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Jan 29, 2018 6:18 am

VIDEO | Ronda Rousey couldn’t contain her happiness in candid reaction to WWE signing

EXCLUSIVE: @RondaRousey offers her candid thoughts just moments after shocking the @WWEUniverse at @WWE #RoyalRumble! pic.twitter.com/Ho3HOS8jo9 — WWE (@WWE) January 29, 2018 Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion and WMMA trailblazer Ronda Rousey is officially a full-time pro wrestler. The former UFC superstar made a surprise appearance at the conclusion of tonight’s first-ever women’s Royal Rumble...

Jan 25, 2018 11:27 am

BREAKING VIDEO | Snoop Dogg Revealed as a Special Commentator for EA Sports UFC 3

You’ve heard him on @UFCFightPass and #SnoopCast now @SnoopDogg brings his talents to @EASPORTSUFC 3 Knockout Mode! pic.twitter.com/GDq6pzAoKR — UFC (@ufc) January 25, 2018 The highly anticipated sequel to EA SPORTS UFC 2 drops in just a couple of weeks and the reviews have been mostly nothing but high praise. Other than new features, revamped...

Jan 22, 2018 6:39 am

Demetrious Johnson shares ideal opponent, date for next fight

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, who owns the record for most consecutive title defenses of any champion in UFC history, is currently recovering from a surgery. That said, he’s already eyeing his next fight. While Johnson has expressed some disinterest in a potential fight with bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw in the past, he seems to...

Jan 22, 2018 5:54 am

If Khabib Nurmagomedov wins the belt, he might deny Conor McGregor an immediate title shot

On April 7, interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson and undefeated contender Khabib Nurmagomedov will battle for a lightweight title. Will it be the interim title currently owned by Ferguson, or the undisputed title currently owned by Conor McGregor? Dana White was incredibly unclear when asked about this at a press conference in Boston, refusing to say whether...

Jan 19, 2018 7:27 pm

Paul Daley Is NOT Happy with Bellator

One of Bellator’s biggest names does not seem too happy with the organization as of late and it appears he wants out. Paul Daley first fought for Bellator in 2012 where he earned a TKO win over Ruby Bears before leaving only to return as an exclusive fighter for Bellator in 2015. Daley has gone 5-2...

Jan 16, 2018 6:28 am

Francis Ngannou will earn a significant payday at UFC 220

This Saturday, in the main event of UFC 220, surging French-Cameroonian sensation Francis Ngannou will get his anticipated crack at Stipe Miocic and the UFC heavyweight title. This title fight will serve as the crescendo of a Ngannou’s rocket-fuelled rise through the UFC ranks. In roughly two years, the hulking knockout artist has evolved from...

Jan 14, 2018 8:48 pm

UFC St. Louis Results | Jessica-Rose Clark outworks tough Paige VanZant

In the UFC St. Louis co-main event, former strawweight star Paige VanZant made her flyweight debut opposite Australia’s Jessica-Rose Clark. Round one began with a brief feeling-out process. VanZant looked for kicks, while Clark favored a boxing-based approach. From there, Clark landed a big takedown, taking the fight to the ground. After briefly chasing an...

Jan 10, 2018 10:55 am

Amanda Ribas handed major USADA suspension before ever making UFC debut

Amanda Ribas’ UFC career has been dealt a serious blow before it even started. The strawweight fighter was scheduled to make her promotional debut opposite Julianna Lima last summer. Unfortunately, she was pulled from this contest when she tested positive for the banned substance ostarine in an out-of-competition test facilitated on June 7. She was...

Jan 10, 2018 9:22 am

Jimi Manuwa shares his thoughts on Glover Teixeira after fight offer was declined

British light heavyweight Jimi Manuwa was hoping he’d be paired with Brazilian contender Glover Teixeira for the UFC’s March 18 return to London, England. Unfortunately for him, this option didn’t seem to interest Teixeira, which left him with no choice but to accept a London rematch with Jan Blachowicz, who defeated by decision several years ago....

Jan 10, 2018 8:12 am

Volkan Oezdemir pleads not guilty to felony charge

Back in November, we learned that top light heavyweight contender Volkan Oezdemir was being charged with felony battery as the result of an unfortunate incident in a Florida bar. According to a report from MMAFighting.com, who spoken with Oezdemir’s lawyer Bruce A. Zimet, the Swiss fighter pleaded not guilty to this charge, and demanded a trial...

Jan 9, 2018 8:16 am

Former champ Renan Barao returns at UFC on Fox in Orlando, Florida

The lineup for UFC on Fox 28, which goes down on February 24 in Orlando, Florida, has grown by one interesting bantamweight scrap, as former champion Renan Barao is scheduled to return to action on the card. Barao’s opponent in this fight will be Brian Kelleher.  This bout was first reported by the Orlando Sentinel. Though...

Jan 9, 2018 8:15 am

VIDEO | Gunnar Nelson Still Willing to Fight Darren Till When No One Else Is

Out of nearly the entire top 15 of welterweights got booked at the tail end of 2017, one was missing. Darren Till wasn’t able to capitalize off the hype of finishing Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone. He was in talks and rumored to fight everyone and none of them seemed to finalize. Despite Mike Perry losing in...

Jan 8, 2018 11:22 am

Former Bellator commentator Jimmy Smith expects to have new home “within the week”

Earlier this month, we learned that respected MMA commentator Jimmy Smith had left his long-time home of Bellator. From there, buzz immediately began to surface about his possible move to the UFC. UFC commentator Joe Rogan even sang Smith’s praises, encouraging the promotion to pick him up. “You f**ked up, Bellator,” Rogan said on his...

Jan 6, 2018 11:19 am

VIDEO | 5 Years Ago Conor McGregor Became Two-Division Cage Warriors Champion

#OnThisDay in 2012: @TheNotoriousMMA became double @CageWarriors champ! 📽 https://t.co/TMZIENdJ5x pic.twitter.com/Su3KfnZK9p — UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) December 31, 2017 It was November of 2016. Conor McGregor finished Eddie Alvarez and held two UFC titles above his head, declaring that the Champ Champ does what he wants. This wasn’t the first time this happened. Before the flame-spitting...

Jan 4, 2018 5:36 pm

Texas’ James Vick Has his Fight for UFC Austin

“The Texicutioner” is coming home! After a big win at UFC 217 over Joe Duffy to extend his streak to three, James Vick wanted a top ten fight and made that very clear. He actually had been wanting one before that…but no one would accept the challenge and still hasn’t. As Vick mentioned recently on an...

Jan 4, 2018 10:37 am

Cody Garbrandt puts TJ Dillashaw on blast

Having reclaimed the UFC bantamweight championship with an incredible November knockout of his arch rival Cody Garbrandt, TJ Dillashaw is now hellbent on dropping down to flyweight to unseat the division’s seemingly unstoppable champion, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson. If Dillashaw hopes to topple Mighty Mouse – something the flyweight champ’s last 14 opponents have failed...

Jan 2, 2018 12:44 pm

UFC rankings update: Khabib Nurmagomedov bursts onto pound-for-pound list

Now that UFC 219 is in the rear-view mirror, the UFC has updated its official rankings to reflect the results of the card. The most notable changes to the UFC rankings occured on the pound-for-pound list, where Khabib Nurmagomedov made his long-awaited debut, a distinction he earned by pounding Edson Barboza into applesauce in the...

Dec 30, 2017 5:24 pm

UFC 219 Results: Matheus Nicolau defeats Louis Smolka

A flyweight scrap between Matheus Nicolau and Louis Smolka kicked off tonight’s UFC 219 prelims on FS1 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Round one begins and Smolka lands a good kick to the body. Matheus steps into the pocket and lands a heavy left hook. Smolka circles out and then comes forward with a...

Dec 28, 2017 8:10 am

Amanda Nunes Wants to Challenge the Winner of Cyborg and Holly Holm

In a couple of days, Holly Holm will step into the Octagon to try and dethrone the dominant Cris Cyborg and take her featherweight title. Having beat Ronda Rousey at the top of her career, a win over Cyborg will put her as the best women’s fighter of all time and the first ever women’s...

Dec 26, 2017 4:22 pm

BREAKING VIDEO | Chael Sonnen Claims Rafael dos Anjos Won’t Get the Shot at Tyron Woodley

Welterweight is absolutely insane right now, with Tyron Woodley as the undisputed king and Colby Covington causing chaos at every turn. Former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos upset former welterweight belt holder Robbie Lawler, supposedly earning a title shot. However, that’s not the direction the UFC is going in according to Chael Sonnen. It looks...

Dec 26, 2017 8:02 am

Al Iaquinta had a very simple Christmas wish, but will the UFC oblige?

UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta, who has long been regarded as one of the division’s best fighters, has always been vocal when it comes to the issues that bother him. One of the issues that happens to bother him is the way the UFC pays its fighters – himself in particular. “The way I see it,...

Dec 20, 2017 7:02 am

Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix betting odds released, Matt Mitrione favored to win

Bellator MMA’s upcoming heavyweight Grand Prix is one of the most talked about events in MMA right now. This tournament, which seeks to fill Bellator’s vacant heavyweight throne by crowing a new champion, kicks off this January 20 when former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson battles three-time UFC title challenger and infamous MMA...

Dec 19, 2017 6:48 am

UFC 221 in Perth, Australia gets several new bouts

On February 11 (February 10 in North America), the UFC will take over Perth, Western Australia with UFC 221. In the main event of the UFC’s anticipated return down under, UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker – who was promoted from interim champion when Georges St-Pierre vacated the title – will attempt his first title defense...

Dec 18, 2017 11:53 am

Kamaru Usman and Emil Meek finally have a date for their welterweight scrap

For weeks and weeks, the status of Kamaru Usman and Emil Meek’s anticipated welterweight scrap has been uncertain. Originally, the fight was scheduled to occur at UFC 219, on December 30 in Las Vegas. Regrettably, it became known that Norway’s Meek was having a difficult time acquiring a US visa, which shrouded this contest in...