Triple Take: What does Maycee Barber’s imperfect UFC Nashville win say about her?

Expectations have been high around unbeaten prospect Maycee Barber every since an impressive UFC debut – and Barber had no problem embracing them ahead of her UFC on ESPN+ 6 meeting with J.J. Aldrich this past Saturday. Barber did win, and in rather emphatic fashion, but that was only after spending more than 5 minutes […]

Felice Herrig vs. Yan Xiaonan verbally agreed for UFC 238

Felice Herrig and Yan Xiaonan have agreed to meet in a strawweight contest at UFC 238, multiple sources told MMA Fighting. The match-up was first reported by Combate. UFC 238 is scheduled for June 8 and takes place at the United Center in Chicago. Herrig (14-8) will attempt to get back on track following decisions […]

Featherweights Makwan Amirkhani, Chris Fishgold to Clash at UFC Stockholm on June 1

Makwan Amirkhani will lock horns with Chris Fishgold at UFC Stockholm. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Nzechukwu Hopes To Bring A Victory Home To Mom

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Makwan Amirkhani vs. Chris Fishgold booked for UFC on ESPN+ 10 in Stockholm

UFC on ESPN+ 10 has its second official fight with the addition of Makwan Amirkhani vs. Chris Fishgold. The promotion on Monday announced the featherweight bout, which will take place June 1 at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweeden. The entire card is set to stream on ESPN+. Mr Finland is back! @MakwanAmirkhani vs @ChrisFishgold is […]

Maycee Barber vows she is a ‘different fighter’ at 125 pounds after UFC Nashville win

Maycee Barber speaks to the media at UFC Nashville about her second-round KO win over JJ Aldrich, her successful move to the flyweight division, what’s next, and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Anthony Pettis Confirms CM Punk Still Training At Roufusport; Unsure of Fighting Future

Former World Wrestling Entertainment super star Phil Brooks, better known as “CM Punk,” is still training MMA according to fellow Roufusport fighter and former UFC champion Anthony Pettis. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC Nashville: Talking Points

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Chris Gutierrez says ‘nasty custody battle’ helped him make changes before UFC Nashville win

Gallery Chris Gutierrez def. Ryan MacDonald at UFC Nashville: Best photos NASHVILLE – Chris Gutierrez has spoke in the past about his family drama that has both served as a motivation and a struggle in his career. He hopes winning at UFC on ESPN+ 6 will help further ease his mind. Gutierrez (13-4-1 MMA, 1-1 […]

The MMA Hour with Stephen Thompson, Maycee Barber, Kevin Lee, Jack Marshman, Monday Morning Analyst, Sound Off and more at 12 p.m. ET

12 p.m.: Show open. After a brief introduction, we’ll take your calls in of the Sound Off. 12:20 p.m.: ‘Wonderboy’ will join us to recap his tough main event loss at Saturday’s UFC Nashville. 12:40 p.m.: UFC flyweight Maycee Barner will stop by to discuss her strong win at UFC Nashville. 1 p.m.: Kevin Lee […]

Conor McGregor Criticizes Joe Rogan’s ‘Reading From a Script’ Commentary; Rogan Responds

Veteran Ultimate Fighting Championship color commentator Joe Rogan has had his fair share of fighters criticize his style of commentary over the years, and now the promotion’s biggest star, Conor McGregor has some words to say. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Jussier Formiga: Henry Cejudo’s move is about money, ‘a true champion fights in their division’

NASVHILLE – As Jussier Formiga stood in front of reporters backstage after a win over fellow contender and countryman Deiveson Figueiredo, he was confident he had earned his chance to finally fight for the UFC’s flyweight title. “I think it’s my turn, I’m the No. 1 contender,” Formiga said in his native Portuguese, minutes after calling […]

Joanne Calderwood thinks win over Katlyn Chookagian will earn her UFC women’s flyweight title shot

LONDON — Backstage at UFC London, Joanne Calderwood believes another win at 125 will lead to a title shot, discusses adding muscle to her body to compete at the heavier weight class, sharing a stage with Ben Askren at the London Q and A and her growing confidence with media. View full post on MMA […]

Jussier ‘Formiga’ Demands Title Fight Following Fourth Straight Win at UFC Nashville

Jussier da Silva has been on a roll lately and he believes it’s time to cash in on a world title shot. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Luis Pena says future lies at featherweight despite UFC Nashville weight miss

NASHVILLE – The 6-foot-3 Luis Pena doesn’t care if you raise an eyebrow or not; “Violent Bob Ross” is going to stay at 145 pounds. Despite missing weight at Friday’s UFC on ESPN+ 6 official weigh-ins by registering 148.5 pounds, Pena said he spoke with UFC officials, including matchmaker Sean Shelby, and they will allow […]

Dana White: Anthony Pettis did to Thompson what Tyron Woodley ‘couldn’t do twice’

Count UFC president Dana White among those blown away by Anthony Pettis’ stunning second-round knockout of Stephen Thompson at UFC Nashville. After getting busted up by Thompson for the opening nine minutes of the contest, Pettis floored “Wonderboy” with a thunderous superman punch late in round two in a fight that served as his welterweight […]

After Setting Takedown Record, Curtis Blaydes Declares Wrestling Best Among UFC Heavyweights

There was plenty of heat between the two, but heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes opted to let his fists and wrestling prowess do all the talking in his grudge match with Justin Willis on Saturday. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Bellator 218 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media

Since the early days when the sport was anything but a mainstream endeavor, the MMA industry has thrived and survived through various websites, forums and, perhaps most importantly, social-media platforms. Fighters interact with fans, each other and many more through the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, which helps outsiders get a deeper look into […]

Li Jingliang injured, out of UFC Fort Lauderdale clash with Alex Oliveira

Alex Oliveira needs a new opponent for UFC Fort Lauderdale. Ten days after the UFC announced that “Cowboy” was going to meet Li Jingliang at UFC’s return to Sunrise, Fla. on April 27, the Chinese welterweight was forced out of the contest, sources told MMA Fighting. Combate first reported the news. According to sources, Jingliang […]

Anthony Pettis Targets McGregor, Dos Anjos, Gaethje-Barboza Winner as Next Foes

He’s had one of the best professional tenures a lighter-weight fighter could ever ask for, but Anthony Pettis’ career was largely in flux as he entered a new division heading into Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night 148 main event.

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