Diego Maradona’s eternal fighting spirit carries on through Argentine UFC fighters

Diego Armando Maradona will forever be remembered as the complete package: the good, bad, all of the above. Maradona, who became arguably the best player in football history in his time, died Wednesday in Buenos Aires due to a heart attack. He was 60. The Argentine government declared three days of national mourning following the passing […]

Video: Get to know some of UFC on ESPN 18’s rising fighters

We are not about to pretend as if Saturday night’s UFC on ESPN 18 is loaded from top to bottom with big name stars. That’s a fact which became extra apparent after the scheduled main event of Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis fell out on Friday after Blaydes tested positive for COVID-19. But that doesn’t […]

Ray Sefo addresses PFL’s 2020 season cancellation, says most fighters understood the decision

Despite some headlines to the contrary, PFL president Ray Sefo thinks most fighters understood the promotion’s decision to cancel the 2020 season. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, PFL decided to pull the plug on their entire season in April, with all contracted fighters receiving monthly stipends. A few fighters voiced their discontent at not being able to […]

Taura MMA fighters complain of pay, promotion issues, Taura criticizes ‘lack of patience’

Rigel Salazar/Taura MMA At least four fighters have yet to receive full or partial payment from Taura MMA for bouts that took place on its previous two events. Marcelo Golm, Paulo Sergio Santos and Deivison Ribeiro, who competed at Taura MMA 11 on Oct. 30 in Kissimmee, Fla., are among those who have yet to […]

UFC 255 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media

Since the early days when the sport was anything but a mainstream endeavor the MMA industry has thrived and survived through various websites, forums, and, perhaps most importantly, social-media platforms. Fighters interact with fans, each other and many more through the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, which helps outsiders get a deeper look into […]

Fighters On The Rise: November 28 Edition

Three Can’t-Miss Fighters On Saturday’s UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Lewis Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Dana White’s Contender Series 36 results: Four fighters get UFC deals, one gets ‘TUF’ invite

LAS VEGAS – It certainly didn’t come without controversy, but JP Buys (9-2) picked up a first-round stoppage win over Jacob Silva (6-4). The contest served as the featured bout of Dana White’s Contender Series 36, which streamed live on ESPN+ from UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Tuesday night. Buys was able to take […]

Contender Series Weigh-in Results: All 10 Fighters Cleared for Competition

The final installment of Season 4 of Dana White’s Contender Series is now official, as all 10 athletes slated for competition hit their contracted marks on Monday. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC Fight Night 182 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media

Since the early days when the sport was anything but a mainstream endeavor, the MMA industry has thrived and survived through various websites, forums, and – perhaps most importantly – social-media platforms. Fighters interact with fans, each other and many more through the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, which helps outsiders get a deeper look […]

Ex-UFC Champ Fabricio Werdum Joins Professional Fighters League for 2021 Season

The Professional Fighters League heavyweight division just got a lot more interesting. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White’s Contender Series 36 weigh-in results: Ever seen a 54-pound weight spread between fighters?

LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie was on scene and reporting live from Monday’s official Dana White’s Contender Series 36 fighter weigh-ins, where all 10 fighters hit their marks for Tuesday’s card. Dana White’s Contender Series cards see prospects fighting for the opportunity to sign a UFC deal, with UFC president Dana White on hand to […]

UFC 255 Fighters On The Rise

Make sure you know which fighters to have your eye on at UFC 255: Figueiredo vs Perez Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

UFC Vegas 14 weigh-in results: Paul Felder makes weight on five days’ notice, three fighters miss

Paul Felder | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Paul Felder was the last fighter booked for UFC Vegas 14 and the first to weigh in Friday morning. “The Irish Dragon” came in at 155.75 pounds to successfully make weight for Saturday’s lightweight main event against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Vegas 14. Felder is stepping […]

UFC Fight Night 182 Weigh-in Results: 1 Fight Scratched; 3 Fighters Miss Weight

The scales proved to be a greater threat than most expected ahead of UFC Fight Night 182. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

KSW 56 Weigh-in Results: All Fighters Make Weight

Poland’s No. 1 mixed martial arts promotion Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki returns with its fourth MMA event of the year. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White’s Contender Series 35 results: Three more fighters score UFC deals

LAS VEGAS – In a rousing clash of middleweight,s Mario Sousa (12-1) earned a hard-fought decision win over a gritty Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz (8-1). The bout served as the featured contest of Dana White’s Contender Series 35, which took place Tuesday at UFC Apex and streamed live on ESPN+. Three fighters were awarded deals on the […]

UFC on ESPN+ 40 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media

Since the early days when the sport was anything but a mainstream endeavor, the MMA industry has thrived and survived through various websites, forums, and – perhaps most importantly – social-media platforms. Fighters interact with fans, each other and many more through the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, which helps outsiders get a deeper look […]

Fighters On The Rise: November 14 Edition

Three Can’t-Miss Fighters On Saturday’s UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Dos Anjos Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

MMA’s week out of the cage: Fighters mourn death of ‘Jeopardy’ host Alex Trebek

Social media has become a significant part of the sporting landscape. But few, if any, professional sports match the level of interaction and personal access provided by MMA. In an individual competition in which nearly every athlete is chasing the same goal of financial success and championship glory, it’s important for fighters to provide insight […]

Raoni Barcelos: Top-15 bantamweights are ‘afraid to take risks’ against non-ranked fighters like himself

Brazilian talent Raoni Barcelos won four in a row in the UFC, including three stoppages | Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports One of the longest layoffs of Raoni Barcelos’ MMA career finally ends Saturday, when the Brazilian bantamweight prospect faces Khalid Taha in the main card of UFC Vegas 13 at the UFC APEX. Barcelos hasn’t […]

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