Morning Report: Gegard Mousasi wants to fight Ryan Bader next: ‘People are going to say I’m beating welterweights’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Earlier this week, it was announced that Gegard Mousasi would face welterweight champion Douglas Lima for the vacant Bellator middleweight title at Bellator 243 this summer. The title fight came about because middleweight champion Rafael Lovato Jr. , who won the belt from Mousasi, was forced to step away from the […]

Ryan Bader to Defend Light Heavyweight Crown vs. Vadim Nemkov at Bellator 243

Ryan Bader will make his first light heavyweight championship defense since 2017 when he puts his belt on the line against Vadim Nemkov at Bellator 243. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Ryan LaFlare explains why he’s coming out of retirement in hopes of joining PFL welterweight division

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Burnout and a laundry list of injuries led to Ryan LaFlare’s retirement from fighting back in 2018, but 15 months later, he’s healthy, happy and ready to compete again. The 36-year-old New Yorker is not only ready to fight but he’s targeting a return with hopes of joining the PFL welterweight […]

Pedro Munhoz would move up to featherweight to fight Ryan Hall

Pedro Munhoz knocked out former champion Cody Garbrandt in his last UFC win in March 2019. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Ryan Hall recently complained that several ranked featherweights turned down offers to fight him in the UFC, and he specifically aimed at Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar. But there’s one top-ranked bantamweight that’s also […]

Frustrated with Inactivity, Ryan Hall Calls for Fights with Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar

Ryan Hall has fought just once a year for the past two years in the UFC, and the grappling ace is getting frustrated with being on the sidelines. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Ryan Hall calls for fights against Jose Aldo or Frankie Edgar, claims several ranked fighters turned him down

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Ryan Hall just wants to fight. The former Ultimate Fighter winner, who currently sits at 4-0 in his UFC career, is apparently struggling to find worthy opposition. In a post on Instagram, Hall vented his frustrations while claiming that several ranked fighters have turned down the opportunity to face him. In […]

Bellator champ-champ Ryan Bader wants to defend 205-pound title vs. Rizin FF champ Jiri Prochazka

Since Ryan Bader couldn’t come to terms to compete on New Year’s Eve at Rizin FF 20, he wants their light heavyweight champion to come to him. Bellator heavyweight and light heavyweight champ Bader (27-5 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) was initially hoping to potentially challenge Rizin FF’s 205-pound champ Jiri Prochazka, but instead, his teammate C.B. […]

Paul Redmond: Bellator Dublin bout with Ryan Scope should crown inaugural European Series champion

Bellator Paul Redmond thinks his bout with Ryan Scope at Bellator Dublin on Feb. 22 is of a high enough caliber to crown an inaugural Bellator European Series champion. The promotion has shied away from the idea of forging regional titles since the Series was launched, but Redmond believes the belts would stimulate the divisions […]

Ryan Bader Calls Out Jiri Prochazka for Light Heavweight Title Bout in Bellator

Ryan Bader is looking to make his first light heavyweight title defense since November 2017, and it appears the Bellator two-division champ has his eyes on a belt holder from another organization. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Bellator champ-champ Ryan Bader calls out RIZIN 205 counterpart Jiri Prochazka

Rizin FF The pieces appear to be falling into place for Bellator champ-champ Ryan Bader’s next title defense. After Bellator President Scott Coker teased Bader’s next fight would be in the light heavyweight division, where he’s held the belt since June 2017, Bader called out Jiri Prochazka following the Rizin light-heavy champ’s knockout win over […]

Light Heavyweights Paul Craig, Ryan Spann to Collide at UFC London

A fun light heavyweight matchup between two light heavyweights looking to crack the top 15 is set for the Ultimate Fighting Championship‘s return trip to London this March. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Paul Redmond vs. Ryan Scope booked for Bellator Dublin

Bellator Paul Redmond is set to return to action on Feb. 22 at Dublin’s 3 Arena when he takes on another one of Bellator’s top-rated lightweights, Ryan Scope. Bellator announced the lightweight feature bout via social media on Tuesday. Redmond (15-7-0) has not competed since his unanimous decision win over Charlie Leary at Bellator 217. […]

Ovince St. Preux vs. Ryan Spann Removed from UFC 247 Lineup

A proposed light heavyweight clash between Ovince St. Preux and Ryan Spann has been removed from the UFC 247 card. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Ovince Saint Preux vs. Ryan Spann canceled from UFC 247 in Houston

Ovince Saint Preux and Ryan Spann won’t be fighting at UFC 247. Both Saint Preux (24-13 MMA, 14-9 UFC) and Spann (17-5 MMA, 3-0 UFC) would have been looking to build off of momentum of recent victories, but they’ll have to wait. The matchup between the two light heavyweights scheduled for Feb. 8 in Houston […]

Ovince Saint Preux vs. Ryan Spann scrapped from UFC 247 in February

Ovince Saint Preux | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A light heavyweight bout between Ovince Saint Preux and Ryan Spann has been removed from the UFC’s upcoming trip to Houston. MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin confirmed with sources close to the situation that the Saint Preux vs. Spann matchup scheduled for UFC 247 on Feb. 8 has […]

Ryan Bader Won’t Fight for Rizin Title, Eyes Bellator LHW Belt Defense Next

It appears Ryan Bader will not get his wish of fighting for the Rizin Fighting Federation light heavyweight title at the end of the year. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Ovince St. Preux to Lock Horns with Ryan Spann at UFC Event on Feb. 8

Ovince St. Preux is slated to face Ryan Spann at a UFC event early next year. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Tito Ortiz back to fighting full time, wants to ‘smash’ Alberto El Patron and then face Ryan Bader in Bellator

Tito Ortiz | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Tito Ortiz previously has retired and returned to fighting. But his recent decision to compete again was fueled by more than the right opportunity. The 44-year-old UFC Hall of Famer came out of retirement this past year for a chance to avenge two previous losses to Chuck Liddell. […]

Ryan Spann ready for respect that should come with UFC Tampa win over Devin Clark

TAMPA, Fla. – Ryan Spann beat Devin Clark with a first-round submission Saturday to close out the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 19 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. Take a look inside the fight with Spann, who won for the seventh straight time. Result: Ryan Spann def. Devin Clark via submission (guillotine choke) […]

UFC Fight Night 161 Prelims: Ryan Spann Drops Guillotine on Devin Clark in Tampa

Ryan Spann can work with the narrowest of windows. Related » UFC Tampa Round-by-Round Scoring View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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