Video: Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury separated after heated face off gets physical at pre-fight press conference

Photo by JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP via Getty Images It’s safe to say Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are ready to settle their unfinished business. After their first fight ended in a majority draw, the two top ranked heavyweights will clash for a second time this weekend but Wilder and Fury nearly decided to start the festivities […]

MMA rankings report: Jan Blachowicz surges after impressive UFC on ESPN+ 25 win

Just when you thought the path in the UFC light heavyweight division was fully paved, along came a steamroller named Jan Blachowicz. Conventional wisdom seemed to demand an immediate rematch between champion Jon Jones and Dominick Reyes after their controversial, razor-thin decision at UFC 247 went Jones’ way. Perhaps Blachowicz heard all that talk and […]

After parting ways with UFC, Ben Saunders interested in fighting for RIZIN

Ben Saunders | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Ben Saunders isn’t done with MMA just yet. After completing the last fight on his contract with the UFC, and parting ways with the organization for the third time in his 15-year career, “Killa B” would still like continue on his current career path before possibly making the […]

Tom Mearns signs multi-fight Cage Warriors contract after Bellator Dublin fight canceled

Former Bellator prospect Tom Mearns has wasted no time in securing his immediate fighting future after being pulled from the Bellator Europe 7 card in Dublin. MMA Junkie on Tuesday confirmed with Cage Warriors officials that Mearns (6-3), who was pulled from his scheduled fight with Dylan Logan on February 22 over a medical paperwork […]

Al Iaquinta has Dustin Poirier’s attention after callout

Al Iaquinta heard Dustin Poirier is looking for a fight, and he’s more than happy to oblige. Iaquinta (14-6-1 MMA, 9-5 UFC) and Poirier both have faced a common opponent in UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, and Iaquinta took aim at Poirier’s performance in the fight. Poirier (25-6 MMA, 17-5 UFC) was submitted in the […]

Marc Goddard breaks silence on Colby Covington, says he received death threats after UFC 245

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Veteran referee Marc Goddard chose to keep quiet when former UFC interim champ Colby Covington attacked him, even after two weeks’ worth of “incalculable” abuse from the public. Goddard said Covington’s response to his performance in the UFC 245 title fight against champ Kamaru Usman was “totally and utterly inappropriate, abusive,” […]

Up-and-down Lando Vannata ready to stay up after UFC Rio Rancho win

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – Lando Vannata beat Yancy Medeiros with a unanimous decision Saturday to open up the main card at UFC on ESPN+ 25 in Rio Rancho, N.M. Take a look inside the fight with Vannata, who got back in the win column and won a decision for the first time since 2013. Result: […]

Jon Jones: Jan Blachowicz ‘very deserving’ of title shot after serving Corey Anderson a slice of ‘humble pie’ 

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jon Jones may have his next opponent lined up. On Saturday night, Jan Blachowicz notched his third win in a row with a stunning first round knockout against Corey Anderson in the main event at UFC Fight Night from Rio Rancho, N.M. The victory moved Blachowicz to 7-1 in his past […]

Brok Weaver wants to run it back with Kazula Vargas after DQ at UFC Rio Rancho

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – Brok Weaver beat Kazula Vargas with a first-round disqualification Saturday on the main card at UFC on ESPN+ 25 in Rio Rancho, N.M. Take a look inside the fight with Weaver, who got a win in his promotional debut – albeit not in the way he wanted to get his hand […]

Brok Weaver considers DQ ending ‘payday, not a win’ after Rio Rancho

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images UFC lightweight Brok Weaver felt like he was turning the tide of his octagon debut when he saw coming the knee that ended his night at UFC Rio Rancho. ”I felt like he was getting tired,” Weaver said on the ESPN post-fight show after Saturday’s event at […]

After Quick KO of Corey Anderson, Jan Blachowicz Tells Jon Jones ‘Give Me Place and Time’

Jan Blachowicz has been an extremely busy man inside the Octagon and on Saturday night in the main event of UFC Fight Night 167, the Polish brute may have punched his ticket to a world title shot.

Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Corey Anderson after UFC on ESPN+ 25 loss?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Jan Blachowicz and UFC on ESPN+ 25’s other key winners?) Corey Anderson’s opportunity to solidify a chance to fight for a UFC title was soured on Saturday when he fell short against Jan Blachowicz in the UFC on ESPN+ 25 headliner. Anderson (13-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) was […]

After biggest win of career at UFC Rio Rancho, Scott Holtzman wants a taste of that ‘BMF’ life

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – Scott Holtzman beat Jim Miller with a unanimous decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 25 in Rio Rancho, N.M. Take a look inside the fight with Holtzman, who won for the second straight time and picked up his first post-fight bonus in the UFC. Result: Scott Holtzman […]

Johnny Eduardo cleared to fight 20 months after last UFC bout, hopes for April return

Johnny Eduardo has been fighting since 1996, longer than any other in the UFC roster. | Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting Johnny Eduardo is finally ready to enter the Octagon again. The veteran fighter, who hasn’t competed since a submission defeat to bantamweight prospect Nathaniel Wood in June 2018, recently received medical clearance to resume training […]

Jan Blachowicz: ‘I promise’ to knock out Jon Jones after UFC on ESPN+ 25 win

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – Jan Blachowicz is promising a knockout of Jon Jones if he’s able to get his hands on the UFC light heavyweight champion following his win over Corey Anderson at UFC on ESPN+ 25. Blachowicz (26-8 MMA, 9-5 UFC) avenged a 2015 loss to Anderson (26-8 MMA, 9-5 UFC) in the most […]

Video: After KO at Rio Rancho, Jan Blachowicz confronts Jon Jones

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Light heavyweight contender Jan Blachowicz had a very important audience for his highlight-reel knockout at UFC Rio Rancho. After stopping Corey Anderson in the first round, Blachowicz walked to the cage and spoke directly to champ Jon Jones, who was in the crowd attending the event at […]

Kazula Vargas disqualified after landing illegal knee on Brok Weaver at UFC on ESPN+ 25

Things didn’t go as planned for Kazula Vargas (and Brok Weaver) on Saturday night. The Mexican fighter was disqualified after landing an illegal knee on Weaver during the first round of their lightweight contest at UFC on ESPN+25 in Rio Rancho, N.M. Vargas (11-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) had Weaver (15-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) pressed against the […]

Middleweight Contender Jared Cannonier Targets Fall Return After Suffering Torn Pectoral

Jared Cannonier no longer has any hopes of remaining on the UFC 248 card. View full post on Recent News on

Off Guard: Frank Mir wants to retire in UFC after avenging loss to ‘glass cannon’ Fedor Emelianenko

LAS VEGAS – Frank Mir is 40 years old, but he’s not done with fighting just yet. Indeed, he says he has plans for his next fight and for the final chapter of his career. Mir (19-13 MMA, 1-2 BMMA) is back in training after undergoing stem cell treatment in Medellin, Colombia, in December and […]

Holly Holm ready to return to action after her father’s recovery from stroke

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Holly Holm had a lot to deal with in the lead-up to her last fight. Holm (13-5 MMA, 6-5 UFC) got back in the win column at UFC 246 with a unanimous decision victory over Raquel Pennington, making it 2-0 against the former UFC bantamweight title challenger. But during training camp, Holm […]

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