Antonio Carlos Jr. vs. Makhmud Muradov Removed from UFC Brasilia Card

A proposed middleweight clash between Antonio Carlos Jr. and Makhmud Muradov slated for UFC Brasilia has been canceled. View full post on Recent News on

Antonio Carlos Junior injured, Makhmud Muradov fight scratched from UFC on ESPN+ 28

A middleweight fight between Antonio Carlos Junior and Makhmud Muradov won’t go down at UFC on ESPN+ 28 after all. An unspecified injury to Carlos Junior (10-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) has taken the fight off the March card. Muradov (24-6 MMA, 2-0 UFC) was originally tabbed as a replacement opponent, but now the matchup has […]

Makhmud Muradov Steps in Against Antonio Carlos Jr. at UFC Brasilia

Antonio Carlos Jr. already has a new opponent in his middleweight contest at the Ultimate Fighting Championship‘s return to Brasilia, Brazil. View full post on Recent News on

Makhmud Muradov steps in to fight Antonio Carlos Junior at UFC Brasilia

Makhmud Muradov (pictured) will fight Antonio Carlos Junior in a middleweight bout at UFC Brasilia on March 14. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Antonio Carlos Junior is getting his chance to fight in his native Brazil thanks to Makhmud Muradov stepping in for an injured Brad Tavares. Officials announced that Carlos Junior (10-4, 1 NC) […]

Brad Tavares Withdraws from UFC Brasilia Matchup Against Antonio Carlos Jr.

Brad Tavares has suffered an injury and will not be able to compete against Antonio Carlos Jr. at UFC Brasilia on March 14. View full post on Recent News on

Brad Tavares out of fight against Antonio Carlos Jr. at UFC Brasilia 

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Veteran middleweight Brad Tavares will have to wait to make his return after suffering an injury that’s knocked him out of a scheduled bout against Antonio Carlos Jr. at UFC Fight Night in Brasilia, Brazil. Sources close to the situation confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Monday following an initial […]

Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Brad Tavares added to UFC Brasilia in March

A pair of middleweights each will look to avoid a three-fight losing skid in March. Antonio Carlos Junior (10-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) will take on Brad Tavares (17-6 MMA, 12-6 UFC) when the UFC returns to Brasilia, Brazil. Following an initial report from Combate, MMA Junkie verified with a person with knowledge of the booking that […]

Antonio Carlos Jr., Brad Tavares Verbally Agree to Middleweight Clash at UFC Brasilia

A middleweight tilt pitting Antonio Carlos Jr. against Brad Tavares is in the works for UFC Fight Night in Brasilia, Brazil, on March 14. View full post on Recent News on

Brad Tavares vs. Antonio Carlos Junior targeted for UFC Brasilia

Brad Tavares (on top) returns against jiu-jitsu specialist Antonio Carlos Junior in Brazil. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Middleweights Brad Tavares and Antonio Carlos Junior have verbally agreed to meet in a three-round contest at UFC Brasilia on March 14, multiple sources told MMA Fighting following a report by Combate. Contracts have yet to be […]

Antonio Arroyo trained for four different opponents for UFC Sao Paulo debut

Antonio Arroyo (left) meets Andre Muniz in the main card of UFC Sao Paulo. | Alexandre Schneider/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images SAO PAULO — Antonio Arroyo had a rollercoaster of emotions ahead of his UFC debut in Sao Paulo. Arroyo takes on fellow two-time Contender Series vet Andre Muniz on the main card of Saturday’s event, but […]

Rich Franklin says not getting to fight Michael Bisping, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira two of his biggest MMA regrets

UFC Hall of Famer and former middleweight champion Rich Franklin has fought a who’s-who in MMA. But despite being satisfied with his star-studded resume, Franklin (29-7 MMA, 13-7 UFC) said if there were two fighters he could have competed against, it would be fellow former UFC 185-pound champ Michael Bisping and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Franklin, […]

New Main Event Announced For Friday’s Combate Americas ‘San Antonio’ Card

Combate Americas is in San Antonio, Texas, this Friday and the promotion has announced a new main event for the card. View full post on Recent News on

Andre Muniz steps in to fight Antonio Arroyo at UFC Sao Paulo

Andre Muniz (center) is a teammate of UFC lightweight contender Thiago Santos. | Chris Unger/DWCS LLC/Zuffa LLC Antonio Arroyo has a new opponent for UFC Sao Paulo. Again. The Brazilian middleweight will now face fellow two-time Contender Series winner Andre Muniz at the Ibirapuera gymnasium on Nov. 16, the company announced. Arroyo was originally scheduled […]

Bellator 228 Medicals: Henry Corrales, Antonio McKee Facing Potential 180-Day Terms

Henry Corrales and Antonio McKee are among six fighters facing a potentially long layoff following Bellator 228. View full post on Recent News on

Uriah Hall Credits Change to Fortis MMA for Win Over Antonio Carlos Jr.

There was a moment in time not too long ago where Uriah Hall was on proverbial shaky legs regarding his future in the UFC, but things have turned around. View full post on Recent News on

Antonio Carlos Junior Regains His Focus

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Video: Antonio Carlos Junior discusses Colby Covington drama at American Top Team: ‘It’s bad for him’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Antonio Carlos Junior speaks to the media about his upcoming UFC Vancouver bout against Uriah Hall, the state of the middleweight division, Colby Covington’s behavior at American Top Team, and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Antonio Carlos Junior: Colby Covington the only one who’s going to lose

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Two years ago, UFC middleweight Antonio Carlos Junior did a solid for American Top Team co-founder Dan Lambert and helped Colby Covington. Covington was preparing for a pivotal fight against Demian Maia and needed to brush up on his jiu-jitsu. Carlos Junior, a grappling specialist, was the right guy at the […]

Antonio Carlos Junior relishes styles clash with Uriah Hall at UFC on ESPN+ 16

Uriah Hall has shown a tendency to be down but not out, and Antonio Carlos Junior is well aware. “Cara de Sapato” meets Hall on Saturday at UFC on ESPN+ 16 in Vancouver in a matchup he knows he can’t get too comfortable. Hall has come from behind to finish fights on numerous occasions, making […]

Antonio Carlos Junior sees holes in Uriah Hall’s game, hopes for submission win at UFC on ESPN+ 16

It’s pretty clear where Antonio Carlos Junior intends to take his fights, and he doesn’t see his upcoming fight any differently. He meets Uriah Hall at UFC on ESPN+ 16 in Vancouver on Sept. 14, in what on paper, is a classic grappler vs. striker fight. And he definitely sees it that way. “That’s it, […]

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