Austin Vanderford

Submission Underground 11: Boehm, Magalhaes claim tag-team win; Mike Perry outlasts Al Iaquinta

In a tag-team matchup that Submission Underground founder Chael Sonnen calls “the future of grappling,” Kyle Boehm and Vinny Magalhaes claimed overtime victory over Craig Jones and Nicky Rodriguez. The bout served as the headlining contest of Sunday’s Submission Underground 11, which streamed live on UFC Fight Pass from...

Austin Vanderford says toughest test of career lays ahead at Bellator 234

Austin Vanderford understands the significance of what his fight at Bellator 234 means for his overall career prospects. That’s why Vanderford (8-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) is taking his middleweight matchup with Grachik Bozinyan (10-3 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) extremely seriously. No one outside the most hardcore of fans know of...

Submission Underground 8 results: Jake Shields outworks ‘Mr. VanZant’ Austin Vanderford

Jake Shields’ ability to control position made the difference in the main event of Submission Underground 8, because it allowed him to defeat Austin Vanderford after three overtime periods. Shields struggled to find an opponent for the card before Vanderford, the husband of UFC women’s flyweight contender Paige VanZant...

Submission Underground 8 lineup set for UFC Fight Pass, with Vanderford-Shields, Ellenberger-Sanchez, more

Chael Sonnen’s Submission Underground makes its debut on UFC Fight Pass Sunday, with a star-studded lineup of MMA notables scheduled to compete. And because you know there’s bound to be something a little crazy on the card if Sonnen is involved, the event will feature some tag-team grappling, as...

Bellator 215 post-event facts: Mitrione vs. Kharitonov no-contest among shortest in MMA history

The first half of Bellator’s weekend doubleheader went down on Friday with Bellator 215. Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., hosted the event, which aired on Paramount and streamed on DAZN following prelims on MMAjunkie. A heavyweight main event between Matt Mitrione (13-6 MMA, 4-1 BMMA) and Sergei Kharitonov...

Bellator 215 results: Austin Vanderford dominates on ground, taps Cody Jones in first

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Once Austin Vanderford had Cody Jones on the canvas, he made it relatively easy to stay unbeaten with the biggest win of his career. Vanderford (7-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) tapped Jones (6-3 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) with a first-round arm triangle choke for a win in his Bellator...

Bellator signs undefeated fighter Austin Vanderford, UFC flyweight Paige VanZant’s husband

A win at Dana White’s Contender Series 13 back in July wasn’t enough to get Austin Vanderford signed to the UFC, but the unbeaten welterweight is still headed toward the big stage. Bellator today announced Vanderford’s signing (via Twitter): Welcome to the family @austinv170mma! Who do you want to...

Paige VanZant ready to release ‘built-up energy and aggression’ from frustrating injury layoff

MONCTON, Canada – Paige VanZant hasn’t fought since Jan. 14, when a fight with Jessica-Rose Clark left her dealing with not only a loss, but an unexpectedly complicated injury. VanZant’s husband, Austin Vanderford, has fought twice in the meantime – including a Dana White’s Contender Series 13 bout that...

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