Sign In


Keep me logged in

Page 5 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

Do you have a hot MMA story or news item that you have found and would like to share?
Then read our guidelines then post it to our MMA News Share Forum to have it display here for the community to read on this page.
Brett Johns vs. Montel Jackson in the works for UFC on ESPN+ 31
A bantamweight matchup is in the works for the UFC’s return to Nebraska. At UFC on ESPN+ 31, Brett Johns and Montel Jackson will square off if all goes according to plan. The bout is not yet finalized, but is expected to be finalized soon.
Submitted Mar 11, 2020 5:19PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
PFL champ Kayla Harrison targets Sarah Kaufman fight ahead of 2020 season
Kayla Harrison might now be a millionaire, but don’t think for a moment it’s changed her approach – or her desire to win – ahead of the next PFL season. Reigning 2019 women’s lightweight tournament champion Harrison (7-0 MMA, 7-0 PFL) talked to MMA Junkie at this past Saturday’s Dominance MMA media day in Las Vegas and said nothing has changed since her $1 million-winning performance, and explained she’s chomping at the bit to get back into competitive action. Harrison was expected to face Sarah Kaufman in the finale this past New Year’s Eve, but after the Canadian lost to Larissa Pacheco in the semifinals, it meant arguably the biggest female matchup in the PFL fell by the wayside. But it remains a matchup the two-time Olympic judo gold medalist would love to take on.
Submitted Mar 10, 2020 3:48PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
Valentina Shevchenko thinks Zhang Weili lost at UFC 248, expects title reign to end next fight
Valentina Shevchenko became educated on Zhang Weili after watching UFC 248, and she came away with mixed reviews. Shevchenko (19-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC), the UFC women’s flyweight champion, previously stated she hadn’t seen enough of Weili (21-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) in four prior bouts to know what the UFC’s first Chinese titleholder was truly all about. She got five rounds of thrilling action in the “Fight of the Night” on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, but it ended in a tight result. The champion retained by split decision over Joanna Jedrzejczyk, who Shevchenko believes, along with at least one judge, should have won the fight.
Submitted Mar 10, 2020 3:47PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s head coach thought she deserved the win, welcomes immediate rematch with Zhang Weili
Mike Brown knew he was watching a compelling contest of wills between his fighter Joanna Jedrzejczyk and strawweight champion Zhang Weili at UFC 248. But the only thing on his mind during the fight was trying to secure the win. Unfortunately, after five hard-fought rounds in a fight hailed as one of the greatest in the history of the sport, Jedrzejczyk still came up short in a split decision loss to Zhang.
Submitted Mar 10, 2020 3:45PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Stipe Miocic: Eye injury ‘getting better,’ summer return a possibility
UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic doesn’t expect himself to be out of action for much longer. Miocic told TMZ Sports that recovery from the eye injury he suffered in his rematch with Daniel Cormier at UFC 241 is progressing well. The injury was severe enough that Miocic had to undergo surgery following the August 2019 bout.
Submitted Mar 10, 2020 3:44PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Felicia Spencer wants to spoil Amanda Nunes' featherweight title defense plans at UFC 250
While Amanda Nunes sets out to make history, Felicia Spencer is looking to play spoiler. Dual-champ Nunes could become the first fighter in UFC history to register title defenses across two weight classes while holding multiple belts when she puts her featherweight title on the line against Spencer at UFC 250.
Submitted Mar 10, 2020 3:43PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Frankie Edgar targeting UFC return in June, ready to fight any top-ranked bantamweight
Frankie Edgar still is intending on dropping down to 135 pounds. Edgar (23-8-1 MMA, 17-8-1 UFC) delayed his bantamweight debut when he stepped in on short notice to face Chan Sung Jung in a featherweight bout this past December. He was stopped in the first round for his third loss in his past four fights. Edgar was supposed to fight Cory Sandhagen in January, and due to the damage he sustained against Jung, he wasn’t able to make the quick turnaround. The Sandhagen rebooking could be a possibility, but Edgar isn’t holding on to that fight specifically. He just wants to face a ranked opponent.
Submitted Mar 10, 2020 3:42PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
So here's why Brian Ortega has beef with Jay Park but not 'The Korean Zombie'
Brian Ortega’s beef is with rapper Jay Park. Brian Ortega does not, however, have a problem with “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung. Ortega made that very clear by issuing a statement Monday night in which he admitted to slapping Park in the face and explained why. Ortega also included one of those non-apology apologies for the incident, which was caught on video.
Submitted Mar 10, 2020 3:41PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Diego Ferreira, Drew Dober agree to fight at UFC Oklahoma City
A bout between two surging lightweights is in the works for the UFC’s return to Oklahoma. Diego Ferreira(16-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) is expected to face Drew Dober (21-9 MMA, 7-5 UFC) at the May event. Two people with knowledge of the situation informed MMA Junkie of the booking Monday but asked to remain anonymous since the UFC has yet to make an announcement.
Submitted Mar 10, 2020 3:38PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Former UFC fighter Abel Trujillo accepts plea agreement following child sexual exploitation charges
Former UFC fighter Abel Trujillo has accepted a plea agreement while avoiding felony charges in a child sexual exploitation case in Castle Rock, Colo.
Submitted Mar 10, 2020 3:37PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Michael Chandler vs. Benson Henderson 2 rebooked for Bellator event on June 6
Former lightweight champion Michael Chandler will meet Benson Henderson for a second time at an upcoming Bellator MMA event on June 6 from Chicago. Bellator announced the matchup during a special spring and summer press conference on Monday.
Submitted Mar 10, 2020 3:36PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
Edson Barboza requests release from UFC: ‘I think it’s time to move on’
Edson Barboza’s UFC career could be coming to an end. A longtime member of the company’s lightweight division, Barboza went on social media on Saturday with a message to the UFC. In a straightforward tweet, Barboza thanked the promotion, but said “it’s time to move on.”
Submitted Mar 7, 2020 8:05PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
After Tony Ferguson's 'f**k you' reaction, MMA reporter explains bringing up mental health
When Cageside Press reporter Rodney Edgar received a “f**k you” from Tony Ferguson at the UFC 249 press conference Friday, he was taken aback – especially considering a conversation the two had last summer.
Submitted Mar 7, 2020 5:41PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Emily Whitmire hospitalized; UFC 248 fight with Polyana Viana canceled
Emily Whitmire’s UFC 248 experience just went from bad to worse. After missing weight for her scheduled strawweight matchup with Polyana Viana by 1.5 pounds on Friday, Whitmire’s struggles continued as she tried to get herself prepared for fight night.
Submitted Mar 7, 2020 5:37PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Alexander Volkanovski wants Max Holloway rematch at UFC 251, fires back at 'Korean Zombie'
Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is zeroing in on a rematch with Max Holloway on home soil at UFC 251. Although Volkanovski is still dealing with a lingering hand injury from when he beat Holloway by unanimous decision to take the title at UFC 245 in December, he said he will advance his recovery timeline to ensure he competes at the event. When looking at the lay of the land at 145 pounds, he thinks a second encounter with “Blessed” is most logical.
Submitted Mar 7, 2020 1:42AM by Braden - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Dana White says Paulo Costa tried to use fake doctor to get cleared to fight sooner
According to UFC President Dana White, who spoke to gathered media ahead of UFC 248 this week (video from Las Vegas Review-Journal, quotes from MMAMania), at one point Costa attempted to use a fake doctor to provide medical clearance so he could take the fight against Adesanya instead of Romero.
Submitted Mar 7, 2020 1:40AM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Julianna Pena out of UFC on ESPN 8 fight against Aspen Ladd
Julianna Pena has been forced out of a potential No. 1 contender’s fight against Aspen Ladd at the upcoming UFC on ESPN 8 from Columbus, Ohio. Sources close to the situation confirmed to MMA Fighting that Pena suffered an injury that will keep her from competing on March 28. The news was first reported by MMAJunkie.
Submitted Mar 7, 2020 1:38AM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jury finds UFC welterweight Abdul Razak Alhassan not guilty of sexual assault
A Texas jury Friday found UFC fighter Abdul Razak Alhassan not guilty of sexual assault, putting an end to a legal battle that started in 2018.
Submitted Mar 7, 2020 1:37AM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tai Tuivasa vs. Jarjis Danho added to UFC 251
Tai Tuivasa has himself another home date. The UFC announced Friday that “Bam Bam” will meet Jarjis Danho in a heavyweight bout at UFC 251, which takes place at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia, on June 6 (June 7 local time).
Submitted Mar 7, 2020 1:35AM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Anderson or Spencer? Nunes lands UFC 250 title fight in Brazil
Amanda Nunes will attempt to defend her women’s featherweight title for the first time at UFC 250. Nunes, who owns belts at 145 pounds and women’s bantamweight, will meet Felicia Spencer on her home soil in the co-main event of the May fight card. MMA Junkie verified the title booking with a UFC official following an initial report from ESPN.com. The UFC’s broadcast partner was informed of the fight by UFC president Dana White. UFC 250 takes place May 9 at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Mar 6, 2020 12:51AM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
  » January 2021
  » December 2020
  » November 2020
  » October 2020
  » September 2020
  » August 2020
  » July 2020
  » June 2020
  » May 2020
  » April 2020
  » March 2020
  » February 2020
  » January 2020
  » December 2019
  » November 2019
  » October 2019
  » September 2019
  » August 2019
  » July 2019
  » June 2019
  » May 2019
  » April 2019
  » March 2019
  » February 2019
  » January 2019
  » December 2018
  » November 2018
  » October 2018
  » September 2018
  » August 2018
  » July 2018
  » June 2018
  » May 2018
  » April 2018
  » March 2018
  » February 2018
  » January 2018
  » December 2017
  » November 2017
  » October 2017
  » September 2017
  » August 2017
  » July 2017
  » June 2017
  » May 2017
  » April 2017
  » March 2017
  » February 2017
  » January 2017
  » December 2016
  » November 2016
  » October 2016
  » September 2016
  » August 2016
  » July 2016
  » June 2016
  » May 2016
  » April 2016
  » March 2016
  » February 2016
  » January 2016
  » December 2015
  » November 2015
  » October 2015
  » September 2015
  » August 2015
  » July 2015
  » June 2015
  » May 2015
  » April 2015
  » March 2015
  » February 2015
  » January 2015
  » December 2014
  » November 2014
  » October 2014
  » September 2014
  » August 2014
  » July 2014
  » June 2014
  » May 2014
  » April 2014
  » March 2014
  » February 2014
  » January 2014
  » December 2013
  » November 2013
  » October 2013
  » September 2013
  » August 2013
  » July 2013
  » June 2013
  » May 2013
  » April 2013
  » March 2013
  » February 2013
  » January 2013
  » December 2012
  » November 2012
  » October 2012
  » September 2012
  » August 2012
  » July 2012
  » June 2012
  » May 2012
  » April 2012
  » March 2012
  » February 2012
  » January 2012
  » December 2011
  » November 2011
  » October 2011
  » September 2011
  » August 2011
  » July 2011
  » June 2011
  » May 2011
  » April 2011
  » March 2011
  » February 2011
  » January 2011
  » December 2010
  » November 2010
  » October 2010
  » September 2010
  » August 2010
  » July 2010
  » June 2010
  » May 2010
  » April 2010
  » March 2010
  » February 2010
  » January 2010
  » December 2009
  » November 2009
  » October 2009
  » September 2009
  » August 2009
  » July 2009
  » June 2009
  » May 2009
  » April 2009
  » March 2009
  » February 2009
  » January 2009
  » December 2008
  » November 2008
  » October 2008
  » September 2008
  » August 2008
  » July 2008
  » June 2008
  » May 2008
  » April 2008
  » March 2008
  » February 2008
  » January 2008
  » December 2007
  » November 2007
  » October 2007
  » September 2007
  » August 2007
  » July 2007
  » June 2007