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Published: Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:52:24 -0800

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UFC on Fox 28 ‘Emmett vs. Stephens’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 18:57:12 -0800

Sherdog's live UFC on Fox 28 coverage kicks off Saturday at 4:15 p.m. ET.



Amanda Nunes to Defend Bantamweight Crown vs. Raquel Pennington at UFC 224

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:28:11 -0800

Amanda Nunes will make her third bantamweight title defense against Raquel Pennington at UFC 224.



Beneil Dariush Stays on UFC 222 Bill After Bobby Green's Injury, Now Faces Alexander Hernandez

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:58:10 -0800

The clock was ticking down, but Beneil Dariush has found himself a new dance partner for UFC 222 next week.






Edson Barboza vs. Kevin Lee Targeted For UFC Fight Night 128 Headline Duty in Atlantic City

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:38:22 -0800

The Ultimate Fighting Championship hasn’t been to Atlantic City, N.J., in four and a half years, but when the promotion hits the boardwalk again, it looks like America’s Playground is in for a banger of a main event.



Prop Bet Odds Released on Jon Jones' CSAC Suspension, Next Opponent, Potential 2018 Arrest

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:26:21 -0800

Jon Jones will go before the California State Athletic Commission on Tuesday to answer for his failed drug test. He faces a potential four-year suspension. How long “Jonny Bones” is actually suspended is anyone’s guess, but if you’ve got a good idea, you can make some money on it.



UFC on Fox 28 Weigh-ins: Josh Emmett, Jeremy Stephens on Point for Featherweight Headliner

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:56:56 -0800

UFC on Fox 28 headliners Josh Emmett (146) and Jeremy Stephens (146) both hit their featherweight marks on Friday morning, making their Saturday night main event official. Emmett took the scale much faster than his counterpart, but at 10:29 a.m. ET, Stephens hit 146 without the towel, green lighting the contest.



Daniel Cormier: Superfight with Stipe Miocic Bigger Than Jon Jones Bouts

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:43:46 -0800

Daniel Cormier believes that the superfight against Stipe Miocic is the biggest fight of his career and is excited to be featured in arguably one of the most anticipated fights ever inside the Octagon.



Callout: Marc Diakiese Wants Fight with Sage Northcutt

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:40:27 -0800

Ever since Sage Northcutt debuted back in 2015 inside the Octagon, he’s had a target on his back with several Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters clamoring to get in the cage with him.



Report: Gilbert Burns Rebooked After Weight-Related Cancelation, Faces Lando Vannata in April

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 01:53:51 -0800

Gilbert Burns might have blown his chance to fight this weekend, but it seems he didn't have to wait long for a new engagement.



Kelvin Gastelum vs. ’Jacare’ Souza Middleweight Clash Added to May UFC 224 Card in Rio

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:35:11 -0800

When Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight king Robert Whittaker is healthy, Yoel Romero will almost assuredly be his next challenger. Now, we have a good idea of who will be second in line.



Conor McGregor: I Put My Name Forward to Fight Frankie Edgar at UFC 222

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:35:44 -0800

This week, it was reported that Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight king Conor McGregor was negotiating to fight twice in the Octagon before 2018 was over. Well, if the champion is to be believed, we might not need to wait that long.



Dana White Affirms Ferguson-Nurmagomedov for 155 Title; Won't Say If McGregor Will Be Stripped

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:12:57 -0800

Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White may suggest that the promotion is moving on from Conor McGregor as its lightweight champion, but you’ll never hear him say the word “stripped.”



Frankie Edgar Says It’s a Shame that UFC Hasn’t Signed Ben Askren

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:44:47 -0800

Ben Askren has been in the news recently after commenting that he’d like to fight Ultimate Fighting Championship legend Georges St. Pierre inside the Octagon when the UFC returns to Montreal in 2019.



C.B. Dollaway Still Battling Career-Threatening Back Injury 18 Months After Elevator Incident

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:36:21 -0800

Former “The Ultimate Fighter Contestant” C.B. Dollaway returns to the Octagon in the middleweight division on March 3 when he takes on Cuban powerhouse Hector Lombard at UFC 223



Finally: Mike Pyle-Zak Ottow Officially Added to UFC 222 Bill in Las Vegas

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:35:12 -0800

The final UFC 222 bout has been officially announced as Mike Pyle and Zak Ottow have been added to the event on March 3 at the T-Mobile in Las Vegas, Nevada.



‘Toquinho’ Meets Aliaskhab Khizriev, Two Title Fights Announced for Fight Nights Global 85

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:30:40 -0800

Protect your legs, “Toquinho” is back.



Elizeu ‘Capoeira’ Injured, Out of Jack Marshman Bout at UFC Fight Night 127 in London

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:42:40 -0800

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s return to England is down a fighter after Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos suffered a knee injury.






UFC Fight Night 126 Averages 893K Viewers for Sunday Card; Bellator 194 Draws 476K on Friday

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:31:18 -0800

UFC Fight Night 126 averaged 893,000 viewers for a Sunday night offering on Fox Sports 1, according to ShowBuzz Daily.



Derrick Lewis Reveals Fractured Hand Following Win Over Marcin Tybura at UFC Fight Night 126

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:18:44 -0800

Derrick Lewis did not escape his UFC Fight Night 126 encounter with Marcin Tybura unscathed.



Gilbert Burns vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier Pulled from Saturday’s UFC on Fox 28 Card

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:39:48 -0800

Weight cut concerns for Gilbert Burns have led to the cancellation of his proposed UFC on Fox 28 showdown with Olivier Aubin-Mercier.



T.J. Dillashaw Discusses Potential Rematch with Cody Garbrandt and Superfight with ‘Mighty Mouse’

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:04:34 -0800

Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight ace T.J. Dillashaw was a recent guest on the “MMA Hour” with Ariel Helwani and talked about how he found himself in frantic negotiations to save the UFC 223 card



Surging Welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio Calls Out Donald Cerrone for Showdown in Chile

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:43:45 -0800

In May, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to hold their first ever event in Chile and many South American fighters are putting their hands up to feature in this historic event, including surging welterweight contender Santiago Ponzinibbio.



Could Demetrius Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo 2 Be Set for Summer?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:35:24 -0800

It’s possible the superfight between flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson and bantamweight king T.J. Dillashaw may have to wait after Henry Cejudo’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, posted to Twitter.



Report: Bellator, Sengoku Vet Marlon Sandro Faces Attempted Murder Charge in Brazil

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:45:08 -0800

Bellator and Sengoku veteran Marlon Sandro is facing multiple charges, including attempted murder, for two separate attacks on his fiancee.



Anderson Silva Won’t Retire Even With 4-Year USADA Ban, Still Hoping for Roy Jones Jr. Bout

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:11:41 -0800

Facing a four-year USADA suspension as a second-time anti-doping offender, Anderson Silva is still denying taking any performance enhancing drugs.



Marlon Sandro Releases Statement Two Months After Allegedly Assaulting Fiancee

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:52:12 -0800

Marlon Sandro has broken his silence some two months after allegedly assaulting his fiancée in Brazil.



Derek Brunson Calls Out Michael Bisping, Posts Picture of Signed Bout Agreement

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:22:27 -0800

Derek Brunson is targeting a middleweight with ex-middleweight champion Michael Bisping.



Gilbert Burns Seeks Spot in Top 15, Aims for Finish of Olivier Aubin-Mercier at UFC on Fox 28

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:22:49 -0800

After competing just once last year, Gilbert Burns would like to fight four times in 2018 – which would fulfill the contract he signed following a second-round knockout of Jason Saggo at UFC Fight Night 116.



Bellator Clears Roster of 13 Fighters, Including Karakhanyan, Gonzalez, Carmont

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:34:51 -0800

Bellator MMA has done some serious housecleaning in recent weeks, clearing its roster of several recognizable names.



Mayweather Sr. Expects Son to Eventually Fight MMA, But Thinks ‘It’s Best to Leave It Alone’

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:53:15 -0800

While Floyd Mayweather Jr. was recently dismissive of a foray into mixed martial arts, his father sees things going another way.



Donald Cerrone Has Message for Khabib Nurmagomedov, Rest of UFC 155-Pound Division

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:21:47 -0800

A relieved Donald Cerrone, who simultaneously broke a three-fight losing streak and equalled the most wins ever in the UFC with 20 (tied with Michael Bisping and Georges St. Pierre) in Austin, Texas, on Sunday night has said his fighting future lies in the talent-stacked lightweight division.



Tyron Woodley Squashes Beef with Dana White: ‘I’m Focused on Being Successful’

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:10:21 -0800

After publicly airing his grievances with several parties, including Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White, as well as fellow fighters Rafael dos Anjos and Colby Covington, it seems Tyron Woodley is ready to put the past behind him and concentrate on defending his welterweight title.



Conor McGregor on Potential Nate Diaz Rubber Match: ‘Trilogy will be Special’

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:46:46 -0800

If you ask fight fans what words come to mind when describing Conor McGregor, few would argue that trash talking is near the top of the list.



Ex-UFC Champ, Current Bellator Talent Frank Mir Joins Russian Organization ACB as Promoter

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:10:42 -0800

Frank Mir has already been a UFC heavyweight champion and an MMA analyst. Now he can add promoter to his list of duties.



Cezar ‘Mutante’ to Face Karl Roberson at UFC 224 in Rio de Janeiro

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:53:13 -0800

A middleweight bout pitting Cezar Ferreira against Karl Roberson has been added to the UFC 224 lineup.



UFC Fighter Elias Theodorou to Serve as ‘Ring Boy’ at Invicta FC 28 on March 24

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:41:06 -0800

Elias Theodorou will attempt to redefine gender roles in the industry when he serves as a “ring boy” at Invicta Fighting Championships 28 on March 24.









Bantamweights Tom Duquesnoy, Terrion Ware Booked for UFC Fight Night London

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:47:29 -0800

French prospect Tom Duquesnoy will attempt to get back on the winning track when he faces Terrion Ware at UFC Fight Night 127.



Artem Lobov: UFC 223 Booking Likely Influenced by Teammate Conor McGregor

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:58:30 -0800

Last week, the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced that former “The Ultimate Fighter” contestants Artem Lobov and Alex Caceres would meet in a 145-pound matchup as part of UFC 223, which is headlined by the interim championship bout between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov.



‘Cowboy’ Admits Nerves Were a Factor vs. Medeiros After ‘Pretty Sucky’ Losing Streak

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:33:17 -0800

Donald Cerrone did his best to avoid thinking about the three-fight losing streak that followed him into his UFC Fight Night 126 showdown with Yancy Medeiros.



UFC Fight Night 126 Bonuses: Lewis, Millender, Davis, Peterson Collect $50K Checks

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:03:13 -0800

Derrick Lewis, Curtis Millender, Brandon Davis and Steven Peterson all received $50,000 bonuses for their work at UFC Fight Night 126 on Sunday night.



James Vick: No One in UFC Lightweight Division Wants to Fight Me

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:52:36 -0800

It’s getting more and more difficult to ignore the accomplishments of James Vick.



Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone Shuts Down Yancy Medeiros in UFC Fight Night 126 Headliner

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:12:57 -0800

Donald Cerrone stops Yancy Medeiros in first round of their UFC Fight Night 126 main event on Sunday in Austin, Texas.



UFC Fight Night 126 ‘Cerrone vs. Medeiros’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:57:12 -0800

Sherdog's live UFC Fight Night 126 coverage kicks off Sunday at 6 p.m. ET.



UFC Fight Night 126 Prelims: Carlos Diego Ferreira Waxes Jared Gordon in Octagon Return

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:55:12 -0800

Carlos Diego Ferreira appears to have made the most of his time off.



Vitor Belfort Explains Decision to Accept Fight Against Lyoto Machida at UFC 224

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:38:02 -0800

Respect for opponent played a major role in Vitor Belfort’s acceptance of a fight against Lyoto Machida at UFC 224.



Conor McGregor ‘Happy’ That Floyd Mayweather is ‘Out of These Fight Negotiations’

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:03:11 -0800

Conor McGregor took another jab at Floyd Mayweather on Sunday, claiming that he was “happy” that the retired boxer has no longer in negotiations for a fight against him.