USA TODAY Sports MMA Junkie rankings, Aug. 25: Welcome to bantamweight, Frankie Edgar

For as long as can be remembered, Frankie Edgar has been ranked at either lightweight or featherweight. Now you can add bantamweight. Edgar made his 135-pound debut this past weekend at UFC on ESPN 15, where he defeated Pedro Munhoz by split decision in the night’s main event. And that means a spot in the […]

Matchup Roundup: New UFC and Bellator fights announced in the past week (Aug. 17-23)

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Ryan Hall Injured, Out of Ricardo Lamas Matchup on Aug. 29

Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight Ryan Hall just can’t catch a break. View full post on Recent News on

Ryan Hall out of Ricardo Lamas fight at UFC’s Aug. 29 event

Ricardo Lamas needs a new opponent to fight Aug. 29 after Ryan Hall was forced out of their scheduled matchup. A person with knowledge of the situation informed MMA Junkie of the development Thursday night but requested anonymity because the UFC has yet to make an announcement. A reason for Hall’s withdrawal was not disclosed. […]

Ryan Hall out of Ricardo Lamas fight at Aug. 29 UFC event

Ryan Hall | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Another booking against Ricardo Lamas, another fight cancellation for Ryan Hall. MMA Fighting confirmed with sources that an injury has forced Hall to withdraw from his scheduled featherweight bout with Lamas that was to take place at a UFC Fight Night event on Aug. 29 at UFC APEX […]

Smith vs. Rakic Elevated to Three-Round Main Event for UFC Fight Night 175 on Aug. 29

Anthony Smith vs. Aleksandar Rakic will now serve as the main event for UFC Fight Night 175 on Aug. 29. View full post on Recent News on

Ovince Saint Preux vs. Alonzo Menifield booked as co-main event for Aug. 22 UFC event

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A light heavyweight match between Ovince Saint Preux and highly touted prospect Alonzo Menifield will now serve as the co-main event for the upcoming UFC card on Aug. 22 from the APEX facility in Las Vegas. UFC officials announced the pairing on Thursday. The original co-main event for the card was […]

Maki Pitolo Welcomes New Contender Series Winner Impa Kasanganay to UFC on Aug. 22

Maki Pitolo is expected to face recent Dana White’s Contender Series victor Impa Kasanganay at UFC on ESPN 15 on Aug. 22. View full post on Recent News on

Ex-UFC Talent, Current Boxing Prospect Clay Collard to Fight at Top Rank Event on Aug. 22

UFC talent turned boxing prospect Clay Collard will return to the squared circle when he meets Maurice Williams at a Top Rank event on Aug. 22. View full post on Recent News on

LFA announces second string of four events in four weeks starting Aug. 21 in South Dakota

LFA is ready to keep rolling with closed-door events. On Tuesday, the promotion announced that it will return Aug. 21 with LFA 88 and four consecutive weeks of events at Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D. In addition to LFA 88, the promotion also will host LFA 89 (Aug. 28), LFA 90 (Sept. 4), and […]

Dana White: Maki Pitolo to welcome DWCS contract winner Impa Kasanganay at UFC event on Aug. 22

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Impa Kasanganay will make his octagon debut 11 days after earning a UFC contract on the Contender Series. UFC president Dana White revealed at the end of Contender Series Season 4: Week 2 on Tuesday that Kasanganay had already agreed to compete on the UFC’s Aug. 22 event in Las Vegas […]

Dana White: Impa Kasangay will make UFC debut vs. Maki Pitolo at Aug. 22 event

Impa Kasanganay just earned his UFC contract Tuesday night and he already has a date and opponent for his promotional debut. At DWCS 28 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Kasangany (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) kicked off the event with a unanimous decision victory over Anthony Adams. The win was impressive enough for UFC […]

LFA Announces Second Series of Events in South Dakota Beginning on Aug. 21

Legacy Fighting Alliance will bring four more events to South Dakota beginning later this month. View full post on Recent News on

Zabit Magomedsharipov announces he will not fight on Aug. 29, returning to Russia for now

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Featherweight contender Zabit Magomedsharipov will not be fighting on Aug. 29 after his original opponent Yair Rodriguez dropped out of their scheduled matchup due to injury. The Russian fighter made the announcement on Instagram with additional sources confirming the news to MMA Fighting on Monday. Based on his post, Magomedsharipov said […]

Zabit Magomedsharipov Announces He Will Not Fight at UFC Card on Aug. 29

It appears that Zabit Magomedsharipov will not receive a replacement opponent at UFC Fight Night on Aug. 29. View full post on Recent News on

Robbie Lawler steps into fight Neil Magny on Aug. 29 after Geoff Neal reveals recent hospitalization

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Geoff Neal revealed on Sunday that he had been hospitalized for several days dealing with a near life-or-death situation, which obviously forced him to drop out of his upcoming fight against Neil Magny on Aug. 29. In his place steps former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler, who has agreed to face […]

Neil Magny vs. Robbie Lawler booked for Aug. 29 UFC event after Geoff Neal suffers health scare

Neil Magny won’t be fighting Geoff Neal on Aug. 29. Magny (23-7 MMA, 16-6 UFC) and Neal (13-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) were expected to square off at the UFC’s Aug. 29 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. However, Neal recently suffered a health scare leading to hospitalization in the ICU. Neal’s withdrawal has opened […]

Geoff Neal Hospitalized; Robbie Lawler Steps in to Face Neil Magny on Aug. 29 UFC Card

A health scare has forced Geoff Neal out of a proposed welterweight clash against Neil Magny at a UFC event on Aug. 29. View full post on Recent News on

UFC adds Austin Hubbard vs. Joe Solecki to Aug. 22 event

A lightweight matchup is the latest addition to the UFC’s Aug. 22 lineup. Austin Hubbard(12-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will face Joe Solecki (9-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) in an event which is expected to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. MMA Junkie confirmed the booking with two people with knowledge of the situation. The […]

Jim Miller Draws Returning Vinc Pichel in UFC 252 Lightweight Showcase on Aug. 15

One of the most prolific competitors in Ultimate Fighting Championship history will saunter back into the Octagon when Jim Miller faces Vinc Pichel at UFC 252 on Aug. 15 in Las Vegas. View full post on Recent News on

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