Ian Heinisch vs. Gerald Meerschaert back on for UFC 250, Anthony Ivy remains on roster

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Ian Heinisch will fight at UFC 250 after all. The middleweight was pulled from his fight against Gerald Meerschaert earlier in the day on Thursday with Anthony Ivy tapped as a replacement. Initially one of Heinisch’s corner men had tested positive for COVID-19 as first reported by TSN and the UFC […]

Mairbek Taisumov, Tonya Evinger among 13 fighters no longer on UFC roster

Mairbek Taisumov and former title contender Tonya Evinger are among 13 fighters recently purged from the UFC roster. Here is the full list of fighters no longer part of the UFC roster: Mairbek Taisumov, Tonya Evinger, Dong Hyun Ma, Chance Recountre, Matthew Lopez, Cyril Asker, Khalid Murtazaliev, Talita Bernardo, Jodie Esquibel, Kyle Prepolac, Marcos Mariano, […]

14 Fighters No Longer Part of UFC Roster Following Cuts, Free Agency

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has trimmed its ranks significantly this week. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC vet Tom Lawlor joins PFL Season 3 roster

Tom Lawlor | Esther Lin, MMAFighting.com UFC veteran Tom Lawlor is the latest addition to the PFL’s Season 3 roster. Lawlor, 36, joins a rapidly filling list that includes all of the promotion’s Season 2 champions. His addition was first reported by ESPN.com and confirmed to MMA Fighting by a PFL official. Lawlor gets back […]

Pro Wrestler, UFC Veteran Tom Lawlor Joins PFL Roster

Tom Lawlor will compete for Professional Fighters League during its third season as the promotions continues to work to turn over its roster from the previous season. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

ARES adds one-time UFC flyweight title challenger Wilson Reis to roster

Wilson Reis | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The ARES Fighting Championship has added a world championship contender to its ranks. On Tuesday, the promotion announced the signing of one-time UFC flyweight title challenger Wilson Reis (23-10). The 35-year-old Brazilian last fought at UFC 236 in April 2019, where he lost to Alexandre Pantoja by first-round […]

PFL introduces one-night tournament series to bulk up 2020 roster

PFL The PFL is scouring the globe to bolster its roster. The league plans to work with several international promotions to organize a series of one-night tournaments that will send winners to its 2020 season, MMA Fighting confirmed with officials following a report from ESPN. Five, four-fighter tournaments will send winners to participate in the […]

PFL Partners with Multiple International Promotions to Bolster 2020 Roster

Professional Fighters League is scouring the globe to improve its roster. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC Adds Cage Warriors Light Heavyweight Champ Modestas Bukauskas to Roster

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is beefing up its light heavyweight roster lately. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

PFL CEO: Promotion Expects to Change Roster by 50 Percent for 2020 Season

The six weight classes will likely remain the same, but the composition of the Professional Fighters League roster should look significantly different when the promotion begins its third season in 2020. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Bellator signs English duo Luke Trainer and Andrew Fisher to bolster European Series roster

Bellator’s continued expansion in Europe has seen the promotion add two more fighters to their growing roster of European athletes, with one rising prospect and one seasoned campaigner joining the organization for 2020. Light heavyweight prospect Luke Trainer (3-0) recently won the one-night tournament at Euro Fight Night: Manchester, where he defeated three fellow 205-pound […]

Former Strikeforce champion Tarec Saffiedine released from the UFC roster

Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine has been released from the UFC following six fights with the promotion dating back to 2014. Multiple sources confirmed the news when speaking to MMA Fighting with the release actually happening last week. Saffiedine joined the UFC roster with a lot of hype surrounding him after he dismantled Nate […]

UFC Adds England’s Tom Aspinall to the Heavyweight Roster

Good news for MMA fans from England, as Liverpool’s own heavyweight fighter Tom Aspinall has just signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White’s Contender Series 23 results: Three more fighters join UFC roster

LAS VEGAS – Venezuelan lightweight Omar Morales (8-0) kept his career record perfect, scoring an impressive second-round TKO over Harvey Park (12-3). The bout served as the featured contest of Tuesday’s Dana White’s Contender Series 23 event, which streamed on ESPN+ from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Morales was light on his feet to […]

Umar Nurmagomedov joins PFL roster, set to debut at PFL 2019: Week 6 in Atlantic City

Another Nurmagomedov is set to hit the big stage. Umar Nurmagomedov, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s cousin, has joined the PFL roster and will compete Aug. 8 against Sidemar Honorio at PFL 2019: Week 6 at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. The main card streams on ESPN+ following prelims on ESPN2. Undefeated like […]

One Championship to Double Fighter Roster in 2020

One Championship announced this week a large expansion of both its fighter roster and martial arts events. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Lyoto Machida says he feels ‘more free’ as a member of Bellator roster

NEW YORK – Lyoto Machida has been a member of the Bellator roster for only a short time, yet he’s already feeling right at home. The former UFC light heavyweight champion will compete at Friday night’s Bellator 222 – his second fight under the promotion’s banner. In the middle of the cage at Madison Square […]

Trading Shots: What’s behind unexpected UFC roster cuts, and what’s the overall effect?

What effect do sudden, unexpected roster cuts have on UFC fighters, and why can’t we even ger a clear answer on who’s fired and who isn’t? Retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMA Junkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss in this week’s Trading Shots. * * * * Fowlkes: I know you’re probably […]

Rakim Cleveland Replaces Smealinho Rama on PFL Roster, Meets Viktor Nemkov on June 6

The Professional Fighters League light heavyweight division is already undergoing some changes ahead of its second full season. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Latest PFL Roster Additions Include Satoshi Ishii, Jeremy Kennedy, Damon Jackson

Professional Fighters League’s latest roster update includes a handful of recognizable veterans. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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