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Jim Miller Draws Returning Vinc Pichel in UFC 252 Lightweight Showcase on Aug. 15
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Brian Knapp) on August 6, 2020 at 9:32 am
One of the most prolific competitors in Ultimate Fighting Championship history will saunter back into the Octagon when Jim Miller faces Vinc Pichel at UFC 252 on Aug. 15 in Las Vegas.
Midnight Mania! Paulo Costa Just Dropped The Weirdest Promo Of All Time
by Andrew Richardson on August 6, 2020 at 4:00 am
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 04: Paulo Costa of Brazil | Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight! Welcome to Midnight Mania! I really don’t know what to say about this one. Paulo Costa and Israel Adesanya are set to collide for the Middleweight title at UFC 253 on Sept. 19. There’s been bad blood for months, however, as the two have sniped at one another fairly often with insults. Both Adesanya and Costa have […]
UFC on ESPN 15 Nets Dwight Grant-Jared Gooden Welterweight Scrap on Aug. 22
by email@example.com (Brian Knapp) on August 6, 2020 at 3:01 am
American Kickboxing Academy rep Dwight Grant will attempt to build on back-to-back victories when he welcomes promotional newcomer Jared Gooden to the Ultimate Fighting Championship in a UFC on ESPN 15 welterweight showcase on Aug. 22.
Zabit Magomedsharipov issues challenge to champ Alexander Volkanovski: ‘Let’s try new blood’
by Nolan King on August 6, 2020 at 2:50 am
Zabit Magomedsharipov has his sights set on UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski.
Kevin Lee tears other ACL while recovering from ACL surgery
by MMA Fighting Newswire on August 6, 2020 at 2:30 am
“F—k 2020”. That about summed up one-time UFC interim lightweight title challenger Kevin Lee’s feelings after suffering his second ACL tear while recovering from his first one. Lee tore his left ACL earlier this year and was expected to be out of action for six months. That timeframe has now been considerably pushed back after a tear of his right ACL, for which he recently underwent a second surgery. Shooting a selfie video after his most recent procedure, Lee kept a […]
Chris Daukaus-Parker Porter Heavyweight Tilt Beefs Up UFC 252 Lineup
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Brian Knapp) on August 6, 2020 at 2:29 am
Chris Daukaus will forego an opportunity to vie for the Cage Fury Fighting Championships heavyweight title in order to make his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut.
Win A UFC Title, Become A GOAT, Then Retire
by Adam Guillen Jr. on August 6, 2020 at 2:23 am
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Darren Till hit another speed bump on his road to trying to win his first-ever Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title after coming up short against former Middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker, at UFC on ESPN 14 a few weeks ago. Despite the setback, Till is still as confident as ever that he will one day reach his UFC championship dreams, telling ESPN’s Ariel Helwani that he won’t retire until he has gold around his waist. “I […]
UFC Vegas 6 Odds, Under Dogs And Best Bets!
by Patrick L. Stumberg on August 6, 2020 at 2:00 am
Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images Get a detailed breakdown of the betting lines for UFC Vegas 6, which is set to hit UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, this weekend (Sat., Aug. 8, 2020), including best bets, underdogs, favorites and much more! UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, once again plays host to a night of mixed martial arts (MMA) action this Saturday evening (Aug. 8, 2020), led by fearsome Heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Aleksei Oleinik. UFC Vegas 6 will also feature a pair of Middleweight […]
Video: Costa shows off amazing shape for UFC 253
by Harry Davies on August 6, 2020 at 2:00 am
Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images Paulo “Borrachinha” Costa looks to be in amazing physical condition for his upcoming fight with Israel Adesanya. A recent training video of Paulo Costa has shown the phenomenal shape and power “Borrachinha” is in for his upcoming title fight at UFC 253. Costa (13-0) is scheduled to take on current middleweight champion Israel Adesanya at UFC 253 in September. The undefeated Brazilian has gone 5-0 at 185-pounds since debuting in […]
Benson Henderson skeptical of Michael Chandler’s ‘knockout warrior’ self-assessment
by Nolan King on August 6, 2020 at 1:30 am
Before Bellator 243, Benson Henderson explains a recent broadcast spat he had with Michael Chandler.
Benson Henderson: Michael Chandler’s post-fight shove showed ‘a serious amount of your character’
by Steven Marrocco on August 6, 2020 at 1:00 am
Photo by Ed Mulholland/Getty Images Benson Henderson doesn’t like Michael Chandler. But the former UFC champ doesn’t think that’s particularly relevant heading into their rematch at Bellator 243. A post-fight shove from the then-champ at Bellator 165, Henderson’s first meeting with Chandler, left a lasting impression that echoed in subsequent interviews. Henderson would rather not dwell on that negativity, but this is the fight business, and controversy sells. […]
Jim Miller vs. Vinc Pichel added to UFC 252 on August 15th
by Tim Burke on August 6, 2020 at 1:00 am
Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC Jim Miller has accepted another late-notice UFC fight. A man with more wins in the UFC than nearly any other fighter is willing to step up on very short notice to add to that total. Again. Jim Miller, who picked up a win in late June, will return to fight Vinc Pichel at UFC 252 in just 10 days. The UFC made the bout official today as they released the full card for the event. Miller (32-14, 1 NC) currently has 21 wins in 35 fights in the promotion. This bout […]
Alex Munoz ready to impress on debut at UFC on ESPN+ 32: ‘You’re going to see a complete fighter’
by Farah Hannoun on August 6, 2020 at 12:40 am
Alex Munoz may be drawing a stern test against Nasrat Haqparast in his UFC debut, but he’s confident he can capitalize on the opportunity.
Zabit Magomedovsharipov Responds To Yair Rodriguez Bout Being Canceled
by Fernando Quiles Jr. on August 6, 2020 at 12:38 am
Zabit Magomedsharipov wasn’t interested in holding his tongue on the cancellation of his bout with Yair Rodriguez. Magomedsharipov and Rodriguez were scheduled to headline a UFC event on Aug. 29. The bout may have determined a number one contender for the UFC featherweight gold. It wasn’t meant to be as Rodriguez was forced off the The post Zabit Magomedovsharipov Responds To Yair Rodriguez Bout Being Canceled appeared first on MMA News.
UFC’s Barriault believes tainted supplement caused positive drug test
by Mookie Alexander on August 6, 2020 at 12:00 am
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Barriault defeated Oskar Piechota on June 20th in Nevada. Marc-Andre Barriault prevailed in his must-win bout vs. Oskar Piechota, but a failed drug test puts both his win and his overall future with the UFC in jeopardy. The Canadian middleweight tested positive for the banned substance Ostarine in an in-competition sample collected by the Nevada State Athletic Commission back in June. On Wednesday, the commission extended Barriault’s […]
Zabit Questions Yair’s Manhood, UFC’s Methods
by Adam Guillen Jr. on August 6, 2020 at 12:00 am
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Late yesterday (Tues., Aug. 4, 2020), it was announced that Yair Rodriguez had been forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout against Zabit Magomedsharipov, which was scheduled to go down on Aug. 29, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Naturally the news didn’t please too many people, Zabit included. The scrappy Featherweight was a little dumbfounded with not only the injury, but with the fact the he is very aware that “El Pantera” […]
Bellator 243’s Sabah Homasi relieved to learn relatives safe in Beirut explosion
by Dave Doyle on August 5, 2020 at 11:50 pm
Secure in the knowledge relatives in Lebanon are safe, Sabah Homasi is able to re-focus his attention on his fight with Curtis Millender.
A free agent after Bellator 243, Michael Chandler keeping options open
by Nolan King on August 5, 2020 at 11:07 pm
Michael Chandler doesn’t know what his future holds – but he knows he has options.
Deiveson Figueiredo says Cody Garbrandt title shot would be ‘unfair,’ issues warning to flyweight contenders
by Guilherme Cruz on August 5, 2020 at 11:00 pm
Deiveson Figueiredo claimed the flyweight belt with a dominant victory over Joseph Benavidez. | Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting Deiveson Figueiredo received a hero’s welcome in his return to Brazil after claiming the UFC flyweight title in Abu Dhabi on July 18. But he already has his mind set on his first title defense. Less than one month after becoming UFC champion with a first-round win over Joseph Benavidez, Figueiredo said in an interview with MMA Fighting that he remains “the […]
Romero Vs Hall Official, Co-Headlines Aug. 22 Event
by Adam Guillen Jr. on August 5, 2020 at 11:00 pm
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has officially announced the booking of a highly-intriguing Middleweight bout between former two-time title contender, Yoel Romero, taking on Uriah Hall. The two will throw down at the upcoming UFC Vegas 7 event on Aug. 22, 2020 inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. It won’t be the main attraction, though, as that honor will fall to Frankie Edgar and Pedro Munhoz, who were recently yanked from UFC 252 on Aug. 15 to […]
Kelleher vs. Simon lined up for UFC’s September 5th event
by Mookie Alexander on August 5, 2020 at 11:00 pm
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Two regulars at bantamweight will instead meet at featherweight. After not fighting at all in 2019, Brian Kelleher is ready to make a fourth appearance in 2020. MMA Fighting reported that the bantamweight veteran is targeted for a September 5th showdown with Ricky Simon. As has been the case for Kelleher’s two previous bouts, this matchup will take place at 145 lbs. Kelleher (21-11) started this year off brightly by quickly submitting prospect Ode […]
UFC Vegas 6’s Aleksei Oleinik Unsure When He’ll Retire
by Fernando Quiles Jr. on August 5, 2020 at 10:59 pm
Aleksei Oleinik isn’t sure when he’ll retire after his heavyweight clash with Derrick Lewis. Oleinik is set to take on Lewis on Aug. 8. The bout will serve as the main event of UFC Vegas 6 inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s a pivotal bout for Oleinik, who is the 10th-ranked UFC The post UFC Vegas 6’s Aleksei Oleinik Unsure When He’ll Retire appeared first on MMA News.
UFC 252 adds Jim Miller vs. Vinc Pichel to preliminary card lineup
by Nolan King on August 5, 2020 at 10:10 pm
Longtime veteran Jim Miller has figured out how to stay active in 2020.
McGregor on Khabib’s gameplan: ‘I’m diving at his legs for a good whiff of his jockstrap’
by Lewis Mckeever on August 5, 2020 at 10:00 pm
Photo by Hans Gutknecht/Digital First Media/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images Conor McGregor puts Khabib on blast over his recent comments about Justin Gaethje. Khabib Nurmagomedov has promised to take Justin Gaethje into deep waters and drown him at UFC 254, but Conor McGregor is not impressed. McGregor responded to Nurmagomedov’s comments in a now-deleted Tweet, where he accused the undefeated UFC lightweight champion of using cowardly tactics to get the upper hand over his […]
X-Factor! Some UFC Vegas 6 Main Card Predictions
by Andrew Richardson on August 5, 2020 at 10:00 pm
Photo by Harry How/Getty Images This weekend (Sat., Aug. 8, 2020), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will continue its stay at the UFC APEX for UFC Vegas 6 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Big men in a small cage is the theme of Saturday’s main event, as the colossal “Black Beast” Derrick Lewis will tangle with human-anaconda hybrid Aleksei Oleinik. Prior to those men shaking the foundation, however, we have several collisions of action fighters to analyze. I’m riding a hot […]
Leon Edwards Continues To Call For Jorge Masvidal Bout
by Fernando Quiles Jr. on August 5, 2020 at 9:33 pm
Leon Edwards wants to fight Jorge Masvidal and he won’t give up on his desire to make it happen. There is history between Edwards and Masvidal. Back in March 2019, the two were involved in a backstage incident at a UFC London event. During an interview with Laura Sanko, Masvidal exchanged words with Edwards. This The post Leon Edwards Continues To Call For Jorge Masvidal Bout appeared first on MMA News.
Video: Lewis Spits On Oleinik’s Food
by Adam Guillen Jr. on August 5, 2020 at 9:21 pm
You know that saying about being careful when returning an incorrect order at a restaurant back to the kitchen for fear of having it spit on by angry cooks? Well the same goes if you send Derrick Lewis the wrong food. UFC’s “game-changing” meal program, Trifecta, is in charge of supplying participating athletes their meals leading up to a fight. But Lewis was in for a surprise when he not only received his meals, but also Aleksei Oleinik’s, the man he is set to face this […]
After successful lightweight debut at DWCS 27, Uros Medic still trying to figure out how his body works
by Farah Hannoun on August 5, 2020 at 9:20 pm
Uros Medic made quick work of his opponent once again but knows he hasn’t had the chance to fully test his body at his new weight class.
Jim Miller faces Vinc Pichel in late addition to UFC 252 card
by Damon Martin on August 5, 2020 at 9:19 pm
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting In a late addition to the UFC 252 fight card on Aug. 15, Jim Miller will make his return to action against The Ultimate Fighter 15 veteran Vinc Pichel. UFC officials announced the new pairing on Wednesday. Miller accepts his second short notice fight this year after he stepped up to face Roosevelt Roberts in June. On that night, Miller wrapped up a quick first-round submission win while putting himself at No. 3 in all-time wins for the UFC. Now, he’ll look to […]
Thiago, Tibau and Sarafian signed by Taura MMA
by Lucas Rezende on August 5, 2020 at 9:00 pm
Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Three more former UFC fighters were picked up by Taura MMA: Paulo Thiago, Gleison Tibau and Daniel Sarafian. Brazilian MMA promotion Taura MMA continues to pick up former UFC talents, after closing deals with notable names in the past weeks, such as Renan Barao, Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva and Rousimar Palhares, among others. Now, Ag Fight reports the company’s latest signings are Paulo Thiago, Gleison Tibau and TUF […]
With second chance intact, DWCS 27 contract winner Dustin Jacoby eyes his first UFC win
by Mike Heck on August 5, 2020 at 9:00 pm
Photo by Chris Unger/DWCS LLC/Zuffa LLC Over eight years after his last UFC fight, Dustin Jacoby earned a second chance to compete in the octagon. Jacoby picked up a unanimous decision over an ultra tough Ty Flores in the main event of Dana White’s Contender Series 27 on Tuesday night. The 32-year-old—along with lightweights Jordan Leavitt and Uros Medic—was awarded a contract from the UFC president, who admits he made the decision on the spot while speaking with Laura […]
LIVE! Bellator 243 Virtual Media Day Q&A Updates
by stevejuon on August 5, 2020 at 8:49 pm
Bellator MMA Fighters are scheduled to start chatting today (Weds., Aug. 5) at 1:30 p.m. ET from inside Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Bellator 243: “Chandler vs. Henderson 2” takes place this weekend (Fri., Aug. 7, 2020) at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. In the main event, a rematch four years in the making will see Michael Chandler (20-5) and Ben Henderson (28-8) meet for a scheduled three rounds. Both fighters are scheduled to participate in what […]
Darren Till vows to become UFC champion: ‘I won’t be able to retire if I don’t become one of the best’
by Farah Hannoun on August 5, 2020 at 8:30 pm
“I just want to be the best. I can’t do anything else. I will not be able to retire if I don’t become one of the best.”
UFC Vegas 6 previews, predictions, results, PBP, more
by Lewis Mckeever on August 5, 2020 at 8:24 pm
Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Stream UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Oleinik on ESPN+ Check out Bloody Elbow’s pre-fight, fight night, and post-fight coverage for UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Oleinik, set for Saturday, August 8th from Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event is a five-round heavyweight bout between former title challenger Derrick Lewis and submission specialist Aleksei Oleinik. The main card airs live on ESPN+ at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT, with prelims also on ESPN+ at 6 PM ET/3 PM […]
Chris Weidman on UFC Vegas bout: ‘I need to get a freaking W’
by Lewis Mckeever on August 5, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Chris Weidman is desperate to prove the critics wrong on Aug. 8. Chris Weidman is desperate for a win at UFC Fight Night 174, as the 36-year-old will look to snap his two-fight losing skid when he meets top-twelve-ranked middleweight Omari Akhmedov in the UFC Vegas co-main event. Weidman is 1-5 in his last six fights and has suffered five brutal stoppage losses at the hands of some of the most dangerous fighters in the UFC. Several fans have […]
Marc Goddard to referee Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier 3 at UFC 252
by Damon Martin on August 5, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Veteran referee Marc Goddard will be the third man in the cage when heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic takes on Daniel Cormier in the main event at UFC 252 on Aug. 15 from Las Vegas. On Wednesday, the Nevada Athletic Commission voted unanimously on recommendations from executive director Bob Bennett for the officials assigned to oversee the highly anticipated trilogy between Miocic and Cormier. Goddard, who was recently in the headlines after a fighter shoved him in […]
UFC on ESPN+ 32 pre-event facts: Derrick Lewis on verge of being KO king
by Mike Bohn on August 5, 2020 at 7:40 pm
The best stats and figures about UFC on ESPN+ 32, which features a Derrick Lewis vs. Aleksei Oleinik main event.
Robert Whittaker Would Only Move To 205lbs If He Got “Sick Of Cutting Weight”
by James Lynch on August 5, 2020 at 7:39 pm
Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya teased a potential move to light heavyweight against Jon Jones but Robert Whittaker isn’t in a rush making the jump to 205 pounds himself. “We’ll see how I age,” Whittaker told MMANews, “If it reaches a point where I’m just sick of cutting weight, then yeah 100% move up, “But right The post Robert Whittaker Would Only Move To 205lbs If He Got “Sick Of Cutting Weight” appeared first on MMA News.
PFL veteran Glaico Franca suspended for positive steroid test, but sentence already served
by Damon Martin on August 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Ryan Loco, PFL PFL veteran Glaico Franca finally found out his fate for a positive steroid test inOctober 2019. But due to a lengthy delay issuing the sanction, the Brazilian has already served his sentence. On Wednesday, the Nevada Athletic Commission voted unanimously for an adjudication agreement where Franca received a nine-month suspension retroactive to the date of his test on Oct. 11, 2019. Franca tested positive for stanozolol — an anabolic steroid banned at all times for […]
Valerie Loureda wants to break Instagram stereotype of female fighters: You can be feminine and still fight
by Danny Segura on August 5, 2020 at 6:50 pm
Valerie Loureda opens up about Instagram and the criticism behind her posts.
Dana White Talks Giving Dustin Jacoby Another UFC Opportunity
by Fernando Quiles Jr. on August 5, 2020 at 6:43 pm
UFC president Dana White has detailed his decision to give Dustin Jacoby another contract. Jacoby competed in the return of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. He took on Ty Flores in the main event. Jacoby won the fight via unanimous decision. He had been with the UFC previously and earned another contract by the The post Dana White Talks Giving Dustin Jacoby Another UFC Opportunity appeared first on MMA News.
Marc-Andre Barriault ‘disappointed’ in ostarine finding but vows to prove innocence
by John Morgan on August 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Marc-Andre Barriault doesn’t yet know what the NAC plans on doing with him, but he wants the public to know that he isn’t a cheater.
Thiago Moises vs. Jalin Turner targeted for Sept. 5 UFC event in Las Vegas
by Guilherme Cruz on August 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Thiago Moises (pictured) and Jalin Turner both went 2-2 in the UFC after the Contender Series. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Thiago Moises and Jalin Turner will collide in a lightweight showdown in Las Vegas, NV, on Sept. 5, multiple sources told MMA Fighting. The UFC Fight Night show will take place at the UFC Apex and feature Alistair Overeem vs. Augusto Sakai in the main event. Combate first reported the matchup. Moises (13-4) is coming off the biggest win of his MMA career, a second-round […]
Three fighters get temporary NAC suspensions extended after positive marijuana tests
by Danny Segura on August 5, 2020 at 5:30 pm
NAC extends temporary suspensions for three UFC fighters after positive marijuana tests.
Marc Goddard to oversee Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier trilogy fight at UFC 252
by John Morgan on August 5, 2020 at 5:25 pm
On Aug. 15, three large men will stand in a small cage.
Chris Weidman Plans To Fight Omari Akhmedov With Sense Of Urgency
by Fernando Quiles Jr. on August 5, 2020 at 4:58 pm
Chris Weidman knows he’s in a rough spot. Weidman is scheduled to take on Omari Akhmedov on Aug. 8. The “All American” has gone from being a former UFC middleweight champion to not even being in the top 15 rankings. From 13-0 to 14-5, Weidman knows a win this weekend is crucial. Chris Weidman Understands The post Chris Weidman Plans To Fight Omari Akhmedov With Sense Of Urgency appeared first on MMA News.
PFL welterweight Glaico Franca suspended by Nevada – but the order has already expired
by John Morgan on August 5, 2020 at 4:55 pm
In an odd set of circumstances, PFL fighter Glaico Franca today accepted a nine-month suspension – the length of which has already expired.
Ben Askren Won’t Be Chasing A Title But He Could Be Lured To Fight Once More
by Fernando Quiles Jr. on August 5, 2020 at 4:30 pm
Ben Askren plans to stay retired but for the right opportunity, he’d considered putting his gloves back on. Askren isn’t fooling himself. At the age of 36 and coming off two straight finishing losses, “Funky” understands that his best days are likely behind him. He is successful outside of the cage with his wrestling academy The post Ben Askren Won’t Be Chasing A Title But He Could Be Lured To Fight Once More appeared first on MMA News.
Dana White: ‘Conor McGregor is retired; He will not fight in 2020’
by MMAWeekly.com Staff on August 5, 2020 at 4:27 pm
Conor McGregor does not have a fight scheduled for 2020. Conor McGregor will not have a fight scheduled for 2020. Conor McGregor is retired. All of that comes from the mouth of UFC president Dana White, who insists that McGregor’s retirement is real. Although, the UFC boss doesn’t necessarily feel the situation is permanent. “This year, he’s retired,” White said in an interview on “My Mom’s Basement.” “He doesn’t have a fight this year, and […]
Chris Daukaus vs. Parker Porter added to UFC 252
by John Morgan on August 5, 2020 at 4:15 pm
A pair of of debuting heavyweights will meet at next week’s UFC 252 in Las Vegas.
Frank Camacho vs. Brok Weaver joins UFC’s Sept. 12 lineup
by Farah Hannoun on August 5, 2020 at 3:55 pm
A lightweight matchup between Frank Camacho and Brok Weaver is the latest addition to the UFC’s Sept. 12 lineup.
Justin Jaynes looks to land a big shot on Gavin Tucker at UFC Vegas 6
by Mick Hammond on August 5, 2020 at 3:54 pm
Upon making his UFC debut on June 20 with a 41-second TKO of Frank Camacho at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Volkov, featherweight Justin Jaynes couldn’t have had a better experience. Having taken the fight on short notice and to get in his medicals and prepare for the fight quickly and then actually have the bout, the whole experience from start to finish was something of a blur for Jaynes, but he’s extremely happy with how it all turned out. “Surreal, that’s the only […]
Eight years after washing out of UFC, Dustin Jacoby ready to go on big run
by John Morgan on August 5, 2020 at 3:30 pm
Dustin Jacoby had a taste of UFC life, but it didn’t last long. Eight years later, he’ll get to try it again.
PFL MMA app released, providing hundreds of hours of free content
by MMAWeekly.com Staff on August 5, 2020 at 2:52 pm
NEW YORK (August 5, 2020) – Professional Fighters League (PFL), the first organization ever to present MMA through a Regular Season, Playoffs, and Championship format, today rolled out a new OTT platform, providing fight fans with access to hundreds of hours of premium PFL content wherever they are, with no restrictions. The PFL MMA app is available now for free on Apple TV, Roku, Fire, Android, and iOS devices. “With the launch of our first OTT platform, we’re […]
MMA Junkie Radio weekly live stream on SportsCastr with guest Bruce Buffer
by MMA Junkie Radio on August 5, 2020 at 2:40 pm
MMA Junkie Radio brings you a live streaming weekly show on SportsCastr to break down all the latest MMA news.
Duncan French named as new head of UFC Performance Institute
by John Morgan on August 5, 2020 at 1:50 pm
The UFC Performance Institute will have a new lead administrator, but the name is a familiar one.
Calvin Kattar Offers To Replace Yair Rodriguez Against Zabit Magomedsharipov
by Cole Shelton on August 5, 2020 at 1:35 pm
Calvin Kattar is looking to avenge his loss against Zabit Magomedsharipov. On August 29, the Russian was expected to headline the card against Yair Rodriguez. Many people believed the winner would get the next title shot but on Tuesday evening it was revealed Rodriguez is out of the fight due to injury. Now, Kattar’s manager The post Calvin Kattar Offers To Replace Yair Rodriguez Against Zabit Magomedsharipov appeared first on MMA News.
PFL launches new OTT platform, offers free access to premium PFL, WSOF content
by John Morgan on August 5, 2020 at 1:00 pm
While the PFL isn’t currently hosting events, the promotion is opening up its entire library to fans for free – including footage from WSOF.
PFL MMA App to Include Classic Fights, Original Content, Behind-the-Scenes Footage
by email@example.com (Tristen Critchfield) on August 5, 2020 at 12:59 pm
Professional Fighters League has launched an app to provide fight fans with access to hours of the promotion’s premium fight content.
Yair Rodriguez Injured; Out of Aug. 29 UFC Bout with Zabit Magomedsharipov
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Tristen Critchfield) on August 5, 2020 at 9:15 am
Yair Rodriguez has been forced to pull out of a highly-anticipated featherweight showdown with fellow contender Zabit Magomedsharipov at an Ultimate Fighting Championship event on Aug. 29.
Dustin Jacoby, Uros Medic, Jordan Leavitt Awarded UFC Contracts on DWCS Week 1
by email@example.com (Brian Knapp) on August 5, 2020 at 8:29 am
Ultimate Fighting Championship contracts were awarded to three competitors on Week 1 of Dana White’s Contender Series: Dustin Jacoby, Uros Medic and Jordan Leavitt.
Dana White’s Contender Series 2020 Week 1 Play-by-Play & Results
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Tristen Critchfield) on August 5, 2020 at 6:57 am
Sherdog’s live DWCS 2020 Week 1 coverage kicks off Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET.
Bellator 243 Loses Two Preliminary Bouts from Friday’s Card
by email@example.com (Tristen Critchfield) on August 5, 2020 at 6:50 am
Bellator 243 is down two preliminary fights heading into Friday night.
Yair Rodriguez Out Of UFC Main Event Against Zabit Magomedsharipov
by Fernando Quiles Jr. on August 5, 2020 at 3:13 am
Yair Rodriguez will not be facing Zabit Magomedsharipov on Aug. 29. Rodriguez vs. Magomedsharipov was scheduled to headline a UFC event later this month but it wasn’t meant to be. Mexican news outlet Milenio first reported that Rodriguez was forced off the card. Speaking to reporters following the 27th edition of his Contender Series, UFC The post Yair Rodriguez Out Of UFC Main Event Against Zabit Magomedsharipov appeared first on MMA News.
Greco-Roman Champion, Rizin Veteran Amir Aliakbari Signs with One Championship
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Tristen Critchfield) on August 5, 2020 at 3:12 am
One Championship continues to bolster the talent pool in its heavyweight division.
Brian Kelleher vs. Ricky Simon Targeted for UFC Card on Sept. 5
by email@example.com (Tristen Critchfield) on August 5, 2020 at 2:51 am
A bantamweight matchup pitting Brian Kelleher against Ricky Simon is in the works for an Ultimate Fighting Championship event on Sept. 5.
Conor McGregor Trashes Khabib’s Plan Against Justin Gaethje
by Fernando Quiles Jr. on August 5, 2020 at 1:55 am
Conor McGregor has taken another opportunity to hurl a shot at Khabib Nurmagomedov. Nurmagomedov is set to go one-on-one with interim lightweight title holder Justin Gaethje. “The Eagle” is the 155-pound title holder but an interim championship was created when he was unable to fight Tony Ferguson at UFC 249. Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje is scheduled The post Conor McGregor Trashes Khabib’s Plan Against Justin Gaethje appeared first on MMA News.
UFC President Dana White Guarantees Conor McGregor Won’t Fight in 2020
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Tristen Critchfield) on August 4, 2020 at 11:40 pm
Conor McGregor might not be truly retired, but don’t expect to see the Irish superstar in the Octagon again this year.
Rodolfo Vieira to Meet Markus Perez at UFC Event on Oct. 10
by email@example.com (Tristen Critchfield) on August 4, 2020 at 11:11 pm
Grappling ace Rodolfo Vieira will lock horns with Markus Perez at an Ultimate Fighting Championship event on Oct. 10.
Watch Stipe Miocic take the belt back from Daniel Cormier in their second fight (UFC 252 Free Fight)
by MMAWeekly.com Staff on August 4, 2020 at 8:21 pm
<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> The first fight between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier went down at UFC 226 in July of 2018. Cormier secured the heavyweight title to become a two-division champion. The second fight between Miocic and Cormier went down at UFC 241 last August in Anaheim, where Miocic evened the score and took back his UFC heavyweight title. Their […]
Dana White offers The Rock some advice on his XFL football league purchase: Go Big!
by MMAWeekly.com Staff on August 4, 2020 at 8:16 pm
&amp;amp;amp;lt;span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;/span&amp;amp;amp;gt; UFC president Dana White knows a thing or two about seizing the moment. After all, he led the UFC back to action, re-igniting the professional sports world from a COVID-19 forced shutdown. White has been openly offering to help any other sports leagues with […]
Dustin Jacoby believes his experience will shine in Dana White’s Contender Series main event
by Mick Hammond on August 4, 2020 at 4:10 pm
Initially after picking up a win in his lone MMA fight of 2019, light-heavyweight Dustin Jacoby thought he was going to make his move to the biggest stage of MMA, but the opportunity never came. Looking to make that goal a reality in 2020, Jacoby was hoping to get into action earlier in the year, but the novel coronavirus forced him to have to wait until late summer to make it happen. “My last fight last year was against a tough UFC vet at heavyweight, Cody East, and I beat him pretty […]
Mikey Gonzalez plans to shine under Dana White’s Contender Series lights
by Mick Hammond on August 4, 2020 at 4:02 pm
There’s no denying that for welterweight Mikey Gonzalez, the first half of 2020 was mostly a lost cause. Having originally planned on branching out more and fighting in new places, Gonzalez’s hopes were dashed for the time being due to the novel coronavirus. “At the beginning of 2020, I was looking to fight on the East Coast, but had a couple opponents back out, and then things just fell through,” Gonzalez told MMAWeekly.com. “I felt like I was at a standstill. I […]
Report: Tim Elliott, Jamahal Hill Test Positive for Marijuana at UFC on ESPN 9
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Tristen Critchfield) on August 4, 2020 at 8:40 am
Tim Elliott and Jamahal Hill have tested positive for marijuana in relation to their bouts at UFC on ESPN 9 on May 30, according to a report from ESPN.
Damonte Robinson Pulled from Contender Series Bout vs. Kenneth Cross
by email@example.com (Tristen Critchfield) on August 4, 2020 at 8:37 am
It’s been a rough day for Dana White’s Contender Series hopeful Damonte Robinson.
One Week After Canceled Bout, Kevin Holland Faces Joaquin Buckley at UFC Fight Night 174
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Tristen Critchfield) on August 4, 2020 at 4:08 am
As promised by UFC president Dana White, Kevin Holland will get to fight one week after his matchup with Trevin Giles was canceled on the day of the event.
Eric Spicely Released After Failed Weight Cut at UFC Fight Night 173
by email@example.com (Tristen Critchfield) on August 4, 2020 at 2:53 am
For a second time, Eric Spicely has been released by the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Contender Series Weigh-in Results: Ty Flores, Dustin Jacoby Cleared for Featured Bout
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Tristen Critchfield) on August 3, 2020 at 11:54 pm
Ty Flores and Dustin Jacoby hit their contracted marks on Monday ahead of their featured light heavyweight bout on the Season 4 premiere of Dana White’s Contender Series.
Jorge Masvidal to Challenge American Cornhole League Champ in Special Rules Match
by email@example.com (Tristen Critchfield) on August 3, 2020 at 11:02 pm
Jorge Masvidal will get to face another champion this week, but it won’t be in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Octagon.
Watch Aleksei Oleinik submit Maurice Greene ahead of UFC Vegas 6 (free fight)
by MMAWeekly.com Staff on August 3, 2020 at 10:52 pm
<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Aleksei Oleinik has won 46 fights via submission in his professional career spanning back to 1996. Watch Oleinik take on Derrick Lewis in the main event of UFC Vegas 6 on Saturday, August 8. Before Lewis and Oleinik throw down in Las Vegas, however, take a look back at Oleinik’s submission of Maurice Greene. TRENDING […]
Flashback: Brock Lesnar’s very first MMA weigh-in… footsteps toward UFC championship
by MMAWeekly.com Staff on August 3, 2020 at 10:21 pm
See Brock Lesnar weigh-in for his very first MMA fight. This was the first step of many to becoming a UFC heavyweight champion. Already an established star in the WWE star, Lesnar’s first mixed martial arts bout took place under Japan’s K-1 banner in 2007. He destroyed Min-Soo Kim, finishing him with an onslaught of punches in just 1:09 of the first round. After proving himself with K-1, Lesnar was quickly snapped up by the UFC. Though he lost his Octagon debut via kneebar to former UFC […]
Multiple Bouts Announced for One Championship Cards on Aug. 14 and Aug. 21
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Tristen Critchfield) on August 3, 2020 at 10:20 pm
One Championship has confirmed a slew of bouts for its upcoming cards on Aug. 14 and Aug. 21.
Daniel Cormier compares Jon Jones rivalry to Stipe Miocic trilogy
by MMAWeekly.com Staff on August 3, 2020 at 5:29 pm
Daniel Cormier: Comparing Jon Jones rivalry to Stipe Miocic trilogy “I think (this is career defining). We had three fights, and I intend on winning the third fight and the trilogy. It will be difficult for me to ever be completely free of that rivalry with Jones because it was so big. We sold so much pay-per-view, and the rivalry was so nasty. We were so nasty with each other, and the general public paid attention. But competitively this is the one that I love, because I’m […]
Edmen Shahbazyan Makes ‘No Excuses’ Following First Career Defeat
by email@example.com (Tristen Critchfield) on August 3, 2020 at 9:47 am
Edmen Shahbazyan’s hype train came crashing back to reality at UFC Fight Night 173.
Andrei Arlovski vs. Tanner Boser Targeted for UFC Event on Oct. 3
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Tristen Critchfield) on August 3, 2020 at 5:08 am
A heavyweight matchup pitting Andrei Arlovski against Tanner Boser is in the works for an Ultimate Fighting Championship event on Oct. 3.
Trevin Giles, Joanne Calderwood Offer Updates After Fainting Episodes at UFC Fight Night 173
by email@example.com (Tristen Critchfield) on August 3, 2020 at 4:56 am
Trevin Giles was a last-minute scratch from UFC Fight Night 173 when he fainted just prior to his middleweight bout against Kevin Holland.
Mike Perry Apologizes to UFC, Sponsors in Statement: ‘I Will Be Better All Around’
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Tristen Critchfield) on August 3, 2020 at 4:12 am
A little less than being caught on video punching an older man outside of a restaurant, UFC welterweight Mike Perry has issued a statement expressing remorse for his actions.
Derek Brunson Disagrees with Concept of ‘Building Fighters Up’ in MMA
by email@example.com (Tristen Critchfield) on August 3, 2020 at 3:45 am
Derek Brunson was feeling a little bit overlooked and disrespected heading into his headlining bout against Edmen Shahbazyan at UFC Fight Night 173.
Watch Derrick Lewis’s savage finish of Marcin Tybura (UFC Vegas 6 free fight)
by MMAWeekly.com Staff on August 2, 2020 at 3:21 pm
Fan favorite Derrick Lewis returns to the Octagon on Saturday, Aug. 8, for a heavyweight main event against Aleksei Oleinik at UFC Vegas 6 (aka UFC on ESPN+ 32). Both fighters are looking for their third win in a row. Lewis (23-7, 1NC) is coming off of back-to-back wins over Blagoy Ivanov and Ilir Latifi. Oleinik (59-13-1) has recent victories over Maurice Greene and Fabricio Werdum. Before Lewis and Oleinik throw down in Las Vegas, take a look back at Lewis’s brutal knockout of Marcin […]
Dana White comments on UFC Vegas 5 fallout, Conor McGregor vs. Manny Pacquiao rumors
by MMAWeekly.com Staff on August 2, 2020 at 3:05 pm
UFC president Dana White spoke with the media following UFC Vegas 5 on Saturday night, where he spoke about the fights, Trevin Giles passing out during his walkout, Joanne Calderwood passing out after her fight, and Conor McGregor vs. Manny Pacquiao rumors. TRENDING > Watch the final victory of Ronda Rousey’s UFC career (Video courtesy of TheMacLife)
Lineup Finalized for Week 3 of Dana White’s Contender Series
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Tristen Critchfield) on August 2, 2020 at 12:11 pm
The card for Week 3 of Dana White’s Contender Series has been finalized.
All Signs Point Toward Jennifer Maia as Next No. 1 Contender for Valentina Shevchenko
by email@example.com (Tristen Critchfield) on August 2, 2020 at 11:46 am
Joanne Calderwood gave up her title shot to stay active, and Jennifer Maia ended up being the primary beneficiary from that decision.
MMA, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Stars to Be Honored with Walk of Fame in Rio de Janeiro
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Marcelo Alonso) on August 2, 2020 at 10:25 am
Exactly one year after a statue of Carlson Gracie was erected in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will pay another huge tribute to the martial arts world.
UFC Fight Night 173 Bonuses: Maia, Luque, Green, Vannata Collect $50K Apiece
by email@example.com (Tristen Critchfield) on August 2, 2020 at 10:15 am
Jennifer Maia may have just established herself as the next No. 1 contender in the women’s flyweight division, and she padded her bank account in the process.
Derek Brunson Thrashes Edmen Shahbazyan in UFC Fight Night 173 Main Event
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Ben Duffy) on August 2, 2020 at 6:57 am
On Saturday night at the UFC Apex, Derek Brunson faced down the purported future of the middleweight division and said: Not so fast.
UFC Fight Night 173 ‘Brunson vs. Shahbazyan’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring
by email@example.com (Jay Pettry) on August 2, 2020 at 6:57 am
Sherdog’s live UFC Fight Night 173 coverage will begin Saturday at 7 p.m. ET.
UFC Fight Night 173 Prelims: Overweight Jonathan Martinez Smashes Frankie Saenz
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Ben Duffy) on August 2, 2020 at 6:57 am
Jonathan Martinez came in heavy, and he laid a similarly heavy beating on Frankie Saenz.
Middleweights Robert Whittaker, Jared Cannonier Booked for UFC 254 on Oct. 24
by email@example.com (Tristen Critchfield) on August 2, 2020 at 5:23 am
Former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker will square off against surging contender Jared Cannonier at UFC 254.
Gerald Meerschaert Tests Positive for COVID-19, Bout vs. Ed Herman Canceled
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Tristen Critchfield) on August 2, 2020 at 4:49 am
The reeling UFC Fight Night 173 card has taken yet another hit just a few hours before the event.
Louis Glismann Submits Henri Lintula, Mokaev Dominates in Pro Debut at Brave CF 37
by email@example.com (Tudor Leonte) on August 2, 2020 at 4:34 am
Louis Glismann showcased his jiu-jitsu skills against Henri Lintula in the Brave Combat Federation 37 main event in Stockholm, Sweden
Jennifer Maia’s submission win leads UFC Vegas 5 bonuses
by MMAWeekly.com Staff on August 2, 2020 at 4:13 am
Jennifer Maia claimed her shot at the UFC flyweight title with a bonus winning performance over Joanne Calderwood at UFC Vegas 5 on Saturday night in Las Vegas. No. 6 ranked Maia went toe to toe with the No. 3 Calderwood on the feet before submitting her with an armbar once the fight hit the canvas. The victory not only earned her a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, but also a shot at UFC flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko. Maia proclaimed her desire to fight Shevchenko next, and […]
Watch the final victory of Ronda Rousey’s UFC career
by MMAWeekly.com Staff on August 2, 2020 at 4:05 am
Many people remember Ronda Rousey for either her multiple armbar victories or her brutal back-to-back losses in her final two UFC bouts. But there was another side to Rousey. She got categorized by many as a one-trick pony (a one-trick pony that very few opponents could seem to break), but Rousey had a violent side to her that was occasionally unleashed in her striking, such as this fight with Bethe Correia. Though Rousey lost to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes in her two final UFC bouts, […]
UFC Vegas 5 results: Derek Brunson puts the hurt on Edmen Shahbazyan
by Ken Pishna on August 2, 2020 at 3:35 am
Derek Brunson proved that there is something to having a large amount of experience in the fight game, as he weathered an early onslaught from 22-year-old Edmen Shahbazyan to score an impressive victory at UFC Vegas 5 on Saturday in Las Vegas. Brunson opened with several kicks, while Shahbazyan worked his punching, landing a few good shots early. Brunson took Shahbazyan to the canvas about midway through the round and landed a couple solid shots before they returned to their feet. Once back […]
UFC Vegas 5: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan Live Results
by MMAWeekly.com Staff on August 1, 2020 at 5:32 pm
(Click on the fight below and then scroll down to see in-fight live stats and full results, courtesy of Fight Analytics. Full live results for the first UFC Vegas 5: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan (aka UFC on ESPN+ 31) bout from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas is scheduled to begin on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.) NOTE the UFC Vegas 5: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan start times UFC Vegas 5: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan main card start time: 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT on ESPN+ UFC Vegas 5: Brunson vs. […]
Watch Daniel Cormier take out Stipe Miocic in their first fight (UFC 252 Free Fight)
by MMAWeekly.com Staff on August 1, 2020 at 3:16 pm
The first fight between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier went down at UFC 226 in July of 2018. Cormier secured the heavyweight title and become a two-division champion. Miocic won back the title in a rematch at UFC 241 last August. Their rubber match trilogy fight takes place on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Apex in Las Vegas. (Video courtesy of UFC) TRENDING > Video: Dana White issues stern warning to Dan Hardy, any employee who confronts referee UFC 241: Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier […]
Bryce Logan Outpoints Jacob Rosales, Nabs Vacant LFA Lightweight Championship
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Brian Knapp) on August 1, 2020 at 6:55 am
Bryce Logan threw hands with a madman for 25 minutes and exited the cage none the worse for wear.
UFC Fight Night 173 Weigh-in Results: 1 Fighter Misses Weight; 1 Fight Scratched
by email@example.com (Tyler Treese) on August 1, 2020 at 5:57 am
Try as they might, the Ultimate Fighting Championship could not salvage all three fights impacted by late-notice withdrawals.
Jessica Andrade Moves to Flyweight to Take on Jessica Eye at Oct. 17 UFC Card
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Jay Pettry) on August 1, 2020 at 5:57 am
Two Jessicas will enter the Octagon on Oct. 17, but only one will leave.
Mike Hamel Planned as Replacement for Derek Campos Against Adam Borics at Bellator 243
by email@example.com (Jay Pettry) on August 1, 2020 at 4:51 am
Bellator MMA has been forced to reshuffle a big preliminary matchup a week before the event.
Report: Edson Barboza vs. Jeremy Stephens in the Works for Oct. 3 UFC Event
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Jay Pettry) on August 1, 2020 at 3:42 am
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is in the process of adding a featherweight banger to its Oct. 3 card.
Alexander Volkov-Walt Harris Booked for UFC 254 Co-Headliner of Khabib vs. Gaethje
by email@example.com (Jay Pettry) on August 1, 2020 at 2:21 am
Two hard-hitting heavyweights are going to be on the marquee of a Ultimate Fighting Championship pay-per-view in October.
Rodtang Jitmuangnon Overcomes Petchdam Petchyindee at One Championship: No Surrender
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Tudor Leonte) on August 1, 2020 at 1:09 am
One Championship is officially back from its forced hiatus due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Valiev, Borg, Spicely Withdraw from UFC Fight Night 173; Replacements Found
by email@example.com (Jay Pettry) on August 1, 2020 at 12:38 am
The last 12 hours have been wild for Ultimate Fighting Championship ahead of its return to the UFC Apex.
Stamp Fairtex prevails in battle between undefeated Thais at ONE: No Surrender
by JamesGoyder on July 31, 2020 at 7:53 pm
ONE: No Surrender was the promotion’s first major event since lockdown. It took place in Bangkok on Friday night (local time) and saw two undefeated Thai atomweights face off in MMA action. Stamp Fairtex is better known for her exploits in the Muay Thai world. But she has put together a 4-0 record in MMA and was matched with compatriot Sunisa Srisen on a card that consisted entirely of fighters based in Thailand. Srisen came into the fight with a 3-0 record but clearly […]
Dana White’s Contender Series fourth season begins August 4
by MMAWeekly.com Staff on July 31, 2020 at 7:47 pm
Las Vegas – The hit show Dana White’s Contender Series officially returns for its fourth season featuring a lineup of new and returning athletes looking for their chance to impress Dana White and make their UFC dreams come true by competing to earn a spot on the UFC roster. Season four is scheduled for 10 Tuesday night episodes, with the first taking place on Tuesday, August 4 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, with all five bouts streaming exclusively on ESPN+. ESPN+ is available […]
Video: Dana White issues stern warning to Dan Hardy, any employee who confronts referee
by MMAWeekly.com Staff on July 31, 2020 at 7:38 pm
UFC president Dana White addressed the media following Friday’s UFC Vegas 5 weigh-ins. He addressed everything from the whirlwind card changes for Saturday’s event, the potential location for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje, Mike Tyson’s return to boxing, what he thinks will happen with Conor McGregor, and more. Chief among White’s comments, however, were those directed at Dan Hardy and any other employee that confronts a referee, judge, or other official. TRENDING > Tony Ferguson […]
UFC Vegas 5: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan weigh-in face-offs video
by MMAWeekly.com Staff on July 31, 2020 at 7:07 pm
<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> UFC Vegas 5 (aka UFC on ESPN+ 31) will take place on Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas with 10 bouts following a whirlwind 48 hours leading up to Friday’s weigh-in. Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan will still headline the card, as both fighters weighed in early during the two-hour window, each of them easily making weight. […]
UFC Vegas 5 weigh-in results: 10-bout card set following 1 cancellation and 3 withdrawals
by MMAWeekly.com Staff on July 31, 2020 at 6:34 pm
UFC Vegas 5 (also known as UFC on ESPN+ 31) is set following Friday’s weigh-in at the Apex in Las Vegas. There are several last-minute changes to the card, including a cancellation. UFC Vegas 5 will move ahead with 10 bouts. Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan take the headlining spot on Saturday’s fight card after the original main event between Holly Holm and Irene Aldana was canceled. Aldana was forced to withdraw after testing positive for COVID-19. Brunson and Shahbazyan each made weight […]
Bryce Logan ‘extremely confident’ heading into LFA 87 title fight
by Mick Hammond on July 31, 2020 at 5:23 pm
While the lockdown created by the novel coronavirus may have sidelined the plans lightweight Bryce Logan may have initially had for his 2020, he feels things ended up working out for him. Because of the lockdown, Logan was able to give his body a rest while at the same time have more time to developing his game. “I honestly think it was a blessing in disguise,” Logan told MMAWeekly.com. “I didn’t have any major injuries, but I had some bumps and bruises that were kind […]
Montserrat Ruiz Scarf Hold Armlock Submits Janaisa Morandin in Invicta 41 Main Event
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Brian Knapp) on July 31, 2020 at 9:35 am
Montserrat Ruiz now qualifies as a known commodity.
LFA 87 Weigh-in Results: Title Fight Set; All Fighters Make Weight
by email@example.com (Tyler Treese) on July 31, 2020 at 8:01 am
The Legacy Fighting Alliance wraps up its month of title fights this week with LFA 87, and the seven-fight card is now official as all fighters made weight.
Marcus ‘Buchecha’ Almeida Signs With One Championship, Debuts at Heavyweight
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Jay Pettry) on July 31, 2020 at 5:05 am
One Championship has won the bidding war for a high-profile MMA neophyte.
Zabit Magomedsharipov Confirms Aug. 29 Headliner Against Yair Rodriguez
by email@example.com (Jay Pettry) on July 31, 2020 at 4:38 am
The Ultimate Fighting Championship will officially treat fans to a long-awaited battle at the end of August.
Torn MCL Sidelines Darren Till With Cast for 6 Weeks
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Jay Pettry) on July 31, 2020 at 4:04 am
Last week’s Ultimate Fighting Championship headliner has suffered a torn MCL that will put him on the shelf for a little while.
Ryan Bader announces Bellator 244 light heavyweight title defense
by MMAWeekly.com Staff on July 30, 2020 at 10:56 pm
Bellator dual-division champion Ryan Bader will make the first defense of his light heavyweight title in nearly three years when he squares off with Vadim Nemkov. The bout will headline Bellator 244 on Aug. 21 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. Having last defended his light heavyweight title against Linton Vassell on Nov. 3, 2017, Bader has spent the past two and a half years at heavyweight. He fought his way through the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix, defeating Fedor Emelianenko to win the […]
UFC Vegas 5: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan fight preview
by MMAWeekly.com Staff on July 30, 2020 at 10:19 pm
Longtime Top 10 ranked middleweight Derek Brunson looks to continue his rebound and climb the ranks on Saturday at UFC on ESPN+ 31 (UFC Vegas 5). To do so, he’ll have to defeat fast-rising 22-year-old Edmen Shahbazyan. Brunson (20-7) has long been fighting his way to the top of the UFC middleweight division, but hasn’t quite been able to reach the pinnacle and get a title shot. With back-to-back wins over Elias Theodorou and Ian Heinisch last year, Brunson hopes that his first fight of 2020 […]
Ryan Bader to Defend Light Heavyweight Belt vs. Vadim Nemkov at Bellator 244
by email@example.com (Tristen Critchfield) on July 30, 2020 at 9:26 am
Ryan Bader will return to the light heavyweight division to defend his title against Vadim Nemkov at Bellator 244 on Aug. 21.
Valerie Loureda Set for First Bout in More Than a Year at Bellator 243
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Tristen Critchfield) on July 30, 2020 at 4:48 am
Valerie Loureda will make her return to the cage when she faces Tara Graff in a flyweight bout at Bellator 243.
Video: UFC Heavyweight Champ Stipe Miocic Stars in Humorous Coffee Commercial
by email@example.com (Tristen Critchfield) on July 30, 2020 at 3:17 am
Stipe Miocic may be preparing for his trilogy with Daniel Cormier, but that doesn’t mean he can’t have some fun while helping promote a brand he supports.