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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...

Sep 3, 2017 6:39 am

Tony Ferguson calls out UFC for major mistake on UFC 216 billboard

On October 7, in the main event of the stacked UFC 216, streaking lightweight contender Tony Ferguson will battle Kevin “The Motown Phenom” Lee for interim lightweight gold. According to a massive billboard Ferguson recently encountered, however, his fight with Lee will actually be for interim featherweight gold. Quick, somebody tell featherweight champ Max Holloway!...

Sep 1, 2017 9:37 am

BREAKING | Michael Johnson Wants to Fight Jose Aldo at Featherweight

Aside from his first round knockout of Dustin Poirier, Michael Johnson hasn’t had a good track record as of late. Despite only having one win in his last five fights, it’s not like Johnson is a slouch. In his 17 UFC fights at lightweight, he’s beaten the likes of Tony Ferguson, Edson Barboza and Joe...

Aug 16, 2017 1:56 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager states the only fight options Khabib will accept

News erupted on Tuesday when UFC President Dana White announced that Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee will be fighting for the UFC interim lightweight title at UFC 216. Many were wondering what happened to the #1 UFC ranked lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov. White addressed the question regarding “The Eagle” when he revealed the fight between...

Aug 16, 2017 7:08 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s coach and father reacts to Ferguson-Lee news

Last night, we learned that top lightweight contender Tony Ferguson would be fighting Kevin Lee – not the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov – for the UFC interim lightweight title at UFC 216 this October 7. Unsurprisingly, this news was not particularly well received by Nurmagomedov’s team. Speaking on his Russian social media account, Nurmagomedov’s father and...

Aug 13, 2017 3:22 pm

The UFC announces their Half-Year Awards – Top Five Knockouts

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced their Half-Year awards over the weekend. The most hotly debated category is always “The Best Knockouts”, so let’s jump right in to those selections. #1. Mike Perry KO’s Jake Ellenberger UFC welterweight “Platinum” Mike Perry scored an absolutely sensational knockout victory at April’s UFC Fight Night event in Nashville, when...

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...

Aug 8, 2017 10:50 am

Dustin Poirier wanted a top-5 opponent next, but will settle for Chiesa or Pettis

Last weekend, during the UFC Fight Night 114 broadcast, former UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis made an interesting callout of fellow contender Dustin Poirier. It did not take Poirier long to respond. “I’m down,” he said matter-of-factly on Twitter.  Speaking to BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor on Monday, Dustin Poirier explained his interest in this fight with...

Jul 25, 2017 1:01 pm

Report: Former Bellator champ Will Brooks to return to the Octagon at UFC 216

UFC 216, which is schedule for October 7 inside Las Vegas, Nevada’s T-Mobile Arena, is reported to have grown by one interesting lightweight matchup. This matchup will pit former Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks against Nik Lentz. This news comes from MMAJunkie.com. Though Brooks stood out as one of the finest lightweights in the world...

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 10, 2017 11:53 am

If Justin Gaethje doesn’t get “not smart” Tony Ferguson, he has another opponent in mind

Shortly after his thrilling, back-and-forth TKO defeat of Michael Johnson, former World Series of Fighting lightweight king Justin Gaethje made a dynamite callout of top UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson. While this prospective matchup immediately had fans drooling, we know that the UFC – and Ferguson – are still keen on an interim title fight between...

Jul 8, 2017 11:21 am

Anthony Pettis explains change in training camp ahead of UFC 213

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will be making his highly anticipated return to the lightweight division tonight at UFC 213 when he faces UFC veteran Jim Miller in a pivotal fight for the former champ. Ahead of the fight, Anthony Pettis spoke to MMAFighting to explain what he did different for this training camp...

Jul 3, 2017 5:54 am

Report: Gilbert Melendez heading to featherweight at UFC 215

This September 9, when the UFC debuts in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with UFC 215, former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez will reportedly look for a fresh start in the featherweight division. His opponent for this featherweight debut will be hard-hitting veteran Jeremy Stephens. This bout was first reported by Damon Martin. BREAKING: Jeremy Stephens vs. Gilbert...

Jul 2, 2017 5:56 pm

UFC matchmaker explains why Anthony Pettis asked to fight Jim Miller

This Saturday, on the main card of UFC 213, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will look to correct one of the toughest slumps of his career opposite lightweight veteran Jim Miller. While Miller represents a small step down in competition for the struggling Pettis – who has recently battled a procession of top-10 foes...

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 26, 2017 8:27 am

VIDEO | Kevin Lee and Tony Ferguson trade trash talk on FS1 post-fight show

Last night, in the main event of UFC Fight Night 112, Kevin Lee scored an impressive – if controversial – submission win over Michael Chiesa. Shortly after this win, which is likely to send him careening into the UFC lightweight top-10, Lee joined a panel of Karyn Bryant, Kenny Florian, Tyron Woodley and Tony Ferguson...

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 17, 2017 12:39 pm

VIDEO | Indonesian MMA fighter KOs opponent with phenomenal spinning kick

Brando Mamana KO's Adi Paryanto at One Pride MMA #3 in Indonesia. Mental note: Never get hit by something like this. pic.twitter.com/giKbZaafco — caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) May 17, 2017 Throughout MMA history fight fans have seen numerous impressive knockouts that come from spinning kicks. From Vitor Belfort’s wheel kick KO against Luke Rockhold, to Uriah Hall’s...

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...

Apr 27, 2017 10:15 pm

UFC reportedly signs Justin Gaethje

Following news that the WSOF has closed its doors and is now under new ownership, operating under the name of Professional FIghter’a League, it is now being reported that former WSOF lightweight champion Justin Gaethje has signed with the UFC. Gaethje, who holds a professional record of 17-0, won the WSOF lightweight championship in 2014,...

Apr 25, 2017 11:50 am

VIDEO | Top 10 UFC knockouts of 2017 so far

2016 was a great year for UFC knockouts. We saw Michael Bisping KO Luke Rockhold. We saw Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone chop Matt Brown down with a head kick. We watched Tyron Woodley crush the notoriously durable Robbie Lawler to win UFC welterweight gold. We saw Conor McGregor smash Eddie Alvarez to win the UFC lightweight title....

Apr 13, 2017 1:05 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC 210, former light heavyweight No. 1 contender back to the top

UFC 210 took place this past weekend as UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier was able to defend his belt against the knockout specialist Anthony Johnson. Following Cormier’s second round submission win, Johnson surprised the MMA community by announcing his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts. Johnson said in the post-fight Octagon interview,...