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 […]

Ryan Bader to Defend Light Heavyweight Belt vs. Vadim Nemkov at Bellator 244

Ryan Bader will return to the light heavyweight division to defend his title against Vadim Nemkov at Bellator 244 on Aug. 21. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Bellator 242 headliner Sergio Pettis aims to be ‘first Pettis to get the Bellator belt’

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Sergio Pettis wants to compliment his older brother Anthony’s championship collection by adding the Bellator belt to the family mantel. Pettis (19-5 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) will have an opportunity to take a step closer to the vacant bantamweight title when he meets Ricky Bandejas (13-3 MMA, 3-2 BMMA) in a high-stakes matchup […]

UFC on ESPN+ 30 results: Deiveson Figueiredo rolls over Joseph Benavidez, wins flyweight belt

This time around, the winner got the trophy. Deiveson Figueiredo defeated Joseph Benavidez with a second-round TKO on Feb. 29 in a match expected to fill the vacant flyweight title. But the Brazilian competitor missed weight the previous day, which left the belt vacant. The duo rematched Saturday in the main event of UFC on […]

UFC Fight Island 2 bonuses: Deiveson Figueiredo gets flyweight belt and extra $50,000

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Deiveson Figueiredo not only is the new UFC flyweight champion, but is $50,000 richer after dominating Joseph Benavidez in their rematch. The champ led the list of bonus-winners at UFC Fight Island 2, taking home a “Performance of the Night” nod for his first-round submission of Benavidez […]

Dana White: ‘BMF’ Belt Won’t Be on the Line in UFC 251 Headliner

Kamaru Usman has designs on leaving UFC 251 with the “BMF” title in tow, but it appears that belt won’t be on the line in Abu Dhabi. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Kamaru Usman Vows to Take ‘BMF’ Belt and ‘Throw It In My Closet’ After UFC 251

Kamaru Usman went from fighting a former training partner to a high-profile rival in just a few short days. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

LFA signs Tabatha Ricci, judo black belt and Mackenzie Dern training partner

Undefeated newcomer Tabatha Ricci is LFA bound after the promotion signed her to a multi-fight contract. Ricci, a longtime training partner of UFC standout Mackenzie Dern, stands at 2-0 as a professional and is targeted to make her debut in July at one of four events planned for South Dakota, a person from the promotion […]

Nate Diaz rips Kamaru Usman defending UFC belt vs. Gilbert Burns: ‘This isn’t a title fight’

Nate Diaz is not a fan of the next UFC welterweight title fight. Diaz took to Twitter on Tuesday to criticize the booking between champ Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns, which is slated to take place July 11 at UFC 251 on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi. The way Diaz sees it, Usman is fighting […]

Aljamain Sterling wants ‘imaginary belt’ from Cory Sandhagen: ‘To achieve my dreams, I have to crush his’

LAS VEGAS – With the UFC’s bantamweight title currently vacant, Aljamain Sterling believes the promotion isn’t calling on the right people to fill that slot. “It’s not my company,” Sterling told MMA Junkie. “It is what it is. The UFC is going to do what the UFC thinks is best for them, and all I […]

Lightweight Belt Not a ‘Priority’ for Patricio Freire, Would Vacate to Give Brother Title Shot

Patricio Freire wants to eventually defend the Bellator lightweight championship he won a little more than a year ago, but at the same time, the 155-pound belt is not his first priority. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Report: Deiveson Figueiredo to Rematch Joseph Benavidez for the Flyweight Belt on July 18

The vacant Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight throne will be up for grabs this summer. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Justin Gaethje not letting new belt get to his head: ‘That’s what will kill you in this sport’

Justin Gaethje is the new UFC interim lightweight champion, but he’s trying not to view himself in that light. Gaethje (22-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) defeated former interim titleholder Tony Ferguson in the main event of Saturday’s UFC 249 event, which took place at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena Jacksonville, Fla. He stopped Ferguson in the fifth round […]

More Than A Belt For Dominick Cruz

Dominick Cruz returns to the Octagon with a belt on the line, but his fight against Henry Cejudo is about much more than a world title. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Tony Ferguson: ‘F—k Khabib;’ UFC 249 Headliner is ‘For the Real Belt’

At the moment, Tony Ferguson isn’t interested in thinking about a future showdown with Khabib Nurmagomedov. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Tony Ferguson: ‘F*ck Khabib,’ UFC 249 fight vs. Justin Gaethje ‘for the real belt’

Tony Ferguson is looking at UFC 249 as his chance to add another title defense to his resume, not claim a second interim belt. Ferguson (25-3 MMA, 15-1 UFC) is adamant that Saturday’s main event with Justin Gaethje determines the top player in the UFC lightweight division. Khabib Nurmagomedov may technically hold that status as […]

UFC full fight video: Henry Cejudo and Marlon Moraes battle it out for vacant bantamweight belt

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Watch Henry Cejudo vs. Marlon Moraes full fight video to see Cejudo defeat Moraes and add a second UFC title to his trophy case at UFC 238 on June 8, 2019, in Chicago. Cejudo and Moraes were set to face off for a vacant bantamweight championship after incumbent titleholder T.J. Dillashaw […]

Flashback: GSP Adds Another Notch To His Belt

Flashback to 2011 when two of the greatest fighters in history, Georges St-Pierre and Jose Aldo, each defended their titles. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Justin Gaethje: Interim UFC Championship Belt Only ‘A Map to the Top’

Justin Gaethje will have the opportunity to wrap lightweight championship gold around his waist if he defeats Tony Ferguson at UFC 249. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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