Video: UFC Fight Island 7 post-fight show with Laura Sanko

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC With UFC Fight Island 7 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and E. Casey Leydon are joined by special guest Laura Sanko to break down the top storylines from the UFC’s first event of 2021, including Max Holloway’s dominant decision win over Calvin Kattar in the main event. View […]

Video: UFC Fight Island 7 preview show

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images With UFC Fight Island 7 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and Alexander K. Lee break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday’s event in Abu Dhabi, including the pivotal featherweight main event between Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar. View full post on MMA […]

James Vick among UFC, Bellator, PFL alumni set to fight on XMMA show in Florida

Regional promotion XMMA is working on its next event, and its lineup already features a handful of notable names. Former UFC lightweight contender James Vick will compete in his first fight since departing the promotion in 2020 when he takes on former Bellator and PFL fighter Andre Fialho in a welterweight fight. The event takes […]

Amanda Ribas plans to steal the show at UFC 257: ‘I don’t want to be just a fighter on a Conor McGregor card’

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Amanda Ribas is admittedly honored to be sharing a pay-per-view card with Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier on top. But she doesn’t plan to playing second fiddle to the intriguing lightweight matchup. Ribas faces Marina Rodriguez in an important strawweight matchup at UFC 257. The event takes place Jan. 23 […]

The MMA Road Show with John Morgan, No. 300: Celebrating a milestone

Episode No. 300 of “The MMA Road Show with John Morgan” podcast is now available for streaming and download. MMA Junkie lead staff reporter John Morgan hosts the show while traveling the world to cover the sport. It’s a milestone for the show, but it’s one that comes on Christmas Eve, leaving John Morgan alone […]

Alex Oliveira vs. Randy Brown set for Feb. 27 UFC show

Alex Oliveira | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Alex Oliveira and Randy Brown are getting the chance to start 2021 on the winning track. MMA Fighting confirmed with sources with knowledge of the matchup that Oliveira (22-9-1, 2 NC) and Brown (12-4) will meet in a welterweight bout at a Feb. 27 UFC Fight Night show […]

Video: UFC Vegas 17 post-fight show

Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC With UFC Vegas 17—as well as the 2020 calendar year for the promotion—in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon recap the top storylines coming out of Saturday night’s event at the APEX, including Stephen Thompson’s dominant unanimous decision over Geoff Neal […]

UFC Vegas 17’s Antonio Arroyo determined to ‘show the world who I am’ after multiple UFC fight cancellations

Antonio Arroyo will lock horns with Deron Winn in the preliminary card of UFC Vegas 17. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The COVID-19 pandemic that turned the world upside down wasn’t the only thing that prevented Antonio Arroyo from competing more in the UFC in 2020. The Brazilian middleweight, who joined the company via Dana White’s […]

Cory Sandhagen to fight Frankie Edgar at Feb. 6 UFC show

Cory Sandhagen | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Cory Sandhagen and Frankie Edgar are getting another chance to square off inside the octagon. MMA Fighting confirmed with people with knowledge of the matchup that Sandhagen (13-2) and Edgar (24-8-1) will meet in a bantamweight bout at a UFC event on Feb. 6 that is expected to […]

Bellator signs Darina Madzyuk, flyweight who beat 529-pound man in freak show fight

Bellator MMA has made a unique addition to its flyweight roster. MMA Fighting confirmed with people with knowledge of the signing that Russia’s Darina Mazdyuk has joined Bellator, following an initial report by Barstool Sports. Mazdyuk recently became familiar to combat sports fans after she took part in an intergender exhibition bout in Moscow that […]

Video: UFC 256 post-fight show

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC With UFC 256, one of the most memorable events of the year, in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines from Saturday night’s event from Las Vegas, including the main event for the flyweight title as Deiveson Figueiredo and […]

Chase Hooper Wants To Show Improvement

After suffering his first career loss, Chase Hooper will enter the Octagon at UFC 256 with the intention on proving to himself that he belongs in the UFC. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Video: UFC 256 preview show with Michael Chiesa

With UFC 256 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and UFC welterweight Michael Chiesa break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday night’s event in Las Vegas, including the flyweight championship main event between Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno, as well as the fascinating lightweight co-main event between Tony Ferguson and Charles Oliveira. View […]

The Great Divide: Do freak show fights help or hurt combat sports?

MMA Fighting The Great Divide is a recurring feature here at MMA Fighting in which two of our staff debate a topic in the world of MMA — whether it’s news, a fight, a crazy thing somebody did, a crazy thing somebody didn’t do, or some moral dilemma threatening the very foundation of the sport […]

Junior Dos Santos Determined To Show His Warrior Heart

Junior Dos Santos is the first to admit that he’s been going through a rough path, but he believes that UFC 252 is the perfect chance to get back on track. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Video: UFC Vegas 16 post-fight show

With UFC Vegas 16 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines coming out of Saturday night’s event at the UFC APEX, including Marvin Vettori’s unanimous decision win over Jack Hermansson in the exciting middleweight headliner. View full post on MMA Fighting – All […]

Video: UFC Vegas 16 preview show with Brendan Fitzgerald

With UFC Vegas 16 just hours away, UFC announcer Brendan Fitzgerald joins MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon to break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday night’s event at the UFC APEX, including the middleweight headliner between Jack Hermansson and Marvin Vettori. View full post on MMA Fighting – […]

Video: UFC Vegas 16 preview show ft. Brendan Fitzgerald

With UFC Vegas 16 just hours away, UFC announcer Brendan Fitzgerald joins MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon to break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday night’s event at the UFC APEX, including the middleweight headliner between Jack Hermansson and Marvin Vettori. View full post on MMA Fighting – […]

Warlley Alves vs. Christian Aguilera booked for Jan. 16 UFC show

Warlley Alves will return to the octagon 14 months after his most recent UFC fight. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A welterweight showdown between Warlley Alves and Christian Aguilera was added to the first UFC card of 2021, multiple people with knowledge of the booking told MMA Fighting. The UFC Fight Night show will go […]

Video: Lukasz Borowski suffers gruesome ear injury at FEN show

Pawel Trybala and Lukasz Borowski at an FEN show in Lodz, Poland, on Saturday | @FENmma, Twitter (Warning: Post contains video and photos of graphic injury) They always to protect your neck, but maybe now it’s time for fighters to start protecting their ears? On Saturday, Lukasz Borowski nearly lost his ear in the middle […]

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