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Russian MMA Newcomer Debuts with Stunning Spinning Back Kick TKO to the Liver

Knockout of the Year contenders can come from anywhere, and Friday afternoon delivered one of the most spectacular TKOs you will see in 2016. Twitter MMA personality @ GrabakaHitman posted the video of the finish: Amir Elzhurkaev landed a beautiful spinning back kick to the liver that put his opponent to the floor at Absolute Championship Berkut 34. Show More Summary

Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey Are Responsible for the UFC's Resurgence

Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor are the UFC's two marquee attractions. Pay-per-view is a star-driven business, and nobody else on the UFC's roster comes close to matching the profile McGregor and Rousey have gained over the last two years. The numbers bear this out. Show More Summary

Lance Palmer Discusses Why He Lost His Title, and Isn't Leaving Team Alpha Male

Things are a lot sunnier in Lance Palmer Land now than they were four months ago. December 18 wasn’t exactly a banner day for The Party. He came out flat and stayed that way, losing his World Series of Fighting featherweight title to...Show More Summary

Dana White Says Conor McGregor Responsible for UFC 200 Withdrawal

Conor McGregor only has himself to blame for missing out on UFC 200, according to company boss Dana White. The Irishman’s bout with Nate Diaz was scrapped from the bill after he decided not to fulfil press obligations, with a new main...Show More Summary

10 UFC Fighters Who Have Fallen on Hard Times

Into every life, a little rain must fall. And sometimes the roof is a little leakier in MMA. Like a major league pitcher with a million dollar fastball, when a fighter's skills go, they go. Even when natural gifts are still fully inShow More Summary

UFC 200: Jon Jones Is Loved, Daniel Cormier Is Hated & McGregor Is MIA? Uh, OK

After months of speculation and a week’s worth of utter chaos, UFC 200 finally got its main event Wednesday and—hold on—let me make sure I have all this right… Jon Jones is in, crashing the party at the last minute (no pun intended)Show More Summary

Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier 2: Key Takeaways from UFC 200 Press Conference

A formal announcement by the UFC on Wednesday confirmed Jon "Bones" Jones and Daniel Cormier will headline UFC 200 on July 9 in Las Vegas, and both fighters exuded the utmost confidence in their respective capabilities to earn the title...Show More Summary

Ronda Rousey Reportedly Agrees to 3-Movie Deal with Lifetime Network

UFC superstar Ronda Rousey reportedly reached an agreement with the Lifetime Network on a three-picture movie deal with a focus on empowerment projects. Denise Petski of Deadline first reported the news on Wednesday. Damon Martin ofShow More Summary

Conor McGregor Reportedly Offered $2m to Fight on Fedor vs. Maldonado Card

Conor McGregor has reportedly received a lucrative offer to fight Rasul Mirzaev in the undercard of Fedor Emelianenko's heavyweight bout with Fabio Maldonado at Fight Nights Global on June 17. Bloody Elbow's Karim Zidan relayed the news...Show More Summary

Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones 2: Early Odds for UFC 200 Main Event

UFC officially announced Wednesday that the rematch between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier for the light heavyweight championship is set to headline UFC 200 in July. The highly anticipated clash replaces another rematch, Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor, as the main event after McGregor's retirement saga. Show More Summary

Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier 2 Announced for UFC 200: Full Match Card, Reaction

After pulling Conor McGregor from the card, the UFC needed to do something drastic to ensure UFC 200 would live up to its status as one of the most highly anticipated pay-per-views of 2016. The company received a lifeline in the form...Show More Summary

Dana White Slammed by Don Frye over Conor McGregor's UFC 200 Spot

UFC veteran Don Frye thinks Dana White is in the wrong when it comes to the Conor McGregor dispute, which has seen the Irishman removed from the main event at UFC 200. McGregor refused to fulfil his press obligations ahead of the summer...Show More Summary

MMA and Boxing Greats Call for Answers on Fighter Brain Health Questions

WASHINGTON — As it stands, no one can diagnose CTE in a person while that person is still alive. A group of doctors, lawmakers and fighters are working hard to change that, and several of them convened on Capitol Hill Tuesday to announce...Show More Summary

Anderson Silva's Championship Record Is About to Fall as Mouse Nears GOAT Status

Henry Cejudo has an idea. It’s an idea Cejudo came by honestly, after spending just shy of three minutes in the Octagon with Demetrious Johnson on Saturday at UFC 197. Almost all of those 169 seconds looked painful for the former Olympic...Show More Summary

Jon Jones Injury Update: UFC Star Reportedly May Face 6-Month Medical Suspension

MMA fighter Jon Jones is reportedly facing a possible six-month medical suspension and needs an X-ray on his left foot. According to, Jones was one of 10 fighters who received potential six-month medical suspensions after UFC 197 on Saturday. Show More Summary

Benson Henderson's Bellator Debut Lands with a Thud, but There Is a Bright Side

In every sport with free agency, there are distinct schools of thought regarding its effectiveness. Is it better to pay huge sums of money to someone and risk him losing his edge due to complacency or to build from within through what...Show More Summary

UFC 197 Results: Matches to Make for the Winners and Losers

He's back. Jon Jones returned at UFC 197 in dominant fashion against Ovince Saint Preux. The lopsided decision victory netted him the interim UFC light heavyweight championship, but that is a consolation prize to just being back inside...Show More Summary

Nate Diaz Hints at UFC 200 Withdrawal as Dana White Denies Conor McGregor Return

Nate Diaz has hinted he could be set to miss UFC 200, suggesting on social media he’s about to set off on holiday. The Stockton star was set to fight Conor McGregor in the showpiece’s main event, although the UFC removed the Irishman from the bill due to his unwillingness to fulfil pre-fight obligations. Show More Summary

Paddy Holohan Was a Good Fighter and an Even Better Representative for His Team

The MMA community received a bit of sad news on Monday when 27-year-old UFC flyweight Paddy Holohan announced his retirement. Holohan took to Facebook to make the unexpected announcement, which came after UFC officials learned the Irishman has a rare blood disorder. Show More Summary

UFC 197: Yair Rodriguez Everything Fans Love About MMA and Then Some

LAS VEGAS — The night of UFC 197 was supposed to belong to Jon Jones — the greatest of all time who was returning after 15 months away from the cage — and Demetrious Johnson — the pound-for-pound king who continues to dominate his peers. But...Show More Summary

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