Patricky Freire to Face Jaleel Willis in Bellator 249 Co-Main Event on Oct. 15

Patricky Freire will square off against former Legacy Fighting Alliance champion Jaleel Willis in the Bellator 249 co-headliner on Oct. 15. View full post on Recent News on

UFC Fight Night 178 Medical Suspensions: Woodley, Three Others Face 180-Day Terms

Tyron Woodley is facing a potential 180-day medical suspension after suffering a rib injury in his loss to Colby Covington in the UFC Fight Night 178 headliner this past Saturday. View full post on Recent News on

Israel Adesanya, Paulo Costa face off in Abu Dhabi, keep it respectful before UFC 253

There has been much bad blood between Israeal Adesanya and Paulo Costa. But for the time being, they are saving it for the octagon. The highly anticipated middleweight title bout between Adesanya and Costa headlines UFC 253 on Saturday to kick off a five-week stretch of events for the promotion on Fight Island in Abu […]

Colby Covington believes Tyron Woodley asked to avoid face off with him at UFC Vegas 11 press conference

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Colby Covington was anticipating a faceoff with opponent Tyron Woodley on Thursday, but ahead of the UFC Vegas 11 press conference, he was informed they’d no longer share the stage together. “I thought I’d be able to get in his head, play some mind games,” Covington said about a planned […]

Daron Cruickshank to face Brazilian prospect Deivison Ribeiro in October

Daron Cruickshank is coming off a three straight losses under the RIZIN and Bellator banners. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Daron Cruickshank’s next fight is now booked. “Detroit Superstar” inked a one-bout deal with Taura MMA for Oct. 30 and will take on Brazilian lightweight talent Deivison Ribeiro in Kissimmee, Fla., promotion officials told MMA […]

Report: Jessin Ayari Set to Face Luigi Vendramini at UFC on ESPN 16

Two fighters are making their Octagon return after nearly a two-year hiatus. View full post on Recent News on

KSW champ Mateusz Gamrot stepping in to face Magomed Mustafaev on Oct. 17

Magomed Mustafaev didn’t go without an opponent for long. Not long after word filtered out that Renato Moicano had to drop out of their planned lightweight bout on Oct. 17, Mustafaev has a new foe, and an intriguing one to boot. MMA Junkie has learned Mustafaev will now face undefeated KSW lightweight and featherweight champion Mateusz […]

Tyson Nam expected to face Jerome Rivera at UFC Vegas 11 on Sept. 19

Tyson Nam | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images After his fight was scrapped at UFC Vegas 10, Tyson Nam will make a quick turn around to compete on Sept. 19 instead as he faces off with recent Contender Series winner Jerome Rivera. The UFC announced the flyweight matchup during Saturday’s UFC Vegas […]

Calvin Kattar wants to coach ‘Ultimate Fighter’ vs. Max Holloway, then face him

With the majority of the featherweight division already booked, Calvin Kattar has his eyes on a former champion. Kattar (22-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC) has surged up the featherweight rankings, picking up two big wins over Jeremy Stephens and most recently Dan Ige in his first headliner spot at UFC on ESPN 13 in July. Chan […]

Dustin Poirier no longer expected to face Tony Ferguson at UFC 254

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A highly anticipated lightweight fight between Dustin Poirier and Tony Ferguson is no longer expected to take place at UFC 254 in October. While the matchup was never officially signed, the UFC had engaged in extensive talks with both fighters as the promotion looked to book them on the same card, […]

UFC Vegas 9 video: Ovince Saint Preux face plants Alonzo Menifield with brutal one-punch knockout

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Ovince Saint Preux scored a walk-off knockout that he’ll never forget in the UFC Vegas 9 co-main event. After exchanging strikes with Alonzo Menifield for the better part of two rounds, the former University of Tennessee football player detonated a perfectly timed counter left hand that blasted his opponent and […]

UFC Fight Night 175 Medical Suspensions: 3 Women Face Possible 180-Day Terms

Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight Ji Yeon Kim may have suffered more than just a loss at UFC Fight Night 175. View full post on Recent News on

Alistair Overeem would be ‘honored’ to face Jon Jones at heavyweight

MMA Fighting Alistair Overeem believes he’s close to one more shot at the UFC heavyweight title. However, the division is currently in flux with Daniel Cormier’s exit, Jon Jones’s possible entry, and current champion Stipe Miocic awaiting his next challenger, presumed to be Francis Ngannou. Overeem keeps himself in the mix with a win over […]

Jamahal Hill Sees Win Overturned; Tim Elliott, Luis Pena Face Reduced Sentences for Marijuana

Several Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters have received official sentences after failing drug tests. View full post on Recent News on

Sean Strickland Returns to Face Wellington Turman at UFC Event on Oct. 31

Sean Strickland will make his first Octagon appearance in two years when he locks horns with Wellington Turman in a welterweight bout on Oct. 31. View full post on Recent News on

Brian Kelleher now expected to face Kevin Natividad at UFC Vegas 9

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A late change has been made with Brian Kelleher now expected to face promotional newcomer Kevin Natividad in a featherweight bout at UFC Vegas 9 this Saturday from Las Vegas. The change was made after Kelleher’s original opponent Ricky Simon was pulled from the card after one of his coaches tested […]

Shamil Musaev Out, Marian Ziolkowski Steps Up to Face Mateusz Gamrot at KSW 54

KSW 54 has undergone a last-minute change to its scheduled main event. View full post on Recent News on

Bellator, Rizin Vet Satoshi Ishii to Face Stuart Austin for Heavyweight Title in EMC 5 Headliner

Well-traveled veteran Satoshi Ishii will get a chance to capture the inaugural Elite MMA Championship heavyweight crown when he faces Stuart Austin on Sept. 5 in Dusseldorf, Germany. View full post on Recent News on

Contender Series Alum Bill Algeo Announces He’ll Face Ricardo Lamas at UFC Fight Night 175

Ricardo Lamas has a new opponent at UFC Fight Night 175, as former Dana White’s Contender Series competitor Bill Algeo announced on Sunday that he will face the former featherweight title challenger. View full post on Recent News on

John Allan returns from suspension to face Roman Dolidze at UFC 255

John Allan defeated Mike Rodriguez in Sacramento, but tested positive for a banned substance. | Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports A light heavyweight showdown between John Allan and Roman Dolidze has been added to UFC 255 on Nov. 21, both fighters confirmed on social media following a report from Combate. Allan (13-5, 1 NC) will compete […]

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