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  1. Efrain Escudero vs. Cesar Avila added to Saturday's Bellator 55 event
    A notable name has been added to Saturday's Bellator 55 event. "The Ultimate Fighter 8" winner and recent regional-show regular Efrain Escudero (17-3 MMA, 0-0 BFC) meets fellow lightweight Ceasar...
  2. After issues with 10-second warning at M-1 event, Arizona commission makes changes
    Arizona has learned its lesson: What works for football, basketball, soccer and the like does not work for MMA. Following this past weekend's "M-1 Challenge 27: Magalhaes vs. Zayats" event, the...
  3. Cheick Kongo vs Matt Mitrione fight new co-main event for Oct. 29 in Las Vegas
    Hard-hitting heavyweights Cheick Kongo and Matt Mitrione have been promoted to the co-main event of UFC 137: "Penn vs. Diaz," now that welterweight fighters B.J. Penn and Nick Diaz are headlining the...
  4. Coach: Werdum fighting in December, hopefully for UFC
    Guilherme Cruz: Is Wanderlei training with you guys for Cung Le? Raphael Cordeiro: He’s here, he’s practically living here. He’s done a marathon here, he’s pouring his heart out on the trainings....
  5. No-show road show almost continues, but Nick Diaz finally dishes on UFC 137 headliner
    For about 45 minutes or so, it looked like a classic Nick Diaz performance. That is, if you count Diaz's out-of-the-cage behavior as part of his fighting signature, and chances are, you do. Diaz was...
  6. Amir Sadollah accepts full blame for recent loss, eyes January UFC return
    Ups and downs are inherent to life, which means you're not immune if you're an MMA fighter and your name happens to be Amir Sadollah. Since May 2010, "The Ultimate Fighter 7" winner has an even 2-2...
  7. Blagoi Ivanov out, Neil Grove back in heavyweight tourney at Bellator 56
    Bellator's heavyweight-tournament shuffle continues. The latest change comes as a result of an injury to semifinalist Blagoi Ivanov (5-0 MMA, 2-0 BFC). Taking his place in the final four is...
  8. Dustin Jacoby went from pro debut to UFC 137 pay-per-view slot in 11 months
    When the squad at Fiore MMA heard Georges St-Pierre was injured and out of UFC 137, a buzz lit up the room. Not because the UFC welterweight champ had been injured, of course, but because it meant...
  9. Shoulder surgery reignites UFC fighter Rich Franklin's passion for MMA
    At 37 years old, stuck in the purgatory of being a between-weight-classes fighter, and now on the mend from a recent shoulder surgery, Rich Franklin could easily wonder if being a UFC fighter has...
  10. UFC 137's B.J. Penn would like another title shot, but he's not banking on it
    The title picture is a fickle beast, and B.J. Penn isn't about to get wrapped up in it. The former lightweight and welterweight champion said that after his near-miss with a second chance at...
  11. MMAPlayground Interview Series - Vol. 10 (Chris "Kamikaze" Cariaso)
    As with any successful professional, mixed martial artists eat, sleep and breathe their craft. They put everything on the line when they wake up, hit the gym and pour their blood, sweat and tears...
  12. Vera: Thiago Silva is just a piece of s---
    About his second chance with the UFC: “It’s like when you broke or when you cheated on up your girlfriend in middle school and she broke up with you but you know she was the perfect one but you’ll...
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  13. UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn Battling Bullies, Will Call It Quits After 2012
    While Dan Severn may be known as “The Beast” inside cage, outside of it, he’s one of MMA’s biggest supporters and ambassadors who uses his fame to help further many causes as best he can. This coming...
  14. Paulo Filho Says If He Fights in November It Will Be His Last
    At one time, former WEC middleweight champion Paulo Filho was considered the No. 2 fighter in the world at 185lbs, and possibly the best challenger to UFC champion Anderson Silva. Fast forward a few...
  15. Daniel Cormier Would Consider Move to 205 to Avoid Cain Velasquez
    Two-time Olympic wrestling team member and undefeated prospect Daniel Cormier vaulted himself into the upper-echelon of the heavyweight division in September after he demolished Brazilian giant...
  16. UFC 137: B.J. Penn Will Go Five Rounds if Paid by UFC or Cesar Gracie
    With the injury to Georges St. Pierre forcing B.J. Penn and Nick Diaz into the main event slot at UFC 137, there was some curiosity from fans wondering if Penn vs. Diaz would now be a five round...
  17. Georges St. Pierre Shooting for Early 2012 Return
    Earlier this week we were informed that UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre suffered a MCL sprain that forced him to withdraw from his UFC 137 bout with Carlos Condit. Mike Fagan explained a...
  18. 'CNN Presents: Fighter Girls' documentary debuts Sunday on CNN
    Women's MMA goes under the spotlight this weekend with the debut of "CNN Presents: Fighter Girls." The latest installment of the CNN documentary series focuses on MMA and the growing segment devoted...
  19. UFC coming to 3D theaters, Super Bowl weekend tapped first show
    Fans soon will be able to watch a handful of UFC events in 3D at select movie theaters. UFC officials today announced the promotion has partnered with digital theatrical distribution company Cinedigm...
  20. Bantamweights Yves Jabouin vs. Walel Watson added to UFC 140 in Toronto
    Two bantamweight are looking to make it two in a row in December. UFC officials today announced a 135-pound matchup pitting Canadian fighter Yves Jabouin (16-7 MMA, 1-1 UFC) against Texas native...
  21. UFC 137: Roy Nelson Working With Frank Mir to Prepare for Mirko Cro Cop
    "This one actually just fell in place. He was a southie, (like) Cro Cop, and me being a good jiu-jitsu guy, like Nogueira, so it was just a perfect fit," "There's nothing strange about it. I think...
  22. Brad Tavares Injured; Scott Jorgensen vs. Jeff Curran Bumped Up to UFC 137 Main Card
    Ultimately, Scott Jorgensen gets his wish because his fight with Jeff Curran will now be on the main card for the pay-per-view at UFC 137 after an injury forced Brad Tavares off the card. UFC...
  23. Chael Sonnen to Host World MMA Awards, Will Air on Fox Sports and Fuel
    Chael Sonnen has done an incredible job at becoming the best talker in MMA. His ability to cut a promo has become legendary and his post fight victory speech after defeating Brian Stann at UFC 136...
  24. Yves Edwards vs. Tony Ferguson added to December's The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale
    The "Thugjitsu Master" meets "El Cucuy." UFC officials today announced that longtime veteran Yves Edwards will face "The Ultimate Fighter 13" winner Tony Ferguson in a lightweight contest at The...
  25. Darrill Schoonover out at Shark Fights 21, Bobby Lashley awaits new opponent
    A shoulder injury has forced Shark Fights heavyweight champ Darrill Schoonover (11-5) to withdraw from a fight with Bobby Lashley (6-1) in the headliner of Shark Fights 21. Sources close to the event...
  26. Ringside MMA 12 Results: Paul Daley Dominates Luigi Fioravanti, Canadian Prospects Shine
    Paul Daley didn't produce a highlight reel finish as many fans expected, but he didn't exactly disappoint either. Daley used superior boxing, solid takedown defense, and blistering leg kicks to...
  27. UFC's Demetrious Johnson eyes 125-pounds but 'not afraid' of another bantamweight run
    Three weeks ago, Demetrious Johnson (9-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) came up short in his bid to claim the UFC's bantamweight title from champion Dominick Cruz (19-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC). With a little time to rest and...
  28. Terry Etim vs. Edward Faaloloto completes five-bout UFC 138 main card
    A lightweight contest of Terry Etim (14-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) vs. Edward Faaloloto (2-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has been officially announced as the fifth and final contest of next month's Spike TV-broadcast UFC 138...
  29. Rob Emerson out, Luiz Firmino headlines against John Alessio at Superior Cage Combat 3
    Rob Emerson has been forced to withdraw from November's Superior Cage Combat 3 event, and Luiz Firmino (13-5) has been tapped for the evening's main event opposite John Alessio (32-14). With the...
  30. Despite close Bellator 55 loss, Marcos Galvao gets 'win' bonus
    Despite a controversial loss in the headliner of Saturday's Bellator 55 event, Marcos Galvao isn't going home empty handed. Following a close split-decision loss to Alexis Villa in the semifinal...
  31. Kenny Florian vows to keep fighting, will return to lightweight in six months
    "I still love this sport tremendously and still want to be a part of it. I know myself and it's not even just being competitive, but it's just being there learning and competing. There's still very...
  32. UFC to Show Four Live 3D Pay-Per-Views in Theaters in 2012
    The UFC has tried to keep pace with technology when it comes to broadcasting their events. Whether it was offering HD broadcasts of their pay-per-views or using social networking sites to offer...
  33. Bobby Lashley vs. Tim Hague headlines Shark Fights 21
    With Shark Fights heavyweight champ Darrill Schoonover (11-5) scratched due to a shoulder injury, UFC vet Tim Hague (13-5) has stepped in as a replacement and now meets ex-WWE star and Strikeforce...
  34. Sanchez expects early 2012 return
    “Diego’s hand, I want to say, is about 75 to 80-percent healed up. He’s lifting weights on it, he’s taking really good care of it, he’s rehabbing it hard. He’s really trying to get back as soon as...
  35. Nelson: I've been working out in cemetery
    Ask Roy Nelson how he's been preparing for his fight against Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic at UFC 137, and you'll find that "Big Country's" sense of humor is still very much intact after two straight...
  36. Winklejohn: GSP's injury maybe a 'blessing in disguise' for Condit
    Carlos Condit was disappointed last week when Georges St. Pierre had to pull out of their UFC 137 welterweight title fight due to a knee injury, but the bout’s postponement could benefit him,...
  37. Jim Manuwa signs with BAMMA
    Fresh off another impressive knockout victory this weekend at UCMMA over Nick Chapman, British light heavyweight fighter Jimi Manuwa is BAMMA bound following his signature on an exclusive four-fight...
  38. Officials deny Bobby Lashley vs. Tim Hague booked for Shark Fights 21 headliner
    The same day someone from the company's official Twitter account announced the fight, Shark Fights officials since have denied that their next event will feature a heavyweight headliner between...
  39. Jacob Volkmann vs. T.J. Grant booked for UFC 141 in Las Vegas
    Looking for his fifth straight UFC victory, lightweight Jacob Volkmann will meet T.J. Grant later this year at UFC 141. UFC officials today announced the bout. UFC 141 takes place Dec. 30 at the MGM...
  40. Reagan Penn meets Evan Cutts at ProElite 2
    Reagan Penn's burgeoning MMA career rolls on at ProElite 2. Penn (1-0), the younger brother of former UFC champ B.J. Penn, is set to meet the undefeated Evan Cutts (2-0) at the event, which takes...
  41. Former Strikeforce Fighter Brett Rogers Arrested Again
    Brett Rogers was arrested again early this morning. The Apple Valley Patch in Apple Valley, MN is reporting that Rogers was arrested on an outstanding warrant related to his June arrest. This past...
  42. MMAPlayground Interview Series - Vol. 11 (Pablo "The Scarecrow" Garza)
    As with any successful professional, mixed martial artists eat, sleep and breathe their craft. They put everything on the line when they wake up, hit the gym and pour their blood, sweat and tears...
  43. Firas Zahabi: 'I'd Want Georges St. Pierre to Move Down to 155'
    Tri-Star trainer Firas Zahabi was a guest on Beatdown radio with T.J. De Santis and Jon Luther of Sherdog yesterday, and had some very interesting things regarding his star pupil Georges St. Pierre...
  44. Josh Grispi Sidelined By Family Circumstances
    UFC featherweight Josh Grispi hasn't had the best 2011 in the cage so far, but he's dealing with a lot more outside of it. After going 0-2 earlier in the year, he was scheduled to face Matt Grice at...
  45. UFC middleweight contender Alan Belcher earns Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt
    While UFC middleweight contender Alan Belcher generally enters the cage sporting a pair of Muay Thai trunks, he's also registered four submission wins in the octagon. And now, he's a Brazilian...
  46. Dave Huckaba tapped to meet Bobby Lashley at Shark Fights 21
    Bobby Lashley's opponent merry-go-round has finally come to rest. Manager Leland LaBarre today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Lashley (6-1) has agreed to fight Dave Huckaba (16-4) at...
  47. Jared Hamman vs. Constantinos Philippou added to UFC 140 in Toronto
    A middleweight contest between Jared Hamman (13-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Constantinos Philippou (8-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is now official for the UFC's return to Canada. UFC officials today announced the matchup...
  48. Roy Nelson Looking Svelte For UFC 137 Fight vs CroCop
    It appears as though "Big Country" has finally done what UFC President Dana White has long implored him to and dropped a few calories from that famous belly of his. LINK
  49. UFC 137 headliner B.J. Penn fueled by haters and those who would hold him down
    Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion B.J. Penn is too old for this you-know-what. He's still a proud man and a fighter. But he's a father of two now, and has children to keep in check the...
  50. One-armed Daniel Cormier already prepping for Strikeforce bout with Josh Barnett
    Daniel Cormier can bounce back from a busted hand because he's the Wolverine. If he was a mere mortal and not a (fictional) superhero character, he might have been forced to bow out of the...
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