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  1. Khabib Nurmagomedov calls for McGregor vs. Diaz 3, wants Tony Ferguson fight at UFC 219
    Khabib Nurmagomedov is determined to make sure 2017 isn’t a lost year. Finally healthy and back to training, the undefeated Dagestani lightweight appeared Monday on The MMA Hour and revealed that...
  2. LFA 27 heads to Oklahoma with Watley vs. Wilson lightweight title fight
    LFA will return to Oklahoma next month, and the lightweight title will be on the line in the main event. Lightweight champion Robert Watley (8-1) will take on top contender Daryl Wilson (7-1) in the...
  3. Seo Hee Ham set to defend Road FC belt against former Invicta title challenger
    Seo Hee Ham is set to defend her atomweight title at Road FC 45 against an top ranked opponent from Invicta. After two years plying her trade against much bigger opponents in the UFC, Seo Hee Ham...
  4. Patrick Cummins declares he’s out of UFC 217 with ‘mutant staph infection'
    Corey Anderson needs a new opponent for UFC 217. Patrick Cummins announced on his social media Tuesday that he was forced out of a light heavyweight clash with Anderson on the Nov. 4 card at Madison...
  5. Damien Brown meets Frank Camacho at UFC Fight Night 121 in Sydney
    The UFC’s return to Australia next month continues to build with the addition of a lightweight fight. Australia’s Damien Brown (17-10 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will take on Frank Camacho (20-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at...
  6. Why Justin Gaethje is publicly declaring short-notice fights are a no-no
    A lot of big UFC opportunities have been earned through short-notice fights. And more than a few dreams have been dashed. Lightweight standout Justin Gaethje doesn’t want to wind up in the latter...
  7. Michelle Waterson vs. Tecia Torres booked for UFC 218
    Tecia Torres has been asking for a karate vs. karate matchup and that’s what she’s going to get. Torres will take on Michelle Waterson at UFC 218 on Dec. 2 in Detroit, the UFC confirmed with MMA...
  8. Sarafian leaves ACB 73 card, and duel between Buscapé and Makoev becomes main-event of the edition
    The Brazilian MMA will be very well represented in the 73rd edition of Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB). The debut of the Russian organization in national territory, scheduled for October 21, at...
  9. Aljamain Sterling vs. Rani Yahya added to UFC Fight Night 123 in Fresno
    A bantamweight contest that could prove a pretty interesting grappling affair has been added to UFC Fight Night 123. UFC officials announced that Aljamain Sterling (14-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and Rany Yahya...
  10. Alex Caceres vs Wang Guan, Li Jingliang vs Zak Ottow official for UFC Fight Night 122 in Shanghai
    Next month’s UFC Fight Night 122 event in mainland China has two new additions. Officials formally announced featherweights Alex Caceres (13-10 MMA, 8-8 UFC) vs. Wang Guan (16-1-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and...
  11. Vicente Luque replaces injured Luan Chagas against Niko Price at UFC Sao Paulo
    Niko Price has a new opponent for UFC’s upcoming event in Brazil. With Luan Chagas sidelined due to a broken foot, Price is now set to meet Vicente Luque in Sao Paulo on Oct. 28, the promotion...
  12. Vitor Belfort announces fight vs. Uriah Hall for January 2018
    An intriguing middleweight bout appears to be set for early 2018. Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort (26-13 MMA, 15-10 UFC) announced today on Instagram that he’s signed a bout agreement to fight...
  13. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira flagged for potential USADA violation, pulled from UFC on FOX 26 fight against Jared Cannonier
    Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is the latest UFC fighter to potentially fall by the sword of USADA. Nogueira, a 17-year veteran commonly known by his nickname “Lil Nog,” has been pulled from his scheduled...
  14. Ovince Saint Preux steps in vs. Corey Anderson at UFC 217
    Ovince Saint Preux is a busy man these days. The light heavyweight contender from Tennessee is just coming off his UFC Japan victory over Yushin Okami on Sept. 23, but he’s getting right back into...
  15. Tony Ferguson just earned his jiu-jitsu black belt in the most legendary way possible
    Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim lightweight champion, Tony Ferguson, once told the mixed martial arts (MMA) media that he would rather have his black belt from famed submission...
  16. USADA suspends UFC newcomer Carlos Felipe two years for testing positive for steroid
    Carlos Felipe will have to wait to make his UFC debut. A significant amount of time. The Brazilian heavyweight was suspended two years by USADA, the UFC's anti-doping partner, for testing positive...
  17. Kamaru Usman vs. Emil Meek slated for UFC 219
    A welterweight fight featuring two rising stars is close to being added to UFC 219. Kamaru Usman vs. Emil Meek is slated for the Dec. 30 card, MMA Fighting has confirmed. The fight was first reported...
  18. Boston Salmon out of UFC Sao Paulo bout vs. Raoni Barcelos with injury
    The UFC’s next trip to Sao Paulo is down one fight. Boston Salmon has been forced to withdraw from his bantamweight bout opposite Brazil’s Raoni Barcelos at UFC Fight Night 119 on Oct. 28 in Sao...
  19. Anthony Hamilton vs. Adam Wieczorek off of UFC Gdansk, moved to UFC Sydney
    UFC Gdansk could not avoid the recent trend of last-minute fight card changes. On Friday, the UFC announced that a heavyweight bout between Anthony Hamilton and Adam Wieczorek has been rescheduled...
  20. Former Invicta champ Livia Renata Souza signs with the UFC
    The UFC strawweight division just added another top contender. Former Invicta FC champion Livia Renata Souza has signed a four-fight deal to compete inside the Octagon. MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz...
  21. Conor McGregor drops homophobic slur backstage at UFC event
    Conor McGregor was caught on video dropping homophobic slurs in a conversation with teammate Artem Lobov on Saturday at the UFC event in Gdansk, Poland. Link
  22. Referee Marc Goddard explains why he told Conor McGregor to move from cage side at UFC Gdansk
    Andre FIli was in top position on the ground against Artem Lobov in the second round of their fight when referee Marc Goddard paused the action briefly. Goddard walked over to the cage and told Conor...
  23. Wanderlei Silva hoping to rematch Vitor Belfort in Bellator - ‘I’m sure I can beat Vitor up’
    After losing a one-sided unanimous decision to nemesis Chael Sonnen at Bellator NYC this past June, mixed martial arts (MMA) legend Wanderlei Silva is already looking to knock off another rival. This...
  24. Dan Hooker meets Mark Diakiese at UFC 219 in Las Vegas
    New Zealand lightweight Dan Hooker (14-7 MMA, 4-3 UFC) seeks the first two-fight UFC winning streak of his career when he takes on English prospect Marc Diakiese (12-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC). Link
  25. Sam Sicilia vs. Marcos Galvao, Alexis Dufresne vs. Amber Leibrock set for Bellator 189
    Longtime UFC fighter Sam Sicilia now has a date and an opponent for his Bellator debut. Sicilia (15-8 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) will take on former bantamweight champion Marcos Galvao (18-8-1 MMA, 8-5 BMMA) in...
  26. UFC Fight Night 118 Results: Bonus Winners, Highlights, Fight Scores, Attendance And Gate Numbers
    Darren Till blasted through the UFC's 170-pound Gatekeeper on Saturday in Gdansk, Poland when he thrashed Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone in the first round. Blachowicz Chokes Out Clark Devin Clark showed a...
  27. Georges St-Pierre says Michael Bisping is ‘terrified of me wrestling him,’ vows a finish
    Georges St-Pierre is starting to see a trend in Michael Bisping’s trash talk. “GSP” and Bisping have been making the media rounds ahead of their Nov. 4 middleweight championship showdown at UFC 217,...
  28. Injury scraps planned UFC bout between Bethe Correia and Irene Aldana
    A potential UFC women’s bantamweight bout has been scrapped due to an injury. Former title challenger Bethe Correia today announced a planned – but not formally announced – bout with Irene Aldana...
  29. Michael Bisping being sued for allegedly choking teenager at a gym
    Just over a week away from UFC 217, Michael Bisping has more to worry about than just Georges St-Pierre. The UFC middleweight champion is being sued by a teenager, who claims Bisping choked him at an...
  30. Frankie Saenz vs. Merab Dvalishvili added to UFC Fight Night 123 in Fresno
    The lineup for the UFC’s debut in Fresno, Calif., continues to grow with the addition of a bantamweight bout. Frankie Saenz (11-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC) will take on promotional newcomer Merab Dvalishvili...
  31. Jennifer Maia puts 125 title on line vs. Agnieszka Niedzwiedz at Invicta FC 26 in December
    Invicta FC will return in December, a week later than had been previously reported, and the flyweight title will be on the line in the main event. In the headliner, flyweight champion Jennifer Maia...
  32. Edson Barboza vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov set for UFC 219 in Las Vegas
    The year-end UFC 219 event has a new major addition. Edson Barboza (19-4 MMA, 13-4 UFC) today announced he’s fighting fellow lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov (24-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC) at the...
  33. Raquel Pennington breaks leg in scary hunting accident, out of planned UFC title fight
    On the cusp of her first world title shot, Raquel Pennington instead finds herself dealing with the worst setback of her fighting career. The 29-year-old women’s bantamweight contender verbally...
  34. Why did Georges St-Pierre leave? Before UFC 217 return, GSP discusses self-imposed exile
    Why did Georges St-Pierre leave? Why did one of MMA’s biggest stars – a defending champion – decide to walk away from the sport? That’s the question that tries to get answered in “UFC Presents, GSP:...
  35. UFC Fight Night 119 bonuses: Derek Brunson's decimation of Machida was worth an extra $50,000
    Derek Brunson, Pedro Munhoz, Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos and Max Griffin each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 119 event. Brunson and Munhoz earned “Performance of the...
  36. UFC Fight Night 119 draws announced 10,265 fans in Sao Paulo
    Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 119 event drew an announced attendance of 10,265 fans. UFC officials announced the tally following the event, which MMAjunkie attended. No live gate total was announced, as...
  37. UFC makes debut in Belem, Brazil, with UFC Fight Night event on Feb. 3
    A UFC Fight Night event will takes place Feb. 3 in at Mangueirinho Gymnasium in Belem, Para, Brazil. The card is likely to air on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. Link
  38. UFC 220 set for Jan. 20 in Boston
    The UFC’s first pay-per-view of 2018 will take place in Boston. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto first reported that UFC 220 is scheduled for Jan. 20 in Beantown, and MMAjunkie subsequently confirmed the plans...
  39. Justin Buchholz says he’s out as Team Alpha Male head coach
    Despite having one of the most successful years in their gym’s history in 2016, it appears that Team Alpha Male is moving in a new direction, removing Justin Buchholz from his role as head coach of...
  40. UFC 221 to take place in Perth, Australia on Feb. 11
    The UFC has been all over Australia and now it is adding Perth to its list of Down Under destinations. On Monday evening, the promotion announced that the Octagon will be making a stop at the Perth...
  41. UFC 218 loses Paul Felder vs. Al Iaquinta
    UFC 218 has lost one of its best fights. The Paul Felder vs. Al Iaquinta lightweight fight has been canceled due to a recent Iaquinta injury, MMA Fighting has learned. Charles Oliveira is currently...
  42. Al Iaquinta out, Charles Oliveira in against Paul Felder at UFC 218
    An injury has scratched Al Iaquinta from UFC 218, and Charles Oliveira is in to face fellow lightweight Paul Felder at UFC 218. MMAjunkie confirmed the news with multiple people close to negotiations...
  43. Erik Pérez signs with Combate Americas
    "Goyito” is headed to Combate Americas. Popular former UFC bantamweight Erik Pérez has signed a multi-fight exclusive contract with the promotion, MMA Fighting has learned. " LINK
  44. Combate Americas' Copa Combate to air live in English on NBC Sports Network
    Combate Americas today announced that Copa Combate, the promotion’s one-night, $100,000 grand prize bantamweight tournament, will air live on NBC Sports Network in addition to its Spanish-language...
  45. Conor McGregor on title unification bout against Tony Ferguson: ‘I feel that will be next’
    Speaking Tuesday with Ireland’s entertainment.ie to promote his upcoming documentary Conor McGregor: Notorious, McGregor spoke about his options for his next fight and revealed that a title...
  46. With small UFC 217 lineup shuffle, OSP vs. Anderson elevated to FS1 prelims
    Anderson vs. Saint Preux has moved from the UFC Fight Pass early prelim up to the FS1-televised prelims. As a result, a heavyweight fight between Ion Cutelaba (13-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) vs. Michal...
  47. New bouts official for UFC Fight Night 122 in Shanghai
    The UFC’s debut event in mainland China has a few new official fight-card additions. Officials recently announced heavyweights Cyril Asker (8-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) vs. James Mulheron (11-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC)...
  48. Brandon Moreno receives no sanctions after failing USADA drug test due to ‘contaminated meat’
    UFC flyweight contender Brandon Moreno will receive no punishment after testing positive for a banned substance that was “determined to have been ingested by him without fault or negligence,” USADA...
  49. Michael Bisping, Jorge Masvidal exchange profanities in heated altercation
    Well, Michael Bisping is not only getting into heated arguments with his UFC 217 opponent. The UFC middleweight champion, who is set to take on Georges St-Pierre in the main event of UFC 217, got...
  50. Dana White calls Jon Jones ‘unfixable’
    He may only be a promoter, but when it comes to Jon Jones, Dana White doesn’t pull any punches. Link
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