Bellator 215 breakdown: Can Matt Mitrione rebound against Sergei Kharitonov?

Bellator 215 takes place Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., with a main card that airs on Paramount and streams on DAZN. In the headliner, Matt Mitrione (13-6 MMA, 4-1 BMMA) meets Sergei Kharitonov (28-6 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) in a matchup of heavyweight contenders. What are the keys to the pairing between the […]

Johnny Walker Offers to Step in for Injured St. Preux Against Cirkunov at UFC 235

Johnny Walker is looking for a quick turnaround following his technical knockout of Justin Ledet at UFC Fortaleza on Feb. 2. View full post on Recent News on

Ian Heinisch Replaces Cezar Ferreira Against Tom Breese at UFC London

After Cezar Ferreira withdrew from his bout against Tom Breese in London due to injury, the Ultimate Fighting Championship again found a solid replacement in Ian Heinisch. View full post on Recent News on

Cian Cowley returns against John Brewin at Brave 22

Ireland’s own Cian Cowley will return to action on March 15, as he meets John Brewin in a lightweight bout at Brave Combat Federation 22 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Philippines, promotion officials told MMA Fighting. Cowley (2-1) signed with Brave after being involved in an incident in Brooklyn on April 2018, when […]

Jose Aldo explains why he’s not headlining UFC Fortaleza against Renato Moicano

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — The UFC booked Raphael Assuncao vs. Marlon Moraes as the main event of UFC Fortaleza on Feb. 2, but was willing to change plans. The promotion’s alternative idea was to make former champion Jose Aldo the event’s new headliner, matching him up against fellow Brazilian featherweight Renato Moicano, but only […]

Veta Arteaga feeling no pressure ahead of Bellator title shot against Macfarlane

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Veta Arteaga is a fan of Ilima-Lei Macfarlane – just like she’s a fan of all women’s MMA. So that’s probably going to make it a little awkward when she tries to punch her in the face in a few months and take her title. Arteaga (5-2 MMA, 4-2 BMMA) is the next […]

Damir Ismagulov to Fight Against Octagon Newcomer Joel Alvarez at UFC Prague

A 10-bout winning streak has earned Joel Alvarez a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, as the Spaniard lightweight is reportedly set to lock horns with Damir Ismagulov at UFC Prague on Feb. 23. View full post on Recent News on

Fight Tracks: The walkout songs of Bellator 214 with the Stones and Rage Against the Machine

While it takes intense training, world-class skills and maybe even a bit of luck to register a Bellator win, picking the right song to accompany you to the cage is a key talent, as well. Inside, see what the main-card fighters of Saturday’s Bellator 214 in Inglewood, Calif., went with as their backing tracks. 1 […]

Ryan Spann Out, Sam Alvey in against Jim Crute at UFC 234

With Ryan Spann pulling out of his bout against Jim Crute, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has done some quick reshuffling for UFC 234, where Spann has been replaced by Sam Alvey. View full post on Recent News on

Jose Aldo Not Bothered By Underdog Status Against Renato ‘Moicano’

As Jose Aldo returns to the Octagon in the co-main event of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s foray into Fortaleza, Brazil next month, he finds himself in an unfamiliar situation: that of the underdog. View full post on Recent News on

Darko Stosic Out of UFC Fight Night Prague Bout Against Magomed Ankalaev

UFC light heavyweight Darko Stosic is out of his scheduled tilt at UFC Fight Night Prague. View full post on Recent News on

Sabina Mazo to debut against Maryna Moroz at UFC on ESPN 2

Unbeaten Legacy Fighting Alliance champion Sabina Mazo has her first UFC booking. Officials announced Tuesday that Mazo (6-0) will fight Maryna Moroz (8-3) in a flyweight bout at UFC Philadelphia on March 30 at Wells Fargo Center. Mazo, 21, burst onto the regional scene with a pair of highlight-reel head kick KOs in 2017 before […]

Rory MacDonald to Defend Welterweight Title Against Jon Fitch at Bellator MMA Event in April

Reigning welterweight champion Rory MacDonald will face Jon Fitch as part of the first round of the Bellator grand prix at an event in San Jose, Calif., on April 27. View full post on Recent News on

Sarah Kaufman aims to become Invicta FC double champ, get back previously planned fight against Amanda Nunes

NEW YORK — Backstage at UFC Brooklyn, Invicta FC bantamweight champion Sarah Kaufman discusses her teammate Joanne Calderwood’s win over Ariane Lipski, why she wants to be a double champ in Invicta, the prospects of her fighting Amanda Nunes and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Phil De Fries set for title defense against LHW champ Tomasz Narkun at KSW 47

Tomasz Narkun will endeavor to grasp double champion status as the light heavyweight titleholder ventures up to heavyweight to take on champion Phil De Fries in the main event of KSW 47 on March 23 in Lodz, Poland. KSW confirmed the super fight to MMA Fighting following an initial report from Polish legend Mariusz […]

T.J. Dillashaw makes weight for UFC flyweight title fight against Henry Cejudo

A good part of the biggest storyline heading into UFC Brooklyn has been put to rest. UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw successfully made weight Friday morning for his flyweight title challenge against 125-pound champ Henry Cejudo. Dillashaw came in at 124.6 pounds and was the first fighter to weigh-in, right at 9 a.m. local time […]

A.J. Agazarm expected to make Bellator debut against Jesse Roberts at Bellator 214

Submission specialist standout A.J. Agazarm finally has a date set for his Bellator debut. On Sunday night, MMA Fighting confirmed the initial report from ESPN of promotion officials targeting a 160-pound catchweight fight between Agazarm and Jesse Roberts for the Bellator 214 card on Jan. 26. Agazarm (0-0), a former Division I wrestler out of […]

Anderson Silva wants UFC to rethink stance against testosterone replacement therapy

After serving a one-year suspension because of a failed drug test that was later traced back to tainted supplements, Anderson Silva remains in favor of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s presence in the UFC. The former middleweight champion, however, believes USADA should be more flexible and that the UFC should rethink its stance toward testosterone replacement […]

Rose Namajunas to defend strawweight title against Jessica Andrade at UFC 237 in Brazil

Rose Namajunas will make her return to the Octagon against Jéssica Andrade on May 11 at UFC 237 in Brazil. MMAFighting confirmed the initial report from ESPN. It should be noted, the UFC has yet to announce the venue or a city for the card. It will likely be the co-main event, according to sources. […]

Jason Parillo: ‘Cyborg’ Lost Because She Went Into ‘Disrespect Mode’ Against Nunes

Coach Jason Parillo believes his star pupil Cristiane Justino was her own worst enemy against Amanda Nunes in their title fight at UFC 232, as she disrespected the ability of the featherweight champion in allowing herself to be drawn into a brawl. View full post on Recent News on

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