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By The Numbers: Igor Vovchanchyn

The “Ice Cold” Ukrainian left a trail of destruction in his wake during his heyday, rattling off 36 wins without a loss at the height of his power.

Colby Covington Says UFC 228 Will Be a Failure Without Him Headlining

Colby Covington is at it again, suggesting that the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s next pay-per-view event, UFC 228, which features a title bout between welterweight champion Tyrone Woodley and Darren Till, won’t generate much interest without him.

One Championship 'Conquest of Heroes' Lineup Announced for Sept. 22

One Championship just announced its return to Indonesia on Thursday, as they prepare for their “Conquest of Heroes” card set for Sept. 22 in Jakarta, featuring a highly anticipated strawweight title fight rematch. Reigning promotional strawweight champion Yoshitaka Naito will rematch Joshua Pacio in the main event.

James Vick Wasn't Talking Trash on Justin Gaethje, He Was Just Giving Him the Facts |

James Vick will never profess to being the greatest trash talker in the world but he says his next opponent Justin Gaethje is just an 'easy target'.

Valentina Shevchenko Still Doesn't Believe Nicco Montano Will Show Up for UFC 228 |

Valentina Shevchenko won't believe that UFC flyweight champion Nicco Montano will show up until they are in the cage together.

Diego Sanchez Fingers Gym Bully's Butt After New Guy Spars Too Hard With Michelle Waterson - MMA Imports

Sparring day at team Jackson-Wink is one of the most

Watch Anthony Smith Drop Rashad Evans with Knee to the Face in UFC KO of the Week |

Anthony Smith knocked out the former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans quickly at UFC 225 in Chicago.

Valentina Predicts Champ Gets Scared And No-Shows To Their Fight - MMA Imports

Former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko is now

Team McGregor’s James Gallagher Just Got Knocked Out In Round 1 - MMA Imports

Mixed martial arts promotion Bellator MMA is hosting another exciting

James Vick: 'I would beat the breaks off Conor McGregor' - MMA Imports

UFC lightweight James Vick is now set to headline an

Here's Mike Perry's Advice To Darren Till On How To Beat Tyron Woodley - MMA Imports

Undefeated UFC welterweight contender Darren Till is now set to

Mike Perry shares the tip he gave Darren Till for his UFC 228 title fight with Tyron Woodley |

For a moment in late 2017, it looked as though Darren Till and “Platinum” Mike Perry might become mortal enemies in the perilous UFC welterweight division. Since then, however, their rivalry has blossomed into a mutual respect that borders on a bromance.  Earlier this month, while visiting Los Angeles for the UFC’s 20th Anniversary Press Conference, the two …

Khabib Drops First Full-Length Promo Statement For Upcoming McGregor Fight - MMA Imports

Finally he speaks! Newly minted UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov

Oscar De La Hoya Aims to Upend MMA and 'Pay Fighters What They Deserve' |

Former boxerOscar De La Hoya is "sick to his stomach" about how MMA fighters are paid, so he plans to upend the current pay structure.

Demetrious Johnson on TJ Dillashaw vs. Henry Cejudo superfight: "Let them do it" |

Former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson gives a potential TJ Dillashaw vs. Henry Cejudo fight his seal of approval.

Dana White: I Would Have Beat Tito Ortiz in Bungled Boxing Match |

Believe it or not, there was a time in UFC history when the company's president, Dana White, was going to box Tito Ortiz, one of the UFC's top stars.

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Bellator 204 weigh-in results and live video stream (10 a.m. ET)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – MMAjunkie is on scene and reporting live from today’s early and official Bellator 204 fighter weigh-ins, which kick off at 10 a.m. ET (7 a.m. PT).

Bellator 204 weigh-in results and live video stream (10 a.m. ET)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – MMAjunkie is on scene and reporting live from today’s early and official Bellator 204 fighter weigh-ins, which kick off at 10 a.m. ET (7 a.m. PT).

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Curtis Blaydes vs. Francis Ngannou is scheduled to be the main event for the 11/24 card in Beijing, China, per sources. The fight has been agreed to but not yet signed. Story coming to @espn .

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Anthony Smith volunteers to fight Jimi Manuwa at UFC Fight Night 137 (updated)

Smith already is set to fight one month later, facing off with onetime title challenger Volkan Oezdemir (15-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) in the headliner of UFC Fight Night 138. But apparently, he’s ready to roll the dice.

Donny Aaron warrant still pending, Andrea Lee says alleged incident won't affect UFC career

Nguyen, who trains at Aaron’s Shreveport gym Karate Mafia and reportedly lived with Aaron and Lee at the time of the alleged incident, claims in her statement that Aaron accused Lee of cheating on him and was heavily intoxicated during the run-in. She also claims Aaron’s father attempted to restrain him while another housemate declined to get involved, saying, “This happens all the time.”


#Bellator204 Results: Logan Storley (9-0) def. A.J. Matthews (9-8) -- TKO (Elbows and Punches) 3:56 R2. Utter domination from Storley, who continues to look like the real deal at 170 pounds.

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Jon Jones has finally been tested by USADA in 2018, but still no word on a resolution to his doping case. What’s the hold up? Plus, what’s the next move at lightweight once Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov settle their beef? All that and more in this (…)

Ray Cooper III Evaporates Pavel Kusch in PFL 6 Headliner

18 SECONDS! Ray Cooper III ends it in a hurry and locks up the top seed at welterweight. #PFL6 #PFLmma — #PFLmma (@ProFightLeague) August 17, 2018 Ray Cooper III proved to be the far superior welterweight when he torched Pavel Kusch in the main event of PFL 6 on Thursday night inside Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. “Bradda Boy” stormed out of his corner like a wolverine and tore into the Ukrainian with a maelstrom of punches to the head. Kusch (23-6) was caught off-guard and never recovered; his legs eventually turned to gelatin and his consciousness effectively removed from the onslaught of fists. Cooper III never stopped throwing bombs until referee Keith Peterson finally intervened, ending the blitzkrieg in just 18 seconds. The sensational knockout win allowed the Hawaiian to not only rise to 15-4, but also clinched the number-one seed in the 2018 PFL Playoffs at welterweight with six points earned. Magomed Magomedkerimov bolstered his pro ledger to 20-5 by toppling Serbia’s Bojan Velickovic over three rounds.

Bellator 204 standout James Gallagher breaks down his love of fighting

James Gallagher is a lot more than just Conor McGregor’s teammate, and he’ll take another stab at proving that tonight.

Source: Brennan Ward, Andre Fialho Middleweight Scrap Booked for Bellator 207

Bellator MMA heavy hitters Brennan Ward (14-6) and Andre Fialho (9-1) will square off in a 185-pound duel on the main card of Bellator 207 on Oct. 12 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. A source close to the pairing confirmed the bout to Thursday evening. Ward, 30, of nearby Waterford, Connecticut, will look to get back in the win column following back-to-back losses to Fernando Gonzalez and Paul Daley . He was finished convincingly in each defeat. Fialho, an American Kickboxing Academy prospect, bounced back from his first career setback by edging A.J. Matthews in his last action in July of 2017. The 24 year-old from Portugal is 3-1 in the Bellator cage, with his lone defeat coming by way of an early knockout courtesy of Chidi Njokuani . Bellator 207 will be headlined by a heavyweight tournament bout pitting Matt Mitrione against Ryan Bader and will also feature another clash of big men in Roy Nelson versus Pride Fighting Championships vet Sergei Kharitonov .

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Wait so I’ve seen this clown running his mouth on social media for idk how long and he missed weight!?! Tywan said it perfectly....NOT DISCIPLINED! How do you miss weight knowing months in advance?? I don’t get it. Tywan’s right, he’ll break this kid.

Weekend Warrior: Bellator 204 Takes The Spotlight This Week

For those who feel the need to scratch the regional mixed martial arts itch, the Rhode Island-based CES MMA heads to 2300 Arena for CES MMA 52 on Friday in Philadelphia. Jason Norwood will square off with Jeremiah Wells for the vacant welterweight championship in the five-round headliner. Meanwhile, Team Lloyd Irvin rep Ron Stallings will tackle fellow UFC veteran Nah-Shon Burrell in the co-main event. AXS-TV will carry CES MMA 52 live at 9 p.m. ET.

Logan Storley: Staying Patient, Staying Perfect

It would be easy to guess that Logan Storley was a former All-American wrestler even if one didn’t already know. The telltale signs are all over the way the undefeated Bellator MMA welterweight talks about himself and his mixed martial arts career -- sincere and completely without pretense. But if “Storm” has no interest in boasting or trash talk, he does not care for false modesty either. Leading up to his fight with A.J. Matthews in the co-main event of Bellator 204 on Friday, the 25-year-old South Dakota native knows what he’s good at and is perfectly willing to claim it. “I know that with pretty much everybody in the 170-pound division in the world, I can dictate where the fight takes place,” Storley told That might seem like a bold or even reckless statement, since the welterweight division is a hotbed of accomplished wrestlers, some of which come to MMA with amateur credentials superior to Storley’s own. However, the nuance of Storley’s explanation shows that he may have good reason to believe as he does.

GLORY 56 Denver: Rewind Show

GLORY Rewind turns back the clock to GLORY 56 Denver, where we recap the action from an extraordinary night in the Mile High City.

Twitter reacts to Kayla Harrison's dominant TKO in second MMA fight at PFL 6

Harrison (2-0), a two time Olympic gold medalist in judo, made a successful pro debut with a first-round finish at PFL 2 in June. Her encore went until the final frame, but in the end it was a one-sided TKO victory over Cotton (8-2) in the NBCSN-televised women’s lightweight from Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, N.J.

UFC 229 Tickets Sell Out Within 3 Minutes in Anticipation of McGregor's UFC Return

Three minutes was all it took... #UFC229 — UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) August 17, 2018 UFC 229 sold out within three minutes after tickets went on sale this week, likely due to the return of Conor McGregor . “The Notorious” is set to take on Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in an effort to reclaim the belt McGregor won at UFC 205 back in 2016. McGregor hasn’t stepped foot in the Octagon since then, but did take a detour into boxing last summer in a losing effort to undefeated legend Floyd Mayweather . McGregor was eventually stripped of both the featherweight and lightweight titles during his extended hiatus from MMA. The appetite for McGregor’s UFC return is palpable, and the numbers already show extreme interest, with tickets for the Las Vegas event selling out in three minutes flat. “It’s pretty clear that fans have a huge appetite to see Conor McGregor’s return,” Vivid Seats Director Cate Kelly told MMAjunkie. Tickets for UFC 229 went on sale Wednesday, with UFC Fight Club members first in line for tickets, at prices starting at $205 for the cheap seats and going all the way up to $2,505.

Bellator 204 staff picks: Who's going rogue in our most lopsided picks ever?

In the main event, bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell (12-1 MMA, 9-1 BMMA) is moving up to featherweight to fight Noad Lahat (12-3 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) in a non-title bout. Caldwell said he’s hoping for a win, then a shot at the 145-pound belt to go with his 135-pound strap. He’s one of two unanimous picks among our 13 MMAjunkie editors, writers, radio hosts and videographers.

Luke Rockhold: Without right contract, no deal signed to fight Chris Weidman at UFC 230

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Twitter Mailbag: How much longer can Jon Jones' USADA limbo possibly last?

Jiu-jitsu is still a great art, and on some level a necessary one at every level of MMA. Trouble is, it’s so necessary that these days everyone knows it. It has to be paired with another art to make it effective. You either need great takedowns to help you get to a place where you can put your jiu-jitsu to work, or else you need great striking that will force someone else to try to take it there for you.

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Sherdog’s Weekend Boxing Preview

.@Tyson_Fury plans to seek and destroy. Stream #FuryPianeta TOMORROW 3:30PM ET: — SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) August 17, 2018 Sherdog's resident boxing expert, James Kinneen , breaks down an upcoming weekend with plenty of can't-miss fights. What: Andrew Cancio vs. Dardan Zenunaj, Junior lightweights When: Aug. 17 How to Watch: ESPN 2, 11 p.m. ET Why You Should Care: Because Dardan Zenunaj wants to make a “ Mickey Ward-Arturo Gatti type of fight ” and Andrew Cancio is more than happy to oblige. Not every fight needs to have hall of fame or even pound-for-pound implications, some fights are just great, because they’re great fights. That may well be the case when it comes to Friday’s matchup between Andrew Cancio (18-4) and Dardan Zenunaj (14-4). Although neither fighter is likely going to be remembered as an all-time great, Cancio has faced the better opposition having lost to guys like Jojo Diaz but beaten guys like Rocky Juarez . But, that likely won’t mean much. See, Zenunaj has shown he can be outboxed, but has vowed he will come forward against Cancio, who is probably not slick enough to keep him away for long.

Here's the official UFC 228 lineup: Will we see two titles change hands in Dallas?

It’s been a solid run lately of UFC pay-per-views with two title fights scheduled, and UFC 228 will join that recent list.

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Bellator 204 results: Champ Darrion Caldwell completes first step in dual-title quest

Caldwell was quick to take the fight to the floor again in the second, immediately setting up in a familiar position. Lahat was able to work to his knees in an attempt to escape, but the threat of exposing his neck meant he had to tuck himself back down. Caldwell sensed the opportunity to attack and start raining down punches. Lahat tried to move, but the punches continued to land, and when he went briefly limp, the contest was called off at the 2:46 mark of the frame.

James Gallagher provides no excuses for Bellator 204 knockout: 'I'm down but not broke'

He caught me I got beat fair a square. I’m 21 years old I’m still a fucking animal I will be back!! I love this game. It’s what I do. I’m down but not broke he caught me lucky I got clipped I went In on my Shield I’ll go out on it. I’m an animal. Fair play to him the whole game knows him now. Let’s go again. I’m coming back! Thank you everyone for all the support. To everyone glad fuck you haha I just got paid your years salary for doing something I love. I put my money where my mouth is! Thanks for the support I’ll be back December. There’s no one who has done what I have at 21 years old. I’m still that cocky mother fucker I am when I win and I’m still that cocky mother fucker when I loose. Thank you to everyone whose behind me.


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Al Iaquinta calls for fight with Tony Ferguson, Ferguson fires back with real estate burn |

According to Ariel Helwani, Al Iaquinta is now healthier than he’s been in some time, and he’s keen to return to the cage soon. More specifically, he’d like to fight this November against former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson, who he apparently “can’t stand.”

Bellator 204 LIVE Weigh Ins

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Ray Cooper III: Family Ties and Unimaginable Highs

Your browser does not support iframes. Ray Cooper III will head into another Professional Fighters League main event as a confident man, with the same level of self-assurance he carried before he picked up a career-defining victory over former Shooto , Strikeforce and EliteXC champion Jake Shields at PFL 3 on July 5. Why? Because Cooper he prepares and expects to win. “I just trained with my dad and my two brothers,” Cooper said. “That’s it.” It may not be the response one would expect regarding preparation for a fighter of Shields’ caliber, especially when you add the fact that the family trained out of a gym built by his father in what used to be his son’s garage. Nevertheless, it worked to great success because few families were as ready to meet Shields as the Coopers. “I had an advantage because my dad fought him,” Cooper said. “I knew how he fought, and he didn’t change [much since] then.” Those who watched the PFL 3 broadcast were enlightened in regards to Ray Cooper ’s history with Shields. The Cooper family’s MMA patriarch fought him in 2002 and 2004, going 1-1 in the two-fight series.

Fight Facts: PFL 6 Regular Season 2018

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Thiago 'Marreta' Santos replaces Glover Teixeira vs. Jimi Manuwa at UFC Sao Paulo

UFC Fight Night 137 takes place Sept. 22 at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo. The event is expected to air on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.

Jon Jones Sets The Record Straight On This Year’s Lack Of USADA Testing - MMA Imports

Jon Jones is currently awaiting USADA’s hearing concerning his most recent failed drug test. With that in mind, Jones has now come forward to claim that he never left the USADA testing pool after having his fighting license revoked by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC).

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Bellator 204 ceremonial weigh-ins video, photos: Claxton, Lencioni bring serious heat

In the night’s main event, bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell (12-1 MMA, 9-1 BMMA) moves up to featherweight for a non-title bout against Noad Lahat (12-3 MMA, 3-1 BMMA). Caldwell is hoping a win gets him in position for a title shot and a run at two belts at the same time.

Logan Storley Will Never Apologize for Using His Wrestling to Win Fights |

“However it takes to get me there and maybe that’s my wrestling and some people may not like it, I may not be as popular right away — I don’t care. It doesn’t really matter to me. To me, that’s the biggest difference. Guys want to go out there and put on a show and I get it. Fans are paying money and MMA is entertainment. Every sport is entertainment. You pay money to watch athletes entertain us. I get that aspect. But for me it’s about becoming the best in the world.”

MMA Top 10 Rankings Update, August 16: Daniel Cormier Sits Atop 3 Rankings |

The rankings list the Top 10 MMA fighters from around the world in each of the most widely accepted weight classes, as well as a Top 10 mixed pound-for-pound list ranking the best male and female fighters. Fighters from any mixed martial arts promotion are eligible.

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Thiago Santos is expected to move to light heavyweight to face Jimi Manuwa in the new main event for UFC Fight Night in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Sept. 22. Sources close to the fight confirmed the news on...

MMAjunkie Radio is on vacation until Aug. 20; catch up on past episodes

MMAjunkie Radio is off the rest of this week and next week while the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Race & Sports Book undergoes renovations, but the show will return with its live stream on Aug. 20.

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James Gallagher: Conor McGregor's advice helped me from going 'face down' during layoff

“I see him every day in the gym working hard and he helped me get through it,” Gallagher said. “He helped me prepare for how bad it’s going to be. He said I would be down and going through those testing times, ‘You’re going to be face down and want to throw everything out the window, but only the best stick it out. You’ve got two options: Either stick it out and do it, or else you don’t.’ I stuck it out. I grinned through it and I pushed through the testing times knowing I’ve seen the bigger picture and knew where my future was going. I just kept looking at that belt.

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54 Canadian Savage Rory MacDonald Requests That Bellator Gives Him A Fight Two Weeks Later - MMA Imports
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63 Donald Cerrone Says He Escaped Brush with Death in Diving Incident |
64 Cerrone "lucky to be alive" Following Cave Dive Gone Wrong - MMA Imports
65 Cynthia Calvillo returns to take on Poliana Botelho at UFC Buenos Aires
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67 Squeaky Clean Daniel Cormier Is 67 Tests Down, And Officially The King Of USADA - MMA Imports
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74 Luke Rockhold updates on potential move to light heavyweight: "I like it" |
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