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Published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:00:03 -0700

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  After Not Caring About Wins and Losses Early in Career, Chidi Njokuani Ready to Be Great

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:40:55 -0700

Early in his career, mixed martial arts was  little more than a hobby for Chidi Njokuani.



Ciro Rodrigues Flattens UFC Vet David Michaud in Legacy Fighting Alliance 19 Headliner

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:37:22 -0700

Ciro Rodrigues built his reputation on a successful run on the regional circuit in his native Brazil and aimed to make a splash in his United States debut on Friday in the Legacy Fighting Alliance 19 main event.



Andrei Arlovski vs. Junior Albini Announced for UFC Fight Night 120 in Virginia

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:35:50 -0700

Former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski will attempt to end a five-fight losing streak when he faces Junior Albini at UFC Fight Night 120.



Mayweather-McGregor Weigh-in Tickets Available to General Public Aug. 22

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:14:08 -0700

Diehard fight fans clamoring for everything they can squeeze out of the mega event that is Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor next Saturday night will be able to attend the official weigh-ins next week, and it will be free.



Junior dos Santos Pulled From UFC 215 Due to Potential Anti-Doping Violation

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:40:15 -0700

Former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos has been removed from a UFC 215 matchup with Francis Ngannou due to a possible anti-doping violation.



UFC Bantamweight Guido Cannetti Accepts 10-Month Sanction for Anti-Doping Violation

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:26:46 -0700

UFC bantamweight Guido Cannetti has accepted a 10-month suspension from USADA after testing positive for multiple prohibited substances from a contaminated supplement



Artem Lobov vs. Andre Fili Showdown Booked for UFC Fight Night 118 in Poland

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:10:16 -0700

Artem Lobov will lock horns with Andre Fili in a featherweight tilt at UFC Fight Night 118.



Luke Rockhold Confirms He’s Holding Fight Camp in Florida, Professes Loyalty to AKA

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:46:08 -0700

Luke Rockhold has had a change a scenery as he prepares for his upcoming bout at UFC Fight Night 116.






Welterweights Stephen Thompson, Jorge Masvidal to Clash at UFC 217 in New York

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:12:33 -0700

A showdown between welterweight contenders Stephen Thompson and Jorge Masvidal is set for UFC 217 in New York on Nov. 4.



Three Bouts Added to UFC Fight Night 120 Lineup in Virginia

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:58:25 -0700

The lineup for UFC Fight Night 120 continues to grow, as the promotion announced three more bouts for the Nov. 11 event in Norfolk, Va.



Nick Roehrick Flagged for Potential Anti-Doping Violation After UFC Debut

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:34:15 -0700

One-time UFC competitor Nick Roehrick has been flagged for a possible anti-doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on Aug. 8.



Shawn Porter Withdraws from Bout vs. Dulorme on Mayweather-McGregor Card

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:22:46 -0700

Though he’s no stranger to huge fights, former world champion Shawn Porter was set to compete in front of the biggest audience — by far — of his career. Unfortunately for “Showtime,” that is not going to happen.



Conor McGregor Still Considers Himself ‘Multiple Weight World Champion of the UFC’

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:50:27 -0700

Conor McGregor was forced to “relinquish” his UFC featherweight championship belt late last year, but in his mind he remains the undisputed champion of the 145-pound division.



UFC 216 Update: Derrick Lewis to Meet Fabricio Werdum in Las Vegas on Oct. 7

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:16:34 -0700

Derrick Lewis has opted against retirement and will lock horns with Fabricio Werdum in a heavyweight clash at UFC 216.



Antonio Rogerio Nogueira to Face Jared Cannonier at UFC on Fox 26 in Winnipeg

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:39:16 -0700

A light heavyweight clash pitting Antonio Rogerio Nogueira against Jared Cannonier is set for UFC on Fox 26 in Winnipeg, Canada on Dec. 16.



Bader vs. Vassell, Phil Davis, Ed Ruth Set for Bellator 186 at Penn State University

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:36:32 -0700

Bellator MMA’s trip to the Penn State University campus will be headlined by a light heavyweight title clash between Ryan Bader and Linton Vassell.



Ben Askren to Defend Welterweight Title at One Championship Event in Shanghai on Sept. 2

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:12:45 -0700

Ben Askren will defend his One Championship welterweight strap against Zebaztian Kadestam when the promotion travels to Shanghai, China, on Sept. 2.



Conor McGregor Responds to Paulie Malignaggi’s Fight Challenge: ‘Join the Queue’

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:20:57 -0700

Paulie Malignaggi’s brief tenure as a sparring partner for Conor McGregor could best be described as tumultuous, and the events that led to him exiting the Irishman’s camp have resulted in some bad blood between the two men.



Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw Official, Three New Bouts Announced for UFC 217

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:37:21 -0700

The rumored Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw bantamweight championship bout is now official for UFC 217.



Diego Sanchez Returns to 170 Pounds, Faces Matt Brown at UFC Fight Night 120

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:56:21 -0700

Diego Sanchez will return to 170 pounds for the first time since 2012 when he faces Matt Brown at UFC Fight Night 120.



Dana White: Mayweather-McGregor Currently Tracking to Surpass 4.9 Million Pay-Per-View Buys

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:46:45 -0700

Dana White is a man fond of hyperbole, so it’s no surprise that he’s predicting big things when it comes to the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor showdown on Aug. 26.



‘TUF 15’ Veteran Sam Sicilia Hopes to Find More Consistency After Signing with Bellator MMA

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:28:51 -0700

Twelve-time UFC competitor Sam Sicilia is the latest free agent to sign a deal with Bellator MMA.



Bantamweights Ricardo Ramos, Aiemann Zahabi Booked for UFC 217 in New York

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:41:09 -0700

Aiemann Zahabi and Ricardo Lucas Ramos will square off in a bantamweight bout at UFC 217, promotion officials announced Wednesday.



Reports: Soccer Star Neymar Hires UFC Veteran Nordine Taleb as Bodyguard

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:45:49 -0700

Seven-time Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Nordine Taleb seems to have scored himself a potentially lucrative side gig.



Nevada Commission Grants One-Time Exception for 8-Ounce Gloves in Mayweather-McGregor Bout

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:42:48 -0700

The Nevada Athletic Commission voted unanimously on Wednesday to allow the use of eight-ounce boxing gloves in the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight.



Referee, Judges Selected for Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Bout on Aug. 26

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:49:28 -0700

Veteran referee Robert Byrd will be the third man in the ring when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor square off at the T-Mobile Arena on Aug. 26.



Tony Ferguson, Kevin Lee to Clash for Interim Lightweight Title at UFC 216 on Oct. 7

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:33:08 -0700

While reigning lightweight champ Conor McGregor remains on hiatus, an interim 155-pound king will be crowned at UFC 216.






MMA Fighter Rondel Clark Dies Following TKO Loss at Cage Titans Event in Massachusetts

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:30:24 -0700

Amateur mixed martial arts fighter Rondel Clark died three days after suffering a technical knockout loss at Cage Titans 35 in Plymouth, Mass., on Saturday night.



Dana White’s Contender Series ‘Week 6’ Play-by-Play & Results

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:57:12 -0700

Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series: Week 6 play-by-play kicks off Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET from the UFC Training Center in Las Vegas.



UFC Executive Joe Carr Leaves Promotion, Accepts Position with World Surf League

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:09:23 -0700

Joe Carr, formerly the UFC’s senior executive of content and international, is leaving the promotion to accept a position with the World Surf League.



Association of Ringside Physicians Cautions Against Changing Glove Size for Mayweather-McGregor

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:20:15 -0700

The Nevada Athletic Commission will decide on Wednesday whether to allow Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor to wear eight-ounce boxing gloves for their Aug. 26 bout.



Frank Mir Signs Contract with Bellator MMA, Says He’s Getting Paid More Than He Did in UFC

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:52:42 -0700

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight titlist Frank Mir has signed a multi-fight contract with Bellator MMA.



UFC Fight Night 116 Update: Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Tony Martin Booked for Pittsburgh

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:38:35 -0700

A lightweight clash pitting Olivier Aubin-Mercier against Tony Martin has been added to the UFC Fight Night 116 lineup.



Boxing Champ Heather Hardy Set to Return at Bellator 185 on Oct. 20

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:19:18 -0700

Boxing world champion Heather Hardy will make her sophomore Bellator MMA appearance this fall.



Duke Roufus Says Anthony Pettis vs. Dustin Poirier is UFC Fight Night 120 Main Event

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:53:33 -0700

A lightweight duel between Anthony Pettis and Dustin Poirier will headline UFC Fight Night 120, according to Pettis trainer Duke Roufus.



Former ‘Cyborg’ Foe Jorina Baars to Face Anke Van Gestel at Bellator Kickboxing 7

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:36:56 -0700

Jorina Baars will lock horns with Anke Van Gestel in a 145-pound bout at Bellator Kickboxing 7.



Abel Trujillo Pulled; Lando Vannata Now Faces Bobby Green at UFC 216 on Oct. 7 in Las Vegas

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:45:15 -0700

Lando Vannata was scheduled to meet fellow lightweight contender Abel Trujillo at UFC 216, scheduled for Oct. 7 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Monday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced that the Jackson-Wink MMA product would no longer be facing Trujillo, but would now be taking on “King” Bobby Green instead.



South Korean Lightweight Tae Hyun Bang Indicted in Aborted UFC Fight-Fixing Case

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:19:54 -0700

Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Tae Hyun Bang didn't intentionally throw a bout in the Octagon. Nonetheless, even if he changed his mind, he is the focal point in a fight-fixing plot and is now facing criminal charges.



Mark Hunt-Marcin Tybura Heavyweight Tilt Official as UFC Fight Night 121 Headliner in Sydney

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:31:32 -0700

On Monday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship formally announced that big-hitting heavyweight Mark Hunt would serve in a main event role at UFC Fight Night 121 , taking on Polish prospect Marcin Tybura.



Matt Hughes Allowed Hospital Respite for Dinner; Friend Says Recovery is ‘Nothing Short of a Miracle’

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:03:12 -0700

Mixed martial arts legend Matt Hughes isn't out of the woods yet, but he's at least got to leave the hospital for a meal.



Jonathan Wilson Announces Drop to 185, Bout with Oskar Piechota for UFC Fight Night 118 in Poland

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 18:01:51 -0700

Monday, Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight Jonathan Wilson took to Instagram, announcing that he would be back in action at UFC Fight Night 118, taking on undefeated Polish prospect Oskar Piechota. The bout, though not yet confirmed by UFC officials, would serve as Wilson's middleweight debut.









Marcos Rogerio de Lima Pulled From UFC Fight Night 115 for Potential Anti-Doping Violation

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:02:49 -0700

Light heavyweight Marcos Rogerio de Lima has been removed from UFC Fight Night 115 following a potential anti-doping violation.



Coutinho Pounds Out Gooch, Claims Heavyweight Crown in CES MMA 45 Headliner

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 20:49:04 -0700

Once Juliano Coutinho dragged Ashley Gooch into his world, it was only a matter of time before a new CES MMA heavyweight champion was crowned.



Report: UFC 214 ‘Cormier vs. Jones 2’ Estimated at 860,0000 Pay-Per-View Buys

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:30:49 -0700

The Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier rematch helped UFC 214 draw an estimated 860,000 pay-per-view buys, according to a report from MMAFighting.com.



UFC Applies with NAC to Co-Promote Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Boxing Match

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:49:35 -0700

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is looking get a piece of the promotional aspect of Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor.



Former UFC, WEC Star Urijah Faber to Be Honored with Aggie Legacy Award by UC Davis

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:01:16 -0700

The post-mixed martial arts career accolades continue to roll in for Urijah Faber.