Former champion Rafael Carvalho no longer obsessed with Bellator belt

Rafael Carvalho has changed pretty much everything ahead of his Bellator 224 fight with Chidi Njokuani. The Brazilian striker, who previously won and defended the Bellator middleweight championship training out of Curitiba’s Evolucao Thai in Brazil, decided to fulfill an old dream and move overseas after having his 15-fight winning streak snapped by back-to-back defeats […]

Former UFC Signee Ivan Shtyrkov Accepts 2-Year USADA Suspension

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship signee Ivan Shtyrkov has been suspended for two years by USADA for an anti-doping violation. View full post on Recent News on

Former Featherweight Title Challenger Chad Mendes Officially Announces Retirement

After plenty of speculation in recent months, Chad Mendes is officially calling it a career. View full post on Recent News on

Former UFC title contender Chad Mendes announces his retirement from MMA

Three-time UFC title contender Chad Mendes has decided to call it a career. On Tuesday, Mendes announced that he was retiring from mixed martial arts after taking time to mull over his decision following a loss in his last fight to Alexander Volkanovski last December. “I wanted to step away for a little bit and […]

Tito Ortiz Expected to Make Combate Americas Debut Against Former WWE Star Alberto Del Rio

Tito Ortiz appears to have an opponent for his Combate Americas debut. View full post on Recent News on

Former UFC champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk returns against Michelle Waterson in October

Joanna Jedrzejczyk will return to the strawweight division to face Michelle Waterson in a UFC Fight Night card on Oct. 12, MMA Fighting confirmed following a report by ESPN. According to Waterson’s manager Malki Kawa, the event will likely take place in San Francisco, Calif. Jedrzejczyk (15-3) challenged Valentina Shevchenko for the vacant flyweight championship […]

UFC on ESPN 3: Former Alabama Linebacker Eryk Anders Wrecks Vinicius Moreira

Former Legacy Fighting Alliance champion Eryk Anders steadied himself inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s light heavyweight division, as he knocked out Vinicius Moreira with punches in the first round of their UFC on ESPN 3 prelim on Saturday at the Target Center in Minneapolis. View full post on Recent News on

UFC signs former ONE Championship strawweight contender Istela Nunes

Istela Nunes is the newest addition to the UFC strawweight division, sources told MMA Fighting following a report by MMA Premium. According to sources, the current plan is to have Nunes debut at the UFC Fight Night card in Newark on Aug. 3. Nunes (7-1, 1 no-contest), a 26-year-old talent from American Top Team, competed […]

Rose Namajunas’ Manager Says The Former Champ Wants Rematch With Andrade After Healing Up

Jessica Andrade’s first title defense will not be a rematch against the woman she beat for the belt in Rose Namajunas last month. Instead, the Brazilian will reportedly defend her belt against Weili Zhang at UFC Fight Night 157 on Aug. 31 in China. View full post on Recent News on

Bellator signs former two-division GLORY champ Robin van Roosmalen; watch him in action

Another GLORY alum is making his way to the big MMA stage. On Tuesday, Bellator president Scott Coker announced the signing of Robin van Roosmalen. Coker also indicated that van Roosmalen, who held GLORY titles at both lightweight and featherweight, could be part of Bellator’s 145-pound tournament (via Twitter). Pleased to announce @RobinVRoosmalen has signed […]

Bellator signs former Glory two-division champion Robin van Roosmalen

A decorated striker has joined the Bellator roster. Bellator president Scott Coker announced on Tuesday the signing of Robin van Roosmalen, a former Glory featherweight and lightweight titleholder. Coker teased that the 29-year-old will be part of the 145-pound tournament. Roosmalen, whose kickboxing record of 51 wins and 18 losses includes victories over the likes […]

Volkan Oezdemir: Facing former training partner Ilir Latifi requires ‘different mindset’

Volkan Oezdemir has tried to avoid fighting friend and former training partner Ilir Latifi, but the Swiss light heavyweight’s visa situation has somewhat forced him into a bout with “The Sledgehammer”. Oezdemir is still trying to sort out some issues with his U.S. visa stemming from a 2018 felony battery case, despite the charges against […]

Daniel Cormier takes issue with ‘Canelo’ commentary, gets told his striking sucks by former boxing champ

UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has come under fire for his evaluation of the commentary on Saturday’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Danny Jacobs boxing match – but may have secured a boxing trainer in the process? Alvarez retained his multiple title belts with a unanimous decision win over Jacobs on Saturday night – while also […]

Former WWE Ring Announcer Lilian Garcia Signs with Professional Fighters League

Former WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia will be taking her vocal talents to the Professional Fighters League. View full post on Recent News on

Former WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia signs with PFL

To this day, there are hardcore fans on both sides of the fence who adamantly deny that mixed martial arts and pro wrestling share traits. You’d think the fact there’s been a crossover between this sport and sports entertainment dating back at least to Ken Shamrock – or all the way to “Judo” Gene Le […]

Uber driver arrested for killing former UFC fighter Rodrigo de Lima

Uber driver Jefferson Roger Maciel Barata has been arrested and has confessed to killing former UFC fighter Rodrigo de Lima in a hit-and-run incident in Belem last Saturday night, Brazilian website UOL reported Friday. In his statement to the police, Barata, who started working as an Uber driver five months ago, says he was punched […]

Bellator MMA Signs Former UFC, Strikeforce Competitor Bobby Voelker

Well-traveled mixed martial arts veteran Bobby Voelker has signed a contract with Bellator MMA. View full post on Recent News on

Beloved former UFC staffer Burt Watson starts own MMA promotion

Now we’re really rolling. Burt Watson, the beloved former UFC backstage supernova, is starting his own MMA promotion, it was announced Tuesday in a press release. Burt Watson Promotions will begin holding events this spring in South Florida under the name “We Rollnnn MMA,” a nod to his famous catchphrase. The promotion will run its […]

Popular Former UFC Employee Burt Watson Launches Promotion in South Florida

Burt Watson, the man once dubbed as the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s “Babysitter to the Stars” by commentator Joe Rogan, is starting his own mixed martial arts promotion. View full post on Recent News on

Lodune Sincaid, ‘TUF 1’ alum and former WEC champ, dead at 45

An “Ultimate Fighter 1” cast member who later went on to hold WEC gold has died. Lodune Sincaid died on April 7, exactly one month short of his 46th birthday, according to his personal website. No further details were immediately available. “Lodune Sincaid was found dead April 7, 2019,” his website stated. “Lodune was a true […]

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