Morning Report: Dana White says it’s ‘highly likely’ that Gilbert Burns receives next welterweight title shot

Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting In March, Colby Covington suggested that Jorge Masvidal was going to price himself out of a title fight, and it’s starting to look like Covington may be right after all. The welterweight title picture in the UFC has been in a state of limbo for the last several months. It was […]

Conor McGregor Won’t Receive Welterweight Title Shot, UFC Boss Says

Pump the brakes on the rumors regarding a Conor McGregor UFC welterweight title shot against Kamaru Usman. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC Welterweight Colby Covington Confirms Departure from American Top Team

The most controversial member of American Top Team has parted ways with the renowned Florida-based camp. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, May 26: UFC’s welterweight picture to become clear?

The UFC is all set to host the promotion’s first event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas this weekend, and a few top welterweights hope the company’s title picture becomes a bit more clear. Former UFC champion Tyron Woodley (19-4-1 MMA, 9-3-1 UFC) and Gilbert Burns (18-3 MMA, 11-3 UFC) meet in Saturday’s main […]

UFC on ESPN 9 free fight: Tyron Woodley knocks out Robbie Lawler to win welterweight title

It didn’t take long for Tyron Woodley to capture the UFC welterweight title. Woodley (19-4-1 MMA, 11-4-1 UFC) faced the division’s boogeyman, then-champion Robbie Lawler, at UFC 201 in 2016 for his first shot at gold since joining the roster. Lawler had been involved in some of the greatest wars in UFC history, outlasting the […]

KSW Signs Undefeated Oktagon MMA Welterweight Champion Mateusz Legierski

The COVID-19 outbreak forced the Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki to take a long and unexpected break, but the Polish MMA promotion is still making the headlines by signing some of the hottest prospects in Europe. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Bellator Welterweight Neiman Gracie Says He Has the Best Jiu-Jitsu in MMA

Three times a week, Neiman Gracie makes the short trip from Queens, New York, to Manhattan, where he trains to the best of his capabilities while observing restrictions imposed by the social distancing era. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Comfortable at Welterweight, Anthony Pettis Seeks Division to Call Home

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champ Anthony Pettis has bounced around from featherweight to welterweight over the years, and hopes that 170 is the future for him. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Fantasy Fight Forecasting: The UFC welterweight title picture

Fantasy Fight Forecasting: The UFC welterweight title picture It’s a crazy time in MMA with the global COVID-19 pandemic continuing to put a wrench in sports scheduling across the board. The UFC is targeting a May 9 return that will feature a plethora of big matchups. But no top-ranked welterweights appear to be booked for […]

Dustin Poirier welcomes Conor McGregor fight at welterweight, middleweight or even in the boxing ring

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting When Dustin Poirier finally makes his return to action, he’s looking for the biggest and best fights available. Initially targeted for a showdown with Dan Hooker at UFC San Diego, the former interim lightweight champion saw that fight fall by the wayside due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that put all […]

Where We Stand: Welterweight Division

Even after Kamaru Usman’s hard-fought title defense against Colby Covington, welterweight remains one of UFC’s most talent-rich divisions. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Video: UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards breaks down signature moves

Leon Edwards is among the UFC’s biggest threats at 170 pounds. The British fighter has climbed up the welterweight ranks and positioned himself as a top contender in the division. Edwards (18-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) has compiled eight wins in a row and many of them have come by his well-rounded game. In the the […]

Welterweight Niko Price Announces New Four-Fight UFC Contract

Niko Price has signed a new four-fight deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC parts ways with welterweight Chance Rencountre, lightweight Kyle Prepolec

The UFC roster has gotten a little bit smaller. In recent days, the promotion has parted ways with welterweight Chance Rencountre and lightweight Kyle Prepolec. A person with knowledge of the roster move confirmed Rencountre’s departure to MMA Junkie. Rencountre (14-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC) split four UFC appearances dating back to his promotional debut in […]

Roberto Soldic Defends Welterweight Strap Against Marius Zaromskis at KSW 53

KSW has its co-main event for KSW 53 in March. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC welterweight Dhiego Lima undergoes successful neck surgery

Brazilian MMA fighter Dhiego Lima went under the knife on Thursday to fix a neck injury. | Photo via Dhiego Lima Dhiego Lima underwent neck fusion surgery Thursday in Atlanta, and it was deemed a success, he told MMA Fighting. Lima was removed from a fight with Alex Morono on Feb. 8 because of the […]

Veteran welterweight Ben Saunders released by UFC

Ben Saunders | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting For the third time in his career, Ben Saunders is parting ways with the UFC. MMA Fighting confirmed with the fighter’s management that he has been released in the wake of four consecutive losses, following an initial report by MMA Junkie. Saunders (22-13-2) was 2-6 in his most […]

Geoff Neal thinks Michael Chiesa is getting ahead of himself at welterweight

HOUSTON — Geoff Neal has taken several prospects out, but he’s ready for the top of the division. Neal (13-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) has finished all but one of his UFC fights and is coming off his highest profile win to date, a first-round finish over fan favorite Mike Perry at UFC 245. “I think […]

UFC on ESPN+ 29 poster features welterweight contenders with revenge on their minds

The official fight poster for UFC on ESPN+ 29 has been released, and it features two welterweight contenders who don’t get on, yet have one very important thing in common. The main event clash in London on March 21 sees former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley take on surging British contender Leon Edwards in a […]

Rhys McKee to fight for vacant welterweight title at Cage Warriors 115 in Belfast 

Rhys McKee | Dolly Clew, Cage Warriors Rhys McKee will get his first opportunity to fight for Cage Warriors gold on May 16 when he competes for the prestigious welterweight title in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Cage Warriors confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on the back of the release of former champion Ross Houston, and […]

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