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Published: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:38:46 -0800

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‘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.



UFC Fight Night 126 Weigh-ins: Headliners Donald Cerrone, Yancy Medeiros on Target

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:21:31 -0800

The UFC Fight Night 126 weigh-ins lacked drama, and that’s a good thing.



Majority Decision Sends Matt Mitrione Past Roy Nelson, Into Bellator Heavyweight GP Semis

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:23:01 -0800

Matt Mitrione holds off Roy Nelson to win majority decision in Bellator 194 headliner on Friday in Uncasville, Connecticut.



Bellator 194 ‘Nelson vs. Mitrione’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:57:12 -0800

Sherdog's live Bellator Bellator 194 coverage kicks off Friday at 7 p.m. ET.



Colby Covington Lashes Out Again on Tyron Woodley, Rafael dos Anjos via Sherdog's Instagram

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:18:21 -0800

For being one of the 10 best fighters in one of the best weight classes in mixed martial arts, Colby Covington sure spends a lot of time on the internet.



Joe Rogan Hopes to Help Broker a Deal that Brings Undefeated Ben Askren to the UFC

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:30:51 -0800

Fans have been pleading with Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White for years to sign former Bellator MMA and One Championship welterweight ace Ben Askren to the Octagon.



UFC 221 Pay-per-View Buy Estimate, Injuries & Medical Suspensions

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:22:20 -0800

UFC 221 is behind us and here are the pay-per-view buy rates, injuries and suspensions updates.



Matt Mitrone on Differences Between UFC, Bellator and Life Away From the Cage

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:13:44 -0800

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight Matt Mitrione kicks off the Bellator MMA Grand Prix quarter finals Friday against Roy Nelson.



UFC Fight Night 126 Preview: ‘Cowboy vs. Medeiros’

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 01:09:48 -0800

Another weekend has arrived and in this era of mixed martial arts, you know what that means, fight fans: another Ultimate Fighting Championship card lacking in depth and intrigue. Fortunately, the upper third of the UFC Fight Night 126 lineup is filled with well-made fights. The rest? Well, no one will blame you for relying on the DVR or skipping them entirely.



UFC Inks Invicta FC Champ Jennifer Maia to Bolster Women's Flyweight Division

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:00:32 -0800

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s women’s flyweight division just got a boost.



Alhassan vs. Salikhov, Lopez vs. Perez Added to UFC on Fox 29 in Glendale

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:14:25 -0800

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced that the promotion’s April 14 date at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz., will have two new bouts: a welterweight scrap between Abdul Razak Alhassan and Muslim Salikhov, as well as a bantamweight showdown between Matthew Lopez and Alejandro Perez.



Ruslan Magomedov, Zubaira Tukhugov Take 2-Year USADA Bans for Positive Ostarine Tests

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:33:44 -0800

Russians Ruslan Magomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov won’t be in the Octagon any time soon



Bellator 194 Weigh-in Results: Mitrione, Nelson Cleared; Hardy Suffers Overweight Snafu

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:30:38 -0800

Bellator 194’s headliner is good to go, but par for the promotion, the weigh-ins were not without a level of drama.



Daniel Cormier Blasts Alexander Gustafsson on Twitter over Luke Rockhold Comments

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:39:34 -0800

Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight ruler Daniel Cormier has fired back at Alexander Gustafsson in relation to comments the Swede made towards Luke Rockhold.



Roy Nelson Reflects on Move to Bellator MMA, Tournament & Title Aspirations

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:35:12 -0800

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight contender and current Bellator MMA slugger Roy Nelson was a guest on the “MMA Hour” recently to talk about his fight this weekend as well as outlining his plans for the future.



Will Brooks Plans to Enter PFL $1 Million Tournament Following UFC Release

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:27:14 -0800

Things didn’t go as planned in the UFC for former Bellator MMA lightweight champion Will Brooks.



Claudia Gadelha vs. Carla Esparza Announced for UFC 225 in Chicago

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:06:41 -0800

Claudia Gadelha and Carla Esparza will square off in a strawweight contest at UFC 225, the promotion announced Wednesday.