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UFC 208: Silva gets debatable decision over Brunson
UFC 208 results: Anderson Silva gets debatable decision over Derek Brunson.
Rules committee passes limited use of instant replay
The rules and regulations committee for MMA has passed the use of instant replay in fight-finishing sequences.
White believes Rousey is done fighting
UFC president Dana White said recently spoke with Ronda Rousey, and based on that talk, believes she will never fight again.
Monday Morning Analyst: Paul Felder's elbow, Sara McMann's squeeze
Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports In this episode of the podcast, we'll take a look at all the action from UFC Halifax (UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Browne [1]) and Bellator 172 [2]. Specifically, we'll...
Coach wants Georges St-Pierre to have ‘epic’ UFC return against Conor McGregor or Michael Bisping
Tristar head coach Firas Zahabi [1] wants Georges St-Pierre [2]’s return to the UFC to be a big one. Last Friday, it was announced [3] that former welterweight king St-Pierre had officially re-signed with...
‘Devastated’ Matt Mitrione explains timeline that led to Bellator 172 cancellation
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Disaster struck Bellator at the worst possible time on Saturday, as a last-minute hospitalization forced Matt Mitrione [1] to withdraw from his main event contest against Fedor...
Freddie Roach: Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor ‘looks like it’s gonna happen’
Conor McGregor does the “billi walk” before his UFC 205 fight with Eddie Alvarez. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A few years ago, when he was training Andrei Arlovski [1], Freddie Roach said he was thinking...
Liam McGeary gets new opponent for Bellator 173 main event
Bellator MMA For the second week in a row, Bellator is forced to change a main event on short notice. Days after pulling Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione [1] from Bellator 172 [2] due to illness,...
Kyoji Horiguchi signs with Rizin, slated to meet Yuki Motoya in debut
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Kyoji Horiguchi is headed back home. The Japanese flyweight contender has signed with Rizin, MMA Fighting has confirmed. Horiguchi, who has won three fights in a row, recently...
UFC’s Jeff Novitzky discusses USADA, weight cutting in wide-ranging Q&A
Jeff Novitzky has been with the UFC for nearly two years as the vice president of athlete health and performance. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — It has been nearly two years since the UFC hired Jeff...
Morning Report: Conor McGregor: ‘As soon as I touched down in Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather retired twice’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A long, long time ago, in a world that seems very far away, a man by the name of Floyd Mayweather, made an offhand remark about coming out of retirement to face Conor McGregor [1...
The MMA Hour with Freddie Roach, Germaine de Randamie, Cris Cyborg, Max Holloway, Matt Mitrione, Junior dos Santos, Al Iaquinta, Firas Zahabi
Esther Lin, Showtime Networks The MMA Hour is back in your life. Below is a rundown of Monday's show: 1 p.m. ET -- We'll recap a busy week in MMA, including the return of Georges St-Pierre. 1:25 p.m. --...
Derrick Lewis ‘appreciated’ referee’s late stoppage of Travis Browne fight
Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports The consensus around the MMA Twitterverse was that referee Mario Yamasaki took too long to step in at the end of Derrick Lewis [1]’ second-round knockout finish of Travis...
UFC Fight Night 105 bonuses: Derrick Lewis, Travis Browne earn Fight of the Night honors
Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports Derrick Lewis [1] and Travis Browne [2] have earned Fight of the Night bonuses for their heavyweight war on Sunday night at UFC Fight Night 105. The UFC announced the news...
Johny Hendricks vs. Hector Lombard full fight video highlights
Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports Watch Johny Hendricks vs. Hector Lombard [1] full fight video highlights from UFC Fight Night 105's co-main event above, courtesy of FOX Sports. UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs...
UFC Fight Night 105 in Tweets: Pros react to Derrick Lewis vs. Travis Browne, Johny Hendricks vs. Hector Lombard
Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports Derrick Lewis put on one hell of a show Sunday night in Halifax, stopping Travis Browne with a vicious blitzkrieg of punches to score a dramatic come-from-behind win in...
Derrick Lewis brings up Travis Browne abuse allegations, Ronda Rousey after knocking Browne out
Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports Derrick Lewis [1] did almost as much damage with his words as his fists Saturday night. After knocking out Travis Browne [2] in the second round of the UFC Fight Night...
Derrick Lewis vs. Travis Browne full fight video highlights
Derrick Lewis got past Travis Browne at UFC Fight Night 105 on Sunday night. Michael Adamucci-USA TODAY Sports Watch Derrick Lewis vs. Travis Browne full fight video highlights from UFC Fight Night 105's...
UFC Fight Night 105 results: Derrick Lewis clobbers Travis Browne
Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports Derrick Lewis [1] keeps on kicking butts and taking names. Fighting for the eighth time in just under two years, the hard-hitting Houston heavyweight scored his biggest...
UFC Fight Night 105 post-fight press conference video
Derrick Lewis will answer questions from the media at the UFC Fight Night 105 post-fight press conference. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC Fight Night 105 post-fight press conference is the last piece of...
Thiago Santos stops Jack Marshman with wild spinning wheel kick at UFN 105
Thiago Santos [1] bounced back from a two-fight losing streak in impressive fashion. The Brazilian fighter earned a technical knockout victory over Jack Marshman [2] at Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 105 in...
Jon Anik reflects on three-man commentary team at UFC 208: ‘It was a challenging broadcast’
The most recent UFC pay-per-view was a challenging broadcast for experienced UFC play-by-play commentator Jon Anik [1]. UFC 208 [2], which went down on Saturday, Feb. 11 and was headlined by Germaine de...
Travis Browne vs. Josh Barnett full fight video
At UFC 168 [1] on December 2013, Travis Browne [2] pulled an impressive upset defeating former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett [3] via first-round knockout. That knockout earned Browne a $50,000...
UFC Fight Night 105 Results: Lewis vs. Browne
Derrick Lewis and Travis Browne squared off in the UFC Fight Night 105 main event. Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports MMA Fighting has UFC Fight Night 205 results for the Lewis vs. Browne fight card Feb....
Paul Daley takes confidence from belief that Rory MacDonald is overlooking him
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The fact has not been lost on many within the MMA bubble that the UFC and Bellator will be running shows in London just months apart later this year. The UFC’s event is a small one...
The Weekly Grind: Pickett and Nurmagomedov play pranks on teammates, Derrick Lewis gets foot massage
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 Fight Night 105 predictions
Michael Adamucci-USA TODAY Sports This is one of the better UFC Fight Nights in recent times. It might not be an /amazing /card, but it has enough value to catch some attention and interest, plus it’s on a...
A veteran of 27 UFC fights, Michael Bisping says he’s ‘never had a $1 million payday’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Michael Bisping [1]’s UFC journey has been more winding than most. The reigning UFC middleweight champion first crossed the Octagon threshold over a decade ago, a contestant on the...
Cris Cyborg doesn't understand why Ronda Rousey fought Amanda Nunes after Holly Holm ‘broke her mind'
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Ronda Rousey [1] lost two in a row in the UFC, and fellow UFC fighter Cris Cyborg [2] doesn't think the MMA superstar or her manager made the right decision by putting her in a...
Scott Coker explains why Bellator did not get a last-second replacement to fight Fedor Emelianenko
Fedor Emelianenko addresses the fans during Bellator 172. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Chael Sonnen [1] was in the building and ready to fight. Tito Ortiz [2] was there, too, making overtures on Twitter to...
Bellator 172 post-fight show
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting SAN JOSE, Calif. -- After Bellator 172 [1], MMA Fighting's Esther Lin and Dave Meltzer, along with special guest Muhammed Lawal [2], break down all the storylines. [1] http://www...
Matt Mitrione releases statement regarding cancellation of fight with Fedor Emelianenko
Matt Mitrione weighs in Friday for Bellator 172. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Matt Mitrione [1] is still in pain, hours after his fight with Fedor Emelianenko [2] would have gone down. The Bellator...
Bellator 172 results: Patricky Freire stops Josh Thomson in second round
Fans who showed up at the SAP Center in San Jose for Bellator 172 [1] on Saturday night got a big knockout in the main event. But it wasn’t the one they were expecting. After the originally scheduled...
Bellator 172 post-fight press conference video
Scott Coker will answer questions at the Bellator 172 post-fight press conference. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting At Bellator 172 [1] post-fight press conference, the top Bellator 172 fighters discuss their...
Pros react to the cancellation of Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione at Bellator 172
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Disaster struck Bellator on Saturday, as a fight day hospitalization to Matt Mitrione [1] resulted in the cancellation of Bellator 172's headlining bout [2] between Mitrione and...
Joe Harding brutally knocked out while showboating in amateur fight
Taunting is exciting and fun to watch, but it doesn’t always work out in the sport of mixed martial arts. On Saturday, during British Challenge MMA 18 in Colchester, England, amateur fighter Johan Segas...
Bellator 172 live stream online
Anatoly Volkov will fight on the Bellator 172 undercard Saturday night in San Jose. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Watch the Bellator 172 [1] stream online on MMA Fighting for the preliminary card at 6:30 p.m....
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione canceled just hours before Bellator 172
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Saturday night’s anticipated Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione fight has been canceled. According to multiple sources, the heavyweight fight, which was set to headline Bellator...
Bellator 172 Results: Thomson vs. Pitbull
Josh Thomson and Patricky Pitbull will now face each other in the Bellator 172 main event. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting MMA Fighting has Bellator 172 [1] results for the Fedor vs. Mitrione fight card at the...
Patricky Freire believes Josh Thomson can’t take a punch anymore
Bellator MMA Josh Thomson is undefeated inside the Bellator cage, but Patricky Freire has a theory as to why he hasn’t lost yet. Freire, who faces the former Strikeforce lightweight champion and UFC...
Matt Mitrione hoping to ‘steal’ Fedor Emelianenko’s ‘legacy’ and ‘all his fans’ at Bellator 172
Matt Mitrione believes Fedor Emelianenko, his opponent at Bellator 172, is the best fighter of all time. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It wasn’t a deal breaker or anything like that, but Matt Mitrione [1]...
Michael Chandler? Ben Henderson? Josh Thomson goes where Bellator wave takes him
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting As the days went by following the announcement that Bellator 172 would be held in San Jose, Josh Thomson started getting antsy. The card was scheduled for HP Pavilion, and if you’...
UFC Fight Night 105 Q&A with Sergio Pettis, Michael Chiesa
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Sergio Pettis and Michael Chiesa will be the featured guests at the UFC Fight Night 105 Q&A on Saturday afternoon. The video is expected to begin at 3 p.m. ET.
Returning to spot of shocking loss means little to Fedor
Fedor Emelianenko Esther Lin When Fedor Emelianenko steps into the cage on Saturday night against Matt Mitrione, it will be the exact location of his most famous loss. But that seems of little concern to...
UFC Fight Night 105 weigh-in video
Derrick Lewis will try to make weight at the UFC Fight Night 105 weigh-in video Saturday. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting At the UFC Fight Night 105 weigh-ins, all 22 fighters taking part in Sunday night's UFC...
Bellator is above fight-fix claims, but can’t outrun their shadow
The Bellator fight between Tito Ortiz (left) and Chael Sonnen has come under some scrutiny. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Controversy follows Bellator. Or, perhaps, Bellator creates controversy for itself....
Fightweets: Is Georges St-Pierre risking his legacy with his return?
Esther Lin photo It seemed like just another weekend in the mixed martial arts world was on the docket, with Saturday’s Bellator 172 [1] and Sunday’s UFC Fight Night in Canada. Then a bonkers news day...
Bellator 172 predictions
After leaving Strikeforce, Fedor Emelianenko [1] will fight again on U.S. soil, but not in the UFC as many had hoped. “The Last Emperor” makes his return Saturday in the main event of Bellator 172 [2]...
Fedor Emelianenko questions whether the UFC wants Khabib Nurmagomedov to be champ
Fedor Emelianenko blames the UFC for not having given Khabib Nurmagomedov a title shot yet. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Fedor Emelianenko [1] seems to think the UFC is giving Khabib Nurmagomedov [2] the...
Andrea Lee finishes Heather Bassett with slick armbar to win LFA title
Andrea Lee poured it on from the very start and ultimately got a highlight-reel finish to put bow on a dominant performance. Lee beat Heather Bassett with an armbar submission in the third round to become...
Bellator 172 preview show
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Before Bellator 172 [1] on Saturday night, MMA Fighting's Esther Lin and Dave Meltzer break down all the top storylines. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fight-...
Josh Koscheck Bellator 172 media scrum
MMA Fighting SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Josh Koscheck [1] discusses making his return at Bellator 172 [2], his injury, his legacy, his future, and much more during a media scrum Friday. [1] http://www....
Bellator 172 weigh-in video
Fedor Emelianenko made weight at the Bellator 172 weigh-ins Friday morning in San Jose. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting At the Bellator 172 [1] weigh-ins, all 30 fighters taking part in Saturday night's Bellator...
Luke Rockhold still wants ‘Jacare’ Souza fight when he returns from knee surgery
Luke Rockhold After a knee injury forced former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold [1] out of a planned November fight against Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, Souza went on the verbal warpath, claiming both...
Daniel Straus defends Bellator title against Patricio Pitbull at Bellator 178
Patricio Pitbull (left) will meet Daniel Straus for the Bellator featherweight title in April. Bellator MMA Daniel Straus [1] is back. The Bellator MMA featherweight champion will make his long-awaited...
Bellator announcement press conference
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting On Friday before Bellator 172 [1] ceremoinal weigh-ins, the promotion will hold a press conference to announce one or more future fights and events. The press conference in San...
Thiago Alves vs. Patrick Cote slated for UFC 210
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Thiago Alves [1]’ lightweight experiment is over. Following an unsuccessful cut down to the land of 155 pounds, the one-time UFC title challenger will return to his home in the...
Cris Cyborg granted retroactive TUE, cleared of potential anti-doping violation
Cris Cyborg has been cleared by USADA. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Cris Cyborg [1] will be back in the Octagon sooner than expected. A USADA committee has granted the UFC women’s star a retroactive...
Michael Page to face Derek Anderson in Bellator’s return to London
Michael "Venom" Page (12-0), who has bounced around a combat sports gym since the age of three as the son of a champion kickboxer, will face what could be his highest-caliber test in Derek Anderson [1] (14-...
Georges St-Pierre officially re-signs with UFC
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Georges St-Pierre [1], the former UFC welterweight champion and a man widely considered to be the greatest 170-pound fighter to ever compete, is officially back under the UFC...
Daniel Spitz replaces Todd Duffee at UFC 209
An unbeaten heavyweight will get a chance to make his UFC debut as a short-notice replacement. Daniel Spitz will meet Mark Godbeer [1] at UFC 209 [2] on March 4 in Las Vegas, MMA Fighting has learned. He’...
After additional medicals, Josh Koscheck cleared by CSAC to fight at Bellator 172
Josh Koscheck weighs in successfully Friday for Bellator 172. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Josh Koscheck [1] missed Thursday’s Bellator 172 [2] media day, because he was getting additional medical testing. But...
Fedor Emelianenko just doesn’t understand the hype around his sweater
Fedor Emelianenko wore the sweater to ring the NASDAQ opening bell in 2009. Photo by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images Fedor Emelianenko [1]’s striped sweater has become something of MMA lore over the years. It...
Bibiano Fernandes re-signs with ONE Championship
Courtesy of Bibiano Fernandes Bibiano Fernandes [1] is not going anywhere. “The Flash” became a free agent after defending his ONE Championship belt in December, and decided to sign a new deal with the...
Surgery, ‘Cyborg’ or rematch next? Germaine de Randamie keeping options open
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting New UFC featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie [1]’s next move could be a rematch with Holly Holm [2]. Or matchup with Cris “Cyborg” Justino. Or hand surgery. In a Thursday...
Can Andrea Lee become the face of a burgeoning women’s flyweight division? She thinks so
Andrea Lee is hoping to one day be a focal point of a UFC’s women’s flyweight division. Mike “The Truth” Jackson, LFA Andrea Lee [1] is not Russian, so don’t make any hacking jokes. Her “KGB” nickname is...
Cornerman enters cage, stops fight after referee misses guillotine choke
A cornerman had to invade the cage and stop a fight after a MMA referee missed a submission at Friday’s Super Fight League event in India. Asha Roka and Hannah Kampf entered the bout with 2-0 record, and...
Georges St-Pierre’s return is timely, and full of questions
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting On the one hand, it’s timely that Georges St-Pierre [1] is coming back. The UFC as a product could use the boost, as its small constellation of stars is right now behind some...
Morning Report: Michael Bisping says Anderson Silva is ‘tarnishing his legacy’
Michael Bisping Esther Lin This past weekend, Anderson Silva [1] took a controversial decision victory over middleweight contender Derek Brunson [2]. It was Silva’s first official win since 2012 but many...
Derrick Lewis vs. Gabriel Gonzaga full fight video
At UFC Fight Night 86 on April 2016, Derrick Lewis [1] battled heavyweight veteran and former title challenger Gabriel Gonzaga [2]. That night, ‘The Black Beast’ earned a $50,000 Performance of the Night...
Scott Coker Bellator 172 media day scrum video
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting SAN JOSE, Calif. -- At the Bellator 172 [1] media day, Bellator president Scott Coker [2] talked about how Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione [3] came together, Emelianenko's [4]...
Todd Duffee out of UFC 209 bout against Mark Godbeer
Mark Godbeer [1] will be needing a new opponent for next month’s UFC event. UFC heavyweight Todd Duffee [2] has been forced to withdraw from his UFC 209 [3] bout against Godbeer due to undisclosed reasons....
Sarah Kaufman meets Jessica-Rose Clark in South Korea
Sarah Kaufman [1] has now an opponent for her first fight since her UFC run. Earlier this month, MMA Fighting reported [2] that the former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion would be returning to MMA...
Germaine de Randamie believes she didn’t throw any ‘dirty shots’ at UFC 208
For the better part of a week, Germaine de Randamie [1] celebrated her victory over Holly Holm [2] last Saturday at UFC 208 [3], a unanimous decision in which she was crowned the first UFC women’s...
New provisions on returning athletes among changes to UFC anti-doping policy
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — A retired athlete will now have an increased barrier of entry back into the UFC, but those returning after being released will gain some leniency. A fighter who has...
Cody Garbrandt: T.J. Dillashaw is ‘the fakest person I ever met’
Cody Garbrandt has not softened his stance on T.J. Dillashaw. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — Coaching opposite one another has not softened Cody Garbrandt [1]’s opinion of T.J. Dillashaw [2]. In fact...
Bubba Jenkins says Bellator’s ‘disrespect’ and ‘non-caring’ led to him asking for release
Bellator In MMA as in most professional fields, there’s a big difference between being released and quitting. For Bubba Jenkins [1], that line was a little blurred on Tuesday, when news came down that the...
Anderson Silva responds to critics after controversial win: 'I'm the best in the world, yes'
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Anderson Silva [1] put an end to a winless streak that lasted five fights and 1,582 days, but many people think he didn’t deserve the victory at UFC 208 [2]. “The Spider” took on...
T.J. Dillashaw calls Urijah Faber the ‘mastermind’ behind continued beef with Team Alpha Male
T.J. Dillashaw is coaching against his former friends and teammates on The Ultimate Fighter. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — The story has already been told ad nauseam over the last year plus. T.J....
Morning Report: Max Holloway on fighting Jose Aldo in Brazil: Kings go to other king’s villages and take over
Max Holloway Esther Lin/MMAFIGHTING.COM At UFC 206 [1], Max Holloway [2] won the UFC interim featherweight championship by stopping Anthony Pettis [3] in the third round. For months prior to that, he had...
Josh Thomson says Gilbert Melendez series is 'greatest trilogy in history'
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting SAN JOSE, Calif. -- At the Bellator 172 [1] open workouts, Josh Thomson [2] spoke about where he is with his career, only wanting to fight in San Jose, why he loves his trilogy...
Matt Mitrione signed unusual contract for Fedor Emelianenko fight
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting SAN JOSE, Calif. -- At the Bellator 172 [1] open workouts, Matt Mitrione [2] discusses his camp and preparation, Fedor Emelianenko [3], and more. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/...
Fedor Emelianenko: ‘My personal popularity is pretty tiring for me’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting SAN JOSE, Calif. — At Bellator 172 [1] open workouts, Fedor Emelianenko [2] explains why he accepted the fight against Matt Mitrione [3], what he likes about Bellator president...
Fedor Emelianenko Bellator 172 workout video (complete)
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Before his Bellator debut this Saturday night, Fedor Emelianenko [1] worked out in front of the fans and the media Wednesday afternoon at AKA. [1] http://www....
Oddsmakers open Michael Bisping as betting favorite to be Georges St-Pierre’s next UFC opponent
It didn’t take long for the betting world to weigh-in on the Georges St-Pierre [1] sweepstakes. Following news reported Wednesday by MMA Fighting that St-Pierre was on the verge of signing a new multi-...
Thiago Santos faces new challenges after snowstorm hits Halifax before UFC Fight Night 105
Courtesy of Thiago Santos Thiago Santos [1] had to deal with some difficulties ahead of his UFC Fight Night 105 clash with Jack Marshman [2]. Santos landed in Halifax, Canada, earlier this week alongside...
Joe Stevenson, James Krause, Jesse Taylor among TUF: Redemption cast members
Joe Stevenson is on the 25th season of The Ultimate Fighter. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — The cast of The Ultimate Fighter 25: Redemption has some familiar names. Joe Stevenson [1], Jesse Taylor [...
Phillipe Nover announces retirement from mixed martial arts
Phillipe Nover [1]’s appearance in his Brooklyn backyard at UFC 208 [2] turned out to be his career swan song. The 33-year-old featherweight from New York City announced his retirement [3]from mixed...
UFC 208 medical suspensions: Dustin Poirier gets indefinite sentence
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier [1] was the lone fighter to received a potentially lengthy medical suspension in the aftermath of UFC 208 [2], as Poirier was suspended...
Holly Holm officially appeals UFC 208 loss due to punches landed after horn
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Holly Holm isn’t ready to forget about Saturday night just yet. Holm, who lost a controversial unanimous decision to Germaine de Randamie in the UFC’s inaugural women’s...
Brock Lesnar’s legacy in MMA teeters on the fine line between fact and fiction
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The first time Brock Lesnar [1] retired from MMA, back in 2011, not everyone was totally shocked. There was the diverticulitis, which sapped him of energy. There was that body kick...
David Branch signs with UFC
WSOF David Branch is headed back to the UFC. The former World Series of Fighting light heavyweight and middleweight champion has signed a new multi-fight contract with the promotion, MMA Fighting has...
Georges St-Pierre and UFC agree to terms, close to finalizing new contract
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting At long last, Georges St-Pierre [1] appears headed back to the UFC. St-Pierre, the former UFC welterweight champion, is on the verge of signing a new multi-fight contract with the...
Aljamain Sterling blasts MMA judging, still frustrated with loss to Raphael Assuncao
NEW YORK – Aljamain Sterling [1] talks to the media ta UFC 208 [2] about his most recent loss to Raphael Assuncao [3], his career and place in the bantamweight division, MMA judging, and much more. [1]...
Live Chat: UFC 208 recap, Mayweather-McGregor rumors, Bellator 172 and UFC Halifax previews
Michael Reaves/Getty Images This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat. Today on the podcast, we'll close the book on the not-so-great event that was UFC 208 [1]. What can we say about the future of...
UFC 208 rewind
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting With UFC 208 [1] in the books, MMA Fighting's E. Casey Leydon takes a look back at a memorable fight week in Brooklyn. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/855/ufc-208
Morning Report: Tyron Woodley suggests Holly Holm try out commentating to clear her head from recent losses
Tyron Woodley Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com It’s said all the time but the old adage is true: the fight game is 90 percent mental. Look no further than Ronda Rousey [1]’s fall from the top after losing at...
The MMA Hour - 368 - Fedor Emelianenko
MMA Fighting Fedor Emelianenko [1] discusses his upcoming Bellator debut. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/23/fedor-emelianenko
Ryan LaFlare hopes injury days are over, talks importance of fighting in New York
NEW YORK – Ryan LaFlare [1] talks to the media about his decision win over Roan Carneiro [2] at UFC 208 [3], fighting in his home state of New York, the injuries that have kept him out of the octagon, and...
The MMA Hour - 368 - Luke Rockhold
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Luke Rockhold [1] gives the latest on his injury. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/98/luke-rockhold
The MMA Hour -368 - Michael Bisping
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting MIchael Bisping gives an update on his injury and who he wants to fight next.
The MMA Hour - 368 - Cris Cyborg
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Cris Cyborg [1] breaks down the UFC 208 [2] main event. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/593/cris-cyborg [2] http://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/855/ufc-208
The MMA Hour - 368 - Derek Brunson
Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports Derek Brunson [1] breaks down his loss at UFC 208 [2]. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/925/derek-brunson [2] http://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/855/ufc-208
UFC’s James Moontasri announces his retirement
James Moontasri is leaving the sport of MMA. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting An exciting UFC welterweight is calling it quits. James Moontasri [1], a six-fight veteran with the promotion, announced his...
Rodolfo Vieira makes successful MMA debut
Gabriel Srur/Santo Negro Rodolfo Vieira made his mixed martial arts debut Saturday night in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and made quick work of Daniyar Zarylbek at Arzalet Fighting 1. The five-time jiu-jitsu world...
UFC 208 prelims do 874,000 viewers
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting If the prelim television ratings are any indication, UFC 208 [1] doesn't look to have been a strong performer when it comes to mainstream interest. The prelims on FOX Sports 1...
Conor McGregor requests re-hearing in Nevada commission disciplinary case
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Conor McGregor [1] has asked the Nevada Athletic Commission for a re-hearing in his disciplinary case — in person — and the NAC plans on putting the request up for a vote. In a...
The MMA Hour - 368 - Rory MacDonald
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Rory MacDonald [1] talks about his upcoming fight against Paul Daley [2]. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/117/rory-macdonald [2] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/107/paul-...
The MMA Hour - 368 - Paul Daley
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Paul Daley [1] breaks down his upcoming fight against Rory MacDonald [2]. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/107/paul-daley [2] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/117/rory-...
Brock Lesnar notifies UFC of his retirement from MMA
Brock Lesnar is out of the USADA drug-testing pool. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Brock Lesnar [1] has made no official announcements, but he has notified the UFC of his retirement from MMA, a UFC spokesperson...
The MMA Hour - 368 - Jon Anik
Ethan Miller/Getty Images Jon Anik [1] will look back at UFC 208 [2] and discuss becoming the lead play-by-play man for the UFC. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2258/jon-anik [2] http://www....
Bubba Jenkins has been released by Bellator
Bellator Bubba Jenkins [1], the blue chip wrestling prospect turned mixed martial artist, has been released by Bellator. As first reported by The MMA Report [2], Jenkins was recently made a free agent,...
The MMA Hour - 368 - Weekend recap
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Ariel Helwani and Eric Jackman break down weekend news and results.
Fortunes changed for five at UFC 208
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It's never a good sign when a show is over and the main topic of conversation is the judging and officiating. Saturday night's UFC 208 [1] pay-per-view ended up being a night where...
Joe Soto meets Rani Yahya at UFC Fight Night: Fortaleza
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC has officially announced a bantamweight clash between Joe Soto [1] and Rani Yahya [2] for the upcoming Fight Night event in Fortaleza, Brazil, on March 11. Soto (17-5)...
Cris Cyborg thinks it’s funny that Germaine de Randamie is asking for Holly Holm rematch
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Cris Cyborg [1] was inside Brooklyn's Barclays Center to watch Germaine de Randamie [2] become the first women's featherweight champion in UFC history with a close decision win...
UFC 209: Judges, referees assigned for Woodley-Thompson 2, Nurmagomedov-Ferguson
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) on Tuesday assigned the judges and referees expected to work the championship double-header scheduled for March 4 at UFC 209 [1] in Las Vegas,...
Michael Bisping responds to Yoel Romero, clarifies UFC title situation
Michael Bisping Esther Lin, MMA Fighting While the landscape of several UFC divisions are becoming clearer, the upcoming schedule at middleweight remains very much a mystery. Part of that delay is due to...
Derek Brunson says judges were ‘in awe’ of Anderson Silva: ‘There’s no way he won that fight’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting In the storm of controversies surrounding UFC 208 [1] this past weekend on Brooklyn, none dropped as many jaws as Anderson Silva [2]’s surprising unanimous decision over Derek...
Alexander Volkanovski vs. Michel Quinones off Sunday’s UFC Fight Night card in Halifax
Matt Roberts-USA TODAY Sports UFC’s return to Halifax will proceed with 11 bouts, as the promotion was forced to cancel a featherweight fight. The UFC announced Tuesday that promotional newcomer Michel...
Morning Report: Joe Rogan: I shouldn’t have said Ronda Rousey could beat half the male bantamweights in the UFC
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Sometimes all it takes is a good old-fashioned beatdown to make you see the error of your ways. Fortunately for Joe Rogan [1], he wasn’t the one who had to take one for him to...
Gunnar Nelson faces Alan Jouban at UFC Fight Night 107 in London
Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com Alan Jouban [1] will have a tough test to keep his win streak alive in the Octagon. Jouban aims for his fourth straight UFC victory when he squares off against Gunnar Nelson [2...
Jiu-jitsu champion Rafael Lovato signs with Bellator
Rafael Lovato, Jr. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Bellator MMA is adding an elite name to its roster from sport, and particularly American, jiu-jitsu. Sources tell MMA Fighting Rafael Lovato, Jr. has signed...
Rick Glenn apologized to his wife after giving ring girls Phillipe Nover's Valentine Gifts at weigh-ins
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Rick Glenn [1] talks to the media about his decision win over Phillipe Nover [2] at UFC 208 [3], the valentine gifts Nover gave him at weigh-ins, earning his first UFC win, and much more...
Monday Morning Analyst: UFC 208, scoring in MMA, Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson talk
Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports In this episode of the podcast, we discuss UFC 208 [1] results with a special focus on the scoring in the Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie [2] and Anderson Silva vs. Derek...
NYSAC: UFC did not object to referee assignment prior to UFC 208 main event
Todd Anderson reads the standard rules to Germaine de Randamie and Holly Holm before their UFC 208 main event fight. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC president Dana White [1] took issue with referee Todd...
Fedor Emelianenko explains why he signed with Bellator, not the UFC
Fedor Emelianenko signed with Bellator and not the UFC last year. Esther Lin, Showtime Sports Fedor Emelianenko [1] and the UFC have flirted multiple times over the year. In the end, the relationship was...
Germaine de Randamie says she’s not a ‘dirty fighter,’ willing to rematch Holly Holm
Germaine de Randamie [1] is willing to give Holly Holm [2] an immediate rematch following her controversial win at UFC 208 [3]. De Randamie became the UFC women’s featherweight champion by defeating Holm...
New York State made $37.4 million in economic output from UFC 205: study
The scene at UFC 205 weigh-ins, where more than 15,000 packed into Madison Square Garden. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Start spreading the news: The UFC made New York quite a bit of money in November. The...
If UFC 208 had been slightly worse, it would have at least been historic
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting If there was a blemish on UFC 208 [1], it was that Ronaldo Souza [2] went ahead and performed to standard, finishing Tim Boetsch [3] in the first round of his fight with a Kimura....
Referee trainer breaks down after-the-bell activity in Germaine de Randamie’s win over Holly Holm
Germaine de Randamie (right) and Holly Holm competed in a controversial UFC 208 main event. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting There is a common misconception in MMA, according to referee Rob Hinds. The bell does...
Morning Report: Artem Lobov on fight with Cub Swanson: ‘All my prayers have been answered’
Artem Lobov Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com Conor McGregor [1] has been having an effect on everyone, especially his teammates. Recently it was announced that McGregor’s longtime training partner Artem Lobov...
The MMA Hour with Fedor Emelianenko, Cris Cyborg, Michael Bisping, Rory MacDonald, Paul Daley, Derek Brunson, Luke Rockhold, Jon Anik
The MMA Hour is back in your life. Below is a rundown of Monday's show: 1 p.m. ET -- We'll recap the weekend that was in MMA. 1:25 p.m. -- Rory MacDonald [1] will stop by to preview his Bellator debut...
Wilson Reis wants Demetrious Johnson next, but open to title eliminator bout with Joseph Benavidez
NEW YORK – Wilson Reis [1] talks to the media about his decision win over Ulka Sasaki [2] at UFC 208 [3], wanting to fight flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson [4], but willing to take title eliminator...
Dustin Poirier vs. Jim Miller full fight video highlights
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Watch Dustin Poirier [1] vs. Jim Miller [2] full fight video highlights from UFC 208's [3] main card above, courtesy of FOX Sports 1. UFC 208: Holm vs. de Randamie took place Feb....
With UFC deal nearing end, James Vick hopes 6-1 Octagon record nets him bigger promotional push
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting With his victory over short-notice opponent Abel Trujillo at UFC Fight Night 104, James Vick cemented himself as one of the unsung killers of the lightweight division. A veteran...
UFC 208 Aftermath: How Anderson Silva stays relevant in his old age
Esther Lin photo First things first: Anderson Silva [1] knows he’s not the fighter he used to be. “I’m old,” said the former longtime middleweight champion, who turns 42 on April 14. “I’m very old.” And...
‘Jacare’ Souza not willing to wait for a title shot: ‘I wasn’t born to sit around’
Unlike many top contenders, Ronaldo Souza [1] is not going to sit around and wait for a title shot. The Brazilian picked up a first-round submission victory over Tim Boetsch [2] on the main card of...
Jacare Souza vs. Tim Boetsch full fight video highlights
Jacare Souza got past Tim Boetsch on the UFC 208 main card Saturday night. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Watch Jacare Souza vs. Tim Boetsch [1] full fight video highlights from UFC 208's [2] main card above,...
Derek Brunson rips judges, says he ‘outclassed’ Anderson Silva at UFC 208
Anderson Silva raises Derek Brunson’s hand after their UFC 208 fight. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Derek Brunson [1] was left feeling robbed in Brooklyn. The UFC middleweight wrote in a statement on Facebook...
Germaine de Randamie apologizes for hitting after the bell: ‘It was in the heat of the moment’
Germaine de Randamie lands a punch on Holly Holm at UFC 208. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Germaine de Randamie [1] is the first UFC women’s featherweight champion, but that belt did not come without some...
Dana White explains how he scored controversial Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson bout
Dana White Esther Lin, MMA Fighting While there were plenty of controversies to go around at UFC 208 [1], one of the biggest was the scoring in the co-main event bout between former UFC middleweight...
‘Old man’ Anderson Silva will fight on because, ‘it’s in my heart’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting NEW YORK – Anderson Silva [1]’s victory over Derek Brunson [2] on Saturday night may not have been the most convincing of his career, but the former middleweight champion was all...
Holly Holm believes Germaine de Randamie’s punches after the bell were ‘intentional’
The UFC 208 [1] main event between Germaine de Randamie [2] and Holly Holm [3] was a 25-minute slugfest that left both competitors bloodied and bruised. Holm believes she won the inaugural UFC women’s...
Dana White is critical of UFC 208, main event referee Todd Anderson
Dana White discusses Jon Jones' removal from UFC 200 Esther Lin, MMA Fighting With nine of its 10 fights going to decision, and a slew of questionable commission gaffes marring the event, UFC 208 [1] will...
UFC 208 post-fight show
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting NEW YORK -- With UFC 208 [1] in the books, MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani and Chuck Mindenhall break down the top storylines. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/855/ufc-208
Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway featherweight title fight official for UFC 212
Jose Aldo will meet Max Holloway at UFC 212. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC’s featherweight division is getting a little closer to becoming whole again. UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo [1] will...
UFC 208 bonuses: Poirier vs. Miller earns Fight of Night honors
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting There were only three UFC 208 [1] bonuses on Saturday night. Dustin Poirier [2] and Jim Miller [3] earned Fight of the Night honors for their memorable clash to kick off the pay-per...
Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson full fight video highlights
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Watch Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson [1] full fight video highlights from UFC 208's [2] co-main event above, courtesy of ESPN. UFC 208: Holm vs. de Randamie took place Feb. 11 at...
Germaine de Randamie vs. Holly Holm full fight video highlights
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Watch Germaine de Randamie vs. Holly Holm [1] full fight video highlights from UFC 208's [2] main event above, courtesy of FOX Sports 1. UFC 208: Holm vs. de Randamie took place...
UFC 208 in Tweets: Pros react to Germaine de Randamie vs. Holly Holm, Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A contentious evening in New York ended with the crowning of a new UFC champion, as Dutch striker Germaine de Randamie [1] edged Holly Holm [2] to capture a unanimous decision and...
Germaine de Randamie vs. Holly Holm UFC 208 scorecard
NYSAC The Germaine de Randamie [1] vs. Holly Holm [2] UFC 208 [3] scorecard reveals how the judges scored the main event showdown Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Judge Chris Lee gave de...
UFC 208 results: Germaine de Randamie beats Holly Holm in foul-marred fight
Germaine de Randamie captures the UFC featherweight title over Holly Holm at UFC 208. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Germaine de Randamie is the first UFC women’s featherweight champion. But her unanimous...
Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson UFC 208 scorecard
NYSAC The Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson [1] UFC 208 [2] scorecard reveals how the judges scored the close fight between the two fighters on the main card Saturday night at the Barclays Center in...
UFC 208 post-fight press conference video
Holly Holm answered questions at the UFC 208 post-fight press conference Saturday night. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC 208 [1] post-fight press conference is the last piece of business to take care of...
UFC 208 results: Anderson Silva gets debatable decision over Derek Brunson
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Anderson Silva’s not the fighter he used to be. And he knows it. But the longest reigning champion in UFC history is still capable of competing in the Octagon, even if he isn’t the...
UFC 208 live blog: Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie
Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie will compete in the UFC 208 main event Saturday night. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is the UFC 208 [1] live blog for Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie [2], a...
UFC 208 results: Ronaldo Souza states case with submission of Tim Boetsch
Esther Lin photo Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza has been just on the outside looking in at the UFC middleweight title picture for quite some time. And he’s not about to take the heat off the top contenders at 185...
UFC 208 live blog: Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson
Anderson Silva and Derek Brunson square off in the UFC 208 co-main event Saturday. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is the UFC 208 [1] live blog for Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson [2], a middleweight bout...
UFC 208: Glover Teixeira dominates Jared Cannonier
Esther Lin photo You can’t blame Jared Cannonier for grabbing for the brass ring. The light heavyweight from Alaska accepted a huge jump in competition to meet veteran Glover Teixeira on the main card of...
UFC 208 live blog: Jacare Souza vs. Tim Boetsch
Jacare Souza and Tim Boetsch will square off on the UFC 208 main card Saturday night. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is the UFC 208 [1] live blog for Jacare Souza vs. Tim Boetsch [2], a middleweight bout...
UFC 208 live blog: Glover Teixeira vs. Jared Cannonier
Glover Teixeira and Jared Cannonier will square off on the UFC 208 main card Saturday. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is the UFC 208 [1] live blog for Glover Teixeira vs. Jared Cannonier [2], a light...
UFC 208 results: Dustin Poirier gets nod in exciting fight with Jim Miller
Esther Lin photo Throughout a rollicking, back-and-forth opening round, there were little signs that Dustin Poirier was beginning to pull ahead of his lightweight matchup with Jim Miller. Miller, the...
Cub Swanson to face Artem Lobov next, plans to ‘teach him some manners’
Artem Lobov [1] got the fight he was asking for — and a little more. During the broadcast of Saturday’s UFC 208 [2], the UFC announced that Lobov will fight Cub Swanson [3] in the main event of an upcoming...
UFC 208 live blog: Dustin Poirier vs. Jim Miller
Dustin Poirier and Jim Miller will kick off the UFC 208 main card Saturday night in Brooklyn. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is the UFC 208 [1] live blog for Dustin Poirier [2] vs. Jim Miller [3], a...
UFC 208 results: Belal Muhammad outpoints Randy Brown for decision
Esther Lin photo Randy Brown has gotten a fair measure of hype over the past year after being signed to the UFC off the “Lookin’ for a Fight” web series. Belal Muhammad has gotten no such push, but that...
Rose Namajunas vs. Michelle Waterson slated for UFC on FOX 24
Michelle Waterson Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A major strawweight match-up will highlight the UFC’s next appearance on FOX, as Rose Namajunas [1] and Michelle Waterson [2] are slated to square off on April...
UFC 208 results: Wilson Reis survives late flurry, defeats Ulka Sasaki
Esther Lin photo Wilson Reis is going to keep kicking butt and taking names until he gets his UFC flyweight title shot. Reis was scheduled to meet Demetrious Johnson for the title at UFC 201 in August, a...
UFC 208 Results: Holm vs. de Randamie
Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie square off in the UFC 208 main event Saturday night. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting MMA Fighting has UFC 208 [1] results for the Holm vs. de Randamie fight card Feb. 11, plus...
Holly Holm vs. Marion Reneau full fight video
At UFC Fight Night 71 on July 2015, Holly Holm [1] battled Marion Reneau [2] in her second UFC fight. That night, Holm was able to outstrike Reneau, win a unanimous decision and improve her professional MMA...
UFC 208 live stream online
Holly Holm will attempt to make UFC history at UFC 208 on Saturday night. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Watch UFC 208 [1] live stream online on MMA Fighting for the pay-per-view card at 10 p.m. ET. The fight...
Roan Carneiro aims to do at UFC 208 what Demian Maia couldn't
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Roan Carneiro [1] returned to the welterweight division with a victory, and he plans on scoring his first finish as a 170-pounder in the UFC when he steps inside the Octagon to...
Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen 2 full fight video
At UFC 148 on July 2012, Anderson Silva defended his middleweight title in a highly anticipated match-up against top contender Chael Sonnen. This was a rematch from their first bout at UFC 117, which Silva...
UFC 208 start time, TV schedule for Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie
Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie square off in the UFC 208 main event Saturday night. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC 208 [1] start time, TV schedule is for the Holm [2] vs. de Randamie [3] event at...
Wilson Reis admits he’s not satisfied with choice of opponent for UFC 208
wilson reis Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Wilson Reis [1] saw his shot at UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson [2] slip though his fingers after “Mighty Mouse” was forced out of UFC 201 [3] with an injury...
Ian McCall out of UFC 208 due to illness, his fifth straight dropped fight
Ian McCall weighed in Friday, but will not be able to compete at UFC 208 due to illness. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting If Ian McCall [1] had any luck at all, it would be bad luck. The UFC flyweight has fallen...
UFC Embedded, Episode 6: ‘I’m not joking’
In the sixth episode of UFC 208 [1] Embedded, Holly Holm [2] and Germaine de Randamie [3] compare shoe sizes, Anderson Silva [4] has a hard time navigating the icy ground in Brooklyn, and the athletes...
Jarred Brooks calls himself 'newer, improved' Ian McCall, plans to call out Sway in the Morning after UFC 208
Jarred Brooks Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jarred Brooks [1] believes he fights very similarly to his upcoming opponent at UFC 208 — with the exception that he’s just a little better. The 23-year-old...
Dustin Poirier talks UFC 208 bout against Jim Miller, the 'foggy' state of the lightweight division
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – UFC lightweight Dustin Poirier [1] talks about his upcoming fight against Jim Miller [2] at UFC 208 [3] in Brooklyn, New York, the state of the lightweight division, wanting a rematch...
UFC 208 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 MMAFighting.com. This...
Fightweets: Is Bellator gaining on the UFC?
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC returns to action tonight with Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie [1] — a title fight that doesn’t feel like one, topping a card that’s actually pretty solid. Meanwhile,...
UFC 208 predictions
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting After hosting UFC 205 [1], one of the most stacked events in the company’s history, the UFC is making a return to New York City with perhaps one of the weakest pay-per-view events...
What’s the origin of Fedor Emelianenko’s legendary sweater? Let Bellator explain
One of the most unforgettable moments in MMA is when Fedor Emelianenko [1] introduced the world to his legendary striped sweater. Throughout the years, Emelianenko’s sweater has become one of the most...
UFC 208 preview show
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting NEW YORK -- Before UFC 208 [1], MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani and Chuck Mindenhall break down the top storylines for Saturday's event in Brooklyn. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/...
Anderson Silva has a new walkout song for UFC 208
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting For the first time in his UFC career, Anderson Silva [1] will walk out to a different song. The former UFC middleweight champion, who always had used DMX’s “Ain't No Sunshine”...
Dana White: ‘Drama queen’ Tyron Woodley doesn’t get booed because he’s black
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting In the eyes of Dana White, Tyron Woodley has all the ingredients to be a big UFC star. There’s just one thing missing, the UFC president said. “He’s a smart guy, he’s a good-...
UFC 208 Embedded, Episode 5: 'The guy is a snake'
YouTube On the fifth episode of UFC 208 [1] Embedded, Germaine de Randamie [2] enjoys the wild weather in Brooklyn, Anderson Silva [3] reflects on what it means to fight in New York, Derek Brunson [4] puts...
Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson UFC 208 staredown video
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting NEW YORK -- Anderson Silva [1] and Derek Brunson [2] faced off at the ceremonial UFC 208 [3] weigh-ins in Brooklyn, New York. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/101/anderson-...
Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie UFC 208 staredown video
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting NEW YORK -- At the UFC 208 [1] weigh-ins, Holly Holm [2] and Germaine de Randamie [3] squared off ahead of their featherweight title clash in Brooklyn. [1] http://www.mmafighting...
Khabib Nurmagomedov says he can help the UFC make Conor McGregor ‘humble’ whenever they want
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting NEW YORK – On Friday, the UFC hosted a Q...
Fighters get custom shirts from Brooklyn artist for UFC 208 weigh-ins
The UFC fighters will be looking a little different Friday. Athletes competing at UFC 208 [1] will be wearing custom Reebok shirts with art designed by a local Brooklyn artist at the ceremonial weigh-ins,...
Khabib Nurmagomedov UFC 209 Q&A in Brooklyn video
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting NEW YORK -- Ahead of his UFC 209 [1] interim title fight against Tony Ferguson [2], undefeated lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov [3] held a Q...
Cris Cyborg attempting to get retroactive exemption in USADA case
Cris Cyborg is hoping to get a TUE for the banned diuretic she was taking. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Could Cris Cyborg [1] be back in the Octagon sooner than many thought? Cyborg’s attorney Howard Jacobs...
Glover Teixeira says Anthony Johnson loss is water under the bridge ahead of UFC 208
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Glover Teixeira [1] still aims for the top of the division. The light heavyweight looks to return to the winning column after being finished for the first time in 14 years,...
UFC 208 Embedded, Episode 4: ‘It’s hot as f*ck in here’
In the fourth episode of UFC 208 [1] Embedded, Holly Holm [2] goes on "Live with Kelly," Anderson Silva [3] gets his makeup done and starts cutting weight, Derek Brunson [4] admits Silva is his favorite...
Anderson Silva still a larger than life figure in MMA
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting NEW YORK – It seems like eons ago that Joe Rogan uttered those prophetic words to his good buddy Mike Goldberg, as if the future of fighting had just crystallized before him and...
UFC 208 weigh-in video
Holly Holm made weight at the UFC 208 weigh-ins Friday morning in Brooklyn. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting At the UFC 208 [1] weigh-ins, all 24 fighters taking part in Saturday night's UFC 208 fights will step...