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Published: Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:58:33 -0700

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Swanson Seeks Title Shot Next ‘Unless They Offer Me a Lot of Money to Take a Different Fight’

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:27:25 -0700

Cub Swanson was close to a featherweight title shot a few years ago before decisive back-to-back losses against Frankie Edgar and Max Holloway derailed his momentum.



Al Iaquinta Tells UFC ‘Go F—k Yourself’ on Twitter After Not Receiving Post-Fight Bonus

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:03:43 -0700

There are levels to the type of message Al Iaquinta wants to deliver to the UFC, and several were in play at various moments on Saturday night.



John Dodson Explains Boos During Wineland Bout: ‘Everyone Hates Intelligent Fighting’

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 23:27:54 -0700

John Dodson emerged virtually unscathed from his clash with Eddie Wineland at UFC Fight Night 108 in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday night.



UFC Fight Night 108 Bonuses: Swanson, Lobov, Perry, Moreno Garner $50K Checks

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 23:07:29 -0700

It might not have been the most well received main event when it was announced, but Cub Swanson and Artem Lobov put on a show when the lights were on.



Heavily Favored Cub Swanson Handles Artem Lobov in UFC Fight Night 108 Headliner

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 22:27:12 -0700

Cub Swanson picks apart Artem Lobov in UFC Fight Night 108 main event on Saturday in Nashville, Tennessee.



Ex-Heavyweight Champ Maurice Smith to Be Inducted in UFC Hall of Fame ‘Pioneer’ Wing

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:05:53 -0700

Former heavyweight champion Maurice Smith will be enshrined in the UFC’s Hall of Fame this summer.



UFC Fight Night 108 ‘Swanson vs. Lobov’ Results: Play-by-Play & Updates

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:57:12 -0700

Sherdog.com's live coverage of UFC Fight Night 108 “Swanson vs. Lobov” kicks off Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.



UFC Fight Night 108 Prelims: Brandon Moreno Choke Silences Dustin Ortiz in Nashville

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:55:12 -0700

Brandon Moreno has begun to build serious equity in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s top-heavy flyweight division.



Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire Guillotines Daniel Straus to Reclaim Bellator Featherweight Crown

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:25:35 -0700

Daniel Straus made one critical mistake and paid the steepest of penalties.



Video: Ian Heinisch Subs Lucas Rota With Slick Shoulder Lock in LFA 10 Main Event

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:57:12 -0700

With a main card filled largely with decisions, unbeaten middleweight prospect Ian Heinisch pulled off a terrific submission in the main event of Legacy Fighting Alliance 10.



Aaron Pico vs. Zach Freeman Completes Bellator NYC Pay-Per-View Lineup

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:42:11 -0700

Aaron Pico’s highly-anticipated Bellator MMA debut will come on the promotion’s biggest stage possible.



Patricky Freire-Derek Campos Rematch to Headline Bellator 181 on July 14

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:00:47 -0700

Patricky Freire and Derek Campos are going to run it back in the Bellator 181 headliner.



UFC Heavyweight Frank Mir Officially Suspended 2 Years for Anti-Doping Violation

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:41:06 -0700

More than a year after his last Octagon appearance, Frank Mir has finally received his official punishment from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.



Weekend Fight Odds: UFC Fight Night 108, Bellator 178, Berto vs. Porter

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:52:02 -0700

This weekend is loaded from top to bottom with plenty of professional fights, both in mixed martial arts and boxing. With UFC Fight Night 108 and Bellator 178 anchoring the MMA side of things and a major boxing event on Showtime as well as a Top Rank pay-per-view card, there are more options for savvy bettors than usual.



Gunnar Nelson: If Conor McGregor Beats Mayweather, ‘I’m Not Sure He’ll Ever Fight Again’

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:12:54 -0700

If everything comes together and Conor McGregor does eventually face Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match, the Irishman will undoubtedly be a huge underdog.



UFC Fight Night 108 Weigh-ins: Swanson, Lobov Official; De Lima Over

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:35:12 -0700

Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., is the site for the next Ultimate Fighting Championship event, which takes place Saturday night. Headlining the event is fan favorite Cub Swanson taking on Conor McGregor’s friend and teammate Artem Lobov.



Eduard Folayang Bests Ev Ting Across Five Rounds, Keeps One Championship Lightweight Title

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:34:20 -0700

It took five full rounds to decide it, but Eduard Folayang made sure his piece of One Championship gold was not going anywhere.



Three Bouts Announced for UFC Fight Night in Scotland on July 16

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:18:55 -0700

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s return to Scotland is beginning to take shape, as three matchups were announced for the July 16 card.



Gian Villante vs. Patrick Cummins Slated for UFC on Fox 25 in Long Island

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:55:51 -0700

A light heavyweight duel between Gian Villante and Patrick Cummins will go down at UFC on Fox 25 in Long Island, N.Y.



Conor McGregor Claims He’ll Earn More Than $100 Million for Floyd Mayweather Bout

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:49:49 -0700

Conor McGregor will take Dana White’s $75 million estimate and raise him another $25 million -- at least.



Bellator 178 Weigh-in Results: Daniel Straus, Patricio Pitbull Fit for Fourth Fight

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:32:36 -0700

Rematches in the professional fight game are as common as a housefly. Trilogies, while they aren’t exactly the norm, there have been plenty over the years that have captivated the minds of fight fans. Tetralogies, however, are quite rare, especially in mixed martial arts.



UFC Fighters Ronda Rousey, Travis Browne Confirm Engagement

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:52:35 -0700

It looks like UFC fighters Ronda Rousey and Travis Browne will be tying the knot sometime in the not-too-distant future.



Now 100 Percent Recovered from Broken Hand, Daniel Straus Isn’t Buying Concept of Ring Rust

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:17:24 -0700

The broken left hand suffered by Daniel Straus in the first round of his fight with Patricio Freire at Bellator 145 didn’t negatively affect his performance that night, but the resulting surgery and rehab kept the featherweight champ out of the cage for all of 2016.



Conor McGregor Named One of World’s 100 Most Influential People by Time

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:03:06 -0700

Conor McGregor’s impact on the combat sports world is undeniable, and the UFC’s most prominent star continues to receive recognition for his work.



Former WEC Champ Miguel Torres Announces Retirement

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:17:01 -0700

Miguel Torres has announced his retirement from mixed martial arts after a 53-bout professional career.



LFA 10 Weigh-in Results: Ian Heinisch, Lucas Rota on Point

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:25:12 -0700

Legacy Fighting Alliance is set to take over Pueblo, Colorado, Friday night with another solid night of mixed martial arts action. LFA 10 will be headlined by a middleweight showdown between contenders Ian Heinisch and Lucas Rota



Reports: South Korean Authorities Investigate Alleged Fight Fixing at UFC Fight Night 79

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:36:24 -0700

Police are investigating an alleged fight fixing at the UFC Fight Night 79 in Seoul, according to multiple reports from South Korean media outlets.



Ilima Macfarlane Hopes for Flyweight Title Shot with Win in ‘Battle of the Virals’ at Bellator 178

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:56:30 -0700

For the most part, Ilima-Lei Macfarlane has long been ready to move past being an internet sensation for authoring the infamous ”Soccer Mom” KO in her professional mixed martial arts debut.



Dana White Estimates $75 Million Purse for Conor McGregor in Floyd Mayweather Bout

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:09:16 -0700

If both sides can come to terms, Conor McGregor stands to make significantly more money for boxing Floyd Mayweather than for any fight in his UFC career to date.



Elias Theodorou vs. Brad Tavares Official for ‘The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale’

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:51:14 -0700

Elias Theodorou will lock horns with Brad Tavares in a middleweight clash at "The Ultimate Fighter 25" finale, promotion officials confirmed on Wednesday.



Mizuto Hirota to Meet Alexander Volkanovski at UFC Fight Night 110 in New Zealand

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:27:24 -0700

A featherweight clash pitting Mizuto Hirota against Alexander Volkanovski has been added to the UFC Fight Night 110 lineup.






WSOF to Become Professional Fighters League in 2018 Under New Ownership Group

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:42:52 -0700

World Series of Fighting has been rebranded as the Professional Fighters League and will begin operating under its new identity in 2018, according to a release.



UFC 211 Update: Jared Gordon to Face Michel Quinones in Dallas on May 13

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 20:08:09 -0700

After being discovered on “Dana White: Lookin’ For a Fight,” Jared Gordon will make his Octagon debut against Michel Quinones at UFC 211.



Cris ‘Cyborg’ Says She’s Fighting Featherweight Queen Germaine de Randamie at UFC 214

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:03:54 -0700

Although nothing is currently official, Cristiane Justino says she’ll be fighting for women’s featherweight gold against Germaine de Randamie at UFC 214.



Bellator 178’s Ed Ruth Hoping for Step Up in Competition By End of 2017

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:09:57 -0700

While some developing fighters might view more rounds as valuable cage experience, Ed Ruth would prefer to clock out as quickly as possible.



Dana White: Ronda Rousey Hasn’t Told Me She’s Retiring, But UFC Return Unlikely

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:57:44 -0700

At least for now, Ronda Rousey hasn’t officially called it a career. But according to UFC President Dana White, a return to the Octagon doesn’t seem likely at this point.



Dana White: Jon Jones to Receive Title Shot Upon Return at UFC 214 if Ready

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:41:16 -0700

It appears that Jon Jones will be able to pick up right where he left off when he is able to return to active competition this summer.



Tape-Delayed Bellator 177 Card Averages 577,000 Viewers on Spike

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:37:44 -0700

The tape-delayed Bellator 177 card drew an average audience of 577,000 to Spike on Friday, according to Sports TV Ratings.



Inspired by Mattis and McMaster Appointments, Tim Kennedy Announces Army Re-Enlistment

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:40:27 -0700

Ultimate Fighting Championship and Strikeforce veteran Tim Kennedy has figured out what's next for him after retiring from MMA: it's a comeback, but not one that involves headed back to the cage.






Rizin Reveals Bantamweight GP; Kyoji Horiguchi, Hideo Tokoro, Erson Yamamoto Confirmed

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:30:42 -0700

Whether he's fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship or the Rizin Fighting Federation, Kyoji Horiguchi is one of the best flyweights on the planet. The rest of 2017 will give him the chance to prove he could be one of MMA's best bantamweights, to boot.



Matthew Frincu-Daniel Madrid, LaRue Burley-James Nakashima Headline LFA 11 on Cinco de Mayo

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 11:45:47 -0700

LFA 11 takes place on May 5 at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. Monday, the promotion announced that the card will be headlined by local middleweight favorite Daniel Madrid facing off with Arizona-based Australian Matthew Frincu. In the co-main event slot, undefeated MMA Lab welterweight James Nakashima will face Bellator MMA veteran LaRue Burley.



UFC on Fox 24 Medical Suspensions: Andrew Sanchez Gets 90 Days, Only 4 Fighters Listed

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:58:39 -0700

After UFC on Fox 24, the list of medical suspensions is much shorter than you might expect.



Angela Lee-Istela Nunes, Ben Askren-Agilan Thani Bouts Top May 26 One Championship

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:14:28 -0700

One Championship has spent the last several weeks piecing together its May return to Singapore. Now, the promotion confirmed that it's bringing out some its big guns.



Tatsuya Kawajiri Tops Anthony Birchak, Kyoji Horiguchi Owns Yuki Motoya at Rizin 2017 in Yokohama

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 16:57:12 -0700

Sherdog.com's live coverage of Rizin FF's “Rizin 2017 in Yokohama: Sakura” kicks off Sunday at 2 a.m. ET from the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan.



‘Mighty Mouse’ Willing to Face Garbrandt at 125, But ‘He Doesn’t Get to Dictate’ Fight Terms

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 22:20:10 -0700

In recent weeks, a hypothetical superfight between Demetrious Johnson and Cody Garbrandt has become a hot topic in the MMA community.



Namajunas, UFC Boss Agree Strawweight Title Shot is Imminent After UFC on Fox 24 Win

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 21:54:05 -0700

Even before she overwhelmed Michelle Waterson at UFC on Fox 24, Rose Namajunas had it in her mind that 2017 would be her year.



Robert Whittaker: UFC Middleweight Champ Michael Bisping Owes Me a Fight

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 21:34:35 -0700

If he wasn’t a contender before UFC on Fox 24, Robert Whittaker definitely is now following his thrashing of Ronaldo Souza in Kansas City, Mo., on Saturday night.



UFC on Fox 24 Bonuses: Johnson, Whittaker, Elliott, Smolka Pocket $50K

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 20:07:57 -0700

Demetrious Johnson, Robert Whittaker, Tim Elliott and Louis Smolka are all $50,000 richer after their performances at UFC on Fox 24 in Kansas City, Mo., on Saturday night.