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Published: Wed, 24 May 2017 02:57:33 -0700

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UFC 213 Update: Garbrandt vs. Dillashaw Scrapped; Romero-Whittaker Interim Title Bout Set

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:25:51 -0700

UFC 213 has undergone some significant changes at the top of the card.



Dana White: UFC Looking Into ‘Very Serious’ Altercation Between Cris ‘Cyborg,’ Angela Magana

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:29:55 -0700

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has not yet determined the course of action it will take regarding the incident where Cristiane Justino punched Angela Magana at the promotion’s UFC Athlete Retreat on May 21.



Retired UFC Competitor Cathal Pendred Lands Role in Amazon Horror Series ‘Lore’

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:30:32 -0700

Life after fighting seems to be going pretty well for Cathal Pendred.



Bellator 181 Update: Former Two-Division Champ Joe Warren to Face Steve Garcia on July 14

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:02:26 -0700

A bantamweight showdown between Joe Warren and Steve Garcia has been added to the Bellator 181 lineup.



Featherweights Darren Elkins, Dennis Bermudez to Clash at UFC on Fox 25

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:27:17 -0700

Darren Elkins will lock horns with Dennis Bermudez in a featherweight pairing at UFC on Fox 25 on July 22.



Keri Anne Melendez to Make Sophomore MMA Appearance at Bellator 180 in New York

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:14:07 -0700

Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez, the wife of UFC and Strikeforce veteran Gilbert Melendez, has received a spot on the Bellator 180 card.



Gadzhimurad Khiramagomedov Faces Lifetime Ban After Attack on Russian MMA Official

Mon, 22 May 2017 22:45:46 -0700

Dagestani fighter Gadzhimurad Khiramagomedov is facing a lifetime ban from the Rusian Mixed Martial Arts Union (RMMAU) after attacking the sanctioning body's vice president Radmir Gabdullin.



Update: ‘Cyborg’ Cited for Misdemeanor Battery in Magana Scuffle, Could Face 6 Months in Jail

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:18:40 -0700

The physical confrontation between “Cyborg” Cristiane Justino and Angela Magana may have started and ended in a heartbeat but the fallout is just beginning.



Vitor Belfort Ahead of UFC 212: I Will Leave the UFC, But I Will Continue Competing

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:08:09 -0700

Vitor Belfort's alleged last Ultimate Fighting Championship is on the horizon but don't think that means “The Phenom” is ready to call it a career.



‘Cris Cyborg,’ Angela Magana Involved in Altercation Over Social Media Jabs at UFC Athlete Retreat

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:17:53 -0700

The Ultimate Fighting Championship's Athlete Retreat certainly isn't a vacation or a picnic.



Brandon Moreno-Sergio Pettis Revealed as UFC Fight Night 114 Headliner on Aug. 5 in Mexico City

Sun, 21 May 2017 12:14:07 -0700

Surging Mexican flyweight prospect Brandon Moreno will take on emerging contender Sergio Pettis in the main event of UFC Fight Night 114, scheduled for Aug. 5 in Mexico City, Mexico. The UFC's Spanish portal officially announced the booking on Sunday.



Agnieszka Niedzwiedz Stays Undefeated, Upends Vanessa Porto in Invicta 23 Main Event

Sat, 20 May 2017 20:43:04 -0700

Vanessa Porto tried and failed to pump the brakes on the Agnieszka Niedzwiedz hype.



Invicta FC 23 ‘Porto vs. Niedzwiedz’ Results: Play-by-Play & Updates

Sat, 20 May 2017 18:57:12 -0700

Sherdog.com's live Invicta FC 23 “Porto vs. Niedzwiedz” coverage kicks off Saturday at 8:00 p.m. ET, live from the Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Missouri.



Rico Verhoeven Dominates Ismael Lazaar in Non-Title Glory 41 Main Event

Sat, 20 May 2017 15:23:15 -0700

Glory heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven did whatever he wanted against Ismael Lazaar in the non-title main event of the Glory 41 SuperFight Series card.



D’Angelo Marshall Wins Glory 41 Heavyweight Tournament

Sat, 20 May 2017 14:15:32 -0700

D'Angelo Marshall came into the Glory 41: Holland heavyweight contender tournament with not a ton of kickboxing experience under his belt but that didn’t matter.






Derrick Krantz Stops Ben Neumann in Second to Capture Inaugural LFA Welterweight Title

Fri, 19 May 2017 20:50:07 -0700

With the inaugural Legacy Fighting Alliance welterweight title up for grabs, Derrick Krantz wanted to make sure that nothing was going to stop him from snatching it.



Jose Torres Defeats Farkhad Sharipov in Titan FC 44 Main Event to Become Two-Division Titlist

Fri, 19 May 2017 20:50:05 -0700

Jose Torres can now call himself a Titan Fighting Championship two-division champion, but he had to survive some adversity to get there.



Invicta FC 23 Weigh-in Results: Vanessa Porto, Agnieszka Niedzwiedz on Weight

Fri, 19 May 2017 16:27:37 -0700

Invicta Fighting Championships, the world’s leading all-female mixed martial arts promotion, returns yet again to Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City.






Dana White: UFC Considering Romero-Whittaker Interim Title Bout Due to Bisping Knee Issues

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:58:46 -0700

Another UFC interim title could be up for grabs in the near future.



Adrian Diaz Taps Cody Gibson in TPF 31 Main Event; Gibson Announces Retirement

Fri, 19 May 2017 07:03:41 -0700

Though two champions stepped into the Tachi Palace Fights cage to do battle Thursday night, only one title was at stake in the TPF 31 main event.



Titan FC 44 Weigh-in Results: Sharipov, Torres Cleared for Championship Showdown

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:19:20 -0700

Farkhad Sharipov is set to make the second defense of his Titan Fighting Championships bantamweight title Friday night, but standing in his way is unbeaten prospect Jose Torres.



UFC 212 Loses Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Leonardo Santos Lightweight Bout

Thu, 18 May 2017 17:56:50 -0700

The UFC 212 lineup is down to 12 fights after a proposed lightweight bout between Olivier Aubin-Mercier and Leonardo Santos was removed from the card.






Timothy Johnson vs. Junior Albini Set for UFC on Fox 25 in Long Island

Thu, 18 May 2017 13:01:56 -0700

Timothy Johnson will face Junior Albini in a heavyweight scrap at UFC on Fox 25.



Paul Daley: Rory MacDonald ‘Nowhere Up There’ With Most Dangerous Guys I’ve Fought

Thu, 18 May 2017 11:06:51 -0700

Paul Daley respects Rory MacDonald and calls him one of the world’s top welterweights, but he doesn’t exactly consider “The Red King” to be a dangerous opponent.



Bellator 179 Weigh-in Video & Results: ‘Semtex,’ Rory MacDonald On Point

Thu, 18 May 2017 06:45:00 -0700

Bellator MMA returns across the mighty pond to invade the U.K. on Friday night with another event overflowing with mixed martial arts mayhem.



Tachi Palace Fights 31 Weigh-in Results: Champ Diaz, Champ Gibson Cleared for Conflict

Thu, 18 May 2017 05:57:12 -0700

Tachi Palace Fights returns to the forefront of the mixed martial arts world on Thursday with another solid night of action.



LFA 12 Weigh-in Results: Krantz, Neumann On the Money for Welterweight Title Fight

Thu, 18 May 2017 05:57:10 -0700

Houston-based Legacy Fighting Alliance is set to once again take over Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minn., as on Friday night, the promotion’s vacant welterweight title will find a home.



UFC President Dana White, Conor McGregor Reach Deal for Floyd Mayweather Bout

Wed, 17 May 2017 23:52:05 -0700

One half of the contract for the proposed boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. is complete. Now it’s up to Mayweather and his team to follow suit.






Michael Bisping Still Expects to Fight GSP Next, Says Knee Issues Could Delay UFC Title Defense

Wed, 17 May 2017 15:34:57 -0700

While UFC President Dana White might have said that Yoel Romero is getting the next middleweight title shot, Michael Bisping is still under the impression that he’ll be fighting Georges St. Pierre.



Sage Northcutt’s Older Sister to Make Professional MMA Debut at LFA 14

Wed, 17 May 2017 15:03:22 -0700

Colbey Northcutt, the older sister of UFC star Sage Northcutt, will make her professional mixed martial arts debut at Legacy Fighting Alliance 14 on June 23.



Demetrious Johnson on Ronda Rousey’s Reaction to Defeat: ‘Everybody F---ing Loses…Grow Up’

Wed, 17 May 2017 14:30:34 -0700

It has been a while since Demetrious Johnson last tasted defeat -- 2,055 days, to be exact -- but the reigning UFC flyweight king constantly imagines what it might be like to be on the losing end of a fight again.



Rory MacDonald Feels ‘More in Touch with the Promoter’ Since Moving from UFC to Bellator

Wed, 17 May 2017 11:10:45 -0700

Although it feels like he’s already been around forever, Rory MacDonald is still just 27 years old.






Shay Walsh, Alan Philpott to Collide for Vacant Bantamweight Title at BAMMA 30

Wed, 17 May 2017 08:53:35 -0700

When Tom Duquesnoy vacated his BAMMA bantamweight title earlier this year, it was a mystery as to when it would find a new home and, more importantly, who would claim it. On July 7 at BAMMA 30, the championship belt will be vacant no more.



Inaugural Flyweight Champion to be Crowned at LFA 14 on June 23

Wed, 17 May 2017 03:09:33 -0700

Legacy Fighting Alliance will crown its inaugural flyweight champion at LFA 14 on June 23 when Jerome Rivera takes on Roberto Sanchez.



UFC Set to Return to Japan for Fight Night Event on Sept. 23

Tue, 16 May 2017 18:48:45 -0700

The Ultimate Fighting Championship will hold its fifth event in Japan on Sept. 23, the promotion announced Tuesday.



Report: Ex-Manager Claims UFC Champ Michael Bisping Owes Him $349K

Tue, 16 May 2017 15:27:05 -0700

Michael Bisping is going to court over a dispute in which his former manager claims the UFC middleweight champion owes him $349,000.



CSAC Unanimously Passes Significant New Weight-Cutting Regulations

Tue, 16 May 2017 14:49:26 -0700

The California State Athletic Commission unanimously passed a 10-point plan on Tuesday in hopes of combatting extreme weight cutting in mixed martial arts.



Luke Rockhold to UFC President Dana White: ‘Think Before You Run Your Mouth’

Tue, 16 May 2017 12:50:35 -0700

Some of Dana White’s comments at the UFC 211 post-fight press conference have drawn the ire of former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold.



Means vs. Garcia, Horcher vs. Powell Booked for UFC Fight Night 112 in Oklahoma City

Tue, 16 May 2017 11:23:00 -0700

A pair of bouts have been added to the UFC Fight Night 112 bill, as Tim Means will face Alex Garcia at welterweight and Darrell Horcher will face Devin Powell at lightweight.



UFC Fight Night 109 Update: Taleb Gets New Opponent; Grabowksi vs. Colombo Canceled

Tue, 16 May 2017 11:06:13 -0700

Unbeaten Octagon newcomer Oliver Enkamp has replaced the injured Emil Weber Meek and will face Nordine Taleb at UFC Fight Night 109.



WME's Hollywood-MMA Push: ‘Gossip Girl's’ Blake Lively to Star in MMA Action-Drama ‘Bruised’

Mon, 15 May 2017 21:19:17 -0700

Thought the trend of mixed martial arts-related dramas was dying out? Not if the Ultimate Fighting Championship's parent company William Morris Endeavor (WME) has something to say about it.



UFC 211 Medical Suspensions: Gabriel Benitez, Chas Skelly Facing 6 Months on the Shelf

Mon, 15 May 2017 16:00:50 -0700

Monday, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation's (TDLR) Combative Sports division released its list of medical suspensions following this past Saturday's UFC 211 card in Dallas and it's featherweights Gabriel Benitez and Chas Skelly facing the longest time on the shelf.



Yoel Romero Opens as Nearly 4-to-1 Favorite Against Michael Bisping for Upcoming UFC Title Clash

Mon, 15 May 2017 12:27:29 -0700

Much of the discontent surrounding the proposed Michael Bisping-Georges St. Pierre UFC middleweight title fight came from the fact that the promotion's No. 1 middleweight contender, Yoel Romero, had both earned his spot and was a serious threat to Bisping's title reign. Now that the Ultimate Fighting Championship has pumped the breaks on Bisping-GSP and are angling for Bisping-Romero this summer, oddsmakers agree.



Felipe Arantes out, Debuting Brian Kelleher In Against Iuri Alcantara at UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro

Mon, 15 May 2017 10:46:57 -0700

Iuri Alcantara isn't getting the opponent most expected, but “Marajo” now has an official booking in his native Brazil.



After Knee Controversy, Dustin Poirier Plans to Appeal UFC 211 No Contest with Eddie Alvarez

Mon, 15 May 2017 10:29:09 -0700

Dustin Poirier feels like he was on the road to victory against Eddie Alvarez. Now, at the very least, he's looking for something other than a no-contest ruling.