luke Rockhold responds to Dana White: ‘Think before you run your mouth’
Luke Rockhold responded to UFC president Dana White Tuesday on Twitter. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting With the top of the UFC middleweight division stuck at a standstill, former champion Luke Rockhold [1] took...
CSAC passes ground-breaking package of weight-cutting regulations
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting ANAHEIM, Calif. — The largest set of weight-cutting regulations in United States mixed martial arts history has been approved. The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC)...
Henry Cejudo explains hand injury that forced him out of UFC 211, says making weight was not an issue
Henry Cejudo Esther Lin, MMA Fighting For as good as UFC 211 [1] played out on Saturday night, it could have been that much better had Henry Cejudo [2] not been forced to withdraw from competing just days...
Rory MacDonald opts for less sponsorship money in Bellator debut compared to UFC run
The idea goes something like this: When a fighter jumps from the UFC to Bellator, they’re likely to have their in-cage sponsorship money increase. As the theory goes, this is because, rather than receive a...
Nordine Taleb gets new opponent for UFC Stockholm with Emil Meek injured
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Emil Meek [1] is out of UFC Fight Night 109. The UFC announced on Tuesday that Meek was forced out of UFC’s upcoming show in Stockholm on May 28, and Nordine Taleb [2] will now...
Michael Chiesa calls Kevin Lee’s punch a ‘cheap shot’, recounts brawl at press conference
The UFC Summer Kickoff Press Conference was highlighted by a matchup that was flying somewhat under the radar. With a presser stacked with big name fighters such as Jon Jones [1], Daniel Cormier [2], Chris...
Morning Report: Dustin Poirier appealing no-contest ruling so he gets the win bonus he feels he deserves
On Saturday evening at UFC 211 [1], Dustin Poirier [2] was well on his way to the biggest win of his MMA career before some unfortunate circumstances intervened. In his fight with former UFC lightweight...
Monday Morning Analyst: Demian Maia's takedowns and back takes of Jorge Masvidal
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports On this episode of the podcast, we'll recap all of the action from UFC 211 [1] and put a special focus on the takedown/back take wizardry of Demian Maia [2], who defeated...
Tyron Woodley on Demian Maia: Of all top 10 welterweights, ‘I match up the best with him’
Tyron Woodley Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Tyron Woodley [1] said Monday that he hasn’t yet been contacted by the UFC about defending his welterweight title against Demian Maia [2], but if Maia is indeed next...
UFC 211 medical suspensions: Junior dos Santos, Yair Rodriguez out 45 days
Yair Rodriguez received a 45-day medical suspension following his UFC 211 loss to Frankie Edgar. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos and featherweight prospect Yair...
Referee Herb Dean ‘definitely’ stands by no-contest ruling in Dustin Poirier-Eddie Alvarez fight
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Dustin Poirier [1] is appealing the no-contest result [2] of his fight with Eddie Alvarez [3] from UFC 211 [4] on Saturday night in Dallas. Herb Dean, the referee who made the call...
Joanna Jedrzejczyk explains why she fought back tears, left UFC 211 press conference
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Joanna Jedrzejczyk [1] followed up an incredible performance Saturday night with a surprising turn of events. The UFC strawweight champion departed the UFC 211 [2] post-fight press...
Cortney Casey: Female fighters shouldn't be 'flaunting their sexuality' to get attention
DALLAS – Cortney Casey [1] speaks to the media at UFC 211 [2] about her decision win over Jessica Aguilar [3], what's next for her UFC career, women's self promotion in MMA, and much more. [1] http://www....
The UFC’s return to Dallas was a wild one
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Maybe one day we’ll look back at the UFC’s springtime visit to Dallas as the weekend the promotion woke up from its deep slumber. It was one big return to the glorious...
TUF Brazil veteran Alexandre Ramos arrested for international drug trafficking
Welington Borges Alexandre Ramos [1]’ latest run-in with the law got him arrested in Portugal. The 28-year-old Brazilian fighter, who competed as a featherweight in the first edition of The Ultimate...
Morning Report: Brian Stann on UFC 211 rules controversy: Come on, we’re better than this
UFC 211 [1] took place on Saturday night in Dallas, Texas. And despite the fact that two champions defended their belts in dominant fashion, and put themselves in consideration for the title of “Greatest of...
The MMA Hour with Joanna Jędrzejczyk, Tyron Woodley, Rory MacDonald, Michael Chiesa, Joanne Calderwood, Francis Ngannou, Herb Dean, Henry Cejudo, Deron Williams
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The MMA Hour is back in your life. Below is a rundown of Monday's show: 1 p.m. ET -- UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk will look back on her win over Jessica Andrade [1]...
Anthony Johnson reveals next step in his career after UFC retirement
Anthony Johnson leaves the UFC cage, perhaps for the final time, at UFC 210 last month. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Greener pastures, indeed. Anthony Johnson [1], for the first time, revealed the industry...
Video: Matt Jones delivers wild spinning back elbow knockout
Twitter Maybe you’ve never heard of Matt Jones [1] before, but after you watch this video, you probably won’t forget his name. The Idaho featherweight improved to 6-2 with a wicked spinning back elbow in...
Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal full fight video highlights
Demian Maia got past Jorge Masvidal at UFC 211 on Saturday night. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Watch Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal [1] full fight video highlights from UFC 211's [2] main card above, courtesy...
James Vick 'optimistic' he'll be getting promotional push from UFC, eyes winner of Michael Chiesa vs. Kevin Lee
DALLAS – James Vick [1] speaks to the media at UFC 211 [2] about his knockout win over Polo Reyes, feeling a lack promotional push from the UFC, wanting to fight the winner of Michael Chiesa vs. Kevin Lee [...
Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodriguez full fight video highlights
Frankie Edgar punishes Yair Rodriguez en route to a victory at UFC 211 on Saturday. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Watch Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodriguez [1] full fight video highlights from UFC 211's [2] main...
Jason Knight wants Doo Ho Choi fight, but open to showing he can 'whoop' Artem Lobov
DALLAS – Jason Knight [1] speaks to the media at UFC 211 [2] about his technical knockout win over Chas Skelly [3], wanting to fight Doo Ho Choi [4] but willing to settle for Artem Lobov [5], and much more...
Dustin Poirier to appeal no contest against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 211
Referee Herb Dean tells Eddie Alvarez to back away he hit Dustin Poirier with illegal knees at UFC 211. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Dustin Poirier won’t sit idle on the events of Saturday night. The UFC...
Demian Maia won’t ‘sell myself’ to get UFC welterweight title shot
Demian Maia [1] places a high value on winning the UFC welterweight championship. But he’s not willing to sell his soul to get there. “A lot of people came up to me and said you need to trash talk,” Maia...
UFC 211 Aftermath: Joanna Jedrzejczyk chases history
In the days leading up to UFC 211 [1], Joanna Jedrzejczyk [2] made it clear she’s all for the UFC adding the women’s flyweight division. [3] After all, that could very well give her the opportunity to...
UFC 212 promo videos released
UFC 212 [1] is right around the corner, and the UFC released two promos for the card during the UFC 211 [2] pay-per-view event Saturday night. The 212 card will be held on June 3 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil....
'Upset' Kevin Lee says Michael Chiesa took mom comments the wrong way, reflects back on brawl
DALLAS – Kevin Lee [1] speaks to the media at UFC 210 [2] about his brawl with Michael Chiesa [3] at the UFC Summer Kickoff Press Conference, Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones [4], his relationship with Al...
UFC 211 Results: Miocic vs. dos Santos 2
Stipe Miocic and Junior dos Santos will battle in the UFC 211 main event Saturday night. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting MMA Fighting has UFC 211 [1] results for the Miocic vs. dos Santos 2 fight card May 13,...
Dustin Poirier vs. Eddie Alvarez full fight video highlights
Dustin Poirier and Eddie Alvarez ended up with a no-contest at UFC 211 on Saturday night. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Watch Dustin Poirier [1] vs. Eddie Alvarez [2] full fight video highlights from UFC 211's...
UFC fighters Tecia Torres, Raquel Pennington get engaged
instagram.com/teciatorres There might be a pair of Penningtons making noise in two UFC divisions before long. UFC fighters Tecia Torres [1] and Raquel Pennington [2] got engaged to be married Saturday,...
Longtime matchmaker Joe Silva to be inducted into UFC Hall of Fame
Longtime matchmaker Joe Silva will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in July. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Joe Silva was working at an arcade in Richmond, Va., made a cold phone call to Campbell McLaren,...
Junior dos Santos on loss at UFC 211: ‘It’s terrible, man, it’s terrible’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It didn’t go the way Junior dos Santos [1] wanted it to in his UFC 211 [2] rematch with Stipe Miocic [3], yet up until the moment he got caught he felt he was executing the game...
This head kick knockout is one of the fastest in MMA history
Stipe Miocic [1] didn’t have the best knockout of the weekend. That honor might very well belong to Jordan Fowler, who stopped Dylan Goforth with a devastating head kick knockout in just four seconds. That...
Dana White expects to finalize Conor McGregor’s side of Floyd Mayweather deal on Sunday
Dana White hopes to clear the next hurdle for a Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor superfight soon. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A major hurdle on the road to a Conor McGregor [1] vs. Floyd Mayweather mega-...
UFC 211 post-fight show
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting DALLAS -- With UFC 211 [1] in the books, MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani and Shaun Al-Shatti break down the top storylines. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/867/ufc-211
Joanna Jedrzejczyk calls win over Jessica Andrade the best performance of her career
Joanna Jedrzejczyk [1] has had a very dominant reign in the UFC. The strawweight champion defended her title for a fifth time on Saturday night at UFC 211 [2] in Dallas, Texas, defeating top contender...
Stipe Miocic, Jason Knight each take home performance bonuses at UFC 211
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic [1] didn’t need to go five full rounds against Junior dos Santos [2] this time. The rematch at UFC 211 [3] in Dallas on Saturday night lasted...
Stipe Miocic vs. Junior dos Santos 2 full fight video highlights
Stipe Miocic defended his UFC title in the UFC 211 main event Saturday night. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Watch Stipe Miocic vs. Junior dos Santos 2 [1] full fight video highlights from UFC 211's [2] main...
Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Andrade full fight video highlights
Joanna Jedrzeczyk had her way against Jessica Andrade in the UFC 211 co-main event. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Watch Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Andrade [1] full fight video highlights from UFC 211's [2...
UFC 211 results: Stipe Miocic knocks out Junior dos Santos in first round
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The first meeting between Stipe Miocic [1] and Junior dos Santos [2] went the full 25 minutes. The second time around was a considerably shorter affair. Miocic, who was left...
UFC 211 in Tweets: Pros react to Stipe Miocic vs. Junior dos Santos, Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Andrade
Stipe Miocic defeated Junior dos Santos to defend the UFC heavyweight title at UFC 211. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Two titles were on the line at UFC 211 [1], and two titles were easily defended. UFC...
UFC 211 post-fight press conference video
Stipe Miocic will answer questions from the media at the UFC 211 post-fight press conference. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC 211 [1] post-fight press conference is the last piece of business to take...
UFC 211 results: Joanna Jedrzejczyk cruises to win over Jessica Andrade
Jessica Andrade [1] was not intimidated by Joanna Jedrzejczyk [2]’s near-invincible aura. Andrade went straight after the undefeated UFC strawweight champion from the outset of their UFC 211 [3] title...
UFC 211 live blog: Stipe Miocic vs. Junior dos Santos 2
Stipe Miocic and Junior dos Santos will battle in the UFC 211 main event Saturday night. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is the UFC 211 [1] live blog for Stipe Miocic vs. Junior dos Santos [2] 2, a...
UFC 211 results: Demian Maia decisions Jorge Masvidal, earns title shot
Demian Maia [1] has perhaps the single tightest jiu-jitsu game in all of mixed martial arts. Jorge Masvidal [2] is one of the sport’s toughest outs. If that sounds to you like a recipe for a close fight and...
UFC 211 live blog: Joanna Jedrzeczyk vs. Jessica Andrade
Joanna Jedrzeczyk and Jessica Andrade will clash in the UFC 211 co-main event Saturday. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is the UFC 211 [1] live blog for Joanna Jedrzeczyk vs. Jessica Andrade [2], a...
UFC 211 results: Frankie Edgar mauls Yair Rodriguez
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Score one for the old guard. The UFC 211 [1] matchup between former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar [2] and the up-and-coming Yair Rodriguez [3] was highly anticipated. On...
UFC 211 live blog: Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal
Demian Maia and Jorge Masvidal will clash on the UFC 211 main card Saturday night. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is the UFC 211 [1] live blog for Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal [2], a welterweight bout at...
UFC 211 results: David Branch decisions Krzysztof Jotko in return
It won’t be remembered as one of the most exciting fights of 2017, but David Branch [1] was victorious in his return to the UFC. Competing in the UFC for the first time since 2011, Branch earned a split...
UFC 211 live blog: Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodriguez
Frankie Edgar and Yair Rodriguez will collide on the UFC 211 main card in Dallas. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is the UFC 211 [1] live blog for Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodriguez [2], a featherweight bout...
UFC 211 results: Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier ends in controversial no contest
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting For the second straight month, controversy over knees to a downed fighter brought a halt to a spectacular bout. Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez [1] and Dustin Poirier...
UFC 211 live blog: Dave Branch vs. Krzysztof Jotko
Krzysztof Jotko and Dave Branch will kick off the UFC 211 main card Saturday. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is the UFC 211 [1] live blog for Dave Branch vs. Krzysztof Jotko [2], a middleweight bout at...
UFC 211 live blog: Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier
Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier will headline the UFC 211 undercard Saturday. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is the UFC 211 live blog for Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier, a lightweight bout at Saturday...
UFC 211 results: Chase Sherman stops Rashad Coulter in thrilling brawl
When Chase Sherman [1] and Rashad Coulter [2] were bumped up to the FX portion of the UFC 211 [3] card on Friday from the Fight Pass prelims, many fans reacted with “who?” But after their heavyweight...
UFC 211 results: Cortney Casey scores impressive win over Jessica Aguilar
Simply getting into the Octagon was a victory of sorts for Jessica Aguilar [1]. The former World Series of Fighting strawweight champion was once regarded as the world’s best fighter at 115 pounds. But...
Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Penne full fight video
At UFC Fight Night 69, on June 20, 2015, UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk [1] defended her title for the first time, defeating Jessica Penne [2] via third-round technical knockout. Jedrzejczyk...
UFC 211 live stream online
Joanna Jedrzejczyk will try to defend her UFC title once again at UFC 211 on Saturday night. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Watch UFC 211 [1] live stream online on MMA Fighting for the pay-per-view card at 10 p...
Stipe Miocic vs. Junior dos Santos full fight video
YouTube Watch Stipe Miocic vs. Junior dos Santos full fight video to see the first encounter between the two heavyweights. At UFC on FOX 13 [1], on Dec. 13, 2014, heavyweights Junior dos Santos [2] and...
Joanna Jedrzejczyk out to become two-division champ, defend both 115 and 125 belts
UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is out to make history. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting DALLAS — Joanna Jedrzejczyk [1] is already chasing history in one way, with the reigning UFC strawweight...
Jorge Masvidal: Demian Maia’s streak made up of guys who ‘can’t wrestle to save their lives’
Jorge Masvidal fights Demian Maia on May 13 at UFC 211. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting DALLAS — Much has been made of Demian Maia [1]’s brilliant six-fight win streak, and for good reason. Over the past two...
UFC 211 Embedded, Episode 6: ‘I bring hell to the Octagon and you know that'
In the sixth episode of UFC 211 [1] Embedded, Joanna Jedrzejczyk [2] gets in Jessica Andrade's [3] face with trash talk at weigh-ins, Stipe Miocic [4] throws out the first pitch at a Texas Rangers game and...
Dustin Poirier starting a charitable new post-fight tradition after UFC 211
Dustin Poirier meets Eddie Alvarez on May 13 at UFC 211. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting DALLAS — Dustin Poirier [1] has a new post-fight tradition he intends to start after his UFC 211 [2] showdown against...
How Jessica Andrade went from table tennis champion to aspiring soccer player to UFC title contender
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jessica Andrade [1] has the chance to become the best strawweight fighter in the world Saturday night in Dallas, as she takes on UFC champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk [2] in the co-main...
Iuri Alcantara meets UFC newcomer Brian Kelleher in Rio de Janeiro
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC has added the 13th bout to the upcoming pay-per-view event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as rising bantamweight Iuri Alcantara [1] faces Brian Kelleher [2] on June 3. The UFC...
UFC 211 odds, gambling guide
Esther Lin, 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. As always, a...
He’s taken some pretty severe lumps, but Junior dos Santos just keeps coming forward
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting To kick off the UFC’s partnership deal with FOX in 2011, Junior dos Santos [1] turned an hour-long broadcast special into a 64-second blink-at-your-own-peril showcase of just how...
UFC 211 predictions
UFC 211 [1] is by far the best UFC pay-per-view of 2017. The card took some last-minute hits, losing a couple of fun fights, but the core managed to remain intact. UFC 211 is headlined by two championship...
UFC 211 start time, TV schedule for Stipe Miocic vs. Junior dos Santos 2
Stipe Miocic and Junior dos Santos will clash again in the UFC 211 main event Saturday night. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC 211 [1] start time, TV schedule for the Stipe Miocic vs. Junior dos Santos [2...
Fightweets: Is Anderson Silva really going to walk away?
Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting The best on-paper card so far in 2017 is finally here. But not without the usual doses of drama before we got here. So let’s get right into another edition of Fightweets:...
UFC 211: Pros predict Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Andrade
UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and challenger Jessica Andrade square off on May 13 at UFC 211. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting DALLAS — Joanna Violence? Joanna Champion? Whatever you call her, know...
UFC 211 preview show
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting DALLAS -- Before UFC 211 [1], MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani and Shaun Al-Shatti break down the top storylines for Saturday’s event. More Coverage: UFC 211 Results [2] | UFC news [3...
With Garbrandt questionable, Dillashaw campaigns for Johnson, who isn’t all that interested
Cody Garbrandt Esther Lin, MMA Fighting DALLAS — UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt [1] is dealing with a back injury that has left his July 8 title fight against TJ Dillashaw in serious jeopardy....
UFC summer kickoff press conference reaction
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting DALLAS -- With UFC summer kickoff press conference in the books, MMA FIghting's Ariel Helwani and Shaun Al-Shatti look back at the wild event in Dallas on Friday evening.
New UFC Fight Pass show ‘Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series’ to launch in July
Dana White Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A new vehicle is headed to UFC’s Fight Pass. During Friday’s Summer Kickoff press conference from Dallas, the UFC announced that it will unveil /Dana White/ [1]/’s...
Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier go back and forth over cocaine, 'sandblasting prostitutes'
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting DALLAS — Jon Jones [1] may still be serving his USADA suspension, but it didn’t take long for the rivalry between he and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier [2] to reignite...
UFC 211 weigh-in video
Stipe Miocic made weight at the UFC 211 weigh-ins Friday morning in Dallas. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting At the UFC 211 [1] weigh-ins, all 26 fighters taking part in Saturday night's UFC 211 fights will step...
Kevin Lee, Michael Chiesa brawl on stage at UFC press conference
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Michael Chiesa [1] didn’t take too kindly to Kevin Lee [2] bringing up his mother. And then all hell broke loose. Chiesa and Lee brawled on stage at the UFC Summer Kickoff press...
Chris Weidman vs. Kelvin Gastelum set for UFC on FOX 25 main event
Chris Weidman Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com The opportunity to fight at home was too much for Chris Weidman [1] to pass up. The former UFC middleweight champion and Long Island, N.Y. native will meet Kelvin...
Justin Gaethje set to make UFC debut against Michael Johnson at TUF 25 Finale
WSOF Justin Gaethje [1] has a date and an opponent for his UFC debut. The former WSOF lightweight champion has been scheduled to take on Michael Johnson [2] in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 25...
ADCC announces Frank Mir vs. Chael Sonnen 'superfight' for September event in Finland
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Chael Sonnen [1] has a new opponent for his ADCC ‘superfight’ in September. With American Top Team leader Ricardo Liborio forced out of the match due to a knee injury [2], Frank...
UFC supports proposed CSAC weight-cutting plan, including addition of weight classes
UFC vice president of athlete health and performance Jeff Novitzky penned a letter in support of a 10-point weight-cutting plan. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC is on board with a proposed plan written to...
Paige VanZant explains decision to move back to Portland, ‘start over’ with a new gym
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Paige VanZant [1] hasn’t done much media since her last UFC fight, a tough loss to Michelle Waterson [2] in December, but that doesn’t mean she’s not gearing up already for her...
Jared Gordon’s fight with Michel Quinones scratched from UFC 211 prelims
Manny Fernandes, CFFC The UFC 211 [1] featherweight bout between Jared Gordon [2] and Michel Quinones has been scrapped, according to UFC officials Thursday. Shortly before the official weigh-ins got...
UFC summer kickoff press conference video
Dana White is expected to announce several fights at the UFC summer kickoff press conference. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting At the UFC summer kickoff press conference, UFC president Dana White [1], along with...
Perfecting Joanna Jedrzejczyk: The UFC champ’s one-stop shop for physical, mental wellness
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Paulina Indara wasn’t tying to be rude or standoffish. She was just laying out the facts. When a reporter asked Indara, one-half of one of MMA’s leading nutrition companies, if...
Morning Report: Yoel Romero’s manager on Dana White’s threat to cancel Bisping-St-Pierre: It’s time to move on with this division
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting On Wednesday night, UFC President Dana White [1] told Fox Sports Australia [2] that he was scrapping the planned middleweight title fight between champion Michael Bisping [3] and...
UFC 211: Pros predict Stipe Miocic vs. Junior dos Santos 2
UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and challenger Junior dos Santos face off in a rematch on May 13 at UFC 211. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting DALLAS — It may be a cliche to say everything is always bigger in...
Gunnar Nelson vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio to headline UFC Fight Night 113
Gunnar Nelson will be back fighting in Europe on July 16. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It might not have been the high-profile matchup many thought Gunnar Nelson [1] would get, but it is a headlining spot....
Joanne Calderwood vs. Cynthia Calvillo announced for UFC Glasgow
Joanne Calderwood will fight in front of her hometown fans this summer. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Joanne Calderwood [1] is getting a big fight in front of her hometown fans. “Dr. Kneevil” will meet Cynthia...
UFC 211 Embedded, Episode 5: ‘F*ckin’ hate you’
In the fifth episode of UFC 211 [1] Embedded, Stipe Miocic [2] gets an ice bath, Joanna Jedrzejczyk [3] goofs around mixed in with her preparation, Frankie Edgar [4] and Eddie Alvarez [5] get some training...
Derrick Lewis UFC 211 media workout scrum
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting DALLAS -- Derrick Lewis [1] discusses squaring off against Mark Hunt [2], what he thinks of Francis Ngannou [3]’s recent comments, and more. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter...
Rose Namajunas open workout video (with Pat Barry)
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting DALLAS -- At an open workout during UFC 211 [1] fight week Thursday, UFC strawweight star Rose Namajunas [2] showed off for fans with a little help from longtime boyfriend and UFC...
Rose Namajunas UFC 211 media workout scrum
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting DALLAS — At an open workout during UFC 211 [1] week, Rose Namajunas [2] discusses Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Andrade [3], the possibility of moving to flyweight, if she think...
Single father Rashad Coulter talks making UFC debut Saturday night after losing full-time job
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting DALLAS -- Heavyweight [1] newcomer Rashad Coulter [2] talks about making his UFC debut on less than two weeks' notice, recently losing his day job, his old feud with Daniel Cormier...
UFC returns to Mexico City in August
The UFC’s road is winding back toward Mexico’s capital. The company will host a UFC Fight Night event on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Arena Ciudad de Mexico, it was announced Thursday. Indisudcito.com [1] initially...