Glover Teixeira is hoping to fight the winner of Cormier-Jones with a win over Alexander Gustafsson on Sunday.
Forget Jimi Manuwa, MMA veteran Glover Teixeira thinks he should be next in line for a light heavyweight title shot with a win over Alexander Gustafsson at UFC Fight Night 109 this weekend.
The UFC will host a Fight Night card in Moncton, New Brunswick this fall.
The premier MMA promotion is headed to Hub City.
According to a report, the UFC was looking to add a big lightweight bout to UFC 210 next month, but were unable to.
On the UFC Utica main card, Walt Harris dusted Daniel Spitz in the second round, and Ben Saunders took out Jake Ellenberger in the first.
The Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, New York, was home to a mediocre night of fights, with four (T)KOs, three submissions, and five decisions, including one split-decision.
Gregor Gillespie submitted Vinc Pichel in the second round of the UFC Utica main event.
The UFC Utica co-main event witnessed Gregor Gillespie dominating Vinc Pichel in the grappling department, ultimately coming up with a second round submission. Gillespie had an awesome opening round, scoring multiple takedowns and forcing Pichel to defend a lot of the time.
Ten months after retiring, former UFC welterweight Kyle Noke is coming back to mixed martial arts.
Kyle Noke is coming back to MMA.
The veteran welterweight said in a Thursday social media post that he plans to fight again.
Former UFC fighter Cody Pfister was arrested this weekend for assault causing bodily injury to a family member.
Former UFC fighter Cody Pfister was arrested around 1:00am on Saturday, July 15th and booked into Potter County Detention Center in Amarillo, TX after being charged with assault and causing bodily injury to a family member. Per the Potter County Sheriff’s Department, Pfister was released after paying $5,000 in bail.
Matt Brown has announced that he will be retiring after his fight against Diego Sanchez at UFC Fight Night 120.
After more than 12 years in the sport, MMA veteran Matt Brown will be hanging up the gloves after UFC Norfolk on Nov. 11.
Chris Weidman was offered a third fight with Anderson Silva in Brazil, but taking the bout made no sense to him.
When Kelvin Gastelum went through a weird issue with a marijuana suspension that led to him being removed from his UFC 212 bout with Anderson Silva, the middleweight legend was left without an opponent. According to former 185-pound champ Chris Weidman, they wanted him to fight Silva for a third time on the Brazilian card. But it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Weidman wasn’t down with that for a variety of reasons.
The UFC wanted to book what would’ve been a very lucrative lightweight tournament involving their biggest draws.
The 155 pound division is probably Mixed Martial Arts’ most stacked division, and the UFC apparently tried to book a lightweight tournament involving four of their biggest stars. As part of a report by MMA Fighting, the promotion wanted to have Khabib Nurmagomedov fight Conor McGregor in the fall and Georges St-Pierre vs Nate Diaz on August, with the two winners facing off at the end of the year.
After a rather silent build up of the upcoming UFC lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor, the company announced last week that a pre-fight presser will be held this Thursday, September 20th. However, the catch is that the event will strictly be for media members, unlike past pressers where fans are allowed to attend and even ask questions.
UFC champion Conor McGregor has been warned it could get “embarrassing” if he steps into the ring against former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather.
The lightweight champion will earn the pay-packet of his career - figures of $100 million have been reported in the media - if the super fight against arguably the greatest pound-for-pound boxer materialises.
Al Iaquinta reveals he’s in talks with the UFC over a potential scrap with Justin Gaethje this summer.
Al Iaquinta vs. Justin Gaethje, anyone?
Al Iaquinta is not the biggest fan of UFC lightweight contender Kevin Lee.
Top 15 lightweight Al Iaquinta might not be the most active fighter on the UFC roster, but the 30-year-old still keeps a keen eye on his native division.
Speaking to Ariel Helwani on the 400th edition of The MMA Hour, ‘Raging Al’ had plenty to say about soon to be interim title challenger Kevin Lee, who will take on the No. 2 ranked Tony Ferguson in a lightweight championship bout at UFC 216 this weekend.
Michael Bisping believes he made the right decision to retire after a decorated, fourteen-year career.
Fans wanted to see former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping lay down his gloves and retire in the Octagon, preferably after one last fight in the U.K. But for Bisping, spending quality time with his family and allowing his body to heal from the fourteen years of wear and tear inside the cage meant that the only option was to retire without a traditional send-off.
In hopes of finally healing her broken arm, Paige VanZant went under the knife a second time on Thursday.
Paige VanZant went under the knife a second time on Thursday.
The UFC women’s flyweight underwent a second surgery on her broken arm, which lasted nearly four hours and took place in Las Vegas, per MMAjunkie.com. In the operation, bone fragments from her hip were moved to her arm in hopes of finally healing the long-lasting injury.
In what is up there in the most bizarre of call-outs, Sage Northcutt has challenged the YouTube superstar Logan Paul to a fight inside the Octagon.
Paul, who was an accomplished high school wrestler, recently fought to a majority draw in a white-collar amateur boxing match against fellow YouTube star, KSI. The event, which streamed live on YouTube as a PPV costing viewers just short of $10, was thought to be one of the biggest boxing PPV’s of the year, with the event reportedly pulling in at least 784,000 viewers.
Stephen Thompson is hoping to fight Robbie Lawler in a headlining bout in South Carolina.
Former UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson is hoping to rebound from his loss to Darren Till in a headlining bout with Robbie Lawler, according to a recent interview with MMA Junkie’s Mike Bohn.
It’s now been over a year since it was revealed that Jon Jones tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in his light heavyweight championship rematch with Daniel Cormier at UFC 214, but there’s still been no word on a final verdict from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
Jones, the former light heavyweight champion, was stripped of the title and suspended indefinitely after testing positive for the anabolic steroid Turinabol. His win over Cormier was overturned to a No Contest (NC) and ‘DC’ was reinstated as the official champ.
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