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  1. Joanna Jedrzejczyk will carry the Olympic torch for Poland
    Joanna Jedrzejczyk is set to carry the Olympic flame for Poland as it travels around the world on its way to Korea for 2018. Link
  2. Strawweight contenders Jessica Andrade, Tecia Torres meet at UFC on FOX 28
    A key strawweight bout between Jessica Andrade and Tecia Torres is the latest addition to February’s UFC on FOX 28 lineup. UFC officials today announced the bout between Andrade (17-6 MMA, 8-4 UFC)...
  3. Gabi Garcia badly misses weight for Rizin fight with 53-year-old Shinobu Kandori
    The controversial fight between Gabi Garcia and Shinobu Kandori took an odd twist on Thursday. The six-time jiu-jitsu world champion stepped on the scale to take on 53-year-old Kandori, who hasn’t...
  4. Dana White: Georges St-Pierre 'ain't fighting Conor McGregor' if he returns to UFC
    Is Georges St-Pierre’s alleged “master plan” to fight Conor McGregor currently in motion? If so, it sounds like UFC President Dana White is ready to put an end to it. Back in March, it was Michael...
  5. Andrei Arlovski vs. Stefan Struve headed to UFC 222 in Las Vegas
    A pair of veteran heavyweights, including a former champion, have been booked to fight in March. Former heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski will take on Stefan Struve at UFC 222. UFC officials...
  6. Dana White having meeting with Floyd Mayweather’s team: ‘Don’t count anything out
    The last time Dana White said something with Floyd Mayweather wasn’t going to happen, it eventually led to one of the most lucrative bouts in combat sports history. White isn’t taking any chances now...
  7. Dana White hopes to get Conor McGregor fighting next summer, ‘He needs to defend that title’ vs. Tony Ferguson
    Even though Conor McGregor has given no indication of when he plans to fight again, UFC president Dana White is optimistic that the company’s biggest star will be back in 2018. McGregor was last seen...
  8. Bellator parts ways with announcer Jimmy Smith
    Longtime color commentator Jimmy Smith will no longer announce fights for Bellator MMA. A press released issued by the company on Thursday announced that the company and the popular announcer “have...
  9. Nate Marquardt announces retirement
    Former Strikeforce champion Nate Marquardt is done with professional fighting. The 56-fight veteran announced on his website Thursday that he is hanging up the gloves after 18 years of MMA...
  10. Israel Adesanya set for promotional debut at UFC 221 in Australia
    A highly touted promotional newcomer is set for a debut at UFC 221. UFC officials today announced via foxsports.com.au that kickboxer Israel Adesanya (11-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is set to fight middleweight...
  11. Khabib Nurmagomedov hints at future move to featherweight
    Khabib Nurmagomedov has a history of weight mishaps at 155 pounds. But he’s thinking of someday competing at 145. The undefeated Russian looked trim and healthy in Las Vegas on Thursday, one day...
  12. Michel Prazeres vs. Desmond Green set for UFC Belem
    A Belem, Brazil native will get the chance to fight in his hometown on Feb. 3. Michel Prazeres will meet Desmond Green in a lightweight bout at UFC Belem. Link
  13. Gabi Garcia vs. Shinobu Kandori scratched from Rizin FF 8 after massive weigh-in miss
    Gabi Garcia will not be competing at tonight’s Rizin FF 8 event, which is currently going down at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Link
  14. Marlon Moraes among four fighters CSAC recommends move up in weight after UFC Fresno
    The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) wants four fighters to move up a weight class after competing at UFC Fresno earlier this month. UFC bantamweight star Marlon Moraes and three others...
  15. Yoel Romero vs. David Branch slated for UFC on FOX 28
    Ask and you shall receive. A marquee middleweight matchup between Yoel Romero and former World Series of Fighting two-division champion David Branch has been slated for Feb. 24 at UFC on FOX 28. MMA...
  16. Gabi Garcia offers tear-filled apology for missing weight at Rizin
    A strange scene unfolded at Friday’s Rizin Fighting Federation show in Saitama, Japan as Gabi Garcia was brought into the ring to apologize for the weigh-in mishap that led to the cancellation of her...
  17. Former Invicta FC champion Livia Renaza Souza makes UFC debut against Jessica Aguilar in Austin
    One of the top strawweights in the world will make her UFC debut in February. Livia Renata Souza is set to take on Jessica Aguilar at the UFC Austin card on Feb. 18 in Texas, multiple sources...
  18. James Thompson fails test for drostanalone
    Veteran heavyweight James Thompson has failed a test for the steroid drostanolone, administered by the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation director Mike Mazzulli at Bellator 191 in...
  19. Carls John de Tomas fails USADA drug test in relation to UFC Fresno
    Making flyweight is not the only obstacle ahead for Carls John de Tomas. The fighter failed a USADA drug test in relation to UFC Fresno earlier this month and is facing a UFC anti-doping policy...
  20. Pietro Menga released by UFC
    Pietro Menga’s UFC run is over before it started. The 29-year-old Englishman received his walking papers from the organization less than two weeks after what was supposed to be his debut with the...
  21. UFC headed to Las Vegas for five events in 2018
    The UFC will hold at least five events in Las Vegas in 2018, including four pay-per-view cards. MMA Fighting has learned the dates for five events next year, including the year-end UFC 232 event on...
  22. UFC 219 Results: Card Highlights, Analysis, Bonus Winners, Attendance And Gate
    Holly Holm did as good of a job competing with Cris Cyborg as most anyone could have expected, but in the end, it wasn't enough. In the main event of UFC 219 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Cyborg...
  23. Mackenzie Dern scheduled to make UFC debut in March against Ashley Yoder
    Mackenzie Dern is off to the UFC. The strawweight prospect is scheduled to make her long-awaited Octagon debut against Ashley Yoder at UFC 222 on March 3 in Las Vegas, MMA Fighting has learned. Dern...
  24. Francimar Barroso vs. Gian Villante on tap for UFC 220
    As reported by Brazilian media outlet Combate, Francimar Barroso (19-6, 1NC) is set to take on Gian Villante (15-9) at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts at UFC 220. Link (Note: The page is in...
  25. UFC announces pair of welterweight bouts for UFC 221, including Jake Matthews vs. Li Jingliang
    A pair of fighters from the Oceanic region will be putting in work in Perth this February. On Monday, officials announced that Australia’s Jake Matthews will meet Li Jingliang, while New Zealand’s...
  26. Former UFC champ Miesha Tate expecting baby girl this year with new boyfriend
    Miesha Tate has been quite active since her November, 2016 retirement from fighting. In the 13+ months since her last contest, a unanimous decision loss to Raquel Pennington, Tate has become an...
  27. Cris 'Cyborg' Says She's Accepted A Fight Against Megan Anderson At UFC 221
    Cristiane Justino could be making her next featherweight title defense in a little more than a month’s time. “Cyborg” announced via Instagram on Wednesday that she will be facing Invicta FC 145-pound...
  28. UFC strips credentials from JacksonWink MMA staffer after Cris Cyborg comments
    The UFC is putting its foot down regarding offensive comments written by a gym employee about women’s champion Cris Cyborg. In a statement released Tuesday, the UFC said it would not be allowing...
  29. UFC Fight Night 126 gets three fights added to Austin card
    The UFC announced on Wednesday three fights have been added to UFC Fight Night 126. They are as follows: Sarah Moras vs. Lucie Pudilova at women’s bantamweight; Brian Camozzi vs. Geoff Neal at...
  30. Megan Anderson dismisses Cris Cyborg's claim of UFC 221 title fight as ‘fake news’
    Don’t expect to see Megan Anderson in the octagon five weeks from now fighting Cris Cyborg for UFC gold. Link
  31. UFC 220 gets fight between Dana White Contender Series alums
    A late scratch has set up a clash between Dana White’s Contender Series alums. With Charles Rosa forced to withdraw from UFC 220 due to injury, Julio Arce has stepped in to face fellow DWCS winner...
  32. Dana White talks timetable for Conor McGregor, says Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov could be next
    The state of the UFC lightweight division was thrust deeper into limbo this past Saturday when Khabib Nurmagomedov scored a thunderous victory over Edson Barboza at UFC 219, adding to the logjam at...
  33. Dana White: Amanda Nunes vs. Cris Cyborg ‘is the fight to make’
    Dana White is saying all the right things about what’s next for Cris Cyborg. This past weekend saw Cyborg defend the women’s featherweight championship with a commanding unanimous decision over Holly...
  34. UFC Fight Night 124 lineup official with 4 fights on main card for St. Louis debut
    The lineup is set for a rare UFC fight card on Sunday. MAIN CARD (FS1, 10 p.m. ET) Jeremy Stephens vs. Dooho Choi Vitor Belfort vs. Uriah Hall Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Paige VanZant Emil Meek vs....
  35. Jimi Manuwa vs. Jan Blachowicz rematch booked for UFC Fight Night 127 in London
    A light-heavyweight rematch is set for UFC Fight Night 127 in London. Officials today announced Jimi Manuwa (17-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) and Jan Blachowicz (21-7 MMA, 4-4 UFC) are slated to fight at the...
  36. Invicta FC champ Yana Kunitskaya says she's fighting Sara McMann at UFC on FOX 28
    A women’s bantamweight bout between promotional newcomer Yana Kunitskaya and Sara McMann is the latest addition to February’s UFC on FOX 28 lineup. Link
  37. Jake Collier out of UFC Orlando, replacement sought for Marcin Prachnio
    Originally scheduled to take on Jake Collier at the UFC Orlando card on Feb. 24, Marcin Prachnio needs a new opponent after “The Prototype” was forced out of the card due to an injury that might...
  38. Matt Brown willing to come out of retirement to ‘lock horns’ with Carlos Condit
    There is still hope out there for one of the most anticipated welterweight matches that never quite came to fruition. Four years ago at UFC on FOX 9, Matt Brown and Carlos Condit were set to face...
  39. Robbie Lawler suffered torn ACL, meniscus in decision loss to Rafael dos Anjos
    Robbie Lawler’s fight against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on FOX 26 was more harrowing than previously realized. Lawler, the former UFC welterweight champion, suffered a torn ACL and meniscus in his knee...
  40. John Dodson to fight Pedro Munhoz at UFC Belem
    “The Magician” is taking his act to Brazil for the first time. John Dodson is set to fight Pedro Munhoz in a bantamweight bout at UFC Belem on Feb. 3. Officials announced the bout on Thursday...
  41. James Vick vs. Francisco Trinaldo, Jared Gordon vs. Diego Ferreira set for UFC Austin
    James Vick will fight at UFC Austin after all. Vick is slated to meet fellow lightweight contender Francisco Trinaldo in a hometown affair for the Texas native on Feb. 18 at UFC Austin. Link
  42. Charles Rosa out of UFC 220 due to injury, Dan Ige gets new opponent
    Charles Rosa won’t be competing in his native state later this month. The American Top Team fighter suffered an undisclosed injury and was forced to withdraw from his featherweight bout with Dana...
  43. Video: Jean-Claude Van Damme kicks Cody Garbrandt in the face
    Finally, a video has emerged of Cody Garbrandt eating one of movie star Jean Claude Van Damme’s infamous kicks. Link
  44. UFC champ Cris Cyborg shoots down Dana White's push for Amanda Nunes showdown
    Cris Cyborg vs. Amanda Nunes is not the fight to make, according to Cyborg. Just a hours after UFC President Dana White today vowed to make it happen, the UFC women’s featherweight champion nixed an...
  45. Dana White Confirms McGregor To Get Stripped Of Title If He Doesn’t Return By March
    UFC President Dana White isn’t going to let his UFC star Conor McGregor sit idle for much longer. Now, the UFC boss has confirmed the deadline for McGregor to return to action. In a new interview...
  46. Tim Means vs. Sergio Moraes, Douglas de Andrade vs. Marlon Vera added to UFC-Belem
    A pair of fights has been added to the UFC’s return to Brazil next month, bringing the fight card up to a dozen bouts. Tim Means (27-9-1 MMA, 9-6 UFC) is set to meet Sergio Moraes (12-3-1 MMA, 6-2-1...
  47. Aspen Ladd vs. Leslie Smith slated for April
    Bantamweight prospect Aspen Ladd will be looking to extend her undefeated streak later this year. Ladd vs. veteran Leslie Smith is slated for a yet-to-be announced UFC event on April 21, MMA Fighting...
  48. USADA suspends Jessica Penne 18 months for failed drug test
    Jessica Penne will miss most of 2018 due to a UFC anti-doping policy violation. The women’s mixed martial arts veteran tested positive for the presence of an anabolic steroid of exogenous origin...
  49. Kajan Johnson vs. Rustam Khabilov added to UFC Fight Night 127 in London
    A lightweight bout between Kajan Johnson and Rustam Khabilov is the latest addition to March’s UFC Fight Night 127 lineup. Link
  50. UFC in 2017: A ridiculously robust look at the stats, streaks, skids and record-setters
    The UFC had another busy year in 2017, and 39 events took place around the globe. During that time, many records were set and produced a host of historic moments. Now that the year has come to a...
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