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Jan 23, 2017 9:31 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn’t expect to headline UFC’s debut in Russia

Late last year, news broke that UFC head honchos Dana White and Ari Emmanuel visited Moscow, Russia to begin working on the promotion’s potential debut in the country. At the moment, of course, this debut remains a hypothetical one, as no date or location has been confirmed. If the UFC does touch down in Russia, however,...

Jan 23, 2017 8:51 am

Jon Anik: Floyd Mayweather needs McGregor and the UFC more than they need him

The biggest ongoing storyline in combat sports today surrounds a potential mega fight between retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather and MMA superstar Conor McGregor. Until recently, this history-making showdown has resided firmly in the realm of the hypothetical. When UFC President Dana White made what he called “a real offer” of $25 million to Mayweather, however,...

Jan 23, 2017 8:00 am

VIDEO | Road to the Octagon for UFC Denver: Shevchenko vs. Pena

With Bellator 170 in the rear-view mirror, the MMA spotlight now shifts to UFC Denver, a stacked card that will air on Fox this Saturday, January 28. This card will be headlined by a compelling women’s bantamweight showdown. In one corner, we’ll have dangerous Kyrgyzstani striker Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko. In the other, we’ll have grappling...


Jan 22, 2017 4:51 am

UFC title fights that still need to be booked in 2017

TJ Dillashaw vs. Cody Garbrandt – Men’s bantamweight title fight Cody Garbrandt is coming off one of the most spectacular performances of the 2016 year at UFC 207 this past month where he scored a convincing decision victory over long time division kingpin Dominick Cruz, thus becoming the UFC’s undisputed bantamweight champion. Garbarandt will now...

Jan 22, 2017 4:41 am

Donald Cerrone wants Robbie Lawler at UFC 209

UFC welterweight contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will return to the UFC octagon at next weekend’s UFC on FOX event in Denver where he will square off with Jorge Masvidal in the evenings co-main event. Cerrone, who has gone undefeated since moving up from lightweight to the UFC’s welterweight division, was most recently seen in action...

Jan 22, 2017 4:37 am

Fights to make for four UFC champions

Below are fights to make for four current UFC champions. UFC Flyweight Champion: Demetrious Johnson UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has run out of challengers in the UFC’s 125-pound division. Sure there is Joseph Benavidez, who is coming off a controversial decision victory over Henry Cejudo, but “Mighty Mouse” has already defeated Joe on two...

Jan 21, 2017 10:31 am

Mark Hunt: I didn’t know Brock Lesnar was using PEDs before UFC 200

Leading up to UFC 200, where former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar made his highly anticipated return to the Octagon after 5 years away from the Octagon, there was quite a bit of controversy regarding Lesnar’s USADA exemption that saw him evade the first several months of random USADA drug testing leading up to the...

Jan 20, 2017 10:00 am

Travis Browne changes training camps for UFC 208 fight with Derrick Lewis

Last month, in the main event of UFC 207, Ronda Rousey was mauled in just 48 seconds by reigning women’s bantamweight queen Amanda Nunes. Given how helpless the former champ looked in this long awaited comeback fight, opinions that she should leave her long-time coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, once again erupted to the surface. Of course, Rousey...

Jan 19, 2017 4:03 pm

VIDEO | UFC charades brings out Stephen Thompson’s power walk

An unlikely duo was teamed up on Wednesday’s episode of UFC Tonight as welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson were guests to promote their rematch set for UFC 209. Karyn Bryant led a game of UFC charades as UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and Kenny Florian were teamed up to take on Woodley...

Jan 19, 2017 3:38 pm

VIDEOS | UFC 209 Woodley vs. Thompson, Nurmagomedov vs. Ferguson staredowns

Earlier this month, it was announced that top ranked lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson would be stepping into the Octagon at UFC 209 on March 4th for a highly anticipated lightweight matchup for the interim lightweight strap. That fight will serve as the co-main event on the card behind a welterweight rematch between Tyron...

Jan 19, 2017 11:11 am

Chris Weidman vs. Gegard Mousasi official for UFC 210

After a brief back and forth verbal battle earlier this month, it has now been officially announced that Chris Weidman and Gegard Mousasi will throw down at UFC 210 on April 8th. BREAKING: @ChrisWeidmanUFC vs @Mousasi_MMA booked for #UFC210 in Buffalo ➡️ https://t.co/qvoA7lUmav pic.twitter.com/CMBxC9WQBr — UFC (@ufc) January 19, 2017 Weidman will be entering into...

Jan 19, 2017 9:26 am

UFC Rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 103

The UFC rankings have been updated to reflect the landscape of all the weight classes in addition to the pound-for-pound list following UFC Fight Night 103. The biggest change came in the flyweight division where Sergio Pettis jumped up six spots to the #9 ranking with his win over John Moraga, which dropped Moraga down...

Jan 18, 2017 1:32 pm

Johny Hendricks targeted for middleweight debut at UFC Fight Night: Halifax

Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks will be going up in weight to fight in the middleweight division for his next bout. According to a report from Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting, the UFC is working on Johny Hendricks vs. Hector Lombard for UFC Fight Night: Halifax, which is scheduled to take place on February...

Jan 18, 2017 1:07 pm

Anderson Silva offers Ronda Rousey support following UFC 207 loss

Since suffering the second straight defeat of her professional career, several members of the MMA community have continued to offer Ronda Rousey support. There were many questions regarding how Ronda Rousey‘s striking would look leading up to the fight after having taken a year off following her UFC 193 loss to Holly Holm in November...

Jan 18, 2017 11:26 am

VIDEO | Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson get heated ahead of UFC 209

Last November, in the co-main event of the landmark UFC 205, Tyron Woodley sought to make his first defense of the UFC welterweight title against streaking karate specialist Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. Five, razor close rounds later, the fight was ruled a majority draw. With this result, Woodley hung on to the UFC welterweight crown, though...

Jan 18, 2017 10:45 am

‘UFC Phoenix’ medical suspensions: Yair Rodriguez out indefinitely

This past weekend, the UFC hit Phoenix, Arizona for UFC Phoenix headlined by a featherweight tilt between streaking contender Yair Rodriguez and UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn which saw Rodriguez pick up an impressive 2nd round TKO win. In addition to Rodriguez’ impressive win, in the co-main event Joe Lauzon picked up a rather...

Jan 17, 2017 5:13 pm

‘UFC Fight Night: Phoenix’ salary report

Sunday evening in Phoenix, Arizona, the UFC held ‘UFC Fight Night 103’, which was headlined by a highly anticipated featherweight scrap between streaking contender Yair Rodriguez and UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn which saw Rodriguez earn the biggest win of his career as he TKOd Penn in the second. In the co-main event, fan-favorite...

Jan 17, 2017 12:25 pm

VIDEO | Vince Vaughn helps with Gracie Breakdown – First Ezekiel Choke in UFC History

If you’re a fan of Vince Vaughn, you’re going to enjoy this Gracie Breakdown that much more. The hilarious actor has got the jiu-jitsu bug after enrolling his daughter into the Gracie’s anti-bullying training classes. Vaughn has been training under the Gracies for a few months now, going and hitting the mats several times a...

Jan 17, 2017 10:26 am

Mark Hunt: UFC “forced” me to take fight with Alistair Overeem

Fan favorite UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt’s recent spat with the UFC brass over the past 6 months has certainly been a public one. After Hunt’s UFC 200 scrap with Brock Lesnar, Hunt was extremely critical of the promotion for allowing Lesnar to fight despite being granted an exemption from the first several months of random...

Jan 17, 2017 7:15 am

Disgruntled Stipe Miocic calls UFC 203 contract “a slap in the face”

In September of 2016, the UFC touched down in Cleveland, Ohio – the hometown of UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic – with UFC 203. The card was headlined by a title fight between Miocic and dangerous challenger Alistair Overeem – a fight Miocic won via first round knockout. Despite being the champion, and the clear...

Jan 16, 2017 9:42 am

PHOTO | Mike Goldberg spotted in the crowd at UFC Fight Night 103

Mike Goldberg was in attendance for UFC Fight Night 103 on Sunday night but it wasn’t cageside commentating for the fights. With having his last UFC commentating gig at UFC 207 in December, Goldberg is on to the next chapter in his life but surely isn’t just walking away from the sport of mixed martial...

Jan 16, 2017 7:12 am

Reebok payouts for UFC Phoenix: Penn and Lauzon earn $20K

Last night, the UFC returned to sun-scorched Phoenix, Arizona. They did so with UFC Fight Night 103, a card that featured plenty of action, controversy, and even a bit of UFC history. At the moment, the purses for this 12-fight Phoenix card have not been disclosed. We do, however, know how much the card’s 24 fighters took...

Jan 15, 2017 9:25 pm

UFC Phoenix Results: Yair Rodriguez TKOs BJ Penn

UFC Phoenix Results: BJ Penn vs. Yair Rodriguez  The UFC Phoenix main event saw featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez get a huge step up in competition against our own BJ Penn – a former two division champion and UFC Hall of Famer. Round One: Prospect and legend touch gloves, and round one is on. Rodriguez throws...

Jan 15, 2017 8:51 pm

UFC Phoenix Results: Joe Lauzon defeats Marcin Heldre

UFC Phoenix Results: Joe Lauzon vs. Marcin Held  The co-main event of UFC Phoenix was a compelling clash of lightweight grapplers, as fan favorite veteran Joe Lauzon took on former Bellator title challenger Marcin Held. Round One: Round one begins and the two lightweights touch gloves. Held pumps with the jab and lands an inside leg kick....

Jan 15, 2017 8:17 pm

UFC Phoenix results: Ben Saunders defeats Court McGee

UFC Phoenix Results: Ben Saunders vs. Court McGee The second fight of the UFC Phoenix main card a clash of gritty welterweight fighters, as the veteran Ben Saunders took on TUF 11 winner Court McGee. Round one: Round one begins and McGee closes the distance. Leg kick from McGee. Saunders takes the center of the Octagon, throws...

Jan 15, 2017 7:41 pm

UFC Phoenix Results: Sergio Pettis defeats John Moraga (highlights)

UFC Phoenix Results: John Moraga vs. Sergio Pettis The UFC Phoenix main card was kicked off by a flyweight bout between Sergio Pettis and former title challenger John Moraga, who replaced the injured Jussier “Formiga” da Silva. Round one: Round one begins and the fighters touch gloves. Moraga pumps a right, then a leg kick. Pettis...

Jan 15, 2017 6:13 pm

VIDEO | Alexey Oleynik locks up first Ezekiel choke in UFC history

Wow! And that's why @OleynikUfc is called "The Boa Constrictor" #UFCPhoenix pic.twitter.com/XgmAJFGoQW — UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) January 16, 2017 The undercard of the UFC’s latest trip to Phoenix, Arizona produced a little bit of UFC history. This bit of Octagon history occurred in an exciting heavyweight bout between Russia’s Alexey Oleynik and the Czech Republic’s...