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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...

Apr 13, 2017 1:05 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC 210, former light heavyweight No. 1 contender back to the top

UFC 210 took place this past weekend as UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier was able to defend his belt against the knockout specialist Anthony Johnson. Following Cormier’s second round submission win, Johnson surprised the MMA community by announcing his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts. Johnson said in the post-fight Octagon interview,...

Apr 11, 2017 5:49 am

VIDEO | Francis Ngannou drills wrestling, takes coach for a ride with massive takedown

take down training #thepredator #Reebokfr #BeMoreHuman #mmafactory A post shared by Francis Ngannou (@francisngannou) on Dec 24, 2016 at 7:00am PST The UFC heavyweight division is always hurting for fresh, young talent. This is precisely why it’s been such a pleasure watching hulking, 6’4 Cameroonian-Frenchman Francis Ngannou rise through the division’s ranks. He is far...

Mar 31, 2017 11:21 pm

BREAKING! Jon Jones returns at heavyweight against a former champion

Jon Jones returns at heavyweight against a former champion! Former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon “Bones” Jones is making his long-discussed move to the promotions heavyweight division. News just broke that Jon Jones will return to the octagon at July’s highly anticipated UFC 213 pay-per-view event where he will square off with former UFC heavyweight...

Mar 30, 2017 10:58 am

VIDEO | The amazing rise of Brock Lesnar in MMA

This Sunday, at WrestleMania 33, Brock Lesnar will step into the ring with long-time rival Bill Goldberg. In celebration of “The Beast Incarnate’s” latest steps into the pro wrestling arena, we decided to take a look back at some of his finest moments inside the UFC’s Octagon. Lesnar’s first steps into the Octagon occurred at...

Mar 29, 2017 12:45 pm

Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum trilogy fight in the works for UFC 213

This July the UFC will take over the glimmering combat sports hub of Las Vegas, Nevada with its now famous International Fight Week. The International Fight Week celebrations will be capped off by UFC 213 on July 8. At the moment, not much is known about this UFC 213 pay-per-view. From the sounds of it,...

Mar 26, 2017 8:17 am

Francis Ngannou happy to share his “prey” Fabricio Werdum with Luke Rockhold

Shortly after his thunderous, first-round knockout of Andrei Arlovski, rising heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou issued callouts of three of the division’s top fighters: Cain Velasquez, Junior Dos Santos, and Alistair Overeem. Yet when Ben Rothwell was forced out of a scheduled bout with Brazil’s Fabricio Werdum, leaving Werdum without an opponent, the Brazilian became Ngannou’s primary...

Mar 15, 2017 10:09 am

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva to battle Vitaly Minakov in Russia

Despite being a tough 1-6-1 in his last 8 fights, former UFC heavyweight title challenger Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva shows no signs of slowing down. Some five months removed from his corruption filled loss to Ivan Shtyrkov in Russia’s Titov Boxing Promotion, the Brazilian heavyweight will once again fight in the country, this time against former...

Mar 7, 2017 12:52 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC 209 – Nate Diaz dropping in lightweight ranks

The UFC updated their rankings following UFC 209, which took place over the weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley was able to jump up a spot to the #8 spot in the pound-for-pound ranks with his majority win over Stephen Thompson. Interestingly, TJ Dillashaw went up a rank in the pound-for-pound...

Mar 7, 2017 6:28 am

Jessica Andrade explains how she’ll dethrone Joanna Jedrzejczyk

With a flawless, 13-0 record, and four-straight title defenses to her name, UFC strawweight queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk has established herself as one of the most dominant champions in the promotion. As such, Brazil’s Jessica Andrade will have a serious task on her hands when she attempts to dethrone Jedrzejczyk in the co-main event of the...

Mar 3, 2017 10:37 am

Alistair Overeem responds to Mark Hunt’s ‘cheater’ comments

Ahead of UFC 209 this weekend, fan favorite heavyweight Mark Hunt has been very open about the fact that if Alistair Overeem fails a drug test, he plans to sue him personally. Recently, at the UFC 209 Media Day earlier this week, Hunt made a comment as Overeem walked past him that he was a...

Feb 28, 2017 10:58 am

VIDEO | UFC 209 Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 1 & 2

UFC 209 takes place this weekend on March 4 and the UFC is bringing you updated behind the scenes looks from the featured fighters on the card with the Embedded series. In the main event of the evening, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley looks to make a statement in his rematch against Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson...

Feb 23, 2017 11:18 pm

Fighters most tested by USADA in 2016

Throughout the course of 2016, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has continued to crack down on performance enhancing drugs used both in competition and out of competition by fighters. This has resulted in quite a bit of fighters being suspended for potential USADA violations, most notably former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, and former UFC...

Feb 22, 2017 6:38 am

Derrick Lewis continues to troll Travis Browne and Ronda Rousey

Last Sunday, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Halifax, Derrick Lewis weathered an early bit of adversity to club Travis Browne into unconsciousness with a right hand and a series of ground strikes. In the wake of this thunderous win, Lewis criticized Browne for the allegations of domestic abuse that linger in...