MMA pound-for-pound rankings – Just one small move in men’s top 10, but voters add new names

The ESPN pound-for-pound MMA rankings you see below are only slightly different from the men’s and women’s top 10s we published Aug. 24, the last time our voting panel weighed in. That should come as no shock. There have been only two UFC fight cards and few other major events across the sport in the … Read more

PFL playoffs — Breaking down the featherweight, women’s lightweight matchups

Aug 17, 2022 Ian ParkerESPN The final event of the first round of the PFL playoffs will take place this Saturday, as the featherweight and women’s lightweight divisions have their semifinal matchups at Copper Box Arena in London (ESPN and ESPN+ at 2 p.m. ET, prelims on ESPN+ at 1 p.m.). The main event will … Read more

PFL playoffs — Breaking down the welterweight, heavyweight matchups

9:00 AM ET Ian ParkerESPN The first round of the PFL playoffs continues on Saturday, as the welterweight and heavyweight divisions have their semifinal matchups in Cardiff, Wales (ESPN and ESPN+ at 11:30 a.m.). The main event will be a bout between former Bellator welterweight champion and UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald and late replacement … Read more

Stevie Ray bests Anthony Pettis to advance to PFL lightweight finals

NEW YORK — The PFL had high hopes for Anthony Pettis when it signed him to a multiyear deal in 2021. But for the second consecutive year, Pettis has failed to make it to the tournament finals. Pettis (25-14), a former UFC champion, dropped a unanimous decision to Stevie Ray in the main event of … Read more