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Published: Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:54:30 -0800

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‘TUF 24’ Finale Medical Suspensions: Cejudo, Ellenberger Facing 6-Month Layoffs

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:23:08 -0800

Henry Cejudo and Jake Ellenberger are among four fighters facing potential six-month suspensions following Saturday’s "The Ultimate Fighter 24" finale event.



UFC President Blasts ‘Scumbag’ Bjorn Rebney’s Involvement in MMA Athletes Association

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:54:50 -0800

Once upon a time, Dana White and Bjorn Rebney were figureheads for competing mixed martial arts organizations.



Julianna Pena, Valentina Shevchenko to Headline UFC on Fox 23 in Denver on Jan. 28

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:29:29 -0800

A pivotal matchup of bantamweight contenders will top the UFC on Fox 23 bill in Denver when Julianna Pena meets Valentina Shevchenko on Jan. 28.



Dana White: Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino Turned Down Two Title Fights at 145 Pounds

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:34:39 -0800

While Cristiane Justino recently threatened to leave the UFC if the promotion didn’t implement her weight class, Dana White claims that steps have already been taken to accommodate the Brazilian star.



Demetrious Johnson Fears Minor LCL Tear, Wants Record-Tying 10th UFC Title Defense in Vegas

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:22:25 -0800

Demetrious Johnson is already knows where he wants to have his historic next Ultimate Fighting Championship title defense, but the question of when it might is presently clouded by minor injury concerns.



Jessica Andrade-Maryna Moroz Strawweight Bout Tabbed for UFC 207 on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 23:46:18 -0800

Rising Brazilian strawweight contender Jessica Andrade will make her third Octagon appearance at 115 pounds, taking on Ukraine’s Maryna Moroz at UFC 207 on Dec. 30 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.



Bellator 166 Broadcast on Spike Draws 613,000 Viewers in Initial TV Ratings

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:31:59 -0800

Initial ratings are positive for Bellator 166, with preliminary Neilsen estimates pegging the Dec. 2 event at 613,000 average viewers, with 289,000 viewers in the 18-49 demographic.



UFC Announces Andrew Schleimer to Become New Chief Financial Officer Headed Into 2017

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:29:12 -0800

As 2016 draws to a close and we prepare for the WME-IMG era of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the UFC has announced the appointment of its new Chief Financial Officer Andrew Schleimer.



Daniel Weichel, Helen Harper Get New Opponents for Dec. 16 Bellator 169 Bill in Dublin

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:43:18 -0800

Daniel Weichel and Helen Harper have new opponents for Bellator 169.



‘TUF 24’ Finale Salaries: Demetrious Johnson Earns $350K, Tim Elliott Takes Home $100K

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:10:15 -0800

“The Ultimate Fighter 24” Finale may not have featured Demetrious Johnson’s greatest challenge, but it was still a comparatively solid payday for the flyweight king.



Demetrious Johnson: Once I Made My Adjustments, It Was ‘Downhill’ for Tim Elliott

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:18:13 -0800

The popular narrative that will emerge from "The Ultimate Fighter 24” finale main event is that Tim Elliott gave Demetrious Johnson the most difficult test of his flyweight reign.



Sunday Morning UFC Coffee: Who Won the Fight Last Night?

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:10:08 -0800

Are you wondering who won the fight last night? Sherdog.com has you covered.



Joseph Benavidez: Third Bout vs. ‘Mighty Mouse’ is ‘the Only Fight I Want Now’

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 23:55:05 -0800

Joseph Benavidez is currently 0-for-2 against the reigning flyweight king, but after yet another solid performance, he is more than ready to prove that the third time is the charm.



‘TUF 24’ Finale Bonuses: Cannonier, Cutelaba, McMann, Smith Receive $50K Checks

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 23:07:42 -0800

On a night with a few worthy candidates, it was Jared Cannonier and Ion Cutelaba who walked away with “Fight of the Night” honors at "The Ultimate Fighter 24” finale.



Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson Survives Scare to Deny Tim Elliott at ‘TUF 24’ Finale

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 22:51:07 -0800

Demetrious Johnson turns away Tim Elliott to retain his flyweight crown at “The Ultimate Fighter 24” Finale on Saturday in Las Vegas.



Prospect Darrion Caldwell Avenges Lone Career Loss to Joe Taimanglo in Bellator 167 Headliner

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 21:13:06 -0800

You can call it a fluke or call it a learning experience, but however you may want to reckon Joe Taimanglo’s July upset of Darrion Caldwell, the latter now has vengeance and redemption.



‘Korean Zombie’ Returns to Headline UFC Fight Night 104 in Houston vs. Dennis Bermudez

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:00:27 -0800

Chan Sung Jung’s military service in his native South Korea is complete, and now “The Korean Zombie” has a date booked for his Octagon return.



‘TUF 24’ Finale Results: Play-by-Play & Updates

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 18:57:12 -0800

Sherdog's live “The Ultimate Fighter 24” Finale coverage kicks off Saturday at 7 p.m. ET.



‘The Ultimate Fighter 24’ Finale Prelims: Ryan Hall Bewilders Frustrated Gray Maynard

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 18:55:07 -0800

Gray Maynard will not have fond memories of his encounter with Ryan Hall.



Saturday Morning UFC Coffee: Who Is Fighting Tonight?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:48:22 -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.



Gerald Harris Scores Frightening KO of Aaron Cobb in Legacy 63 Main Event

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:46:40 -0800

Gerald Harris was not pleased on Thursday as the welterweight contender had to pack on loads of additional weight just to be able to fight.



Jason Jackson Wins Welterweight Title in Controversial Fashion in Titan FC 42 Headliner

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:41:17 -0800

Sizeable underdog Jason Jackson sent ripples through the mixed martial arts world on Friday night with a shocking first-round stoppage of defending Titan Fighting Championships welterweight champion Dhiego Lima.



Picking & Grinning: ‘The Ultimate Fighter 24’ Finale

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:31:21 -0800

Demetrious Johnson has had the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s flyweight division under his boot for more than four years.



Eduardo Dantas Avenges Joe Warren Loss, Retains Bantamweight Crown at Bellator 166

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:57:20 -0800

Eduardo Dantas keeps a firm grip on the Bellator bantamweight championship with a majority decision over Joe Warren on Friday in Oklahoma.



TUF 24 Finale Weigh-in Results: Demetrious Johnson, Tim Elliott Clear Final Hurdle

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:14:50 -0800

The grand finale of The Ultimate Fighter 24 will commence Saturday night



Bellator 166 Results: Play-by-Play & Round-by-Round Scoring

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:12:57 -0800

Sherdog.com's live Bellator 166 coverage kicks off at 7 p.m. ET.



Bellator 167 Weigh-in Results: Darrion Caldwell, Joe Taimanglo Set for Rematch

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:52:31 -0800

California-based Bellator MMA returns to the Winstar World Casino on Saturday night with another event of caged combat on Spike. Bellator 167 is set to be headlined by the intriguing bantamweight rematch between Darrion Caldwell and Joe Taimanglo.



Roy Nelson Apologizes for Kicking Ref ‘Big’ John McCarthy After UFC Fight Night 95 Win

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:19:20 -0800

Roy Nelson is attempting to make amends for his actions following a second-round knockout victory over Antonio Silva at UFC Fight Night 95 on Sept. 24.



Video: Patrick Cummins Exits UFC Fight Night 102 Due to Staph Infection

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:36:41 -0800

Patrick Cummins has pulled out of his light heavyweight clash with Gian Villante at UFC Fight Night 102 after suffering a staph infection.



Hector Lombard to Face Brad Tavares in Middleweight Bout at UFC on Fox 23

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:19:42 -0800

Hector Lombard will attempt to end a three-fight winless streak when he faces Brad Tavares at UFC on Fox 23.



Caraway-Rivera, Lauzon-Held, ‘Formiga’-Pettis Set for UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:03:01 -0800

A trio of bouts has been added to the UFC Fight Night 103 lineup next month in Phoenix.



Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Calls Wanderlei Silva a ‘Scared Bitch’ After Withdrawal from Rizin Grand Prix

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:43:30 -0800

The Rizin open-weight grand prix quarterfinal showdown between Mirko Filipovic and Wanderlei Silva will not be taking place as expected, and “Cro Cop” is none too happy about it.



Brandon Vera, Bibiano Fernandes Retain Titles at One Championship ‘Age of Domination’

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:42:02 -0800

It felt like a walk in the park for Brandon Vera.



Free Live Stream: Bellator 166 Prelims (7 p.m. ET)

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:50:12 -0800

Watch the Bellator 166 prelims live and free on Sherdog at 7 p.m. ET.



Darrion Caldwell Left Old Camp for Alliance MMA 2 Days After Upset Loss to Joe Taimanglo

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:23:24 -0800

Not long after Joe Taimanglo ensnared the heavily favored Darrion Caldwell in a fight-ending guilltoine nine seconds into the third-round of their Bellator 159 encounter, “The Wolf” was already looking for a mulligan.



Tonya Evinger Retains Invicta Title After Loss to Yana Kunitskaya Overturned to No-Contest

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:26:31 -0800

Tonya Evinger will remain the Invicta Fighting Championships bantamweight queen after her Nov. 18 submission loss to Yana Kunitskaya was changed to a no contest by the Missouri Office of Athletics.



Bellator 166 Weigh-in Results: Eduardo Dantas, Joe Warren Ready for Title Tilt

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:50:21 -0800

The Winstar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla., will once again be the home to Bellator MMA as Friday night will kick-off a special two-day weekend for the California-based promotion.



With Another Title Shot on Deck, Joe Warren Puts Retirement Thoughts on Hold

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:44:04 -0800

Should he defeat Eduardo Dantas in the Bellator 166 main event on Friday night, Joe Warren will begin his third title reign in the promotion, a remarkable achievement at any age.



UFC Moves Anaheim PPV Event to Aug. 5; UFC 208 Now Set for Barclays Center on Feb. 11

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:27:12 -0800

The Ultimate Fighting Championship will no longer be going head-to-head with Bellator MMA on Jan. 21.



Bellator 166 Weigh-in Video

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:19:23 -0800

Watch the Bellator 166 weigh-ins live at 3:30 p.m. ET.






Ilima-Lei MacFarlane on Bellator 167 Foe Emily Ducote: ‘She’s Friggin’ Tough’

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 07:33:24 -0800

As it stands right now, Ilima-Lei Macfarlane has no idea what it’s like to lose in a sanctioned MMA match.



Demetrious Johnson to Defend Title Against Tim Elliott Saturday at TUF 24 Finale

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:00:07 -0800

It’s been nearly five years since Demetrious Johnson last tasted defeat.



UFC Lightweight Champ Conor McGregor Issued Boxing License in California

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:52:55 -0800

Conor McGregor might actually be serious about testing his mettle in the sweet science.



Georges St. Pierre, Four Other UFC Stars Join Forces to Launch MMA Athletes Association

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:20:51 -0800

Former welterweight king Georges St. Pierre is joining forces with four other UFC stars to launch the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association (MMAAA) in hopes of securing better treatment for both past and present UFC fighters.



Cain Velasquez Has Surgery Scheduled for After UFC 207 Rematch vs. Fabricio Werdum

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:15:23 -0800

Cain Velasquez is no stranger to going under the knife, as a number of ailments and subsequent surgeries have sidelined the former UFC heavyweight champion over the years.



Welterweights Paul Daley, Brennan Ward to Clash at Bellator 170 in Los Angeles

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:12:42 -0800

A battle of welterweight sluggers has been booked for Los Angeles, as Paul Daley and Brennan Ward will lock horns at Bellator 170 on Jan. 21.



Kelvin Gastelum Pays $2K Fine, Avoids Suspension from New York Commission

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:01:25 -0800

The path has been cleared for Kelvin Gastelum to compete at UFC 206.



Goiti Yamauchi vs. Valeriu Mircea Added to Bellator 168 Lineup

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:40:19 -0800

California-based fight promotion Bellator MMA announced on Wednesday that a lightweight battle between Goiti Yamauchi and Valeriu Mircea has been added to next weekend’s Bellator 168 event.



Holloway Says ‘Murky’ Featherweight Division Now Clear Heading Into UFC 206

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:05:49 -0800

Max Holloway isn’t too fond of current UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and he has no desire to speak about former king at 145 pounds, Conor McGregor.