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 […]

911 audio reveals mom’s fear after Mike Perry allegedly assaulted ex-wife: ‘I’m scared for my life’

Sabra Young, the mother of UFC welterweight Mike Perry, said she feared for her life on a night her son allegedly assaulted his then-wife, Danielle Nickerson, according to 911 audio obtained by MMA Junkie. In the early morning hours of Feb. 10, Nickerson alleged that an intoxicated Perry physically abused her in a vicious attack […]

After record-setting dominance, Jun Yong Park of course would fight Khamzat Chimaev

ABU DHABI – Jun Yong Park beat John Phillips with a unanimous decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 38 in Abu Dhabi. Take a look inside the fight with Park, who picked up his second straight win after a loss in his promotional debut in August 2019. View full post on […]

After UFC Fight Island 6 win, James Krause responds to ‘clown’ Joaquin Buckley: ‘He can get it too… easy work’

ABU DHABI — After his UFC Fight Island 6 win, James Krause breaks down his performance, what’s next, his response to Joaquin Buckley, and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

After a 51-second walk-through, Said Nurmagomedov says he’d fight again this week

ABU DHABI – Said Nurmagomedov beat Mark Striegl with a first-round TKO Saturday to open up the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 38 in Abu Dhabi. Take a look inside the fight with Nurmagomedov, who rebounded from a decision loss to Raoni Barcelos in December 2019. View full post on MMA Junkie

On to the Next One: Matches to make after UFC Fight Island 6

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images In the 14th episode of On to the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday night’s UFC Fight Island 6 event in Abu Dhabi. Future fights were discussed for headliners Brian Ortega—who earned a dominant unanimous […]

Jessica Andrade Confident in Ability to Test Valentina Shevchenko After Win in Flyweight Debut

Jessica Andrade became the first woman in UFC history to win a bout in three different weight classes with her first-round stoppage of Katyln Chookagian in Abu Dhabi on Saturday night. View full post on Recent News on

Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Chan Sung Jung after UFC on ESPN+ 38 loss?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Brian Ortega after UFC on ESPN+ 38 win?) Chan Sung Jung came up short in his opportunity to claim another featherweight title shot Saturday when he lost to Brian Ortega in the UFC on ESPN+ 38 headliner. Jung (16-6 MMA, 6-3 UFC) was on the receiving end […]

Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Brian Ortega after UFC on ESPN+ 38 win?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Chan Sung Jung after UFC on ESPN+ 38 loss?) Brian Ortega made a triumphant return to the octagon Saturday when he dominated Chan Sung Jung in the UFC on ESPN+ 38 headliner for his first victory in more than two years. Ortega (15-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) put […]

Brian Ortega Says Evolution is Just Beginning After Impressive Win Over ‘Korean Zombie’

Prior to Saturday night, the last time Brian Ortega was in the Octagon, he was thoroughly battered and outclassed by then featherweight champion in the UFC 231 headliner in December 2018. View full post on Recent News on

Brian Ortega: Evolution ‘is barely Phase 1’ after impressive win over Korean Zombie

Brian Ortega | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Brian Ortega vowed that fans would see a new side of him in his return to action after a long layoff. So far, so good. For 25 minutes, Ortega out-struck and outworked “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung to pick up a commanding unanimous […]

After TKO win, Jessica Andrade says she’s what flyweight needs: ‘I can put up a fight against Valentina’

ABU DHABI – Jessica Andrade views herself as a welcome addition to the UFC women’s flyweight division. At UFC on ESPN+ 38 on Saturday, Andrade (21-8 MMA, 12-6 UFC) made a statement whenshe finished former title challenger Katlyn Chookagian with a body shot late in Round 1. With the victory, Andrade made history by becoming […]

Jimmy Crute wants Nikita Krylov for his ‘Kyokushin spirit’ after UFC on ESPN+ 38 knockout

ABU DHABI – Jimmy Crute is keen on a clash with Nikita Krylov following a brutal knockout win at UFC on ESPN+ 38. Crute (12-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) scored a highlight-reel first-round knockout of Modestas Bukauskas (11-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in their featured light heavyweight bout on Saturday’s card, which took place at Flash Forum at […]

Steve Mowry grades himself a B- after Bellator 249 win, declines post-fight callout

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Steve Mowry continues to impress, but isn’t keen on using this opportunity to shoot his shot just yet. Mowry (8-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) extended his unbeaten record with a first-round finish of former CFFC champ Shawn Teed at Bellator 249. Mowry’s fight with Teed was promoted to the main card after the […]

After COVID-19 Recovery, Rafael dos Anjos Awaits Rescheduled Bout With Islam Makhachev

Rafael dos Anjos is ready to get back in the cage soon. View full post on Recent News on

Bellator 249 loses co-headliner after Patricky ‘Pitbull’ Freire suffers from labyrinthitis 

ESTHER LIN Bellator 249 lost its co-headliner Patricky Freire vs. Jaleel Willis shortly before the opening bell when Freire came down with labyrinthitis, an infection triggered by a cold or flu. It’s unclear what exactly caused Patricky Freire’s condition. Labyrinthitis causes inflammation of the inner ear or the nerves that connect the inner ear to […]

Bellator 249 video: After broken leg in debut, Albert Gonzales gets arm snapped in follow-up – and wins

It was already clear Albert Gonzales was tough. But at Bellator 249, he reminded the world just how tough when he fought through an elbow visibly dislocated by an armbar. At the end of the second round of “BigAl” Gonzales’ fight with Kastriot Xhema, it seemed all but certain the fight would be called in […]

Joaquin Buckley Gets Quick Turnaround After Viral KO, Meets Jordan Wright at UFC 255

Joaquin Buckley won’t have to wait too long to capitalize on the momentum of his “Knockout of the Year” contender at UFC Fight Night 179. View full post on Recent News on

Brian Ortega rediscovered love for MMA after shedding rock star lifestyle: ‘I found my butterflies again’

Brian Ortega (pictured) fights “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung in the featherweight main event of UFC Fight Island 6 on Saturday in Abu Dhabi | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Brian Ortega has always taken his time in his fights, a sharp contrast from his rapid ascent to stardom. We’re 20 months removed now from […]

‘Five doctors condemned me’: A year after brainstem hemorrhage, Rudson Caliocane gears up for MMA return

Brazilian prospect Rudson Caliocane still hopes to compete in mixed martial arts again in 2021. | Titan FC Rudson Caliocane was the Titan FC bantamweight champion when he decided he wanted to stay active, taking a fight in Brazil against 3-0 prospect Matheus Mendonca in Sao Paulo. That bout not only changed the course of […]

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