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Dec 14, 2017 8:02 pm

Report | No Big Fight Added to UFC St Louis, Stephens vs Choi to Headline

The UFC had been reportedly searching for a big fight to headline their first event in the city after Jeremy Stephens vs Doo Ho Choi was initially announced and assumed to be the main event but it was yet to be officially confirmed. Until today when Nolan King reported that it is, in fact, going...

Nov 30, 2017 2:13 pm

Max Holloway Was Willing to Fight Some Crazy Opponents to Stay on UFC 218

After Frankie Edgar had to pull out of UFC 218 due to a injured orbital, there was a crazy storm of fighters trying to get that fight. Once there is a title on the line, everyone comes out of the woodwork. Jose Aldo, Ricardo Lamas, Cub Swanson, and Brian Ortega all wanted to leave their...

Nov 26, 2017 10:17 am

January’s UFC Fight Night 124 event in St. Louis continues to take shape

January’s UFC Fight Night 124 event in St. Louis continues to take shape with the addition of a women’s strawweight fight between J.J. Aldrich and Danielle Taylor. Aldrich earned the first win of her UFC career earlier this year in New Zealand defeating Chan-Mi Jeon via decision. Meanwhile, Taylor is coming off the biggest win...

Nov 15, 2017 11:17 am

UFC releases Takanori Gomi, several other notable fighters from its roster

The UFC has once again taken a hedge-trimmer to its roster and sent a handful of notable fighters packing. The most notable of these fighters is Takanori Gomi. This news is in keeping with a recent Instagram post from Gomi, in which the Japanese legend insinuated that he would soon be competing in the ring...

Nov 14, 2017 6:41 am

Georges St-Pierre passes Conor McGregor in UFC’s official pound-for-pound rankings

With the actioned packed UFC 217 and UFC Norfolk cards now in the rear-view, the UFC has updated its official rankings. Unsurprisingly, these rankings have experienced some tectonic shifts in the wake of these cards – perhaps none as notable as Georges St-Pierre’s blasting by Conor McGregor on the pound-for-pound list. Here’s how the rankings...

Nov 13, 2017 11:10 am

Max Holloway opens up on surprise rematch with Jose Aldo: “hopefully he kicks more”

Originally, UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway was expected to battle long-time contender Frankie Edgar in the main event of UFC 218 this December 2. Unfortunately, Edgar was forced out of this fight with an injury, which jumpstarted an immediate search for a replacement opponent. After a brief search and plenty of guesses as to who...

Nov 9, 2017 9:55 am

UFC rankings updated – Georges St-Pierre near the top of the pound-for-pound mix

After nearly four years out of competition, Georges St-Pierre is back and once again a UFC champion. At UFC 217, St-Pierre beat Michael Bisping to become the new UFC middleweight champion. In doing so, GSP became just the fourth fighter in UFC history to win two UFC titles in two different weight classes following Randy...

Nov 9, 2017 7:27 am

Report | Michael Johnson gets top-10 opponent for featherweight debut

Earlier this year, we learned that long-time UFC lightweight contender Michael Johnson planned to drop down to the stacked UFC featherweight division. In the wake of this news, Johnson publicly derided his new featherweight peers, as he had an extremely difficult time finding a willing dance partner for his divisional debut. “What can I say...

Nov 1, 2017 10:55 am

UFC rankings updated – Colby Covington shoots up welterweight ranks

UFC Fight Night 119 took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil over the weekend. Colby Covington made a lot of noise there in Brazil after beating the most recent UFC welterweight title challenger, Demian Maia. Covington lashed out at the fans in Brazil and made some people upset, despite later explaining he is just having fun...

Oct 11, 2017 7:29 am

UFC Rankings update: Tony Ferguson rockets onto the pound-for-pound list

Now that the action-packed UFC 216 is in the rear-view, the UFC has updated its official rankings. As expected, main event interim lightweight title winner Tony Ferguson has entered the UFC pound-for-pound list, and has also usurped the number-one spot at lightweight. The UFC flyweight rankings also experienced a major shakeup thanks to long-time contender...

Oct 2, 2017 8:18 am

Michael Johnson reacts to difficulty finding a featherweight opponent

Last month, long-time UFC lightweight contender Michael Johnson announced his intention to drop to the 145-pound featherweight division, where he hoped to find a fresh start. After sharing this news, Johnson began angling for a fight with former UFC featherweight champion and bona fide MMA great Jose Aldo. Unfortunately for him, Aldo was then linked...

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 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 18, 2017 1:55 pm

VIDEO | Dennis Bermudez gets tasered and it sounds horribly painful

Dennis Bermudez is always up to something crazy. Whether it’s breaking world records or breaking opponents in the Octagon, “The Menace” always finds something to do that’s not quite the norm. Here, we take a look at Bermudez seeing what it’s like to get tasered right in the back. Seeing as the UFC featherweight is...

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...

Jul 24, 2017 6:51 am

UFC on Fox 25 in Long Island produces terrible overnight ratings

On Saturday night, the UFC debuted in Long Island, New York with UFC on Fox 25. This 14-fight card was an exciting one for fans, as we witnessed impressive finishes, brilliant comebacks, and back-and-forth wars. Unfortunately, the card was an absolute dud from a viewership perspective. In fact, it brought in the lowest overnight viewership...

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 18, 2017 10:09 am

VIDEO | UFC Long Island: Road to the Octagon – Full Episode

This Saturday, the UFC will debut in Long Island, New York with the exciting, 13-fight UFC Long Island card. This card will be headlined by a key middleweight scrap between struggling former champion Chris Weidman and surging contender Kelvin Gastelum. Weidman will enter this fight having been stopped in his last three Octagon appearances, first...

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 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 30, 2017 7:58 am

UFC Long Island takes shape with multiple new fights

This July 22, the UFC will debut in Long Island, New York, with UFC on Fox 25. As this UFC Long Island card draws ever closer, its lineup is beginning to take shape. Over the last few days, the UFC has announced a long list of new matchups for the card. The biggest of these new...

May 28, 2017 6:32 am

VIDEO | UFC veteran gets one-punch KO’d in just 14 seconds

TANAKA SLEEPS HIOKI pic.twitter.com/XryRv72COp — FightPicks inc (@MixedMartialBet) May 28, 2017 When Japan’s Hatsu Hioki signed with the UFC back in 2011, he was widely viewed as a legitimate threat to then dominant UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo. Unfortunately, Hioki’s UFC run ended up being a bit of a disappointment. After defeating George Roop and...