Mark Madsen believes he has potential to beat everyone at lightweight

LOS ANGELES – With an established, world-class wrestling background, many believe Mark Madsen can become a top contender, and so does he. The three-time Olympian — and 2016 silver medalist — in Greco-Roman wrestling, made a statement in his UFC debut in September, when he ran through Danilo Belluardo, taking him out in the first […]

Women’s Lightweight, Men’s Welterweight Finals Set for PFL’s NYE Event

David Michaud (18-5) punched his ticket to the million-dollar welterweight finals on New Year’s Eve. View full post on Recent News on

Max Holloway will ‘100 percent’ eventually return to the lightweight division 

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Max Holloway came up short in his bid to become interim lightweight champion earlier this year, but a lone setback isn’t going to deter him from his ultimate goal to win a second UFC title in the future. Back in April, the reigning featherweight king moved up to 155 pounds and […]

Video: Dan Hooker wants to send a message to the lightweight division with a win against Al Iaquinta

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting MELBOURNE, Australia — Dan Hooker called out Al Iaquinta because he wanted to show how he stacked up against a top 10 ranked lightweight and he plans on sending a message to the rest of the best 155-pound fighters in the world with his performance at UFC 243. View full post […]

Kevin Lee says lightweight return is about UFC welterweight division getting ‘a little stagnant’

After an unsuccessful welterweight debut, Kevin Lee has made the move back down to lightweight, and there’s a reason for that. He simply doesn’t believe there’s enough excitement in the 170-pound division for him to stick around. “It was a lot of factors,” Lee told MMA Junkie of his decision. “Lightweight was starting to get […]

Undefeated Rafa Garcia Crowned Combate Americas Lightweight Champion

Combate Americas on Friday returned to the stage with an action-packed card from The Auditorio Del Estado in Mexicali, Mexico. View full post on Recent News on

Rizin Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal Matchups Announced

A random draw has set the opening round for the 2019 Rizin lightweight tournament, with all four bouts taking place at Rizin 19 in October. View full post on Recent News on

Bellator signs Brazilian lightweight Killys Mota

Killys Mota stopped nine opponents in 11 career wins before signing with Bellator. | Photo via LFA Killys Mota is the newest addition to the lightweight division in Bellator, promotion officials confirmed to MMA Fighting. The company has yet to announce a date and opponent for his debut. A teammate of Glover Teixeira in Danbury, […]

Rizin Fighting Federation Announces Lightweight Grand Prix Participants

Rizin Fighting Federation is hosting a lightweight grand prix and the promotion announced eight participants on Wednesday. The tournament kicks off on Oct. 12 at Rizin FF 19. View full post on Recent News on

Dustin Poirier: Tony Ferguson ‘100 Percent’ Deserves Next UFC Lightweight Title Shot

Dustin Poirier will be fighting for the undisputed Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight title when he faces undefeated Dagestani Khabib Nurmagomedov in the UFC 242 main event on Sept. 7. View full post on Recent News on

Dustin Poirier: ‘If I go out there and stop Khabib, I’m the best lightweight fighter’ in history

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Dustin Poirier knows there’s more on the line in his UFC 242 main event fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov than just unifying the lightweight title. For the 30-year old Louisiana native, a win on Sept. 6 not only allows him to live his dream of becoming an undisputed UFC champion but it […]

Vasiliy Lomachenko Decisions Luke Campbell to Nearly Unify Lightweight Crown

It was a tougher fight than most expected, but Vasiliy Lomachenko took home the win nevertheless. View full post on Recent News on

Damien Brown Eyes Spot in Rizin Lightweight Grand Prix

Damien Brown is currently a free agent. After leaving the UFC and signing with Rizin on a two-fight deal, he went 2-0 and has yet to get a new contract. View full post on Recent News on

UFC Lightweight Thibault Gouti Suspended 6 Months for Failed Drug Test

Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight Thibault Gouti has accepted a six-month suspension for failing an out-of-competition drug test on March 12. View full post on Recent News on

Video: Santiago Ponzinibbio open to lightweight move for Khabib Nurmagomedov bout: ‘I can finish this guy’

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Santiago Ponzinibbio speaks to the media at UFC Uruguay about the state of his health, timetable for his return, the welterweight division, his dream fights against Georges St-Pierre, Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Former Lightweight Champ, Featherweight Title Challenger Frankie Edgar to Drop to 135 Pounds

Frankie Edgar will try his hand at a third weight class in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. View full post on Recent News on

Max Holloway expects to challenge for lightweight title again

Max Holloway | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Max Holloway isn’t letting his failed brush with lightweight greatness deter him. Though “Blessed” recently saw a five-year unbeaten streak come to an end at the hands of Dustin Poirier—a defeat that prevented Holloway from adding an interim lightweight title to his list of accolades—he still believes that […]

Norman Parke vs. Marian Ziolkowski set for interim lightweight title clash at KSW 50

UFC veteran Norman Parke will get another crack at a KSW title when he meets Marian Ziolkowski for the interim lightweight title at the Polish promotion’s third U.K. event in London, England on Sept. 14. KSW announced the fight via social media on Wednesday. Parke (27-6-1) has been booked for two KSW lightweight title fights […]

Dana White on Tony Ferguson’s lightweight title shot: ‘I assume he’s next’

Tony Ferguson may finally be getting his long-awaited crack at an undisputed UFC championship. While guest hosting a recent episode of the’s “Guerilla Cross Radio”, UFC president Dana White addressed the state of the lightweight division. Touching on Khabib Nurmagomedov, Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor, and Ferguson (25-3 MMA, 15-1 UFC), White discussed the status […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov-Dustin Poirier Lightweight Title Bout Official for UFC 242

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced that Khabib Nurmagomedov will defend his lightweight title against Dustin Poirier at UFC 242. View full post on Recent News on

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