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UFC Fight Roundup: Aspen Ladd, Sam Alvey, Gerald Meerschaert among returning fighters
Sara McMann | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC /UFC fights come together fast these days, and if you blink, you can easily miss them. In Fight Roundup, we bring you the latest reported matchups to keep you...
No Bets Barred: Is UFC Vegas 55’s Ketlen Vieira a live underdog against Holly Holm?
Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC After a mediocre week for UFC Vegas 54, the No Bets Barred podcast returns to dive deep into all the best betting opportunities available for UFC Vegas 55. It’s another 11-...
Aleksandar Rakic anxious to return for ‘unfinished business’ with Jan Blachowicz, explains knee injury suffered before fight
Aleksandar Rakic on The MMA Hour Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Aleksandar Rakic is hoping for a speedy recovery and a chance to run it back with Jan Blachowicz. In the main event of UFC Vegas 54 [1],...
Jan Blachowicz was ‘blind’ in one eye for first round of Aleksandar Rakic fight after injury
Jan Blachowicz | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Jan Blachowicz [1] had to navigate the first round of his fight with Aleksandar Rakic [2] with a serious handicap. Although Blachowicz won the UFC Vegas 54...
Watch The MMA Hour with Blachowicz, Rakic, Grant, and Albarracin now
The Mixed Martial Arts Hour is back in your life! Below is a rundown of Wednesday’s show, which begins at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT / 6 p.m. UK time. 1 p.m. ET: Ariel Helwani recaps the latest comings and...
Khabib Nurmagomedov wants to work with Bellator to book Junior Dos Santos vs. Fedor Emelinaneko
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Junior Dos Santos will make his Eagle FC debut on Friday, but it turns out the promotion already has big plans for his future. If the former UFC heavyweight champion is able to get...
Video: Justin Gaethje tells Charles Oliveira ‘you hit hard as f***’ just moments after fight at UFC 274
Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Justin Gaethje [1] is undoubtedly one of the hardest punchers in the lightweight division, but he had to pay that compliment back to Charles...
Glover Teixeira’s ‘perfect plan’ includes beating Jiri Prochazka, retiring as UFC champion in New York in November
Dana White and Glover Teixeira | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Glover Teixeira [1] might hang up his gloves in 2022. The UFC light heavyweight champion is scheduled to defend his belt against Jiri...
PFL 4 lineup announced, Clay Collard vs. Alexander Martinez headlines June 17 event
Clay Collard | Cooper Neill, PFL Clay Collard [1] is becoming a go-to main event fighter for the PFL. The league announced Wednesday that Collard (21-9, 1 NC) will fight Alexander Martinez [2] (9-2, 1 NC)...
Conor McGregor no longer the highest-paid athlete in sports in 2022, Jake Paul makes first appearance on the list
Esther Lin, Showtime Sports Conor McGregor [1] still had a very profitable year, but he’s no longer the highest-paid athlete in sports. That’s according to Forbes, [2] who revealed the top 50 highest-paid...
Robert Whittaker vs. Marvin Vettori targeted now for potential UFC event in Paris
Robert Whittaker | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC Robert Whittaker [1] and Marvin Vettori [2] might get to fight this year after all. The middleweight contenders both agreed on social media that they are...
‘I’m not safe even in my territory’: Amanda Nunes explains why Kayla Harrison was part of reason why she left ATT
Amanda Nunes and Kayla Harrison at American Top Team. | Photo via Harrison's Instagram Amanda Nunes [1] is open to facing Kayla Harrison [2] in MMA now that she’s no longer part of American Top Team. In...
Lerone Murphy hospitalized after cycling accident: ‘Another near-death experience’
Lerone Murphy | @lpresi145, Instagram Lerone Murphy [1] found himself in the hospital after getting into a cycling accident. The undefeated UFC featherweight posted a picture of himself in a hospital bed...
Morning Report: Daniel Cormier addresses spat with Tony Ferguson: ‘This dude’s trippin’
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Tony Ferguson [1] has been surprisingly vocal following his brutal UFC 274 [2] front kick knockout loss to Michael Chandler [3]. Whether he’s speaking about his fighting...
The Ultimate Fighter 30 results: Mohammed Usman vs. Mitchell Sipe
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Dana White [1] might have a new favorite fighter, even if they didn’t win on /The Ultimate Fighter 30/. This week’s episode of saw Mohammed Usman [2] fight rival Mitchell...
Dana White’s Contender Series expected to begin sixth season on July 26
Photo by Chris Unger/DWCS LLC/Zuffa LLC A new season of events featuring up-and-coming fighters looking to earn a spot on the UFC roster is slated to begin in July. On Tuesday, the Nevada Athletic...
Tony Ferguson explains health insurance comments at UFC 274 fight week: ‘There’s a lot of underlying things that people don’t see’
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Tony Ferguson [1] said his call for health insurance at UFC 274’s [2] pre-fight press conference was not his first such request to his promoter. The ex-interim lightweight...
‘I’ll never forget this moment’: Pedro Costa reacts to winning viral wheelchair MMA fight
Photo via ABCF Fighting Two disabled athletes collided in an MMA bout this past Saturday in Paraupebas, a small town located 12 hours away from the major Brazilian city of Belem. The bout took place as...
Manel Kape clear to compete at UFC 275 after drug-testing scare, NAC to monitor
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Manel Kape [1] will still be able to fight at UFC 275 [2] despite a recent drug-testing scare. The 28-year-old flyweight tested positive for trace amounts of the M3...
Floyd Mayweather claims helipad boxing match in Dubai back on for this Saturday
Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images According to boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, his scheduled exhibition boxing match is back on. The undefeated professional boxer took to Instagram on Tuesday to post...
Tom Aspinall on ‘scary fight’ with Curtis Blaydes: ‘That pushes me to a whole new level’
Tom Aspinall on The MMA Hour Photo by Pat Scaasi/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images Tom Aspinall [1] is planning to put on a show when the UFC returns to London this summer. In March, Aspinall headlined...
Paul Daley regrets classic Nick Diaz fight, names matchups to bring him out of retirement
Lucas Noonan, Bellator MMA Paul Daley [1] is done fighting, for real, with two notable exceptions. On Friday at Bellator 281 [2] in London, Daley bid a fond farewell to MMA competition as he won the final...
Heck of a Morning: Should Islam Makhachev volunteer to face Dustin Poirier at UFC 277?
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Dustin Poirier [1] is looking for a fight at UFC 277 on July 30 against “anybody that makes sense.” With the lightweight title picture still a bit foggy with Charles Oliveira...
Brad Riddell vs. Jalin Turner added to UFC 276
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Brad Riddell [1] will look to get back in the win column and slow down a surging lightweight contender at the UFC’s biggest event of the year. Multiple people with knowledge...
Fighter vs. Writer: Beneil Dariush frustrated with Charles Oliveira, Junior Dos Santos happier now after UFC exit
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Beneil Dariush [1] returns to /The Fighter vs. The Writer/ this week to discuss his growing frustration with Charles Oliveira [2] as the now former UFC...
Roundtable: Does the UFC need to start enforcing its Code of Conduct?
Tony Kelley | Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images /MMA has always been known for being a world where anything goes, and as far as the UFC is concerned, that also applies to what comes out of fighters’...
Morning Report: Islam Makhachev wants ground finish against Charles Oliveira: ‘He is not a professional’
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Islam Makhachev [1] believes he’s earned his first UFC title shot. The lightweight division was hit with an unexpected twist the day before UFC 274 [2] where the belt was set...
Dustin Poirier now willing to fight Colby Covington: ‘He knows what happened in the gym’
Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images Dustin Poirier [1] still doesn’t want to fight Colby Covington [2], but he’s willing to do so if that’s what it takes. In March, Colby Covington defeated his bitter...
Aleksandar Rakic suffered torn ACL in knee during fight with Jan Blachowicz
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Aleksandar Rakic [1] suffered a torn ACL in his right knee as a result of a freak injury that occurred in his main event fight with Jan Blachowicz [2] at UFC Vegas 54 [3]....
Jack Shore vs. Ricky Simon set for July 16 UFC event
Photo by Kieran Riley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images Bantamweight [1] standouts Jack Shore [2] and Ricky Simon [3] will square off at a UFC event scheduled for July 16. Multiple people with knowledge of...
Eagle FC 47 finalized with 11 bouts, Junior Dos Santos vs. Yorgan De Castro headlines
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC The final card for Eagle FC 47 has been finalized for Friday night, May 20 from the FLX Arena in Miami. The main event will feature ex-UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos...
Tony Ferguson: Michael Chandler used my move to knock me out
Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Tony Ferguson [1] has now watched film of his knockout loss at UFC 274 [2], and a headache that followed the concussive stoppage has gone away...
Michael Page reacts to controversial loss to Logan Storley at Bellator 281: ‘He didn’t come to inflict damage, he came to survive’
Photo by Zac Goodwin/PA Images via Getty Images Michael Page [1] — like most who watched on Friday — wasn’t thrilled with the main event of Bellator 281 [2] when he fought Logan Storley [3] for the interim...
Watch The MMA Hour with Ferguson, Poirier, Page and Daley now
The Mixed Martial Arts Hour is back in your life! Below is a rundown of Monday’s show, which begins at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT / 6 p.m. UK time. 1 p.m. ET: Ariel Helwani, along with GC and NewYorkRic, recap...
Gregor Gillespie explains why he was removed from UFC rankings, blasts Rafael dos Anjos for allegedly turning down fight
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Gregor Gillespie [1] is still very much part of the UFC roster, but he’s no longer eligible for the promotion’s rankings with his last fight coming more than 12 months ago. The...
Ashlee Evans-Smith suspended 14 months after testing positive for steroid
Ashlee Evans-Smith | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Ashlee Evans-Smith [1] has tested positive for a steroid and will be out of action until next year. The USADA announced [2] Monday that Evans-Smith has...
Cain Velasquez denied bail again in attempted murder case, judge condemns ‘reckless disregard for human life’ 
Photo by Aric Crabb/MediaNews Group/East Bay Times via Getty Images Cain Velasquez [1] will remain in jail after Judge Shelyna Brown denied him bail for a second time during his ongoing court case on...
Robbery Review: Michael Page vs. Logan Storley at Bellator 281
Michael Page and Logan Storley at Bellator 281 in London on May 13, 2022 | Lucas Noonan, Bellator MMA /Few things infuriate MMA fans more than a fight being scored incorrectly, though the term “robbery”...
On To the Next One: Matches to make after UFC Vegas 54
Jan Blachowicz | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Jan Blachowicz [1] has made a case to get back to a UFC light heavyweight title fight following his third-round TKO win over Aleksandar Rakic [2], but will...
Morning Report: Conor McGregor posts new training video, Henry Cejudo critiques him again
Conor McGregor | Esther Lin, Showtime Conor McGregor appears to be healing up just fine. Last July, McGregor snapped his leg against Dustin Poirier in their trilogy fight at UFC 264. Since then, “Notorious...
The man that beat the man that beat the man: Jungle Fight champ Ottoni believes ‘son’ Pereira loses to ‘grandson’ Adesanya
Quemuel Ottoni (left) defeated Alex Pereira (right) in a 2015 fight in Brazil. | Leonardo Fabri, Jungle Fight Few things spark more heated debates in the MMA sphere than /MMA Math/. Take Alex Pereira [1]’s...
Photo: Carla Esparza wears newly earned UFC title on wedding day
Carla Esparza | Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Carla Esparza [1]’s wedding day attire included all the usual bells and whistles, plus a one-of-a-kind accessory that it’s...
Yorgan de Castro explains what it’s like spar with heavyweight Jon Jones, picks ‘Bones’ to ‘run through’ Miocic
Jon Jones (right) hasn't fought since a win over Dominick Reyes in February 2020. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jon Jones [1] is teasing a return to the octagon for his heavyweight debut against ex-champion...
Joe Lauzon: ‘It sucks’ that Charles Oliveira was stripped of title, but ‘this is a cautionary tale to not be so big’
Joe Lauzon on The MMA Hour Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Joe Lauzon [1] believes that Charles Oliveira [2]’s struggles with the scale should serve as a warning to all fighters. At UFC 274 [3], an...
Amanda Ribas’ father reveals fighter suffered ‘total rupture of the biceps tendon’ weeks before UFC Vegas 54
Amanda Ribas | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Amanda Ribas [1] might have entered UFC Vegas 54 [2] in a compromised state. Following Ribas’ fight with Katlyn Chookagian [3] on the main card of Saturday’s...
Video: Ringside photographer rescues boxer after he’s brutally knocked out through the ropes
SCRAPPY RAMIREZ KNOCKED HIM OUT OF THE RING #ZurdoBoesel [1] pic.twitter.com/PTXxCtS1PQ [2] — DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) May 15, 2022 [3] A ringside photographer stopped snapping pictures long enough to...
Joanna Jedrzejczyk open to 5 rounds in rematch with Zhang Weili, but ‘we definitely have to get paid a little bit more’ 
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting When Joanna Jedrzejczyk [1] returns for her rematch against Zhang Weili [2] at UFC 275 [3], it will only be the fourth time in her UFC career she’s scheduled to go three rounds....
Michael Chandler reveals why he was saving promo-cutting skills for the UFC: ‘Bellator doesn’t have the best fighters in the world’
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Michael Chandler [1] says he’s always had the ability to cut incredible promos on the microphone, but he wanted to wait until he got into the UFC before he unleashed them....
Jan Blachowicz calls for ‘obvious’ title shot after win over Aleksandar Rakic: ‘My body was tougher tonight’
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Jan Blachowicz [1] would much rather celebrate a knockout or submission win, but he’s certainly not going to complain after getting his hand raised in UFC Vegas 54’s [2]...
Aleksandar Rakic releases statement after UFC Vegas 54 injury loss, vows to ‘come back like you never seen me before’
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Aleksandar Rakic [1] is already looking ahead at a rematch as he begins his road to recovery following an ugly injury on Saturday. The Austrian light heavyweight contender...