Shaun Al-Shatti

Staff Writer

Shaun Al-Shatti is a combat sports writer for MMAFighting.com. He begrudgingly lives and dies with the Phoenix Suns, but only because he doesn't have a choice.


Tito Ortiz takes on Shlemenko at Bellator PPV

Looks like Tito Ortiz will end up on Bellator's inaugural pay-per-view after all -- just against the unlikeliest of foes.

Pros react to Nelson KO'ing Big Nog

The mixed martial arts community reacts to Roy Nelson's devastating knockout of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, plus much more from UFC Fight Night 39.


Bellator Uncut: 'He came in 10 pounds heavy'

Check out behind the scenes footage from Bellator 115, a card that had to undergo a thirteenth-hour overhaul after 50-percent of the main card fell through the day before fight night.

Dariush knows he's top-10, even if y’all don't yet

From curtain jerker to main card in his second UFC fight, Beneil Dariush knows he's one of the best fighters lightweight has to offer. Now he's just going to prove it.

Cormier may land on UFC 173 PPV

Now that UFC 173 has lost its co-main event, Daniel Cormier may soon be added to bolster the pay-per-view card. Though Dan Henderson isn't the only possible opponent being looked at for Cormier.

Overeem considering move to Jackson-Winkeljohn

Team Jackson-Winkeljohn could soon count another top-ranked heavyweight among its already impressive ranks.

Struve cleared by Dutch doctor for UFC return

After being sidelined with an enlarged heart for over a year, Stefan Struve is one step closer to returning to the cage.

Kongo carries Bellator 115 salaries

Despite failing in his quest to claim the Bellator heavyweight title, Cheick Kongo handily led the disclosed payroll for Bellator 115.

Major changes hit Sonnen-Silva, JDS-Miocic

The UFC's summer schedule continues to change, as a pair of major bouts have been shifted back to later dates.

Manager stunned by Shields' UFC release

Lex McMahon, manager of Jake Shields, summed up the UFC's abrupt decision to cut his client: "It just shows you the nature of this sport. The right performance, he potentially fights for the title. The wrong performance, he's looking for a new job."

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