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  1. Shark Fights 20 features Chris Camozzi vs. Matt Lucas, airs on FUEL TV via tape delay
    The Texas-based Shark Fights organization returns to Nevada on Oct. 15. Featuring a middleweight headliner between "The Ultimate Fighter 11" cast member Chris Camozzi and 12-time Rage in the Cage...
  2. Despite BAMMA weight gaffe, Daley's manager says "Semtex" belongs at welterweight
    Paul Daley today came in five pounds heavy for his co-headliner fight with Jordan Radev at BAMMA 7, but the fight will go on. The onetime Strikeforce welterweight title challenger weighed in at 176...
  3. UFC Throws Curveball at Bellator's Plans to Move to Spike TV
    Back in August after the UFC announced that it had inked an historic deal with Fox, one of the major questions rooted from the news was whether Bellator Fighting Championships, now the assumed #2...
  4. Cesar Gracie: 'No One Is Talking About the Carlos Condit Fight'
    LayzieTheSavage of Middleeasy.com fame spoke with Cesar Gracie and got some choice quotes out of Nick Diaz's coach and manager. For those that haven't been paying attention, following the press...
  5. Joe Son Sentenced to Life in Prison for Felony Torture
    Joseph Hyungmin Son, better known as Joe Son, on Friday was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for the 1990 gang rape of a woman walking her dog on Christmas Eve. According to...
  6. Ortiz vs. Lil Nog added to UFC 140
    A bout between light-heavyweight stars that was supposed to happen for the Ultimate Fighting Championship in March will take place in December instead, if everything goes as planned. UFC 140 will...
  7. Vitor Belfort vs. Cung Le Planned for UFC 139 in San Jose
    Well this one came out of nowhere. Vitor Belfortannounced on his website tonight that he'll return to the Octagon in November at UFC 139 in San Jose, California against former Strikeforce star, Cung...
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  8. Eric Schafer returns to UFC, meets Aaron Simpson at UFC 136
    With Nick Catone (9-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) out of the fight due to injury, UFC veteran and jiu-jisu ace Eric "Red" Schafer (12-5-2 MMA, 3-4 UFC) is returning to the UFC. Middleweight Aaron Simpson (10-2...
  9. Bellator's Kurt Pellegrino on short retirement: "I fell in love with the sport again"
    Did you miss him yet? After a brief hiatus from MMA, 12-time UFC veteran Kurt Pellegrino (16-6 MMA, 0-0 BFC) has announced his return to the sport. This time, however, he'll call Bellator CEO Bjorn...
  10. Bellator 53 gets Saunders-Santos, Lozano-Lima welterweight-tourney semifinals
    Four fighters remain alive and well in Bellator's season-five welterweight tournament following Saturday's Bellator 49 event, which took place at Caesar's Atlantic City in New Jersey and aired on...
  11. After semifinal win, Strikeforce's Josh Barnett campaigns for shot at regular title
    Alistair Overeem is gone from Strikeforce and part of the UFC, and his heavyweight title now sits vacant. In the meantime, Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier will fight in early 2012 for a...
  12. Strikeforce grand-prix's conclusion determined by Daniel Cormier's hand recovery
    What has five fingers and will determine the future of the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix? It's the hand that led Daniel Cormier to a semifinal-round victory – and the same one that could keep...
  13. New Strikeforce champ Luke Rockhold never doubted AKA's ability to sweep
    Prior to claiming the Strikeforce middleweight title, Luke Rockhold made a bold prediction. A few days after Brazilian fighters swept their American counterparts at UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro,...
  14. Strikeforce's Pat Healy not surprised by Maximo Blanco's illegal kicks
    Pat Healy can't say he's really all that surprised. Before the lightweight fighter took a late-notice booking against Maximo Blanco, he looked up his opponent's past bouts in Japan and noticed a...
  15. Anderson Silva Likely Out Until Early 2012 With Shoulder Injury
    The news isn't exactly shocking, but it's still news - UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will likely not be returning to the cage in 2011. Silva fought Yushin Okami at UFC 134 with a shoulder...
  16. TUF Alum Phillipe Nover Signs With Bellator, to Debut Against Marcin Held
    UFC veteran, and The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finalist, Phillipe Nover has inked a deal with Bellator, and will be making his debut this November. LINK
  17. Bellator's Ben Askren vs. Jay Hieron title fight could take place at Mizzou
    Bellator officials are close to naming a date and venue for a season-five title fight between welterweight champion Ben Askren (8-0 MMA, 5-0 BFC) and recent tournament winner Jay Hieron (22-4 MMA,...
  18. Report: Jon Fitch to Face Johny Hendricks At UFC 141
    A welterweight fight between former No. 1 contender Jon Fitch and rising prospect Johny Hendricks has been agreed to for UFC 141 on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas. Sources have confirmed to ESPN.com both...
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  19. Daniel Roberts out at UFC Fight Night 25, T.J. Waldburger awaits new foe
    So it's not the biggest blow to the card but unfortunatley: UFC officials today announced that Daniel "Ninja" Roberts (12-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) has been injured and forced to withdraw from the preliminary...
  20. Chris Camozzi returns to octagon, meets Francis Carmont at UFC 137
    "The Ultimate Fighter 11" cast member Chris Camozzi (15-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is getting another chance in the octagon. UFC brass today announced Camozzi will return at UFC 137, where he'll meet UFC...
  21. Daniel Roberts out, Mike Stumpf in for TJ Waldburger this weekend in New Orleans
    A late change to this weekends UFC Fight Night 25 card has been revealed today as Cesar Gracie trained welterweight, Daniel Roberts has suffered an injury and has been replaced by promotional...
  22. Mark Bocek vs. Nik Lentz Planned for UFC 140 in Toronto
    An intriguing lightweight bout is in the works for UFC 140 in Toronto this December, according to the Canadian Press's sports editor, Neil Davidson, who tweeted that Toronto native, Mark Bocek, will...
  23. Confirming rumours: Seth Baczynski vs. Clay Harvison official for UFC Fight Night 25
    Seth Baczynski (13-6 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is now official as DaMarques Johnson's replacement and will face Clay Harvison (9-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at "UFC Fight Night 25: Battle on the Bayou." UFC brass today...
  24. Despite learning the "stanky leg," Douglas Lima still eyeing Bellator gold
    Highly touted prospect Douglas Lima (19-4 MMA, 1-0 BFC) recently advanced to the semifinals of Bellator's season-five welterweight tournament, but the win was anything but easy. In fact, "The Phenom"...
  25. Mo Lawal on Strikeforce: "Seems like Dr. Kevorkian is waiting to pull the plug"
    At this past weekend's poorly attended Strikeforce event, Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal was one of the few to say it – even though most people were thinking it. Strikeforce appears all but dead. "I (had)...
  26. Strikeforce tourney finalist Daniel Cormier confirms broken hand
    Strikeforce grand-prix finalist Daniel Cormier, in fact, did break his right hand. At this past weekend's "Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov" event, Cormier and Strikeforce officials determined he...
  27. Dana White on UFC 137 shakeups: "Nick Diaz couldn't handle the pressure of the main event"
    “I called Cesar and said, ‘What would you think about Nick and BJ Penn?’” White said. “And Cesar said, ‘If you’re offering us that fight, we’ll take it.’” White admitted that dealing with both camps...
  28. Confirming Rumours: Eric Schafer vs. Aaron Simpson official for UFC 136 in October
    Eric Schafer's (12-5-2 MMA, 3-4 UFC) return to the UFC is official. UFC brass recently confirmed Schafer is replacing an injured Nick Catone and now meets fellow middleweight Aaron Simpson (10-2 MMA,...
  29. "Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov" ratings: Showtime scores just 274,000 viewers
    Despite two intriguing world-grand-prix semifinal fights and a middleweight championship bout, this past weekend's "Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov" event averaged just 274,000 Showtime viewers....
  30. Michael Bisping believes he's next in line for UFC title shot over cheating Chael Sonnen
    Michael Bisping: "Mayhem Miller's Mouth Is Bigger Than His Brain" Michael Bisping coached against Jason "Mayhem" Miller on the season of The Ultimate Fighter that was filmed this summer and will air...
  31. 'Mayhem' Miller: Arrest for Assaulting Sister 'Now All Over With'
    UFC middleweight Jason "Mayhem" Miller said on Monday's episode of The MMA Hour that his arrest for allegedly assaulting his sister in August is now "all over with," but added that "[i]t wasn't...
  32. Bellator 49 ratings: Event draws 235,000 MTV2 viewers, ranks fourth all-time
    This past weekend's Bellator 49 event on MTV2, which kicked off the organization's fifth season, drew 235,000 viewers, MTV officials today confirmed with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). Of the 15...
  33. "Bigfoot" Silva on loss to Daniel Cormier - "I could never imagine he'd punch me like that"
    Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva had a career high moment in February when he defeated Fedor Emelianenko in the quarterfinals of the Strikeforce Heavyweight World Grand Prix. But in his semifinals bout, he...
  34. Reinvented heavyweight Tim Hague launches five-fight plan for octagon return
    As it turns out, "The Thrashing Machine" might of just needed a little oil change. Eight months after Tim Hague (12-5) was released from the UFC for a second time, the Canadian heavyweight says he's...
  35. Bellator 51 preliminary card finalized with six bouts
    Four new fights have been added to this month's Bellator 51 preliminary card. The total now sits at six fights that will stream live on Spike.com. Bellator 51 takes place Sept. 24 at Canton Memorial...
  36. Strikeforce Challengers 19 Fight Card: Virgil Zwicker, Jerron Peoples Out With Injuries
    Two competitors scheduled for the card of Strikeforce Challengers 19 have suffered undisclosed injures in training camp, according to promotion officials. Light heavyweight headliner Virgil Zwicker...
  37. Josh Koscheck Blogs About Georges St. Pierre, Injury, Matt Hughes
    i'll skip to the good stuff.... " But then last week I got word Matt Hughes, who has avoided me for years, needed an opponent for UFC 135 in Denver on Sept. 24. I've called out Hughes for so long but...
  38. Nick Diaz: UFC Is Trying To Make These Wrestling Matches
    It was one of the most shocking stories in mixed martial arts history. Former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz (25-7 MMA, 6-4 UFC), handed the biggest opportunity of his career, no-showed a pair of...
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  39. Bellator signs "TUF 11" contestant Norman Paraisy
    Bellator Fighting Championships continues to scoop up international prospects, and middleweight Frenchman Norman Paraisy is the promotion's latest acquisition. MMAjunkie.com has learned from sources...
  40. UFC's Brian Foster gets tuneup at Cage Warriors 44, meets vet Jack Mason
    Sidelined for a year due to injuries, UFC welterweight Brian Foster has received permission to fight outside the organization and now meets Jack Mason in a 181-pound catchweight bout at Cage Warriors...
  41. Michael Bisping And Jason 'Mayhem' Miller Spar On TUF 14 Conference Call
    Quick Quotes from the Conference Call w/ Mayhem & Bisping Opening remarks: UFC confirms TUF 14 will air on FX in the UK including the finale. According to the UFC, this is the first time UFC has...
  42. Following Strikeforce loss, Maximo Blanco headed to UFC, dropping to featherweight
    Maximo Blanco's Strikeforce stint will be a short one. Following a loss to former welterweight Pat Healy at this past weekend's Strikeforce event, Blanco (8-3-1) is dropping from lightweight to...
  43. Mike Whitehead strikes plea bargain in sex-assault case
    Heavyweight fighter Mike Whitehead will face probation after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors accusing him of trying to have sex with a woman who was asleep in his home. Whitehead appeared in...
  44. Royler Gracie loses retirement match at Amazon FC; complete results
    Amazon Forest Combat Amadeau Teixeira Gymanasium Manaus, Brazil Preliminary Bouts Rivaldo Junior defeats Andre Leocadio by split decision. Dileno Lopes defeats Danny Martinez by submission...
  45. Fabio Maldonado Off UFC on Versus 6 Card Due to Injury
    UFC light heavyweight Fabio Maldonado is a guy that a lot of fans are interested in watching. Unfortunately, they won't be watching him on October 1st. MMA Weekly brings the news: Fabio Maldonado’s...
  46. Dave Meltzer: Nick Diaz Lost a Seven Figure PPV Cut For His UFC 137 Antics
    Wrestling Observer writer Dave Meltzer had some interesting insight into the whole Nick Diaz UFC 137 saga that has dragged on over the past week. Specifically, Meltzer talked about how much money...
  47. Fedor Emelianenko vs. Jeff Monson slated for Nov. 20 M-1 event in Moscow
    A rumored bout between Fedor Emelianenko (31-4) and Jeff Monson (42-12) is now slated for a Nov. 20 M-1 Global event in Russia. The fight, which previously was expected to take place Nov. 12, instead...
  48. UFC Fight Night 25's Erik Koch looks to bag knockout turkey, score title shot
    At just 22 years old, Team Roufusport featherweight Erik Koch (12-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is sporting a brand new tan (shout out to Milwaukee's Sun Seekers, says the formerly pasty contender) and an...
  49. UFC Fight Night 25's Cody McKenzie: If I lose, I should be done with the UFC
    With 11 first-round submission victories in 12 career wins, Cody McKenzie – and his opponents – never really knew where his conditioning stood. Over the years, his variations of the guillotine choke...
  50. Diego Sanchez Wants to be Next TUF Coach When UFC Lands on Fox
    Throughout his career, Diego Sanchez has been tested in many facets of mixed martial arts. He’s been in three weight classes, fought for a title and even dealt with a lot of out-of-cage drama that...
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