Bellator 250 Weigh-in Results: Mousasi, Lima Cleared for Title Bout; One Fight Scratched

Gegard Mousasi and Douglas Lima are official for their middleweight championship matchup at Bellator 250. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White Hopeful for Stipe Miocic-Francis Ngannou Heavyweight Title Clash in March

Though nothing is official, the UFC is targeting March for a heavyweight championship clash between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Casey Kenney wants to line up return around bantamweight title fight at UFC 256

ABU DHABI – Casey Kenney beat Nathaniel Wood with a unanimous decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi. Take a look inside the fight with Kenney, a former LFA champion who won for the third straight time. View full post on MMA Junkie

Lauren Murphy tired of being overlooked, wants UFC title shot

ABU DHABI – Lauren Murphy beat Liliya Shakirova with a second-round submission Saturday on the main card at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi. Take a look inside the fight with Murphy, who picked up her fourth straight win. View full post on MMA Junkie

Jon Jones Disputes Khabib GOAT Talk, Points to Longer Track Record of Title Fight Wins

Jon Jones still isn’t buying the “Greatest of All Time” discussion that has surrounded Khabib Nurmagomedov since his retirement bout at UFC 254 on Saturday. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC 255 official with two flyweight title fights, more bouts announced for November pay-per-view

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Following a monthlong run in Abu Dhabi, the UFC will return to Las Vegas for the remainder of 2020. The promotion on Saturday confirmed its next pay-per-view card, UFC 255, which takes place on Nov. 21 from the UFC APEX with a pair of flyweight title fights atop the card. In […]

Charles Oliveira says he deserves inclusion in UFC lightweight title conversation

With the UFC lightweight belt now vacant, Charles Oliveira wants his name included title conversation. UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov announced his retirement after submitting Justin Gaethje in the second round at UFC 254, leaving the 155-pound belt up for grabs. The UFC posted an image of top-ranked lightweights Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, Tony Ferguson, […]

Lauren Murphy Tired of Being Overlooked, Calls for Flyweight Title Shot Next

It wasn’t the opponent she expected at UFC 254, but Lauren Murphy made the most of what could have been a tricky situation against short-notice replacement Liliya Shakirova on Saturday in Abu Dhabi. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

‘Inside LFA with Ron Kruck:’ Vanessa Demopoulos’ first title defense and more

“Inside LFA with Ron Kruck” is LFA’s weekly look at prior and upcoming fights, as well as the latest news and notes within the promotion, and you can watch Episode 14 in the video above. WHAT’S COVERED: Inaugural LFA strawweight champion Vanessa Demopoulos gets set to defend her title for the first time. A look […]

Video: Lauren Murphy believes UFC 254 win should earn her title shot over Jessica Andrade

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Lauren Murphy realizes the risk she’s taking at UFC 254 and the reward should lead her to an opportunity to fight for the women’s flyweight title. Murphy, who was originally scheduled to face Cynthia Calvillo on Saturday before a positive COVID-19 test forced Calvillo out of the matchup, will now take […]

Rafael Cordeiro: Mike Tyson ‘Talking About Fighting for the Title’

Kings MMA head coach Rafael Cordeiro made an interesting revelation about Mike Tyson. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Bellator champ Juan Archuelta: Sergio Pettis title defense will be early 2021

Although it hasn’t been formalized by the promotion, new Bellator champion Juan Archuleta on Thursday said his first title defense is set. Archuleta (25-2 MMA, 7-1 BMMA), while a guest on “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” said he’ll fight Sergio Pettis (20-5 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) as the first defense of his bantamweight title at Bellator’s […]

Daniel Cormier intends to deliver unbiased commentary for Khabib’s UFC 254 title fight

ABU DHABI – Daniel Cormier embarks on a new challenge in his broadcasting career Saturday at UFC 254. Cormier, a former two-division UFC champion, has transitioned full-time into a commentary and analyst role since his retirement from competition in August. He’ll be in the booth for the biggest fights going forward, including the Saturday’s lightweight […]

Jennifer Maia: ‘Everything Running According to Plan’ Ahead of UFC 255 Title Shot

As the most important fight of her career approaches, Jennifer Maia spoke to Sherdog.com about her final weeks of preparation for her upcoming fight against flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko in the UFC 255 co-main event. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Alexander Volkov: Curtis Bladyes loss was ‘little step back,’ but UFC 254 will mark start of title run

ABU DHABI – UFC heavyweight Alexander Volkov took a step in the wrong direction against Curtis Blaydes, but it hasn’t derailed his championship aspirations. Ahead of his UFC 254 bout against Walt Harris on Saturday, Volkov (31-8 MMA, 5-2 UFC) reflected on the unanimous decision defeat he suffered in June. “I understand that I made […]

Jared Cannonier on what’s at stake at UFC 254: ‘Title fight is definitely coming for me next’

ABU DHABI – Jared Cannonier can see UFC gold on the horizon. The UFC middleweight contender thinks he’s on the verge of challenging middleweight champion Israel Adesanya if victorious Saturday. Cannonier (13-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) takes on former champion Robert Whittaker in the co-main event of UFC 254. “This is the biggest fight of my […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov: Poirier vs. McGregor Must Be at 155 for Winner to Get Title Shot

The UFC is targeting a showdown between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor for Jan. 23, though there is much to be decided before the bout is finalized. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Video: UFC releases second trailer for ‘the biggest title fight of the year’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje will battle inside the octagon on Oct. 24 to decide who walks away as the only lightweight champion in the company, and the UFC has released the second official trailer for UFC 254, dubbing it “the biggest title fight of the year.” Nurmagomedov, 28-0 as a […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov: Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier must be 155 if winner wants title shot

Khabib Nurmagomedov won’t entertain the notion of a title defense against Conor McGregor or Dustin Poirier unless their fight is contested at 155 pounds. In an interview ahead of his UFC 254 title defense against Justin Gaethje, the undefeated UFC lightweight champion was asked his thoughts about who could be the next challenger for his […]

Calvin Kattar eyes December return to earn winner of eventual Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega title fight

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Calvin Kattar has two big wins in 2020 and is waiting for his phone to ring once again. “The Boston Finisher” picked up a second-round finish of Jeremy Stephens at UFC 249, along with a main event unanimous decision win over Dan Ige in July, as he currently sits at No. […]

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