NAC rejects Mike Rodriguez’s appeal of UFC loss, but Tyson Chartier still pushes for hearing

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Manager-coach Tyson Chartier won’t give up in his fight to overturn Mike Rodriguez’s controversial loss to Ed Herman. Rodriguez (11-5 MMA, 2-3 UFC) was on the wrong end of an error from referee Chris Tognoni in the light heavyweight bout at UFC on ESPN+ 35 in September, which Herman won by third-round […]

Alex Perez on Loss in UFC 255 Main Event: ‘It’s Part of the Business’

Alex Perez didn’t get much of a chance to showcase his skills in the UFC 255 headliner. View full post on Recent News on

Ariane Lipski says she fractured her face in loss to Antonina Shevchenko at UFC 255

Ariane Lipski was stopped for the first time as a UFC fighter against Antonina Shevchenko. | Photo via Ariane Lipski It will take some time before Ariane Lipski can enter the octagon again after her UFC 255 defeat to Antonina Shevchenko, as the Brazilian flyweight revealed Sunday that she suffered a facial fracture during Saturday […]

Alex Perez issues statement on submission loss to champ Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 255

Alex Perez came up short Saturday night, but said he’s already moving on. The UFC flyweight contender was submitted with a guillotine choke in his attempt to dethrone champion Deiveson Figueiredo (20-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) in the UFC 255 main event in Las Vegas. Perez (23-6 MMA, 5-2 UFC) pushed the action early, but the […]

Dana White wants ‘Shogun’ Rua to retire after UFC 255 loss where he was ‘a shell of his former self’

LAS VEGAS – UFC president Dana White wants to see former light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua retire from MMA competition following his loss to Paul Craig at UFC 255. Rua (27-12-1 MMA, 11-10-1 UFC), a former UFC light heavyweight champion, UFC Hall of Famer, and PRIDE grand prix winner, suffered a second-round TKO loss in […]

Thiago Santos breaks down UFC on ESPN+ 40 upset loss to Teixeira: ‘I wasn’t there’

Thiago Santos didn’t make an appearance at the UFC on ESPN+ 40 post-fight news conference. Moments earlier, Santos (21-8 MMA, 13-7 UFC) tapped to a third-round rear-naked choke against fellow Brazilian Glover Teixeira (32-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC) in the main event. It was Santos’ long-awaited return after surgeries on both knees. A win would have […]

Thiago Santos ‘totally disappointed and embarrassed’ by loss to Glover Teixeira at UFC Vegas 13

Thiago Santos came close to stopping Glover Teixeira in Las Vegas, but lost in the third round. | Zuffa LLC Thiago Santos doesn’t seem too happy with his performance in the main event of UFC Vegas 13. “Marreta” was coming back to action after a 16-month layoff, which included surgeries in both knees after a […]

Anderson Silva releases statement after UFC Vegas 12 loss, says ‘goodbye’ to ‘life dedicated to my sport’

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Anderson Silva lost to Uriah Hall in the main event of UFC Vegas 12 Saturday night but said afterwards it was “tough to say it’s my last” fight. “The Spider’s” retirement sounded more official in a statement he released on social media Sunday. The former UFC middleweight champion, who was […]

Sean Shelby’s Shoes: Will Anderson Silva really retire after UFC on ESPN+ 39 loss?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Uriah Hall after UFC on ESPN+ 39 win?) If Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 39 main event was indeed the final fight of Anderson Silva’s storied career, then he went out on a loss. Silva (34-11 MMA, 17-7 UFC), a former longtime UFC middleweight champion, fought Uriah Hall […]

Anderson Silva releases statement following TKO loss at UFC on ESPN+ 39

It seems Saturday was the last time Anderson Silva stepped in the octagon. The former UFC middleweight champion suffered a TKO loss to Uriah Hall (16-9 MMA, 9-7 UFC) in the fourth round of the UFC on ESPN+ 39 main event in Las Vegas. It was his third consecutive defeat and the last time Silva […]

ONE Championship 118: Christian Lee hands Iuri Lapicus his first loss, retains lightweight title

ONE lightweight champion Christian Lee cemented his status as the promotion’s premier lightweight with a first-round finish of the previously undefeated Iuri Lapicus in Singapore. Lee (14-3) put his lightweight title on the line against noted first-round finisher Lapicus (14-1) in the co-main event of “ONE Championship 118: Inside the Matrix,” which took place Friday […]

Coach Eddie Cha: ‘Korean Zombie’ will learn from Brian Ortega loss; spinning elbow was game changer

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Fight Ready MMA and Fitness coach Eddie Cha arrived back home in Arizona from Abu Dhabi last week, but a few days later he was on a plane once again. “I literally didn’t unpack,” Cha said with a laugh when talking to MMA Junkie on Thursday. “I had two bags. My wife […]

Nick Newell heads into Bellator 250 motivated by loss from a year ago: ‘I’m still mad about it’

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Ahead of Bellator 250, Nick Newell spoke with MMA Junkie on Tuesday. Newell (16-3 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) discussed his feeling coming off a loss in his last fight a year ago and being able to rebook the fight with original opponent Zach Zane, as well as a breakdown of what he expects […]

Jared Cannonier reports broken arm in UFC 254 loss to Robert Whittaker

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Would-be middleweight contender Jared Cannonier suffered a serious injury setback in addition to a loss to ex-champ Robert Whittaker at UFC 254. Cannonier, whom champ Israel Adesanya said would fight him with a win on Saturday, reported a broken arm suffered in the three-round fight that ended […]

Jared Cannonier says he broke his left arm in loss to Robert Whittaker at UFC 254

Jared Cannonier wasn’t able to do enough to get the job done Saturday. The UFC middleweight contender dropped a unanimous decision to former champion Robert Whittaker (22-5 MMA, 13-3 UFC) in the UFC 254 co-main event in Abu Dhabi. It was a big opportunity for Cannonier (13-5 MMA, 6-5 UFC) since UFC president Dana White […]

UFC 254 predictions: Who’s picking Justin Gaethje to hand Khabib his first loss?

(This story first was published Oct. 23, 2020.) UFC 254 predictions: Who’s picking Justin Gaethje to hand Khabib his first loss? View full post on MMA Junkie

Alexander Volkov: Curtis Bladyes loss was ‘little step back,’ but UFC 254 will mark start of title run

ABU DHABI – UFC heavyweight Alexander Volkov took a step in the wrong direction against Curtis Blaydes, but it hasn’t derailed his championship aspirations. Ahead of his UFC 254 bout against Walt Harris on Saturday, Volkov (31-8 MMA, 5-2 UFC) reflected on the unanimous decision defeat he suffered in June. “I understand that I made […]

Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Chan Sung Jung after UFC on ESPN+ 38 loss?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Brian Ortega after UFC on ESPN+ 38 win?) Chan Sung Jung came up short in his opportunity to claim another featherweight title shot Saturday when he lost to Brian Ortega in the UFC on ESPN+ 38 headliner. Jung (16-6 MMA, 6-3 UFC) was on the receiving end […]

Chan Sung Jung ’embarrassed’ by Brian Ortega loss: ‘I’m just a fool’

Chan Sung Jung says he wasn’t all there for the final three rounds of Saturday’s main event loss to Brian Ortega at UFC on ESPN+ 38. Jung (16-6 MMA, 6-3 UFC) suffered a lopsided unanimous decision loss to Ortega (15-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) in their featherweight title eliminator at Flash Forum at Yas Island in […]

Bellator 249 video: Arlene Blencowe encouraged by Cris Cyborg’s loss to Amanda Nunes: ‘She’s human’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Before Bellator 249 on Thursday, featherweight title challenger Arlene Blencowe talks about how she can upset champion Cris Cyborg, representing Australia, why she’s loyal to Bellator, and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

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