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Feb 8, 2018 12:05 pm

Valentina Shevchenko defends UFC Belem stoppage: I wouldn’t change anything else

Referee Mario Yamasaki might the most unpopular man in MMA right now. The MMA community brought out the torches and pitchforks after he let Valentina Shevchenko brutalize the grossly outmatched Priscila Cachoeira for far longer than necessary last Saturday, and the backlash hasn’t stopped since. Of all the people to criticize Yamasaki, none did so...

Feb 8, 2018 9:18 am

UFC rankings update: Valentina Shevchenko surges up women’s flyweight list

In the wake of last weekend’s UFC Belem card, the UFC has updated its official rankings. The biggest shakeups in this latest iteration of the rankings can all be attributed to Valentina Shevchenko. Having left the UFC women’s bantamweight division (where she was formerly ranked number one), and officially announced herself in the UFC’s new...

Feb 8, 2018 6:48 am

Dana White on Brock Lesnar fighting in the UFC again: I wouldn’t be shocked

It’s now been almost two years since Brock Lesnar’s last mixed martial arts bout, a July 2016 defeat of Mark Hunt, which was ultimately ruled a no-contest when he tested positive for the banned substance clomiphene. From the sounds of it, however, Lesnar could make another walk to the Octagon before all is said and done. ...

Feb 7, 2018 7:56 pm

VIDEO | Brendan Schaub Puts Mario Yamasaki on Blast After UFC Belem

“He’s awful. He’s terrible. This is what’s alarming, ‘I allowed Priscila [Cachoeira] to be a warrior and keep fighting’. That is not your job as a referee. We don’t need you to dictate who’s a warrior and who’s not a warrior. That is not your call. She was in serious trouble and she was so...

Feb 7, 2018 6:53 am

VIDEO | UFC President Dana White drops $69K on Samurai Swords on “Pawn Stars”

It’s no secret that UFC President Dana White is an extremely wealthy man, and that’s he’s willing to drop serious sums of money when the mood strikes. White’s latest extravagant purchase was documented on the show Pawn Stars. On a recent episode, the UFC boss enters the famous pawn shop in search of weapons for his...

Feb 7, 2018 6:24 am

UFC Atlantic City gets clash of ranked middleweights, ranked light heavyweights

On April 21, the UFC will return to Atlantic City, New Jersey’s Boardwalk Hall for the first time since June of 2005. This UFC Atlantic City card is already shaping up to be a good one. On Tuesday night, the promotion announced to new bouts for the card: one, a clash of ranked middleweight contenders,...

Feb 6, 2018 10:44 am

TJ Dillashaw reveals nagging injuries are preventing Garbrandt rematch at UFC 222

Lat last week, UFC featherweight champ Max Holloway was forced out of his UFC 222 scrap with Frankie Edgar, leaving the card without a headliner. From there, the UFC kicked off a desperate search for a suitable replacement main event. One of the options was a rematch between bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw and former champ...

Feb 6, 2018 9:50 am

VIDEO | Get Acquainted with Israel Adesanya Before His Hyped UFC 221 Debut

You may be lucky enough to already know about ‘Style Bender’ Israel Adesanya, but most tuning into the UFC 221 card in Perth this weekend probably won’t. …But they most likely will be trying to learn how to pronounce his name soon after he steps into the Octagon for the first time. This 28-year old...

Feb 5, 2018 7:44 pm

UFC Fight Night 128 Gets Three Bouts Announced

When it comes to the current UFC schedule, UFC Fight Night 128 in Atlantic City, New Jersey is the latest card with fights booked right now. The event will take place on April 21. The first fight announced for the event was a welterweight matchup between Siyar Bahadurzada and Luan Chagas. We now have three...

Feb 5, 2018 6:43 pm

Dana White Shuts Down the Possibilities of Nate Diaz Fighting at UFC 222

The unfortunate news broke over the weekend that the featherweight title fight between former lightweight champion, Frankie Edgar and featherweight champion, Max Holloway has fallen through once again. It was Holloway this time that was forced out with a leg injury. The fight was scheduled to headline UFC 222. Currently, the UFC is still looking...

Feb 5, 2018 4:32 pm

Mario Yamasaki issues statement following controversial co-main event at UFC Belem

Mario Yamasaki issues statement following controversial co-main event at UFC Belem. Mixed martial arts referee Mario Yamasaki faced a ton of criticism following his controversial stoppage in the co-main event of last weekend’s UFC Fight Night 125 event in Belem, Brazil. The veteran referee allowed flyweight newcomer Priscila Cachoeira to take a lot of damage...

Feb 4, 2018 6:23 pm

Cub Swanson is down to fight Nate Diaz at UFC 222

Cub Swanson is down to fight Nate Diaz at UFC 222! The perennial featherweight contender, Cub Swanson, recently responded to a fan on Twitter where he offered to help save March’s UFC 222 event by fighting Nate Diaz. I’m down — Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) February 5, 2018 The fan had tweeted “Nate Diaz vs Cub...

Feb 4, 2018 3:45 pm

Breaking! Nate Diaz is interested in saving UFC 222

Nate Diaz is interested in saving UFC 222! Former UFC lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz says he is interested in saving March’s UFC 222 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas. The Stockton Slugger revealed the exciting news to the LA Times Lance Pugmire. The best option to fill in for the @BlessedMMA void at #UFC222 is...

Feb 4, 2018 10:21 am

Mario Yamasaki and UFC should share blame for Priscila Cachoeira’s prolonged beating

Former UFC bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko could not have been more impressive in her Saturday night flyweight debut, out-landing her opponent Priscila Cachoeira by a 230-3 margin en-route to a second-round submission win. Regrettably, much of the buzz surrounding this fight has been negative, as the widespread perception is that referee Mario Yamasaki let this...

Feb 4, 2018 9:41 am

UFC Belem athlete outfitting pay: Lyoto Machida gets $20K, Valentina Shevchenko gets $5K

Last night, the UFC touched down in Belem, Brazil with UFC Fight Night 125. In the main event of this 11-fight card, struggling former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida turned back the clock with a close but impressive split decision win over formerly undefeated prospect Eryk Anders. In the co-main event, meanwhile, former UFC...

Feb 4, 2018 9:22 am

With 2018 off to a rocky start, expect the UFC to go all-in on CM Punk

The year 2018 is off a rocky start for the UFC. UFC 221, which goes down next weekend in Perth, Australia, has barely looked like a pay-per-view since UFC middleweight champ Robert Whittaker was forced out of his main event title fight with Luke Rockhold and replaced by by Yoel Romero. UFC 222, which is...

Feb 4, 2018 5:59 am

UFC President Dana White trashes “incompetent” Mario Yamasaki after Shevchenko-Cachoeira fight

Last night, in the co-main event of the UFC’s anticipated stop in Belem, Brazil, former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko made her debut in the new UFC women’s flyweight division opposite Brazil’s Priscila Cachoeira. The fight wasn’t close. From the opening bell, Shevchenko was an absolute predator, eating her opponent alive en route to...

Feb 3, 2018 10:24 pm

UFC Fight Night 125 Results: Lyoto Machida defeats Eryk Anders via split-decision

UFC Fight Night 125 Results: Lyoto Machida vs. Eryk Anders A key middleweight scrap between former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida and undefeated contender Eryk Anders headlined tonight’s UFC Fight Night 125 event in Belem, Brazil. Round one begins and Anders comes forward quickly. Machida takes his famous karate stance. Machida with a kick to...

Feb 3, 2018 9:30 pm

UFC Fight Night 125 Results: Valentina Shevchenko destroys Priscila Cachoeira

UFC Fight Night 125 Results: Valentina Shevchenko destroys Priscila Cachoeira Former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko made her flyweight debut at tonight’s UFC Fight Night 125 in Belem, Brazil against Priscila Cachoeira. Round one begins and Shevchenko lands a leg kick followed by a left jab. Another solid combination from Shevchenko. Priscila looks...

Feb 3, 2018 8:17 pm

Breaking! Frankie Edgar says he will still be at UFC 222 this March

Breaking! Frankie Edgar says he will still be at UFC 222 this March! Earlier today ESPN’s Brett Okamoto broke some unfortunate news that current UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway had suffered an injury and was forced out of his scheduled main event title fight with Frankie Edgar at UFC 222 on March 3 in Las...