MMA fighting

Thiago Santos vs. Johnny Walker to serve as main event for UFC September 25 event

A previously reported fight between Brazilian light heavyweights Thiago Santos and Johnny Walker will serve as the main five-round event for the UFC’s Fight Night show on September 25, several people familiar with the reservation told MMA Fighting. The company has yet to officially announce the map and other showdowns. …

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A postponed Atomweight Grand Prix event

ONE Championship must postpone the start of its next Atomic Weight Grand Prix to eight women. The tournament was originally scheduled to start on May 28 at the ONE: Empower event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. However, the promotion announced on Friday that the event “has been postponed due to …

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Paul Felder explains his decision to retire: “That spark that I need to fight … it just wasn’t there anymore”

Paul Felder has refused to become a cautionary tale about a fighter who has been in the sport for too long. Although still ranked among the best lightweight in the world, the 37-year-old veteran began to realize that his days in mixed martial arts were numbered when he was no …

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UFC Vegas 27 in Tweets: Pros respond to Rob Font win over Cody Garbrandt

Going to UFC Vegas 27, fans expected fireworks between bantamweight contenders Rob Font and Cody Garbrandt. As Garbrandt looked to secure his second straight victory while stopping the Font surge, the pair looked set for an all-out brawl inside the Octagon. But after 25 minutes of action, it was Font …

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UFC Vegas 27 results: Ricardo Ramos performs heavy to beat Bill Algeo

Ricardo Ramos had eight eliminations in three rounds to win a unanimous decision over Bill Algeo at UFC Vegas 27. Time and time again, Ramos was able to close the distance, get inside, and crash Algeo to the canvas as he tried to seek submissions to end the fight. While …

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Arjan Bhullar: MMA champion with a fighting passion honed in Indian wrestling tradition

It is a story that will find resonance in many Punjabi homes. A young person leaves home in search of better opportunities and better land in Canada. He will take his family there for the next several years and remembering their roots becomes a constant theme. The Bhullar family in …

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Jose Aldo takes on Pedro Munhoz at UFC 265

The veteran UFC contenders will face each other soon at UFC 265. MMA Fighting has confirmed with sources familiar with the match that Jose Aldo (29-7) will fight Pedro Munhoz (19-5, 1 NC) in a bantamweight contest at the upcoming UFC pay-per-view event. August 7. The location of the event …

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Morning report: Luke Rockhold frustrated with comeback plans: ‘There are a lot of guys but none of them want to sign the contract’

Luke Rockhold’s road back to the UFC is proving to be more difficult than he imagined. Last year, Rockhold announced that after a long hiatus, he was looking to return to MMA and have another run for the middleweight title. At the time, Rockhold was aiming for a comeback fight …

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Diego Sanchez ends professional relationship with Joshua Fabia

UFC Hall of Fame member Diego Sanchez no longer works with Joshua Fabia as a manager, trainer and guru, he told MMA Fighting on Thursday. Sanchez declined to comment further on the situation, saying he would make a statement next week and need to put his thoughts together before speaking …

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Edson Barboza suggests fighting with Max Holloway next: ‘We would definitely crash in there’

Edson Barboza earned his first knockout victory since moving to the featherweight division at UFC 262, stopping Shane Burgos in the third round, and wants a crack at the elite of the 145-pound class going forward. After back-to-back wins over Makwan Amirkhani and Burgos inside the Octagon – and a …

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