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Sherdog’s Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings - Season of Tumult

A season of tumult in the women’s flyweight division has given rise to Valentina Shevchenko.

Watch Shogun Rua's Fight of the Night with Rogerio Nogueira (UFC Hamburg Fight Video) |

Take a look back at the fight of the night from UFC 190 between Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and "Little Nog" Antônio Rogério Nogueira.

Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2727 with Shawn Jordan, Andre Harrison, Justin Ledet

Stream or download Tuesday’s episode of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Shawn Jordan, Andre Harrison and Justin Ledet.

Paul Felder Considers Staying at 170 pounds Following Loss to Mike Perry at UFC 226

Paul Felder was a late call up at UFC 226 when he took on Mike Perry after Perry’s original opponent Yancy Medeiros withdrew from the fight a week out. Felder went on to lose to Perry via split decision, though he valiantly fought the majority of the bout with a broken arm and even outscored Perry on one of the judges’ scorecards. Now, the career lightweight is mulling an extended stay at 170 pounds.

Chad Mendes Feels He Should Rocket Back to the Top of the Featherweight Rankings |

After storming back from two years on the sidelines, Chad Mendes believes he should be reinstated at the top of the featherweight division.

High Fives: Knees, Elbows and a Spectacular Submission

One Championship, World Fighting Championship Akhmat and Shooto held sway over the regional MMA scene during the weekend of July 13-15.

VIDEO: Conor McGregor Makes the Most of Russian Trip, Wants to Wrestle a Tiger

Conor McGregor is making the most of his trip to Russia, where he offered to wrestle a live tiger.

Sage Northcutt Feels Comfortable at Welterweight, Open to Middleweight in the Future |

"Super" Sage Northcutt picked up his first welterweight win at UFC Fight Night 133 by finishing Zak Ottow in the second round.

VIDEO: Conor McGregor, Like U.S. President Donald Trump, Meets with Vladimir Putin |

The day before U.S. President Donald Trump met with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Conor McGregor did the same in Moscow.

'Colby Covington is going to reinvent the sport' - MMA Imports

Interim UFC welterweight champion Colby Covington has drawn the ire

You better believe 20-year-old Maycee Barber is pumped to have a UFC contract

Maycee Barber let out all of her pent-up feelings following her win on Dana White’s Contender Series 13.

Watch Shogun Rua Blast Lyoto Machida to Take the UFC Belt (UFC KO of the Week) |

Shogun Rua won the UFC light heavyweight championship with a knockout of Lyoto Machida back at UFC 113 in 2010. Has he returned to form?

5 reasons to watch PFL 4 and some of its head-scratching matchmaking

PFL 4 takes place Thursday and is the final chance for some fighters to rack up postseason points, but some of the matchmaking is a head-scratcher.

Colby Covington suggests Jon Jones' management could be bribing USADA to expedite UFC return |

UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington hits his former roomate, former light heavyweight champ Jon Jones, with some weight accusations.

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USADA suspends Anderson Silva one year after tainted supplement found

Silva was flagged for three separate methyltestosterone metabolites and the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide following an out-of-competition urine test conducted Oct. 26. USADA subsequently examined a “compounded dietary supplement product” he was using at the time of his positive test, and a World Anti-Doping Agency-accredited laboratory verified the banned substances found in the product.

Paul Daley says he intends to join Bellator WW tournament, wants to fight MVP first |

The first tournament bout goes down on September 29, when Bellator debuts on its new streaming home DAZN, as Lima and Koreshkov collide in a tie-breaking trilogy fight. This card will also feature a showdown between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Wanderlei Silva, and a middleweight title fight between Gegard Mousasi and the welterweight champ MacDonald. Whether MacDonald wins or loses this fight, he will then drop back down to welterweight to compete in the tournament.


Been waiting for this fight. Even though Nicco is my favorite I have a lot of respect for Val. This will be good. Crazy thing is the women's fights have become a bigger fight and better fight than most of the mens. Other than Geathje or Cormier fights the rest lately duds.

Bellator Unveils Welterweight Tournament Field, Including Champion Rory MacDonald |

While the tournament will eventually have 10 participants, the currently announced field sits at nine, including Bellator welterweight champion Rory MacDonald. The rest of the announced participants include former champions Douglas Lima and Andrey Koreshkov, Yaroslov Amosov, Jon Fitch, Neiman Gracie, Lorenz Larkin, Michael Page, and Ed Ruth.

Highs and lows of a triple-header of fights: Bellator 202, Bellator 203, UFC Boise

Bellator 202 took place Friday at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla, with a main card on Paramount. Bellator 203 took place Saturday at Foro Italico in Rome on Paramount via same-day tape delay. And UFC Fight Night 133 took place Saturday at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho. The card aired on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

Inside GLORY 55 New York Fight Week: Part 3

In part 3, Alex Pereira and his team get Brazilian cuisine, Cedric Doumbe and Alan Scheinson look to settle their differences, and Yousri Belgaroui gets in work at the gym.

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Miss out on a core audience with old grifters who have just started indulging in internet tv cos they’ve had their house phones with bt they’re not exactly up on internet gambling you know get it done with their horses and football betting on a Friday or Saturday morning 🙄

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Featherweights Pat Curran, A.J. McKee to Headline Bellator 205 in Boise on Sept. 21

Former featherweight champion Pat Curran will lock horns with rising contender A.J. McKee in the Bellator 205 headliner in Boise, Idaho, on Sept. 21. The promotion announced the matchup on Wednesday. Bellator 205 takes place at CenturyLink Arena and will also see Rafael Lovato Jr. face John Salter at middleweight in the evening’s co-main event. According to a release, Lovato Jr. vs. Salter “could determine the next Bellator middleweight world title challenger.” Bellator 205 will be televised on the Paramount Network at 9 p.m./8 p.m. CT, with preliminary bouts streaming immediately prior on and the Bellator Mobile App. Curran, who has twice held the promotion’s featherweight crown, enters the matchup with McKee on a three-fight winning streak. Most recently, “Paddy Mike” took a unanimous decision over John Teixeira da Conceicao at Bellator 184 this past October. The 23-year-old McKee is unbeaten in his first 11 professional appearances, all of which have occurred under the Bellator MMA banner. The Team Bodyshop representative earned his most significant victory to date at Bellator 197, as he outpointed UFC veteran Justin Lawrence on April 13.


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Russian MMA promotion M-1 announces deal with the UFC |

The Russian-Chinese investment fund Mubadala Investment Company and the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced foundation of UFC Russia. The new company is going to promote MMA and organize new shows in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). M-1 Global is going to be a partner taking care of finding Russian athletes and preparing them for the fights. M-1 Challenge champions will get a unique opportunity to sign contracts with the UFC. M-1 Global president Vadim Finkelchtein: «We are looking forward to further cooperation with the UFC and the Russian-Chinese investment fund working on developing young Russian talents and this will benefit our sports very much. MMA is a very popular kind of sports and cooperation of the UFC, investment fund and M-1 Global can take MMA in Russia to new level. Competition in M-1 Global is going to be even tougher and that means we are going to see even more excellent and spectacular fights!» _____ Чемпионы М-1 будут автоматом попадать в UFC «В смешанных единоборствах России будет больше ярких и зрелищных поединков» 18 июля Российско-китайский инвестиционный фонд, Mubadala Investment Company и американская компания UFC (Ultmate Fightng Championship) объявили о создании совместной компании UFC RUSSIA.

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Francis Ngannou responds to Dana White's 'ego' rant, targets Junior Dos Santos next

“We are all human. I don’t necessarily agree I have an ego. I’m never one to stay down when I fell down. You have to have that ego when you’re a fighter. You have to stand there and believe you’re No. 1. That’s ego. But not the one to hurt the people around me.”



Dennis Bermudez: Contemplating the Next Chapters

Dennis Bermudez (left) exchanges punches with Rick Glenn at UFC Boise. (Photo: Josh Hedges/Getty Images) Dennis Bermudez finds himself in the middle of one of the most trying times in his 16-fight Ultimate Fighting Championship career. At UFC Fight Night 133 in Boise, Idaho, this past Saturday night, “The Menace” was handed his fourth straight loss. At this moment, the longtime featherweight standout is questioning many things, including how much longer he wants to continue in the sport. “I’m not going to sit here and lie to you,” Bermudez told “I’m mentally and physically fatigued by everything I’ve put my body through.” This is not the first losing streak for the 31-year-old, but it is the longest and by far the most frustrating, partly because the last three have come by way of split decision. The most recent of those, in Boise against Rick Glenn , surprised many pundits and fans of the sport. The striking stats between the two were fairly even, but Bermudez landed six takedowns in the bout compared to zero for his opponent.

Nick Newell Believes He’s Facing Either Biggest Win Or Worst Loss In Contender Series History

Nick Newell speaks to Luke Thomas on The MMA Hour about his upcoming fight at the Contender Series, potentially making it to the UFC, his condition, why he still plays Nintendo 64, his cats, and much more. Subscribe: Check out our full video catalog: Visit our playlists: Like MMAF on Facebook: Follow on Twitter: Read More:

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Geek for Technique: Best Moves at UFC Fight Night 133

UFC Fight Night 133 on Saturday in Boise, Idaho, was one of the more underrated and overlooked events of the year. It produced some fantastic finishes and set up some interesting matchups for the future. This installment of the Geek for Technique series sheds some light on the best techniques and strategies from UFC Fight Night “Dos Santos vs. Ivanov.” Not long ago, the Skrap Pack was one of MMA’s most recognizable and successful factions, with Nick Diaz , Nate Diaz , Gilbert Melendez and Jake Shields . While the group does not make as much noise these days, it still produces top talent in mixed martial arts. Take Mark De La Rosa as an example. He spent most of the first round against Elias Garcia on the feet but wasted no time in the second, where he took the fight to the mat early and earned a rear-naked choke finish. De La Rosa, a nine-time North American Grappling Association champion, already has some of the best jiu-jitsu in the flyweight division. In a weight class begging for new contenders, he finds himself on a short list of prospects to watch.

Antonio Carlos Junior upset at rankings, wants Paulo Costa for UFC Fight Night 137 headliner

“I watched the recent fight between Paulo Costa and Uriah Hall,” Carlos Junior told MMAjunkie. “It was a great fight! Both men stood toe-to-toe, and Paulo came off with another win by knockout. Awesome. Congrats to him. And now Paulo is being touted as the next big thing. Maybe he will confirm that. I have simply nothing against this young man. He is just doing his job. But how could it be that he is ranked, above me, for example?

Robert Whittaker Says Injuries Rule Out Fighting Again in 2018 |

“I’m not worried that it’ll have any effect on my performance,” he said. “I haven’t even reached the peak of my potential. This hard fight is going to mold me and shape me as to how I approach fights from here on. I think everyone has to have their mettle tested in a tough fight. That was one of them for me.”

Reports: Russian Promotion ACB Cancels Upcoming Event in Cyprus; Three Other Cards Scrapped

***JUST IN*** Sources tell me that #ACB89 in Cyprus (Jul.21) and #ACB90 in Kazan (Jul.28) both have been canceled. No further details as of yet — MaRCeL DoRFF (@BigMarcel24) July 16, 2018 It appears that Absolute Championship Berkut has fallen on hard times. According to multiple reports, the Russian mixed martial arts promotion has canceled its card scheduled for Saturday. ACB 89 was to take place at Spyros Kyprianou Athletic Center in Limassol, Cyprus and was headlined by a clash between Bellator MMA veteran Alexander Sarnavskiy and Herdeson Batista . The cancellation was initially reported by Marcel Dorff via Twitter and then confirmed by . There will likely be more cancellations to follow. RTSport News Editor Denis Geyko reported on Twitter that the promotion has canceled other upcoming shows in Kazan, Russia, on July 28 and Malmo, Sweden, on Aug. 25, along with a previously reported cancellation in the U.K. ACB has yet to formally make an announcement regarding Saturday’s event, or the cards in Russia and Sweden.


VanNostrand: “Much Respect to Petch, But I'm Coming to Regain my Title.” : Glory Kickboxing

That interim belt has been around VanNostrand’s waist once before. He won it in Madison Square Garden when Van Roosmalen was on a previous injury hiatus, only for Van Roosmalen to come back at GLORY 52 and reassert himself as the undisputed champion over five rounds.

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Glunder Removed From GLORY 55, Tafa/McDonald Moves to Main Card : Glory Kickboxing

Glunder was originally set to face VanNostrand, until a shoulder injury forced Van Roosmalen off the card two weeks ago. Former interim champion VanNostrand was taken out of the slot against Glunder and matched with Petchpanormung , with the interim title again on the line. 

Five Lessons Learned from UFC Fight Night 133

Let’s just say, UFC Fight Night 133 was not the star event of the sports week. France won its second World Cup, managed and coached by the man who captained them to their first in 1998. Novak Djokovic defeated rival Rafael Nadal in extra sets in a two-day classic at Wimbledon. Angelique Kerber upset Serena Williams, preventing the greatest woman to ever pick up a tennis racket from winning her 24th major. With the win, Kerber moved one Roland Garros two-week slough away from winning a career slam and quietly being one of the most accomplished women ever in tennis. Also, many men dunked on one another during the NBA Summer League. Did you hear that Junior dos Santos beat the guy who once beat Fedor Emelianenko in a sambo match? Yes, I may be glib, but UFC Fight Night 133 was not without its merits. More importantly, if you’re a fight fan, it’s not necessarily about every card being Pride 10 or UFC 100. Somewhere in these seven-hour cards, there’s always something to keep your eye on, something to take away, something to learn from.

Fight Facts: Contender Series Season 2 Midseason Review

Fight Facts is a breakdown of all the interesting information and Octagon oddities on every card, with some puns, references and portmanteaus to keep things fun. These deep stat dives delve into the numbers, providing historical context and telling the stories behind those numbers. * * * After the first 4 events of the second season of Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series , the promotion proved that is the real future of finding prospects for the Ultimate Fighting Championship . In these four events, the Contender Series featured a 16-fight stoppage streak, a knockout the likes of which we had never even seen by a heavyweight inside the UFC and the biggest upset in the show’s short but memorable history. FINISH HIM (or her): Through 20 fights in four Contender Series events this season, fighters have finished 17 of them for a finish rate of 85%. That finish rate is higher than any Zuffa-owned organization, Bellator, Invicta FC, or WSOF-PFL. Well, I’m a Professional - I’m Serious and I’m a Professional: Every single fighter has made weight for their bouts on the Contender Series.

Khabib Nurmagomedov explains why he didn't pursue encounter with Conor McGregor at World Cup final |

Both UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and former champ Conor McGregor were in attendance at Sunday’s FIFA World Cup Final in Russia. Given that the pair have repeatedly been linked to a blockbuster title fight , and that there is a long history of heated confrontations between them, many fans were hoping they’d cross paths. After all, what better way to expedite fight negotiations than a little skirmish?


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Bryan Barberena announces UFC Lincoln bout with Jake Ellenberger

It was the 33-year-old Nebraska native’s third straight loss – all of which have come via knockout – and his fifth in his past six fights. The former contender, who has 25 stoppages in 31 career wins, is undoubtedly fighting for his UFC future in Lincoln.

Several Pivotal Bouts Announced for UFC 228, Including Jessica Andrade vs. Kowalkiewicz |

Chief among the announcements were two additional women’s bouts in the strawweight division. Jessica Andrade, fresh off of back-to-back victories over Claudia Gadelha and Tecia Torres, looks to continue her winning ways against Karolina Kowalkiewicz, who has also won her last two bouts. As previously confirmed by’s Damon Martin, Carla Esparza will attempt to bounce back from a loss to Gadelha in her most recent bout, as she faces undefeated Tatiana Suarez.

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PFL President Carlos Silva: Stakes Are Even Higher for Fighters In the Next Few Events |

“I think PFL 1 exciting. I think PFL 2 really exciting. I think PFL 3 even more exciting,” PFL president Carlos Silva told MMAWeekly. “At the beginning of season, I think we were all curious to see how it goes and I think the fighters responded. They said ‘I get it, I want to make the playoffs, I want to make $1 million and I want to put myself in the best position’ and I’ve seen it as a fan but I’ve also seen it as an executive here. I see something different in the fighters even in the second round, when they think ‘if I can get a finish, I can get some bonus points’.

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How do you take anything he says serious now? I hate the “sucks” comment. I hate when any pro athlete uses it to describe another. It’s lazy and incorrect.

Chandler Cole Brings More Weapons to Valor Fights 51 Heavyweight Title Bout |

“The only setback that I’ve had was when I fought (Tebaris Gordon) for LFA last year,” Cole told “I took the fight for granted and didn’t really train like I should have, but it was a great learning experience. Other than that I think I’ve performed very well and am super excited to get into the cage.”

Lance Palmer Looking to Finish Tuerxun Jumabieke in PFL 4 Main Event |

“He has a lot of wins under his belt, and he’s definitely somebody you can’t look past,” Palmer said of Jumabieke. “He has a decent skillset, but I’m looking to go out there and get the finish. Whether it’s on the feet or the ground, I feel I can (get the finish). But I have to go in there and be smart and not leave any openings for him to capitalize on.”

Dana White's Contender Series 13: Grading the winners, including Maycee Barber and Austin Vanderford

Dana White’s Contender Series 13 took place Tuesday in Las Vegas, and we’re grading the winners from the five-fight card, which streamed on UFC Fight Pass from The Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas.

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Former Champ Junior dos Santos Defends Brock Lesnar's UFC 226 Antics - MMA Imports

“Man that’s weird because he wasn’t competing. But we have to see this fact: Cormier won the heavyweight title and now he is the champion of two divisions. And he was the guy who invited Brock Lesnar to step in the cage. So if the two-division champion invites you to the cage, almost challenging you…so it was kind of strange. But I understand Daniel Cormier and probably if I was in his shoes I probably would do the same. Somehow people love to see Brock Lesnar fight. People love to see that huge guy and they pay for it. So that’s why UFC wants to do that kind of fight, people want to see it. So I am understanding more what’s happening in this scenario.”


Also, this is how I pictured Weendawg when Jessy and Pichel were talking about each other......

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. @notoriousnewell issues a challenge to any who want to compete against him on an N64. We forgot to ask him how he is at Golden Eye, but that's a silly question bc if he really is a Nintendo 64 fanatic, he should at least be better than @benfowlkesmma #themmahour

Mike Perry vs. Sage Northcutt? - MMA Imports

Sage Northcutt just moved up to the welterweight division and earned a massive victory over the weekend. Meanwhile, welterweight knockout artist Mike Perry earned a much needed victory the week before. Now Al Iaquinta is convinced that it’s time for the two to meet inside the octagon.

Anthony Smith explains how Daniel Cormier accidentally raised the stakes of Shogun fight |

Daniel Cormier, who now owns the UFC heavyweight  and  light heavyweight titles, recently stated that he’d like to squeeze in a light heavyweight title defense before he defends his heavyweight title against Brock Lesnar in the new year. Specifically, Cormier is interested in defending his light heavyweight belt against former champion and MMA legend Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Shogun, of course, is scheduled for a fight with the extremely dangerous Anthony Smith this weekend, yet Cormier didn’t mention Smith’s name.


How is it that I’m from Nassau county and I’ve never heard of Chris Weidman Day?! I apologize 😩😩

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54 CM Punk Killer Mike Jackson Talks Fan Hate Since UFC 225: "they’ve got to stop" - MMA Imports
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57 Brock Lesnar's Return May Affect Mark Hunt's UFC Lawsuit - MMA Imports
58 Shawn Jordan: Clearing Misconceptions and the Scale
59 Royce Gracie on Instagram: “Having fun with @khonrygracie Flyboard in Dubai, thanks @tkmmafit”
60 Several Pivotal Bouts Announced for UFC 228, Including Jessica Andrade vs. Kowalkiewicz |
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62 Paul Daley signs Bellator contract, will compete in grand prix vs. opponent to be determined
63 Kelvin Gastelum on UFC champ Robert Whittaker's injury timetable and Dana White relationship
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65 Surfer Kelly Slater accuses Paulo Costa of doping, Costa fires back |
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67 DWCS 13 winner Edmen Shahbazyan on following path of manager Ronda Rousey: 'History repeats itself'
68 Update: Rory MacDonald's title will be up for grabs throughout Bellator welterweight tournament |
69 UFC Partners with M-1 Global for Newly Formed Company UFC Russia |
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73 CROWDER CONFRONTS: Lying Journalist Caught!! (Follow up) | Louder With Crowder
74 "Vindicated" Anderson Silva will be eligible to return to the Octagon this October |
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76 Who is Ralph Gracie? – Gallerr Academy – Medium
77 Daily Debate results: If you're a top prospect, Bellator tops UFC as top fight promotion
78 UFC Hamburg: Care/Don't Care Preview
79 Stacked! UFC Adds New Fights To Upcoming Fight Cards - MMA Imports
80 Mike Perry and Sage Northcutt issue brief comments on possible fight |
81 Cung Le on Instagram: “#pho or #pizza ?”
82 Andre Harrison Plans Epic Night Against Nazareno Malegarie at PFL 4 |