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Michael Bisping Injury: Updates on UFC Champion's Recovery from Knee Surgery

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is set to undergo knee surgery that will keep him out of action until May. He told John Pollock of Fight Network's MMA Report (h/t Fox Sports' Damon Martin): I actually found out just recently I’ve got to have a knee surgery. Show More Summary

Chael Sonnen Talks Move to Bellator MMA, Tito Ortiz and Whether Bad Men Also Cry

Near the end of the five-minute video vignette Bellator MMA produced to publicize Saturday’s fight against Tito Ortiz, Chael Sonnen starts to cry. The footage is remarkable for at least two reasons. First, because the short “In Focus”...Show More Summary

Bellator 170 Could Produce Needed Fireworks to Kick Off 2017

2016 ended on a stretch of endlessly fascinating and exciting happenings. Conor McGregor became the first dual champion in UFC history, Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson had an amazing fight and Amanda Nunes tore through Ronda Rousey...Show More Summary

Former MMA Fighter Brett Rogers Charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct

Former Strikeforce and Bellator heavyweight Brett Rogers has been charged with two counts of fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of interfering with someone's privacy. Sarah Horner of the Pioneer Press cited official court documents to report that Rogers—said to be homeless—was charged with all three incidents in St. Show More Summary

Hisaki Kato on Ralek Gracie: Either It Will Be Boring or I Will Knock Him out

Hisaki Kato is not like a box of chocolates. You know exactly what the hell you’re getting with him. And his fans have another opportunity to get it Saturday, when the Japanese-French knockout sensation faces jiu-jitsu palace court member...Show More Summary

Conor McGregor Manchester Interview: Date, Start Time, Live Stream, PPV Info

Conor McGregor will give a one-hour unscripted interview at EventCity in Manchester, England, on Saturday, Jan. 28, that will also be available to viewers on pay-per-view, according to Sheldan Keay of the Manchester Evening News. Although...Show More Summary

Will UFC Employ the Conor McGregor Strategy for Building Up Yair Rodriguez?

In retrospect, it's impossible not to see Yair Rodriguez's second-round TKO over BJ Penn for exactly what it was—a showcase fight for a top prospect against an overmatched veteran in deep decline. This shouldn't come as breaking news to anyone. Show More Summary

UFC's 2016 Was Its Best Year Yet, but Is a Big Slump Coming in 2017?

Everything came together for the UFC in 2016. A year that may best be remembered in the mainstream for political unrest and sudden celebrity deaths was astonishingly sunny for the world’s largest MMA promoter. According to estimatesShow More Summary

UFC Fight Night 103 Results: Matches to Make for the Winners and Losers

Yair Rodriguez blew through BJ Penn in the main event of UFC Fight Night 103 on Sunday evening. The veteran couldn't get anything going against the younger, quicker fighter. Rodriguez showed that the sport has moved passed Penn. Now,...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 103 Results: 5 Burning Questions Heading into UFC on Fox 23

UFC Fight Night 103 is in the books. The results are as follows, via Bleacher Report's Craig Amos: Main Card on Fox Sports 1 Yair Rodriguez def. BJ Penn, TKO (Round 2, 0:24) Joe Lauzon def. Marcin Held, split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28) Ben Saunders def. Show More Summary

For BJ Penn, Refusal to Acknowledge End Was Both Blessing and Curse

The first time BJ Penn openly discussed retirement was more than five years ago. He slipped away to his warm Hawaiian paradise and contemplated life and decided that no, he preferred the raw and unforgiving UFC Octagon. That he had a little bit more to give. Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 103 Results: Real Winners and Losers from Penn vs. Rodriguez

Everything about UFC Fight Night 103 was awkward. Its place on the UFC's calendar, two weeks after a massive UFC 207 pay-per-view. Its Sunday night time slot, presumably lined up to accommodate Fox's coverage of the NFL playoffs. Its...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 103 Results: Winners, Scorecards for Rodriguez vs. Penn Card

The 38-year-old B.J. Penn has plenty of UFC success on his resume, but he was no match for the 24-year-old Yair Rodriguez on Sunday at UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix's Talking Stick Resort Arena. Rodriguez defeated Penn via a technical knockout in the second round of the headlining fight. Show More Summary

Yair Rodriguez vs. B.J. Penn Results: Winner, Reaction from UFC Fight Night 103

“The Prodigy” never had a shot. Yair Rodriguez entered as one of the shining future stars for the UFC, and he performed up to that billing. B.J. Penn was ousted without much trouble. Rodriguez’s speed and tenacity blew through the former...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 103: Live Results, Play-by-Play and Fight Card Highlights

UFC Fight Night 103 is underway. The card features a bout between Yair Rodriquez and BJ Penn. Rodriguez enters the contest 5-0 as a UFC competitor and is looking to add a prestigious name to his hit list in Penn. For his part, Penn has...Show More Summary

Floyd Mayweather Says He's Open to Working with Ronda Rousey in TMZ Exclusive

Former boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. told TMZ Sports he would be willing to work with UFC star Ronda Rousey on her striking if she would have him. "I'll work with her if she's willing to work with me," Floyd said. The pair have a contentious history. Show More Summary

Invicta FC 21 Anderson vs. Tweet: Live Results, Play-by-Play and Highlight

Invicta FC returned for its 21st edition and it caught the interim title bug from the UFC. Megan Anderson defeated Charmaine Tweet in the main event for the interim featherweight championship. Anderson faded a bit in the first round but went back to pressuring Tweet in the second. Show More Summary

BJ Penn Reminds Us Stars Burn Out, but Star Power Never Does

Sunday night in Phoenix, there will be a rising from the ashes. Surely there isn ’t a more appropriate city in the world for it to occur. BJ Penn, a living legend who has spent the past couple of years as a retired afterthought and the...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 103 Predictions: Main Card Staff Picks

It's time to break out the Octagon for 2017, and if flipping the calendar is in anyway emblematic of change, then Fight Night 103 is the perfect way to kick off the new year. The card, oddly scheduled for a Sunday, is headlined by a contest between a fading UFC legend and one of the sport's most promising young talents. Show More Summary

Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson Announced for UFC 208

UFC President Dana White announced Friday that Anderson Silva will face Derek Brunson at UFC 208. He revealed the bout with the following tweet: UFC 208 will take place Feb. 11 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and is scheduled...Show More Summary

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