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Feb 14, 2017 10:07 am

Germaine De Randamie releases statement following UFC 208 win

This past weekend, Germaine de Randamie picked up the biggest win of her career as she defeated former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm to claim the first ever UFC women’s featherweight title. The fight was an extremely competitive one that saw De Randamie out-strike the former champ en route to her unanimous decision win....

Feb 14, 2017 9:34 am

‘Big’ John McCarthy & Marc Goddard break down UFC 208 late strikes

While this past weekend’s Holm vs. De Randamie main event was a good one, it was the UFC 208 late strikes that had fight fans talking. This past weekend at UFC 208, Germaine de Randamie and Holly Holm stepped into the Octagon for a highly anticipated scrap for the inaugural UFC women’s featherweight championship. The...

Feb 13, 2017 11:51 am

Cyborg: “Everyone knows who the champ is at 145”

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 208, Germaine de Randamie scored a controversial decision win over former bantamweight champ Holly Holm to become the UFC’s first ever women’s featherweight champion. De Randamie’s history-making win, however, had a massive shadow cast over it by one woman: Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino. Cyborg, who has not lost since...

Feb 12, 2017 2:18 pm

Holly Holm: “Her hardest shots came after the bell”

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm suffered her third-straight setback at last night’s UFC 208 event in Brooklyn, New York. “The Preachers Daughter” went toe-to-toe with Germaine de Randamie for the UFC’s inaugural women’s featherweight championship in last night’s main event but after 25 minutes was on the wrong end of a 48-47 decision...

Feb 12, 2017 10:39 am

PHOTO | New champ Germaine de Randamie squares off with “Cyborg”

Last night, the UFC touched down in Brooklyn, New York with UFC 208. In the main event of the evening, the organization crowned it’s first-ever women’s featherweight champion. It did so by pitting Dutch kickboxing specialist Germaine de Randamie against former women’s bantamweight queen Holly Holm. Though De Randamie landed two questionably shots after the...

Feb 12, 2017 9:58 am

Three Fights We Want to see After UFC 208

Last night, the UFC touched down in Brooklyn, New York with UFC 208. Though this card was far from the UFC’s most exciting event, it did cause some substantial shifts in the careers of some of MMA’s biggest names. Now that UFC 208 is in the rear-view mirror, here are three fights we’d like to see the...

Feb 12, 2017 8:06 am

Athlete Outfitting Pay for UFC 208: Holm and De Randamie pocket $30K

Last night, the UFC touched down in Brooklyn, New York for the first time ever. It did so with UFC 208, a card that was headlined by the first women’s featherweight title fight in UFC history. This title fight pitted former bantamweight champion Holly Holm against kickboxing specialist Germaine De Randamie. De Randamie would win...

Feb 12, 2017 7:30 am

Holly Holm discusses UFC 208 loss: I think it warrants a rematch

Last night, the UFC touched down beautiful Brooklyn, New York, for the first time ever with UFC 208. On the same night the organization made its debut in the borough, it also crowned its first ever female featherweight champion. It crowned this new champ by pitting former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm against kickboxing specialist...

Feb 12, 2017 6:37 am

Pros react to Anderson Silva’s decision win over Derek Brunson

Last night, the UFC touched down in beautiful Brooklyn, New York with UFC 208, an admittedly slow, but undeniably historical night of mixed martial arts. In the main event of the evening, we saw Dutch kickboxing specialist Germaine De Randamie become the UFC’s first ever women’s featherweight champion with a controversial decision defeat of former...

Feb 12, 2017 6:04 am

Pros React to Germaine De Randamie’s Defeat of Holly Holm

Last night, the UFC made its first stop in Brooklyn, New York with UFC 208. The card was headlined by a bit of history, as the main event crowned the UFC’s first-ever women’s featherweight champion. In corner of this main event, we had former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm. In the other, we had Dutch...

Feb 11, 2017 11:27 am

EXCLUSIVE | Derek Brunson predicts Michael Bisping vs. Yoel Romero

While UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is currently recovering from a recent knee surgery following his first successful title defense at UFC 204 against Dan Henderson, he and middleweight #1 contender Yoel Romero have continued to trade barbs in interviews. Bisping has continued to call Romero a cheater for Romero’s controversial in-fight antics, which include...

Feb 11, 2017 9:16 am

Dana White gives update on Georges St-Pierre return

While it has been nearly five years since former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre stepped into the Octagon for his final fight, a welterweight title defense against Johny Hendricks, headlines regarding a potential Georges St-Pierre return have continued to surface. Most recently, all signs pointed to the former champ returning to the Octagon last year...

Feb 10, 2017 3:08 pm

UFC removes 19 fighters from roster

Friday afternoon, news surfaced that the UFC had purged their active roster, removing 19 fighters from the promotions database of active fighters currently signed to the promotion. While some members of the list of released fighters are currently free agents, and could very well re-sign with the UFC, others have already announced their retirement, or...

Feb 10, 2017 2:09 pm

Anderson Silva once again calls for title fight, Conor McGregor superfight

Tomorrow night in Brooklyn, New York, former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva will step into the Octagon against top ranked middleweight Derek Brunson for a highly anticipated pivotal middleweight scrap. While Silva is currently on a 2-fight skid, both results came under strange circumstances. In his most recent loss, Silva dropped a unanimous decision to...

Feb 10, 2017 6:43 am

AUDIO | Yoel Romero calls into Michael Bisping’s show, heated exchange ensues

When Yoel Romero knocked out former middleweight champ Chris Weidman with a flying knee at UFC 205, he seemed to have guaranteed himself a shot at reigning middleweight king Michael Bisping. Though UFC President Dana White has assured Romero would get the next crack at middleweight gold on several occasions, Bisping himself has wavered on this...

Feb 4, 2017 9:47 am

EXCLUSIVE | Derek Brunson breaks down Anderson Silva fight

At UFC 208 next weekend, middleweight contender Derek Brunson will step into the Octagon to fight former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva in a highly anticipated matchup that is guaranteed to produce fireworks. While fighting a legend like Silva may seem like a daunting task to some, Brunson is very aware of what his strengths...

Feb 2, 2017 10:10 am

Travis Browne defends Edmond Tarverdyan coaching style

While Ronda Rousey’s head coach Edmond Tarverdyan often receives quite a bit of criticism from fight fans for his coaching style, UFC heavyweight Travis Browne is looking to set the record straight. After Rousey’s UFC 193 loss to Holly Holm over a year ago, Tarverdyan received the brunt of the criticism for what many believed...

Jan 31, 2017 1:05 pm

VIDEO | Joe Rogan and crew react live to Jorge Masvidal defeating Donald Cerrone

Jorge Masvidal walked into the Octagon on Saturday night as the #12 UFC ranked welterweight against Donald Cerrone who was ranked #5. Following the UFC on FOX 23 co-main event battle between the two UFC stars, Masvidal walked out of the Octagon with his stock going way up after finishing Cerrone in the second round....

Jan 31, 2017 11:20 am

Gegard Mousasi: Michael Bisping has “a good chance” against Yoel Romero

In June of 2016, British middleweight veteran Michael Bisping shocked the world by snuffing Luke Rockhold in the first round to win the UFC middleweight title. Bisping followed this win by defending the title against Dan Henderson with a controversial decision win. Despite his status as a defending champion, however, Bisping is likely to be...

Jan 27, 2017 11:05 pm

VIDEO | Donald Cerrone vs. Jorge Masivdal staredown gets intense

CERRONE vs MASVIDAL!!! Tomorrow night on FOX! pic.twitter.com/67HTtMZkrO — Dana White (@danawhite) January 28, 2017 The ‘UFC Fight Night: Denver’ Donald Cerrone vs. Jorge Masvidal scrap is continuing to become more and more intense! On Saturday night at ‘UFC Fight Night: Denver’, fight fans will tune in for a highly anticipated showdown in the co-main...

Jan 27, 2017 1:33 pm

Stephen Thompson responds to Tyron Woodley claiming he’s the most hated champion

Recently, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley controversially stated that he was the most hated champion in the UFC, and had been treated worse than any other UFC champion. Woodley explained why he believed race played a key factor in the unfair treatment, noting that former UFC pound for pound kingpin Jon Jones was quickly vilified...

Jan 27, 2017 11:58 am

The 5 Best UFC on Fox Cards so far

This weekend, the UFC will touch down in Denver with UFC on Fox 23. Headlined by a bantamweight number one contender fight between Julianna Peña and Valentina Shevchenko, co-headlined by a welterweight battle between Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Jorge Masvidal, and featuring other big names like Andrei Arlovski, Francis Ngannou, Aljamain Sterling and Nate Marquardt,...

Jan 25, 2017 10:04 am

Gunnar Nelson hopes to see weight cutting abolished from MMA

One of the most controversial practices in MMA today is weight cutting, a process where competitors severely dehydrate themselves before the weigh-ins for a fight, only to quickly gain this water weight back when the weigh-ins are done. Not only is this practice quite dangerous – it’s resulted in many fighters fainting and being hospitalized...

Jan 25, 2017 8:06 am

“King Mo” roasts “Rampage” with hilarious procession of Instagram posts

Back in May of 2014, light heavyweight legend Quinton “Rampage” Jackson defeated Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal with a contentious unanimous decision. Last weekend, during the Bellator 170 broadcast, it announced that the two fan favorites will rematch at heavyweight in the main event of Bellator 175 on March 31. Rampage and King Mo’s trash talk began...