5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN 6: Reyes’ title shot, Weidman’s future, inhaler-gate and more

What mattered most at UFC on ESPN 6 in Boston? Here are a few post-fight musings … * * * * * 1. Inhaler-gate Gallery Greg Hardy vs. Ben Sosoli at UFC on ESPN 6: Best photos view 10 images It’s hard to know where to even beginning with this whole inhaler controversy that turned […]

For Dominick Reyes, Chris Weidman goes from gold standard to gold obstacle

Dominick Reyes | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Dominick Reyes isn’t the type to hide his enthusiasm about the excitement swirling around him. Reyes landed in Boston earlier this week and arrived in a sports-crazy city where he’ll soon be headlining a major MMA event. The posters have his face on them, the commercials tell his […]

PFL bans Ali Abdelaziz from events pending resolution of battery case

Controversial manager Ali Abdelaziz has been barred from Professional Fighters League events pending the legal resolution of an incident at a recent card in Las Vegas. Abdelaziz was cited for battery by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept. after the Oct. 11 incident. In that melee, news of which was broken by MMA Junkie, Abdelaziz […]

Off Guard: PFL’s ex-WWE announcer Lilian Garcia ‘fell in love with MMA from the get-go’

We’ve seen host of high-profile crossovers between professional wrestling and mixed martial arts, with a handful of big-name athletes swapping one discipline for the other. One person who appears to have made an effortless transition from the WWE to MMA is the PFL’s cage announcer, Lilian Garcia. Garcia was the in-ring voice of the WWE […]

Cain Velasquez Issues Statement Regarding Transition from UFC to Professional Wrestling

Cain Velasquez has issued a statement regarding his retirement from the Ultimate Fighting Championship to transition to a professional wrestling career. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Cub Swanson Wants to Earn His Keep Without Special Treatment from UFC

It had somehow been nearly two full years since Cub Swanson won inside the Octagon, but on Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 161 in Tampa, Fla., the fan favorite made a long-awaited return to the win column. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN+ 19: Jedrzejczyk’s reminder, Waterson’s heartbreak and more

What mattered most at UFC on ESPN+ 19 in Florida? Here are a few post-fight musings … * * * * * 1. Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s reminder Gallery Joanna Jedrzejczyk def. Michelle Waterson at UFC on ESPN+ 19: Best photos view 53 images If there were any doubts about whether Joanna Jedrzejczyk (16-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) […]

Cain Velasquez Retires From MMA to Sign With WWE

The long chapter of MMA in the book of former heavyweight king Cain Velasquez‘s career has come to an end. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Jedrzejczyk Wouldn’t Change Anything From Her Past

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‘King Mo’ Returns From Retirement at Bellator 233 Against Andrew Kapel

Despite retiring after a loss in April, Muhammed Lawal is coming back to Bellator MMA for one final fight. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dan Hooker shuts down callout from Islam Makhachev, who isn’t buying any excuse

Dan Hooker would love to headline a show in his home country of New Zealand but not against someone like Islam Makhachev. Hooker dismissed Makhachev’s callout on Twitter, posting a clip from his “Head, Heart and Balls” podcast appearance, where he talked about wanting to headline a show vs. fighters like Donald Cerrone, Dustin Poirier […]

UFC 243: Official scorecards from Melbourne

Check out the official scorecards from all 11 fights at UFC 243 at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. View full post on MMA Junkie

Bellator 229: Johnny Eblen talks lessons learned from friend and training partner Jorge Masvidal

TEMECULA, Calif. – As an up-and-comer in the world of MMA, it’d be hard to find a better advisor than “BMF” title challenger Jorge Masvidal. But when fate guided Bellator middleweight Johnny Eblen to take a job in Florida, the former University of Missouri wrestler discovered American Top Team. From there, it didn’t take long […]

UFC 243 open workouts: Dan Hooker says ‘expect a fast start’ from him vs. Al Iaquinta

MELBOURNE, Australia – Dan Hooker is hoping UFC 243 results in another quick finish. Hooker (18-8 MMA, 8-4 UFC) takes on Al Iaquinta (14-5-1 MMA, 9-4 UFC) in the co-main event of UFC 243, which takes place Saturday (Sunday locally) at Marvel Stadium. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN2 and UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+. […]

Holly Holm Reveals Partial Hamstring Tear Led to Withdrawal from UFC 243 Card

Holly Holm has shed some light on the injury that led to her exit from next weekend’s UFC 243 card in Melbourne. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Holm vs Pennington Removed From UFC 243

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Video: Fans Hurl Debris as Jeremy Stephens Escorted from Mexico City Arena After No Contest

Yair Rodriguez was the featured attraction at UFC Fight Night 159, and the fans in Mexico City did not react well when Saturday’s headliner ended in a no contest after just 15 seconds. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN+ 16: From Gaethje’s title shot to Cerrone’s title hopes

What mattered most at UFC on ESPN+ 16 in Vancouver? Here are a few post-fight musings … * * * * * 1. Justin Gaethje finds his happy medium I’ll be the first to admit that when Justin Gaethje (21-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) talked about altering his style to favor accuracy over output, there were […]

UFC on ESPN+ 16 preview with John Gooden: ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone vs. Justin Gaethje from all angles

RICHMOND, British Columbia – The UFC puts on one of the most anticipated non-title fights of the year Saturday with Donald Cerrone and Justin Gaethje set for a clash of lightweight contenders in the UFC on ESPN+ 16 main event. “Cowboy” (36-12 MMA, 23-9 UFC) and Gaethje (20-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) have a combined 23 […]

Report: Zabit Magomedsharipov Withdraws From UFC Boston Co-Main Event

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s return to Boston has taken a huge hit, losing one member of the co-main event. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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