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Evan Tanner biopic ‘The Power of 1’ in the works for feature film
Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Former UFC middleweight champion Evan Tanner [1] will be memorialized in a new biopic titled “The Power of 1” with production on the feature film expected to kick off later this...
Roxanne Modafferi to meet replacement Jennifer Maia at UFC San Antonio
Roxanne Modafferi (pictured) fights Jennifer Maia at UFC San Antonio on July 20 Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Roxanne Modafferi [1] has a new opponent for UFC San Antonio [2]. The veteran fighter, who was...
UFC champ Henry Cejudo likely out until 2020 due to shoulder surgery
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC bantamweight and flyweight champion Henry Cejudo [1] will likely have to wait until 2020 to defend either one of his titles due to shoulder surgery. The Olympic gold medalist,...
Dana White confirms Brendan Loughnane’s late takedown cost him UFC contract 
ACB Featherweight [1] prospect Brendan Loughnane [2] put on arguably the best performance of any fighter competing on “Dana White [3]’s Contender Series” on Tuesday night yet he left Las Vegas without a...
BKFC president says Conor McGregor is welcome at Malignaggi vs. Lobov, extra security in place 
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The bad blood between retired boxer Paulie Malignaggi and former UFC fighter Artem Lobov [1] will finally boil over this weekend at Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships (BKFC) 6...
With Sara McMann out, Nicco Montano expected to face Julianna Pena at UFC Sacramento
Julianna Pena will try to make weight at the UFC on FOX 23 weigh-ins Friday afternoon. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann [1] has been forced out of her upcoming fight against...
Bubba Jenkins to defend Brave CF title against Lucas Martins in London
Bubba Jenkins will defend the featherweight belt against UFC veteran Lucas Martins. Photo via Brave CF Brave Combat Federation’s debut in English soil will be headlined by featherweight champion Bubba...
Dana White fires back at claims that he’s denying Tony Ferguson a title shot 
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting With 12 wins in a row in arguably the deepest division in the sport, Tony Ferguson [1] should probably have already fought for the UFC lightweight title but it still hasn’t...
Daniel Cormier, Israel Adesanya, among fighters nominated for Best MMA Fighter ESPY
Daniel Cormier Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It pays to be a “champ champ.” On Wednesday, ESPN announced its nominees for the 2019 ESPY Awards ceremony, which takes place July 10 in Los Angeles. Traditionally...
Santiago Ponzinibbio returns home after second hospitalization in one month
Santiago Ponzinibbio was hoping to headline UFC Uruguay on Aug. 10, but will have to wait longer to return. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Less than two weeks after being hospitalized [1] with bacterial...
The A-Side Live Chat: Bellator 222 fallout, Chael Sonnen’s retirement, UFC Greenville, Paulie Malignaggi vs. Artem Lobov, more
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is The A-Side Live Chat on MMA Fighting. Today, José Youngs will be joined by everyone’s favorite Irish journalist, Petesy Carroll. The two will give their reaction to an...
Video: UFC Apex tour
MMA Fighting The UFC Apex officially opened its doors Tuesday, and MMA Fighting got a guided tour of the 130,000 square-foot production facility. Check it out above.
Morning Report: Dana White willing to set up a fight in the UFC between Justin Bieber and Tom Cruise
Dana White Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com It all started simply enough. With a Tweet. World-renowned superstar Justin Bieber - The Biebs - called out A-list icon Tom Cruise for a fight. I wanna challenge Tom...
Karolline Rosa signs with the UFC, expected to debut at Fight Night event in China
Karolline Rosa is expected to make her Octagon debut in August. Photo courtesy of Future FC Looks like Jessica Andrade [1] won’t be the only fighter from Parana Vale Tudo to compete at UFC Shenzhen on Aug...
Dana White’s Contender Series: Season 3, Week 1 results: Yorgan De Castro, Punahele Soriano earn UFC contracts
Yorgan De Castro DWCS LLC via Getty Images Yorgan De Castro and Punahele Soriano’s performances on the season premiere of /Dana White/ [1]/’s Contender Series/ couldn’t have been more different, but in...
Dana White: Brock Lesnar ‘made the right decision’ to not return to the UFC
Brock Lesnar Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Brock Lesnar [1] has apparently closed the door on his fighting career for good and UFC president Dana White [2] believes he made the right call. Since last July when...
Video: Dana White UFC Apex Q&A
MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — UFC President Dana White [1] meets with reporters to unveil the new UFC Apex, preview the upcoming season of Dana White’s Contender Series, discuss boxing heavyweights Anthony...
Dana White’s Contender Series: Season 3, Week 1 Results
Getty Images MMA Fighting has Dana White [1]’s Contender Series Season 3, Week 1 results Tuesday from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nev. On the four-fight card, multiple UFC contracts could be up for grabs....
Video: Paul Felder, Brendan Fitzgerald talk differences between Contender Series, The Ultimate Fighter
MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — At the opening of the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Paul Felder [1] and Brendan Fitzgerald talk about the most impressive aspects of the new building, the third season of the...
Video: Dana White UFC Apex opening media scrum
MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — At the opening of the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Dana White [1] talks about what Apex means for the UFC and combat sports, how he knew streaming was the future of fighting,...
Eduardo Dantas, Aaron Pico receive longest medical suspensions after Bellator 222
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Former Bellator champion Eduardo Dantas [1] and highly touted prospect Aaron Pico [2] will both be sidelined for an extended period of time following knockout losses at Bellator...
Wellington Turman replaces John Phillips vs. Karl Roberson at UFC Sacramento
Karl Roberson will face another Brazilian inside the Octagon at UFC Sacramento. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting John Phillips [1] is out of UFC Sacramento, but the promotion has already found a new opponent for...
Newcomers step in to fight Ricardo Ramos, Jordan Griffin at UFC Minneapolis
Ricardo Ramos (right) will face Journey Newson later this month in Minneapolis. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Ricardo Ramos [1] and Jordan Griffin [2] have new opponents for UFC Minneapolis on June 29, the...
John Kavanagh confirms Dillon Danis knee injury, unsure about rehab or surgery
Dillon Danis Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Just two fights into his MMA career, Dillon Danis [1] is having to deal with the toll the sport can take on the body. Danis’s coach John Kavanagh confirmed on /Ariel...
Paulo Costa says ex-trainer attempted to blackmail him with IV video
Paulo Costa is scheduled to return against former title contender Yoel Romero in August. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Paulo Costa was fined by two athletic commissions and issued a retroactive six-month...
Video: Anderson Silva’s son scores TKO win in muay thai debut
UFC superstar Anderson Silva [1] might be close to retiring from mixed martial arts, but his son Gabriel Silva has already added a victory to his family's combat sports history. Gabriel Silva made his muay...
Rewind: Bellator 222 edition
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting With Bellator 222 [1] in the books, MMA Fighting’s E. Casey Leydon takes a look back at a memorable fight week in New York City. [1] https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1041/...
James Gallagher sympathizes with Aaron Pico: ‘You can’t kick a man while he’s down’
Bellator James Gallagher [1] and Aaron Pico [2] may not be the best of friends, but “The Stabanimal” insists that his fellow prospect is going nowhere despite suffering his third career loss to Adam Borics...
Ben Askren believes he could jump over Colby Covington with win at UFC 239
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting When Ben Askren [1] came out of retirement to finally join the UFC roster it was only for one reason — and that was proving he’s the best in the world. With a win over former...
Morning Report: John Kavanagh still wants Diaz trilogy for Conor McGregor but ‘very confident’ Khabib rematch would be different
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Over the last few months, the UFC’s lightweight title picture has finally started coming into focus. At UFC 242 [1], Khabib Nurmagomedov [2] will defend his title against interim...
Video: Behind the scenes with Chael Sonnen at Bellator 222
BellatorMMA, YouTube Look behind the scenes of Chael Sonnen [1]’s fight with Lyoto Machida [2] at Bellator 222 [3] and the subsequent retirement of “The American Gangster.” In the above clip, Sonnen gets...
VIDEO: Monday Morning Analyst: What’s wrong with Aaron Pico and how to fix it
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting On this edition of the Monday Morning Analyst, I take a look at the somewhat surprising loss by Aaron Pico [1] at Bellator 222 [2]. [1] https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4100/...
Derek Brunson reacts to Elias Theodorou being released from the UFC following their fight
Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports Derek Brunson [1] knows his three-round battle against Elias Theodorou [2] in early May wasn’t the most exciting fight in history, but he got the job done. Dealing with...
Adam Borics: Aaron Pico is ‘very talented’ but ‘maybe the hype was too much for him’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Despite a 12-0 record with three wins inside the Bellator cage, Adam Borics [1] walked into his fight against Aaron Pico [2] as the underdog with all eyes on his opponent. Ever...
Eric Spicely steps in to face Deron Winn at UFC Greensville
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Highly touted middleweight prospect Deron Winn [1] will still make his UFC debut this weekend after Eric Spicely [2] agreed to step up and accept the fight on short notice at UFC...
Jack Shore eyes UFC Copenhagen debut: ‘That would be perfect’ 
Dolly Clew, Cage Warriors Former Cage Warriors champion and newly signed UFC fighter Jack Shore believes that UFC Copenhagen would be a perfect event to open his account in the Octagon. Speaking on the...
Dana White: ‘I’m assuming’ Tony Ferguson is next in line for Khabib vs. Poirier winner 
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Tony Ferguson [1] knows better than most that nothing is guaranteed but for now it appears he’s the next contender in line to fight for the UFC lightweight title. Following 12...
Dustin Poirier explains why he will be the one to finally defeat Khabib Nurmagomedov 
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Dustin Poirier [1] isn’t fooling himself into believing that his upcoming fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov [2] is going to be easy. After more than 30 professional fights, the...
Watch The MMA Hour now
Bellator MMA 12 p.m.: Show open. After a brief introduction, I’ll take a look at the somewhat surprising loss by Aaron Pico [1] at Bellator 222 [2] on the Monday Morning Analyst. 12:35 p.m.: 5 minutes on...
Morning Report: Daniel Cormier hints that Stipe Miocic rematch may be his final fight
Daniel Cormier Esther Lin Over the weekend, Chael Sonnen [1] retired from MMA after getting stopped by Lyoto Machida [2] at Bellator 222 [3]. It was the latest in a run of high-profile retirements from...
Larkyn Dasch ‘would love’ rematch against Valerie Loureda after coming up short at Bellator 222
MMA Fighting NEW YORK — After her Bellator 222 [1] loss, Larkyn Dasch [2] breaks down what went wrong, what’s next and more at Madison Square Garden on Friday night. [1] https://www.mmafighting.com/fight...
Bellator 222 Photos
Rory MacDonald punches Neiman Gracie Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Bellator 222 [1] photos are from Bellator’s Friday event at Madison Square Garden. [1] https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1041/bellator-...
Bruno Silva out of fight against Deron Winn at UFC Fight Night in Greenville
Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting Top prospect Deron Winn [1] awaits word on a new opponent after Bruno Silva [2] was forced out of their middleweight fight scheduled for this Saturday at UFC Fight Night in...
Alexander Volkanovski says he always knew he was ‘bad matchup’ for Max Holloway
Alexander Volkanovski Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Alexander Volkanovski [1] might not be the next challenger for Max Holloway [2]’s featherweight championship, but he definitely believes his day is coming....
Renato Moicano reflects on lessons learned in loss to Jose Aldo
Renato Moicano (right) lost to Jose Aldo in the co-main event of UFC Fortaleza in February. Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports Headlining a UFC event for the first time is a dream come true for Brazilian...
The Weekly Grind: Israel Adesanya feeds tiger, Conor McGregor shaves beard
The life of a professional fighter isn’t all glitz and glamour. As if getting punched, kicked, kneed, choked and twisted into a pretzel on a regular basis isn’t enough, fighters attract a general wackiness...
Khabib Nurmagomedov still holding out hope for legacy fight against Georges St-Pierre 
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting When lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov [1] and his management team began talking to the UFC about a new contract there were several concessions they had in mind regarding...
Hot Tweets: Welcoming the new world of MMA co-promotion, plus who is the best fighter in Hollywood
Bellator president Scott Coker, Kyoji Horiguchi, and Rizin Fighting Federation president Nobuyuki Sakakibara Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Bellator and Rizin are co-promoting, Weili Zhang got a title shot, and...