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

Satoshi Ishii, Jeremy Kennedy included in latest round of PFL roster announcements

The Professional Fighters League almost has a full deck for its 2019 season. Officials announced eight additions to this season’s roster on Monday via press release, including names like Japanese heavyweight star Satoshi Ishii (21-8-1) and former UFC featherweight standout Jeremy Kennedy (13-1). ESPN was first to report several of the signings. The announcement also […]

Pancrase, Shooto Brazil champions among additions to PFL 2019 roster

Some Brazilian names have been added to the 2019 season of the Professional Fighters League, multiple sources told MMA Fighting. The upcoming season of the North American company will include lightweights Ronys Torres and Carlos Eduardo Silva and welterweight Glaico Franca. Freddy Assuncao, who was expected to fight for PFL in 2018, will finally make […]

PFL Reveals Additional 2019 Tournament Roster

The Professional Fighters League has revealed the second round of its 2019 tournament roster, including several 2018 favorites as well as newcomers ranging from Ultimate Fighting Championship veterans to promising prospects. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

PFL’s latest roster reveal includes undefeated UFC vet Jordan Johnson, former ACB champ Denis Goltsov

PFL continues to build toward the promotion’s second season, and company executives today announced 29 names that will feature in the 2019 schedule. “We are proud that PFL is the organization fighters want to be part of, as these guys have the talent and star-power to have chosen any MMA organization,” PFL President Ray Sefo […]

PFL 2019 roster update includes unbeaten ex-UFC fighter Jordan Johnson

The list of participants lining up for the PFL’s $1 million prize became a lot more intriguing with the latest roster reveal for the 2019 season. With almost all of last season’s champions returning (with the exception of light heavyweight Sean O’Connell, who retired after last season), the league’s second season already looked to be […]

With Roster Full of UFC Talent, Fortis MMA Continuing to Build Momentum in 2019

Fortis MMA and its head coach, Sayif Saud, are finally being talked about as a top gym and top coach in mixed martial arts. The team had a successful 2018 and is riding the momentum into 2019. In its last 20 bouts inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the team is 16-4 and has had standout […]

PFL Season 2 Roster to Include Five Returning Champions, Four Finalists

The Professional Fighters League Season 2 roster will include some accomplished fighters from the previous campaign. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Ben Askren already getting ‘funky’ with UFC roster on Twitter

The rumors are flying that Ben Askren is about to become a part of the UFC, via an unprecedented contract swap that will see Demetrious Johnson end up in ONE Championship. And if the deal gets made, the undefeated former Bellator and ONE welterweight kingpin is likely to have a line of fighters ready to […]

Fightweets: Has USADA ruined its credibility with the UFC roster?

Sooo … Jon Jones is back, with his potential four-year suspension reduced to 15 months. Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov had a pretty intense time at a somewhat weird press conference. Bellator’s debut on DAZN has already passed by the time you’re reading this and the UFC is back in Brazil on Saturday night. This […]

Invicta Fighting Championships Expands Roster with UFC, Rizin FF Veterans

The premier women’s mixed martial arts promotion has added eight new fighters to their roster, five of which will compete in Invicta Fighting Championships’ loaded strawweight division. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Bellator Expands Roster With 22 Newly-Signed European Fighters

Bellator MMA continues to expand its roster by investing in European talent. ESPN reported Friday that the promotion’s active roster has acquired 22 Europe-based fighters. Some of the better-known signings include former Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters Norman Parke, Jim Wallhead and recent TUF cast member Richie Smullen. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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