Gabriel Green very familiar with UFC on ESPN 9 opponent Daniel Rodriguez, reveals past booking

Gabriel Green will be making his UFC debut on Saturday, but five days ago, he wasn’t even on the roster. At UFC on ESPN 9, Green (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will make the walk to the promotion’s cage for the first time, when he takes on UFC sophomore Daniel Rodriguez (11-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) in […]

Giga Chikadze gets late UFC on ESPN 8 replacement opponent after Mike Davis withdraws

Despite losing his original opponent, it appears Giga Chikadze will still fight at UFC on ESPN 8. A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to MMA Junkie late Thursday night that Titan FC bantamweight champion Irwin Rivera will meet Chikadze in a featherweight bout on less than 48 hours’ notice. Earlier Thursday, Mike Davis […]

Cerrone on Taking UFC 249 Fight Before Knowing Opponent: ‘It’s Time to Do Cowboy S—‘

Ultimate Fighting Championship mainstay Donald Cerrone has a unique and beloved approach to fighting that many have tried to emulate over the years. View full post on Recent News on

Donald Cerrone on Taking UFC 249 Fight Before Knowing Opponent: ‘It’s Time to Do Cowboy S—‘

Ultimate Fighting Championship mainstay Donald Cerrone has a unique and beloved approach to fighting that many have tried to emulate over the years. View full post on Recent News on

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 […]

One opponent would convince ex-heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos to fight at 205

“Cigano” lost a few pounds after starting a a ketogenic diet during self-isolation times. | Photo via Junior dos Santos Junior dos Santos’ shape has people wondering how “Cigano” will look in his next UFC bout. After a ketogenic diet slimmed the former heavyweight champion, he’s not opposed to the idea of changing weight classes. […]

Chris Weidman conflicted about fighting during coronavirus pandemic, awaiting word on a new opponent

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Under ideal circumstances, Chris Weidman would be three weeks away from making his middleweight return against Jack Hermansson in the main event at UFC Fight Night in Oklahoma City. Sadly that possibility faded away weeks ago after the coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe with Weidman’s home state of New York […]

Video: 14-Year-Old Valentina Shevchenko Fights 25-Year-Old Opponent

Valentina Shevchenko is the quintessential definition of a lifelong martial artist. View full post on Recent News on

Missed Fists: Jake Smith accuses opponent of mid-match flatulence at Submission Underground 12, more

Jake Smith (blue) grapples with Gorge Martinez at Submission Underground 12 on March 29, 2020 | @ImShannonTho, Twitter Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light on fights from across the globe that may have been overlooked in these hectic times where it seems like there’s an MMA show every […]

Reports: Justin Gaethje Offered as Replacement Opponent for Tony Ferguson at UFC 249

With Khabib Nurmagomedov now likely out of the UFC 249 headliner due to travel restrictions in Russia designed to combat the spread of the coronavirus, the promotion is scrambling to find a new opponent for Tony Ferguson before April 18. View full post on Recent News on

Following opponent withdrawals, Mason Jones to fight Joe McColgan for vacant lightweight title at Cage Warriors 113

Joe McColgan (pictured, right) fights Mason Jones in a vacant lightweight championship bout at Cage Warriors 113 on March 20 in London | Dolly Clew, Cage Warriors Cage Warriors is making lemonade out of lemons. On Friday, the promotion announced that top lightweight contenders Mason Jones (8-0) and Joe McColgan (6-2-1) will fight next week […]

Amanda Ribas chasing top-5 opponent after UFC Brasilia, but still interested in Paige VanZant

Amanda Ribas returns to Brazilian soil for the first time in years for a UFC clash with Randa Markos. | MMA Fighting BRASILIA — Amanda Ribas always carries a smile, even when the UFC calls with bad news. Two months ago, the promotion informed her she would no longer face Paige VanZant at UFC Brasilia. […]

Paddy Pimblett gets third new opponent for Cage Warriors 113 as Decky Dalton steps in

Former Cage Warriors featherweight champion Paddy Pimblett now has a third new opponent for the promotion’s return to London. Pimblett (14-3) was originally booked to face Belgian contender Donovan Desmae on the upcoming Cage Warriors 113 card on March 20, but injury to the Belgian contender forced the promotion’s matchmaker, Ian Dean, to find a […]

Leandro Higo needs new opponent for next week’s Bellator 241

Leandro Higo submitted Shawn Bunch with a guillotine choke in his last Bellator bout in 2019. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Bellator is looking for a new opponent for Brazilian bantamweight Leandro Higo after Johnny Campbell pulled out of Bellator 241 on March 13 due to an injury, multiple sources told MMA Fighting on Tuesday. Higo […]

Former UFC fighter Paul Kelly gets opponent for MMA return at Probellum 1

In mid-January, former UFC fighter Paul Kelly announced his return to MMA after serving a seven-year sentence for heroin trafficking. While the date and event he’d compete on, March 7 at Probellum 1, has been public for a while, Kelly (14-5) was opponent-less throughout much of his training camp. However, that’s changed. In a social […]

Renato Moicano: UFC Brasilia opponent Damir Hadzovic a tough brawler, but not very technical

Moicano looks to get back on track following losses to Jose Aldo and The Korean Zombie. | Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Brazilian octagon vet Renato Moicano won’t underestimate Damir Hadzovic. But he sees a clear path for victory at UFC Brasilia. Moicano will have the home field advantage when he makes his lightweight debut […]

Alex Munoz forced out at UFC Norfolk, Luis Pena needs new opponent

Alex Munoz won’t be competing at UFC on ESPN+ 27. An undefeated Team Alpha Male prospect, Munoz (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) was expected to make his promotional debut against Luis Pena. However, an injury has forced the highly touted wrestling-based lightweight from the bout, MMA Junkie today confirmed with UFC officials. UFC execs are now […]

Triple Take: Who’s the best opponent for UFC champ Jon Jones next?

The UFC light heavyweight division has more viable title contenders than any time in recent years, and that’s keeping UFC champ Jon Jones in the headlines. Just one week after Dominick Reyes pushed Jones to the brink in a title bout at UFC 247, Jan Blachowicz put himself in the forefront of the conversation with […]

Video: Hector Lombard hits opponent with shove then smile at BKFC 10 weigh-ins

Hector Lombard managed to come off friendly and hostile at the same time during weigh-ins for Bare Knuckle FC 10. The former Bellator middleweight champion and UFC contender weighed in and faced off with opponent David Mundell on Friday ahead of their main event clash at the Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. […]

Corey Anderson Currently Listed as Favorite to Be Jon Jones’ Next Opponent

Jon Jones’ next opponent could come from this weekend’s UFC Rio Rancho card, according to BetOnline. View full post on Recent News on

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