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Israel Adesanya To Meet With Dana White In Australia, Discuss Potential Title Fight

Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White will be meeting up with UFC middleweight contender Israel Adesanya during his time down under to discuss a potential future title fight in the 185-pound division.

Dana White Clashes With Australian TV Host Who Accuses Him Of Staging UFC 223 Bus Attack

The interview with White went smoothly until one of the hosts of the program, Waleed Aly, decided to turn the focus on the altercations between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov with Aly accusing the UFC of staging the April bus attack in Brooklyn, in which McGregor threw a loading dolly at a charter bus full of fighters, including Nurmagomedov.

‘Cowboy’ Cerrone Hints at Potential Conor McGregor Fight: ‘Just Waiting on Him’

A few years back, there was some serious heat for a possible bout between Donald Cerrone and Conor McGregor. Now, Cerrone is hinting that the matchup could come to fruition.

Bellator MMA Inks Ex-UFC Champ Benson Henderson to New Long-Term, Exclusive Deal

Benson Henderson isn’t going anywhere.

Louis Smolka Returns to UFC, Meets Sumudaerji Sumudaerji in Beijing on Nov. 24

As the Ultimate Fighting Championship continues its flyweight purge, former 125-pound competitor Louis Smolka will return to the Las Vegas-based promotion at bantamweight.

Yoel Romero Wants to Remain on UFC’s ESPN+ Debut, Seeks Bout vs. Anderson Silva

While a proposed clash with Paulo Henrique Costa has fallen through for a second time, Yoel Romero still has designs on headlining the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s debut on ESPN+.

Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum Official for UFC 234 in Melbourne

A previously rumored middleweight title clash between Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum is now official for UFC 234.

Israel Adesanya on Yair Rodriguez's KO: 'It's Not Luck'

Yair Rodriquez earned a win over Chan Sung Jung last Saturday night at UFC Denver, knocking the Korean senseless with a no-look upward elbow strike. The dazzling technique led some critics to claim the Mexican was “lucky” to land the killer blow.

T.J. Dillashaw Boasts of 'Killing' UFC Flyweight Division; Henry Cejudo Hints At Free Agency

Next January’s Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight title fight between champion Henry Cejudo and his bantamweight challenger T.J. Dillashaw could be the last of its kind.

Octagon Newcomers Suman Mokhtarian, Sodiq Yusuff Added to UFC Fight Night Adelaide

A bantamweight tilt pitting Suman Mokhtarian against Sodiq Yusuff has been added to the UFC Fight Night Adelaide card.

Vladimir Tokov, Younger Brother of Anatoly Tokov, Signs Contract with Bellator MMA

Vladimir Tokov, the younger brother of 185-pound contender Anatoly Tokov, has signed with Bellator MMA.

Tom Duquesnoy Forced to Pull Out of UFC 232 Bout vs. Nathaniel Wood

French bantamweight prospect Tom Duquesnoy has been forced to withdraw from a proposed clash with Nathaniel Wood at UFC 232.

Picture: Yair Rodriguez, ‘Korean Zombie’ Share Moment in Hospital Following UFC Denver

Neither Yair Rodriguez nor Chan Sung Jung was present for post-fight interviews following UFC Fight Night 139 — and for good reason.

Alexander Hernandez Replaces Islam Makhachev, Meets Francisco Trinaldo at UFC 233

A bout recently scheduled for UFC 233 has already undergone a revision, as Alexander Hernandez will replace Islam Makhachev and face Francisco Trinaldo on Jan. 26 in Anaheim, Calif.

Kaitlin Young Receives New Opponent for Friday’s Invicta FC 32 Card

Kaitlin Young will receive a new opponent on short notice at Invicta FC 32 after Zarah Fairn dos Santos was forced off the card due to visa issues.

Alexander Gustafsson: Jon Jones is the Top Pound-For-Pound Fighter In The World

Back at UFC 165, fans witnessed arguably the best-ever Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight title fight when Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson put on an epic back-and-fourth five round war with Jones claiming victory by unanimous decision and a record-breaking sixth consecutive title defense.

Al Iaquinta: Kevin Lee Might Be As Tough or Tougher Than Khabib

An intriguing lightweight bout goes down next month in the Ultimate Fighting Championship at UFC on Fox 31 with a rematch between Al Iaquinta and Kevin Lee.

Mike Winkeljohn: Jackson-Wink Gym Has ‘No Drama’ After Removal of ‘Cancer’ Cerrone

It appears that the feud between Donald Cerrone and Mike Winkeljohn won’t end with “Cowboy’s” victory over Mike Perry at UFC Fight Night Denver on Saturday.

Donald Cerrone Claims He ‘Never Really Had a Game Plan’ Entering a Fight Prior to UFC Denver

There was definitely some extra emotion attached to Donald Cerrone’s victory over Mike Perry at UFC Fight Night 139 in Denver.

Chan Sung Jung ‘Ashamed’ Following Last-Second KO Loss to Yair Rodriguez

Chan Sung Jung was one second away from his fifth UFC triumph before Yair Rodriguez dug into his bag of tricks.

Trainer Says Yair Rodriguez’s Desire to Become UFC Champion Is ‘In His Blood’

From nearly exiled to highlight-reel darling, Yair Rodriguez’s relationship with the Ultimate Fighting Championship has been a roller coaster in recent months.

Dana White Offers Little Clarity on Future of UFC’s Flyweight Division

The demise of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s flyweight division appears to be imminent, as the promotion has begun cutting ties with some its 125-pound talent.

Mike Perry Tells Donald Cerrone ‘You Broke My Damn Arm’ in UFC Fight Night Denver Bout

There was a little added animosity between Mike Perry and Donald Cerrone heading into their co-headlining bout at UFC Fight Night 139 in Denver.

Prospect Maycee Barber Calls Out Mackenzie Dern Following UFC Denver Win

Maycee Barber doesn’t lack for confidence just one bout into her Ultimate Fighting Championship tenure.

UFC Fight Night 139 Bonuses: Yair Rodriguez Earns $100K for Spectacular Knockout

Yair Rodriguez and Chan Sung Jung put on a performance to remember to help celebrate the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s 25 anniversary.

Yair Rodriguez No-Look Elbow KOs Chan Sung Jung in UFC Fight Night 139 Headliner

Yair Rodriguez’s upward elbow knocks out Chan Sung Jung in final second at UFC Fight Night 139 main event on Saturday in Denver.

UFC Fight Night 139 ‘Korean Zombie vs. Rodriguez’ Play-by-Play & Results

Sherdog's live UFC Fight Night 139 coverage kicks off Saturday at 7 p.m. ET.

UFC Fight Night 139 Prelims: Bobby Moffett Brabo Choke Prompts Controversial Stoppage

Bobby Moffett was victorious in his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut but not in the manner in which he envisioned.

Casey Kenney Sweeps Scorecards for Interim Legacy Fighting Alliance Flyweight Crown

Casey Kenney took the path of least resistance to Legacy Fighting Alliance gold.

UFC Fight Night 139 Weigh-in Results: Raquel Pennington Misses Weight

Chan Sung Jung will make his long-awaited return to the Octagon after a 21-month absence against Yair Rodriguez, who returns from a nearly 18-month layoff of his own.

Tom Breese Injured, Replaced by Ian Heinisch against Cezar Ferreira at UFC Fight Night Argentina

UFC Fight Night 140 has experienced some more turnover shortly before the event on Nov. 17, with Tom Breese withdrawing from his middleweight bout with Cezar Ferreira.

Joseph Benavidez Re-Booked for ‘TUF 28’ Finale Against Alex Perez

There is life yet in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s flyweight division, with the promotion scheduling Joseph Benavidez a fight two days after cancelling his previous matchup.

Report: Two Light Heavyweight Bouts Added to UFC on ESPN+ 1

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is stacking their debut event held on ESPN+, the new ESPN streaming service, by adding two big light heavyweight bouts to the card.

Kevin Belingon Ends Bibiano Fernandes’ Reign, Becomes New One Bantamweight Champion

The One Championship bantamweight division has a new master.

Report: T.J. Dillashaw-Henry Cejudo To Take Place At 125 Pounds

The UFC 233 bout between flyweight champion Henry Cejudo and bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw will be taking place at 125 pounds, opening the possibility of Dillashaw becoming the sixth two-division champ in Ultimate Fighting Championship history.

Conor McGregor Urges One Championship To Sign The UFC's 125-Pound Division

With the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the process of apparently dismantling its flyweight division in the wake of longtime champion Demetrious Johnson being released to sign with One Championship, one perhaps unexpected voice has spoken up.

'Cowboy' Says Fight With Perry Not Personal Despite Beef With Mike Winkeljohn

Donald Cerrone and Mike Perry square off in an intriguing fight this Saturday night in Denver at UFC Fight Night 139, with much of the pre-fight talk focused on Cerrone’s much-publicized exit from his longtime gym, Jackson-Wink MMA.

UFC Veteran Rick Story Announces Retirement Following 31-Bout Pro Career

Ultimate Fighting Championship and Professional Fighters League veteran Rick Story has closed the book on a lengthy career at the age of 34.

Report: Marion Reneau Slated to Face Yana Kunitskaya at UFC 233

A women’s bantamweight scrap between Marion Reneau and Yana Kunitskaya is in the works for UFC 233 in Anaheim, California.

Report: Evans-Smith Out, Replaced by Kim against Antonina Shevchenko at ‘TUF 28’ Finale

An injury to a flyweight contender briefly shook up “The Ultimate Fighter” 28 Finale on Nov. 30 in Las Vegas, but the promotion has already secured a replacement to salvage the matchup.

Conor McGregor Latest Addition at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

We can now add wax statue to the list of Conor McGregor’s achievements throughout his illustrious career.

Report: Ariane Lipski Set to Make Octagon Debut Against Joanne Calderwood at UFC 233

While Ariane Lipski was unable to make her Ultimate Fighting Championship debut at UFC Fight Night 140, she has now been booked with a new opponent for January.

CM Punk Joins CFFC as Commentator for First UFC Fight Pass Event

CM Punk is back, but not in the way you might think.

Mike Perry Claims Ray Borg's Illness is Fake And Borg is 'Scared'

It was announced Wednesday that the anticipated Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight bout this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 139 in Denver between Ray Borg and Joseph Benavidez had been cancelled after Borg came down with an undisclosed illness just days out from the bout.

Paulo Costa Withdraws From UFC Brooklyn Clash With Yoel Romero Due To Injury

A blockbuster middleweight clash between two-time middleweight title challenger Yoel Romero and rising star Paulo Costa has been cancelled for a second time, according to a report from ESPN.

Ex-UFC Bantamweight Queen Miesha Tate Named One Championship Vice President

Retired former UFC star Miesha Tate has been named vice president of One Championship.

Aaron Pico to Face Henry Corrales at Bellator’s Upcoming Event in Los Angeles on Jan. 26

Talented prospect Aaron Pico will face another significant test when he fights Henry Corrales at Bellator’s scheduled event in Los Angeles on Jan. 26.

Jim Miller, Charles Oliveira Set for Rematch at UFC on Fox 31 in Milwaukee

Jim Miller will face Charles Oliveira in a rematch of a bout that occurred eight years ago at UFC on Fox 31.

Jose Torres Announces UFC Release, Hints at Removal of Flyweight Division

Jose Torres has been released from his Ultimate Fighting Championship contract, which he hinted is a sign of the demise of the promotion’s flyweight division.

Ray Borg Withdraws from UFC Denver Due to ‘Medical Issues,’ Bout vs. Benavidez Canceled

The bad luck continues for Ray Borg, who has been forced to withdraw from a proposed flyweight clash against Joseph Benavidez at UFC Fight Night 139 in Denver due to “medical issues.”

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