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Mookie Alexander

Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler moved to UFC 235

With UFC 233 cancelled, Ben Askren’s UFC debut vs. Robbie Lawler has been moved back to March.

With UFC 233’s cancellation on Wednesday, fights that were booked for that event needed to be moved ASAP, and the biggest one from that card has a new home.

The UFC announced on Thursday that former Bellator and ONE welterweight champion Ben Askren will have his Octagon debut vs. Robbie Lawler delayed to UFC 235 on March 2nd.

Askren (18-0, 1 NC) joined the UFC as part of the “trade” between...


Drake Riggs

Frankie Edgar says it would be a ‘shame’ if he never gets to fight Conor McGregor

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar is always hanging around the title picture no matter the division.

Currently calling 145-pounds his home, Edgar has already fought for the title on two separate occasions, both of which resulted in losses to Jose Aldo.

After two dominant victories following the second opportunity, Edgar was set to get his third shot against current champion Max Holloway at UFC 218. Unfortunately for Edgar, an injury forced him from the bout thus leading to the...


Drake Riggs

Joseph Benavidez to act as alternate for Henry Cejudo vs TJ Dillashaw title fight

At UFC Brooklyn when the UFC makes their first appearance on ESPN programming (ESPN+), the card will be headlined by a big champion vs champion bout as flyweight titleholder Henry Cejudo looks to defend against bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw.

This will be Dillashaw’s divisional debut at 125-pounds. Therefore, it remains to be seen if he can make the weight.

In the case that he or Cejudo won’t be able to or if one of them gets injured, MMAJunkie has now confirmed that perennial top 3...

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Bryan Tucker

Bellator 213 press conference video live now

At the Bellator 213 press conference, Bellator president Scott Coker, Bellator flyweight champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane, Valerie Letourneau, Lyoto Machida, Rafael Carvalho, Neiman Gracie, Ed Ruth, King Mo Lawal, and Liam McGeary will answer questions from the media Thursday. The video is expected to begin at 6 p.m. ET.

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MMA Fighting Newswire

With division logjammed, Edson Barboza hopes top lightweights start fighting each other

MILWAUKEE — At UFC on FOX 31 media day, Edson Barboza discussed his lightweight showdown against Dan Hooker, his move to American Top Team, training with Renato Moicano, the state of the 155-pound division, and much more.


Matt Erickson

UFC Milwaukee: What Gerald Meerschaert learned in his 2017 loss to Thiago 'Marreta' Santos

MILWAUKEE – He may not be a household name, but Gerald Meerschaert quietly has put together a very solid UFC resume at middleweight.

Meerschaert’s lone loss in the promotion, and lone loss over a period of more than four years, came at the hands (literally) of Thiago “Marreta” Santos a year and a half ago, and it was a setback that at the time it was happening had him even impressed with himself.

Santos currently is on a 7-1 run at middleweight and, most recently, light...


John Morgan

Photos: Bellator 212 ceremonial weigh-in face-offs

Check out the face-offs from today’s Bellator 212 ceremonial weigh-ins from Honolulu.


Ken Hathaway

Video: Brent Primus vs. Michael Chandler final face-off ahead of Bellator 212 title rematch

HONOLULU – All the pre-fight festivities are complete for Bellator “Salute the Troops” after ceremonial weigh-ins wrapped up today.

Everyone made weight for the card, which will see Bellator lightweight champion Brent Primus (8-0 MMA, 6-0 BMMA) put his title on the line for the first time in a rematch with Michael Chandler (18-4 MMA, 15-4 BMMA). Primus took the belt from Chandler by first-round TKO at Bellator NYC in June 2017, and the build-up to the rematch has been...


Ben Fowlkes

Debate? Oscar De La Hoya suggests a boxing match with Dana White. This has to stop.

Gallery Photos: Dana White separates UFC fighters view 34 images

Admit it, after UFC President Dana White publicly embraced the idea of a debate and/or drug test opposite famed boxer turned fight promoter Oscar De La Hoya, you thought this dispute had officially gotten as dumb as it could possibly get.

But see, that was your mistake, underestimating the sheer absurdity quotient that these two are capable of reaching together.

So in order to remind us, De La Hoya went on...

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Tim Bissell

UFC vet Victor Valimaki hospitalized with rare condition

Edmonton’s Victor Valimaki fought almost 30 times and twice for the UFC.

Victor Valimaki, who has 29 professional MMA fights under his belt, is currently battling a rare central nervous disorder known as neuromyelitis optica or Devic’s Disease. The disorder has left Valimaki bedridden and struggling to speak. It was only in September last year that the 36-year-old was competing in the cage.

“You can be the healthiest person in the world and this can happen to you,” said Valimaki to...


Tom Taylor

Oscar De La Hoya challenges Dana White to fight: ‘Let’s get in the ring’

UFC President Dana White and Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya have exchanged countless verbal blows over the last few weeks, and now, De La Hoya seems interesting in exchanging physical blows with the UFC boss.

Speaking on The Luke Thomas Show this week, the boxer turned promoter challenged Dana White to a three-round boxing match on Cinco De Mayo.

In a fight between @OscarDeLaHoya and @danawhite, who you got?

On air today with @lthomasnews, the Golden Boy challenged the UFC...

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By Gavin Porter

Jared Gordon: I Deserve To Be Here

Gordon discusses his recent move to Duke Roufus Sport in Milwaukee, what he thinks about Silva & more.

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Steven Marrocco

Dana White sputters with anger while trashing 'idiot' Oscar De La Hoya on ESPN's 'First Take'

UFC President Dana White is positively on the warpath over Oscar De La Hoya.

Armed with a sheet of pay stats, White took over ESPN’s “First Take” on Thursday to berate the Golden Boy promoter over claims about how the UFC compensates its athletes.

White repeatedly insulted De La Hoya, claiming former Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer was the secret to the company’s success and “there’s no brains behind the operation now.”

RelatedOscar De La Hoya fires back at Dana White on...

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MMA Fighting Newswire

Al Iaquinta hopes Khabib Nurmagomedov just gets ‘slap on the wrist’ from commission after UFC 229 brawl

MILWAUKEE — At UFC on FOX 31 media day, Al Iaquinta discusses Kevin Lee’s remarks about sending him back to the prelims, working with Project Spearhead to potentially unionize fighters, doing real estate, the state of the lightweight division, Khabib Nurmagomedov and more.

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Zane Simon

Is Lee streets ahead of Iaquinta? Can Barboza out-slick Hooker?

Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch return to breakdown this week’s UFC event in Milwaukee, WI. With picks and odds for every fight on the card, from Kevin Lee vs. Al Iaquinta in the main event down to Chris De La Rocha vs. Juan Adams in the opening prelims.

The UFC wraps up their FOX run this weekend with their 31st show on ‘big FOX’. And, while it feels like neither party is all that interested in making a big display of their parting of ways, this final fight card is actually pretty solid....

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Lewis Mckeever

Al Iaquinta on Kevin Lee: My striking is ‘on another level’

“I’m just on another level as far as the striking. I think mentally I’m on a different level.”

Al Iaquinta is brimming with confidence ahead of his rematch with Kevin Lee at UFC on FOX 31, but the former title challenger will be careful not to underestimate ‘The Motown Phenom’ on fight night.

Speaking to Damon Martin of MMA Weekly ahead of Saturday’s headlining bout at Fiserv Forum, ‘Raging Al’ acknowledged that Lee has improved a lot since their first matchup in 2014.


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Mookie Alexander

Bellator 212 weigh-in results: Primus 154.9, Chandler 153.9

Here are the full weigh-in results and video for Bellator 212: Primus vs. Chandler.

The Bellator 212 weigh-ins are in the books, and everyone made weight for Friday’s fight card in Honolulu, Hawaii, which doubles as a special “Salute the Troops” show. Lightweight champion Brent Primus came in at 154.9 lbs, while the man he took the belt from, Michael Chandler, weighed 153.9 lbs for tomorrow’s rematch.

As for the co-main event, Frank Mir slimmed down a bit and tipped the scale at...


Thomas Taylor

Anthony Joshua challenges Deontay Wilder to April showdown

Speaking on ESPN’s First Take this week, unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua attempted to make things very clear: He is ready and willing to fight WBC champ Deontay Wilder.

The British champion opened the door to a fight with Wilder, asking only that it occur on April 13 at Wembley Stadium in London, England, and confirming the venue is already booked.

.@anthonyfjoshua is ready for Deontay Wilder and has even penciled in a date for the fight pic.twitter.com/RZTCBoS6KW

— First...


Robbie Lawler-Ben Askren Rescheduled for UFC 235 in March

We will have to wait a little while longer for the welterweight battle between Robbie Lawler and Ben Askren, which has been relocated from the cancelled UFC 233 card to UFC 235 in March.

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