Bellator 247’s Kate Jackson explains ‘mental resilience’ she gained from title-fight loss

Ahead of Bellator 247, Kate Jackson spoke with reporters Monday during a virtual media day. Jackson (11-4-1 MMA, 3-2 BMMA) discussed the “mental resilience” from her title fight loss to Ilima-Lei Macfarlane last December, the lessons she took away from that experience, her upcoming opponent, Denise Kielholtz, and more. You can watch the full interview […]

Wellington Turman still unable to train after COVID-19 quarantine, withdraws from UFC fight with Sean Strickland

Wellington Turman and a few teammates tested positive for COVID-19. | Jason Da Silva-USA TODAY Sports Wellington Turman followed a two-week quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this month, but he won’t be able to make it to his UFC Vegas fight with Sean Strickland on Oct. 31, MMA Fighting has confirmed following a […]

MMA Junkie Radio #3091: UFC 253 reaction with John Morgan from ‘Fight Island’

Monday’s episode of MMA Junkie Radio with hosts “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here! On Episode No. 3,091 of the podcast, the fellas look back at UFC 253 to discuss Israel Adesanya’s masterful performance against Paulo Costa, what to expect from Jan Blachowicz’s light heavyweight title reign after he finished Dominick Reyes, Diego Sanchez’s fighting […]

Israel Adesanya reveals brilliant advice from his father that led to him getting rid of his pink hair

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC Israel Adesanya never fails to praise his coaching staff at City Kickboxing for giving him the tools that have allowed him to start his MMA career with a perfect 20-0 record. Now it appears the undefeated UFC middleweight champion has added his father to that list of pre-fight strategists who […]

From stars’ entourage to the octagon, Danilo Marques finally gets his UFC shot

Khadis Ibragimov and Danilo Marques will battle in a light heavyweight bout at UFC 253. | Zuffa LLC via Getty Images It has taken a while for Danilo Marques to finally earn his chance in the octagon, but being in a UFC event and experiencing a fight week at the biggest stage possible is nothing […]

Positive COVID-19 Test Removes Coach from Ketlen Vieira’s Corner at UFC 253

After 10 months away from the Octagon due to injury, Brazilian Ketlen Vieira will face an added challenge for her return against Sijara Eubanks on Saturday at UFC 253. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Markus Perez dares Khamzat Chimaev to step in after Rodolfo Vieira withdraws from Oct. 10 fight

Khamzat Chimaev’s finish of Gerald Meerschaert at UFC on ESPN+ 36 caught the attention of many in the MMA community – including UFC middleweight Markus Perez. Less than 48 hours after Chimaev (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) flatlined Meerschaert with a 17-second knockout, Perez (12-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) sent a video to MMA Junkie in which […]

Markus Perez dares Khamzat Chimaev to step in after Roldofo Vieira withdraws from Oct. 10 fight

Khamzat Chimaev’s finish of Gerald Meerschaert at UFC on ESPN+ 36 caught the attention of many in the MMA community – including UFC middleweight Markus Perez. Less than 48 hours after Chimaev (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) flatlined Meerschaert with a 17-second knockout, Perez (12-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) sent a video to MMA Junkie in which […]

11-Time UFC Veteran Steven Ray Announces Retirement from MMA

Steven Ray has retired from mixed martial arts at 30 years old. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Colby Covington Takes Congratulatory Call from Donald Trump, Calls Out Jorge Masvidal

Colby Covington had a night to remember on Saturday, when he vanquished rival Tyron Woodley via fifth-round technical knockout in the UFC Fight Night 178 headliner at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN+ 36: Colby Covington’s antics, Khamzat Chimaev’s hype

5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN+ 36: Colby Covington’s antics, Khamzat Chimaev’s hype View full post on MMA Junkie

Two-time title contender, TUF 14 champion John Dodson released from the UFC

John Dodson | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Two-time title contender and The Ultimate Fighter 14 champion John Dodson has been released from the UFC. Sources close to the bantamweight and flyweight veteran confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Friday. Dodson’s manager Ricky Kottenstette issued a statement after news of Dodson’s release was confirmed. “We […]

From Cage Warriors bloodbath to Bellator debut, Ross Houston ready to prove he’s ‘legit’ against MVP

If you think Ross Houston is just a lay-up opponent for Michael Page at Bellator 248, think again. Scotland’s Houston (8-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) has built a strong reputation on the European scene after compiling an undefeated record and capturing the Cage Warriors welterweight title. Regular watchers of the U.K. promotion’s events will remember Houston’s […]

Jan Blachowicz’s pre-fight ritual includes touching rope from hanged man he found in forest

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jan Blachowicz’s behind-the-scenes documentary for UFC 253 reveals one of most unique – and unsettling – pre-fight rituals ever described by a fighter. The UFC light heavyweight said he regularly returns to a forest in his hometown of Warsaw, Poland, to touch the rope used by a man he found who’d […]

Report: Luiz Eduardo Garagorri, Mirsad Bektic Match Scratched From UFC Fight Night 178

It seems that one of the protagonists of Saturday’s Ultimate Fighting Championship event is out. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Mike Rodriguez moving on from controversial loss at UFC Vegas 10, tells fans not to flame Ed Herman

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images UFC middleweight Mike Rodriguez’s next fight is for medical clearance as he seeks permission to return to the octagon shortly. Rodriguez’s shoulder was tweaked in the third round of a controversial loss to Ed Herman at UFC Vegas 10. But despite an active appeal in process from […]

5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN+ 35: Chris Tognoni’s error, Bobby Green’s emotion and more

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Peter Stanonik released from hospital, diagnosed with groin contusion after Bellator 245

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Welterweight Peter Stanonik is out of the hospital and is “clear” after suffering a pair of hard kicks to the groin in the Bellator 245 main card opener at Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday. Stanonik (5-4 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), who was stretchered to the back during the announcement of the no contest […]

BKFC president explains Phil Baroni’s removal from upcoming card, expectations for Thiago Alves debut

Thiago Alves makes his BKFC debut this Friday | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship returns to action this Friday, Sept. 11, with BKFC 12 from Daytona Beach, Fla. as former UFC title contender Thiago Alves makes his debut for the promotion in the main event. Originally, Alves was scheduled to face […]

DWCS 32’s Tafon Nchukwi says high praise from Dana White ‘just boosts my confidence even more’

LAS VEGAS – Tafon Nchukwi may only be four fights into his MMA career, but he already has the UFC president raving about him. Nchukwi (4-0) earned a UFC contract Tuesday at Dana White’s Contender Series 32, thanks to a huge head-kick knockout of Al  Matavao in the night’s featured bout. A proven finisher, Nchukwi […]

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