Bellator 253’s Raufeon Stots would only fight teammate Sergio Pettis for title

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Raufeon Stots spoke to MMA Junkie on Tuesday ahead of his fight at Bellator 253. Stots (14-1 MMA, 2-0 BMMA), who meets Keith Lee (7-3 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) in a bantamweight matchup, discusses his successful debut earlier this year, wanting high profile fights if he wins, whether he would fight teammate Sergio Pettis, […]

Video: Casey Kenney ‘would definitely run it back’ with Merab Dvalishvili

ABU DHABI — Bantamweight Casey Kenney spoke with reporters backstage on Fight Island following his unanimous decision win over Nathaniel Wood at UFC 254 and spoke about not loving his performance but loving the fight, wanting to get another bout before the end of the year, stepping in as a replacement to run it back […]

Cory Sandhagen would gladly be Petr Yan-Aljamain Sterling backup: ‘My ego has no issue’

Cory Sandhagen is ready and willing to serve as an alternate for the upcoming UFC bantamweight title fight. Sandhagen (13-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC) reinserted himself into title contention when he finished Marlon Moraes in the second round at UFC on ESPN+ 37, rebounding from his first-round submission loss to Aljamain Sterling in June. In his […]

After record-setting dominance, Jun Yong Park of course would fight Khamzat Chimaev

ABU DHABI – Jun Yong Park beat John Phillips with a unanimous decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 38 in Abu Dhabi. Take a look inside the fight with Park, who picked up his second straight win after a loss in his promotional debut in August 2019. View full post on […]

Jan Blachowicz issues warning to Israel Adesanya: That fight would be like when I beat Luke Rockhold

Jan Blachowicz has issued a warning to UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. The newly crowned UFC light heavyweight champion wants it to be known: Adesanya has no business in the 205-pound division. Blachowicz (27-8 MMA, 10-5 UFC) thinks many people are underestimating how tough of a jump from 185 to 205 pounds is. In his […]

Dan Hardy says Darren Till would be a ‘good cornerman’ for Mike Perry: ‘He’ll give him good advice’

ABU DHABI – Darren Till’s pledge to place a winning bid and become Mike Perry’s cornerman may have raised a laugh on social media, but the presence of the Englishman in Perry’s corner may not be the worst thing for “Platinum,” according to Dan Hardy. The former welterweight title challenger and UFC analyst chatted to […]

Video: Luigi Vendramini would have left MMA for normal job with loss at UFC Fight Island 4

ABU DHABI – Luigi Vendramini spoke to reporters about the stakes of his UFC Fight Island 4 fight on Saturday in Abu Dhabi. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Justin Gaethje trashes ‘total coward’ Colby Covington: ‘As a man, I would love to slap him right across the face’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Add Justin Gaethje to the list of fighters who are not a fan of Colby Covington. The interim lightweight champion recently crossed paths with Covington when both were special guests at a rally in Nevada for President Donald Trump. Gaethje even stood next to Covington in a photo alongside his manager, […]

Jon Jones doubts Israel Adesanya wants fight: ‘I would literally tear one of your arms off’

Israel Adesanya has said on several occasions he’s looking to Jon Jones, but Jones remains skeptical. The former UFC light heavyweight champion, Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC) took to Instagram on Monday, posting a video clip of UFC middleweight champion Adesanya’s UFC 253 post-fight news conference from Saturday. In the clip, Adesanya (20-0 MMA, 9-0 […]

Jon Jones to Israel Adesanya: ‘Right around now, I would literally tear one of your arms off’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The ongoing war of words between Jon Jones and Israel Adesanya has heated up once again after the UFC middleweight champion defended his title against Paulo Costa. After stopping Costa in the second round, Adesanya was asked about the possibility of moving up to 205 pounds now that there’s a new […]

After earning first UFC finish, Sean Brady ‘would love’ to fight Robbie Lawler

Thomas Lakes, MMA Fighting After securing his first UFC finish and performance bonus, Sean Brady has earned quite a bit of buzz in the 170-pound division. The undefeated prospect improved to 3-0 in the octagon with an impressive second-round submission win over Christian Aguilera at UFC Vegas 8 this past month. Brady earned dominant decision […]

Michel Pereira explains Zelim Imadaev slap at UFC Vegas 9: ‘I told him I would pay him back’

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC UFC welterweight Michel Pereira’s repeated slaps of Zelim Imadaev were payback for a heated weigh-in at UFC Vegas 9. Imadaev slapped Pereira after the two faced off on Friday, and Pereira resolved to answer in the octagon. He did just that before a third-round submission win on Saturday in Las […]

Alistair Overeem would be ‘honored’ to face Jon Jones at heavyweight

MMA Fighting Alistair Overeem believes he’s close to one more shot at the UFC heavyweight title. However, the division is currently in flux with Daniel Cormier’s exit, Jon Jones’s possible entry, and current champion Stipe Miocic awaiting his next challenger, presumed to be Francis Ngannou. Overeem keeps himself in the mix with a win over […]

Dana White: Brock Lesnar Would Be Good Introduction to Heavyweight for Jon Jones

Ever since reports surfaced that Brock Lesnar was

Dana White open to Brock Lesnar returning to UFC, ‘would be good introduction’ for Jon Jones at heavyweight

If Brock Lesnar wants to fight again, UFC president Dana White is definitely open to the idea. Of course that seems to be the case every time Lesnar reaches the end of a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment as the former heavyweight champion flirts with the idea of fighting again before inevitably returning to his […]

Coach Javier Mendez: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Georges St-Pierre would decide ‘best of all time’

The stakes of a potential Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Georges St-Pierre would be at an all-time high, at least according to Nurmagomedov’s coach. Javier Mendez, the head coach of American Kickboxing Academy, believes a contest between Nurmagomedov, the current UFC lightweight champion, and St-Pierre, former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion, would determine the greatest fighter of all […]

Triple Take: What UFC vs. Bellator superfight would you most like to see right now?

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Patricio Pitbull explains what it would take for him to vacate the Bellator lightweight title

Brazil’s Patricio Pitbull is the Bellator featherweight and lightweight titleholder. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Patricio “Pitbull” Freire is proud to be one of Bellator’s two-division champions, but he would have no problem relinquishing one of his belts if his brother Patricky “Pitbull” Freire competes for a vacant title. The younger “Pitbull” sits atop the […]

Marlon Vera would love to fight Jose Aldo next: ‘I’d retire him in a minute’

After taking out a prospect, Marlon Vera wants to try his hands at a legend. Vera (18-6-1 MMA, 10-5 UFC), who bounced Sean O’Malley out of the ranks of the unbeaten by stopping him in the first round at UFC 252, is looking to build off of his momentum. He’s targeting a November return and […]

Dana White interested in free agent Michael Chandler: ‘I would love to meet with him’

Michael Chandler | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Now a free agent, three-time Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler is definitely on the UFC’s radar. That’s according to UFC President Dana White, who was asked at Saturday’s UFC 252 post-fight press conference if he’s interested in signing the longtime Bellator standout. Chandler recently competed the final bout […]

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