Ex-champ Joe Warren vs. Shawn Bunch added to Bellator 210

A bantamweight bout between former multi-division champion Joe Warren and Shawn Bunch is a late addition to this month’s Bellator 210 lineup. MMAjunkie today verified the booking between Warren (15-7 MMA, 13-6 BMMA) and Bunch (7-3 MMA, 4-2 BMMA) with a Bellator official. Bellator 210 takes place Nov. 30 at WinStar World Casino & Resort […]

Bellator 208 results: Anatoly Tokov earns scorecard sweep over ex-champ Alexander Shlemenko

UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Anatoly Tokov managed to avoid the knockout power of Alexander Shlemenko and neutralize the game of the former Bellator champion to take a clear-cut unanimous decision. The contest took place at Saturday’s Bellator 208 from Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. The middleweight bout between Tokov (27-3 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) and Shlemenko […]

Dana White on champ-champ Daniel Cormier, ex-champ Jon Jones – and a possible trilogy

On Monday, Daniel Cormier said his champ-champ days might be over since the UFC was looking to strip him of one of his belts. UFC President Dana White confirmed those intentions in a “UFC Unfiltered” episode that came out Tuesday, on which he also discussed the possibility of a Cormier vs. Jon Jones trilogy. “Cormier is […]

Ex-champ Andrei Arlovski begged manager to fight at UFC Fight Night 136

MOSCOW – Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski’s current career strategy is to barrel ahead. After a decision loss to Tai Tuivasa in June, Arlovski (27-16 MMA, 16-10 UFC) begged his manager to compete at UFC Fight Night 136. And win or lose after Saturday night, he’ll push for another fight by the end of […]

Ex-champ Junior Dos Santos vs. Tai Tuivasa headlines UFC Fight Night 142 in Adelaide

Gallery Junior Dos Santos def. Blagoy Ivanov at UFC Fight Night 133: Best photos view 15 images A heavyweight matchup between former champ Junior Dos Santos and unbeaten rising contender Tai Tuivasa will headline December’s UFC Fight Night 142 lineup. A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to MMAjunkie that Dos Santos (19-5 MMA, […]

Ex-champ Phil Davis vs. Vadim Nemkov added to Bellator’s Israel return

Gallery Phil Davis def. Linton Vassell at Bellator 200: Best photos view 16 images Former Bellator light heavyweight champ Phil Davis is tasked with halting the rise of promising up-and-comer Vadim Nemkov. Davis (19-4 MMA, 6-1 BMMA) and Nemkov (9-2 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) will meet in the co-headliner of Bellator’s return to Israel, which takes place […]

Dana White: Ex-champ Stipe Miocic ‘always feels like we’re disrespecting him’

Gallery Photos: Best of Stipe Miocic view 29 images UFC President Dana White says the fact former heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic isn’t getting an immediate title rematch with Daniel Cormier is not a personal slight whatsoever. During Miocic’s (18-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) more than two-year title reign, his relationship with the UFC was somewhat rocky. […]

Ex-champ ‘RDA’ agrees to fight Santiago Ponzinibbio, though not quite in the Argentinian’s terms

If Santiago Ponzinibbio wanted a fight with Rafael dos Anjos, he’s got one. At least online, anyway. Ponzinibbio was supposed to have headlined the UFC’s debut in Chile in May, before a hand injury knocked him out of the event. The promotion is headed toward Ponzinibbio’s home country of Argentina later this year, though, which […]

Ex-Champ Jose Aldo Admits Doubting Ability to Win Heading Into UFC on Fox 30

After so long at the top of the division, Jose Aldo’s recent struggles caused him to question himself. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Ex-champ Jose Aldo wants to finish his UFC contract as champion

Gallery Jose Aldo def. Jeremy Stephens at UFC on FOX 30: Best photos view 8 images CALGARY – Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has three fights left on his contract, and he wants to hold the belt by the time it’s up. “So that’s all the work that we’re going to doing for now,” […]

Anthony Smith feels for Rashad Evans after UFC 225 win, doesn’t want to see ex-champ taint career

CHICAGO – Add Anthony Smith to the group of people with serious questions about whether Rashad Evans should continue to fight after UFC 225. Although he had to go into Saturday’s event at United Center with an all-business mindset, Smith (28-14 MMA, 5-3 UFC) said he had concerns about Evans (19-8-1 MMA, 14-8-1 UFC) after handing […]

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