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  1. Metamoris founder Ralek Gracie signs to fight for Bellator
    Another member of the first family of Brazilian jiu-jitsu in the U.S. has penned a deal with Bellator. Ralek Gracie, perhaps now best known for founding the Metamoris grappling series, has a deal to...
  2. Stevie Ray expected to replace injured James Krause against Ross Pearson at UFN: Belfast
    Another injury has affected the UFC's upcoming event to Northern Ireland. James Krause has been forced to withdraw from his Nov. 19 fight against Ross Pearson due to an injured hamstring, he...
  3. Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva heading to Russia to face undefeated prospect
    Former EliteXC heavyweight champion and 11-time UFC veteran Antonio Silva is heading to Russia. MMAjunkie today confirmed with Silva’s manager, Alex Davis, that “Bigfoot” will compete in the main...
  4. Max Holloway vs Anthony Pettis Set For UFC 206
    As two of the most dynamic competitors in the UFC, Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis have established themselves as must see TV for any fight fan. On Saturday, December 10, these featherweight...
  5. Tatsuya Kawajiri signs with Rizin FF
    Tatsuya Kawajiri is going home. The Japanese veteran has signed a new deal with Rizin FF, MMA Fighting has learned. Kawajiri's promotional debut hasn't been finalized just yet, but he is currently...
  6. Brandon Moreno vs. Ryan Benoit added to TUF 24 Finale in December
    After an impressive UFC debut, Brandon Moreno will return to the Octagon to face Ryan Benoit at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale. The news was announced by UFC Español on Wednesday. Link
  7. Kayla Harrison will compete in MMA, signs with WSOF
    Kayla Harrison, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in judo, will give mixed martial arts a shot. Harrison has signed a deal with the World Series of Fighting, according to sources. USA Today was the...
  8. Fredy Serrano vs. Hector Sandoval added to UFC on FOX 22
    A flyweight bout between Fredy Serrano and Hector Sandoval has been added to UFC on FOX 22. The news was first reported by El Espectador and was later announced by UFC Español. Link
  9. Alexander Emelianenko released three years early on parole, plans to fight in 2016
    Despite being sentenced to 4.5 years for sexual assault in 2015, Alexander Emelianenko could potentially return to the ring before the end of 2016. According to Interfax.ru, the younger brother of...
  10. Three cars set on fire outside home of Anthony Pettis
    A former UFC champion is currently dealing with a frightening situation. Three cars outside the home of Anthony Pettis were set on fire Thursday morning in Milwaukee, according to the report from...
  11. MMA fans file petition against UFC to create featherweight division for Cris Cyborg
    Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) does not have a women's featherweight division and has no immediate plans to create one. That said, not everyone in the mixed martial arts (MMA) community is...
  12. Jessica Eye ‘taking a year off’ after being given ‘one more chance’ by UFC
    Jessica Eye suffered her fourth consecutive loss in the UFC last month against Bethe Correia at UFC 203. And by the UFC’s trend, it normally means that she’d be in danger of being cut from the...
  13. Following Reebok protest, Fabricio Werdum says he's been suspended for three years from UFC broadcast duties
    Just days after his social media protest against Reebok, former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum revealed in an Instagram video on Friday that he has been suspended for three years from his...
  14. Guido Cannetti pulled from UFC Fight Night 98 following potential anti-doping violation
    Argentinian bantamweight Guido Cannetti has been pulled from next week’s UFC Fight Night 98 event following a flagged out-of-competition test issued by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Cannetti took to...
  15. Bellator working on Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione
    Sometime next year MMA fans may be treated to Fedor’s Bellator debut against former UFC HW Matt Mitrione. Link
  16. 'TUF: Latin American 3' final set with Martin Bravo vs. Claudio Puelles at UFC Fight Night 98
    “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 3” has finished airing, and the matchup that will determine the next winner of the reality series is now official. Martin Bravo (10-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Claudio...
  17. Cris Cyborg just ate a giant tarantula on a stick
    Invicta FC Featherweight Champion Cristiane Justino is no stranger to eating souls. But what about eight-legged freaks skewered on the streets of Cambodia? I suppose there’s only one way to find out....
  18. Two new bouts added to Bellator 166 main card
    A pair of fights pitting Marcos Galvao vs. L.C. Davis, and Chris Honeycutt vs. Ben Reiter, are the latest additions to the Bellator 166 main card. The news was announced by the promotion Monday. Link
  19. RDA parts ways with Kings MMA, wishes to start his own gym
    Former UFC lightweight champion, Rafael dos Anjos, feels like he has peaked at Kings MMA, the very gym that got him to UFC gold. Now, as he tells Combate he’s leaving his comfort zone, dos Anjos...
  20. Khabib's dad says son was used to lower McGregor's UFC 205 purse by $3.5 million
    Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov revealed on Russian TV that his son was used to lower Conor McGregor’s asking price for UFC 205 in New York City. Link
  21. UFC veteran Kevin Casey signs with Bellator MMA
    Former UFC middleweight and The Ultimate Fighter veteran Kevin Casey has signed with Bellator MMA on a multi-year, multi-fight deal and is eyeing a promotional debut in early 2017. Bellator officials...
  22. Kron Gracie vs. Tatsyua Kawajiri, 'Krazy Horse' rematch set for RIZIN card
    A pair of interesting featherweight fights have been added to the RIZIN New Year's Eve card. Kron Gracie and new signee Tatsyua Kawajiri will square off in Saitama, Japan, on Dec. 31, and a rematch...
  23. Joe Soto replaces Guido Cannetti against Marco Beltran at UFC Fight Night 98
    One-time UFC title challenger Joe Soto has been tapped as a late replacement to fight Marco Beltran in a 140-pound catchweight contest at UFC Fight Night 98 following the removal of Guido Cannetti...
  24. Luke Rockhold vs. Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza rematch canceled
    The Luke Rockhold - Ronaldo Souza rematch will have to wait. According to multiple sources, Rockhold has been forced to withdraw from the Nov. 26 fight due to a knee injury. As of this writing, the...
  25. 'Pitbull' Freire vs. Derek Campos is new Bellator 167 main event after Pat Curran injury
    An injury to former Bellator featherweight champion Pat Curran has led to a chain reaction of changes to Bellator 167. Patricky "Pitbull" Freire vs. Derek Campos at lightweight was announced as the...
  26. Ronda Rousey on return: ‘This is definitely one of my last fights’
    Though it will have been over 13 months between fights for Ronda Rousey, the galvanizing former bantamweight champion says fans might want to catch her while they can. Rousey, who has a chance to...
  27. UFC signs second Welsh fighter as Brett Johns faces Kwan Ho Kwak at UFC Fight Night 99
    A pair of fighters will debut in the UFC octagon at UFC Fight Night 99 when Brett Johns faces Kwan Ho Kwak in a bantamweight bout. The bout between Johns (12-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Kwak (9-0 MMA, 0-0...
  28. Manager: UFC won’t let us go, Jose Aldo has no choice but to fight
    Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo was hoping to retire from mixed martial arts (MMA) to pursue other interests, even going so far as to threaten his...
  29. John Lineker vs. T.J. Dillashaw nearly set for UFC 207
    It looks like the UFC is putting a little insurance on their year-end card, just in case their bantamweight title fight has some issues. T.J. Dillashaw is definitely unhappy that he wasn't picked to...
  30. Conor McGregor calls out UFC roster: 'All they do is complain'
    Ireland's McGregor, who is currently scheduled to fight Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title in a champion vs. champion superfight at UFC 205, went off on the entire UFC roster on Monday in a...
  31. Takeya Mizugaki vs. Eddie Wineland added to UFC on FOX 22
    A bantamweight clash between veterans has been added to UFC on FOX 22. Takeya Mizugaki (21-10-2 MMA, 8-5 UFC) will square off with Eddie Wineland (22-11-1 MMA, 4-5 UFC) at the event, which takes...
  32. Marlos Coenen’s main card fight scrapped, while Paul Daley still on for Bellator 163
    On Thursday morning, 31-year old Brazilian fighter, Talita Nogueira, showed up 5 1/2 pounds over the 146-pound maximum for her fight with Marloes Coenen. Mike Mazzulli, the Director of Athletic...
  33. UFC veteran Tom Lawlor suspended due to potential USADA violation
    Veteran Tom Lawlor has been provisionally suspended by the UFC following a potential USADA violation following an out-of-competition drug test administered on Oct. 10, the company announced...
  34. Flyweight Matheus Nicolau pulled from UFC Fight Night 100 for potential anti-doping violation
    Two-time UFC veteran Matheus Nicolau has been pulled from this month’s UFC Fight Night 100 event due to a potential anti-doping violation. UFC officials today announced that U.S. Anti-Doping Agency...
  35. WWE wants Ronda Rousey when she's done with the UFC
    WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon is making no secret of the fact that her company will pursue Ronda Rousey when she retires from MMA. Link
  36. Paul Daley pulled from tonight's Bellator 163 card after difficult weight cut
    Friday night's Bellator 163 Paul Daley vs. Derek Anderson fight has been canceled. "After a difficult weight cut, we, along with Mike Mazzulli from the Mohegan Athletic Commission, made the decision...
  37. UFC returns to Phoenix on Jan. 15; three fights announced
    The UFC is making its way back to Phoenix. The company announced Friday it will hold a UFC Fight Night card at Talking Stick Arena on Sat. Jan. 15. No main event has been announced yet for the FS1...
  38. Yuta Sasaki removed from UFN 100 following Matheus Nicolau’s potential USADA violation
    Yuta Sasaki won’t be competing at UFC Fight Night 100 after all. The Japanese flyweight was booked to face Matheus Nicolau at the Fight Night card in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Nov. 19, but sources told...
  39. UFC Fight Night 98 bonuses: Tony Ferguson, Rafael dos Anjos take $50K for Fight of the Night
    Tony Ferguson and Rafael dos Anjos gave the UFC no option but to hand them Fight of the Night bonuses at Saturday's UFC Fight Night 98. Both fighters will each be taking home an extra $50,000 after...
  40. UFC Fight Night 98 scorecards: Here's how the judges scored Tony Ferguson vs. Rafael dos Anjos
    Sure, the world is waiting on UFC 205, but lightweight standouts Tony Ferguson and Rafael dos Anjos provided a heck of an appetizer one week out. Ferguson earned an incredible ninth consecutive UFC...
  41. UFC Fight Night and Super Bowl LI will share a weekend in Houston
    The UFC has announced a return to Houston, and the event will share a weekend – and a host city – with Super Bowl LI. No fights have been announced for the card, which is likely to be UFC Fight Night...
  42. Jon Jones suspended one year by USADA for doping
    Jon Jones has received the full ban in his doping case. An independent arbitration panel handed down a one-year suspension on Jones, the UFC interim light heavyweight champion, on Monday. Jones had...
  43. After his big win over Rafael dos Anjos, Tony Ferguson is eyeing titles in multiple weight classes
    On Saturday night, Tony Ferguson put on one of the best performances of his career taking a unanimous decision victory over former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. It was the ninth straight...
  44. BJ Penn cleared of sexual assault after charges get tossed for insufficient evidence
    Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight and welterweight champion, BJ Penn, was recently cleared of all wrongdoing after one of his ex-employees filed a police report earlier this...
  45. Sergei Kharitonov hates his brain, books next MMA fight for Dec. 3 in Russia
    Despite getting destroyed by what he called a “lucky punch,” Kharitonov will return to combat sports action in less than a month when he battles Francisco Sandro da Silva Bezerra in Ekaterinburg,...
  46. Kevin Ferguson Jr. chases pro debut again vs. Aaron Hamilton at Bellator 165
    For the third time, Kevin Ferguson Jr. will attempt his professional MMA debut later this month. Ferguson Jr. (0-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) is set to take on Aaron Hamilton (0-2 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) in a...
  47. Jon Jones releases statement regarding his one-year suspension
    Jon Jones wanted to be back in the cage sooner, but was happy the decision acknowledged he didn't knowingly cheat. The UFC interim light heavyweight champion released a statement Monday following the...
  48. Leslie Smith vs. Irene Aldana targeted for UFC on FOX 22
    Invicta FC women’s bantamweight Irene Aldana is octagon bound. According to multiple people close to the promotion, Aldana (7-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is targeted for a fight with standout Leslie Smith (8-7-1...
  49. UFC Fight Night 103 in Arizona adds three fights, including Court McGee vs. Ben Saunders
    While the card still needs a main event, the UFC’s return to Arizona is quickly taking shape. UFC officials today confirmed three new matchups for UFC Fight Night 103, including welterweights Court...
  50. Bellator adds three-time NCAA wrestling champ Romero Cotton to roster
    Another top-notch amateur wrestler will go down the pipeline from the mat world to Bellator MMA. On Monday, Bellator announced the signing of three-time NCAA Division 2 wrestling champion Romero...
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