Absolute Championship Akhmat to Resume Events in July

After a brief hiatus due to the coronavirus, Absolute Championship Akhmat will be putting on events in the near future. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC Files Four Trademarks for ‘UFSEA’ Name, Including MMA Events and Merchandise

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has filed four trademarks for the “UFSEA” name, perhaps another sign that the highly-anticipated “Fight Island” is close to becoming a reality. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

NSAC announces COVID-19 testing protocol for combat sports events

DWCS LLC via Getty Images The Nevada State Athletic Commission has announced its protocol for COVID-19 testing as combat sports organizations prepare to resume operations in the state. In a document provided to MMA Fighting, the commission outlines its eight-section plan to ensure that combat sports events will be conducted under conditions designed to minimize […]

UFC Files Four Trademarks for ‘UFCSEA’ Name, Including MMA Events and Merchandise

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has filed four trademarks for the “UFCSEA” name, perhaps another sign that the highly-anticipated “Fight Island” is close to becoming a reality. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC files four trademarks for ‘UFSEA,’ including events and merchandising

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC could be preparing for more offshore activity. On May 19, the promotion’s parent company Zuffa, LLC filed for four trademarks related o the term “UFSEA.” As first pointed out by Washington-based trademark attorney Josh Gerben, the language in one of the filings regarding “entertainment services,” “mixed martial arts competitions,” […]

Nevada Athletic Commission approves first Las Vegas UFC events since COVID-19 outbreak

MMA is back in Nevada. Wednesday, the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC), which oversees and regulates the state’s combat sports events, held its first monthly meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. The meeting was held via conference call and lasted approximately 15 minutes, with all votes coming to unanimous decisions. Among the decisions made, the NAC […]

Nevada State Athletic Commission Approves May 30, June 6 UFC Events for Las Vegas

Las Vegas is ready to host Ultimate Fighting Championship events for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Walkout Songs From All Three Florida Events

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Dana White plans to live on ‘Fight Island’ for a month during string of UFC events

Where the UFC’s “Fight Island” is located remains a mystery, but it apparently will have a famous short-term resident in UFC president Dana White. Making an appearance with promotional partner ESPN on Friday, White gave an update on “Fight Island,” the undisclosed location on which the UFC will attempt to run events during the coronavirus […]

UFC Statement on June 20 and June 27 events

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UFC announces cancellation of Saskatoon, Austin events

Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting The coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the UFC’s 2020 schedule. Due to restrictions on public gatherings as a result of COVID-19 precautions, the UFC officially announced Thursday that the June 20 event in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and the June 27 event in Austin, Texas, have officially been canceled. This announcement was a […]

Dana White rates trio of events during pandemic a ‘10.5’

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images There was plenty of questioning and criticism for Dana White, to the point where the UFC president felt like he was a fighter taking “unnecessary punishment” for barreling ahead at a time when other sports leagues are on pause. Being the first sports league to get back to business […]

On to the Next One: Matches to make after the UFC’s Jacksonville events

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports In the fast-paced world of MMA, there are dozens of questions surrounding any given event, but when the dust settles, there’s usually only one: What’s next? Following the conclusion of every major card, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee will look back at the results, read the tea leaves, […]

Coffee Talk: Recapping the UFC’s three events in Jacksonville

In the latest edition of Coffee Talk, MMA Fighting’s Esther Lin, Casey Leydon and Jose Youngs recap the UFC’s week in Jacksonville including UFC 249, UFC Jacksonville and UFC on ESPN 8. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Dana White reflects on UFC’s three return events in Jacksonville: ‘It was successful in every way’

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Dana White is ready to go home. The UFC president, despite being admittedly tired, was in a seemingly good mood Saturday when he took the podium following the conclusion of UFC on ESPN 8. The event took place Saturday at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. UFC on ESPN 8 marked […]

Online sportsbook: UFC 249 one of the most heavily bet events in gambling history for the promotion

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC was the first major sport to return to action during the coronavirus pandemic, and gamblers across the globe rewarded that. According to Bovada, UFC 249 from this past Saturday night in Jacksonville, Fla., ended up as one of the most heavily bet events in the history of the promotion. […]

Jeff Novitzky: USADA Will Have ‘Testing Presence’ at Upcoming UFC Events in Florida

The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t completely shut down operations for the United States Anti-Doping Agency. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Paul Felder discusses covering Jacksonville events, being ‘nervous’ over COVID-19 test

Paul Felder | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Paul Felder will be working on this weekend’s UFC 249 broadcast remotely, but the celebrated lightweight admits that he is “nervous” ahead of his first on-site events — May 13 and May 16 in Jacksonville — since COVID-19 restrictions were put in place. As far as “The Irish […]

Association of Ringside Physicians Changes Stance on Combat Sports Events

The Association of Ringside Physicians has relaxed its stance regarding the staging of combat sports events during the COVID-19 pandemic. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC fighters allowed fully-staffed corners for UFC 249, succeeding Jacksonville events

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the UFC has made significant cutbacks on the number of people allowed in the arena on fight night. However, one population not affected by the cutbacks on May 9, May 13, and May 16 will be the fighters’ cornermen. Multiple people with knowledge of the situation confirmed to MMA […]

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