Coach: Sergio Pettis targeting San Francisco card, return to flyweight

Sergio Pettis | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Follow the bouncing Sergio Pettis. With the status of the UFC’s flyweight division being so uncertain for the last year, it made a lot of sense for Pettis to return to the bantamweight division for his last bout at UFC on FOX 31, even if it was clear […]

Back on winning track, Jared Gordon targets UFC 244 return in New York

Jared Gordon is back to his winning ways and would love an opportunity to fight at home. Born and raised in Queens, New York, Gordon (15-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) hasn’t fought in his home state yet. With the UFC heading to New York on Nov. 2 for UFC 244, Gordon believes should he compete on […]

Urjiah Faber leads all salaries in return from retirement at UFC Sacramento 

Urijah Faber returned from retirement this past Saturday night, scored a 46-second TKO and ultimately led all the salaries for the athletes competing at UFC Fight Night from Sacramento. On Monday, the California State Athletic Commission released the disclosed salaries for the card. Faber led the way for all the fighters on the card after […]

Morning Report: Cody Garbrandt gives update on return, discusses drug testing in the UFC

Over the weekend, Team Alpha Male’s Urijah Faber returned to the octagon in sensational fashion, knocking out Ricky Simon in 46 seconds. Afterwards, Faber called out double champ Henry Cejudo, and also threw some shade on his former teammate, T.J. Dillashaw for his failed drug test, saying he’d be happy to fight Dillashaw when that […]

Alexander Gustafsson Hints at Potential MMA Return: ‘I’m Far from a Retired Fighter’

There were more than a few observers that were skeptical when Alexander Gustafsson laid his gloves down in the Octagon following a fourth-round submission defeat to Anthony Smith at UFC Stockholm on June 1. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC Sacramento in Tweets: Pros react to Germaine de Randamie controversial stoppage win, Urijah Faber’s successful return

Germaine de Randamie tied the fastest TKO finish in UFC women’s bantamweight history, but with some controversy. The former UFC featherweight champion stopped Aspen Ladd just 16 seconds into their main event bout at UFC Sacramento on Saturday night. Many believe referee Herb Dean stopped the action early, not allowing de Randamie to follow up […]

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 […]

The Itch To Fight Fuels Urijah Faber’s Return

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Maki Pitolo agrees with Dana White, will return to welterweight for UFC run

LAS VEGAS – Maki Pitolo saw a massive opportunity slip from his hands last year, when he was forced out of Dana White’s Contender Series 13 due to a shoulder injury. He got another chance Tuesday night at Dana White’s Contender Series 19 and took out Justin Sumter in a middleweight bout, with a barrage […]

Kamaru Usman absolutely expects 2019 return, says Robbie Lawler could be toughest challenge

LAS VEGAS – There’s a long line of top contenders waiting for their crack at welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. Speaking to MMA Junkie last Friday at the UFC Hall of Fame ceremony, Usman (15-1 MMA, 10-0 UFC) was asked who he thought would be his toughest challenge. His answer? Tteammate Robbie Lawler. The former 170-pound […]

Pannie Kianzad ‘excited’ to prove she belongs in UFC return

LAS VEGAS – At media day for UFC 239, Pannie Kianzad talks about the circumstances that brought her back to the UFC, possibly fighting in Abu Dhabi, her plan to celebrate with beer and chocolate, and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

UFC Minneapolis winner Amanda Ribas asks for October return against top 15 strawweight

Amanda Ribas made the most of her Octagon debut, stopping Emily Whitmire with a rear-naked choke at UFC Minneapolis after a three-year layoff, and has no intention waste any more time. Ribas signed with the UFC to meet Juliana Lima in her Octagon debut in 2017, but was removed from the bout and suspended two […]

Kelvin Gastelum targeting November return, Jack Hermansson fight

Kelvin Gastelum is ready to get back in action and he already has a name in mind. Two months after losing a brutal five-round interim middleweight championship battle with Israel Adesanya at UFC 236, Gastelum announced via social media that he has been given a clean bill of health. View this post on Instagram I’m […]

Kevin Gastelum Cleared to Train, Targets November Return vs. Jack Hermansson

Kelvin Gastelum needed some time to recover after a memorable five-round interim title fight with Israel Adesanya at UFC 236. Now that he’s cleared to train and fight again, “The Ultimate Fighter 17” winner has his sights set on a return date. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

In twilight of his UFC career, Demian Maia doesn’t rule out return to grappling competition

Demian Maia knows it’s a cliché, but he feels extra confident going into Saturday’s UFC Minneapolis welterweight clash with Anthony Rocco Martin after having his best training camp in a while. The 41-year-old jiu-jitsu specialist, who returned to the winning column with an impressive first-round submission over Lyman Good in February, is a veteran of […]

Nicolas Dalby: ‘Pivotal’ title win at Cage Warriors 106 could lead to UFC return

Nicolas Dalby will look to reclaim his old crown, the Cage Warriors welterweight championship, when he meets champion Ross Houston in the main event of title-heavy marquee Cage Warriors 106: Night of Champions in London, England on Saturday. Many feel as though “Locomotivo” could be awarded a UFC return for his hometown event, UFC Copenhagen, […]

Patrick Mix calls out James Gallagher for Bellator’s return to Dublin in September 

Fresh off a stunning first round submission win over Ricky Bandejas, highly touted bantamweight prospect Patrick Mix is turning his attention to another fighter who has been basking in the spotlight ever since arriving in Bellator. Irish standout James Gallagher received a significant push from the company after signing with Bellator back in 2016 and […]

Dana White: Brock Lesnar ‘made the right decision’ to not return to the UFC

Brock Lesnar has apparently closed the door on his fighting career for good and UFC president Dana White believes he made the right call. Since last July when he stepped into the Octagon to confront new heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier following Cormier’s knockout win over Stipe Miocic, Lesnar was rumored for a return to fighting […]

Rory MacDonald reveals timeline to return for Douglas Lima rematch

Bellator welterweight champion Rory MacDonald needs some time off. Following back-to-back training camps and 10 rounds spent in the cage with Jon Fitch and Neiman Gracie, MacDonald wants to take a break to allow his body to heal while also awaiting the birth of his second child before booking a rematch against Douglas Lima in […]

UFC To Return To San Antonio July 20

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