Florida Court Accepts Irwin Rivera’s Plea of Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity For Attempted Murder, Grants Conditional Release

UFC fighter Irwin Rivera has been released from custody for the first time since early 2021. The bantamweight was granted a conditional release this week after pleading not guilty by reason of insanity for two counts of attempted murder. Details on Rivera's recent release were revealed in court documents obtained by Marc Raimondi and Carlos … Continue reading Florida Court Accepts Irwin Rivera’s Plea of Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity For Attempted Murder, Grants Conditional Release

Three Fights Join UFC’s January 15th Lineup

UFC's rapidly growing January 15th card has gained three more bouts recently. The fights join a card that doesn't have a confirmed location at the moment. Flashy Middleweights Razak Alhassan and Buckley Collide Explosive finishers Abdul Razak Alhassan and Joaquin Buckley are expected to meet in January, per mma.ideas on Instagram. Buckley has attained three … Continue reading Three Fights Join UFC’s January 15th Lineup

UFC Releases Modestas Bukauskas After Four-Fight Run

Former Cage Warriors Light Heavyweight Champion Modestas Bukauskas has reportedly been released from the UFC roster after four fights. His departure from the promotion was first reported by Damon Martin of MMA Fighting on Wednesday. Bukauskas is parting ways with the promotion after posting one win and three losses. He started his run last year … Continue reading UFC Releases Modestas Bukauskas After Four-Fight Run

Paulo Costa Claims He Weighs Over 210 Pounds, Won’t Make Middleweight For Saturday’s UFC Main Event

Paulo Costa has admitted that he is not in shape for this weekend's UFC main event against Marvin Vettori, putting the middleweight contest in jeopardy. Costa claimed Wednesday that he currently weighs 211 pounds, which is 25 pounds over the non-championship middleweight limit that he is contracted to make Friday. Because of this, Costa is … Continue reading Paulo Costa Claims He Weighs Over 210 Pounds, Won’t Make Middleweight For Saturday’s UFC Main Event

Former LFA Champ Zviad Lazishvili To Make UFC Debut Against Jonathan Martinez At October 23rd Event

UFC's October 23rd event has received another short-notice matchup, as promotional newcomer Zviad Lazishvili will step in and face Jonathan Martinez. The new matchup was first announced by mma.ideas on Instagram. The fight joins a card that is set to happen at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Martinez was originally scheduled to … Continue reading Former LFA Champ Zviad Lazishvili To Make UFC Debut Against Jonathan Martinez At October 23rd Event

Bellator Bantamweight Champion Sergio Pettis To Face Former Champ Kyoji Horiguchi At December 3rd Event

Kyoji Horiguchi will get the chance to re-gain the Bellator Bantamweight Championship on December 3rd, facing current champ Sergio Pettis at Bellator 272. The fight will headline a card that is set to happen at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA. News of the bantamweight title fight was first reported by Luke Thomas … Continue reading Bellator Bantamweight Champion Sergio Pettis To Face Former Champ Kyoji Horiguchi At December 3rd Event

UFC Releases Memo Following Updated U.S. Travel Policy, Informs Fighters of Vaccine Requirement

Top MMA promotion UFC sent a memo to talent recently, making them aware of a new travel policy put in place by the U.S. government that is set to take effect on November 8th. Travel restrictions placed on entering the U.S. will be lifted on November 8th, with new policy allowing anyone to enter who … Continue reading UFC Releases Memo Following Updated U.S. Travel Policy, Informs Fighters of Vaccine Requirement

UFC, Pancrase Alum Brian Gassaway Passes Away At 49

Brian Gassaway, an MMA veteran of over 50 fights, has passed away at age 49. The UFC and Pancrase alum reportedly passed away Sunday, with the cause of death unknown at the moment. Gassaway fought as a pro from 1996 to 2010, fighting many big names in the scene during its early years. He competed … Continue reading UFC, Pancrase Alum Brian Gassaway Passes Away At 49

UFC Looking To Book Newcomer Chad Anheliger Against Jesse Strader For February 19th Event

UFC is looking to give Chad Anheliger his first test in the promotion on February 19th, pairing him against Jesse Strader. News of the potential matchup was first reported by Farah Hannoun and Nolan King of MMA Junkie. Should the matchup be finalized, it would join a card that doesn't have a location set for … Continue reading UFC Looking To Book Newcomer Chad Anheliger Against Jesse Strader For February 19th Event

LA County District Attorney Drops Domestic Battery Charge Against Former UFC Champ Chuck Liddell

Charges of domestic battery on former UFC Champion Chuck Liddell will not be pursued by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office, per recent reports. The prosecution cited "lack of sufficient evidence" as their reasoning for not pressing charges, per ESPN's Marc Raimondi. The situation was filed as a "cross complaint," as both Liddell and … Continue reading LA County District Attorney Drops Domestic Battery Charge Against Former UFC Champ Chuck Liddell