‘Sad’ Anderson Silva confirms retirement at UFC on ESPN+ 39: ‘For sure, this is the last fight’

Anderson Silva has confirmed that without a doubt, his UFC on ESPN+ 39 main event with Uriah Hall on Halloween will mark his final octagon appearance. Silva (34-10 MMA, 17-6 UFC), the former longtime UFC middleweight champion, will have a farewell fight with Hall (15-9 MMA, 8-7 UFC) in the Oct. 31 headliner, which takes […]

UFC 254 video: Pros predict Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje

MMA Fighting spoke to MMA stars from the UFC and Bellator to get their predictions for who’s going to win Saturday’s pivotal UFC 254 headliner between undisputed lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim champ Justin Gaethje. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

‘Cowboy’ Oliveira Discusses Desire to Call Out Anthony Pettis, Nearly Retiring in 2019

Fighting for the second time in Abu Dhabi in 2020, Alex Oliveira will face the undefeated Shavkat Rakhmonov at UFC 254 on Saturday. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Casey Kenney’s Fight Island Wishes Came True

Casey Kenney was hoping to return to Fight Island for a second fight after his first bout on Oct. 4. He got his wish Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Alexander Volkov: Curtis Bladyes loss was ‘little step back,’ but UFC 254 will mark start of title run

ABU DHABI – UFC heavyweight Alexander Volkov took a step in the wrong direction against Curtis Blaydes, but it hasn’t derailed his championship aspirations. Ahead of his UFC 254 bout against Walt Harris on Saturday, Volkov (31-8 MMA, 5-2 UFC) reflected on the unanimous decision defeat he suffered in June. “I understand that I made […]

Henry Corrales vs. Brandon Girtz set for Bellator 250 co-main event

Henry Corrales | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Henry Corrales welcomes Brandon Girtz to the featherweight division next week. MMA Fighting confirmed with an official that Corrales (17-5) and Girtz (16-9) will meet in the co-main event of Bellator 250 on Oct. 29 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The matchup was first reported by […]

Dana White: UFC 254 Trending to Be Promotion’s Top-Selling Pay-Per-View Ever

There’s still a few days left before Saturday, but UFC 254 is already generating a lot of interest. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Statement on Chase Sherman

Sherman Accepts Sanction for Violation of UFC Anti-Doping Policy Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Jared Cannonier on what’s at stake at UFC 254: ‘Title fight is definitely coming for me next’

ABU DHABI – Jared Cannonier can see UFC gold on the horizon. The UFC middleweight contender thinks he’s on the verge of challenging middleweight champion Israel Adesanya if victorious Saturday. Cannonier (13-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) takes on former champion Robert Whittaker in the co-main event of UFC 254. “This is the biggest fight of my […]

Francis Ngannou laments inactivity with Stipe Miocic out: ‘I fought once for 20 seconds in the last 16 months’

Francis Ngannou | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Francis Ngannou is facing an uncertain future. Currently No. 1 in the UFC’s official rankings, Ngannou has seemingly done everything he possibly can to secure another shot at heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic. Unfortunately for Ngannou, there has been no official word on if or when that matchup will […]

UFC Heavyweight Chase Sherman Suspended 9 Months for Anti-Doping Violation

UFC heavyweight Chase Sherman has been suspended for nine months for an anti-doping violation related to an in-competition sample collected on May 13, USADA announced Tuesday. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Unfiltered: Aljamain Sterling, Joaquin Buckley and Coach Javier Mendes

On today’s episode of UFC Unfiltered: Aljamain Sterling, Joaquin Buckley and Coach Javier Mendes Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

UFC 254 ‘Embedded,’ No. 2: Jared Cannonier waxes philosophical on expectations for greatness

The UFC returns to pay-per-view Saturday night, as UFC 254 closes out the company’s second “Fight Island” residency in the Middle East. UFC 254 takes place at Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN2 and ESPN+. One of the most highly anticipated fights of […]

UFC heavyweight Chase Sherman suspended 9 months by USADA following failed drug test

Chase Sherman | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC heavyweight Chase Sherman has been suspended for nine months by the United States Anti-Doping Agency following a failed drug test. USADA officials announced the news on Tuesday while confirming Sherman tested positive for anastrozole — an anti-estrogen drug that is banned at all times for athletes competing […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov: Poirier vs. McGregor Must Be at 155 for Winner to Get Title Shot

The UFC is targeting a showdown between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor for Jan. 23, though there is much to be decided before the bout is finalized. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Magomed Ankalaev Wants To Settle The Score

Magomed Ankalaev feels a duty to finish his fued with Ion Cutelaba at UFC 254 on Saturday Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

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Nathaniel Wood not on ‘Fight Island’ for the jet skis, ready to bring A-game to UFC 254

ABU DHABI – Former Cage Warriors bantamweight champion Nathaniel Wood says he’s seen other fighters enjoying the trappings of life on “Fight Island,” but he’s all business ahead of his upcoming fight. England’s Wood (17-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC) takes on Casey Kenney (15-2-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) in a 140-pound catchweight bout on the preliminary card […]

After person writes ‘go home and die,’ Bellator’s DeAnna Bennett tells social media platforms to step up

DeAnna Bennett | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Bellator fighter DeAnna Bennett made peace with online trolls a long time ago. After being eliminated from The Ultimate Fighter 26, she went so far as to like and agree with snide online comments about her appearance that popped up during and after […]

PFL Announces Schedule for 2021 Season Beginning with April 29 Event

After taking 2020 off due to COVID-19 concerns, Professional Fighters League is set to return with a full campaign next year. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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