Bellator signs ranked bantamweight Michael McDonald after UFC departure

One week after he parted ways with the UFC, bantamweight Michael McDonald has signed a deal with Bellator.

ESPN.com was the first to report the news, and MMA Fighting confirmed with Bellator officials on Friday.

Original article: mmafighting.com

Mar 24, 2017

Former UFC champ Carla Esparza meets Maryna Moroz in Oklahoma City

Former UFC champion Carla Esparza will make her return to action on June 25 when she faces Maryna Moroz as part of the upcoming card in Oklahoma City.

Sources close to the matchup confirmed the news to FOX Sports on Friday following an initial report from ESPN.

Original article: foxsports.com

Mar 24, 2017

Max Holloway takes funny shot at Jose Aldo as they prep for UFC 212 | @TheBuzzer | UFC ON FOX

Max Holloway takes funny shot at Jose Aldo as they prep for UFC 212 | @TheBuzzer | UFC ON FOX

Mar 23, 2017

Joseph Benavidez faces Ben Nguyen at UFC Fight Night in New Zealand

Top ranked flyweight competitor Joseph Benavidez is back in action but he’s not getting another shot at champion Demetrious Johnson just yet.

Instead, Benavidez will face off with Ben Nguyen at UFC Fight Night in New Zealand on June 10 airing live on FS1.

UFC officials announced the new pairing on Thursday.

Original article: foxsports.com

Mar 23, 2017

Luke Rockhold wants a heavyweight super fight against Fabricio Werdum

Former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is ready to book his next fight, but he’s looking to jump up two divisions for a very unique challenge.

On Wednesday night’s edition of “UFC Tonight,” Rockhold asked for a matchup against former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum.

Original article: foxsports.com

Mar 23, 2017