UFC on ESPN 38, Bellator 282 and PFL 5 recaps

Share this article share tweet text email link on Facebook on Twitter via text message on LinkedIn via email https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2022/06/ufc-espn-38-bellator-282-pfl-5-recaps-mma-junkie-radio-live-stream June 27, 2022 10:45 am ET Monday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here. On Episode 3,272, the fellas look back at this past weekend’s slate of events: UFC on … Read more

Diaz-Holland, Bella Mir Stays Perfect, Dern Wants Interim Strap

Nate Diaz, UFC 244 Open Workout Credit: Marcus Rebelo / Cageside Press Nate Diaz Vs. Kevin Holland is the fight we didn’t know we needed, while Bella Mir stayed perfect this week, notching her third win as a pro on Friday. There’s that and more in your Sunday MMA Quick Hits for the final weekend … Read more

Long-discussed shot at champ Cris Cyborg should be next

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Cat Zingano moved to 3-0 under the Bellator banner Friday, but it did not come without some discomfort. Zingano (13-4 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) dominated Pam Sorenson (9-5 MMA, 1-2 BMMA) in their women’s featherweight bout at the Bellator 282 preliminary card at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. She lost a point … Read more

Christos Giagos Wishes He Made Move To Sandford MMA Sooner

Las Vegas, NV – Christos Giagos has lived in Florida for a year now, and he wishes he made the move sooner. After living in California most of his professional career and then joining the legendary Black House squad in Los Angeles, Giagos made the move across the country to the sunshine state of Florida. … Read more

Cat Zingano injured in win over Pam Sorenson

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Cat Zingano is still unbeaten in Bellator. At Bellator 282, Zingano (12-4 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) defeated Pam Sorensonf (9-5 MMA, 1-2 BMMA) via unanimous decision (29-26, 29-27, 29-27) and potentially secured her position as the next title challenger for Cris Cyborg. The event took place Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena, with Zingano … Read more

Why Khabib Nurmagomedov calls Bellator’s Gegard Mousasi ‘the most underrated fighter in MMA’

Gegard Mousasi put on a dazzling show four months ago in Dublin. That it was not an epic-length performance made it all the more magnificent. The Bellator MMA middleweight champion needed less than a minute and a half to lay waste to an undefeated challenger in the Bellator 275 main event. Austin Vanderford, to his … Read more

Danny Sabatello turns verbal abuse of Leandro Higo up another notch

NORWICH, Conn. – Fight Danny Sabatello and you will be insulted. Miss weight and he will remind the world. Maybe, he’ll even print an unflattering two-word sentence about you on a sweatshirt. From the moment Leandro Higo was matched up with “The Italian Gangster,” he found out all of the above are true. In the … Read more

Gegard Mousasi doesn’t think clearing out Bellator division possible

NORWICH, Conn. – Every time Gegard Mousasi steps in the cage these days, it’s preceded by questions of weight shifts and super fights. The lead-up to Bellator 282 has been no different. Before Mousasi (49-7-2 MMA, 7-1 BMMA) even has a win over undefeated rising star Johnny Eblen (11-0 MMA, 7-0 BMMA), the rumors swirl … Read more

I wasn’t offered Cris Cyborg, but I want drug testing

NORWICH, Conn. – Cat Zingano is clearing the air. Contrary to the public conversation, Zingano (11-4 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) says she was never officially offered a Bellator title bout against champion Cris Cyborg (26-2 MMA, 5-0 BMMA), despite claims from the champion and promotion president Scott Coker. “I was never offered her,” Zingano said at … Read more