Champ Shinya Aoki meets Eduard Folayang on Nov. 11 at ‘ONE Championship: Defending Honor’

Champ Shinya Aoki meets Eduard Folayang on Nov. 11 at ‘ONE Championship: Defending Honor’

Shinya Aoki will soon go for his 10th straight victory and third consecutive ONE championship title defense in November. Officials today announced lightweight champion Aoki (39-6) will meet challenger Eduard Folayang (16-5) at “ONE Championship: Defending Honor.” The event takes place Nov. 11 at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore, and it streams as an

Bellator vet and submission specialist Marcin Held announces UFC deal

Bellator vet and submission specialist Marcin Held announces UFC deal

Submission specialist Marcin Held is now a UFC fighter. Earlier this month, a Bellator spokesperson today told MMAjunkie that the promotion released Held (22-4 MMA, 11-3 BMMA). The 24-year-old Polish fighter, however, wrote on his Facebook page he ended his contract. Regardless, the former Bellator lightweight title challenger, who made his pro debut in 2008

Martin Buschkamp vs. Alex Enlund scratched from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 93 lineup

Martin Buschkamp vs. Alex Enlund scratched from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 93 lineup

The fight card for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 93 event is one bout lighter. A scheduled fight between featherweight newcomers Martin Buschkamp (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Alex Enlund (14-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been pulled from the card. Enlund has suffered an undisclosed injury, and Buschkamp will be booked for another card, officials announced.

Co-Main Event Podcast: Download episode No. 220 with Ben Fowlkes, Chad Dundas

Co-Main Event Podcast: Download episode No. 220 with Ben Fowlkes, Chad Dundas

Episode No. 220 of the Co-Main Event Podcast is now available for streaming and download. MMAjunkie/USA TODAY columnist Ben Fowlkes and Bleacher Report lead MMA writer Chad Dundas host the weekly show (also dubbed the “CME,” if you nasty). This week, the guys look back at UFC on FOX 21 and Bellator 160, and get

Alistair Overeem doesn’t consider Fedor Emelianenko or Fabricio Werdum as the greatest heavyweight of all time

Alistair Overeem doesn’t consider Fedor Emelianenko or Fabricio Werdum as the greatest heavyweight of all time

Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos LOS ANGELES – Should he prove victorious at UFC 203, Alistair Overeem might have a real case for being considered the greatest heavyweight combat sports athlete of all time. In the meantime, “The Demolition Man” admits he doesn’t consider two other names often thrown into the discussion of

Video: Watch UFC Fight Night 93 headliner Andrei Arlovski destroy ‘Bigfoot’ in Brazil

Video: Watch UFC Fight Night 93 headliner Andrei Arlovski destroy ‘Bigfoot’ in Brazil

Filed under: News, UFC, Videos A pair of former UFC heavyweight champions will meet in the headlining bout of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 93 event in Germany. Ahead of that clash, check out one of that bout’s performers in a stellar recent appearance. In September 2014, Arlovski was looking to build off a disappointing split-decision

Al Iaquinta: Repeated fight requests from Thiago Alves ‘pissed me off,’ hopes for UFC 205 showdown

Al Iaquinta: Repeated fight requests from Thiago Alves ‘pissed me off,’ hopes for UFC 205 showdown

Apr 4, 2015; Fairfax, VA, USA; Al Iaquinta (blue gloves) celebrates after defeating Jorge Masvidal (not pictured) during UFC Fight Night at Patriot Center. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports Apr 4, 2015; Fairfax, VA, USA; Al Iaquinta (blue gloves) gestures to the fans after fighting Jorge Masvidal (not pictured) during UFC Fight Night at

Video: Watch UFC Fight Night 93 headliner Josh Barnett make his 2013 UFC return against Frank Mir

Video: Watch UFC Fight Night 93 headliner Josh Barnett make his 2013 UFC return against Frank Mir

Filed under: News, UFC, Videos Back in 2013 at UFC 164, Josh Barnett returned to the UFC and fought in the octagon for the first in 11 years. The bout didn’t last long. Facing fellow ex-champ and vet Frank Mir in Milwaukee, Barnett picked up his 10th win in 11 fights. And it came in

Joseph Benavidez’s relationship with Henry Cejudo ‘worse’ after ‘TUF 24’: ‘He’s a real doofus’

Joseph Benavidez’s relationship with Henry Cejudo ‘worse’ after ‘TUF 24’: ‘He’s a real doofus’

Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos Joseph Benavidez said he has plenty of reasons to dislike Henry Cejudo after spending six weeks as opposing coaches on “The Ultimate Fighter 24,” which debuts Wednesday on FS1. Benavidez (24-4 MMA, 11-2 UFC) and Cejudo (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) had a bit of a tiff last year

Maybe Paige VanZant is more than just ‘it factor’ after all

Maybe Paige VanZant is more than just ‘it factor’ after all

Video: Paige VanZant returns from ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ KOs Rawlings with head kick That’s because, in the long history of combat sports athletes bouncing from the ring to the cage, there are plenty of instances in which fighters returned looking worse than when they left. Something about those contrasting experiences, maybe. Once you realize