Former UFC heavyweight Dmitrii Smoliakov suspended two years by USADA following failed drug test

UFC heavyweight Dmitrii Smoliakov will be out until 2021 after receiving a two-year suspension from USADA after failing a pair of drug tests. USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) announced the news on Tuesday. “Smoliakov, 37, tested positive for recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) and intact human chorionic gonadtrophin (hCG) as the result of urine samples he […]

Dustin Poirier ‘Down But Not Out’ Following Humbling UFC 242 Defeat

Dustin Poirier broke down in the Octagon following his third-round submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in the UFC 242 headliner this past Saturday. View full post on Recent News on

Jessica Andrade releases lengthy statement following UFC Shenzhen loss to Weili Zhang

Photo by Zhe Ji/Getty Images Jessica Andrade lost the UFC strawweight title to Weili Zhang in the main event of UFC’s first trip to Shenzhen, China, on Saturday, and took to social media to respond to critics. After the bout, Andrade’s social media — as well as the official UFC Brazil Instagram account — was […]

Ex-Champ Jessica Andrade Releases Statement Following UFC Shenzhen Defeat

Jessica Andrade seems to be taking her upset loss at UFC Fight Night 157 in stride. View full post on Recent News on

Arnold Allen in ‘no rush’ following biggest career win over Gilbert Melendez

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Arnold Allen recorded the biggest win of his young career in the feature bout of the UFC 239 preliminary card, outclassing former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez over three rounds. The win saw the British 25-year-old improve to 6-0 with the UFC, but “Almighty” admitted that he was in no rush […]

Joe Rogan explains why he interviewed Daniel Cormier following KO loss at UFC 241

Joe Rogan once notably said he was done interviewing fighters in the octagon after knockout losses. But he broke his rule again Saturday when he spoke to Daniel Cormier following the UFC 241 main event at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Just moments after he lost the heavyweight title to Stipe Miocic (19-3 MMA, 13-3 […]

John Allan Arte Tests Positive for Banned Substance Following UFC Sacramento Win

John Allan Arte failed an in-competition drug test in relation to his victory over Mike Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night 155 on July 13. View full post on Recent News on

John Allan fails drug test following victorious UFC Sacramento debut

John Allan defeated Mike Rodriguez via unanimous decision at UFC Sacramento. | Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Add John Allan‘s name to the list of Brazilian fighters who failed drug tests over the last two months. The Chute Boxe talent tested positive for an undisclosed banned substance following his victorious Octagon debut over Mike Rodriguez at […]

Mike Perry Undergoes Successful Surgery to Repair Disfigured Nose Following UFC Uruguay

Mike Perry underwent a successful surgery to repair a broken nose suffered in a loss to Vicente Luque at UFC Uruguay, according to multiple reports. View full post on Recent News on

Cris ‘Cyborg’ Posts Video of Backstage Conversation with Dana White Following UFC 240

After a dominant decision victory over Felicia Spencer at UFC 240, Cristiane Justino explained why a rematch with two-division champion Amanda Nunes was far from foregone conclusion. View full post on Recent News on

Deiveson Figueiredo back to his roots for UFC 240 following first loss

Deiveson Figueiredo is looking to get back on track after losing for the first time in MMA. | Leonardo Fabri Many fighters choose to leave Brazil to seek better training overseas. For Deiveson Figueiredo, that experience turned out to be the worst. The flyweight talent had trained at Team Alpha Male for a few weeks […]

Dana White ‘numb’ to Jon Jones’ problems outside the cage following latest battery charge

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jon Jones is once again defending himself against legal charges as well as the court of public opinion after he was hit with a misdemeanor battery charge in New Mexico. The embattled UFC light heavyweight champion has faced a myriad of legal issues in recent years including a hit-and-run accident where […]

MMA Twitter reacts to boxer Maxim Dadashev’s tragic death following fight

Sobering news hit the combat sports world Tuesday with the tragic death of Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev, who succumbed to brain injuries sustained in a fight. Dadashev, 28, lost a 140-pound fight via 11th-round TKO to Subriel Matias on Friday at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md. The fight, in which Matias dominated and […]

Juan Adams Apologizes for Post-Fight Reaction Following KO Loss to Greg Hardy

Juan Adams lobbied for a showdown with Greg Hardy for months, but when he finally got the opportunity to face the controversial former NFL star, the Contender Series alum was unceremoniously dispatched in 45 seconds. View full post on Recent News on

UFC Sacramento results: Urijah Faber calls out Henry Cejudo following 46-second KO win

Urijah Faber is back. “The California Kid” returned from retirement on Saturday night and needed just 46 seconds to knock out Ricky Simon in the co-main event at UFC Fight Night from Sacramento. The lightning quick KO is now the fastest finish in Faber’s Hall of Fame career. “I learned that from Song Yadong,” Faber […]

Dana White, Cris Cyborg perspectives differ on potential Amanda Nunes rematch following UFC 239

LAS VEGAS – According to UFC president Dana White, he’s on the same page with champion Amanda Nunes. Dana White and Cris Cyborg on the other hand? Not so much. Following Saturday night’s UFC 239 event in Las Vegas, White displayed interest in a second meeting between dual champion Nunes and former champ Cyborg. But […]

UFC fighter Desmond Green arrested on numerous charges following deadly car crash

UFC fighter Desmond Green is currently being held on bonds totaling $194,000 after being charged with 20 counts related to a deadly car crash in Florida last August. According to court records, Green was taken into custody on Tuesday where he remains at the Broward County jail in Florida. News of Green’s arrest was first […]

Derek Brunson reacts to Elias Theodorou being released from the UFC following their fight

Derek Brunson knows his three-round battle against Elias Theodorou in early May wasn’t the most exciting fight in history, but he got the job done. Dealing with an awkward counter fighter, Brunson had to make some adjustments to ensure the victory but ultimate he swept the scorecards to get back in the win column following […]

Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone offers update on his health following TKO loss to Tony Ferguson

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone was hurt but he was never broken. The veteran lightweight contender fell to Tony Ferguson this past Saturday night at UFC 238 in Chicago after his eye swelled completely shut between the second and third rounds forcing doctors to put a stop to the contest. Ferguson has started pouring on the punishment […]

Donald Cerrone Provides Positive Update on Health Following UFC 238

Donald Cerrone’s condition isn’t nearly as bad as initially feared following his loss to Tony Ferguson at UFC 238. View full post on Recent News on

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