Dustin Poirier wants a meaningful fight that excites him, even if it’s at welterweight

TAMPA, Fla. – Dustin Poirier would fight again this year if an opportunity that made sense materialized, but the former interim UFC lightweight champ has no intention of competing just for the sake of it. Poirier (25-6 MMA, 17-5 UFC), who is coming off a title-fight loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov (28-0 MMA, 12-0 UFC) last month […]

Women’s Lightweight, Men’s Welterweight Finals Set for PFL’s NYE Event

David Michaud (18-5) punched his ticket to the million-dollar welterweight finals on New Year’s Eve. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Pitolo Sees Reward In Moving To Welterweight

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Boxing: Errol Spence Jr. Outslugs Shawn Porter to Unify Welterweight Titles

Errol Spence Jr. was stellar on Saturday night as he waged and won a memorable war with Shawn Porter to unify the welterweight championship in Staples Center in Los Angeles. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Kevin Lee says lightweight return is about UFC welterweight division getting ‘a little stagnant’

After an unsuccessful welterweight debut, Kevin Lee has made the move back down to lightweight, and there’s a reason for that. He simply doesn’t believe there’s enough excitement in the 170-pound division for him to stick around. “It was a lot of factors,” Lee told MMA Junkie of his decision. “Lightweight was starting to get […]

Russian Welterweight Nikolay Aleksakhin Set for PFL Debut on Oct. 11

Nikolay Aleksakhin, who signed a contract with the Professional Fighters League a month ago, will make his promotional debut on Oct. 11 in Las Vegas. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

James Vick moves to welterweight, fights Niko Price at UFC on ESPN+ 19

James Vick has a date, opponent and location in his sights for his 170-pound debut. A bout between Texas’ Vick (13-4 MMA, 9-4 UFC) and Niko Price (13-3-1 MMA, 5-3-1 UFC) is in the works for UFC on ESPN+ 19. A person with knowledge of the booking confirmed the news to MMA Junkie following a […]

Rory MacDonald-Douglas Lima 2 Concludes Bellator Welterweight Tournament in October

The Bellator MMA Welterweight World Grand Prix is coming to an end this October. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Get to know Brazilian welterweight Thiago Rela ahead of Bellator 225

Welterweight Thiago Rela makes his Bellator debut on Saturday night against a UFC veteran. Rela (10-7 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) meets New England’s Jon Manley (11-6 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) in a 175-pound catchweight bout at Bellator 225, which takes place at Webster Arena in Bridgeport, Conn. The main card airs on Paramount following prelims on MMA […]

Video: Stephen Thompson sees ‘more deserving’ contenders than Jorge Masvidal at welterweight

EDMONTON, Alberta — Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson argues that there are more deserving contenders right now at welterweight than Jorge Masvidal despite two impressive knockouts in a row. Thompson also talks about his potential return to action at UFC 244 in November with a couple of names in mind for an opponent. View full post on […]

Stephen Thompson sees ‘more deserving’ contenders than Jorge Masvidal at welterweight

EDMONTON — Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson argues that there are more deserving contenders right now at welterweight than Jorge Masvidal despite two impressive knockouts in a row. Thompson also talks about his potential return to action at UFC 244 in November with a couple of names in mind for an opponent. View full post on MMA […]

David Rickels-Yaroslav Amosov Welterweight Matchup Added to Bellator 225

Bellator MMA is stacking its trip to Bridgeport, Connecticut, adding a major welterweight battle between David Rickels and Yaroslav Amosov to Bellator 225. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White: Colby Covington to Receive Welterweight Title Shot with Win at UFC Newark

Colby Covington appears to be next in line for a welterweight title shot provided he takes care of business in the UFC Newark headliner on Saturday. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

James Vick Announces Move to Welterweight After Third Consecutive UFC Defeat

A three-fight losing streak has prompted James Vick to test his skills in a different weight class. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

James Vick announces move to welterweight after third straight loss at 155

Gallery Dan Hooker def. James Vick at UFC on ESPN 4: Best photos view 11 images Longtime UFC lightweight James Vick is the latest fighter to move out of the 155-pound division. Wednesday, Vick announced his move to welterweight in a lengthy Facebook post, noting his weight cuts have “really sucked these past few (years)” […]

James Vick announces move up to welterweight

James Vick | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Long one of the tallest fighters at 155 pounds, James Vick is making the move to welterweight following his latest loss. Vick was once a fast-climbing contender in the lightweight division, having won nine of his first 10 fights in the UFC, but a recent three-fight skid (including […]

Manny Pacquiao Edges Keith Thurman for WBA Welterweight Crown

For a brief moment in their Premier Boxing Champions on Fox pay-per-view showdown, it looked like Manny Pacquiao was going to make quick work of previously-undefeated Keith Thurman. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Leon Edwards Leapfrogs Rafael dos Anjos in Welterweight Pecking Order at UFC on ESPN 4

Leon Edwards dominates Rafael dos Anjos to a unanimous decision on Saturday in San Antonio, Texas. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Keith Thurman, Manny Pacquiao Make Weight for WBA Welterweight Title Clash

Keith Thurman and Manny Pacquiaohave already had a war of words ahead of their title clash, and Saturday night will be time to settle the grudge once and for all. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Gegard Mousasi could be headed to welterweight in near future

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting BURBANK, Calif. — Gegard Mousasi previews his upcoming fight rematch Lyoto Machida at Bellator 228, discusses his recent suspicions of Rafael Lovator Jr.’s PED usage, hints at a possible move to welterweight and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

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