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UFC today announced the first three bouts to feature on the upcoming UFC Fight Night 83 card in London, England. The event will take place on February 27th at London's O2 Arena.

Viacom-owned MMA promotion Bellator has confirmed the date and location for its first international event. Company president Scott Coker joined Oktagon Kickboxing president Carlo Di Blasi in Paris this afternoon to announce a co-promoted event, which is set to take place on April 16th at the Pala Alpitour in Torino, Italy.

UFC Fight Night 79 took place on Saturday November 28th at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul, South Korea. The card was headlined by a welterweight bout between Benson Henderson and Jorge Masvidal.

Once again the injury bug has struck, this time for the first UFC visit to Seoul, South Korea.

Former UFC lightweight title challenger Gray Maynard has confirmed he will fight again. But, this time, he'll be entering the Octagon as a featherweight.

A rematch between Brazilian MMA veterans Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort is reportedly being eyed for UFC 197 next year. The card is set for March 5th in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

One Championship bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes' story of his rise through MMA is one of the most inspirational stories in a sport filled with inspiring characters. Hear him tell of his journey in this new video.

British UFC veteran Dan 'The Outlaw' Hardy will swap the Octagon for the Atlantic ocean as a crew member of the Great Britain team for its 5,300-mile month-long opening leg of the famous Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race, from London, England to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

UFC welterweight champion 'Ruthless' Robbie Lawler is among the most destructive fighters in his division, so it's no surprise he's a big fan of action movies. Lawler explained his love for action-packed blockbusters in a recent interview with Fighters Only.

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson recently took a break from dominating the 125lb weight class to discuss his favorite TV shows, music and other aspects of his lifestyle in an exclusive interview with Fighters Only magazine.

UFC middleweight contender Luke Rockhold is currently on a collision course with former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, as the two are set to fight at UFC on Fox 15 on April 18th.

But following a recent appearance on US reality show Millionaire Matchmaker, Luke's personal life (and more specifically, his love life) has been of even more interest than his fighting career. In an exclusive interview with the former Strikeforce middleweight champ in the current issue of Fighters Only, Rockhold discusses the movies and TV shows he enjoys when not training and, of course, talks a little about the ladies. Read below for a special preview.

Despite the haters, the profile of Irish UFC featherweight Conor McGregor continues to rise as it was announced yesterday that the one they call 'The Notorious' has inked a deal with top sports equipment brand Reebok. 

“Can you smell that money?" Conor joked with UFC Tonight host Kenny Florian. "I’ve partnered with Reebok. It’s a big step forward in my career and I’m honored to be with this brand... I’m honored to be one of the athletes that Reebok has chosen to get behind. I will prove that by going out and performing in phenomenal style.”

The deal comes roughly one-and-a-half months after the UFC confirmed an exclusive apparel deal with the brand.

McGregor will face his next challenge in Dennis Siver this Sunday in the main event at UFC Fight Night 59. With a win the Irishman will get the next shot at Jose Aldo's featherweight title. He has stated numerous times in the build-up to his next contest that he believes he will stop the fight within the first two minutes.

“I enjoy pressure," he said when asked if he has put more pressure on himself with his bold prediction. "I like the feeling and illusion of pressure. Where the prediction has come from, I analyze my opponent. The shot I need to put him away will happen four or five times over within the first two minutes. So I feel two minutes is a fair prediction for Dennis. I feel it could even be the first exchange. The way he moves, he will not take what I give.”

Watch Conor's full UFC Tonight interview below. 


Former UFC welterweight champ Georges St Pierre is famously discreet when it comes to personal and professional matters alike. However, the French-Canadian recently spoke out about a heated meeting he had with UFC president Dana White and UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta following his UFC 167 title defense against Johny Hendricks.

Former UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones has been out of action for the vast majority of this year, and is now eyeing a 2016 return against current champ Daniel Cormier to reclaim his title.

It looks like the once close bond between Team Alpha Male founder Urijah Faber and UFC bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw is all but severed now that Dillashaw has switched camps.

Former UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronday Rousey's long-time coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, has received a great deal of criticism for his coaching of Rousey between rounds when she lost her title to Holly Holm at UFC 193.

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is the latest high-profile fighter to weigh-in on the Holly Holm-Ronda Rousey fallout following Holm's KO win over Rousey at UFC 193.

Veteran kickboxer and MMA fighter Melvin Manhoef will look to get back on the winning track when he meets Hisaki Kato in the Bellator 146 main event this Friday.


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Promoters, not fighters, rule MMA – just like they’ve ruled the fight game since Ancient Rome.

The uneducated masses were puzzled when they watched Mike Tyson-like Ronda Rousey get knocked out by Holly Holm in the UFC 193 main event.

MMA fans in the US will have plenty more chances to catch the 7th annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards as the event is set to re-air on the Fox Sports 2 network over the next nine days.

Full re-airing schedule (times: ET)

  • Wednesday Feb. 4th, 9pm
  • Friday Feb. 6th, 11pm
  • Sunday Feb. 8th, 11pm
  • Wednesday Feb. 11th, 10am & 12am
  • Thursday Feb. 12th, 4pm

This year's show, sponsored by Bodybuilding.com, RDX Sports and MusclePharm, was hosted on Friday January 30th at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. It was hosted by Nicole Dabeau and retired MMA and military veteran Brian Stann.

Among the winners at the event were UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler, who bagged the coveted 'Fighter of the Year' award, and UFC 135b champ TJ Dillashaw who took home the newly-introduced 'Upset of the Year' for his title win over Renan Barao at UFC 173.

Former UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz will have the chance to reclaim his throne when he faces TJ Dillashaw at UFC Fight Night 81 in January. In an exclusive interview with FO, Cruz discusses how consecutive knee injuries could in fact have a positive impact on his career moving forward.


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