ONE Championship reveals atomweight grand prix field, with winner to challenge champ Angela Lee

ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong recently revealed the eight women who will make up the field for the promotion’s upcoming atomweight grand prix, set to kick off on May 28. The international lineup includes American Alyse Anderson (5-1), China’s Meng Bo (17-5), Thailand’s Stamp Fairtex (5-1), South Korea’s Seo Hee Ham (23-8), Japan’s Itsuki Hirata […]

‘Frustrated’ by Dana White snub, champ Bruno Machado asks UAE Warriors to line up UFC vets

Bruno Machado is 5-0 since moving to the United Arab Emirates, wining the UAE Warriors belt. | Photo via Bruno Machado Abu Dhabi-based lightweight Bruno Machado was hoping to impress UFC President Dana White and ink a deal in January, but it didn’t go as planned. The UAE Warriors titleholder was victorious that night in […]

Ex-UFC champ Holly Holm joins broadcast team for upcoming all-women’s boxing PPV headlined by Claressa Shields

Claressa Shields and Holly Holm | ESTHER LIN/MMAFIGHTING.COM Holly Holm is going home again. The former UFC champion, who held multiple titles in boxing before transitioning to her mixed martial arts career, will join the broadcast team for the upcoming all women’s pay-per-view headlined by Claressa Shields in a 154-pound title unification bout against Marie-Eve […]

With champ Ryan Bader busy, Timothy Johnson suggests interim Bellator heavyweight title fight

Timothy Johnson doesn’t foresee Bellator making any firm plans for the heavyweight division until champion Ryan Bader gets through his next fight. Bader (27-6 MMA, 5-1 BMMA), who hasn’t defended the Bellator heavyweight belt since September 2019, is currently preparing to be part of the eight-man light heavyweight grand prix, and is scheduled for an […]

Dana White praises UFC champ Kamaru Usman’s ‘chin from hell’ 

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC UFC President Dana White pointed to a lot of good attributes in welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. But perhaps the one that counted the most was his physical toughness against Gilbert Burns in the early goings of UFC 258. “For all the attributes that Usman has, his chin is probably his […]

ADCC champ Rodolfo Vieira releases statement after ‘worst day of my life’ in UFC 258 loss

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC ADCC champ Rodolfo Vieira released a statement in the wake of his shocking submission loss to Anthony Hernandez at UFC 258, writing he is still searching for answers on why he ran out of gas early in the fight. Vieira called his meeting with Hernandez the “worst day of his […]

Karate Combat Announces Season 3 Title Defense for Champ Josh Quayhagen

Karate Combat, the full-contact karate league, is sprucing up its third season this spring with a big rematch for a title. View full post on Recent News on

Daniel Straus arrest details say former champ allegedly stabbed female victim in abdomen

Former Bellator featherweight champion Daniel Straus is alleged to have struck a female victim multiple times before stabbing her with “a sharp instrument.” The details come via an arrest affidavit filed with the Hollywood (Fla.) Police Department, which MMA Junkie obtained Monday. Straus (26-9 MMA, 12-6 BMMA) was arrested last Friday in Florida and charged […]

Updated: Former Bellator MMA Champ Daniel Straus Arrested on Aggravated Battery Charge

Two-time former Bellator MMA featherweight champion Daniel Straus was arrested on Friday and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to a report from the

Former Bellator MMA Champ Daniel Straus Arrested on Aggravated Battery Charge

Two-time former Bellator MMA featherweight champion Daniel Straus was arrested on Friday and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to a report from the

Thiago Alves says bare-knuckle boxing ‘very refreshing,’ aims to become BKFC champ

Thiago Alves is enjoying his time bare-knuckle boxing. The former UFC title challenger is relishing his transition to a new sport after competing in MMA for almost 20 years. Alves made the switch from the UFC to Bare Knuckle FC in January 2020 and made his debut with BKFC last September. Alves headlined BKFC 12 […]

LFA champ Lupita Godinez stays ready for short-notice UFC call: ‘I know my time is coming’

Lupita Godinez wants in. She wants her shot at the UFC, and she’s ready to step in the octagon whenever necessary. The LFA women’s strawweight champion is training and staying prepared in case the UFC comes calling in need of a short-notice replacement. Godinez (5-0) won the vacant LFA title back in October, outpointing Vanessa […]

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane moving on after ‘boring as sh*t’ title loss to Bellator champ Juliana Velasquez

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Former Bellator flyweight champ Ilima-Lei Macfarlane has no desire for an immediate rematch with Juliana Velasquez after the Brazilian took her title at Bellator 254. That doesn’t line up with what champions usually say, but Macfarlane is honest to a fault. When she finally got around to watching […]

Champ Kamaru Usman explains why ‘that chip is still heavy on my shoulder’ ahead of UFC 258

At this point in his career, Kamaru Usman has clearly established himself as the top welterweight on the planet, but the reigning UFC champion says he’s no less driven to keep proving his doubters wrong. “It’s funny, actually – I’ve still got that chip on my shoulder,” Usman told MMA Junkie. “It’s actually almost even […]

Ex-UFC Champ Rafael dos Anjos Talks Potential Matchups with Chandler, McGregor, Diaz

While waiting for his next fight after beating Paul Felder in his return to lightweight this past November, former champion Rafael dos Anjos shared his opinion regarding the future of the division following the main bouts of UFC 257. View full post on Recent News on

Ex-Bellator Champ Michael Chandler Describes Victorious UFC Debut as ‘Pure Elation’

For years, Michael Chandler was the unofficial face of Bellator MMA. View full post on Recent News on

WBC Champ Ryan Garcia Plans for Retirement at 26, Transition Into MMA

A star undefeated boxer plans on only sticking around the ring for another few years before possibly moving on to MMA. View full post on Recent News on

Bellator Fighter, Ex-Glory Champ Robin Van Roosmalen Hospitalized After Car Accident

Robin Van Roosmalen has been hospitalized with injuries suffered in a serious car accident on Wednesday, according to a report from RTV Utrecht. View full post on Recent News on

UFC Boss Hoping to Hold Strawweight Champ Weili Zhang’s Next Title Defense in Asia

The Ultimate Fighting Championship may have plans to move its events beyond Las Vegas and Abu Dhabi in 2020. View full post on Recent News on

UFC champ Deiveson Figueiredo responds to Henry Cejudo with a threat – in English

Henry Cejudo once said he would be more inclined to come out of retirement and fight Deiveson Figueiredo if the UFC flyweight champion spoke English. Well, the champ has spoken. Cejudo (16-2 MMA, 10-2 UFC) recently took some potshots at Figueiredo (20-1-1 MMA, 9-1-1 UFC) winning “Fighter of the Year” awards from various media outlets. […]

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