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Cris Cyborg defeated Arlene Blencowe on Saturday to defend her Bellator Women’s Featherweight title. (Image: Bellator MMA)

MMA Notebook: Cyborg, Carmouche Win Bellator Title Fights

Cris Cyborg continued to assert her dominance over the Bellator women’s featherweight division, beating Arlene Blencowe by unanimous decision to make the fourth defense of her championship at Bellator 279 in Honolulu. Cyborg (26-2) had little trouble beating Blencowe (15-9) for a second time, scoring a 49-45 victory on all […]

Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (right) defeated the formerly undefeated AJ McKee (left) to win back the featherweight title at Bellator 277 on Friday. (Image: Jeff Chiu/AP)

MMA Notebook: ‘Pitbull’ Freire Gets Revenge, Muhammad Wins 7th Straight

Patricio “Pitbull” Freire handed AJ McKee his first loss, scoring a unanimous decision win at Bellator 277 to take back his featherweight title on Friday night. Freire earned the 49-46, 48-47, 48-47 win, flipping the script from his first encounter with McKee last July. Freire, McKee unlikely to sign on […]

Aljamain Sterling won a close split decision victory over Petr Yan to unify and retain the bantamweight title at UFC 273. (Image: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa)

MMA Notebook: Sterling, Volkanovski Retain Titles at UFC 273

Two champions came into UFC 273 looking to retain their titles at the pay-per-view event in Jacksonville. Both left with their belts secured, one as a substantial underdog. Aljamain Sterling won a split-decision victory over Petr Yan to unify the UFC bantamweight title and erase much of the doubt over […]

Curtis Blaydes (left) surprised many by using his standup striking to beat Chris Daukaus (right) in the main event of UFC Fight Night 205. (Image: Josh Hedges/Zuffa)

MMA Notebook: Blaydes Pummels Daukaus; Diaz Wants Out of UFC Contract

Curtis Blaydes typically beats his opponents on the ground with his dominant wrestling game. On Saturday night, he showed he can just as easily finish a fight from his feet. Blaydes knocked out Chris Daukaus just 17 seconds into the second round, finishing his opponent with a straight right followed […]

Tom Aspinall scored a first-round victory over Alexander Volkov in the main event of UFC Fight Night 204. (Image: Chris Unger/Zuffa)

MMA Notebook: Aspinall Scores Big Win Over Volkov; PFL Announces 2022 Schedule

Tom Aspinall emphatically proved that he belongs among the heavyweight elite with a convincing victory over Alexander Volkov in the main event of UFC Fight Night 204 in London on Saturday. Aspinall scored a first-round submission victory via armbar, finishing the veteran Volkov in just three minutes and 45 seconds. […]

Magomed Ankalaev (left) extended his winning streak to eight by beating Thiago Santos (right) on Saturday. (Image: Getty)

MMA Notebook: Ankalaev Extends Winning Streak, Ngannou Needs Knee Surgery

Magomed Ankalaev made his case for a light heavyweight title shot on Saturday night with a unanimous decision victory over Thiago Santos at UFC Fight Night 203. Ankalaev showed he could compete with Santos in a striking battle, then used his wrestling and grappling skills to finish out a 49-46, […]

Police arrested former UFC champion Cain Velasquez for attempted murder in San Jose. (Image: Joe Camporeale/USA Today Sports)

MMA Notebook: Velasquez Arrested for Attempted Murder; Ukraine Crisis Impacts MMA

The San Jose Police Department announced Tuesday morning that it had arrested former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez for attempted murder. Velasquez has his first court date on Wednesday. Police are holding him without bail. Police identify Velasquez as shooter in Monday incident The arrest followed a shooting in the […]

Islam Makhachev (pictured) will try to continue his nine-fight winning streak as he takes on Bobby Green in the main event of UFC Fight Night 202. (Image: Sergei Belski/USA Today Sports)

Bobby Green Gets Main Event Shot vs. Islam Makhachev at UFC Fight Night 202

Islam Makhachev expected to face Beneil Dariush on Saturday night in a potential lightweight championship eliminator. Instead, he’ll take on unranked Bobby Green, who took the first on short notice – and a quick turnaround – for the main event of UFC Fight Night 202. Dariush dropped out of the […]