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Oct 3, 2016 8:51 am

Alex Oliveira Will Continue Training at American Top Team Despite Tension With Will Brooks

Last Saturday, in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 96, Brazil’s Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira scored a third-round TKO win over former Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks. Under normal circumstances, this would have been far and away the biggest win of the Brazilian’s career. Unfortunately, the win was steeped in controversy. The first problem was...

Oct 3, 2016 8:06 am

Stephen Thompson: Rory MacDonald schooled Tyron Woodley

In the co-main event of UFC 205, welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will put his 170 pound strap on the line as he faces arguably the greatest striker in the UFC today, Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson. Thompson, who rides a 7-fight win streak into the bout that has seen him pick up several spectacular highlight reel finishes,...

Oct 3, 2016 6:43 am

Tony Ferguson on McGregor vs. Alvarez: “I Hope They Both Knock Each Other Out”

On November 12, the UFC will make its long-awaited debut in New York City with UFC 205. Atop this historic card sits a lightweight title fight between reigning lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, and reigning featherweight king Conor McGregor. This veritable super fight has 99% of the fight game drooling in anticipation. Streaking lightweight contender Tony...


Oct 2, 2016 4:47 pm

UFC 205 will showcase a six bout main card

UFC 205, which is scheduled for November 12 in New York City’s Madison Square Garden, is arguably the most highly anticipated fight card in the promotions history. The UFC 205 lineup is absolutely stacked with talent and includes a “super fight” between current UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and current UFC featherweight title holder Conor...

Oct 2, 2016 4:29 pm

VIDEO: Anderson Silva posts sparring session

Anderson Silva is back to the gym and appears to be training for another fight following his short-notice decision loss to light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. ‘The Spider’ posted a video of some light sparring on his YouTube page on Saturday. Although the former middleweight kingpin doesn’t have another fight scheduled yet, the video reveals...

Oct 2, 2016 1:53 pm

Throwback! That Time Conor McGregor Couldn’t Afford a $250 Walkout Song

In the main event of August’s UFC 202, Conor McGregor defeated Nate Diaz by majority decision, avenging an early 2016 loss to the same man in the process. Yet McGregor would leave Las Vegas with a whole hell of a lot more than his vengeance. While McGregor’s disclosed purse was $3 million – hardly a...

Oct 2, 2016 12:41 pm

Cody Garbrandt Was Not Impressed With John Lineker’s Performance

Last night, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Portland, Oregon, John Lineker (29-7) scored a split decision win over John Dodson in a very competitive – and very entertaining – encounter. With the win, Lineker is now 4-0 since moving from flyweight to bantamweight, having defeating Francisco Rivera, Rob Font and Michael McDonald...

Oct 2, 2016 11:51 am

Julian “Julz the Jackal” Wallace Pleads Guilty to Assault

Bad news. Yet another fighter has been involved in an ugly bout of domestic violence. This time around, the offending party is Australian bantamweight Julian “Julz the Jackal” Wallace. According to a report from The Daily Telegraph, Wallace has plead guilty “one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and one count of intentionally choking with...

Oct 2, 2016 10:47 am

Athlete Outfitting Pay for UFC Fight Night 96

Last night, the UFC took over Portland, Oregon with UFC Fight Night 96. In the evening’s main event, we saw streaking bantamweight contender John Lineker take an extremely competitive decision from two-time flyweight title challenger John Dodson. The evening’s co-main event, meanwhile, saw Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira stop former Bellator champ Will Brooks after missing weight...

Oct 2, 2016 9:47 am

Pros React to Alex Oliveira’s Win Over Will Brooks, Post-Fight Taunts

Last night, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Portland, Brazil’s Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira secured what was by far the biggest win of his 21-fight career, TKOing former Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks in the third round. In doing so, Oliveira became just the second man ever to defeat Brooks. Unfortunately, there...

Oct 2, 2016 8:55 am

Pros React to John Lineker’s Split Decision Win Over John Dodson

Last night, in the main event of the UFC’s return to Portland, Oregon, John Lineker and John Dodson engaged in a memorable, five-round battle. Over the course of the fight, which was contested entirely on the feet, both brick-fisted bantamweights had their moments. In the end however, Lineker walked away with a hard-fought split decision...

Oct 1, 2016 11:45 pm

VIDEO | John Lineker vs. John Dodson (highlights)

In the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’ former top ranked flyweights John Lineker and John Dodson stepped into the Octagon in a pivotal bantamweight showdown. Lineker, who missed weight the previous day, was on the offensive for the majority of the fight, stalking ‘The Magician’ down and looking to land bombs while his...

Oct 1, 2016 11:24 pm

VIDEO | Will Brooks vs. Alex Oliveira (highlights)

Saturday night in Portland Oregon, #11 ranked lightweight Will Brooks stepped into the Octagon to square off against Alex ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira, who was making his lightweight debut. Olivera, who missed weight by five pounds the previous day, managed to injure Brooks’ rib in the first round during an exchange in the clinch. As the fight...

Oct 1, 2016 3:53 pm

VIDEO | Rousimar Palhares knocked out cold with uppercut

Michał Materla KO's Rousimar Palhares at KSW 36. Uppercut from hell. Damn damn damn. pic.twitter.com/Y69FeSde2Z — caposa (@GrabakaHitman) October 1, 2016 Friday evening, former top ranked UFC middleweight Rousimar Palhares stepped into the cage in Poland to square off with Michal Materla. Palhares, who was looking to bounce back from his KO loss to Emil...

Oct 1, 2016 11:23 am

Chael Sonnen’s opponent for Bellator debut announced

Chael Sonnen, former UFC title challenger and recent Bellator signee, has finally received an opponent after signing with the promotion weeks ago. Sonnen will take on Tito Ortiz in a light heavyweight bout in January, 2017, according to Inside MMA: On the finale of Inside MMA, @titoortiz breaks the news that his fight with @ChaelSonnen...

Oct 1, 2016 11:18 am

John Lineker confident he will become the first man to finish John Dodson

Tonight, in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’, #3 ranked bantamweight John Lineker will square off against former top ranked UFC flyweight John Dodson in a highly anticipated matchup of heavy-handed strikers. While Dodson has never been knocked out, or submitted, over the course of his 12 year professional career, John Lineker believes...

Oct 1, 2016 10:46 am

VIDEO | Conan O’Brien reveals reason behind investing in UFC

Late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien’s name stood out when it appeared on a list of new investors in the UFC following Zuffa’s sale of the world’s leading MMA promotion. The Fertitta brothers, who purchased the UFC back in 2001 for $2 million and sold it in July for a whopping $4 billion to WME-IMG,...

Oct 1, 2016 10:41 am

PHOTO | Conor McGregor bare knuckle training for Eddie Alvarez

Almost exactly one year ago, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor, who at the time was gearing up for his UFC 194 scrap with Jose Aldo for the featherweight championship, made headlines when he released a video of himself bareknuckle sparring with strongman Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, who stars as ‘The Mountain’ in Game of Thrones. Standing...

Oct 1, 2016 8:54 am

PHOTO | One year later, Daniel Cormier reflects on fight with Alexander Gustafsson

At UFC 192, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier stepped into the Octagon to defend his light heavyweight strap for the first time. Standing opposite ‘DC’ was Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson, the man who many believed to have defeated Jon Jones back in 2013. The fight was an extremely close one that went the full...

Oct 1, 2016 8:32 am

Mark Henry apologizes to Conor McGregor & John Kavanagh for trash talk

With Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez currently slated to fight in the main event of UFC 205 in New York on November 12th, it’s understandable that the pair have begun to engage in heated verbal exchanges, with insults being lobbed between both men. It came as a surprise to many however, when Alvarez’ coach, Mark...

Sep 30, 2016 10:46 pm

Wanderlei Silva warns Rizin FF fighters: This isn’t the UFC

Pride FC icon Wanderlei Silva was released by the UFC earlier this year, and wasted little to no time in signing with Bellator MMA, and with Rizin Fighting Federation. While ‘The Axe Murderer’ currently doesn’t have any fights set with either promotion, he has made several appearances with both promotions. Recently, in Saitama, Japan, Silva...

Sep 30, 2016 10:34 pm

Cain Velasquez not surprised by Brock Lesnar’s failed drug test

Prior to UFC 200, it was revealed that former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar was coming out of retirement to fight heavyweight veteran Mark Hunt on the main card of the historic event. While Lesnar’s return was generally celebrated amongst the MMA community, it was met with a certain amount of controversy. Ordinarily, before a...

Sep 30, 2016 7:30 pm

Ben Rothwell targeting early 2017 return to the Octagon

On April 10th of 2016, top ranked UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell stepped into the Octagon for what many believed to be a #1 contender fight with former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos. ‘Big Ben’ was riding 4-fight win streak into the fight that saw him finish four straight fights. After serving a 9-month suspension...

Sep 30, 2016 6:01 pm

John Lineker’s manager claims he made weight several days before weigh-ins

Friday morning at the ‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’ early weigh-ins, three fighters missed weight ahead of their scheduled fights Saturday evening. One of the three men to miss weight was UFC bantamweight John Lineker, who will be fighting in the main event of the card against John Dodson. Lineker, who sits at #3 on the UFC’s...

Sep 30, 2016 4:21 pm

Alexander Gustafsson out of headlining fight with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Unfortunate news surfaced Friday night that top ranked UFC light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson has been forced to withdraw form his upcoming UFC Fight Night 100 headlining scrap against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. MMAFighitng broke the news, which also revealed that at the present time, there has been no word as to what the injury that...