Junior dos Santos vs. Francis Ngannou moved from UFC 239 to UFC Minneapolis main event

Junior dos Santos and Francis Ngannou are getting a promotion of sorts.A A previously scheduled heavyweight bout between dos Santos and Ngannou has been moved from the UFC 239 pay-per-view card to the UFC Minneapolis main event, according to UFC officials Tuesday. ESPN was first to report the change. A rematch between former welterweight champions […]

Justin Gaethje: Conor McGregor Needs to Either Fight or Be Pulled from Rankings

The Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight division is arguably the deepest one in the promotion. Justin Gaethje is looking to continue to climb the rankings, and he has identified Conor McGregor as his latest target View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Francis Ngannou vs. Junior dos Santos Moved from UFC 239 to UFC on ESPN 3

UFC on ESPN 3 has a new headliner, as a heavyweight clash between Francis Ngannou and Junior dos Santos will top the June 29 card in Minneapolis, Minn. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

2018 Heavyweight Champ Philipe Lins Withdraws from PFL Season 2 Due to Injury

Philipe Lins won’t be able to defend his Professional Fighters League heavyweight championship in 2019. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Raoni Barcelos still down to fighting Said Nurmagomedov, but wonders why he withdrew from UFC 237

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Raoni Barcelos doesn’t rule starting another training camp to fight Said Nurmagomedov. The Brazilian bantamweight prospect improved to 3-0 under the UFC banner with another finish, stopping short-notice replacement Carlos Huachin with elbows at Saturday night’s UFC 237 in Brazil. Huachin replaced Nurmagomedov on days’ notice, and Barcelos, who was […]

Sage Northcutt undergoes ‘nine-hour’ surgery for eight fractures from KO punch by Cosmo Alexandre

It only took Cosmo Alexandre one punch to send Sage Northcutt into the operating room. Taking to Instagram, Northcutt revealed he had suffered eight fractures from Alexandre’s knockout blow at ONE Championship: Enter the Dragon, forcing him to undergo nine hours of surgery in Singapore. View this post on Instagram Fresh out of surgery…I had […]

Sage Northcutt reveals having 9-hour surgery to repair facial fractures from knockout

Sage Northcutt’s first career knockout loss came at a costly price. Northcutt’s anticipated ONE Championship debut went down Friday in Singapore, and it was essentially a worst-case scenario. Northcutt (11-3) was knocked out in brutal fashion just 29 seconds into his fight with Cosmo Alexandre (8-1), getting left face first on the canvas after taking […]

Jessica Aguilar Learns From USADA That UFC Contract Was Not Renewed

Women’s mixed martial arts pioneer Jessica Aguilar is no longer with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Johnny Walker believes he’s one or two wins away from a title shot, but can beat Jon Jones now

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Johnny Walker only needed four months to turn himself into a must-watch attraction in the UFC. And now, he’s aiming at the sport’s best. The light heavyweight talent made quick work of everyone he’s faced so far inside the Octagon, demolishing Khalil Rountree, Justin Ledet and Misha Cirkunov in a […]

Neil Magny: Failed USADA Test Led to Withdrawal from UFC Rochester

A potential USADA anti-doping violation forced Neil Magny’s withdrawal from the UFC Rochester co-main event. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Neil Magny Withdraws from UFC Rochester Co-Headlining Bout Against Vicente Luque

Neil Magny has pulled out of his scheduled co-main event clash with Vicente Luque at UFC Rochester, according to a report from

Michael Bisping Urges Anderson Silva To Retire From MMA After Fight-Ending Leg Injury

Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping believes it may be time for Anderson Silva to finally hang up his gloves after suffering another fight-ending leg injury on Saturday night. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Ryan Spann: From ‘Superkid’ to ‘Superman’

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‘UFC 237 Embedded,’ No. 4: Anderson Silva counting on support from Brazilian fans

The UFC’s fourth pay-per-view of the year takes place this weekend with UFC 237, and the promotion’s popular “Embedded” series returns to get you ready. UFC 237 takes place Saturday at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and UFC Fight Pass. In the night’s main […]

Merab Dvalishvili’s journey from being beat up and choked out by Aljamain Sterling

OTTAWA, Ontario – For Merab Dvalishvili, competing in the UFC is a chance to do what he loves. But it is also an opportunity to serve as inspiration for those in his native country of Georgia. Dvalishvili (9-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC), who held both the U.S. and Georgian flags after dominantly beating Canada’s own Brad […]

PFL 2018 Middleweight Champion Louis Taylor Withdraws from 2019 Tournament

Just one week before the start of its 2019 season, the Professional Fighters League has lost a champion from the first season and the headliner of its inaugural event, as Louis Taylor has elected not to participate in this season. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Louis Taylor announces withdrawal from 2019 PFL season

Louis Taylor will not be pursuing a second PFL tournament win. The league’s 2018 middleweight winner announced Wednesday that he is withdrawing from the upcoming 2019 season. With no 185-pound tournament this season, Taylor was set to drop down to the 170-pound division, but he broke the news on Wednesday that this will not be […]

UFC 1 to get documentary treatment from SI Films for late 2019

Nostalgia will be in the air for fight fans this fall. A feature-length documentary on UFC 1, entitled UFC 1: Origin of the Octagon, is in the works by Emmy-winning production company SI Films for late 2019. Directed by John Mason Gordon, the film will feature interviews from numerous individuals key in the creation and […]

Felice Herrig announces torn ACL, withdrawal from UFC 238

Gallery Photos: Felice Herrig through the years Bad news from UFC strawweight Felice Herrig: She won’t be competing at UFC 238 after all. Herrig on Tuesday posted an Instagram video of herself on crutches, announcing that she needs surgery to repair a torn ACL. As a result, she will no longer meet Chinese fighter Yan […]

Felice Herrig Suffers Torn ACL, Withdraws from UFC 238 Bout vs. Xiaonan Yan

A torn ACL will prevent Felice Herrig from competing as expected at UFC 238. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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