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  1. Mirko 'Cro Cop' blasts 'scared homie' Wanderlei Silva following Rizin FF 3 withdrawal
    Mirko Filipovic has a few choice words for fellow vet Wanderlei Silva. “Cro Cop” (32-11-2) was slated to fight Silva (35–12-1) on Dec. 29 in a Rizin FF open-weight grand prix quarterfinal. However,...
  2. Lauzon-Held, Caraway-Rivera, Formiga-Pettis official for UFC Fight Night 103
    Next month’s UFC Fight Night 103 lineup has three new official additions. Officials recently announced lightweights Joe Lauzon (26-12 MMA, 13-9 UFC) vs. Marcin Held (22-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC), bantamweights...
  3. Lombard vs. Tavares, Cottrell vs. Gonzalez added to UFC on FOX 23
    Next month’s UFC on FOX 23 lineup has two new additions. They include middleweights Hector Lombard (34-6-1 MMA, 3-4 UFC) vs. Brad Tavares (14-4 MMA, 9-4 UFC) and lightweights Jason Gonzalez (10-3...
  4. Carla Esparza selling TUF motorcycle to help ‘make ends meet’
    Times have been tough for Carla Esparza. The first-ever UFC women's strawweight champion had shoulder surgery in 2015, missing a full year of action. Since fighting in April, Esparza has been absence...
  5. Injury forces Rafael Carvalho out of Bellator 168 bout against Melvin Manhoef
    The rematch is going to have to wait. Bellator announced middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho has been forced out of his Dec. 10 bout with Melvin Manhoef with an injury. The new main event for the...
  6. Conor McGregor: I’m still a two-weight world champion, UFC is fooling nobody
    Last week during the UFC Fight Night 101 broadcast, the UFC announced that Conor McGregor had voluntarily given up his UFC featherweight title, ending his reign as a two-weight world champion. Since,...
  7. Saparbek Safarov, J.J. Aldrich set as injury replacements at UFC Fight Night 102 in Albany
    A week before the event, next week’s UFC Fight Night 102 card has a pair of injury replacements. With Patrick Cummins (8-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC) out with a staph infection, promotional newcomer Saparbek...
  8. Tito Ortiz says Bellator 170 bout with Chael Sonnen on Jan. 21 will be his 'final fight'
    When Tito Ortiz takes on Chael Sonnen at Bellator 170 on Jan. 21 from inside The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., it will be a meeting between two of the best trash talkers in mixed martial arts (MMA)...
  9. Chuck Liddell, Matt Hughes let go by UFC
    Both Chuck Liddell and Matt Hughes are no longer employed by the UFC. The legendary MMA fighters were recently among another group of employees laid off by new owners, WME-IMG, MMA Fighting has...
  10. Felice Herrig vs. Alex Grasso one of several fights announced for UFC Houston
    One of the most popular fighters in women's mixed martial arts makes her return to the Octagon on Super Bowl weekend. Felice Herrig will face off with Alex Grasso on the co-main event of the UFC...
  11. Jake Ellenberger to appeal bizarre TKO loss to Jorge Masvidal at TUF 24
    In what was one of the weirdest endings to a fight in mixed martial arts (MMA) history, Jorge Masvidal was awarded the technical knockout (TKO) victory over Jake Ellenberger after Jake’s foot got...
  12. Elliot looking to move to 135
    Tim Elliott came close to the greatest upset in UFC history on Saturday night, sinking not one but two chokes on flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson the greatest pound for pound fighter in mixed...
  13. Jessica Andrade vs. Maryna Moroz added to year-end UFC 207 card in Las Vegas
    The UFC appears to have added a women’s strawweight fight to the main card of the year-end UFC 207 event. Jessica Andrade (15-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) has been booked for a fight against Maryna Moroz (8-1...
  14. Cris Cyborg explains why she turned down two UFC featherweight title fights
    UFC president Dana White recently revealed that Cris Cyborg turned down two opportunities to fight for the inaugural UFC featherweight championship, but according to the Brazilian fighter, she had a...
  15. Dana White fires back at ‘scumbag Bjork’ Rebney for involvement in MMAAA
    Last week’s bombshell announcement that the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association (MMAAA) had formed in an attempt to even the playing field between the UFC and its fighters came with some peculiar...
  16. Nick Diaz: Nate was smoking kush, not CBD oil at UFC 202 presser
    Nick Diaz claims his younger brother Nate was actually getting high during his press obligations after UFC 202. Link
  17. Henry Cejudo: Dana White apologized after shady judging ‘robbery’ - ‘You won the fight’ against Joseph Benavidez
    Cejedo dropped a split decision after 15 minutes of non-stop, high-level mixed martial arts action. "You know it's bad when Dana White calls you to apologize for the judging," Cejudo said on “The MMA...
  18. Juliana Pena vs. Valentina Shevchenko headlines UFC Fight Night in Denver
    A pair of surging bantamweights will get a chance to state their case for a title shot on Jan. 28. Julianna Pena and Valentina Shevchenko will square off in the main event of the UFC Fight Night card...
  19. De La Hoya: Conor McGregor can fight Canelo Alvarez at 160 pounds
    Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya really wants to promote Conor McGregor, and also wants him to fight his protege Canelo Alvarez. Link
  20. Glover Teixeira vs. Jared Cannonier in the works for UFC 208
    Jared Cannonier is getting right back to work. According to multiple sources, the UFC is looking to book Cannonier against Glover Teixeira at UFC 208. The promotion has yet to officially announce the...
  21. Donald Cerrone eases off association talk, says ‘I didn’t know I was sitting on a board’
    Last week Donald Cerrone was part of a five-man collective of UFC fighters that announced the formation of the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association. A week later, with a fight looming on Saturday...
  22. Raphael Assuncao vs. Aljamain Sterling slated for UFC on FOX 23
    An important bantamweight fight is close to being added to UFC on FOX 23. According to sources, Aljamain Sterling (12-1) vs. Raphael Assuncao (23-5) is targeted for the Jan. 28 card in Denver. The...
  23. Middleweight prospect Ed Ruth announced as late addition to Saturday's Bellator 168
    Ed Ruth will take his second professional MMA contest just five weeks after his successful debut in the sport. Bellator officials today announced that Ruth (1-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) will face Italian...
  24. Surprising arrest made in connection with Anthony Pettis car attacks in Milwaukee
    A suspect has been arrested by police in connection with the recent attacks against Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contender Anthony Pettis, who was twice victimized by car...
  25. Theodorou vs Ferreira, Santos vs Marshman set for UFC Halifax
    A couple of middleweight bouts have been added to the UFC”s return to Halifax. Super Lutas first reported a clash between Ultimate Fighter champions, Elias Theodorou and Cezar Ferreira, while Combate...
  26. Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger vs. Nina Ansaroff added to UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix
    UFC strawweights Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger and Nina Ansaroff will battle for redemption in Phoenix as they meet at the UFC Fight Night 103 card in Arizona on Jan. 15, MMA Fighting has confirmed with...
  27. Georges St-Pierre back in negotiations with the UFC about returning to fight
    Georges St-Pierre has had himself a busy two weeks. First, he announced he was teaming up with Bjorn Rebney, Cain Velasquez, Tim Kennedy, T.J. Dillashaw, and (maybe?) Donald Cerrone to form the MMA...
  28. Brazilian court reduces Roy Nelson’s suspension, fine following apology
    The Brazilian Superior Justice Court of MMA (STJDMMA) has officially reduced Roy Nelson’s suspension and fine after the UFC heavyweight formally apologized to referee John McCarthy on Friday. Nelson...
  29. Conor McGregor petitions Nevada court for judicial review of NSAC fine
    UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor once wished the Nevada State Athletic Commission luck in trying to get a $150,000 fine from him. Now he’ll see them in court. According to the Clark County...
  30. PFA head Jeff Borris says three factions vying to organize fighters is ‘good news for the UFC’
    The MMA Fighters Association started up nearly a decade ago. The Professional Fighters Association kicked off in August. And last week, the MMA Athletes Association launched via a conference call...
  31. After Maryna Moroz injury, Jessica Andrade meets Angela Hill at UFC 207
    Jessica Andrade didn't go too long without an opponent. Shortly after her fight against Maryna Moroz was scratched due to Moroz being injured, Combate's Ana Hissa reported that Andrade will now face...
  32. Anthony Pettis misses mark at weighins
    Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will not fight for the interim featherweight title on Saturday as planned. Link
  33. UFC Fight Night 102 post-fight facts: Derrick Lewis passes Conor McGregor in KO category
    link Friday’s UFC Fight Night 102 event was largely forgettable, but in his first UFC main event, Derrick Lewis earned a key victory in the heavyweight division.
  34. Randy Brown says newcomer Brian Camozzi was perfect gift at UFC Fight Night 102
    Link ALBANY, N.Y. – Randy Brown had to deal with an opponent change for UFC Fight Night 102, but it turned out to work perfectly in his favor.
  35. Jose Aldo says he’s fighting Max Holloway at UFC 208
    RIO DE JANEIRO — Jose Aldo has a date for his return to the Octagon. Max Holloway won the interim featherweight championship with a win over Anthony Pettis Saturday night in Toronto, Canada, and...
  36. SUG 2 results: Jon Jones submits Dan Henderson, challenges Chael Sonnen to grappling rematch
    Over four years after the cancellation of their ill-fated UFC 151 bout, Jon Jones and Dan Henderson finally competed against one another in a cage -- albeit not in the way many fight fans may have...
  37. Commission practices at UFC Albany event draw criticism from fighters
    Practices conducted by the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) are drawing criticism from fighters following the UFC's event in Albany over the weekend. Multiple fighters and coaches confirmed...
  38. Sinead Kavanagh vs. Elina Kallionidou added to Bellator 169
    A women’s featherweight bout pitting Sinead Kavanagh and Elina Kallionidou is the latest addition to Bellator 169. The news was announced by the promotion on Monday. Kavanagh was originally scheduled...
  39. Lightweight champ Justin Gaethje has new opponent for New Year's Eve WSOF 34 headliner
    WSOF lightweight champion Justin Gaethje has a new opponent for his scheduled title defense on New Year’s Eve. Officials today announced Luiz Firmino (19-7) has replaced injured Joao Zeferino (21-8)...
  40. New UFC matchmaker deserves a chance to show what he’s made of
    A post on Facebook from number one light heavyweight title-contender Anthony “Rumble” Johnson Monday caught my eye. Johnson had recently lost out on a championship fight when Daniel Cormier pulled...
  41. King Mo interested in Fedor & Carwin fights, expects to walk Ishii down and ‘beat him up’
    American Top Teams’ ‘King Mo’ Lawal is getting set to fight again this Friday on a card that’s flying a bit under the radar. The former Strikeforce champion entered Bellator as an expected top star...
  42. Kelvin Gastelum staying at middleweight to fight Vitor Belfort
    Though Kelvin Gastelum believes his ideal weight class is welterweight, he has agreed to stay at middleweight for his next fight to meet Vitor Belfort. The bout is set for a UFC Fight Night event on...
  43. Holm vs de Randamie for the inaugural featherweight title at UFC 208
    Boxing traditionally had eight weight divisions and eight champions. It made things easy to remember and appreciate. UFC president Dana White is an old student of the sweet science; it is no...
  44. Junior Dos Santos vs. Stefan Struve rematch headlines UFC Fight Night 105 in Halifax
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  45. Donald Cerrone vs. Jorge Masvidal slated for UFC on FOX 23
    As requested, Donald Cerrone is getting right back to work. Cerrone will meet Jorge Masvidal at UFC on FOX 23 on Jan. 28 in Denver, MMA Fighting has learned. The promotion is expected to officially...
  46. Edson Barboza vs. Beneil Dariush set for UFC Fight Night 107
    The UFC will return to Brazil on March 11, and Vitor Belfort will headline the card against Kelvin Gastelum. The UFC announced the middleweight bout on Wednesday. Combate first reported the match-up....
  47. Angela Hill off UFC 207 due to USADA guidelines
    Invicta strawweight champion Angela Hill is going to have to wait a while before returning to the UFC. The current Invicta strawweight champion was slated to return for UFC 207 later this month...
  48. Chuck Liddell Inks Deal With WSOF Following UFC Termination
    Fresh off his departure from the UFC, Chuck Liddell is already heading over to one of their rival promotions, WSOF. Liddell will be part of a signing at the theater in Madison Square Garden along...
  49. 2x Olympic Gold Medalist Kayla moving to MMA 145lb
    Kayla Harrison enters an ordinary door on a gray street on the outskirts of the Garment District and goes down the stairs to arrive at Renzo Gracie's jiu-jitsu academy. There is no entourage, no...
  50. Ex-champ Andrei Arlovski vs. Francis Ngannou set for UFC on FOX 23
    Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski will look to bounce back against hot prospect Francis Ngannou at UFC on FOX 23. FOX’s “UFC Tonight” reported the matchup between Arlovski (25-13 MMA,...
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