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  1. Belal Muhammad vs. Elizeu Zaleski targeted for UFC Sao Paulo
    An explosive matchup between streaking welterweights Belal Muhammad and Elizeu Zaleski has been verbally agreed to for September 22 at UFC Sao Paulo. MMA Fighting confirmed the news Thursday...
  2. UFC Fight Night 133 bonuses: You know Niko Price's hammerfists got him $50,000
    Chad Mendes, Niko Price, Raoni Barcelos and Kurt Holobaugh each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 133 event. Mendes and Price picked up “Performance of the Night”...
  3. Despite huge KO, Michael McDonald unsure if career can continue after latest injury at Bellator 202
    Michael McDonald is having an inner struggle after suffering what he believes is yet another hand break in his victory at Bellator 202. McDonald (19-4 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) scored his most spectacular...
  4. 'TUF Smashes' winner, UFC vet Norman Parke signs multi-fight deal with Bellator
    “The Ultimate Fighter: Smashes” winner Norman Parke is hitting the reset button on his big-show career with a new Bellator contract. Parke (25-6-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) has signed a multi-fight deal with...
  5. Joanne Calderwood vs. Kalindra Faria added to UFC Fight Night 135 in Lincoln
    Next month’s UFC Fight Night 135 event in Nebraska has a new women’s flyweight fight. It features Joanne Calderwood (11-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) vs. Kalindra Faria (18-7-1 MMA, 0-2 UFC). The latest UFC Fight...
  6. Alex Perez meets Jose 'Shorty' Torres at UFC 227 in Los Angeles
    A flyweight bout between Alex Perez and Jose Torres is the latest addition to August’s UFC 227 lineup. Perez (20-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC) confirmed the matchup with Torres (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) on social media...
  7. Frustrated UFC champ Cris Cyborg says Amanda Nunes could be final opponent
    With Cris Cyborg and Amanda Nunes in disagreement about the date of a possible meeting in the octagon, Cyborg said she’s willing to grant her fellow UFC champion her wish of fighting in December –...
  8. KSW's David Zawada is late replacement for next week's UFC Fight Night 134 main card
    KSW vet David Zawada is a late addition to next week’s UFC Fight Night 134 event. UFC officials on Saturday announced Zawada (16-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has replaced injured Alan Jouban (16-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC)...
  9. UFC Fight Night 133 bonuses: You know Niko Price's hammerfists got him $50,000
    BOISE, Idaho – Chad Mendes, Niko Price, Raoni Barcelos and Kurt Holobaugh each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 133 event. Mendes and Price picked up “Performance of...
  10. ACB Cancel Second Fights Card In A Week With Cyprus Show Latest To Be Canned
    ACB have reportedly cancelled their second fight card as many weeks with this weekends ACB 89 Cyprus not taking place. The ACB 89 fight card set for the Spyros Kyprianou Arena in Limassol, Cyprus...
  11. Bellator announces 10-man welterweight tourney field, including Rory MacDonald, ‘MVP,’ Douglas Lima
    The field is just about set for Bellator’s upcoming welterweight tournament. Ten of the promotion’s best at 170 pounds will be featured in the bracket, including current champion Rory MacDonald;...
  12. Nine fights confirmed for UFC 228, including Nicco Montano vs Valentina Shevchenko
    Nine fights have been made official for UFC 228 in Dallas, and finally we will see UFC flyweight champion Nicco Montano back in the octagon. Nine fights have been confirmed for the UFC’s return to...
  13. A.J. McKee vs. Pat Curran booked for Bellator 205 main event
    A.J. McKee will put his unbeaten record on the line when he takes on longtime Bellator featherweight standout Pat Curran. Officials announced Wednesday that McKee and Curran will fight in the main...
  14. UFC and M-1 partner for UFC Russia
    The Russian-Chinese investment fund, Mubadala Investment Company and the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced foundation of UFC Russia. The new company is going to promote MMA and organize new...
  15. Paul Daley signs Bellator contract, will compete in grand prix vs. opponent to be determined
    Paul Daley is headed to Bellator’s welterweight grand prix. Bellator President Scott Coker today told MMAjunkie that Daley (40-16-2 MMA, 6-3 BMMA) has signed a multi-fight, multi-year deal and is the...
  16. Marlon Vera replaces Bharat Kandare, faces Wuliji Buren at UFC 227
    Marlon Vera will look to break a two-fight losing streak when he next steps into the octagon, and he’ll do it on short notice. UFC officials today announced that Ecuadorian bantamweight Vera (10-5-1...
  17. Mark Hunt vs. Aleksei Oleinik official as Moscow's UFC Fight Night 136 headliner
    The (new) main event is set for UFC Fight Night 136, which marks the UFC’s debut in Russia. As previously reported, Mark Hunt (13-12-1 MMA, 8-6-1 UFC) has replaced former heavyweight champion...
  18. Bellator's Fedor Emelianenko vs. Chael Sonnen tourney semifinal slated for Oct. 13 in New York
    The Bellator heavyweight grand-prix semifinal-round fight between Fedor Emelianenko and Chael Sonnen appears to have a date. Emelianenko (37-5 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) and Sonnen (31-15-1 MMA, 1-2 BMMA) are...
  19. Injury knocks Volkan Oezdemir out of UFC 227 bout with Alexander Gustafsson
    Volkan Oezdemir has been forced out of an announced bout for the third time in two months. After visa issues prevented him from fighting at a May event in Chile and this weekend’s event in Germany,...
  20. Angela Hill needs new opponent after Alexa Grasso withdraws from UFC Lincoln
    A key strawweight bout between Angela Hill and Alexa Grasso won’t be taking place at UFC Fight Night 135. Hill (8-4 MMA, 3-4 UFC) needs a new opponent for next month’s event after Grasso (10-2 MMA,...
  21. Darren Till says UFC champ Tyron Woodley declined title-fight offer with Colby Covington 'out'
    Although a Tyron Woodley vs. Colby Covington title-unification bout seemed like the obvious next direction for the UFC welterweight division, a twist involving Darren Till has now emerged. Earlier...
  22. Heavyweight champ Phil De Fries meets Karol Bedorf in KSW 45 headliner
    English heavyweight Phil De Fries will defend his KSW title on home soil. KSW officials today told MMAjunkie that De Fries (15-6) will put his title on the line against Polish challenger Karol Bedorf...
  23. Cortney Casey replaces Alexa Grasso, meets Angela Hill at UFC Lincoln
    It didn’t take long for the UFC to find a replacement opponent for Angela Hill. After Alexa Grasso was forced to withdraw from the card due to undisclosed reasons, Cortney Casey (7-6 MMA, 3-5 UFC)...
  24. Ailing UFC champ Max Holloway back in Las Vegas for tests to 'try and figure this out'
    UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway is still searching for answers after he was forced to withdraw from UFC 226, but it appears progress is being made. Holloway (19-3 MMA, 15-3 UFC) pulled out of...
  25. UFC flyweight Paige VanZant undergoes second arm surgery
    After the initial surgery didn’t take, Paige VanZant went back under the knife today to repair the damage sustained to her arm in her most recent UFC fight. VanZant (7-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) suffered a...
  26. Sam Alvey vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira slated for UFC Sao Paulo
    A light heavyweight bout between Sam Alvey and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is the latest addition to September’s UFC Fight Night 137 lineup. A team source confirmed the planned Alvey (33-10 MMA, 10-5...
  27. USADA notifies Muslim Salikhov of potential anti-doping violation
    UFC welterweight Muslim Salikhov failed a drug test and has been notified of a potential UFC anti-doping policy violation. The promotion today released a statement confirming the U.S. Anti-Doping...
  28. Jacare vs. Branch targeted for UFC 230
    A high-profile middleweight bout is in the works for the UFC’s next event in New York City. Ronaldo Souza and David Branch are expected to face off at UFC 230 later this year, ESPN’s Ariel Helwani...
  29. Donald Cerrone vs Mike Perry for UFC Fight Night 139
    MMAJunkie.com The chance for fireworks – and blood, lots of blood – at the UFC’s 25th anniversary show just increased by a lot.
  30. Frankie Edgar vs. 'Korean Zombie' to headline UFC's 25th anniversary show in Denver
    MMA Junkie The “Korean Zombie” is coming back, and he’s got the matchup he wants. A featherweight showdown between Frankie Edgar and Chan Sung Jung will headline UFC Fight Night 139 on Nov. 10 at...
  31. UFC Fight Night 134 bonuses: Anthony Smith messes up 'Shogun' for $50,000
    Anthony Smith, Manny Bermudez, Danny Roberts and David Zawada each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at today’s UFC Fight Night 134 event. Smith and Bermudez each won “Performance of the...
  32. David Branch vs. Ronaldo Souza official for UFC 230 in New York City
    UFC 230, which marks the UFC’s return to New York City, has its first fight. Officials today confirmed a previously rumored fight between David Branch (22-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) and Ronaldo Souza (25-6 MMA,...
  33. Fedor Emelianenko vs. Chael Sonnen tourney semifinal official for Bellator 208
    A tournament bout between Fedor Emelianenko and Chael Sonnen is official for Bellator 208. As reported this past week, Emelianenko (37-5 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) and Sonnen (31-15-1 MMA, 1-2 BMMA) are slated...
  34. Brian Foster vs. Natan Schulte headlines PFL 5 in New York
    The lineup is set for the Professional Fighters League’s next show, which will be its second straight in New York. PFL 5, like PFL 4 this past week, takes place at NYCB Live in Uniondale, N.Y., on...
  35. Report: Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman rematch headed to UFC 230 in New York
    A crucial middleweight rematch between a pair of former champions appears headed to the “Big Apple.” Former middleweight titleholder Chris Weidman (14-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) and the man who beat him to...
  36. With Gustafsson out, Benito Lopez vs. Ricky Simon heads to UFC 227 main card
    With Sunday’s news that Alexander Gustafsson won’t be competing at UFC 227, the benefactors appear to be a pair of bantamweights. MMAjunkie first reported Gustafsson (18-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) was off the...
  37. Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa set for UFC 230 in New York
    The UFC’s return to New York City is turning into a middleweight party this fall. The latest addition to the lineup is a 185-pound bout between Yoel Romero (13-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC) and Paulo Costa (12-0...
  38. Tyron Woodley vs. Darren Till title fight in the works for UFC 228
    In the wake of an injury to interim welterweight champ Colby Covington, the UFC is in the process of finalizing a fight between undisputed champ Tyron Woodley and top contender Darren Till for UFC...
  39. DWCS 9 winner Montel Jackson in for Benito Lopez, meets Ricky Simon at UFC 227
    Montel Jackson didn’t get a contract earlier this season on Dana White’s Contender Series, but he’ll be in the UFC soon regardless. Jackson (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is stepping up on short notice to...
  40. DWCS 9 winner Kevin Holland gets call, meets Thiago 'Marreta' Santos at UFC 227
    Yet another winner from Dana White’s Contender Series has gotten the call for a UFC fight. Kevin Holland (12-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) took a unanimous decision from Will Santiago earlier this season at DWCS...
  41. Jim Miller gets 30th UFC fight, meets Alex White at UFC 228 in Dallas
    The UFC’s return to Dallas in September features a pair of title fights atop the bill, as well as a new lightweight bout. Veteran Jim Miller (28-12 MMA, 17-11 UFC) is set to take on Alex White (12-4...
  42. Warlley Alves vs. James Krause added to UFC Fight Night 135 in Lincoln
    A welterweight bout between Warlley Alves and James Krause is the latest addition to August’s UFC Fight Night 135 lineup. Krause (25-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) announced the matchup with Alves (12-2 MMA, 6-2...
  43. UFC Calgary headliner Dustin Poirier aims to donate 500 backpacks to local schoolchildren
    UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier’s immediate plans are simple: Beat Eddie Alvarez, get a title shot, and give out a bunch of backpacks. Poirier’s The Good Fight Foundation, founded in April,...
  44. Thales Leites meets Hector Lombard at UFC Fight Night 137 in Sao Paulo
    A middleweight bout between Thales Leites and Hector Lombard is the latest addition to September’s UFC Fight Night 137 lineup. Lombard (34-9-1 MMA, 3-7 UFC) announced the matchup with Leites (27-9...
  45. Petr Yan vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade headed to UFC Fight Night 136 in Moscow
    A bantamweight bout between Petr Yan and Douglas Silva de Andrade is headed to UFC Fight Night 136. Bout contracts are expected to be finalized soon for the bout, according to a person close to one...
  46. Three fights added to UFC Sao Paulo in September
    The UFC has finally made several previously reported bouts official for its return to Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Sept. 22, and announced three new match-ups for the Fight Night event. Scheduled for Sao...
  47. Kyoji Horiguchi Extends Win Streak to 10, UFC Vets Gomi, Brandao Score KOs at Rizin 11
    Kyoji Horiguchi continues to cement himself as one of the top lighter weight fighters in the world, regardless of organization. The former UFC title challenger weathered an early storm to win a...
  48. UFC on FOX 30 overnight ratings lowest in series history despite all-action card
    Despite having what promised to be two of the year’s wildest fights, and delivering on the promise, the television audience wasn’t there for Saturday night’s UFC on FOX 30. The show did only...
  49. UFC On Fox 30 Results: Bonus Winners, Highlights (VIDEO), Analysis, Attendance And Gate
    Dustin Poirier ended his rivalry with Eddie Alvarez emphatically on Saturday night in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In the UFC on Fox 30 main event, Poirier scored a second-round TKO over Alvarez to grab...
  50. Jan Blachowicz vs. Nikita Krylov, three other fights set for UFC Moscow
    A little over a month since Fight Nights Global confirmed the release of Nikita Krylov to MMA Fighting, the highly-touted Ukrainian has been booked for his promotional return against Jan Blachowicz...
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