ONE Championship Announces 10 Events In July To October Schedule

Singapore-based MMA promotion ONE Championship has announced their upcoming batch of events in the summer and fall. Announced by ONE Championship President Chatri Sityodtong on Facebook on Monday, the promotion will hold 10 events from July to October. Per the post, the events will be held without an audience. The 10 events include their already … Continue reading ONE Championship Announces 10 Events In July To October Schedule

American Top Team Coaches Mike Brown and Gabriel de Oliveira Test Positive For COVID-19

American Top Team coaches Mike Brown and Gabriel de Oliviera have tested positive for COVID-19, per a report from Marcelo Barone and Raphael Marinho of Combate. Due to the positive tests, Brown and Oliveira will not be able to corner American Top Team fighter Jorge Masvidal on Saturday in his championship bout. Masvidal is currently … Continue reading American Top Team Coaches Mike Brown and Gabriel de Oliveira Test Positive For COVID-19

Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman Awaiting COVID-19 Tests For UFC 251 Main Event

After the departure of Gilbert Burns from UFC 251 due to a positive COVID-19 test, the UFC is now nearing making short-notice main event between Jorge Masvidal and UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman. First reported by Ariel Helwani of ESPN, the negotiations have concluded, and now the parties await a COVID-19 test before flying to … Continue reading Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman Awaiting COVID-19 Tests For UFC 251 Main Event

Gilbert Burns Out of Headlining UFC 251 Fight After Testing Positive For COVID-19

Gilbert Burns has been pulled from his main event UFC 251 fight against Kamaru Usman after testing positive for COVID-19. First reported by Mike Bohn on MMA Junkie, a test of Burns was flagged in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA before he was set to travel to Yas Island, Abu Dhabi for his July 11th fight. … Continue reading Gilbert Burns Out of Headlining UFC 251 Fight After Testing Positive For COVID-19

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, Father of UFC Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, Dies At 57

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, father of UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov passed away on Friday following an extensive battle with COVID-19. First reported by RT News, Nurmagomedov, 57, had suffered "irreversible brain trauma caused by a stroke" as a result of a COVID-19 infection. News of Nurmagomedov's medical troubles emerged in months before. In May, news broke that … Continue reading Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, Father of UFC Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, Dies At 57

ONE Championship Fighter Aung La N Sang Tests Positive For COVID-19

ONE Championship's middleweight and light heavyweight MMA champion Aung La N Sang has recently announced he tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement was made on Thursday via the fighter's Instagram page. Per the statement, a test from Monday done on Sang came back on Thursday positive. "So my family and I will be quarantining ourselves … Continue reading ONE Championship Fighter Aung La N Sang Tests Positive For COVID-19

ONE Championship Cuts Significant Percent of Staff

A recent press release from ONE Championship revealed that the Singapore-based MMA promotion has cut 20 percent of its staff. The release claimed the promotion has "streamlined operations" by "20% reduction of total worldwide headcount." A tweet from Josh Gross, a former writer for The Athletic, claims that the figure is even higher. "I was … Continue reading ONE Championship Cuts Significant Percent of Staff

Ian Heinisch Off UFC 250 Card, Replaced By Anthony Ivy To Face Gerald Meerschaert

4:35PM EDT UPDATE: Article and title updated to reflect new development. A middleweight preliminary matchup has been scratched off of UFC 250, as Ian Heinisch has been ruled out of his bout against Gerald Meerschart. The bout being cancelled was first reported by Damon Martin of MMA Fighting,  Per Aaron Bronsteter of TSN, Heinisch was … Continue reading Ian Heinisch Off UFC 250 Card, Replaced By Anthony Ivy To Face Gerald Meerschaert

Jacare Souza Tests Positive For COVID-19, Removed From UFC 249

UFC fighter Jacare Souza has tested positive for COVID-19, taking him out of his matchup with Uriah Hall scheduled for UFC 249 tomorrow. Stephen A. Smith of ESPN first reported that a test administered to Souza on Friday returned the next day reading positive. While a relative to Souza tested positive previously, he was asymptomatic. … Continue reading Jacare Souza Tests Positive For COVID-19, Removed From UFC 249