Cris Cyborg rules out UFC return ahead of pro boxing debut

Cris Cyborg, UFC 240 weigh-ins Credit: Jay Anderson/Cageside Press Former UFC women’s featherweight champion and current Bellator MMA champion Cris Cyborg has ruled out a return to the Octagon, barring major organizational changes. A champion in every major promotion she has competed for – Strikeforce, Invicta FC, UFC and Bellator MMA – Cyborg (26-2, 1NC) … Read more

Joe Pfeiffer knocks out Alain Amedowski in debut

Joe Pifer and Alain Amedowski, UFC Vegas 60 Photo: Getty/UFC UFC Vegas 60 saw the debut of Dana White’s Contender Series winner Joe Pifer, undoubtedly one of the big stars of the show’s current sixth season. Pyfer, the only contract winner in the first week this year, was paired with Alen Amedovski for his UFC … Read more

Loma Lookboonmee spoils Denise Gomes’ debut

Denise Gomes and Loma Lookboonmee, UFC Vegas 60 Credit: UFC/Getty Making a quick turnaround from her victory onwards Dana White’s Contender Series earlier this year, Invicta FC alum Denise Gomes took on Loma Lookboonmee at UFC Vegas 60. The short-notice bout saw Gomez replace Diana Belbita, who pulled out of the bout just over a … Read more

Hana Rokala plans to return in 2023 after a memorable professional debut

After a long and well thought out amateur career, Hanna Rokala (1-0) made a statement in her professional debut. On August 27, in the main event of Showcase MMA 27, Rokala needed less than three minutes to finish Kara Marie Vislosky and pick up her first professional victory. Hana Rokala won her professional debut by … Read more

AJ McKee says ‘Resurrection is here’ ahead of lightweight debut

Los Angeles, CA — AJ McKee is set to make his lightweight debut against Spike Carlyle next month, with the fight serving as a Bellator 286 co-main event. Ahead of the Oct. 1 wedding, McKee (18-1) told Cageside Press in an exclusive interview that the weight gain is going well. “Awesome. Life is amazing, you … Read more

Cassius Mailula is grateful after Mamelodi Sundowns debut

Mamelodi Sundowns young man Cassius Mailula has reflected on his debut for the club against Chippa United on Wednesday evening. ALSO READ: DSTV PREMIERSHIP: UPDATED DIARY AFTER MAMELODI SUNDOWNS’ LATE WIN The 21-year-old was brought on late in the second half in a game in which Peter Shallulile found the back of the net in … Read more

Thiago Santos leaves UFC, signs with PFL with expected debut in 2023

Thiago Santos, UFC Vegas 59 Credit: Alex Behunin/Cageside Press UFC light heavyweight contender and former title contender Thiago Santos will call a new promotion next year. Santos (22-11) signed with the PFL and is expected to debut as part of the league’s regular season in 2023. ESPN, the PFL’s official broadcast partner, first reported the … Read more

“Jack of all trades”? Tweeps troll Andile Mpisane for match ‘debut’

While Andile Mpisane was eventually benched during Tuesday afternoon’s derby football match, the Royal AM chairman was expected to make his debut – as a player! Musso and football tycoon – who is the son of businesswoman Shauwn Mkhize aka “MaMkhize” was brought on as a substitute in a match against Richards Bay FC. ANDILE … Read more

The Moody family celebrated wildly after the dream debut

Canan Moodie, who became the second-youngest Springboks debutant in the professional era at 19 on Saturday, produced a game to remember and scored the Springboks’ second try on the stroke of half-time when he collected another high ball in front of Marika Koroibete to run in for his attempted out, bringing the halftime score to … Read more

Ben Rothwell will make his BKFC debut against Bobo O’Bannon on October 1st

Credit: Rodney James Edgar/Cageside Press ‘Big’ Ben Rothwell has a date set for his BKFC debut. Rothwell (39-14 MMA), a longtime UFC heavyweight, signed with the bare-knuckle team earlier this year. He will make his debut for the promotion on October 1, 2022, facing Bobo O’Bannon (3-2 BKB). MMA Fighting first reported the news of … Read more

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