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

UFC 249 fight card, location rumors, date: Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje set for interim lightweight title

As fate would have it, the fifth time was not the charm. Once again, the UFC’s attempt to book a fight featuring lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and top contender Tony Ferguson fell apart, this time as the result of the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic. Even still, UFC president Dana White Read more

UFC 249 fight card, date, rumors: Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje for interim lightweight title headlines

The fifth time was not the charm, after all. Once again, the UFC’s attempt to book a fight between lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and top contender Tony Ferguson fell apart, this time as the result of the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic. UFC president Dana White insisted the event would proceed, Read more

Khabib Nurmagomedov, Frankie Edgar top our list of the 10 greatest lightweight fighters in MMA history

The lightweight division within MMA has a complicated history. The UFC simply did away with the 155-pound ranks for years, leaving the division to flourish outside the Octagon until the stars aligned to finally construct a fully-functioning lightweight division. In recent years, the lightweight division has flourished into a big-money Read more

Justin Gaethje values legacy in eyeing UFC lightweight title shot over big-money Conor McGregor showdown

Standing on the outside looking in of the lightweight title picture has been a rather precarious perch for Justin Gaethje given the number of uncertainties regarding the division’s future and that of his own.  Despite recent assurances from UFC president Dana White and Khabib Nurmagomedov himself that a 155-pound title Read more

UFC divisional rankings: Charles Oliveira crashes lightweight party after submission win over Kevin Lee

As the UFC enters shutdown mode for the next several weeks, following suit with other sports in hitting pause during the coronavirus pandemic, UFC Fight Night 170 caused some rankings shake-ups. The event, which was held in an empty arena in Brasilia, Brazil, featured a trio of fights that showcased Read more