Michael ‘Venom’ Page books his next fight at Bellator Japan against UFC veteran 

Bellator MMA Michael “Venom” Page is wasting no time booking his next fight as he returns at Bellator Japan on Dec. 28 where he faces UFC veteran Shinsho Anzai as part of the two-night event being held in coordination with RIZIN around New Year’s Eve. Bellator officials announced the fight late Friday night. The fight […]

Pedro Munhoz offers to replace Frankie Edgar against Cory Sandhagen at UFC Raleigh

Pedro Munhoz volunteers to fighting Cody Sandhagen in seven weeks at UFC Raleigh. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Frankie Edgar has agreed to replace Brian Ortega against Chan Sung Jung on weeks’ notice in the featherweight main event of UFC Busan on Dec. 21, but wasn’t pulled from his bantamweight debut against Cory Sandhagen just […]

Video: Jairzinho Rozenstruik gunning for ‘big challenge’ against Francis Ngannou after fight against Alistair Overeem

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting WASHINGTON — Jairzinho Rozenstruik wants the biggest challenges possible, which is why he was gunning for a short notice opportunity to headline UFC on ESPN 7 against Alistair Overeem. If everything goes well on Saturday night, he’s already plotting for a future showdown against ferocious heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou and he […]

Dominick Reyes says one win won’t be enough against Jon Jones: ‘You have to beat him twice’

Dominick Reyes has worked his way up to the top of the light heavyweight ladder and is all set to challenge Jon Jones for the UFC’s 205-pound title. But the California native admitted that that while he’s backing himself to be the man to dethrone Jones, he knows that one victory over Jones probably won’t […]

Sidney Outlaw Replaces Benson Henderson Against Michael Chandler at Bellator Japan

The debut event of Bellator MMA in Japan has just been shaken up. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Brian Ortega out of UFC Busan main event against ‘Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung

Brian Ortega | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The upcoming main event at UFC Fight Night in Busan, South Korea, has taken a major hit after Brian Ortega suffered a knee injury that has forced him out of his fight against “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung. According to Ortega, he suffered a partial tear of […]

Diego Sanchez returns against Michel Pereira at UFC Rio Rancho

Diego Sanchez will face Michel Pereira in a welterweight bout in New Mexico. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Diego Sanchez is not going anywhere. A free agent since his loss in July to Michel Chiesa, the original “The Ultimate Fighter” winner has inked a new deal with the UFC and agreed to face Michel Pereira […]

Curtis Blaydes won’t fault Stipe Miocic going for ‘money grab’ against Tyson Fury but it still creates chaos at heavyweight 

Curtis Blaydes | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Curtis Blaydes has a main event fight coming up in January that he hopes will put him on the cusp of title contention. Fresh off back-to-back wins in the division, Blaydes will face former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos at UFC Fight Night from Raleigh, N.C., on Jan. […]

Tony Ferguson inks his contract, fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov official for UFC event on April 18

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Hopefully, the fifth time is the charm. On Friday, Tony Ferguson inked his bout agreement to face Khabib Nurmagomedov in a lightweight title fight scheduled for a UFC pay-per-view even on April 18 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Nurmagomedov signed his contract earlier this week, which finally makes the […]

Darren Till wants to be the UFC 246 co-main event against Robert Whittaker

Darren Till is eager for a quick turnaround, it seems, and he still has his eyes on former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker. After the Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone fight was announced for the UFC 246 main event on Jan. 18, Till posted on Instagram that he wants to fight in the co-main event. […]

Dominick Reyes: ‘I look forward to the rematch’ against Jon Jones after beating him the first time

Thomas Lakes, MMA Fighting Dominick Reyes knows the daunting task ahead of him as he prepares to face UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in February. For all intents and purposes, Jones has never suffered a real loss during in his entire career with 10 total title defenses under his belt including wins over seven […]

Jacob Kilburn replaces Chris Fishgold against Billy Quarantillo at UFC on ESPN 7

It didn’t take long for Billy Quarantillo to get a new opponent for UFC on ESPN 7. “Dana White’s Contender Series” season 2 signee Quarantillo (12-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will now face season 1 competitor Jacob Kilburn on Dec. 7. Two people with knowledge of the situation informed MMA Junkie of the booking but asked […]

Aleksandar Rakic promises spectacular display against Volkan Oezdemir: ‘The fans can expect fireworks’

During the recent discussion about the emerging contenders that could potentially face reigning UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, one name flew under the radar. But Austrian light heavyweight contender Aleksandar Rakic plans on changing all that and forcing himself into the title-fight narrative in 2020. Rakic (12-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) starched British knockout artist […]

Chris Fishgold Pulls Out of UFC on ESPN 7 Scrap Against Billy Quarantillo

Chris Fishgold will not be welcoming Billy Quarantillo to the Octagon after all. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Jon Jones To Defend Belt Against Dominick Reyes In Houston

The Light Heavyweight Title Is On The Line In Houston, Texas Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Alex Reyes won’t let spinal infection derail UFC dreams: ‘I know the odds are against me’

Even though it’s become the new normal over the past year-and-a-half, it’s still tough for Alex Reyes to talk about. Reyes understandably has chosen to keep relatively silent – until now. The UFC lightweight and older brother of Dominick Reyes, Alex hasn’t competed since his promotional debut in September 2017 – a loss suffered at […]

Chris Fishgold out of UFC on ESPN 7 fight against Billy Quarantillo

Chris Fishgold’s fourth promotional appearance will have to wait. The featherweight fighter has been forced to withdraw from his UFC on ESPN 7 bout on Dec. 7 against Billy Quarantillo. Monday, Fishgold (18-3-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) announced his withdrawal in a now-expired Instagram story. He did not give any reason for the withdrawal, but said […]

Mallory Martin replaces injured Livinha Souza against Virna Jandiroba at UFC on ESPN 7

Mallory Martin (pictured) makes her UFC debut against Virna Jandiroba in December. | Invicta FC Virna Jandiroba will now face fellow Invicta FC veteran Mallory Martin at UFC on ESPN 7 after Livinha Souza was forced out of the Dec. 7 card with a back injury, multiple sources told MMA Fighting. The event will take […]

Mark Hunt explodes after judge dismisses remainder of lawsuit against the UFC, Dana White and Brock Lesnar 

Mark Hunt will step on the scale Thursday evening for UFC Fight Night 33 weigh-ins. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Mark Hunt’s fight against the UFC is finished, and he didn’t come away with a win. A judge in the U.S. district court in Nevada ruled in favor of the UFC while dismissing the reminder […]

Dominick Reyes’ authenticity paid off with title shot against Jon Jones

It’s official: Dominick Reyes is next. After much speculation and debate, Reyes (12-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) solidified himself as the number one contender for Jon Jones’ UFC light heavyweight title. The two fighters are expected to square off at an event expected to be UFC 247 in Houston on Feb. 8. After picking up a […]

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