Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis' journey over the last 18 months has been dark, but he returns to the title scene Saturday with an interim UFC featherweight championship shot.
Conor McGregor may continue to posture over a superfight with Floyd Mayweather, but Dana White doesn't see it happening.
Demetrious Johnson's reign continues. Saturday's unanimous-decision win over Tim Elliott moved the UFC flyweight champ just one title defense away from tying Anderson Silva's record of 10.
Joseph Benavidez outworked Henry Cejudo on Saturday night, as the opposing coaches on Season 24 of "The Ultimate Fighter" put on a classic flyweight duel in Las Vegas.
UFC announced the return of Chan Sung Jung against Dennis Bermudez for the Feb. 4 Fight Night event in Houston.
Watch an ESPN Deportes broadcast of Bellator 167 from Thackerville, Oklahoma, as bantamweight Darrion Caldwell defeated Joe Taimanglo by unanimous decision in their rematch.
Conor McGregor said he hasn't given up his 145-pound belt, after all, despite the UFC's claims that he had surrendered the title.
Conor McGregor has "disrespected boxing" and needs to be taught a lesson, according to former two-weight boxing world champion Paulie Malignaggi.
Eduardo Dantas cruised to a majority decision over Joe Warren on Friday -- avenging an upset loss from October 2014 -- during a title fight that headlined Bellator 166 in Thackerville, Oklahoma.
Benson Henderson has had three fights in Bellator, and in all three fights he was dealing with a torn ACL, which has now become too much to cope with.
UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson has apologized for his actions toward a referee after a September victory over Antonio Silva in Brazil.
The world of mixed martial arts has been in a state of flux in 2016, but that hasn't affected UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, who seeks his ninth title defense on Saturday.
A middleweight fight between Hector Lombard and Brad Tavares has been added to a UFC Fight Night on Jan. 28 in Denver.
Brett Okamoto and Brian Campbell give their thoughts on Conor McGregor vacating his UFC featherweight title. Plus, interviews with B.J. Penn and Benson Henderson.
Are Conor McGregor's intentions to fight Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match real or merely a symbolic gesture to create more leverage? Either way, it presents a troubling reality for the UFC.
Does Conor McGregor's new boxing license mean anything as it relates to a potential fight with Floyd Mayweather? If you ask Team Mayweather, the answer is a simple no.
The UFC announced several changes to its 2017 schedule on Thursday, including the cancelation of a pay-per-view date on Jan. 21.
The state of California has issued UFC star Conor McGregor a boxing license, further fueling speculation over whether he can lure Floyd Mayweather out of retirement.
Several UFC athletes have come together to form an association to promote the rights of MMA fighters.
With rumors of a fight between boxing's Floyd Mayweather and UFC champ Conor McGregor swirling, Dan Rafael and Brett Okamoto join forces to discuss who would win, how much it would cost and more.
Conor McGregor's camp have finally broken their silence after the Irishman was stripped of the UFC featherweight title.
Middleweight Robert Whittaker has found his groove since moving up in weight. With a signature win over Derek Brunson, he moved up in ESPN's rankings.
According to the New York State Athletic Commission, Kelvin Gastelum has agreed to pay a fine in order to avoid any suspension in the state of New York.
A welterweight fight between Paul Daley and Brennan Ward has been added to the Bellator 170 card that is headlined by a Tito Ortiz-Chael Sonnen bout.
UFC flyweights Brandon Moreno and Tim Elliott took advantage of the unique opportunity provided them in Season 24 of "The Ultimate Fighter."
Verbal agreements are in place for a light heavyweight fight between Glover Teixeira and Jimi Manuwa at January's UFC 208, sources confirmed to ESPN.
The UFC says Conor McGregor has vacated his featherweight title in favor of keeping his 155-pound belt, meaning Jose Aldo has been elevated to undisputed 145-pound champion.
Robert Whittaker stayed poised and weathered an early barrage from Derek Brunson before finishing him in the first round of their main-event bout Saturday at UFC Fight Night in Melbourne.
UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is injured and has pulled out of a scheduled title defense against Anthony Johnson at UFC 206.
Khabib Nurmagomedov tweeted a screenshot of a direct message he sent to UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, challenging him to a title shot.
In November, espnW's weekly essay series focuses on giving. This week, Libby Copeland writes of MMA fighter Ronda Rousey, "Her return is brave."
Welterweight Lorenz Larkin never expected to close out his current UFC deal without first signing a new one. Now he sets to enter free agency.
Two things are evident in the UFC's middleweight rankings: the division's depth and age. But Robert Whittaker is a glaring exception and one fighter to watch at 185 pounds.
Brett Okamoto and The Brian Campbell welcome Conor McGregor's agent, Audie Attar, to talk about what's next and UFC welterweight Lorenz Larkin on free agency.
Conor McGregor's agent told ESPN's Five Rounds podcast Tuesday the two-weight UFC champion's camp would be "very interested" in a fight with boxer Floyd Mayweather, should talks become serious.
During an episode of ESPN's 5ive Rounds podcast, Conor McGregor's agent, Audie Attar, said: "If [WWE] is going to come with an offer, we are willing to entertain it. We are here."
Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler found himself in an epic title fight against Benson Henderson, and he did enough to retain his belt and climb a spot in ESPN's divisional rankings.
Russian mixed martial arts legend Fedor Emelianenko has signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA and will face Matt Mitrione on Feb. 18.
A middleweight bout between Rashad Evans and Tim Kennedy has been scrapped from UFC 206 on Dec. 10 in Toronto, after Evans failed to receive medical clearance.
TJ Dillashaw believes he has done enough to get another shot at the bantamweight title, but Dominick Cruz will be fighting someone else at UFC 207.
BJ Penn, out of the ring since announcing his retirement in 2014, will headline a UFC Fight Night comeback bout against Yair Rodriguez on Jan. 15 in Phoenix.
UFC welterweight Kelvin Gastelum, who is aiming to fight Tim Kennedy in December, has received a six-month suspension for failing to weigh in for his UFC 205 bout against Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone.
Two-time Bellator champion Michael Chandler defended the Bellator MMA lightweight belt with a split decision victory against Benson Henderson on Saturday night in San Jose.
Brett Okamoto @bokamotoESPN
Not officially done quite yet, but hearing some very good vital signs regarding a fight between Julianna Pena and Valentina Shevchenko.
Brett Okamoto ESPN Staff Writer
UFC flyweight Demetrious Johnson's disclosed purse for his successful title defense on Saturday is $350k, which is a significant increase from the disclosed $195k he received for his previous defense at UFC 197 in April.
Brett Okamoto @bokamotoESPN
Demetrious Johnson's disclosed purse for Saturday $350k/$0. Nice bump from the $135k/$60k purse at UFC 197 in April.