Edmen Shahbazyan-Derek Brunson Tilt Moved From UFC 248 to UFC Portland

UFC 248 in March has taken yet another hit, this time in the form of a top-10 ranked middleweight battle. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Derek Brunson fight moved from UFC 248 to UFC Portland

Edmen Shahbazyan | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Middleweight prospect Edmen Shahbazyan won’t be part of the UFC 248 pay-per-view after all. The undefeated 22-year-old announced on social media that his upcoming bout with Derek Brunson scheduled for March 7 in Las Vegas has been moved. The matchup will now take place at an upcoming Fight […]

Colby Covington far from finished with Kamaru Usman: ‘There’s a sequel and trilogy coming’

Colby Covington has unfinished business with Kamaru Usman after losing a barnburner to the welterweight champion. Last December at UFC 245, Covington lost by fifth-round TKO to Usman, with the fight being stopped by referee Marc Goddard in the final minute of the fight. Covington (15-2 MMA, 10-2 UFC) has remained steadfast in his opinion […]

From master of the mats to king of the cage: Garry Tonon plots his path to ONE Championship glory

Garry Tonon has forged a well-earned reputation on the mats as one of the world’s elite grapplers while a member of the notorious “Danaher Death Squad,” but the latest chapter of the New Jersey native’s martial arts career has seen “The Lion Killer” turn his hand to MMA. Now, five fights, five wins and five […]

Holly Holm ready to return to action after her father’s recovery from stroke

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Holly Holm had a lot to deal with in the lead-up to her last fight. Holm (13-5 MMA, 6-5 UFC) got back in the win column at UFC 246 with a unanimous decision victory over Raquel Pennington, making it 2-0 against the former UFC bantamweight title challenger. But during training camp, Holm […]

Fabricio Werdum set to return from suspension against Aleksei Oleinik at UFC 250

With his suspension reduced last month, former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum called out Aleksei Oleinik for his return to the octagon. Consider it done. Werdum (23-8-1 MMA, 11-5 UFC) and Oleinik (58-13-1 MMA, 7-4 UFC) are set to fight May 9 at UFC 250 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Two people with knowledge of the […]

Juan Adams, Brad Katona Announce They Have Been Released from UFC

Juan Adams and Brad Katona are no longer part of the Ultimate Fighting Championship roster. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Video: How about some relationship advice from ‘marriage counselor’ Kamaru Usman?

Kamaru Usman wears many hats literally and figuratively. When UFC welterweight champion Usman is done fighting, he wants to be a marriage counselor, and in a playful segment with Chael Sonnen, Usman decided to put those skills to the test, handing out some relationship advice to a few fans who were having issues with their […]

Brad Katona announces release from UFC

Brad Katona | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The Ultimate Fighter 27 winner Brad Katona is now a free agent. Katona, 29, announced on social media that he has been released by the UFC after a 2-2 stint with the promotion. The news was first mentioned as a possibility by Bloody Elbow and later confirmed by […]

Justin Tafa needed to rebound from being starched, and did it in big way at UFC 247

HOUSTON – Justin Tafa beat Juan Adams with a first-round TKO Saturday on the main card at UFC 247 in Houston. Take a look inside the fight with Tafa, who got back in the win column after a first-round knockout loss at UFC 243 this past October in his promotional debut. Result: Justin Tafa def. […]

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Edmen Shahbazyan has come a long way from being Ronda Rousey’s open workout partner at UFC 157

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Back in 2013 as Ronda Rousey was just about to make her UFC debut, she put on an open workout for the first time in front of an adoring crowd in Anaheim, Calif. She hit pads with head coach Edmond Tarverdyan and then practiced her judo throws with a 15-year-old training […]

James Gallagher Suffers Back Injury, Withdraws from Bellator Dublin Headliner

A back injury has forced James Gallagher to withdraw from Bellator Dublin on Feb. 22. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

From Football To Fighting

Five UFC Fighters Who Got Their Start On The Gridiron Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Kevin Lee unafraid to show support for Bernie Sanders regardless of political blowback from fans or fighters

UFC lightweight contender Kevin Lee doesn’t have the same concerns as NBA legend Michael Jordan when it comes to his political views. Recently, Lee was invited by presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to speak at a rally in Nevada and “The Motown Phenom” was eager to accept. The chance to speak on Sanders’ behalf came after […]

Santiago Ponzinibbio still waiting for doctor’s clearance, confident he’s two wins away from UFC belt

Santiago Ponzinibbio headlined UFC’s first card in Argentina in 2018, defeating Neil Magny by KO. | Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports Santiago Ponzinibbio scored the biggest win of his MMA career in November 2018, knocking out Neil Magny in the main event of the UFC’s first trip to his home country of Argentina, but hasn’t fought […]

Ovince Saint Preux accepts three-month suspension from USADA, already cleared to compete

Ovince Saint Preux | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC light heavyweight competitor Ovince Saint Preux has accepted a three-month sanction from USADA after failing a drug test for banned substances. USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) announced the suspension on Friday while explaining the reduced sentence that Saint Preux received for his violation of the UFC’s […]

Jimi Manuwa hints at comeback from retirement: ‘I was truly born for this game’

It appears retirement won’t last long for Jimi Manuwa. Less than a year after what he deemed as the final bout of his MMA career, Manuwa (17-6 MMA, 6-6 UFC) is strongly indicating the fight game is luring him back in. The longtime UFC light heavyweight, who graced the octagon 12 times between September 2012 […]

What We Learned From UFC Raleigh

These are the main lessons learned in North Carolina Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Jorge Masvidal to UFC champ Kamaru Usman: ‘I’m going to embarrass you from start to finish’

Things between UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and presumed potential title challenger Jorge Masvidal heated up today in South Florida. The two were doing separate appearances during the buildup to Sunday’s Super Bowl LIV in Miami and needed to be separated by UFC public relations and other event staff when they got into a verbal […]

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