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Nov 8, 2016 8:14 am

UFC Rankings Update: Tony Ferguson Surges Ahead

Last Saturday, the UFC touched down in sun-soaked Mexico City with UFC Fight Night 98. With this exciting event in the rear-view mirror, the UFC has updated their official rankings to reflect the shifts and shakeups that resulted from it. The most notable rankings change that stemmed from the UFC’s recent trip to Mexico was...

Nov 1, 2016 12:03 pm

VIDEO| Watch Eddie Alvarez’s Legendary 2008 Battle with Joachim “Hellboy” Hansen

  Though Eddie Alvarez has been on the radar of hardcore MMA fans for years, he has only recently entered the consciousness of casual fans as the UFC lightweight champion and the upcoming opponent of transcendent star Conor McGregor. Often referred to as “The Underground King,” Alvarez has long been adored by fans for his...

Oct 31, 2016 10:10 am

VIDEO | Bellator Star Michael “Venom” Page Gets Creative With Halloween-Themed Trash Talk of Upcoming Opponent

England’s Michael “Venom” Page, who competes in Bellator’s welterweight division, is one of the fastest rising stars in mixed martial arts. His quick rise to stardom is due in part to his vicious striking arsenal, which famously shattered the skull of his most recent opponent Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos, and to his fan-friendly antics, which manifested themselves when...

Oct 19, 2016 4:14 pm

VIDEO: Pros pick between Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez for UFC 205 title fight

Several fighters and coaches were recently asked who they thought was going to win between UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and featherweight champ Conor McGregor. Take a look for yourself to see what the pros think about UFC 205’s main event! Brad “One Punch” Pickett: “I gotta go with McGregor. I think he has better...


Oct 17, 2016 9:03 am

Veteran Featherweight Tatsuya Kawajiri Has Requested a Release from His UFC Contract

Late last month, a disgruntled interim featherweight champion in Jose Aldo requested a release from his UFC contract. Having made no secret of the fact that he feels he’s being treated unfairly, the Brazilian has set his sights on greener pastures – perhaps even in another sport. Not long after Aldo’s surprising request, streaking female...

Oct 16, 2016 5:45 pm

Conor McGregor: “I don’t think Eddie Alvarez poses any threat”

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has always been one to speak his mind. The brash Irishman, who will challenge Eddie Alvarez for the UFC’s lightweight title on November 12 in New York,  recently did a Fan Q&A with the LAD Bible where he gave his take on Alvarez as an opponent. “You know, I don’t...

Oct 16, 2016 11:47 am

Conor McGregor on UFC 205 post-fight announcement “Don’t blink. It’s going to be big!”

Current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has confirmed that he will be making a major announcement following his UFC 205 lightweight title fight with Eddie Alvarez this November in New York. McGregor has remained tight-lipped about the announcement and recently told MMAJunkie that he will not be spilling the beans until his business with Eddie...

Oct 11, 2016 10:54 am

Nick Diaz: Conor McGregor will never be the best

While Conor McGregor is currently the UFC featherweight champion, and has the opportunity to go down in history as the first UFC fighter to simultaneously hold title belts in two weight classes when he fights Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight championship at UFC 205 on November 12th, MMA veteran Nick Diaz doesn’t think McGregor’s beat...

Oct 3, 2016 11:29 am

Eddie Alvarez on Conor McGregor: “I’ve Never Felt So Unthreatened By Another Man”

As Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor’s anticipated UFC 205 lightweight title fight draws ever closer, both parties continue to dish out the trash talk. On today’s episode of The MMA Hour, Eddie Alvarez plated the latest steaming servings of trash talk, re-upping on his previous claims that McGregor would be the easiest opponent of his...

Sep 26, 2016 7:38 pm

BREAKING! Conor McGregor will return at UFC 205 in New York

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will return to the octagon at November’s highly anticipated UFC 205 event in New York, where he will square off with current UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez for the promotions lightweight title. MMA Insider @TalkMMA (Dizz) just broke the news. #BREAKING – per my source: Eddie Alvarez vs Conor McGregor is official...

Sep 23, 2016 11:38 am

The Folly of Doubting Eddie Alvarez

UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has been the subject of many headlines over the last few days—and very few of them have painted a positive picture of him. Our news feeds have been flooded with reports that the champ’s hardball negotiation tactics are the reason his long-rumored fight with Irish superstar Conor McGregor fell through....

Sep 22, 2016 5:34 am

Conor McGregor reportedly healthy, ready to fight at UFC 205 despite reports

UFC featherweight champion is reportedly healthy and willing to fight at November’s highly anticipated UFC 205 fight card in New York. According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, the brash Irish star is “fine” and his apparent leg injury would not hinder him from competing at UFC 205: According to sources close to McGregor, Conor is "fine"...

Sep 20, 2016 5:59 pm

Eddie Alvarez says he will end Conor McGregor’s illusion of greatness at UFC 205

Current UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez recently took to Twitter where he delivered the following message to current UFC featherweight title holder Conor McGregor Let's do this @TheNotoriousMMA I'm ready !! Your futures not bright enjoy this one while it last . #ItsAllOver — Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) September 21, 2016 Alvarez went on to claim...

Sep 18, 2016 10:49 am

VIDEO | Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez fan made trailer

The UFC will invade New York this November for UFC 205. The historic event already has a number of high profile fights, including a welterweight title bout between champ Tyron Woodley and number one contender Stephen Thompson. In addition to the 170-pound title fight, UFC 205 also features two key middleweight bouts as former champ...

Sep 14, 2016 7:03 pm

REPORT | Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez title fight nearly finalized

According to a report from @TalkMMA, the UFC is close to finalizing a deal that would see current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor challenge current UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez for the 155-pound title at this November’s highly anticipated UFC 205 event in New York. Almost done #UFC205 — #Dizz © (@TalkMMA) September 15, 2016...

Sep 6, 2016 12:02 pm

Pettis on CM Punk: “He’s gonna surprise a lot people”

As CM Punk’s teammate for the past two years, Anthony Pettis knows something the fans don’t. While many people are counting out the former WWE superstar in his upcoming fight against Mickey Gall, ‘Showtime’ expects Punk to surprise UFC fans watching UFC 203 worldwide. “He’s gonna surprise some people,” Pettis said during Tuesday’s MMA Hour. “A...

Sep 6, 2016 10:18 am

Duke Roufus wants Holloway next in NYC on anniversary of Pettis’ father’s death

Anthony Pettis’ head coach Duke Roufus has an idea for ‘Showtime’s’ next featherweight fight, and it’s none other than Max Holloway. Roufus spoke to ESPN’s ‘5 Rounds Podcast’ on Wednesday, explaining his decision to call out Holloway given the current landscape of the featherweight division. “I believe Frankie [Edgar] is going to fight Dennis Bermudez — it’s...

Sep 4, 2016 6:29 pm

Rumor | Conor McGregor will return in November to headline UFC 205 in New York

According to sources close to the UFC, the promotion is targeting featherweight champion Conor McGregor to headline November’s highly anticipated UFC 205 event in New York in a lightweight showdown against current champion Eddie Alvarez for the UFC’s 155-pound title. “Mystic Mac” is coming off a majority decision victory over Nate Diaz, which he scored...

Jul 28, 2016 2:04 am

Updated UFC rankings – Holly Holm drops while Ronda Rousey moves up

The UFC rankings were updated after the UFC on FOX 20 event that took place over the weekend. The divisions that seen the most change were the women’s bantamweight division and the men’s featherweight division. Holly Holm fell two spots to #4 after being beaten by Valentina Shevchenko, who jumped up four spots to #3....

Jul 26, 2016 4:54 pm

Holly Holm and Valentina Shevchenko lead UFC on FOX 20 to record setting numbers

This past weekend in Chicago, Illinois, the UFC held it’s 20th event on ‘Big Fox’. UFC on FOX 20 was headlined by a women’s bantamweight showdown between Holly Holm and Valentina Shevchenko, and co-headlined by a lightweight scrap between Edson Barboza and Gilbert Melendez. According to MMAFighting, the event drew 2,975,000 viewers, the most since...

Jul 24, 2016 9:06 am

UFC on FOX 20 Reebok Pay: The Lowest Total Of The Year Thus Far

According to a report from MMAJunkie, the UFC on FOX 20 Reebok Outfitting pay from last night’s UFC on FOX 20 event was the lowest of the year thus far. UFC on FOX 20 was headlined by a key women’s bantamweight bout which saw Valentina Shevchenko upset former UFC champion Holly Holm via decision. The...

Jul 24, 2016 8:44 am

VIDEO | UFC on FOX 20 Post-fight Press Conference

Watch the post-fight press conference from last night’s UFC on FOX 20 event in Chicago. The event was highlighted by Valentina Shevchenko’s upset victory over former UFC champion Holly Holm in the evenings main event. Feared Brazilian striker Edson Barboza also picked up a big win over former Strikeforce title holder Gilbert Melendez at the...

Jul 23, 2016 8:24 pm

VIDEO | Edson Barboza’s post-fight octagon interview

Edson Barboza utilized some nasty leg kicks to earn a unanimous decision victory over former Strikeforce title holder Gilbert Melendez at last night’s UFC on FOX 20 event in Chicago. The Brazilian striker has now won three of his last four octagon appearances, including decision victories over former champ Anthony Pettis and Paul Felder. Who...

Jul 22, 2016 11:30 pm

VIDEO | ‘UFC Fight Night: Chicago’ weigh-in recap

Tonight in Chicago, Illinois, the UFC will host ‘UFC on FOX 20’ at the United Center. The event will be headlined by a women’s bantamweight scrap between Holly Holm & Valentina Shevchenko, and co-headlined by a lightweight bout between Gilbert Melendez and Edson Barboza. Ahead of the fight, take a look back at the weigh-in...

Jul 22, 2016 11:39 am

VIDEO | ‘UFC on FOX: Chicago’ main event preview

Saturday afternoon in Chicago, Illinois, the UFC will hold it’s 20th event on Fox. In the main event, Holly Holm will square off against Valentina Shevchenko in a pivotal women’s bantamweight matchup. Also on the main card, top ranked lightweights Gilbert Melendez and Edson Barboza will square off in the co-main event. The fight will...

Jul 22, 2016 10:22 am

VIDEO | UFC on FOX 20 official weigh-ins

UFC on FOX 20 takes place on Saturday in Chicago, Illinois. In the main event of the evening, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm takes on Valentina Shevchenko. Holm is looking to bounce back from her title fight loss to Miesha Tate while Shevchenko is also coming off a loss to the new women’s...

Jul 18, 2016 12:08 am

VIDEO | UFC on FOX 20 Road to the Octagon – Preview

Big fights are coming to Chicago, Illinois at UFC on FOX 20, which takes place on July 23. Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm will be looking to bounce back from her loss to Miesha Tate as she takes on Valentina Shevchenko. Holm wants to make a big statement and make her way back...