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  1. Raoni Barcelos vs. Chris Gutierrez added to The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale in Las Vegas
    As expected, a bantamweight matchup between Raoni Barcelos (12-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Chris Gutierrez (12-3-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been added to this month’s The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale. UFC officials...
  2. Anderson Silva, Israel Adesanya verbally agree to UFC 234 bout in Australia
    A middleweight fight between an icon and one of the division’s future stars is heading to Australia. Former champion Anderson Silva and rising star Israel Adesanya have verbally agreed to face each...
  3. Bellator champion Darrion Caldwell to challenge Kyoji Horiguchi for Rizin title on NYE
    It’ll be Bellator champ vs. Rizin kingpin on New Years Eve, with a new Rizin title on the line. Bellator is sending their bantamweight champion to Japan to try to collect some more gold. During a...
  4. UFC confirms Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler at UFC 233 on Jan. 26
    The UFC has confirmed the welterweight matchup between Ben Askren and Robbie Lawler. Earlier this month, it was reported by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto that multi-promotion MMA champion Ben Askren would be...
  5. Max Holloway confident health issues behind him as UFC 231 nears
    Everyone knows it has been a forgettable year for UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway. After claiming the 145-pound title and defending it once in 2017, Holloway (19-3) has failed to even make it...
  6. Conor McGregor granted continuance in Nevada Athletic Commission case
    Conor McGregor will not be in Las Vegas next week as expected. The UFC star’s legal team asked for and was granted a continuance in his Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) case in relation to the UFC...
  7. Why cross-promotional title fights could be just what Bellator and Rizin FF need right now
    New Year’s Eve is just the beginning, according to Bellator President Scott Coker. When he sends Darrion Caldwell, his promotion’s bantamweight champ, across the Pacific to fight Kyoji Horiguchi for...
  8. Diego Ferreira draws short-notice replacement Kyle Nelson for UFC 231
    Diego Ferreira will be competing this Saturday after all. The Brazilian lightweight had already lost one scheduled opponent for UFC 231 when John Makdessi withdrew from their bout and was replaced by...
  9. Donald Cerrone to fight Alexander Hernandez at UFC’s ESPN+ debut
    When Donald Cerrone goes back down the 155-pound division, a fresh face will be waiting for him. MMA Fighting confirmed with sources that “Cowboy” will fight 26-year-old Alexander Hernandez on the...
  10. UFC 231 main event breakdown: Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega
    As the minutes count down to UFC 231, uncertainty stands alongside excitement. For years, Max Holloway has been one of the most dependable fighters in the game. From the start of 2012 until the end...
  11. UFC 231 pre-event facts: Get reacquainted with Max Holloway's epic resume after long layoff
    The UFC has loaded the deck for its final stop in Canada this year. UFC 231 takes place Saturday at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto with a main card that airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and...
  12. Max Holloway’s masterpiece was at the same time a showcase of Brian Ortega’s heart
    Heading into Saturday night, Max Holloway’s health was being fussed over in hushed tones, quiet enough not to disturb an otherwise fascinating fight. Coming out people were arguing his greatness in...
  13. UFC 231 bonuses: Max Holloway claims $100,000; Brian Ortega, Thiago Santos $50,000
    What Max Holloway showed at UFC 231 can’t just be contained with one post-fight bonuses. The UFC featherweight champion not only engaged in a memorable battle with the previously undefeated Brian...
  14. Gabi Garcia returns to Rizin to fight Brazilian kickboxer Barbara Nepomuceno on New Year’s Eve
    The 6-foot-2 women’s Brazilian jiu-jitsu standout will return to MMA against Brazilian kickboxer Barbara Nepomuceno at Rizin 14 on Dec. 31 at Saitama Super Arena in Japan, Rizin announced Wednesday....
  15. Jessica-Rose Clark pulled from Andrea Lee fight at UFC on FOX 31
    Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will shrink its UFC on FOX 31 fight card after losing the flyweight bout between Jessica-Rose Clark and Andrea Lee, previously scheduled for the FOX Sports 1...
  16. Diego Sanchez vs. Mickey Gall added to UFC 235
    One of the UFC’s longest-tenured fighters will take on a top prospect at UFC 235. Officials announced Friday that Diego Sanchez will fight Mickey Gall in a welterweight bout at the March 2...
  17. UFC On Fox 31 Results, Highlights, Winners And Bonuses
    Al Iaquinta has Kevin Lee’s number. On Saturday night in the main event of UFC on Fox 31 from Milwaukee, Iaquinta scored another unanimous-decision win (48-47×2, 49-46) over Lee in their rematch of a...
  18. Invicta FC 33 results: Jinh Yu Frey outpoints Minna Grusander again to retain atomweight title
    The second meeting between Jinh Yu Frey and Minna Grusander was arguably even closer than the first, but the result was the same: Frey leaving the cage with Invicta gold around her waist. Frey (8-3)...
  19. UFC cancels UFC 233 card in Anaheim
    The UFC has pulled the plug on its scheduled Jan. 26 event in Anaheim, Calif. The company announced on Wednesday that UFC 233, which had been a pay-per-view event scheduled for the Honda Center, is...
  20. Jose Aldo taking on Renato Moicano on UFC Fight Night
    The UFC has added a marquee featherweight matchup between former champion Jose Aldo and Renato Moicano to its UFC Fight Night on Feb. 2 in Fortaleza, Brazil. Officials confirmed the 145-pound contest...
  21. Joseph Benavidez vs. Dustin Ortiz rematch set for UFC Brooklyn
    Joseph Benavidez was originally due to fight Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 233, but now he has a different foe and date. Link
  22. Bellator MMA Announces Full Lineup for European Series Event in Newcastle on Feb. 9
    The card for Bellator MMA’s inaugural European Series event in Newcastle, England, is just about complete. In addition to a previously confirmed headliner pitting Patricky Freire against Ryan Scope...
  23. Jack Marshman vs. John Phillips announced for UFC London
    It will be an all-Welsh affair when Jack Marshman takes on John Phillips. Officials announced Wednesday that the two middleweights will fight at the upcoming March 16 UFC card set to take place at...
  24. Holly Holm Draws Aspen Ladd At UFC 235
    Former bantamweight champion Holly Holm returns to the Octagon at UFC 235, where she will face fast-rising star Aspen Ladd. Though UFC 235, which takes place on March 2 in Las Vegas, is currently...
  25. Bellator 217 adds six contests, including all-Irish co-main with Myles Price vs. Peter Queally
    The Bellator 217 lineup is starting to take shape, with six bouts today officially added to the previously announced main event of James Gallagher vs. Steven Graham. Included in the new main card...
  26. Jan Blachowicz vs. Thiago Santos announced for UFC Prague main event
    Thiago Santos’ journey up the light heavyweight ladder will continue in early 2019. A matchup between Santos and fourth-ranked light heavyweight contender Jan Blachowicz has been scheduled for Feb....
  27. John Lineker vs. Cory Sandhagen added to UFC on ESPN+ 1 in Brooklyn
    A bantamweight matchup with a pair of fighters with a penchant for stopping fights has been added to next month’s UFC on ESPN+ 1 event. MMAjunkie today confirmed with a person with knowledge of the...
  28. How the ACB/Akhmat merger expands Kadyrov’s influence in MMA
    Karim Zidan delves into the recent merger between Chechen promotions ACB and Akhmat MMA. Several weeks ago, Chechnya’s strongman leader Ramzan Kadyrov announced that his MMA promotion, World Fighting...
  29. Gregor Gillespie vs. Yancy Medeiros added to UFC Brooklyn
    “The Gift” is headed to Brooklyn as part of the UFC’s first card on ESPN+. One of lightweight’s top prospects will return to the cage next month on the UFC’s first card in the ESPN era. Link
  30. Jon Jones drug test nets 'atypical finding,' UFC 232 moved to Los Angeles on one week's notice
    A Jon Jones drug testing abnormality has caused the UFC to move Saturday’s UFC 232 event from Las Vegas to Southern California. A drug test earlier this month found a trace amount of...
  31. For once, Dana White goes to bat for Jon Jones after UFC 232 move
    Dana White never has shied away from being critical of Jon Jones, one of the most dominant champions in UFC history. But according to White, Jones also is one of the biggest problem fighters in the...
  32. Herb Dean injured, out of UFC 232 refereeing duties for Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson 2
    Herb Dean is out as referee of the UFC 232 light heavyweight title main event between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson due to injury, California State Athletic Commission executive director Andy...
  33. The science of ‘Bones’: An in-depth look at Jon Jones’ drug-test findings, why he’ll be able to fight at UFC 232
    Out of all the talk of picograms, long-term metabolites and adverse findings, there was one pivotal thing that determined whether or not Jon Jones would fight this weekend. California State Athletic...
  34. Dana White defiant on UFC 232 criticism: 'Other people’s opinions mean nothing to me'
    UFC 232 is happening tonight in California instead of Nevada as originally booked. And while UFC President Dana White admits it’s “not the ideal situation,” he couldn’t care less about the backlash...
  35. Daily Debate results: Would you have bought UFC 232 if Jones-Gustafsson was scrapped?
    Today’s UFC 232 started the week with plenty of controversy. The promotion’s year-end pay-per-view blockbuster had been set for T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. But when headliner Jon Jones had a drug...
  36. Chad Mendes determined to avoid gatekeeper label at UFC 232
    Chad Mendes knows what everyone is thinking. A long layoff. Back-to-back bookings against lesser known opponents. His 10th anniversary as a pro fighter having just passed. If Mendes’s next fight is...
  37. Walt Harris carrying boxing lessons with Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder into MMA
    As much as anyone on the UFC roster, Walt Harris is eager to show off his hands. That might sound obvious given his line of work, but few fighters can claim to have the recent boxing experience that...
  38. Amanda Nunes wins UFC featherweight title in electrifying upset of Cris Cyborg
    UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes shocked the world with an electrifying performance on Saturday night at UFC 232 at The Forum, needing just 51 seconds to knock out featherweight champion Cris...
  39. UFC 232 bonuses: Amanda Nunes, Ryan Hall awarded for epic finishes
    On Saturday, Amanda Nunes cemented her legacy as one of the greatest fighters in UFC history, and picked up a nice bonus to boot. “The Lioness” was awarded a $50,000 Performance of the Night award...
  40. Jairzinho Rozenstruik signs with UFC, will face Junior Albini at UFC Fight Night 144 in Fortaleza
    Rozenstruik will step right into a fight with Junior Albini scheduled for UFC Fight Night 144 in Fortaleza, Brazil, per DWT Sport. Dmitriy Sosnovskiy was initially slated to face Albini on this card...
  41. Jimmy Smith announces departure from UFC
    Jimmy Smith’s time with the UFC has come to an end. The veteran color commentator announced Tuesday via social media that the UFC chose not to re-sign him after completing his first year of work with...
  42. Jon Jones set to defend title vs. Anthony Smith at UFC 235
    Contingent upon a license from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Jon Jones’ next fight will be against Anthony Smith at UFC 235. UFC President Dana White late Saturday night confirmed with TMZ...
  43. Tyron Woodley set to defend title vs. Kamaru Usman – not Colby Covington – at UFC 235
    Finally, the UFC welterweight title picture is clear – and champion Tyron Woodley will get to defend, after all. After weeks of trash talk and finger pointing on social media between Woodley, Colby...
  44. Ex-champ Cody Garbrandt returns vs. Pedro Munhoz at UFC 235
    A bantamweight bout between former UFC champion Cody Garbrandt and Brazilian contender Pedro Munhoz is the latest addition to March’s stacked UFC 235 lineup. Garbrandt (11-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) verified...
  45. Rose Namajunas to defend strawweight belt vs. Jessica Andrade at UFC 237
    UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas has agreed to defend her title in enemy territory later this year, according to UFC president Dana White. Namajunas will face Brazilian challenger Jessica...
  46. Polyana Viana to fight Hannah Cifers at UFC 235
    Strawweight prospects Polyana Viana and Hannah Cifers will be looking to rebound in Las Vegas. MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz confirmed with sources that Viana and Cifers will fight at UFC 235 on...
  47. Ion Cutelabra and John Lineker both oFF the ESPN card
    MMAJUNKIE.COM The UFC’s first event in its ESPN broadcast era is undergoing some late changes about a week before the card. Ion Cutelaba (14-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is out of his light heavyweight fight...
  48. Corey Anderson: What did Anthony Smith do to get the title shot over me?
    To close the calendar year, Corey Anderson picked up a dominant win at UFC 232 over top 5 contender Ilir Latifi. The win prompted some to call for a title shot for Anderson, who advanced his win...
  49. Petr Yan vs. John Dodson slated for UFC Prague
    UFC bantamweight Petr Yan has signed a new contract, and he has a new fight lined up for February 23rd. Exciting Russian bantamweight Petr Yan is one of the top names to watch in 2019, and his next...
  50. Cory Sandhagen Welcomes Mario Bautista To The UFC
    Nolan King has reported that Mario Bautista 6-0 MMA will replace John Lineker and will be welcomed by Cory Sandhagen 9-1 MMA (2-0 UFC) at UFC on ESPN+ 1 next weekend in Brooklyn. Sandhagen is riding...
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