Month: September 2022

8:22 AM ET Jeff WagenheimESPN It’s not easy being No. 2. You’re habitually overlooked, an afterthought, banished to the background. But every so often, the orchestra’s second fiddle gets to step under the bright lights at center stage and show their stuff. This autumn brings several opportunities for Bellator MMA to take more of the
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Spike Carlyle wasn’t happy with Bellator 286’s official weigh-ins. The 29-year-old lightweight missed weight by 0.6 pounds on Friday, tipping the scales at 156.6 pounds for his co-headlining matchup against A.J. McKee, which is a non-title bout. That was Carlyle’s second attempt after being given an additional hour to cut weight; the UFC veteran initially
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It’s become clear that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has no idea how to handle new fighters, and its inconsistency will be on full display this Saturday evening (Oct. 1, 2022) at UFC Vegas 61 in Las Vegas, Nevada. On this edition of “New Blood,” the series where Mick Maynard’s and Sean Shelby’s matchmaking decisions continue
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Anderson Silva explains his one problem with UFC president Dana White. Excerpt from the Sept. 21, 2022 episode of The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4f1JueVgo5t9HSmobCRPug/join Subscribe to MMA Fighting on YouTube: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Subscribe to The MMA Hour on iTunes: http://Apple.co/themmahour Subscribe to The MMA Hour on
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If there’s one thing that former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz and rising lightweight star Paddy Pimblett have in common, it’s their thoughts on Chael Sonnen… During a recent episode of his podcast, Chattin Pony, Pimblett was joined by Ortiz, who recorded five successful defenses during his stint on the UFC’s 205-pound throne between
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Welcome to Midnight Mania! The last few years haven’t been kind to Lyoto Machida. The 44-year-old former UFC champion has lost his last four bouts, but it’s not necessarily all bad. He took both Gegard Mousasi and Phil Davis to split-decisions, so it’s not as if “The Dragon” is just getting crushed outright. Recently, Machida
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Don Shainis has the opportunity to shake up the UFC featherweight rankings on two weeks’ notice when he makes his octagon debut this Saturday. Shainis faces Sodiq Yusuff in a main card matchup at this weekend’s UFC Vegas 61 event at the UFC APEX. “Shameless,” a former Cage Titans featherweight and FAC lightweight champion, plans
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