10 UFC veterans who are in MMA, kickboxing action Sept. 28-Oct. 1

The UFC is back in action for another event in Las Vegas for UFC Fight Night 211 featuring MacKenzie Dern vs. Yan Xiaonan. Outside of Saturday’s event at the UFC Apex, there are a number of veterans of the promotion competing across the globe in MMA and kickboxing. Whether they are trying to fight their … Read more

UFC champ Leon Edwards still says Kamaru Usman ‘deserving of trilogy’

Leon Edwards isn’t swerving from the obvious matchup for his first UFC welterweight title defense: a trilogy bout with Kamaru Usman. Edwards (19-3 MMA, 11-2 UFC) is just more than a week removed from one of the most shocking championship victories in UFC history. After losing three of four rounds and with less than a … Read more

UFC, Bellator fights announced from Sept. 19-25

MMA fight announcements are hard to follow. With so many outlets and channels available, it’s almost impossible to organize. But here at MMA Junkie, we’ve got your back. Each week, we’ll compile all the newly surfaced fights in one spot. Every Monday, expect a feature listing everything you might have missed from the UFC or … Read more

Bellator champ Johnny Eblen welcomes Yoel Romero fight

Johnny Eblen needs assurances he won’t be duped out of a title defense before he agrees to put Bellator middleweight gold on the line against Yoel Romero. Romero (15-6 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) called for a shot at Eblen’s (12-0 MMA, 8-0 BMMA) title this past Saturday at Bellator 285 after he scored a third-round knockout … Read more

‘Everybody won’ when UFC traded me for Ben Askren

ONE Championship flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson believes being traded benefitted everyone involved. Johnson (31-4-1), a former longtime UFC flyweight champion, was traded by the UFC to ONE Championship for Ben Askren back in 2018. At the start, it appeared the UFC won big when formerly unbeaten Olympic wrestler Askren engaged in a barnburner while it … Read more

Floyd Mayweather KOs MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura in boxing exhibition

Floyd Mayweather is 45. He could probably do this when he’s 75. The unbeaten Hall of Famer knocked out Mikuru Asakura in the second round of a scheduled three-round exhibition in the Super RIZIN headliner in Saitama, Japan. The 30-year-old Japanese mixed martial artist was game and had his moments, landing a few eye-catching punches. … Read more

Bellator 285 preliminary stream and live results

Bellator 285 takes place Friday, and you can join MMA Junkie for the preliminary live stream and official results. The event takes place at 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. The main card airs on Showtime following prelims on MMA Junkie. In the main event, Benson Henderson (29-11 MMA, 6-6 BMMA) steps into the backyard of Ireland’s … Read more

UFC champ Leon Edwards’ coach weighs in on Chimaev, Covington

The most obvious scenario for new UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards’ first title defense is a trilogy with Kamaru Usman, whom he defeated in stunning fashion just 10 days ago at UFC 278. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t options. For starters, while Edwards has stated that Usman is “deserving” of an immediate trilogy after … Read more

I fought Floyd Mayweather better than Conor McGregor

Aaron Pico sees boxing in his future and is confident he can hang with the elite. A rising contender, Pico (10-3 MMA, 10-3 BMMA) in MMA is gearing up for a big matchup against Jeremy Kennedy at Bellator 286 on Oct. 1. But before Pico became a well-rounded mixed martial artist, the standout wrestler was … Read more

Islam Makhachev, Aljamain Sterling favored to win titles

With UFC 280 just over one month away, the hype around the event is starting to grow. The promotion’s next numbered card, which takes place Oct. 22 at Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi and airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+, features two anticipated championship bouts at the top of … Read more