UFC 247 free fight: Derrick Lewis batters Marcin Tybura to kick off 2018 title charge

Derrick Lewis displayed his power in full force when he started his 2018 campaign for a heavyweight title shot with a crowd-pleasing finish. After having his six-fight winning streak snapped at the hands of Mark Hunt, Lewis (22-7 MMA, 13-5 UFC) looked to rebound when he faced Marcin Tybura in the co-main event of UFC […]

Decade in Review – 2018

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Conor McGregor Ranks No. 21 Among Forbes’ Top-Earning Athletes for 2018

It wasn’t nearly as lucrative as 2017, but Conor McGregor nonetheless did quite well for himself financially this past year. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Forbes: Conor McGregor No. 21 highest paid athlete with earnings of $32 million in 2018

Gallery Photos: Conor McGregor through the years Former two-division UFC champ Conor McGregor is down on Forbes’ list of highest paid athletes after rocketing up to the No. 4 spot on the 2018 list. At No. 21 in 2019 for the 2018 year, McGregor still out-earns nearly 80 percent of the field, including boxing stars […]

2018 Heavyweight Champ Philipe Lins Withdraws from PFL Season 2 Due to Injury

Philipe Lins won’t be able to defend his Professional Fighters League heavyweight championship in 2019. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

PFL 2018 Middleweight Champion Louis Taylor Withdraws from 2019 Tournament

Just one week before the start of its 2019 season, the Professional Fighters League has lost a champion from the first season and the headliner of its inaugural event, as Louis Taylor has elected not to participate in this season. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Max Holloway Opens Up On 2018 Struggles, Including Depression

Max Holloway moves up to the UFC’s lightweight division this Saturday night when he takes on Dustin Poirier for the interim 155-pound belt at UFC 236. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Louis Smolka Looking for Winning Streak in UFC After Hectic 2018

Louis Smolka is set to fight again inside the Octagon on Saturday, but it was a long road to get there. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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2018 A Year To Remember For Yan

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Rewind 2018

With another unforgettable year in the books, MMA Fighting’s E. Casey Leydon takes a trip down memory lane. From UFC 220 to the Conor McGregor bus attack to the debut of Bare Knuckle FC to the end of Demetrious Johnson’s streak to Khabib vs. McGregor to the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix semifinals to Jon […]

UFC in 2018: A ridiculously robust look at the stats, streaks, skids and record-setters

Now that the year has come to a close, and with a major assist from FightMetric research analyst and live statistics producers Michael Carroll, here are some of 2018’s most significant milestones from the events, the fights and individual performances. * * * * EVENTS Gallery The best Bellator and UFC photos of 2018: December […]

Video: MMA’s memorable sound bites of 2018

Nobody is ever short on words in MMA. Speechless? Yeah, that’s not really a thing in our sport. From Joanna Jedrzejczyk shaming a reporter over a “stupid” Conor McGregor question, to some of the best talkers in the game, including Daniel Cormier, Tony Ferguson and Chael Sonnen, we take a look back at some of the […]

Our 2018 Upset of the Year: Henry Cejudo ends Demetrious Johnson’s epic reign

Before he ever entered the UFC, Henry Cejudo could already boast a historic athletic achievement. In 2008, he won an Olympic freestyle wrestling gold medal. Few would have blamed him if he cruised on that reputation and put athletics in his rearview mirror, but instead, Cejudo chased greatness in a second sport: Mixed martial arts. […]

MMAjunkie’s 2018 ‘Male Fighter of the Year’: When ‘DC’ came to stand for double champ

Gallery Daniel Cormier def. Derrick Lewis at UFC 230: Best photos view 14 images Conor McGregor’s name forever will be etched in the logs of UFC history, the iconic image of two UFC belts simultaneously draped over his shoulders. Yet in 2018, Daniel Cormier found a way to top that feat. Sure, McGregor became the first […]

The Best Fighters of 2018

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MMAjunkie’s 2018 ‘Female Fighter of the Year’: Amanda Nunes, obviously

Gallery Amanda Nunes def. Cris Cyborg at UFC 232: Best photos view 14 images Whenever you set out to pick the “best” representative of anything, be it of all time or of the year, you’re bound to run into some dissent. After all, it’s not like these are entirely objective decisions. But if you have […]

Video: 2018 IMMAF World Championships highlights show

Yearning for some MMA highlights on a slow combat sports weekend? Say no more. This past November, the 2018 IMMAF World Championships took place in Manama, Bahrain, with more than 350 athletes representing more than 50 countries, all vying for amateur MMA world titles. The first IMMAF World Championships were held in 2014, and the […]

The Best Fights of 2018

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Our 2018 Submission of the Year: Ryan Hall’s historic heel hook of B.J. Penn

The Submission of the Year field was wide open heading into the final UFC event of 2018. There were miraculous buzzer-beating submissions, rarely-seen techniques pulled off from impossible angles, and maneuvers that had fighters twisted up so awkwardly that it wasn’t even clear what caused them to tap out. But when thinking about the best […]

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