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  1. Uriah Hall blasts Michael Bisping: ‘I’ve kicked his ass in training before’
    Reigning middleweight champion Michael Bisping has drawn the ire of many fighters, due to his brash demeanor. One of them being number nine-ranked contender Uriah Hall, who is apparently aching to...
  2. Cody East vs. Curtis Blaydes slated for UFC Fight Night 96 in Oregon
    A heavyweight bout has been added to next month’s UFC Fight Night 96 lineup. Officials today announced Cody East (12-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is slated to fight Curtis Blaydes (5-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC). UFC Fight...
  3. Tyron Woodley announces he'll defend title against Stephen Thompson at UFC 205
    The suspense is over: Tyron Woodley has his first championship defense set, and Madison Square Garden has a title fight. Woodley, the UFC welterweight champion, will defend the belt against red-hot...
  4. Rory MacDonald up for Chael Sonnen fight at 'gangster weight'
    The press release from Bellator announcing Sonnen's signing stated that he wanted to fight in three different weight classes (which he dubbed gangster weight), and one of the specific names he called...
  5. Jimmie Rivera: T.J. Dillashaw is my ‘top choice’ after UFC 203 win over Urijah Faber
    Jimmie Rivera continues to rise in the UFC bantamweight division, and he eyes another former champion next to get closer to a shot at the gold. Fresh off a unanimous decision win over Urijah Faber at...
  6. A.J. McKee vs. Emmanuel Sanchez slated for Bellator 166 in Oklahoma
    The first fight is set for December’s Bellator 166 event. Officials today announced featherweights A.J. McKee (5-0 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) and Emmanuel Sanchez (13-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) are set as the fight card’s...
  7. BJ Penn on Georges St-Pierre turning down trilogy: ‘That’s why he’ll never be remembered’
    BJ Penn was hoping to make a trilogy fight with Georges St-Pierre happen upon his comeback, aiming at UFC 205 in November. But apparently, it is not a plan that GSP has in his immediate future, as he...
  8. Jacare says ‘wonderful’ rematch will be 'a big problem' for Luke Rockhold
    Ronaldo Jacare will finally get the chance to settle his score with Luke Rockhold. Now, as his rematch has been announced, he feels like it's the perfect opportunity to show he's better than...
  9. UFC Fight Night 94 bonuses: Chas Skelly was a no-brainer for $50,000 in Texas
    HIDALGO, Texas – Michael Johnson, Chas Skelly, Evan Dunham and Rick Glenn each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 94 event. Dunham and Glenn earned the “Fight...
  10. Gustafsson vs. Lil’ Nog to headline UFC Fight Night 100
    Having recorded his first win since 2014, Alexander Gustafsson is apparently going to headline UFC Fight Night 100. Combate reported that the two-time UFC light heavyweight title challenger will...
  11. Clinton Williams' hip injury scratches bout with Bruno Santos from WSOF 33
    WSOF 33 is down a fight after a hip injury suffered by Clinton Williams forced the promotion to scrap his bout with Bruno Santos. WSOF President Ray Sefo notified MMAjunkie of the change. Link
  12. Amanda Cooper vs. Anna Elmose added to UFC Fight Night 99 in Belfast
    November’s UFC Fight Night 99 event in North Ireland has its second fight. Officials today announced a strawweight bout between Amanda Cooper (1-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Anna Elmose (3-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC)....
  13. UFC 205: Contract dispute forces Al Iaquinta from Thiago Alves fight on Nov. 12
    Easy come, easy go. By his own admission, lightweight power puncher Al Iaquinta will no longer be competing against Thiago Alves at the upcoming UFC 205 pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for Nov....
  14. RFA and Legacy promotions to merge in 2017, will be called Legacy Fighting Alliance
    The future is now, at least for the springboard promotions for upcoming talent in MMA On Monday, Resurrection Fighting Alliance president and longtime fight manager Ed Soares broke the news on The...
  15. Jim Miller fills Al Iaquinta's spot at UFC 205, takes on Thiago Alves
    Al Iaquinta’s unhappiness has become Jim Miller’s gain because the New Jersey-based lightweight has jumped at the chance to fight at UFC 205. Alves tweeted news of a replacement, and shortly...
  16. Ian McCall vs. Neil Seery booked for UFC's return to Northern Ireland
    Perhaps the third time's the charm for Ian McCall. After seeing his last two fights fall through at the 11th hour, McCall (13-5-1) has quickly received his next assignment in the form of Neil Seery...
  17. AXS TV's long-running 'Inside MMA' show set for Sept. 30 series finale
    One of MMA’s most iconic and trail-blazing programs is set for a series finale on Sept. 30. “Inside MMA,” which launched nearly a decade ago on AXS TV (formerly HDNet), airs it 433rd and final...
  18. UFC hires former Legacy FC owner Mick Maynard, promotes Sean Shelby in wake of Joe Silva’s retirement
    The UFC is preparing for a future without longtime matchmaker Joe Silva. The promotion announced Tuesday that it has hired former Legacy FC front man Mick Maynard as the vice president of talent...
  19. Zak Ottow gets call to replace Bobby Green, faces Josh Burkman at UFC Fight Night 96
    Zak Ottow has gotten his call-up to the big leagues. “The Barbarian” will face Josh Burkman at UFC Fight Night 96. Burkman (28-13 MMA, 6-8 UFC) was originally set to face Bobby Green (23-7 MMA, 4-2...
  20. Dana White suggests Eddie Alvarez vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov – not Conor McGregor – at UFC 205
    UFC 205 is going to be a big event – even if booking the potential headliner seems like an ongoing ordeal. While UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor (20-3 MMA, 8-1 UFC) has long been speculated...
  21. Michael Bisping on Luke Rockhold: 'I don't think he'll ever be the same again'
    It's safe to say Michael Bisping doesn't have many friends in the UFC's middleweight division nor is he looking to make any. In light of these developments, Bisping took to Champion.co to express he...
  22. Bellator 162 main card adds Kato vs. Matthews, Couture vs. Yamauchi
    The card for Bellator 162 continues to come together with the addition of three bouts, two scheduled for the main card. In a press release today, the promotion announced a middleweight bout between...
  23. Gian Villante vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima off UFC 205
    Not so fast on that Gian Villante vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima fight at UFC 205 after all. According to multiple sources, the light heavyweight fight is now off the card due to a minor injury suffered...
  24. Floyd Mayweather says he's the biggest name in MMA and boxing, no longer pursuing Conor McGregor fight
    The pound-for-pound best boxer in the world recently told Fight Hype that his attempts to make the dream fight happen didn’t go anywhere and now he’s moving on. "I tried to make the fight happen...
  25. Joey Beltran vs. Alessio Sakara headlines Bellator 167 in Italy
    The Bellator cage is set to land in Italy for a second time this December when Bellator 167 takes place at Mandela Forum in Florence. The promotion announced the Dec. 10 event via a press release....
  26. Mickey Gall challenges 'super scared' Sage Northcutt to first-ever UFC 'Hair vs. Hair' match
    After thumping former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar, C.M. Punk, earlier this month in his long-awaited professional mixed martial arts (MMA) debut, Mickey Gall has opted to embrace a...
  27. Cruz, Cormier to work as cageside analysts on upcoming UFC Fight Night events
    UFC fans have become accustomed to the likes of Joe Rogan, Kenny Florian, Dan Hardy, and Brian Stann handling color commentary duties at cageside on fight night. Dominick Cruz and Daniel Cormier have...
  28. After missed contract deadline for UFC 205, Alvarez vs. Nurmagomedov targeted for UFC 206
    Amid rumors of featherweight champ Conor McGregor heading to lightweight to challenge champ Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, UFC President Dana White tweeted a suggestion the promotion was planning for a...
  29. Five fights announced for UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden
    The UFC's maiden voyage to Madison Square Garden in New York City finally is taking shape. On Wednesday night, five fights were made official for UFC 205, which takes place Nov. 12 at MSG. Among them...
  30. Derek Brunson gets quick turnaround, faces Robert Whittaker at UFC Fight Night 101
    Derek Brunson did not waste any time getting his next fight booked. Fresh off his first-round TKO of Uriah Hall just four days ago, Brunson will take on Robert Whittaker at UFC Fight Night: Rockhold...
  31. Sources: Conor McGregor healthy, willing to fight at MSG for lightweight title
    Conor McGregor wants to fight at Madison Square Garden later this year. Contrary to a report on FS1's UFC Tonight, multiple sources have confirmed that the Irishman is ready and willing to fight...
  32. UFC 205 fight card to be unveiled on September 27 presser
    The UFC will be holding its pre-fight press conference for UFC 205 on Tuesday, September 27th in New York City. The said presser will feature the event’s main attractions, as well as the entire fight...
  33. Neil Seery to retire after UFC Belfast bout vs. Ian McCall
    Neil Seery has been competing professionally in MMA since 2005, and at 37 years of age, he’s the oldest flyweight on the UFC roster. The Irish fan favorite has competed inside the Octagon six times,...
  34. Lightweight clash between Ross Pearson and James Krause set for Belfast
    A lightweight clash has been set up for the UFC's return to Belfast, Northern Ireland at UFC Fight Night 99. On Thursday, the UFC announced that James Krause will take on Ross Pearson at the event,...
  35. Chris Camozzi meets Daniel Kelly at UFC Fight Night 101 in Melbourne
    November’s quickly filling UFC Fight Night 101 fight card has a new addition. Officials today announced a bout between veteran middleweight Chris Camozzi (24-11 MMA, 9-8 UFC) and Australia’s Daniel...
  36. despite past differences vitaly minakov praises bellator,insists hes yet to talk to ufc
    Vitaly praises bellator Vitaly Minakov has certainly endured his share of differences with his current employers, but the former Bellator heavyweight champion says the promotion’s new regime has...
  37. Sergio Pettis off next week's UFC Fight Night 96 main card
    Next week’s UFC Fight Night 96 event has lost one of its main-card fighters. Sergio Pettis (14-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) is injured and has been forced out of his bout with fellow flyweight Louis Smolka (11-1...
  38. Heavyweight champ Blagoy Ivanov to headline WSOF 35 on Dec. 3
    Heavyweight champion Blagoy Ivanov will headline the WSOF’s early-December event. Officials today announced Ivanov (14-1) will fight the winner of WSOF 33’s matchup between fellow heavyweights Shawn...
  39. NAC schedules Jon Jones doping and Conor McGregor-Nate Diaz skirmish hearings
    Mark Oct. 10 on your calendar if you're an MMA fan. The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) will hold a disciplinary hearing for Jon Jones in his doping case and listen to the complaint against Conor...
  40. Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz title fight set for UFC 205
    While the card is still missing the singular superstar presence to make it a massive hit, it seems the UFC is looking to overload it with high profile, high stakes fights. The latest of those is a...
  41. Edmond Tarverdyan says there's a chance Ronda Rousey returns for a title shot by the end of the year
    Rousey's long-time trainer, Edmond Tarverdyan told ESPN this week that Rousey's return to the Octagon is being discussed for later this year in a bantamweight title bout against current champion...
  42. Ben Saunders re-signs with the UFC after nine-month absence
    "Killa B" is back. Ben Saunders, an exciting welterweight fighter, has re-signed with the UFC after a few months away, he wrote Monday night on Twitter. Saunders confirmed the signing with MMA...
  43. Marco Polo Reyes vs. Jason Novelli slated for UFC Fight Night 98 in Mexico
    November’s UFC Fight Night 98 lineup has a new lightweight addition. UFC officials recently announced a fight between Marco Polo Reyes (6-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Jason Novelli (11-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC). Link
  44. Marloes Coenen vs. Talita Nogueira booked for Bellator 163
    Marloes Coenen will make her return to the Bellator cage in November against promotional newcomer Talita Nogueira, MMA Fighting confirmed with sources close to the situation following a report by...
  45. Liam McGeary vs. Phil Davis set for Bellator 163 main event, additional bouts announced
    Liam McGreary has a date and place for his second light heavyweight title defense. The Bellator light heavyweight champion is scheduled to fight Phil Davis in the main event of Bellator 163. The news...
  46. Invicta strips Barb Honchak of flyweight title, forgets to tell her
    The decision to strip Barb Honchak of the Invicta flyweight title wasn’t a bad one. How the promotion decided to go about it, on the other hand, was pretty poor. Honchak herself confirmed that she...
  47. Miesha Tate vs. Raquel Pennington slated for UFC 205 in New York City
    Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate will be a part of November’s New York City debut. Tate (18-6 MMA, 5-3 UFC) is slated to fight fellow contender Raquel Pennington (8-5 MMA, 5-2...
  48. Belal Muhammad gets quick turnaround, fights Lyman Good at UFC 205
    Belal Muhammad isn't wasting any time. Less than a week after scoring his first Octagon victory at UFC Fight Night 93, Muhammad has agreed to jump back into the fray and fight former Bellator...
  49. 'TUF 24' contestant Brandon Moreno in for Pettis, meets Louis Smolka at UFC Fight Night 96
    Louis Smolka has had a busy day. First, he drew the ire of the interwebs after posting a video online in which he said his scheduled UFC Fight Night 96 opponent, Sergio Pettis (14-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC),...
  50. Mizuki Inoue tears ACL, out of running for Invicta title fight against Angela Hill
    One of the best prospects in women's MMA is going to be out for a while. Mizuki Inoue tore her ACL recently and will require surgery, sources told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani. Invicta FC president...
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