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Petr Yan: John Lineker is an ‘easy matchup’, Cory Sandhagen ‘fights like an amateur’ 
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting John Lineker [1] was one of Petr Yan [2]’s main targets when he initially signed for the UFC, but the idea of him facing the Brazilian berserker has been dampened by his recent...
Alexander Volkanovski back home in Australia after dealing with bacterial infection
Alexander Volkanovski Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It took a little longer than expected, but Alexander Volkanovski [1] is home. The UFC featherweight contender hardly had time to celebrate his win over two-...
Yoshihiro Akiyama’s ONE Championship debut set for June
Yoshihiro Akiyama is set to make his ONE debut four years after his last UFC appearance. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Yoshihiro Akiyama [1] will return to action for his ONE Championship debut on June 20, co-...
UFC announces return to China in August
China's Weili Zhang is 3-0 in the UFC, including wins over Tecia Torres and Jessica Aguilar. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC is about to make its third trip to mainland China in August. The mixed martial...
Morning Report: Javier Mendez thinks Conor McGregor is still the most dangerous threat for Khabib Nurmagomedov
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting At UFC 226 [1], Khabib Nurmagomedov [2] solidified his hold on the lightweight title, submitting former champion Conor McGregor [3] with a fourth-round neck crank. It had been a...
Pedro Munhoz: ‘B*tch* Aljamain Sterling is ‘going to pay’ for Twitter trash talk
RIO DE JANEIRO — At UFC 237 [1], a fired up Pedro Munhoz [2] discusses his UFC 238 [3] showdown against Aljamain Sterling [4], not getting a title shot after his win over Cody Garbrandt [5], Sterling’s...
Raoni Barcelos still down to fighting Said Nurmagomedov, but wonders why he withdrew from UFC 237
Raoni Barcelos improved to 3-0 with three finishes under the UFC banner. Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Raoni Barcelos [1] doesn’t rule starting another training camp to fight Said...
Jorge Masvidal to face Anthony Pettis in jiu-jitsu match on June 15
Jorge Masvidal will face Anthony Pettis in a jiu-jitsu match on June 15. Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports The two ranked UFC welterweights will battle on a streaming PPV show that also includes Yoel Romero....
Cris Cyborg accepts Felicia Spencer’s callout after Megan Anderson win at UFC Rochester
Cris Cyborg Esther Lin, MMA Fighting For Cris Cyborg [1]’s comeback fight, she’s looking northward. The former UFC featherweight queen has not had a fight booked since dropping her title to Amanda Nunes [...
Kevin Lee releases somber statement after UFC Rochester loss
Kevin Lee Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports Shortly after suffering back-to-back losses for the first time in his career, Kevin Lee [1] reached out to his fans with a somber message. “The Motown Phenom”...
The Weekly Grind: Sean O’Malley gets purple belt, Cris Cyborg trains pig
The life of a professional fighter isn’t all glitz and glamour. As if getting punched, kicked, kneed, choked and twisted into a pretzel on a regular basis isn’t enough, fighters attract a general wackiness...
Sage Northcutt undergoes ‘nine-hour’ surgery for eight fractures from KO punch by Cosmo Alexandre
Instagram | @supersagenorthcutt It only took Cosmo Alexandre one punch to send Sage Northcutt [1] into the operating room. Taking to Instagram, Northcutt revealed he had suffered eight fractures from...
Switching divisions was no solution, so Kevin Lee has a hard truth to face
Kevin Lee lost via fourth-round submission to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Rochester. Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports If you self-imposed a 10-minute limit on your MMA main-event viewing, you would be...
Vicente Luque calls out Santiago Ponzinibbio for UFC Uruguay main event: ‘I think I’ve earned it’
Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports Entering fight week ahead of his scheduled scrap at UFC Rochester, Vicente Luque [1] had one goal in mind: the decimation of Neil Magny [2]. Too bad he never got the...
RDA calls Lee win ‘a big weight’ off his back, says he’ll quit when he doesn’t believe he can be UFC champ
Rafael dos Anjos Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports A third straight loss would have been unfamiliar and unwelcome territory for Rafael dos Anjos [1]. “RDA” has 11 losses to his name, but he’s never been...
RDA calls Lee win ‘a big weight’ off his back, says he’ll quit when he doesn’t believe he can be UFC champ
Rafael dos Anjos Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports A third straight loss would have been unfamiliar and unwelcome territory for Rafael dos Anjos [1]. “RDA” has 11 losses to his name, but he’s never been...
UFC Rochester bonuses: Michel Pereira, Grant Dawson earn big with violent finishes
Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports All eyes were on Michel Pereira [1] when he made the walk to Octagon for his debut at UFC Rochester. With tears streaming from his eyes, Pereira, who rose to prominence...
Deontay Wilder vs. Dominic Breazeale full fight video highlights
Sarah Stier-USA TODAY Sports Watch Deontay Wilder vs. Dominic Breazeale full fight video highlights from the Wilder vs. Breazeale’s main event below, courtesy of Showtime Boxing. Deontay Wilder vs. Dominic...
UFC Rochester results: Rafael dos Anjos outlasts Kevin Lee, scores fourth-round submission
Rafael dos Anjos defeated Kevin Lee at UFC Rochester. Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports Rafael dos Anjos [1] gave Kevin Lee [2] a rude welcome to the welterweight division. In the main event of UFC Fight...
UFC Rochester in Tweets: Pros react to Rafael dos Anjos’ submission win over Kevin Lee, more
Rafael dos Anjos submitted Kevin Lee at UFC Rochester. Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports Former UFC lightweight champion turned welterweight contender Rafael dos Anjos [1] was in desperate need of a...
UFC Rochester: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Kevin Lee live blog
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is the UFC Rochester [1] live blog for Rafael dos Anjos vs. Kevin Lee [2], the welterweight main event at Saturday’s UFC event at the Blue Cross Arena. Dos Anjos, a former...
UFC Rochester results: Unbeaten Felicia Spencer debuts with first-round sub of Megan Anderson
Felicia Spencer defeated Megan Anderson at UFC Rochester. Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports In a meeting of two former Invicta FC featherweight champions, Felicia Spencer [1] reigned supreme. The unbeaten...
Rashad Evans to be inducted into UFC Hall of Fame
Rashad Evans Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans [1] is the latest inductee announced for the 2019 UFC Hall of Fame. “Suga” will officially become a part of the Hall of...
UFC Rochester results: Charles Oliveira wraps up Nik Lentz trilogy with second-round TKO
Charles Oliveira (red gloves) finishes Nik Lentz with strikes on the ground. Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports Charles Oliveira [1] may not have had much to prove against Nik Lentz [2], but he impressed in...
UFC Rochester video: Michel Pereira ends wild debut with flying knee-punch combo
Michel Pereira (blue gloves) lands a flying knee on Danny Roberts at UFC Rochester on Saturday @UFC, Twitter Michel Pereira [1] entered his UFC debut with the reputation of being somewhat of a wild card....
KSW 49 results: Roberto Soldic, Scott Askham score devastating knockout finishes
KSW A powerful left hook ended Krystian Kaszubowski’s night in the early throes of the first round of his welterweight title meeting with defending champion Roberto Soldic at KSW 49 in Gdansk, Poland on...
UFC Rochester video: Julio Arce ends striking duel with highlight-reel head kick KO
Julio Arce (red gloves) lands a fight-finishing head kick on Julian Erosa at UFC Rochester on Saturday @UFC, Twitter There’s a good chance that Julio Arce [1] had done enough to earn a decision win...
Charles Oliveira’s message to the UFC: Stop sending me unranked fighters
Charles Oliveira submitted Nik Lentz twice (kind of) inside the Octagon. Inovafoto/UFC An unexpected trilogy bout between Charles Oliveira [1] and Nik Lentz [2] will take place at Saturday’s UFC Rochester...
Danny Roberts expects to shut down ‘showman’ newcomer Michel Pereira: ‘This is the UFC’
Danny Roberts and Michel Pereira faceoff ahead of their welterweight bout at UFC Rochester on Saturday Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports Danny Roberts [1] is looking to get back to his winning ways...
Antonio Carlos Jr. calls Paulo ‘USADinha’ Costa the easiest fight at middleweight
Antonio Carlos Jr. returns against Ian Heinisch in the the co-main event of UFC Rochester. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Antonio Carlos Junior [1] is thrilled to return to the Octagon. More than a year after...
Robson Gracie to fight Oscar Vera at Bellator 222
Robson Gracie (right) takes down Brysen Bolohao at Bellator 212 on Dec. 14, 2018 Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Neiman Gracie [1] won’t be the only one from his family hitting up Madison Square Garden this...
Title shot? Aspen Ladd doesn’t see anything beyond Saturday’s rematch with Sijara Eubanks
Aspen Ladd rematches Sijara Eubanks at UFC Rochester. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Of all the buzz names in the industry ringing in people’s ears, California’s undefeated prospect Aspen Ladd [1] is a...
Video: Mansour Barnaoui claims $1M prize, lightweight title at Road FC 53, Aorigele wins slugfest
Mansour Barnaoui (blue gloves) works to finish Kwon A-Sol (red gloves) at Road FC 53 in South Korea on Saturday Road FC Is there anything Mansour Barnaoui didn’t win on Saturday? The 26-year-old Frenchman...
KSW 50 set for London’s Wembley Arena on Sept. 14
KSW KSW have announced that London, England will play host to the promotion’s milestone 50th event on Sept. 14. The promotion announced the event during the broadcast of Saturday’s KSW 49 card from Gdansk...
Heading into his trilogy fight with Charles Oliveira, Nik Lentz is far more comfortable in his own skin
Nik Lentz Esther Lin, MMA Fighting For reasons that remain mysterious to everyone including those involved, Charles Oliveira [1] and Nik Lentz [2] are fighting a third time on Saturday night in Rochester...
Hot Tweets: Patricio Pitbull’s big win and what to do with Jose Aldo, B.J. Penn, and Anderson Silva
Patricio “Pitbull” Freire Bellator MMA A lot of things happened this past week, and coincidentally, many of them revolved around the featherweight division. So let’s discuss Patricio Pitbull [1], Max...
Back at 135 pounds, Sijara Eubanks feels ‘like an athlete for the first time in two years’
Sijara Eubanks returns to bantamweight to rematch Aspen Ladd at UFC Rochester. Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports Please excuse Sijara Eubanks [1] if UFC Rochester [2] starts to feel a little familiar by the...
UFC Rochester predictions
Kevin Lee (pictured) fights Rafael dos Anjos in the welterweight main event of UFC Rochester on Saturday Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Rafael dos Anjos [1] and Kevin Lee [2] meet Saturday in a main event...
Meet the conductor of KSW’s electric light orchestra, Maciej Kawulski 
KSW In modern day mixed martial arts, nobody puts on a show like Polish powerhouse, KSW. It’s been 15 years since the promotion’s first event, but now more than ever, the Eastern European organization is...
UFC Rochester Results: Dos Anjos vs. Lee
Rafael dos Anjos and Kevin Lee will square off in the UFC Rochester main event. Zuffa LLC via Getty Images MMA Fighting has UFC Rochester results for the dos Anjos vs. Lee fight card from the Blue Cross...
Tyron Woodley details injury that forced him out of UFC Minneapolis
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Tyron Woodley [1] is no longer facing Robbie Lawler [2] in the main event of UFC Minneapolis. That much is certain. The former welterweight champion was pulled from the highly...
Video: Alexander Volkanovski shows off infected leg
Alexander Volkanovski Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Top UFC featherweight contender Alexander Volkanovski [1] is in good spirits after experiencing some unexpected complications in the wake of his win over...
Brazilian flyweights Rogerio Bontorin, Raulian Paiva set to meet at UFC Uruguay
Rogerio Bontorin (right) defeated Magomed Bibulatov in his Octagon debut in Brazil. Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports A flyweight contest between Rogério Bontorin [1] and Raulian Paiva [2] is the first...
Vicente Luque discusses short-notice change at UFC Rochester, calls Barberena brawl ‘one of the best moments of my life’
Vicente Luque faces Derrick Krantz at UFC Rochester. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images Vicente Luque [1]’s first shot at a ranked foe will have to wait. The owner of one of the most violent runs in the UFC...
Gillian Robertson vs. Sarah Frota added to UFC 240 in Canada
Gillian Robertson (pictured) returns to action against Sarah Frota in Canada. Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports Gillian Robertson [1] will meet another Brazilian in the Octagon on July 27, as she takes on...
Michal Materla forecasts revenge over Scott Askham at KSW 49: ‘I always come back stronger’ 
KSW According to KSW president Martin Lewandowski, most fans believed that Scott Askham [1] was another can for Michal Materla [2] to crush ahead of their first clash at KSW 42. Yet, it took just a little...
Video: UFC Rochester weigh-in staredowns
At the UFC Rochester weigh-ins, there were several tense staredowns, including one in the main event between Rafael dos Anjos [1] and Kevin Lee [2]. Check them out above. [1] https://www.mmafighting.com/...