Manager Ali Abdelaziz: Kamaru Usman could face Conor McGregor in next title defense

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has another big option for his next title defense. With all signs initially pointing to a summer showdown with Jorge Masvidal, it appears “Gamebred” may be set to move in a different direction, with the fighter diverting his attention to a potential rematch with Nate Diaz. According to Usman’s manager […]

Mike Perry done with coaches, says only his girlfriend will corner next UFC fight

UFC welterweight Mike Perry will take a rather unconventional route for his next fight. Perry (13-6 MMA, 6-6 UFC), who’s currently enduring a rough stretch having lost three of his last four, is looking to change things up. Having previously trained at gyms such as Fusion XL Academy in Florida, Perry is no longer part […]

While Julia Avila waited for next fight, she used her sewing skills vs. COVID-19

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Julia Avila has made the most of an uncertain time in the world. After her scheduled fight with Karol Rosa was thrice postponed, with two dates scuttled by the COVID-19 pandemic, Avila saw a much-needed gap that needed to be filled in the battle against the coronavirus. “So over the last […]

Morning Report: Tyron Woodley on Gillbert Burns fight next weekend: ‘I’m in a violent headspace’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Next weekend, former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodly will begin his trek back towards the title he lost last year. The event, which is tentatively scheduled to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, will be headlined by a bout between Woodley and sixth-ranked welterweight Gilbert Burns. Burns, a […]

KSW boss Martin Lewandowski says promotion ‘close to confirming’ its next event

Polish MMA promotion KSW is hoping to bounce back from the coronavirus sooner rather than later, and has bolstered its roster with a key signing ahead of their return to action. Like the rest of the world’s major MMA organizations, KSW’s 2020 event schedule was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, but KSW’s CEO Martin […]

Aljamain Sterling feels ‘pretty good’ about odds he’ll fight next for UFC bantamweight title

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC bantamweight title picture has turned into an interesting puzzle with Henry Cejudo’s retirement announcement at UFC 249. Should Cejudo’s retirement stick after his second-round TKO win over Dominick Cruz, Aljamain Sterling is certainly one of the pieces in play to crown a new champion. “Funk Master” recently joined MMA […]

Dan Ige has sights still set on ‘Korean Zombie’ next

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — After his UFC on ESPN 8 win, Dan Ige breaks down his big win over Edson Barboza, what’s next, and more Saturday night. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

On to the Next One: Matches to make after the UFC’s Jacksonville events

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports In the fast-paced world of MMA, there are dozens of questions surrounding any given event, but when the dust settles, there’s usually only one: What’s next? Following the conclusion of every major card, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee will look back at the results, read the tea leaves, […]

Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Alistair Overeem after UFC on ESPN 8 win?

Alistair Overeem was forced to overcome adversity inside the octagon Saturday before leaving the UFC on ESPN 8 main event against Walt Harris as a winner. It looked as though Overeem (46-18 MMA, 11-7 UFC) would be finished by Harris (13-8 MMA, 6-7 UFC) in the heavyweight headliner at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, […]

Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Walt Harris after UFC on ESPN 8 loss?

Walt Harris came up short in his return to the octagon Saturday when he lost to Alistair Overeem in the UFC on ESPN 8 main event. In his first fight since the tragic killing of his stepdaughter, Aniah Blanchard, Harris (13-8 MMA, 6-7 UFC) succumbed to a second-round TKO against Overeem (45-19 MMA, 10-8 UFC) […]

Ryan Bader Suggests Machida for Next LHW Title Defense if Nemkov Can’t Enter U.S.

Regardless of who the opponent might be, Ryan Bader is planning on making his first light heavyweight title defense since November 2017 in his next Bellator MMA appearance. View full post on Recent News on

Conor McGregor promises to ‘f**king butcher’ Justin Gaethje next, calls Khabib Nurmagomedov ‘an embarrassment’

Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting Conor McGregor is obviously ready to fight again after taking aim at both lightweight champions following UFC 249 this past Saturday night. The Irish superstar took to Twitter on Monday where he blasted new interim champion Justin Gaethje as well as former opponent Khabib Nurmagomedov in a series of volatile messages. […]

On to the Next One: Matches to make after UFC 249

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports In the fast-paced world of MMA, there are dozens of questions surrounding any given event, but when the dust settles there’s usually only one: What’s next? Following the conclusion of every major card, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee will look back at the results, read the tea leaves, […]

Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Justin Gaethje, Henry Cejudo and UFC 249’s key winners?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for UFC 249’s losing fighters?) After every event, fans wonder whom the winners will be matched up with next. With another night of UFC action in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look forward, put on a pair of Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard’s shoes, and play UFC […]

Callout Collection: Who UFC 249 winners want next – and how likely they’ll get them

Earning wins in the UFC is certainly no easy task, but what comes next is often even more important: the post-fight callout. So after Saturday’s UFC 249 event in Jacksonville, who took advantage of their time on the mic? See below for this week’s Callout Collection – and just how realistic each one is. * […]

UFC champ Henry Cejudo gives pick for next wrestling star to cross over into MMA

UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo made a highly successful transition from wrestling to mixed martial arts. Cejudo’s accolades in both sports are well documented. Eight years before he became a UFC champ, Cejudo (15-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) won a gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the 2008 summer Olympics. Knowing a thing or two about […]

Vicente Luque Sees The Next Level In Reach

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Henry Cejudo targets Jose Aldo, Alexander Volkanovski next; tells bantamweight contenders to ‘wait for their chance’

Henry Cejudo | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Henry Cejudo has ambitious plans in mind if he gets through Dominick Cruz at UFC 249. The reigning UFC bantamweight champion was originally scheduled to face Jose Aldo before the coronavirus pandemic cancelled international travel, which prevented the Brazilian from traveling to the United States. That’s how Cruz […]

Dana White: Jorge Masvidal has ‘options’ for next opponent, responds to reports about Conor McGregor fight

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jorge Masvidal has a lot of options for his next opponent, but there’s no guarantee he’ll be competing for the UFC welterweight title when he does make his return. That’s according to UFC president Dana White, who continued to tease the possibility that Masvidal won’t be facing welterweight king Kamaru Usman […]

Leon Edwards says he’s standing firm on next fight: ‘Title shot or No. 1 contender spot’

Leon Edwards may be on the verge of losing the Tyron Woodley fight, but that doesn’t mean he’ll accept anything less for his next outing. Edwards (18-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) was scheduled to face Woodley in the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 29 in London, but the event was canceled due to the coronavirus […]

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