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  1. Jon Fitch defends title vs. Jake Shields at WSOF 34 – opposite UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden
    Jon Fitch will put his welterweight title on the line for the first time in November when he meets Jake Shields in the WSOF 34 main event. WSOF President Ray Sefo announced the matchup between Fitch...
  2. Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone a go for UFC 205, Dana White says
    Donald Cerrone appears to be on the fast track to a title shot in his new home at welterweight. Cerrone (31-7 MMA, 18-4 UFC), a longtime UFC lightweight who this year moved up to 170 pounds after a...
  3. Al Iaquinta vs. Thiago Alves set for UFC 205 in New York
    Al Iaquinta will make his UFC return in his home state. The popular lightweight will take on Thiago Alves at UFC 205 on Nov. 12 in New York, sources told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani. The card is the...
  4. Diaz vs. McGregor 2 looks to have broken UFC pay-per-view record
    Current estimates indicate that UFC 202, the Aug. 20 show headlined by Conor McGregor's decision win over Nate Diaz, will be the most successful non-boxing pay-per-view event in the history of the...
  5. Bellator heading to Israel for Andrey Koreshkov-Douglas Lima rematch in Tel Aviv
    Bellator will make some promotional history this fall when it heads to Israel. The promotion today announced a welterweight title fight in Tel Aviv for an event that will be Bellator 163 on Nov. 10....
  6. Middleweight champ Jack Marshman defends belt vs. Andreas Michailidis at Cage Warriors 79 in Wales
    Cage Warriors returns on Saturday for its first event in two months. But ahead of that card, the promotion has announced its next offering. Cage Warriors 79 will take place Oct. 15 at Newport Centre...
  7. Lineup, including six-fight main card, set for UFC Fight Night 95 in Brasilia
    Link The lineup is set for the UFC’s trip to Brasilia later this month. UFC Fight Night 95 takes place Sept. 24 at Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia. The card airs on FS1...
  8. Ray Borg out of UFC 203 bout against Ian McCall due to illness
    Ian McCall has been left without an opponent yet again. UFC flyweight Ray Borg has been forced out of his pivotal UFC 203 bout against McCall due to an illness, someone close to the situation told...
  9. Shane Carwin & Management pass on UFC offer, looking elsewhere
    From Shane Carwin himself: As many of you know I recently decided to come out of retirement. I asked my management team at Ingrained Media to help chart a course. This lead to reviews of my contract...
  10. Gian Villante vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima added to UFC 205
    A light heavyweight clash between Gian Villante and Marcos Rogerio de Lima was added to UFC’s first trip to New York's Madison Square Garden on Nov. 12. "Pezao" announced the booking on his...
  11. Hard-hitting British newcomer Marc Diakiese meets Reza Madadi at UFC 204 in Manchester
    With back-to-back first-round knockouts in a combined one minute on his resume, expectations will be high for British UFC newcomer Marc Diakiese next month. Diakiese (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been...
  12. With Trujillo out vs. Evan Dunham next week in Texas, UFC turning to a former WSOF champion
    With Abel Trujillo forced out of next week’s UFC show in Texas, the promotion will turn to a former WSOF champion to take his place. Rick Glenn (18-3-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will make his promotional debut...
  13. Fedor Emelianenko back in training camp, negotiating with 'all international organizations'
    Former PRIDE FC heavyweight champion and one-time WAMMA punchline Fedor Emelianenko is gearing up for his next mixed martial arts (MMA) fight, targeted for late 2016 or early 2017, depending on...
  14. Aldo says he has 'friendly relationship' with McGregor
    Although they had the biggest rivalry in MMA in 2015, Jose Aldo says he actually doesn't dislike Conor McGregor. As he revealed to TV show "Revista Combate", the former UFC featherweight champion...
  15. UFC 203’s Gall: I planned to walk out to Mickey, but White wants ‘something harder’
    Mickey Gall thought that walking out to “Mickey,” a popular 1980s pop song, at UFC 203 this weekend would have made perfect sense. But UFC president Dana White wasn’t so down for that idea. "I was...
  16. Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy slated for UFC 205
    Another fight is close to being added to UFC 205. Rashad Evans (19-5-1) vs. Tim Kennedy (18-5) at middleweight is slated for the UFC's debut show at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Nov. 12,...
  17. Brian Ortega out at UFC Fight Night 96, officials seek new opponent for Hacran Dias
    UFC officials are currently seeking a featherweight to step in on three weeks’ notice and face Hacran Dias (23-4-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 96. MMAjunkie today confirmed with UFC officials...
  18. Infection forces Ruslan Magomedov out of UFC 204 bout with Stefan Struve
    Stefan Struve needs a new heavyweight opponent for next month’s UFC 204 event. Struve’s (27-8 MMA, 11-6 UFC) original opponent, Ruslan Magomedov (14-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC), has been sidelined with a staph...
  19. Bobby Green withdraws from UFC Fight Night 96; UFC needs lightweight to face Josh Burkman
    Citing personal issues, Bobby Green (23-7 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has withdrawn from next month’s UFC Fight Night 96 event. MMAjunkie today confirmed the move with UFC officials. The promotion now seeks a...
  20. Report: Robbie Lawler out of UFC 205
    TMZ is reporting that former UFC welterweight champ Robbie Lawler has pulled out of his scheduled UFC 205 bout with Donald Cerrone. No reason was given for Lawler’s withdrawal from the bout. Link
  21. Elevator incident forces C.B. Dollaway out of UFC 203
    Those Cleveland elevators strike again. C.B. Dollaway won’t be able to fight Francimar Barroso tonight at UFC 203 because he was injured while riding a faulty elevator. According to multiple sources,...
  22. UFC 203 bonuses revealed: Miocic, Andrade among $50K winners
    Cleveland, Ohio was home to a night of bizarre night of fights, with four (T)KOs, three submissions and three decisions. We had a fighter get taken out by an elevator, a coach get front kicked...
  23. Fabricio Werdum won’t be disciplined by commission after kicking coach Edmond Tarverdyan at UFC 203
    The post-fight skirmish between Fabricio Werdum and Edmond Tarverdyan was an ugly sight, but that's where the story ends. The Ohio Athletic Commission will not discipline anyone involved in the...
  24. Jon Jones thanks fans for sticking with him through ‘thick and thin’
    It’s been a hectic 2015/2016 for Jon Jones. The former light heavyweight champion has found himself involved in hit-and-run incidents, altercations with police offers, and a dispute with the United...
  25. Luke Rockhold and 'Jacare' Souza set to rematch at UFC Fight Night 101
    The UFC’s next trip to Australia has a big time middleweight bout set when former champ Luke Rockhold rematches Ronaldo Souza. The bout was announced on UFC Australia’s twitter account. UFC Fight...
  26. Dana White says CM Punk 'probably shouldn't have his next fight in the UFC'
    On Saturday night, after almost two years of buildup, CM Punk finally made his walk to the Octagon to fight Mickey Gall. The walk lasted longer than the fight itself. When the opening bell sounded,...
  27. Erik Perez meets Felipe Arantes at UFC Fight Night 98
    The UFC has announced a bantamweight clash between Erik Perez and Felipe Arantes for its Fight Night card at Mexico City’s Arena Ciudad de Mexico on Nov. 5. Link
  28. Demetrious Johnson on champions calling for money fights, 'I'm about to jump in that boat too'
    UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson says he is unable to retire right now off of the money he has made in the UFC and is about to start chasing bigger paydays. Over the last few months, one of...
  29. Jordan Mein coming out of retirement, hoping for UFC fight in the fall
    One of the most exciting fighters in the welterweight division is back. Jordan Mein is coming out of retirement, his father and coach Lee confirmed Tuesday with MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani. MMA...
  30. TUF China alum Yao Zhikui meets newcomer Jenel Lausa at UFC Fight Night 97
    The UFC returns to the Philippines on Oct. 15, and a local fighter is set to make his promotional debut. Riding a four-fight win streak, Jenel Lausa enters the Octagon for the first time against TUF...
  31. Yushin Okami vs. Paul Bradley added to WSOF 34
    Yushin Okami will be back competing in the states. After two bouts in his native Japan, the UFC veteran will take on Paul Bradley at World Series of Fighting 34 on Nov. 12 in Loveland, Colo., the...
  32. Andre Fili steps in, will face Hacran Dias at UFC Fight Night 96
    Things might get a little “Touchy” in Portland, with Andre Fili (15-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) stepping in to replace an injured Brian Ortega (11-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC). Fili now faces Brazilian grappling standout...
  33. Mirko Cro Cop's return highlights RIZIN openweight tourney first-round matchups
    The opening-round matchups are set for the RIZIN World Grand Prix 2016. Six bouts have been announced for the single elimination, openweight tournament, which kicks off on Sept. 25 in Saitama, Japan....
  34. Alvey gets 4th fight in 5 months
    Sam Alvey will get yet another quick turnaround, and will be in a middleweight bout against Alex Nicholson. After losing a somewhat uneventful decision last June, Alvey picked up two stoppage wins in...
  35. CM Punk looks like a major PPV payoff for the UFC
    link For those exceptionally bad at math, that suggests that CM Punk may have approximately doubled the UFC’s expected buyrate.
  36. Daniel Omielanczuk steps in as replacement, faces Stefan Struve at UFC 204
    After an illness scratched Ruslan Magomedov from UFC 204, Daniel Omielanczuk has agreed to step in as a replacement and fight Stefan Struve at UFC 204. The news was confirmed to MMAjunkie by a person...
  37. After scary concussion, UFC welterweight Matt Brown taking his return slowly
    Although UFC welterweight Matt Brown estimates he’s probably suffered “hundreds” of concussions in his fighting career, he got his first official diagnosis in 2015. The treatment he subsequently...
  38. UFC commentator Kenny Florian confirmed death of younger brother
    UFC commentator Kenny Florian announced Tuesday night that his younger brother passed away Sunday at age 33 after going missing one day earlier. Florian wrote on Instagram, “Always loving. Always...
  39. Donald Cerrone vs. Kelvin Gastelum in the works for UFC 205
    It didn't take long for Donald Cerrone to find a new opponent for UFC 205. According to multiple sources, Cerrone vs. Kelvin Gastelum is in the works for the Nov. 12 card at Madison Square Garden in...
  40. Daniel Cormier says Jon Jones remaining interim champion 'makes no sense'
    Jones - who is under temporary suspension for testing positive for Hydroxy-clomiphene, an anti-estrogenic agent, and a Letrozole metabolite, an aromatase inhibitor - has been suggesting that...
  41. Gray Maynard vs. Ryan Hall slated for TUF 24 Finale
    Longtime UFC veteran Gray Maynard and TUF 22 winner Ryan Hall will collide in a featherweight contest on Dec. 3 at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale. The UFC confirmed the booking Wednesday following an...
  42. Marco Beltran vs. Guido Cannetti 2 added to TUF: Latin America 3 Finale
    A rematch between Marco Beltran and Guido Cannetti has been added to The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 3 Finale. The news was announced by UFC Español on Wednesday. The two bantamweights first...
  43. Liz Carmouche vs. Katlyn Chookagian slated for UFC 205
    Another fight is close to being added to UFC 205. According to sources, the promotion has slated Liz Carmouche vs. Katlyn Chookagian at 135 pounds for the historic Nov. 12 card at Madison Square...
  44. Ex-champs Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum likely to meet at UFC 207
    Cain Velasquez will likely get his rematch with fellow ex-UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum in December. Werdum (21-6-1 MMA, 9-3 UFC) and Velasquez (14-2 MMA, 12-2 UFC), respectively No. 2 and...
  45. Jose Aldo wants Anthony Pettis next if Conor McGregor doesn’t return to featherweight
    Jose Aldo vs. Anthony Pettis can finally happen in 2016. "I’m already frustrated that it might happen, but we’ll see," Aldo recently told Brazilian TV show Revista Combate. "Every night I ask ‘give...
  46. Minakov: Contract dispute with Bellator delaying UFC debut
    As far as Vitaly Minakov is concerned, he would already be fighting for the UFC had Bellator not interfered. BloodyElbow's Karim Zidan confirmed that Minakov will likely transition to the UFC in...
  47. Ex-champ Chris Weidman vs. Yoel Romero slated for UFC 205 in New York City
    Two middleweight notables will meet in November at UFC 205. Former champion Chris Weidman (13-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) and fellow contender Yoel Romero (12-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC) are slated to fight at the event....
  48. Frankie Edgar vs. Jeremy Stephens targeted for UFC 205
    With the UFC's first ever show at Madison Square Garden only two months away, the card is slowly starting to fill up. According to Brazil's Combate, former UFC lightweight champion and perennial...
  49. Chael Sonnen signs multi fight contract with Bellator mma
    linky The bad guy is headed to Bellator....
  50. Joe Warren says he has no sponsors for Bellator bout, having trouble supporting family
    Joe Warren's shorts will be free of logos Friday night in the Bellator 161 main event. And it won't be him trying to make any kind of fashion statement. Warren, a former two-division Bellator...
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