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Michelle Waterson vs. Tecia Torres booked for UFC 218
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Tecia Torres has been asking for a karate vs. karate matchup and that’s what she’s going to get. Torres will take on Michelle Waterson at UFC 218 on Dec. 2 in Detroit, the UFC...
Pregnant Julianna Pena explains decision to put UFC career on hold, timetable for return
Julianna Pena has put her MMA career on hold ahead of the birth of her first child. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Julianna Pena [1] hasn’t been seen in a UFC cage since January — and now we know why. Pena...
UFC 218 poster revealed
Max Holloway puts his title on the line in Detroit. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC featherweight championship will be on the line at UFC 218 [1], and the company has revealed the official poster. Max...
Patrick Cummins declares he’s out of UFC 217 with ‘mutant staph infection'
Corey Anderson [1] needs a new opponent for UFC 217 [2]. Patrick Cummins [3] announced on his social media Tuesday that he was forced out of a light heavyweight clash with Anderson on the Nov. 4 card at...
Video: Holly Holm responds to Cris Cyborg demanding equal drug testing
Holly Holm Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Holly Holm [1] and Cris Cyborg [2] aren’t even officially scheduled to fight yet and they’re already going at it on social media. The Brazilian featherweight star has...
Staph infection, weight cut made Kevin Lee ‘too emotional’ ahead of Tony Ferguson bout at UFC 216
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Before Tony Ferguson [1] and Kevin Lee [2] made it to the Octagon for the main event of UFC 216 [3], it appeared as though the interim title fight was in jeopardy. Speaking on...
Salim Touahri steps in on short notice against Warlley Alves at UFC Gdansk
Warlley Alves (pictured) welcomes Salim Touahri to the UFC in Gdansk. Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting Warlley Alves flew from Rio de Janeiro to Gdansk without an opponent, but the UFC found a replacement for...
Morning Report: Kenny Florian wonders if Jose Aldo is still motivated after Max Holloway ‘broke him mentally’
After an unprecedented run of dominance that saw him remain undefeated for a decade, defending his featherweight title nine times, Jose Aldo [1] has now lost two of his last three bouts and the questions...
Combate Americas partners with Telemundo for Copa Combate’s eight-man bantamweight tournament
Combate Americas will be getting some airtime on national television. The promotion has partnered with Telemundo, the second largest Spanish television network in America, to televise a portion of their...
Monday Morning Analyst: Measuring Mackenzie Dern’s progress
Legacy FC In this episode of the podcast, we look at the top five performers around the world from regional MMA promotions and examine the growth of prospect Mackenzie Dern [1]. [1] http://www....
Ian McCall to fight in Rizin bantamweight grand prix on Dec. 29
Ian McCall Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A week after being released by the UFC, Ian McCall [1]’s next fight will be in “The Land of the Rising Sun.” On Monday, Japanese promotion Rizin announced that the...
Khabib Nurmagomedov calls for McGregor vs. Diaz 3, wants Tony Ferguson fight at UFC 219
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov [1] is determined to make sure 2017 isn’t a lost year. Finally healthy and back to training, the undefeated Dagestani lightweight appeared Monday on /The MMA...
Derrick Lewis was crying like a ‘big-ass baby’ after pulling out of UFC 216 with back injury
Derrick Lewis (right) prior to being forced to withdraw from his UFC 216 bout vs. Fabricio Werdum Esther Lin, MMA Fighting One of the UFC’s most successful heavyweights over the past two years, Derrick...
Henry Cejudo on narrowly escaping fire: ‘I was thinking this is a horrible way to die’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Henry Cejudo [1] heard the fire alarm go off in his hotel around 2 a.m. on Oct. 9. He figured it was just a mistake. “I looked outside my room, nothing is going on,” Cejudo told...
Injuries force Brennan Ward, Javier Torres out of Bellator 185
Brennan Ward Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Bellator 185 [1] just can’t catch a break. A week after losing its co-main event, the Oct. 20 show has now lost the bout that was moved up to take its place....
Grappling standout Garry Tonon signs with ONE Championship
Garry Tonon will now be taking his grappling skills to the cage. The decorated grappler has signed a multi-fight deal with Asian-based MMA promotion ONE Championship. The news was announced by the promotion...
Santiago Ponzinibbio 'never watched' Mike Perry fight, promises to knock him out
Santiago Ponzinibbio beat Gunnar Nelson in his last UFC fight. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Two rising welterweights will collide in Winnipeg, Canada, and Santiago Ponzinibbio [1] wants to make sure he...
Plight of Amanda Nunes as a draw sends a major message about UFC fans in 2017
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting There is a theory about drawing power that sometimes applies and clearly other times doesn't. In 2008, when Oscar de la Hoya, who had been the boxing's biggest drawing card for...
Morning Report: Tyron Woodley: Potential Georges St-Pierre-Conor McGregor bout is ‘a disrespect’ to me
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting In an age where title reigns are becoming more defined by the money fights a champion pursues than the traditional meritocracy associated with the UFC, Tyron Woodley [1] is...
The MMA Hour with Khabib Nurmagomedov, Kevin Lee, Derrick Lewis, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, Henry Cejudo, Julianna Peña, Marc Goddard, Gegard Mousasi in studio
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Cody Stamann wants apology from Daniel Cormier, Joe Rogan for ‘biased’ UFC 216 commentary
Cody Stamann has his hand raised after winning a split decision over Tom Duquesnoy at UFC 216. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Cageside commentators beware: Cody Stamann [1] is listening and he demands respect...
Jim Wallhead out of UFC Gdansk fight with Warlley Alves
Warlley Alves is looking to snap a two-fight losing skid. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Warlley Alves needs a new opponent for UFC Gdansk. Initially booked to meet Jim Wallhead at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 118...
Alexander Gustafsson expects Daniel Cormier rematch after ‘DC’ puts Volkan Oezdemir ‘on his ass’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Alexander Gustafsson [1] expects to get the opportunity to avenge his loss to Daniel Cormier [2] after he defends his title against Volkan Oezdemir [3]. Although no date has been...
Walt Harris vs. Mark Godbeer rebooked for UFC 217
Walt Harris and Mark Godbeer have been rebooked for UFC 217. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Walt Harris [1] and Mark Godbeer [2] will give things another try at UFC 217 [3]. A little over a week after their UFC...
After almost leaving BJJ for soccer, Royce Gracie’s son Khonry talks victorious MMA debut
Khonry Gracie won his first amateur bout via decision. Jeremy Lehmann Royce Gracie [1]’s son was victorious in his mixed martial arts debut as an amateur, and can't wait to step back inside a cage one more...
Gokhan Saki on Khalil Rountree: ‘It’s like I’m Ronaldo and he just plays football in the park with his friends’
Susumu Nagao-USA TODAY Sports Gokhan Saki [1] is waiting on his working VISA to be accepted before moving to Miami to work with Ilir Latifi [2] coach Selman Berisha, but he has already begun training for...
The Weekly Grind: Donald Cerrone catches rattlesnake, Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson go GTA mode
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...
Carlos Condit on reasons for return: I’ll ‘want to fight until the day I’m dead’
Carlos Condit [1] didn’t mince any words after his one-sided, first-round submission loss to Demian Maia [2] in August of 2016. “I don’t know if I belong here anymore,” he told reporters after the loss [3...
Eddie Alvarez gives his side of TUF 26 beef with ‘head case’ Lauren Murphy
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting On the aired episodes of The Ultimate Fighter 26, it seemed like the beef between Eddie Alvarez [1] and Lauren Murphy [2] began the day after Murphy lost her first-round fight....
UFC 216 rewind
With UFC 216 in the books, MMA Fighting's E. Casey Leydon looks back at fight week in Las Vegas.
Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix results: Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Frank Shamrock ends in a lackluster draw
Frank Shamrock (pictured) and Kazushi Sakuraba fought to a draw in a grappling match. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting One of the most anticipated matchups at Saturday’s Rizin event in Fukuoka, Japan, was a...
Click Debate: Is it time for the UFC to do more about extreme weight cutting?
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It was early July. A UFC pay-per-view main event had just been dashed at the 11th hour due to, in part, issues relating to weight cutting. I asked UFC president Dana White [1] at...
Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix results
Kazushi Sakuraba will face Frank Shamrock in a grappling competition. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting MMA Fighting has Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix results for the Rizin event Sunday from Fukuoka, Japan. In...
Frank Shamrock returns for fight he’s waited 18 years for at Rizin
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Frank Shamrock [1] has insisted many times that he was done with the sport. Four years ago, when Spike TV produced the critically acclaimed documentary, "Bound by Blood," on him...
Ex-NFL player Greg Hardy books amateur MMA debut for Nov. 4
Former NFL player Greg Hardy Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports Former NFL player Greg Hardy will compete in his first MMA contest when he meets Joe Hawkins in an amateur heavyweight bout at Rise of a Warrior 21...
Video: GSP receives raucous chants, Michael Bisping jeered at Montreal Canadiens game
What an ovation for GSP! @Bisping [1], @DanaWhite [2]...
CWFC 87 Results: Roberto Soldic scores head kick knockout over Lewis Long
Roberto Soldic stunned the crowd at the Newport Center in Wales with a first round head kick knockout of UFC hopeful and Welsh fan favorite, Lewis Long, in the main event of Cage Warriors 87. Soldic...
Tony Ferguson responds to Conor McGregor with his own ‘Grand Theft Auto’-inspired tweet
Tony Ferguson (left) in his UFC 216 title fight opposite Kevin Lee (right) Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Tony Ferguson [1] and Conor McGregor [2] aren’t above playing games when it comes to fight promotion....
Frankie Edgar doesn’t believe more divisions will stop extreme cutting
Frankie Edgar Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Daniel Cormier [1]. Kevin Lee [2]. Khabib Nurmagomedov [3]. Those are just three elite UFC fighters who have struggled with the scale this year, to varying degrees...
James Gallagher admits knee injury sounded like ‘branch snapping’
ESTHER LIN/MMAFIGHTING.COM James Gallagher [1] will find out on Monday whether his knee injury will require surgery or not. MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani [2] broke the news that Gallagher was forced to...
Former Cage Warriors champion Alex Enlund retires from MMA
ACB Alex Enlund [1]’s return to MMA was one of the big selling points to ACB 70 in Sheffield last month. On the night, the South Shields submission ace came up on the wrong side of a split decision to...
Mackenzie Dern ‘more confident’ in strawweight return after LFA 24 win, eyeing one more fight in 2017
Mackenzie Dern won her flyweight debut at LFA 24, submitting Mandy Polk with a first-round rear-naked choke. Rich Burmaster, LFA PHOENIX — Mackenzie Dern [1] couldn’t have asked for a better homecoming...
'Bigfoot' Silva’s manager suggests Rico Verhoeven rematch in MMA
'Bigfoot' Silva lost to Rico Verhoeven at Glory 46. Glory After losing his kickboxing debut to Glory heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven, Antonio Silva [1] wants to take on the decorate striker once again...
Fightweets: The Conor McGregor sweepstakes continue
Conor McGregor Esther Lin, MMA Fighting So who will Conor McGregor [1] fight next? And what’s up with the Mark Hunt [2] situation? Those are the two items that rose to the fore on a rare slow week. Time...
Mark Hunt’s anger at being replaced at UFC Sydney is more confusing than the reasons
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Nobody follows the Dana White [1] beat these days quite like TMZ, which is always right where it needs to be when the soft serve hits the fan. This time TMZ tracked White down...
Rico Verhoeven stops ‘Bigfoot' Silva at Glory 46
Glory heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven, a heavy favorite against UFC veteran Antonio Silva [1] at Saturday’s Glory 46 in China, needed two rounds to score a TKO victory. Verhoeven landed vicious leg...
ONE champion Roger Gracie retires from MMA
Roger Gracie leaves the sport with a 8-2 record. Esther Lin, Showtime Three months after retiring from jiu-jitsu, Roger Gracie [1] has decided to hang up his MMA gloves as well. Gracie competed in MMA for...
Luanna Alzuguir scores submission win in amateur MMA debut
Mackenzie Dern [1] wasn’t the only female jiu-jitsu ace to win [2] on Friday night. Five-time jiu-jitsu world champion and ADCC gold medalist Luanna Alzuguir put on a dominating performance in her amateur...
LFA 24 results: Mackenzie Dern smashes Mandy Polk, Curtis Millender KOs Matthew Frincu
Mackenzie Dern stayed unbeaten Friday night in her flyweight debut at LFA 24. Mike Jackson, MikeTheTruth.com PHOENIX — Mackenzie Dern [1] has some pop, too. Dern (4-0), a jiu-jitsu champion who is...
Glen Baker crushes Kevin Natividad with nine-second KO at LFA 24
Glen Baker needed just nine seconds to knock out Kevin Natividad at LFA 24. Twitter Glen Baker wasn’t getting paid by the hour at LFA 24. The 36-year-old “Bad Boy” wasted no time in his bantamweight...
LFA 24 Results: Frincu vs. Millender
Matthew Frincu faces Curtis Millender in the main event of LFA 24. Photo via LFA MMA Fighting has LFA 24 results for the Frincu vs. Millender fight card Friday night from the Comerica Theatre in...
ADCC champion Luanna Alzuguir confident ahead of amateur MMA debut
Luanna Alzuguir makes her MMA debut Friday. Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting One of the best female jiu-jitsu competitors is making her amateur mixed martial arts debut Friday night. Luanna Alzuguir, a five-...
Erick Silva vs. Jordan Mein added to UFC on FOX 26
Erick Silva faces Jordan Mein on Dec. 16 at UFC on FOX 26. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The flurry of additions [1] to UFC on FOX 26 [2] continued into Friday afternoon, as a welterweight tilt between exciting...
‘You little f*cking nerd’: Michael Bisping, GSP get in heated confrontation after press conference
Your browser does not support HTML5 video. The trash talk between Georges St-Pierre [1] and Michael Bisping [2] spilled out into the backstage area after the UFC 217 [3] press conference Friday in Toronto...
Mackenzie Dern not committing to flyweight despite difficulties making 115-pound limit
Mackenzie Dern Photo by Bianca Iuliano-Garman A flyweight bout is in Mackenzie Dern [1]’s immediate future, but that doesn’t mean she plans to stick around in that division. The 24-year-old Brazilian jiu-...
Nikita Krylov knocks out Emanuel Newton in 43 seconds in Russia
Nikita Krylov [1] scored another quick finish outside the UFC. Four months after submitting Stjepan Bekavac in 53 seconds, the Ukrainian talent met former Bellator light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton...
‘Bigfoot' Silva: Glory champion Rico Verhoeven has the obligation to win, 'can’t blink' against me
'Bigfoot' Silva makes his kickboxing debut against Rico Verhoeven in China. Glory Antonio Silva [1] doesn’t feel any pressure going into a fight with the best heavyweight kickboxer in the world in China...
Michael Bisping expects Georges St-Pierre to ‘hide from fighting’ at UFC 217
Michael Bisping (left) and Georges St-Pierre (right) Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Michael Bisping [1] is preparing for the best Georges St-Pierre [2] and he knows that means having to deal with a wrestling...
LFA 24’s Mandy Polk has been chasing Mackenzie Dern fight for over a year — and now she has it
Mandy Polk faces Mackenzie Dern on Oct. 13 at LFA 24. Photo via LFA Mandy Polk first debuted for RFA late last year. By then, she had already been introduced to the work of Mackenzie Dern [1], the...
USADA suspends Jesse Taylor one year for positive drug test for clomiphene
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting From comeback story to drug suspension in three months. USADA suspended Jesse Taylor [1] one year for testing positive for anti-estrogen agent clomiphene in an out-of-competition...
Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas, Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Mike Perry added to UFC on FOX 26
Jose Aldo and Ricardo Lamas will rematch in Canada. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Two big match-ups were announced for UFC’s upcoming show in Winnipeg on Dec. 16. Headlined by Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos...
Demetrious Johnson, Angela Hill, Jens Pulver to compete for $200K at TwitchCon
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Three well-known MMA fighters — headlined by UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson [1] — are taking their competitiveness from the cage to the controller. Johnson, Angela Hill...
Dana White: Winner of Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos will get UFC title shot
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Rafael dos Anjos [1] wanted an interim title fight, but it seems like he’ll be getting the next best thing. UFC president Dana White [2] said Friday at a UFC 217 [3] press...
Michael Bisping, Georges St-Pierre have heated Toronto staredown
22 days!! @Bisping [1] vs. @GeorgesStPierre [2] face off for #UFC217 [3]! pic.twitter.com/xbG9ti52lm [4] — UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) October 13, 2017 [5] UFC It seems like Michael Bisping [6] might be...
UFC 217 press conference video
Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre will answer questions at the UFC 217 press conference. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting At the UFC 217 [1] press conference, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping [2],...
Morning Report: Eddie Alvarez: Right now, I don’t give a f**k and the less I give a f**k, the better I fight
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Since signing with the UFC in 2014, Eddie Alvarez [1] has had a bit of an underwhelming go of things. Alvarez currently sports a 3-2 record in the UFC with one no-contest, and...
Al Iaquinta vs. Paul Felder slated for UFC 218
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Another battle with the potential for fireworks has been added to the already stacked UFC 218 [1] card. Al Iaquinta [2] and Paul Felder [3] have verbally agreed to a lightweight...
John Gotti III, grandson of notorious mobster, to make MMA pro debut
CES The grandson of one of New York City’s most notorious figures will make his professional mixed martial arts debut on Oct. 27. John Gotti III will appear at CES 46 in Lincoln Falls, RI. Gatti will meet...
Mackenzie Dern successfully makes weight ahead of flyweight debut at LFA 24
Mackenzie Dern makes her flyweight debut against Mandy Polk on Friday at LFA 24. Photo via LFA What weigh-in drama? Mackenzie Dern [1]’s first venture into the 125-pound waters kicked off without a hitch...
‘Baby Slice,’ Sinead Kavanagh fights added to Bellator 187
A dash of name recognition and local flavor have been added to Bellator 187 [1]. The company rounded out the main card for Nov. 10 event at Dublin’s 3Arena by announcing a pair of fights Thursday: Kevin...
Dana White responds to Mark Hunt’s angry Instagram post, pulling him from UFC Sydney
Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Dana White Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Mark Hunt [1] is furious at the UFC and president Dana White [2] for pulling him out of the main event of UFC Sydney next...
Tim Means steps in for Jesse Taylor to fight Belal Muhammad at UFC Sydney
Tim Means Esther Lin, MMA Fighting “The Dirty Bird” is making the flight to The Land Down Under. Veteran welterweight Tim Means [1] has agreed to step in as a replacement for Jesse Taylor [2] to fight...
Max Holloway knows he isn’t ‘the money fight’, says Conor McGregor isn’t ‘about that champ life’
Max Holloway Esther Lin/MMAFIGHTING.COM Max Holloway [1] wasn’t bowled over by Conor McGregor [2]’s attempt at compliments a couple of weeks ago in Glasgow. Speaking in Scotland, ‘The Notorious’ spoke...
Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos set for UFC Winnipeg main event
Robbie Lawler Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Two former champions will face off at UFC Winnipeg. On Thursday, the promotion officially announced that Robbie Lawler [1] will fight Rafael dos Anjos [2] in the...
Guido Cannetti’s dogged fight to prove to USADA he didn’t knowingly take banned substances
UFC bantamweight Guido Cannetti [1] had to go to great lengths to save his fighting career. Last October, just days away from his heated rematch with Marco Beltran [2] at The Ultimate Fighter: Latin...
Darren Till on Mike Perry: ‘As soon as I knock Donald out, I’m calling him into the cage’
Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports Darren Till [1] is approaching the biggest fight of his young career against Donald Cerrone [2], but he has already decided who he wants to face next if his hand is raised in...
Stay at flyweight or push for a superfight? Demetrious Johnson explains what’s next
Demetrious Johnson Esther Lin, MMA Fighting For the past few years, as his wins piled up and his reign atop the UFC flyweight division crossed into legendary territory, Demetrious Johnson [1] has always...
Morning Report: Kevin Lee on UFC 216 weight cut: I don’t even know how I got it off. I don’t know where I was
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting One of the ongoing stories in MMA the past couple of years is the problem of weight cutting in the sport and last weekend at UFC 216 [1], that problem almost reared its head again...
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Iuri Alcantara vs. Alejandro Perez set for UFC Fresno
Alejandro Perez will be getting a step up in competition. The Mexican fighter has been scheduled to take on veteran Iuri Alcantara in a bantamweight contest at UFC Fresno (UFC Fight Night 123). The event...
Valerie Letourneau to make Bellator debut vs. Kate Jackson on Dec. 15
Valerie Letourneau (right) fighting Viviane Pereira at UFC 206 last December Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Valerie Letourneau is going to make her Bellator debut before the year is through. On Wednesday,...
Humberto Bandenay replaces injured Jeremy Kennedy, meets Alexander Volkanovski at UFC Sydney
Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Humberto Bandenay will be returning to the Octagon next month. The Peruvian fighter will be stepping in on short notice to take on fellow featherweight Alexander Volkanovski...
MMA veteran John Alessio, now a police officer, describes being a first responder to Las Vegas shooting
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting John Alessio [1] was conducting a regular traffic stop the night of Oct. 1 when he heard something disturbing over his radio. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officer had to leave...
Myles Jury vs. Rick Glenn slated for UFC 219
Myles Jury faces former WSOF champion Rick Glenn on Dec. 30 at UFC 219. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting An intriguing featherweight tilt between Myles Jury [1] and former WSOF champion Rick Glenn [2] slated for...
Fortunes changed for five at UFC 216
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The consensus is that UFC 216 [1] was a top tier show, featuring exciting fights, a major record being set and a finish that will be talked about for years to come. But the box...
The MMA Hour - 403 - Demetrious Johnson
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will recap his thrilling win over Ray Borg at UFC 216.
The MMA Hour - 403 - Max Holloway
Max Holloway Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway will preview his UFC 218 title defense against Frankie Edgar.
The MMA Hour - 403 - Ian McCall
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Ian McCall will update us on the state of his career.
The MMA Hour - 403 - Frankie Edgar
Frankie Edgar Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Frankie Edgar will look ahead to his UFC 218 featherweight title fight against Max Holloway.
The MMA Hour - 403 - John Alessio
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Retired former UFC and Bellator fighter John Alessio [1], who now works for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, will discuss being a first responder during last week's...
The MMA Hour - 403 - Everlast
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Everlast discusses singing 'America the Beautiful' at UFC 216.
James Gallagher injured, out of Bellator 187 main event
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Rising star James Gallagher [1] won’t be fighting in Ireland next month after all. According to Bellator officials, Gallagher recently suffered a knee injury in training, forcing...
The MMA Hour - 403 - Darrion Caldwell
Bellator New Bellator bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell will recap his win over Eduardo Dantas on Friday.
The MMA Hour - 403 - Tony Ferguson
Tony Ferguson Esther Lin/MMAFIGHTING UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson will discuss his big win at UFC 216.
Michelle Waterson joins cast of MTV’s ‘The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars’
Michelle Waterson Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Michelle Waterson [1] is getting a reality check this fall. The UFC strawweight contender has been announced as a cast member on the upcoming season of /The...
Ratings report: Tough competition puts down UFC and Bellator weekend numbers
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Going against five nationally televised college football games and Major League Baseball playoffs this past Saturday night, the UFC 216 [1] prelims did 653,000 viewers on FX. The...
Invicta FC, Pancrase announce talent share
Invicta FC Women’s mixed martial arts is getting some good news. Invicta FC and Japan’s Pancrase announced an “exclusive” talent-sharing agreement Tuesday in a press release. The two promotions will be...
Sam Alvey replaces Trevor Smith, faces Ramazan Emeev at UFC Gdansk
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Sam Alvey [1] has stepped in on short notice to replace Trevor Smith [2] at UFC Gdansk, just over a week out from the Ergo Arena event on Oct. 21. Alvey is now set to take on...
Kurt Holobaugh will fight NAC nine-month suspension following admitted IV use
Titan FC Kurt Holobaugh [1] probably wouldn’t have been disciplined by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) had he not been honest. On Tuesday, the veteran MMA fighter was suspended nine months and fined $...
Live Chat: UFC 216 in review, UFC title shots, Mark Hunt vs. UFC and more
Joshua Dahl-USA TODAY Sports This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat. Today on the podcast, we'll discuss UFC 216 from every conceivable angle. What to make of Tony Ferguson's win? Kevin Lee's future...
UFC exec Jeff Novitzky sets record straight on Jon Jones comments
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jeff Novitzky did an interview on UFC announcer Bruce Buffer’s podcast last week and one of the topics of discussion was Jon Jones [1] and his doping case with USADA. A few MMA...
Morning Report: Michael Bisping says Tony Ferguson is ‘for sure’ a tougher matchup for Conor McGregor than Nate Diaz
Michael Bisping riles up the crowd Esther Lin When Tony Ferguson [1] submitted Kevin Lee [2] at UFC 216 [3], not only did he claim the UFC interim lightweight title, he also put himself at the very top of...
Chidi Njokuani to face Hisaki Kato in a middleweight bout at Bellator 189
Chidi Njokuani (left) facing off with Andrey Koreshkov prior to their fight this past August Bellator MMA Chidi Njokuani [1] is jumping up a division to put his weight cutting troubles behind him and get...
Mark Hunt blasts Dana White with profane Instagram post after removal from UFC Sydney main event
Mark Hunt Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC might be looking out for Mark Hunt [1]’s best interests, but he’s not pleased with its latest decision regarding his career. Hunt was scheduled to fight Marcin...
Fabricio Werdum steps in for Mark Hunt at UFC Sydney main event
Fabricio Werdum Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com Fabricio Werdum [1] barely broke a sweat at UFC 216 [2] and he’s already booked himself another fight. The UFC announced Tuesday that Werdum will step in for...
Bryan Caraway vs. Luke Sanders set for UFC Fresno
Bryan Caraway [1] is returning from an absence of just over a year and a half. The bantamweight contender will meet Luke Sanders [2] at UFC Fresno on Dec. 9. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial Tuesday...
Cub Swanson vs. Brian Ortega set for UFC Fresno main event
A classic battle of a cagey veteran vs. a real up-and-comer is heading to Fresno. Popular Cub Swanson [1] will meet Brian Ortega [2] in a featherweight bout on the Dec. 9 UFC Fight Night Fresno card. UFC...
Kurt Holobaugh suspended nine months, DWTNCS win overturned due to IV use
Kurt Holobaugh was suspended nine months by the NAC for his IV use on July 10. Esther Lin, MMA FIghting Kurt Holobaugh [1]’s UFC return hit a major snag Tuesday when the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC)...
Carlos Condit says he can see where Tyron Woodley’s critics ‘are coming from’
Carlos Condit [1] didn’t earn the nickname “The Natural Born Killer” by playing it safe during his fights. The former WEC welterweight champion and UFC interim titleholder goes for the finish when he sees...
RFA champion Raoni Barcelos replaces Augusto Mendes vs. Boston Salmon at UFC Sao Paulo
Raoni Barcelos will make his UFC debut in Sao Paulo. Upper Boston Salmon has a new opponent for UFC Sao Paulo. With Augusto Mendes sidelined due to an injury, “Boom Boom” will now take on RFA...
Henry Cejudo suffers burns, loses gold medal in California wildfire
Henry Cejudo UFC flyweight contender Henry Cejudo [1] is one of the more than 20,000 people who has been affected by the recent wildfires in Northern California. However, contrary to a report in the /San...
Marcin Held faces Nasrat Haqparast as Teemu Packalen is forced out of UFC Gdansk
Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports UFC newcomer Nasrat Haqparast has replaced Teemu Packalen [1] for his upcoming bout with Marcin Held [2] at UFC Fight Night 118 in Gdansk. UFC announced the change to the Oct...
Police to investigate video of TUF Brazil winner Rony Jason assaulting woman
Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting The first The Ultimate Fighter Brazil winner is in hot water. Rony Jason [1] was caught on tape assaulting a woman during a party in his hometown of Quixada, Brazil, Saturday...
Owen Roddy dismisses Tony Ferguson’s chances against Conor McGregor: ‘It’ll be lights out fairly quick’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Tony Ferguson [1] has taken aim at Conor McGregor [2] on several occasions since he claimed the UFC interim lightweight title with a third round submission over Kevin Lee [3] in...
Morning Report: Daniel Cormier apologizes to Anthony Johnson for calling him ‘f**king soft’
Daniel Cormier Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Last week, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier [1] stirred up some drama when he called former foe Anthony Johnson [2] “f**king soft” [3] because of...
Liam McGeary suffers injury, Bellator 185 bout with Bubba McDaniel canceled
Bellator MMA Bellator 185 [1] has lost one of its major bouts. Former Bellator light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary [2] has suffered an undisclosed injury, thus canceling his fight with late replacement...
UFC bantamweight Aljamain Sterling set to compete in submission-only grappling match
Aljamain Sterling will compete outside the Octagon in New York. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC bantamweight Aljamain Sterling returns to action Sunday, but not in a mixed martial arts bout. Coming off of a...
Video: Check out the official trailer for UFC 217 featuring Georges St-Pierre, Michael Bisping
On Saturday, the UFC released the official trailer for the upcoming UFC 217 [1] pay-per-view featuring the return of welterweight legend Georges St-Pierre [2], who steps up to the 185-lb division to...
Monday Morning Analyst: Don't forget about Kevin Lee or Fabricio Werdum
Joshua Dahl-USA TODAY Sports On today's episode, we go over all of the results from UFC 216 [1] as well as Bellator 184 [2]. We focus on the standout performances of Tony Ferguson [3] and Demetrious...
UFC 216 medical suspensions: Ray Borg, five others potentially out six months
Ray Borg lost to Demetrious Johnson via fifth-round armbar at UFC 216. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC flyweight title challenger Ray Borg [1] highlighted a list of six fighters to receive potential six-month...
Tony Ferguson sends message to ‘scared’ Conor McGregor: ‘I will haunt your f*cking dreams, kid’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting In any normal scenario, the next fight for Conor McGregor [1] would be an obvious choice. McGregor, the reigning UFC lightweight champion, would unify his title against Tony...
Demetrious Johnson ‘wanted to prove a point’ against Ray Borg due to pre-fight talk
Demetrious Johnson defeated Ray Borg via fifth-round submission at UFC 216. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Demetrious Johnson [1] may have stunned the MMA world with the unprecedented sequence that led to his...
Nearly catatonic MMA fighter dragged onto stage to weigh in, still allowed to fight at Pancrase
Daniel Lima had his seven-fight winning streak snapped Sunday in Japan, and the loss came 24 hours after a scary scene at the Pancrase 290 weigh-ins. Lima could barely stand on his own in Tokyo, Japan, to...
UFC 216 salaries: Tony Ferguson cashes $500,000 for interim title win
Tony Ferguson was the top earner at UFC 216. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Newly crowned UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson [1] was the top earner at UFC 216 [2], serving as one of five fighters to...
Ian McCall granted release from UFC contract
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting One of the UFC’s best known flyweight fighters is no longer with the promotion. Ian McCall [1] told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of /The MMA Hour/ [2]that he has been...
UFC signs sponsorship deal with Modelo, replaces Bud Light in U.S.
Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting Move over Bud Light. On Monday, the UFC announced that they would be ending their nine-year relationship with beer company Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. that regularly saw the Bud...
Gokhan Saki returns against Khalil Rountree at UFC 219
Susumu Nagao-USA TODAY Sports Gokhan Saki [1] isn’t wasting any time getting back into the Octagon. Less than three weeks after the kickboxing legend’s victorious UFC debut, the promotion announced Saki’s...
Dana White hoping to get Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm done 'soon'
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Cris Cyborg's [1] contract situation in the UFC is still complicated, but UFC president Dana White [2] is confident that she will eventually return to action against Holly Holm [3...
UFC 216 played out just right, but weight-cutting issues can no longer be ignored
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Overall, UFC 216 [1] turned out to be a pretty good fight card, in that Bobby Green [2] and Lando Vannata [3] did a bit of synchronized swimming in the “deep water” and Demetrious...
Boisterous Michael Bisping vows to retire ‘fatter, slower’ Georges St-Pierre once and for all
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — In the year-long lead-up to the fight that now headlines UFC 217 [1], Michael Bisping [2] has made it abundantly clear that he believes Georges St-Pierre [3] is making...
The MMA Hour with Demetrious Johnson, Max Holloway, Frankie Edgar, Tony Ferguson, Carlos Condit, Ian McCall, Darrion Caldwell, John Alessio, Everlast
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Morning Report: Georges St-Pierre says he is not targeting a fight with Conor McGregor
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting With UFC 216 [1] in the books, all eyes in the MMA world can now turn in full to the biggest fight of the year, Georges St-Pierre [2]’s challenging Michael Bisping [3] for the UFC...
Rizin FF announces complete card, bout order for Fukuoka
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Rizin FF makes its first trip to Fukuoka, Japan, on Oct. 15, and the promotion announced the official bout order for the upcoming event. Highlighted by a grappling match between...
John Moraga explains subdued reaction following UFC 216 win: 'I felt like I wanted to cry'
LAS VEGAS – John Moraga [1] talks to the media at UFC 216 [2] about his upset knockout win over Magomed Bibulatov [3], his post-fight reaction, the state of his fighting career, and much more. [1] http://...
Yancy Medeiros vs. Alex Oliveira booked for UFC 218
Yancy Medeiros finished Erick Silva in his last UFC fight. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Yancy Medeiros [1] and Alex Oliveira [2] are set to meet inside the Octagon in December, both fighters announced on...
Man attends MMA event as a fan, ends up winning a belt in Brazil
Leonardo Fabri Luis Felipe Alvim is the new Juiz de Fora Fight welterweight champion, and his story is unlike everything you’ve ever seen. Juiz de Fora Fight 18 was expected to feature Carlos Eduardo...
Brad Tavares explains why Las Vegas shooting felt so personal
LAS VEGAS – Middleweight [1] Brad Tavares [2] speaks to the media at UFC 216 [3] about his decision win over Thales Leites [4], what's next for his career, the Las Vegas shooting, and much more. [1] http...
Fabricio Werdum says it was a ‘hard decision’ to take Walt Harris fight at last minute
Fabricio Werdum celebrating his win over Walt Harris at UFC 216 Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Pretty much everyone has crammed for a test at one point in their lives, but that pressure probably doesn’t compare...
Nevada commission: Kevin Lee was ‘medically fit to fight’ at UFC 216
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The Nevada Athletic Commission stands by its decision, based on doctors’ input, to allow Kevin Lee [1] to fight at UFC 216 [2]. NAC executive director Bob Bennett told MMA Fighting...
Dana White praises Cody Garbrandt as next big star, laments missed opportunities of Jon Jones
Cody Garbrandt Esther Lin, MMA Fighting With several of the UFC’s biggest draws facing uncertain futures, the door is wide open for a young talent to kick in the door and establish themselves. Dana White...
UFC 216 Aftermath: Will Conor McGregor vs. Tony Ferguson happen?
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC president Dana White [1] left no doubt which direction he wants to go with the lightweight division following Tony Ferguson [2]’s UFC interim title victory over Kevin Lee on...
Justin Gaethje: 'I want to be the most violent lightweight in the world'
YouTube, MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — At UFC 216 [1], Justin Gaethje [2] talked about coaching on The Ultimate Fighter 26, his upcoming fight against Eddie Alvarez [3], his prediction for Tony Ferguson vs....
‘Devastated’ Kevin Lee says weight cut ‘damn near killed me’
Joshua Dahl-USA TODAY Sports Kevin Lee [1] left no doubt how he felt after giving everything he had and coming up short in his main-event fight with Tony Ferguson [2] on Saturday night at UFC 216 [3]. “I’...
The Weekly Grind: Jose Aldo punches T.V. host through a bag of baked goods, Michael Bisping blasts GSP on Instagram
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...
Demetrious Johnson is the gold standard for UFC champions
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Somewhere out there, there must be an equation that explains the increasing weight of the UFC belt with the passage of time. Most of the organization’s champions that have managed...
Video: Hussam Qashou lands wild KO kick off back at MMA show in Kuwait
Another view of that insane kick KO by Hussam Qashou at Wawan MMA @MMA_Kuwait [1] pic.twitter.com/QtIgnr8qD8 [2] — caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) October 7, 2017 [3] @Grabaka_Hitman, Twitter Hussam Qashou had...
Dana White says Demetrious Johnson is ‘definitely’ the greatest UFC fighter ever
Is Demetrious Johnson the GOAT? Dana White says yes. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — Demetrious Johnson [1] is now the standard-bearer for UFC greatness, and he accomplished that feat more...
Tony Ferguson to Conor McGregor: Walk away and nobody will get hurt
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting After Dana White said that Tony Ferguson is the opponent that makes sense next for Conor McGregor, Ferguson said that McGregor is in check, and on the way to checkmate If Conor...
Demetrious Johnson explains how he pulled off legendary submission against Ray Borg at UFC 216
There hasn’t been this kind of innovation leading to a victory in the fifth round of a title fight since the “Showtime Kick.” On Saturday night, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson [1] hoisted Ray...
Dana White: Tony Ferguson vs. Conor McGregor title unification bout ‘has to happen’
In arguably the UFC’s most talent-rich division, there’s only one fight that company president Dana White [1] wants to discuss right now. Saturday’s UFC 216 [2] event in Las Vegas was capped off by Tony...
UFC 216 post-fight show
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — With UFC 216 [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/887/ufc-216-...
Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg full fight video highlights
Demetrious Johnson defended his title once again at UFC 216. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Watch Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg [1] full fight video highlights from UFC 216 [2]’s co-main event above, courtesy...
UFC 216 bonuses: Demetrious Johnson rewarded for sensational armbar submission
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Another successful title defense, another fight night bonus for Demetrious Johnson [1]. The reigning flyweight champion dominated challenger Ray Borg [2] on Saturday in the co-...
Video: Tony Ferguson calls out Conor McGregor after UFC 216 win: ‘Defend or vacate’
Well that escalated quickly ....@TonyFergusonXT [1] #UFC216 [2] pic.twitter.com/B5zJBv4dOV [3] — UFC (@ufc) October 8, 2017 [4] Esther Lin, MMA Fighting If there was any doubt that Tony Ferguson [5]...
UFC 216 post-fight press conference video
Tony Ferguson Esther Lin/MMAFIGHTING The UFC 216 [1] post-fight press conference is the last piece of business to take care of after the action is over in the Octagon, and we have the live video below at...
UFC 216 in Tweets: Pros react to Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee, Demetrious Johnson’s unbelievable submission
Tony Ferguson defeated Kevin Lee to capture the UFC interim lightweight title at UFC 216. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Tony Ferguson [1]’s long quest to gold is complete — albeit of the interim variety — and...
UFC 216 Results: Ferguson vs. Lee
Tony Ferguson faces Kevin Lee in the UFC 216 main event Saturday night. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting MMA Fighting has UFC 216 [1] results for the Ferguson vs. Lee fight card Oct. 7, plus live coverage from Las...
UFC 216 results: Tony Ferguson submits Kevin Lee, claims interim lightweight belt
Tony Ferguson defeated Kevin Lee in the UFC 216 main event Saturday night. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Never sleep on Tony Ferguson [1], not even for a minute. Kevin Lee [2] appeared to be up on the...
UFC 216 results: Demetrious Johnson sets UFC record in win over Ray Borg
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Demetrious Johnson [1] stands alone in UFC history. The longtime UFC flyweight champion defeated Ray Borg [2] on Saturday night in the co-feature bout of UFC 216. [3] Johnson...
UFC 216 live blog: Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee
Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee battle it out in the UFC 216 main event Saturday. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is the UFC 216 [1] live blog for Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee [2], an interim lightweight...
UFC 216 results: Fabricio Werdum earns quick submission over Walt Harris
Walt Harris [1]’ Cinderella story didn’t last too long. Harris was bumped up to the UFC 216 [2] main card against Fabricio Werdum [3] late on Saturday afternoon after Werdum’s original opponent, Derrick...
UFC 216 live blog: Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg
Demetrious Johnson could break a UFC record against Ray Borg in the UFC 216 co-main event Saturday. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is the UFC 216 [1] live blog for Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg [2], a...
Mark Godbeer issues statement over losing UFC 216 booking
Mark Godbeer Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Mark Godbeer [1] has every right to feel disappointed about losing his spot on UFC 216 [2] at the last minute, but the English heavyweight sounds like he’s in good...
UFC 216 results: Mara Romero Borella submits Kalindra Faria in first round
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Mara Romero Borella [1] is wasting little time making her name in the UFC’s newest division. The Italian put on an impressive display in her company debut on Saturday night,...
UFC 216 live blog: Fabricio Werdum vs. Walt Harris
Fabricio Werdum was expecting to fight Derrick Lewis, but he will instead face Walt Harris at UFC 216. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is the UFC 216 [1] live blog for Fabricio Werdum vs. Walt Harris [2], a...
UFC 216 results: Beneil Dariush and Evan Dunham duel to an exciting draw
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Beneil Dariush threw everything but the kitchen sink at Evan Dunham in the first round of their UFC 216 lightweight bout on Saturday night. Dunham roared back to take the last two...
UFC 216 live blog: Mara Romero Borella vs. Kalindra Faria
Mara Romero Borella and Kalindra Faria will both be making their UFC debuts on Saturday night. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is the UFC 216 live blog for Mara Romero Borella vs. Kalindra Faria, a women’s...
UFC 216 live blog: Beneil Dariush vs. Evan Dunham
Beneil Dariush and Evan Dunham will kick off the UFC 216 main card Saturday night. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is the UFC 216 [1] live blog for Beneil Dariush vs. Evan Dunham [2], a lightweight bout at...
UFC 216 results: Cody Stamann earns split decision over Tom Duquesnoy
Tom Duquesnoy [1] has carried as much hype as any young UFC prospect in recent years. Cody Stamann [2] hasn’t had nearly as much attention in his career. But the native of Grand Rapids, Mich. knew he...
UFC 216 results: Point deduction turns Bobby Green vs. Lando Vannata into draw
An illegal leg strike by Lando Vannata in the first round of his UFC 216 bout with Bobby Green was the difference between a Vannata victory and a draw on Saturday night. Vannata, on the attack in the first...
Francis Ngannou offered to fight Fabricio Werdum on just hours notice at UFC 216
YouTube, MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — At UFC 216, heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou talked about volunteering to fight Fabricio Werdum on short notice on Saturday night, his UFC 218 fight against Alistair...
Demetrious Johnson to make $370,000 for historic title fight against Ray Borg at UFC 216
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Demetrious Johnson [1] isn’t making too much more in flat pay under his new contract with the UFC. The UFC flyweight champion will make a guaranteed $370,000 for his historic...
UFC 216 photos
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC 216 photos are for Saturday’s UFC event in Las Vegas
UFC 216 fight card: Fabricio Werdum will now face Walt Harris
Walt Harris Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Walt Harris [1] is seizing the opportunity of a lifetime. On Saturday, a back injury forced Derrick Lewis [2] to withdraw [3] at the last minute from a bout vs. former...
UFC 216 start time, TV schedule for Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee
Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee will clash in the UFC 216 main event Saturday. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC 216 [1] start time, TV schedule for the Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee [2] event at the T-Mobile...
Fabricio Werdum vs. Derrick Lewis off of UFC 216
Fabricio Werdum and Derrick Lewis were scheduled to compete on the UFC 216 main card Saturday. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC 216 [1] just lost a key bout. A heavyweight main card clash between Fabricio...
UFC 216 live stream online
Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee will battle in the UFC 216 main event. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Watch UFC 216 [1] live stream online on MMA Fighting for the pay-per-view card at 10 p.m. ET. The fight card for...
Thales Leites defends Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre clash at UFC 217
Thales Leites lost a split decision to Michael Bisping in 2015. Zuffa LLC/Getty Thales Leites returns to the Octagon at Saturday’s pay-per-view event in Las Vegas, and while many fellow UFC middleweights...
Despite losing Andrea Lee as UFC 216 opponent, Kalindra Faria promises 'performance worthy of a main card’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The last few days have been a rollercoaster of emotions for Brazilian flyweight Kalindra Faria. The Titan FC bantamweight champion was offered a fight with Invicta FC star Andrea...
UFC 216 Embedded, Episode 5: ‘Ask Dodson how it worked out for him’
In the fifth episode of UFC 216 [1] Embedded, Kevin Lee [2] needs two attempts to make championship weight, Demetrious Johnson [3] and Ray Borg [4] have a heated staredown at ceremonial weigh-ins and the...
Tom Duquesnoy dismisses Cody Stamann’s criticism of his European opposition
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Taking a victory over an American with a strong wrestling background is a right of passage for every European fighter that signs with the UFC. Up until he fought Chad Mendes at UFC...
Poliana Botelho’s first experience in the UFC came in a popular Brazilian soap opera
Poliana Botelho squares off with Globo star Paolla Oliveira before UFC 212 ceremonial weigh-ins Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Lights are on. The music is playing, and Poliana Botelho [1] walks to the stage to...
Should PEDs disqualify fighters from GOAT conversations — and what does that mean for Demetrious Johnson?
Demetrious Johnson seeks history with his 11th straight title defense at UFC 216. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — Somewhere around Year Four of his otherworldly run, Demetrious Johnson [1] started to...
With Kevin Lee and Tony Ferguson, it’s a delightfully ‘weird’ battle of eccentrics
Esther Lin, MMA FIghting One of the things that has bothered Kevin Lee [1] ever since his fight with Tony Ferguson [2] got made is what he perceives as a difference in IQs. This has carried over to fight...
Fightweets: On Kevin Lee and MMA weight-cutting culture
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting There was good news and bad news on Friday: The good is that we didn’t have another UFC pay-per-view main event fall out. The bad is that Kevin Lee [1] did not look like a healthy...
UFC 216 predictions
We have a solid night of fights ahead of us. UFC 216 [1] is being headlined by two UFC title fights. In the main event, top lightweight contender Tony Ferguson [2] takes on rising star Kevin Lee [3] in a...
UFC 216 main event breakdown: Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee
Tony Ferguson Esther Lin/MMAFIGHTING Winner inserts themselves in the Conor McGregor sweepstakes After nine straight wins and a near one-year break for reasons out of his control, Tony Ferguson [1]...
Leonardo Santos calls Kevin Lee's UFC interim title shot a 'joke'
Leonardo Santos knocked Kevin Lee out at UFC 195 Esther Lin, MMA Fighting RIO DE JANEIRO — Leonardo Santos [1] is not happy that Kevin Lee [2] is fighting for the UFC interim lightweight championship. Lee...
Featherweight champ Julia Budd headlines Bellator 189 against Arlene Blencowe
Bellator Julia Budd [1] will finally return to the Bellator cage in December. The 34-year-old fighter, who hasn’t competed since she won the featherweight title back in March, will defend her gold in a...
Luan Chagas withdraws from UFC Sao Paulo with broken foot
UFC Sao Paulo took another hit. Two days after Augusto Mendes [1] was forced out of the card with a leg injury [2], the event lost Luan Chagas [3], as the Brazilian welterweight announced on his social...
Looking at Jon Jones’ social media helped Ray Borg reconcile criticism from ‘very uneducated’ fans
Ray Borg challenges flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson on Oct. 7 at UFC 216. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Like any public figure, Ray Borg [1] has dealt with his fair share of criticism in the past. But...
Bellator 184 fight video highlights
Watch full Bellator 184 [1] fight video highlights from Bellator’s Friday night event above, courtesy of Spike. Bellator 184: Dantas vs. Caldwell took place Oct.6 at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville,...
Fabricio Werdum explains why he’s fighting Derrick Lewis, not Mark Hunt
Fabricio Werdum (left) with Mark Hunt. The two previously fought at UFC 180, with Werdum scoring a second-round TKO. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Fabricio Werdum meets Derrick Lewis at Saturday's UFC 216 [1]...
UFC 216 preview show
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS - With UFC 216 [1] almost here, MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani and Shaun Al-Shatti break down the top storylines [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/887/ufc-216-...
Bellator 184 results: Darrion Caldwell outpoints Eduardo Dantas to win bantamweight title
Darrion Caldwell Bellator MMA 2009 NCAA wrestling champion Darrion Caldwell [1] (11-1) won his first MMA title by defeating bantamweight king Eduardo Dantas [2] (20-5) by unanimous decision in the main...
Nik Lentz releases statement following withdrawal from UFC 216 bout with Will Brooks
Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images Nik Lentz [1] has opened up about his withdrawal from UFC 216 [2]. The lightweight fighter released a statement late Friday night on his removal from Saturday’s UFC 216 in...
UFC 216 Results: Fergurson vs. Lee
Tony Ferguson faces Kevin Lee in the UFC 216 main event Saturday night. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting MMA Fighting has UFC 216 [1] results for the Ferguson vs. Lee fight card Oct. 7, plus live coverage from Las...