UFC on ABC 1 predictions: We’re split down the middle on Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar

Holloway vs. Kattar Brown vs. Condit Jingliang vs. Ponzinibbio Buckley vs. Di Chirico Soriano vs. Todorovic MMA Junkie readers’ consensus picks 2021: 0-0 Holloway (68%) Condit (63%) Ponzinibbio (82%) Buckley (85%) Todorovic (57%) Dan Tom @DanTomMMA 2021: 0-0 2020 Champion Holloway Condit Ponzinibbio Buckley Soriano Farah Hannoun @Farah_Hannoun 2021: 0-0 Kattar Condit Ponzinibbio Buckley Soriano […]

Morning Report: Dana White doubles down on piracy warning: ‘We’ll see how tough they are when they get caught’

Dana White | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Last week, Dana White promised “a surprise” for anyone attempting to pirate UFC pay-per-views in 2021 and just yesterday, a week before UFC 257, the UFC president doubled down on that statement. Speaking to The Mac Life ahead of the UFC’s return this weekend, White addressed his comments, […]

Video: Dan Hardy breaks down Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier rematch at UFC 257

The UFC’s first pay-per-view event of 2021 will deliver a huge rematch, as former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier and former two-division champ Conor McGregor will go head to head at UFC 257 in a bout with major title implications in the UFC’s 155-pound division. The pair first clashed at UFC 178 in September 2014, […]

COVID-19 knocked MMA down – but not out – in 2020, a year like no other | Opinion

Mixed martial arts got off to a roaring start in 2020. Conor McGregor made a triumphant return and stopped Donald Cerrone in under a minute in the first UFC pay-per-view of the year Jan. 18. Cris Cyborg made history on Jan. 25 when she defeated Julia Budd to claim the Bellator women’s featherweight championship, making […]

Anthony Johnson ‘definitely down’ for a Bellator light heavyweight grand prix

Bellator president Scott Coker has made it clear that he’s in the business of running tournaments, and with the promotion’s featherweight grand prix nearing its conclusion, curiosity abounds about which division could be featured next. For months, the leading candidate has seemed to be women’s flyweight, which has seen an influx of talent – including […]

Michel Pereira says Anthony Pettis turned down bout: ‘Either fear or because I’m unranked’

Michel Pereira spoke to reporters Thursday at UFC Fight Night 183 virtual media day. Pereira (24-11 MMA, 2-2 UFC) discussed his welterweight matchup with Khaos Williams (11-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC), if he’s going to do acrobatics for the fight, wanting to fight Anthony Pettis, and much more. Watch Pereira’s complete interview in the video above. UFC Fight […]

Michel Pereira ‘upset’ Anthony Pettis allegedly turned down UFC Vegas 17 fight, Pettis responds

Michel Pereira (pictured, right) and Anthony Pettis will both fight at UFC Vegas 17, but not against each other | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Michel Pereira will fight Khaos Williams on the main card of UFC Vegas 17. The flashy welterweight was expecting a different opponent, though. Speaking with MMA Fighting ahead of his fifth […]

Israel Adesanya hopes opponents will start trying to take him down again: ‘I want to choke somebody out’

Israel Adesanya | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Israel Adesanya is best known for his deadly striking arsenal. But the reigning UFC middleweight champion would love the opportunity to show what he can do on the ground. With a potential showdown looming against UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz in 2021, Adesanya is anxious to prove […]

Video: Dan Hardy breaks down Jack Hermansson vs. Marvin Vettori at UFC on ESPN 19

After having to deal with two opponent changes, Jack Hermansson will look to deliver a statement performance in the main event of UFC on ESPN 19 on Saturday night. Hermansson (21-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) has won five of his last six and is looking to build his case for a shot at middleweight champion Israel […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov Shuts Down Possibility of Facing McGregor-Poirier Winner

Khabib Nurmagomedov may very well return to the Octagon to pursue a 30-0 record, but he doesn’t appear to be interested in a rematch with either Conor McGregor or Dustin Poirier. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Joaquin Buckley doubles down on James Krause callout for UFC 257, wants to fight ‘the whole Glory MMA camp’

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC While 2020 has been a rough year on most, Joaquin Buckley has certainly made the most of it and now wants to kickstart his 2021 campaign with by playing out a local rivalry. Buckley followed up his KO of the year nominee of Impa Kasanganay with a second-round stoppage win […]

Anthony Smith dialed down media duties to focus on snapping skid ahead of UFC on ESPN 18

Anthony Smith spoke to the media Wednesday ahead of UFC on ESPN 18. Smith (32-16 MMA, 8-6 UFC) broke down his bout with Devin Clark, dialing down commentary job and media duties to focus on training camp, his mentality while being on a two-fight losing streak, and much more. Watch the video above for Smith’s complete virtual […]

Video: Joaquin Buckley gives his side of James Krause feud: ‘He wants to keep a brother down’

LAS VEGAS — Middleweight Joaquin Buckley spoke with reporters backstage following his second-round KO win over Jordan Wright at UFC 255. “New Mansa” discusses getting his second straight highlight-reel finish, training with Khaos Williams, his ongoing rivalry with James Krause, and why a fight with Krause is the fight to make. View full post on […]

Hot Tweets: Discussing UFC 255, Khabib Nurmagomedov doubling down on retirement, and the return of Fight Circus

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This weekend the best promotion in fight sports returns. That’s right, CamSoda is back with Fight Circus 2: Circus Harder. Things promise to be even weirder than the first outing but before we get to all that, there are other things to discuss, namely, UFC 255 and Dana White’s steadfast insistence […]

Video: Dan Hardy breaks down Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Alex Perez at UFC 255

After claiming the UFC flyweight title in emphatic fashion, newly crowned 125-pound king Deiveson Figueiredo will look to make the first defense of his crown at UFC 255. Figueiredo (19-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) will put his title on the line for the first time against Alex Perez at UFC 255. The Brazilian will look to […]

Video: Dan Hardy breaks down Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jennifer Maia at UFC 255

After defending the women’s flyweight title three times, Valentina Shevchenko will look to continue her reign of dominance at UFC 255. Shevchenko (19-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) will put her title on the line for the fourth time when she takes on Brazilian contender Jennifer Maia in the co-main event at the UFC Apex, where she […]

Jack Hermansson: ‘At least five guys’ in the rankings turned down fight after Darren Till fell out due to injury

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jack Hermansson isn’t calling out anybody by name, but he’s got grievances with a lot of fighters ranked in the top 15 at middleweight in the UFC. This past Friday it was announced that former title contender Darren Till was forced out of his scheduled bout against Hermansson in the main […]

Thiago Santos breaks down UFC on ESPN+ 40 upset loss to Teixeira: ‘I wasn’t there’

Thiago Santos didn’t make an appearance at the UFC on ESPN+ 40 post-fight news conference. Moments earlier, Santos (21-8 MMA, 13-7 UFC) tapped to a third-round rear-naked choke against fellow Brazilian Glover Teixeira (32-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC) in the main event. It was Santos’ long-awaited return after surgeries on both knees. A win would have […]

Video: Dan Hardy breaks down Thiago Santos vs. Glover Teixeira at UFC on ESPN+ 40

The top of the UFC’s light heavyweight division comes into sharp focus as two Brazilian contenders go head to head in the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 40 in Las Vegas. Former 205-pound title challengers Thiago Santos (21-7 MMA, 13-6 UFC) and Glover Teixeira (31-7 MMA, 14-5 UFC) both stand on the verge of […]

UFC free fight: Thiago Santos breaks down Eryk Anders in Sao Paulo

Thiago Santos showed the world just why he’s nicknamed “Marreta” at UFC Fight Night 137 when he finished Eryk Anders after three punishing rounds in Sao Paulo. Anders stepped in as a short-notice substitute to replace the injured Jimi Manuwa in the main event in Brazil, but found Santos in irresistible form as he was […]

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