ACA President Alexey Yatsenko on ACA 114 Headliner: ‘A Real 5-Round Battle of the Titans’

On Nov. 26, top-ranked Absolute Championship Akhmat heavyweights Daniel Omielanczuk and Tony Johnson will fight for the vacant ACA heavyweight title. View full post on Recent News on

Report: Jose Aldo-Marlon Vera Bantamweight Battle Added to Dec. 19 UFC Card

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is going out with a bang for its year-end card, with a bantamweight thriller added to an already stacked lineup. View full post on Recent News on

Battle of unbeatens: Bellator 252 adds Yaroslav Amosov vs. Logan Storley to lineup

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Two of Bellator’s unbeaten welterweights will put their undefeated records on the line on Nov. 12. At Bellator 252, Ukraine’s Yaroslav Amosov and the United States’ Logan Storley will square off in a welterweight fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, a promotion official confirmed to MMA Junkie on Monday. Both fighters had previously […]

UFC on ESPN+ 40 official poster: Thiago Santos, Glover Teixeira battle for No. 1 contender spot

A pivotal light heavyweight clash will headline the UFC’s Nov. 7 event. At UFC on ESPN+ 40, which takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, former title challengers Thiago Santos and Glover Teixeira will be vying for another crack at the title. Santos (21-7 MMA, 13-6 UFC) and Teixeira (31-7 MMA, 14-5 UFC) […]

After another choke win, Brian Kelleher wants guillotine battle with Pedro Munhoz

LAS VEGAS – Brian Kelleher beat Ray Rodriguez with a first-round submission Saturday at UFC on ESPN+ 34 in Las Vegas. Take a look inside the fight with Kelleher, who bounced back after a June loss to Cody Stamann. View full post on MMA Junkie

Allycia Hellen Rodrigues Upends Stamp Fairtex in Championship Battle at One: A New Breed

“Stamp Fairtex” is no longer the queen of her muay Thai division. View full post on Recent News on

UFC full fight video: Conor McGregor and Max Holloway clash in battle of future stars

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Watch Conor McGregor vs. Max Holloway full fight video to see McGregor pick up a decision win over Holloway in what would turn out to be a battle of future champions at a UFC Fight Night in Boston on Aug. 17, 2013. Before Conor McGregor and Max Holloway rose to stardom, […]

UFC on ESPN 15 Bonuses: Edgar, Munhoz Earn ‘Fight of the Night’ for Five-Round Battle

The UFC on ESPN 15 headliner was high-level MMA at its finest, and Frankie Edgar and Pedro Munhoz were appropriately rewarded for their efforts. View full post on Recent News on

Video: Watch UFC matchmaker battle back tears awarding daughter a blue belt – and a car

While the UFC machine is a multi-billion-dollar behemoth, it’s often easy to forget the company is directed by a group of individuals who have lives outside of the sport, as well. Take UFC matchmaker Mick Maynard, for instance. While it’s sometimes fun to criticize the UFC matchmakers’ decisions, or to even take a moment to […]

Ashley Cummins, Alesha Zappitella to battle for vacant atomweight belt at Invicta FC 42

A new Invicta FC atomweight champion will be crowned on Sep. 17. In the main event, Ashley Cummins will face Alesha Zappitella for the vacant atomweight title in Kansas City, Kan., according to a press release issued by the promotion on Tuesday. The event will be held behind closed doors, without fans or media, and […]

UFC on ESPN 14 results: Robert Whittaker outlasts Darren Till in battle of attrition

A slow start. A settling-in period. A grueling battle. A turning up of the heat at the end. That’s the style which carried Robert Whittaker all the way to the UFC middleweight championship. And as he gets set to make another run at the title, he’s rounding right back into form. Whittaker (21-5 MMA, 12-3 […]

Kelvin Gastelum explains how he had to ‘battle some demons’ after disappointing 2019 campaign

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting When 2019 started, Kelvin Gastelum was convinced he was about to become UFC middleweight champion. By the end of the year, he didn’t have a title around his waist and he was sitting with two losses in a row. It all started this past February when Gastelum was scheduled to face […]

‘Battle of the undefeated’: Edmen Shahbazyan sees potential in future Israel Adesanya fight

Undefeated middleweight Edmen Shahbazyan sees his upcoming bout with Derek Brunson as a key part of his greater plan to be UFC champion. Brunson (20-7 MMA, 11-5 UFC) has been a relevant name in the middleweight division for much of the past five years, and it only takes a scan of his resume to see […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father, Abdulmanap, dies following battle with COVID-19 – reports

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, father of UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, has died, according to reports emanating from Russia Friday morning. He was 57 years old. In April Nurmagomedov Sr. was initially admitted to hospital suffering from pneumonia symptoms and was subsequently transferred to a military hospital after his condition deteriorated. While there, he tested positive for COVID-19 […]

Dustin Poirier shows off massively swollen ankle just days removed from battle with Dan Hooker

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Dustin Poirier will definitely need a little time to recover from his five round battle with Dan Hooker. The former interim champion won “Fight of the Night” honors this past Saturday night following a war of attrition with Hooker that saw the lightweights land nearly 400 combined strikes over 25 […]

Dan Hooker Has ‘No Regrets, No Excuses’ Following Memorable Battle with Dustin Poirier

It’s only a little more than halfway through 2020, and Dan Hooker has already been involved in two of the year’s most brutal battles. View full post on Recent News on

UFC free fight: Joseph Benavidez edges Henry Cejudo in a back-and-forth battle

After numerous spats on the “Ultimate Fighter,” Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo got to settle their rivalry in the octagon. Benavidez (28-6 MMA, 15-4 UFC) faced Cejudo in the co-main event of the TUF 24 Finale in 2016, sharing the card with numerous flyweights that they coached during the season. Both fighters came out aggressively, with […]

UFC on ESPN 10 results: Andre Fili wins split decision after three-round battle with Charles Jourdain

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Andre Fili has come out on the wrong end of some nail-biting decisions lately. He had to suffer through another gut check on Saturday night but this time Fili got the nod with a split decision win over Charles Jourdain in a back-and-forth battle over three rounds at UFC on […]

Aljamain Sterling-Cory Sandhagen Bantamweight Battle Scheduled for UFC 250

The stakes for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s next pay-per-view card have just gone up significantly. View full post on Recent News on

Video: Nate Landwehr on battle with Darren Elkins: ‘I spit out his blood’

JACKSONVILLE — Featherweight Nate Landwehr spoke with the media backstage following his unanimous decision win over Darren Elkins at UFC on ESPN 8. “The Train” discussed the bloody fight, what Dana White said to him afterwards, who he wants to face next, and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

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