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Published: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:30:02 -0700

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Alexander Shlemenko: Bout vs. Mousasi Will Determine 'True' Bellator Middleweight Champ

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:58:36 -0700

In December, reigning Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho will put his belt on the line against UFC veteran Alessio Sakara in Italy.



Strawweights Michelle Waterson, Tecia Torres to Clash at UFC 218 in Detroit

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:10:13 -0700

A strawweight showdown pitting Michelle Waterson against Tecia Torres has been added to the UFC 218 lineup.



Patrick Cummins Says He’s Off UFC 217 Card Due to ‘Mutant Staph Infection’

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:33:31 -0700

It appears that Patrick Cummins won’t be competing at Madison Square Garden next month.



Holly Holm Responds to Cris Cyborg’s Comments Regarding Equal Drug Testing

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:23:24 -0700

Cristiane Justino vs. Holly Holm has not been officially booked, but that hasn’t prevented the fighters from going back and forth on social media regarding drug testing.



Salim Touahri Steps in on Short Notice, Meets Warlley Alves at UFC Fight Night 118

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:05:44 -0700

Salim Touahri has replaced Jim Wallhead and will square off against Warlley Alves at UFC Fight Night 118 on Saturday.



Jason Knight, Benito Lopez Reveal Foes on Social Media for UFC Fight Night 123 on Dec. 9

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:18:05 -0700

You can't believe everything you read on social media but if we take two Ultimate Fighting Championship roster members at their word, UFC Fight Night 123 a pair of new bouts.



Bellator 185's Brennan Ward, Javier Torres Hurt; Rickels Pulled, Gracie Gets New Opponent

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:03:30 -0700

UFC Fight Night 118 is not the only card this weekend that has been torn apart by injuries as Bellator 185 has taken not just another hit, but two of them.



Ian McCall Joins Rizin GP, Faces Manel Kape; Ishiwatari-Petshi, Otsuka-Taha On for Dec. 29

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:01:18 -0700

Just a week after being granted release from his Ultimate Fighting Championship contract, “Uncle Creepy” Ian McCall is bound for the Rizin Fighting Federation, sliding into the quarterfinals of the promotion's ongoing bantamweight tournament.



One Championship Announces the Signing of American Grappling Star Garry Tonon

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:23:49 -0700

One Championship just had a titlist and grappling legend in Roger Gracie retire in the past few days but the leading Asian MMA promotion was quick to announce the addition of a new star from the mats.



Jim Wallhead Injured, UFC Seeks Sub for Warlley Alves at UFC Fight Night 118 This Saturday

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:23:45 -0700

The Ultimate Fighting Championship's return to Poland continues to be ravaged by injuries, even during fight week.






Rena, Oliveira Dominate at 108; Kawajiri Flattened in BW Debut at Rizin GP in Fukuoka

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 06:48:19 -0700

It may prove difficult to handicap the Rizin Fighting Federation women’s atomweight tournament after the promotion’s card on Sunday at Marine Messe in Fukuoka, Japan, this on account of two particularly outstanding quarterfinal performances.



Curtis Millender KOs Matthew Frincu in LFA 24 Headliner; Mackenzie Dern Nets Submission

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 20:43:36 -0700

The sickening sound of shin meeting skull told the audience all it needed to know.



‘Ultimate Fighter’ Winner Jesse Taylor Receives One-Year USADA Suspension for Positive Test

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:29:47 -0700

The United States Anti-Doping Agency on Friday suspended Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight Jesse Taylor following a positive test for a prohibited substance.



Lightweights Al Iaquinta, Paul Felder Bolster UFC 218 Lineup on Dec. 2 in Detroit

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:03:04 -0700

Serra-Longo Fight Team standout Al Iaquinta will put his five-fight winning streak on the line when he faces former Cage Fury Fighting Championships titleholder Paul Felder in a UFC 218 lightweight showcase on Dec. 2.



Jose Aldo-Ricardo Lamas Rematch, Santiago Ponzinibbio-Mike Perry Signed for UFC on Fox 26

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:13:39 -0700

Two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight titleholder Jose Aldo will rematch Ricardo Lamas in the UFC on Fox 26 co-main event on Dec. 16.



John Gotti III Eyes Pro MMA Debut at CES MMA 46 on Oct. 27

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 07:53:19 -0700

John Gotti III, the grandson of the late New York mobster John Gotti, will meet Johnny Adams in a featured CES MMA 46 pairing on Oct. 27 at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island.



A.J. McKee Replaces James Gallagher at Bellator 187; ‘Baby Slice’ Draws Next Assignment

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:05:27 -0700

A.J. McKee has agreed to fill-in for an injured James Gallagher at Bellator 187, where he will meet Brian Moore in a makeshift main event on Nov. 10 at 3Arena in Dublin.



Robbie Lawler-Rafael dos Anjos to Headline UFC on Fox 26 on Dec. 16 in Winnipeg

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:07:42 -0700

Robbie Lawler will headline UFC on Fox 26 opposite Rafael dos Anjos on Dec. 16 at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba.



UFC’s Michelle Waterson Cast on MTV’s ‘The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars’

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:32:42 -0700

Michelle Waterson will compete on the MTV reality show “The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars,” which premieres on Nov. 21.



Bryan Caraway-Luke Sanders, Iuri Alcantara-Alejandro Perez Added to UFC Fight Night 123

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:16:44 -0700

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s debut in Fresno, Calif., has gained a pair of bantamweight bouts.






Bellator Heads Back to Italy on Dec. 9 With Rafael Carvalho-Alessio Sakara Middleweight Title Fight

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:48:19 -0700

Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho will make the third defense of his promotional crown at Bellator 190, staking his throne against long-time Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran and Italian native Alessio Sakara.



Sam Alvey Steps In For Trevor Smith, Squares Off With Ramazan Emeev at UFC Fight Night 118

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:50:20 -0700

UFC Fight Night 118 has been beset by injuries and pullouts, but thankfully for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, they have roster fighters like Sam Alvey.



Invicta Fighting Championships, Pancrase Announce Exclusive Talent-Sharing Partnership

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 20:56:16 -0700

Invicta Fighting Championships has entered into an exclusive talent-sharing agreement with Pancrase that will permit the free exchange top women’s talent between both rosters across the Pacific.



Mark Hunt Replaced By Fabricio Werdum at UFC Fight Night 121 After Admissions of Early CTE Signs

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:46:11 -0700

Mark Hunt has been pulled from his slated UFC Fight Night 121 headliner with Marcin Tybura and the circumstances surrounding his removal are explosive and provocative.



Chidi Njokuani Moves Up To Middleweight, Meets Hisaki Kato at Bellator 189 in Oklahoma

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:04:27 -0700

This past August, Chidi Njokuani missed weight and then got dominated to the tune of a first-round knockout loss in a Bellator MMA headliner. Resultantly, he’s moving up to middleweight.









Marcin Held Stays on UFC Fight Night 118 Card in Poland, Now Faces Debuting Nasrat Haqparast

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:22:43 -0700

Marcin Held will still get the chance to compete in front of his native Polish crowd.



Video Surfaces of UFC Vet Rony ‘Jason’ Allegedly Assaulting Woman at Brazilian Block Party

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 19:21:10 -0700

Video has surfaced that shows Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight Rony “Jason” Mariano Bezerra allegedly assaulting a woman in his native Brazil.



UFC 216 Medical Suspensions: Ray Borg, 5 Others Face 6 Months On the Shelf

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 19:21:08 -0700

After his unsuccessful Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight title bid, Ray Borg is facing six months on the shelf.



Liam McGeary Injured; Slated Bellator 185 Bout with UFC Veteran Bubba McDaniel Canceled

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 17:37:40 -0700

A week ago, Bellator 185, lost half of its co-main event. Now, the entire fight is up in smoke.



One Championship Reveals Full Card for Nov. 3 in Myanmar, Replete With Local Lethwei Talent

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 17:10:38 -0700

One Championship ’s return to Myanmar now has a full card.



UFC 216 Salaries: Tony Ferguson Takes $500K, Mark Godbeer Makes $30K Without Fighting

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 12:30:54 -0700

Tony Ferguson is at least half million dollars richer after his Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight title win. On the other hand, he actually had to fight to get it.



Gokhan Saki Announces Sophomore UFC Bout with Khalil Rountree at UFC 219 via Twitter

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 09:09:33 -0700

If you liked Gokhan Saki’s Ultimate Fighting Championship debut, the kickboxing ace is confident you’ll appreciate his sophomore outing.






Dana White: Jason Aldean Snubbed UFC 216, Vegas Shooting Survivors for ‘SNL’ Gig

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 12:58:57 -0700

At UFC 216 on Saturday night, Everlast sang “America the Beautiful” to open the pay-per-view portion of the event but that wasn’t the original plan.



Tony Ferguson Issues Challenge to Conor McGregor: ‘Defend or Vacate, Motherf—-er’

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 23:25:37 -0700

Tony Ferguson didn’t mince words after winning the interim lightweight crown at UFC 216 on Saturday night.



‘Mighty Mouse’ on Spectacular Submission: ‘I’ve Been Doing That for a Long Time in the Gym’

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 22:55:40 -0700

While Demetrious Johnson’s mid-air release suplex to armbar submission of Ray Borg was a novelty to most anyone watching UFC 216, for “Mighty Mouse” it was almost routine.



UFC 216 Bonuses: Johnson, Vannata, Green, Moraga Garner $50K Awards

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 22:42:58 -0700

They’re going to be talking about Demetrious Johnson’s submission of Ray Borg for quite some time.



Tony Ferguson Triangles Kevin Lee at UFC 216; Demetrious Johnson Armbar Steals Show

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 21:57:05 -0700

Tony Ferguson captures interim lightweight crown with third-round submission in Kevin Lee in the UFC 216 main event on Saturday in Las Vegas.



UFC 216 ‘Ferguson vs. Lee’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 18:57:12 -0700

Sherdog.com's live coverage of UFC 216 “Ferguson vs. Lee” kicks off at 6:30 p.m. ET live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.






Julia Budd to Defend Featherweight Crown vs. Arlene Blencowe in Bellator 189 Main Event

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 14:13:37 -0700

Julia Budd will defend her featherweight title for the first time against Arlene Blencowe in the Bellator 189 headliner on Dec. 1.



Darrion Caldwell Unseats Eduardo Dantas, Takes Bantamweight Belt in Bellator 184 Headliner

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 20:45:43 -0700

Darrion Caldwell dethrones Eduardo Dantas to win bantamweight championship in Bellator 184 main event.



Bellator 184 ‘Dantas vs. Caldwell’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 18:57:12 -0700

Sherdog.com's live coverage of Bellator 184 “Dantas vs. Caldwell” kicks off Friday at 7 p.m. ET from WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla.



Update: Derrick Lewis Injured, Fabricio Werdum Now Meets Walt Harris at UFC 216

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 18:45:00 -0700

It turns out UFC 216 couldn’t make it all the way to fight night without losing another bout.



Kevin Lee Tweets ‘I’m Willing To Die ‘Bout This S—t’ After Harrowing UFC 216 Weight Cut

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 13:43:59 -0700

Kevin Lee appears to be unfazed following a harrowing weight cut that forced him to return to the scale for a second time in order to make his interim lightweight title bout against Tony Ferguson in the UFC 216 headliner official.



Telemundo Deportes to Broadcast Combate Americas One-Night Bantamweight Tournament

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 13:09:47 -0700

Telemundo Deportes will broadcast mixed martial arts for the first time when it airs Combate Americas one-night bantamweight tournament on Nov. 11.