Ex-UFC fighter Mark Madsen launches Dominance Fighting Championships

[ Three-time Olympian and recently retired UFC fighter Mark Madsen will try his hand promoting fights rather than partaking in them. On Monday, Madsen recently announced the launch of Dominance Fighting Championship (DFC) with an inaugural event expected for Sept. 21 at K.B. Hallen in Copenhagen, Denmark. While his native country’s soil will host DFC … Read more

Johnny Walker confident he’ll eventually fight for title

[ Despite his most recent setback, Johnny Walker is not losing faith on his dream of becoming a UFC champion. The UFC light heavyweight veteran believes he’s bound to fight for the light heavyweight bout, and on Saturday in Saudi Arabia, he’ll be taking his first step towards that goal. Walker (21-8 MMA, 7-5 UFC) … Read more

Mike Perry beats Jake Paul by making it ‘ugly enough’

[ Daniel Cormier thinks Mike Perry will shock Jake Paul in the boxing ring. Perry (0-1) faces Paul (9-1) in an eight-round cruiserweight boxing match July 20 in Tampa, Fla. The event airs on DAZN pay-per-view. Perry has had tremendous success as a bare-knuckle boxer. “Platinum” is 5-0 under the BKFC banner, including stoppages of … Read more

Robert Whittaker will ‘beat the brakes off’ Aliskerov

[ Israel Adesanya thinks Robert Whittaker will run through Ikram Aliskerov. Whittaker (25-7 MMA, 16-5 UFC) meets Aliskerov (15-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) in Saturday’s UFC on ABC 6 (ABC/ESPN/ESPN+) main event at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Adesanya has history with Whittaker after beating him twice in title fights – once by knockout at … Read more

UFC 303 short notice ‘best-case scenario’ for Jiri Prochazka

[ Anthony Smith thinks the short-notice nature gives Jiri Prochazka the best chance to beat Alex Pereira at UFC 303. Prochazka (30-4-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) challenges light heavyweight champion Pereira (10-2 MMA, 7-1 UFC) in a title fight rematch June 29 at T-Mobile Arena – a matchup that was put together after the original main … Read more

PRIDE alum Shannon Ritch claims self-defense after fatal shooting

[ One of the most experienced pro MMA fighters ever claims self-defense after fatally shooting a man in North Phoenix. According to a media advisory issued by the Phoenix Police Department and acquired by MMA Junkie, Shannon Ritch shot and killed Alejandro Samplina at approximately 9:20 p.m. ET. The alleged incident was first reported by … Read more

Ikram Aliskerov details ‘messy’ week prior to event

[ Ikram Aliskerov admits the past week has been “messy” and unideal, but that’s something he accepted long ago when he decided to become a professional fighter. As he completed his UFC on ESPN 58 weight cut this past Thursday, Aliskerov (15-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) was offered a headliner vs. Robert Whittaker (25-7 MMA, 16-5 … Read more