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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...

Jul 11, 2016 12:47 pm

New UFC lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez roasts Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor

Eddie Alvarez made a big statement in his UFC lightweight championship performance last week, dismantling Rafael dos Anjos in the very first round. While speaking with Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of “The MMA Hour,” Alvarez had some words for UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz who will be cashing in on another...

Jun 25, 2016 5:28 pm

VIDEO | Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Eddie Alvarez preview

The UFC lightweight title will be on the line July 7 in Las Vegas when current champion Rafael dos Anjos defends his strap against former Bellator title holder Eddie Alvarez. RDA is currently riding a five-fight win streak, which includes wins over Jason High, Benson Henderson, Nate Diaz, Anthony Pettis and most recently Donald Cerrone....

Jun 24, 2016 12:22 pm

Glover Teixeira pulled from UFC on FOX 20

Earlier this month, news broke that UFC light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson had withdrawn from his UFC on FOX 20 co-main event scrap with Glover Teixeira for unknown reasons. It wasn’t made immediately clear whether or not the UFC would look to find a replacement opponent for Teixeira, however we now have our answer. According...

May 4, 2016 6:04 pm

Report: UFC working on huge fights for UFC on FOX 20 in Chicago

The UFC just announced a fight that has “Fight of the Night” written all over it with Edson Barboza taking on Gilbert Melendez at UFC on FOX 20. Other fights that are reported to be in the works for the event taking place July 23 in Chicago, Illinois include Anthony “Rumble” Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira...

Apr 18, 2016 1:52 pm

Eddie Alvarez on UFC title shot: “This one will get me emotional”

Last week, UFC officials announced that former Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez (27-4 MMA) would be the next man to challenge current UFC lightweight title holder Rafael dos Anjos. Alvarez joined Ariel Helwani on today’s edition of The MMA Hour where he discussed a number of topics, including how getting the call to fight for a...

Apr 15, 2016 8:55 am

UFC officially announces Rafael dos Anjos vs. Eddie Alvarez

After UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos’ strength & conditioning coach captioned an Instagram photo with a major hint at dos Anjos fighting at UFC 200, the UFC officially announced the bout. On Thursday July 7th, just two days before UFC 200, Rafael dos Anjos will look to defend his UFC lightweight championship against Eddie...

Apr 9, 2016 12:11 pm

Rafael dos Anjos hints at next opponent

While there has been much speculation as to who will get the next lightweight title shot now that Conor McGregor has been booked to fight Nate Diaz in a rematch at UFC 200, Rafael dos Anjos already has an opponent in mind. During a recent appearance on Inside MMA, where RDA also revealed that he...

Apr 1, 2016 10:06 am

Eddie Alvarez vs. Rafael dos Anjos set for UFC 200?

While UFC President Dana White stated recently that the co-main event for UFC 200 had yet to be announced, it appears as though Eddie Alvarez may have broken the news via Twitter. Alvarez, who is currently riding a 2-fight win streak that has seen him defeat both Gilbert Melendez and Anthony Pettis via split decision,...

Mar 16, 2016 10:31 am

Video | Eddie Alvarez wants title fight with RDA, but would settle with Nate Diaz

Top UFC lightweight contender Eddie Alvarez has been busy campaigning for a title shot with current division champion Rafael dos Anjos. The former Bellator title holder is coming off a split-decision win over former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, which occurred at January’s UFC Fight Night 81 event. Prior to his victory over “Showtime”, Alvarez...

Mar 12, 2016 10:28 pm

Teammate Jake Shields bet on Nate Diaz to defeat Conor McGregor at UFC 196

Former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields was quite confident that his teammate Nate Diaz would be able to defeat Conor McGregor on short-notice at this past weekend’s UFC 196 event in Las Vegas. The former UFC welterweight title challenger, who now fights for the World Series of Fighting promotion, told Sherdog Radio that he bet and...

Mar 12, 2016 3:39 pm

Eddie Alvarez vs. Donald Cerrone 2?

Since losing his octagon debut to Donald Cerrone via decision at UFC 178 in September of 2014, former Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez (27-4 MMA) has put together back-to-back victories over top contenders and former MMA champions Gilbert Melendez and Anthony Pettis inside of the octagon. The 32-year-old took to Twitter where he asked “who is...

Mar 7, 2016 4:20 pm

Video | Nate Diaz was not training for a triathlon prior to UFC 196

I wasn't trainjng for a triathalon before this fight I was on a yacht in cabo gettin my chillax on wit my dudes @gilbertmelendez and crew before I got the call but #alwaysreadyforwar in season or not 👊🏼 🇲🇽🇺🇸 #100 #patron #ninjashit #theninjaway A video posted by natediaz209 (@natediaz209) on Mar 7, 2016 at 3:53pm...