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Oct 12, 2017 9:16 am

BREAKING | UFC on Fox 26 in Winnipeg gets massive welterweight headliner

UFC on Fox 26, which goes down on December 16 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, now has a headliner – and it is absolute dynamite. In one corner, we’ll have former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler. In the other, we’ll have former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos. This news was announced by the UFC on Thursday...

Oct 12, 2017 9:03 am

UFC Sydney lineup gets a number of late adjustments

Earlier this week, news broke that Mark Hunt had been removed from his UFC Sydney headlining showdown with Marcin Tybura (and he’s not happy about that). Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum will serve at Hunt’s replacement against Tybura in the card’s main event. As it turns out, this is not the only recent change...

Oct 11, 2017 12:55 pm

UFC VP of athlete health and performance Jeff Novitzky clarifies latest on Jon Jones’ case

Jon Jones is still going through the process of his potential anti-doping violation stemming from his UFC 214 weigh-in sample. Jones’ UFC 214 weigh-in samples tested positive for the steroid Turinabol just after coming back from his one-year suspension with admitting to taking a tainted sexual enhancement pill. Jeff Novitzky, UFC VP of athlete health...

Oct 11, 2017 12:16 pm

Bobby Green Trashes the Current State of UFC Judging

After an incredible Fight of the Night at UFC 216 between Lando Vannata and Bobby Green, the judges awarded it a draw. At the time, it didn’t matter to those two warriors. It may still not. They both lifted their hands and embraced, knowing that they just put on the fight of their lives. Bobby...

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 11, 2017 5:58 am

Bantamweight contender Bryan Caraway returns from lengthy hiatus at UFC Fresno

After more than a year and a half on the shelf, bantamweight contender Bryan Caraway is finally slated for a return. Caraway will be taking on “Cool Hand” Luke Sanders when the UFC debuts in Fresno, California with UFC Fight Night 123 this December 9. This report comes from Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com. This bout...

Oct 10, 2017 4:46 pm

Fabricio Werdum Replaces Mark Hunt Against Marcin Tybura at UFC Sydney

We’ve had a while week of fight cancellations and curve balls. For UFC 216, Kevin Lee nearly missed weight, Derrick Lewis pulled out of his fight with Fabricio Werdum, Walt Harris was removed from his fight with Mark Godbeer, then finally put in to replace Lewis against Werdum. It was no issue for the Brazilian...

Oct 10, 2017 3:45 pm

VIDEO | UFC 216’s Real Fight of the Night Was Daniel Cormier Versus Audio Cords

Saturday’s UFC 216 card turned out to be an embarrassment of riches. Lando Vannata and Bobby Green had a crazy, bloody Fight of the Night. Tony Ferguson became the number one lightweight in the world not named Conor McGregor, in an exciting title fight with Kevin Lee. Who can forget Demetrious Johnson inventing new and...

Oct 10, 2017 11:50 am

PHOTO | Tony Ferguson reveals massive walk-around weight just days after UFC 216

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 216, Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee stepped into the Octagon to battle for the UFC interim lightweight title. Despite a rough first round, Ferguson surged back in the second, and ultimately locked up a choke in the third. In the days leading up to this fight, much...

Oct 10, 2017 10:03 am

Cub Swanson explains why he’s fighting out his UFC contract

Not long ago, we learned that fan favorite featherweight contender Cub Swanson planned on entering free agency after his UFC Fresno scrap with Brian Ortega, which marks the last obligation on his current UFC contract. Speaking to FloCombat this week, Swanson explained why he’s choosing to fight out his current contract. “I’m speaking out about...

Oct 10, 2017 7:42 am

Dana White discusses Brock Lesnar’s possible return to the UFC

Back in the summer, in the buildup to his UFC 214 light heavyweight title fight with Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones repeatedly expressed interest in a heavyweight superfight with former champion and current WWE star Brock Lesnar. When Jones won the title back from Cormier, his calls for a blockbuster battle with the hulking Lesnar reached...

Oct 10, 2017 6:53 am

Report: Henry Cejudo sustains injury escaping fire, UFC 218 fight in jeopardy

It sounds like Henry Cejudo’s UFC 218 scrap with Sergio Pettis is in jeopardy. According to a report from the San Francisco Chronicle, Cejudo was one of several athletes who was forced to flee from the Wine Country fires that are currently scorching California. When a blaze struck the Fountaingrove Inn in Santa Rosa, the former UFC...

Oct 9, 2017 12:48 pm

VIDEO | UFC veteran allegedly assaults woman at party in Brazil

A video has surfaced on the Internet that has a cause for concern which allegedly involves a UFC veteran. Bloody Elbow reported that Rony Jason was caught on video assaulting a woman at a party in Brazil. As you can see in the video posted on the YouTube channel Tudo Sobre MMA, it is hard to...

Oct 9, 2017 10:49 am

Dana White gives prediction on who his next bankable UFC star will be

With Ronda Rousey’s future in the UFC unclear and Jon Jones going through the process with his potential anti-doping violation, it seems Conor McGregor stands alone at the top as far as draws go for the UFC. Georges St-Pierre is certainly a big star but his future is undetermined as we will have to see if...

Oct 9, 2017 9:41 am

Gokhan Saki returns to the Octagon at UFC 219

Last month, on the main card of the UFC’s exciting return to Japan, kickboxing legend Gokhan Saki (83-12 KB, 1-1 MMA) made his anticipated UFC debut. While his performance was not without flaws, Saki ultimately produced just the kind of thunderous knockout he’s known for, putting his foe Luis Henrique down with a blistering left...

Oct 9, 2017 8:39 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen believes he knows why Kevin Lee got tired in UFC 216 title fight

Last Saturday, in the main event of the action-packed UFC 216, Kevin Lee and Tony Ferguson stepped into the cage to battle for the interim lightweight title. Though Lee started strong, mounting and very nearly finishing Ferguson in the first-frame, his gas tank seemed to empty as the fight progressed. From there, Ferguson was able...

Oct 9, 2017 6:30 am

Kevin Lee issues statement on UFC 216 loss to Tony Ferguson

Last Saturday night, in the main event of the stacked UFC 216, 25-year-old lightweight contender Kevin Lee stepped in to the Octagon with the streaking Tony Ferguson. He did so in an effort to capture the UFC interim lightweight title. While Lee put up a valiant fight, very nearly finishing Ferguson in the first-round, he...

Oct 8, 2017 6:53 pm

UFC 216 Reebok Athlete Outffiting Pay: Demetrious Johnson leads the way!

The UFC 216 Reebok Athlete Outfitting payouts are in! Main event fighters Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee each took home $30,000 from Reebok last night. “El Cucuy” defeated “The MoTown Phenom” via third-round submission to claim the UFC’s interim lightweight championship. The highest Reebok paycheck went to UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson who took home...

Oct 8, 2017 6:29 pm

Dana White blasts Jason Aldean for turning down offer to perform at UFC 216

UFC President Dana White did his best to honor the victims of the Las Vegas shooting at last night’s UFC 216 event at T-Mobile Arena. The promotion had 1,500 first responders in attendance for last night’s event and also gave some of the survivors from the shooting an introduction in the octagon. In addition to...

Oct 8, 2017 4:40 pm

VIDEO | UFC 217: Bisping vs. St-Pierre “Battle Cry” Official Trailer

The octagon will return to Madison Square Garden in New York next month for UFC 217. The pay-per-view fight card, which takes place November 4, will be headlined by a middleweight title fight featuring current champion Michael Bisping taking on former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre. Michael Bisping was last seen in action at October of...

Oct 8, 2017 3:58 pm

UFC 216 Salaries: Tony Ferguson earns top payout

The UFC 216 fighter salaries are in and newly crowned interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson earned the events top payout. Ferguson, who submitted Kevin Lee in the third-round of the UFC 216 main event, earned a total of $500,000 for his title earning victory. Meanwhile, Ferguson’s UFC 216 opponent Kevin Lee took home $250,000 for...

Oct 8, 2017 8:03 am

Walt Harris has a hilarious request of the UFC after quick loss to Fabricio Werdum

Originally, former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum was expected to battle brick-fisted heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis on the main card of UFC 216. When Lewis was forced out of the fight at the last minute with a back injury, however, Werdum was paired with “The Big Ticket” Walt Harris, who was transplanted from a UFC...

Oct 7, 2017 9:37 pm

UFC 216 Results: Tony Ferguson submits Kevin Lee

A interim lightweight title fight between Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee headlined tonight’s UFC 216 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas. Round one begins and Kevin Lee comes forward and lands a head kick. Tony shakes it off and circles out. Kevin lands a nice right hand over the top. Ferguson with a low kick. Kevin...