UFC 254 results: Tai Tuivasa knocks out Stefan Struve in last second of first round

Both Tai Tuivasa and Stefan Struve came into their UFC 254 bout in need of a win. Tuivasa (11-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) had three straight losses entering their heavyweight fight, while Struve (29-13 MMA, 13-11 UFC) had dropped four of his past five. Tuivasa was better able to translate his sense of urgency into action […]

UFC 254 predictions: Who’s picking Justin Gaethje to hand Khabib his first loss?

(This story first was published Oct. 23, 2020.) UFC 254 predictions: Who’s picking Justin Gaethje to hand Khabib his first loss? View full post on MMA Junkie

‘Inside LFA with Ron Kruck:’ Vanessa Demopoulos’ first title defense and more

“Inside LFA with Ron Kruck” is LFA’s weekly look at prior and upcoming fights, as well as the latest news and notes within the promotion, and you can watch Episode 14 in the video above. WHAT’S COVERED: Inaugural LFA strawweight champion Vanessa Demopoulos gets set to defend her title for the first time. A look […]

UFC Fight Island 6 video: Jessica Andrade finishes Katlyn Chookagian in first round with punishing body shots

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images In her flyweight debut, Jessica Andrade took out the No. 1 ranked fighter in the division and simultaneously served notice to champion Valentina Shevchenko that she’s got a new challenger. After previously competing at bantamweight and winning the strawweight championship, Andrade decided to test herself at 125 […]

Bellator 249 results: Cris Cyborg batters, submits Arlene Blencowe in first title defense

Usually, Cris Cyborg makes opponents submit to her fists. This time, she did it with a choke. Cyborg battered Arlene Blencowe before securing a second-round submission to notch the first defense of her Bellator featherweight title and her first career submission in the headliner of Bellator 249, which took place Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena […]

Bellator 249 results: Cris Cyborg stops Arlene Blencowe for first career submission win

Cris Cyborg has added yet another item to the most impressive resume in women’s MMA history once again. The only fighter of either gender to hold championships in four major promotions, Cyborg (23-2 MMA,  2-0 BMMA) made the first successful defense of her Bellator featherweight title on Thursday night, and notched the first submission victory […]

Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino Notches First Submission Win in Bellator 249 Main Event

Cristiane Justino is still the Bellator MMA women’s featherweight champion and picked up her first submission win in the process. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Scott Coker honored to host first major MMA event in France with Bellator Paris

Bellator president Scott Coker is proud to have made history on Saturday. Coker is grateful after hosting the first major mixed martial arts event in France with Bellator 248 and Bellator Europe 10, which went down at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris. The long quest to open the doors to the sport in France finally […]

Joaquin Buckley excited to face ‘game’ Impa Kasanganay but vows to hand him his first loss

ABU DHABI – Joaquin Buckley is unfazed by a recent late change in opponent – in fact, he prefers his new matchup. Originally scheduled to face Abu Azaitar this Saturday at UFC on ESPN+ 37, Buckley (10-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will now face undefeated Dana White’s Contender Series graduate Impa Kasanganay. But the switch-up doesn’t […]

UFC on ESPN+ 37 pre-event facts: Youseff Zalal can be first to go 4-0 in UFC this year

The UFC’s “Fight Island” run continues on Saturday with UFC on ESPN+ 37, which takes place at the Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi and streams on ESPN+. A high-stakes bantamweight fight serves as the main event of the card. Former title challenger Marlon Moraes (23-6-1 MMA, 5-2 UFC) looks to continue his […]

Leon Edwards not interested in ‘Wonderboy’ fight, tells Khamzat Chimaev to ‘beat someone in the top f**king 25’ first

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Leon Edwards only has a certain number of opponents who interest him, and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson and Khamzat Chimaev are not on the list. After winning eight fights in a row, the British welterweight has been clamoring for a shot at the title, or at worst, a matchup against another top […]

After First Win in Five Years, Carlos Condit Says ‘I Still Have Fire in My Gut’

There were probably quite a few fans watching UFC on ESPN 16 who never saw Carlos Condit at his peak. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Colby Covington attends first presidential debate as guest of Donald Trump

UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington’s ties to President Donald Trump only grew stronger Tuesday night. Fresh off his victory over Tyron Woodley in the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 36 on Sept. 19, Covington attended the first debate of the 2020 campaign season as a guest of the president. Covington was on hand for […]

Gerald Meerschaert perfectly sums up off-the-rails first presidential debate in one sentence

Regardless of which side of the aisle you fall on or who you think is at fault for current political climate in the U.S., here’s something that should unite most Americans: Tuesday night’s debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden was a train wreck. Moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News, one […]

Despite emotional roller coaster, Irene Aldana enjoying the journey to first UFC main event

Irene Aldana has been through plenty in the lead up to her next UFC fight. The women’s bantamweight contender headlines a UFC event for the very first time in her eight-year career as a professional fighter this Saturday at UFC on ESPN 16. Aldana takes on former women’s bantamweight champion, and one of the biggest […]

Bellator Europe 8 results: Costello van Steenis gives Fabian Edwards first MMA loss in Milan

Lucas Noonan, Bellator Bellator’s return to Europe for the first time since the COVID-19 break started featured six middleweights battling for a spot closer to the top of the division as the company prepares to crown a new champion, and Costello van Steenis made the most of his chance in the main event of Saturday’s […]

Bellator Releases Full Lineup of First CBS Sports Event Bellator 247 on Oct. 1

The first Bellator MMA card on CBS Sports is now set. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC 253’s L’udovit Klein proud to be promotion’s first Slovak fighter

ABU DHABI – Ahead of UFC 253, L’udovit Klein spoke with reporters Wednesday during media day. L’udovit Klein (16-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) discussed his featherweight bout with Shane Young (13-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC), making history as the first Slovak fighter to ever step in the octagon, his goals and ambitions for his UFC career and more […]

Dominick Reyes Feels Like UFC 253 is ‘First Title Defense in a Lot of Aspects’

The bitter taste of a near miss against Jon Jones at UFC 247 still lingers for Dominick Reyes. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Ketlen Vieira takes solace in first career loss: ‘I needed to mature’

Ketlen Vieira suffered her first career loss in her most recent outing, but she views it as a learning experience. Vieira (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) was bounced out of the ranks of the unbeaten when she was stopped by Irene Aldana this past December at UFC 245. But despite the loss, Vieira thinks she gained […]

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