A cursed 48 hours puts UFC Vegas 5 among the most snake-bitten events in UFC history

Ed Herman and Gerald Meerschaert | Zuffa LLC via Getty Images The magic of Fight Island apparently did not make the trip when the UFC returned home. With an Abu Dhabi sojourn that produced numerous entertaining fights, compelling storylines, new champions, and fresh contenders, there was expected to be some letdown with the first UFC […]

Christian Edwards, Nainoa Dung Among Notable Additions to Bellator 243 Preliminary Card

A 210-pound catchweight clash pitting Christian Edwards against Ahmed Samir Hefny is one of four additions to the Bellator 243 card. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC on ESPN 14 bonuses: Khamzat Chimaev’s second in 10 days among six on the night

Khamzat Chimaev set a modern-day UFC record Saturday when he earned his second victory in 10 days, the shortest span between octagon wins since the days of one-night tournaments. He’s also earned $100,000 more than his fight purses over that time span after notching his second “Performance of the Night” bonus in as many bouts. […]

UFC 251 Medical Suspensions: Kamaru Usman Among 3 Fighters Facing Possible 180-Day Terms

Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight king Kamaru Usman faces a possible lengthy medical suspension following his 25-minute ordeal with Jorge Masvidal. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC on ESPN 12 medical suspensions: Gian Villante among trio of fighters facing 6-month suspensions

Gian Villante | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Gian Villante made the move back up to heavyweight this past weekend, but it could be a while before we see him return to action at all. The longtime light heavyweight was submitted in the third round of his main card bout with Maurice Greene on Saturday […]

Joe Rogan, ‘Jacare’ Souza among those featured in Bobby Razak’s ‘Jiu-Jitsu Strong’ doc

The effects of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic have touched every corner of society. This is just as true in sports as it is anywhere else. Ever since the NBA shocked the world by shutting down operations on March 11 after Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert became the first player to test positive for COVID-19, which […]

UFC on ESPN 8 medical suspensions: Miguel Baeza, Giga Chikadze among fighters facing potential six-month layoff

Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images There were quite a few memorable battles at UFC on ESPN 8 this past weekend, but it appears the majority of the fighters on the card largely walked away unscathed. On Monday, the Florida State Boxing Commission released the medical suspensions for the card with only four […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov Reveals Father Among Numerous Relatives Affected by COVID-19

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s family has been hit hard by COVID-19. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC 249 salaries: Tony Ferguson leads all paydays, among 13 fighters pocketing six figures

Main event participants Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson walked home with a solid chunk of change following their “Fight of the Night” earning bout at UFC 249. Monday, MMA Junkie obtained a list of disclosed UFC 249 salaries from the Florida State Boxing Commission, who oversaw Saturday night’s event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in […]

Dana White Among 12 Major Sports Executives on Conference Call with Donald Trump

Dana White was among 12 major sports commissioners and executives to participate in a conference call with United States President Donald Trump on Saturday. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Report: Dana White among 10 sports commissioners booked for COVID-19 conference call with President Trump

President Donald Trump has booked a conference call for Saturday, and UFC president Dana White is among the participants. The call, which is set to take place at noon ET, features White and nine other headmen of major league sports organization. The White House announced the call would take place just hours prior to its […]

Mairbek Taisumov, Tonya Evinger among 13 fighters no longer on UFC roster

Mairbek Taisumov and former title contender Tonya Evinger are among 13 fighters recently purged from the UFC roster. Here is the full list of fighters no longer part of the UFC roster: Mairbek Taisumov, Tonya Evinger, Dong Hyun Ma, Chance Recountre, Matthew Lopez, Cyril Asker, Khalid Murtazaliev, Talita Bernardo, Jodie Esquibel, Kyle Prepolac, Marcos Mariano, […]

Rhalan Gracie Debut Among Seven Preliminary Bouts Added to Bellator 242

The promotional debut of Rhalan Gracie highlights the addition of seven preliminary contests to the Bellator 242 bill. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Condit vs. Ellenberger, Modafferi vs. Loewen among additions to Submission Underground 12

A few notable names on the UFC roster are set to put their grappling skills to the test later this month. Former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit will face UFC veteran and recently retired Jake Ellenberger on March 29 at Submission Underground 12, which is set to take place in at Roseland Theater in […]

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 Sherdog.com

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 Sherdog.com

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 […]

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