Corey Anderson Released From UFC Contract Upon Request, Signs With Bellator

Bellator MMA has just unexpectedly acquired the services of a top-five light heavyweight. View full post on Recent News on

On this day in MMA: Anderson Silva defends title with miraculous comeback submission of Chael Sonnen

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Ten years ago today, Anderson Silva pulled off one of the greatest Hail Mary finishes in MMA history to successfully defend his middleweight title against Chael Sonnen at UFC 117 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. MMA Fighting’s E. Casey Leydon takes a look back at […]

Corey Anderson signs with Bellator

Corey Anderson | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting In a surprising move, top-10 ranked UFC light heavyweight contender Corey Anderson is making the move to Bellator. MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck confirmed that Anderson is now part of the Bellator roster following an initial report by ESPN. Anderson (13-5) has been in the thick of the UFC […]

Retro Robbery Review: Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson at UFC 208

Derek Brunson and Anderson Silva at UFC 208 in Brooklyn on Feb. 11, 2017 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Few things infuriate MMA fans more than a fight being scored incorrectly, though the term “robbery” tends to be thrown around carelessly and is often steeped in bias. With Robbery Review, we’ll take a look back […]

Video: Roy Jones Jr. talks ‘hammers and nails’ boxing match with Mike Tyson; still open to Anderson Silva fight

If you asked Roy Jones Jr. five years ago if he would fight Mike Tyson in 2020, he’d compare it to asking him if he would become heavyweight champion in 1988 – he would never have believed it to be possible. But on Sept. 12, Jones Jr. will face Tyson in an eight-round exhibition bout […]

UFC’s Corey Anderson blames commission after he blacked out, smashed face following KO loss

It’s been a rough past five months for Cory Anderson. In a Facebook post on Monday, Anderson (13-5 MMA, 10-5 UFC), a UFC light heavyweight contender, revealed a handful of health issues he sustained as a result of passing out after his UFC on ESPN+ 25 loss to Jan Blachowicz in February. Anderson was knocked […]

Video: Anderson Silva cleared to train 10 weeks after knee surgery

Anderson Silva returned to activities 10 weeks after undergoing knee surgery. “The Spider” suffered a knee injury the last time he entered the octagon in May 2019, losing his middleweight fight to Jared Cannonier in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The former UFC champion only went under the knife a year later. Silva’s longtime manager Jorge […]

Anderson dos Santos, Vinicius Moreira Out of July 15 ‘Fight Island’ Card After Positive COVID-19 Tests

It seems that COVID-19 has forced the Ultimate Fighting Championship to change some of its plans for an upcoming “Fight Island” show. View full post on Recent News on

Jack Shore draws Anderson dos Santos at July 15 UFC event in Abu Dhabi

Jack Shore makes his UFC debut after racking cup a perfect 10-0 record in the European circuit. | Dolly Clew, Cage Warriors Undefeated Welsh prospect Jack Shore will face Brazilian bantamweight Anderson dos Santos at the UFC Fight Night show in Abu Dhabi on July 15, sources told MMA Fighting following a report from Combate. […]

Anderson dos Santos vs. Jack Shore Added to UFC ‘Fight Island’ on July 15

A bantamweight clash pitting Anderson dos Santos against Jack Shore has been targeted for the UFC’s “Fight Island” card on July 15. View full post on Recent News on

Dana White undecided on what’s next for Anderson Silva – but it won’t be Anthony Pettis

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting When Anderson Silva retires, he will leave the sport as one of the greatest UFC champions in history and arguably near the top of the list as the best to ever compete in the sport of mixed martial arts. The 45-year-old veteran is currently recovering from knee surgery from back in […]

Dana White Uncertain of Direction to Take with Anderson Silva’s Final Two UFC Fights

If all goes as planned, Anderson Silva will have two more fights in the UFC before he retires from mixed martial arts. View full post on Recent News on

Dana White unsure how to usher former champ Anderson Silva into retirement

Anderson Silva’s historic MMA career is winding down. The former longtime UFC middleweight champion has two fights remaining on his contract, and he’s made it clear he intends on honoring them before hanging up his gloves. Silva (34-10 MMA, 17-6 UFC) is currently the oldest fighter on the UFC roster at 45, and despite once […]

Anderson Silva opens as slight favorite to Conor McGregor after Twitter fight agreement

Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images Opening odds on Conor McGregor vs. Anderson Silva are nearly as fantastical as the matchup. After former two-division champ McGregor agreed to Silva’s overture on Wednesday night, online oddsmaker Bovada released an opening line, and ex-middleweight kingpin Silva is a slight favorite. I accept. — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May […]

Conor McGregor Responds to Anderson Silva’s 80-Kilogram Catchweight Offer: ‘I Accept’

Sometimes these things happen in MMA. View full post on Recent News on

Anderson Silva suggests ‘fantastic’ catchweight bout with Conor McGregor

Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting Anderson Silva is throwing his name in the hat for a potential fight with Conor McGregor. “The Notorious” went on social media earlier this week to debate who’s the greatest MMA fighter of all-time, having “The Spider” sitting at No. 1. It didn’t take long for the Brazilian to once again […]

Anderson Silva pitches idea of Conor McGregor superfight at 176.37 pounds

Over the span of his illustrious career, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has seldom name-dropped opponents in order to angle for opportunities. On Wednesday, however, “The Spider” proposed the idea of a 176.37-pound superfight against former UFC double champion Conor McGregor on his official Instagram page. Silva (34-10 MMA, 17-6 UFC) respectfully pitched the […]

UFC full fight video: Israel Adesanya wins striking duel against Anderson Silva

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Watch Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva full fight video to see Adesanya score a unanimous decision over former middleweight champion Silva at UFC 234 on Feb. 10, 2019, in Melbourne, Australia. With a middleweight championship bout between Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum shelved at the last minute, Adesanya and Silva were […]

Megan Anderson: Felicia Spencer ‘an amazing athlete,’ but Amanda Nunes will be too much at UFC 250

Megan Anderson will certainly have her eyes on the upcoming women’s featherweight championship fight at UFC 250. Dual champion Amanda Nunes will put her 145-pound title on the line for the first time against Felicia Spencer on June 6 at the event expected to take place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, pending approval from […]

Video: Watch all of Anderson Silva’s UFC finishes

Anderson Silva has some of the most memorable finishes in UFC history and now you can relive them all. The UFC has uploaded a compilation of Silva’s best highlights, from his unforgettable debut against Chris Leben, to his championship conquests of Rich Franklin, to his mystifying KO of Forrest Griffin, to his incredible comeback submission […]

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