UFC 243 heads to Melbourne for Robert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya
Jul23

UFC 243 heads to Melbourne for Robert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya

Robert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya is official for a 60,000-seat stadium in Melbourne. The UFC is going down under for the title unification bout on Oct. 5, as the promotion confirmed Tuesday that UFC 243 will take place at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium in Australia. Combate first reported the news. Whittaker (20-4) captured the interim middleweight gold in July 2017, defeating Yoel Romero via decision in Las Vegas. “The Reaper” scored...

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Benson Henderson to meet Myles Jury in Bellator 227 headliner
Jul23

Benson Henderson to meet Myles Jury in Bellator 227 headliner

It didn’t take long for Myles Jury to land himself a high-profile fight in Bellator. Less than a week after it was announced that the 12-fight UFC veteran had joined the promotion, Jury (17-4) is scheduled to meet former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson (27-8) in the main event of Bellator 227 on Sept. 27, which takes place in Dublin, Ireland. MMA Fighting confirmed the bout with officials after Jury made the announcement to...

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Maxim Dadashev dead at 28 following TKO loss to Subriel Matias
Jul23

Maxim Dadashev dead at 28 following TKO loss to Subriel Matias

Tragedy has struck the combat sports world following the death of Maxim Dadashev, who passed on Tuesday morning as a result of injuries sustained in his technical knockout loss to Subriel Matias last weekend in Oxon Hill, Maryland, according to ESPN. He was just 28. Trainer Buddy McGirt forced an early stoppage after watching his previously undefeated fighter take too many unanswered shots. Unfortunately it was not enough, as Dadashev...

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