Jon Jones Relishes 14th Title Defense: ‘I Don’t Think Anybody Will Break This Record’

Jon Jones is regarded by many as the best mixed martial artist in the history of the sport, and he proved it once again in the main event of UFC 247 in Houston on Saturday night. View full post on Recent News on

Valentina Shevchenko Brushes Aside Superfight Talk, Focused on UFC 247 Title Defense

In recent months, there has probably been more talk about potential superfights for Valentina Shevchenko than her flyweight title defense at UFC 247. View full post on Recent News on

Brandon Vera announces ONE heavyweight title defense for May event

Brandon Vera | ONE Championship After missing out on “champ-champ” status, Brandon Vera is getting back into the business of defending his own title. At Friday’s ONE Championship: Fire and Fury event in Manila, Philippines, “The Truth” announced that he will be defending his heavyweight title on May 29 at a ONE event that is […]

UFC Champ Stipe Miocic Cleared to Compete, Date of Next Title Defense Still Unknown

Reigning UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic stays he’s been cleared to compete, but he’s still not sure when he’ll return to the Octagon. View full post on Recent News on

Dana White: UFC ‘Looking At’ Yoel Romero for Israel Adesanya’s Next Title Defense

Israel Adesanya was one of the breakout stars of 2019, and it appears the UFC middleweight champion has an opponent lined up for his first title defense. View full post on Recent News on

Bellator 237 free fight: Michael Chandler edges Benson Henderson in lightweight title defense

Michael Chandler’s last successful Bellator lightweight title defense came over a big name, but not without some controversy. At Bellator 165 in 2016, the Bellator staple fought former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson in a back-and-forth war that ended in a split decision. Chandler (19-5 MMA, 16-5 BMMA) outpointed Henderson 48-46, 46-48, 48-47 in the judges scorecards that […]

Twitter reacts to Ilima-Lei Macfarlane’s title defense vs. Kate Jackson at Bellator 236

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane kept her flyweight title reign in tact with another successful title defense on Saturday, this time against Kate Jackson in the Bellator 235 headliner. Macfarlane (11-0 MMA, 10-0 BMMA) was triumphant in front of her hometown crowd in Hawaii when she earned a hard-fought unanimous decision win over Jackson (11-4-1 MMA, 3-2 BMMA) […]

Henry Cejudo calls out Jose Aldo for next title defense, Joseph Benavidez responds

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Henry Cejudo has his next target in mind. Despite Jose Aldo coming up short in a split decision loss in his bantamweight debut this past Saturday night at UFC 245, the reigning 135-pound champion would still like to face him when he’s ready to return from shoulder surgery. UFC president Dana […]

Amanda Nunes Admits She was ‘A Little Bit Off’ in Title Defense Against de Randamie

Most expected Amanda Nunes to roll through Germaine de Randamie in the first of three world title bouts on the UFC 245 marquee, and for the most part, she did. Still, “Lioness” just didn’t seem like her usual self over the course of five rounds. View full post on Recent News on

Weili Zhang to Spend Part of Camp at Roufusport Ahead of UFC 248 Title Defense

Weili Zhang is enlisting some extra help ahead of her first strawweight title defense. View full post on Recent News on

Weili Zhang Hints at UFC Strawweight Title Defense vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Though nothing is official, Weili Zhang may have her first strawweight title defense lined up. View full post on Recent News on

Morning Report: Jon Jones teases title defense against Dominick Reyes in ‘a few weeks’

Jon Jones | Esther Lin/ Jon Jones is either trolling everyone or he’s going to be fighting again far sooner than any of us imagined. It started off simple, with Jones doing something he has done rather often in recent weeks: taking a shot at Israel Adesanya, who had just gone on Joe Rogan’s MMA […]

Ryan Bader Won’t Fight for Rizin Title, Eyes Bellator LHW Belt Defense Next

It appears Ryan Bader will not get his wish of fighting for the Rizin Fighting Federation light heavyweight title at the end of the year. View full post on Recent News on

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Cousin to Make Title Defense in Uzbekistan on Nov. 23

Khabib Nurmagomedov‘s cousin will have a championship fight in Uzbekistan later this year. View full post on Recent News on

Jai Herbert draws former UFC fighter Cain Carrizosa for first Cage Warriors title defense

Dolly Clew, Cage Warriors Jai Herbert will attempt to defend his Cage Warriors lightweight title for the first time when he faces former UFC and Bellator fighter Cain Carrizosa at Cage Warriors 109 in the champion’s native Birmingham on Oct. 26. Cage Warriors announced the championship bout via social media on Tuesday. Striking ace Herbert […]

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 […]

Arnold Adams: BKFC Title Defense ‘Long Overdue’

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship heavyweight king Arnold Adams won his title back in October at BKFC 3, and he has been on the sidelines ever since. View full post on Recent News on

Dana White Targets Flyweight Title Defense, Joseph Benavidez Next for Henry Cejudo

While it will still be months before any kind of real decision is made regarding Henry Cejudo’s next opponent, UFC president Dana White seems to have someone in mind for the two-division champion. View full post on Recent News on

Jon Jones defends tactical title defense, but ‘it doesn’t feel good to be booed’

Lost in the fact that Jon Jones recorded his 10th successful defense of the UFC light heavyweight title ( the second straight of his current reign) is that he actually did something he’d never done before in MMA competition: he won a split decision. Two judges gave Jones 48-47 scores following five rounds in the […]

Twitter reacts to Rory MacDonald’s title defense against Neiman Gracie at Bellator 222

Rory MacDonald kept his Bellator welterweight title and advances to the finals of the welterweight grand prix on Friday when he defeated Neiman Gracie in the Bellator 222 headliner. MacDonald (21-5-1 MMA, 3-1-1 BMMA) made a quick turnaround from his quarterfinal bout and managed to hand Gracie (9-1 MMA, 7-1 BMMA) his first career loss […]

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