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  1. Paige VanZant vs. Jessica Eye expected to be pulled from UFC 216
    Next week’s UFC 216 is expected to lose one of its pay-per-view fights. The Paige VanZant vs. Jessica Eye flyweight fight is off due to an injury suffered by PVZ, MMA Fighting has learned. The...
  2. James Vick to fight Joe Duffy at UFC 217
    A bout between rising lightweight contenders James Vick and Joe Duffy has been added to the UFC’s next trip to Madison Square Garden. On Monday, the promotion announced that Vick and Duffy will meet...
  3. Aspen Ladd set for UFC debut in Gdansk against Lina Lansberg
    Unbeaten Aspen Ladd has been handed a UFC debut in Gdansk against Swedish Muay Thai standout Lina Lansberg. The UFC announced the fight through its social networks on Tuesday morning. Link
  4. Pat Curran vs. John Teixeira among 3 additions to next month's Bellator 184
    A featherweight scrap between former Bellator champ Pat Curran (22-7 MMA, 12-4 BMMA) and Brazilian veteran John Teixeira (21-2-2 MMA, 4-1 BMMA) is among three additions recently made official for...
  5. Davi Ramos vs. Chris Gruetzemacher added to UFC Fight Night 119
    A lightweight bout has been added to the UFC Fight Night 119 lineup as Davi Ramos meets Chris Gruetzemacher at the event. UFC Fight Night 119 will be held on October 28, 2017, at Ginásio do...
  6. UFC newcomer Azamat Murzakanov flagged by USADA for potential anti-doping violation
    A UFC newcomer has failed a drug test before even debuting in the promotion. Azamant Murzakanov has been flagged for a potential anti-doping violation by USADA stemming from an out-of-competition...
  7. Another cornerman had to jump the cage to save his unconscious fighter from an inept ref
    Combat sports officials have been getting savaged in the press these days after a number of high profile flubs. But what about all the screw ups that don't get much exposure because they happen way...
  8. Ray Borg explains UFC 215 fight week illness, won’t hire full-time nutritionist for UFC 216
    Ray Borg briefly upended the MMA world earlier this month when UFC doctors withdrew him from his scheduled main event challenge against flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson just two days out from...
  9. Phil Davis meets promotional newcomer Leo Leite at Bellator 186
    Phil Davis has an opponent for his upcoming fight at Penn State University. The former Bellator light heavyweight champion is set to welcome undefeated Leo Leite to the promotion on Nov. 3, Bellator...
  10. Cornerman, referee open up about chaotic fight that went viral
    A welterweight title bout between Silmar "Sombra" Nunes and Caio "Paturi" Silva ended in chaos in Capanema, Brazil. Nunes choked out Silva in the main event of Capanema Fight Combat on Sept. 23, but...
  11. Ed Ruth vs. Chris Dempsey booked for Bellator 186
    Ed Ruth already knew he was coming home. Now he knows who he’ll be giving a rude welcome to. The three-time NCAA wrestling champion meets Chris Dempsey in a middleweight bout at Bellator 186, which...
  12. USADA: Cris Cyborg ‘fully complied’ in controversial Thailand sample collection
    Cris Cyborg and USADA seem to be on the same page after a sample-collection controversy last week. The police were called on doping-control officers who came to drug test Cyborg in Thailand, the UFC...
  13. John Phillips to debut against Eryk Anders at UFC Fresno
    Welsh knockout artist John Phillips (21-6) will make his long awaited UFC debut against unbeaten middleweight standout Eryk Anders (9-0) on Dec. 9 at UFC Fresno. The UFC made the fight official on...
  14. Video: WWE’s Charlotte Flair wants Ronda Rousey at Wrestlemania 34 in 2018
    Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has been spending more time ringside than cageside over the last year, taking to World Wrestling Entertainment...
  15. McGregor-Mayweather does 4.4 million PPV buys, falls just short of record
    Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor didn’t quite break the domestic pay-per-view (PPV) record set by Mayweather against Manny Pacquiao. Link
  16. Rashad Evans decides against retirement, weighs light heavyweight return
    Rashad Evans will live to fight another day. Despite losing his last four fights in a row, the former UFC light heavyweight champion has decided against retirement, Evans told MMAFighting.com...
  17. Michael Bisping teases fight with Daniel Cormier after beating Georges St-Pierre at UFC 217
    On the most recent episode of his Believe You Me podcast, Bisping said that UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has been making overtures about a fight with him, and that after he beats...
  18. Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis targeted for UFC 218
    An important flyweight is close to being finalized for the UFC 218. Henry Cejudo (11-2) vs. Sergio Pettis (16-2) is targeted for the Dec. 2 event, MMA Fighting has learned. Link
  19. Kailin Curran-Yan Xiaonan, Gina Mazany-Yanan Wu added to UFC Fight Night 122 in China
    UFC Fight Night 122, the first UFC event in mainland China, is beginning to shape up with the addition of a pair of women’s bouts that feature two debuting Chinese fighters. In the strawweight...
  20. John Kavanagh calls for Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz 3 on St. Patrick’s Day
    Conor McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh rubbished claims that “The Notorious” will meet Nate Diaz for a third time on Dec. 30, as was reported by Irish newspaper, The Sunday World, last weekend....
  21. Rory MacDonald vs. Ryan Bader? ‘The Red King’ wants gold in three Bellator divisions
    One Bellator weight division isn’t enough to hold Rory MacDonald. The top welterweight fighter has lofty future plans — including a trip up to light heavyweight to face champion Ryan Bader. MacDonald...
  22. Dominick Cruz vs. Jimmie Rivera, Cynthia Calvillo vs. Carla Esparza added to UFC 219
    Dominick Cruz will be returning to the Octagon later this year. The former UFC bantamweight champion will be taking on top contender Jimmie Rivera in a pivotal contest at UFC 219. The news was...
  23. Alistair Overeem vs. Francis Ngannou booked as UFC 218 co-headliner in Detroit
    UFC heavyweight prospect Francis Ngannou won’t get a title shot, but he will get an ex-champion. Ngannou (10-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC), who lost a spot on UFC 215 when Junior Dos Santos was flagged for a...
  24. Scott Coker open to Bellator heavyweight tournament but wants to crown champion first
    With a new influx of talent, and an unclaimed championship belt, Bellator’s heavyweight division is ripe for a tournament. Bellator President Scott Coker, no stranger to the format, likes the idea of...
  25. Michael McDonald to make Bellator debut this December in England
    Top-ranked bantamweight Michael McDonald will make his Bellator debut this winter in the U.K., Bellator President Scott Coker today told MMAjunkie. McDonald (17-4 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) is scheduled to...
  26. Undefeated A.J. McKee set to fight Jeremy Petley at Bellator 187 in Ireland
    Undefeated Bellator featherweight A.J. McKee was hoping to finally fight rival James Gallagher in his next fight. That won’t happen, but they’ll be in the same building. McKee has been booked to face...
  27. Derrick Lewis shares some booty advice for ‘Pinkeye’ VanZant
    Dr. Lewis has some solid suggestions for how PVZ can stay healthy in the future. Link
  28. Andrea Lee vs. Kalindra Faria slated for UFC 216
    “KGB” is headed to the UFC. LFA flyweight champion Andrea Lee will make her Octagon debut next weekend at UFC 216 on Oct. 7, MMA Fighting has learned. Lee will meet Kalindra Faria in a 125-pound...
  29. Alexis Davis vs. Liz Carmouche rematch among UFC-Fresno fight-card additions
    A rematch between former UFC women’s bantamweight title challengers Alexis Davis (18-7 MMA, 5-2 UFC) and Liz Carmouche (11-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC), who both head down to flyweight for the fight. Also...
  30. UFC champ Daniel Cormier names Volkan Oezdemir as next title challenger
    So much for due process. Newly re-crowned light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (19-1-1 MMA, 8-1-1 UFC) is moving on from Jon Jones (21-1-1 MMA, 15-1-1 UFC) and lining up his next fight....
  31. Andrea Lee pulled from UFC 216 fight with Kalindra Faria
    Andrea Lee will have to wait a little longer to debut in the UFC after all. Just hours after MMA Fighting reported “KGB” would meet fellow promotional newcomer Kalindra Faria on Oct. 7, Lee was...
  32. Tony Ferguson, Fabricio Werdum have to be separated at UFC 216 media lunch
    UFC 216 is nine days away, but two fighters looked ready to go during Thursday’s media lunch in Los Angeles. UFC lightweight contender Tony Ferguson and former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum...
  33. Valerie Letourneau has debut re-booked for Bellator event on Dec. 15
    Bellator and BAMMA are teaming up to bring some intriguing attractions to Newcastle in December. On Thursday, a BAMMA release revealed that one-time UFC strawweight title challenger Valerie...
  34. Conor McGregor lays out his options for next fight
    Conor McGregor laid out all of his options for his next fight on Friday night in Glasgow, just four weeks after his groundbreaking boxing bout with Floyd Mayweather. While John Kavanagh and Owen...
  35. UFC: Fabricio Werdum will do outreach in LBGTQ community
    Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum has agreed to perform community service in the LBGTQ community in Las Vegas after his homophobic outburst at a UFC 216 media lunch on Thursday....
  36. Conor McGregor: ‘Legitimizing the title’ takes priority over ‘money fights’
    Although he alluded to all types of scenarios in terms of his next challenge, Conor McGregor seems determined to defend his lightweight title rather than contest another “money fight” the next time...
  37. Andrea Lee releases statement following removal from UFC 216
    After a whirlwind week that saw her highly anticipated UFC debut announced and then canceled within a span of 12 hours, Andrea Lee has issued a statement shedding some light on the situation. Link
  38. Lyoto Machida reflects on life during doping suspension
    Lyoto Machida will return to the Octagon for the first time in over two years on Oct. 28. The former UFC light heavyweight champion was suspended by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after...
  39. CBD will no longer be prohibited by WADA beginning in 2018
    Cannabidiol will be removed from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) prohibited list beginning in 2018, WADA announced Friday. Cannabidiol, most commonly known as CBD, is a cannabinoid contained in...
  40. Rory MacDonald explains controversial comments about Robbie Lawler, performance-enhancing drug use
    Rory MacDonald gave a four-word answer last month when he was asked on a Reddit AMA if he thinks Robbie Lawler was on performance-enhancing drugs when the two met at UFC 189 for the UFC welterweight...
  41. Mickey Gall challenges ‘f*cking idiot’ Kevin Lee to ‘no rules’ gym fight
    Earlier this year, during a mid-spring episode of The MMA Hour, UFC lightweight contender Kevin Lee let his opinion be known about Mickey Gall. To put it lightly, Lee wasn’t a fan of the media push...
  42. Douglas Lima Predicts KO of Rory MacDonald: ‘I'm Gonna Find that Jaw
    linkkkkkkk Douglas Lima has seen Rory MacDonald fail to make the final bell before in his MMA career, and he believes he has what it takes to join the elite company that has finished “The Red King”...
  43. Rory MacDonald: I'm on a Different Level than Rest of Bellator Welterweight Division
    linkkkkkkk Rory MacDonald is a believer in the talent of Bellator MMA’s welterweight division, but he still considers himself to be a level above everyone in his new home. That includes reigning...
  44. Rafael dos Anjos dismisses Kamaru Usman’s callout, wants Tyron Woodley next
    Fresh off his first stoppage win at welterweight, Rafael dos Anjos wants no business with fighters ranked below him. The former UFC lightweight champion needed less than four minutes to submit Neil...
  45. Louis Smolka vs. Matheus Nicolau added to UFC 219
    Matheus Nicolau’s suspension is not over yet, but he already has a date for his return to the Octagon. Nicolau is set to take on Louis Smolka in a flyweight bout at UFC 219, a pay-per-view event...
  46. MMA fighter pulls off incredible pro-wrestling style Boston Crab submission
    An MMA fighter pulled off a ridiculous, pro-wrestling style submission Saturday in a fight at Full Contact Contender 19 in Bolton, England. Jonno Mears finished Aaron Jones with what looked exactly...
  47. Johny Hendricks heads to Jackson-Wink for UFC 217 training camp
    “Big Rigg” is trucking on down to Albuquerque. On Sunday, sources confirmed to Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting that Johny Hendricks will be working with the Jackson-Wink camp in New Mexico ahead of his...
  48. UFC middleweight champ Michael Bisping to appear on Wednesday's episode of 'Conan'
    Some of the UFC’s biggest stars, including Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz and Ronda Rousey, have been on the air with Conan O’Brien. Now it’s Michael Bisping’s turn Bisping will appear on “Conan” on...
  49. UFC champ Max Holloway hints at possible move to 155 for Conor McGregor rematch
    Max Holloway really wants a rematch with fellow UFC champ Conor McGregor – and he can’t understand why his former opponent seems uninterested. In fact, Holloway (18-3 MMA, 14-3 UFC), who’s won 11...
  50. Cub Swanson says he's headlining UFC Fight Night 123 against Brian Ortega
    UFC Fight Night 123 in California appears to have its headliner. Cub Swanson (25-7 MMA, 10-3 UFC) today announced he’s fighting undefeated Brian Ortega (12-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) at the December event. His...
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