Generally
General
1126
USA Today - MMAjunkie
unread news
USA Today - MMAjunkie
unread news
Ed Ruth: Champ Douglas Lima fighting for second Bellator belt is good for welterweights
Ed Ruth supports Douglas Lima's decision to fight for the Bellator middleweight title, even if it holds up the line at welterweight.        Related StoriesBellator 239: Despite win drought, Myles Jury continues to 'feel like I'm a champion'Bellator 239's Tyrell Fortune: 'I am the best heavyweight in the world at this time'Bellator 239: Denise Kielholtz predicts she'll beat two more contenders, then Ilima-Lei Macfarlane 
3 h
usatoday.com
Bellator 240/Bellator Europe 7 pre-event facts: Can Bec Rawlings snap MMA skid?
Check out the key facts and figures about Bellator 240/Bellator Europe 7, which takes place Saturday in Dublin.        Related StoriesMMA Junkie reader predictions: Make your picks for Bellator Europe 7/Bellator 240 in DublinBellator 239: Despite win drought, Myles Jury continues to 'feel like I'm a champion'Bellator 239's Tyrell Fortune: 'I am the best heavyweight in the world at this time' 
4 h
usatoday.com
UFC on ESPN+ 26 breakdown: Close on paper, who wins Paul Felder vs. Dan Hooker banger?
MMA Junkie fight analyst Dan Tom takes a closer look at the UFC Auckland main event between Paul Felder and Dan Hooker.       Related StoriesUFC on ESPN+ 26 pre-event facts: Angela Hill makes history with sixth fight in 11 monthsVideo: Paul Felder, Dan Hooker have tense UFC on ESPN+ 26 media day faceoffPaul Felder says firing up Dan Hooker guarantees fireworks for fans at UFC Auckland 
5 h
usatoday.com
UFC on ESPN+ 26 pre-event facts: Angela Hill makes history with sixth fight in 11 months
See the best stats and figures about UFC Auckland, which features a Paul Felder vs. Dan Hooker lightweight main event.       Related StoriesUFC on ESPN+ 26 breakdown: Close on paper, who wins Paul Felder vs. Dan Hooker banger?Champ Valentina Shevchenko meets Joanne Calderwood at UFC 251 in JuneBellator 239: Despite win drought, Myles Jury continues to 'feel like I'm a champion' 
6 h
usatoday.com
Champ Valentina Shevchenko meets Joanne Calderwood at UFC 251 in June
UFC flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko continues to live up to her promise to stay busy.        Related StoriesBrandon Davis not surprised by UFC release, learned valuable lesson in first stintDustin Poirier thinks Justin Gaethje has best chance to beat Khabib NurmagomedovUFC 248 referees, judges set for Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero, Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk 
6 h
usatoday.com
Bellator 239: Despite win drought, Myles Jury continues to 'feel like I'm a champion'
On Friday night, Myles Jury has the chance to get back in the win column at Bellator 239 vs. Brandon Girtz.        Related StoriesBellator 239's Tyrell Fortune: 'I am the best heavyweight in the world at this time'Bellator 239: Denise Kielholtz predicts she'll beat two more contenders, then Ilima-Lei MacfarlaneMeet Bellator 239's Davion Franklin, the second recipient of the Jackson Wink scholarship 
7 h
usatoday.com
Bellator 239's Tyrell Fortune: 'I am the best heavyweight in the world at this time'
"This weight class isn't deep around the world."        Related StoriesBellator 239: Denise Kielholtz predicts she'll beat two more contenders, then Ilima-Lei MacfarlaneMeet Bellator 239's Davion Franklin, the second recipient of the Jackson Wink scholarshipColby Covington far from finished with Kamaru Usman: 'There's a sequel and trilogy coming' 
8 h
usatoday.com
Video: Paul Felder, Dan Hooker have tense UFC on ESPN+ 26 media day faceoff
UFC on ESPN+ 26 headliners Paul Felder and Dan Hooker had their first official fight week faceoff at media day.        Related StoriesBellator 239: Denise Kielholtz predicts she'll beat two more contenders, then Ilima-Lei MacfarlaneDeontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury 2 video: Fighters clash at pre-fight press conferenceBrandon Davis not surprised by UFC release, learned valuable lesson in first stint 
8 h
usatoday.com
Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury 2 video: Fighters clash at pre-fight press conference
Combat sports fans of all stripes are into Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury, and Wednesday's press conference demonstrated why.        Related StoriesColby Covington far from finished with Kamaru Usman: 'There's a sequel and trilogy coming'Brandon Davis not surprised by UFC release, learned valuable lesson in first stintDustin Poirier thinks Justin Gaethje has best chance to beat Khabib Nurmagomedov 
9 h
usatoday.com
Brandon Davis not surprised by UFC release, learned valuable lesson in first stint
Brandon Davis might not be so willing to take short-notice fights for the rest of his career.        Related StoriesDustin Poirier thinks Justin Gaethje has best chance to beat Khabib NurmagomedovUFC 248 referees, judges set for Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero, Weili Zhang vs. Joanna JedrzejczykCoach Javier Mendez says 'nobody wants to fight' Islam Makhachev, understands why 
usatoday.com
Dustin Poirier thinks Justin Gaethje has best chance to beat Khabib Nurmagomedov
It's all about the wrestling knowledge, and knowledge is key.        Related StoriesCoach Javier Mendez says 'nobody wants to fight' Islam Makhachev, understands whyDan Hooker's UFC Auckland master plan: Beat Paul Felder, call out Justin GaethjeUFC 248 referees, judges set for Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero, Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk 
usatoday.com
Meet Bellator 239's Davion Franklin, the second recipient of the Jackson Wink scholarship
A former standout junior college wrestler and football player made quite an impression at one of the world's most renowned gyms in a short period.        Related StoriesUFC 248 referees, judges set for Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero, Weili Zhang vs. Joanna JedrzejczykCoach Javier Mendez says 'nobody wants to fight' Islam Makhachev, understands whyColby Covington far from finished with Kamaru Usman: 'There's a sequel and trilogy coming' 
usatoday.com
UFC 248 referees, judges set for Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero, Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Two title fights set for UFC 248 now have their respective officiating teams.       Related StoriesCoach Javier Mendez says 'nobody wants to fight' Islam Makhachev, understands whyColby Covington far from finished with Kamaru Usman: 'There's a sequel and trilogy coming'Paul Felder says firing up Dan Hooker guarantees fireworks for fans at UFC Auckland 
usatoday.com
Colby Covington far from finished with Kamaru Usman: 'There's a sequel and trilogy coming'
"It was a great fight, exciting fight, we put on a show for the people, but this has just started."       Related StoriesDiego Sanchez calls out Daniel Cormier's 'bias,' posts 12-minute video further defending coachMMA rankings report: Jan Blachowicz surges after impressive UFC on ESPN+ 25 winJames Krause furious over UFC 247 judge Joe Soliz's alleged conflict of interest 
usatoday.com
Paul Felder says firing up Dan Hooker guarantees fireworks for fans at UFC Auckland
Paul Felder isn't quite sure why Dan Hooker is taking their fight so personally but says he thinks the fans will be big winners on fight night.       Related StoriesDan Hooker's UFC Auckland master plan: Beat Paul Felder, call out Justin GaethjeUFC on ESPN+ 26 free fight: Dan Hooker starches James Vick in first roundDiego Sanchez calls out Daniel Cormier's 'bias,' posts 12-minute video further defending coach 
usatoday.com
Diego Sanchez calls out Daniel Cormier's 'bias,' posts 12-minute video further defending coach
Diego Sanchez goes to the Michel Pereira fight film to point out all the ways he's improved thanks to coach Joshua Fabia.       Related StoriesMMA rankings report: Jan Blachowicz surges after impressive UFC on ESPN+ 25 winJames Krause furious over UFC 247 judge Joe Soliz's alleged conflict of interestUSA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Feb. 18: Jan Blachowicz makes his move 
usatoday.com
MMA rankings report: Jan Blachowicz surges after impressive UFC on ESPN+ 25 win
Get all the latest rankings analysis from "Gorgeous" George and John Morgan.       Related StoriesUSA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Feb. 18: Jan Blachowicz makes his moveJavier Mendez: previous Khabib Nurmagomedov-Tony Ferguson bookings makes fight even biggerDespite UFC departure, Ben Saunders still possesses same drive he brought into the sport 
usatoday.com
Despite UFC departure, Ben Saunders still possesses same drive he brought into the sport
Ben Saunders' long-term goal has not changed over the course of an 18-year MMA journey.        Related StoriesUFC on ESPN+ 26 free fight: Dan Hooker starches James Vick in first roundJames Krause furious over UFC 247 judge Joe Soliz's alleged conflict of interestUSA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Feb. 18: Jan Blachowicz makes his move 
usatoday.com
UFC on ESPN+ 26 free fight: Dan Hooker starches James Vick in first round
Ahead of his return at UFC Auckland, relive Dan Hooker's first-round finish over James Vick at UFC on ESPN 4.        Related StoriesJames Krause furious over UFC 247 judge Joe Soliz's alleged conflict of interestUSA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Feb. 18: Jan Blachowicz makes his moveJavier Mendez: previous Khabib Nurmagomedov-Tony Ferguson bookings makes fight even bigger 
usatoday.com
Javier Mendez: previous Khabib Nurmagomedov-Tony Ferguson bookings makes fight even bigger
Khabib Nurmagomedov's coach believes the issues getting a Tony Ferguson fight into the cage only make the bout bigger.        Related StoriesUFC on ESPN+ 30 adds middleweight clash between Eryk Anders and Krzysztof JotkoDemetrious Johnson previews ONE Championship title fight and its meaning to his legacyJavy Ayala dishes on difficult 2019, makes bold Bellator 239 prediction 
1 d
usatoday.com
UFC on ESPN+ 30 adds middleweight clash between Eryk Anders and Krzysztof Jotko
Former Alabama linebacker Eryk Anders will look to keep his win streak alive against Poland's Krzysztof Jotko.        Related StoriesIs Diego Sanchez's career barreling toward a nightmare ending? | OpinionDarren Till hopes to get visa in time to serve as backup for Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel RomeroBellator 239 pre-event facts: Tyrell Fortune stacking heavyweight stats 
1 d
usatoday.com
Bellator 239 pre-event facts: Tyrell Fortune stacking heavyweight stats
Check out the key facts and figures heading into Bellator 239, which takes place Friday with a Ed Ruth vs. Yaroslav Amosov main event.        Related StoriesMMA Junkie reader predictions: Make your picks for Bellator 239Javy Ayala dishes on difficult 2019, makes bold Bellator 239 predictionGegard Mousasi sends positive message to rival, former Bellator champ Rafael Lovato Jr. 
1 d
usatoday.com
Demetrious Johnson previews ONE Championship title fight and its meaning to his legacy
Demetrious Johnson eager to add ONE Championship belt to his list of MMA accolades.        Related StoriesJavy Ayala dishes on difficult 2019, makes bold Bellator 239 predictionONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong defiant in face of coronavirus: 'The show must go on'Spinning Back Clique: What rematch? Jan Blachowicz is Jon Jones' next challenger. Or is he? 
1 d
usatoday.com
Javy Ayala dishes on difficult 2019, makes bold Bellator 239 prediction
It's been a trying 18 months for Bellator heavyweight Javy Ayala, who's itching to return at Bellator 239.        Related StoriesGegard Mousasi sends positive message to rival, former Bellator champ Rafael Lovato Jr.Spinning Back Clique: What rematch? Jan Blachowicz is Jon Jones' next challenger. Or is he?MMA Junkie reader predictions: Make your picks for Bellator 239 
1 d
usatoday.com
Tom Mearns signs multi-fight Cage Warriors contract after Bellator Dublin fight canceled
After being removed from the Bellator Dublin fight card, English prospect Tom Mearns has secured his fighting future.       Related StoriesEx-UFC flyweight title challenger Wilson Reis signs with Ares FCONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong defiant in face of coronavirus: 'The show must go on'Is Diego Sanchez's career barreling toward a nightmare ending? | Opinion 
1 d
usatoday.com
ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong defiant in face of coronavirus: 'The show must go on'
"ONE Championship 109: King of the Jungle" will go on, but it will be held in an empty arena amid fears of the coronavirus outbreak.       Related StoriesIs Diego Sanchez's career barreling toward a nightmare ending? | OpinionDarren Till hopes to get visa in time to serve as backup for Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel RomeroGegard Mousasi sends positive message to rival, former Bellator champ Rafael Lovato Jr. 
2 d
usatoday.com
Is Diego Sanchez's career barreling toward a nightmare ending? | Opinion
Diego Sanchez made the right short-term call in taking a DQ win, but nothing else about UFC Rio Rancho bodes well for his future.        Related StoriesSpinning Back Clique: What rematch? Jan Blachowicz is Jon Jones' next challenger. Or is he?After dominant win at UFC Rio Rancho, Macy Chiasson wants another booking with Nicco MontanoDarren Till hopes to get visa in time to serve as backup for Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero 
2 d
usatoday.com
Darren Till hopes to get visa in time to serve as backup for Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero
With Jared Cannonier definitively not an option anymore, Darren Till is turning his attention to something else for UFC 248.        Related StoriesSpinning Back Clique: What rematch? Jan Blachowicz is Jon Jones' next challenger. Or is he?Al Iaquinta has Dustin Poirier's attention after calloutVideo, photo gallery: Dan Hooker greets Paul Felder in traditional Maori way ahead of UFC Auckland 
2 d
usatoday.com
Spinning Back Clique: What rematch? Jan Blachowicz is Jon Jones' next challenger. Or is he?
Jan Blachowicz complicated the light heavyweight title picture at UFC Rio Rancho, and now there is no easy choice for Jon Jones' next challenge.       Related StoriesAfter dominant win at UFC Rio Rancho, Macy Chiasson wants another booking with Nicco MontanoTriple Take: Who's the best opponent for UFC champ Jon Jones next?Diego Sanchez says he made 'smart, veteran decision' taking DQ over Michel Pereira 
2 d
usatoday.com
Al Iaquinta has Dustin Poirier's attention after callout
Fighting words from Al Iaquinta: "Put me against Dustin Poirier right now in my freakin garage, I'll beat the (expletive) out of him."       Related StoriesVideo, photo gallery: Dan Hooker greets Paul Felder in traditional Maori way ahead of UFC AucklandAfter dominant win at UFC Rio Rancho, Macy Chiasson wants another booking with Nicco MontanoAleksandar Rakic signs new six-fight deal with the UFC 
2 d
usatoday.com