Peter Barrett Wants Spot on UFC Boston; Will Debut at Featherweight

Newly signed Peter Barrett has his sights set on the Ultimate Fighting Championship‘s return trip to Boston in October. View full post on Recent News on

UFC 242 video: Ottman Azaitar scores ridiculous one-punch KO in debut

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Ottman Azaitar walking out of his first UFC career with an extra $50,000 in his pocket. It will be hard to deny the Octagon newcomer a fight night bonus, given that he made a spectacular debut with a one-shot KO of Teemu Packalen in a UFC 242 lightweight preliminary bout Saturday […]

City Kickboxing’s Brad Riddell Set for Octagon Debut at UFC 243 in Melbourne

UFC 243 in Australia is continuing to add local flair, as Brad Riddell has signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship and will debut on the Oct. 5 card in Melbourne. View full post on Recent News on

Video: Watch Junior dos Santos’ Dancing With The Stars debut

Junior dos Santos impressed the audience in his Dancing With The Stars debut. | Joca Costa/TV Globo Junior dos Santos made his debut at Brazil’s Dancing With The Stars on Sunday night, and he did not disappoint. Alongside professional dancer Ana Paula Guedes, the former UFC heavyweight champion danced to Haddaway’s “What Is Love” and […]

Video: Junior dos Santos Makes Successful Debut on Brazilian ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos apparently has moves both in and out of the Octagon. View full post on Recent News on

Cain Velasquez ‘Shocked’ At How Enjoyable Pro Wrestling Debut Was; Unsure of MMA Future

Cain Velasquez is enjoying his new career in professional wrestling so much that he’s unsure if he’ll make a return to the world of MMA. View full post on Recent News on

What Anthony Hernandez Learned From His UFC Debut

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Abubakar Nurmagomedov to Make UFC Debut at UFC Moscow in November

As if two Nurmagomedovs were not enough, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is about to get one more. View full post on Recent News on

Rugby star James Haskell has ‘a large amount of fear’ ahead of Bellator debut

Photo by David Rogers – RFU/The RFU Collection via Getty Imagesges Decorated English rugby star James Haskell is not certain when he will make his MMA debut under the Bellator banner, but he admits that he is feeling “a large amount of fear” ahead of his first competitive foray into the sport. At Wednesday’s London […]

Tyson Nam to debut as replacement opponent for Sergio Pettis at UFC Mexico City

Marcelo Barone A 13-year veteran is making his first walk to the Octagon as an injury replacement. MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin confirmed with sources that Tyson Nam (18-9-1) is stepping in for Alex Perez to fight Sergio Pettis (17-5) in a flyweight bout at UFC Mexico City. Perez recently announced his own withdrawal via social […]

Brok Weaver to Make Octagon Debut vs. Thomas Gifford at UFC Tampa

Dana White’s Contender Series alum Brok Weaver will make his promotional debut against Thomas Gifford at UFC Tampa. View full post on Recent News on

Video: Nick Newell makes successful Bellator debut with first-round submission victory

It looks like Nick Newell will be sticking around Bellator. Newell has become well known for the fact that he is a congenital amputee missing an arm, who nonetheless has had a highly successful MMA career, amassing a 16-2 professional record. Newell has been trying for years to be accepted into a major promotion and […]

Roman Dolidze Suspended For One Year Prior to Making UFC Debut

Prospective Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight Roman Dolidze has been shut down for a year before ever setting foot inside the Octagon. View full post on Recent News on

UFC newcomer Roman Dolidze suspended by USADA before he could make his debut

Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting UFC newcomer Roman Dolidze will have to wait until 2020 before he can make his Octagon debut after he was suspended one year after testing positive for a banned substance. USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) officials announced the news on Friday while revealing that Dolidze will face a one-year suspension retroactive […]

How a broken toe led Khama Worthy to his UFC debut against friend Devonte Smith

If it wasn’t for a broken toe, Khama Worthy believes he wouldn’t be a member of the UFC roster. Coming off of a bout two-and-a-half weeks ago, Worthy wasn’t planning on staying in fight shape. But when his brother Chaka’s training partner, Justin Paton, suffered a broken toe, Khama had to step in to help […]

John Allan fails drug test following victorious UFC Sacramento debut

John Allan defeated Mike Rodriguez via unanimous decision at UFC Sacramento. | Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Add John Allan‘s name to the list of Brazilian fighters who failed drug tests over the last two months. The Chute Boxe talent tested positive for an undisclosed banned substance following his victorious Octagon debut over Mike Rodriguez at […]

Former boxing champion Ava Knight signs with Bellator, set to make debut against Shannon Goughary at Bellator 228

Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images Former WBC and IBF boxing champion Ava Knight is making the leap to the world of mixed martial arts. On Saturday afternoon, Bellator officials confirmed an initial report from the Chico Enterprise-Record that they had inked the woman known as “ Lady of Boxing” to deal. Knight (14-4-2 boxing, 0-0 […]

Boxing Champ Ava Knight Signs with Bellator MMA for September Debut

“The Lady of Boxing” will be making her transition from the ring to the cage this fall. View full post on Recent News on

Humberto Bandenay sees similarities between debut, UFC Uruguay build-up

Photo by Alexandre Schneider /Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC Humberto Bandenay’s upcoming fight at UFC Uruguay has a familiar feeling. The Peruvian fighter is stepping in hostile territory to take on Uruguay’s Luiz Eduardo Garagorri at Saturday’s UFC event in Montevideo. This will be Bandenay’s fourth fight in the promotion, and it’s building up to be much […]

Francis Ngannou protege Ciryl Gane excited for UFC debut, says seven opponents declined

Francis Ngannou isn’t France’s only resident MMA beast on the UFC roster. Saturday at UFC on ESPN+ 14, a rising French heavyweight will look to follow in the footsteps of his close friend. Training under the watch of MMA Factory head coach Fernand Lopez, Ciryl Gane (3-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will make his UFC debut […]

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