Zhang Weili vs. Rose Namajunas title fight targeted for UFC 261 headliner

The UFC strawweight title will be on the line for the first time in nearly 14 months when champion Zhang Weili returns against Rose Namajunas. The anticipated championship clash between Weili (21-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) and Namajunas (9-4 MMA, 7-3 UFC) is targeted to take place at UFC 261, which is expected to take place […]

Zhang Weili vs. Rose Namajunas title fight targeted for UFC 261

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC is targeting a strawweight title fight in April. MMA Fighting has confirmed with sources close to the situation that a 115-pound championship matchup between Zhang Weili and Rose Namajunas is in the works for UFC 261. The event is scheduled to take place April 24 in a venue and […]

Felicia Spencer vs. Danyelle Wolf targeted for May 22 UFC event

Felicia Spencer | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Felicia Spencer’s first fight since challenging for UFC gold will be against a newcomer. MMA Fighting confirmed with sources with knowledge of the matchup that Spencer (8-2) and recent Contender Series signee Danyelle Wolf (1-0) have verbally agreed to meet in a featherweight bout at a UFC event […]

Holly Holm vs. Julianna Pena targeted for UFC event on May 8

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A showdown between two top ranked bantamweights is being targeted for the upcoming UFC event on May 8 as former champion Holly Holm is expected to clash with Julianna Pena. Multiple sources confirmed to MMA Fighting that the fight is currently in the works with verbal agreements in place. ESPN initially […]

Loma Lookboonme vs. Sam Hughes targeted for May 1 UFC event

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images After Sam Hughes recently lost her scheduled fight at UFC Vegas 20, she has quickly found another opponent. Hughes is now set to face Loma Lookboonme at the May 1 UFC event, multiple people with knowledge of the replacement told MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck. Hughes (5-2, 0-1 […]

UFC treating Khamzat Chimaev in U.S. as post-COVID issues persist; return targeted for June

Welterweight sensation Khamzat Chimaev is receiving special treatment from the UFC. Manager Ali Abdelaziz of Dominance MMA told ESPN that Chimaev was set to arrive in Las Vegas on Tuesday to receive medical care for lingering effects of COVID-19 that he’s been dealing with in recent weeks. Last week, Chimaev was forced to withdraw from […]

Mike Perry vs. Daniel Rodriguez Targeted for UFC Card on April 10

A potential welterweight slugfest between Mike Perry and Daniel Rodriguez is in the works for UFC Fight Night on April 10. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Damon Jackson vs. T.J. Laramie targeted for UFC Fight Night on May 1

A featherweight matchup is the first addition to UFC Fight Night on May 1. Damon Jackson (18-4-1 MMA, 1-2-1 UFC) will take on T.J. Laramie (12-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) in an event which does not yet have an official venue or location. Two people with knowledge of the matchup recently confirmed the targeted booking to MMA Junkie […]

Tracy Cortez vs. Justine Kish targeted for UFC event on April 17

Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Tracy Cortez is heading back to the flyweight division for her next octagon appearance. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that a 125-pound matchup between Cortez and Justine Kish is being targeted for the UFC’s event on April 17, which currently […]

Sean O’Malley vs. Thomas Almeida Targeted for UFC 260

A bantamweight matchup pitting Sean O’Malley against Thomas Almeida is expected for UFC 260 View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

With USADA suspension over, Jessica Penne targeted to fight Hannah Goldy at UFC 260

Jessica Penne is back. Having concluded a 20-month U.S. Anti-Doping Agency suspension, Penne (12-5 MMA, 1-3 UFC) is being targeted for a return against Hannah Goldy at UFC 260 on March 27. The event doesn’t currently have an announced location or venue. Two people with knowledge of the matchup recently informed MMA Junkie of the […]

Chris Weidman vs. Uriah Hall scrapped from UFC 258, targeted for new date in April

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Former middleweight champion Chris Weidman and Uriah Hall are no longer competing in the co-main event at UFC 258 on Feb. 13. Sources close to the situation confirmed the news to MMA Fighting after Weidman tested positive for COVID-19. ESPN initially reported the news. According to sources, […]

Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa targeted for April 17 UFC Fight Night main event

Robert Whittaker (pictured) fought twice in 2020, defeating Darren Till and Jared Cannonier on Fight Island | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Two middleweight contenders will collide in a five-round fight on April 17. With 185-pound king Israel Adesanya moving up to light heavyweight to challenge Jan Blachowicz for a second belt on March 6, the […]

Robert Whittaker, Paulo Costa Targeted to Headline UFC Event on April 17

A pivotal middleweight middleweight showdown between Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa has been targeted for April 17. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White reveals fate of internet pirate he targeted for threatening to illegally stream UFC 257

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images UFC President Dana White loves a good fight, and nothing seems to fire him up more lately than going after online pirates who stream UFC events illegally. Ahead of UFC 257 on Saturday night, White had personally targeted a particular streamer who’d actually taunted him on social […]

Leonardo Santos vs. Grant Dawson targeted for UFC Fight Night on March 20

Grant Dawson will draw a stern test in his lightweight debut. Dawson (16-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) faces Leonardo Santos (18-3-1 MMA, 7-0-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night on March 20, which does not currently have a publicly announced location or venue. Two people with knowledge of the matchup confirmed to MMA Junkie on Wednesday that the […]

Dana White: Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou 2 being targeted for UFC 260 main event

Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Francis Ngannou might finally be getting another shot at Stipe Miocic. At the UFC Fight Island 7 post-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White answered in the affirmative when asked if Miocic vs. Ngannou 2 was to be the main event of UFC 260, which […]

With Robert Whittaker Fight Targeted, Paulo Costa Trains at Pitbull Brothers Gym

After losing to Israel Adesanya in a middleweight title bout last September, Paulo Costa has been staying in shape while he awaits word on his next opponent from the UFC. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Trevin Giles vs. Dricus Du Plessis targeted for UFC event on March 20

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Middleweights will battle it out inside the octagon in March. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that a matchup between Trevin Giles and Dricus Du Plessis is being targeted for the UFC’s event on March 20. A location has yet to be announced for the […]

Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling bantamweight title fight targeted for UFC 259

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC A third championship fight is in the works for the already stacked pay-per-view fight card in March. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that a bantamweight title fight between new champion Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling is being targeted for UFC 259. The event […]

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