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Craig White on signing for UFC: ‘It’s a dream that I never thought would come true’ 
Dolly Clew, Cage Warriors The outpouring of emotion for Craig White [1] was palpable last Tuesday. Approaching his 10th year as a professional, even “The Thundercat” was bemused by the number of well-...
UFC Chile: Usman vs. Maia averages 870,000 viewers
Kamaru Usman defeated Demian Maia at UFC Chile. Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports Boosted by a NASCAR lead-in, the show beat the 2017 average for the series by nine percent. The UFC’s debut Saturday night in...
Luke Rockhold re-injures leg, tabling talks of Gustafsson fight
Luke Rockhold will be sidelined until late 2018. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting So much for that Alexander Gustafsson [1] vs. Luke Rockhold [2] fight. At least for now. The bout, which had been discussed for...
Mirko Cro Cop details extent of knee injury, targeted date for return
Mirko Cro Cop will be sidelined for the foreseeable future. GLORY Mirko Filipovic’s [1] left leg is in rough shape following his withdrawal from Bellator 200 [2]’s main event. Filipovic, 43, pulled out [3...
Titan FC double champ Jose Torres signs with UFC, will debut in Utica
Titan FC One of the top lighter weight fighters in the world is headed to the UFC. Jose Torres, the Titan FC flyweight and bantamweight champion, has agreed to fight Jarred Brooks [1] at UFC Fight Night...
Fabricio Werdum fails USADA drug test, facing UFC anti-doping violation
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Just one day after news broke that Fabricio Werdum [1] would be headlining the UFC’s debut in Russia, the former UFC heavyweight champion is in hot water with USADA. Werdum failed...
Fortunes changed for five at UFC Chile
Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports Kamaru Usman [1]’s clear-cut decision win over Demian Maia [2] was predictable - in both a good and a bad way for Usman. Usman, who captured the NCAA Division II national...
Paul Daley softens stance on Bellator, has meeting with Coker planned for this week
Paul Daley’s relationship with Bellator has improved since Bellator 199. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Paul Daley [1]’s relationship with Bellator was not in a good place prior to his recent outing at Bellator...
Jeremy Petley out of Bellator 200 due to injury, Saul Rogers fight canceled
Saul Rogers is without a dance partner for his promotional debut this Friday night at Bellator 200 [1]. Bellator has confirmed that Canadian Jeremy Petley [2] has pulled out of his bout with Rogers due to...
Liddell’s longtime coach doesn’t ‘like’ comeback plans, but still standing behind Liddell ‘100 percent’
Chuck Liddell’s longtime head coach is willing to support Liddell’s MMA comeback. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting If Chuck Liddell [1] is going to return to MMA, his longtime coach is willing to support him....
Morning Report: Rose Namajunas sets terms for potential Joanna Jedrzejczyk trilogy fight
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting For the better part of three years, Joanna Jedrzejczyk [1] was the undefeated champion of the UFC strawweight division, defeating all comers and dominating the top fighters in the...
Michael Chiesa to make FS1 analyst debut for UFC Liverpool
Michael Chiesa Esther Lin, MMA Fighting After missing out on an opportunity to fight in April, Michael Chiesa [1] has found another way to get some exposure. The lightweight contender will make his FOX...
Yair Rodriguez opens up about abrupt departure from UFC
Yair Rodriguez Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It wasn’t long ago that Yair Rodriguez [1] was earmarked as the UFC’s next featherweight star. A 25-year-old with Mexican roots and a flashy, fan-friendly fighting...
Monday Morning Analyst: Tatiana Suarez, the female Khabib Nurmagomedov?
Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports On today’s episode of the podcast, we look at the standout performance from UFC strawweight Tatiana Suarez [1] at UFC Chile against Alexa Grasso [2]. Is Suarez the female...
Fabricio Werdum vs. Alexey Oleynik set to headline UFC Moscow
Fabricio Werdum takes on Alexey Oleynik at UFC Moscow. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC’s inaugural event in Russia will be headlined by a grappler’s delight of a fight. A heavyweight matchup between...
Ed Soares announces London Trust Media acquisition of LFA, planned expansion
Amy Kaplan, Legacy Fighting Alliance Legacy Fighting Alliance has a new majority owner. LFA CEO Ed Soares announced Monday on /The MMA Hour/ [1] that London Trust Media has acquired a majority share of the...
Missed Fists: Amir Khan (not that Amir Khan) impresses at ONE event, boxing ref gets caught in the crossfire
Referee Ian John Lewis eats a punch during Saturday’s Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack WBC light heavyweight title fight in Toronto @mrgeoffpeters, Twitter /Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists...
Ian McCall announces retirement
Ian McCall Esther Lin, MMA Fighting “Uncle Creepy” is calling it a day. Ian McCall [1] announced Monday on /The MMA Hour/ that he is retiring after a 15-year career that saw him become one of the best...
Cro Cop out of Bellator 200 main event, Carvalho vs. Mousasi to headline
Rizin Bad luck has hit Bellator 200 [1]. The landmark show lost its main event on Monday, as Mirko Filipovic [2] has been forced to withdraw from Friday’s main event at The SSE Arena in England with an...
Patricio Freire hoping brother Patricky joins him on Bellator 203 card, promising ‘double the violence’
Patricio Freire Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Patricio Freire [1] and brother Patricky have not fought on the same card as each other during their long runs with Bellator MMA. The two are hoping that changes...
Morning Report: Tito Ortiz says he ‘never got a fair shake’ against Chuck Liddell in UFC
ESTHER LIN/MMAFIGHTING.COM Last week, Chuck Liddell [1] announced he was coming out of an eight-year retirement [2] to pursue a third fight with his long-time rival, Tito Ortiz [3], under the banner of...
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Jessica Andrade frustrated by inability to get a fight, hoping someone steps up
RIO DE JANEIRO — Jessica Andrade [1] spoke to the media at UFC 224 [2] about her issues getting a fight, the chances she tries out the flyweight division, and much more. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/...
Tecia Torres: Joanna Jedrzejczyk ‘not being as humble as I believe she should be’
RIO DE JANEIRO — During UFC 224 [1] fight week, Tecia Torres [2] discusses her upcoming fight with Joanna Jedrzejczyk [3], Rose Namajunas [4] beating Jedrzejczyk twice, preparing for fights with fiancee...
Jake Shields on PFL’s $1M tourney prizes: ‘There’s legitimate big-money backers’
It’s the question being murmured throughout the mixed martial arts world, even if few want to come right out and bluntly state it in public: Is the Professional Fighters League really going to hand out...
Tyron Woodley responds to Kamaru Usman’s UFC Chile callout
Tyron Woodley Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Kamaru Usman [1] was fresh off of his eighth consecutive win inside the Octagon when he was asked if he had a message for UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley [2...
The Weekly Grind: Mike Perry gets attacked by police dog, Demetrious Johnson scores crazy Fortnite win
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...
Israel Adesanya says Brad Tavares will be ‘easier than my last opponent’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Some think a matchup with veteran Brad Tavares [1] might be too soon for budding star Israel Adesanya [2]. Adesanya, himself, is not one of those people. “We can still do a...
Kamaru Usman’s victory over Demian Maia wasn’t what you might call a thing of beauty
Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports When Demian Maia [1] is able to take his opposition down, it’s a like watching a magic amulet turn bright blue before unlocking some secrets to the universe. When he can’t, it’...
Holly Holm vs. Megan Anderson promoted to UFC 225 main card, Alistair Overeem vs. Curtis Blaydes moved to prelims
Holly Holm Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Holly Holm [1] and Megan Anderson [2] will get to show off their skills on the UFC 225 [3] main card after all. A rare UFC women’s featherweight contest has been moved...
Kamaru Usman calls for Woodley or winner of Thompson-Till after Maia victory
Kamaru Usman has his eyes on gold. Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports Kamaru Usman [1] is currently the welterweight division’s winningest fighter, having preserved his flawless eight-fight Octagon run with a...
Gilbert Burns vs. Dan Hooker added to stacked UFC 226
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The most stacked card of the year just got another great fight. Gilbert Burns [1] and Dan Hooker [2] will meet in a lightweight bout at UFC 226 [3] on July 7 in Las Vegas, MMA...
Like Pennington, Eddie Alvarez has story of corner saving from him quitting mid-fight: ‘I was exactly where she was’
Eddie Alvarez faces Dustin Poirier at UFC on FOX 30. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Eddie Alvarez [1] can relate to Raquel Pennington [2]. The former lightweight champion was tuned in to UFC 224 [3] this past...
Kamaru Usman vs. Demian Maia full fight video highlights
Kamaru Usman defeated Demian Maia via decision at UFC Chile on Saturday night. Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports Watch Kamaru Usman vs. Demian Maia [1] full fight video highlights from UFC Chile’s main event...
UFC Chile bonuses: Andrea Lee wins Fight of the Night in debut vs. Veronica Macedo
Andrea Lee Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports Andrea Lee [1]’s debut was worth the wait. After her first UFC appearance was nixed last October, the former Legacy Fighting Alliance champion made a big splash in...
UFC Chile results: Kamaru Usman earns unanimous decision over Demian Maia
Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports Kamaru Usman [1] finally got the name opponent he’s long sought. And he proved he belongs with the big dogs of the welterweight division. Usman met crafty veteran Demian Maia [...
UFC Chile: Pros react to Kamaru Usman vs. Demian Maia, more
Kamaru Usman defeated Demain Maia at UFC Chile. Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports It may not have been the prettiest fight, but Kamaru Usman [1] did what he needed to do against Demian Maia [2] on Saturday...
Tatiana Suarez vs. Alexa Grasso full fight video highlights
Tatiana Suarez got past Alexa Graaso at UFC Chile on Saturday night. Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports Watch Tatiana Suarez [1] vs. Alexa Grasso [2] full fight video highlights from UFC Chile’s co-main event...
UFC Chile post-fight press conference video
The UFC Chile post-fight press conference will wrap up Saturday’s event. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC Chile post-fight press conference is the last piece of business to take care of after the action is...
UFC Chile Results: Maia vs. Usman
Demian Maia and Kamaru Usman will square off in the UFC Chile main event Saturday. Zuffa LLC via Getty Images MMA Fighting has UFC Chile results of the Maia vs. Unman event May 19 from the Moviestar Arena...
UFC Chile results: Tatiana Suarez finishes Alexa Grasso in opening round
Even in what might be its dying days, /The Ultimate Fighter/ is still producing winners. We all got a reminder of that fact on Saturday night, when /TUF 23/ victor Tatiana Suarez [1] put on a show at UFC...
UFC Chile live blog: Demian Maia vs. Kamaru Usman
Demian Maia, pictured, will clash with Kamaru Usman in the UFC Chile main event Saturday night. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is the UFC Chile live blog for Demian Maia [1] vs. Kamaru Usman [2], a...
UFC Chile results: Dominick Reyes finishes Jared Cannonier in first round
Dominick Reyes vs Jeremy Kimball Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Remember the name Dominick Reyes [1], because he’s on his way up the UFC light heavyweight division. The Victorville, Calif., native made short...
UFC Chile live blog: Alexa Grasso vs. Tatiana Suarez
Alexa Grasso will compete against Tatiana Suarez in the UFC Chile co-main event Saturday night. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is the UFC Chile live blog for Alexa Grasso vs. Tatiana Suarez [1], a...
UFC Chile results: Guido Cannetti decisions Diego Rivas
Esther Lin file photo Diego Rivas [1] had a fired-up Chilean crowd on his his side on Saturday night. The only Chile native on the card in the UFC’s debut event in Santiago had ear-splitting support in his...
UFC Chile results: Andrea Lee wins UFC debut over Veronica Macedo
Scott Hirano, Invicta FC file photo In case you wondered what the hype surrounding Andrea Lee [1] was all about, you found out late in the first round of her UFC Chile bout with Veronica Macedo [2]....
UFC Chile results: Vicente Luque knocks out Chad Laprise
Vicente Luque left no doubt he belongs in the conversation in the UFC welterweight division. A big left to the jaw set up the finish on Saturday night as the Brazilian scored a first-round knockout of Chad...