Alex Morono vs. Rhys McKee added to UFC’s Nov. 14 event

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A welterweight bout has been added to the UFC’s November slate of fight cards. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that Alex Morono will take on Rhys McKee on Nov. 14 following an initial report from MMA Junkie. The event will take place at the […]

Knee injury scratches Philipe Lins from UFC’s Nov. 7 event, Don’Tale Mayes now meets Roque Martinez on Nov. 14

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images A knee injury has forced Philipe Lins out of his scheduled Nov. 7 fight with Don’Tale Mayes, and the UFC has found a replacement for the promotion’s event one week later. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that Lins has been […]

It’s tough for Dan Hardy to call Joaquin Buckley’s KO the UFC’s greatest, but ‘it’s certainly up there’

ABU DHABI – Ever since Joaquin Buckley’s viral spinning back kick knockout at UFC on ESPN+ 37, the debate has raged on: Was it the greatest KO in UFC history? Perhaps someone best qualified to answer that question is former UFC welterweight Dan Hardy. Not only has he trained at the highest level and competed […]

Carlos Felipe vs. Justin Tafa joins UFC’s Jan. 16 lineup

A heavyweight matchup is the latest addition to the UFC’s Jan. 16 event. Carlos Felipe (9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will face Justin Tafa (4-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC). No location or name designation has been announced for the event. MMA Junkie confirmed the booking with a person close to the situation following an initial report from Combate. […]

Greg Milliard, cousin of UFC’s Jairzinho Rozenstruik, signs multifight Bellator contract

A fighter related to a notable UFC heavyweight will get a big opportunity with Bellator. Per his manager, Greg Milliard has signed a multifight contract with Bellator. Milliard, a cousin of Jairzinho Rozenstruik, is expected to make his promotional debut before the end of this year. Milliard (12-5), who competes at light heavyweight, is on […]

Cory Sandhagen just made life easy for the UFC’s matchmakers

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Cory Sandhagen scored a $50,000 bonus on Saturday, but UFC matchmakers should tip him extra considering he may have just done their jobs for them. Heading into the UFC Fight Island 5 main event between Sandhagen and Marlon Moraes, the possibility existed that a Moraes win could […]

Ricardo Lamas ‘honored’ for pioneer role in UFC’s growth in Latin America

Ricardo Lamas has plenty to reflect on after retiring from MMA competition. The former UFC featherweight title challenger laid down his gloves last month following a dramatic win at UFC on ESPN+ 33 in a wild, back-and-forth brawl with Bill Algeo, which won ‘Fight of the Night’ awards. Lamas (20-8 MMA, 11-6 UFC) retired after having competed […]

Lightweights Alexander Hernandez, Chris Gruetzemacher to Meet at UFC’s Halloween Event

Alexander Hernandez will square off against Chris Gruetzemacher in a lightweight clash at UFC Fight Night 181 on Oct. 31. View full post on Recent News on

With Muslim Salikhov out, James Krause steps in to face Claudio Silva at UFC’s Fight Island event on Oct. 17

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting There’s been a change to the UFC’s Fight Island event on Oct. 17. Muslim Salikhov has been forced out of his scheduled welterweight matchup with Claudio Silva for undisclosed reasons. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that James Krause will step in on less than […]

Holly Holm Refuses to Be a ‘Steppingstone’ for UFC’s New Female Talent

UFC on ESPN 16 was an opportunity for Irene Aldana to solidify herself as the bantamweight division’s No. 1 contender. View full post on Recent News on

MMA’s week out of the cage: UFC’s Mike Perry gets a new lip tattoo

MMA’s week out of the cage: UFC’s Mike Perry gets a new lip tattoo   View full post on MMA Junkie

Deron Winn vs. Antonio Braga Neto Slated for UFC’s Dec. 19 Card

Deron Winn will return to the Octagon to square off against Antonio Braga Neto at a UFC event on Dec. 19. View full post on Recent News on

Dana White details UFC’s plans to invest in Arab region’s MMA talent

With the UFC in its second Abu Dhabi residency of 2020, the Arab region’s MMA market continues to grow. The UFC has landed on “Fight Island” for five events during this latest run, which started with UFC 253 on Sept. 26 and will end with UFC 254 on Oct. 24, headlined by UFC lightweight champion […]

Miles Johns vs. Kevin Natividad Booked for UFC’s Halloween Fight Night Card

A bantamweight matchup pitting Miles Johns against Kevin Natividad has been added to the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Halloween card. View full post on Recent News on

With Sodiq Yusuff out, Edson Barboza meets Makwan Amirkhani on UFC’s Oct. 10 card

The UFC has made a switch on one its October cards that has resulted in a featherweight matchup between Edson Barboza and Makwan Amirkhani. Barboza (20-9 MMA, 14-9 UFC) was originally supposed to fight Sodiq Yusuff on the card, but he’s out of the matchup due to undisclosed reasons. He’s being replaced by Amirkhani (16-4 […]

Bobby Green vs. Thiago Moises Added to UFC’s Halloween Lineup

Bobby Green will square off against Thiago Moises in a lightweight contest on the UFC’s Halloween bill. View full post on Recent News on

Dricus Du Plessis replaces Rodolfo Vieira, fights Markus Perez at UFC’s Oct. 10 event

One of South Africa’s hottest prospects has joined the UFC roster. With Rodolfo Vieira out due to a rib injury, former Extreme Fighting Championship dual-champ Dricus du Plessis will step in to face Markus Perez at the UFC’s Oct. 10 event, which takes place at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. MMA Junkie confirmed the booking with […]

Jamie Mullarkey vs. Fares Ziam joins UFC’s Oct. 17 lineup

A lightweight fight between Jamie Mullarkey and Fares Ziam will go down next month in Abu Dhabi. MMA Junkie verified with multiple people close to the situation that Mullarkey (9-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Ziam (6-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) are set to fight on the UFC’s Oct. 17 event. The people requested anonymity because UFC officials have […]

Cage Warriors 114’s Jake Hadley says he’s ready to ‘run through’ UFC’s best at 125 pounds

Undefeated English flyweight Jake Hadley returns to action on home soil determined to deliver a statement to the UFC that he’s ready to challenge the very best at 125 pounds. Hadley (5-0) takes on fellow rising prospect Shajidul Haque (10-4) in the co-main event of Cage Warriors 114, which takes place Sept. 24 at the […]

How a huge upset, bonus and new job capped off an incredible week for UFC’s Shana Dobson

It was a memorable fight week for Shana Dobson at UFC on ESPN 15. Not only did Dobson score one of the biggest upsets in UFC history when she stopped Mariya Agapova in the second round, she also just landed a job that she interviewed for in the lead up to her fight. Juggling numerous […]

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