Alexander Hernandez thinks toughest opponent is himself: ‘It’s me vs. me, featuring whoever’

SAN ANTONIO – The last time Alexander Hernandez was in the octagon, he had just been knocked out by Donald Cerrone. About seven months later, Hernandez (10-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is slated to return to action  against Brazil’s Francisco Trinaldo (23-6 MMA, 13-5 UFC) at UFC on ESPN 4 on Saturday night. Hernandez, an assertive […]

Urijah Faber was interested in Kron Gracie as return opponent, hasn’t ‘skipped a beat’ in retirement

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber doesn’t think he’s “skipped a beat” as he prepares to return from retirement Saturday at UFC on ESPN+ 13. After walking away from the sport in Dec. 2016, Faber (34-10 MMA, 10-6 UFC) makes his comeback in a bantamweight co-headliner against Ricky Simon (15-1 MMA, 3-0 […]

Beneil Dariush injured, Drakkar Klose needs new opponent for Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 13

Injury has forced Beneil Dariush out of Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 13 event, and UFC officials are currently seeking a lightweight opponent to meet Drakkar Klose. MMA Junkie today learned from promotion officials that Dariush had to withdraw from the card, which takes place at Golden1 Center in Sacramento, Calif. A timeline for his return […]

Marlon Vera unbothered by last-minute opponent change for UFC 239

Marlon Vera is no longer fighting Sean O’Malley, but that’s okay with the Ecuadorian fighter. The 26-year-old bantamweight was originally scheduled to meet prospect O’Malley at Saturday’s UFC 239 card in Las Vegas, Nev., but due to USADA complications, O’Malley was removed from the card by the Nevada State Athletic Commission just two weeks out […]

Marlon Vera Gets New Opponent For UFC 239

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Even with Late Opponent Change, Chris Leben Still Expecting a Finish at BKFC 6

Chris Leben is back fighting in Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship this Saturday as he takes on Dakota Cochrane. View full post on Recent News on

Blagoy Ivanov on UFC 238 opponent Tai Tuivasa: ‘His chin is no good’

CHICAGO – Listen to Blagoy Ivanov assess his upcoming opponent, Tai Tuivasa, and it’s hard to call it trash talk. Ivanov is a just a blunt guy with blunt objects for fists. When he thinks something isn’t good, he says it. Take Tuivasa’s most recent fight, a second-round TKO loss against ex-champ Junior Dos Santos. Not […]

Leon Edwards may not fight again until he gets a top opponent

STOCKHOLM — Leon Edwards discussed his continued wait for a top tier opponent, his desire to face Rafael Dos Anjos and Tyron Woodley and why he is no longer interested in facing Darren Till. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

After Training Overhaul, Makwan Amirkhani Feels He’ll be a ‘Nasty Opponent’ at Featherweight

After a year layoff from mixed martial arts, Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight Makwan Amirkhani is set to return to the Octagon at UFC Stockholm this Saturday. View full post on Recent News on

Joe ‘Diesel’ Riggs’ pro boxing debut canceled after opponent withdraws

MMA veteran Joe Riggs is going to have to wait a bit to make his professional boxing debut. Riggs (50-18-1 MMA, 0-0 Boxing) was scheduled to fight in his home state of Arizona in a bout against David Damore (1-6-3 Boxing) on a Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions event at Casino Del Sol’s AVA Amphitheater […]

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

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

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