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  1. Paulo Costa says he's fighting Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night 128 in Atlantic City
    It looks like Uriah Hall will be back this spring – a few months after suffering medical issues that sent him to the hospital ahead of weigh-ins for a scheduled January fight. Link
  2. Sarah Kaufman to fight Katharina Lehner for vacant bantamweight title at Invicta FC 29
    Former women’s Strikeforce champion Sarah Kaufman will be looking to add some more hardware to the shelf soon. Kaufman has been booked to fight Katharina Lehner at Invicta FC 29 on May 4 for the...
  3. Jon Fitch vs. Paul Daley set for Bellator 199 in San Jose
    Bellator’s newest addition has his first assignment. Former UFC welterweight title challenger Jon Fitch signed an exclusive contract with the promotion earlier this week, and on Friday night’s...
  4. How did controversial judge Adalaide Byrd do in her return at UFC 222? Could've been worse
    Fighters beware: Adalaide Byrd is back in as a judge in Nevada, and no one is safe from her questionable calls. This was a point made, in no uncertain terms, during Saturday’s UFC 222 broadcast from...
  5. Mirko Cro Cop vs. Roy Nelson added to Bellator 200 in London
    MMA and kickboxing legend Mirko Cro Cop will make his Bellator debut in May, when he faces fellow longtime veteran Roy Nelson. Link
  6. Tony Martin vs. Keita Nakamura added to UFC Fight Night 128 in Atlantic City
    The UFC’s return to New Jersey continues to build with the addition of a welterweight fight. Tony Martin (12-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC) will move up to 170 pounds from lightweight to take on Keita Nakamura...
  7. Alistair Overeem vs. Curtis Blaydes official for UFC 225 in Chicago
    The Second City is getting a first-rate heavyweight matchup. Alistair Overeem will meet Curtis Blaydes at UFC 225 on June 9 in Chicago, the UFC officially announced Wednesday. Link
  8. Cynthia Calvillo accepts six-month suspension for marijuana
    Cynthia Calvillo’s failed drug test won’t keep her out of competition for long. The 30-year-old strawweight has accepted a six-month suspension from the USADA after an in-competition drug test came...
  9. USADA suspends UFC’s Ion Cutelaba six months for prohibited ozone therapy administration
    A UFC light heavyweight was suspended for use of an alternative medical treatment, but will be able to return to the Octagon soon. USADA sanctioned Ion Cutelaba for six months due to a prohibited...
  10. Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington is on for UFC 224 after all
    Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington is on, after all. The UFC bantamweight title fight had long been expected for UFC 224 on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 12. The bout was called into question after...
  11. Mairbek Taisumov withdraws from UFC 223 due to visa delay
    Mairbek Taisumov’s quest to secure a U.S. visa continues. According to sources, there has been a delay with the Russian’s visa processing so his upcoming bout with Evan Dunham has been pulled from...
  12. UFC Fight Night 132 heads to Singapore, including Kassem-Xiaonan, Lausa-Mokhtarian
    It appears the UFC will head to Singapore this summer for the second straight year, and third time overall. UFC Fight Night 132, though not yet announced by the promotion, will take place in...
  13. Evan Dunham says Olivier Aubin-Mercier is replacing Mairbek Taisumov at UFC 223
    It didn’t take long for Evan Dunham to find a replacement opponent after Mairbek Taisumov was officially ruled out of UFC 223. Replacing Taisumov at next month’s event will be “The Ultimate Fighter:...
  14. Diego Nunes booked to face Yusuke Yachi at RIZIN 10
    RIZIN has made announced two additional fights for its RIZIN 10 event, set for Sunday 6 May at the Marine Messe in Fukuoka, Japan. Headlining the event is former UFC contenders Kyoji Horiguchi and...
  15. Thiago Alves disappointed with Millender loss, wants Yancy Medeiros next
    Welterweight Thiago Alves laments his performance against Curtis Millender at UFC Fight Night 126, in Austin, Texas. Former UFC welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves is disappointed with his...
  16. Paddy Pimblett would consider UFC offer following viral submission at CWFC 90
    Paddy Pimblett might have turned down an offer from UFC in the past, but the Scouse submission ace said he would consider a new contract from the organization following his viral submission of Alexis...
  17. Rashad Evans returns to light heavyweight vs. Anthony Smith at UFC 225
    Rashad Evans is returning to the weight class where he was once a champion. The former UFC light heavyweight champion will be back at 205 pounds when he takes on Anthony Smith at UFC 225 on June 9 at...
  18. John Lineker vs. Brian Kelleher slotted for UFC 224 in Brazil
    UFC 224 has a new crackerjack of a bantamweight fight. It features John Lineker (30-8 MMA, 11-3 UFC) vs. Brian Kelleher (19-8 MMA, 3-1 UFC). Combate first reported it, though UFC officials haven’t...
  19. Yoel Romero: Robert Whittaker title rematch set for UFC 225
    Yoel Romero said his rematch with Robert Whittaker is set for June’s UFC 225 fight card. Romero (13-2 MMA, 9-1 UFC) announced the middleweight title fight against Whittaker (19-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC),...
  20. Benson Henderson vs. returning Roger Huerta set for Bellator 196
    It’s not the original, announced main event. But MMA fans in Hungary will be getting a special treat next month. Benson Henderson will meet the returning Roger Huerta in the headliner of Bellator 196...
  21. Ronda Rousey says a UFC return is ‘as likely’ as her going back to the Olympics for judo
    Ronda Rousey doesn’t seem poised for a UFC comeback any time in the near future. The former UFC women’s bantamweight champion said Tuesday on “The Ellen Show” that she would put a return to the...
  22. Alex Reyes Out, Nad Narimani Steps in Against Nasrat Haqparast at UFC Fight Night London
    There has been a late change to the UFC Fight Night 127 lineup, as Nad Narimani will step in for the injured Alex Reyes and face Nasrat Haqparast on Saturday in London. Promotion officials announced...
  23. Sam Alvey's request granted vs. Gian Villante at UFC Fight Night 131 in Utica
    Sam Alvey wanted Gian Villante. He will get his wish. Alvey (32-10 MMA, 9-5 UFC) and Villante (16-9 MMA, 6-6 UFC) will meet in a light heavyweight bout at UFC Fight Night 131. Long Island-based...
  24. Henry Briones-Frankie Saenz, Jared Cannonier-Dominick Reyes set for UFC debut in Chile
    The lineup for the UFC’s first visit to Chile continues to build with the addition of two new matchups. Henry Briones (16-7-1 MMA, 1-3 UFC) will meet Frankie Saenz (12-5 MMA, 4-3 UFC) in a...
  25. Cynthia Calvillo receives nine-month suspension, fine from Nevada Athletic Commission for marijuana failure
    Cynthia Calvillo will face some extra time on the sidelines courtesy of the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) for her positive UFC 219 drug test for marijuana. Less than a week after Calvillo accepted...
  26. Michal Oleksiejczuk gets one-year suspension, win overturned for UFC 219 drug test failure
    Michal Oleksiejczuk’s second UFC fight will have to wait. Oleksiejczuk was issued a one-year suspension Tuesday by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) stemming from his failed drug test in relation...
  27. Biceps injury knocks Paulo Costa out of fight with Uriah Hall at UFC-Atlantic City
    An injury has knocked a high-profile fight from the UFC’s return to Atlantic City next month. Paulo Costa (11-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) today said a biceps tear has forced him out of a middleweight fight...
  28. UFC seriously exploring possibility of event in Liverpool later this year
    Is the UFC finally headed to “The Pool”? According to multiple sources, the promotion is currently seriously exploring the possibility of holding an event in Liverpool, England later this year. While...
  29. Mackenzie Dern vs. Amanda Cooper slated for UFC 224
    Mackenzie Dern wanted a quick turnaround into UFC 224 — and that’s exactly what she’s going to get. Fresh off her successful Octagon debut, the 24-year-old jiu-jitsu phenom will return against...
  30. Dana White joins roster of UFC 3 video game
    Any MMA fans out there who have always wanted to air their grievances with Dana White will now be able to do so in the virtual Octagon. EA Sports announced Thursday that the UFC president has been...
  31. Floyd Mayweather says he’s going to start training MMA ‘soon,’ claims his wrestling game is a ‘seven’ out of 10
    Is Floyd Mayweather actually going work with Tyron Woodley for a potential move to MMA? Less than a week after Woodley suggested that he and Mayweather were going to start training together for the...
  32. Jack Marshman pulled from UFC Fight Night 127 lineup vs. Bradley Scott
    Jack Marshman’s first cut down to the welterweight division will not go forward as planned. Marshman (22-7 MMA, 2-2 UFC), who has previously competed in the middleweight division, has been removed...
  33. Justin Willis vs. Chase Sherman scheduled for UFC Atlantic City
    A heavyweight fight will soon be added to the UFC’s return to Atlantic City, N.J. Justin Willis vs. Chase Sherman has been booked for the April 21 card, MMA Fighting has learned. Link
  34. UFC lightweight Marco Polo Reyes notified of potential doping violation
    Marco Polo Reyes failed a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) drug test and has been notified of a potential UFC doping policy violation. Promotion officials today announced the news, saying Reyes popped...
  35. Liverpool to host first UFC event in May; Darren Till to headline
    The UFC is finally headed to Liverpool, England. The promotion officially announced Friday that they will hold an event on May 27 at Liverpool’s Echo Arena. Link
  36. Andrei Arlovski vs. Tai Tuivasa slated for UFC 225
    It appears as though Andrei Arlovski will finally get his wish of fighting in Chicago. The UFC is close to finalizing Arlovski vs. Tai Tuivasa at UFC 225 on June 9, MMA Fighting has learned. The...
  37. Nasrat Haqparast eye condition scraps fight with Nad Narimani at UFC-London
    At the 11th hour, the opening bout of today’s UFC Fight Night 127 card has been canceled. Nasrat Haqparast (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) was ruled out of his lightweight fight against Nad Narimani (10-2 MMA,...
  38. UFC Fight Night 127 Results: Bonus Winners, Highlights (VIDEO), Attendance And Gate
    On Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London, Alexander Volkov announced himself as a legitimate title contender for the UFC Heavyweight Championship. Volkov weathered some early takedown and bottom...
  39. Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson 2 in the works for UFC Atlantic City
    Two of the best and most well-known fighters in the UFC’s featherweight division will meet again. A rematch between Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson is in the works for UFC Atlantic City on April 21 in...
  40. Warlley Alves set to meet Sultan Aliev at UFC 224 in Rio de Janeiro
    A welterweight bout is the latest addition to the UFC 224 lineup in Brazil in May. Warlley Alves (11-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) will fight in his home country when he takes on Sultan Aliev (14-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC)....
  41. Darren Stewart vs. Eric Spicely headed to UFC Fight Night 130 in Liverpool
    The lineup for the UFC’s debut in the city that was the birthplace of The Beatles continues to build. A middleweight matchup between Darren Stewart (7-3 MMA, 0-3 UFC) and Eric Spicely (11-3 MMA, 2-3...
  42. Augusto Mendes fails USADA drug test, pulled from UFC Atlantic City fight
    Augusto Mendes will not be competing next month in New Jersey, after all. The UFC bantamweight fighter failed a USADA out-of-competition drug test, stemming from a sample collected March 7, according...
  43. Bryan Barberena meets returning Jake Ellenberger at UFC Fight Night 131 in Utica
    A welterweight bout between Bryan Barberena and Jake Ellenberger is the latest addition to June’s UFC Fight Night 131 lineup. UFC officials today announced the bout between Barberena (13-5 MMA, 4-3...
  44. Volkan Oezdemir vs. Shogun Rua added to UFC Chile
    An important light heavyweight matchup has been added to the UFC’s first trip to Chile. Ranked contenders Volkan Oezdemir and Mauricio Rua have been booked to fight at UFC Chile (UFC Fight Night...
  45. Makwan Amirkhani vs. Jason Knight in the works for UFC Fight Night 130 in Liverpool
    A featherweight matchup between “Mr. Finland” and “The Kid” is in the works for the UFC’s first event in Liverpool, England. Swedish outlet Viaplay Fighting first reported that Makwan Amirkhani (13-3...
  46. Brent Primus injured; Michael Chandler vs. Brandon Girtz in the works for Bellator 197 main event
    Bellator lightweight champion Brent Primus has been forced to withdraw from his April 13 title defense against Michael Chandler after suffering an injured knee, MMA Fighting has learned. As a result,...
  47. Report: Colby Covington vs. Rafael dos Anjos set for interim title at UFC 224
    The UFC is working on an interim UFC welterweight title bout between dos Anjos and Colby Covington (13-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) for UFC 224, which takes place May 12 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, per a...
  48. Felipe Silva vs. Claudio Puelles slated for UFC Chile in May
    A lightweight clash between Felipe Silva and Claudio Puelles was added to UFC’s upcoming trip to Santiago, Chile, on May 19. Combate first reported the news. Link
  49. Dana White: Demetrious Johnson vs. T.J. Dillashaw isn’t happening
    The UFC’s latest attempt at a superfight is off the table, according to company president Dana White. White told the Los Angeles Times via text that a long-discussed bout between UFC flyweight...
  50. Darren Till vs. Stephen Thompson reported for Liverpool main event
    t appears that the UFC welterweight division is finally moving again. With an(other) interim title reportedly in the final stages of negotiation between Colby “Scat” Covington and Rafael dos Anjos,...
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