Dana White: Spencer Fisher ‘not the first and he’s definitely not going to be the last’ to deal with brain trauma

Photo by Jim Kemper/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Spencer Fisher opened a lot of eyes with revelations about the dramatic ways his life has changed while dealing with severe brain trauma suffered after spending years battling with the best fighters in the world. The former UFC lightweight, who was forced to retire in 2013 after […]

Despite U.S. Treasury Sanctions, ACA to Hold Nine Events in First Half of 2021

Absolute Championship Akhmat President Alexey Yatsenko has set the dates for the first two events of his promotion in the new year. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Calvin Kattar aims to hand Max Holloway first KO loss, set up title shot in UFC on ABC 1 headliner

ABU DHABI – Calvin Kattar still considers Max Holloway to be the top featherweight in the sport, and thus a win over the former champion in the UFC on ABC 1 headliner would help his own case for that claim. Holloway (21-6 MMA, 17-6 UFC), a former UFC titleholder at 145 pounds, is coming off […]

Kevin Holland foresees ‘cojones’ thrust KO of ‘gatekeeper’ Derek Brunson in first UFC headliner

Kevin Holland is happy to be getting bigger fights, five-round fights, and main event fights. At a UFC Fight Night event on March 20, Holland (21-5 MMA, 8-2 UFC) will compete in his first UFC headliner against longtime middleweight contender Derek Brunson. While he recognizes Brunson’s history of fighting rising stars like UFC middleweight champion […]

Ahead of UFC 259, Petr Yan joins American Top Team for first title defense preparation

Petr Yan is training stateside to prepare for his first UFC title defense. The UFC bantamweight champion, Yan (15-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC) is preparing for his UFC 259 defense vs. Aljamain Sterling at American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Fla., his manager Sayat Abdrakhmanov confirmed to MMA Junkie on Saturday. UFC 259 takes place March […]

Amanda Ribas’ father immortalizes first UFC win, championship dream with tattoo

Brazilian strawweight Amanda Ribas is undefeated in four UFC appearances. | David Berding-USA TODAY Sports Amanda Ribas has scored important victories in the UFC, like a first-round armbar over Paige VanZant on Fight Island and being the first to defeat Mackenzie Dern. That said, her octagon debut still ranks No. 1 for her father and […]

Cage Warriors 122: Morgan Charriere to face Jordan Vucenic in first featherweight title defense

Newly crowned Cage Warriors featherweight champion Morgan Charriere will look to kick off his year with a win when he puts his title on the line at Cage Warriors 122. Frenchman Charriere (16-7) will take on England’s Jordan Vucenic (7-1) in the main event of the show, which forms the third leg of the promotion’s […]

Today in MMA History: Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier fight for first time (not counting press conferences)

Today in MMA History: Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier fight for 1st time (not counting press conferences) View full post on MMA Junkie

Morning Report: Javier Mendez says if Khabib Nurmagomedov is retired, Dustin Poirier deserves first title shot

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Early this week, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov stated that he believes the winner of the upcoming bout between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor will become the new lightweight champion. Nurmagomedov’s statement left some room for interpretation as to whether he meant the two would be fighting for his vacated title, […]

Charles Oliveira Shares Video of Submission Win in First Amateur MMA Bout

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s all-time submission leader began his MMA career in typical fashion. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

John Kavanagh: First Loss to Conor McGregor Will Be Difficult for Dustin Poirier to Forget

It’s been more than six years since Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier first squared off in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and much has changed since then. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Bellator full fight video: Cris Cyborg dominates Arlene Blencowe in first Bellator title defense

Bellator MMA Watch Cris Cyborg vs. Arlene Blencowe full fight video to see Cyborg in top championship form against Blencowe in the main event of Bellator 249 on Oct. 15 in Uncasville, Conn. Cyborg’s Bellator debut was a successful one as she took out incumbent featherweight champion Julia Budd by fourth-round TKO in January. Her […]

Bec Rawlings doesn’t expect Paige VanZant to find success in BKFC: ‘She wouldn’t get out of the first round with me’

Bec Rawlings (pictured, right) in action | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Bec Rawlings definitely knows a thing or two about bare-knuckle fighting. The former UFC and current Bellator MMA competitor was one of the faces of the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship when the promotion first launched in 2018. She fought on the very first card […]

Tony Ferguson makes ‘no excuses’ in first statement since losing to Charles Oliveira at UFC 256

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Tony Ferguson isn’t going anywhere but back to the gym to work on what went wrong in his fight against Charles Oliveira so he can come back stronger in 2021. That’s the message received from the former interim lightweight champion in his first statement after suffering a decision loss to […]

Octagon girl Arianny Celeste returns at UFC 256 after giving birth to first child

If you were under the impression that longtime and popular UFC octagon girl Arianny Celeste was done gracing us with her presence on fight nights, think again. Celeste made her return Saturday night at UFC 256 in Las Vegas less than three months removed from giving birth to her first child. It had been even […]

Brandon Moreno motivated by history, looks to become first Mexico-born UFC champ at UFC 256

Brandon Moreno’s UFC flyweight title shot goes beyond simply proving he’s the best fighter at 125 pounds. The top contender fights for gold Saturday night, challenging champion Deiveson Figueiredo in the main event of UFC 256 in Las Vegas. It’s a big moment for Moreno (18-5-1 MMA, 6-2-1 UFC) in his career, as the Tijuana, Baja […]

UFC free fight: Deiveson Figueiredo submits Alex Perez in first flyweight title defense

Deiveson Figueiredo is establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with at 125 pounds. Saturday, Figueiredo takes on Brandon Moreno, 21 days after their most recent bouts, in the main event of UFC 256 on Dec. 12. The UFC flyweight champion picked up his first title defense win last month in the main event […]

Dana White says Yoel Romero’s release first of many: ‘We’re probably going to have 60 cuts’

LAS VEGAS – According to UFC president Dana White, Yoel Romero’s recent UFC release is one of many that will come by the end of 2020. A multi-time UFC middleweight title challenger, Romero (13-5 MMA, 9-4 UFC) was released from the promotion Friday after over seven years with the company. Romero last competed in a […]

UFC on ESPN 19 Weigh-in Results: ‘OSP’ Misses Weight for First Time

The Ultimate Fighting Championship continues its stretch of Las Vegas events with UFC on ESPN 19. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC Vegas 16 weigh-in results: Ovince Saint Preux misses weight for first time, headliners official

Ovince Saint Preux | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Ahead of what was to be his 22nd UFC light heavyweight appearance, Ovince Saint Preux has experienced a dubious career first. “OSP” weighed in at 207.5 pounds for his UFC Vegas 16 co-main event meeting with Jamahal Hill, 1.5 pounds over the light heavyweight limit. The […]

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