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Rousimar Palhares’ return is set for Fight Nights Global 85 in March
Rousimar Palhares is 1-0-1 under the Fight Nights Global banner. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Fight Nights Global officially announced three fights for its upcoming card on in Moscow, Russia, on March 30,...
Former champion Marcos Galvao parts ways with Bellator
Marcos Galvao won nine of 15 fights inside the Bellator cage. Bellator Add Marcos Galvao [1] to the list of fighters [2] that are no longer in the Bellator roster. A 135-pound tournament winner and former...
Ratings report: Sage Northcutt proves to be real ratings star of UFC Austin
Donald Cerrone (left) defeated Yancy Medeiros at UFC Austin. Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Going against competition from both the Olympics and the NBA All-Star game, the UFC still did above average...
Pyle vs. Ottow officially added to UFC 222
Mike Pyle Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Welterweight [1] veteran Mike Pyle [2] is set to compete again for the first time in over 14 months. A bout between Pyle and Zak Ottow [3] was recently added to the...
Lewis says he has fracture in hand following UFC Austin win over Tybura
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Derrick Lewis [1]’ big knockout victory last weekend came with a cost. “The Black Beast” broke his hand in his third-round KO win over Marcin Tybura [2] in the co-main event...
Mike Perry explains why jail was the ‘best and worst experience of my life’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting For some people, a stint behind bars is the tipping point in a downward spiral, a point of no return. For others, it’s the wakeup call they need in order to get their lives in...
Gilbert Burns vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier scratched from UFC on FOX 28
Gilbert Burns has been pulled from UFC on FOX 28. Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting A lightweight bout between Gilbert Burns [1] and Olivier Aubin-Mercier [2] has been scratched from the fight card of UFC on...
Fortunes changed for five at UFC Austin
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Donald Cerrone [1] moved into a tie for two of the most important records in UFC history on Sunday. Yet his career is very different from those he’s tied with. Cerrone’s 20th...
Video: Session: Angela Hill
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Watch Angela Hill [1]’s recent training session at Alliance before her UFC on FOX 28 [2] fight Saturday night. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2943/angela-hill [2] http://...
Chat Wrap: UFC fad arguments, UFC Orlando and more
Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat. Today on the podcast, we'll tackle some of the arguments being floated on social media and in a few articles questioning (albeit...
Dollaway dealing with ‘permanent damage,’ lawsuit after being sidelined due to UFC 203 elevator incident
C.B. Dollaway returns to fight Hector Lombard at UFC 222. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting C.B. Dollaway [1] is returning to the middleweight division on March 3 when he takes on Hector Lombard [2] at UFC 222 [3...
Morning Report: Tito Ortiz ‘interested’ in Chuck Liddell trilogy fight
ESTHER LIN/MMAFIGHTING.COM Last year, rumors began to stir that Chuck Liddell [1] was looking to come out of retirement and make a return to MMA. Shortly afterwards, Liddell stoked those flames with an...
Marlon Sandro charged with attempted murder
Marlon Sandro (left) is a former Bellator, Sengoku and Pancrase fighter. Bellator Marlon Sandro [1] is in serious hot water in Brazil. The 37-fight veteran faces multiple charges for two separate alleged...
UFC on FOX 28: Road to the Octagon video
Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images Watch UFC on FOX 28 [1] Road to the Octagon for FOX’s preview of the latest UFC event on Feb. 24, 2018 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. In the main event, Josh...
Silva says tainted supplements might have caused failed drug test, hopes to be cleared for Jones Jr. bout
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Anderson Silva [1] continues to deny that he knowingly used performance-enhancing drugs. And he said Tuesday that it’s possible the failed drug test could be blamed on tainted...
Yoel Romero says UFC confirmed he’s getting next shot at Robert Whittaker
Yoel Romero could be next for Robert Whittaker. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Yoel Romero [1] will indeed serve as the first title defense for UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker [2], if the Cuban...
MMA veteran Marlon Sandro breaks silence two months after alleged attack to fiancee
Marlon Sandro has spoken for the first time since the alleged attack. Bellator More than two months after being accused of attacking his fiancee [1] in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Marlon Sandro [2] has finally...
Santiago Ponzinibbio calls out Donald Cerrone for UFC Chile main event
Santiago Ponzinibbio is expected to headline UFC Chile in May. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Donald Cerrone [1] left a door open for a possible fight at 170 pounds, even if his plan right now is to go back to...
Bellator trims roster, parts ways with 13 fighters
George Karakhanyan is no longer under contract with Bellator. Bellator Thirteen fighters are no longer under contract with Bellator. The list includes names like Fernando Gonzalez, Kendall Grove [1],...
Israel Adesanya could face ‘old and wrinkly’ TUF winner in next UFC outing
instagram/stylebender Israel Adesanya [1] could be back in the Octagon as soon as April. “Style Bender” scored an emphatic second-round TKO win in his promotional debut at UFC 221 [2] against Rob Wilkinson...
Dillashaw calls UFC 222 decision a ‘no-brainer,’ says the more Garbrandt talks, ‘the dumber he looks’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting T.J. Dillashaw [1] unexpectedly found himself in the UFC’s sights earlier this year when Max Holloway [2]’s injury withdrawal from UFC 222 [3] left the March 3 pay-per-view in...
Morning Report: Floyd Mayweather Sr. says he now believes his son will fight in the UFC
Esther Lin, Showtime Last year, when Floyd Mayweather Jr. [1] and Conor McGregor [2] boxed in one of the biggest fights of all time, there were immediate rumblings of a possible rematch, potentially in MMA...
Monday Morning Analyst: How Donald Cerrone beat Yancy Medeiros
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports At UFC Austin, Donald Cerrone [1] was not only able to get back to his winning ways by beating Yancy Medeiros [2], but to do so by revisiting the core of an old combo that he...
Frank Mir takes on promoter role with ACB 
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir [1] is now a promoter for Russian MMA promotion, ACB. ACB announced Mir’s new role via press release on Monday afternoon. Last year, the...
Livinha Souza’s hand not fully healed, ruled unfit to fight Jessica Aguilar at UFC 222
Livinha Souza won't be fighting at UFC 222. Scott Hirano, Invicta FC Livinha Souza won’t be fighting at UFC 222 [1]. The former Invicta FC strawweight champion was originally slated to face Jessica...
Elizeu Zaleski injured, out of UFC London fight with Jack Marshman
Elizeu Zaleski is out of UFC London. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC London card has taken a hit as Elizeu Zaleski [1] was forced out of a welterweight clash with Jack Marshman [2] due to a knee injury,...
Matt Mitrione blasts ‘dirtbag’ Roy Nelson for ‘cheating’ in the third round at Bellator 194
Matt Mitrione punches Roy Nelson at Bellator 194. Bellator MMA Matt Mitrione [1] and Roy Nelson [2] have been fairly friendly ever since being castmates on The Ultimate Fighter 10 nine years ago. Even...
Romero explains why UFC 221 was so personal to him — and why Rockhold was on his ‘blacklist’
Yoel Romero knocked out Luke Rockhold at UFC 221. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting If Yoel Romero [1] threw some extra mustard onto his hellacious finishing salvo that knocked out Luke Rockhold [2], it’s because...
Elias Theodorou to act as ‘ring boy’ at Invicta FC 28
Elias Theodorou Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Considering he refers to himself as “The Mane Event”, Elias Theodorou [1]’s next venture probably isn’t all that surprising. The finely-coiffed UFC middleweight...
Missed Fists: Check out the world’s smallest flyweight at Titan FC, and more
Gustavo Balart prepares to fight Juan Puerta UFC Fight Pass /Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where Jed Meshew and Alexander K. Lee shine a light on fights from across the globe that may have...
Cezar Ferreira meets Karl Roberson at UFC 224 in Brazil 
Cezar Ferreira returns to the Octagon against undefeated Karl Roberson. Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting A middleweight bout between Cezar Ferreira [1] and Karl Roberson [2] has been added to UFC 224 [3],...
Brazilian fighter Davina Maciel will appeal loss after scary TKO at SFL
A flyweight bout between Davina Maciel and Tatiane Couto ended in controversy at Super Fight League’s event in Mumbai, India, on Sunday night. Couto quickly dropped Maciel with a right hand, then eventually...
Tom Duquesnoy vs. Terrion Ware set for UFC London 
Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Blue-chip European prospect Tom Duquesnoy [1] will look to bounce back from his first UFC loss when he meets Terrion Ware [2] at UFC Fight Night 127 in London on March 17. The...
Every fighter slips eventually, but for Cowboy Cerrone that time isn’t now
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Donald Cerrone [1] quietly went into his fight with Yancy Medeiros [2] on the cusp of many things. If he won, it would be a 20th overall victory in the UFC, which would tie...
Donald Cerrone targets 155 return, Nurmagomedov after UFC Austin win
Donald Cerrone Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Donald Cerrone [1] shook off the demons of a three-fight losing streak at 170 pounds with his electrifying knockout win over Yancy Medeiros [2] at UFC Austin....
Morning Report: Tyron Woodley ‘squashes beef’ with Dana White, Rafael dos Anjos, and Colby Covington
Tyron Woodley Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com In recent weeks, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley [1] has been embroiled in very public disputes with several notable figures in the MMA community. UFC...
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UFC Austin Results: Cowboy vs. Medeiros
Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Yancy Medeiros will clash in the UFC Austin main event. Zuffa LLC via Getty Images MMA Fighting has UFC Austin results for the Cowboy vs. Medeiros fight card at the Frank Erwin...
UFC Austin bonuses: Derrick Lewis’ rally earns Performance of the Night
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Derrick Lewis [1] scored a memorable third-round knockout [2] on Sunday night at UFC Austin. And for his effort, the Texas resident will head home to Houston with an extra $...
Derrick Lewis vs. Marcin Tybura full fight video highlights
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Watch Derrick Lewis vs. Marcin Tybura [1] full fight video highlights from UFC Austin’s co-main event above, courtesy of FOX Sports. UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros took...
UFC Austin: Pros react to Cerrone vs. Medeiros, Lewis KO’ing Tybura
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Don’t write off Donald Cerrone [1] just yet. Tasked with snapping the worst slump of his career, Cerrone broke out in true “Cowboy” fashion, righting his three-fight losing...
UFC Austin results: Donald Cerrone wins one-round thriller over Yancy Medeiros
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Don’t write off Donald Cerrone [1] just yet. The wildly popular “Cowboy” took a three-fight losing streak into his high-stakes UFC Austin main event against Yancy Medeiros [2...
Video: Nate Diaz nearly lights up joint on live TV during UFC Austin
National television won’t get in the way of Nate Diaz’s recreational activities. The UFC lightweight pulled out a marijuana joint and appeared to light it up during the FOX Sports 1 live broadcast of UFC...
Donald Cerrone vs. Yancy Medeiros full fight video highlights
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Watch Donald Cerrone vs. Yancy Medeiros [1] full fight video highlights from UFC Austin’s main event above, courtesy of FOX Sports. UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros took...
UFC Austin results: Derrick Lewis rallies for knockout win over Marcin Tybura
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Don’t sleep on Derrick Lewis [1] for a second, or you might be the one going to sleep. The popular Houston heavyweight nicknamed “The Black Beast” felt his UFC Austin co-main...
UFC Austin live blog: Cerrone vs. Medeiros
Donald Cerrone Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is the UFC Austin [1] live blog for Donald Cerrone vs. Yancy Medeiros [2], a welterweight bout at Sunday night’s UFC event at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin...
UFC Austin results: James Vick decisions Francisco Trinaldo for fourth straight win
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting James Vick [1] took another step up the lightweight ladder Sunday night. The Texas native returned home to meet Francisco Trinaldo [2] in a battle of ranked competitors at UFC...