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  1. The 5 biggest takeaways from UFC Fight Night 138 – including Anthony Smith's big step up
    What really mattered at UFC Fight Night 138 in Moncton, Canada, on Saturday night? Here are a few things… 1. Did Smith just climb into the top tier at light heavyweight? Beating up a couple aging...
  2. Art of the deal: How UFC, ONE Championship pulled off historic Johnson-Askren 'trade'
    Trades are common in the four major American sports. Teams in the NFL, NBA, NHL, and Major League Baseball trade players for players, players for draft picks, players for cash. Trade deadlines are in...
  3. Ben Askren trolls the UFC for not yet announcing his arrival
    It’s been roughly 72 hours since news broke of the “trade” between the UFC and ONE Championship that allowed Demetrious Johnson and Ben Askren to flip promotions. ONE Championship already held a...
  4. Kickboxing standout Joe Schilling returns to MMA at Bellator 210
    A middleweight bout between Joe Schilling and Jose Leija is the latest addition to November’s Bellator 210 lineup. MMAjunkie today verified the matchup between Schilling (2-5 MMA, 1-2 BMMA) and Leija...
  5. Morning Report: Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager says they want $50M for his next
    The more things go on, the less likely it appears that Tony Ferguson will get the next crack at Khabib Nurmagomedov. Though Ferguson is, ostensibly, the No. 1 contender for Nurmagomedov’s lightweight...
  6. Plaintiffs in antitrust case against UFC invite current and former fighters to information session
    Any current or former UFC fighters wondering about how the ongoing class-action antitrust lawsuit is going and how it might affect them will now be able to get some answers — directly. The plaintiffs...
  7. The UFC’s Top 25 All-Time Fighters, Part 1
    Twenty-five years into the experiment that promised to determine the most effective martial art, the question is all but expired. Evolution has repeatedly proven that a melding of existing styles and...
  8. Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum targeted for UFC 234 in Australia
    A UFC middleweight title fight between Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum is being planned for UFC 234 in February. UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker may finally get the chance to defend...
  9. Sergio Giglio Replaces Enrique Barzola At UFC Fight Night Buenos Aires
    Enrique Barzola has suffered an injury and has been pulled from UFC Fight Night Buenos Aires according to MMA Fusion, replacing him against Nad Narimani is going to be Sergio Giglio. Narimani...
  10. Ben Askren's vacated belt up for grabs in main event of ONE Championship 84 with Zebaztian Kadestam vs. Tyler McGuire
    The title Ben Askren left behind at ONE Championship will be up for grabs later this month. Promotion officials recently announced that Sweden’s Zebaztian Kadestam (10-4) will face undefeated...
  11. Brian Kelleher out of UFC 230 fight vs. Montel Jackson
    UFC 230 has lost a preliminary bout. MMA Fighting has confirmed with sources that bantamweight Brian Kelleher has been forced out of his UFC Fight Pass prelim fight vs. Montel Jackson due to an...
  12. UFC 230 Bonuses: Weidman & Jacare Bank An Extra $50k
    Last night (Sat. November 3, 2018) the UFC made their return to Madison Square Garden for UFC 230. Opening up the main card of the show was a pivotal middleweight bout. Rising 185-pound star Israel...
  13. UFC releases first quarter event schedule for 2019, eleven events from January to March
    The UFC will be giving you eleven consecutive weeks of cards from mid-January to the end of March 2019. During the UFC 230 broadcast, the promotion unveiled its event schedule for the first few...
  14. Floyd Mayweather Will Fight In RIZIN FF
    In a surprising bit of news, Floyd Mayweather will fight in Japanese MMA/kickboxing promotion RIZIN FF. Word came tonight during a press conference (via Ariel Helwani) that Mayweather will face...
  15. Gilbert Melendez injured, out of TUF 28 Finale; Rick Glenn steps in vs. Arnold Allen
    Gilbert Melendez’s return to the octagon has been put on hold. The UFC announced Monday that Melendez is injured and has been replaced by Rick Glenn, who will step in to fight Arnold Allen in a...
  16. Belal Muhammad vs. Geoff Neal booked for UFC ESPN+ debut
    The UFC’s first card on ESPN+ is beginning to take shape. Newsday reported Tuesday that Belal Muhammad and Geoff Neal have been booked to fight on the Jan. 19 card at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the...
  17. Chad Mendes vs. Alexander Volkanovski added to UFC 232 card
    The UFC has added a “money” fight to UFC 232. Chad “Money” Mendes will square off with rising Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 232 in Las Vegas. The company announced the fight on Tuesday. Mendes (18-4)...
  18. James Vick vs. Paul Felder, Islam Makhachev vs. Francisco Trinaldo set for UFC 233
    Two lightweight fights have been booked for UFC 233 in Anaheim. The UFC is getting to work on its 2019 schedule, and the promotion’s first pay-per-view event of the upcoming year has just received a...
  19. Anthony Johnson says he’ll return only for heavyweight fight with Jon Jones or Daniel Cormier
    As content as Anthony Johnson appears to be with his retirement, there are apparently certain conditions that would make him amenable to a comeback. Johnson retired in April of last year after his...
  20. Absolute Championship Berkut 90
    November 10, 2018 Venue: Ice Palace in Moscow, Russia TV: YouTube Fight Card: 265lbs- Mukhamad Vakhaev (6-4-1) vs. Sergey Belostenniy (5-1) ***Heavyweight Title Fight 155lbs- Eduard Vartanyan (18-4)...
  21. Ray Borg out vs. Joseph Benavidez at UFC Fight Night 139; bout scrapped
    Ray Borg just can’t catch a break. Undisclosed medical issues have ruled Borg out of a flyweight bout with Joseph Benavidez at UFC Fight Night 139, according to a person with knowledge of the...
  22. WBKFF 1 results: Chris Leben stops Phil Baroni, Dakota Cochrane shocks Johny Hendricks
    Johny Hendricks’ bare-knuckle fighting debut did not go as he might have hoped. The former UFC welterweight champion was knocked out at 21 seconds of the second round by Dakota Cochrane in the...
  23. UFC Denver bonuses: Yair Rodriguez’s epic main event KO earns $100K
    The 25th anniversary of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) produced record-setting action last night (Sat., Nov. 10, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 139 love on FOX Sports 1 from inside Pepsi Center in...
  24. Ian Heinisch replaces Tom Breese against Cezar Ferreira at UFC Argentina
    Ian Heinisch’s first time under the UFC banner will be for a short-notice bout against Cezar Ferreira at UFC Argentina, sources confirmed to MMA Fighting following a report by Combate. UFC’s first...
  25. The UFC’s Top 25 All-Time Fighters, Part 2
    Twenty-five years into the experiment that promised to determine the most effective martial art, the question is all but expired. Evolution has repeatedly proven that a melding of existing styles and...
  26. The UFC’s Top 25 All-Time Fighters, Part 3 — The Top Five
    Twenty-five years into the experiment that promised to determine the most effective martial art, the question is all but expired. Evolution has repeatedly proven that a melding of existing styles and...
  27. UFC’s had many superstars, but Donald Cerrone is one of a kind
    There is a poignant story about Donald Cerrone that is not widely known but should serve as the building block of his legend. In January 2011, his grandfather Dr. Donald Cerrone was battling cancer...
  28. Dillon Danis, two others receive extensions on temporary suspensions for UFC 229 brawl involvement
    Dillon Danis and two other fighters involved in the brawl that followed the UFC 229 main event will be out of competition for a little while longer as they await further judgment. At a meeting of the...
  29. Miesha Tate says move to ONE partly because she doesn’t ‘identify’ with the ‘sh*t show’ western promotion has become
    Miesha Tate is beginning a brand new journey. A retired women’s MMA legend and former UFC bantamweight champion, Tate agreed to a deal last week that will see her join ONE Championship in an...
  30. UFC Denver draws best FS1 Fight Night ratings in almost six months
    “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung’s third strong Fight of the Year contender of his career continued his run as a legitimate television ratings draw. Jung’s loss to Yair Rodriguez, which headlined...
  31. Ex-UFC fighter Cody McKenzie receives four-year NAC suspension for fake urine sample
    Cody McKenzie was given a stiff punishment for trying to beat the system. At a meeting of the Nevada Athletic Commission on Wednesday, the former UFC fighter received a four-year suspension after it...
  32. Benson Henderson re-signs with Bellator
    Benson Henderson will remain in the Bellator fold. After fighting out his most recent contract, the former UFC lightweight champion has inked a new multi-fight deal to stay with Bellator MMA. MMA...
  33. Justin Gaethje vs. Anthony Pettis targeted for early 2019
    The UFC is in the process of booking a lightweight showdown between Justin Gaethje and Anthony Pettis. Following an initial report from ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, sources confirmed that the lightweight...
  34. Bellator 209 weigh-in results: Patricio 'Pitbull,' Emmanuel Sanchez on mark for title fight
    Complete Bellator 209 main-card weigh-in results included: Patricio Freire (144.5) vs. Emmanuel Sanchez (143) Ryan Couture (169) vs. Haim Gozali (170) Phil Davis (206) vs. Vadim Nemkov (204.5) Cindy...
  35. Donald Cerrone vs. Conor McGregor? 'Cowboy' says he's 'just waiting on him'
    Is a fight between Donald Cerrone and Conor McGregor in the works? “Cowboy” just hinted that it might very well be. Full Story
  36. Sean O'Malley suspended six months, eligible to return on March 6
    Sean O'Malley has been suspended six months by the Nevada State Athletic Commission following an anti-doping violation flagged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. The UFC bantamweight was also ordered to...
  37. Gina Carano Joins ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff Series Headed to New Disney Streaming Service
    Former Strikeforce and Elite XC contender Gina Carano is traveling to a galaxy far, far away. On Wednesday it was revealed that Carano has landed a part in ‘The Mandalorian’, a new ‘Star Wars’...
  38. Invicta FC 32 results: Felicia Spencer claims vacant title with gutsy win over Pam Sorenson
    It certainly didn’t come easy, but Felicia Spencer (6-0) kept her perfect record intact and claimed Invicta’s vacant featherweight title with a fourth-round submission win over a gritty Pam Sorenson...
  39. 'Bellator 209: Pitbull vs. Sanchez' official results
    Bellator returns after a break of nearly a month with Bellator 209. In the main event, featherweight champion Patricio Freire puts his title on the line against Emmanuel Sanchez. In the co-main...
  40. ONE Championship 84 results: Zebaztian Kadestam takes 170-pound title with thrilling late KO
    As ONE Championship 84’s headliner wore on, it wasn’t at all clear whether Zebaztian Kadestam’s somewhat patient approach would pay off against a gritty Tyler McGuire. However, just as it seemed like...
  41. Cage Warriors 99 results: James Webb scores first-round knockout in front of home crowd
    James Webb wasn’t intimidated by Jason Radcliffe’s reach or power, and it paid off big – and quickly – at Cage Warriors 99. Less than 1:30 into tonight’s headlining bout, Webb (5-1) closed in on the...
  42. LFA 54 results: Mazo cruises in title defense, Murrietta delivers stunning KO
    “The Colombian Queen” failed to deliver another head-kick KO, but Sabina Mazo did comfortably cruise to a decision win over an outgunned Carol Yariwaki (7-3), defending the LFA women’s flyweight...
  43. UFC Argentina bonuses: Two Argentine natives cash $50,000 checks
    A pair of Argentinian fighters were among the bonus winners at the UFC’s debut event in the South American nation. Argentina’s Laureano Staropoli and Mexico’s Hector Aldana shared “Fight of the...
  44. Ostovich attacked in Hawaii
    UFC fighter Rachael Ostovich -- who was scheduled to fight Paige VanZant in January -- was attacked in Hawaii and sources tell us it was so serious, she's being hospitalized for major injuries. Tmz...
  45. Taekwondo master Valerie Loureda signs with Bellator, aims to be best fighter on planet
    At just 20 years old, Valerie Loureda has been preparing her entire life for her Bellator debut. “My mom was pregnant with me during her black belt test,” Loureda told MMAjunkie. “I guess you could...
  46. LFA Champion Kevin Aguilar Signs with the UFC, Faces Rick Glenn at the TUF 28 Finale
    Add another fighter to the list of LFA champions who have received the call up to the UFC. It is being reported that Kevin Aguilar, the LFA Featherweight champion, will step in for an injured Arnold...
  47. Giving thanks to the many wonderful things in MMA: 2018
    The two most egregious acts in MMA this year — Conor McGregor’s Dolly Incident and Khabib Nurmangomedov’s timely rebuttal at (and after) UFC 229 — threatened to give this here sport a black eye. Yet...
  48. Sean O’Malley says right now he’s ‘making around $4,500 a month through gaming’
    Sean O’Malley is trying to stay positive while he’s stuck on the sidelines. The undefeated 24-year-old bantamweight is currently serving a six-month suspension handed out by the Nevada Athletic...
  49. John Kavanagh: Conor McGregor was offered $5M to fight Chinese kickboxer
    With the combat sports rumor mill buzzing about Floyd Mayweather’s on-again-off-again kickboxing exhibition bout with Japanese star Tenshin Nasukawa, it’s only natural that his rivals might be...
  50. Liddell vs. Ortiz 3: A (potential) buyer's guide to pay-per-view
    It’s almost decision time for fight fans. The trilogy fight most of us stopped asking for a decade ago is almost upon us. This Saturday night in Inglewood, Calif., Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz will...
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