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  1. Manager: Deiveson Figueiredo open to Joseph Benavidez rematch at UFC 252
    Deiveson Figueiredo knocked out Joseph Benavidez at Saturday’s UFC Norfolk, but didn’t claim the flyweight championship after he missed weight by 2.5 pounds on Friday morning. The UFC has yet to...
  2. UFC flyweight title mess may be the division’s poetically heartbreaking end
    Fighting in his first UFC main event, Deiveson Figueiredo chose to walk out to the theme song from “Mission Impossible.” Which is fitting after he missed weight the day before, thereby making himself...
  3. Colby Covington challenges 50 Cent to a fight, blasts Rosie O’Donnell
    As he seeks a rematch with UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman later this year, Colby Covington is currently taking aim at some celebrity detractors, who couldn’t help but dance on his grave after...
  4. Israel Adesanya says there are ‘no concerns’ about staph infection ahead of UFC 248
    This weekend, UFC 248 takes place in Las Vegas, main evented by newly minted middleweight champion Israel Adesanya making his first title defense against Yoel Romero. But this past weekend, concerns...
  5. Gillian Robertson vs. Taila Santos, Marc-Andre Barriault vs. Oskar Piechota join UFC Saskatoon lineup
    Two undercard matchups are the first additions to UFC Saskatoon. Gillian Robertson will take on Taila Santos in a flyweight bout, and Marc-Andre Barriault will fight Oskar Piechota at middleweight in...
  6. Chuck Liddell says he’s ‘officially retired’ from MMA, interested in possible WWE match
    So often the MMA space is filled with the unfortunate and continuous issue of older legends refusing to hang the gloves up when they should, so it’s great when eventually, reason wins out. And now it...
  7. Rose Namajunas says she declined Zhang Weili fight amid doubts about fighting future
    Following the loss of her UFC title, Rose Namajunas was in no rush to jump right back into the championship picture. According to Namajunas, she was in line for a shot at Zhang, but let officials...
  8. Marlon Moraes vs. Petr Yan targeted to headline UFC Kazakhstan
    The first half of an unofficial tournament for the next bantamweight title shot is in place. Onetime title challenger Marlon Moraes and top contender Petr Yan have verbally agreed to headline the...
  9. Dana White: Henry Cejudo deserves respect for wanting to fight Jose Aldo
    UFC president Dana White thinks Henry Cejudo deserves credit for chasing after a legend like Jose Aldo. Cejudo (15-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) will attempt to make his first bantamweight title defense at UFC 250...
  10. Henry Cejudo: 'I'm the only fighter in human history to defend my title on the couch'
    Henry Cejudo is no longer the UFC flyweight champion, but he views this past Saturday as a title defense. . . Link
  11. Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker in the works for UFC San Diego main event
    Former interim UFC lightweight champion Dustin Poirier is expected to return against of one of the division’s surging contenders in a main event. Although contracts have yet to be signed, a matchup...
  12. Dana White open to Figueiredo vs. Benavidez rematch: ‘We’ll do it again’
    What should have been a triumphant weekend for Deiveson Figueiredo turned into a memorable one for the wrong reasons as his goal of becoming UFC flyweight champion was stifled by his inability to...
  13. Ciryl Gane out of UFC 249 fight with Shamil Abdurakhimov
    Shamil Abdurakhimov needs a new opponent for UFC 249 after Ciryl Gane announced on social media he will not be able to fight on April 18. Link
  14. Former UFC champ Daniel Cormier honored as first to 50 clean USADA tests
    Former two-weight UFC champion Daniel Cormier was the first MMA athlete under the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency program to reach 50 “flawless” drug tests, and Thursday he was honored for it... Link
  15. Ex-UFC lightweight Olivier Aubin-Mercier signs with PFL
    Olivier Aubin-Mercier has found a new home. The former UFC lightweight announced Wednesday night on ESPN that he will join the PFL’s 155-pound division. Link
  16. Curtis Blaydes vs. Alexander Volkov verbally agree to headline UFC Saskatoon
    A heavyweight headliner is in the works to headline the UFC’s return to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Heavyweight contenders Curtis Blaydes and Alexander Volkov have verbally agreed to face off...
  17. Ion Cutelaba vs. Magomed Ankalaev re-booked for UFC 249 following controversial stoppage
    A controversial stoppage in the light heavyweight fight between Ion Cutelaba and Magomed Ankalaev has led to a rematch being booked for UFC 249 on April 18 in Brooklyn. The fighters have verbally...
  18. Anderson or Spencer? Nunes lands UFC 250 title fight in Brazil
    Amanda Nunes will attempt to defend her women’s featherweight title for the first time at UFC 250. Nunes, who owns belts at 145 pounds and women’s bantamweight, will meet Felicia Spencer on her home...
  19. Tai Tuivasa vs. Jarjis Danho added to UFC 251
    Tai Tuivasa has himself another home date. The UFC announced Friday that “Bam Bam” will meet Jarjis Danho in a heavyweight bout at UFC 251, which takes place at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia, on June...
  20. Jury finds UFC welterweight Abdul Razak Alhassan not guilty of sexual assault
    A Texas jury Friday found UFC fighter Abdul Razak Alhassan not guilty of sexual assault, putting an end to a legal battle that started in 2018. Link
  21. Julianna Pena out of UFC on ESPN 8 fight against Aspen Ladd
    Julianna Pena has been forced out of a potential No. 1 contender’s fight against Aspen Ladd at the upcoming UFC on ESPN 8 from Columbus, Ohio. Sources close to the situation confirmed to MMA Fighting...
  22. Dana White says Paulo Costa tried to use fake doctor to get cleared to fight sooner
    According to UFC President Dana White, who spoke to gathered media ahead of UFC 248 this week (video from Las Vegas Review-Journal, quotes from MMAMania), at one point Costa attempted to use a fake...
  23. Alexander Volkanovski wants Max Holloway rematch at UFC 251, fires back at 'Korean Zombie'
    Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is zeroing in on a rematch with Max Holloway on home soil at UFC 251. Although Volkanovski is still dealing with a lingering hand injury from when he beat...
  24. Emily Whitmire hospitalized; UFC 248 fight with Polyana Viana canceled
    Emily Whitmire’s UFC 248 experience just went from bad to worse. After missing weight for her scheduled strawweight matchup with Polyana Viana by 1.5 pounds on Friday, Whitmire’s struggles continued...
  25. After Tony Ferguson's 'f**k you' reaction, MMA reporter explains bringing up mental health
    When Cageside Press reporter Rodney Edgar received a “f**k you” from Tony Ferguson at the UFC 249 press conference Friday, he was taken aback – especially considering a conversation the two had last...
  26. Edson Barboza requests release from UFC: ‘I think it’s time to move on’
    Edson Barboza’s UFC career could be coming to an end. A longtime member of the company’s lightweight division, Barboza went on social media on Saturday with a message to the UFC. In a straightforward...
  27. Michael Chandler vs. Benson Henderson 2 rebooked for Bellator event on June 6
    Former lightweight champion Michael Chandler will meet Benson Henderson for a second time at an upcoming Bellator MMA event on June 6 from Chicago. Bellator announced the matchup during a special...
  28. Former UFC fighter Abel Trujillo accepts plea agreement following child sexual exploitation charges
    Former UFC fighter Abel Trujillo has accepted a plea agreement while avoiding felony charges in a child sexual exploitation case in Castle Rock, Colo. Link
  29. Diego Ferreira, Drew Dober agree to fight at UFC Oklahoma City
    A bout between two surging lightweights is in the works for the UFC’s return to Oklahoma. Diego Ferreira(16-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) is expected to face Drew Dober (21-9 MMA, 7-5 UFC) at the May event. Two...
  30. So here's why Brian Ortega has beef with Jay Park but not 'The Korean Zombie'
    Brian Ortega’s beef is with rapper Jay Park. Brian Ortega does not, however, have a problem with “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung. Ortega made that very clear by issuing a statement Monday night in...
  31. Frankie Edgar targeting UFC return in June, ready to fight any top-ranked bantamweight
    Frankie Edgar still is intending on dropping down to 135 pounds. Edgar (23-8-1 MMA, 17-8-1 UFC) delayed his bantamweight debut when he stepped in on short notice to face Chan Sung Jung in a...
  32. Felicia Spencer wants to spoil Amanda Nunes' featherweight title defense plans at UFC 250
    While Amanda Nunes sets out to make history, Felicia Spencer is looking to play spoiler. Dual-champ Nunes could become the first fighter in UFC history to register title defenses across two weight...
  33. Stipe Miocic: Eye injury ‘getting better,’ summer return a possibility
    UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic doesn’t expect himself to be out of action for much longer. Miocic told TMZ Sports that recovery from the eye injury he suffered in his rematch with Daniel...
  34. Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s head coach thought she deserved the win, welcomes immediate rematch with Zhang Weili
    Mike Brown knew he was watching a compelling contest of wills between his fighter Joanna Jedrzejczyk and strawweight champion Zhang Weili at UFC 248. But the only thing on his mind during the fight...
  35. Valentina Shevchenko thinks Zhang Weili lost at UFC 248, expects title reign to end next fight
    Valentina Shevchenko became educated on Zhang Weili after watching UFC 248, and she came away with mixed reviews. Shevchenko (19-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC), the UFC women’s flyweight champion, previously stated...
  36. PFL champ Kayla Harrison targets Sarah Kaufman fight ahead of 2020 season
    Kayla Harrison might now be a millionaire, but don’t think for a moment it’s changed her approach – or her desire to win – ahead of the next PFL season. Reigning 2019 women’s lightweight tournament...
  37. Brett Johns vs. Montel Jackson in the works for UFC on ESPN+ 31
    A bantamweight matchup is in the works for the UFC’s return to Nebraska. At UFC on ESPN+ 31, Brett Johns and Montel Jackson will square off if all goes according to plan. The bout is not yet...
  38. Daniel Cormier likens Israel Adesanya’s UFC 248 performance to Anderson Silva, says it won’t affect his star power
    Speaking with Rich Eisen recently, former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, who was calling the bout cageside, opined on the unusual fight that transpired on Saturday...
  39. Edson Barboza vs. Josh Emmett featherweight bout in the works for UFC Oklahoma City
    It looks like Edson Barboza’s next fight will be in the Octagon after all. Just days after the veteran UFC lightweight made it public that he wanted to be released from the promotion, MMA Fighting...
  40. Khabib Nurmagomedov refuses to take a jab at Tony Ferguson over his mental health
    Ahead of their clash at UFC 249 in April, Nurmagomedov and Ferguson traded verbal barbs during a pre-fight press conference last week in Las Vegas. During the question and answer session, a reporter...
  41. Brian Ortega, coach Rener Gracie issue apologies to Jay Park, 'Korean Zombie' over UFC 248 slap
    It appears Brian Ortega has changed his tune from his initial statement. Ortega was unhappy with some of the things Park had said when translating Jung’s words, accusing Ortega of ducking him when he...
  42. Robert Whittaker vs. Darren Till targeted for UFC Dublin
    It took a little longer than expected, but Robert Whittaker and Darren Till finally got their booking. The former middleweight champ and the one-time welterweight title challenger have agreed to a...
  43. Henry Cejudo: ‘Overgrown midget’ Alexander Volkanovski getting it next
    “Triple C” Henry Cejudo is unrepentant about his title defense against Jose Aldo, and he plans to win a third UFC title next. After taking out “the greatest featherweight of all time,” Cejudo...
  44. Cody Garbrandt out of UFC on ESPN 8 co-main event with Raphael Assuncao
    The upcoming UFC on ESPN 8 card in Columbus, Ohio has just taken a major hit as former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt has been forced out of his fight with Raphael Assuncao. Link
  45. Forrest Griffin reacts to UFC naming community service award after him
    The UFC’s newest award has been named for Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin. The Las Vegas-based promotion recently launched the Forrest Griffin Community Award in honor of the former UFC light...
  46. Apology accepted, but Chan Sung Jung tells Brian Ortega 'I'll see you in the octagon'
    There might be only one way for Chan Sung Jung and Brian Ortega to settle their beef once and for all. After going back-and-forth for months, with “The Korean Zombie” accusing Ortega of ducking him,...
  47. Joanna Jedrzejczyk gives update on hematoma, will undergo surgery in Poland
    Joanna Jedrzejczyk has given a positive update after the epic battle she endured in her last fight. Jedrzejczyk was narrowly edged out by UFC strawweight champion Zhang Weili at this past weekend’s...
  48. UFC Brasilia to go on behind closed doors after coronavirus decree
    UFC Brasilia will go on but fans will not be allowed to enter the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium on Saturday night, sources confirmed to MMA Fighting following a report by Combate. Link
  49. State of Ohio issues order banning crowds over 100 people at all upcoming events including UFC on ESPN 8
    The state of Ohio is moving swiftly to prevent the spread of the coronavirus with an order issued on Thursday to prevent spectators from attending upcoming sporting events. Link
  50. Bellator 241 to proceed in Connecticut without fans due to coronavirus fears
    In response to the increasingly life-altering global coronavirus pandemic, Bellator 241 on Friday will go forward – but without fans in attendance. Link
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