Charles Oliveira expecting ‘another war’ with Nik Lentz, then a top-ranked opponent

Charles Oliveira has always been a rather quiet contender in the UFC, but he wants his voice to be heard. Currently riding a four-fight winning streak – all of which earned him “Performance of the Night” bonuses, as well – Oliveira wants another crack at fighting elite competition. “I wanted someone in the top-five, but […]

Morning Report: Greg Hardy responds to criticism of his UFC Fort Lauderdale opponent: My record is 3-1, my man was 9-2.

On Saturday evening, Greg Hardy secured his first UFC victory, knocking out Dmitry Smoliakov in just 2:15 seconds. But instead of receiving praise for getting his first win in the premiere MMA organization in the world, just two years into his fighting career, Hardy was faced with wide criticism of his opponent, who appeared to […]

Raymond Daniels gets new opponent, faces Wilker Barros at Bellator Birmingham 

Kickboxing legend Raymond Daniels has a new assignment for his Bellator debut and his second mixed martial arts bout on the Bellator Birmingham card on May. 4. Bellator confirmed to MMA Fighting that Daniels’ initial opponent Jon Durrant had been forced from the welterweight contest due to injury and will be replaced by MMA debutant […]

Common opponent Anthony Pettis breaks down Max Holloway vs. Dustin Poirier rematch

Gallery Photos: Anthony Pettis through the years Anthony Pettis is just as excited as anyone to see how the rematch between Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier unfolds at UFC 236. Pettis (22-8 MMA, 9-7 UFC) has rare insight into this month’s interim lightweight showdown between Holloway (20-3 MMA, 16-3 UFC) and Poirier (24-5 MMA, 16-4 […]

Ray Borg faces replacement opponent Kyler Phillips at UFC on ESPN 2

Just over two weeks out from his next fight, Ray Borg has a new opponent. Per PhillyVoice, Borg (11-3) will fight the debuting Kyler Phillips (6-1) in a bantamweight bout at UFC on ESPN 2 after Borg’s originally scheduled opponent Liu Pingyuan was forced to withdraw due to injury. This will be Borg’s first fight […]

Cody Stamann would call out a top-10 opponent had he fought like himself at UFC 235

Gallery Cody Stamann def. Alejandro Perez at UFC 235: Best photos LAS VEGAS – Despite a big win over a tough opponent Saturday night, Cody Stamann left the cage far from satisfied. Stamann (18-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) took a unanimous decision from Alejandro Perez (21-7-1 MMA, 7-2-1 UFC) in a fight between a pair of […]

Garbrandt’s Only Opponent Is Himself

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Opponent Reports Gokhan Saki Injured, Out of UFC London Bout

It appears that the MMA career of Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight and acclaimed kickboxer Gokhan Saki will be put on hold a little while longer, as Saki has suffered an injury and withdrawn from his bout with Saparbek Safarov at UFC Fight Night 147. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Jeremy Stephens’ Most Fierce Opponent

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Dana White Nixes Francis Ngannou Title Shot, Says Daniel Cormier Has Next Opponent Set

Francis Ngannou believes he’s ready for a title shot following his 26-second finish of Cain Velasquez at UFC on ESPN 1, but Dana White has other ideas. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Michel Prazeres Gets New Opponent at UFC Fight Night Prague on Feb. 23

Streaking Brazilian welterweight Michel Prazeres will face a new opponent at UFC Prague, as Ismail Naurdiev has stepped in to replace Ramazan Emeev. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Erick Silva: Bellator 216 opponent Yaroslav Amosov never fought someone like me

Yaroslav Amosov enters his second Bellator bout riding a perfect 20-0 record as a mixed martial arts fighter, but Erick Silva vows to prove he doesn’t belong in the top tier just yet. The Brazilian, a longtime UFC veteran, signed with Bellator after scoring a comeback victory under the LFA banner in 2018, and Amosov, […]

Paul Daley says he’d like to be opponent that takes Nick Diaz away from ‘self ruin’

NEW YORK — At Bellator 216 media day, Paul Daley discusses the fight with Michael Page finally coming together, how the beef between the two men started, Page’s flashy fighting style, his pick in Rory MacDonald vs. Jon Fitch, wanting to fight Nick Diaz again and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All […]

Adesanya says Anderson Silva has been ‘bored’: ‘I’m the opponent he’s been looking for his whole life’

MELBOURNE, Australia — After the UFC 234 press conference, Israel Adesanya discusses his first staredown with Anderson Silva, wanting to express himself authentically against Silva no matter the result, looking to fight Robert Whittaker for the middleweight title next, not caring about the belt, his WWE Attitude Era homage and more. View full post on […]

Lyman Good: Fighters should be more like UFC Fortaleza opponent Demian Maia

FORTALEZA, Brazil – Count UFC welterweight Lyman Good among those who’d like to see more sportsmanship in MMA. “The sport needs to go back to its roots,” he told reporters at a media day for UFC on ESPN+ 2. Good (20-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) longs for the days when opponents showed respect and trash talk […]

With no opponent after Mousasi scratch, Rafael Lovato Jr. removed from Bellator 214

Gallery Rafael Lovato Jr. def. Gerald Harris Bellator 198: Best photos view 5 images Without a suitable opponent in the wake of his title shot falling through, Rafael Lovato Jr. will wait to fight another day. Lovato (9-0 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) was set to challenge middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi (45-6-2 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) in the […]

UFC’s Derek Brunson requests ex-champ Chris Weidman, Elias Theodorou as next opponent

Looking to rebuild his octagon career, veteran UFC middleweight Derek Brunson would next like to fight ex-champ Chris Weidman or Elias Theodorou. Brunson (18-7 MMA, 9-5 UFC) named the opponents when asked by MMAjunkie about his next desired opponent after a pair of losses snapped a five-fight winning streak that had him on the cusp […]

Antonina Shevchenko eyes February or March return, willing to take on any available opponent

Undefeated women’s flyweight contender Antonina Shevchenko (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is still very early in her UFC run, but she makes no attempt to hide her ultimate goal. Like her sister, current UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko, Antonina plans on making her way to the top of the division. And she really doesn’t care […]

With new UFC contract, Anthony Rocco Martin expects top-15 opponent after next fight

It was UFC welterweight Anthony Rocco Martin’s understanding that he’d be out of a job by year’s end. Despite a win over veteran Keita Nakamura in April, Martin got the message that when his contract obligations completed, he wouldn’t be offered another one. “(UFC matchmaker) Sean Shelby told us, kind of, pretty much, if I […]

Dana White: Dustin Poirier ‘makes sense’ as Conor McGregor’s next opponent

Dana White seems to have a mini-tournament on his mind for the UFC lightweight division. The UFC president said Friday night on FS1’s TUF 28 Finale post-fight show that Dustin Poirier would make a logical next opponent for Conor McGregor. If that happens, then the winner of that fight would face the winner of a […]

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