PHOENIX — Bellator president Scott Coker spoke with reporters following Friday’s ceremonial weigh-ins to preview Bellator 268, discussed the two light heavyweight grand prix matchups, Benson Henderson and his wife Maria competing on the same card, the tragic passing of BKFC fighter Justin Thornton, the latest on Michael Page following his win over Douglas Lima,
Last month, Jon Jones was arrested on charges of misdemeanor domestic violence following and incident at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, where Jones’ fiancée, Jessie Moses, was found with blood on her face and clothes after a dispute that occurred in their hotel room. Jones responded to these events by blaming the incident on alcohol
The flyweight title fight trilogy between Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo is now official for the upcoming UFC 270 pay-per-view on Jan. 22. UFC officials announced the news on Wednesday. Originally, Moreno and Figueiredo were expected to clash at the UFC 269 card in December but the promotion opted to push back the title fight
It was barely a week after Carla Esparza demolished Yan Xiaonan when she received a call that all but assured her she wasn’t going to receive the next shot at the strawweight title. Despite five wins in a row including victories over Marina Rodriguez and Michelle Waterson, the former 115-pound champion was offered a fight
Dana White has certain codes he lives his fight promoter life by, which has always included zero tolerance for fighters who miss weight — especially on the Contender Series. On Tuesday night, however, White had two fighters who performed extremely well at DWCS Season 5, Week 7 that both missed weight on Monday. One of
The oddsmakers like Leon Edwards’ chances of getting even with Jorge Masvidal. Thirty months after their confrontation at a UFC event in London—which spawned Masvidal’s “three-piece and a soda” catchphrase after he caught Edwards with a few punches backstage at The O2 Arena—the welterweight contenders are targeted to face off at UFC 269 on Dec.
Former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold will not be making his scheduled return at UFC 268. A back injury has forced him out of his upcoming matchup against Sean Strickland on Nov. 6 as he first revealed in a video posted to his Instagram account on Monday. “There’s no easy way to really say it but
Mo Miller became the first person on this season of Dana White’s Contender Series to win a fight but not walk away with a UFC contract. Miller improved to 6-0 with a dominant unanimous decision win over the previously undefeated Brandon Lewis at September’s DWCS Season 5: Week 3 event and was the only fighter
Matt Bessette has always been known as one of the toughest, most durable fighters in the New England region, and now that it’s known he’s been competing with a serious injury for the last several years, it takes that reputation up another notch. Bessette, a UFC and Bellator veteran, became a two-division champion for CES
James Krause is shouldering some of the responsibility for Tim Elliott’s latest loss. On the UFC Vegas 39 main card Saturday, Elliott dropped a unanimous decision to Matheus Nicolau after three competitive rounds of back-and-forth action. Though both fighters had their moments, judges saw Nicolau as having the slight edge thanks to some timely striking
Watch Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3 full fight video highlights from their anticipated trilogy showdown, courtesy of multiple outlets. Fury vs. Wilder 3 took place Oct. 9 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Tyson Fury (31-0-1) and Deontay Wilder (42-2-1) collided in the main event. The fight aired live on ESPN+ pay-per-view.
MMA Fighting has Fury vs. Wilder 3 results live for the Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3 fight card at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday. night. When the main event begins, likely around 11:30 p.m. ET, check out our Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3 live round-by-round updates on our live blog.
MMA Fighting has UFC Vegas 39 results, a live blog of the main event, and live UFC Vegas 39 Twitter updates. In the main event, Mackenzie Dern and Marina Rodriguez will square off in a matchup of two top strawweights. Dern has won four straight fights (and three Performance of the Night bonuses in that
Tyson Fury will carry a 39-pound weight advantage into the ring when he meets Deontay Wilder for a third time Saturday night for Fury vs. Wilder 3. Fury (30-0-1), a two-time world heavyweight boxing champion, tipped the scales at 277 pounds Friday at the event’s official weigh-ins. Wilder (42-1-1) weighed in at 238 pounds. “Look
At the UFC Vegas 39 weigh-ins, all 20 fighters on Saturday night’s fight card at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas are set to step on the scale Friday afternoon, and MMA Fighting will have the live weigh-in video. In the main event, Mackenzie Dern and Marina Rodriguez will have to hit the strawweight limit
Between the Links returns ahead of a busy weekend in the combat sports world. Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs and Damon Martin as they discuss the biggest stories of the week in the world of mixed martial arts. This week, the panel discusses the no contest in the UFC Vegas
After 37 octagon appearances, Jim Miller is still down to fight absolutely anybody the UFC puts in front of him. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that a lightweight matchup between Miller and promotional newcomer Erick Gonzalez is being targeted for UFC Vegas 40, which takes place Oct. 16