UFC veteran Taylor Lapilus has become the latest signing for ARES Fighting Championship, a newly formed Afro-European MMA league, which is set for its inaugural event in Dakar, Senegal on Dec. 14. Many have speculated that ARES can make waves in Europe and beyond due to its strong financial backing
Gilbert Melendez wasn’t sad or upset when he got the call that he was being released from the UFC. In fact, the 37-year-old veteran actually welcomed the news that he was being cut because in a strange way he was seeking a change of direction in his career and there
This is The A-Side Live Chat on MMA Fighting. For this episode, Jose Youngs and Peter Carroll break down some of the top storylines in the world of mixed martial arts. There’s plenty to talk about, so join us at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT on Wednesday, Nov.
Luke Rockhold‘s grappling skills helped take him to the top of the MMA world and now he’s bringing them to Polaris. MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin confirmed with UFC officials that the former champion is set to compete at Polaris 12 against up-and-comer Nick Rodriguez in a grappling match on Nov.
Jorge Masvidal responds to Nick and Nate Diaz following recent comments: ‘A lot of people are saying my name now’
Nick and Nate Diaz have both taken aim at Jorge Masvidal and now the “BMF” champion is firing back. What seemed like a mutual respect shared between Masvidal and the Diaz brothers in the wake of the UFC 244 main event has seemingly disintegrated over the past week. First came
Leon Edwards‘ declaration that the UFC tried to make a bout between he and Tyron Woodley as co-main event for Conor McGregor‘s Jan. 18 return picked up some serious traction. But Leon’s younger brother, Fabian Edwards, doesn’t think former champion Woodley will sign on the dotted line. Speaking to MMA
Klidson Abreu does not agree with the judges who scored his fight at UFC Moscow. The Brazilian light heavyweight spoke with MMA Fighting hours after a split-decision loss against Shamil Gamzatov, and he was adamant the wrong call was made. “I did not lose this fight – I won this
The retirement fight of King Mo Lawal led Bellator to its best television rating since July, even with a lot of sports competition. Friday’s show from Thackerville, Okla., did 314,000 viewers, the highest for the promotion since a July 12 show that did 325,000 viewers for a Julia Budd women’s
Michael Page needs a new opponent for his next fight in London. MMA Fighting confirmed with officials that Derek Anderson has been forced to withdraw from his Nov. 23 welterweight main event bout opposite “MVP.” The news was first reported by FanSided. The reason for Anderson’s withdrawal was not disclosed.
Morning Report: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson discusses the BMF title, advice he gave to Jorge Masvidal, and Nate Diaz’s comments
Earlier this month, the biggest fight of the year took place, and it wasn’t even for a legitimate UFC title. At UFC 244, Jorge Masvidal took on Nate Diaz for the one-off promotional BMF title – the brainchild of Diaz – at Madison Square Garden and such was the cultural