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UFC 275 poster released featuring Glover Teixeira and Valentina Shevchenko title fights, Zhang vs. Joanna 2

Glover Teixeira and Valentina Shevchenko close the championship season. The light heavyweight and flyweight champions wrap up a streak of six UFC title fights in three months at UFC 275 and an official poster for the event was released on Sunday. See below: Your #UFC275 the poster has arrived [ Sun. Jun 12 | Tickets […]

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Francis Ngannou confident he can defy the odds and knock out Tyson Fury: ‘It’s not easy, but possible’

Francis Ngannou remains confident that he will fight Tyson Fury, and when he does, he plans to shock the world. Last weekend, Fury maintained his unbeaten professional boxing record with a sensational sixth-round knockout of Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium in England. After the fight, Fury doubled down on his statement that he would retire […]

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Casey O’Neill out of UFC 276 fight against Jessica Eye due to torn ACL

Casey O’Neill will likely miss the rest of 2022. The top flyweight prospect announced Thursday that she was forced to pull out of her scheduled UFC 276 fight against Jessica Eye after suffering a torn ACL in training. “I’ve spent the last 7 days trying to keep going but it’s just not possible with a […]

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Midnight Mania! ‘Chicken’ Canelo applauds Usman’s manager, ‘Who the f—k?’

Welcome to Midnight Mania! The last few years have really taught UFC fighters that there’s a lot of money in boxing. Conor McGregor really started the trend with his ‘Money’ fight against Floyd Mayweather, but Tyron Woodley’s career high payday against freaking Jake Paul has set off alarm bells in many athletes’ heads. Fast forward […]

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Ben Rothwell signs with BKFC after parting ways with UFC

Ben Rothwell will take off the gloves for his next fight after signing a deal to join the BKFC roster. The veteran heavyweight announced his signing during MMA hour Monday after being released from the UFC in March after he was originally scheduled to face Alexander Gustafsson in May. Rothwell, 40, has faced a long […]

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UFC Vegas 52 video: Charles Jourdain pulls off a one-armed guillotine choke to knock out Lando Vannata in the first round

Charles Jourdain prefers to strike with his opponents but is more than happy to show off his grappling game when the time comes. The Canadian proved that at UFC Vegas 52 after landing a knockdown on Lando Vannata before pulling off a one-armed guillotine choke to get the tap just 2:32 into the first round. […]

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Jarred Brooks Says His Fighting Family Brought Him To MMA

Like any impressionable kid, Jarred Brooks fought back after seeing his dad do it. The ONE Championship No. 2 strawweight contender says his love of fighting started with his family. “The Monkey God” saw his father, uncle, and great-uncle all become Indiana state wrestling champions. In an interview with The Fight Library, Brooks mentioned that […]

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Clay Collard determined to avenge controversial Raush Manfio loss: ‘I’m coming for this fool’

Let’s bet Clay Collard hasn’t forgotten his first fight with Raush Manfio. Collard and Manfio met in the semi-finals of the 2021 PFL Qualifiers and it was Manfio who left the SmartCage with a show of hands after taking a controversial unanimous decision. Making the result even more exciting for Collard, Manfio won the lightweight […]

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Who is Daniel Kinahan, the MMA and boxing advisor thanked by Mounir Lazzez during UFC Fight Night: Luque vs Muhammad?

Daniel Kinahan is a notorious crime syndicate boss and alleged puppeteer figure in the world of boxing and MMA. Kinahan is also the co-founder of MTK Global, an event management and promotion company representing approximately 250 combat athletes. The Irish gang leader recently made headlines after the US government imposed financial sanctions on him on […]

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Corey Anderson Reveals Advice Daniel Cormier Gave Him That Changed His Career Trajectory Forever

Corey Anderson was lost. After a knockout of future UFC champion Jan Blachowicz halted the momentum he was building towards his own title, the formerultimate fighter The winner was at a turning point in his career when he was asked to help Daniel Cormier prepare for his upcoming trilogy fight against Stipe Miocic. After boot […]

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Video: UFC releases official trailer for Oliveira vs. Gaethje, Namajunas vs. Esparza 2 at UFC 274

Champions Charles Oliveira and Rose Namajunas are next. Two titles are on the line at UFC 274, with lightweight champion Oliveira defending against perennial contender Justin Gaethje in the main event, and strawweight champion Rose Namajunas facing Carla Esparza in a rematch against the woman. who beat her to become the UFC’s first 115-pounder. defending […]

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Ryan Garcia vs. Emmanuel Tagoe Full Fight Video Highlights

Watch Ryan Garcia vs. Emmanuel Tagoe in full fight highlights from Saturday night’s main event clash, courtesy of DAZN. Ryan Garcia (22-0) made his highly anticipated return to the ring against Emmanuel Tagoe (32-2) at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. It was a non-title fight. Watch all the highlights from the fight below. For […]

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Man brutally murders teen while ‘playing’ MMA fight

Kevin Murray, 34, horrifically murdered 19-year-old Kirk Allan, then sent a video to his friends to show what he did. In July 2020, police found Allan’s body on the floor of Murray’s home in Helensburgh, Argyll, Scotland, after friends reported his horrific crime. Murray struck Allan with a meat cleaver, then choked, pepper sprayed, tied […]

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UFC middleweight Rodolfo Vieira cleared to resume career after cerebral angiogram

Rodolfo Vieira was kicked out of a UFC 270 clash with Wellington Turman in January after brain tests detected what appeared to be an anomaly, but will continue to fight MMA following his latest health alert. Vieira posted on his social media on Tuesday that he was at AdventHealth Orlando in Florida for a cerebral […]

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Video: Watch Bellator’s inaugural event with Jorge Masvidal, Eddie Alvarez

Last weekend marked the 12th anniversary of Bellator’s first-ever event and the promotion celebrated by releasing the entire show to YouTube. Bellator 1 took place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, and was the start of not only the promotion itself, but also a pair of tournaments featuring several notable […]

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Aljamain Sterling reacts to Will Smith and Jorge Masvidal situations: ‘I understand. I don’t agree with that but I understand’

Aljamain Sterling thinks Will Smith and Jorge Masvidal were irrelevant, but he can at least understand the impetus. The end of March was a big one when it came to physical altercations. Just in the past few weeks, Jorge Masvidal was arrested for allegedly assaulting Colby Covington outside a Miami restaurant, then actor Will Smith […]

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Kelvin Gastelum injured, UFC 273 fight with Dricus du Plessis canceled

Kelvin Gastelum is no longer fighting at UFC 273. The veteran UFC middleweight has pulled out of his scheduled fight against Dricus du Plessis on Friday after suffering an undisclosed injury, the UFC has announced. MMA Fighting has confirmed the news. Gastelum was originally scheduled to fight promising contender Nassourdin Imavov at UFC 273 before […]

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Lyoto Machida open to karate match with Stephen Thompson after targeting Georges St-Pierre

Lyoto Machida will become an MMA free agent after his next Bellator fight with Fabian Edwards in London on May 13, and may switch sports in the future. The man who changed MMA concepts by bringing his style of karate and became UFC light heavyweight champion with an unblemished record, said in a recent episode […]

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Dana White praises Chris Rock’s chin, UFC fighters react to Will Smith’s Oscar slap

On Sunday night, social media was on fire when Will Smith slammed Chris Rock at the Oscars for making a “GI Jane” joke about Jada Pinkett Smith. MMA personalities all discussed the viral moment, including UFC President Dana White, who praised the comedian’s ability to take a shot. Several fighters also chimed in, bringing hot […]

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Demetrious Johnson Slams Jake Paul For Calling MMA Fighters: ‘F*cking do Martial Arts’

Demetrious Johnson apparently thinks Jake Paul should fight in MMA. The YouTuber-turned-boxer has spent most of his boxing career calling out MMA fighters. On that front, he actually faced two of them in the ring, beating both Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley. His most recent outing was a knockout victory over “The Chosen One” in […]

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MMA champion Angela Lee embraces being a role model in her return to the ring after motherhood

Angela Lee’s name has been synonymous with mixed martial arts since she became the first ONE Championship female atomweight champion at age 19. But over the past two years, her life has shifted from battling adversaries to wrestling with the responsibilities of being a new parent. She didn’t want it any other way. Lee and […]

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Injury scratches Bellator grand prix Sergio Pettis, Juan Archuleta now meets Raufeon Stots for interim title at Bellator 279

Bellator bantamweight champion Sergio Pettis will no longer be part of the promotion’s next big prize. Promotion officials confirmed to MMA Fighting on Tuesday that Pettis was absent from the tournament due to an undisclosed injury. Pettis was scheduled to defend his title against Raufeon Stots at Bellator 279 in the first round, but now […]

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Gable Steveson retires from wrestling after winning second NCAA title as he moves to WWE

Gable Steveson has officially retired from the sport of wrestling after wrapping up his second straight NCAA championship on Saturday night in Detroit. His 6-2 victory over Arizona State’s Cohlton Schultz capped a dominating run for the 21-year-old heavyweight from the University of Minnesota. After picking up his victory, Steveson celebrated with his signature high-flying […]

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Two-time Olympic medalist Kyle Snyder no longer plans to pursue MMA, focusing fully on wrestling

Kyle Snyder has plenty to deal with with the sport of wrestling these days and while he remains a fan of mixed martial arts, he no longer plans to pursue a future in combat. The two-time Olympic medalist, who is preparing for a supermatch against fellow American J’Den Cox in a special event on Wednesday […]

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Diego Sanchez expects to fight at least twice more for Eagle FC, wants Kevin Lee rematch

Diego Sanchez is ready to return to Eagle FC. At Friday’s Eagle FC 46 event in Miami, the 40-year-old veteran dropped a unanimous decision to Kevin Lee in the 165-pound headlining bout in what was both fighters’ promotional debuts. Afterwards, Sanchez told the media that he was proud of his performance and his intention to […]

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UFC Vegas 50 video: Khalil Rountree demolishes Karl Roberson with vicious barrage of punches

Khalil Rountree Jr. chose violence on Saturday night as he put on a jaw-dropping performance to finish Karl Roberson at UFC Vegas 50. After a back and forth battle to start the fight, Rountree came out guns blazing in round two and overwhelmed Roberson with a massive hook followed by a devastating kick to the […]

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14 UFC veterans added to XMMA 4 in New Orleans

Share this article to share Tweeter text E-mail link on Facebook on Twitter by text message on LinkedIn by email https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/lists/ufc-news-xmma-4-14-alum-dodson-vs-rivera-new-orelans March 10, 2022 7:20 p.m. ET More than a dozen UFC veterans have been added to the first XMMA event of 2022. XMMA 4 is set to take place on Saturday April 2 at […]

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PFL Challenger Series on April 1 will feature fighters making their Pro MMA debut

The PFL Challenger Series will unveil an interesting concept for its April 1 offering, as every fighter on the card will make their Mixed Martial Arts debut. The card will be topped by a welterweight clash between Serbian kickboxer Andrija Stankovic and American grappler Louis Brewington, who is riding a four-fight amateur winning streak in […]

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Kayla Harrison reflects on Ronda Rousey’s career and worries about her own ‘window of opportunity’ closing to be the best

Kayla Harrison was enjoying free agency when she started submitting offers for her next contract, but the process has now become frustrating as she seeks to return to action as soon as possible. Expecting a deal to be done at any moment, the two-time PFL champion admits the time off has left her wondering how […]

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Next we have: David Onama and Danaa Batgerel

Danaa Batgerel has won three fights in a row inside the UFC octagon – all first-round knockouts – as he prepares to face Chris Gutierrez in a battle of under-the-radar fighters in the one of the deepest splits in the promotion at the end of the month. Batgerel (5:26) kicks off this week’s edition of […]

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Canadian MMA fighter Dustin Joynson reflects after ONE Championship win

A mixed martial arts heavyweight athlete from Victoria has made waves in the industry after winning a fight in an international tournament last month. On February 11, 36-year-old Dustin Joynson defeated Hugo “Silverback” Cunha by split decision to claim his first win at the ONE Championship, one of Asia’s biggest sports outlets. The international tournament […]

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Maryna Moroz predicts rival Mariya Agapova’s head will be ‘mashed potatoes’ after UFC 272 grudge match

For the first time in two years, Maryna Moroz will compete inside the UFC octagon – and she will be doing it against a bitter rival. Moroz takes on former teammate Mariya Agapova at UFC 272. The event takes place March 5 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The rivalry between Moroz and Agapova has […]

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Julianna Peña Names Four Fighters She Admired As MMA Newcomers

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Julianna Peña admired some of the top female names in MMA when she came. With a professional record of 11 wins and 4 losses and recently beating one of MMA’s greatest women to claim the UFC bantamweight title, Julianna Peña is becoming a star in her own right. Peña took the […]

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After hot start, Gregory Rodrigues vows to prove ‘I’m a dangerous guy for the division’ at UFC Vegas 49

The UFC middleweight division has Israel Adesanya sitting atop the mountain and a number of Brazilian talents looking to break into the rankings in the near future. Gregory Rodrigues is one of them, but he’s not afraid to rush through the ranks. Aside from Paulo Costa in the top 5 and Andre Muniz looking to […]

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‘We had no idea what was going on’: MMA fighters try to flee Russia hours after Ukraine attack

Russia spent months moving troops near the Ukrainian border before launching its first attacks on the country on Thursday – attacks that prevented several Brazilian MMA fighters from returning to their home countries. Former BRAVE CF champion Luan Santiago, a welterweight fighter out of Brazil, headlined RCC: Intro 19 against Ilyas Khamzin on Wednesday in […]

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Video shows police car headbutting Jon Jones, telling officers: ‘Hurt me and kill me’

New video shows former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones headbutting a police car and shouting obscenities at officers on the Las Vegas Strip after being arrested in the early hours of 24 September 2021. Jones also allegedly directed racial slurs at the officers, according to a report by the Las Vegas Review Journal, which […]

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Shavkat Rakhmonov ‘bored’ by Khamzat Chimaev comparisons, eyes next fight against Michel Pereira

Shavkat Rakhmonov doesn’t like comparisons to fellow UFC welterweight Khamzat Chimaev. Earlier this month, Rakhmonov had the best performance of his UFC career when he knocked out Carlston Harris with a spinning hook kick and follow-up ground and pound. The finish was the 15th in Rakhmonov’s 15-fight career and earned him his first UFC Performance […]

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Aaron Pico vs. Jeremy Kennedy in preparation for Bellator 277; three more fights

Aaron Pico is set to return to the Bellator cage in April against, arguably, his toughest test yet. Several people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans have confirmed to MMA Fighting that a bout between Pico and Jeremy Kennedy is in the works for Bellator 277. The event will take place April 15 at the […]

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Israel Adesanya opens up about Francis Ngannou situation, hopes champ won’t quit UFC: ‘It would just be sad’

Israel Adesanya and Francis Ngannou combine to make up two-thirds of the “Three Kings,” a self-proclaimed nickname for the three African-born champions of the UFC. With Kamaru Usman rounding out the group, the trio are widely regarded as three of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport and helped usher in a boom era for […]

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Nate Diaz Is Stopping Conor McGregor Trilogy For Now: ‘He Has A Lot Of Work To Do’

With one fight remaining on his UFC contract, Nate Diaz has no real interest in firing him against Conor McGregor in a trilogy. Despite a pair of lucrative fights that saw Diaz snuff out McGregor in their first encounter before losing a close majority decision in the rematch, the Stockton native doesn’t feel like a […]

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UFC 271 Predictions – MMA Fighting

Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker have dutifully gone their own way since their first fight, but as it turns out, all paths have led them back to each other. For most of the past three years there has really been no doubt as to who the two best middleweights in the world are and they […]

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Jake Paul: Israel Adesanya should be paid ‘at least $7 million per fight’

Regardless of Israel Adesanya’s new contract with the UFC, Jake Paul hopes he gets what he’s worth. On Thursday, Paul posted a Tweeter following news that Adesanya had re-signed with the UFC on a contract that Adesanya’s management described as “one of the most lucrative multi-fight deals in company history”. Details of Adesanya’s new contract […]

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UFC 273: Volkanovski vs. Korean Zombies full fight card announced

The UFC returns to Jacksonville, Fla. on April 9 with two title fights atop a stacked card. Tuesday’s promotion announced the full fight lineup for the spring event, which is headlined by a featherweight title fight between champion Alexander Volkanovski and The Korean Zombie (otherwise known as Chan Sung Jung). A rematch for the bantamweight […]

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Sam Alvey ‘not done fighting’ after UFC Vegas 47 loss, but admits he needs to ‘take a little break’

Sam Alvey says he’s not ready to call it a career just yet in an emotional post-fight statement this weekend. Alvey was submitted in the second round by short-notice opponent Brendan Allen last Saturday at UFC Vegas 47 to extend his UFC winless streak to eight fights, tying the longest streak in promotional history with […]

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UFC Vegas 47 video: Jailton Almeida crushes Danilo Marques in debut, calls out Shogun Rua

The light heavyweight division itself has a new name to watch. Top Brazilian prospect Jailton Almeida (15-2) made short work of Danilo Marques (11-4) in his octagon debut at UFC Vegas 47, needing just under three minutes to crush Marques and beat him for a TKO victory. Look at Almeida’s impressive finish above. Afterwards, Almeida […]

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PFL announce heavyweight matches for March 25 Challenger Series event

The PFL has its heavyweight lineup for its next Challenger Series. Eight heavyweight fighters will face off on March 25 at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida for an opportunity with the league that will come in the form of a deal to be part of its 2022 regular season with $1 million in cash. game […]

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Israel Adesanya: ‘Trust me’, Robert Whittaker is not a good guy – I told you last time

Israel Adesanya says he understood Robert Whittaker before they squared off in the octagon for the first time. Whittaker blamed “ego” for his knockout loss to Adesanya nearly three years ago. He swore to fire a different fighter, but the champion sees the same outcome in front of him. “It was his ego last time, […]

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Morning Report: Kamaru Usman manager wants Usman to face Israel Adesanya ‘if there’s enough money’

Last week we learned that UFC welterweight champion and current best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport Kamaru Usman, was considering jumping up to 205 pounds to challenge Jan Blachowicz for the heavyweight title. light. Well, now Usman’s manager hopes ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ is aiming a bit lower, at 185 pounds to be exact. Speaking to […]

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Video: Kevin Holland appeals to internet troll after accepting online challenge

Kevin Holland is always the guy who makes jokes. But he doesn’t take fools lightly, especially when they target him on social media. Holland documented the result on Saturday when an internet troll who apparently believed his jiu-jitsu skills were superior to that of the UFC veteran issued an online challenge – and didn’t let […]

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UFC and Bellator ‘must be careful’ with fighters

MIAMI — Mixed martial artists entering free agency now have another promoter to welcome them with open arms. Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who turned MMA promoter, is on the hunt for top free agents and wants top organizations to know he means business. Eagle FC 44 is set to take place Friday at […]

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Chael Sonnen: Francis Ngannou ‘stupid’ to hold out for a year with no fight guarantee against Tyson Fury

Chael Sonnen questions the wisdom of Francis Ngannou and his team. In the main event of UFC 270 on Saturday, Ngannou won a unanimous decision over Ciryl Gane to record the first successful defense of his heavyweight championship, but the drama in the octagon was arguably overshadowed by negotiations. of contract surrounding the fight. Ngannou […]

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Jussier Formiga delivers first post-UFC fight, headlines LFA 124 in February

Former UFC flyweight contender Jussier Formiga has finally booked his first fight since leaving the promotion in November 2020. Formiga is set to headline the upcoming LFA 124 event in Phoenix, AZ against fellow Brazilian Felipe Bunes, the company has announced. The February 11 card features Windson Ramos vs. Clayton Carpenter in the co-main event […]

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UFC legend Khabib offers Jake Paul a fight on his MMA show as he tells YouTuber EFC’s ‘doors are always open for you’

KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV offered Jake Paul the opportunity to fight in his mixed martial arts promotion. YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul is currently considering switching to MMA after his brutal knockout of former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. 4 Jake Paul apparently plans to switch to mixed martial artsCredit: AP 4 The YouTuber practiced his kicks in preparation for […]

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UFC 270 weigh-in video – MMA Fighting

At UFC 270 weigh-ins, all 26 fighters on Saturday’s fight card in Anaheim, Calif., are set to take the scale on Friday, and MMA Fighting will have a live weigh-in video, which can be seen above . In the main event, UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou and interim champion Ciryl Gane can weigh no more […]

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Aljamain Sterling: ‘You should go to jail for taking steroids or EPO’ at UFC

UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling has again raised questions about rival Petr Yan and performance-enhancing drugs, saying he “wouldn’t be surprised” if the interim champion cheats. “For me, I watch it the same way I watch TJ,” Sterling said on Monday. MMA hour. “When you hear rumors it’s like that. When there’s smoke there’s fire. […]

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Alexander Volkanovski rips the “punching bag” Giga Chikadze: “I would have made it look really, really bad”

Alexander Volkanovski hopes Giga Chikadze learned a lesson in respect with his Saturday loss to Calvin Kattar at UFC Vegas 46. Volkanovski was the target of Chikadze’s ire last week after agreeing to defend his UFC featherweight title against late replacement Chan Sung Jung ahead of UFC Vegas 46. Chikadze blasted the defending champion for […]

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Michael Bisping disagrees with Daniel Cormier on Jon Jones can’t win UFC heavyweight title, questions Cormier’s bias

Michael Bisping isn’t on the same page as Daniel Cormier when talking about Jon Jones’ heavyweight future. On his YouTube channel, Bisping commented on Cormier’s recent prediction that Jones would not become heavyweight champion if he competed for that title after leaving the light heavyweight division, where Jones is a three-time champion. Bisping believes his […]

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UFC Vegas 46 loses 2 matches; Kevin Croom targeted to face Brian Kelleher

UFC Vegas 46 has undergone even more changes. Saidyokub Kakhramonov was forced out of his fight on Saturday for undisclosed reasons, but his opponent Brian Kelleher is expected to remain on the card with Kevin Croom in talks to take the fight, which would be at featherweight. Several people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans […]

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Ciryl Gane sends a snub to Francis Ngannou: “For me, it was wrong. That’s it.”

MMA fans have heard trainer Ciryl Gane talk about the viral snub that has spurred interest in his UFC 270 title unifier against Francis Ngannou. But until today, the interim champion had not spoken about it. In the Monday edition of MMA time, interim UFC heavyweight champion Gane spoke out against Ngannou’s behavior behind the […]

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Former Bellator champion Rafael Carvalho ‘free in the market’ promises to make history

Rafael Carvalho is hungry to resume his MMA career. Former Bellator middleweight champion with wins over Melvin Manhoef, Joe Schilling and Alessio Sakara, Carvalho was let go by Bellator after going 0-2 as a light heavyweight. He was called up months later for a short-term clash with Lorenz Larkin at 185 pounds in May 2021 […]

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Fernand Lopez responds to Francis Ngannou’s “manipulated” training video: “What are you talking about?”

Undisputed UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou has claimed footage from his previous training sessions with interim champion Ciryl Gane has been manipulated. But his former head coach is curious about exactly what has been tampered with or changed. “I rolled my eyes because it just doesn’t make sense,” said Fernand Lopez, head of MMA Factory, […]

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MMA: Khabib Nurmagomedov to attend One Championship event in Singapore

SINGAPORE – Mixed martial arts organization One Championship will welcome MMA royalty on January 14, with Khabib Nurmagomedov set to attend his Heavy Hitters event at Singapore Indoor Stadium. Nurmagomedov, 33, retired in October 2020 as the lightweight champion of US MMA giant Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The Russian ended his career with a perfect […]

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MMA Junkie’s fight of the month for December 2021: Cruz against Munhoz

At first, things looked grim for former bantamweight champion Cruz. But somehow he overcame great adversity in the opening minutes to rally and dominate Munhoz en route to a unanimous decision victory. The first round was action-packed, with the most damage triggered by the hands of Munhoz, who knocked Cruz out and knocked down on […]

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Katie Taylor: Claressa Shields trying MMA was an ‘admirable challenge’ but ‘love for her to focus on boxing now’

Claressa Shields took a huge risk when she decided to split her time between boxing and MMA while still at the peak of a career as a boxing champion which saw her win two Olympic gold medals and professional titles in three weight categories. It remains to be seen whether this risk will pay off. […]

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Ryan Spann vs. Ion Cutelaba for UFC event on February 26

Two of the light and heavy trucks will collide in early 2022. A clash between Ryan Spann and Ion Cutelaba was signed for the UFC Fight Night event on February 26. MMA Fighting confirmed the news Thursday following an initial report from MMA Island. Spann (19-7) will be looking to bounce back from a top-down […]

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RIZIN Champion Roberto Satoshi Hosts ‘F * Cking Cool’ Fight with Bellator’s Patricky Pitbull

RIZIN and Bellator have co-promoted several times in the past, at one point creating an opportunity for Kyoji Horiguchi to become a two-company champion. Roberto Satoshi, champion in Japan, also wants to participate. The jiu-jitsu ace is due to defend his lightweight title at RIZIN’s New Years Eve show in Saitama, against former title holder […]

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How many laps are there in MMA? Fight duration, rules and distance for championship and untitled fights

Mixed martial arts are taking the world by storm, but what are the rules for fighting inside the cage? Mixed martial arts quickly became one of the greatest sports in the world and produced some memorable encounters. The likes of Bellator and the UFC have grown into global brands, with some of its fighters becoming […]

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Unopened Christmas Present from Cormier by Brock Lesnar (2018)

In April 2018, Daniel Cormier was aiming for champion status with another giveaway awaiting him with a victory other than a second world title. Ahead of UFC 226, Cormier and then-era heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic were both teased with the possibility that the winner of their fight could face Brock Lesnar next. That possibility seemed […]

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UFC veteran Michel Prazeres retires after receiving 4-year suspension for second doping violation

UFC veteran Michel Prazeres has been sentenced to a four-year suspension from the United States Anti-Doping Agency following a second UFC anti-doping policy violation. USADA officials announced the news Thursday. “Prazeres suffered his first violation after testing positive for boldenone and serving a two-year suspension from March 9, 2019,” USADA officials wrote. “Prazeres, 40, tested […]

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Best of Bellator MMA in 2021: Sergio Pettis wins Knockout of the Year with shocking finish from Kyoji Horiguchi

Every fighting fan loves a knockout. That ultimate moment of finality in a fight that can come out of nowhere, ending a dominant performance or snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. This year there have been plenty of knockouts in the Bellator cage, ranging from championship fights to shocking results on the undercard. There […]

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Report: Chael Sonnen detained over multiple citations for battery in alleged Las Vegas hotel altercation

UFC and Bellator veteran Chael Sonnen has reportedly been arrested by police following an alleged altercation at a Las Vegas hotel. TMZ reports that Sonnen, 44, was arrested by police on Saturday evening and received five summons for assault and battery. Sonnen was not arrested, although TMZ’s report also includes video of what appears to […]

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Roberto Soldic: Mamed Khalidov’s call to Cageside was a matter of “respect”, seeks double KSW champion status

Roberto Soldic is on his way to achieving legendary status in KSW and he now has the chance to emerge a certified one. “Robocop” challenges middleweight champion Mamed Khalidov (35-7-2) in the KSW 65 main event in Gliwice, Poland on Saturday. A win would make Soldic (19-3) a two-division champion as he brought the promotion […]

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UFC Fight Night 199’s Amanda Lemos explains why she stayed with MMA

Although she almost stepped away from the sport before her UFC debut, Amanda Lemos is going strong and climbing quickly in the strawweight standings. In back-to-back first-round saves, Lemos will look to end her 2021 campaign with her third win of the year when she takes on Angela Hill on the main card at UFC […]

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UFC 270 Main Card Set with Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane, Brandon Moreno vs. Deiveson Figueiredo 2, Greg Hardy

The lineup is set for UFC’s first pay-per-view main card in 2022. UFC 270 takes place on January 22 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., Headlining a heavyweight championship unification fight between undisputed defending champion Francis Ngannou and interim defending champion. Ciryl Gane. In the main co-event, flyweight champion Brandon Moreno meets Deiveson Figueiredo […]

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LFA 120 results: Daiqkwon Buckley spoils former NBA player Royce White’s MMA debut

A former NBA first-round pick made his MMA debut on Royce White, the 16th pick in the 2012 Houston Rockets Draft, faced Daiqkwon Buckley LFA 120 Friday night at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minnesota. In the end, Buckley spoiled White’s much-anticipated debut with a grinding style against a much taller opponent […]

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Chris Curtis wants Dusko Todorovic to fight to avenge the loss of his friend Maki Pitolo

Chris Curtis has a little revenge in mind. The affable veteran – now 2-0 in the UFC after a TKO victory over Brendan Allen last Saturday at UFC Vegas 44 – paid close attention to another middleweight fight on the same card with his friend and partner training Maki Pitolo and Dusko Todorovic. In the […]

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Morning report: Ciryl Gane plans to ‘manage power’ for Francis Ngannou, interested in Jon Jones fight in 2022

2021 is almost over, which means the heavyweight title fight between current champion Francis Ngannou and interim champion Ciryl Gane is fast approaching. And with UFC 270 looming, the interim champ feels very good about his chances of becoming the undisputed baddest man on the planet early in his career. “I just started the sport, […]

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Chris Curtis finds Brendan Allen’s rivalry with teammate Sean Strickland “bizarre”, plans to end Allen at UFC Vegas 44

Chris Curtis is somewhat familiar with UFC Vegas 44 opponent Brendan Allen, given that Curtis’ close friend and teammate Sean Strickland has already defeated him. Allen has called for a rematch with Strickland since his third round loss by TKO in November 2020. Curtis will now step in to face Allen on short notice this […]

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Ritu Phogat vs Stamp Fairtex, fight times, location, streaming details

The stakes will be high when Indian mixed martial arts (MMA) star Ritu Phogat meets Stamp Fairtex in the Women’s ONE Atomic Weight World Championship final on Friday, December 3rd. The upcoming fight is part of the Winter Warriors map of the ONE Championships. The highly anticipated bout will take place at Singapore Indoor Stadium […]

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Israel head coach Adesanya explains why he lost respect for “Hollywood” Khabib Nurmagomedov and his team

Eugene Bareman would love to see Khabib Nurmagomedov and his team go back to their old ways. Baremen, the head coach of many top fighters including UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, isn’t usually the type to call someone out for anything. One of his fighters, Brad Riddell, is set to face Rafael Fiziev in the […]

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Ultimate Fighter, RIZIN veteran Jake Heun sentenced to nearly 8 years in prison for drug trafficking

The ultimate fighter Veteran Jake Heun has been sentenced to nearly eight years in prison after being convicted of drug trafficking in Australia. News of Heun’s conviction and conviction was first reported by the Daily Mail, which added that the fighter will likely only spend just over three years behind bars due to the time […]

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Teofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos Jr. Full Fight Video Highlights

Watch Teofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos Jr. the full fight video from their main event above, courtesy of DAZN. Lopez vs. Kambosos Jr. took place on November 27 at the Hulu Theater in New York, New York. Teofimo Lopez (16-1) put his WBA, IBF and WBO lightweight belts on the line against George Kambosos Jr. […]

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Tyson Fury threatens to ‘reverse’ Jake and Logan Paul

Tyson Fury is caught in the crossfire of his stepbrother’s next fight. While it’s Tommy Fury – a reality TV star with a 7-0 boxing record – who is set to fight Jake Paul (4-0, 3 KOs) on December 18 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, on Showtime pay- on-sight, Tyson couldn’t avoid having some […]

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Matt Mitrione considers himself ‘done with MMA’ ahead of Triller Triad debut

Matt Mitrione is ready to leave the cage fight. The heavyweight veteran announced on Wednesday the MMA time that he will likely be finished competing in MMA as he prepares for his mixed rule fight with Alexander Flores at Saturday’s Triller’s Triad Combat event, which takes place this Saturday at Globe Life Field in Arlington, […]

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Gabi Garcia: ‘No Chance’ Kayla Harrison beats Cris Cyborg in MMA

Brazilian jiu-jitsu legend Gabi Garcia believes Kayla Harrison is “all bark and bite free” and seriously doubts the Olympic legend will ever agree to face Cris Cyborg in an MMA cage. Harrison, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in judo, became a free agent in MMA after winning her second PFL lightweight tournament in 2021 and […]

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Chael Sonnen plays matchmaker role for Khamzat Chimaev, not in favor of fights with Kamaru Usman or Gilbert Burns

Chael Sonnen has experience in getting the promotional push for the UFC and uses that past knowledge to determine what Khamzat Chimaev’s next move should be. Chimaev – the No.10 ranked welterweight in the MMA Fighting World Rankings – continues to generate huge hype and excitement after his first round destruction of Li Jingliang at […]

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Combate Global’s Choice, Live Stream, How To Watch, Fight Card: Graniel Vs Ibarra Predictions By MMA Insider

After hosting a tournament in its lightweight division last week, Combate Global will return to its traditional format on Friday with five exciting fights across multiple weight classes. Gerardo Graniel versus Ernesto Ibarra, a pair of Mexican prospects with impressive records as professionals, will headline the show. You can stream the action live on Paramount […]

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Jorge Masvidal targets Leon Edwards in March: “If he says no, then he’s Colby’s asshole”

Jorge Masvidal wants to fight Leon Edwards in March after an undisclosed injury forced him to withdraw from their scheduled fight at UFC 269. Motivated by what he said is “duty” and “integrity”, Edwards is Masvidal’s first target, but he will move on to another top-five opponent, with Colby Covington as the first pick. “Yes […]

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Report: Pro MMA fighter charged with aggravated murder and assault for allegedly killing doctor after dispute over vaccination

A professional MMA fighter faces serious charges after allegedly killing a doctor following a debate over COVID-19 vaccinations. According to several reports from Guam, including the Pacific Daily News, Akmal Khozhiev has been charged with aggravated murder and aggravated assault for allegedly stabbing 44-year-old doctor Miran Rabati. According to reports, Guam police responded to a […]