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Sep 5, 2017 11:08 am

UFC rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 115 – pound-for-pound rankings shift again

The UFC has updated their rankings following UFC Fight Night 115 and there has been a shift once again at the top in the highly debated pound-for-pound rankings. With Jon Jones facing a second potential anti-doping violation with USADA, both Demetrious Johnson and Conor McGregor went up in the pound-for-pound rankings without being active in...

Aug 15, 2017 12:09 pm

Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir is no longer a free agent

Another big name from the UFC is apparently heading over to Bellator. Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has agreed to terms with Bellator MMA, according to an article released on Tuesday from Ariel Helwani for MMA Fighting. Mir’s agreement with Bellator comes shortly after the former UFC heavyweight champion was granted a release last...

Jul 19, 2017 1:40 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 113 – The return of Jon Jones

The UFC rankings have been updated following the UFC Fight Night 113 event that took place over the weekend. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ suspension is now up and has been placed back on the rankings as the #1 light heavyweight contender. Jones is set to face champion Daniel Cormier in the main...

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 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...

Jun 21, 2017 2:13 pm

Fedor Emelianenko doesn’t consider himself the GOAT

While many MMA fans consider heavyweight MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko to be the greatest fighter of all time for his reign of dominance during the Pride FC era of MMA, ‘The Last Emperor’ doesn’t think of himself as ‘the GOAT’. From 2002-2006, Emelianenko terrorized the Pride FC heavyweight division, going on a spectacular 14 fight...

Jun 13, 2017 5:40 am

Coach spills the beans on location and date of “Shogun” Rua’s next fight

Though he has been labelled as “washed up” and “past his prime” more than a few times over the last few year, PRIDE legend Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is currently enjoying a significant career resurgence. The Brazilian striking specialist is currently on an impressive, three-fight streak, having recently bested fellow legend Antonio Rogerio Nogueira by unanimous...

Jun 8, 2017 9:52 am

VIDEO | On this day: Fedor Emelianenko weathers early storm, defeats Fujita

On this day in MMA history, heavyweight MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko picked up an impressive 1st round submission win over Kazuyuki Fujita after nearly being finished by ‘Ironhead’ in the opening minutes of the fight. Prior to the scrap, Emelianenko was riding a 10-fight win streak that saw ‘The Last Emperor’ look nearly unbeatable through...

Jun 6, 2017 2:38 pm

Brazilian MMA community shows appreciation for Jose Aldo post-UFC 212

This past weekend at UFC 212, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo was handed a devastating TKO loss at the hands of Max Holloway in his home country of Brazil. Following the loss, Aldo was noticeably devastated, however the Brazilian MMA community was quick to express their support for the former champion: Jose Aldo Best Featherweight...

May 11, 2017 9:40 am

Frank Mir to lock horns with Chael Sonnen in grappling match

Though Chael Sonnen is currently spearheading his own submission grappling league in Submission Underground (SUG), he is also staying busy on the competitive grappling circuit through his involvement in other promotions. This September, for example, he was supposed to compete under the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) banner, where he was expected to battle American...

May 9, 2017 11:59 am

Fans take Conor McGregor’s baby to meme land and it’s hilarious

Current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor stated after winning the lightweight title against Eddie Alvarez back in November of last year that he would be taking time off from fighting for the birth of his first child. McGregor said that fight camps wear on his girlfriend Dee Devlin and that he didn’t want her to...

Apr 28, 2017 12:18 pm

Ryan Bader to bring in a substantial amount over Reebok deal with personal sponsorships

Ryan Bader is one of the noteworthy fighters that jumped ship from the UFC to Bellator MMA recently. With going through the negotiation process between the two major mixed martial arts promotions, Bader ultimately felt like he would be better off changing things up and signing with Bellator. A big factor in Bader’s decision to...

Apr 1, 2017 2:34 pm

Scott Coker weighs-in on Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather

Throughout the course of 2017, boxing icon Floyd Mayweather and UFC star Conor McGregor have continued to be linked to a boxing match. While conflicting reports have continued to emerge on the matter, McGregor recently informed media members at a boxing event at the Madison Square Garden that a fight was “very close” to being...

Mar 20, 2017 1:38 pm

Ryan Bader signs with Bellator MMA

Another top fighter has left the UFC and has signed with Bellator MMA. UFC light heavyweight veteran Ryan Bader who was recently ranked #5 on the official UFC rankings announced on Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour that he has signed with Bellator MMA. Ryan Bader announces on #themmahour that he has officially signed with...

Mar 12, 2017 6:34 am

MMA community reacts to Mauricio “Shogun” Rua’s stoppage of Gian Villante

Last night, the UFC touched down in sun soaked Fortaleza, Brazil, with UFC Fight Night 106. This card was a stacked one as far as Fight Nights go. In the evening’s middleweight main event, we saw former welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum maul former light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort to a first-round TKO win. Other highlights...

Jan 27, 2017 11:58 am

The 5 Best UFC on Fox Cards so far

This weekend, the UFC will touch down in Denver with UFC on Fox 23. Headlined by a bantamweight number one contender fight between Julianna Peña and Valentina Shevchenko, co-headlined by a welterweight battle between Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Jorge Masvidal, and featuring other big names like Andrei Arlovski, Francis Ngannou, Aljamain Sterling and Nate Marquardt,...

Jan 24, 2017 6:49 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov on Tony Ferguson: I’m going to break his arm

On March 4, in the co-main of UFC 209, streaking lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will finally go to war. They will do so for interim lightweight gold, while the division’s undisputed champion Conor McGregor enjoys a break from competition to father his first child. In a recent interview with Fox Sports, Nurmagomedov opened up on this...

Jan 19, 2017 9:26 am

UFC Rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 103

The UFC rankings have been updated to reflect the landscape of all the weight classes in addition to the pound-for-pound list following UFC Fight Night 103. The biggest change came in the flyweight division where Sergio Pettis jumped up six spots to the #9 ranking with his win over John Moraga, which dropped Moraga down...

Jan 11, 2017 10:02 am

VIDEO | Joe Rogan gives his take on MMA’s greatest of all time

Joe Rogan has seen a lot of fights as well as fighters throughout their career as a UFC commentator and enthusiastic follower of the sport of mixed martial arts. So, who does Rogan consider the greatest mixed martial arts fighter of all time? Recently, on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast talking with writer and stand-up...

Jan 3, 2017 9:43 am

UFC rankings update: Cody Garbrandt steals spot on pound-for-pound list

With title fights in two divisions, and appearances from a handful of ranked fighters, UFC 207 was a big card for the official UFC rankings. Now that the card is in the rear view mirror, the promotion has updated its rankings, and there has been significant movement in several divisions. Perhaps the most notable change...

Dec 21, 2016 12:18 pm

The 10 Best UFC Fights of 2016

2016 was a banner year for fun fights. Over the course of the year, we witnessed a long list of unforgettable battles, all of which stand out contenders for this year’s Fight of the Year honors. Without further ado, here are our 10 favorite fights from the year 2016. Honorable Mentions:  Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Claudia...

Dec 14, 2016 12:53 pm

The 10 best welterweight fights in UFC history

This Saturday, the UFC will touch down in sun-soaked Sacramento, California with UFC on Fox 22. One of the many highlights of this card is a welterweight scrap between bona fide excitement generators “Platinum” Mike Perry and Alan Jouban. Given the propensity for violence shared by these two fighters, many fans consider their imminent scrap...

Dec 14, 2016 5:56 am

Junior Dos Santos and Stefan Struve to rematch at UFC Fight Night 105 in Halifax

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos has recently been angling for a fight with reigning champ Stipe Miocic. Apparently, however, the Brazilian striker has settled for a fight with towering Dutchman Stefan Struve. The two heavyweights will meet in the main event of the UFC’s return to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on February 19....

Nov 28, 2016 2:22 pm

Report: Jimi Manuwa vs. Glover Teixeira Being Targeted for UFC 208 in Anaheim

Though it is currently without an official headliner, UFC 208 looks to have grown by one massive fight. This fight is expected to pair England’s Jimi Manuwa with Brazil’s Glover Teixeira in a clash of top-ranked light heavyweights. This compelling showdown was first reported to be in the works by FloCombat.com. Should this fight occur,...

Nov 28, 2016 10:33 am

VIDEO | UFC stars discuss who they think can beat Conor McGregor

Earlier this month, in the main event of UFC 205, Conor McGregor knocked out Eddie Alvarez to win the UFC lightweight championship. At the time, McGregor also owned the organization’s featherweight crown, which made him the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes simultaneously. Though the UFC has since ended McGregor’s...