Kevin Lee ‘devastated, embarrassed’ by loss to Al Iaquinta, considers welterweight

MILWAUKEE – Kevin Lee describes his loss to Al Iaquinta as a “winnable fight I let loose.” Still, though, he believes he should’ve got his hand raised in the UFC on FOX 31 headliner. Lee (17-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) dropped a narrow unanimous decision in his rematch with Iaquinta (14-4-1 MMA, 9-3 UFC) on Saturday at […]

Diego Sanchez-Mickey Gall Welterweight Scrap Added to UFC 235

Mickey Gall will get his wish, as the Ultimate Fighting Championship has put together a thrilling matchup between Diego Sanchez and Gall at UFC 235 in March. View full post on Recent News on

The A-Side Live Chat: Jon Jones, UFC 231 aftermath, final FOX show, welterweight title picture, more

This is The A-Side Live Chat on MMA Fighting. Today on the show, we’ll talk Jon Jones getting his license reinstated by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC). Why did Jones have to go through this process with his fight already booked? What were the main takeaways from the hearing? What was the significance of […]

PFL championship preview: Ray Cooper III, Magomed Magomedkerimov battle for $1 million at welterweight

On Dec. 31, the Professional Fighters League host its first championship card, where six season titles are on the line, not to mention six prizes of $1 million each. Today, courtesy of the PFL, we look at the welterweight final, where Ray Cooper III (17-4) takes on Magomed Magomedkerimov (22-5) at Hulu Theatre at Madison […]

Bellator 213 Welterweight Grand Prix Countdown, Episode 1: ‘I will be the last man standing’

In the first episode of the Countdown Welterweight Grand Prix series leading up to Bellator 213 on Dec. 13 in Hawaii, Neiman Gracie talks about carrying on the family legacy and Ed Ruth ponders what it would mean to add an MMA championship to his wrestling accolades. View full post on MMA Fighting – All […]

Zebaztian Kadestam Claims Vacant Welterweight Title with Late KO at One ‘Warrior’s Dream

With Ben Askren off to compete under the Ultimate Fighting Championship banner, Singapore-based promotion crowned a new welterweight king at ”Warrior’s Dream in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Saturday. View full post on Recent News on

Good lord, is Jared Cannonier considering the idea of moving to welterweight?

NEW YORK – Jared Cannonier started his UFC run in the heavyweight division and now looks like a different human being at middleweight – and he seems to be at least toying with the idea of an even further drop. “We’ll see what happens with my body,” Cannonier told reporters, including MMAjunkie, after his UFC […]

Jake Matthews, Tony Martin Booked for Welterweight Clash at UFC Fight Night Adelaide

Jake Matthews will square off against Tony Martin at UFC Fight Night 142. View full post on Recent News on

Report: Gunnar Nelson, Alex ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira Welterweight Tilt Booked for UFC 231

Longtime Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight contender Gunnar Nelson is finally set to make his Octagon return at UFC 231 against Alex Oliveira following a 17-month lay-off due to injuries. View full post on Recent News on

PFL 10 results: Ray Cooper III dominates at welterweight; middleweight finals set after illegal strike

The last four finalists of the PFL playoffs were set Saturday night, but one fighter among them stole the spotlight. Ray Cooper III powered his way to the welterweight finals with a pair of TKO victories over Jake Shields and Handesson Ferreira in the quarterfinals and semifinals, respectively, at PFL 10 from St. Elizabeths East Entertainment […]

Ray Cooper III Blows Away Jake Shields, Handesson Ferreira in PFL Welterweight Playoffs

Ray Cooper III was one of the few bright spots for the Professional Fighters League during a lengthy PFL 10 card on Saturday in Washington, D.C. View full post on Recent News on

Cage Warriors 98 results: Ross Houston survives late knockdown to claim welterweight title

Ross Houston had to overcome a fourth-round knockdown before eventually dethroning welterweight champion, Stefano Paterno, in the main event of Cage Warriors 98 Saturday in Birmingham, England. “I was willing to go out on my shield,” the newly-crowned champion declared after his split-decision win. It’s not over yet Head over to @btsport 2 or @UFCFightPass […]

PFL 10 live results: Follow welterweight and middleweight playoffs

The inaugural season of the Professional Fighters League continues its playoffs tonight at PFL 10. The event takes place at St. Elizabeths East Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington D.C.. The main card airs on NBCSN following prelims on Facebook Watch, but you can follow along with live results here on MMAjunkie. The PFL debuted […]

Cage Warriors 98 Weigh-in Results: Welterweight Title Fight Official in Birmingham

Cage Warriors Fighting Championship weekend kicked off Friday afternoon in Birmingham, England, with the official CW 98 weigh-ins. On Saturday, CW welterweight champion Stefano Paterno will put his belt on the line at the Genting Arena, where he will face undefeated Ross Houston. View full post on Recent News on

Report: Welterweight Clash Between Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos and Li Jingliang added to UFC Beijing

A welterweight showdown between Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos and Jingliang Li is in the works for UFC Fight Night 141. The news first broke on Thursday from Marcelo Barone and Raphael Marinho of Combate. View full post on Recent News on

UFC welterweight Brad Scott accepts two-year suspension for cocaine

An in-competition failure for a recreational drug has netted UFC welterweight Brad Scott a two-year suspension, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today. According to a press release, Scott (11-6 MMA, 3-5 UFC) failed an in-competition test for benzoylecgonine – a metabolite of cocaine – after his loss to Carlo Pedersoli Jr. (11-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC Fight […]

Colby Covington Would Be Happy To Welcome Conor McGregor Back To Welterweight

Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight challenger Colby Covington believes that sometime in the future Irish mega star Conor McGregor will return to the welterweight division and “Chaos” will be ready to greet him when he does. View full post on Recent News on

Mike Perry Picking McGregor to Win, Would Love to Fight Him at Welterweight

Count Mike Perry as a Conor McGregor fan. The two men are both brash trash talkers, each with his own distinct style. With “Notorious” always a teasing a return to welterweight, “Platinum” would love nothing more than a chance at what McGregor famously termed “red panty night.” View full post on Recent News on

Darren Till’s Fight Against Tyron Woodley ‘Probably’ His Last at Welterweight

Darren Till will look to get his title aspirations back on track after losing against Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight champion Tyron Woodley last month at UFC 228, but appears his future endeavors will be in the heavier middleweight division. View full post on Recent News on

Welterweight War Headlines TUF Finale

Las Vegas – UFC® announced today that a pivotal welterweight contender battle between No.3-ranked welterweight contender Rafael Dos Anjos and No.6 Kamaru Usman will headline THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER HEAVY HITTERS FINALE. The culmination of this season of the popular reality series will see heavyweight and women’s featherweight tournament winners crowned. The event goes down Friday, Nov. […]

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