Missed Fists: Fighters getting kicked into oblivion, plus highlights from Poland, Taiwan

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. Kicks. We all love them. Especially kicks to the head. Everyone loves those (well, not the […]

Jason Parillo: ‘Cyborg’ Lost Because She Went Into ‘Disrespect Mode’ Against Nunes

Coach Jason Parillo believes his star pupil Cristiane Justino was her own worst enemy against Amanda Nunes in their title fight at UFC 232, as she disrespected the ability of the featherweight champion in allowing herself to be drawn into a brawl. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

MMAjunkie’s ‘Fight of the Month’ for December: A Brazilian and a Brit get into a brawl

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMAjunkie looks at the best fights from December 2018: Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMAjunkie’s “Fight of the Month” award for December. At the bottom of the post, let us know if we got it right by voting on […]

Daniel Cormier mocks Jon Jones for having ‘head start’ going into UFC 232

Jon Jones is once again the undisputed light heavyweight champion. Just don’t expect Daniel Cormier to let his rival celebrate in peace. Cormier vacated the 205-pound title on Friday ahead of UFC 232 at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., rather than have it stripped from his waist as it was scheduled to go to the […]

Daniel Cormier says Jon Jones turned Jeff Novitzky into ‘his old lady’

Daniel Cormier thinks UFC vice president of athlete health and performance Jeff Novitzky might be a little too close to the Jon Jones situation. Since news of Jones’s latest controversy emerged over the weekend, this time a drug-testing abnormality discovered after an analysis of his last 18 months of tests dating back to his last […]

Petr Yan thinks finish of Douglas Silva de Andrade warrants entry into UFC rankings

Petr Yan will make his debut on U.S. soil this weekend at UFC 232 in Los Angeles and he believes a stoppage of Brazilian veteran Douglas Silva de Andrade should put him well on course to his goal of securing the bantamweight title. A former ACB champion and one of the most outstanding prospects fighting […]

Gunnar Nelson considering following Demetrious Johnson into online gaming market

Gunnar Nelson is known for his stoic demeanor and submission savvy, but those close to him know that he is also an avid gamer. On a recent trip to Mjolnir for training, SBG welterweight, Peter Queally, cited Nelson’s love for video game shoot ’em up Call of Dutyin an Instagram post. In a recent interview […]

Falling Into Place

Drakkar Klose eyes an ideal ending to a big 2018. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

‘The Ultimate Fighter’ to Remain Part of UFC Programming Heading Into ESPN Era

“The Ultimate Fighter’s” 28th season drew to a close on Friday night, and while the reality show seems to have run its course, it will continue to move forward as the UFC begins its programming partnership with ESPN next year. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Willis Feeling Calm, Comfortable Heading Into UFC Adelaide

“I believe I’m at a point where I feel calm. The last fight I started to enter that arena, but now I really feel calm.” Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Police launch assault investigation into attack on Rachael Ostovich

Law enforcement is looking into a weekend attack on UFC fighter Rachael Ostovich. The Honolulu Police Department has opened a second-degree assault investigation related to an incident that occurred early Sunday morning involving “a 27-year-old female victim and a 27-year-old male suspect,” spokesperson Sarah Yoro told MMA Fighting on Monday. Per Yoro, the suspect and […]

Barber Carries Ease Of A Veteran Into UFC Debut

Maycee Barber is texting her father, trying to decide if Bruce Buffer should say she’s fighting out of Fort Collins, CO, where she’s from, or Denver, CO where she currently resides. She’s in a lighthearted, laughing, mood that stands in contrast to many of her fellow Fight Night Denver peers that are wrestling with the […]

Mike Perry says he’s had bigger than usual weight cut heading into UFC Denver

DENVER — At UFC Denver open workouts, Mike Perry discusses the fans heckling him, his fight with Donald Cerrone, his bigger than usual weight cut leading into this week and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Calvin Kattar fed off adversity going into last fight of UFC contract

It doesn’t take much to get Calvin Kattar geared up for fight night. But the chance to bounce back from a rare loss and impress the brass on the last bout of his contract certainly didn’t hurt. Kattar (19-3) returned to the win column in impressive fashion at UFC Moncton in October, needing less than […]

Cormier on top of the world heading into UFC 230

Ain’t it funny how life works? In 2008, Daniel Cormier wasn’t at a crossroads following the Summer Olympics in Beijing; he was at a dead end. His wrestling career done, the next step was a mystery.“I just knew that I needed something competitively,” Cormier said. “After the Olympics, I tried to retire and it didn’t […]

Daniel Cormier: I’ll Slap Lesnar In The Face If He Comes Into Cage At UFC 230

Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight king Daniel Cormier is set to defend his belt against Derrick Lewis on Nov. 3 in New York City and he’s fired off a warning to World Wrestling superstar Brock Lesnar, who is rumored to be in attendance for the fight. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Morning Report: Colby Covington says Ben Askren couldn’t draw ‘15 people into an Asian bingo hall’

Earlier this week, it was announced that UFC and ONC Championship were in the process of negotiating a landmark deal: the first trade in major MMA history. The UFC would release former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, and in turn, ONE would release former welterweight champion Ben Askren. Of course, the moment this was announced, […]

Same stakes, different roads for lightweights Natan Schulte, Johnny Case heading into PFL 9

Johnny Case and Natan Schulte are in the same position going into Saturday’s PFL 9 playoffs. Whoever beats the other will move on to the semifinals later that night. The roads taken by them to get here, however, were quite different. A 26-year-old American Top Team product, Brazil’s Schulte – nicknamed “Russian” because of his […]

Ryan Bader Mauls Matt Mitrione, Waltzes into Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix Final

Ryan Bader punched his ticket to the Bellator MMA heavyweight grand prix final, and he took virtually no damage in the process. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

McGregor happy to be back into ‘his kind of game’

In 1993, Michael Jordan left the NBA at the height of his powers, played a season of minor league baseball, then returned to the Chicago Bulls to add three more titles to the three he had already won in the Windy City. Conor McGregor “only” had two UFC titles when he took a hiatus to […]

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