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UFC Phoenix weigh-in video at 11 a.m. ET
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting At the UFC Phoenix weigh-ins, all 26 fighters taking part in Sunday night’s UFC Phoenix fights will step on the scale Saturday, and we’ll have the live video here at MMA Fighting...
Bellator 216 predictions
Michael “Venom” Page faces off with Paul Daley ahead of their Welterweight World Grand Prix main event bout on Saturday at Bellator 216 in Uncasville, Conn. Bellator MMA After countless stops and starts,...
Bellator 215 highlights
Bellator With Bellator 215 [1] in the books, check out all the highlights from the main card, including a very painful ending to the main event. [1] https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1014/bellator-...
Invicta FC 34 results: Vanessa Porto beats Pearl Gonzalez for title by technical decision after eye poke
Dave Mandel, Invicta FC Invicta FC has a new flyweight champion, but the ending came in bizarre fashion. Vanessa Porto [1] defeated Pearl Gonzalez [2] by technical decision (40-36, 39-37, 39-37) to...
Bellator 216 Results: MVP vs. Daley
Michael Page and Paul Daley will square off in the Bellator 216 main event Saturday Bellator MMA MMA Fighting has Bellator 216 [1] results for the MVP vs. Daley fight card Saturday night from the Mohegan...
Bellator 215 Results: Matt Mitrione vs. Sergei Kharitonov ends in no-contest after low blow
Bellator Things did not go as planned for the first leg of Bellator’s doubleheader weekend. On Friday night at Bellator 215 [1] in Uncasville, Conn., Matt Mitrione [2] and Sergei Kharitonov [3] were...
Jon Jones responds to Cain Velasquez, says ‘my heavyweight days are inevitable’
Jon Jones Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jon Jones [1] admires Cain Velasquez [2]’s chutzpah, but don’t think he’s giving the two-time UFC champion a chance to beat him just yet. Velasquez, who makes his return...
Invicta FC 34 Results: Porto vs. Gonzalez
Dave Mandel, Invicta FC MMA Fighting has Invicta FC 34 [1] results for the Porto vs. Gonzalez fight card at the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. Vanessa Porto [2] and Pearl Gonzalez [3] will square...
Bellator 215 Results: Mitrione vs. Kharitonov
Matt Mitrione and Sergei Kharitonov will collide in the Bellator 215 main event Friday. Bellator MMA Fighting has Bellator 215 [1] results for the Mitrione vs. Kharitonov event Friday at the Mohegan Sun...
UFC Phoenix media day photos
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC Phoenix media day photos are in for Friday’s UFC event in Arizona.
Alex Caceres gets philosophical about MMA, says he’s ‘reverting back’ to where he was ‘as a child’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting PHOENIX — At UFC Phoenix media day, Alex Caceres [1] discusses going back to the child he was without “false machismo,” MMA feeling like less of a job now, not knowing who Kron...
Vicente Luque says he’s ‘more technical’ than Bryan Barberena, looking for knockout
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting PHOENIX — At UFC Phoenix media day, Vicente Luque [1] discusses fighting Bryan Barberena [2], being underrated, not wanting to talk crap to get opportunities, how he feels like he...
James Vick respects Khabib Nurmagomedov for wanting to sit out during teammates’ bans
PHOENIX — At UFC Phoenix media day, James Vick [1] discusses fighting on ESPN, losing to Justin Gaethje [2], his trash talk against Gaethje, his bout with Paul Felder [3], the glut at the top of the...
Andrea Lee says it ‘really sucks’ dealing with sensitive personal issues in the public eye
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting PHOENIX — At UFC Phoenix media day, Andrea Lee [1] discusses fighting Ashlee Evans-Smith [2], finding a new gym after her husband allegedly abused her, training with UFC veteran...
Francis Ngannou on Cain Velasquez: ‘To be the king, you have to beat the king’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting PHOENIX — At UFC Phoenix media day, Francis Ngannou [1] discusses his traditional African garb, his first staredown with Cain Velasquez [2], being a fan of Velasquez, getting back...
Kron Gracie says he initially wanted ‘somebody better’ than Alex Caceres in UFC debut
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting PHOENIX — At UFC Phoenix media day, Kron Gracie [1] discusses two-year layoff, how he ended up in the UFC, the challenges of being the son of Rickson Gracie [2], wanting someone...
Return to Hilo put Toby Misech back on track ahead of Eduardo Dantas matchup
Toby Misech (pictured) fights Eduardo Dantas in a bantamweight bout at Bellator 215 on Friday in Uncasville, Conn. Bellator MMA Born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, Toby Misech [1] just needed some home...
Cynthia Calvillo explains changes she made ahead of UFC Phoenix after missing weight in last fight
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting PHOENIX — At UFC Phoenix media day, Cynthia Calvillo [1] discusses her cannabis suspension, missing weight in her last fight, what she has done differently this time, hoping to...
Bryan Barberena blames ‘dad bod’ for why critics continue to underestimate him
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting PHOENIX — At UFC Phoenix media day, Bryan Barberena [1] discusses his daughter painting his nails, being the underdog against Vicente Luque [2], his “dad bod” being the reason for...
Karl Moore injured, withdraws from Bellator 217 clash with Yannick Bahati 
Dolly Clew, Cage Warriors One of the most eagerly anticipated clashes on the Bellator 217 [1] card, Karl Moore vs. Yannick Bahati [2], will not take place as an injury has forced former Cage Warriors...
Paul Felder says UFC lightweight division might need interim belt in Khabib Nurmagomedov’s absence
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting PHOENIX — At UFC Phoenix media day, Paul Felder [1] discusses fighting on ESPN, his success in 2018 as a broadcaster, fighting James Vick [2], Vick’s huge weight cut, the state of...
UFC Phoenix media day staredowns
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting PHOENIX — At UFC Phoenix media day, the stars from the card, including heavyweight headliners Cain Velasquez [1] and Francis Ngannou [2], faced off Wednesday before Sunday night’s...
Tom Aspinall discusses training with Tyson Fury, Darren Till ahead of Cage Warriors 101
Connor Elliot, Cage Warriors Tom Aspinall has reset his focus to mixed martial arts after dipping his toe in the waters of professional boxing, but there will be no easing him back into the sport as the...
Bulk of Mark Hunt’s lawsuit against the UFC dismissed
Mark Hunt will attempt to make weight at the UFC Fight Night 52 weigh-ins Friday. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting All but one of the claims in Mark Hunt [1]’s lawsuit against the UFC have been dismissed. The...
Bellator 215 live stream online
Tabatha Watkins and Lindsey VanZandt will compete on the Bellator 215 undercard. Bellator Watch the Bellator 215 [1] live stream online on MMA Fighting for the preliminary card at 6:30 p.m. ET. The fight...
Bellator 216 weigh-in video, results
Bellator MMA At the Bellator 216 [1] weigh-ins, all 24 fighters taking part in Saturday night’s fights will step on the scales Friday. In the main event, Michael Page [2] and Paul Daley [3] will have to...
Top European prospects to watch
Fight Nights Global Khabib Nurmagomedov [1] is the sole representative from Europe among the UFC’s championship elite at the beginning of 2019. Similarly, Gegard Mousasi [2] is the only fighter from the...
Daniel Cormier: Khabib Nurmagomedov paying teammates’ fines is ‘the most honorable thing I’ve ever seen’
Khabib Nurmagomedov Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Having trained together at American Kickboxing Academy, Daniel Cormier [1] is accustomed to seeing Khabib Nurmagomedov [2] show off his martial arts prowess....
Brass City, Brass Knuckles: Bellator’s 21-year-old Mike Kimbel is ready to bust out
Bellator MMA The blue-chip prospect grew up fighting in crime-ridden Waterbury, and it seems that every punch he throws tells a story. In just his second pro fight back in October, the prospect Mike Kimbel...
Brass City, Brass Knuckles: Bellator’s 21-year-Mike Kimble is ready to bust out
Bellator MMA The blue-chip prospect grew up fighting in crime-ridden Waterbury, and it seems that every punch he throws tells a story. In just his second pro fight back in October, the prospect Mike Kimbel...
Dean Trueman injured, out of Cage Warriors 103 title fight against Soren Bak
Dolly Clew, Cage Warriors An injury has ruled defending Cage Warriors featherweight champion Dean Trueman out of his highly anticipated meeting with Soren Bak on Mar. 9. Bak vacated his lightweight title...
Morning Report: Scott Coker says Bellator is considering a featherweight Grand Prix for October
Buckle up because it looks like Bellator has some big Grand Prix plans in the future. Last month, Bellator’s first Grand Prix came to a conclusion when Ryan Bader [1] knocked out Fedor Emelianenko [2] at...
Bellator signs 20-year-old Greek flyweight prospect Elina Kallionidou
Elina Kallionidou Bellator MMA Bellator has added a young up-and-coming flyweight to its roster. Officials told MMA Fighting that 20-year-old Greek prospect Elina Kallionidou [1] has signed a multi-fight...
James Vick UFC Phoenix open workout highlights
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting PHOENIX — At UFC Phoenix open workouts, James Vick [1] puts on a show for the fans and media gathered Thursday ahead of his co-main event fight Sunday against Paul Felder [2]. [1...
Paul Felder UFC Phoenix open workout highlights
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting PHOENIX — At UFC Phoenix open workouts, Paul Felder [1] put on a show for the fans and media gathered Thursday ahead of his co-main event fight with James Vick [2] on Sunday. [1...
Cain Velasquez UFC Phoenix open workout highlights
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting PHOENIX — At UFC Phoenix open workouts, Cain Velasquez [1] put on a show for the fans and media gathered ahead of his big heavyweight fight against Francis Ngannou [2] in the main...
Francis Ngannou UFC Phoenix open workout highlights
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting PHOENIX — At UFC Phoenix open workouts, Francis Ngannou [1] put on a show for the fans and media gathered ahead of his big heavyweight fight against Cain Velasquez [2] in the main...
UFC Phoenix open workout photos
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC Phoenix open workout photos are from Thursday’s UFC event.
Cain Velasquez believes going for an early takedown on Francis Ngannou is ‘probably not gonna work’
PHOENIX — At UFC Phoenix open workouts, Cain Velasquez [1] discusses why he wanted to return on this card, fighting Francis Ngannou [2], the challenges Ngannou presents, visiting Senegal and more. [1]...
James Vick says a lot of UFC fighters are ‘optimistic’ about possibility of 165-pound division
PHOENIX — At UFC Phoenix open workouts, James Vick [1] discusses his loss to Justin Gaethje [2], what a fight with Paul Felder [3] does for him, whether he’d consider fighting at welterweight, the...
Paul Felder says win over James Vick will allow him to start calling out lightweight ‘cry babies’
PHOENIX — At UFC Phoenix open workouts, Paul Felder [1] discusses how family drives him, his lengthy layoff, his broadcast work, his fight with James Vick [2], the lightweight division, the extreme cold in...
Francis Ngannou responds to critics who question his fighter’s mentality
PHOENIX — At UFC Phoenix open workouts, Francis Ngannou [1] discusses what he’s learned since his title shot against Stipe Miocic [2] last year, his knockout win over Curtis Blaydes [3], fighting Cain...
Sergei Kharitonov believes Fedor Emelianenko has two or three years left of fighting in him
NEW YORK — At Bellator 215 [1] media day, Sergei Kharitonov [2] discusses getting into a car crash on Instagram Live, fighting Matt Mitrione [3], wanting big fights more than a title, whether he thinks...
Invicta FC 34 weigh-in results: Helena Kolesnyk misses weight by 10 pounds, bout canceled
Helena Kolesnyk (pictured) failed to make weight for Friday’s Invicta FC 34 card in Kansas City, Kan. Invicta FC Invicta FC 34 [1] is down a bout after one of its competitors badly missed weight....
Aljamain Sterling: Jimmie Rivera clash means ‘a lot more than just winning a UFC fight’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The war of words between Aljamain Sterling [1] and Jimmie Rivera [2] has been building for years. In fact, Sterling dates their rivalry back to their time competing for New Jersey...
Roy Nelson says Mirko Cro Cop has ‘doctors’ that make him ‘better and stronger’
NEW YORK — At Bellator 216 [1] media day, Roy Nelson [2] discusses his rematch with Mirko Cro Cop [3], Cro Cop’s “doctors,” Ryan Bader [4] winning the Bellator Heavyweight [5] World Grand Prix and more. [...
Bellator 215 weigh-in video, results
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting At the Bellator 215 [1] weigh-ins, all 26 fighters taking part in Friday night’s fights will step on the scales Thursday. In the main event, Matt Mitrione [2] and Sergei Kharitonov...