Morning Report: Daniel Cormier: Khabib Nurmagomedov explained why he used a triangle choke to defeat Justin Gaethje at UFC 254

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images This past weekend at UFC 254, Khabib Nurmagomedov successfully defended his lightweight title with a second round submission of Justin Gaethje. It was Nurmagomedov’s most impressive performance against the opponent most people viewed as his most difficult possible challenge, but apparently, it was even more impressive […]

UFC 254 rookie report: Grading the newcomers in Abu Dhabi

Fighters from around the globe dream of the day they’ll step into the UFC octagon for the first time. For five athletes, Saturday’s UFC 254 event marked that special moment in their careers. Check out this week’s rookie report to see what kind of first impression they made on the sport’s biggest stage from Flash […]

UFC on ESPN+ 38 rookie report: Grading the newcomers in Abu Dhabi

Fighters from around the globe dream of the day they’ll step into the UFC octagon for the first time. For three athletes, Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 38 event marked that special moment in their careers. Check out this week’s rookie report to see what kind of first impression they made on the sport’s biggest stage […]

UFC on ESPN+ 37 rookie report: Grading the newcomers in Abu Dhabi

Fighters from around the globe dream of the day they’ll step into the UFC octagon for the first time. For six athletes, Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 37 event marked that special moment in their careers. Check out this week’s rookie report to see what kind of first impression they made on the sport’s biggest stage […]

Report: Belal Muhammad to Face Sean Brady on UFC Fight Night Card in December

An upcoming Ultimate Fighting Championship card will add a pivotal welterweight clash. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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

Report: Ex-KSW Champ Dricus du Plessis Signs With UFC, Debuts at UFC Fight Night 179

A big South African prospect has been let out of his KSW contract and has opted to sign with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Morning Report: Justin Gaethje: ‘If I can beat Khabib and then beat Conor, I will have cemented something that is unmatched’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Next month, Justin Gaethje will finally challenge for the UFC lightweight title when he takes on the undisputed champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254. The fight figures to be one of the biggest of the year, and as the event gets nearer, Gaethje is starting to become even more focused on […]

Report: Former UFC Heavyweight Champ Frank Mir Signs With BKFC

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship has arguably made its highest profile acquisition. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Morning Report: Kevin Lee thinks Michael Chandler may not fare so well in the UFC: ‘He’s just way too small’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting On Thursday, UFC President Dana White revealed the news that the MMA world had been waiting on since August: Michael Chandler was officially signing with the UFC. But though Chandler’s addition to the UFC’s lightweight division was anticipated, White also shocked the MMA world by revealing that Chandler would be shot […]

Morning Report: Ben Askren isn’t sure about Khamzat Chimaev just yet

2020 has been a trying year for MMA. The coronavirus pandemic hit the sport hard earlier this year, forcing events to shut down for a month. Even after the UFC got up and running again, the pandemic continues to play havoc with the UFC’s scheduled, forcing fight cancellations and changes on an almost weekly basis. […]

Report: Jessin Ayari Set to Face Luigi Vendramini at UFC on ESPN 16

Two fighters are making their Octagon return after nearly a two-year hiatus. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Report: Renato ‘Moicano’ Forced Out of Magomed Mustafaev Clash on Fight Island

It appears that the second fight of “Moicano” in the 155-pound division will have to wait. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Report: Thiago Santos Tests Positive for COVID-19, Out of Glover Teixeira Fight

Thiago Santos‘ return to action has been postponed. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Report: With Mickey Gall Injured, Jeremiah Wells in at UFC Fight Night 178

Saturday’s Ultimate Fighting Championship event suffered another change. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Report: Luiz Eduardo Garagorri, Mirsad Bektic Match Scratched From UFC Fight Night 178

It seems that one of the protagonists of Saturday’s Ultimate Fighting Championship event is out. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Morning Report: Tyron Woodley says that Nick Diaz deserves to be a UFC Hall of Famer

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Last week, it was announced that Nick Diaz was planning on returning to MMA in early 2021. Diaz has not fought since his 2015 bout with Anderson Silva that was overturned to a no-contest after both men tested positive for banned substances (Silva for performance enhancing drugs, Diaz for marijuana). But […]

Morning Report: Mike Perry calls out Nick Diaz: ‘F*ck the Diaz brothers! East coast b*tch!’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Earlier this week, Nick Diaz revealed his intention to return to MMA early next year. The announcement came out of nowhere and immediately garnered a ton of response in the MMA community. Since then, a number of welterweights have thrown their hat in the ring to be the one to welcome […]

Morning Report: Stephen Thompson makes his case for welcoming Nick Diaz back to the UFC

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Earlier this week, Nick Diaz made headlines when it was announced that he is targeting a return to MMA in early 2021. The announcement quickly raised skepticism from some but equally as much hand-raising from others who would like the opportunity to welcome the elder Diaz back to welterweight division. Consider […]

Morning Report: Leon Edwards ‘over’ Jorge Masvidal bout, says it’s “on site” when he sees him

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It seems that Leon Edwards has given up on the goal of fighting Jorge Masvidal in a cage, so instead, he may have to force the hands of “Gamebred.” For over a year now, Edwards has been pursuing a bout with Masvidal, dating back to the post-fight altercation at UFC London […]

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