Shakiel Mahjouri

Why picking a true No. 1 contender for UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards is trickier than it seems

While it appears that Colby Covington will be next, it takes away from some other more deserving choices

UFC 287 -- Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya: Fight card, date, odds, rumors, location, complete guide

Pereira and Adesanya meet for a second time in MMA and the fourth time overall in combat sports

2023 WWE WrestleMania 39 card, date, rumors, matches, predictions, location, match card, start time

WrestleMania returns to California for a two-day spectacle headlined by Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes

UFC 286 fight fallout: What's next for Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman, Justin Gaethje vs. Dustin Poirier 2

The wheels are in motion for Edwards vs. Covington; meanwhile, the path is clear for a sequel to Gaethje vs. Dustin Poirier

UFC 286 -- Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman 3: Results, fight card, highlights, complete guide

Edwards brings the UFC welterweight championship home to London for his trilogy fight with Usman

UFC 286 results, highlights: Justin Gaethje outlasts Rafael Fiziev for decision in grueling battle

Gaethje teased his impending retirement as he makes one last run for the UFC lightweight title

UFC 286 start time -- Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman: Live stream, fight card, PPV price, prelims, TV channel

Here's everything you need to know to catch the UFC 286 event on Saturday in London

UFC 286 predictions -- Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman 3: Fight card, odds, prelims, preview, expert picks

Check out who the experts at CBS Sports are taking in the welterweight title fight on Saturday in London

UFC 286 fight card: Justin Gaethje vs. Rafael Fiziev among top undercard fights to watch from London

Every Gaethje fight is a frontrunner for Fight of the Night or a performance bonus

Combate Global -- Pablo Burgos vs. Ivan Tena: Fight card, start time, date, how to watch, Paramount Plus

Combate Global is back with another loaded fight card set for Saturday night in Miami

Justin Gaethje is more likely than ever to shoot for his first UFC takedown against Rafael Fiziev at UFC 286

Gaethje has ignored his collegiate wrestling background, landing zero UFC takedown attempts for 10 post-fight bonuses

Bellator MMA schedule for 2023: Marcelo Golm vs. Daniel James, Raufeon Stots vs. Patchy Mix on tap

The Bellator Lightweight World Grand Prix kicks off in March while the bantamweight tourney wraps up in April

Top UFC knockouts of 2023: Ismael Bonfin's flying knee, Umar Nurmagomedov's shocking punch lead the way

The first three months of the year have brought fans a bevy of exciting and unique finishes

UFC Fight Night results, highlights: Merab Dvalishvili overwhelms Petr Yan with historic performance in win

Dvalishvili's relentless offense was too much for Yan to deal with over the course of 25 minutes

UFC Fight Night predictions -- Petr Yan vs. Merab Dvalishvili: Fight card, odds, start time, live stream

Two of the best bantamweights today fight for relevancy in the UFC bantamweight title picture

Shakiel Mahjouri is a combat sports writer for CBS Sports. He has interviewed UFC champions like Israel Adesanya, WWE and AEW stars like CM Punk, and viral sensations like Jake Paul. With a background in entertainment - having interviewed stars from Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Doctor Who, plus Grammy nominees - Shakiel seeks to inject some enthusiasm into the combat sports world. Previous bylines include ET Canada and SB Nation. Cheese baskets are always welcomed.

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