USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Oct. 27: Does Khabib overtake Jon Jones as P4P No. 1?

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov made it look relatively easy this past weekend, moving his undefeated record to 29-0 after he submitted Justin Gaethje in the second round of their UFC 254 headliner. Afterward, Nurmagomedov, 32, shocked everyone when he announced he was retiring. But he also had a request: to be ranked No. 1 […]

USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Oct. 20: Jessica Andrade makes her statement

Few fighters have made their way around the USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings over the years like Jessica Andrade. The Brazilian competitor first made her mark as a way undersized bantamweight, where she compiled a 5-3 record. Then she went down two classes to strawweight, and became champion in one of the sport’s deepest divisions, […]

Henry Corrales vs. Brandon Girtz Set for Bellator 250 Co-Main Event on Oct. 29

Bellator 250 has its co-headliner, as Henry Corrales will square off against Brandon Girtz in a featherweight affair. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Former WWE Star Jake Hager Set to Return at Bellator 250 on Oct. 29

Jake Hager will return to action for his fourth professional mixed martial arts bout when he meets Brandon Calton at Bellator 250. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Krzysztof Jotko off of Oct. 31 UFC event due to injury, Kevin Holland steps in to fight Makhmud Muradov

Krzysztof Jotko | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Krzysztof Jotko is out of his fight with Makhmud Muradov. The Polish veteran announced Sunday that a broken toe has forced him to withdraw from a middleweight bout opposite Muradov, which was scheduled to take place on Oct. 31 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. Stepping in for […]

Krzysztof Jotko off of Oct. 31 UFC event due to injury

Krzysztof Jotko | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Krzysztof Jotko is out of his fight with Makhmud Muradov. The Polish veteran announced Sunday that a broken toe has forced him to withdraw from a middleweight bout opposite Muradov, which was scheduled to take place on Oct. 31 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. Unfortunetly, my next […]

Strawweight Championship Tilt Tops LFA 94 on Oct. 30

Crystal Vanessa Demopoulos will defend her strawweight crown against Lupita Godinez in the Legacy Fighting Alliance 94 main event on Oct. 30. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Oct. 13: Cory Sandhagen win makes things clear

Sometimes, putting together the USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings is like trying to piece together a jigsaw puzzle. Other times, though, the moves are obvious. Such was the case in the men’s bantamweight division after this past Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 37. Consensus seemed to be that Aljamain Sterling was next in line to fight […]

Two Bouts Complete Lineup for One Championship ‘Inside the Matrix’ on Oct. 30

The lineup for One Championship “Inside the Matrix” is now complete. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Matchup roundup: New UFC and Bellator fights announced in the past week (Oct. 5-11)

MMA fight announcements are hard to follow. With so many outlets and channels available, it’s nearly impossible to organize. But here at MMA Junkie, we’ve got your back. Each week, we’ll compile all the newly surfaced fights in one spot. Every Monday, expect a feature listing everything you might have missed from the UFC and […]

ONE announces four world title fights for Oct. 30 show, including Aung La N Sang vs. Reinier de Ridder

Aung La N Sang | ONE Championship ONE Championship’s MMA stars are coming back in a big way. The promotion announced four championship bouts for its upcoming “ONE Championship: Inside The Matrix” event set to take place on Oct. 30 with a location still to be announced. While the promotion has sporadically held shows since […]

Nick Newell vs. Zach Zane Rescheduled for Bellator 250 on Oct. 29

A lightweight clash between Nick Newell and Zach Zane that was initially a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic has been rebooked for Bellator 250. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

One Championship ‘Inside the Matrix’ to Feature Four Title Bouts on Oct. 30

One Championship will host its most stacked card since the COVID-19 pandemic hit with an event featuring four title fights on Oct. 30. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC adds Alexander Hernandez vs. Chris Gruetzemacher to Oct. 31 lineup

A lightweight fight is the latest addition to the UFC’s final event of the month. The UFC has booked a bout between Alexander Hernandez and Chris Gruetzemacher for its Oct. 31 card at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed the booking to MMA Junkie on Monday after […]

With Muslim Salikhov out, James Krause steps in to face Claudio Silva at UFC’s Fight Island event on Oct. 17

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting There’s been a change to the UFC’s Fight Island event on Oct. 17. Muslim Salikhov has been forced out of his scheduled welterweight matchup with Claudio Silva for undisclosed reasons. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that James Krause will step in on less than […]

John Gotti III returns at CES MMA 61 on Oct. 14

John Gotti III will look to extend his unbeaten streak when he returns to action Oct. 14. No opponent has been announced, but Gotti (5-0) will compete on the CES MMA 61 card, which takes place at “The Tent” at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, R.I. The card will stream on UFC Fight Pass. […]

Report: Alejandro Perez Tests Positive for COVID-19, Out of Oct. 10 Fight With Thomas Almeida

COVID-19 has claimed another thrilling Ultimate Fighting Championship matchup. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Isabella Mir, Frank Mir’s daughter set for pro MMA debut on Oct. 22

Isabella Mir | @ladymir11, Instagram Isabella Mir is one step closer to following her father’s path. Mir, the daughter of former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir, announced this week via manager Malki Kawa her pro MMA debut on Oct. 22. Kawa told MMA Fighting the 17-year-old Mir will fight Danielle Wynn (4-3 amateur) in a […]

Knee Injury Knocks Volkan Oezdemir Out of Oct. 17 Bout With Nikita Krylov

One week after a big Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight match was announced, it has been pulled. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Volkan Oezdemir out of Oct. 17 UFC fight vs. Nikita Krylov due to knee injury

Volkan Oezdemir is out of his Oct. 17 co-main event. After an initial report from RT Sport, Oezdemir (17-5 MMA, 5-4 UFC) posted on his social media that a knee injury has forced him out of his matchup vs. Nikita Krylov, which was scheduled to take place at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. It is unknown […]

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