UFC 241 fight night weights: Daniel Cormier 14 pounds heavier than Stipe Miocic

Daniel Cormier | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Both Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic were lighter at Friday’s weigh-ins for their main event rematch at UFC 241 than in their first encounter last July. However, when fight night rolled around, Cormier curiously came in considerably heavier. Per a document obtained from the California State Athletic Commission […]

‘UFC 241 Embedded,’ No. 3: Nate Diaz would ‘rather be on the beach than cooped up’

The UFC’s eighth pay-per-view of the year takes place Saturday with UFC 241, and the promotion’s popular “Embedded” series returns to get you ready. UFC 241 takes place Saturday at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+. In the main event, champion Daniel […]

Valentina Shevchenko responds to criticism about less than exciting fight against Liz Carmouche

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Valentina Shevchenko is leaving Uruguay with the UFC flyweight title still around her waist and that’s what matters most to her. Following the second defends of her championship on Saturday night, Shevchenko answered criticisms about her fight against Liz Carmouche, which was showered with boos on several occasions from the sold […]

‘Harder to get out than ASAP Rocky’: Adam Hunter roasts the fight card ahead of PFL 6

It’s Thursday, and here at The Blue Corner that means it’s PFL day. And this week it’s time for the heavy artillery to take center stage at PFL 6 in Atlantic City, N.J. Japanese judoka Satoshi Ishii takes on Jared Rosholt in the headline bout, while a host of other fights from the heavyweight and […]

Video: Stephen Thompson sees ‘more deserving’ contenders than Jorge Masvidal at welterweight

EDMONTON, Alberta — Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson argues that there are more deserving contenders right now at welterweight than Jorge Masvidal despite two impressive knockouts in a row. Thompson also talks about his potential return to action at UFC 244 in November with a couple of names in mind for an opponent. View full post on […]

Stephen Thompson sees ‘more deserving’ contenders than Jorge Masvidal at welterweight

EDMONTON — Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson argues that there are more deserving contenders right now at welterweight than Jorge Masvidal despite two impressive knockouts in a row. Thompson also talks about his potential return to action at UFC 244 in November with a couple of names in mind for an opponent. View full post on MMA […]

Clay Guida Not Contemplating Retirement, Feeling Better Than Ever Ahead Of UFC Newark

Recent UFC Hall of Fame inductee and 53-fight veteran Clay Guida says he’s feeling the best he’s ever felt, and the idea of retirement is the last thing on his mind as he gets set to take on another veteran this weekend in Jim Miller at UFC Newark. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

50/50 Raffle Raises More Than $57k At UFC 240

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Punahele Soriano More Motivated Than Ever

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Frankie Edgar says he’ll beat Max Holloway: ‘I mix it up better than anyone’

EDMONTON – Frankie Edgar says he had an injury-free training camp for UFC 240 and that’s going to be a huge factor in claiming the UFC featherweight title from Max Holloway on Saturday. After two failed bids at UFC gold in the weight class, Edgar (23-6-1 MMA, 17-6-1 UFC) hopes his third opportunity proves dividends when […]

Vinc Pichel ‘more than down’ to keep giving unbeaten UFC fighters their first loss

Vinc Pichel | David Berding-USA TODAY Sports Fighters looking to keep that 0 in the loss column may want to steer clear of Vinc Pichel in the future. The lightweight veteran’s last three fights have come against undefeated fighters and two have walked away with their records blemished. Most recently, it was 25-year-old Contender Series […]

Van Buren More Than Ready To Make Her UFC Debut

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In Bellator, Leslie Smith says employees more up front than other promotions

THACKERVILLE, Okla. – The last time Leslie Smith fought for Bellator, she was as green as can be. Smith remembers trying to bond on the fighter bus to the venue for Bellator 7 in May 2009, where she was scheduled to fight Kerry Vera, the wife of now-former UFC fighter Brandon Vera. “I was like, […]

UFC Minneapolis Main Card Averages Slightly More Than 1 Million Viewers on ESPN

The UFC’s third offering on ESPN averaged 1.091 million viewers on the Worldwide Leader, making it the third-most viewed cable Fight Night card since February 2017. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

The Belt Is Worth More Than A Legacy For Benavidez

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Joseph Benavidez wants next shot at champ-champ Henry Cejudo: ‘I’m better than him, I beat him’

Joseph Benavidez’s plan is quite simple. The longtime UFC flyweight staple aims to defend his number one contender spot in the 125-pound rankings once again this Saturday in Minneapolis, and then fight a man he’s already defeated – two-division UFC champ (and Olympic gold medalist) Henry Cejudo. Benavidez takes on Jussier Formiga in the co-headlining […]

Colby Covington’s manager: UFC issued ‘a little closer’ to demand than offer to fight Robbie Lawler

The UFC on ESPN 5 fight between former training partners Colby Covington and Robbie Lawler came about because the promotion ran out of time to book a viable main event, according to Covington’s manager, Dan Lambert. “They just simply needed a main event,” Lambert told MMA Junkie on Tuesday. “Colby and Lawler were the two […]

Drew Dober: ‘No better teammate than Justin Gaethje’ to prepare for UFC on ESPN 3

Training out of Team Elevation in Denver, there’s no shortage of great training partners for UFC lightweight Drew Dober. Dober takes on Marco Polo Reyes on Saturday at UFC on ESPN 3 in Minneapolis, and he’s been putting in solid sparring rounds with top lightweight contender Justin Gaethje. Dober believes Gaethje is the perfect training […]

Juan Archuleta: Bellator-Rizin champ Kyoji Horiguchi has no better options than me

Juan Archuleta signed with Bellator as the first four-division regional champion in the promotion’s history. Now he aims to make more history by defeating a champ with two belts. “Either way, I’m fighting for two titles in my next fight,” Archuleta told MMA Junkie Radio. “I’m either fighting (Patricio) ‘Pitbull’ (Freire) for the 145 and […]

Francis Ngannou: I’m a Better Boxer Than Junior dos Santos

Francis Ngannou will face the third-ranked Junior dos Santos on June 29 in Minneapolis. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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