Anthony Johnson excited for new beginning with Bellator: ‘We can compete with the UFC’

Anthony Johnson | Bellator MMA Anthony Johnson competed in three divisions for the UFC, so he’s as qualified as anyone to assess its roster even after joining a promotional rival. Across two separate stints with the UFC from 2007-2012 and 2014-2017, Johnson signed on for fights at 170 pounds, 185 pounds, and 205 pounds (the […]

Anthony Pettis Meets Clay Collard in Main Event of PFL Season Opener on April 23

A lightweight showdown between Anthony Pettis and Clay Collard will headline the first card of the 2021 Professional Fighters League season. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Johnny Eduardo Returns From Lengthy Layoff Against Anthony Birchak at March 20 UFC Card

For the first time in nearly three years, Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight Johnny Eduardo will be back in action. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Johnny Eduardo returns from 33-month layoff, fights Anthony Birchak at March 20 UFC event

Johnny Eduardo hasn’t stepped foot in a UFC cage since June 1, 2018. On March 20, that’ll change when Eduardo (28-12 MMA, 3-4 UFC) returns from a 33-month layoff to fight Anthony Birchak (16-7 MMA, 2-3 UFC). The UFC Fight Night event is scheduled to take place at the UFC Apex and stream on ESPN+/ESPN. […]

Unfiltered: Anthony Hernandez, Coach Eric Nicksick

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Video: Would Anthony Johnson winning grand prix be Bellator’s best-case scenario?

When Bellator returns to action in April, it’s suffice to say the promotion is giving fans what it wants: a light heavyweight grand prix stacked with big names. The 205-pound tournament will kick off April 9 at Bellator 256 with two quarterfinal matchups: Ryan Bader vs. Lyoto Machida, and Corey Anderson vs. Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov. The […]

UFC 258 bonuses: Kamaru Usman’s championship triumph, Anthony Hernandez’s unlikely submission earn nods

Kamaru Usman | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC From the main event to the prelims, fighters were making history at UFC 258 and rewarded handsomely for it. Four $50,000 Performance of the Night bonuses were handed out after Saturday’s event at UFC APEX in Las Vegas, with welterweight champion Kamaru Usman leading the pack. Usman […]

UFC 258 Prelims: Anthony Hernandez Executes Stunning Submission, Taps Rodolfo Vieira

It was an outcome no one could have foreseen. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Yoel Romero a slight favorite over Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson, but not favored to win Bellator grand prix

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The opening odds for the upcoming Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix are up, and the reigning champion Vadim Nemkov is the favorite to win it all. After dispatching Ryan Bader in impressive fashion to claim the title this past August, Nemkov stands as the fighter most likely to walk out with […]

Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix kicks off in April, Anthony Johnson vs. Yoel Romero set for opening round

Yoel Romero | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Bellator is holding a tournament for its light heavyweight division, and it is starting off with a bang. At a press conference Tuesday, Bellator President Scott Coker announced an eight-man Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix scheduled to begin in April, and one of the opening round bouts features […]

Anthony Smith Steps in for Johnny Walker, Meets Jimmy Crute at UFC Event on April 24

A proposed light heavyweight bout between Johnny Walker and Jimmy Crute slated for UFC 260 on March 27 has been scrapped after Walker suffered a torn pectoral in training. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Johnny Case’s ideal 2021: Fight Anthony Pettis for PFL title on New Year’s Eve

While the pandemic has been difficult on everyone in the fight game, it hit fighters on the PFL roster in a certain way. Other promotions were free to make up for lost time once they got back up and running. But the PFL’s format of regular-season fights followed by playoffs can’t be replicated in a […]

UFC vet Anthony Rocco Martin a free agent after fighting out contract

Welterweight Anthony Rocco Martin is no longer a UFC fighter after nearly seven years with the promotion. Martin, 31, announced his departure after fulfilling his previous contract this past June, when he lost a unanimous decision against Neil Magny at UFC 250. MMA Junkie first reported the news. “I am excited for what the future […]

PFL Newcomer Joilton ‘Peregrino’ Hopes for Early Pairing with Anthony Pettis, Natan Schulte

Signed by Professional Fighters League for to compete at lightweight for its 2021 season, Joilton “Peregrino” Lutterbach is hoping for an early matchup with one of the two 155-pound favorites: high-profile acquisition Anthony Pettis or two-time defending champion Natan Schulte. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC free fight: Watch Max Holloway stop Anthony Pettis to win interim featherweight title

Max Holloway’s first high-profile win was an impressive one. The Hawaiian fighter picked up his first victory over a former UFC champion  at UFC 206 in December 2016 when he stopped Anthony Pettis. Holloway (21-6 MMA, 17-6 UFC) outclassed Pettis on the feet over the course of two rounds to get a TKO in Round […]

Anthony Pettis explains UFC departure, plan to become ‘the face’ of PFL

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting To steal a phrase from one his former co-workers, Anthony Pettis isn’t just here to take part, he’s here to takeover. “Here” being the PFL after Pettis recently parted ways with the UFC, the promotion he has called home since 2011. Pettis, 33, announced in December that he would be joining […]

The Business of MMA: Anthony Pettis on managing fighters, Conor McGregor makes UFC 257 proper, more

Anthony Pettis | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Anthony Pettis has spent most of his life in martial arts in some form or fashion. He was five when he started practicing taekwondo, and his passion for martial arts only grew as he got older. By the time he was 20, he made his professional fight debut […]

Anthony Pettis explains signing with PFL, relishes ‘target on my back’ going into season

Anthony Pettis had multiple reasons for joining the PFL upon the completion of his UFC contract. Pettis (24-10), a former UFC and WEC lightweight champion, fought out the final bout on his contract at UFC Fight Night 183 in December, earning a unanimous decision win over Alex Morono. Not long after the fight, Pettis announced […]

Anthony Hernandez announces positive COVID-19 test, postponed UFC fight vs. Rodolfo Vieira

Anthony Hernandez is the latest fighter to fall victim to COVID-19. Hernandez (8-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) announced Sunday he’s tested positive for coronavirus and is unable to compete in his scheduled middleweight bout against Rodolfo Vieira (7-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) on the UFC’s first card of the year Jan. 16 in Abu Dhabi. According to […]

Positive COVID-19 Test for Anthony Hernandez Pushes Rodolfo Vieira Match to Feb. 13

The first Ultimate Fighting Championship card of 2021 lost a key matchup. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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