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Published: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:54:40 -0700

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Planning November or December Return for First Lightweight Title Defense

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 16:15:24 -0700

There seems to be no shortage of contenders for Khabib Nurmagomedov’s first lightweight title defense. While “The Eagle” doesn’t have a preference in opponent, he does have a general timeframe in mind for his Octagon return.



‘Korean Zombie’ Calls for Future Matchup with Featherweight Contender Frankie Edgar

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 13:29:29 -0700

Chan Sung Jung isn’t one for elaborate callouts, but he gets his point across nonetheless.



Kevin Lee Wanted to Show ‘Complete Game’ vs. Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Night 128

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:38:59 -0700

Kevin Lee wanted to display all aspects of his mixed martial arts talent against Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Night 128.



Ex-UFC Flyweights Kyoji Horiguchi, Ian McCall Headline Finalized Rizin 10 Fight Card

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 11:57:13 -0700

Former UFC flyweight title challenger Kyoji Horiguchi and fellow Octagon veteran Ian McCall will meet in the main event of next month’s Rizin Fighting Federation event.



Frankie Edgar Still Believes He’s ‘The Guy’ for Next Title Shot After UFC Fight Night 128 Victory

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 11:49:56 -0700

Heading into UFC Fight Night 128, there was some question as to whether Frankie Edgar should be returning to the Octagon less than 50 days after suffering a brutal knockout loss to Brian Ortega.



Ref Marc Goddard Addresses Controversial Ruling in Ricky Simon vs. Merab Dvalishvili Bout

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 11:27:28 -0700

When the third round horn sounded to signal the conclusion of bantamweight bout between Merab Dvalishvili and Ricky Simon at UFC Fight Night 128, it initially appeared that Dvalishvili had just barely survived to win a decision.



Kevin Lee Busts Up Edson Barboza in UFC Fight Night 128 Headliner

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:59:12 -0700

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Edson Barboza and Kevin Lee both had a little something to prove Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 128.



UFC Fight Night 128 Bonuses: Branch, Simon, Dvalishvili, Bahadurzada Pocket $50K

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:04:14 -0700

David Branch, Ricky Simon, Merab Dvalishvili and Siyar Bahadurzada took home $50,000 bonuses for their work at UFC Fight Night 128 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. on Saturday night.



UFC Fight Night 128 ‘Barboza vs. Lee’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:57:12 -0700

Sherdog's live UFC Fight Night 128 play-by-play kicks off Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET.



UFC Fight Night 128 Prelims: Corey Anderson Grabs Much-Needed Win Against Patrick Cummins

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:55:12 -0700

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- He needed this, and he knew it. It had been some time since Corey Anderson had his hand raised in the Octagon. Precisely 501 days, which amounts to roughly 43,286,400 seconds, since Anderson stopped Sean O'Connell in two rounds on Dec. 9, 2016.



Ex-Welterweight Champ Matt Serra to Be Inducted into UFC Hall of Fame’s ‘Pioneer Wing’

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:25:19 -0700

The author of perhaps the greatest upset in Ultimate Fighting Championship history is headed to the promotion’s Hall of Fame.



Ponzinibbio Out of UFC Fight Night Chile; Oezdemir vs. Rua Also Pulled from May 19 Card

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:25:18 -0700

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s upcoming event in Chile has suffered a couple of major losses at the top of the card.



Troubled Ex-NFL Star Greg Hardy to Make Pro MMA Debut on Dana White’s Contender Series

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 13:05:09 -0700

With just three amateur bouts under his belt, former NFL star Greg Hardy will get an opportunity to earn a UFC contract in his first professional fight.



Jon Jones Makes Promise to Alexander Gustafsson: ‘You Will Never Beat Me’

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 12:31:05 -0700

According to Jon Jones, Alexander Gustafsson will never do better than his near miss against the former light heavyweight champion in their classic bout at UFC 165.



Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega, Francis Ngannou vs. Derrick Lewis Slated for UFC 226

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 12:09:44 -0700

UFC 226 is shaping up to be one of 2018’s biggest cards.




UFC Fight Night 128 Weigh-ins: Kevin Lee, Aspen Ladd Over the Mark

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:25:57 -0700

Drama on Ultimate Fighting Championship weigh-in day seems to be becoming a regular occurrence.



Cat Zingano, Marion Reneau Clash Official for UFC Fight Night 133 in Idaho

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:12:17 -0700

Cat Zingano is making her return to the Octagon.



Two Women’s Bouts Added to ‘The Ultimate Fighter 27’ Finale on July 6

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:12:15 -0700

Fan favorite Roxanne Modafferi is set to make her return to the Octagon for the first time since losing to Nicco Montano in the inaugural Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s flyweight championship fight.



Magomed Bibulatov Aggravates Back Injury; UFC Fight Night 128 Bout with Yuta Sasaki Canned

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:51:34 -0700

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s recent history of last-minute fight cancellations continues on.



Middleweights Julian Marquez, Alessio Di Chirico to Clash at ‘TUF 27 Finale’

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:52:55 -0700

Two Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight prospects are set to collide this summer.



Megan Anderson: UFC Needs to Sign More Featherweights

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:19:26 -0700

Australian Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight Megan Anderson is set to face former bantamweight champion Holly Holm in a 145-pound contest at UFC 225 on June 9.



‘Minotuaro’ Reveals Multiple Eye Surgeries Shortened Career

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:08:19 -0700

Former Pride Fighting Championships heavyweight champion and Ultimate Fighting Championship interim king Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira has spoken publicly for the first time about a right eye injury that has plagued him throughout his career.



Light Heavyweight Contender Alexander Gustafsson Signs New Multi-Fight Deal with UFC

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:41:04 -0700

Alexander Gustafsson has signed a new multi-fight deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, announcing on his Instagram that he “will be fighting very soon.”



Mike Jackson Motivated by CM Punk’s ‘Can’ Diss

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:25:10 -0700

Fans will be eager to see what improvements Phil Brooks (also known as CM Punk) has made to his game when the former World Wrestling Entertainment star turned mixed martial artist steps back into the Octagon to face Mike Jackson at UFC 225 in Chicago on June 9 at the United Center in Chicago.



Joe Rogan Frustrated at Conor McGregor’s ‘Special Treatment’

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:13:38 -0700

Ultimate Fighting Championship commentator Joe Rogan is still angered and perplexed what happened a fortnight ago at UFC 223 media day involving Conor McGregor and believes only the Irishman is capable of getting away with such an act.



Paulo ‘Borrachinha’ Says Fight vs. Uriah Hall Has Been Rebooked for UFC 226

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:50:48 -0700

A middleweight clash between Paulo Henrique Costa and Uriah Hall that was originally scheduled for UFC Fight 128 has been rebooked for UFC 226.



Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic Passes Out-of-Competition Drug Test Prior to Bellator 200

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:28:47 -0700

Mirko Filipovic has passed an out-of-competition drug test ahead of his Bellator 200 heavyweight fight in London against Roy Nelson.



Three Featherweight Bouts Announced for PFL Season Opener on June 7 in New York

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:57:35 -0700

Professional Fighters League season has revealed three matchups for its season debut on June 7, and there are already some accomplished names on the card.



David Teymur Welcomes Newcomer Don Madge to Octagon at UFC Fight Night Liverpool

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:25:43 -0700

David Teymur will go for his fifth straight Octagon triumph when he faces promotional newcomer Don Madge at UFC Fight Night 130 in Liverpool, England.



Nate Diaz Compares Strikeforce Brawl to McGregor Bus Attack: ‘We Started This G S--t’

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:02:53 -0700

April 17, 2010 is a day that will live in mixed martial arts infamy.



Daniel Cormier: Khabib Nurmagomedov Would Smash Conor McGregor

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:30:13 -0700

Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion Daniel Cormier doesn’t believe anyone in the UFC can beat newly-crowned lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.



Report: ESPN, Fox Propose Joint Bid for UFC Programming Rights

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:27:13 -0700

The Ultimate Fighting Championship could have two broadcast partners after its current deal with Fox comes to an end.



Yancy Medeiros to Meet Mike Perry at UFC 226 in Las Vegas

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:03:56 -0700

A potential welterweight slugfest has been booked for UFC 226, as Yancy Medeiros will face Mike Perry in Las Vegas on July 7.



UFC 225 Update: Bobby Green vs. Clay Guida Booked for Chicago on June 9

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:28:06 -0700

A lightweight showdown pitting Bobby Green against Clay Guida has been added to the UFC 225 lineup.



Stipe Miocic: Daniel Cormier Hasn’t Been at Heavyweight in a While, Hasn’t Fought Anyone Like Me

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:16:25 -0700

Before he decided to drop a weight class, Daniel Cormier won 13 consecutive fights at heavyweight, became the Strikeforce grand prix champion and was a top contender to challenge for gold in the UFC.



Daniel Cormier Reacts to Jon Jones’ Latest Message: ‘It Takes a Lot of Drugs to Think Like Him’

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:34:54 -0700

It’s no secret that Daniel Cormier would like a third crack at Jon Jones after coming up short in their first two meetings.



Lightweights Carrington Banks, Adam Piccolotti to Clash at Bellator 199 in San Jose

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:35:30 -0700

Lightweight prospects Carrington Banks and Adam Piccolotti will lock horns at Bellator 199 on May 12.



Carlos Condit: ‘I Still Love This Game, But Maybe My Time Has Passed’

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:55:37 -0700

For the past few years now, Carlos Condit has seemed to teeter on the brink of retirement.



While Focused on Stipe Miocic, Daniel Cormier Dreams of Blockbuster Fight with Brock Lesnar

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 07:34:46 -0700

Daniel Cormier’s reaction has been turned into an internet meme during the UFC 25 Anniversary press conference earlier this month when Dana White confirmed that the winner of the heavyweight title bout between current champion Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier could potentially be in line for a fight against World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Brock Lesnar.



Kevin Lee on Edson Barboza: ‘I’m Going to Whoop This Boy Even Worse Than Khabib Did’

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 07:22:36 -0700

A world class Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight bout takes place Saturday April 21 inside the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, when potential title contenders Kevin Lee and Edson Barboza meet inside the Octagon.



Recovered from Shoulder Surgery, Alexander Gustafsson Awaits ‘Meaningful Offer’ from UFC

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:37:19 -0700

Alexander Gustafsson is fully healthy and ready to return to the Octagon, but he isn’t exactly sure what his next move will be given the current state of the light heavyweight division.



UFC on Fox 29 Salaries: Dustin Poirier Earns Event-High $170K in ‘Fight of the Year’ Contender

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:56:15 -0700

Dustin Poirier earned every bit of his salary against Justin Gaethje in the UFC on Fox 29 headliner.



Gleison Tibau vs. Desmond Green, Nik Lentz vs. Leonardo Santos Set for UFC Fight Night Utica

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:35:02 -0700

A pair of lightweight bouts have been added to the UFC Fight Night 131 bill, as Gleison Tibau will face Desmond Green, while Nik Lentz will square off against Leonardo Santos.



Polish Action Star Tomasz Oswiecinski to Face Fitness Model Erko Jun at KSW 44 on June 9

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:16:02 -0700

Polish promotion Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki will offer up another intriguing bit of spectacle in its next event when it pits actor Tomasz Oswiecinski against fitness-model-turned-fighter Erko Jun on June 9.



Dustin Poirier Displays Battered Leg from Justin Gaethje Bout at UFC on Fox 29

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:31:39 -0700

Dustin Poirier’s lead leg took a beating at UFC on Fox 29, but he was still able to emerge with a fourth-round technical knockout win over Justin Gaethje in an entertaining main event.



Professional Fighters League Unveils 2018 Season Schedule, Full Fighter Roster

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:30:40 -0700

The Professional Fighters League will officially kick off its 2018 campaign as a rebranded organization on Thursday, June 7 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.



John Moraga Targets Rematch with Sergio Pettis After Besting Wilson Reis

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 07:46:38 -0700

John Moraga has extended his winning streak to three with his latest decision victory over Wilson Reis in the flyweight division on Saturday at UFC on Fox 29.



Alex Oliveira: Carlos Condit Went In and Out of Consciousness Before Tapping

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 07:36:46 -0700

Alex Oliveira is coming off an impressive performance of the night victory against Carlos Condit Saturday at UFC on Fox 29.



UFC Announces Agreement to Hold Live Events in Singapore for Next 3 Years

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 07:29:57 -0700

The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be making trips to Singapore a regular thing for the next few years.



Ovince St. Preux vs. Tyson Pedro, Two Other Bouts Booked for UFC Fight Night 132 in Singapore

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 14:18:03 -0700

Ovince St. Preux will square off against Tyson Pedro in a light heavyweight duel at UFC Fight Night 132.