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On to the Next One, Episode 6: Matches to make after UFC on ESPN 15

In the sixth episode of On to the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alex K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday night’s UFC on ESPN 15 event at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. Future fights were discussed for headliners Frankie Edgar and Pedro Munhoz—following the former lightweight champion’s split decision […]

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Leon Edwards goes in on Jorge Masvidal: ‘Street Jesus hard man sh*t was all just marketing’

In March of 2019, both Leon Edwards and Jorge Masvidal fought at UFC London. In the main event, Masvidal knocked out Darren Till and in the co-main event, and Edwards won a split decision over Gunnar Nelson. Afterwards, while backstage giving interviews, Edwards and Masvidal got into a now famous altercation where Masvidal hit Edwards […]

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With Ryan Hall out, Ricardo Lamas welcomes newcomer Bill Algeo at UFC Vegas 8

Ricardo Lamas will still be competing at the UFC’s next event in Las Vegas. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that Lamas will take on newcomer Bill Algeo this Saturday at UFC Vegas 8. The event takes place at the UFC APEX. Algeo, who also confirmed the booking via […]

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Frankie Edgar’s bantamweight reinvention puts him back in a familiar spot

It takes a lot to make what was old in MMA new again. This October, Frankie Edgar will be 39 years old. Fifteen in MMA years, thirteen with the UFC. On Saturday, he competed at bantamweight for the first time in his career. He entered the UFC on ESPN 15 headliner with losses in three […]

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Dana White: Tony Ferguson ‘probably’ fighting Dustin Poirier next

It appears Tony Ferguson is ready to return to action, and Dustin Poirier will more than likely be the man standing across from him in the octagon. Following UFC on ESPN 15 on Saturday night, UFC president Dana White confirmed that the promotion has booked Ferguson for his next fight, although he wasn’t ready to […]

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Dana White on Oscar De La Hoya returning from retirement: ‘Cocaine isn’t cheap’

If Oscar De La Hoya really plans to makes his return to boxing, he probably shouldn’t expect UFC president Dana White to sit in his cheering section. Earlier this week, the 47-year-old boxer turned promoter declared that he was coming out of retirement with plans to compete again more than a decade after his last […]

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Dana White impressed by Frankie Edgar’s bantamweight debut, ‘but he’s got some work to do there’

Back in the win column in a new division, Frankie Edgar once again finds himself in the thick of a title chase. But UFC President Dana White wants everyone to pump the brakes just a little. Edgar, a former lightweight champion and a longtime contender in the featherweight division, unquestionably impressed in Saturday’s UFC on […]