McGregor Among Five Fighters to Receive ‘Performance of the Night’ Bonuses at UFC 246

Conor McGregor was the unquestioned star of the show at UFC 246, but he was joined by four other athletes in receiving $50,000 “Performance of the Night” checks from the promotion. View full post on Recent News on

Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba among trio of bouts added to UFC Norfolk

Ion Cutelaba (pictured) fights Magomed Ankalaev in a light heavyweight bout at UFC Norfolk on March 21 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Magomed Ankalaev is bringing his win streak to Virginia. Officials have added a trio of bouts to the upcoming UFC Norfolk card, Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba (light heavyweight), Serghei Spivac vs. Marcin Tybura […]

PFL CEO Points to Ratings Growth, Talent Improvement Among 2019 Successes

As Professional Fighters League approaches the conclusion of its 2019 campaign, CEO Peter Murray sees an organization that has grown exponentially since rebranding from World Series of Fighting more than two years ago. View full post on Recent News on

Jussier Formiga vs. Brandon Moreno among additions to UFC Brasilia

The first Brazilian UFC card of 2020 is taking shape. In a Thursday press release, the promotion announced a handful of fights for UFC Brasilia on March 14. Among them, a flyweight battle between Jussier Formiga (22-6 MMA, 8-5 UFC) and Brandon Moreno (16-5-1 MMA, 4-2-1 UFC). Formiga looks to rebound from a second-round TKO […]

Jussier Formiga vs. Brandon Moreno among new additions to UFC Brasilia

Brandon Moreno (pictured) goes to enemy territory to battle Jussier Formiga in Brazil. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC has finally announced many previously reported matches for its upcoming card in Brasilia, Brazil, on March 14, but added some new match-ups as well. In the flyweight division, veteran Jussier Formiga faces off with Brandon […]

Video: Chael Sonnen, Royce Gracie, Jake Hager among Bellator stars on USO Tour in Honolulu

HONOLULU – For the second straight year, Bellator has touched down in Hawaii for a doubleheader weekend of events. And once again, the promotion is front-ending the cards with a show exclusively for U.S. military troops stationed in Honolulu. “Bellator and USO Present: Salute the Troops 2019” (Bellator 235) takes place Friday at Neal S. Blaisdell […]

Leah McCourt vs. Judith Ruis among several bouts booked for Bellator Dublin

Bellator MMA/Lee Hamilton- Cooper Leah McCourt will fight the first bout of her new six-fight deal with Bellator when the promotion returns to Dublin on Feb. 22. Her bout with experienced German Judith Ruis was announced alongside of a number of preliminary bouts via press release on Tuesday morning. McCourt (3-1-0) is undefeated under the Bellator […]

Aaron Chalmers vs. Austin Clem Among Additions to Bellator Dublin Card on Feb. 22

Former British reality TV star Aaron Chalmers will make his return to the cage when he meets Austin Clem in a featured bout at Bellator Dublin on Feb. 22. View full post on Recent News on

Aaron Chalmers vs. Austin Clem among several bouts confirmed for Bellator Dublin

Bellator MMA Reality television star turned MMA fighter Aaron Chalmers is set to return to action on Feb. 22 at Dublin’s 3 Arena when he takes on Austin Clem on the main card of Bellator Dublin, which is set to be headlined by James Gallagher vs. Cal Ellenor. Bellator’s European team announced several bouts, including […]

Stipe Miocic crowd surfed among Ohio State fans on ESPN’s ‘College Gameday’

Ohio State and Penn State are playing a big-time football game, with the No. 2 Buckeyes and No. 9 Nittany Lions battling in a pivotal matchup for both teams. At the time of this writing, Ohio State leads 14-0 at halftime. With this being the biggest game on the college football schedule, ESPN’s “College Gameday” […]

UFC Moscow bonuses: Prelim winners Magomed Ankalaev, David Zawada among $50K awards

Prelim winners Magomed Ankalaev and David Zawada collected $50,000 bonuses at Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 21 event, as did headliners Zabit Magomedsharipov and Calvin Kattar. Ankalaev and Zawada took home “Performance of the Night” awards.” Magomedsharipov and Kattar earned “Fight of the Night” honors. UFC officials announced the winners following the event, which took place […]

WSOF Veteran Josh Hill Among Trio of New Signings by Bellator MMA

Former World Series of Fighting title challenger Josh Hill is one of three new additions to the Bellator MMA roster. View full post on Recent News on

Curtis Millender, Andre Soukhamthath among 13 fighters released by UFC

As 2019 winds down, the UFC has been trimming its roster. More than a dozen fighters have been released from their contracts in recent weeks, MMA Junkie has learned. The following fighters have been cut. Each fighter listed has announced the release, or a member of his or her team has informed MMA Junkie of […]

PFL 8 salaries: Lance Palmer, Natan Schulte among highest-paid fighters on card 

Lance Palmer | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The lightweight and featherweight finalists in PFL season 2 were determined on Thursday night in Las Vegas with Natan Schulte, Loik Radzhabov, Lance Palmer and Daniel Pineda punching their tickets to the $1 million finale in December. On Friday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission released the salaries for […]

Demetrious Johnson: Winning One Grand Prix ‘Up There’ Among Career Accomplishments

Demetrious Johnson had already accomplished a lot in his MMA career before joining One Championship, and now he can cross “winning a grand prix tournament” off the list. View full post on Recent News on

Hot Tweets: Cain Velasquez’s move to the WWE and where he ranks among all-time heavyweights

Cain Velasquez | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Yesterday, Cain Velasquez retired from MMA, withdrew from the USADA testing pool, and has signed with the WWE full time. Let’s talk about that plus where he ranks all-time among heavyweights as well as a smattering of other random questions, including my psychoanalysis of Jon Jones. Cain Velasquez’s […]

UFC 242 Aftermath: Considering Khabib Nurmagomedov’s place among the all-time greats

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting On Saturday night, Khabib Nurmagomedov defended his UFC lightweight title with a third-round submission win over interim champion Dustin Poirier. It was, for the most part, total domination. Poirier had brief moments of success in the second and third rounds but ultimately they were fleeting and Nurmagomedov did what he’s done […]

Michael Johnson vs. Stevie Ray among fight additions to UFC Singapore

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A slew of fights has officially been added to UFC Singapore. On Sunday afternoon, UFC officials announced Michael Johnson would be making the jump back up lightweight to challenge fellow UFC veteran Stevie Ray. Johnson (19-14), a finalist from Season 12 of The Ultimate Fighter, is looking to right the ship […]

UFC 241 only finishes sixth among eight pay-per-view prelims since ESPN move

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The prelims on Saturday before UFC 241 drew 817,000 viewers on ESPN, a number that has to be considered disappointing since it led into arguably the biggest show so far this year. The number was only sixth out of the eight pay-per-view prelims since the UFC moved to ESPN in January. […]

Chidi Njokuani, Noad Lahat Among Nine Fighters Released from Bellator MMA

Bellator MMA has trimmed its roster significantly, releasing nine fighters during a series of recent cuts. View full post on Recent News on

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