USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Feb. 18: Jan Blachowicz makes his move

Opportunity only comes knocking so many times during a fighter’s career. And in Jan Blachowicz’s case, when that opportunity arrived, he sidestepped the door and burst through the wall like the Kool-Aid Man. The Polish powerhouse altered the equation at 205 pounds with his vicious first-round knockout of Corey Anderson in the main event of […]

Javier Mendez: previous Khabib Nurmagomedov-Tony Ferguson bookings makes fight even bigger

Javier Mendez likes to see the positive side of things. The head coach of American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, Calif. is gearing up to help Khabib Nurmagomedov make another defense of his UFC lightweight championship on April 18 in the main event of UFC 249 in the New York borough of Brooklyn. Nurmagomedov will […]

Youssef Zalal makes most of short-notice shot with UFC 247 debut win

HOUSTON – Youssef Zalal beat Austin Lingo with a unanimous decision Saturday to open the preliminary card at UFC 247 in Houston. Take a look inside the fight with Zalal, who upset Lingo and handed him the first loss of his professional career. Result: Youssef Zalal def. Austin Lingo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) […]

Miles Johns Makes It Go His Way

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Bellator 238 Weigh-in Results: Everyone Makes Weight

Bellator MMA‘s first event of 2020 is set to take place as Bellator 238 emanates from The Forum in Inglewood, California, on Saturday. View full post on Recent News on

Ray Cooper III makes million-dollar comeback at PFL Championship

NEW YORK — For a minute there, Ray Cooper III looked like he was in for another disappointing result at the PFL Championship. The Hawaiian welterweight lost in the championship round to Magomed Magomedkeriov last New Year’s Eve, but worked his way back through the 2019 season to earn another crack at $1 million, giving […]

Conor McGregor makes generous donation of toy vouchers to Dublin’s Inner City Helping Homeless

Conor McGregor has done some holiday helping. Former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion McGregor and his longtime girlfriend, Dee Devlin, made a generous donation of 25,000 Euros (approx $27,700 USD) to Inner City Helping Homeless in Dublin. “Thank you so much to @thenotoriousmma and @deedevlin1who kindly donated €25,000 of Smyths Toys vouchers to us to […]

Sean O’Malley makes his long-awaited return to action against Jose Quinonez at UFC 247

Sean O’Malley | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting “Sugar” Sean O’Malley is finally back. The former Dana White Contender Series veteran—who has been out of action since March 2018—has booked his next appearance inside the Octagon as he’s expected to face Jose Quinonez at UFC 247 on Feb. 8 in Houston. Multiple sources close to the […]

Alexandre Pantoja makes flyweight title statement with huge KO at UFC on ESPN+ 23

Seasoned fight fans scanning the fight card ahead of UFC on ESPN+ 23 in South Korea will have circled the flyweight clash between Alexandre Pantoja and Matt Schnell as one to keep a close eye on. And the two top-10 125-pounders delivered a crazy back-and-forth slugfest that eventually ended with a huge first-round knockout victory […]

UFC on ESPN+ 23 free fight: ‘The Korean Zombie’ makes epic return against Dennis Bermudez

“The Korean Zombie” hasn’t garnered a cult-like following because he’s boring – that’s for sure. Regarded by many as one of the UFC roster’s most exciting fighters, any Chan Sung Jung fight has become appointment viewing. Coming off of 41-month layoff due in large part to South Korea’s mandatory military duties, Jung made his return […]

UFC 245 post-event facts: Max Holloway makes history, even in defeat

The UFC’s final numbered event of the year took place Saturday at UFC 245 went down at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with a main card that aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN2 and ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass. Three championship bouts were featured on the card, but it was Kamaru Usman (16-1 MMA, 11-0 UFC) […]

Amanda Nunes: If Germaine de Randamie makes a mistake at UFC 245, I will knock her out

LAS VEGAS – Germaine de Randamie’s margin of error is thin, according to women’s double champ Amanda Nunes. At UFC 245 on Saturday, Nunes (18-4 MMA, 11-1 UFC) will seek her fifth successful bantamweight title defense against the Netherlands’ de Randamie (9-3 MMA, 6-1 UFC). The two fighters competed against one another at UFC Fight […]

KSW 52 Weigh-in Results: Everyone Makes Weight

Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki‘s final event of the year will take place Saturday in Gliwice, Poland, where it will see the return of its most popular champion. View full post on Recent News on

Colbey Northcutt Makes Successful Debut at One: Edge of Greatness

One Championship made a stop in Singapore once again as One: Edge of Greatness went down on Nov. 22 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. View full post on Recent News on

Video: Terry Brazier: Win over Soren Bak makes me the ‘best lightweight in Europe’

LONDON – Ahead of his clash with former Cage Warriors double champion Soren Bak, former BAMMA double champion Terry Brazier insisted that he doesn’t rate the Dane. Brazier also highlighted why he thinks that a win over Bak will make him the best lightweight in Europe and how fighting Chris Bungard was a big mistake […]

Triple Take: What makes sense for Rose Namajunas’ UFC return fight?

Former UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas has been out of action since May, when she lost her title to Jessica Andrade by knockout via a devastating slam. In the immediate aftermath, the 27-year-old Namajunas expressed doubt about fighting ever again. But six months later, she’s talking about a return to the cage and says the […]

UFC makes first trip to Raleigh, N.C., on Jan. 25, same date as Bellator’s Cyborg vs. Budd

Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images MMA’s two biggest promotions will go head-to-head on Jan. 25. The UFC on Monday announced its first trip to Raleigh, N.C. for a card that will take place the same night as Cris Cyborg’s Bellator debut against Julia Budd. No fights have been confirmed for the UFC’s card, which takes […]

Tito Ortiz promises to donate $50K to charity if Alberto El Patron makes it out of first round

Alberto El Patron and Tito Ortiz | AXS TV Matched up with former WWE superstar Alberto “El Patron” Rodriguez for his next fight, Tito Ortiz isn’t viewing the bout as some sort of sideshow attraction and he’s created added incentive for himself to take it as seriously as any other. The former UFC and Bellator […]

‘Canelo’ Alvarez Makes History By Knocking Out Sergey Kovalev in Las Vegas

On Saturday night inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez made history in more ways than one. View full post on Recent News on

John Lineker Makes Successful Debut at One Championship ‘Dawn of Valor’

John Lineker is ready and rearing to go in the One Championship bantamweight division. View full post on Recent News on

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