Diana Avsaragova Fan of Emelianenko, but ignores talk that MMA is “for men”

Bellator flyweight Diana Avsaragova (5-0) travels from Russia to Los Angeles for Bellator 290 next month, where she will face former title contender Alejandra Lara. Avsaragova’s angles are now in the US, leaving her to travel alone. That’s always been the case for the young fighter, who joined Bellator MMA in 2021 and won his … Read more

How a fight with his brother over alcohol led Abdul Kamara to a career in MMA

Photo: Abdul Kamara Some of the most interesting stories in MMA tend to be origin stories, and this one is no different. A fight with a family member put Abdul Kamara as a successful MMA prospect on the verge of something big. Kamara, 31, is the newest bantamweight killer from The MMA Lab, located in … Read more

Umar Nurmagomedov addresses Khabib, who is apparently leaving MMA

Las Vegas, Nevada — Eleventh-ranked bantamweight Umar Nurmagomedov (15-0) was in good spirits during UFC Vegas 67 media day on Wednesday. “I feel good. I just want to take another shot, one more win. Hopefully I can finish it,” Umar told media, including Cageside Press, ahead of the match against Raoni Barcelos this Saturday. But … Read more

Quemuel Ottoni, the only man to beat Alex Pereira in MMA, “Over It” as PFL debut approaches

Ahead of his PFL debut at this year’s Challenger Series later this month, Quemuel Ottoni, the only man to beat Alex Pereira in MMA, is “somewhat over him.” Yes, he is the first and only man to defeat Periera, the new UFC middleweight champion, in mixed martial arts. But he’s ready to showcase his own … Read more

“The Mercenary” remains in place as AJ McKee re-signs with Bellator MMA

McKee vs. Campos Credit: Bellator MMA He may be known as “The Mercenary,” but AJ McKee remains loyal and continues to work with Bellator MMA. Now one of the promotion’s biggest stars, former featherweight champion McKee (20-1) spent his entire professional career with Bellator. And he will remain with Bellator for the foreseeable future. The … Read more

Jake Paul signs with PFL to compete in both boxing and MMA in 2023

Social media influencer-turned-boxer Jake Paul has signed a multi-year contract with the Professional Fighting League and plans to compete in both boxing and MMA in 2023. The New York Times was the first to report the story. Paul, 25, will compete in a newly created division called Super Fight in the PFL. He will be … Read more

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