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Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney said he spoke to Eddie Alvarez on Monday and doesn't have an update on the fighter's future. Rebney has yet to receive a UFC contract offer that would decide whether the tournament-based promotion holds onto the ex-champ or cuts him loose. "We're literally waiting," he told MMAjunkie.com.
Don't worry - you won't have to survive the holiday weekend without MMA. The card is complete for Friday's Score Fighting Series event in Canada with a six-fight main card. A pair of major-promotion veterans meet in the main event when Strikeforce alum Jordan Mein faces UFC vet Forrest Petz. And WEC vet Ryan Healy meets Jesse Ronson in the co-main event.
A fight between former Bellator bantamweight champion Zach Makovsky and big-show vet Anthony Leone has taken the third and final main-card slot on next month's Bellator 83 card. As previously announced, Season 7 featherweight-tournament...Show More Summary
For a few brief moments Saturday night, Alessio Sakara thought he finally could taste victory again. And Patrick Cote, when he came to, may have wondered if he would be walking out of the octagon for the final time as a UFC fighter. But then everything went sideways. After a longer-than-normal delay, Cote had his hand raised at UFC 154, the winner by disqualification.
The UFC may soon have a second female fighter under contract. This past week UFC President Dana White confirmed Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has signed with the UFC and will is now the organization's first female UFC titleholder. Now, Olympian and submission-grappling standout Sara McMann said she may not be far behind.
A legal fight between Alistair Overeem and his former management group is now over. The parties have settled and dismissed competing lawsuits filed in Nevada and California, a press release today announced. "Everyone worked extremely hard to resolve these matters," stated Golden Glory lawyer Rodrick Lindblom.
The UFC isn't the only promotion that pays out show money for displaced fighters. Waylon Lowe was a week away from his first fight in five months when he got word his opponent had withdrawn. A replacement couldn't be found. The promoter's...Show More Summary
Responding to a fan's tweet, heavyweights Cheick Kongo and Stefan Struve today agreed to a fight at UFC 156. "It would be very exciting 4 the fans & a great challenge for both of us," Kongo wrote on his Twitter account. The proposed matchup comes three days after the French heavyweight was criticized by UFC President Dana White.
All 24 competitors from this past weekend's UFC 154 card were issued medical suspensions following their fights, including a pair for up to 60 days. The Quebec Athletic Commission typically issues minimum terms for each fighter on the card, though it does not release detailed information on the precise reason of the suspension. Show More Summary
The sport of mixed martial arts still isn't sure what to do about the pot smokers in its midst, which is bad news for them. It means they continue to get tested for a drug that remains in their systems far past the point of being active. Show More Summary
Ratings for FX's broadcast of this past weekend's UFC 154 preliminary card fell just short of the 1-million-viewer mark.. FX's two-hour broadcast, which featured four live preliminary-card fights, averaged 980,000 viewers. That's down...Show More Summary
For the second straight week, Bellator ratings fell below the Season 7 average. This past weekend's Bellator 81 event averaged 149,000 MTV2 viewers, MMAjunkie.com today confirmed with industry sources. That's up slightly from the 148,000 viewers who turned in a week prior for Bellator 80.
A little more than a year after the Ultimate Fighting Championship's first venture onto network television, the promotion and FOX may be happy enough with the pairing to renew their vows, so to speak. The UFC in 2011 signed a seven-year broadcast deal with FOX that officially took effect at the start of this year. Show More Summary
Six weeks after a convincing knockout victory, Andrei Arlovski is set for a December return. Arlovski will meet Mike Hayes on Dec. 16 in Moscow in the main event of "Battle of Moscow 9" under the Fight Nights banner. The heavyweightShow More Summary
Most fighters who lose by split decision believe they won the fight, and Ricardo Tirloni is no exception. Tirloni this past Friday dropped a split call to Dave Jansen at Bellator 81 in the semifinals of the promotion's Season 7 lightweight...Show More Summary
Episode No. 27 of the Co-Main Event Podcast is now available for streaming and download. MMAjunkie.com/USA TODAY columnist Ben Fowlkes and ESPN.com MMA writer Chad Dundas host the weekly show (also dubbed the "CME," if you nasty). This...Show More Summary
Two fights have been added to Cage Warriors' year-end card in Ireland. On the main card of Cage Warriors 51, a 120-pound women's catchweight fight between Aisling Daly and Katja Kankaanpaa has been booked. And set for the prelims is a bantamweight bout between Liam James and Alan Philpott. Cage Warriors 51 takes place Dec. Show More Summary
The UFC returns to FOX next month for its first title fight on the network in more than a year. Lightweight champion Benson Henderson defends his title against Nate Diaz in the UFC on FOX 5 main event. It will be Henderson's second title defense since winning the belt in February. Check out a video preview of the Dec. 8 card.
When trying to gauge the enthusiasm level of the crowd at a UFC event, I find it's helpful to measure the reaction by what I like to call "The Buffer Index." It's not exactly scientific, but what it lacks in technical expertise it more...Show More Summary
Dan Miragliotta contends that most of the shots that hit Patrick Cote just prior to a stoppage against Alessio Sakara were legal blows. Three weren't, however, and the longtime referee said he issued two verbal warnings before the third...Show More Summary