Report: Cain Velaquez to Return In February Against Francis Ngannou

It seems that former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez may make his long-awaited return to the Octagon next February in the first event of the UFC’s new broadcast deal with ESPN. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Ben Askren Wanted To Headline UFC 233 Against Robbie Lawler Before It Was Cancelled

This week, the Ultimate Fighting Championship made the rare move to scrap a numbered pay-per-view, but incoming welterweight star Ben Askren claims he would have saved it for them. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Brian Ortega Agrees With Doctor Stoppage Against Max Holloway

For four rounds, Brian Ortega took everything the champ could throw at him and kept marching forward. It took the word of the cageside physician and referee to stop “T-City” on Saturday night, but in the aftermath he agreed with their ruling. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Jessica Eye wants title shot after UFC 231, says ‘it’s me against the world’

TORONTO – Now that she’s on her first three-fight winning streak in more than five years, Jessica Eye is ready to head to the next level. And for Eye, that means a title shot. Eye is a perfect 3-0 since returning to the women’s flyweight division once the UFC finally brought in the weight class. Prior […]

Tenshin Nasukawa ‘confident’ he’ll leave ‘better results’ than Conor McGregor against Floyd Mayweather

LAS VEGAS — At a media day Thursday, Tenshin Nasukawa discusses his fight with Floyd Mayweather at Rizin 14, how he thinks the fight will play out, how the bout came together, if he thinks he’ll do better than Conor McGregor and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

With title in sight, Bellator 210’s Bruna Ellen looking to leave no doubts against Kristina Williams

When Bruna Ellen entered the Bellator cage for the first time, at only 20 and only two fights into her MMA career, she wasn’t as intimidated as many would expect a fighter in such conditions to be. Ellen had, after all, spent a lot of her life taking part kung fu and sanda competitions. She […]

Ben Askren to make UFC debut against Robbie Lawler at UFC 233 in Anaheim

Ben Askren will finally make the walk to the Octagon when he takes on former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler at UFC 233 in January. The UFC made the news official Wednesday, confirming the initial report from ESPN. UFC 233 will go down inside the Honda Center on Jan. 26 in Anaheim. Askren (18-0, 1 […]

‘Jacare’ Willing To Wait For Title Shot Against Whittaker-Gastelum Winner

Ronaldo Souza is confident in his place in the Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight division, and willing to wait for the title shot he believes he has earned. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Report: Ashkan Mokhtarian Out, Replaced by Elias Garcia Against Kai Kara-France

A bit over a week before the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Adelaide, Australia, UFC Fight Night 142 has experienced an opponent change for Kai Kara-France, who will instead be facing Elias Garcia. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Deron Winn ‘ready to shine’ with breakthrough performance against Tom Lawlor

Deron Winn knowns he’s a relative unknown to many MMA fans, but he said that’s going to change after what he expects to be a breakthrough performance on the debut Golden Boy MMA card. Winn (4-0) will get the opportunity to fight UFC veteran Tom Lawlor (10-6) on Saturday’s “Liddell vs. Ortiz 3” card in […]

Conor McGregor Opens as Early Betting Favorite Against ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone

Earlier this week, Donald Cerrone posted on Instagram that he was interested in fighting former two-divisional champion Conor McGregor at 155 pounds. Bookmakers have responded by making McGregor the favorite in that hypothetical matchup. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Report: Arnold Allen Injured, Out of TUF 28 Finale Bout against Rick Glenn

Just two weeks before The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters Finale on Nov. 30, the event has been shaken up once again, losing a solid matchup after Arnold Allen suffered an injury. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC Argentina’s Darren Elkins: ‘I am OK being the bad guy’ against Ricardo Lamas

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – In the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 140, Darren Elkins and Ricardo Lamas, two fighters with a similar mission, will try to regain momentum after a few disappointing setbacks. And the road to recovery has brought them a long way from their Midwest homes to face each other on a […]

Report: Mirsad Bektic Injured, Out of UFC 231 Bout Against Renato Carneiro

UFC 231’s main card just took a big hit, losing a pivotal featherweight matchup when Mirsad Bektic suffered an injury in training. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Tom Breese Injured, Replaced by Ian Heinisch against Cezar Ferreira at UFC Fight Night Argentina

UFC Fight Night 140 has experienced some more turnover shortly before the event on Nov. 17, with Tom Breese withdrawing from his middleweight bout with Cezar Ferreira. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Ian Heinisch replaces Tom Breese against Cezar Ferreira at UFC Argentina

Ian Heinisch’s first time under the UFC banner will be for a short-notice bout against Cezar Ferreira at UFC Argentina, sources confirmed to MMA Fighting following a report by Combate. UFC’s first trip to Buenos Aires is scheduled for Nov. 17 at the Parque Roca Arena. Heinisch (11-1), who replaces Tom Breese on the South […]

Joseph Benavidez Re-Booked for ‘TUF 28’ Finale Against Alex Perez

There is life yet in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s flyweight division, with the promotion scheduling Joseph Benavidez a fight two days after cancelling his previous matchup. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Report: Ariane Lipski Set to Make Octagon Debut Against Joanne Calderwood at UFC 233

While Ariane Lipski was unable to make her Ultimate Fighting Championship debut at UFC Fight Night 140, she has now been booked with a new opponent for January. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Report: Evans-Smith Out, Replaced by Kim against Antonina Shevchenko at ‘TUF 28’ Finale

An injury to a flyweight contender briefly shook up “The Ultimate Fighter” 28 Finale on Nov. 30 in Las Vegas, but the promotion has already secured a replacement to salvage the matchup. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Joe Rogan: Mayweather Could Have ‘Terrible Night’ Against Nasukawa If Kicks Are Allowed

The combat sports community is still abuzz after Rizin Fighting Federation announced undefeated boxing star Floyd Mayweather would square off against unbeaten kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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