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Jan 18, 2018 6:00 pm

Heather Hardy is Set to Return…in MMA AND Boxing!

Early last month, “the Heat” Heather Hardy teased us with some fight news and now we know what it is. After the suspicious timing of Hardy’s fellow boxer turned Bellator MMA fighter, Ana Julaton teasing fight news of her own, MMAFighting has confirmed that they were indeed referring to each other as each’s next opponents....

Jan 18, 2018 6:47 am

Report | UFC targeting Cris Cyborg vs. Amanda Nunes superfight for May PPV

Over the last few weeks, there has been ample discussion surrounding a potential superfight between UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg and UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes. UFC President Dana White has assured this is the fight he wants next for both women. “First of all, Amanda Nunes wants to fight her. Amanda Nunes...

Jan 17, 2018 5:10 pm

Report | Justin Gaethje vs Dustin Poirier is in the Works!

There is one word that will always follow Justin Gaethje for the rest of his career. You already know what it is…yup, violence. Pretty much every single one of Gaethje’s nineteen professional bouts has been violence personified and that’s just how the former World Series of Fighting champion likes it. In his last fight, he...

Jan 17, 2018 1:59 pm

Chael Sonnen Details His Backstage Altercation With Chuck Liddell

It seems like every couple of months, rumors start up again that MMA legend Chuck Liddell would end his retirement and return to fight at least one more time. The latest inkling was an Instagram post from Wanderlei Silva, but it looks like his previous feud with one Chael Sonnen is still very much alive...

Jan 17, 2018 1:27 pm

Daniel Cormier gives his take on Volkan Oezdemir training with Luke Rockhold

This Saturday, in the co-main event of the stacked UFC 220, Switzerland’s Volkan Oezdemir will attempt to steal the light heavyweight title from champion Daniel Cormier. To prepare for this monumental challenge, Oezdemir has been preparing at the talent-rich Combat Club in Lantana, Florida – a space he shares with former middleweight champion and long-time...

Jan 16, 2018 6:49 pm

Expected UFC 220 Reebok Payouts Revealed

Oh, the Reebok deal. Everyone has an opinion on it, whether good or bad. It may not be the biggest step forward, but this year the deal is taking a step forward with the new guidelines and protocol. Fighters receive their Reebok sponsor money depending on what tier they’re in which goes by how many...

Jan 16, 2018 5:38 pm

Ovince Saint Preux Left Without Opponent after Ilir Latifi suffers Injury

After suffering a three-fight rough patch in 2016 to early 2017, Ovince Saint Preux has turned things around rather impressively and completely reversed that trend with three straight dominant wins. With all the momentum one could ask for, OSP was all well and ready to carry it over into the new year. OSP is set...

Jan 16, 2018 12:12 pm

Wanderlei Silva hints at rematch with a fellow MMA legend

Back in June of 2017, PRIDE legend Wanderlei Silva came up short in his long-awaited Bellator debut, losing a decision to his nemesis Chael Sonnen. Since then, Silva fans have been wondering what – if anything – will come next for the aging legend. While nothing is certain just yet, it seems Silva himself is...

Jan 11, 2018 10:48 am

Douglas Lima Feels a Win Over Rory MacDonald Would Make Him the Top Welterweight in the World

Potentially the biggest fight in Bellator history is just nine days away. Former UFC welterweight title challenger and infamous violence deity Rory MacDonald will challenge Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima next Saturday at Bellator 192. Always in the shadow of the UFC, Lima is looking to come out on the lighter side of an organizational...

Jan 11, 2018 8:36 am

Former UFC Champion Josh Barnett is Not Finished With MMA Just Yet

Andrei Arlovski, Roy Nelson, Frank Mir, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Mark Hunt. These are some of the names that Josh Barnett have taken out in his staggering 21 year stay in the world of combat sports. He even beat Randy Couture back at UFC 36 to become the UFC heavyweight champion. While he’s been out of...

Jan 9, 2018 2:06 pm

VIDEO | Rampage Jackson and Chael Sonnen Agree to High Stakes Bet for Their Fight

The wait is finally over. Bellator is going to kick off their big heavyweight grand prix before this month ends and Chael Sonnen will face off with Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson. They’ll be throwing down for the chance to advance in the tournament, which will finally crown a Bellator heavyweight champion by the end of this...

Jan 9, 2018 8:16 am

Former champ Renan Barao returns at UFC on Fox in Orlando, Florida

The lineup for UFC on Fox 28, which goes down on February 24 in Orlando, Florida, has grown by one interesting bantamweight scrap, as former champion Renan Barao is scheduled to return to action on the card. Barao’s opponent in this fight will be Brian Kelleher.  This bout was first reported by the Orlando Sentinel. Though...

Jan 8, 2018 5:11 pm

Cyborg vs Nunes is “1000% Happening”, says Coach Silveira

UFC 219 left us with two big questions. Those being, “who’s next for Cris Cyborg?” and “who’s next for Khabib Nurmagomedov?”. These are both questions we have yet to get answers too. But…we appear to be getting closer to the answer for Cyborg more than we are for Khabib. The reigning UFC Featherweight champion, Cyborg has...

Jan 7, 2018 1:28 pm

After being knocked down by Wanderlei Silva, Chael Sonnen details game plan for Rampage

After being knocked down by Wanderlei Silva, Chael Sonnen details game plan for Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Former three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen will return to the cage on January 20 where he will square off with Quinton Jackson in the first-round of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament. “The American Gangster” suffered the first...

Jan 5, 2018 6:03 pm

Amanda Nunes Ready to “Leave Mark on the Sport” with Cyborg Fight

Just a few years ago, the biggest possible fight among the women would have obviously been the former UFC Bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey vs at the time, the Invicta FC Featherweight champion and former Strikeforce Featherweight champion, Cris Cyborg. It was always an issue of Cyborg making 135 lbs…since that was initially the only division...

Jan 5, 2018 7:30 am

Michael Johnson Hasn’t Been 145 Pounds Since High School

When Michael Johnson told everyone back in September that he was moving down to featherweight, needless to say it was a shock. However, Johnson assured everyone that this was the plan all along. Although, a top 10 lightweight coming down to featherweight is a tough guy to get a fight for. Michael Johnson originally called...

Jan 4, 2018 4:58 pm

Photo | Daniel Straus Gives Update on his Recovery

In case you were unaware, former Bellator Featherweight champion, Daniel Straus suffered a very bad motorcycle accident last month. At the time we knew very little about the extent of the injuries to Straus, we just knew that they were bad. All we knew according to Straus’ manager Matt Aptaker was that Straus had complete movement of...

Jan 2, 2018 5:23 pm

Ex-Dallas Cowboy, Greg Hardy Booked For His Third MMA Fight

We’ve seen it on a few occasions where NFL players have made the transition from the top American football league to the world of MMA, for better and for worse results. Most recently, former defensive end for the Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys, Greg Hardy has made the leap over and quickly found success. Hardy...

Jan 1, 2018 7:20 pm

Top 5 Upcoming Fights for January 2018

2017 has come and gone and it has left us with some truly incredible moments and some rather mindblowing stories. Heading into the new year, who knows what we can expect…there’s never a dull moment in the MMA world. What we do know for sure is that the year will be kicking things off with...

Dec 28, 2017 5:16 pm

PHOTOS | Michael McDonald Undergoes Successful Surgery

In the second round of his unanimous decision victory over Peter Ligier at Bellator 191, debutant and former UFC Bantamweight title challenger, Michael McDonald broke his hand. A break so bad that it required surgery… If you missed the picture of the x-ray, here it is: McDonald stated this along with the picture on Twitter:...