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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...

Feb 20, 2017 11:56 am

Junior Dos Santos says Fabricio Werdum turned down three fights with him

The last few months have been pretty crazy for former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos. After a successful surgery mid-way through 2016, he began campaigning for a fight in the fall. When no fight materialized, he attempted to replace an injured Cain Velasquez against former champ Fabricio Werdum at December’s UFC 207. When this bout failed...

Feb 20, 2017 6:43 am

Pros react to Derrick Lewis’ knockout of Travis Browne, late referee stoppage

Last night, the UFC touched down in snow covered Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada for a second time. In the evening’s main event, streaking heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis faced arguably the biggest test of his already impressive career in towering Hawaiian Travis “Hapa” Browne. In the early moments of this fight, it looked like it could...

Feb 19, 2017 9:35 am

VIDEO | Get pumped for UFC Halifax by watching Travis Browne crush Josh Barnett

Later tonight, in the main event of UFC Halifax, dangerous Hawaiian heavyweight Travis Browne will attempt to correct an unfortunate, two fight losing streak. His opportunity to do so will come against the streaking Derrick Lewis. Though Browne has recently fallen on tough times, there was a time not all that long ago when he...

Feb 17, 2017 7:48 am

Derrick Lewis gets personal with Travis Browne, calls for top 5 opponent

Sunday in Halifax, streaking UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis will step into the Octagon with Travis Browne, who will be looking to bounce back from his current 2-fight skid. After controversially defeating Matt Mitrione in early January in a fight which saw Mitrione sustain one of the worst eye injuries in the history of MMA. Following...

Feb 6, 2017 10:29 am

Stipe Miocic vs. Junior Dos Santos 2 confirmed for UFC 211

Late last month, reports began to surface that Stipe Miocic would next defend the UFC heavyweight title against an old foe in Junior Dos Santos, who he lost to back in December of 2014. Now, the ever-reliable Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com has confirmed these previous reports. The two heavyweights will do battle for gold at...

Feb 3, 2017 10:00 am

VIDEO| Watch Stipe Miocic train in a ballerina’s tutu

Stipe Miocic is many things. He’s the UFC heavyweight champion and, as such, the consensus best heavyweight fighter on earth. He’s a full-time firefighter. He’s a talented wrestler, boxer and baseball player. He’s also an aspiring ballerina – at least that’s what his latest post to Twitter seems to imply. In this video, the heavyweight champ...

Feb 3, 2017 9:52 am

Fabricio Werdum not happy with rumored Stipe Miocic next fight

In the wake of Cain Velasquez being pulled from his heavyweight #1 contender fight with Fabricio Werdum at UFC 207 in 2016, there was much talk of who would get the next heavyweight title shot against UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic. While many expected the UFC to give the opportunity to Werdum given that he...

Feb 2, 2017 1:13 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC on FOX 23 – Masvidal and Ngannou rocket up

The UFC on FOX 23 card had a few key fights take place that shook up the official UFC rankings. Jorge Masvidal went into his fight ranked #12 against then-ranked #5 welterweight Donald Cerrone. Following his second round TKO over “Cowboy,” Masvidal now stands in Cerrone’s #5 spot, moving up seven spots in the official...

Jan 31, 2017 10:27 am

Conor McGregor rips Georges St-Pierre, offers advice to MMAAA

In 2016, former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw, and top ranked fighters Donald Cerrone & Tim Kennedy announced the formation of the MMA Athletes Association, also known as the MMAAA, aimed at UFC fighters unionizing in an effort to receive more pay from...

Jan 24, 2017 11:08 am

BREAKING | Stipe Miocic vs. Junior Dos Santos 2 reportedly in the works for UFC 211

According to reliable Brazilian MMA publication Combate, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will next defend his title against an old foe in Junior Dos Santos. Combate’s report says this heavyweight title fight is likely to headline UFC 211, which will occur in Dallas, Texas on May 13. Miocic and Dos Santos first met back in...

Jan 22, 2017 4:37 am

Fights to make for four UFC champions

Below are fights to make for four current UFC champions. UFC Flyweight Champion: Demetrious Johnson UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has run out of challengers in the UFC’s 125-pound division. Sure there is Joseph Benavidez, who is coming off a controversial decision victory over Henry Cejudo, but “Mighty Mouse” has already defeated Joe on two...