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  1. Khabib Nurmagomedov receives hero’s welcome in return to Dagestan
    Khabib Nurmagomedov has spoken often of the massive following he has in his native Dagestan, and if his return home on Monday was any indication, he wasn’t kidding. The newly crowned undisputed UFC...
  2. Jose Aldo vs. Jeremy Stephens targeted for UFC event in Canada
    A pivotal fight at 145-pounds between Jose Aldo and Jeremy Stephens is being targeted for a UFC event in Canada on July 28th. According to a report by Combate, a fight between Jose Aldo and Jeremy...
  3. UFC Fight Night 131 in Utica gets two new bouts
    June’s UFC Fight Night 131 lineup has two new additions. The include welterweights Niko Price (11-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) vs. Belal Muhammad (13-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and featherweights Julio Arce (14-2 MMA, 1-0...
  4. $300 gets you cageside tickets for 'UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2' in Chicago
    As far as major pay-per-view events go, UFC 225 won’t break the bank if you plan to attend in person. UFC 225 tickets go on sale this week – and they include a pre-sale period that starts today – for...
  5. Ray Borg vs. Brandon Moreno rebooked for UFC Chile
    Ray Borg vs. Brandon Moreno has been rebooked again. The two ranked flyweights have been scheduled to meet at UFC Chile on May 19. Link
  6. Humberto Bandenay vs. Gabriel Benitez added to UFC Chile
    A featherweight bout involving two Latin American fighters has joined the lineup for the UFC’s first trip to Chile. Humberto Bandenay vs. Gabriel Benitez has been scheduled for UFC Chile, which is...
  7. Holly Holm vs. Megan Anderson slated for UFC 225
    The downtrodden UFC featherweight division will get a major jolt later this spring. Former bantamweight champion Holly Holm will take on Megan Anderson at UFC 225 on June 9 in Chicago, MMA Fighting...
  8. Russian supermarket's got jokes, puts 'Conor McGregor' label on chicken
    Khabib Nurmagomedov received a hero’s welcome when he returned to Russia following his UFC 223 win to claim the undisputed lightweight title, so maybe this shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise....
  9. UFC Signs Molly McCann To Fight Gillian Robertson At UFC Fight Night 130 In Liverpool
    The UFC has signed Cage Warriors women’s flyweight champion Molly McCann to the promotion to meet Gillian Robertson in her hometown at UFC Fight Night 130. UFC Fight Night 130 will be held on May 27,...
  10. Enrique Barzola meets Brandon Davis at UFC Chile
    Enrique Barzola will be getting the chance to fight close to home. The Peruvian fighter has been scheduled to fight Brandon Davis at UFC Chile, which is set to go down on May 19 at the Movistar Arena...
  11. Manny Bermudez vs. Davey Grant set for UFC Fight Night 130 in Liverpool
    The UFC’s return to the U.K. has a new bantamweight bout. It features Manny Bermudez (12-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Davey Grant (10-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC), UFC officials today. Link
  12. Ricardo Lamas vs. Mirsad Bektic teed up for UFC 225 in Chicag
    Another pair of Chicago-area residents have found their way to UFC 225 in “The Windy City” in June. Former featherweight title challenger Ricardo Lamas (18-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC) will meet Mirsad Bektic...
  13. Raphael Assuncao vs. Rob Font scheduled for UFC 226
    An interesting bantamweight showdown is slated for UFC 226. Raphael Assuncao and Rob Font will square off on the July 7 card at T-Mobile Arena. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial Thursday report by...
  14. Volkan Oezdemir out of UFC Chile co-main event vs. Mauricio Rua
    It looks like Mauricio Rua will need a new opponent on May 19th. A report from Combate says that recent UFC light heavyweight title challenger Volkan Oezdemir will be unable to fight Shogun in the...
  15. Tony Ferguson's surgically repaired knee is riddled with staples
    Lest anyone doubt Tony Ferguson’s tale of woe and torn ligaments, the former UFC interim lightweight champion has pictures to prove he’s been through some rough stuff lately, and he’s not afraid to...
  16. Bellator signs former UFC veteran Timothy Johnson
    Former UFC veteran Timothy Johnson is headed to Bellator. The heavyweight fighter has signed an exclusive, multi-fight deal with the promotion, MMA Fighting has learned. Johnson (12-4) leaves the UFC...
  17. Gokhan Saki and Khalil Rountree give it another go at UFC 226
    UFC officials will give that Gokhan Saki vs. Khalil Rountree bout another try. Officials today announced light heavyweights Saki (1-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Rountree (6-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will fight in July...
  18. Desmond Green-Gleison Tibau, Johnny Eduardo-Nathaniel Wood added to UFC Utica
    Less than two months from fight night, UFC Fight Night 131 continues to take shape with the addition of two new matchups. A lightweight bout between Gleison Tibau (33-13 MMA, 16-11 UFC) and Desmond...
  19. CM Punk returns to face Jackson at UFC 225
    Former WWE superstar CM Punk will step into the Octagon for the second time on June 9, and this time he will do so in his hometown of Chicago, as he faces Mike Jackson in a UFC 225 bout at United...
  20. Ovince Saint Preux vs. Tyson Pedro (and more) announced for UFC Singapore
    Light heavyweights Ovince Saint Preux and Tyson Pedro have been added to the UFC’s upcoming trip to Asia. The bout was announced for the UFC Singapore show on June 23 and the promotion also confirmed...
  21. Gabi Garcia returns to MMA action at ROAD FC show in May
    Gabi Garcia’s MMA journey continues. Fighting outside of Japan’s Rizin Fighting Federation promotion for the first time, the 32-year-old Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace will look to remain undefeated in her...
  22. Sean O’Malley pays homage to Nate Diaz on national television
    Sean O’Malley took Nate Diaz’s gimmick to a much bigger audience. After Diaz faked lighting up a blunt on a FOX Sports 1 UFC telecast in February, O’Malley showed off a joint of his own on national...
  23. PFL reveals rosters, event schedule for 2018 season
    The Professional Fighters League is starting over in a big way. After holding three small shows in 2017, the former World Series of Fighting promotion announced Monday that it will kick off its...
  24. Nik Lentz vs. Leonardo Santos is 13th addition to UFC Utica
    The UFC’s debut event in Utica appears to have a nearly full lineup. The latest addition to June’s UFC Fight Night 131 card is lightweights Nik Lentz (28-8-2 MMA, 12-5-1 UFC) vs. Leonardo Santos...
  25. Report: ESPN + FOX to bid jointly for UFC television rights
    The point MMA became mainstream is a matter of debate, but could date to 2011 when the UFC and FOX signed a seven-year television deal, worth approximately $120 million per year by the end. Now it’s...
  26. Yancy Medeiros vs. Mike Perry joins July's UFC 226 lineup
    A bout between welterweight sluggers Yancy Medeiros and Mike Perry is the latest addition to July’s UFC 226 lineup. UFC officials formally announced the matchup between Medeiros (15-5 MMA, 6-5 UFC)...
  27. Clay Guida vs. Bobby Green added to already ridiculously stacked UFC 225 lineup
    UFC 225 is going to be one hell of an event. Now, everyone knock on wood. As it stands, the lineup could be the year’s best, and it continues to grow, this time with a lightweight bout between vets...
  28. David Teymur welcomes Don Madge to the Octagon at UFC Liverpool
    David Teymur will put his four-fight UFC win streak on the line when he faces debuting former EFC lightweight champion, Don Madge, at UFC Liverpool. UFC announced the bout through its social media...
  29. Paulo Costa announces rebooked fight vs. Uriah Hall for UFC 226 in Las Vegas
    Paulo Costa is recovered and ready to fight Uriah Hall again. Costa today announced that a middleweight bout with Hall has been rebooked for this summer at UFC 226. Link
  30. Islam Makhachev vs. Kajan Johnson set for UFC on FOX card in Canada
    Islam Makhachev and Kajan Johnson are set to fight in a lightweight bout at an upcoming July 28 UFC on FOX show that is expected to take place in Calgary, Alberta. Sources confirmed the matchup with...
  31. Rory MacDonald and Ben Askren tweet about fighting each other in Bellator, but how possible is that?
    Bellator welterweight champion Rory MacDonald vs. Ben Askren: Is this a matchup that piques your interest? Because it’s been talked about now between the two fighters. A Twitter user today asked...
  32. Magomed Bibulatov off of UFC Atlantic City due to injury
    UFC Fight Night Atlantic City could be down a bout. Sources told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani that flyweight Magomed Bibulatov has been forced to withdraw from his flyweight bout vs. Ulka Sasaki...
  33. Aspen Ladd, after missing weight, says Leslie Smith won't accept UFC Atlantic City fight
    After she missed weight for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 128 event, Aspen Ladd says her opponent, Leslie Smith, now has refused to accept the fight. Link
  34. Roxanne Modafferi vs. Barb Honchak rebooked for TUF 27 Finale
    Two of the best — and most well-known — women’s flyweight fighters in the world are set to collide this summer. Roxanne Modafferi and Barb Honchak will meet at the TUF 27 Finale on July 6 in Las...
  35. Marion Reneau vs. Cat Zingano among three bookings slated for UFC Fight Night 133 in Boise
    Among the first additions to UFC Fight Night 133 is a crucial women’s bantamweight bout between streaking contender Marion Reneau and former title challenger Cat Zingano. Also set for the card are a...
  36. Francis Ngannou vs. Derrick Lewis slated for UFC 226
    A much-anticipated heavyweight fight is close to being added to UFC 226. Francis Ngannou vs. Derrick Lewis is scheduled for the July 7 card in Las Vegas, MMA Fighting has learned. The promotion is...
  37. Leslie Smith says UFC has released her, criticizes Aspen Ladd for UFC Atlantic City weigh-in miss
    After turning down a fight with Aspen Ladd at UFC Fight Night 128, Leslie Smith said she’s been paid her full show and win purses – a sum totalling $62,000 – for the ill-fated bout. Also forthcoming...
  38. Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega title fight in the works for UFC 226 in Las Vegas
    It appears Max Holloway will get his desired date and location for his next UFC featherweight title defense. A matchup between Holloway (19-3 MMA, 15-3 UFC) and top contender Brian Ortega (14-0 MMA,...
  39. Controversial ex-NFL player Greg Hardy to make pro MMA debut on UFC’s ‘Contender Series’
    A former NFL All-Pro with a controversial past will get a crack at fighting in the UFC. Greg Hardy will make his professional mixed martial arts debut on June 12 in a heavyweight matchup against...
  40. Santiago Ponzinibbio out of UFC Chile main event due to injury
    UFC Chile is going to need a new main event. Sources confirmed with MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani that Santiago Ponzinibbio has been forced to withdraw from his headlining bout opposite Kamaru Usman...
  41. Volkan Oezdemir vs. ‘Shogun’ Rua pulled from UFC Chile
    Volkan Oezdemir’s fight with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is off. The light heavyweight duo was scheduled to meet at UFC Chile in Santiago on May 19. However, complications related to Oezdemir’s ongoing...
  42. Khabib Nurmagomedov targeting return to defend UFC title toward end of 2018
    The UFC lightweight division has no shortage of potential title contenders. And it seems like it’ll have plenty of time to sort itself out before the title gets defended again. Khabib Nurmagomedov,...
  43. Volkan Oezdemir vs. ‘Shogun’ Rua booked for UFC Hamburg main event
    Volkan Oezdemir may not be able to compete at UFC Chile, but he and Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua are now set to clash in the main event of UFC Hamburg on July 22 instead. Link
  44. Junior dos Santos, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira get reduced suspensions after USADA investigation
    Junior dos Santos and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira are free to return to the UFC immediately. The two Brazilian stars, as well as Marcos Rogerio de Lima, both received reduced, six-month suspensions by...
  45. Two-time Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison announces MMA debut at PFL show on June 21
    Olympic champion Kayla Harrison is ready to show the MMA world what she’s got. A two-time gold medalist in judo, the 27-year-old Harrison joined the World Series of Fighting promotion as a...
  46. Milestone Bellator 200 lineup finalized; Mirko Cro Cop vs. Roy Nelson headlines
    The milestone Bellator 200 card is all revved up and ready to go. Officials today announced the finalized lineup for the event, which takes place May 25 at SSE Arena in London with a main card that...
  47. PFL 1 lineup is set; 24 familiar names and tourney hopefuls fill out 12-bout card
    The lineup is set for the first event under PFL – the rebranded WSOF promotion that has relaunched with an ambitious yearlong tournament format with some major paydays. PFL 1 takes place Thursday,...
  48. Julia Budd-Talita Nogueira title fight, Eduardo Dantas-Michael McDonald top Bellator 202 lineup
    Bellator women’s featherweight champion Julia Budd has her next title defense lined up for July’s Bellator 202 event. A Bellator official today confirmed the plans with MMAjunkie. Budd (11-2 MMA, 5-0...
  49. ‘Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung wants to fight Frankie Edgar next
    Former UFC lightweight champion and current featherweight contender Frankie Edgar bounced back from his first career knockout loss by winning a clear-cut unanimous decision over Cub Swanson in front...
  50. Marc Diakiese vs. Nasrat Haqparast booked for UFC Hamburg
    Marc Diakiese will look to turn around a two-fight skid when he meets Nasrat Haqparast at UFC Hamburg on July 22. Link
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