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Sep 26, 2017 10:24 am

Francis Ngannou Predicts He Knocks Stipe Miocic Out

The fight triangle between the elite heavyweight beasts is still ongoing. Francis Ngannou was robbed of a giant clash with Junior dos Santos that assuredly would have propelled his career to the top if he managed to come out with a win against the former UFC heavyweight champ. Ever since then, he’s been very vocal...

Sep 26, 2017 9:42 am

UFC rankings update: Jessica Andrade rockets up the strawweight list

Last Friday, the UFC made a triumphant return to Japan with an exciting night of fights. Now that the card is in the rear-view, the promotion’s official rankings have been updated. The biggest changes to the UFC rankings occured in the strawweight division, where Jessica Andrade rocketed up the list after a thrilling win over...

Sep 20, 2017 6:02 am

Stipe Miocic gives timeframe for next fight, discusses possible opponents

Stipe Miocic is starting to look like an unstoppable heavyweight champion. Since winning the belt with a first-round knockout of Fabricio Werdum, he’s now defended it with first-round knockouts of Alistair Overeem and Junior dos Santos.  And given that his latest win – the dos Santos KO – was in May, he’s now starting to...

Sep 18, 2017 1:11 pm

VIDEO | Luke Rockhold says one issue is holding him back from moving up to light heavyweight

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is coming off an impressive victory that place over the weekend. Rockhold was featured in the main event of UFC Fight Night 116 against former WSOF middleweight and light heavyweight champion David Branch. Rockhold earned a second-round TKO with Branch submitting to powerful strikes. Rockhold held a dominant position...

Sep 14, 2017 7:23 am

Updated UFC rankings reflect chaos at light heavyweight

Earlier this week, we learned that Jon Jones’ B sample confirmed that he had indeed ingested the banned substance Turinabol in advance of his UFC 214 light heavyweight title fight with Daniel Cormier. Yesterday, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) overturned Jones’ UFC 214 knockout win over Daniel Cormier, rendering it a no contest. With this...

Sep 5, 2017 11:08 am

UFC rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 115 – pound-for-pound rankings shift again

The UFC has updated their rankings following UFC Fight Night 115 and there has been a shift once again at the top in the highly debated pound-for-pound rankings. With Jon Jones facing a second potential anti-doping violation with USADA, both Demetrious Johnson and Conor McGregor went up in the pound-for-pound rankings without being active in...

Aug 26, 2017 8:18 am

Francis Ngannou Calls Out UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic

You have to feel for Francis Ngannou. He’s a young beast lighting up the heavyweight division, he just got the biggest opportunity of his life fighting Junior dos Santos, and it was all taken away from him through no fault of his own. He didn’t just sit around feeling bad for himself, he called out...

Aug 9, 2017 9:39 am

UFC Rankings update: UFC Mexico winners move up

Last weekend, the UFC returned to Mexico City, Mexico, with an exciting night of fights. In the main event, flyweight star Sergio Pettis derailed with win-streak of surging prospect Brandon Moreno. In the co-main event, meanwhile, rising strawweight Alexa Grasso picked up a close but impressive win over Randa Markos. As expected, these wins sent...

Aug 7, 2017 9:15 am

Report: Paige VanZant moves up to flyweight for UFC 216 bout

According to a report from Damon Martin of FloCombat.com, fan favorite UFC strawweight Paige VanZant (7-3) has been booked for a return to the Octagon. This return will occur at UFC 216, this October 6 in Las, Vegas, Nevada – it just won’t occur at strawweight. Instead, it’s expected to occur in the new UFC women’s...

Jul 27, 2017 5:58 am

Jon Jones wants to make Daniel Cormier “cry backstage again”

On Wednesday evening, UFC 214 headliners Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones joined Kenny Florian and Michael Bisping on Fox Sports 1 for one of their final pre-fight interviews. As expected, the two rivals once again got into it. At one point, Jones was asked whether emotion will play a factor when the cage door closes...

Jul 25, 2017 1:01 pm

Report: Former Bellator champ Will Brooks to return to the Octagon at UFC 216

UFC 216, which is schedule for October 7 inside Las Vegas, Nevada’s T-Mobile Arena, is reported to have grown by one interesting lightweight matchup. This matchup will pit former Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks against Nik Lentz. This news comes from MMAJunkie.com. Though Brooks stood out as one of the finest lightweights in the world...

Jul 19, 2017 6:23 pm

BREAKING! Stipe Miocic will defend his heavyweight championship at UFC 216

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will attempt to defend his strap for the third time at UFC 216 on October 7 in Las Vegas when he squares off with former division kingpin Cain Velasquez. The fight was first reported to be in the works on Monday evening by BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor and was later confirmed...

Jul 19, 2017 1:40 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 113 – The return of Jon Jones

The UFC rankings have been updated following the UFC Fight Night 113 event that took place over the weekend. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ suspension is now up and has been placed back on the rankings as the #1 light heavyweight contender. Jones is set to face champion Daniel Cormier in the main...

Jul 19, 2017 11:26 am

Jon Jones is willing to squash beef with Cormier, but he has one condition

Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier share one of the most visible rivalries in MMA. In fact, it might be the sport’s most intense rivalry outright. The pair’s rivalry will come to a head this July 29, when Cormier attempts to defend his light heavyweight title against Jones – the only man he’s lost to –...

Jul 9, 2017 11:46 am

Dana White on Travis Browne: “I think that Travis should retire”

Last night, on the final fight of the UFC 213 undercard, Travis Browne attempted to correct a three-fight losing streak against the dangerous Alexey Oleinik. Though Browne had a few moments of success early on, this fight ultimately turned out disastrously for him, as he was stopped by a second-round rear-naked choke. With this outcome,...

Jun 29, 2017 1:53 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 112 – lightweight division shaken up

The UFC rankings have been updated since UFC Fight Night 112 took place in Oklahoma City on Sunday night. In the main event of the evening, Kevin Lee scored a controversial submission win over Michael Chiesa. Referee Mario Yamasaki called an end to the fight before Chiesa tapped, perhaps thinking that Chiesa was choked unconscious....

Jun 23, 2017 2:30 pm

VIDEO | Floyd Mayweather vs. Ronda Rousey in StreetFighter 4

While it was infamously stated at one point in time that under the right circumstances, Ronda Rousey could defeat UFC heavyweight kingpin Cain Velasquez, Rousey’s fall from dominance was a very sudden and very quick one. While the former champion no longer fights, Rousey remains one of the most dominant WMMA champions of all time....

Jun 12, 2017 9:53 am

VIDEO | Francis Ngannou drilling leg kicks is the scariest thing you’ll see today

Over the weekend, in the main event of UFC Auckland, hulking UFC heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis experienced a hype-derailing loss to the veteran Mark Hunt. Shortly after this loss, Lewis surprised onlookers by announcing that he may have fought his last fight in the UFC’s Octagon. Given that real heavyweight contenders are few and far between,...

Jun 8, 2017 6:03 am

UFC rankings update: Max Holloway rockets up the pound-for-pound list

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 212, interim UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway stepped onto the canvas with undisputed featherweight champion Jose Aldo in a compelling featherweight title unification fight. As many expected, it was an interesting battle from the opening bell. The fight began with Aldo efficiently navigating his Hawaiian foe’s substantial...

May 27, 2017 12:42 pm

Report | The UFC already has an opponent in mind for Stipe Mioicic’s next title defense

Report | The UFC already has an opponent in mind for Stipe Mioicic’s next title defense UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic (17-2 MMA) successfully defended his title earlier this month at UFC 211 in Dallas, where he scored a first-round TKO victory over former division title holder Junior dos Santos. The victory served as Miocic’s...

May 20, 2017 2:03 pm

Kobe Bryant shows support for Fighter’s Union at UFC Athlete Retreat

This weekend, UFC fighters congregated for the 2017 UFC Athlete Retreat. During the course of the event, various guest speakers made appearances to talk to the fighters about various topics. One speaker was none other than NBA legend Kobe Bryant, who fielded questions from fighters as part of his speaking time. While no phones were...

May 11, 2017 11:16 am

VIDEO | Junior dos Santos serenades viewers with new rendition of ‘TNT’

This weekend, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos will step into the Octagon with Stipe Miocic in hopes of becoming the heavyweight champion once again. On the flip side, Stipe Miocic will look to defend the heavyweight title for the second time and tie the UFC record for the most successful heavyweight title defenses...