Light Heavyweights Ion Cutelaba, Devin Clark Booked for UFC Fight Night on May 1

A light heavyweight showdown pitting Ion Cutelaba against Devin Clark is set for UFC Fight Night on May 1. View full post on Recent News on

Breaking down each fighter’s odds in the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix

Bellator rolled out some big news last week, including an unveiling of its latest grand prix, which will feature an 8-man showdown at light heavyweight. The bracket contains notable names and wildcards alike, as well as a running theme of rematches when factoring in the history at hand. In this article, I’ll take look at […]

Fabio Cherant Captures Vacant Light Heavyweight Title in LFA 99 Main Event

The Legacy Fighting Alliance light heavyweight title is vacant no more. View full post on Recent News on

Lyoto Machida not focused on avenging losses in Bellator light heavyweight grand prix

Lyoto Machida is keeping his eyes on the task at hand and nothing else. The former UFC light heavyweight champion and current Bellator contender is one of the eight men involved in Bellator’s recently announced 205-pound grand prix. Machida (26-10 MMA, 2-2 BMMA) is familiar with several of the names in the tournament – he’s […]

Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix kicks off in April, Anthony Johnson vs. Yoel Romero set for opening round

Yoel Romero | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Bellator is holding a tournament for its light heavyweight division, and it is starting off with a bang. At a press conference Tuesday, Bellator President Scott Coker announced an eight-man Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix scheduled to begin in April, and one of the opening round bouts features […]

Pairings Set for Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix, Including ‘Rumble’ vs. Romero

The lineup for the eight-man Bellator light heavyweight grand prix is now official. View full post on Recent News on

PFL Unveils Welterweight, Light Heavyweight Lineups Ahead of 2021 Campaign

Ray Cooper III will face a stern test as he attempts repeat as Professional Fighters League welterweight champion. View full post on Recent News on

PFL reveals welterweight and light heavyweight rosters ahead of new season starting in April

Rory MacDonald | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting As the PFL prepares to return with a new season starting on April 23, the promotion has now announced the rosters for two more divisions. At welterweight, one of the biggest recent additions to the roster is ex-Bellator champion and former UFC title contender Rory MacDonald, who inked […]

Corey Anderson believes ‘Bellator has the upper hand’ with a better light heavyweight division than the UFC

Corey Anderson | Bellator MMA When Corey Anderson asked for his release from the UFC before eventually signing with Bellator MMA, he had a multitude of reasons behind that decision. Money. Promotional push. Better opportunities. Those were all at the forefront in Anderson’s mind but he also went to Bellator knowing that the light heavyweight […]

Video: Jon Jones says he’s not going back to light heavyweight. Believe him?

For all intents and purposes, former UFC champion Jon Jones got bored with the light heavyweight division, and that’s why he’s moving up to heavyweight – apparently for good. Jones made that clear when he said he has “no intentions of ever going back to light heavyweight,” a division he’s ruled for almost a decade […]

Light Heavyweights Jimmy Crute, Johnny Walker to Clash at UFC Event on March 27

A matchup of light heavyweight prospects is on tap for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s March 27 event. View full post on Recent News on

Jon Jones vows permanent change of divisions: ‘I have no intentions of ever going back to light heavyweight’

Jon Jones | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting We might have seen the last of Jon Jones at light heavyweight. The undisputed best 205-pounder in the world for the past decade, “Bones” is on track to make a long-awaited jump up to the heavyweight division in 2021 after teasing the move for years. Jones successfully defended […]

Jon Jones: ‘I Have No Intentions of Ever Going Back to Light Heavyweight’

If former Ultimate Fighting Championship champ Jon Jones has his choice, he will never go back down to 205 pounds. View full post on Recent News on

Jon Jones vacated UFC light heavyweight title out of boredom, no intention to go back

If it’s possible to become bored of being a UFC champion, Jon Jones reached that point in 2020. Including his first title win over Mauricio Rua in March 2011, Jones’ past 15 fights have been for either the undisputed or interim light heavyweight championship – all wins, with one no contest, over the best the […]

Champ vs. champ: Jan Blachowicz puts up light heavyweight title vs. Israel Adesanya at UFC 259

A champion vs. champion fight will go down in March when reigning UFC light heavyweight titleholder Jan Blachowicz puts his belt on the line against middleweight king Israel Adesanya, who looks for a second championship. Blachowicz (27-8 MMA, 10-5 UFC) and Adesanya (20-0 MMA, 9-0 UFC) have agreed to clash in the UFC 259 headliner […]

UFC targeting Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya light heavyweight title fight at UFC 259

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Israel Adesanya will get his chance to become a two-division UFC champion in March. UFC officials on Wednesday confirmed to MMA Fighting a plan to have Adesanya, the current middleweight champion, jump up to 205 pounds to challenge Jan Blachowicz for the light heavyweight title at UFC 259. ESPN initially reported […]

Jan Blachowicz-Israel Adesanya Light Heavyweight Title Bout Targeted for UFC 259

Israel Adesanya will attempt to become a two-division champion when he faces 205-pound king Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259. View full post on Recent News on

Coaches believe Jon Jones’ fight IQ will reproduce light heavyweight success at heavyweight

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images When Jon Jones makes his return to the UFC in 2021, he is expected to compete as a heavyweight for the first time in his career. Considering he wiped out nearly every contender in the 205-pound division for the better part of the past decade, the longest-reigning […]

Bellator MMA Signs ACA Light Heavyweight Champ Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov

Bellator MMA continues to bolster its light heavyweight division, as the California-based promotion has signed Absolute Championship Akhmat title holder Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov to an exclusive contract. View full post on Recent News on

Anthony Johnson ‘definitely down’ for a Bellator light heavyweight grand prix

Bellator president Scott Coker has made it clear that he’s in the business of running tournaments, and with the promotion’s featherweight grand prix nearing its conclusion, curiosity abounds about which division could be featured next. For months, the leading candidate has seemed to be women’s flyweight, which has seen an influx of talent – including […]

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