Dominick Reyes Feels Like UFC 253 is ‘First Title Defense in a Lot of Aspects’

The bitter taste of a near miss against Jon Jones at UFC 247 still lingers for Dominick Reyes. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Video: Vadim Nemkov expects winner of Phil Davis vs. Lyoto Machida 2 for first title defense

New Bellator light heavyweight champ Vadim Nemkov spoke to reporters after taking the title from Ryan Bader at Bellator 244. The champ believes he’s the No. 1 light heavyweight in the world and spoke about his expectations for his immediate future. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Dan Hardy refutes Herb Dean’s defense of controversial stoppage, calls for referee accountability

Dan Hardy had a lot to say about Herb Dean’s defense of his controversial refereeing over the weekend. Hardy, the former UFC fighter and current color commentator, took to his YouTube account Tuesday to address Dean’s video in which he answered for the stoppage in the Francisco Trinaldo vs. Jai Herbert bout at UFC on […]

Dan Hardy responds to Herb Dean’s defense of stoppage: ‘accountability needs to be taken’

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images UFC commentator Dan Hardy called for greater accountability among referees and a new system for preventing late stoppages in a video response to veteran official Herb Dean. Responding to Dean’s video defending his stoppage of Francisco Trinaldo vs. Jai Herbert at UFC on ESPN 14, Hardy broke […]

UFC on ESPN 13 pre-event facts: Jimmie Rivera brings best takedown defense in UFC history

The UFC’s four-card series on “Fight Island” continues Wednesday with UFC on ESPN 13, which takes place at Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi with a card that airs entirely on ESPN. A matchup of featherweight contenders takes center stage in the main event. Calvin Kattar (21-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC) and Dan Ige […]

Kamaru Usman opens as 3-1 favorite in UFC 251 title defense vs. Jorge Masvidal

Jorge Masvidal’s first crack at a UFC title Saturday will come with fairly sizable odds against him. Masvidal (35-13 MMA, 12-6 UFC) has stepped up on less than a week’s notice and will challenge welterweight champion Kamaru Usman (16-1 MMA, 11-0 UFC) for the title in the UFC 251 main event at Yas Island in […]

Kamaru Usman Changes Camps Prior to UFC 251 Title Defense

Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns have trained together for years, but that won’t be an issue leading into their welterweight championship bout at UFC 251. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Manager Ali Abdelaziz: Kamaru Usman could face Conor McGregor in next title defense

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has another big option for his next title defense. With all signs initially pointing to a summer showdown with Jorge Masvidal, it appears “Gamebred” may be set to move in a different direction, with the fighter diverting his attention to a potential rematch with Nate Diaz. According to Usman’s manager […]

Ryan Bader Suggests Machida for Next LHW Title Defense if Nemkov Can’t Enter U.S.

Regardless of who the opponent might be, Ryan Bader is planning on making his first light heavyweight title defense since November 2017 in his next Bellator MMA appearance. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Henry Cejudo on UFC 250 title defense scratch: ‘GOAT will be served another day’

Henry Cejudo is taking the postponement of his first UFC bantamweight title defense in stride. Cejudo (15-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) confirmed he won’t be fighting on May 9 at UFC 250 after the promotion indefinitely suspended all upcoming events due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. He was originally slated to defend against Jose Aldo in […]

Newly crowned champion Mason Jones wants UFC veteran for first Cage Warriors title defense

Connor Elliott (Instagram: @connorelliottphoto) Newly crowned Cage Warriors lightweight champion Mason Jones knows that his proximity to the title has become a lot more intimate since he got his hands on the coveted belt, but he believes a victory over a UFC veteran would bolster his chances of securing an Octagon debut. The highly touted, […]

Thiago Santos rips Israel Adesanya for ‘horrible’ title defense: ‘Yoel Romero won that fight’

Thiago Santos finished Jimi Manuywa, Jan Blachowicz and Eryk Anders at light heavyweight. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Israel Adesanya was victorious in his first defense of the UFC middleweight championship, but not in Thiago Santos’ eyes. “The Last Stylebender” claimed the undisputed title with a knockout win over Robert Whittaker last October and defended […]

Valentina Shevchenko Withdraws from Title Defense vs. Joanne Calderwood at UFC 251

Valentina Shevchenko’s next title defense has been put on hold. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Kamaru Usman willing to ‘risk it all’ with UFC 249 title defense; Jorge Masvidal’s manager calls foul

Kamaru Usman claims he’s offered to defend his welterweight title in the main event of UFC 249 next month. Jorge Masvidal’s manager, however, insists the champion is lying. With all signs pointing to Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson falling apart for a fifth time and the UFC in need of a new headliner for its […]

Defense attorneys: 2012 DUI, COVID-19 could throw curveball in Jon Jones case

Jon Jones | Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com What happens next in Jon Jones’ latest legal case could be more serious because of his past. But any punishment he potentially faces could also be blunted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Veteran defense attorneys based in Albuquerque, N.M., say the most serious trouble Jones faces is if prosecutors bring into […]

Henry Cejudo rips Conor McGregor boxing training clip, ‘You should be working your takedown defense’

Henry Cejudo | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting In his own way, Henry Cejudo is looking out for the best interests of his friend Justin Gaethje and their target, Conor McGregor. Cejudo, whom you may have heard won a thing or two in his wrestling days, jumped at the chance to take a shot at McGregor […]

Felicia Spencer wants to spoil Amanda Nunes’ featherweight title defense plans at UFC 250

While Amanda Nunes sets out to make history, Felicia Spencer is looking to play spoiler. Dual-champ Nunes could become the first fighter in UFC history to register title defenses across two weight classes while holding multiple belts when she puts her featherweight title on the line against Spencer at UFC 250. Nunes (19-4 MMA, 12-1 […]

Israel Adesanya Dismisses Staph Infection Concerns Ahead of Title Defense at UFC 248

Some concerning images of Israel Adesanya began making the rounds ahead of his middleweight title defense against Yoel Romero at UFC 248. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC 250 Targeted for 145-Pound Title Defense of Amanda Nunes vs. Winner at UFC Norfolk

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has reportedly raised the stakes of a couple of featherweight matchups on Saturday. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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 Sherdog.com

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