Tyson Fury and Tom Schwarz Official For ESPN+ Heavyweight Clash

Despite ESPN advertising the bout as being for the lineal heavyweight championship, no actual titles will be on the line when Tyson Fury faces off against Tom Schwarz. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC Heavyweight Yaozong Hu Suspended 10 Months by USADA

Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight Yaozong Hu has accepted a 10-month suspension from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency after testing positive for a prohibited substance. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Coach Eric Albarracin Defends Henry Cejudo’s Call To Be Paid ‘Heavyweight Money’

Henry Cejudo became only the fourth fighter in UFC history to simultaneously hold belts in two different weight classes after beating Marlon Moraes for the vacant bantamweight title on Saturday night at UFC 238 in Chicago. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Gustafsson Leaves Elite Light Heavyweight Legacy

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Henry Cejudo Wants ‘Heavyweight Money’ After Winning Bantamweight Title at UFC 238

Henry Cejudo sent a message to the rest of the MMA world on Saturday night by becoming the fourth fighter in UFC history to hold world titles in two divisions simultaneously. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Combate Americas to Host its First-Ever Heavyweight Main Event in Texas

Hispanic-based mixed martial arts promotion Combate Americas, in collaboration with TS-1 Promotions, will bring three Mexico vs. U.S. pairings to Odessa, Texas, on July 12 at the Ector County Coliseum, Sherdog has learned. The card’s remaining five bouts will showcase local Lone Star State talent. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Aleksandar Rakic Ready to Make an Impact on UFC’s Light Heavyweight Rankings

Aleksandar Rakic was on the fringe of the UFC’s light heavyweight rankings coming into his co-headlining bout with Jimi Manuwa on Saturday. Now he’s just outside the Top 10. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Missed Fists: Top heavyweight prospect Cyril Gane continues rise, more

Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light on fights from across the globe that may have been overlooked in these hectic times where it seems like there’s an MMA show every other day. There were no UFC or Bellator shows last week, so this time we’re focusing on some […]

Rashad Evans Believes Jones-Cormier At Heavyweight ‘Would Be A Totally Different Fight’

The rivalry between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier is one of the most intense of all time, involving the greatest light heavyweight ever and arguably the greatest heavyweight ever. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

LFA 67 Results: James Dominates Martin, Earns Title Shot for Vacant Heavyweight Belt

Daniel James defeated Patrick Martin and earned a spot to fight for the vacant heavyweight title. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC Heavyweight Justin Willis Released

Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight Justin Willis has been abruptly released from his contract. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Heavyweight champion Philipe Lins out of 2019 PFL season due to injury

There is guaranteed to be a new heavyweight champion in the Professional Fighters League this season. League officials announced Monday via press release that 2018 heavyweight tournament winner Philipe Lins has been forced to withdraw from the 2019 season due to injury. Lins was scheduled to open this season’s campaign against Satoshi Ishii at PFL […]

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

Deontay Wilder and Dominic Breazeale Official for WBC Heavyweight Title Bout

World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and challenger Dominic Breazeale have had bad blood leading up to their Showtime bout on Saturday. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Jon Jones: ‘My Greatest Chance of Losing’ Would Be to Fight Daniel Cormier at Heavyweight

Daniel Cormier recently said that a trilogy fight with Jon Jones at 205 pounds is ”all I want.” If Cormier truly does want to face his rival one more time before retirement, it appears as though it will have to be at light heavyweight – because Jones isn’t moving up a division. View full post on […]

Jake Hager expects to be ready to fight for Bellator heavyweight title in 2020

CHICAGO — At Bellator 221 media day, Jake Hager discussed his upcoming fight against T.J. Jones, juggling his MMA and pro wrestling career, his path to the Bellator heavyweight title, and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

UFC signs Iranian heavyweight wrestler Amir Aliakbari

Amir Aliakbari is the newest addition to the UFC heavyweight division. Aliakbari, who racked up a 10-1 record as a professional fighter since the start of his MMA career in 2015, held a press conference in Iran to sign the contract in front of the cameras, MMATV reported Saturday morning. View this post on Instagram […]

Augusto Sakai: Daniel Cormier’s retirement will be ‘good’ for the heavyweight division

The next few months might bring big changes to the UFC’s heavyweight division, as 40-year-old champion Daniel Cormier could put his title on the line against Brock Lesnar and then step away from the sport. And up-and-comer Brazilian talent Augusto Sakai believes Cormier’s absence would be beneficial for the heavyweights. ”I saw that they might […]

UFC light heavyweight Azamat Murzakanov accepts two-year USADA suspension

Undefeated light heavyweight prospect Azamat Murzakanov has accepted a two-year suspension from USADA for a 2017 violation of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy. Murzakanov tested positive for boldenone metabolites (5β-androst-1-en-17β-ol-3-one and androsta-1,4-diene-6β-ol-3,17-dione), banned substances which are classified as anabolic agents, in an out-of-competition urine sample administered on Sept. 2, 2017. As a result of the failed […]

Former UFC heavyweight champ Josh Barnett signs with Bellator

Ten months after receiving his release from the UFC, former heavyweight champion Josh Barnett has a new MMA home. Or rather, Barnett is linking up with an old promoter. The 41-year-old Barnett on Monday signed a new contract with Viacom-owned Bellator fronted by Scott Coker, his former promoter under the now-defunct Strikeforce. A Bellator official […]

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