Ben Askren wishes he’d focused more on jiu-jitsu: ‘My potential to choke people out went untapped’

When Ben Askren turned professional as a mixed martial artist in February 2009, he did so on the heels of a remarkable amateur wrestling career. Askren, who competed for the University of Missouri at 174 pounds, was a two-time NCAA national champion and four-time All-American after posting a career record of 153-8. What set Askren […]

UFC 252 Embedded, Episode 2: ‘Hey, get the f*ck out of my pool’

In the second episode of UFC 252 Embedded, Sean O’Malley gets his hair done and packs up for his trip to Las Vegas, Daniel Cormier arrives in Sin City and gets in a sparring session, Stipe Miocic gets some pool time with his daughter and wife, and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – […]

Yoel Romero Withdraws from UFC on ESPN 15 Co-Main Event

Yoel Romero has withdrawn from a proposed bout against Uriah Hall at UFC on ESPN 15. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Unfiltered: Junior dos Santos, Jim Miller, and Luis J. Gomez

On today’s episode of UFC Unfiltered: Junior dos Santos, Jim Miller, and Luis J. Gomez Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Felice Herrig’s first children’s book is out the week of her UFC 252 return

This was going to be a big week for Felice Herrig one way or another, but it turned out to be doubly big. Approaching two years since she most recently fought, Herrig (14-8 MMA, 5-3 UFC) finally will step back in the cage Saturday against Virna Jandiroba (15-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC 252. She’s […]

Tyson vs. Jones Jr. event adds Badou Jack vs. Blake McKernan, UFC vet Rashad Coulter in action

Former UFC fighter Rashad Coulter meets Viddal Riley in a boxing match on Nov. 28 in Carson, Calif. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The upcoming Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. pay-per-view event is set to feature a little bit of everything, including a pinch of MMA. Triller, the social media platform that is marketing […]

Bellator 244 Update: Weber Almeida to Face Salim Mukhidinov on Preliminary Draw

A featherweight matchup has been added to the Bellator 244 preliminary lineup, as Weber Almeida will lock horns with Salim Mukhidinov on Aug. 21. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

TJ Laramie’s Top 5 Fights

Look back at TJ Laramie’s Top 5 fights before he steps into the Octagon at DWCS on Tuesday Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

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Trevor Wittman gives an inside look at Kamaru Usman and Rose Namajunas leading up to UFC 251

It was a successful night at the office for head coach Trevor Wittman at UFC 251. Wittman, who was in the corner of both his longtime student Rose Namajunas and UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman on July 11, launched a video series to give a behind-the-scenes look at both fighters leading up to their fights. […]

Undefeated Weber Almeida returns against Salim Mukhidinov at Bellator 244

Brazilian featherweight Weber Almeida (red gloves) is 3-0 with a trio of knockouts in the sport | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Bellator has scheduled unbeaten Brazilian karate specialist Weber Almeida’s next appearance in the circular cage, matching him up against featherweight Salim Mukhidinov on the preliminary portion of Bellator 244 on Aug. 21, MMA Fighting […]

Dana White’s Contender Series 2020 Week 2 Play-by-Play & Results

Sherdog’s live DWCS 2020 Week 2 coverage kicks off Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dynamic Dozen: UFC Trilogies Part II

Take a look back at some of the greatest three-fight series that have graced the Octagon Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

John Makdessi, Nasrat Haqparast spark up beef as they angle for a rebooking

John Makdessi and Nasrat Haqparast are eager to settle their differences in the octagon. The pair were scheduled to fight in March 2019, but Haqparast was forced out due to injury. Makdessi faced Jesus Pinedo instead and beat him by unanimous decision. Since then, Makdessi (17-7 MMA, 10-7 UFC) suffered a unanimous decision loss to […]

Roosevelt Roberts vs. Matt Frevola on tap for UFC event on Sept. 12

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Roosevelt Roberts and Matt Frevola are scheduled to compete once again. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that the lightweight matchup will take place at the UFC’s event on Sept. 12 following Frevola’s announcement of the bout on his Instagram page. The card is […]

UFC Vegas 6 scorecard

Recap the big winners from UFC Vegas 6 Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Youssef Zalal wants to keep making the most of big opportunities after UFC on ESPN+ 32

LAS VEGAS – Youssef Zalal beat Peter Barrett with a unanimous decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 32 in Las Vegas. Take a look inside the fight with Zalal, who moved to 3-0 with three decision wins in the UFC since signing earlier this year. Result: Youssef Zalal def. Peter Barrett […]

Video: UFC 252 Embedded, Episode 1: ‘That felt more exhilarating than knocking out Eddie’

In the first episode of UFC 252: Embedded, headliners take center stage: Ex-champ Daniel Cormier faces his dislike of cold water and indicates his wrestling is going to win his triology with Stipe Miocic; Sean O’Malley trains for Marlon Vera in a humid warehouse and does a little Twitch streaming for his fans; and Stipe […]

Ashley Yoder Keen On Finding Her Groove

Even though wins haven’t been easy to come by for Ashley Yoder, she is confident she can still find her way in the Octagon. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Nasrat Haqparast credits newfound maturity for win over Munoz

LAS VEGAS – Nasrat Haqparast beat Alexander Munoz with a unanimous decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 32 in Las Vegas. Take a look inside the fight with Haqparast, who handed Munoz the first loss of his pro career. Result: Nasrat Haqparast def. Alexander Munoz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) […]

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