USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Jan. 26: Michael Chandler’s big move

It was quite a week for the UFC on “Fight Island.” Two cards went down with consequential results for the USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings: UFC on ESPN 20 and the big one, UFC 257. Let’s start with the first show, which was headlined by Michael Chiesa’s one-sided decision victory over Neil Magny. Chiesa improved […]

Matchup roundup: New UFC fights announced in the past week (Jan. 18-24)

MMA fight announcements are hard to follow. With so many outlets and channels available, it’s nearly impossible to organize. But here at MMA Junkie, we’ve got your back. Each week, we’ll compile all the newly surfaced fights in one spot. Every Monday, expect a feature listing everything you might have missed from the UFC and […]

UFC, Glory Veteran Guto Inocente to Face Michal Andryszak at KSW 58 on Jan. 30

Well-traveled Brazilian veteran Guto Inocente will debut for a new promotion when he faces Michal Andryszak at KSW 58 on Jan. 30. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Jan. 12: Business about to pick up

The holiday season through the start of the New Year is traditionally the closest thing MMA has to an offseason. And now that the period of three weeks or so has come and gone, business is about to pick up again in a big way. The UFC is back in Abu Dhabi for a stretch […]

One ‘Unbreakable’ to Include Shinya Aoki vs. James Nakashima in Co-Main on Jan. 22

Former One Championship lightweight title holder Shinya Aoki will return to action to face James Nakashima in the co-main event of One “Unbreakable” on Jan. 22. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Umar Nurmagomedov vs. Sergey Morozov Rescheduled for UFC on ESPN 20 on Jan. 20

A bantamweight clash pitting Umar Nurmagomedov against Sergey Morozov will take place three days earlier than expected, as it has been moved from UFC 257 on Jan. 23 to UFC on ESPN 20 on Jan. 20. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Umar Nurmagomedov vs. Sergey Morozov moved to UFC on ESPN 20 on Jan. 20

The rescheduled bantamweight matchup between Umar Nurmagomedov and Sergey Morozov will take place three days earlier than initially expected. Originally booked for the UFC 257 card on Jan. 23, the octagon newcomers will now square off at UFC on ESPN 20 on Jan. 20, which takes place on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi. A person […]

Japanese grappling legend Shinya Aoki returns at ONE Championship 126 on Jan. 22

“Tobikan Judan” sees his first action of 2021 next week, when he faces MMA Lab fighter James Nakashima in Singapore in a lightweight contest. ONE Championship officials recently announced that Shinya Aoki (45-9) vs. Nakashima (12-1) will serve as the featured MMA fight at “ONE Championship 126: Unbreakable,” which takes place Jan. 22 at Singapore […]

Matchup roundup: New UFC fights announced in the past week (Jan. 4-10)

MMA fight announcements are hard to follow. With so many outlets and channels available, it’s nearly impossible to organize. But here at MMA Junkie, we’ve got your back. Each week, we’ll compile all the newly surfaced fights in one spot. Every Monday, expect a feature listing everything you might have missed from the UFC and […]

USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Jan. 5: Kyoji Horiguchi rebounds

A champion in RIZIN and Bellator and a title challenger in the UFC, Kyoji Horiguchi has proven himself one of the world’s finest lighter-weight competitors by actually going and winning all over the world. Horiguchi hit some obstacles in 2020, but he finished the year in a manner which suggests he’ll be right back on […]

Neil Magny vs. Michael Chiesa Official as New UFC on ESPN 20 Headliner on Jan. 20

A welterweight clash pitting Neil Magny against Michael Chiesa has been elevated to the new UFC on ESPN 20 main event, promotion officials announced Monday. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Isi Fitikefu out, Markus Perez meets Dalcha Lungiambula at UFC Fight Night on Jan. 20

Isi Fitikefu’s UFC debut will have to wait. Fitikefu has been forced out of UFC Fight Night on Jan. 20 and Markus Perez (12-4 MMA, 2-4 UFC) will step in on short notice to face Dalcha Lungiambula (10-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC). A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed the booking to MMA Junkie, but asked […]

Josh Fremd to Meet Bruno Oliveira in LFA 98 Headliner on Jan. 29

A middleweight showdown between Josh Fremd and Bruno Oliveira will top the Legacy Fighting Alliance 98 lineup on Jan. 29. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dean Barry vs. Mike Jackson postponed from UFC Fight Night event on Jan. 20

Dean Barry has announced his planned matchup with Mike Jackson won’t go down on its originally scheduled date. Barry (3-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) took to social media on Friday to reveal his welterweight showdown with Jackson (1-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC), originally set for UFC Fight Night on Jan. 20, has been postponed. Additional details were […]

Dalcha Lungiambula vs. Isi Fitikefu Added to UFC’s Jan. 20 Lineup

Dalcha Lungiambula will drop to middleweight to face Isi Fitikefu at the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Jan. 20 event in Abu Dhabi. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Leon Edwards-Khamzat Chimaev pushed back; Neil Magny-Michael Chiesa new Jan. 20 main event

UFC president Dana White is determined to see the twice-scheduled, twice-postponed bout between Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev through. The highly anticipated welterweight fight was first scheduled for Dec. 19, but then canceled when Edwards tested positive for COVID-19. Then it was rescheduled for the Jan. 20 UFC Fight Night card, but that, too, recently […]

Cage Warriors Two-Division Champ Mason Jones Set for UFC Debut vs. Mike Davis on Jan. 20

Cage Warriors two-division champion Mason Jones will make his Octagon debut against Mike Davis at UFC on ESPN 20. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Mike Davis vs. Mason Jones added to UFC Fight Night card on Jan. 20

Two-division Cage Warriors champion Mason Jones has drawn a stern test in his UFC debut. Jones (10-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will face Mike Davis (8-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night on Jan. 20, which takes place on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi. People with knowledge of the matchup confirmed the booking to MMA […]

Joaquin Buckley vs. Alessio Di Chirico, Phil Hawes vs. Nassourdine Imavov Set. for Jan. 16

Two middleweight bouts have been added to the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s

Sara McMann-Julianna Pena Bantamweight Clash Moved to UFC 257 on Jan. 23

Sara McMann and Julianna Pena will square off one week later than originally anticipated. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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