Former MTV star, Bellator fighter Aaron Chalmers leaves MMA, ‘training towards a new career’

Bellator’s Aaron Chalmers has moved on from mixed martial arts. Chalmers (5-2), a former reality TV star-turned fighter, has “left MMA behind” in pursuit of something new, the 33-year-old announced Thursday. Celebrating six months of sobriety, the former star of MTV’s “Geordie Shore” posted a video on his Instagram, stating that he is focused on […]

Missed Fists: Fighter loses in bizarre fashion, gets rematch, loses again

Sanjar Tajiev shrugs his shoulders after losing to Bauyrzhan Kuanyshbayev at a Bushido Qazaqstan event in Kazakhstan on Thursday | @Grabaka_Hitman, Twitter Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light on fights from across the globe that may have been overlooked in these hectic times where it seems like there’s […]

MMA fighter Leonardo Barbosa says he ‘threw a fight’ after being threatened by gunman in Afghanistan

Leonardo Barbosa (left) lost via second-round TKO to Ahmed Wali Hotak in Kabul, Afghanistan | Photo via Leonardo Barbosa The world of combat sports is no stranger to allegations of fighters taking a dive, but something like that rarely gets proven. Leonardo Barbosa admits he threw his fight against Ahmed Wali Hotak in the main […]

Ex-UFC fighter Alexey Kunchenko inks deal with PFL, joins 2021 welterweight season

Alexey Kunchenko has joined the PFL roster. On Thursday morning, the former UFC welterweight and M-1 Global champion announced that he will be taking part in the 2021 PFL welterweight season, which kicks off April 23 at a venue and location to be announced. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Алексей Кунченко|боец […]

Former reality TV star, Bellator fighter Aaron Chalmers announces retirement

Aaron Chalmers | Bellator Aaron Chalmers is done with MMA. The former Geordie Shore reality show star turned Bellator fighter announced his retirement from competition Thursday, sharing a video on Instagram in which he celebrated six months of sobriety and also declared that he’s moving on to new endeavors. View this post on Instagram A […]

Brazilian Fighter Claims He Threw Fight in Afghanistan Out of Fear for Life

A fighter has come clean amid concerns that he threw a fight in Afghanistan last Thursday. View full post on Recent News on

Drakkar Klose Believes He Is A Different Fighter

Drakkar Klose’s Mission Is Simple, Show How Much He Has Improved And Leave UFC Fight Night: Blaydes Vs Lewis With A Victory. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

MMA fighter Raush Manfio spars with Jake Paul, sees no path to victory for Ben Askren

Raush Manfio and Jake Paul pose after a five-round sparring session in Miami. | Photo via Raush Manfio YouTube celebrity turned boxer Jake Paul has enlisted MMA fighter Raush Manfio as one of his sparring partners ahead of a boxing match with Bellator and ONE welterweight champion Ben Askren on April 17. Manfio, who scored […]

Former UFC fighter Paul Kelly announces retirement

Paul Kelly | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The man who welcomed Donald Cerrone to the UFC is calling it a career. Former UFC fighter Paul Kelly announced his retirement Thursday, putting an end to a fighting career that began in 2005. Kelly, 36, delivered the news via Instagram, accompanied by a caption and a clip […]

Former UFC fighter Paul Kelly announces retirement from MMA

British MMA pioneer and former UFC fighter Paul Kelly will no longer compete in the cage. The 36-year-old from Liverpool announced his retirement from MMA in a lengthy Instagram post made Monday. Kelly (15-5 MMA, 5-4 UFC) said his passion and drive to compete in MMA is not what it used to be. And with […]

Dana White defends Kamaru Usman’s legitimacy as a fighter and potential superstar: ‘He’s the whole package’

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC If Dana White could just wave a magic wand and create pay-per-view superstars, the UFC would have at least 12 on the roster to sell a dozen events during the year but that’s now how it works. When it comes to UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, he’s been a part […]

Bellator MMA Signs Khasan Magomedsharipov, Brother of UFC Fighter Zabit Magomedsharipov

The California-based promotion has added a red-hot prospect to its roster – one with a familiar name. View full post on Recent News on

Sixth suspect charged in 2017 killing of American Top Team fighter Aaron Rajman

(Editor’s note: This story originally published at The Palm Beach Post, part of the USA TODAY Network.) BOCA RATON, Fla. – Authorities have charged a sixth person in the July 2017 home invasion and fatal shooting of mixed martial arts fighter Aaron Rajman west of Boca Raton. Alton Anders, 31, was ordered to remain in jail […]

Ilia Topuria ready for fast rise: ‘I want to become a great UFC fighter as soon as possible’

Ilia Topuria is ready to take his career to the next level. The undefeated Spain-based Georgian fighter is one of the hottest prospects in the sport. With nine of his 10 pro wins coming via finish, Topuria (10-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) boasts a well-round game with elite grappling and knockout power. He got the short-notice […]

UFC Fighter Charlie Ontiveros Fined, Suspended 6 Months for Failed Drug Test

Charlie Ontiveros has been suspended six months for failing a drug test in relation to his UFC Fight Night 181 loss to Kevin Holland. View full post on Recent News on

XMMA video: Ex-UFC fighter Francisco Rivera wins by nasty KO in first fight since 2016, Andre Fialho punches out James Vick

Francisco Rivera (red gloves) strikes a fallen Ryan Lilley | @ImShannonTho, Twitter A number of former UFC fighters competed at XMMA’s show in Florida on Saturday, with some faring better than others. In the co-main event, Francisco Rivera (12-7, 1 NC) made a triumphant return to the cage in his first fight since July 2016. […]

The Great Divide: Which fighter made the biggest splash in their UFC debut?

MMA Fighting The Great Divide is a recurring feature here at MMA Fighting in which two of our staff debate a topic in the world of MMA – news, a fight, a crazy thing somebody did, a crazy thing somebody didn’t do, or some moral dilemma threatening the very foundation of the sport — and […]

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UFC full fight video: Dustin Poirier becomes second fighter to beat Justin Gaethje

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Watch Dustin Poirier vs. Justin Gaethje full fight video to see how Poirier overcame the always-dangerous Gaethje at UFC Glendale on April 14, 2018. Gaethje was looking to bounce back from his first-ever loss, a third-round KO at the hands of former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. The blueprint to defuse […]

Video: Francisco Figueiredo ‘feels low’ after UFC debut: ‘Next time you’ll see a better fighter’

ABU DHABI — Flyweight Francisco Figueiredo speaks with reporters backstage at Etihad Arena following his unanimous decision win over Jerome Rivera at UFC Fight Island 8. He discussed why he wasn’t overly happy with his octagon debut, carrying the family name with his brother and flyweight champion Devieson Figueriedo, promising improvements for his next appearance, […]

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