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Sep 6, 2017 2:55 pm

FiteTV: UFC 215 Live Stream

This weekend, Amanda Nunes will attempt to hold on to her UFC bantamweight belt against Valentina Shevchenko. Demetrious Johnson will headline the event against Ray Borg to also defend his flyweight strap and try to make history by beating the title defense record. That alone makes UFC 215 sort of special, but there is another...

Aug 6, 2017 12:03 pm

After defeat of Rashad Evans, Sam Alvey targets another UFC legend

Last night, on the main card of the UFC’s latest trip Mexico City, Mexico, middling middleweight contender Sam Alvey picked up one of the biggest wins of his career, out-duelling former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans to a slow, but commendable split decision win. It did not take long for Alvey, who trains under...

Jul 14, 2017 12:17 pm

Gokhan Saki announces his UFC debut date and gets an opponent

The highly anticipated UFC debut of kickboxing star Gokhan Saki has been announced. Saki, who is considered one of the best kickboxers in the world announced on social media that he will be making his UFC debut in Japan at the UFC Fight Night 117 event at Saitama Super Arena, which takes place on September...

Jul 5, 2017 6:02 pm

Report: “Shogun” returns to Japan for September fight night

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, one of the biggest stars to emerge from the now defunct Japanese promotion PRIDE, will reportedly be returning to the land that made him famous this September 23. As speculated, the Brazilian legend’s opponent for this UFC Fight Night will be Ovince St. Preux. This report comes from The MMA Kings on...

Jun 25, 2017 6:46 pm

UFC Fight Night 112 results: Dennis Siver defeats BJ Penn by decision (highlights)

On Sunday night, the UFC touched down in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with UFC Fight Night 112. The main card of this anticipated, 13-fight event occurred in the featherweight division, where our very own BJ Penn – a former two-division champ and a UFC Hall of Famer – collided with German veteran Dennis Siver. Though Penn...

Jun 10, 2017 7:43 pm

UFC Auckland results: Alexander Volkanovski defeats Mizuto Hirota by decision (highlights)

On Saturday night, the UFC returned to our screens with UFC Auckland, an exciting, 11-fight card. The event’s main card was kicked off by a featherweight bout by Japanese veteran Mizuto Hirota and highly regarded Australian prospect Alexander Volkanovski. This one was all Volkanovski. Though the durability of Hirota’s chin was on full display, he could...

Jun 5, 2017 2:04 pm

Kazushi Sakuraba’s magnificent response to being called to the UFC Hall of Fame

Over the weekend at UFC 212, the UFC announced that MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame on July 6. Sakuraba will be joined by other legendary names including Urijah Faber, Maurice Smith, and former UFC matchmaker Joe Silva. Sakuraba made the following honorable statement on social media following...

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...

May 3, 2017 11:44 am

Report: Anthony Pettis returns to the lightweight division at UFC 213 this July

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis had a bit of a tough run as a featherweight. Though he defeated Charles Oliveira in his first fight in the division, he would be TKO’d by Max Holloway in his second – which really wasn’t even technically a featherweight bout, as he missed the division’s 145-pound limit. After...

May 3, 2017 6:42 am

Junior Dos Santos makes bold prediction for UFC 211 showdown with Stipe Miocic

In a few short weeks, in the main event of an absolutely stacked UFC 211, former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos will have the opportunity to reclaim the title he once owned when he takes on reigning champion Stipe Miocic. For Dos Santos, there is no feeling in the world like being the UFC heavyweight...

Apr 26, 2017 5:54 am

VIDEO | Frank Mir won’t let USADA ban end career, wants to fight in Japan

Earlier this month, news broke that former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir had been slapped with a two-year ban from the United States Anti-Doping Agency. His suspension stems from an in-competition test, conducted after his knockout loss to Mark Hunt. Mir tested positive for metabolites of the banned substance dehydrochloromethyltestosterone. Initially, it was Mir’s plan to combat...

Apr 16, 2017 6:58 am

VIDEO | UFC veteran Daron Cruickshank gets brutally face-plant KO’d in Rizin FF ring

Though UFC on Fox 24, which was highlighted by emphatic wins from Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, Rose Namajunas and Robert Whittaker, dominated the attention of MMA fans on Saturday night, it was not the only major MMA show on the calendar. Shortly after the UFC on Fox action wore down in Kansas City, Missouri, Nobuyuki...

Mar 5, 2017 2:26 pm

Mark Hunt and Alistair Overeem made bank at UFC 209

Former UFC heavyweight title challengers Alistair Overeem and Mark Hunt both made bank after throwing down on the main card of last night’s UFC 209 event in Las Vegas. According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, “The Reem” and “The Super Samoan” each received a purse of $750,000 for their efforts last night. Disclosed UFC 209 fight...

Feb 20, 2017 9:51 am

Former UFC flyweight title challenger Kyoji Horiguchi signs with Rizin FF

Over the last few weeks, the UFC has generated some significant controversy by releasing a handful of top-flight fighters from their roster. Some of the more noteworthy of these fighters are ranked light heavyweights Ryan Bader, Misha Cirkunov and Nikita Krylov and streaking welterweight star Lorenz Larkin. Perhaps the most talented and promising fighter of...

Feb 19, 2017 6:03 am

Ranked fighters Nikita Krylov and Kyoji Horiguchi removed from UFC roster

Over the last few weeks, the UFC has generated some controversy by removing a number of high profile fighters from its roster. The most high-profile fighters to part ways with the organization have been light heavyweight talents Ryan Bader and Misha Cirkunov, and welterweight star Lorenz Larkin. Other names to be scratched off the UFC...

Feb 12, 2017 8:58 am

After UFC 208 win, Wilson Reis wants Demetrious Johnson: I have everything to beat him

In July of 2016, Brazilian flyweight contender Wilson Reis was scheduled for a title fight with dominant divisional king Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson. Unfortunately, Mighty Mouse was then forced out of this fight with an injury, depriving Reis of his long-awaited shot at gold. In a brave display, Reis then agreed to take a high-risk,...

Jan 30, 2017 8:02 am

Ian McCall loses another opponent, UFC seeking replacement

Since July of 2015, popular UFC flyweight Ian McCall has been scheduled for five fights. Not a single one of them has happened. First, he was scheduled for an August 2015 bout with Dustin Ortiz, which unfortunately fell through when he sustained an injury in training. Roughly one year later, he was scheduled for a...

Jan 16, 2017 9:42 am

PHOTO | Mike Goldberg spotted in the crowd at UFC Fight Night 103

Mike Goldberg was in attendance for UFC Fight Night 103 on Sunday night but it wasn’t cageside commentating for the fights. With having his last UFC commentating gig at UFC 207 in December, Goldberg is on to the next chapter in his life but surely isn’t just walking away from the sport of mixed martial...

Jan 11, 2017 1:02 pm

The 10 best comebacks in UFC history

There is nothing quite like a good comeback in a fight. Watching a fighter bounce back from the brink of a stoppage or a massive deficit on the scorecards to land a game-changing punch or lock up a submission is an absolute thrill. This week, we’ve decided to celebrate these incredible momentum swings by compiling...

Jan 7, 2017 6:59 am

Mike Goldberg releases statement following UFC departure

Prior to UFC 207, it was reported that longtime UFC commentator Mike Goldberg would be calling his last UFC event at the highly anticipated event. Throughout the course of the broadcast, there was no mention of the event being Goldberg’s last. Throughout the course of the event however, members of the MMA community continued to...

Dec 28, 2016 11:25 am

The 10 Best UFC submissions of 2016

2016 has been a fantastic year for those with an appreciation for the grappling components of mixed martial arts. We witnessed the sophomore MMA effort of ADCC champion MacKenzie Dern, who dropped jaws with a modified Imanari choke against Montana Stewart. We saw dozens of dazzling submissions in the cages of Bellator MMA, One Championship, and World Series...

Dec 22, 2016 9:42 am

UFC officially announces Alistair Overeem vs. Mark Hunt

It looks like Alistair Overeem vs. Mark Hunt is a done deal as the UFC has announced the bout on their UFC 209 website. The heavyweight bout is the first fight to be announced by the promotion for the UFC 209 event taking place on March 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be a...

Nov 19, 2016 1:33 pm

VIDEO | UFC Belfast Results: Artem Lobov defeats Teruto Ishihara (highlights)

A featherweight bout between Artem Lobov and Teruto Ishihara kicked off today’s UFC Fight Night 99 main card in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Round one begins and Ishihara misses with a high kick to start. Teruto follows that up with a body kick that grazes Lobov. Artem is applying the forward pressure here. He misses with...

Nov 11, 2016 9:00 am

VIDEO | Japanese Legend Shinya Aoki Gets TKO’d At One Championship: Defending Honor

Folayang stuffed a takedown early in R3 and smashed Aoki with a knee to the face. Shades of the 2nd Sakurai fight. And NEW pic.twitter.com/aLYhaXj4uu — caposa (@GrabakaHitman) November 11, 2016 Now that Eddie Alvarez, Will Brooks and Gilbert Melendez are all members of the UFC roster, Shinya Aoki stands out as one of the...

Oct 25, 2016 7:04 pm

Bigfoot Silva set to fight undefeated Russian prospect following UFC release

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva may have been released from the UFC last week, but he won’t be out of work for very long. The former heavyweight title challenger will be heading to Russia to take on Ivan Shtyrkov (4-0), an undefeated prospect who’s ended all four of his victories by first-round finish. “We are very excited...

Oct 23, 2016 6:24 am

Shane Carwin Hints at Move to Japan’s Rizin FF

Earlier this year, former UFC interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin announced that, after a long hiatus from MMA, he was ready to return to the cage. Shortly thereafter, the big man announced that, despite his status as a former top-5 heavyweight, this return would not occur in the UFC. If Carwin’s return wasn’t going to...