Alexander Volkanovski expected to defend featherweight title against Brian Ortega at UFC 260

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is ready to return and defend his title as he’s expected to clash with Brian Ortega in a five-round battle at the upcoming UFC 260 event on March 27. Multiple sources close to the situation confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Saturday. ESPN initially reported the […]

Alexander Volkanovski-Brian Ortega Featherweight Title Bout Set for UFC 260 on March 27

Alexander Volkanovski will defend his featherweight belt against Brian Ortega at UFC 260. View full post on Recent News on

UFC free fight: Watch Max Holloway stop Anthony Pettis to win interim featherweight title

Max Holloway’s first high-profile win was an impressive one. The Hawaiian fighter picked up his first victory over a former UFC champion  at UFC 206 in December 2016 when he stopped Anthony Pettis. Holloway (21-6 MMA, 17-6 UFC) outclassed Pettis on the feet over the course of two rounds to get a TKO in Round […]

Cage Warriors 122: Morgan Charriere to face Jordan Vucenic in first featherweight title defense

Newly crowned Cage Warriors featherweight champion Morgan Charriere will look to kick off his year with a win when he puts his title on the line at Cage Warriors 122. Frenchman Charriere (16-7) will take on England’s Jordan Vucenic (7-1) in the main event of the show, which forms the third leg of the promotion’s […]

2020 Year in Review: Men’s featherweight division

Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting 2020 was a wild year for MMA, that feels like it lasted a lifetime. With all the action that took place over the year, it’s hard to remember what took place. This series looks to help out with that, providing an overview on what happened […]

Alex Caceres to Meet Kevin Croom in Featherweight Bout at Feb. 27 UFC Event

Alex Caceres will square off against Kevin Croom in a featherweight matchup at the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Feb. 27 event. View full post on Recent News on

Armed with new UFC contract, Jared Gordon says he’s ready to hit stride at featherweight

Back at his original weight class, Jared Gordon is ready to make a run in the featherweight division. Gordon (16-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC), a former CFFC 145-pound champion, stopped Michel Quinones in the second round in his UFC debut in 2017, but missed the featherweight limit by three pounds. The weight miss prompted a move […]

Lightweight and featherweight veteran Erik Koch no longer on UFC roster

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Another veteran is longer part of the UFC roster. Erik Koch, who competed in both the UFC and WEC for a total of 14 combined fights, is no longer part of the roster. His last fight took place in July 2019. UFC officials confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Wednesday. […]

Amanda Nunes-Megan Anderson Featherweight Title Bout Rebooked for UFC 259

A featherweight championship bout pitting Amanda Nunes against Megan Anderson has been rescheduled for UFC 259. View full post on Recent News on

Olympic gold medalist Szymon Kolecki headlines KSW 58 alongside featherweight title fight

KSW Olympic gold medalist Szymon Kolecki will headline KSW 58 on Jan. 30 as the former weightlifting champion takes on Martin Zawada in the headline fight from Poland. KSW officials confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Saturday. A two-time medal winner in the Olympics, Kolecki transitioned to mixed martial arts after his weightlifting career […]

Invicta FC 43 results: Kayla Harrison batters Courtney King for TKO finish in featherweight debut

Kayla Harrison | Dave Mandel, Invicta FC Invicta Fighting Championships wrapped up their 2020 with an exciting event capped off by In the main event of Invicta FC 43, PFL lightweight champion Kayla Harrison made her 145-pound, and promotional debut against Courtney King. The event took place at the Police Athletic League in Kansas City, […]

Pederneiras Predictions: Dos Anjos Champ, Aldo KOs Vera, ‘Pitbull’ Becomes Top Featherweight

Nova Uniao head coach Andre Pederneiras believes Brazilian greats Rafael dos Anjos, Jose Aldo and Patricio Freire will cement their statuses as all-time greats soon. View full post on Recent News on

Kayla Harrison plans to silence doubters with featherweight debut at Invicta 43, reveals future plans for PFL

Ryan Loco, PFL Kayla Harrison was determined to compete before 2020 came to an end. The two-time Olympic gold medalist had originally anticipated at least four fights this year as part of the PFL’s typical season format but the promotion opted to cancel all cards following the start of the coronavirus pandemic. That left more […]

A.J. McKee Subs Darrion Caldwell at Bellator 253, Advances to Featherweight Grand Prix Finals

Thanks to Bellator 253‘s main event, we now know one finalist for Bellator MMA‘s featherweight grand prix. View full post on Recent News on

Patricio Freire Predicts He’ll Face Darrion Caldwell in Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix Final

Considered by some as the best featherweight fighter in mixed martial arts today, Patricio Freire had no trouble getting past Pedro Carvalho in the quarterfinals of the 145-pound grand prix at Bellator 252 last Thursday. View full post on Recent News on

Patricio Freire KOs Pedro Carvalho at Bellator 252, Advances in Featherweight Grand Prix

Patricio Freire kept his featherweight belt in the main event of Bellator 252. View full post on Recent News on

Armed with new six-fight contract, Bellator’s Saul Rogers targets featherweight elite

Bellator’s featherweight grand prix resumes Thursday night, and one man will be watching with renewed fire in his belly after suffering the heartache of elimination from the tournament. England’s Saul Rogers was edged out on the scorecards at Bellator 228 by Germany’s Daniel Weichel, who takes on Emmanuel Sanchez in the quarterfinals at Bellator 252. […]

PFL Champion Kayla Harrison to Make Featherweight Debut at Invicta FC 43

Professional Fighters League lightweight champion Kayla Harrison will test the waters at 145 pounds against Courtney King at Invicta Fighting Championships 43 on Nov. 20. View full post on Recent News on

Amanda Nunes Pulls Out of Featherweight Title Defense at UFC 256

Two-division champion Amanda Nunes has pulled out of her scheduled featherweight title defense at UFC 256 for undisclosed reasons, according to ESPN. View full post on Recent News on

Janay Harding motivated by big-name Bellator women’s featherweight division signings

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Ahead of Bellator 251, Janay Harding spoke to MMA Junkie on Tuesday. Harding (8-1 MMA, 4-1 BMMA) discussed her women’s featherweight bout against Jessy Miele, her time off during the pandemic, working in Bose ad campaigns, the state of Bellator women’s featherweight division, and much more. You can watch the full interview […]

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