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  1. Francimar Barroso meets undefeated newcomer Darren Stewart at UFN 100
    An unbeaten light heavyweight prospect will make his Octagon debut in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as Darren Stewart takes on Francimar Barroso at UFC Fight Night 100 on Nov. 19, multiple sources told MMA...
  2. Erick Montaño vs. Max Griffin added to TUF Latin America 3 Finale in Mexico
    Mexico's Erick Montaño will get a quick turn around, as he is scheduled to face Max Griffin at The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 3 Finale. The news was announced by UFC Español on Friday. Link
  3. Alexander Gustafsson out, Ryan Bader in vs. Rogerio Nogueira at UFC Fight Night 100
    Alexander Gustafsson's time as the headliner for UFC Fight Night 100 didn't last very long. Gustafsson is out of the main event fight with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira due to an undisclosed injury,...
  4. Jeremy Kennedy replaces Arnold Allen in next week's UFC 204 main-card opener
    Mirsad Bektic will remain on next week’s UFC 204 lineup, after all. Earlier this week, MMAjunkie first reported Arnold Allen (11-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) had been forced out of his bout with featherweight...
  5. Chael Sonnen vs. Tito Ortiz set for Bellator event in January 2017
    Let the "legends ass kicking tour" commence. Fight fans have been waiting for an announced opponent ever since Chael Sonnen ended his retirement by signing with Bellator MMA. The self-proclaimed "Bad...
  6. Michael Bisping likes Georges St-Pierre fight after UFC 204 if St-Pierre has ‘finally grown a set of balls'
    Three months ago, Bisping found himself directly in the crosshairs of Georges St-Pierre when the welterweight legend declared Bisping his "first choice" as an opponent for St-Pierre's UFC return. The...
  7. Replacement Jeremy Kennedy injured; yet another replacement needed for next week's UFC 204
    With a week to go, Mirsad Bektic needs a replacement opponent – again. On the same day Jeremy Kennedy (9-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) was announced as a replacement for injured featherweight Arnold Allen (11-1...
  8. Marc Diakiese Will Now Face Lukasz Sajewski at UFC 204
    There is a lot of buzz building up for Marc Diakiese's official UFC debut in Manchester. The 23-year-old lightweight ran roughshod through smaller promotions on the European circuit, and "The Bone...
  9. John Lineker vs. John Dodson UFN 96 scorecard
    The John Lineker vs. John Dodson scorecard for UFC Fight Night 96 was a very close one. Lineker won the main event via split decision. Link
  10. UFC Fight Night 96 bonuses: Brandon Moreno earns $50K for upset win over Louis Smolka
    Despite having several wars at Saturday's UFC Fight Night 96, there was no Fight of the Night. Instead, the UFC handed out four $50,000 Performance of the Night bonuses to Nate Marquardt, Brandon...
  11. Michael Bisping wants Chris Weidman fight, says Yoel Romero is not deserving
    As Michael Bisping gets set to tangle with Dan Henderson for the UFC middleweight title in less than two weeks' time at UFC 204, a mini-tournament of sorts is expected to help determine the next...
  12. Dana White not completely ruling out UFC return for CM Punk
    Company president Dana White declared that Punk's next fight would likely not be inside the Octagon, stating that it would be in his best interest to get some more experience on the regional circuit,...
  13. Sergei Kharitonov vs. Javy Ayala set for Bellator 163
    Sergei Kharitonov's Bellator debut will finally go down, a few months later than anticipated. The popular Russian knockout artist will meet Javy Ayala on the main card of Bellator 163 on Nov. 4 at...
  14. Paul Daley vs. Derek Anderson slated for Bellator 163 in Connecticut
    Paul Daley finally has an opponent for next month’s Bellator 163 event. Officials today confirmed with MMAjunkie that Daley (38-14-2 MMA, 4-1 BMMA) will meet Derek Anderson (14-2 MMA, 5-2 BMMA) in a...
  15. Police release statement on hospitalization of UFC’s Josh Samman
    Law enforcement officers found UFC fighter Josh Samman unresponsive and his friend dead in a Florida home Thursday evening, the Hollywood (Fla.) Police Department said Monday in a statement. Samman...
  16. Teammate Muhammed Lawal wants Robbie Lawler to take extra time to ‘recharge' after KO loss
    Lawler's teammate at American Top Team, Bellator contender Muhammed Lawal, believes the decision for Lawler to withdraw was necessary to protect the 34-year-old veteran, who suffered a brutal...
  17. Dana White says Ronda Rousey still the biggest star in UFC history
    It's been almost a year since Ronda Rousey last stepped foot in the Octagon. but despite that absence, UFC President Dana White is still singing her praises. Recently, while doing promotion for the...
  18. As UFC’s Josh Samman remains in coma, mom issues statement denying heroin overdose
    While no official cause for his condition has been made available, the Internet has run wild with speculation, probably because it’s the Internet and that’s kind of why it exists these days. But...
  19. UFC pulls Michael Graves from scheduled fight after domestic violence arrest
    A UFC fighter has been removed from his scheduled fight after a domestic violence arrest. Michael Graves was arrested by Atlanta police Saturday for misdemeanor battery (family violence) Saturday,...
  20. Jose Aldo says he wouldn’t stay in the UFC even for Conor McGregor rematch
    Jose Aldo wants to leave the UFC and the sport for good, and says that not even an offer to rematch Conor McGregor would change his mind. In an interview with Brazilian sports channel SporTV on...
  21. Alex Volkanovski set to face Jon Tuck at UFC Fight Night 97
    Australian Alex “The Hulk” Volkanovski will get his long awaited shot inside the Octagon as he steps up to face Jon Tuck in the UFC next month. Riding a ten-fight win streak, Volkanovski replaces...
  22. Russell Doane vs. Mirsad Bektic set for UFC 204
    As it turns out, Mirsad Bektic will be able to fight at UFC 204. The UFC announced Tuesday featherweight Bektic will face Russell Doane. Doane takes the fight on five days' notice and is the...
  23. Anthony Hamilton says he's fighting Francis Ngannou at UFC Fight Night 102 in Albany, N.Y.
    It appears the UFC’s first visit to the New York state capital city has its first fight. Heavyweight Anthony Hamilton (15-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC) says he’s been booked for a fight against Francis Ngannou...
  24. Injury forces B.J. Penn out of UFC Fight Night 97 headliner
    Just a little more than one week before the UFC’s return to the Philippines, the event has lost its headliner. MMAjunkie today confirmed with a person with knowledge of the booking that B.J. Penn...
  25. Warlley Alves vs. Kamaru Usman added to Nov. 19's UFC Fight Night 100 card in Sao Paulo
    A welterweight bout between two “The Ultimate Fighter” winners has been added to the UFC’s next Brazilian outing. “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3” welterweight winner Warlley Alves (10-1 MMA, 4-1...
  26. Zak Ottow replaces Michael Graves against Sergio Moraes at UFC Fight Night 100
    After an arrest forced Michael Graves from his UFC Fight Night 100 bout with Sergio Moraes, the promotion has named Zak Ottow as the Brazilian’s replacement opponent. UFC Fight Night 100 takes place...
  27. Enrique Barzola vs. Chris Avila, Henry Briones vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade added to The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 3 Finale
    A featherweight fight between Enrique Barzola and Chris Avila, and a bantamweight bout pitting Henry Briones vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade, have been added to The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 3...
  28. Report: Josh Samman passes away after being in coma
    BJPenn.com Wednesday morning the MMA community was hit with a tragic development regarding UFC middleweight Josh Samman, who has been in a coma since being found unresponsive in a Florida apartment...
  29. Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson rematch set for UFC 206
    A UFC light heavyweight title showdown is coming to Toronto. Champion Daniel Cormier will defend his title against Anthony Johnson at UFC 206 at Toronto's Air Canada Centre on Dec. 10. The fight was...
  30. UFC Fight Night 97 canceled following B.J. Penn's withdrawal from the card
    The UFC has canceled their upcoming event in Manila. The news was announced by the promotion on Thursday. Penn pulled out of the fight on Wednesday citing a rib injury. The UFC failed to find a...
  31. Tatiana Suarez vs. Juliana Lima, Tiago Trator vs. Zubaira Tukhugov set for UFN 102
    The UFC has set two bouts for its upcoming trip to Albany, N.Y., on Dec. 9, as sources told MMA Fighting that Tatiana Suarez will meet Juliana Lima in a strawweight bout, and Zubaira Tukhugov and...
  32. Five fights added to UFC 206
    UFC 206 will feature a rematch between Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson, and the promotion officially announced five other match-ups to the Dec. 10 card at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. Lando...
  33. USADA gives Nate Diaz a public warning for cannabidiol use in-competition
    Nate Diaz will get a slap on the wrist for vaping at the UFC 202 post-fight press conference. USADA is giving Diaz a public warning for admitted use of a prohibited substance, according to a release...
  34. Brazilian sports court accepts complaint against Roy Nelson
    Roy Nelson will be judged for his post-fight actions in Brazil. According to the STJDMMA document sent to MMA Fighting on Thursday, Nelson was notified on Wednesday and issued a 90-day temporary...
  35. Australia's Kyle Noke meets Dominique Steele at UFC Fight Night 101 in Melbourne
    Australia’s Kyle Noke (22-9-1 MMA, 6-5 UFC) has made his way to the UFC Fight Night 101 card and will take on American Dominique Steele (14-8 MMA, 1-3 UFC), the promotion today announced. UFC Fight...
  36. Sage Northcutt vs. Mickey Gall scheduled for UFC on FOX 22
    Hair vs. hair or not, Sage Northcutt vs. Mickey Gall is happening before the end of the year. Northcutt will meet Gall at UFC on FOX 22 on Dec. 17 in Sacramento, ESPN reported Thursday. UFC officials...
  37. Now Anderson Silva is 'very upset' with the UFC: 'I don't get people's due respect'
    Add former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva to the list of Brazilian fighters upset with the promotion. In an interview with UOL Esporte, Silva (33-7 MMA, 16-3 UFC) vented about the UFC’s...
  38. Top prospects Ed Ruth, Tyrell Fortune debut at Bellator 163
    A pair of high-level prospects will make their pro MMA debuts at Bellator 163. Three-time NCAA Division 1 wrestling champion Ed Ruth and one-time NCAA Division 2 champ Tyrell Fortune will both...
  39. Nikita Krylov vs. Misha Cirkunov slated for UFC 206
    A light heavyweight bout between two of the division's rising contenders is the latest match-up added to UFC 206, as Nikita Krylov and Misha Cirkunov have agreed to meet on the Dec. 10 card. MMA...
  40. Ian Entwistle off UFC 204 due to illness
    UFC 204 is down to 11 fights. Bantamweight Ian Entwistle (9-3) was forced to withdraw from the card Friday afternoon due to illness, UFC officials announced. Entwistle did not show up to the official...
  41. Justin Gaethje vs. Ozzy Dugulubgov WSOF 33 main event canceled
    Friday night's World Series of Fighting 33 main event has been canceled. The Justin Gaethje vs. Ozzy Dugulubgov lightweight title fight is off because Dugulubgov fell ill Friday morning, WSOF...
  42. Rafael Carvalho vs. Melvin Manhoef 2 headlines Bellator 168
    Rafael Carvalho defended the Bellator middleweight championship in one of the most controversial decisions of the year against Melvin Manhoef in May, and the promotion will give "No Mercy" an...
  43. MMA legend outspoken about televised children's MMA fights
    Ramzan Kadyrov, the Moscow-backed leader of the Russian republic of Chechnya, is receiving heavy criticism after video surfaced of his three young sons competing in a mixed martial arts event on the...
  44. Cedenblad Seeks 5th Straight Win in Octagon Versus Marshman
    Magnus Cedenblad is on a four fight winning streak in the UFC, and looks to make it five as he faces Jack Marshman at the UFC in Belfast. The fight will go down at the SSE Arena in the city on...
  45. Report: Vitor Belfort to retire after UFC 204 fight vs. Gegard Mousasi
    Vitor Belfort fought for the UFC middleweight title just last year, co-headlined UFC 198 against Jacare Souza this year, and tonight he’ll be co-headlining UFC 204 vs. Gegard Mousasi. Even with the...
  46. UFC 204 bonuses: Bisping, Henderson get extra $50,000 in a no-brainer 'Fight of the Night'
    Michael Bisping, Dan Henderson, Jimi Manuwa and Iuri Alcantara each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC 204 event. Manuwa and Alcantara earned “Performance of the Night” awards, and...
  47. Conor McGregor fined $150,000 for UFC 202 bottle-throwing incident
    Conor McGregor's role in the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference ended up being a costly one. The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) on Monday unanimously voted to issue the UFC featherweight champion a...
  48. Eduardo Dantas vs. Joe Warren 2, Pat Curran vs. John Teixeira headline Bellator doubleheader in December
    Bellator MMA will host two events in two consecutive nights for the first time in its history on Dec. 2 and 3 in Thackerville, Okla. Bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas will be defending his belt on...
  49. Sears replaces Copeland at WSOF 34; military vets join lineup
    The lineup for next month’s WSOF 34 event continues to take shape. Officials today announced Josh Copeland (13-4) has suffered a knee injury and been forced out of his bout with former heavyweight...
  50. Mayweather: Dana White using UFC fighters to make himself rich
    Think Conor McGregor is rich? He is, but even the millions banked by "Mystic Mac" pale in comparison to the revenue generated by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White (and his 30...
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