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Peter Queally has been granted his wish of facing top Bellator opposition as the promotion will draft in former lightweight champion Brent Primus to face off with “The Showstopper” in the co-main event of Bellator Dublin on Feb. 22 at 3 Arena. Bellator confirmed the high stakes lightweight fight to MMA Fighting on Wednesday morning. The fight is set to act as the co-main event of the card, MMA Fighting has learned. Primus (9-1-0) got...

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Welcome to Midnight Mania! Fresh off his incredible twister submission last Saturday at UFC “DC,” Mitchell made an appearance on Ariel Helwani’s MMA show yesterday. The proud Arkansas-native discussed his win and — among other things — the cooking and consumption of local wildlife. When Helwani tweeted the above earlier today, Mitchell quickly replied, offering to bring Helwani a sample of squirrel pot pie. The nine-time “MMA Journalist of the Year” tried to back out...

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A big swing for the UFC kicked into gear last weekend with UFC on ESPN 7. And speaking of swings, Jairzinho Rozenstruik sure did swing and connect in the main event at UFC DC. The Suriname native capped a tremendous 2019 campaign with his knockout of Alistair Overeem with just four seconds remaining in their main-event fight. That result capped off a breathtaking UFC rookie year for the heavyweight in which he won all four...

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Sergio Pettis’ Bellator debut will take place next month. After a 14-fight UFC stint, Pettis (18-5 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) switched promotions last month and is set to make his first appearance when he meets Alfred Khashakyan (11-4 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) in a bantamweight bout at Bellator 238, which takes place Jan. 25 at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., and streams on DAZN following prelims on MMA Junkie. MMA Junkie confirmed the matchup with multiple people close...

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Alexander Volkanovski has already built up a nice resume for himself, winning 17 straight fights, including all seven of his bouts for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Among his notable victories during that span is a knockout win over two-time title contender, Chad Mendes, and a unanimous decision win over ex-145 pound champion, Jose Aldo. But the Australian-born fighter isn’t done, or content, yet. As he gears up for his first-ever shot at the division title...

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WASHINGTON – Anthony Smith thinks Corey Anderson chose the easier path to a title shot. Anderson is slated to headline UFC Rio Rancho on Feb. 15 in what is being dubbed a No. 1 contender fight vs. Jan Blachowicz. Smith (32-14 MMA, 8-4 UFC), who challenged Jon Jones for the title earlier this year, has been calling out Anderson for a while now. But instead Anderson (13-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) will rematch Blachowicz, whom he...