Exclusive: Former UFC bantamweight Vanessa Melo admits she’s “too small” for PFL’s lightweight division, plots move down to 145

Former UFC bantamweight Vanessa Melo has opened up about fighting two weight classes up for this year’s PFL season. Melo signed with PFL for this year’s 2022 season, jumping up two weight classes to compete as a 155-pound lightweight. Although she certainly provided fans with exciting fights, the Brazilian ultimately went 0-2 after dropping hard-fought decisions to eventual semi-finalists Olena Kolesnyk and Martina Jindrova.
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JRE MMA Show #133 with Sean O'Malley

Joe sits down with Sean O'Malley, a mixed martial artist currently competing in the Bantamweight division of the UFC.
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Sean O'Malley claims he will fight for the UFC bantamweight title in his next fight

Sean O’Malley has revealed that he ‘knows’ his next fight will be for a UFC championship. The rise of Sean O’Malley has been pretty remarkable to watch. While he’s had his fair share of setbacks, including a loss to Marlon Vera, numerous injuries and a no contest against Pedro Munhoz, he’s also had some notable highs.

Zolani Tete positive test emerges from Jason Cunningham fight in July

Commonwealth super-bantamweight champion Zolane Tete reportedly tested positive for a banned substance in the build-up to his July 2nd fight versus Jason Cunningham. The report comes courtesy of newspaper Daily Dispatch based in Tete’s home country South Africa. The newspaper claims the 34-year-old tested positive in a test administered...

Ioka vs Franco unification fight official for Dec. 31 in Tokyo

Kazuto Ioka and Joshua Franco will unify 115 lb titles on New Year’s Eve. The expected Dec. 31 fight between Kazuto Ioka and Joshua Franco is now official, with the two meeting in Tokyo for a pair of junior bantamweight titles. Ioka (29-2, 15 KO) will be defending his WBO belt, while Franco (18-1-2, 8 KO) brings the WBA strap…

ONE: 163: Petchtanong Petchfergus edges Hiroki Akimoto to win bantamweight world kickboxing title

Petchtanong Petchfergus walked into the Singapore Indoor Stadium with a dream and walked out the new bantamweight kickboxing champion Saturday night. It took five gruelling rounds of kickboxing, but the 37 year old Petchtanong is now the king of the bantamweight kickboxing world. He countered effectively throughout the contest, particularly with the left knee and the left body kick against Japanese opponent Hiroki Akimoto.

ONE 163 results: Petchtanong Petchfergus shocks Hiroki Akimoto to capture bantamweight kickboxing world title

ONE Championship electrified the Singapore Indoor Stadium with "ONE 163: Akimoto vs. Petchtanong." The event featured an exciting six-bout main card, headlined by a thrilling ONE bantamweight kickboxing world title fight and the ONE heavyweight kickboxing world grand prix championship final. ONE Championship, in partnership with leading premium lifestyle and...

Viral twerking UFC fighter Ailin Perez rips into “obsessed” Norma Dumont, tells her to “lose weight” before calling out bantamweights

UFC bantamweight Ailin Perez took to her social media pages on Thursday to issue a series of verbal jabs against Norma Dumont. Perez (7-2-0) took to Twitter on Thursday, calling out Dumont for being “obsessed” with her. She accuses Dumont of ducking a 145-pound featherweight title fight against Amanda Nunes and tells her to “lose weight” before calling out any of the bantamweights.

Uloomi Karim Beats Indian MMA Fighter to Lift Bantamweight Title

Uloomi Karim, a well-known mixed martial artist (MMA) from Pakistan, won the bantamweight championship in the Matrix Fight Night (MFN) event by defeating Dhruv Chaudhary, an MMA fighter from India. Last night, the 10th edition of the MFN, India’s largest MMA promotion, took place in Dubai with competitors coming from...

Who is Gaston Bolanos: The UFC’s Newest Bantamweight

A couple days ago, UFC Roster Watch posted an update to the UFC roster. Gaston Bolanos has officially signed with the UFC. It was not met with much fanfare but the true hardcores know just how fun of a signing this is. Today, we’re going to take some time to talk about the newest signing to the UFC’s bantamweight division in Bolanos, AKA the Dreamkiller.