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(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Curtis Blaydes and UFC on ESPN+ 24’s other key winners?) Junior dos Santos was placed into new territory of his career on Saturday with a loss to Curtis Blaydes in the UFC on ESPN+ 24 headliner. For the first time, the former UFC heavyweight champ Dos Santos (21-7 MMA, 15-6 UFC) is on a losing skid after suffering a second-round TKO loss to Blaydes (13-3 MMA, 8-2...

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RALEIGH, N.C. – Angela Hill beat Hannah Cifers with a first-round TKO Saturday on the main card at UFC on ESPN+ 24 in Raleigh, N.C. Take a look inside the fight with Hill, who got her second straight stoppage win and now has her first winning streak in the UFC. Result: Angela Hill def. Hannah Cifers via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:26Updated records: Hill (11-7 MMA, 6-7 UFC), Cifers (10-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC)Key stat:...

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INGLEWOOD, Calif. – AJ Agazarm got what he wanted. Agazarm, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, picked up a submission win in his fourth professional fight on Saturday at Bellator 238. Agazarm (3-1 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) submitted Adel Altamimi with a triangle-choke after a back-and-forth battle that dragged into the third round at The Forum. Although Agazarm got the tap, he didn’t do it with the textbook triangle MMA fans are used to seeing inside the...

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RALEIGH, N.C. – Sara McMann beat Lina Lansberg with a unanimous decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 24 in Raleigh, N.C. Take a look inside the fight with McMann, who returned after nearly a two-year layoff. Result: Sara McMann def. Lina Lansberg via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)Updated records: Lina Lansberg (10-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) vs. Sara McMann (11-5 MMA, 5-5 UFC)Key stat: McMann landed three takedowns and won the significant...

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What mattered most at Bellator 238 in Inglewood? Here are a few post-fight musings … * * * * * 1. Cris Cyborg’s big moment and what’s next Cris Cyborg picked up her fourth major promotional championship with a fourth-round TKO of Julia Budd to claim the women’s featherweight title. This seems like the pinnacle for her at this point, and anything else she achieves going forward is gravy. We all wanted to see that...

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Bellator 238 took place Saturday at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., where Cris Cyborg made history. In defeating Julia Budd by fourth-round TKO in the night’s main event, Cyborg became the first fighter to win major championships in four separate promotions – Strikeforce, Invicta FC, the UFC, and now Bellator. The event also included Darrion Caldwell moving on to the featherweight grand prix quarterfinals with a submission win over previously undefeated Adam Borics. As is...