On this week’s episode of What the Heck, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck recaps a memorable BKFC 19 fight week in Tampa (3:47), talks biggest takeaways from covering the event, Rachael Ostovich’s win over Paige VanZant in the main event, Britain Hart’s stoppage win over Jenny Savage, and who was the biggest star of the event.... Read more
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Stipe Miocic believes he should be fighting Francis Ngannou next and he’s not happy about waiting for a trilogy with the series tied between them at one win a piece. The former UFC heavyweight champion expressed his frustrations in an Instagram post made by ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong asking... Read more
TAMPA, Fla. – BKFC 19 winner Taylor Starling speaks with MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck moments after her 28-second TKO win over Cassie Robb on Friday night to discuss the follow up to her wild fight at KnuckleMania, her aggressiveness in the fight, not wanting to call anybody out, wanting to be a champion, and more.
Corey Sandhagen and T.J. Dillashaw will clash in the UFC Vegas 32 main event Saturday night. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images MMA Fighting has UFC Vegas 32 results for the Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw fight card, a live blog of the main event, and live UFC Vegas 32 Twitter updates. In the... Read more
BKFC The BKFC 19 post-fight press conference video is for the top BKFC 19 fighters from Friday’s event at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.
Rachael Ostovich and Paige VanZant will clash once again in BKFC 19 main event Friday. | BKFC MMA Fighting has BKFC 19 results for the VanZant vs. Ostovich event Friday night and more from the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Fla. In the main event, UFC veteran Paige VanZant will try to bounce back from... Read more
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A matchup between top Bellator bantamweights has a new target date. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that a rebooking of a bout between Patchy Mix and James Gallagher is in the works for a Bellator event on Nov. 5. Sources also confirmed that the... Read more
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting When Rachael Ostovich was released from the UFC, she wasn’t exactly certain what would come next, but bare-knuckle fighting wasn’t on the list. After joining the UFC roster with just six fights of total experience, the now 30-year-old Hawaiian fighter was really learning on the job as she competed in the... Read more
Josh Barnett at media luncheon. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Over a decade after they were originally scheduled to meet, Josh Barnett believes he’s the no-brainer choice to face Fedor Emelianenko when “The Last Emporer” returns to action later this year. Bellator announced earlier this month that Emelianenko will headline an event in Moscow on... Read more
Matt Mitrione | Esther Lin Veteran MMA heavyweight Matt Mitrione has been released from contract following his fifth straight setback in the Bellator cage. A promotion official confirmed to MMA Fighting Mitrione’s exit, which was among three roster cuts following Bellator 262 this past Friday at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. Also released from contract... Read more