Article by Brett Okamoto   It’s been 26 months since Brendan Loughnane fought in the UFC’s Contender Series in Las Vegas. But even two years later, that night continues to define his career. The 31-year-old is riding a seven-fight win streak and enters the 2021 playoffs as the No. 1 seed in his division. He is in his […]

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Article by Farah Hannoun   The 2021 PFL playoff matchups are set, and two of the top welterweights will vie for a finals spot. The playoffs are highlighted by a 170-pound semifinals showdown between former Bellator welterweight champion Rory MacDonald and reigning PFL champ Ray Cooper III in the welterweight semifinals. On the same night, light heavyweights […]

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Article by Damon Martin   Jason Knight will need gloves for his next bout after the ex-UFC and BKFC fighter signed with the PFL with his debut expected to take place on the upcoming card on Aug. 27. Multiple sources confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Thursday following an initial report from MyMMANews.com. A veteran of […]

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Claressa Shields will continue her MMA career in the Professional Fighters League this summer   “We love that she wants to be a two-sport champion in boxing and MMA and compete concurrently,” PFL CEO Murray told Sky Sports. “So we designed a programme for her, to enable her to box, and to help develop her […]

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Article by Hunter Homistek   Former UFC champion Anthony Pettis came into the 2021 PFL Lightweight tournament a heavy favorite … and then he lost his opening-round matchup against Clay Collard at PFL 1, 2021.   This put Pettis in desperation mode Friday evening, as he needed to finish Raush Manfio at PFL 6, 2021 […]

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Article by Hunter Homistek The PFL 6, 2021 main event brought the return of undefeated juggernaut Kayla Harrison, who took on UFC, Invicta FC, and Bellator veteran Cindy Dandois. The 2019 PFL Women’s Lightweight champion and a two-time Olympic gold medalist in judo, Harrison represents one of the absolute best athletes in MMA today, and […]

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Article by Guilherme Cruz   Brazilian welterweight Handesson Ferreira will battle one of Georgia’s top prospects in Amiran Gogoladze at UAE Warriors 20, promotion officials told MMA Fighting. The card goes down June 19 in Abu Dhabi. Ferreira (15-3-1) competed five times under the PFL banner between 2018 and 2019, scoring stoppage wins over the likes of Paul […]

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The UAE Warriors will celebrate its 20th edition when international combat sport resumes in the country. The UAE Warriors 19 Arabia 3 is set for June 18 followed by the UAE Warriors 20 (international) the next day, both at the Jiu-Jitsu Arena at Zayed Sports City. The UAE Warriors held back-to-back events for the first […]

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Article by Mike Bohn   After more than a year away from competition, Ray Borg is ready to make his return to MMA. Borg, a former UFC flyweight title challenger, is set to fight Jesse Arnett on June 19 at a UAE Warriors event. Borg’s manager, Dominance MMA’s Ali Abdelaziz, and promotion officials informed MMA Junkie of “The Tazmexican […]

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Article by News   The full fight card has been released for UAE Warriors 19. The event is set for the Jiu Jitsu Arena in Abu Dhabi on June 18th and will be headlined by a catchweight contest between Mohamad Osseili and Samir Zaidi. Osseili (3-0) is based in Dubai and is coming off first […]

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