Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping was ordered to pay former agent Anthony McGann more than $400,000 on Friday, but not before the two reportedly got into a “scuffle” before entering the court room. Bisping and McGann have been locked in a court battle over McGann's assertion that
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 16, 2017, 2:38 am
Robbie Lawler and Rafael dos Anjos are set to due battle in Winnipeg after both made weight on Friday, but one main card fighter missed the mark and a preliminary fighter failed to weigh-in.
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 15, 2017, 4:18 pm
Winning the UFC welterweight championship was a monumental achievement in Robbie Lawler‘s career and something he'll never forget. Considering Lawler was once touted as the next big thing in the division before he struggled through several fights early in his career and leaving the UFC in 2004,
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 14, 2017, 11:11 pm
Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor didn't set the record for most watched pay-per-view in North American history, but it was right on the cusp. 
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 14, 2017, 11:02 pm
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was once on top of the world. Jones also holds the record for being stripped of a title the most times in the promotion's history. At UFC 214 in July, Jones became a two-time UFC light heavyweight champion when he knocked out Daniel Cormier with a
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 14, 2017, 4:01 pm
Chael Sonnen had several reasons to believe Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell was making his way back to the cage, so he took direct aim at the UFC Hall of Famer. After lobbing some barbs at each other on social media and in interviews, the smoke finally cleared with Sonnen determining that Liddell is not
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 14, 2017, 5:40 am
Brian Ortega made a splash at UFC Fight Night 123 on Saturday night, upsetting longtime featherweight contender Cub Swanson, but it wasn’t enough to seat him atop the event’s fighter payroll.
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 13, 2017, 8:40 pm
Dustin Poirier wants to become UFC lightweight champion, but his path to the title looks rather muddy right now, as Conor McGregor has been on the sidelines with no indication on when he might return. McGregor won the lightweight title last November with a stunning knockout against Eddie Alvarez, but
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 13, 2017, 6:26 pm
Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will defend his title against No. 2 ranked Volkan Oezdemir on Jan. 20 in the UFC 220 co-main event in Boston. “DC” was knocked out in his last outing by former titleholder Jon Jones at UFC 214 in July, but the result was later changed to a No Contest after Jones
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 13, 2017, 5:33 pm
Mark Hunt will finally get his fight in Australia, although it's not quite the one he wanted. Hunt had been slated to headline UFC Fight Night 121 opposite Marcin Tybura in Sydney in November, but some public comments he made raised red flags about his health. The UFC decided to pull him from his
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 13, 2017, 6:49 am
Top ranked light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson has been out of action since knocking out Glover Teixeira in May. A shoulder injury in training sidelined “The Mauler,” for which he underwent successful surgery. He's now back to training and rehabilitating his shoulder and wants a title
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 12, 2017, 1:04 pm
Frankie Edgar had his recent shot at the UFC featherweight title delayed because of a training injury, but it hasn't evaporated altogether. Edgar had been slated to challenge champion Max Holloway at UFC 218 earlier this month, but broke an orbital bone while training for the fight. Jose Aldo stepped
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 11, 2017, 9:18 pm
Georges St-Pierre is definitely one and done in the middleweight division after surrendering the 185-pound title earlier this week, but from the sound of things he may not return to the UFC for another fight all together. UFC president Dana White commented on St-Pierre vacating the middleweight belt
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 10, 2017, 8:00 am
There were several exciting finishes at UFC Fight Night 123, including Brian Ortega's second-round submission of Cub Swanson in the main event, as well as Marlon Moraes' bonus-winning knockout of Aljamain Sterling. There were four other fights that ended in exciting finishes, as well as a couple
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 10, 2017, 7:47 am
Brian Ortega has arrived. Despite an undefeated record as an amateur and in his professional career, Ortega has flown largely under the radar since he began fighting in the Octagon. After defeating perennial title contender Cub Swanson on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 123 in Fresno, Calif., however,
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 10, 2017, 7:17 am
A new featherweight title contender has emerged after Brian Ortega tapped out Cub Swanson with a nasty guillotine choke in his first UFC main event. This time around, Ortega didn't need to get to the third round, as the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt earned his third submission since joining the
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 10, 2017, 7:01 am
When the UFC signed Marlon Moraes earlier this year, the idea was to add another top-level bantamweight to an already deep division. On Saturday night, Moraes officially arrived with the kind of highlight-reel finishes that decorate his entire resume after he flattened Aljamain Sterling with a devastating
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 10, 2017, 5:35 am
A new contender has arrived in the UFC women's flyweight division as Alexis Davis picked up a win in her 125-pound debut on Saturday night in Fresno. It was familiar territory for Davis, who earned a split decision victory over the always tough Liz Carmouche in a rematch of a bout the two fighters
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 10, 2017, 3:19 am
Conor McGregor was unable to upset Floyd Mayweather, so maybe he could defeat Manny Pacquiao, another boxer that Mayweather got the better of. 
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 9, 2017, 12:12 am
Cub Swanson and Brian Ortega are set to make their respective cases for a shot at featherweight champion Max Holloway following the official UFC Fight Night 123 weigh-in on Friday in Fresno, Calif.
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 8, 2017, 6:40 pm
(Reuters) - Canadian Georges St-Pierre has vacated the UFC middleweight title he won on his recent return to the octagon as the recent upheaval in the sport continued. Australian Robert Whittaker was installed as the new champion after the latest of a number of title vacations and the awarding of interim
Author: Reuters
Posted: December 8, 2017, 11:06 am
Georges St-Pierre has vacated the UFC middleweight title he won just over a month ago when he defeated Michael Bisping.
Author: Cagewriter
Posted: December 8, 2017, 2:22 am
Everyone is coming out of the woodwork to claim that UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor might never set foot in the Octagon again. The doubters include UFC president Dana White and welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Not so, McGregor said recently.
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 7, 2017, 11:36 pm
Nicco Montano not only had to fight four times in the past six months to become the new UFC women's flyweight champion, but she also won the title while dealing with a severely broken foot. Montano won the belt this past weekend with a unanimous decision victory over Roxanne Modafferi in “The Ultimate
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 7, 2017, 9:56 pm
Interim UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson is on the sidelines, at least for the near term, following surgery. Ferguson had been lobbying hard for a unification bout with UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. While undefeated lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov is returning to the Octagon, Ferguson
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 7, 2017, 7:37 pm
At UFC 218, Alistair Overeem was on the cusp of earning a second heavyweight title shot in two years. All he had to do was get past Francis Ngannou, a man who has trained in mixed martial arts for just four years but was knocking opponents out at an almost Mike Tyson like pace.Overeem entered the fight
Author: Sports Illustrated
Posted: December 7, 2017, 5:00 pm
A huge heavyweight title fight is headed to Boston as Stipe Miocic will face Francis Ngannou in the new main event at UFC 220 on Jan. 20 from the TD Garden Arena. Sources close to the match-up confirmed the news to MMAWeekly on Wednesday with verbal agreements in place from the fighters and bout agreements
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 7, 2017, 5:53 am
GSP is clearly having second thoughts about defending the title he won from Michael Bisping after a four-year hiatus from the sport.
Author: Cagewriter
Posted: December 7, 2017, 2:34 am
Ronda Rousey, the first and former UFC women's bantamweight champion, is nearing a deal with World Wrestling Entertainment, according to USA Today.
Author: Cagewriter
Posted: December 7, 2017, 2:28 am
Georges St-Pierre may be one and done as a middleweight in the UFC. Just over a month after St-Pierre defeated Michael Bisping to become middleweight champion, he's now casting doubts that he will ever fight at 185 pounds again, especially after he was hit with a bout of colitis that will keep him
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 6, 2017, 8:47 pm
When Chris Weidman was forced out of their UFC 199 title fight, it set in motion a series of events that left the middleweight division in disarray. Michael Bisping stepped up on short notice as Weidman’s replacement and knocked Rockhold out. Four months later, Bisping defended his title against Dan
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 6, 2017, 1:04 pm
Prior to the fight, Rockhold predicted that if St-Pierre defeated Bisping that the Canadian wouldn't defend the belt.  He'd like to see “Rush” vacate the title and leave the middleweight division and the UFC promote Whittaker from interim champ to the champion.
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 6, 2017, 2:23 am
McGregor and his boss, UFC president Dana White, felt like McGregor earned his boxing stripes. While McGregor won the first three rounds according to most, he didn't get credit from all circles for it.
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 5, 2017, 6:49 pm
Following his victory over Michael Bisping to capture the middleweight champion at UFC 217 in November, St-Pierre disclosed that he had one of the worst experiences of his career while trying to maintain weight for his first 185-pound bout. St-Pierre recently issued a statement via Facebook about his
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 4, 2017, 11:27 pm
The Nevada State Athletic Commission issued the TUF 26 Finale medical suspensions on Monday. The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale took place on Friday, Dec. 1, at the Park Theater in Las Vegas. If either is positive, he must be cleared by an orthopedic doctor or he is suspended until May 31, 2018.
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 4, 2017, 9:50 pm
A gamer decided to illegally stream UFC 218 on Twitch, and figured out a brilliant way to not get caught.
Author: Cagewriter
Posted: December 4, 2017, 7:53 pm
New UFC women's flyweight champion Nicco Montano not only celebrated her title fight victory on Friday night, but she went home with a payroll topping paycheck following her win over Roxanne Modafferi.
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 4, 2017, 6:48 pm
Ngannou proved he has the steak to go with the sizzle at UFC 218, and now the pieces are in place to make Ngannou vs. Miocic a major event.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 4, 2017, 12:48 am
The Motor City played host to Saturday's UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2 pay-per-view event. Francis Ngannou sent shock waves through the heavyweight division in the co-main event when he knocked out top ranked contender Alistair Overeem with one punch.  Overeem threw a left hand followed by a right
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 3, 2017, 9:17 am
Earlier this week, UFC president Dana White said that the winner of the UFC 218 heavyweight co-main event between Alistair Overeem and Francis Ngannou would get the next shot at heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic. Ngannou took Overeem out of the picture in short order. After avoiding Overeem's attacks
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 3, 2017, 8:56 am
The fight had been proposed earlier in the year when then-bantamweight-champion Cody Garbrandt had to pull out of a planned fight with Dillashaw at UFC 200. Since that time, Johnson has defended his belt against Ray Borg and Dillashaw fought and defeated Garbrandt to win back the bantamweight belt.
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 3, 2017, 6:56 am
UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2 was arguably the deepest fight card of the year from the promotion. They blasted each other from the opening bell with Gaethje crushing Alvarez's lead leg, drilling it with kick after kick, as well as likely breaking a bone in Alvarez's face, as his right cheek was
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 3, 2017, 6:28 am
Holloway won his 12th consecutive fight, stopping Aldo at 4:51 of the third round on Saturday in the main event of UFC 218 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.
Author: Cagewriter
Posted: December 3, 2017, 6:13 am
If there ever was a doubt, there isn’t any longer, as Max Holloway put on an epic performance, dismantling Jose Aldo at UFC 218 on Saturday night in Detroit. It was a welcome call, as Aldo wanted nothing more than to take back the championship that he once ruled over with an iron fist… but it wasn’t
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 3, 2017, 6:02 am
Top ranked heavyweight Alistair Overeem took on No. 4 ranked Francis Ngannou in the UFC 218 co-main event on Saturday and got knocked out stiff in the opening round. Ngannou entered bout on a nine-fight winning streak including finishes in all five of his UFC appearances. Overeem threw a lazy left
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 3, 2017, 5:16 am
Francis Ngannou (R) lands a left hook Saturday that KOs Alistair Overeem in the first round of their bout at UFC 218 in Detroit. Alistair Overeem has fought 60 times in MMA, including 13 in the UFC. Never was he handled the way was Saturday by the sport’s newest star, Francis Ngannou.
Author: Cagewriter
Posted: December 3, 2017, 5:15 am
Henry Cejudo put his wrestling pedigree to work, dominating Sergio Pettis at UFC 218 on Saturday in Detroit. Cejudo, trying to continue his return from back-to-back losses to Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez, wasn’t afraid to stand and trade with Pettis, but when his foe proved elusive, he went
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 3, 2017, 5:04 am
Alvarez stopped Gaethje at 3:59 of the third round. No less than a classic was expected from lightweights Eddie Alvarez and Justin Gaethje on Saturday in their bout on the main card of UFC 218 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, and a classic they delivered. Alvarez handed the previously undefeated
Author: Cagewriter
Posted: December 3, 2017, 4:36 am
Gaethje did damage with leg kicks and returned fire with heavy shots. The leg kicks were taking their toll on Alvarez b y the end of the opening round. While Alvarez outworked Gaethje through the first two rounds, Gaethje's leg kicks hampered Alvarez' movement and zapped some of the power out
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 3, 2017, 4:36 am
Tecia Torres looked strong and powerful in taking a three-round decision over Michelle Waterson at UFC 218 on Saturday in Detroit. Torres’ power was quickly evident as she continually pressed Waterson up to the fence and landed with a plethora of elbows and knees. Torres’ punch combinations came at
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 3, 2017, 3:55 am