Former UFC, Combate Americas fighter Erik Perez signs with Bellator MMA

Erik Perez | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Erik Perez is taking his talents to Bellator MMA. The veteran bantamweight who competed in both the UFC and Combate Americas has officially inked a deal with the Viacom-owned promotion. Perez’s manager Ali Abdelaziz announced the news via Twitter with Bellator officials confirming the news to MMA Fighting […]

Jai Herbert draws former UFC fighter Cain Carrizosa for first Cage Warriors title defense

Dolly Clew, Cage Warriors Jai Herbert will attempt to defend his Cage Warriors lightweight title for the first time when he faces former UFC and Bellator fighter Cain Carrizosa at Cage Warriors 109 in the champion’s native Birmingham on Oct. 26. Cage Warriors announced the championship bout via social media on Tuesday. Striking ace Herbert […]

Glover Teixeira calls Khabib, not Jones, the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter

Glover Teixeira (pictured) faces Nikita Krylov at UFC Vancouver on Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Glover Teixeira shared the cage with Jon Jones for 25 minutes back in 2014, coming up short in his attempt to become the UFC light heavyweight champion. Years later, he sees another athlete as the best pound-for-pound fighter […]

Dustin Poirier: ‘If I go out there and stop Khabib, I’m the best lightweight fighter’ in history

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Dustin Poirier knows there’s more on the line in his UFC 242 main event fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov than just unifying the lightweight title. For the 30-year old Louisiana native, a win on Sept. 6 not only allows him to live his dream of becoming an undisputed UFC champion but it […]

Joseph Benavidez: As a fighter, Henry Cejudo is ‘not very different, honestly’ since first bout

Last week, UFC president Dana White made it clear: Joseph Benavidez is next in line for flyweight champion Henry Cejudo. Much to Benavidez’s delight, he didn’t have to talk his way into a title shot. Despite pressure from fans, who badgered him to “start talking smack or you’re going to get passed up,” Benavidez (28-5 […]

Video: Referee seemingly ignores fighter repeatedly tapping out to strikes

Landon Quinones punches Calvin Glover on the mat in front of referee Jorge Alonso | UFC Fight Pass Landon Quinones put on an impressive performance at Titan FC 56 on Friday. Unfortunately, that performance may be overshadowed by some bizarre officiating. On his way to a first-round finish, Quinones found himself on top of opponent […]

After Beating ‘Dirty Fighter’ Romero, Costa Angles For Whittaker-Adesanya Winner

Paulo Henrique Costa notched the best win of his career on Saturday, catapulting himself from prospect to contender, and he is making the most of his moment. View full post on Recent News on

Nick Newell: ‘I Want to Be Known as a Great Fighter, Not the Guy That Fights With One Hand’

Nick Newell will make his Bellator MMA debut on the prelims of Bellator 225, where he will be taking on Corey Browning. View full post on Recent News on

UFC octagon girl Jhenny Andrade is having a li’l fighter soon

Give your warmest congrats to octagon girl Jhenny Andrade, who’s welcoming a little MMA fighter into the world. On her official Instagram page, Andrade announced she’s pregnant and promised to continue her work with the UFC, though she’ll probably need a little time off in about nine or so months. “This is a very special […]

After Defeating ‘Dirty Fighter’ Yoel Romero, Paulo Costa Angles For Winner of Whittaker-Adesanya

Paulo Henrique Costa notched the best win of his career on Saturday, catapulting himself from prospect to contender, and he is making the most of his moment. View full post on Recent News on

Scott Coker: ‘Ryan Bader is the Best Heavyweight Fighter on the Planet’

After Stipe Miocic stopped Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 241, many took to social media to declare the Cleveland native to be the greatest heavyweight of all-time. Yet, Bellator MMA President Scott Coker thinks otherwise, as he believes Ryan Bader is. View full post on Recent News on

Shana Dobson Vows to Be a New Fighter After Extended Layoff

Team Lloyd Irvin veteran Shana Dobson returns to the Octagon this weekend for the first time since April 2018. View full post on Recent News on

MMA Fighter Cedric Marks Facing Death Penalty in Texas for Alleged Double Murder

The District Attorney in Bell County (Texas) will seek the death penalty against veteran mixed martial artist Cedric Marks for an alleged double murder, according to Texas-based news outlet

Dana White wants to reteam with FX for the new season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ 

The UFC’s long running reality series “The Ultimate Fighter” will eventually return and Dana White wants to team up with some old friends for a broadcast deal. The UFC president has been adamant about “The Ultimate Fighter” staging a comeback after the series came to an end last year following the conclusion of their previous […]

Dana White Confident That ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ Will Be Back on TV

“The Ultimate Fighter” has been credited into turning MMA into what it is today, with the Season 1 light heavyweight final between Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar seen as one of the key turning points in the history of the sport. View full post on Recent News on

Happily retired Georges St-Pierre: Being best fighter no longer top priority

Gallery Photos: Best of Georges St-Pierre view 39 images There was a Georges St-Pierre sighting in Canada this past weekend. But he wasn’t lacing up his gloves. Instead, the former welterweight king was in the corner of Nasrat Haqparast, who picked up a second-round knockout win over Joaquim Silva at UFC 240. Naturally, the talk […]

Dana White: ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ still the ‘greatest training ground ever for up and coming fighters’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting “The Ultimate Fighter” will soon make its return to the UFC airwaves. The long running reality series that helped launch the careers of fighters like Forrest Griffin, Michael Bisping and Rashad Evans went on hiatus after the UFC’s television contract with FOX came to an end last year. UFC president Dana […]

ABC Votes Unanimously to Potentially Unify Confusing Grounded Fighter Rule

The unified rules of mixed martial arts have been anything but unified when it comes to the definition of what constitutes a grounded fighter, but that could all change soon. View full post on Recent News on

PFL Launches ‘New Fighter Showcase’; First Fight Set

Umar Nurmagomedov has signed with the Professional Fighters League and will compete in August as part of the promotion’s “New Fighter Showcase” series. View full post on Recent News on

Georges St-Pierre calls Khabib Nurmagomedov ideal legacy fight: ‘He’s the best fighter in the world’

Georges St-Pierre | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Georges St-Pierre is standing firm in his stance that should he ever fight again, it will only be against the man he considers to be the best of the best. Speaking to TSN, St-Pierre was asked for an update on a potential comeback, a topic that has persisted […]

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