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Published: Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:12:03 -0700

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Tyron Woodley to Defend Welterweight Crown Against Demian Maia at UFC 214

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:21:45 -0700

UFC 214 will now feature a trio of title fights.



Alexa Grasso to Face Randa Markos at UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:53:26 -0700

A strawweight duel pitting Alexa Grasso against Randa Markos has been added to the UFC Fight Night 114 lineup.



Donald Cerrone Reveals ‘Super Bad’ Blood Infection Caused Withdrawal From UFC 213

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:31:41 -0700

Donald Cerrone has confirmed his withdrawal from a UFC 213 clash against Robbie Lawler along with details regarding what led to his exit from the welterweight bout.



CSAC Denies Barao License at Bantamweight; UFC 214 Bout vs. Sterling Now Set for 140 Pounds

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:44:35 -0700

The California State Athletic Commission has refused to grant Renan Barao a license to compete at 135 pounds at UFC 214.



Heavyweights Francis Ngannou, Junior dos Santos to Clash at UFC 215 in Edmonton

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:55:49 -0700

Francis Ngannou will attempt to continue his ascent in the heavyweight division when he meets former champion Junior dos Santos at UFC 215.



Reports: Donald Cerrone Injury Likely to Postpone Matchup vs. Robbie Lawler

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:08:27 -0700

Donald Cerrone has suffered an injury that will likely postpone his scheduled UFC 213 showdown with Robbie Lawler, according to multiple reports.



Bellator NYC/180 Medical Suspensions: Fedor Emelianenko Faces Possible 90-Day Layoff

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:53:38 -0700

Fedor Emelianenko is facing the longest potential medical suspension of anyone on the Bellator NYC “Sonnen vs. Silva” card following his first-round technical knockout loss to Matt Mitrione this past Saturday.



Milana Dudieva vs. Mara Romero Borella Promoted to Invicta FC 24 Main Event

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:38:10 -0700

With reigning bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger signed by the UFC to fight Cristiane Justino at UFC 214 and summarily released from her Invicta FC contract in the process, the Missouri-based promotion moved swiftly to replace Invicta FC 24’s featured bout.



UFC Fight Night 112 Medical Suspensions: Chiesa, Five Others Facing 180-Day Layoffs

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:43:37 -0700

Michael Chiesa is one of six fighters facing a potential six-month layoff following UFC Fight Night 112.



Tonya Evinger Replaces Megan Anderson, Meets ‘Cyborg’ for FW Title at UFC 214

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:42:26 -0700

Megan Anderson has been forced to withdraw from her featherweight championship bout against Cristiane Justino at UFC 214 due to “personal issues,” the promotion announced Tuesday evening.



UFC Fight Night 112 Salaries: B.J. Penn Tops Payroll with $150K in Defeat

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:47:10 -0700

B.J. Penn suffered his fifth consecutive defeat in the Octagon on Sunday night, but he was compensated handsomely for his efforts.



UFC Fight Night 112 Averages 819,000 Viewers on Fox Sports 1

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:29:05 -0700

UFC Fight Night 112 attracted an average of 819,000 viewers for its main card on Fox Sports 1 on Sunday night, according to ShowBuzz Daily.



Family Says UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes’ Condition is ‘Improving’

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:57:00 -0700

Matt Hughes is showing positive progress after a truck driven by the UFC Hall of Famer was hit by a train on June 16.



Benson Henderson-Patricky Freire, Roy Nelson Debut Set for Bellator 183 in San Jose

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:29:48 -0700

A lightweight showdown between Benson Henderson and Patricky Freire and Roy Nelson’s promotional debut will serve as the featured attractions at Bellator 183 on Sept. 23.



Bellator MMA Inks 4-Time All-American Wrestler Logan Storley, Debuts at Bellator 181 on July 14

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:50:38 -0700

Add another standout amateur wrestler-turned-undefeated fighter to the Bellator MMA roster, as the company has signed four-time Division I All-American Logan Storley to a promotional contract.



UFC Cancels Slated August PPV Event; UFC 215 to Take Place on Sept. 9 in Edmonton

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:33:37 -0700

The Ultimate Fighting Championship never officially announced that it would stage an August pay-per-view event. It's all the better that the promotion didn't, as such an event isn't going to happen.



UFC Strawweight Michelle Waterson the Latest Fighter to Grace ESPN The Magazine’s ‘Body Issue’

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:36:23 -0700

Ultimate Fighting Championship strawweight Michelle Waterson will appear in the forthcoming 2017 edition of the annual “Body Issue,” the Worldwide Leader announced on Sunday. “The Karate Hottie” will share the pages of the periodical with 22 other athletes.



Bellator 180 Undercard on Spike Draws 901,000 Viewer Average in Saturday Overnight Ratings

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:38:10 -0700

The initial ratings are in for Bellator 180's pay-per-view lead-in and they are solid.



Felice Herrig on Lack of UFC Push: ‘I'm Not Pretty Enough and I'm Not Getting Any Younger’

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:58:20 -0700

Felice Herrig holds a 4-1 record inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship and has won three bouts in a row, but it's safe to say that she doesn't feel like her promotional breakout is around the corner.




UFC Fight Night 112 Bonuses: Lee Earns Controversial $50K; Boetsch, Reyes, Kimball Grab Perks

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 22:27:00 -0700

Immediately following the conclusion of UFC Fight Night 112 on Sunday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced its slate of fight night bonuses. This time around, there was no “Fight of the Night” mantle awarded, but four fighters did walk away with $50K performance bonuses nonetheless.



Kevin Lee Choke Prompts Premature Stoppage on Michael Chiesa in UFN 112 Main Event

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:57:12 -0700

Referee Mario Yamasaki was the center of controversy in Oklahoma City on Sunday, as he awarded Kevin Lee a contested submission over Michael Chiesa.



UFC Fight Night 112 Prelims: Clay Guida Bullies Erik Koch to Clear-Cut Decision in Oklahoma City

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:07:12 -0700

Clay Guida tapped into the fountain of youth in his return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s lightweight division.



UFC Fight Night 112 ‘Chiesa vs. Lee’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:57:12 -0700

Sherdog.com's live coverage of UFC Fight Night 112 “Chiesa vs. Lee” kicks off Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET from the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (online betting).



Bellator 180 ‘Sonnen vs. Silva’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 23:57:12 -0700

Sherdog.com's live coverage of Bellator 180 “Sonnen vs. Silva” kicks off Saturday at 6 p.m. ET from Madison Square Garden in New York City.



Chael Sonnen Smothers Wanderlei Silva in Bellator 180 Grudge Match at Madison Square Garden

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 22:14:17 -0700

NEW YORK -- There are just some things that may never go away: Tito Ortiz’s hatred of Chael Sonnen, for instance.



Bellator 180 Prelims: Unbeaten Boxer Heather Hardy TKOs Alice Yauger in MMA Debut

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:48:13 -0700

NEW YORK -- Blood dripping from her nose, Heather Hardy went back to her instincts: boxing. Her kicks seemed more for show in her mixed martial arts debut, a three-round 125-pound flyweight fight.



UFC Fight Night 112 Weigh-in Results: Johny Hendricks Misses Weight Again

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:00:36 -0700

The Ultimate Fighting Championship heads down to Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City on Sunday with a night of intriguing matchups.



Bellator NYC Weigh-in Results: Wanderlei Silva, Chael Sonnen Cleared for Clash

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:59:52 -0700

Bellator MMA is about to unleash by far its biggest event ever when it invades the Big Apple on Saturday.



Eryk Anders, Roberto Sanchez Capture Championship Hardware at Legacy Fighting Alliance 14

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:15:38 -0700

Eryk Anders is the first-ever Legacy Fighting Alliance middleweight champion after taking a hard-earned unanimous decision over Brendan Allen in the LFA 14 headliner on Friday night.



Coach: ‘Tentative Plan’ is for Conor McGregor to Make UFC Return in December

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:30:42 -0700

Conor McGregor’s longtime trainer believes the UFC champion will return to the Octagon before year’s end — even with a lucrative boxing match against Floyd Mayweather on the horizon.



Ryan Bader Doesn’t Feel Any Added Pressure Heading Into First Career Title Shot

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:38:02 -0700

Ryan Bader has been on the cusp of a world title fight for years, but with all the time he spent inside the UFC’s Octagon, he never was able to break through and land that elusive fight.



Michael Chandler: It ‘Makes a Lot of Sense' for Bellator to Put Me on PPV Card

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:55:09 -0700

It’s hard to say exactly where Bellator would be today if Michael Chandler wasn’t a part of its roster.



Weekend Fight Odds: Chael Sonnen, Matt Mitrione Slight Favorites at Bellator NYC

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:47:24 -0700

This weekend will be loaded with all sorts of caged mayhem as the world’s two biggest MMA promotions will be hosting events, both of which will be overflowing with intriguing matchups.



Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Debut Event to Feature Trio of UFC Vets

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:17:13 -0700

The lineup is official for the first iteration of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, and there are some familiar faces on the card.



LFA 14 Weigh-in Results: All Four Title Fighters on Point

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:17:12 -0700

Legacy Fighting Alliance is set to return to AXS TV Friday night with a double dose of championship bouts.



Two Bouts Added to Rizin FF’s World Grand Prix 2017 Card on July 30

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:58:24 -0700

Rizin FF announced on Thursday afternoon that two bouts have been added to the Rizin Fighting World GP 2017 card, which takes place July 30 at Saitama Super Arena.






Phil Davis Plans on Beating Ryan Bader ‘So Bad There Won’t Be a Need for Third Fight’

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:39:30 -0700

The first meeting between Phil Davis and Ryan Bader was a closely contested bout that could have gone either way, but “Mr. Wonderful” doesn’t plan on leaving anything to chance in their rematch.



UFC Champs Conor McGregor, Demetrious Johnson Nominated for 2017 ESPY Awards

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:05:26 -0700

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and flyweight king Demetrious Johnson have both received ESPY Nominations for “Best Fighter” in 2017.



Former Agent Files Lawsuit Against UFC Star Nate Diaz for Breach of Contract

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:42:18 -0700

Nate Diaz’s former agent has filed a lawsuit in Dallas District Court against the UFC star for breach of contract.



Source: Dakota Cochrane to Fight Maki Pitolo in VFC 58 Headliner on July 22

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:41:12 -0700

Victory Fighting Championship is set to invade Baxter Arena in Omaha, Nebraska, on Saturday, July 22 and a pair of welterweights are slated to clash in a pivotal showdown.



Bellator Champ Lima Hoping for Long Overdue Recognition with Wins over Larkin, MacDonald

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:53:00 -0700

Despite being a two-time Bellator welterweight champion, Douglas Lima doesn’t feel as though he gets the recognition he deserves.



UFC 213 Update: Rob Font vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade Set for Las Vegas

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:52:38 -0700

A bantamweight clash pitting Rob Font against Douglas Silva de Andrade has been added to the UFC 213 lineup.



UFC, WSOF Vet Rousimar Palhares to Face Alexei Ivanov in Fight Nights Global 70 Main Event

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:22:19 -0700

Controversial submission specialist Rousimar Palhares will square off against Alexei Ivanov in the Heather Hardy: MMA One of the Few Sports Where Women Are Seen as Athletes

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:30:20 -0700

After compiling a 20-0 record and winning the WBC international featherweight title in the boxing ring, Heather Hardy will make her mixed martial arts debut in one of the world’s most famous sporting venues — Madison Square Garden.



Matt Hughes’ Family Working with Brain and Spinal Injury Non-Profit Organization

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:26:49 -0700

Matt Hughes family will work with the Triumph Over Tragedy Foundation to determine the next steps in the UFC Hall of Famer’s care.






George Sullivan Accepts 1-Year Suspension for Second Anti-Doping Violation

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:01:21 -0700

UFC welterweight George Sullivan has accepted a one-year suspension from USADA after a second anti-doping violation.



John Makdessi Replaces Claudio Puelles, Meets Sage Northcutt at UFC 214 on July 29

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:20:36 -0700

Sage Northcutt will be facing a far more experienced opponent that originally anticipated at UFC 214.



UFC Fight Night 111 Medicals: Bethe Correia Gets 6-Month Term After Head-Kick KO Defeat

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:07:45 -0700

Former women’s bantamweight title challenger Bethe Correia has been issued a six-month medical suspension following her knockout loss to Holly Holm at UFC Fight Night 111.