Coach expects UFC champ Zhang Weili, Rose Namajunas to fight in first quarter of 2021

Zhang Weili (right) currently holds a 5-0 UFC record, including a win over Joanna Jedrzejczyk (left) | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Zhang Weili successfully defended her UFC strawweight belt in an instant classic in March, defeating former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk after five rounds in Las Vegas, and should get back in action in the first […]

Irene Aldana undergoes successful foot surgery, expects early 2021 return

Irene Aldana should be back in the cage by early 2021. The UFC bantamweight contender successfully underwent surgery for a broken left foot last week and is expected to recover and be able to fully start training in December. In a statement given to MMA Junkie, Aldana (12-6 MMA, 5-4 UFC) said she’s feeling well […]

Bruno Oliveira Expects To Dance The Night Away

Bruno Oliveira Can’t Wait For His Chance To Impress UFC Brass In The Main Event Of Dana White’s Contender Series. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Gegard Mousasi praises Douglas Lima’s toughness at Bellator 250, expects John Salter next

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Douglas Lima didn’t win the Bellator middleweight title on Thursday, but if it’s any consolation prize, his opponent Gegard Mousasi was impressed. Mousasi (47-7-2 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) defeated the Bellator welterweight champion Lima (32-8 MMA, 14-4 BMMA by unanimous decision to claim the promotion’s vacant middleweight belt. After the fight, Mousasi voiced […]

Dana White Expects Khabib Nurmagomedov Will Return to Try to Become 30-0

A retirement in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and a dollar can get you a cup of coffee in the morning. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Israel Adesanya never expects Paulo Costa rematch: ‘I don’t think I ever see him again to be honest’

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has a lot of challenges left ahead of him, but he doesn’t expect to cross paths with Paulo Costa again. After spending the better part of a year building towards their eventual showdown at UFC 253, Adesanya and Costa appeared to be the start of […]

John Gotti III well-aware of attention family lineage brings, expects ‘something big’ with impressive showing at CES 61

Will Paul, CES MMA John Gotti III wants to create his own path as one of the top welterweight prospects in the sport, but he is proud of his last name and the attention that comes with it. Gotti III will look to improve to 6-0 when he faces Nick Alley in the main event […]

Manager Expects Paulo Costa to Follow Deiveson Figueiredo’s Championship Path in UFC

After filming the first face-to-face meeting between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa last week at the fighter hotel in Abu Dhabi and claiming that the reigning middleweight champion was clearly frightened, Wallid Ismael praised “The Last Stylebender” for his UFC 253 victory in an interview with Globo reporter Evelyn Rodrigues. View full post on Recent News […]

Paige VanZant’s boxing coach expects ‘smooth transition’ to bare-knuckle boxing

Paige VanZant signed with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships after a 5-4 run in the UFC. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting American Top Team boxing coach Gabriel de Oliveira is one of the men responsible for getting former UFC star Paige VanZant ready for a new challenge in her professional career, a transition to the bare-knuckle […]

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

Darren Till expects to have surgery after injuring knee against Robert Whittaker

Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Darren Till left it all in the cage on Saturday night, and an early injury may keep him out of it for the foreseeable future. The middleweight contender went five rounds with former champion Robert Whittaker in the UFC on ESPN 14 main event, falling short on the cards with […]

Solo Hatley Jr. shrugs off favoritism toward Aaron Pico, expects to test star’s ‘weak chin’ at Bellator 242

Solo Hatley Jr. | Bellator MMA Solo Hatley Jr. recently watched a promotional video for Bellator 242 when he saw his opponent flash on the screen. The video announced the return of rising star Aaron Pico – and that was it. “When I saw that, I was like, ‘Wow, they really want this guy to […]

Dana White expects Abu Dhabi to host various title fights, including UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov

UFC president Dana White assures that we haven’t seen the last of “Fight Island.” The UFC landed on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi for nearly the entire month of July, hosting four events and four title fights overall. When the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic began shutting down borders, many international fighters feared that their careers were […]

Jack Hermansson expects to challenge for UFC middleweight title — against Paulo Costa

Jack Hermansson believes he is rapidly closing in on a UFC middleweight title shot after submitting Kelvin Gastelum in Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 30 co-main event. Hermansson (21-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) knows some big fights have to shake out at 185 pounds before his opportunity comes around, including at least one more fight of his […]

Montel Jackson Still Expects Greatness

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Deiveson Figueiredo Expects To Be The Flyweight King

In the days leading up to his February clash with Joseph Benavidez for the vacant flyweight title, Deiveson Figueiredo radiated confidence. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Mark De La Rosa Expects Non-Stop Action

A change of camps has Mark De La Rosa feeling better than ever heading into a crucial fight in his career.  Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Dana White expects UFC to lose over $100 million in 2020 due to lack of live gates

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The coronavirus pandemic has prevented fans from attending sporting events and that’s affecting the bottom line of the organizations that benefit from their patronage. UFC President Dana White expects his company to suffer nine-digit losses in revenue by year’s end with COVID-19 precautions forcing the promotion to hold events without a […]

Conor McGregor expects to have MMA GOAT top-spot ‘secured by career end’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Conor McGregor has chimed in on MMA’s GOAT conversation, and of course, he expects to play the biggest part. When “The Notorious” makes the walk for the final time, he believes his legacy will surpass the likes of Jon Jones, Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva. McGregor took to Twitter on Saturday […]

Lorenz Larkin Doesn’t Want to Wait on Douglas Lima, Expects to Fight Before Title Shot

The coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone in the mixed martial arts community differently these past couple months. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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