After upset of Michel Pereira at UFC Vancouver, Tristan Connelly calls him ‘perfect opponent’

Michel Pereira and Tristan Connelly | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The stars were aligned for Michel Pereira to follow up on his outstanding Octagon debut this past May. With a series of flips and tricks and a fantastic knockout of Danny Roberts, “Demolidor” established himself as one to watch in the […]

Glover Teixeira calls Khabib, not Jones, the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter

Glover Teixeira (pictured) faces Nikita Krylov at UFC Vancouver on Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Glover Teixeira shared the cage with Jon Jones for 25 minutes back in 2014, coming up short in his attempt to become the UFC light heavyweight champion. Years later, he sees another athlete as the best pound-for-pound fighter […]

Dustin Poirier Calls for Rematch with Conor McGregor: ‘Running It Back Makes a Lot of Sense’

Dustin Poirier seems ready to move on from his disheartening loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov, and he already has a specific opponent in mind for his next Octagon appearance. View full post on Recent News on

Daniel Carey puts Gaston Bolanos to sleep, calls out…Chael Sonnen?

Bellator 226’s main card got off to an interesting start with a featherweight upset. It looked like striking phenom Gaston Bolanos was setting up another highlight-reel knockout against underdog Daniel Carey. But a brief lapse cost him the fight – and his consciousness. Carey (7-3 MMA, 3-2 BMMA) slapped on a guillotine late in the fight’s […]

Gregor Gillespie calls out Anthony Pettis for UFC 244 in New York

Gregor Gillespie typically abides by the philosophy where he lets his fists do the talking for him, but after six straight wins in the UFC, he’s finally ready to call somebody out. On Wednesday, the former NCAA Division I National Champion wrestler took to Instagram to ask for a fight against Anthony Pettis at the […]

After Impressive UFC 241 Performance, Derek Brunson Calls Out Darren Till

Derek Brunson’s performance against Ian Heinisch at UFC 241 surprised many observers, and his choice of next opponent is likely to raise some eyebrows as well, as he offered to welcome a former welterweight contender to the middleweight division. View full post on Recent News on

Video: Drakkar Klose calls out Gregor Gillespie: ‘No one wants to fight him, I’ll fight him’

MMA Fighting ANAHEIM, Calif. — After an exciting win over Christos Giagos at UFC 241 in Anaheim, Drakkar Klose talks about why he called out unbeaten lightweight Gregor Gillespie, fighting in front of his son, changing fight teams, and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Video: Daniel Cormier calls his memorable career, journey ‘madness’ before UFC 241 title defense

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting ANAHEIM, Calif. — UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier meets the media to preview his upcoming rematch against Stipe Miocic while discussing the possibility of retirement, a third fight with Jon Jones at light heavyweight, his AKA teammate Khabib Nurmagomedov, throwing the first pitch out at the Los Angeles Angels game, and […]

UFC on ESPN 5 results: Colby Covington calls out Kamaru Usman after dominating Robbie Lawler

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Love him or hate him, Colby Covington cemented his spot as the No. 1 contender in the welterweight division after a lopsided performance against Robbie Lawler in the UFC Fight Night main event from Newark. Covington kept a blistering pace throughout all five rounds mixing up […]

Jessica Andrade calls Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Claudia Gadelha trash talk ‘jealousy’

Jessica Andrade will defend the UFC strawweight belt in Shenzhen, China. | Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting RIO DE JANEIRO — Jessica Andrade is set to defend her UFC title against Weili Zhang on Aug. 31 in Shenzhen, China, but a pair of strawweights have been poking at the UFC queen in interviews. Joanna Jedrzejczyk, a […]

Video: Mickey Gall executes submission calls from UFC on ESPN 5 open workout crowd

NEWARK, N.J. – Mickey Gall has a wide arsenal of submission skills, and he showed off some of his playbook at Wednesday’s UFC on ESPN 5 open workouts. Ahead of facing Salim Touahri (10-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) on Saturday in a welterweight matchup, Gall (5-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC), who fights in his home state at […]

Krzysztof Jotko calls for Uriah Hall rematch, says he ‘hates’ Israel Adesanya

EDMONTON, Alberta — Krzysztof Jotko speaks to the media at UFC 240 about his decision win over Marc-André Barriault, the booing from the fans, a potential rematch with Uriah Hall, and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

UFC 240’s Deiveson Figueiredo – or his manager – calls for interim flyweight belt

EDMONTON – After a pivotal win against a tough opponent, Deiveson Figueiredo wants a shot at the flyweight title. The Brazilian slugger is also concerned two-division champ Henry Cejudomight make that impossible – or at least that’s what his manager and translator says. “If Cejudo starts to play around, we need to make an interim […]

Georges St-Pierre calls Khabib Nurmagomedov ideal legacy fight: ‘He’s the best fighter in the world’

Georges St-Pierre | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Georges St-Pierre is standing firm in his stance that should he ever fight again, it will only be against the man he considers to be the best of the best. Speaking to TSN, St-Pierre was asked for an update on a potential comeback, a topic that has persisted […]

Video: Calvin Kattar calls for main event spot at UFC Boston in October

LAS VEGAS – On the red carpet for the UFC Hall of Fame, Calvin Kattar speaks about wanting to headline UFC Boston in October, fighting on the same card as teammates, and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

UFC Sacramento results: Urijah Faber calls out Henry Cejudo following 46-second KO win

Urijah Faber is back. “The California Kid” returned from retirement on Saturday night and needed just 46 seconds to knock out Ricky Simon in the co-main event at UFC Fight Night from Sacramento. The lightning quick KO is now the fastest finish in Faber’s Hall of Fame career. “I learned that from Song Yadong,” Faber […]

Bellator 224 results: Julia Budd makes easy work of Olga Rubin, calls out Leslie Smith, Gabi Garcia

THACKERVILLE, Okla. – Julia Budd continues to feel right at home in Oklahoma and again asserted herself as one of the world’s top featherweights with her third straight title defense. Budd (13-2 MMA, 7-0 BMMA) had little trouble taking out Olga Rubin (6-1 MMA, 4-1 BMMA) to hand Rubin her first loss. Budd’s TKO came […]

Jorge Masvidal calls out Conor McGregor: ‘I want to break his face…that’s an easy paycheck’ 

On the heels of the fastest knockout in UFC history, Jorge Masvidal is ready to make some serious money in his next fight. After dispatching Ben Askren in just five seconds this past weekend at UFC 239, Masvidal immediately called for a title shot against reigning welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. Unfortunately, Usman is still recovering […]

Jorge Masvidal details five-second knockout of Ben Askren at UFC 239, calls it ‘MGM Grand buffet’

There wasn’t a lot to breakdown in Jorge Masvidal’s latest performance, but the veteran welterweight did his best to explain just what the hell happened at UFC 239 on Saturday. A heavily hyped main card grudge match between Masvidal and previously undefeated Ben Askren ended in just five seconds (yes, five seconds) when Askren ducked […]

Demetrius Andrade Dominates Maciej Sulecki Through 12, Calls Out ‘Canelo’

World Boxing Organization middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade outperformed challenger Maciej Sulecki through all 12 rounds of their title showdown. View full post on Recent News on

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