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Published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:01:28 -0700

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Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Debut Event to Feature Trio of UFC Vets

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:17:13 -0700

The lineup is official for the first iteration of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, and there are some familiar faces on the card.



Two Bouts Added to Rizin FF’s World Grand Prix 2017 Card on July 30

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:58:24 -0700

Rizin FF announced on Thursday afternoon that two bouts have been added to the Rizin Fighting World GP 2017 card, which takes place July 30 at Saitama Super Arena.






Phil Davis Plans on Beating Ryan Bader ‘So Bad There Won’t Be a Need for Third Fight’

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:39:30 -0700

The first meeting between Phil Davis and Ryan Bader was a closely contested bout that could have gone either way, but “Mr. Wonderful” doesn’t plan on leaving anything to chance in their rematch.



UFC Champs Conor McGregor, Demetrious Johnson Nominated for 2017 ESPY Awards

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:05:26 -0700

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and flyweight king Demetrious Johnson have both received ESPY Nominations for “Best Fighter” in 2017.



Former Agent Files Lawsuit Against UFC Star Nate Diaz for Breach of Contract

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:42:18 -0700

Nate Diaz’s former agent has filed a lawsuit in Dallas District Court against the UFC star for breach of contract.



Source: Dakota Cochrane to Fight Maki Pitolo in VFC 58 Headliner on July 22

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:41:12 -0700

Victory Fighting Championship is set to invade Baxter Arena in Omaha, Nebraska, on Saturday, July 22 and a pair of welterweights are slated to clash in a pivotal showdown.



Bellator Champ Lima Hoping for Long Overdue Recognition with Wins over Larkin, MacDonald

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:53:00 -0700

Despite being a two-time Bellator welterweight champion, Douglas Lima doesn’t feel as though he gets the recognition he deserves.



UFC 213 Update: Rob Font vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade Set for Las Vegas

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:52:38 -0700

A bantamweight clash pitting Rob Font against Douglas Silva de Andrade has been added to the UFC 213 lineup.



UFC, WSOF Vet Rousimar Palhares to Face Alexei Ivanov in Fight Nights Global 70 Main Event

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:22:19 -0700

Controversial submission specialist Rousimar Palhares will square off against Alexei Ivanov in the Heather Hardy: MMA One of the Few Sports Where Women Are Seen as Athletes

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:30:20 -0700

After compiling a 20-0 record and winning the WBC international featherweight title in the boxing ring, Heather Hardy will make her mixed martial arts debut in one of the world’s most famous sporting venues — Madison Square Garden.



Matt Hughes’ Family Working with Brain and Spinal Injury Non-Profit Organization

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:26:49 -0700

Matt Hughes family will work with the Triumph Over Tragedy Foundation to determine the next steps in the UFC Hall of Famer’s care.






George Sullivan Accepts 1-Year Suspension for Second Anti-Doping Violation

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:01:21 -0700

UFC welterweight George Sullivan has accepted a one-year suspension from USADA after a second anti-doping violation.



John Makdessi Replaces Claudio Puelles, Meets Sage Northcutt at UFC 214 on July 29

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:20:36 -0700

Sage Northcutt will be facing a far more experienced opponent that originally anticipated at UFC 214.



UFC Fight Night 111 Medicals: Bethe Correia Gets 6-Month Term After Head-Kick KO Defeat

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:07:45 -0700

Former women’s bantamweight title challenger Bethe Correia has been issued a six-month medical suspension following her knockout loss to Holly Holm at UFC Fight Night 111.



Edmonton Orders Third-Party Review Into Death of Tim Hague Following Boxing Match

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:32:05 -0700

The City of Edmonton has ordered a third-party review to be conducted into the boxing match the resulted in the death of Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Tim Hague, according to a report from Global News.



Andrea Lee to Defend Flyweight Crown in Legacy Fighting Alliance 16 Headliner

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:16:04 -0700

Andrea Lee will make her first 125-pound title defense against Davina Maciel in the Legacy Fighting Alliance 16 headliner on July 14.



Manager: McGregor an Apparel ‘Free Agent,’ Not Tied to Reebok for Mayweather Bout

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:12:15 -0700

On June 14, it was officially announced that McGregor's fantastical dream, a boxing showdown with 49-0 legend Floyd Mayweather Jr., would become a reality on Aug. 26. Now, it's been confirmed by the UFC lightweight champion's manager, Audie Attar, that McGregor won't be contractually bound or restrained in any way when it comes to seeking apparel sponsors for the bout with “Money Mayweather.”



Broadcast Duties Announced for Mike Goldberg, Mauro Ranallo Ahead of Bellator 180 in NYC

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:51:57 -0700

Bellator MMA has set its broadcast line-ups set for Saturday evening at Madison Square Garden.



Boxing: Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn Airs Live on ESPN; Future ESPN-Top Rank Cards to Follow

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:04:09 -0700

Manny Pacquiao's (59-6-2, 38 KOs) July 1 World Boxing Organization 147-pound title defense against Australian Jeff Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs) will air live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. The news was announced Monday by ESPN and Pacquiao's promoter, Top Rank.



BW Champ Tonya Evinger to 145, In for Megan Anderson Versus Helena Kolesnyk at Invicta 24

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:17:16 -0700

Since Megan Anderson bound for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Invicta Fighting Championships' next card has a new main event.



UFC Strips Germaine de Randamie; ‘Cyborg’ Faces Megan Anderson for Vacant Title at UFC 214

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:01:52 -0700

On Monday, the UFC announced that de Randamie had been stripped of her 145-pound title. With “The Iron Lady” removed from the throne, the UFC has announced that UFC 214 on July 29, will feature a bout for the vacant crown between “Cyborg” Cristiane Justino and Invicta Fighting Championships beltholder Megan Anderson.



Update: UFC Heavyweight Veteran Tim Hague Taken Off Life Support, Dead at 34

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 14:53:27 -0700

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight Tim Hague has succumbed to the injuries he sustained in a knockout loss this past Friday, in a boxing match. On Sunday, Hague was taken off life support and pronounced dead at an Edmonton, Alberta hospital. He was 34 years old.



Holly Holm Expected Boos As She Awaited ‘Clean Shot’ Against Bethe Correia

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 22:57:34 -0700

The journey might have been a little bit tedious, but the final destination was well worth the trip.



Boxing: Andre Ward Stops Sergey Kovalev in Eighth to Retain Light Heavyweight Titles

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 20:55:52 -0700

Andre Ward proved to the world that he is not only the best light heavyweight in the world, but also the No.1 pound-for-pound boxer when he stopped rival Sergey Kovalev in the eighth round in Las Vegas.



Boxing: Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev 2 Play-by-Play & Round-by-Round Scoring

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 18:57:12 -0700

Sherdog.com's live coverage of the light heavyweight championship rematch between Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev kicks off at 10 p.m. ET live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.



Ex-UFC Fighter Josh Grispi Sentenced to 5 1/2 Years in Prison on Multiple Charges

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 17:19:51 -0700

Former UFC and WEC fighter Josh Grispi will go to prison on charges stemming from what one Massachusetts police officer called “the worst case of domestic abuse I’ve ever seen.”



Colby Covington Sends Warning to Welterweight Division: ‘This is the Embarrassment Tour’

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 17:19:51 -0700

Perhaps the most confident fighter to emerge from UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore on Saturday was rising welterweight talent Colby Covington.



Report: UFC Veteran Tim Hague Brain Dead Following Boxing Match

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 17:19:40 -0700

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight Tim Hague is reportedly brain dead after suffering a brutal knockout loss Friday night in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.



UFC Fight Night 111 Bonuses: Holm, Sasaki, Li, Camacho Earn $50K Awards

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 07:57:44 -0700

It took her a while to get warmed up, but Holly Holm’s patience paid off — literally.



Holly Holm Answers Bethe Correia Taunts, Scores Head Kick KO in UFC Fight Night Headliner

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 07:35:12 -0700

Holly Holm head kick knocks out Bethe Correia in the third round of their UFC Fight Night 111 main event in Singapore.



UFC Fight Night 111 Prelims: Jon Tuck Choke Submits Shopworn Takanori Gomi in Singapore

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 04:45:12 -0700

Jon Tuck now has a signature name on his resume.



UFC Fight Night 111 ‘Holm vs. Correia’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:57:12 -0700

Sherdog.com's live coverage of UFC Fight Night 111 “Holm vs. Correia” kicks off Saturday at 4:30 a.m. ET from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.



UFC Fight Night 111 Weigh-in Results: Holly Holm, Bethe Correia On Point

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:05:07 -0700

The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be visiting Singapore on Saturday with an intriguing fight card.



HBO Boxing Pay-Per-View Weigh-in Results: Andre Ward, Sergey Kovalev Set for Rematch

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:27:03 -0700

Andre Ward and Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev are set to square off in what is actually the biggest, best possible matchup that the sport of boxing can produce.



Fedor Emelianenko Would Like to Continue Fighting for ‘As Long As I Am Physically Capable’

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:45:29 -0700

Fedor Emelianenko already called it a career once following a first-round knockout of Pedro Rizzo in Russia in June 2012, but if “The Last Emperor” gets his way, his next retirement won’t be in the near future.



Former UFC Champ Matt Hughes Injured in Accident Following Collision with Train

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:02:06 -0700

Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes has been airlifted to a medical facility after a truck he was in collided with a moving train, according to a report from ESPN.com.



Showtime Boxing Reveals Broadcast Team for Mayweather vs. McGregor

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:09:45 -0700

The broadcast team for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight will include recently-hired Bellator MMA commentator Mauro Ranallo.



ACB 62 Weigh-in Results: Townsend-Shabliy Cancelled; Cruz-Stepanyan New Main Event

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:05:12 -0700

Absolute Championship Berkut returns once again for what should be yet another event loaded with mayhem.



Newcomer Amanda Ribas Removed From ‘TUF 25’ Finale Due to Anti-Doping Violation

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 18:43:15 -0700

Amanda Ribas will not make her Octagon debut at "The Ultimate Fighter 25” finale finale due to a potential anti-doping violation, the UFC announced Thursday.



Sergei Kharitonov Flattens Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou in 38 Seconds at M-1 Challenge 80

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:04:05 -0700

It didn’t take long for Sergei Kharitonov to prove who the better man was Thursday night against Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou.



Mayweather vs. McGregor Expected to Rival Super Bowl in Terms of Overall Wagers

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:37:02 -0700

Regardless of how one views the fight, there’s no denying that the duel between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor is going to be massive.



Dana White ‘Absolutely’ Thinks Conor McGregor Will Defend UFC Title by End of 2017

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:05:24 -0700

Conor McGregor will likely earn life-changing money for his Aug. 26 boxing match with Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas, but that doesn’t necessarily mean his UFC days are numbered.



Showtime Exec: Mayweather-McGregor Could Surpass Reach of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 08:46:06 -0700

When it comes to pay-per-view numbers, money and overall impact, all parties involved believe that Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor has the potential to be among the biggest fights ever in combat sports.



Nate Diaz Offers Reminder of First Fight vs. McGregor Following Mayweather Announcement

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 19:24:42 -0700

Nate Diaz wasn’t about to let the day’s big news pass without issuing some kind of response.



Dana White: UFC Brand Won’t Be Diminished Regardless of Mayweather-McGregor Result

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 19:06:21 -0700

The betting lines may fluctuate as Aug. 26 approaches, but there is no doubt that Conor McGregor will be a massive underdog against Floyd Mayweather.



Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Boxing Match Official for Aug. 26 in Las Vegas

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:19:46 -0700

After months of speculation, the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing match is finally official.



Referees, Judges Assigned for Championship Bouts Atop UFC 213 Lineup in Las Vegas

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:06:51 -0700

The Nevada Athletic Commission on Wednesday revealed referee and judging assignments for the two championship bouts at UFC 213 in Las Vegas.



Report: UFC Prospect Arnold Allen Gets Suspended Sentence for Christmas Party Brawl

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:31:11 -0700

Arnold Allen appears to have avoided jail time for his involvement in a Christmas party brawl in which the UFC featherweight prospect was described as “running amok.”