UFC Auckland Fight Week Opens With Traditional Ceremony

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Max Holloway suggests UFC version of NBA’s All-Star Weekend for ‘International Fight Week’

Max Holloway may have just come up with a brilliant idea. Following the 69th edition of the NBA’s mega successful All-Star Weekend, the former featherweight champion would like to see the UFC put on a similar event, perhaps during “International Fight Week.” “Watching NBA all-star weekend and it’s always so sick. Got me wondering tho […]

Matchup Roundup: New UFC and Bellator fights announced in the past week (Feb. 10-16)

MMA fight announcements are hard to follow. With so many outlets and channels for news to break through, it’s nearly impossible to organize. But here at MMA Junkie, we’ve got your back. Each week, we’ll compile all the newly surfaced fights in one spot. Every Monday, expect a feature listing everything you might have missed […]

MMA’s week out of the cage: Israel Adesanya honored as New Zealand ‘Sportsman of the Year’

Social media has become a significant part of the sporting landscape. But few, if any, professional sports match the level of interaction and personal access provided by MMA. In an individual competition in which nearly every athlete is chasing the same goal of financial success and championship glory, it’s important for fighters to provide insight […]

Kamaru Usman teases alternative International Fight Week option: ‘Everybody likes Red Panty Night’

When UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman appeared backstage to chat with the press at this past weekend’s UFC 247, he fielded a barrage of questions about his potential matchup with “BMF” titleholder Jorge Masvidal. UFC president Dana White had already gone public about his plan to book Usman vs. Masvidal for the UFC’s July pay-per-view […]

MMA’s week out of the cage: Rory MacDonald trains with Robbie Lawler

Social media has become a significant part of the sporting landscape. But few, if any, professional sports match the level of interaction and personal access provided by MMA. In an individual competition in which nearly every athlete is chasing the same goal of financial success and championship glory, it’s important for fighters to provide insight […]

Matchup Roundup: New UFC and Bellator fights announced in the past week (Jan. 27-Feb. 2)

MMA fight announcements are hard to follow. With so many outlets and channels for news to break through, it’s nearly impossible to organize. But here at MMA Junkie, we’ve got your back. Each week, we’ll compile all the newly surfaced fights in one spot. Every Monday, expect a feature listing everything you might have missed […]

Going underground: Jon Jones goes cave crawling ahead of UFC 247 fight week

Jon Jones decided to overcome one of his biggest fears ahead of fight week. In perhaps one of the most bizarre pre-fight activities we’ve seen in a while, UFC light heavyweight champion Jones, who defends his title against Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 on Saturday, decided it would be a good idea to crawl into […]

Dana White says Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal planned for International Fight Week

If UFC president Dana White has his way, a welterweight title grudge match will be booked for International Fight Week. Appearing on Friday’s edition of “The Jim Rome Show,” White said the UFC’s plan is to hold a fight featuring the fast-heating grudge between UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and “BMF” champ Jorge Masvidal at […]

Dana White: Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal targeted for International Fight Week 2020

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal will settle their differences in July. According to UFC president Dana White, the promotion is working toward booking the highly anticipated welterweight title fight for International Fight Week 2020 in Las Vegas. While that card doesn’t have an official title yet, it’s likely be UFC 252 […]

Dominick Reyes wants to wear Kobe Bryant jersey on UFC 247 fight week

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Sundays are a rest day for Dominick Reyes. But this past one left him down for the count. Like much of the world, Reyes awoke to news that NBA legend Kobe Bryant was dead, among nine victims of a helicopter crash – including Bryant’s teenage daughter, Gianna – in the hills […]

Tickets on sale this week for UFC on ESPN+ 29 in London

For the fifth consecutive year, the UFC is visiting London, and tickets go on sale for the event this week. “UFC on ESPN+ 29: Woodley vs. Edwards” takes place March 21 at The O2 and features a welterweight headliner between former UFC champion Tyron Woodley and British contender Leon Edwards. Woodley (19-4-1 MMA, 9-3-1 UFC) […]

Matchup Roundup: New UFC and Bellator fights announced in the past week (Jan. 20-26)

MMA fight announcements are hard to follow. With so many outlets and channels for news to break through, it’s nearly impossible to organize. But here at MMA Junkie, we’ve got your back. Each week, we’ll compile all the newly surfaced fights in one spot. Every Monday, expect a feature listing everything you might have missed […]

Matchup Roundup: New UFC and Bellator fights announced in the past week (Jan. 13-19)

MMA fight announcements are hard to follow. With so many outlets and channels for news to break through, it’s nearly impossible to organize. But here at MMA Junkie, we’ve got your back. Each week, we’ll compile all the newly surfaced fights in one spot. Every Monday, expect a feature listing everything you might have missed […]

Conor McGregor can call his shots again after redemptive UFC 246 fight week | Opinion

All throughout UFC 246 fight week, Conor McGregor appeared to appreciate the high stakes going into his Saturday night fight with Donald Cerrone.  The former UFC two-division champion was one false move away from becoming the latest fight-game cliché of the star who could do no wrong as he rocketed to the top, only to […]

MMA’s week out of the cage: Conor McGregor back in international spotlight

Social media has become a significant part of the sporting landscape. But few, if any, professional sports match the level of interaction and personal access provided by MMA. In an individual competition in which nearly every athlete is chasing the same goal of financial success and championship glory, it’s important for fighters to provide insight […]

Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone press conference announced for UFC 246 fight week

Three days prior to their UFC 246 headliner, Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone will see eye to eye for the first time since the bout was made official. McGreor and Cerrone will participate in a fight week news conference ahead of their scheduled matchup, the promotion announced Wednesday afternoon. The news conference is set to […]

Tickets on sale this week for UFC on ESPN+ 27 in Norfolk

The UFC returns to Norfolk, Va. on Feb. 29 with a vacant flyweight title fight between No. 1 contender Joseph Benavidez and Deiveson Figueiredo. After UFC current bantamweight and former flyweight champion Henry Cejudo relinquished the 125-pound title, a fight between Benavidez (28-5 MMA, 15-3 UFC) and Figueiredo (17-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) was set to crown a new […]

Matchup Roundup: New UFC and Bellator fights announced in the past week (Dec. 30-Jan. 5)

MMA fight announcements are hard to follow. With so many outlets and channels for news to break through, it’s nearly impossible to organize. But here at MMA Junkie, we’ve got your back. Each week, we’ll compile all the newly surfaced fights in one spot. Every Monday, expect a feature listing everything you might have missed […]

MMA’s week out of the cage: Fighters plead to help in fire-torn Australia

Social media has become a significant part of the sporting landscape. But few, if any, professional sports match the level of interaction and personal access provided by MMA. In an individual competition in which nearly every athlete is chasing the same goal of financial success and championship glory, it’s important for fighters to provide insight […]

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