Scott Coker keen to see champ Gegard Mousasi move up to light heavyweight after Bellator 250

Despite Gegard Mousasi just winning the Bellator middleweight title, it appears he could be fighting at light heavyweight in the near future. Following Mousasi’s (47-7-2 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) unanimous decision victory over Douglas Lima (32-8 MMA, 14-4 BMMA). to claim the vacant 185-pound belt on Thursday in the Bellator 250 headliner, company president Scott Coker […]

Dana White Hopeful for Stipe Miocic-Francis Ngannou Heavyweight Title Clash in March

Though nothing is official, the UFC is targeting March for a heavyweight championship clash between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Bellator signs Titan FC heavyweight champion Said Sowma, undefeated welterweight Roman Faraldo

Bellator’s prospect signing spree continues with the recent signing of two more up-and-coming fighters to the roster. Titan FC heavyweight champion Said Sowma and undefeated welterweight Roman Faraldo have signed multifight deals with Bellator, a promotion official recently told MMA Junkie. Sowma (6-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) hasn’t lost since his professional debut – a TKO […]

UFC Heavyweight Chase Sherman Suspended 9 Months for Anti-Doping Violation

UFC heavyweight Chase Sherman has been suspended for nine months for an anti-doping violation related to an in-competition sample collected on May 13, USADA announced Tuesday. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC heavyweight Chase Sherman suspended 9 months by USADA following failed drug test

Chase Sherman | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC heavyweight Chase Sherman has been suspended for nine months by the United States Anti-Doping Agency following a failed drug test. USADA officials announced the news on Tuesday while confirming Sherman tested positive for anastrozole — an anti-estrogen drug that is banned at all times for athletes competing […]

Bellator Signs Gregory Milliard, Cousin of UFC Heavyweight Jairzinho Rozenstruik

Bellator MMA has signed the cousin of UFC heavyweight contender Jairzinho Rozenstruik. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Timothy Johnson eyes Bellator heavyweight title shot: ‘I think I’ve done enough to earn it’

After notching his third straight win, Timothy Johnson wants a shot at the Bellator heavyweight title. Johnson (15-6 MMA, 3-2 BMMA) avenged his loss to Cheick Kongo in the main event of Bellator Europe 10 on Saturday, edging out the hometown fighter by split decision at Accor Arena in Paris, France. Johnson prevailed as an […]

Video: UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz gets hero’s welcome in hometown

Jan Blachowicz[autotag]’s hometown greeted him as a conquering hero. The newly crowned UFC light heavyweight champion received a warm welcome Friday at the Cieszyn Market in his hometown of Cieszyn, Poland. Blachowicz (27-8 MMA, 10-5 UFC) claimed the vacant UFC 205-pound title last month at UFC 253, which took place at Yas Island in Abu […]

Michael ‘Venom’ Page will follow Douglas Lima to middleweight – or heavyweight – win or lose against Gegard Mousasi

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It doesn’t matter whether Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima wins or loses in a bid to capture the middleweight title. Michael Page will chase him anywhere to exact his revenge. “That fight is the fight that I want,” “Venom” Page told reporters in advance of his Bellator 248 meeting against Ross […]

Bellator Paris pre-event facts: Cheick Kongo dominates heavyweight records

Bellator continues its busy month on Saturday with a split event showcase at Accor Arena in Paris featuring Bellator 248 and Bellator Europe 10. The Bellator 248 portion of the card is headlined by welterweight contender Michael Page (17-1 MMA, 13-1 BMMA) vs. Ross Houston (8-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), while the Bellator Europe 7 portion […]

UFC Heavyweight Ben Sosoli Jailed for Punching Man Outside Melbourne Bar

UFC heavyweight Ben Sosoli could be in Australian jail for up to 22 months after punching a man outside a Melbourne bar in September 2019. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC heavyweight Ben Sosoli sentenced for punching man outside bar

According to the Australian Associated Press, UFC heavyweight Ben Sosolihas been sentenced to 22 months in jail for an incident in which he broke a man’s jaw outside a bar in Melbourne. Sosoli (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) was working as a bouncer at the Jacksons Lounge Bar when the incident occurred in Sept. 2019. A […]

Wallid Ismail: Paulo Costa will postpone light heavyweight move after Israel Adesanya’s ‘disgusting’ post-fight antics

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC Paulo Costa’s longtime manager Wallid Ismail reveals that “Borrachinha” was planning on moving up to light heavyweight after taking the middleweight title away from Israel Adesanya at UFC 253, but everything changed after “The Last Stylebender’s” post-fight antics. Costa was stopped by Adesanya in the second round of Saturday night’s […]

Jan Blachowicz Greeted by Throng in Poland After Winning UFC Light Heavyweight Title

Jan Blachowicz is a hero in his home country of Poland after claiming the vacant light heavyweight crown with a victory against Dominick Reyes at UFC 253. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Video: Jan Blachowicz gets hero’s welcome in Poland after capturing UFC light heavyweight title

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC Jan Blachowicz returned to his home country of Poland for the first time since becoming the undisputed UFC light heavyweight champion and was greeted by hundreds of his hometown faithful. The 37-year-old captured the title with a second-round TKO finish of Dominick Reyes in the co-main event of UFC 253 […]

Jon Jones teases possible return to light heavyweight after Jan Blachowicz claims vacant title

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jon Jones recently gave up his UFC light heavyweight title. But now that there’s a new champion in the division, he’s already contemplating a comeback. After defeating Dominick Reyes in February and then engaging in a public battle with the UFC over money, Jones ultimately decided to vacate his 205-pound title […]

UFC 253 Where We Stand: Light Heavyweight

With the light heavyweight belt on the line this weekend, we take a look at the state of the 205-pound division. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Bellator signs Pitbull Brothers light heavyweight Jose Augusto

Jose Augusto joins his teammates Patricio Freire and Patricky Freire in Bellator. | Photo via Matheus Aquino Jose Augusto “Gugu” is the newest member of Pitbull Brothers gym to join the Bellator roster, promotion officials told MMA Fighting. “Gugu” (6-2, 1 no contest) inked a multi-fight with the North American-based company to compete in the […]

Ovince Saint Preux feels home at 205, but not ruling out a return to heavyweight

Ovince Saint Preux’s experiment with heavyweight is not over yet. After getting edged out in his heavyweight debut against Ben Rothwell in May, Saint Preux (25-14 MMA, 13-9 UFC) moved back down to 205 pounds and scored a knockout of Alonzo Menifield at UFC on ESPN+ 34. But despite returning to his original weight class, the […]

Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir signs with Bare Knuckle FC

A former UFC heavyweight champion is heading to the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. Frank Mir has signed with the promotion. His management team confirmed the news via Twitter after Fight Bananas originally reported the signing Friday. The 41-year-old Las Vegas native spent 15 years with the UFC, making his debut with a submission over Roberto […]

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