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Holly Holm vs. Norma Dumont at featherweight in the works for UFC event on Oct. 16
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Former UFC champion Holly Holm [1] will return to featherweight for her next fight as she’s expected to clash with Norma Dumont [2] at the upcoming UFC event scheduled on Oct. 16...
DC: Conor McGregor ‘absolutely crossed the line’ with horrific deleted tweet, believes it’s a ‘cry for help’
Few people know Khabib Nurmagomedov [1] better than Daniel Cormier [2], and that’s why the former two-division UFC champion placed a call to him after seeing a recent message posted by Conor McGregor [3]....
UFC Vegas 32 medical suspensions: T.J. Dillashaw facing potential six-month sit
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC T.J. Dillashaw [1]’s road back to a shot at the bantamweight title could take longer than he had initially hoped following a successful return to action this past Saturday...
Chris Weidman reveals broken leg not healing properly, headed for another surgery
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman [1] will have to undergo another surgery on the broken leg he suffered in a fight against Uriah Hall [2] back in March. Following...
Video: Francis Ngannou sips coffee while ‘Money Kicks’ tries and fails to hurt him with body shots
View this post on Instagram [1] A post shared by Francis Ngannou (@francisngannou) [2] Francis Ngannou [3] is one of the most imposing figures in all of mixed martial arts and that’s a fact a...
Mickey Gall thinks he was ‘spoiled’ with big UFC fights before UFC Vegas 32 matchup
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting To say that Mickey Gall [1]’s first five years with the UFC have been eventful would be an understatement. Since being signed in 2015 from Dana White [2]’s /Lookin’ for a Fight/...
The A-Side Live Chat: T.J. Dillashaw’s Win Over Cory Sandhagen, more
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC This is The A-Side Live Chat. For this episode, José Youngs, Mike Heck and E. Casey Leydon to react to some of the biggest stories in MMA and boxing. Some POSSIBLE topics...
World MMA Awards 2021 nominees
Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports The World MMA Awards 2021 nominees have been announced. MMA Fighting, a five-time winner for MMA Media Source of the Year, has been nominated once again for this honor. Shaun...
Kayla Harrison proud of building lightweight division, still sees future at featherweight
Kayla Harrison | Cooper Neill, PFL Kayla Harrison [1] has plenty of business to take care of at 155 pounds, but don’t think that she doesn’t hear the calls for her to drop down a weight class. Two seasons...
Tatiana Suarez sustained ‘very bad knee injury,’ headed to surgery after withdrawing from UFC 266
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Tatiana Suarez [1] will have to wait even longer to book her next fight. The former Ultimate Fighter winner was forced out of her upcoming bout [2]against Roxanne Modafferi [3] at...
Video: New documentary will detail Nicco Montano’s brutal weight cut ahead of cancelled Valentina Shevchenko fight
Nicco Montano [1]’s UFC career has been filled with a lot of ups and downs, but a new documentary will detail her rise to become the first-ever women’s flyweight champion – and the devastating weight cut...
AJ McKee welcomes future fights against UFC champions but ‘if the check’s not right, don’t even talk to me’
Bellator MMA A.J. McKee [1] already considers himself the best featherweight in the world, but he’s more than ready to prove it against anybody and everybody who wants to challenge him. The next step in...
Morning Report: Aljamain Sterling to T.J. Dillashaw: ‘You didn’t come clean, you idiot! You got caught!’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This past weekend, former two-time bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw [1] made his successful return to the UFC with a split decision win over Cory Sandhagen [2] at UFC Vegas 32...
The Ultimate Fighter 29, Episode 9 results: Ricky Turcios vs. Liudvik Sholinian
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Ricky Turcios [1] is again just a win away from becoming a UFC fighter. Team Volkanovski’s No. 3 bantamweight pick became the first fighter to advance to /The Ultimate...
Tatiana Suarez out of UFC 266, promotion seeks new opponent for Roxanne Modafferi
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Tatiana Suarez [1]’s comeback will have to wait a little bit longer. The undefeated UFC strawweight standout and /Ultimate Fighter 23/ winner was...
PFL announces full card for first playoff event headlined by Rory MacDonald vs. Ray Cooper III on Aug. 13
PFL Rory MacDonald [1] and Ray Cooper III [2] will headline the first PFL playoff card on Aug. 13 with the promotion announcing the full event that will take place in Hollywood, Fla. The welterweights and...
Jared Gooden vs. Niklas Stolze set after visa troubles scratch Mounir Lazzez from UFC Vegas 33
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images UFC Vegas 33 [1] is back to 13 bouts after visa troubles scratched Mounir Lazzez [2] from Saturday’s event in Las Vegas. Jared Gooden [3] will step in on...
Kamaru Usman opens as solid favorite over Colby Covington in planned UFC 268 rematch
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Not surprisingly, a leading online sportsbook has set UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman [1] as a solid favorite to defend his title in a planned rematch with Colby Covington [...
Video: Oscar De La Hoya only wanted a real fight with Vitor Belfort: ‘We’re going to kick the sh*t out of each other’
When Oscar De La Hoya decided to make his return to the ring nearly 13 years after his retirement, he was ready to get into a fight again. The now 48-year-old Olympic gold medalist ultimately selected ex-...
Chuck Liddell teases interest in bare-knuckle fighting: ‘If they’re interested, come and talk to me’
Chuck Liddell | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC legend Chuck Liddell [1] has never backed down from a fight and if the right offer came along, he’d even entertain taking his gloves off to throw hands with an...
Matheus Nicolau vs. Tim Elliott targeted for UFC event on Oct. 9
Matheus Nicolau | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images An exciting flyweight matchup is headed to the octagon this fall. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA...
Video: Oscar De La Hoya vs. Vitor Belfort staredown ahead of boxing match on Sept. 11
Oscar De La Hoya and Vitor Belfort [1] faced off for the first time on Tuesday ahead of their main event boxing match scheduled for Sept. 11 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The special kickoff press...
Joe Rogan explains decision to interview Conor McGregor immediately after UFC 264 injury
Joe Rogan and Conor McGregor | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Joe Rogan [1] wants people to know that it wasn’t all his idea to interview Conor McGregor [2] following the fighter’s injury at UFC 264 [3]....
Oscar De La Hoya vs. Vitor Belfort press conference
Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The first press conference for the Oscar De La Hoya vs. Vitor Belfort [1] Triller Fight Club Legends II boxing card is set to take place...
Coach Din Thomas weighs in on UFC Vegas 32 judging, wants show/win purses abolished
Photo by David Becker/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Din Thomas [1] has no problems using the word “robbery” to describe several decisions at UFC Vegas 32 [2]. When a fighter is denied their hard-...
T.J. Dillashaw headed to surgery for injured knee suffered in Cory Sandhagen fight, expects ‘speedy recovery’
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC T.J. Dillashaw [1] got a win in his first fight in more than two years but now he’s headed into surgery after earning a split decision victory over Cory Sandhagen [2] at UFC...
Video: What the Heck, Episode 69: Mickey Gall, Din Thomas and BKFC 19 recap
On this week’s episode of What the Heck, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck recaps a memorable BKFC 19 fight week in Tampa (3:47), talks biggest takeaways from covering the event, Rachael Ostovich [1]’s win over...
Douglas Lima vs. Michael Page 2 headlines Bellator’s return to London on Oct. 1
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Bellator is set to return to London in the fall and it’s bringing a highly anticipated welterweight rematch. Promotional officials announced on Tuesday that former champion Douglas...
Invicta FC moves to pay-per-view with bantamweight, strawweight titles up for grabs in August
Dave Mandel, Invicta FC Invicta FC is moving to pay-per-view. The women’s MMA promotion will promote Invicta FC 44 [1]: A New Era on Aug. 27 on traditional pay-per-view platforms including cable and...
Video: Cory Sandhagen on controversial loss to T.J. Dillashaw: ‘I don’t feel like I got beat in a fight’
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Cory Sandhagen is still struggling to understand how he has a loss on his record to T.J. Dillashaw, but he also takes full responsibility for his shortcomings in the UFC...
Morning Report: Conor McGregor makes ugly remarks regarding his loss at UFC 264 in since-deleted Tweets
Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images Conor McGregor [1] is not handling his most recent loss very well. Earlier this month at UFC 264 [2], McGregor faced Dustin Poirier [3] in the first trilogy fight of his...
Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Chris Daukaus scratched from UFC Vegas 33
Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports UFC Vegas 33 [1] has lost its expected co-main event after Shamil Abdurakhimov [2] vs. Chris Daukaus [3] was cancelled. A person with knowledge of the cancellation confirmed...
Sam Alvey vs. Roman Kopylov scrapped from UFC Vegas 33 card on Saturday
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC Vegas 33 [1] has lost a main card bout scheduled for Saturday. A middleweight between Sam Alvey [2] and Roman Kopylov [3] has been scrapped from the fight card at UFC APEX in...
Bellator 263 Countdown: ‘I’m going to take his boy and beat his ass in front of you’
In the first episode of Bellator 263 [1] Countdown, Patricio Pitbull and A.J. McKee [2] train for their upcoming showdown in the featherweight grand prix finals and talk about the stakes of the title fight...
Urijah Faber: ‘I know a lot more stuff than most people do’ about T.J. Dillashaw’s ‘cheating’
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Urijah Faber [1] was certainly a fan of the UFC Vegas 32 [2] headliner between T.J. Dillashaw [3] and Cory Sandhagen [4], but there’s certainly no...
Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington 2 targeted for Nov. 6 at Madison Square Garden
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A welterweight title rematch between champ Kamaru Usman [1] and Colby Covington [2] will headline the UFC’s November pay-per-view event with New York City’s Madison Square Garden...
Rachael Ostovich vs. Paige VanZant earns BKFC 19 ‘Fight of the Night’
Rachael Ostovich [1] not only earned her first promotional win at BKFC 19, but her first performance accolade as well. Ostovich earned a unanimous decision [2] victory over Paige VanZant [3] in the main...
Rafael Cordeiro: Beneil Dariush should be backup for Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier
Beneil Dariush and Rafael Cordeiro | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Kings MMA coach Rafael Cordeiro [1] wants to see his lightweight protege Beneil Dariush [2] competing for UFC gold next. Undefeated in over...
Pam Sorenson debut vs. Roberta Samad, Andrey Koreshkov vs. Sabah Homasi added to Bellator 264
Pam Sorenson | Dave Mandel, Invicta FC Former Invicta FC champion Pam Sorenson [1] has her first Bellator booking. Officials told MMA Fighting that Sorenson (8-3) will fight recent PFL competitor Roberta...
Video: Hector Lombard confronts ‘clown’ Tyron Woodley at BKFC 19, accuses Woodley of bro code violation
Hector Lombard [1] had some things to say to Tyron Woodley [2] Friday night in Tampa. Lombard, a current BKFC champion, and Woodley had a discussion at the Florida State Fairgrounds during the BKFC 19 card...
Stipe Miocic angry he’s not getting automatic rematch with Francis Ngannou, teases interest in ONE Championship
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Stipe Miocic [1] believes he should be fighting Francis Ngannou [2] next and he’s not happy about waiting for a trilogy with the series tied between them at one win a piece...
Robbery Review: Maycee Barber vs. Miranda Maverick at UFC Vegas 32
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images /Few things infuriate MMA fans more than a fight being scored incorrectly, though the term “robbery” tends to be thrown around carelessly and is often...
On To the Next One: Matches to make after UFC Vegas 32
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images On the 52nd episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday’s UFC Vegas 32 [1]...
Morning Report: Jake Paul claims he’s in talks with Conor McGregor’s team for ‘Money Fight’
Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images Next month, Jake Paul will face former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley [1] in a professional boxing match. The upstart celebrity boxer has recorded three KOs...
UFC Vegas 33 fight card
Uriah Hall | Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images The UFC Vegas 33 [1] fight card will be headlined by a middleweight clash between Uriah Hall [2] and Sean Strickland [3]. Hall (17-9) and Strickland (23-3)...
Taylor Starling reacts to 28-second knockout win at BKFC 19, eyes title opportunity
TAMPA, Fla. – BKFC 19 winner Taylor Starling speaks with MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck moments after her 28-second TKO win over Cassie Robb [1] on Friday night to discuss the follow up to her wild fight at...
Video: Britain Hart open to ‘easy fight’ with Pearl Gonzalez after BKFC 19 win
TAMPA, Fla. – BKFC 19 winner Britain Hart speaks with MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck following her finish of Jenny Savage at Friday night’s event and discussed her performance, her thoughts on the main event...
The Weekly Grind: Ben Askren hosts celebrity disc golf pro-am tournament, Julian Marquez takes part
Instagram: @jmarquezmma What makes professional fighters so relatable? At first glance, probably nothing. But take away the gloves, gis, and bulging hematomas, and they’re actually not so different than...