As expected, Bellator MMA is restructuring its format next year to focus on superfights and “tentpole” events rather than tournaments, the promotion’s new president, Scott Coker, today told MMAjunkie.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News read news >>
It appears the UFC is moving closer to booking a proposed bout between featherweight contenders Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Roger Gracie is joining ONE Fighting Championship, and will moving back up to 205 lbs.
Roger Gracie is heading to Asia and will be joining the ranks of ONE Fighting Championship. As Bloody Elbow learned from sources close to the situation, the 32-year-old jiujitsu legend will have a multi-fight deal with the Asian promotion, with the signing expected to be officially announced in the coming days.
MMA Fighting was first to report on a deal being 'close', with separate sources informing us that it read news >>
As the great resurgence of Robbie Lawler continues, the fistic artist known as “Ruthless” doesn’t blink when it comes to a schedule that would make most fighters cower, or at least hit the ‘ignore’ button... read news >>
Four bouts from the cancelled UFC 176 event, including Danny Castillo vs. Tony Ferguson and Derek Brunson vs. Lorenz Larkin, have already found a home on upcoming cards. read news >>
The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) is moving forward with its actions against retired UFC fighter Chael Sonnen. According to a report from MMAJunkie.com, the UFC's home governing body is waiting to find out if the former light heavyweight and middleweight contender will appeal its ruling.
The NSAC sent Sonnen its complaint on June 27. Per the commission's regulations, Sonnen has up to 20 days (which, in this case, would be up until July 17) to respond. From there, he would either accept read news >>
Set to headline UFC 175 opposite Lyoto Machida Jul.5 in Las Vegas, middleweight champion Chris Weidman sounds torn about closing his chapter in history with Anderson Silva. Weidman won his title with a dramatic knockout of Silva last July at UFC 162, then topped him again at UFC 168 in December.
"I'm happy to move past it, but It's also kind of a bummer to move past Anderson Silva because it was a big part of my life," Weidman told FOX Sports. "I was visualizing fighting that guy since I got int read news >>
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – What looked like a well-planned 2014 for the UFC’s Canadian team is now anything but, as a pair of shows intended for the country are no longer sure things.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Although the UFC had seemed to lay out its plans for 2014 in Canada early this year, two of the planned pay-per-view dates in the Great White North appear to be in flux. read news >>
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The Bjorn Rebney era in Bellator might be soon coming to an end.
According to sources with knowledge of the situation, Viacom executives, the majority owner of Bellator MMA, informed Rebney, the founder and CEO of the promotion, earlier this week in New York that they are working towards replacing him with former Strikeforce CEO and founder Scott Coker. Josh Gross first reported the news early Wednesday morning.
The early plan was to announce the move later this week, perhaps as early as Wednesd read news >>
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Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin is ready to put fighting behind him and move on to the next phase of his life, as a ONE FC vice president, expanding MMA in Asia. read news >>