UFC Vancouver: Chas Skelly snaps skid, credits UFC PI for first win since 2017

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Chas Skelly beat Jordan Griffin with a unanimous decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 16 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Take a look inside the fight with Skelly, who snapped a two-fight skid for his first win in more than two and a half […]

Amanda Cooper embracing second chance to grow in first fight since leaving UFC

Amanda Cooper | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Amanda Cooper was two fights into her pro career when she reached a goal that some martial artists strive their whole career for. True, Cooper had paid her dues on the amateur scene, and her UFC debut came on the heels of a strong performance in The Ultimate […]

Joseph Benavidez: As a fighter, Henry Cejudo is ‘not very different, honestly’ since first bout

Last week, UFC president Dana White made it clear: Joseph Benavidez is next in line for flyweight champion Henry Cejudo. Much to Benavidez’s delight, he didn’t have to talk his way into a title shot. Despite pressure from fans, who badgered him to “start talking smack or you’re going to get passed up,” Benavidez (28-5 […]

UFC 241 only finishes sixth among eight pay-per-view prelims since ESPN move

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The prelims on Saturday before UFC 241 drew 817,000 viewers on ESPN, a number that has to be considered disappointing since it led into arguably the biggest show so far this year. The number was only sixth out of the eight pay-per-view prelims since the UFC moved to ESPN in January. […]

Daniel Cormier Believes Stipe Miocic’s Attitude Has Changed Since Their First Meeting

The lead-up to this weekend’s rematch between current heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and former champion Stipe Miocic has been different than the first time around, to say the least. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

What Greg Hardy Has Learned Since Joining the UFC

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Luke Rockhold calls ‘dibs’ on Jon Jones since he’s scared to fight Daniel Cormier at heavyweight

Luke Rockhold has already made headlines since announcing his move up to light heavyweight, and he hasn’t even fought yet. The former UFC middleweight champion Rockhold (16-4 MMA, 6-3 UFC) will take on Jan Blachowicz (23-8 MMA, 6-5 UFC) in his 205-pound debut at UFC 239 next week, and he is already looking at the […]

Jared Gordon Details Hamstring Injury that Kept Him From the Cage Since December

Lightweight mixed martial artist Jared Gordon last fought in December 2018 on UFC on Fox 31. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Kelvin Gastelum releases first statement since UFC 236 battle with Israel Adesanya

Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya put on an all-timer at UFC 236 this past weekend and even though it was Adesanya who came out on top in the interim middleweight title bout, Gastelum has maintained his cheery disposition and is already looking ahead to the future. The 27-year-old provided an update on his status late […]

Kids no more: How Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier have grown up since their first fight

The first time they fought, Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier were practically kids. At UFC 236, they’ll have the rematch under very different circumstances. Holloway, the reigning UFC featherweight champion, is moving up a division to run it back with Poirier on Saturday night in Atlanta, this time with the interim lightweight title on the […]

UFC Philadelphia: Ray Borg gives update on newborn son, how he’s changed since health scare

WILMINGTON, Del. – One year ago, Ray Borg might have been down in the dumps about another opponent switch on five days’ notice. Now, it barely registers. “At the point I’m in my life, I don’t give a damn any more,” Borg (11-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) told MMA Junkie before a meeting with two-division LFA […]

UFC 235 prelims tie for second-best mark since 2013

Saturday night’s prelims prior to UFC 235 averaged a 1.0 rating based on the overnight ratings in the metered market. The number would be the same as what the prelims before UFC 234 did in the overnights, which for that show translated to 1,339,000 viewers. This would tie that show, as well as a few […]

Fighting in Fortaleza for first time since debut, Thiago Alves predicts KO win over Max Griffin

FORTALEZA, Brazil — Fighting in his hometown for the first time in almost two decades, Thiago Alves talks about having his mother in the arena at UFC Fortaleza, how he expects to beat Max Griffin, his role as one of Dustin Poirier coaches, and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Jim Miller reflects on growth since first Charles Oliveira fight ahead of UFC on FOX 31 rematch

MILWAUKEE – It took Jim Miller 31 fights to get his first octagon rematch. It wasn’t something Miller (29-12 MMA, 18-11 UFC) asked for. Nobody else was available for the winter, and Charles Oliveira (24-8 MMA, 12-8 UFC) volunteered to stand across from him at UFC on FOX 31. “I’ve never been the picky type,” Miller […]

In first comments since brawl, Conor McGregor training partner Dillon Danis fires back at Rafael dos Anjos

Hours after his involvement in a wild melee in Las Vegas, Dillon Danis was firing back at a former UFC champion on Twitter. Khabib Nurmagomedov jumped the cage after his UFC 229 win over Conor McGregor on Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena and went right after McGregor cornerman Danis, who was egging him on. Rafael […]

Eryk Anders Finds Humor in Defeat: ‘I Haven’t Been That Tired Since My Wedding Night’

Eryk Anders took his second career defeat in stride, offering both a little humor and a little class in his post-fight reaction. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC Sao Paulo results: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira picks up first win since 2016, knocking out Sam Alvey

At 42, and with just one win in five years, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (23-8 MMA, 6-5 UFC) seemed a long shot but stunned Sam Alvey (33-11 MMA, 10-6 UFC) to turn back the clock for at least one night. The light heavyweight bout took place on the FS1-broadcast main card of tonight’s UFC Fight Night […]

Jon Jones announces ‘comeback season’ in first statement since USADA verdict

Jon Jones is back. On Wednesday, it was reported by MMA Fighting that the former UFC light heavyweight champion had been given a 15-month suspension for his second failed drug test, which came from a sample collected in July of last year. That means Jones will be eligible to compete again on Oct. 28. Jones […]

Urijah Faber explains why Cody Garbrandt has kept low profile since UFC 227

LAS VEGAS — Where in the world is Cody Garbrandt? The former UFC bantamweight champion vanished from social media for more than a month after his first-round TKO loss to rival T.J. Dillashaw in the main event of UFC 227 in Los Angeles, his second loss to Dillashaw in less than a year. Garbrandt’s silence […]

Video: UFC vet Nicolas Dalby picks up first win since 2015 with highlight-reel finish at CW 96

Former UFC fighter and Cage Warriors champion Nicolas Dalby got back to his winning ways with a tremendous head kick to submission win over Roberto Allegretti on Saturday night at Cage Warriors 96. “Sharpshooter” landed a signature head kick and sent his Italian foe down in the first minute of the second round. Somehow, Allegretti […]

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