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Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:32:13 -0800

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UFC Fight Night 103 Bonuses: Rodriguez, Oleynik, Mendes, Saenz Pocket $50K

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 22:03:28 -0800

Yair Rodriguez, Alexey Oleynik, Augusto Mendes and Frankie Saenz all received $50,000 bonuses for their work at UFC Fight Night 103 at Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix on Sunday night.



B.J. Penn No Match for Yair Rodriguez in One-Sided UFC Fight Night 103 Main Event

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 21:54:03 -0800

The past crossed paths with the future inside the unforgiving Octagon, and it was not a pretty sight.



UFC to Return to Buffalo for First Time in More Than 20 Years with PPV Card on April 8

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:32:12 -0800

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced Sunday night that it will return to Buffalo, N.Y., for the first time in more than 20 years.



Cody Garbrandt, T.J. Dillashaw to Serve as Coaches for ‘The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption’

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:54:54 -0800

Bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt and former 135-pound titlist T.J. Dillashaw will serve as coaches on the 25th season of “The Ultimate Fighter.”



UFC Fight Night 103 Prelims: Drakkar Klose, Augusto Mendes, Alexey Oleynik Triumphant in Phoenix

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:17:57 -0800

A replacement for the injured Jordan Rinaldi, the MMA Lab prospect remained unbeaten with a unanimous decision over New Hampshire-based Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Devin Powell at UFC Fight Night “Rodriguez vs. Penn” on Sunday at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix. Klose (7-0-1, 1-0 UFC) swept the scorecards with 30-27 nods from all three judges.



UFC Fight Night 103 ‘Rodriguez vs. Penn’ Results: Play-by-Play & Updates

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:57:12 -0800

Sherdog's live UFC Fight Night 103 “Rodriguez vs. Penn” coverage kicks off Sunday at 6:15 p.m. ET.



Amanda Nunes Aspires to Be Two-Division Champ, Calls for Holm-De Randamie Winner

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 10:43:32 -0800

Amanda Nunes wants to follow in the footsteps of Conor McGregor.



Tonya Evinger-Yana Kunitskaya Rematch Booked for Invicta FC 22 on March 25

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 10:19:44 -0800

A bantamweight championship rematch between Tonya Evinger and Yana Kunitskaya will take place at Invicta FC 22.



Megan Anderson Vanquishes Charmaine Tweet, Claims Interim Invicta Featherweight Title

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 20:10:42 -0800

Megan Anderson stepped into the void left by the uncertainty surrounding the immediate future of Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino.




Invicta FC 21 Results: Play-by-Play & Updates

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 19:05:07 -0800

Sherdog's live Invicta FC 21 coverage kicks off Saturday at 8 p.m. ET.



Sunday Morning UFC Coffee: Who Is Fighting Tonight?

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:15:11 -0800

For those of you wondering “What time is the fight tonight?” and “Who is fighting tonight?” in relation to the latest Ultimate Fighting Championship event, Sherdog.com has you covered.



Vitaly Bigdash Routs Replacement Aung La N Sang to Retain One Championship Title

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 12:12:24 -0800

Vitaly Bigdash appears to have his heart set on a lengthy reign.



UFC Fight Night 103 Weigh-in Results: B.J. Penn, Yair Rodriguez Cleared for Battle

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 09:05:20 -0800

The first Ultimate Fighting Championship event of the New Year is around the corner and one of the all-time legends of mixed martial arts will be in action.



Leandro Higo Outpoints Steven Peterson, Captures Inaugural LFA Bantamweight Title

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:22:10 -0800

Leandro Higo made Legacy Fighting Alliance history on Friday night, and he just might have punched his ticket to the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the process.



Anderson Silva to Meet Derek Brunson at UFC 208 in Brooklyn on Feb. 11

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:51:24 -0800

The UFC 208 pay-per-view card has received a late boost, as Anderson Silva will lock horns with Derek Brunson on Feb. 11 in Brooklyn.



Floyd Mayweather Laughs at Dana White’s Offer to Fight McGregor: ‘He’s a F---ing Comedian’

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:01:08 -0800

No surprise here, but Floyd Mayweather isn’t interested in Dana White’s offer to box Conor McGregor in the UFC.



Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Official for May 6 in Las Vegas

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:36:26 -0800

One of the most popular fighters in all of boxing today will return to action as Saul “Canelo” Alvarez finally has an opponent for his already-scheduled May 6 date in Las Vegas.



Dana White Offers McGregor, Mayweather $25 Million Apiece for Boxing Match Under UFC Banner

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:58:50 -0800

Dana White has responded to Floyd Mayweather’s proposal to Conor McGregor for a boxing match, but the UFC president’s counter offer might not be to the retired champion’s liking.



NAC Approves Project to Evaluate Marijuana’s Potential Removal from Banned List

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:26:51 -0800

The Nevada Athletic Commission is one step closer to removing marijuana from its list of banned substances.



Invicta FC 21 Weigh-ins: Charmaine Tweet, Megan Anderson Cleared for Brawl

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:56:45 -0800

Invicta Fighting Championships, the world’s leading all-female mixed martial arts promotion, is back on Saturday night with its first event of 2017.



Heavyweight Prospects Fortune, Trice Help Finalize Bellator 171 Card

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:08:32 -0800

California-based MMA promotion Bellator announced Friday that three more bouts have been tacked onto Bellator 171, finalizing the event.



Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson to Clash for Interim LW Title at UFC 209

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:42:59 -0800

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will clash for the interim lightweight crown at UFC 209, the promotion announced on Thursday.



LFA 1 Weigh-in Results: Steven Peterson, Leandro Higo On Point

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:36:33 -0800

Legacy Fighting Alliance is finally set for its maiden show as the new promotion that was birthed out of the merger of Legacy Fighting Championship and the Resurrection Fighting Alliance will thrill mixed martial arts fans Friday night.



Report: Injury Forces Stefan Struve Out of UFC Fight Night 105 Headliner vs. Junior dos Santos

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:44:49 -0800

Stefan Struve has been forced to withdraw from the UFC Fight Night 105 main event against Junior dos Santos due to a shoulder injury, according to a report from Brazilian outlet Combate on Thursday.



Bellator 170’s Derek Anderson Believes Lightweight Title Shot Could Be Imminent

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:55:14 -0800

Derek Anderson is far from a household name in Bellator MMA right now, but the 26-year-old lightweight might only be a couple wins away from becoming a much more well-known commodity.



A.J. McKee to Face Brandon Phillips on Bellator 171 Main Card

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:32:29 -0800

Featherweight prospect A.J. McKee will take on Brandon Phillips in a main card contest at Bellator 171.



Former UFC Welterweight Champ Robbie Lawler Leaves American Top Team

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:39:41 -0800

Robbie Lawler has parted ways with American Top Team.



Manny Pacquiao to Fight Jeff Horn for WBO Welterweight Title on April 23

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:20:27 -0800

It looks like future Hall of Famer Manny Pacquiao is going to remain an active boxer as the Filipino senator is set to fight virtual unknown Jeff Horn.



Floyd Mayweather Says He Offered Conor McGregor $15 Million, PPV Points for Boxing Match

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:12:53 -0800

Shortly after he become lightweight champion at UFC 205, Conor McGregor said he would need $100 million to face pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match.



Light Heavyweights Ed Herman, Igor Pokrajac Set for UFC 209 in Las Vegas

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:12:20 -0800

A pair of Octagon veterans will lock horns when Ed Herman meets Igor Pokrajac at UFC 209 in Las Vegas on March 4.



Brad Pickett Retirement Bout, 5 Other Contests Announced for UFC Fight Night London

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:54:38 -0800

Brad Pickett will bid farewell to mixed martial arts on home soil when he faces Enrique Briones at UFC Fight Night in London on March 18.



Ricardo Ramos Draws Michinori Tanaka for Octagon Debut at UFC Fight Night 104

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:25:12 -0800

Ricardo Lucas Ramos, who was featured on a recent episode of the “Dana White: Lookin’ for a Fight” reality show, has his first fight inside the Octagon lined up.



Carpenter Suffers Concussion, Bout vs. Hardy Scratched from Invicta FC 21

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:15:38 -0800

The bout between Brieta Carpenter and Heather Hardy, scheduled for this Saturday’s Invicta FC 21 card, has been scrapped. Promotion officials announced the news Tuesday evening.



Mark Hunt Files Civil Lawsuit Against the UFC, Dana White, Brock Lesnar

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:43:04 -0800

If Mark Hunt gets his way, Brock Lesnar isn’t going keep the majority of his UFC 200 purse after failing two drug tests in relation to the event.



Lombard vs. Tavares Removed from UFC on Fox 23; Di Chirico vs. Spicely Added to Card

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:22:07 -0800

A middleweight bout between Hector Lombard and Brad Tavares set for UFC on Fox 23 has been canceled due to injuries to both fighters.



Ex-Strawweight Champ Carla Esparza to Face Randa Markos at UFC Fight Night 105

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:24:06 -0800

Former 115-pound champion Carla Esparza will lock horns with Randa Markos at UFC Fight Night 105 on Feb. 19.



UFC on Fox 23 Update: Alex Caceres to Meet Jason Knight in Denver on Jan. 28

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:37:13 -0800

A featherweight tilt pitting Alex Caceres against Jason Knight has been added to the UFC on Fox 23 lineup, promotion officials announced Tuesday.



Melvin Guillard, Chidi Njokuani Booked for Bellator 171 Main Event on Jan. 27

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:13:13 -0800

Melvin Guillard and Chidi Njokuani will square off in the Bellator 171 headliner on Jan. 27.



NAC to Consider Removing Marijuana From Prohibited Substances at Upcoming Meeting

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:19:38 -0800

The Nevada Athletic Commission has been notoriously hard on fighters testing positive for marijuana in the past, but it could be changing that stance in the near future.



Liam McGeary vs. Chris Fields to Headline Bellator 173 in Belfast on Feb. 24

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:50:03 -0800

A light heavyweight duel between Liam McGeary and Chris Fields will top Bellator MMA’s return to Ireland on Feb. 24.



UFC Nixes Plans for Scheduled March 3 Fight Night Card in Las Vegas

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 02:11:04 -0800

We will have to wait a little longer than expected for the first Ultimate Fighting Championship doubleheader weekend in 2017.



UFC Champ Tyron Woodley Announces Stephen Thompson Rematch for UFC 209 on March 4

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 14:00:31 -0800

Monday, on his podcast “The Morning Wood Show with Deez Nuts” which he co-hosts with UFC veteran Din Thomas, Tyron Woodley revealed that he would make the second defense of his welterweight title in a rematch with Stephen Thompson at UFC 209 on March 4 in Las Vegas.



Bellator Rebooks Budd-Coenen for Bellator 174, Will Crown First Women's 145-Pound Champ

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 11:47:54 -0800

Bellator MMA is going to try to crown a women's featherweight champion once again.



Video: Dana White Fires Back at ‘Uppity’ Meryl Streep

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 11:21:22 -0800

Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White reacts to comments made by Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes.



Jimmie Rivera Does a 180 on Marlon Vera Replacement Bout, Pulls Out of Jan. 15 UFC Fight Night

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 11:08:28 -0800

Now, Bryan Caraway's injury really means that Jimmie Rivera doesn't have an opponent.



Ev Ting-Kamal Shalorus To Headline One Championship 52 on Feb. 10 in Kuala Lumpur

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 10:53:21 -0800

One Championship has announced that the New Zealand-based Malaysian Ev Ting will take on Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Kamal Shalorus at One Championship 52 “Throne of Tigers” on Feb. 10. Ting-Shalorus will headline the card, which takes place at Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur.






Jon Jones Doesn’t Think Ronda Rousey Should Retire After Devastating UFC 207 Defeat

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 15:08:55 -0800

The future of Ronda Rousey remains very much in doubt following her devastating loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207, but at least one fellow former champion believes that she shouldn’t call it a career just yet.



Former UFC Lightweight Champ Rafael dos Anjos Announces Move to Welterweight

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 12:33:44 -0800

It wasn’t too long ago that Rafael dos Anjos was the king of the lightweights. He was 10-1 over an 11-fight stretch and in that span, he captured the UFC’s 155-pound crown.



UFC 208 Update: ‘Jacare’ Souza vs. Tim Boetsch Booked for Brooklyn

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 12:19:58 -0800

Ronaldo Souza will lock horns with Tim Boetsch at UFC 208 in Brooklyn on Feb. 11.