* * *See the highlights and recap from Bellator 238: Budd vs. Cyborg from Saturday's event in Inglewood, Calif.* * *TRENDING > Cris Cyborg wins Bellator debut in devastating fashion becoming a four-promotion champion* * *One of the most feared fighters on the planet, Cris Cyborg began her Bellator
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: January 26, 2020, 7:31 pm
Cyborg knocked out Gina Carano to claim the Strikeforce featherweight title. On Saturday, 10 years, five months and 11 days later, she remains on top.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: January 26, 2020, 7:33 am
* * *Heavyweight contender Curtis "Razor" Blaydes knows that he's a wrestler first and foremost. He's a well-rounded fighter with knockout power in his hands as he showed on Saturday when he finished former champion Junior dos Santos in the UFC on ESPN+ 24 main event.But despite having
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: January 26, 2020, 6:43 am
* * *Michael Chiesa scored the biggest victory of his career by defeating former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN+ 24 on Saturday night in Raleigh, NC.After defeating someone of RDA's ilk, Chiesa doesn't want to slow down. Immediately after the fight, he called out Colby Covington
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: January 26, 2020, 6:37 am
The Cris Cyborg era at Bellator is underway in full force following Saturday night’s event in Inglewood, Calif.Former featherweight champion Julia Budd gave a solid accounting of herself in the fight, but Cyborg was too much for her. Cyborg came into the fight with a goal of becoming the first fighter
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: January 26, 2020, 6:21 am
Sports arguments don't get much louder than this.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: January 26, 2020, 6:15 am
Cris Justino walked through the Forum tunnels a few hours before her Bellator debut, deliberately soaking in her memories of the biggest defeat of her fighting life just 13 months ago in this arena. Justino won the Bellator featherweight championship Saturday night, becoming the first fighter to claim
Author: Associated Press
Posted: January 26, 2020, 6:02 am
Following Saturday's UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. dos Santos event in Raleigh, North Carolina, the fight promotion announced the recipients of the performance-based fighter bonuses. Alex Perez, Herbert Burns, Brett Johns, and Tony Gravely took home the $50,000 incentives.Johns and Gravely earned
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: January 26, 2020, 4:48 am
PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina played host to Saturday’s UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. dos Santos event. A heavyweight bout between No. 3 ranked Curtis Blaydes and former champion Junior dos Santos headlined the 12-bout fight card.Blaydes, an accomplished wrestler, was expected to try and take the
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: January 26, 2020, 4:14 am
* * *After going the distance with former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN+ 24 on Saturday, Michael Chiesa wasted no time in his post-fight interview, quickly calling out Colby Covington for his next fight."It feels good, but I'd like to cut this interview short and announce
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: January 26, 2020, 3:41 am
Curtis Blaydes and Junior dos Santos continue the hunt for the heavyweight title following Friday's UFC on ESPN+ 24 official weigh-in from Raleigh, NC.A former champion, dos Santos is trying mightily to get back into the thick of title talks, while Blaydes is still searching for his first shot at
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: January 24, 2020, 3:44 pm
Mike Alexander gives his thoughts on three mid-range priced fights for UFC Fight Night in Raleigh!
Author: Fantasy Alarm
Posted: January 24, 2020, 9:13 am
* * *Curtis Blaydes is preparing to step into the biggest fight of his career when he faces former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos at UFC on ESPN+ 24 on Saturday in Raleigh, N.C.Blaydes and dos Santos top the UFC Raleigh fight card with Blaydes sitting at No. 3 in the UFC heavyweight rankings
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: January 24, 2020, 12:18 am
* * *Junior dos Santos is one of the most storied – and likable – heavyweights in UFC history. It has been several years since he last held the title of UFC heavyweight champion, but at 35 years of age, he's not ready to give up on a return to glory.Fighting rising star Curtis Blaydes in the UFC
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: January 24, 2020, 12:14 am
* * *Former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos has been chasing similar success at welterweight since moving up to the 170-pound division nearly three years ago. Thus far, he's been unable to reach the championship heights that he achieved at 155 pounds.Having lost three of his last four fights
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: January 24, 2020, 12:09 am
Fighters have died while trying to make weight and it’s one of the biggest problems in the sport. Chiesa, fortunately, caught himself in time.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: January 23, 2020, 8:21 pm
Sean O’Malley has been cleared to fight again.The undefeated bantamweight came to an agreement on Wednesday with the Nevada State Athletic Commission on a nine-month suspension made retroactive to last May, which clears the way for him to fight Jose Quinonez at UFC 248 on March 7.O’Malley’s suspension
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: January 23, 2020, 5:38 pm
Though she only had one fight in 2019, Bellator featherweight champion Julia Budd is nonetheless pleased with how her year turned out.One of the main reasons why last year was so big for Budd is not only did she defend her title, but a dream match-up she had been wanting finally came to fruition.“Last
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: January 23, 2020, 5:14 pm
Cris “Cyborg� Justino stands on the precipice of an unprecedented achievement.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: January 22, 2020, 11:54 pm
Jorge Masvidal isn’t going to chase Conor McGregor if the Irishman doesn’t really want to fight. That means the BMF champion might soon stake his claim to become a UFC champion.At UFC 246, McGregor made a triumphant return to the octagon with a 40-second demolition of Donald Cerrone, but afterward he
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: January 21, 2020, 10:06 pm
The Bellator featherweight champion welcomes former UFC champion Cyborg to the promotion on Saturday in Inglewood, California.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: January 21, 2020, 9:10 pm
Prompted by U.S. President Donald J. Trump's tweet on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Irish superstar Conor McGregor voiced his support for the controversial leader of the free world with a tweet of his own. "Phenomenal President. Quite possibly the USA (greatest of all time). Most certainly one
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: January 21, 2020, 5:12 pm
Why did Conor McGregor opt to fight Cowboy Cerrone at 170 pounds?Weight cutting has been a hot topic for debate in mixed martial arts over the past couple of years. Though there are still plenty of fighters trying to make the cut to move down, there are more fighters than ever opting to do the opposite
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: January 21, 2020, 4:27 pm
<span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" class="mce_SELRES_start"></span>* * *Conor McGregor stormed back into the Octagon at UFC 246: McGregor vs. Cowboy on Saturday in Las Vegas
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: January 20, 2020, 6:50 pm
Khabib's father said he saw "nothing new" in McGregor's TKO over the weekend.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: January 20, 2020, 3:58 pm
Nate Diaz was displeased with Conor McGregor's quick work of Donald Cerrone as well as Jorge Masvidal's cageside attire.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: January 19, 2020, 8:25 pm
See the highlights and recap from UFC 246: McGregor vs. Cowboy from Saturday's event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.Conor McGregor returned after more than a year on the sidelines and he did so in style. The UFC's first dual-division champion became the promotion's first fighter to knock
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: January 19, 2020, 4:35 pm
Conor McGregor emerged from more than a year out of the cage victorious at UFC 246. That was a long year for McGregor, one in which his fighting career was largely overshadowed but fumbles and stumbles outside of the cage.He returned on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas looking as good as he has
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: January 19, 2020, 9:44 am
UFC president Dana White was in a chatty mood at the UFC 246: McGregor vs. Cowboy post-fight press conference on Saturday night.He spoke at length, not only about the night's fights, but what McGregor's return meant and he laid some solid groundwork for what we might expect for McGregor's
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: January 19, 2020, 9:43 am
Former bantamweight champion Holly Holm fielded questions from the media following her UFC 246 unanimous decision win over Raquel Pennington during the event's post-fight press conference.The two previously fought at UFC 184 in February 2015 in Holm's promotional debut. "The Preacher'
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: January 19, 2020, 9:43 am
“I love that whiskey, but you’ve got to respect it,� McGregor said after he put on one of the best performances in his career while stopping Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds in the main event of UFC 246 before 19,040 at T-Mobile Arena.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: January 19, 2020, 9:05 am
UFC president Dana White has been adamant that his new partnership with Floyd Mayweather Jr. has nothing to do with a Conor McGregor rematch. Mayweather may have a different take on the situation.After McGregor crushed Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone in 40 seconds in the UFC 246 main event on Saturday
Posted: January 19, 2020, 7:17 am
Shortly after Conor McGregor's win at UFC 246, Floyd Mayweather took to Instagram to hint at a rematch with the Irishman sometime this year.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: January 19, 2020, 7:14 am
Following Saturday's UFC 246 pay-per-view event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the fight promotion announced the recipients of the performance-based bonuses from the fight card. Five fighters were awarded an extra $50,000.The fight card featured 11 bouts. Five fights ended in finishes and each of
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: January 19, 2020, 6:40 am
UFC 246 was littered with outstanding performances and fantastic finishes, but perhaps none so spectacular as the return of Conor McGregor, who reenforced his position as the top draw in the mixed martial arts world.While McGregor would easily have been forgiven for a slow start to shake off more than
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: January 19, 2020, 6:30 am
Fans flocked to social media after Conor McGregor made extremely quick work of Donald Cerrone on Saturday night at UFC 246.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: January 19, 2020, 6:00 am
Conor McGregor is back!It took all of 40 seconds for the UFC’s first dual-division champion to prove his worth as the biggest superstar in all of combat sports.McGregor had been out of the Octagon for more than a year prior to this fight. He lost to lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov the last time
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: January 19, 2020, 6:00 am
In the main event of UFC 246 on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena, McGregor laid waste to Cerrone in 40 seconds, delighting the standing-room only crowd with a brilliant performance.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: January 19, 2020, 5:51 am
At UFC 184 in February 2015, Holly Holm defeated Raquel Pennington by split decision in Holm's debut inside the octagon. On Saturday, the two met for a second time in the UFC 246 co-main event.Since the loss to Holm five years ago, Pennington has wanted a rematch. Their first fight was razor close
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: January 19, 2020, 5:47 am
Roxanne Modafferi talked about her victory over Maycee Barber at the UFC 246 post-fight scrum. She even had a message for those people that placed bets on her.(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)* * *TRENDING > Roxanne Modafferi hands Maycee Barber her first career loss at UFC 246* * *
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: January 19, 2020, 4:32 am
Roxanne Modafferi handed Maycee Barber her first career loss on Saturday at UFC 246 and ended the rapid rise of the young flyweight. Barber entered the bout with an 8-0 record with finishes over all of her previous UFC opponents. The 21-year old aspired to become the youngest UFC champion.Modafferi entered
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: January 19, 2020, 3:30 am
McGregor quickly knocked out Cerrone in their welterweight fight.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: January 19, 2020, 1:23 am
Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole makes his final pick for the Conor McGregor-Donald Cerrone welterweight showdown ahead of UFC 246 on Saturday, Jan. 18.
Author: Yahoo Sports Videos
Posted: January 18, 2020, 3:06 am
The UFC's ceremonial weigh-ins are simply that... ceremonial. The fighters have already weighed in earlier in the day and etched the fight card as official. But still fans turn up in droves to get one last look at the fighters before they step into the Octagon on Fight Day.Take one last look as Conor
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: January 18, 2020, 12:12 am