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Former pro wrestling superstar Phil 'CM Punk' Brooks will have to wait a little longer than originally expected to make his MMA debut, it has been revealed by Punk's head coach Duke Roufus in an ESPN interview, after Punk suffered a shoulder injury in training.

British welterweight Michael 'Venom' Page will look to remain undefeated when he faces Charlie Ontiveros in at Bellator 144 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on October 23rd. The bout was confirmed by Bellator officials on October 5th.

UFC 192 took place in Hidalgo, Texas on Saturday October 3rd. In the main event, UFC light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier defended his title against Alexander Gustafsson.

The welterweight bout between Johny Hendricks and Tyron Woodley, which was scheduled to take place in the co-main event slot at UFC 192 on October 3rd, has been scrapped after Hendricks experienced weight cutting issues. The cancellation was announced by UFC president Dana White via Twitter.

Make no mistake about it, UFC 192 is stacked top to bottom; in stark contrast to last week’s Japan UFC Fight Night offering. The odds, as always, are provided by 5Dimes; so let’s try and make some money!

A Sunday September 27th special episode of the current season of The Ultimate Fighter, featuring coaches Conor McGregor and Urijah Faber, which was broadcast on the Fox network adjacent to local Fox NFL games was viewed by 2.016 million viewers; an increase of 15% over last year’s TUF episode which similarly aired on an NFL Sunday, according to Nielsen.

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. 


UFC light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier didn't have much time to celebrate his hard-fought win over Alexander Gustafsson this past weekend before questions of a rematch with former champ Jon Jones started coming his way.

Daniel Cormier successfully defended his UFC light heavyweight title for the first time this weekend at UFC 192 with a split-decision win over Alexander Gustafsson. The challenger certainly put up a tough fight and pushed the champ to his limits, but most still felt the win for Cormier was clearer than the split-decision verdict suggested.

Hawaiian MMA icon and former two-division UFC champ BJ Penn retired from MMA under a dark cloud last year following perhaps the worst performance of his career in a rematch against Frankie Edgar. But now it seems as though Penn is fired up and ready to make a comeback.

Now that former UFC welterweights Paul Daley and Josh Koscheck are both firmly under the Bellator banner, it looks like promotion president Scott Coker is looking at setting up a rematch between the two once bitter rivals.

Former UFC middleweight champion Rich 'Ace' Franklin announced his retirement from MMA competition this week. Franklin confirmed his decision via a piece written for The Players' Tribune.

Josh Barnett returned to the Octagon for the first time since December 2013 on September 26th. Barnett faced Roy Nelson in the UFC Fight Night 75 main event in Saitama, Japan.


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October 3rd's UFC 192 card was one of the most stacked we've seen this year - even with the cancellation of Johny Hendricks vs. Tyron Woodley - but didn't quite receive the hype it deserved. Still, there's plenty to talk about in the aftermath so here's an analysis of some of the highlights.

This past weekend's UFC 188 event in Mexico City, Mexico saw three successful guillotine executions - among them was Fabricio Werdum's amazing upset win over Cain Velasquez in the main event, unifying the heavyweight and interim heavyweight championships to become the undisputed champion.

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.

UFC welterweight Carlos Condit will get his second shot at becoming UFC champion at UFC 195 at the beginning of next year when he faces reigning champ Robbie Lawler. In an exclusive interview with FO magazine, Condit reveals what life is currently like at Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA and looks ahead to his upcoming title bout.


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