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Aug 21, 2017 8:49 am

Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal explains why he won’t be paying $100 for Mayweather vs. McGregor

This Saturday, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor will step into the boxing ring to battle undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. The fight is tracking to be one of the biggest in combat sports history, and one that could smash all previous pay-per-view records. Former Strikeforce champ and current Bellator star Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal, however,...

Aug 15, 2017 11:51 am

Luke Rockhold trashes David Branch and “chump” Michael Bisping

This September 16, in the main event of the UFC’s return to Pittsburgh, PA, former Strikeforce and UFC middleweight champ Luke Rockhold will return from a long hiatus opposite former two-division World Series of Fighting champion David Branch. Speaking to Duane Finley of FloCombat.com, Rockhold shared his thoughts on this upcoming scrap with Branch. Apparently,...

Aug 15, 2017 10:33 am

CSAC makes Josh Thomson an unprecedented offer for controversial loss to Freire

Back in February, former Strikeforce lightweight champion and current Bellator lightweight contender Josh Thomson was knocked out in a fight with Patricky “Pitbull” Freire. Regrettably, the catalyst for the knockout seemed to be an inadvertent but illegal clash of heads. Given this controversial end, Thomson moved to appeal the loss, hoping the California State Athletic...

Aug 7, 2017 12:06 pm

Fabricio Werdum responds to criticism from Dana White

Last month, on the main card of UFC 213, former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum lost a majority decision to former Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 champ Alistair Overeem. That said, Werdum very nearly won the fight in the third, when he visibly rocked his foe. Unfortunately, the decorated grappler opted to ground the fight, rather...

Aug 6, 2017 5:11 pm

Josh Thomson shares an update on his return, eyes two rematches in the future

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson (22-9 MMA) has gone 2-1 since joining Scott Coker and Bellator MMA in August of 2015. The American Kickboxing Academy staple scored a third-round submission finish (arm-triangle choke) over Mike Bronzoulis in his Bellator debut in September of 2015. Thomson followed up that win with an electrifying knockout victory...

Aug 6, 2017 3:39 pm

Josh Thomson details how Dana White prevented him from commentating for FOX Sports

At 38-years-old, former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson (22-9 MMA) remains one of the very best 155-pound fighters in the sport of mixed martial arts. The product of American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) was most recently seen in action this past February in San Jose, where he had his two-fight win streak snapped by Patricky Freire...

Aug 6, 2017 2:18 pm

Vitor Belfort responds to Sam Alvey and it is great!

UFC middleweight standout “Smiling” Sam Alvey picked up this biggest win of his mixed martial arts career at last night’s UFC Fight Night 114 event in Mexico City, defeating former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans via split-decision. Following his victory over “Suga”, Alvey proceeded to callout another former UFC champion in Vitor Belfort. Today, “The...

Aug 2, 2017 11:07 am

Dana White gives update on Ronda Rousey’s fighting future

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion and transcendent MMA superstar Ronda Rousey has not been seen in action since she was bludgeoned to a first-round TKO loss by reigning champ Amanda Nunes in December. This layoff was preceded by an even longer one, as the former champ spent more than a year on the shelf after...

Jul 25, 2017 6:56 pm

UFC 215 in Edmonton gets two exciting new bouts

UFC 215, which goes down September 9 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has grown by two exciting new bouts, per the Edmonton Sun. The first of UFC 215’s new bouts will occur at welterweight, where former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos will take on the 6th-ranked Neil Magny. This bout will be Dos Anjos’ second in...

Jul 24, 2017 6:17 am

VIDEO | Cris Cyborg looks lethal in final sparring session for UFC 214

This Saturday, the UFC will touch down in Anaheim, California with UFC 214. This massive card will be anchored by three anticipated title fights. The first of these three title fights will occur in the women’s featherweight division, where destructive Brazilian striker Cris “Cyborg” Justino will battle Tonya Evinger for the vacant throne. With this...

Jul 23, 2017 3:44 pm

VIDEO | Watch Roger Gracie submit “Buchecha” in his final jiu-jitsu match

Roger Gracie venceu Buchecha. #GraciePro pic.twitter.com/PRZxiJjJrQ — Bruno (@Bminasi) July 23, 2017 On Sunday morning, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Roger Gracie stepped onto the mats for his final jiu-jitsu match. His opponent was Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida, who he first met years ago under the Metamoris banner. This showdown between Gracie and Buchecha – two men...

Jul 23, 2017 2:37 pm

September’s UFC Pittsburgh gets five new fights

Over the weekend, we learned that the UFC’s September 16 return to Pittsburgh, PA, will be headlined by a middleweight clash between former Strikeforce and UFC champ Luke Rockhold and former two-division World Series of Fighting champ David Branch. Since then, the promotion has confirmed five more fights for this anticipated UFC Pittsburgh card. The...

Jul 14, 2017 7:29 pm

Bellator announces two key fights including the debut of Gegard Mousasi

Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion and perennial middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi will make his Bellator MMA debut this October. Bellator officials broke the news during tonight’s broadcast on Spike TV stating that Gegard Mousasi (42-6-2 MMA) will make is promotional debut against former Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko (56-9 MMA) on October 20 live from...

Jul 12, 2017 11:21 am

Gegard Mousasi will not be getting the next Bellator middleweight title shot

Earlier this week, we learned that former Strikeforce light heavyweight champ and long-time UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi had failed to agree on the terms of a new UFC contract, and that he would be moving to the world’s second biggest MMA promotion, Bellator MMA. Given Mousasi’s stature as one of the finest middleweights on...

Jul 11, 2017 12:17 pm

Yoel Romero shares friendly exchange with new Bellator fighter Gegard Mousasi

Earlier this week, we learned that former Strikeforce light heavyweight champ and long-time UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi had signed with Bellator MMA, this after failing to agree to the terms of a new UFC deal. Since the announcement of his move to Bellator, Mousasi has been welcomed to the fold by a number of...

Jul 11, 2017 6:03 am

Fabricio Werdum to appeal UFC 213 loss to Alistair Overeem

Last Saturday, on the main card of UFC 213, former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum gave up a razor close decision to former Strikeforce champ Alistair Overeem. This outcome was immediately controversial, as many members of the MMA Community argued that Werdum had done enough to win, and others argued the fight should have been...

Jul 10, 2017 10:43 am

BREAKING| Gegard Mousasi confirms he’s signed with Bellator, shares details of deal

Earlier this morning, reports began to swirl that former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion and long-time UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi had abandoned the UFC ship and signed with Bellator MMA. I’m hearing from a reliable source that Gegard Mousasi has signed with Bellator MMA. It’s one source but I’m trying to get confirmation now. —...

Jul 10, 2017 7:29 am

Report | Gegard Mousasi has found a new home

Gegard Mousasi’s impressive – if controversial – UFC 210 TKO defeat of former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman marked the final obligation on his UFC contract. With his contract completed, Mousasi then entered a renegotiation period with the UFC. Despite the fact that Mousasi holds the number-four spot in the UFC middleweight rankings, the promotion...

Jul 9, 2017 4:52 pm

VIDEO | Dana White recaps UFC 213 and international fight week

VIDEO | Dana White recaps UFC 213 and international fight week Robert Whittaker defeated Yoel Romero via unanimous decision in the main event of last night’s UFC 213 fight card, thus capturing the promotions interim middleweight championship belt. With the win, Whittaker became the first Australian fighter in UFC history to become a title holder....

Jul 5, 2017 6:02 pm

Report: “Shogun” returns to Japan for September fight night

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, one of the biggest stars to emerge from the now defunct Japanese promotion PRIDE, will reportedly be returning to the land that made him famous this September 23. As speculated, the Brazilian legend’s opponent for this UFC Fight Night will be Ovince St. Preux. This report comes from The MMA Kings on...

Jul 4, 2017 11:18 am

VIDEO | Vitor Belfort dominates in his first & only boxing match

In 2006, fresh off his 1st round KO win over Antony Rea, UFC and Pride FC veteran Vitor Belfort made his highly anticipated boxing debut in Brazil, where he picked up a 1st round KO win over a local amateur boxing champion, Josemario Neves, who was also making his professional boxing debut. It took Belfort...

Jul 4, 2017 7:14 am

UFC 213’s Alistair Overeem survives “huge explosion” next to hotel room

This Saturday, on the main card of UFC 213, former Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 champion Alistair Overeem will attempt to even a 1-1 score with former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum. From the sounds of it, however, Overeem’s plans could have changed significantly on Monday afternoon. According to a post on Twitter (which included some...

Jul 3, 2017 5:54 am

Report: Gilbert Melendez heading to featherweight at UFC 215

This September 9, when the UFC debuts in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with UFC 215, former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez will reportedly look for a fresh start in the featherweight division. His opponent for this featherweight debut will be hard-hitting veteran Jeremy Stephens. This bout was first reported by Damon Martin. BREAKING: Jeremy Stephens vs. Gilbert...

Jul 2, 2017 1:51 pm

Edson Barboza is down to fight Kevin Lee

Late last month, in the main event of the UFC’s exciting stop in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Kevin Lee scored an impressive – though somewhat controversial – first-round submission win over top-10 lightweight Michael Chiesa. This win set the 24-year-old Lee up for more big tests in the stacked UFC lightweight division, and post-fight, he made...

Jul 2, 2017 1:05 pm

Alistair Overeem will be “challenging” Stipe Miocic with win at UFC 213

This Saturday, on the main card of the blockbuster UFC 213, Former Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 champion Alistair Overeem will attempt to build on the momentum of a thunderous knee-induced knockout of Mark Hunt by taking out former champ Fabricio Werdum. If Overeem defeats Werdum, he’ll be two wins removed from a disappointing loss to...

Jun 29, 2017 12:33 pm

Dana White doesn’t think Nick Diaz will ever fight again

MMA veteran Nick Diaz has remained one of the most popular fighters in MMA despite the fact that he hasn’t fought in nearly three years. After his dominant run in Strikeforce, Diaz signed with the UFC and made his debut in 2011, when he defeated BJ Penn via unanimous decision. Diaz then dropped his next...