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.
The UFC announced several changes to its 2017 schedule on Thursday, including the cancelation of a pay-per-view date on Jan. 21.
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.
Two years after defeating Eduardo Dantas for the Bellator bantamweight title, 40-year-old Joe Warren looks to repeat himself in Friday's title rematch at Bellator 166 in Oklahoma.
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.
Watch an ESPN Deportes broadcast of Bellator 167 from Thackerville, Oklahoma, as bantamweights Darrion Caldwell and Joe Taimanglo square off in a rematch.
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 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.
Ryan Bader closes out his UFC contract with a third-round TKO of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
Gegard Mousasi got his revenge against Uriah Hall on Saturday with a first-round victory by TKO at UFC Fight Night in Belfast.
Conor McGregor has no shortage of opponents lined up following his historic victory at UFC 205. But just how tough are these matchups for the two-division champion?
Days after Conor McGregor's historic title victory at UFC 205, UFC president Dana White confirmed that McGregor fans will have to wait at least until May to see him back in the Octagon.
Conor McGregor has repeated his demands of $100 million for a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Conor McGregor would be a perfect fit for WWE, Triple H has told the UK's Daily Telegraph.
Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler isn't lacking in belief of himself entering Saturday's title shot and is prepared to "put a nail in the coffin" of Benson Henderson's career.
Weighing in at just over the limit for strawweight at Invicta FC 20, Samantha Diaz made the quick and bold decision to chop off her hair in order to make weight.
Brett Okamoto @bokamotoESPN
Roy Nelson will make a statement in a second about his suspension in Brazil for the McCarthy butt kick.
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UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and Tim Elliott have each made weight for their upcoming title fight in Las Vegas. Johnson, ESPN.com's No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, is seeking his ninth consecutive title defense, which would place him one away from Anderson Silva's record of 10.
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Fun to be back at a fight week at The Palms by the way. This place brings back a lot of memories for me, namely WEC and Guida vs. Sanchez.
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Demetrious Johnson and Tim Elliott have made weight. UFC flyweight title fight is official for tomorrow.
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