MMA Junkie’s Knockout of the Month for September: Cedric Doumbe’s nine-second stunner

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMA Junkie looks at the best knockouts from September 2023: Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMA Junkie’s Knockout of the Month award for September. At the bottom of the post, let us know...

Bellator 300: Make your predictions for massive San Diego card with four title fights

We want your predictions for Saturday’s Bellator 300 event in San Diego. Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMA Junkie readers. Simply cast your vote for each bout below, and we’ll use the official tallies that are registered by Thursday at noon ET (9 a.m. PT)....

How to watch Bellator 300: Who’s fighting, lineup, start time, broadcast info

Bellator is set for the biggest event in its history with four title fights on the same show. Here’s how to watch Bellator 300, with a complete lineup and look at the four championship bouts in San Diego.

USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Sept. 26: Bryce Mitchell reaches top 10

UFC Fight Night 228 in Las Vegas was the source of a few moves in this week’s rankings update. In the main event, Mateusz Gamrot picked up a win over Rafael Fiziev, albeit an anticlimactic one by TKO due to injury. Regardless, a win is a win, and Gamrot...

Bellator’s Aaron Pico: ‘I won’t be entirely happy until I have a belt wrapped around my waist’

Bellator featherweight Aaron Pico is pleased with another highlight finish, but now he’s aiming to fight for gold. After his thrilling first-round finish of Pedro Carvalho in the co-main event of Bellator 299 at 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland, Pico says he’s ready for more. “Ideally, yes. I want to...

Bellator’s Mads Burnell blasts ‘soft as f*ck’ modern jiu-jitsu for making art less effective for MMA

Mads Burnell is not happy with the evolution of jiu-jitsu, and thinks it comes with a cost, at least in MMA. With jiu-jitsu vastly changing and evolving from self-defense to more of a sport in recent years, Burnell (17-5 MMA, 4-2 BMMA) thinks it’s become less effective in fighting....

Johnny Eblen confident in striking vs. Fabian Edwards at Bellator 299: ‘I’m going to rearrange his face with my fists’

If you expect a wrestling display from Bellator middleweight champion Johnny Eblen this Saturday, you might want to think again. Eblen feels confident to strike with challenger Fabian Edwards, the brother of UFC welterweight champ Leon Edwards. Eblen (13-0 MMA, 9-0 BMMA) defends his middleweight crown this Saturday in...

Jake Hager says he’s officially retired from MMA, solely focused on pro wrestling: ‘Bellator was jerking me off’

Jake Hager hasn’t competed in MMA for nearly three years and it doesn’t sound like he has any plans to return. During a recent autograph signing with K&S WrestleFest streamed on Facebook, the All Elite Wrestling (AEW) star Hager was asked his MMA status, considering his most recent fight...

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