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One-time UFC title challenger Sara McMann to be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting One-time UFC title challenger Sara McMann [1] can add another accolade to her resume after she was announced as an inductee to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Class of 2022 [2...
Kevin Holland injured, out of upcoming Kyle Daukaus rematch at UFC event on Nov. 13
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC The rematch between Kevin Holland [1] and Kyle Daukaus [2] will have to wait until a later date. Multiple sources confirmed to MMA Fighting on Wednesday that Holland has...
Sean Strickland doubts UFC will release him despite opening up about homicidal thoughts
Chris Unger, Zuffa LLC UFC middleweight contender Sean Strickland [1] feels his job is secure even if some of his recent comments might have his opponents fearing for their safety. In an eye-opening...
Watch The MMA Hour with Jedrzejczyk, Velasquez, Perry, Strickland, Verhoeven, and Cooper III 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. GMT. 1 p.m. ET: Ray Cooper III [1] talks about defending his PFL...
PFL World Championship 2021 results:
Main card (ESPN2 at 8 p.m. ET) Kayla Harrison vs. Taylor Guardado Ray Cooper III vs. Magomed Magomedkerimov Claressa Shields vs. Abigail Montes (SEPERATE) Bruno Cappelozza vs. Ante Delija Movlid...
Cain Velasquez opens up on psychedelic journey that helped him heal personal, fighting trauma
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting With a serene smile, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez [1] said he’s more interested now in the bigger fights of life than the ones in the cage. A recent journey with...
UFC 267 Embedded, Episode 3: ‘Let’s show those young guys how to fight’
UFC, YouTube On the third episode of UFC 267 [1] Embedded, Cory Sandhagen [2]’s father talks about how nervous he gets watching his son fight, Glover Teixeira [3] horses around and trains with heavyweight...
Video: Claressa Shields following the Holly Holm ‘blueprint’ for her MMA career, still not ready to give up boxing just yet
Cooper Neill When Holly Holm [1] decided to made the move from boxing to mixed martial arts, she had one very specific goal in mind when she first started her transition. “I wanted to be an MMA fighter,”...
Valerie Loureda vs. Taylor Turner among additions to Bellator 271 fight card
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Valerie Loureda [1] will get the chance to bounce back from her first pro loss close to home. Promotional officials revealed on Wednesday that Loureda will face Taylor Turner [2]...
Magomed Magomedkerimov considers himself reigning PFL champion, not Ray Cooper III: ‘He never beat me’
Magomed Magomedkerimov | Cooper Neill, PFL Magomed Magomedkerimov [1] is the reigning PFL welterweight champion. Ray Cooper III [2] is the reigning PFL welterweight champion. Perhaps some clarification is...
Islam Makhachev says Tony Ferguson didn’t respond to UFC 267 fight offer: ‘Tony is finished’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The ship might have sailed on a potential Islam Makhachev [1]-Tony Ferguson [2] matchup. At Wednesday’s media day for this weekend’s UFC 267 [3] event in Abu Dhabi, Makhachev...
UFC 267 video: Petr Yan closes show with illegal knee reenactment at open workouts
MMA Fighting ABU DHABI — Petr Yan [1] hasn’t forgotten the strike that cost him his UFC title. At Wednesday’s UFC 267 [2] open workouts, the former bantamweight champion closed out his session with a...
Announcement: A new commenting system is coming to MMA Fighting
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Hey everyone. I’m Bryan, and I oversee all of our combat communities for SB Nation. This Thursday will be a big day for our community: we’re moving our comments to a brand...
UFC Vegas 41 medical suspensions: Paulo Costa, Marvin Vettori potentially out 6 months after main event war
Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Paulo Costa [1] and Marvin Vettori [2] fought tooth-and-nail in this past Saturday’s main event and it could be a while before they step into...
Kayla Harrison on looming PFL free agency decision: ‘There are no friends in business’
PFL Will Wednesday be the last time Kayla Harrison [1] fights in the PFL cage? When the two-time Olympic judo champion meets Taylor Guardado [2] in the finals of PFL’s women’s lightweight tournament on Oct...
Trocação Franca: Vicente Luque ‘staying ready’ to replace Kamaru Usman or Colby Covington at UFC 268
Vicente Luque finished his last four opponents in the UFC, including Tyron Woodley and Michael Chiesa. | Zuffa LLC Rising welterweight contender Vicente Luque [1] joins Guilherme Cruz on the latest episode...
Khamzat Chimaev: Opponents will be ‘scared again’ after he finishes Li Jingliang at UFC 267
Zuffa LLC Khamzat Chimaev [1] has a lot of lost time to make up for, but he still plans to work at his own pace. Especially if he has trouble finding people to fight. The unbeaten 27-year-old competes for...
ONE Championship postpones upcoming ONE X card in December featuring Demetrious Johnson and two title fights
ONE Championship ONE Championship has made the decision to postpone the upcoming ONE X card in December due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Singapore. ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong made the...
PFL World Championship 2021 Results: Harrison vs. Guardado
Kayla Harrison and Taylor Guardado will compete in the PFL world championship 2021 main event Wednesday. | PFL MMA Fighting has PFL world championship 2021 results for the Harrison vs. Guardado fight card...
Taylor Guardado not intimidated by Kayla Harrison: ‘She fights people that are scared of her’
Taylor Guardado (pictured) fights the undefeated Kayla Harrison in the 2021 PFL Championship lightweight finals on Wednesday | Cooper Neill, PFL Taylor Guardado [1] is the last woman standing in the way of...
Morning Report: Dana White says ‘justice was served’ to fighter who made ‘terrorist’ remark towards Javid Basharat
Dana White | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It should come as no surprise, but one of the world’s biggest fight promoters does not believe in curtailing fighting words said by his fighters, even when it comes to...
UFC 267 media day video
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting At the UFC 267 [1] media day, a host of fighters who will compete at Saturday’s pay-per-view event will speak to the media on Wednesday afternoon local time in Abu Dhabi. The UFC...
ATT owner Dan Lambert on potential Amanda Nunes vs. Kayla Harrison fight: ‘I’d do everything I could to avoid it’
PFL Two-time Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison [1] will soon become one of the most coveted free agents in all of combat sports after she completes her contract with PFL on Oct. 27. While she still has...
DWCS Season 5: Week 9 results: Gadzhi Omargadzhiev taps Jansey Silva with kneebar, 5 contracts awarded
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Gadzhi Omargadzhiev looked perfectly capable of keeping top position and grinding out Jansey Silva. Then he turned for a leg lock and left Silva screaming and tapping as a...
DWCS video: Javid Basharat slices up, submits Oron Kahlon in third round
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC There were moments were it looked like Javid Basharat [1] was very much enjoying taking his opponent Oron Kahlon [2] into deep waters. But after two rounds of domination, he...
DWCS Season 5: Week 9 Results
Joshua Hedges, Zuffa LLC MMA Fighting has DWCS Season 5 results for the Week 9 event Tuesday night at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. In the main event, middleweight prospects Gadzhi Omargadzhiev and Jansey...
Aljamain Sterling has no regrets about ‘life-changing’ neck surgery, expects early 2022 return to unify titles
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC In a perfect world, Aljamain Sterling [1] would be days away from defending his UFC bantamweight title for the first time. Instead, he’s still rehabbing and recovering from...
PFL Championship 2021 weigh-in video
Cooper Neill, PFL MMA Fighting has PFL Championship 2021 weigh-in video for Wednesday’s event at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Six PFL tournament champions will be crowned in the...
UFC veteran Mike Perry inks multi-fight contract to join BKFC
Mike Perry | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Mike Perry [1] has joined the roster at Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. The veteran welterweight has officially inked a multi-fight deal to join the bare-knuckle...
PFL chairman Donn Davis: ‘We love Kayla Harrison,’ and unlike UFC, ‘we know the fighters are the stars, not the promoter’
Dave Mandel, Invicta FC Kayla Harrison [1] has never known a fighting home other than the PFL, and if the promotion has anything to say about it, that won’t change any time soon. At the 2021 PFL Season 3...
UFC 267 Embedded, Episode 2: ‘I like to see his face, beat his face, eat him’
The second episode of UFC 267 [1] Embedded features Cory Sandhagen [2] as he packs for his trip to Abu Dhabi, Glover Teixeira [3]’s hard hotel workout session, Amanda Ribas [4] talking about the communal...
Corey Anderson laughs off Jan Blachowicz’s comments: ‘He’s probably a little jealous I’m making more than him fighting in this ‘B’ league’
Lucas Noonan/Bellator MMA If Jan Blachowicz [1] was trying to get under Corey Anderson [2]’s skin, it isn’t working. Following a blistering 51-second TKO against Ryan Bader [3] to move into the finals of...
Michael Bisping gives Paulo Costa credit for great performance, but calls pre-fight behavior ‘inexcusable’
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC After revealing that he wouldn’t be able to make the middleweight limit for his UFC Vegas 41 [1] main event fight with Marvin Vettori [2], Paulo Costa [3] received a lot of...
Fighter vs. Writer: Aljamain Sterling previews UFC 267 including his pick for Petr Yan vs. Cory Sandhagen
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling [1] co-hosts the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer as he breaks down the entire UFC 267 [2] main card including the...
Guns, smugglers, and impossible dreams: Glover Teixeira opens up on the ‘dangerous’ 43-day illegal journey to U.S. that started it all
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Overcoming hurdles in the cage seems easy compared to what Glover Teixeira had overcome to fulfill the American dream. Ahead of his shot at becoming the oldest man to be...
Morning Report: Daniel Cormier clears the air: ‘I still believe Fedor Emelianenko is the greatest heavyweight of all-time’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Daniel Cormier stirred up the ire of some MMA fans last week by suggesting that back in 2009 when it looked as is Fedor Emelianenko would finally sign with the UFC, “The Last...
Sarah Kaufman signs with Canada’s BTC promotion for Nov. 20 event
Sarah Kaufman | Ryan Loco, PFL Sarah Kaufman [1] is back. The veteran bantamweight, who most recently competed in the PFL’s 2019 lightweight season, has signed with Canada’s BTC Fight Promotions to...
Dana White addresses Nate Diaz possibly leaving UFC, advises Kayla Harrison to stay in PFL
Free agency has become much more commonplace in MMA in recent years, but two very high-profile fighters are likely to hit the open market in the near future. With one fight left on his current contract in...
Bellator 268 salaries: Champ Vadim Nemkov ($250k) earns top payout
Bellator light heavyweight champ Vadim Nemkov [1] retained his title and advanced to the finals of the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix at Bellator 268 [2]. He also took home the fight card’s biggest...
‘UFC 267 countdown’ video
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images The ‘UFC 267 [1] countdown’ video takes a closer look at the two title fights Saturday afternoon. Jan Blachowicz [2] defends his UFC light heavyweight title...
Petr Yan: After I win at UFC 267, everyone ‘will know who here is really champ’
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Petr Yan [1] is out to make a statement against Cory Sandhagen [2]. The former UFC bantamweight champion returns Saturday in the co-main event of UFC 267 [3] to fight for...
Kevin Lee regrets not applying for exemption to avoid Adderall suspension: ‘I’m still kicking myself in the ass over it’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Kevin Lee [1] is stinging over a suspension that he knows he could have avoided. “The Motown Phenom” was recently suspended for six months by the Nevada Athletic Commission after...
Claressa Shields explains outrage over suggestion she fight on Jake Paul undercard: ‘That’s trash’
Claressa Shields | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Claressa Shields [1] has no problem fighting on the same card as Jake Paul. But there’s no way she’ll let him headline over her. Appearing on /The MMA Hour/,...
Watch The MMA Hour with Bisping, Yan, Harrison, Lee and Shields 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. GMT. 1 p.m. ET: I look back at a busy combat sports weekend. 1:10 p.m...
Dan Hooker calls Paulo Costa weight class gamesmanship ‘a massive F you’ to everyone
Dan Hooker | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Having made weight for his most recent fight under extraordinarily difficult circumstances, Dan Hooker [1] doesn’t have much sympathy for Paulo Costa [2]’s recent...
UFC 267 Embedded, Episode 1: ‘I hope in the cage there will be a lot of blood’
UFC, YouTube On the first episode of UFC 267 [1] Embedded, Glover Teixeira [2] talks about his path to a second light heavyweight title shot, Cory Sandhagen [3] teaches his young students ahead of his...
Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller hit with two new felony charges following alleged involvement in bar fight
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jason “Mayhem” Miller is facing two new felony charges for assault and battery after he was allegedly involved in a bar fight that ended with a patron suffering broken ribs....
Oron Kahlon calls Afghani fighter Javid Basharat ‘terrorist’ in ugly moment during Contender Series weigh-ins
An ugly moment unfolded at the weigh-ins for Dana White [1]’s Contender Series on Monday when bantamweight veteran Oron Kahlon [2] called his opponent Javid Basharat [3] a “terrorist” at the conclusion of...