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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...

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 18, 2017 7:40 pm

UFC Fight Night 111 Reebok Pay: Holly Holm pockets $5,000

UFC Fight Night 111 Reebok Pay: Holly Holm pockets $5,000 The octagon invaded Singapore on Saturday for UFC Fight Night 111. The event was headlined by a women’s bantamweight scrap featuring former champion Holly Holm taking on former title challenger Bethe Correia. After a rather uneventful opening two rounds, Holm was able to land a...

Jun 18, 2017 9:35 am

Rafael Dos Anjos outlines his path to the welterweight title

Over the weekend, on the main card of the UFC’s latest trip to Singapore, former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos jumped up to the welterweight division for a battle with former Strikeforce champ Tarec Saffiedine. Dos Anjos won this welterweight debut with a well-deserved unanimous decision. Speaking to the media shortly after his win,...

Jun 17, 2017 5:35 am

UFC Singapore Results: Rafael dos Anjos defeats Tarec Saffiedine

UFC Singapore Results: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tarec Saffiedine A welterweight scrap between former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos and former Strikeforce title holder Tarec Saffiedine kicked off today’s UFC Fight Night 111 main card in Singapore. Round one begins and Saffiedine quickly takes the center of the octagon and fires off a head...

Jun 13, 2017 1:51 pm

VIDEO | Fabricio Werdum and Wanderlei Silva’s intense sparring session

You have probably heard of the gym wars that went down in the infamous Chute Boxe camp when Wanderlei Silva and Shogun Rua were putting on their memorable fights in PRIDE. The stories of their aggressive training and sparring sessions reflected in the PRIDE ring. Here, we take a look at this video from the...

Jun 13, 2017 12:19 pm

Mike Goldberg finds new home as MMA commentator and is joined by another familiar face

Mike Goldberg is returning to work in the world of broadcasting for mixed martial arts. The former voice from the Octagon hinted a return back in February saying, “You’ll see me around soon.” On Tuesday, Bellator released a statement announcing that Goldberg and former voice of PRIDE and Strikeforce, Mauro Ranallo, have been signed to...

Jun 11, 2017 3:45 pm

Luke Rockhold will be ready to “fill in” for Romero or Whittaker

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has not been seen in the Octagon since he surrendered the title to Michael Bisping just over a year ago, and at the moment, he still doesn’t have a return fight booked. That said, the former champ is staying ready, in the event that either Robert Whittaker or Yoel...

Jun 11, 2017 3:40 pm

After defeat of Derrick Lewis, Mark Hunt wants to avenge two previous losses

On Saturday night, in the main event of the 11-fight UFC Auckland card, 43-year-old heavyweight legend Mark Hunt stepped into the cage with the much younger Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis. Though Lewis was not without his moments in this fight, Hunt was able to turn back the clock, punishing his exhausted foe to an...

Jun 11, 2017 7:15 am

Athlete outfitting pay for UFC Auckland: Mark Hunt gets $10K

Last night, the UFC touched down in the country of New Zealand for a second time with the exciting UFC Auckland card. In this card’s main event, we saw Kiwi MMA legend Mark Hunt collide with surging American heavyweight contender Derek Lewis. Hunt would win this fight by punishing an exhausted Lewis to a fourth-round...

Jun 9, 2017 2:01 pm

Daniel Cormier begs Jon Jones to “stay out of trouble”

On July 29th, at UFC 214, former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones will step into the Octagon with light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier for a highly anticipated rematch 2 years in the making. While Jones and Cormier have been slated to fight on numerous occasions, they have stepped into the Octagon together just once,...

Jun 9, 2017 1:40 pm

VIDEO | Chuck Liddell and Phil Baroni have competitive sparring match

Chuck Liddell and Phil Baroni are legendary pioneers in the sport of mixed martial arts. Liddell made his pro MMA debut back at UFC 17 in 1998 and went on to become one of the biggest stars in the UFC. Liddell won the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 52 by taking Randy Couture out...

Jun 8, 2017 1:47 pm

Report: Former UFC fighter involved in Moscow shootout leaving two dead and six injured

A deadly shootout between two Chechen clans took place in Moscow on Monday evening. According to a report from Life.ru that was translated by Karim Zidan of Bloody Elbow, former UFC and Strikeforce fighter Adlan Amagov was allegedly involved in the violent incident where two were left dead and six people injured. According to the...

Jun 7, 2017 12:38 pm

Miesha Tate explains why she’s grateful for Ronda Rousey rivalry

In the early days of WMMA, one rivalry shined above all others. Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate are widely credited with being the duo to propel WMMA into the spotlight, and ultimately leading the Fertitta brothers and UFC President Dana White to creating a women’s division in the UFC. Now, with Tate retired, and Ronda...

Jun 4, 2017 3:31 pm

Athlete outfitting pay for UFC 212: Aldo and Holloway net $40K

Last night, the UFC made a triumphant return to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with UFC 212, an exciting 12-fight card. In the main event, Hawaii’s  Max Holloway sent a shockwave through the featherweight division, braving a bit of early adversity to defeat formerly dominant champion Jose Aldo by third-round TKO. With this win, Aldo claimed...

Jun 4, 2017 9:14 am

VIDEO | Vitor Belfort discusses his UFC 212 win and what is next

VIDEO | Vitor Belfort discusses his UFC 212 win and what is next Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort scored a unanimous decision victory over former Strikeforce title holder Nate Marquardt on the main card of last night’s UFC 212 event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Following his victory over “Nate the great”, “The Phenom” was...

Jun 4, 2017 8:15 am

Pros react to Vitor Belfort’s victory over Nate Marquardt

Pros react to Vitor Belfort vs. Nate Marquardt Last night at UFC 212, former UFC champion Vitor Belfort was able to outpoint former Strikeforce welterweight title holder Nate Marquardt on route to a unanimous decision win. Here is how the pros reacted to Vitor Belfort’s performance: https://twitter.com/NeilMagny/status/871207314656813056 https://twitter.com/Amanda_Leoa/status/871206785851547650 I'm sorry @NathanMarquardt we all now you...