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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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Morning Report: Jorge Masvidal mulls rematch with ‘f*cking broom’ Nate Diaz: ‘I almost killed him’

Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz are two of the biggest personalities in the game. That, along with their exciting fighting styles, made their 2019 “BMF” title clash a sight fans had to see. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson even got an entree that night, so you just to know It was a big deal. In the […]

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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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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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Bobby Lashley explains why he never signed with the UFC

During his recent appearance on MMA hour along with Ariel Helwani, WWE Champion Bobby Lashley explained why he decided to retire from MMA despite winning fights for major promotions like Bellator and Strikeforce. “I think because when I went into it, I went into it with the wrong mindset,” Lashley said. “When I got to […]

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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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UFC Vegas 47 Predictions – MMA Fighting

The UFC kicks off February with a card that has devious appeal if you look at it in the right light. Saturday’s main event of UFC Vegas 47 shouldn’t require much selling as two compelling middleweight contenders have been booked to contest five rounds in a classic clash of styles. Jack Hermansson – No. 8 […]

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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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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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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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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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Colby Covington launches best of 7 with Kamaru Usman: “We’re so tied, it has to be played over a series of championships”

Colby Covington doesn’t just want a trilogy fight with welterweight champion Kamaru Usman – he wants to do something that’s never been done before in the history of the sport. The welterweights most recently met in a rematch of the main event at UFC 268 with Usman taking a 2-0 lead in the series with […]

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Conor McGregor coach impressed with Jose Aldo’s resurgence at the end of his career: “He looks like a champion batsman”

For better or worse, Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor will always be inextricably linked due to the rivalry they shared early in McGregor’s UFC career. Aldo and McGregor ignited the featherweight division with their multi-year journey to UFC 194, which ultimately saw the two collide with one of the most anticipated events in sports history. […]

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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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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 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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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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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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ATT fighters at the Bellator MMA in South Florida

South Florida’s top US team will be well represented when Bellator MMA 271 is at Hard Rock Live Friday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino near Hollywood in South Florida. Romain Faraldo, Mahmoud Fawzy, Valerie Loureda and Cody Law fight over the map at Hard Rock Live, about 23 miles south of American […]

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Kyle Daukaus vs. Roman Dolidze removed from UFC Vegas 42 card

A middleweight bout between Kyle Daukaus and Roman Dolidze has been removed from Saturday’s upcoming UFC Vegas 42 card to be held at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. Several sources confirmed to MMA Fighting that the COVID-19 protocols linked to the Dolidze camp were ultimately the reason the fight was called off. Unfortunately, due to […]

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Carla Esparza congratulates Rose Namajunas on her victory and adds “it will be an honor to come back when you are ready”

Carla Esparza is still hoping she gets the next strawweight title shot after Rose Namajunas took the win over Zhang Weili at UFC 268. Before Saturday night, Esparza was already considered the division’s No.1 contender, but the UFC opted to give Zhang an immediate rematch against Namajunas after suffering a head butt in their first […]

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Kickboxing star Alex Pereira “doesn’t worry” about Israel Adesanya ahead of UFC 268 debut, says champion should be

Former GLORY Two-Division Champion Alex Pereira first enters the UFC Octagon this Saturday to take on Andreas Michailidis in New York City, but most of the pre-fight narrative will focus on the fact that he had two victories in kickboxing against the current UFC middleweight champion. Israel Adesanya. “Poatan” knows this, but pays no attention […]

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Announcer Bruce Buffer returns for UFC 268 after COVID battle

Longtime UFC broadcast legend Bruce Buffer is back. Buffer, after contracting COVID-19 last month and missing his first pay-per-view event in over 24 years, will return to the Octagon on Saturday at UFC 268 in New York City. “I don’t feel any ill effects right now,” Buffer said Wednesday, via MMA Fighting. “I feel great […]

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Michael Chandler accuses Justin Gaethje of receiving same amount of ‘Dana White privilege’ before UFC 268 fight

MICHAEL CHANDLER criticized Justin Gaethje’s suggestion that he received preferential treatment from the UFC – insisting that his rival received a lot of “Dana White privileges.” The Light Titans will collide early Sunday morning on a stacked UFC 268 card at Madison Square Garden. 6 Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler to throw themselves this weekend […]

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Fright of the Night II: Ranking October’s Scariest Combat Sports Injury (Again!)

(DISCLAIMER: Graphic images and videos throughout this article) Happy Halloween everyone! It’s that time of year again. The moment I scour the internet looking for the scariest injuries in combat sports that took place during the month of October and compile them into a list for your viewing pleasure (or disgust ??? … I’m sorry) […]

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Three years after Dana White promised a phone call, Allan Nascimento believes the UFC shot came ‘at the right time’

Allan Nascimento will finally enter the Octagon this Saturday when he takes on Russian flyweight Tagir Ulanbekov in the preliminary round of UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi. The moment ends a long three-year wait for the Brazilian talent. The UFC hosted its first – and so far the only – Brazilian season of Dana WhiteContender […]

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Vinicius de Oliveira wants to impress Dana White on second recording of “Lookin ‘For A Fight”: “UFC needs someone like me”

Vinicius de Oliveira pledges to wow UFC President Dana White in Abu Dhabi. “Lok Dog” won the UAE Warriors bantamweight title with a decisive victory over Sultan Zholdoshbekov in January, but did not impress White enough that night when the UFC chief turned his “Lookin ‘For” schedule. A Fight “. Returning to Abu Dhabi as […]

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Calvin Kattar vs. Giga Chikadze set to headline January 15 UFC event

A massive featherweight fight is set to headline the UFC’s first scheduled event in 2022. Several people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans have confirmed to MMA Fighting that a clash between Calvin Kattar and Giga Chikadze will take place during the five-round main event on the UFC fight card on January 15 at a […]

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Cynthia Calvillo replaces Jessica Eye and takes on Andrea Lee at UFC event on November 13

Jessica Eye was forced out of her next fight on November 13 after the former flyweight title contender was recently hospitalized with an illness. With Eye sidelined, Cynthia Calvillo has been chosen as a replacement and now she will face Andrea Lee in the upcoming UFC Fight Night card in November. Multiple sources confirmed the […]

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UFC bantamweight Irwin Rivera released after attempted murder charges

Irwin Rivera has been released from custody after being granted parole by a Florida judge following the UFC bantamweight arrest in January. Rivera was released Tuesday afternoon in Florida following a Monday court ruling that saw a judge approve the fighter’s not guilty plea on grounds of insanity. MMA Fighting has confirmed release with the […]

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Dominick Cruz buries the hatchet with Monster, “completely open” to charity combat with Hans Molenkamp

After talking to Monster and Hans Molenkamp, ​​Dominick Cruz feels much better about his relationship with the longtime sponsor and his rep. That said, the offer he made after his last fight is on the table. “I’m still completely open to a charity fight with Hans Molenkamp,” Cruz said Wednesday on MMA time. ” It’s […]

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Bruno Silva wants another ‘fantastic’ dance with Bruce Buffer after UFC Vegas 40 win

Bruno Silva is by no means neglecting his UFC Vegas 40 opponent, Andrew Sanchez, but looks forward to celebrating his victory again alongside UFC announcer Bruce Buffer. “Blindado” admits he had a bit of octagonal nervousness ahead of his promotional debut in June, though he didn’t feel any extra “pressure” when he fought – and […]

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UFC Vegas 40 Predictions – MMA Fighting

There’s no coating: UFC Vegas 40 is a weak card, at least in terms of name recognition and implications for the contestants. In fact, this is not entirely true. The de facto main event starring Aspen Ladd and Norma Dumont – reunited following Holly Holm’s injury withdrawal – could actually produce a UFC title challenger, […]

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Brandon Moreno vs. Deiveson Figueiredo 3 official for UFC 270 in January

The flyweight title fight trilogy between Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo is now official for the upcoming UFC 270 pay-per-view on January 22. UFC officials announced the news on Wednesday. Originally, Moreno and Figueiredo were scheduled to face each other on UFC 269 in December, but the promotion chose to push the title fight back […]

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Dan Hardy: “Not a good look” for UFC as fighters begging for money, everyone “scrambling for leftovers”

While the UFC continues to boast record profits since the start of the global pandemic, the promotion still faces a lot of bad eyes when it comes to paychecks handed out to fighters. While compensation for fighters has been a constantly debated topic, UFC owner and Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel recently hit back at these […]

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Morning Report: Justin Gaethje in fight with Michael Chandler: “He’s gonna be a shy soul when he starts shooting for the legs”

With his return in less than a month, Justin Gaethje is chomping at the bit to get into the cage. Next month, Justin Gaethje returns to the Octagon for the first time in over a year when he faces Michael Chandler in a lightweight bout at UFC 268. It’s a fight fans have been speculating […]

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Jim Miller targeted to welcome newcomer Erick Gonzalez to UFC Vegas 40

After 37 appearances in the Octagon, Jim Miller is still ready to fight absolutely anyone the UFC puts in front of him. Several people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans have confirmed to MMA Fighting that a light clash between Miller and promotional newcomer Erick Gonzalez is in focus for UFC Vegas 40, which takes […]

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With Sam Hughes out, Loopy Godinez welcomes newcomer Silvana Gomez Juarez to UFC Vegas 39

Loopy Godinez will still be competing this Saturday in Las Vegas, but she will now face a newcomer in promotion. Sources familiar with the situation have confirmed to MMA Fighting that Godinez, who was originally scheduled to face Sam Hughes, will now face Silvana Gomez Juarez at UFC Vegas 39, which takes place at APEX. […]

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Johnny Walker thinks he’s John Kavanagh’s new “project” for UFC greatness

Coach John Kavanagh rose to prominence as an MMA coach by leading Conor McGregor to winning two UFC championship belts, and Johnny Walker is enjoying similar success for him under his tutelage. The UFC light heavyweight talent has trained all over the world throughout his MMA career and is happy to call Dublin home and […]

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Thiago Santos: “newbie” Jake Paul “gets knocked out” if he boxes Anderson Silva

YouTube star Jake Paul is 4-0 in boxing, a short term that already includes wins over former MMA champions Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren. Still, Thiago Santos doesn’t seem very impressed. Speaking on a recent episode of MMA Fighting‘s Portuguese-language podcast Trocação Franca, the former UFC light heavyweight contender revealed his interest in challenging “a […]

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UFC Vegas 38 Weigh-in Video

At the UFC Vegas 38 weigh-ins, all 26 fighters on Saturday’s Las Vegas fight card are expected to step on the scales on Friday for the event at UFC APEX. MMA Fighting will feature highlights from the above official weigh-in when available. In the main event, light heavyweights Thiago Santos and Johnny Walker cannot weigh […]

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Mike Brown touts Amanda Nunes’ continued development ahead of UFC 268: “I think people will be surprised”

Amanda Nunes is widely regarded as one of the greatest female fighters to ever compete in the sport of MMA. According to her head coach Mike Brown, she is actually improving. The two-division champion will defend her bantamweight title against Julianna Pena in the UFC 268 main co-event on December 11. The fight was originally […]

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ADCC Champion Yuri Simoes on ‘very disappointing’ lack of fights at ONE Championship

Two-time ADCC champion Yuri Simoes is not happy with his relationship with ONE Championship. A decorated grappler with a long list of achievements in the world of jiu-jitsu and submission, Simoes signed with ONE for his MMA debut in mid-2020, but lost a decision to Rong Fan in his debut. fight. Since then, Simoes has […]

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Jon Jones police report reveals disturbing details of arrest, fiancee found with blood on face and clothes

New details regarding the recent arrest of Jon Jones have come to light after the police report on the incident was released by the Las Vegas Police Department. MMA Fighting obtained a copy of the police report through a public registration request. According to the report, officers responded to domestic disturbances at Caesars Palace after […]

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Derek Brunson vs. Jared Cannonier booked for UFC 270

A new No.1 middleweight contender will likely be crowned in early 2022 when Derek Brunson is set to face Jared Cannonier at UFC 270 on January 22. Several sources familiar with the situation confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Monday with agreements in place between the two athletes. MMA Junkie originally reported the contest. […]

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With Diego Ferreira out, Grant Dawson heads to the UFC event on October 23 to meet Ricky Glenn

Grant Dawson will compete in October after all. Sources familiar with the situation have confirmed to MMA Fighting that a light clash between Dawson and Ricky Glenn is scheduled for the UFC event on October 23 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. MMA DNA was the first to report the reservation. Dawson was originally scheduled […]

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‘Big Tuna’ Ben Parrish sends message to trolls, open to fighting with Rampage Jackson and Yoel Romero after Bellator 266 upset

Ben Parrish may have shocked the MMA world on Saturday night, but he certainly didn’t surprise himself or his loved ones. Parrish, as high as a 7-1 underdog ahead of the Bellator 266, opened the main card for Saturday’s event with an outright 38-second knockout victory over Christian Edwards in his promotional debut. The victory […]

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Miesha Tate tested positive for COVID-19, fight against Ketlen Vieira postponed

Miesha Tate will have to wait until a later date for her clash against Ketlen Vieira after the former bantamweight champion tested positive for COVID-19. Sources familiar with the situation confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Wednesday following an initial report from Sherdog.com. Tate was originally scheduled to face Vieira in the main UFC […]

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Nick Diaz skips UFC 266 media day, set to make fight week first appearance at press conference

Nick Diaz arrived in Las Vegas for UFC Fight Week 266, but declined to make an appearance on Wednesday’s media day. The former welterweight title contender is set to play his first fight in over six years when he takes on Robbie Lawler in a five-round bout on the main card to the card. Unfortunately, […]

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Dillon Danis charged with disorderly conduct after alleged incident at Jersey Shore bar

Dillon Danis has been charged with disorderly conduct following an alleged incident that took place last Saturday at the Jersey Shore bar. A spokesman for the Seaside Heights, New Jersey court confirmed the charge Tuesday after a video posted to social media showed a man who appeared to be a Bellator welterweight and a longtime […]

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Israel Adesanya to Alex Pereira’s “Sh * t Scared”

Glover Teixeira believes Israel Adesanya is shaking in his boots now that Alex Pereira is officially a UFC fighter. The kickboxing phenomenon (3-1 MMA) is set to make his promotional debut when he takes on Andreas Michailidis at UFC 268. Pereira is best known in MMA circles for scoring two wins over “Stylebender” in Glory. […]

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Glover Teixeira: Israel Adesanya “scared” as “daddy” Alex Pereira signs with UFC

Alex Pereira left the kickboxing world after becoming GLORY’s two-division champion to pursue a different challenge, and he is making his highly anticipated UFC debut against Andreas Michailidis at UFC 268 at Madison Square Garden on November 6. Glover Teixeira – UFC light heavyweight contender and longtime ‘Poatan’ training partner – sees championship potential in […]

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Adrian Yanez vs. Davey Grant for UFC November 20 event

The bantamweight will collide in November in hopes of getting closer to the top 15. Several people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans have confirmed to MMA Fighting that a clash between Adrian Yanez and Davey Grant will take place at the UFC event on November 20. While the location and venue has yet to […]

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Albert Duraev targeted for UFC debut against Alessio Di Chirico at UFC 267

Albert Duraev didn’t want to wait long for his first UFC assignment after an impressive victory over Dana White’s Contender Series last Tuesday, and he got his wish. Sources familiar with the situation confirmed to MMA Fighting that a clash between Duraev and Alessio Di Chirico was targeted for UFC 267. The card will take […]

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UFC Vegas 37 Weigh-in Video

In the weigh-ins at UFC Vegas 37, all 28 fighters on Saturday’s Las Vegas fight card are expected to step on the scales on Friday for the event at UFC APEX. MMA Fighting will have live video of the proceedings when available, courtesy of Ag. Struggle. In the main event, light heavyweights Anthony Smith and […]

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UFC 269: Justin Gaethje predicts Charles Oliveira’s winner against Dustin Poirier

Justin Gaethje warned Charles Oliveira that Dustin Poirier “was going to beat him” badly enough – adding that the UFC lightweight champion looked nothing like his predecessor Khabib Nurmagomedov. While the clash of styles has yet to be officially confirmed, talks are currently underway with a winter mega-fight in the works for UFC 269 ​​December […]

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Former UFC interim champion Carlos Condit retires from mixed martial arts

“The Natural Born Killer” Carlos Condit called it a career. The former interim UFC welterweight champion has informed the UFC that he has retired from active competition after nearly 12 years with the promotion. Sources initially alerted MMA Fighting on Thursday that Condit had retired. His longtime manager Malki Kawa of First Round Management then […]

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Brandon Moreno vs. Deiveson Figueiredo trilogy booked for UFC 269 in December

The flyweight title will be up for grabs at UFC 269 as Brandon Moreno faces former champion Deiveson Figueiredo for the third time in a row when they meet on December 11. Multiple sources confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Wednesday, with both fighters agreeing to the match. ESPN originally reported the contest. Moreno […]

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UFC Hall of Fame member Stephan Bonnar explains hospital collapse on video

UFC Hall of Fame member Stephan Bonnar said a series of frantic selfie videos posted over the weekend were his attempt to document and protect himself after being denied a treatment in hospital due to his stance on COVID-19 vaccinations. Bonnar, 44, told MMA Fighting he went to the emergency room to seek pain relievers […]

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Vitor Belfort vs. Evander Holyfield Full Fight Video Highlights

Watch Vitor Belfort vs. Evander Holyfield full fight video highlights from their clash above, courtesy of FITE TV and other outlets. Belfort vs. Holyfield took place on September 11 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Vitor Belfort (2-0) and Evander Holyfield (44-11-2, 1 without contest) collided in the co-main one […]

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Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley fight bag: how many did the fighters win?

Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley at a recent press conference. Cliff Hawkins / Getty Images Jake Paul just beat former UFC Champion Tyron Woodley in a shared decision. Why did this fight even take place? Money, duh. But how much exactly? Jacques Paul told the UK Mirror that he took a pay cut on the […]

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UFC Vegas 35 results: Barboza vs. Chikadze

MMA Fighting has UFC Vegas 35 results for Barboza vs. Chikadze fight card, a live blog post from the main event, and Live UFC Vegas 35 Twitter updates. In the main event, Edson Barboza and Giga Chikadze will compete in a featherweight contest. Also on the program, Bryan Battle and Gilbert Urbina will compete for […]

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Demian Maia Still Hopes For UFC Farewell Fight, Open To MMA Star Wrestling Matches

Demian Maia is not yet ready for a career in MMA. A 33-time veteran in the Octagon with wins over Jorge Masvidal, Carlos Condit, Ben Askren, Jon Fitch and Chael Sonnen, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace ended his contract with the UFC following a loss to Belal Muhammad in June. UFC President Dana White has said […]

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How to bet this UFC 265 Prelim (Saturday August 7th)

Kowalkiewicz vs Penne odds Kowalkiewicz odds -126 Penne Odds +108 More less 2.5 (-435 / +300) Place Toyota Center Time 8 p.m. ET Channel ESPN Friday odds and via FanDuel. The second women’s card fight features two straw weights, Karolina Kowalkiewicz and Jessica Penne. At 115 pounds, this fight should be very competitive, although neither […]

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Video: What the Heck, Episode 70: Mads Burnell, Taylor Starling, Alex Perez and Casey Kenney

In this week’s edition of What the Heck, MMA Fighting‘s Mike Heck chats with Bellator featherweight Mads Burnell (8:15) after his unanimous decision victory over Emmanuel Sanchez in the Bellator main co-event 263 to discuss his seventh consecutive win, how much fun he had with Sanchez, the importance of understanding defense when it comes to […]

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Artem Lobov expects hand-to-hand fight with Olympic silver medalist to elevate him to ‘big boxing fight’

One could argue that Artem Lobov’s infamy in hand-to-hand boxing already rivals the name he has built for himself participating in MMA over the past decade. During his seven-fight run with the UFC, Lobov was a relatively small fish – with stubborn and dedicated following – in a small pond, known for his never-say attitude, […]

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Poker, MMA, Teleshopping: A Glimpse of Raj Kundra’s Scattered Business Empire

Actress Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra, who was famous for the Indian Premier League team Rajasthan Royals has found himself on the wrong side of the law. Kundra was, a few years ago, at the center of the rigging scandal in 2013 that earned her a lifetime ban from IPL. Even so, the latest developments […]

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Cheick Kongo vs. Sergei Kharitonov on Bellator 265 on August 20 in South Dakota

Heavyweight veterans Cheick Kongo and Sergei Kharitonov will face off in the main event during the upcoming Bellator 265 map scheduled for August 20 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Promotion officials confirmed the pairing with MMA Fighting on Tuesday. Competing for the first time in 2021, Kongo, 46, will return to action after falling to […]

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Matt Mitrione among 3 fighters released after Bellator 262

Veteran MMA heavyweight Matt Mitrione has been released from his contract after his fifth consecutive defeat in the Bellator cage. A promotion manager has confirmed the exit of MMA Fighting Mitrione, which was among three staff cuts after Bellator 262 last Friday at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. Ronny Markes and Adil Benjilany have […]

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Dana White’s 2021 Contender Series season officially kicks off August 31

Dana White’s Contender series is officially slated for its fifth season and will debut later this summer. The UFC announced the return of the series on UFC Vegas 31, which begins August 31. The promotion revealed that four additional cards will also take place every Tuesday throughout September. Headlining the first event of the season […]

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UFC Vegas 31 results: Makhachev vs. Moises

MMA Fighting has UFC Vegas 31 results for the Makhachev vs Moises fight card, live blogging from the top two fights, and Live UFC Vegas 31 Twitter updates. In the main event, Islam Makhachev and Thiago Moises will face off in a crucial light battle. Makhachev won seven consecutive fights, while Moises racked up three […]

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Mike Brown thinks Dustin Poirier has proven he’s just Conor McGregor’s ‘top fighter’ now

Dustin Poirier may not have got the final finish he wanted in his third fight against Conor McGregor, but his head coach believes the results would have been the same no matter what. In the main event of UFC 264 last Saturday night, Poirier dominated the opening round against McGregor after hitting the former two-division […]

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“It’s hard on my calves” – Tyron Woodley talks about training as a professional boxer

Tyron Woodley spoke about training as a professional boxer. Woodley claimed that one of the hardest things about training is that it has been hard on his calves. Tyron Woodley, a former UFC welterweight champion and MMA veteran, is set to make his professional boxing debut against YouTube megastar Jake Paul in August. Woodley recently […]

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Stephen A. Smith joins UFC 264 broadcast, while commentary team includes Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier

Popular ESPN frontman Stephen A. Smith will be part of the UFC festivities this weekend. MMA Fighting has confirmed with sources familiar with the missions that Smith is set to join Saturday’s UFC 264 event as an office analyst alongside former UFC champions Dominick Cruz and Michael Bisping. ESPN anchor Michael Eaves will also be […]

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Renato Moicano wants Gregor Gillespie next because ‘nobody wants to fight this guy’ in UFC

Renato Moicano wants a big step forward in the competition after a submission victory over Jai Herbert at UFC Vegas 30. The Brazilian talent, who improved to 2-1 as a lightweight with a pair of strangled finishes at the back, was happy to finally deliver a good performance since rising to 155 pounds in the […]

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Giga Chikadze hopes the top 10 featherweight p * ssies step up and accept his challenge

If Giga Chikadze was successful, he would fight Yair Rodriguez in the main event of the upcoming UFC Fight Night card on July 17th. Although he was offered and accepted the opportunity following an injury to former featherweight champion Max Holloway, it appears Rodriguez was not interested after a new headliner was selected for this […]

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Gleison Tibau doesn’t see how Rory MacDonald would have won at PFL 5, swears to knock him out on the other hand

Gleison Tibau raised his hand after 15 minutes of fighting Rory MacDonald at Thursday night’s PFL 5 main event in Atlantic City, which led the Canadian star to call the split decision a “clear flight.” Even though the veteran Brazil admits he was surprised that MacDonald was able to get a takedown and take his […]

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Anderson Silva vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Full Fight Video Highlights

Watch Anderson Silva vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. full fight video highlights from the main co-event above, courtesy of FITE TV and other outlets. Silva vs Chavez Jr. took place on June 19 at Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico. Former UFC Champion Anderson Silva (2-1) faced Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (52-6-1, 1 without competition) in […]

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Dan Ige is ready for the “zombie apocalypse”, but if Chan Sung Jung tries to brawl, “he will be cold knocked out”

When Dan Ige called for a fight against Chan Sung Jung, he immediately introduced him as “The Hawaiian Zombie” versus “The Korean Zombie”. Jung’s credentials in Legendary Wars are well documented, which is why his Korean zombie nickname is so apt. But Ige is more than happy to test his toughness and durability against anyone […]

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Terrance McKinney explains injury from UFC 263 victory celebration: “I’m an idiot”

Terrance McKinney had one of the most memorable UFC debuts for a number of reasons. First, there was the seven second knockout he recorded. McKinney, a Legacy Fighting Alliance star with a penchant for lightning-fast finishes, stepped in with eight days’ notice for an injured Frank Camacho to take on Matt Frevola at UFC 263 […]

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Tim Means vs. Danny Roberts retired from UFC Vegas 29; Now means fights at UFC Vegas 30

A welterweight bout between Tim Means and Danny Roberts has been taken off the UFC Vegas 29 card scheduled to take place this Saturday at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. UFC officials confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Tuesday. Roberts has been taken off the map due to COVID-19 protocols and he will have […]

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Dana White: Demian Maia delivered ‘her last fight’ for UFC

The MMA world may have seen Demian Maia make her final walk to the octagon. At UFC 263 on Saturday, the two-time UFC title challenger lost a unanimous decision to Belal Muhammad in a welterweight fight that served as the last fight on Maia’s current contract. Before the fight, much of the talk revolved around […]

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“Chubby” Carlos Felipe explains why he would love to beat Greg Hardy: “He sucks”

Carlos Felipe and Greg Hardy were about the same weight in their last UFC fights, reaching the limit of the heavyweight division, but their physique couldn’t be more different. This is one of the reasons why “Boi” would love this game. Felipe returns to the Octagon this Saturday to face Jake Collier at UFC 263 […]