At UFC on ESPN 20, Neil Magny wants to make Michael Chiesa ‘question being in there’

ABU DHABI – Neil Magny intends to force Michael Chiesa to rethink his commitment to fighting when they clash in the UFC on ESPN 20 main event. In addition to being one of the top-ranked welterweights in the UFC, Chiesa (17-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) has a budding career as an analyst and recently told MMA […]

Punahele Soriano Simply Wants It More

After more than a year away from the Octagon, highly touted prospect Punahele Soriano is back and ready to shine at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs Kattar. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

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, […]

Dana White wants Conor McGregor to focus ‘on what he can do here at the UFC’ in 2021 and forget about boxing for now

Esther Lin, Showtime Conor McGregor always has options. As arguably the biggest attraction across all combat sports, the Irish superstar will make his return to action at UFC 257 on Jan. 23 after a lackluster 2020 saw him only compete one time during the entire year. Without any fights booked, McGregor actually retired but then […]

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 […]

Free agent Marcelo Rojo wants UFC shot: ‘I can fight with the best’

Marcelo Rojo feels it’s time for the big leagues. The veteran Argentine fighter wants to test himself among the very best and take on UFC opposition. Rojo (16-6 MMA), who competes at bantamweight, is one of the most seasoned Hispanic fighters outside the UFC. With more than 20 professional fights, Rojo has competed in Combate […]

Calvin Kattar Is Right Where He Wants To Be

Find out what’s on the mind of rising featherweight Calvin Kattar before his UFC Fight Night main event showdown with Max Holloway. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Scott Coker wants to see Bellator MMA on CBS and Showtime: ‘That’s definitely a goal of ours’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Bellator MMA made a major change to its broadcast plans in 2020 after moving from the Paramount Network to the CBS Sports Network but the promotion isn’t done just yet. According to Bellator President Scott Coker, he’s having conversations with executives at parent company ViacomCBS about potentially expanding the organization’s footprint […]

Video: Vitor Belfort latest MMA fighter to come after Jake Paul, wants to ‘put him to sleep’

Vitor Belfort wants in the Jake Paul boxing bout raffle. The former UFC light heavyweight champion and now ONE Championship fighter is the latest MMA figure to take a shot at YouTuber Paul, who recently made headlines in the MMA world after calling out Conor McGregor and Dillon Danis following his KO win over former […]

Claressa Shields reveals timeline for PFL debut, wants to prove ‘doubters’ wrong that a boxer can find success in MMA

Claressa Shields | ESTHER LIN/MMAFIGHTING.COM For all the accomplishments Claressa Shields has earned during her athletic career, the two-time Olympic gold medalist and multi-weight class boxing world champion may be facing her most daunting challenge to date as she attempts to transition into mixed martial arts. While sports like wrestling and kickboxing have produced numerous […]

Deiveson Figueiredo believes he won ‘all rounds’ against Brandon Moreno, still wants rematch to leave ‘no doubt’

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Deiveson Figueiredo finally sat down and re-watched his epic five-round war with Brandon Moreno seven days after it went down at UFC 256 in Las Vegas, and he disagrees with the judges’ call. Derek Cleary saw it 48-46 in favor of the flyweight champion, but Sal D’Amato and Junichiro Kamijo […]

Jimmy Flick wants Tim Elliott or Brandon Royval after highlight-reel finish

LAS VEGAS – Jimmy Flick beat Cody Durden with a first-round submission Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC Fight Night 183 in Las Vegas. Take a look inside the fight with Flick, a former LFA champion who picked up his fourth straight submission win – all in the first round. View full post on MMA Junkie

Michel Pereira wants Anthony Pettis next, but will Pettis still be in the UFC?

LAS VEGAS – Michel Pereira beat Khaos Williams with a unanimous decision Saturday on the main card at UFC Fight Night 183 in Las Vegas. Take a look inside the fight with Pereira, who picked up his first decision win in a little more than three years and called out a new free agent who […]

Stephen Thompson wants ‘NMF’ vs. ‘BMF’ rematch with Jorge Masvidal after UFC Fight Night 183

Stephen Thompson wants to run it back with Jorge Masvidal after netting a main event win at UFC Fight Night 183. Thompson (16-4-1 MMA, 11-4-1 UFC) defeated Geoff Neal (13-3 MMA, 5-1 UFC) in a lopsided unanimous decision in Saturday’s welterweight headliner at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. “Wonderboy” accepted a fight against a […]

Video: Tecia Torres wants top-10 opponent, open to last-minute bout on Fight Island following UFC 256 win

LAS VEGAS — Strawweight Tecia Torres spoke with reporters following her first-round TKO win over Sam Hughes at UFC 256. “The Tiny Tornado” discussed how the fight ended and whether or not she agreed with the stoppage, wanting a quick turnaround—even if it’s on Fight Island—wanting a top-10 opponent, and what she said to her […]

Jamie Pickett Wants Everyone’s Attention

It took three appearances on Dana White’s Contender Series for Jamie Pickett to earn a contract. Now, he’s hoping to earn some fans as heads into his UFC debut. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Brandon Moreno reports popped shoulder during UFC 256, wants rematch with Deiveson Figueiredo in 2021

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Brandon Moreno doesn’t think he broke his arm at UFC 256, but he’ll need some time to recover before a rematch with champ Deiveson Figueiredo. Longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan speculated during the action-packed title fight that Moreno wasn’t punching because of his broken limb. It was […]

Charles Oliveira Wants McGregor-Poirier Winner with Lightweight Belt on the Line

Despite a seven-fight winning streak in which he finished each of his opponents, Charles Oliveira was something of an overlooked commodity in the lightweight division heading into UFC 256. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Chase Hooper Wants To Show Improvement

After suffering his first career loss, Chase Hooper will enter the Octagon at UFC 256 with the intention on proving to himself that he belongs in the UFC. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Kevin Holland Wants to Get the Party Started

With A Chance To Go 5-0 In 2020, Kevin Holland Can’t Wait To Do Battle At UFC 256. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

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