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UFC 241 only finishes sixth among eight pay-per-view prelims since ESPN move
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The prelims on Saturday before UFC 241 [1] drew 817,000 viewers on ESPN, a number that has to be considered disappointing since it led into arguably the biggest show so far this...
Fortunes changed for five at UFC 241
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Daniel Cormier [1]’s career is very much in question after his heavyweight title loss on Saturday to Stipe Miocic [2]. But as his days wind down in the sport as an active...
Dana White doesn’t want Daniel Cormier to retire, open to booking potential trilogy against Stipe Miocic
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Dana White [1] still wants to be in the Daniel Cormier [2] business. This past Saturday night at UFC 241 [3], Cormier suffered only the second loss of his professional career when...
Filipe Esteves wins title in Brazil, donates purse to opponent
Filipe Esteves (right) submitted Rildeci Dias to claim a flyweight belt in Salvador. | Adilton Venegeroles, Brazil MMA Filipe Esteves improved to 7-0 as a MMA fighter and captured the Brazil MMA flyweight...
Dana White: Henry Cejudo needs to defend flyweight title next or give up the belt 
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Henry Cejudo [1] needs to defend the flyweight title in his next fight or he won’t be able to call himself ‘Triple C’ any longer. The reigning two-division UFC champion is...
Coach: Anthony Pettis not expected to need surgery for UFC 241 injuries, hopes to compete again in 2019
Anthony Pettis | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It didn’t look good for Anthony Pettis [1] after going three action-packed rounds with Nate Diaz [2] at UFC 241 [3], but his outlook for the near future is better...
Morning Report: Dana White speaks further on Zuffa boxing, admits sport ‘might be so broken that it can’t be fixed’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Recently, Dana White [1] announced that he had made a key hire for his overtures in boxing and that Zuffa boxing would be up and running by October [2]. That’s an ambitious...
The A-Side Live Chat: UFC 241 fallout, Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal, more
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is The A-Side Live Chat on MMA Fighting. For this episode, José Youngs is joined by MMAFighting’s own Petesy Carroll as they break down some of the top storylines in the world...
Dana White’s Contender Series results: Philip Rowe lone contract winner after thrilling main event
DWCS LLC via Getty Images Philip Rowe made sure at least one Contender Series contract was handed out on Tuesday. On a night full of steady, if unspectacular performances, Rowe (7-2) and Leon Shahbazyan (...
Octagon girl Jhenny Andrade announces pregnancy
Brazilian Octagon girl Jhenny Andrade will become a mother in 2020. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jhenny Andrade will soon have to step away from her role as an Octagon girl for the UFC as the Brazilian model...
Jorge Masvidal accepts Nate Diaz’s challenge: ‘It’s a fight that the fans want’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jorge Masvidal [1] is more than willing to meet Nate Diaz [2] inside the Octagon. Taking to his newly launched YouTube [3] page, the man known as “Gamebred Fighter” accepted Diaz’...
Dana White’s Contender Series: Season 3, Week 9 Results
Getty Images MMA Fighting has Dana White [1]’s Contender Series Season 3, Week 9 results Tuesday from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. On the five-fight card, multiple UFC contracts could be up for grabs. Check...
Video: Dominick Reyes felt Jon Jones lost to Thiago Santos, hints at title shot after next win
MMA Fighting ANAHEIM, Calif. — UFC light heavyweight contender Dominick Reyes [1] stopped by UFC 241 [2] to preview his upcoming fight against Chris Weidman [3], give his take on Jon Jones [4]’s...
Conor McGregor: Nate Diaz’s win was motivating ‘for my own comeback’
Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting For better or worse, the names of Conor McGregor [1] and Nate Diaz [2] will forever be intertwined. The UFC stars took part in a two-fight series...
Eryk Anders vs. Gerald Meerschaert in the works for UFC Fight Night from Tampa 
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A middleweight showdown between Eryk Anders [1] and Gerald Meerschaert [2] is currently in the works for the upcoming UFC Fight Night card in Tampa, Fla. on Oct. 12. Multiple...
Ronda Rousey shows off gruesome injury where she nearly lost a finger filming ‘9-1-1’
Ronda Rousey media day EL Former UFC champion Ronda Rousey [1] avoided major injuries during her fighting career, but it turns out filming a television show can be even more dangerous than stepping into...
Molly McCann, Deron Winn fights announced for UFC on ESPN 6 in Boston 
Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports The UFC’s upcoming return to Boston will be headlined by a pair of fights featuring top contenders at light heavyweight and featherweight along with a slew of new matchups...
Joe Schilling vs. Tony Johnson set for Bellator 229
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Joe Schilling [1] will make the walk to the Bellator cage once again. On Tuesday morning, sources confirmed Schilling will square off against Tony Johnson [2] in a middleweight...
Adam Yandiev announces withdrawal from UFC 242 due to knee injury
Adam Yandiev | @adam_yandiev_boroda, Instagram UFC middleweight Adam Yandiev [1] is out of UFC 242 [2] and could be on the shelf for the foreseeable future. Yandiev announced via Instagram that he suffered...
Paul Felder recalls low blow in first Edson Barboza clash: ‘I was peeing blood after the fight’ 
Edson Barboza lands a kick on Paul Felder at UFC on FOX 16 in Chicago on Jan. 3, 2015 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Ahead of his rematch with Edson Barboza [1] in the co-main event of UFC 242 [2] in Abu Dhabi...
Video: This is an MMA news show
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting In the latest This Is an MMA News Show, we recap UFC 241 [1] and look forward to what’s on the horizon. [1] https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1044/ufc-241
Morning Report: Manager: Jorge Masvidal wants to fight Nate Diaz in Nate’s backyard
On Saturday night at UFC 241 [1], Nate Diaz [2] returned to the UFC in spectacular fashion, dominating former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis [3]. After the the fight, Diaz immediately began calling for...
Video: Veronica Macedo discusses picking up first UFC win, crisis in Venezuela, more
MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY — Veronica Macedo [1] speaks about her submission win over Polyana Viana [2] at UFC Uruguay, snapping a three-fight losing streak, what’s next for her career, and much more. [1] https...
Video: Drakkar Klose calls out Gregor Gillespie: ‘No one wants to fight him, I’ll fight him’
MMA Fighting ANAHEIM, Calif. — After an exciting win over Christos Giagos [1] at UFC 241 [2] in Anaheim, Drakkar Klose [3] talks about why he called out unbeaten lightweight Gregor Gillespie [4], fighting...
UFC 241 fight night weights: Daniel Cormier 14 pounds heavier than Stipe Miocic
Daniel Cormier | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Both Daniel Cormier [1] and Stipe Miocic [2] were lighter at Friday’s weigh-ins for their main event rematch at UFC 241 [3] than in their first encounter last July...
UFC 241 medical suspensions: Anthony Pettis, Paulo Costa face potential six-month terms 
Anthony Pettis | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Several fighters competing at UFC 241 [1] this past weekend are looking at potentially lengthy medical suspensions for a litany of injuries. On Monday, the...
Video: Cory Sandhagen believes he’s only bantamweight who can beat Henry Cejudo
ANAHEIM, Calif. - UFC bantamweight Cory Sandhagen speaks with the media following his decision win over Raphael Assuncao [1], his championship aspirations, Henry Cejudo [2]’s title reign, his admiration for...
Daniel Cormier issues apology following knockout loss to Stipe Miocic
Daniel Cormier | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Daniel Cormier [1] has nothing to be sorry about. But he’s apologizing anyway. The former two-division champion suffered a knockout loss this past weekend to...
Nate Diaz seemingly uninterested in Colby Covington fight: ‘I don’t know who that is’
Nate Diaz | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Nate Diaz [1] is back in the mix at welterweight, but it doesn’t appear that a matchup with former interim champion Colby Covington [2] is of any interest to him....
Jon Jones’ bench trial for battery case scheduled in September 
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jon Jones [1] is headed back to court for a bench trial regarding the misdemeanor battery charges he’s facing from an incident that took place at a strip club in April. The bench...
Video: Jorge Masvidal wants Nate Diaz, big paycheck next
MMA Fighting ANAHEIM, Calif. — During UFC 241 [1], Jorge Masvidal [2] meets with the media to discuss what’s next and much more Saturday night. [1] https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1044/ufc-241 [2]...
Stipe Miocic explains key to turning fight around against Daniel Cormier at UFC 241: ‘Stop fighting like a b*tch’
Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting For 13 months, Stipe Miocic [1] waited for another shot at Daniel Cormier [2] and through two rounds of their heavyweight championship rematch at...
Making the Grade: UFC 241: Cormier vs. Miocic 2
Stipe Miocic (blue gloves) raises his hands in victory after defeating Daniel Cormier | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A stacked card doesn’t always pay off on fight night. Putting all the biggest names and best...
Morning Report: Joe Rogan addresses why he interviewed Daniel Cormier after his loss at UFC 241
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Joe Rogan [1] does not like interviewing fighters after a knockout loss. We know this because he’s said it on multiple occasions, including right before he interviewed [2] Daniel...
Junior dos Santos joins Brazil’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ cast
Junior dos Santos "faces off" with his dancing coach, Ana Paula Guedes. | Photo via dos Santos' social media Junior dos Santos [1] will show off his dancing skills at the upcoming season of “Dança dos...
Chas Skelly vs. Jordan Griffin added to UFC Vancouver
Chas Skelly (pictured) fights Jordan Griffin in a featherweight bout at UFC Vancouver on Sept. 14 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC is giving Chas Skelly [1] vs. Jordan Griffin [2] another go. Originally...
Video: Casey Kenney says Manny Bermudez was ‘20 pounds’ heavier in the Octagon
MMA Fighting ANAHEIM, Calif. — Casey Kenney [1] talks about overcoming a size disadvantage to beat Manny Bermudez [2] at UFC 241 [3], what arrangements were made for him to agree to a catchweight bout, his...
Video: Hannah Cifers recalls ‘cool’ first meeting with Dana White
MMA Fighting ANAHEIM, Calif. — UFC strawweight Hannah Cifers [1] reacts to her decision win over Jodie Esquibel [2] at UFC 241 [3] and discusses her first interview with Joe Rogan [4], her first meeting...
UFC 241 salaries: Stipe Miocic wins back heavyweight title, cashes biggest payday on entire card
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Stipe Miocic [1] is leaving California with the heavyweight title and the biggest payday for any fighter competing at UFC 241 [2] in Anaheim. Following a fourth-round knockout...
UFC 241 Aftermath: The UFC finally has a true heavyweight rivalry again (if they can convince Daniel Cormier to stick around)
Stipe Miocic | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Last night at UFC 241 [1], Stipe Miocic [2] won the UFC heavyweight title, stopping Daniel Cormier [3] with punches in the fourth round. It was a triumphant moment...
Stipe Miocic explains his unique ‘Old School’ post-fight celebration at UFC 241
Stipe Miocic | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Stipe Miocic [1] may be the greatest heavyweight fighter in the history of mixed martial arts, but he’s never going to proclaim he’s the best dancer. Following his...
Coach confirms Anthony Pettis broke foot in UFC 241 fight with Nate Diaz
Anthony Pettis | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Anthony Pettis [1]’s UFC career has often been one of peaks and valleys and Saturday was no different. The former lightweight champion went the distance with Nate...
Nate Diaz is MMA’s most compelling star, and maybe its biggest
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The look of the UFC 241 [1] fight poster [2] was never quite right, though entirely fitting. In it, Daniel Cormier [3] and Stipe Miocic [4] took center stage, dominating the...
Paulo Costa: ‘I can kill’ Israel Adesanya if he wins title at UFC 243, not interested in being backup
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting With the most important win of his career, Paulo Costa [1] leapfrogged the rest of the UFC’s middleweight division and now stands as a clear-cut contender. It took all of 15...
Daniel Cormier explains what went wrong against Stipe Miocic, addresses his future after UFC 241
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Daniel Cormier [1] has a lot to think about following his loss to Stipe Miocic [2] at UFC 241 [3], but he’s not ready to make a call about his future just yet. In the days leading...
Jon Jones comments on UFC 241 main event: ‘Stipe is hands down the greatest heavyweight of all time’
Jon Jones | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting There were plenty of story lines going into Daniel Cormier [1]’s rematch with Stipe Miocic [2] at UFC 241 [3], but after seeing Miocic finish Cormier with strikes to...
Dana White praises Nate Diaz following UFC 241 win: ‘He’s a needle-mover now’ 
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting In 2014, Dana White [1] famously claimed that Nate Diaz [2] was “not a needle mover” [3]. Following the Stockton native’s successful return to action at UFC 241 [4] on Saturday in...
RIZIN 18 results and highlights: Kai Asakura stops Kyoji Horiguchi in 67 seconds
RIZINFF Kai Asakura silenced those who claimed his meeting with Kyoji Horiguchi [1] was nothing but a squash match by stopping the legendary Japanese bantamweight in a little over a minute into the main...