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  1. Glover Teixeira to fight Ilir Latifi at UFC Hamburg
    UFC Hamburg has added another major light heavyweight contest to the lineup. Sources confirmed with MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani that Glover Teixeira and Ilir Latifi will fight at the July 22 Fight...
  2. Markus Perez vs. James Bochnovic Added to UFC 224 Lineup in Rio de Janeiro
    The UFC 224 lineup appears to be nearly complete, as the promotion recently confirmed the addition of a middleweight contest pitting Markus Perez against James Bochnovic to the card. UFC 224 takes...
  3. UFC holding Ultimate Fighter casting call for women’s featherweight, men’s heavyweight fighters
    It appears the UFC is making a legitimate effort to fill out the much-maligned women’s featherweight division. On Wednesday, the promotion announced it would be holding an Ultimate Fighter casting...
  4. Nick Newell gets Contender Series nod from Dana White, now one step from UFC
    It might not be the UFC, but it’s one step closer. UFC president Dana White has extended an offer to Nick Newell for a Tuesday Night Contender Series fight this summer, MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani...
  5. Mirko Cro Cop vs. Roy Nelson to serve as alternate bout for Bellator heavyweight grand prix
    The stakes have been raised for Bellator’s upcoming bicentennial event. Bellator president Scott Coker announced Thursday that Bellator 200’s main event, a heavyweight rematch between Mirko “Cro Cop”...
  6. UFC signs former WSOF heavyweight champion Blagoy Ivanov
    The UFC has added a potential contender to the heavyweight roster. Former World Series of Fighting (now Professional Fighters League) champion Blagoy Ivanov has signed with the UFC, sources confirmed...
  7. Ronda Rousey admits she never learned how to lose: 'I did a whole lot of crying' after UFC defeats
    Ronda Rousey broke down in tears Wednesday night as she spoke out publicly for the first time about the painful aftermath of the two stunning defeats that prompted the end of her UFC career. Rousey...
  8. Michael Bisping ‘probably retired’ but says if Nick Diaz met him at 195 pounds he’s ‘down’ for fight
    We may have seen the last of Michael Bisping. While Brad Tavares is set on being Bisping’s retirement fight, it appears that the future UFC Hall of Famer has other ideas. On the most recent episode...
  9. Kamaru Usman vs. Demian Maia in the works for UFC Chile
    Kamaru Usman needed a new opponent at UFC Chile, and the promotion is bringing in a big name to face him in a five-round main event in Santiago. Demian Maia, a former title contender at both...
  10. Jose Aldo vs. Jeremy Stephens set for co-main event of UFC on FOX card in Calgary on July 28 (8 other bouts announced)
    The UFC is heading back to Calgary with a major featherweight clash in tow. Former UFC champion Jose Aldo will fight Jeremy Stephens in the co-main event of a UFC on FOX show scheduled for the Scotia...
  11. Stefan Struve vs. Marcin Tybura, Jeremy Kimball vs. Darko Stosic set for UFC Hamburg
    Stefan Struve and Marcin Tybura will face off in an all-European heavyweight bout on July 22 in Hamburg. UFC also announced that a training partner of the legendary Mirko Cro Cop, Darko Stosic...
  12. Ray Borg out of Moreno fight, UFC looking for replacement
    Translation: UFC already moves to replace Ray Borg in the card of Chile (19/05), if he leaves fight against Brandon Moreno. The athlete's newborn son has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus and will go...
  13. Merab Dvalishvili’s appeal of loss to Ricky Simon denied by New Jersey State Athletic Control Board
    Ricky Simon’s victory over Merab Dvalishvili will stand. The New Jersey State Athletic Control Board (NJSACB) denied Dvalishvili’s appeal of the result of the UFC Atlantic City fight Friday in a...
  14. Gunnar Nelson injures knee, withdraws from UFC Liverpool
    Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contender Gunnar Nelson was hoping to get back inside of the Octagon in 2018 for a matchup with Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night 130 on May 27 from...
  15. Leonardo Santos injured, out of UFC Utica fight with Nik Lentz
    Leonardo Santos can’t catch a break. Less than two weeks after the bout’s official announcement, Santos is out of a lightweight bout with Nik Lentz with a hand injury, sources told MMA Fighting....
  16. Dana White: UFC will deal with Conor McGregor after law punishes him
    McGregor is facing multiple charges of assault and UFC president Dana White told TMZ Sports that it’s up to the New York legal system to deal with McGregor before the promotion can even begin...
  17. Israel Adesanya vs. Brad Tavares set for TUF 27 Finale main event
    Israel Adesanya will get a serious test in his third UFC fight. The precocious, charismatic striker will take on perennially ranked middleweight Brad Tavares in the TUF 27 Finale on July 6 in Las...
  18. Brandon Moreno vs. Alexandre Pantoja on Tap For UFC Chile
    It looks like Brandon Moreno may have found his replacement opponent in Alexandre Pantoja. Combate is reporting that Pantoja will be replacing Ray Borg at UFC Chile to take on Moreno. Borg was...
  19. First bouts set for UFC's Contender Series Brazil
    The UFC will produce the second season of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in 2018, including names like Nick Newell and Greg Hardy. The company will also promote an all-Brazilian season...
  20. Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis rescheduled for UFC 226
    Anthony Pettis and Michael Chiesa have a new date. The lightweight contenders will fight at UFC 226 on July 7 in Las Vegas, MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani has learned. Link
  21. Junior dos Santos-Blagoy Ivanov scheduled for UFC Fight Night 133
    A heavyweight bout between former champion Junior dos Santos and Blagoy Ivanov is scheduled to headline UFC Fight Night on July 14 in Boise, Idaho. Sources confirmed the planned matchup to ESPN on...
  22. David Teymur steps in to fight Nik Lentz at UFC Utica
    David Teymur and Nik Lentz are making the most of an unlucky situation. Both men recently saw scheduled bouts spoiled due to injuries to their opponents, with Teymur originally supposed to fight...
  23. UFC, Nate Diaz in serious talks for August return
    For the first time in a long time, Nate Diaz appears close to returning to the UFC. According to multiple sources, the promotion has recently presented Diaz with multiple top-five lightweight...
  24. Ex-champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk meets Tecia Torres at UFC on FOX 30 in Calgary
    Former longtime UFC champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk is set to compete in her first non-title UFC bout since December 2014. Jedrzejczyk (14-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) will meet fellow strawweight contenders Tecia...
  25. Eddie Alvarez: ‘I’m not fighting until I get a new deal’
    Eddie Alvarez is standing pat. On Monday, ESPN.com reported that the UFC was interested in booking Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier 2 in Calgary on July 28, however, Alvarez told MMAFighting.com on...
  26. Kayla Harrison vs. Brittney Elkin set for PFL 2
    Kayla Harrison’s MMA debut is set. The two-time Olympic gold medalist will make her long-awaited debut vs. Brittney Elkin on June 21 in Chicago, MMA Fighting has learned. The event, PFL 2, will be...
  27. Carlos Junior faces Brunson in LA this August
    After compiling a five-fight winning streak, Antonio Carlos Junior wanted a shot at the middleweight elite. At UFC 227 on August 4, "Cara de Sapato" gets his chance when he faces No. 7-ranked Derek...
  28. Free agent Hendricks: UFC wants me back, at welter
    Once Johny Hendricks was the UFC welterweight champion of the world. However, he lost his belt to Robbie Lawler via Split Decision on December 6, 2014 and is now 2-6 his last 8. He missed the...
  29. Justin Ledet vs. Aleksandar Rakic booked for UFC Hamburg
    Unbeaten Justin Ledet is set to drop down to light heavyweight to face surging Austrian Aleksandar Rakic at UFC Hamburg on July 22. Link
  30. Paul Felder vs. James Vick slated for UFC Boise
    Paul Felder’s finally got himself another fight. The lightweight contender and well-regarded UFC color commentator will meet James Vick at UFC Boise in July 14. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial...
  31. Ex-manager, team suing UFC’s Ray Borg for fraud, breach of contract, stolen trade secrets
    Ray Borg is having a tough few weeks. The UFC flyweight is currently dealing with his infant son Anthony’s illness, just a few weeks after he was injured in the Conor McGregor bus attack and forced...
  32. ‘Rejuvenated’ Sarah Kaufman believes Invicta title is step toward proving she’s top women’s bantamweight
    Sarah Kaufman was once considered the best women’s bantamweight fighter in the world, the Strikeforce champion. Eight years later, Kaufman believes she still carries that distinction — and she’s...
  33. UFC Fight Night 132 in Singapore gets four new bouts
    The lineup continues to grow for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 132 event in Singapore. UFC officials recently announced a quartet of fights for the June card. In a welterweight fight, Hector Aldana,...
  34. Matt Bessette vs. Steven Peterson added to The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale in Las Vegas
    A featherweight bout between Matt Bessette and Steven Peterson is the latest addition to July’s The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale lineup. Link
  35. Max Griffin vs. Curtis Millender targeted for UFC 226 in Las Vegas
    A fight between welterweights Max Griffin (14-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Curtis Millender (15-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is in the works for the card. Link
  36. Jinh Yu Frey to fight for Invicta atomweight title against Minna Grusander at Invicta FC 30
    Jinh Yu Frey will take on Minna Grusander for the vacant Invicta atomweight title at Invicta FC 30 on July 21 in Kansas City, Mo., the promotion announced Friday night during the Invicta 29...
  37. Julia Avila shows off gnarly broken finger she sustained at Invicta FC 29
    Julia Avila had her night cut short at Invicta FC 29 on Friday when she suffered a gruesome compound fracture of her left ring finger in the first round. Avila’s opponent, Marciea Allen threw a kick...
  38. Rizin President Nobuyuki Sakakibara talks about next HW plans
    This week the most important promotion in Japanese MMA Rizin Fighting Federation is back for their first event of 2018 which takes place in Fukuoka City, at Marine Messe. With a total of 5 events are...
  39. Chad Mendes would like another crack at Frankie Edgar
    Chad Mendes has had about two and a half years to think about getting another crack at Frankie Edgar. Mendes lost to Edgar via first-round knockout at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale in December 2015....
  40. Chad Mendes vs. Myles Jury slated for UFC Boise
    Chad Mendes’s first fight in over two years will be against Myles Jury. The featherweight bout was announced by the UFC on Monday for their upcoming Fight Night event scheduled for the CenturyLink...
  41. Jessamyn Duke, Marina Shafir join Ronda Rousey, Shayna Baszler in WWE
    The Four Horsewomen of MMA are all now in pro wrestling. Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir have joined their good friends Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler in WWE, the pro wrestling promotion announced...
  42. Chad Mendes vs. Myles Jury slated for UFC Boise
    Chad Mendes’s first fight in over two years will be against Myles Jury. The featherweight bout was announced by the UFC on Monday for their upcoming Fight Night event scheduled for the CenturyLink...
  43. Dana White: Georges St-Pierre vs. Nate Diaz in works for UFC 227
    UFC 227 is on the cusp of becoming a summer blockbuster, and Dana White is hoping for his “perfect world” scenario for the August event in Los Angeles. The UFC president today revealed a lightweight...
  44. Alex Volkanovski announces UFC Boise fight vs. Darren Elkins
    Rising featherweight prospect Alex Volkanovski appears set to face top-10 contender Darren Elkins at UFC Boise in July. On the cusp of breaking into the UFC featherweight rankings, Alexander...
  45. UFC Targeting Gustafsson Versus Rockhold at UFC 227
    Alexander Gustafsson (18-4) is recovered from surgery and in training, and now the UFC wants “The Mauler” to take on former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold (16-4). Dana White revealed the intent...
  46. LFA 42 set for June 8 with Derrick Krantz vs. Kassius Kayne headliner
    Welterweights will be featured in LFA’s return to the Show-Me State. Officials today announced 170-pounders Derrick Krantz (21-10) and Kassius Kayne (12-4) are slated to headline LFA 42. The card...
  47. Yair Rodriguez cut by UFC for turning down Lamas and Magomedsharipov bouts
    From being considered a rising star that could carry the Mexican market for the UFC, to being unceremoniously released from the roster, all in a year? That seems to be the case for Yair Rodriguez,...
  48. UFC 224 weigh in results: dern misses weight by 7 pounds
    " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link Mackenzie Dern had issues making weight in her fighting career, and Friday was no exception. At the weigh-ins for UFC 224, Dern hit the scales at 123 pounds,...
  49. UFC 224 bonuses: Lyoto Machida earns 50k for front-kick KO of Vitor Belfort
    Lyoto Machida got another knockout and with it came another Fight Night bonus. The former UFC champion earned a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus for knocking out fellow veteran Vitor Belfort at...
  50. Raquel Pennington’s loss at UFC 224 shines spotlight on the onus of cornering
    Back at UFC 188, 10 minutes into giving it his best shot against the younger, stronger Kelvin Gastelum, Nate Marquardt told his longtime cornerman Trevor Wittman he was done. With no trace of...
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