Joanna Jedrzejczyk on why she turned down Weili Zhang three times before title capture: ‘She needed me’ 

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Joanna Jedrzejczyk believes a victory over Michelle Waterson on Oct. 12 will be enough to secure her a title shot against Weili Zhang, but she admitted that she turned down three offers to fight the Chinese champion before she claimed the strawweight crown. The former champion recalled how she predicted that […]

Jai Herbert draws former UFC fighter Cain Carrizosa for first Cage Warriors title defense

Dolly Clew, Cage Warriors Jai Herbert will attempt to defend his Cage Warriors lightweight title for the first time when he faces former UFC and Bellator fighter Cain Carrizosa at Cage Warriors 109 in the champion’s native Birmingham on Oct. 26. Cage Warriors announced the championship bout via social media on Tuesday. Striking ace Herbert […]


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5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN+ 16: From Gaethje’s title shot to Cerrone’s title hopes

What mattered most at UFC on ESPN+ 16 in Vancouver? Here are a few post-fight musings … * * * * * 1. Justin Gaethje finds his happy medium I’ll be the first to admit that when Justin Gaethje (21-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) talked about altering his style to favor accuracy over output, there were […]

Philip De Fries Bests Luis Henrique to Retain Title at KSW 50

Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki celebrated its 50th numbered event at the SSE Arena in London, England on Sept. 14. View full post on Recent News on

Punching Conor McGregor is Justin Gaethje’s desire, but UFC title fight beckons

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Only two fights interest Justin Gaethje, and for different reasons. First and foremost, Gaethje wants to prove he’s the best fighter in the world at 155 pounds, and there’s no other matchup to fulfill that wish than a meeting with champ Khabib Nurmagomedov. Then there’s a fight with former two-division champ […]

KSW 50 results: Philip De Fries, Tomasz Narkun retain titles, Norman Parke claims interim title

KSW Philip De Fries put on a grinding display to successfully defend his KSW heavyweight title for the third time in the main event of KSW 50 at the SSE Arena in London, England on Saturday night with a unanimous decision win over Luis Henrique. De Fries forced Henrique to carry his weight against the […]

Teixeira Knows What He Needs To Do For a Title Shot

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Weili Zhang Believes Joanna Jedrzejczyk Is ‘Not As Good’ As During Her Title Reign

Newly-crowned UFC strawweight champion Weili Zhang is not too high on the current status of her predecessor, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, once thought the pound-for-pound best woman in MMA. View full post on Recent News on

Ryan Bader hopes to win another world title after facing Cheick Kongo at Bellator 226

Ryan Bader | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Two world championships aren’t enough for Ryan Bader. After winning both the Bellator heavyweight and light heavyweight titles, the former UFC contender has his sights set on a third belt as part of the ongoing relationship between the Viacom-owned promotion and Rizin Fighting Federation in Japan. Assuming he […]

UFC 242 Weigh-In Results: Title Fight Official in Abu Dhabi; Moras Misses Weight

The Octagon touches down in Abu Dhabi for the first annual installment of a five-year agreement that will feature a title fight atop each card. View full post on Recent News on

Khabib Nurmagomedov has no plans to chase pound-for-pound rankings or move weight classes to pursue second UFC title

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting At 27-0 in his career and the reigning lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov has already done a lot to separate himself from the rest of the fighters on the UFC roster. He currently sits in the No. 2 position in the pound-for-pound rankings according to the UFC with only light heavyweight champion […]

Coach expects long reign for Weili Zhang after impressive UFC title win

Weili Zhang won all four UFC fights in just 12 months, stopping Jessica Andrade to win the belt. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Weili Zhang scored one of the fastest finishes of her entire MMA career in her biggest fight to date in Shenzhen, China, and her team says she’s only getting started. Zhang stopped […]

One’s Angela Lee In ‘Crazy Situation’ Defending Title on Two-Fight Losing Streak

Angela Lee will look to defend her atomweight title at One “Championship” Century against strawweight titlist Jingnan Xiong on Oct. 13. View full post on Recent News on

Khabib Nurmagomedov not interested in superfights, says title defenses define legacy

In the day and age of superfights and inter-divisional callouts, Khabib Nurmagomedov feels an obligation to stay within his division. Ahead of his upcoming title defense against Dustin Poirier (25-5 MMA, 17-4 UFC), Nurmagomedov (27-0 MMA, 11-0 UFC) explained his disinterest in fighting up or down a weight class on a Friday conference. Poirier and […]

Dustin Poirier: Tony Ferguson ‘100 Percent’ Deserves Next UFC Lightweight Title Shot

Dustin Poirier will be fighting for the undisputed Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight title when he faces undefeated Dagestani Khabib Nurmagomedov in the UFC 242 main event on Sept. 7. View full post on Recent News on

Ronda Rousey Congratulates Weili Zhang for Landmark Title Victory at UFC Shenzhen

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Ike Villanueva Stuns Roger Narvaez to Win Light Heavyweight Title at Fury FC 36

Roger Narvaez’s triumphant homecoming ran into a spot of bad weather, and Fury Fighting Championship has a new light heavyweight champion in Isaac Villanueva. View full post on Recent News on

Two title fights added to Titan FC 57 in Dominican Republic

Titan FC Titan FC is loading the deck for its first trip to the Dominican Republic. On Saturday afternoon, MMA Fighting confirmed several new matchups, including a pair of title fights, have added to the upcoming Titan FC 57 event, which is set to go down on Oct. 19 at the Pabellón de Esgrima Juan […]

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