Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou Heavyweight Title Rematch Official for UFC 260

Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou will square off for a second time with heavyweight gold on the line at UFC 260. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Alexander Volkanovski expected to defend featherweight title against Brian Ortega at UFC 260

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is ready to return and defend his title as he’s expected to clash with Brian Ortega in a five-round battle at the upcoming UFC 260 event on March 27. Multiple sources close to the situation confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Saturday. ESPN initially reported the […]

Alexander Volkanovski-Brian Ortega Featherweight Title Bout Set for UFC 260 on March 27

Alexander Volkanovski will defend his featherweight belt against Brian Ortega at UFC 260. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Conor McGregor would ‘love’ to welcome Nate Diaz back to lightweight, possibly with a title on the line

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting For all the championships and accolades Conor McGregor has amassed during his UFC career, a pair of non-title fights against Nate Diaz may still be what people talk about the most. The rivalry sprung up out of necessity when Rafael dos Anjos was forced out of a title fight against McGregor […]

LFA 97 Weigh-in Results: Lightweight Title Fight Set; 3 Fighters Heavy

The Legacy Fighting Alliance will hold its first mixed martial arts event of 2021 on Friday, and the championship topper is good to go. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

From title hopeful to ‘fighting for my life,’ Santiago Ponzinibbio leaves struggles in the past for UFC dream

Santiago Ponzinibbio hasn’t fought since a TKO victory over Nail Magny in Buenos Aires. | Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports A lot has happened in the UFC welterweight division since Santiago Ponzinibbio’s last appearance inside the octagon in November 2018. Tyron Woodley was UFC champion at the time, and Colby Covington had just been stripped or […]

Conor McGregor plans extended run at 155 pounds, would ‘love’ trilogy title fight with Nate Diaz

Conor McGregor is all set to kickstart the year at UFC 257 when he takes on Dustin Poirier in the main event in Abu Dhabi but, as you might expect, the savvy Irishman has a host of options up his sleeve as he plots the next chapter of his career. In an extended interview with […]

Michael Chandler wants title shot with win over Dan Hooker, but ready to take another fight if necessary

Michael Chandler is ready to do whatever it takes to prove that he belongs amongst the UFC lightweight division’s elite. Chandler (21-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is set to make his octagon debut on Jan. 23, when he takes on Dan Hooker at UFC 257 on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, where on the same night, […]

Dan Hooker looking to steal Michael Chandler’s hype, enter title contention at UFC 257

Dan Hooker sees UFC 257 as a big opportunity to reposition himself at the top of the promotion’s lightweight division. Hooker (20-9 MMA, 10-5 UFC) will welcome former three-time Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler (21-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) to the UFC on Jan. 23 and is aiming to steal all the shine of Chandler’s highly anticipated […]

On To the Next One: Top five title and non-title fights we need to see in 2021

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting On the 26th episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee list off their top five title fights we need to see in 2021 in the sport of mixed martial arts. In addition, they also discuss five of the best non-title fights we could […]

UFC free fight: Watch Max Holloway stop Anthony Pettis to win interim featherweight title

Max Holloway’s first high-profile win was an impressive one. The Hawaiian fighter picked up his first victory over a former UFC champion  at UFC 206 in December 2016 when he stopped Anthony Pettis. Holloway (21-6 MMA, 17-6 UFC) outclassed Pettis on the feet over the course of two rounds to get a TKO in Round […]

Dana White wants to book Zhang Weili’s next title fight in Asia against Rose Namajunas or Carla Esparza

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Since the coronavirus pandemic started, the UFC has largely resigned itself to a couple specific locations including Las Vegas and Abu Dhabi. While hope springs eternal that the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine might bring audiences back to large, indoor sporting events at some point in 2021, the UFC has remained […]

UFC Boss Hoping to Hold Strawweight Champ Weili Zhang’s Next Title Defense in Asia

The Ultimate Fighting Championship may have plans to move its events beyond Las Vegas and Abu Dhabi in 2020. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Calvin Kattar aims to hand Max Holloway first KO loss, set up title shot in UFC on ABC 1 headliner

ABU DHABI – Calvin Kattar still considers Max Holloway to be the top featherweight in the sport, and thus a win over the former champion in the UFC on ABC 1 headliner would help his own case for that claim. Holloway (21-6 MMA, 17-6 UFC), a former UFC titleholder at 145 pounds, is coming off […]

Francis Ngannou: Everyone would love to see me fight Jon Jones, but I’m ‘not worried’ he’ll take my title shot

Francis Ngannou | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting As Francis Ngannou anxiously awaited Stipe Miocic’s return after a trilogy against Daniel Cormier, the ferocious knockout artist almost got a fight with arguably the greatest fighter of all time, Jon Jones. Jones had talked about changing divisions for several years, but amid a spat with the UFC, […]

Dana White: Robert Whittaker ‘will have to fight somebody else’ before UFC title shot

Robert Whittaker’s road back to the UFC middleweight title has been extended a bit longer. Whittaker (22-5 MMA, 13-3 UFC), a former champion in the 185-pound division, has said he thinks he’s done enough to get a rematch with reigning titleholder Israel Adesanya. Since dropping the strap by second-round knockout at UFC 243 in October […]

Petr Yan Training at American Top Team Ahead of Title Defense at UFC 259

Petr Yan’s camp will look a little different ahead of his bantamweight title defense at UFC 259. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Ahead of UFC 259, Petr Yan joins American Top Team for first title defense preparation

Petr Yan is training stateside to prepare for his first UFC title defense. The UFC bantamweight champion, Yan (15-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC) is preparing for his UFC 259 defense vs. Aljamain Sterling at American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Fla., his manager Sayat Abdrakhmanov confirmed to MMA Junkie on Saturday. UFC 259 takes place March […]

Cage Warriors 122: Morgan Charriere to face Jordan Vucenic in first featherweight title defense

Newly crowned Cage Warriors featherweight champion Morgan Charriere will look to kick off his year with a win when he puts his title on the line at Cage Warriors 122. Frenchman Charriere (16-7) will take on England’s Jordan Vucenic (7-1) in the main event of the show, which forms the third leg of the promotion’s […]

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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