Jared Cannonier: Torn pec ‘maybe 60, 65 percent’ recovered since Feb. surgery

Jared Cannonier | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jared Cannonier’s return to action is on schedule. In the thick of the middleweight title picture, Cannonier’s run hit a hurdle when he tore a pectoral muscle in February. Prior to that setback, he’d scored consecutive finishes over Jack Hermansson, Anderson Silva and David Branch. Like the rest […]

Matchup Roundup: New UFC and Bellator fights announced in the past week (Feb. 24-March 1)

MMA fight announcements are hard to follow. With so many outlets and channels available, it’s nearly impossible to organize. But here at MMA Junkie, we’ve got your back. Each week, we’ll compile all the newly surfaced fights in one spot. Every Monday, expect a feature listing everything you might have missed from the UFC and […]

USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Feb. 25: Dan Hooker climbs the charts

Dan Hooker beat Paul Felder with a razor-thin split decision in the UFC on ESPN+ 26 main event. There were plenty of viewers who scored the fight for Felder, but it was Hooker who got his hand raised in front of his home fans in New Zealand. One thing that can’t be disputed is the […]

USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Feb. 18: Jan Blachowicz makes his move

Opportunity only comes knocking so many times during a fighter’s career. And in Jan Blachowicz’s case, when that opportunity arrived, he sidestepped the door and burst through the wall like the Kool-Aid Man. The Polish powerhouse altered the equation at 205 pounds with his vicious first-round knockout of Corey Anderson in the main event of […]

One Championship’s Feb. 28 Event in Singapore Closed to Public Due to Coronavirus Concerns

One Championship “King of the Jungle” will be a spectator-less event. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Matchup Roundup: New UFC and Bellator fights announced in the past week (Feb. 10-16)

MMA fight announcements are hard to follow. With so many outlets and channels for news to break through, it’s nearly impossible to organize. But here at MMA Junkie, we’ve got your back. Each week, we’ll compile all the newly surfaced fights in one spot. Every Monday, expect a feature listing everything you might have missed […]

USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Feb. 11: Jon Jones regains the throne

Jon Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC) may very well be the greatest of all-time, and he’s once again the world’s current No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter. The UFC’s light heavyweight champion enjoyed the position before, an understandable ranking considering his unparalleled run of success in the octagon. But challenges outside of the cage repeatedly forced him […]

PFL International Qualifier Series to Debut with Lightweight Tourney in Russia on Feb. 22

The Professional Fighters League “preseason” will begin in earnest later this month. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Feb. 4: What changes will UFC 247 bring?

We don’t say this very often around these parts, but here it is: There’s not much to report in this week’s MMA rankings. The UFC was off last weekend. So was Bellator. And PFL. And Invicta. And RIZIN. And, well, you get the point. The only events were held by regional promotions, and while they […]

Combate Americas Announces Complete Fight Card for Mexicali Event on Feb. 21

A women’s strawweight co-main event clash pitting Yasmine Jauregui against Karen Cedillo is among eight new bouts announced for Combate Americas upcoming event in Mexicali, Mexico, on Feb. 21. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Tim Means Gets New Opponent for UFC Rio Rancho on Feb. 15

Tim Means will be facing a new adversary at UFC Rio Rancho on Feb. 15. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Combate Americas Returns to Fresno with ‘Mexico vs. USA’ Card on Feb. 28

Combate Americas will make another journey to Fresno, Calif., with a card filled with several “Mexico vs. USA”-themed matchups. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Keith Lee, Brother of Kevin Lee, to Make Bellator Debut vs. Shawn Bunch on Feb. 21

Keith Lee, the younger brother of UFC lightweight standout Kevin Lee, will make his big-show debut next month. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

5 Bouts Including Javy Ayala vs. Valentin Moldavsky Added to Bellator 239 on Feb. 21

Bellator MMA is building on to its upcoming card in Oklahoma on February. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Pitolo vs. Sato, ‘Lookboonme’ vs. Goldy Booked for UFC Auckland on Feb. 22

A pair of new bouts have been added to UFC Auckland, as Maki Pitolo will face Takashi Sato at welterweight, while Konklak Suphisara will meet Hannah Goldy at strawweight. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Lightweights Luis Pena, Alex Munoz to Clash at UFC Norfolk on Feb. 29

Luis Pena will face Alex Munoz in a lightweight matchup at UFC Norfolk, promotion officials recently announced. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Four Fights Official for UFC Norfolk on Feb. 29

The card for UFC Norfolk continues to fill rapidly, as the Las Vegas-based promotion confirmed four contests for the Feb. 29 event. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Rafa Garcia-Humberto Bandenay Title Bout to Headline Combate Americas Card on Feb. 21

Rafa Garcia will defend his lightweight crown against Humberto Bandenay in the evening’s main event when Combate Americas travels to Mexicali, Mexico, on Feb. 21. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Invicta FC 39 Set for Feb. 7; Jinh Yu Frey-Ashley Cummins 2 Headlines for Atomweight Belt

Invicta Fighting Championships is kicking off the year with Invicta FC 39 on Feb. 7 in Kansas City, Kansas. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Alex Oliveira vs. Mickey Gall Removed from UFC Norfolk on Feb. 29

A proposed welterweight clash pitting Alex Oliveira against Mickey Gall at UFC Norfolk has been canceled. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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