Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley wants to get back in the Octagon as quickly as possible and work toward getting his belt back, but it looks like that won't happen until at least August. That is Woodley's timetable, if he can get cleared to return.Woodley lost the UFC welterweight
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: May 24, 2019, 5:58 pm
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is likely to be confirmed for a fight with interim titleholder Dustin Poirier for the UFC 242 headliner on Sept. 7 in Abu Dhabi following the reduction of his teammates' suspensions by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.Nurmagomedov will be clear of
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: May 23, 2019, 5:13 pm
Despite UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov rolling over Conor McGregor at UFC 229 last October, the champ's coach believes that the Irishman is still Nurmagomedov's biggest threat.Nurmagomedov took McGregor down repeatedly and wore him out leading to a fourth round submission finish
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: May 20, 2019, 5:04 pm
Featherweight contender Alexander Volkanovski is finally home again after a harrowing ordeal that landed him in the hospital in Chile following his performance at UFC 237. Volkanovski earned a unanimous decision over former champion Jose Aldo on the card in Brazil but as he prepared to fly home, the
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: May 20, 2019, 3:57 pm
Sage Northcutt was knocked out in 29 seconds on Friday, and had to undergo a nine-hour surgery to repair multiple fractures in his face.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 19, 2019, 5:08 am
The preliminary card at UFC Fight Night in Rochester produced a slew of exciting finishes and the ‘Fight of the Night’ as the post fight bonuses were awarded after the show.Undefeated bantamweight prospect Aspen Ladd moved to 8-0 in her career in a back and forth battle against Sijara Eubanks while both
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: May 19, 2019, 3:36 am
Rafael dos Anjos showed once again why he is one of the top welterweights in the sport with a fourth round submission win in the UFC Fight Night main event from Rochester, N.Y.After a pair of tough losses to current welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and former interim champion Colby Covington in his
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: May 19, 2019, 3:17 am
The fight ended at 3:47 of the fourth when an exhausted Lee was unable to move dos Anjos and tapped his submission.
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Posted: May 19, 2019, 3:14 am
ONE: Enter the Dragon produced some of the craziest upsets in the promotion’s history. Numerous fighters defied the odds to win matches everyone expected them to lose, including Christian Lee, who stopped Shinya Aoki on Friday to win the ONE Championship lightweight title. Lee was making his lightweight
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: May 18, 2019, 3:50 am
Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has been forced out of his UFC on ESPN 3 rematch with fellow former champ Robbie Lawler. The two were set to headline the June 29 event in Minneapolis. Woodley suffered a hand injury that forced him to withdraw from the bout. MMAWeekly.com's Damon Martin
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: May 18, 2019, 3:49 am
A hand injury will keep Tyron Woodley out for an unknown amount of time, per reports.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 17, 2019, 4:10 pm
Former WWE star Ashley Massaro died on Thursday morning. She was 39.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 17, 2019, 12:16 am
Rachael Ostovich's husband, Arnold Berdon, was sentenced to four years of probation after he pleaded no contest to a charge of assaulting her last year.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 16, 2019, 11:58 pm
It is easy to forget that Kevin Lee is just 26 and only now coming into his athletic prime.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 16, 2019, 7:13 pm
Setbacks have slowed Ladd's climb up the UFC ranks, but a splashy win vs. Sijara Eubanks could have her back in the title mix.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 16, 2019, 4:00 pm
Ian Heinisch fights to inspire after beating alcoholism and serving time in a Spanish prison
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Posted: May 15, 2019, 11:09 pm
Former UFC fighter Anthony "Rumble" Johnson pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of Domestic Battery on Monday in Florida, according to TMZ Sports.Johnson was arrested on May 6 following a domestic dispute in Florida. MMAWeekly.com confirmed the arrest by the Boca Raton Police Services
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: May 15, 2019, 10:31 pm
Having hit the ripe old age – in professional sports years – of 40, Urijah Faber apparently has the itch for a UFC return.Though Faber hasn't set foot in the Octagon in more than two years, when he hit the big 4-0 on Tuesday, that competitiveness resurfaced in a post on Instagram."I know my
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: May 15, 2019, 5:31 pm
Why do we seem to talk about UFC fighter health in terms of banning certain moves but not in terms of providing athletes with health care, salaries, pensions, and job security?
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 15, 2019, 3:01 pm
Neil Magny has come forward to reveal that he was flagged for a potential doping violation by USADA, which led to his exit from his upcoming fight against Vicente Luque at UFC Fight Night in Rochester this weekend.Magny was pulled from the fight on Monday with no reason given at the time as the UFC began
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: May 15, 2019, 7:06 am
The MMA world collectively inhaled when Anderson Silva went crashing to the canvas at UFC 237, clutching his leg as he writhed in pain. Luckily, the injury wasn't as serious as many first worried, especially considering Silva's history of having had both bones in his lower left leg broken in
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: May 14, 2019, 7:56 pm
Alexander Volkanovski scored the biggest victory of his career at UFC 237, but had his call for a title shot derailed while traveling home to Australia after being hospitalized in Chile because of a blood infection.Volkanovski defeated featherweight great Jose Aldo at UFC 237. Though he emerged unscathed
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: May 14, 2019, 3:39 pm
Featherweight champion Max Holloway is wasting no time getting to work in his own division as he’s expected to face Frankie Edgar on July 27 at UFC 240 from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.Sources close to the contest confirmed that verbal agreements are in place for the championship fight scheduled for July
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: May 14, 2019, 1:51 am
Rose Namajunas and Anderson Silva both lost their bouts at UFC 237 on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, so it's not all that surprising that they were both among those receiving the lengthiest of medical suspensions from the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA), particularly since both bouts
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: May 13, 2019, 7:03 pm
Two aging former champions and all-time greats were yet again battered and felled at UFC 237, as their careers become increasingly grisly to watch.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 13, 2019, 6:25 pm
Prosecutors dropped charges against UFC star Conor McGregor for allegedly stealing and smashing a man's phone outside a Miami Beach hotel. McGregor, 30, was arrested on March 11 after police said he took a phone from Ahmed Abdirzak and stomped on it several times before putting it in his pocket
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 13, 2019, 5:57 pm
All charges against Conor McGregor in the phone smashing incident in Miami have been dropped.The State Attorney's office opted not to pursue the case any further after the victim, Ahmed Abdirzak, failed to cooperate with investigators. Abdirzak already settled a lawsuit he filed against McGregor
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: May 13, 2019, 4:19 pm
Miami prosecutors have dropped all charges relating to the March incident that took place outside a nightclub.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 13, 2019, 4:05 pm
Rose Namajunas may have come to the end of the line as an MMA fighter on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, thousands of miles from the peace and tranquility of her home in suburban Denver.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 12, 2019, 7:33 am
Rose Namajunas can’t say for certain what the future holds for her after losing the strawweight championship at UFC 237 on Saturday night in Brazil.Long before she suffered a brutal slam knockout courtesy of Jessica Andrade, Namajunas has always appeared to be a person who could retire on a moment’s
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: May 12, 2019, 6:24 am
Jessica Andrade will take home the strawweight championship and an extra $100,000 following her knockout win over Rose Namajunas to cap off UFC 237 in Brazil. Andrade won the rare double bonus following her eye-popping finish against Namajunas in the main event as announced by the UFC following the close
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: May 12, 2019, 6:22 am
With one swift, shocking and scary moment, the UFC had a new strawweight champion on Saturday night. Brazil's Jessica Andrade picked up Rose Namajunas of Denver in the second round of their UFC 237 main event in Rio de Janeiro and slammed her full force to the mat. "I was very certain what
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 12, 2019, 5:25 am
Jessica Andrade lived up to her nickname as the ‘piledriver’ with a brutal slam that knocked out Rose Namajunas as she becomes the new UFC strawweight champion.Following a rough night for Brazilian legends, Andrade — known as ‘Bate Estraca’, which translates to ‘piledriver’ — gave the Rio de Janeiro
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: May 12, 2019, 4:46 am
Michael Chandler may hold two victories over Patricky "Pitbull" Freire, but Patricky's brother Patricio exacted a measure of revenge at Bellator 221 on Saturday at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill.The feud between Chandler and the Pitbull brothers has been boiling over for years, but Patricio
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: May 12, 2019, 4:45 am
Jared Cannonier scored the biggest victory of his career at UFC 237 on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The No. 10 ranked UFC middleweight in the world took out the legendary Anderson Silva and did so with surgical precision.Silva nearly got another shot at gold when he faced Israel Adesanya in his
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: May 12, 2019, 4:18 am
The MMA fighter formerly known as WWE's Jack Swagger had little trouble defeating T.J. Jones at Bellator 221.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 12, 2019, 2:53 am
Clay Guida showcased his signature conditioning and relentless pace to earn a unanimous decision against UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn on the preliminary card at UFC 237.The win put Guida back on track following a submission loss in his last fight while Penn dropped his seventh in a row overall as he continues
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: May 12, 2019, 12:43 am
The UFC women's strawweight championship headliner got the green light for UFC 237 after champion Rose Namajunas and challenger Jessica Andrade made weight on Friday in Rio de Janeiro, but a pay-per-view main card was cancelled and one fighters was egregiously overweight.  Neither Namajunas nor
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: May 10, 2019, 11:16 pm
On Saturday, in front of what is expected to be a raucous hometown crowd in her favor at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Andrade will challenge strawweight champion Rose Namajunas for the belt in the main event of UFC 237.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 10, 2019, 6:00 pm
Jose Aldo is one of the greatest fighters in MMA history and remains a formidable foe as he heads into a fight against fourth-ranked Alex Volkanovski on Saturday at UFC 237.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 9, 2019, 5:13 pm
Rose Namajunas is never one to shy away from tough challenges. Denver's Namajunas (8-3) defends her 115-pound belt against Andrade on Saturday night in the main event of UFC 237 at Jeunesse Arena, and she is looking forward to the unique challenge the opportunity provides. "I know it's
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 9, 2019, 4:17 am
A look at the human highlight reel’s most dramatic knockouts, ever.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 9, 2019, 1:22 am
Silva has “three or four” more fights left on his contract, and said he planned to fight those out. Then, he said, “we’ll see what happens.”
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 9, 2019, 1:03 am
The two-time Olympic gold medalist in judo has lofty career goals, and hates talking trash.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 8, 2019, 10:24 pm
As Kayla Harrison prepares for Professional Fighters League season 2 to start on Thursday night, her path towards a championship and a $1 million grand prize is clear.If she wins and keeps on winning, she will wear that belt and cash that seven-figure payday.Now that sounds easy enough but obviously
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: May 8, 2019, 6:15 pm
The strawweight champion's admissions of her vulnerabilities and her honesty about her struggles to overcome the mind games that plague her make her one of the UFC’s most relatable personalities.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 7, 2019, 11:46 pm
Anthony Johnson is reportedly in trouble with the law over domestic violence allegations once again.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 7, 2019, 4:08 pm
Former UFC fighter Anthony "Rumble" Johnson was arrested for domestic violence on Monday in Florida. MMAWeekly.com confirmed the arrest by the Boca Raton Police Services, following an initial report by TMZ Sports. According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, a woman called police
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: May 7, 2019, 4:05 pm
UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is going to miss out on the massive fight with Brock Lesnar that he had zeroed in on after winning the belt. But instead of retiring in March as planned, Cormier is now staring down a rematch with Stipe Miocic. He's also got intentions of fighting Jon Jones
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: May 6, 2019, 9:34 pm
By the time he returns to the Octagon, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will have been on the sidelines for the better part of a year. He intends to make up for lost time when he returns.After defeating Conor McGregor at UFC 229 in October of 2018, Nurmagomedov climbed out of the Octagon
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: May 6, 2019, 6:03 pm