Chiesa plots 2017, makes McGregor prediction
Michael Chiesa names which UFC lightweight he hopes to face next and predicts Conor McGregor won't end this year as champion.
Holm opens as betting favorite at UFC 208
Despite a two-fight losing skid, Holly Holm opened as a slight betting favorite over Germaine de Randemie in their inaugural featherweight championship bout at UFC 208.
Rodriguez stops Penn at UFC Phoenix
Rising featherweight Yair Rodriguez dominated BJ Penn and spoiled the UFC Hall of Famer's return to the Octagon at age 38 with a second-round TKO at UFC Fight Night.
Lauzon defeats Hield by split decision.
Joe Lauzon picks up his 14th win in the UFC by defeating Marcin Hield via split decision.
Garbrandt, Dillashaw named coaches for TUF 25
Newly crowned UFC bantamweight Cody Garbrandt and No. 1 contender T.J. Dillashaw have been named to coach against one another on the 25th season of "The Ultimate Fighter" reality series.
UFC will return to New York with Buffalo event
Buffalo's KeyBank Center has agreed to host a UFC pay-per-view in April, the fourth live event in New York since the state legalized mixed martial arts last year.
Anderson Silva back to face Brunson at UFC 208
Off since dropping a short-notice fight against Daniel Cormier at UFC 200, former champ Anderson Silva will step back into the Octagon to take on Derek Brunson on Feb. 11 at UFC 208.
Nurmagomedov-Ferguson interim title bout set
With UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor on break, an interim lightweight title bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson has been slated for UFC 209.
Nurmagomedov opens as 2-to-1 betting favorite over Ferguson
Undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov will be about a 2-to-1 betting favorite over Tony Ferguson in their interim lightweight championship fight at UFC 209 on March 4 at opening odds.
Dos Santos frustrated Werdum declined to fight him
Junior dos Santos says he's in perhaps the best shape of his life, making it all the more frustrating that Fabricio Werdum declined to replace the injured Stefan Struve as his opponent Feb. 19.
White offers $25M to both Mayweather, McGregor
UFC president Dana White said he'd give $25 million to both Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor for a boxing match between the two.
Woodley an underdog (again) to Thompson at UFC 209
Tyron Woodley, who fought Stephen Thompson to a majority draw at UFC 205, opens as an underdog once again in the UFC 209 rematch. It's his seventh consecutive fight as a non-favorite.
Mayweather counters McGregor's $100M demand
Floyd Mayweather Jr. countered Conor McGregor's $100 million purse demand at $15 million plus a cut of pay-per-view.
Ice Cube says Mayweather vs. McGregor would be 'too weird'
Ice Cube says he would put his money on Floyd Mayweather in a bout against Conor McGregor,
Mayweather has advice for Rousey.
Floyd Mayweather believes that Ronda Rousey needs to return to the drawing board and get herself together mentally before she steps back into the Octagon.
Ronda Rousey breaks her silence with revealing Instagram post
After her loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207, Ronda Rousey has virtually disappeared. But she made her return to social media on Instagram on Monday in dramatic fashion.
Hunt sues UFC over Lesnar bout: 'He's a cheater'
Heavyweight Mark Hunt has filed a civil suit against the UFC, president Dana White and Brock Lesnar relating to the UFC 200 fight between Hunt and Lesnar.
Women's flyweight divison in Bellator's future plans
Bellator MMA president Scott Coker says the promotion intends to crown a female flyweight champion by the end of 2017.
Esparza to fight Markos next month in Halifax
Carla Esparza will fight Randa Markos at UFC Fight Night next month in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the undercard of Junior dos Santos-Stefan Struve, promotion officials confirmed Tuesday.
UFC Fight Night, scheduled for March, postponed
The UFC Fight Night, which was scheduled to be held in Las Vegas on March 3, has been postponed, according to a statement.
Woodley-Thompson rematch slated for March
Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson will fight again in March at UFC 209 in a rematch of their five-round majority draw.
Guillard-Njokuani to headline Bellator 171
Bellator officials announced Tuesday that Melvin Guillard will headline Bellator 171 opposite Chidi Njokuani on Jan. 27.
UFC's White spurns Streep for Golden Globes dis
Meryl Streep's Golden Globes speech Sunday included a brief shot at the sport of MMA, which drew reactions from UFC president Dana White and Bellator MMA president Scott Coker.
Q&A: Pennington talks shoulder surgery, sparring Rousey
Top UFC women's bantamweight contender Raquel Pennington will miss the first half of 2017 with a shoulder injury she aggravated while helping prepare Ronda Rousey for UFC 207.
McGeary-Fields bout to headline Bellator 173
Former Bellator MMA light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary will face Chris Fields in the main event of Bellator 173 on Feb. 24 in Northern Ireland.
Bellator signs 1st female featherweight title bout
A 145-pound championship bout between Marloes Coenen and Julia Budd will headline Bellator 174 in March -- the promotion's first female featherweight title fight.
Ex-lightweight champ dos Anjos moving to 170 pounds
Former UFC lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos described making weight at 155 pounds as "a hard journey," and announced Friday that he'll be moving up to the welterweight division.
2016 ESPN.com knockout of the year
Through two rounds at UFC 205, middleweights Yoel Romero and Chris Weidman were locked in a stalemate. And then just like that, Romero ended it with one of the most vicious knockouts of 2016.
Trial date set for ex-MMA fighter 'War Machine'
The trial date for John "War Machine" Koppenhaver, who has been charged with attempted murder, is set for Feb. 27.
2016 ESPN.com submission of the year
Nearly 10 years to the day that her MMA career began, Miesha Tate cemented her legacy by winning a UFC title via dramatic submission over Holly Holm at UFC 196 in March.
Olympic boxer describes her respect for Ronda Rousey
After returning home from Rio this year, boxer Mikaela Mayer received an interesting message. It was from Ronda Rousey's coach asking if she'd come spar with the former UFC champ.
2016 ESPN.com fighter of the year: Michael Bisping
During a year in which there was no shortage of options for fighter of the year, Michael Bisping's unlikely run to the UFC middleweight title at age 37 stands out above the rest.
Women's P4P rankings: Nunes rises
With a pair of emphatic wins against two of the biggest stars in women's MMA, bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes has built her case as one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the sport.
Garbrandt makes debut in P4P rankings
By handing Dominick Cruz his first loss since 2007, bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt made the leap into the pound-for-pound top 10, while former champion TJ Dillashaw kept climbing.
2016 ESPN.com fight of the year
Cub Swanson's victory over Doo Ho Choi in December may not have been the most important fight of 2016, but the three-round featherweight war featured unforgettable action.
Page mocks Rousey's knockout loss in music video
Ronda Rousey's knockout loss at UFC 207 created wildly different reactions on social media, including a new dance from Bellator prospect Michael Page.
Old-fashioned drama awaits UFC with Garbrandt-Dillashaw
After a pair of dominant wins at UFC 207, there may not be a better fight to make stylistically in 2017 than Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw -- with no shortage of drama between former teammates.
Bisping, Woodley stir up talk for superfight
UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping took to social media to promote the idea of a superfight against welterweight titleholder Tyron Woodley.
Does loss tarnish Ronda's legacy?
The SportsNation crew debate whether Ronda Rousey's legacy is damaged after her 48-second loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207.
If UFC 207 marks the end, how will we remember Ronda Rousey?
History has proved to be kind to MMA trailblazers like Ronda Rousey, who should be remembered far more for opening doors than for a pair of knockout defeats that place her future in question.
Ronda Rousey lost her own way
Ronda Rousey doesn't apologize for her ambitions, Ramona Shelburne writes. But when Rousey fell apart after losing to Holly Holm, she was in a state that even she had a hard time handling.
White unsure if Rousey ever fights again.
UFC president Dana White discusses hanging out with Ronda Rousey after her loss to UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, what Rousey means to women fighting in the UFC and if she will ever fight again.
Rousey to take time to 'think about the future'
Ronda Rousey, in a statement to ESPN less than 24 hours after she lost to Amanda Nunes in her return to the Octagon, says she will take some time to decide her next step.
UFC 207 shows Rousey is officially history.
Israel Gutierrez talks about the rise and fall of former champion Ronda Rousey.
Pro athlete comparisons to UFC 207's biggest headliners
As headliners like Amanda Nunes and Ronda Rousey prepare for Friday's final card of 2016, their journey to UFC 207 holds similarities to other prominent pro athletes.