Khabib Nurmagomedov will not train in United States

As the COVID-19 pandemic threw the world into chaos, and the UFC along with it, lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov returned home to Russia to be with his family while the promotion worked out where the event would be held. As travel restrictions tightened, Nurmagomedov was forced out of his bout Read more

Ten greatest bantamweight fighters in MMA history: Dominick Cruz tops the all-time list

Unlike some of MMA’s most glamorous divisions, bantamweight does not have a long history of fights under the brightest lights in the sport. That said, there have been a number of stars that have emerged from the 135-pound ranks to put their names into the sport’s history books. While the Read more

UFC 249 odds, predictions: MMA insider reveals picks for Gaethje vs. Ferguson, Cejudo vs. Cruz

The coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancellation of four UFC events, but president Dana White has insisted the mixed martial arts giants would host fights as soon as possible. To that end, he has announced plans for a UFC 249 fight card in Jacksonville. The 11-bout UFC 249 card Read more

Former Bellator MMA lightweight champion Michael Chandler ready to test the free agent market

As far as navigating the current coronavirus quarantine is considered, three-time Bellator MMA lightweight champion Michael Chandler has had a unique set of circumstances to fuel his behavior.  Even though the status of his scheduled June 6 return in a rematch with Benson Henderson remains unknown after the promotion postponed Read more

Bellator MMA Recharged: Watch CBS Sports Network rebroadcasts of the Heavyweight World Grand Prix

Combat sports are on hold across the world, but that doesn’t mean fans itching for an MMA fix are out of luck. On Saturday, April 25, “Bellator MMA Recharged” hits the CBS Sports Network airwaves. Legendary MMA referee and Bellator analyst John McCarthy hosts the show, which will look back Read more

Ten greatest heavyweight fighters in MMA history: Fedor Emelianenko tops the all-time list

Heavyweights occupy a special place in combat sports. Dating back to the oldest days of boxing, where the status of heavyweight champion bestowed the man with a label akin to “the baddest man on the planet.” While other divisions can routinely be counted on to bring more action and drama Read more