31422 Search Results for UFC

Sep 28, 2017 9:46 am

Conor McGregor Wanted to Fight Paul Malignaggi in the UFC

Flashback to the chaos of Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, with Paul Malignaggi orbiting the pandemonium like a satellite. The fight world moves so fast that their controversial sparring sessions and the infamous knockdown/pushdown photos seem like distant memories. Still, McGregor felt disrespected and wanted to take that out on Malignaggi during camp. According to...

Sep 28, 2017 7:46 am

Former UFC title challenger Michael McDonald makes his Bellator debut this December

Over the last few years, Bellator MMA has signed a procession of high-profile free agents. One of the finest free agents they’ve picked up to date is Michael McDonald, a former UFC bantamweight who once fought Renan Barao for the interim bantamweight crown. McDonald’s Bellator debut is now set, per MMAJunkie.com. He’ll make that debut...

Sep 27, 2017 5:03 pm

Two Major Fights Added to UFC 219

When it rains, it totally pours. Four giant fights are slated for UFC 218, including Alistair Overeem and Francis Ngannou being official. Now, we have our first three fights announced for the UFC’s year-end  card on December 3oth. Former UFC champions, Carla Esparza and Dominick Cruz will return to action in high-profile fights for their...

Sep 27, 2017 4:10 pm

Four Massive Fights Are Slated for UFC 218 in Detroit

There has been tumbleweeds rustling down these MMA news streets lately. We’ve been holding our breaths waiting on fights to be announced and confirmed for UFC 218, but not just the fans and media have been pacing back and forth. Francis Ngannou has been searching for a fight ever since Junior dos Santos had to...

Sep 27, 2017 11:56 am

Ray Borg explains why he won’t be hiring a nutritionist ahead of UFC 216 title fight

On October 7th, in the co-main event of UFC 216, flyweight contender Ray Borg will attempt to spoil the history-making 11th title defense of dominant flyweight champ Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson. Given Borg’s history of missing the flyweight division’s 126-pound cap, there is worry among some fans that he’ll miss the 125-pound limit required for...

Sep 27, 2017 9:21 am

Michael Bisping could fight Daniel Cormier after UFC 217

On November 4, in the main event of the absurdly stacked UFC 217, UFC middleweight king Michael Bisping will attempt to defend his title opposite returning former welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre. This fight registers as one of the biggest of the year, and from the sounds of it, Bisping could follow it with another massive...

Sep 26, 2017 5:06 pm

Paige VanZant’s List of Ailments That Caused Her to Pull Out of UFC 216 is Crazy

Poor, Paige VanZant. Her life has been a series of literal ups-and-downs lately. First, she moved up in weight and was feeling like a brand new warrior woman, ready to impress in UFC’s new flyweight division. However, just yesterday she had to drop out of her upcoming fight with Jessica Eye due to a back...

Sep 26, 2017 4:23 pm

VIDEO | Nick Diaz Made His UFC Debut 14 Years Ago Today

A lot of images and feelings come to mind when the name Nick Diaz is brought up. He’s shadow boxed during awkward interviews right into our heart for many years. He could usually be found constantly looking over his shoulder, most likely after ridiculously exciting fights. Lately though, anti-doping violations caused by marijuana has simultaneously...

Sep 26, 2017 11:38 am

Undefeated UFC-signed fighter flagged by USADA before making Octagon debut

A fighter’s UFC career has been put on hold after the promotion was notified of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation. Undefeated Russian MMA fighter Azamat Murzakanov was flagged for a potential violation and will now have to go through the due process. The following is a statement from the UFC regarding Murzakanov: The UFC organization...

Sep 26, 2017 11:28 am

Emil Meek and Mike Perry Are Still Trying to Get a Fight at UFC 218

Mike Perry is coming off two big knockout wins — one in the second and his latest in the first round — and he’s wanting a super quick turnaround. He’s called out Robbie Lawler, but much like boy scouts, MMA fighters always need to be prepared in ever situation. Meanwhile, Emil Meek hasn’t lost since 2015 and...

Sep 26, 2017 9:42 am

UFC rankings update: Jessica Andrade rockets up the strawweight list

Last Friday, the UFC made a triumphant return to Japan with an exciting night of fights. Now that the card is in the rear-view, the promotion’s official rankings have been updated. The biggest changes to the UFC rankings occured in the strawweight division, where Jessica Andrade rocketed up the list after a thrilling win over...

Sep 26, 2017 6:55 am

Gokhan Saki explains cardio issues in UFC debut

Last weekend, on the main card of the UFC’s latest trip to Japan, kickboxing legend Gokhan Saki made his anticipated UFC debut. His opponent was Brazilian light heavyweight Henrique da Silva. Though Saki ultimately managed to put da Silva down with a crashing left hook in the first round, his win was not without flaws....

Sep 25, 2017 10:25 am

Report | Paige VanZant’s UFC 216 fight is off

Long-time UFC strawweight contender Paige VanZant was expected to make the jump up to the new UFC women’s flyweight division at UFC 216 this October 7. Her planned opponent was UFC bantamweight star Jessica Eye, who was dropping down a division. Unfortunately, this compelling scrap has been nixed According to a report from Ariel Helwani...

Sep 25, 2017 8:06 am

Joe Duffy gets top-notch foe at UFC 217

Two of the UFC’s fastest rising lightweight contenders are set to clash at UFC 217, which goes down this November 4 inside New York City’s hallowed Madison Square Garden. In one corner, we’ll have Irish Tristar student  Joe Duffy. In the other, we’ll have”The Texecutioner” James Vick. This bout was announced by UFC officials on...

Sep 25, 2017 7:27 am

Edmond Tarverdyan explains why Ronda Rousey didn’t do any media before UFC 207

Back in December of 2016, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey returned from a lengthy hiatus and attempted to re-capture the title in a scrap with reigning champion Amanda Nunes. This attempt, as any fan will remember, went disastrously, as Rousey was brutally beaten down by Nunes in less than a minute. In advance...

Sep 24, 2017 7:00 pm

Dana White refutes rumor of Diaz vs McGregor trilogy fight at UFC 219

Earlier today Team FA reported that a trilogy fight between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor was set for December’s UFC 219 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas. BREAKING: Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz have agreed a deal for a Trilogy fight!!! Las Vegas, 30th December 💥💥💥 pic.twitter.com/TlLmEQN5tH — Team FA (@TeamFA) September 24, 2017 However, that...

Sep 24, 2017 8:24 am

Dominick Cruz is ready to replace Cody Garbrandt or TJ Dillashaw at UFC 217

On November 4, in the co-main event of the stacked UFC 217, UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt will attempt to defend his title against an estranged teammate in former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw. This is, by all accounts, one of the biggest and best title fights in UFC bantamweight history, which is why it would...

Sep 23, 2017 6:00 pm

UFC Fight Night 117 Reebok Athlete Outfitting Payouts

The octagon returned to Japan yesterday for UFC Fight Night 117. The event was headlined by a light heavyweight scrap featuring Ovince Saint Preux taking on Yushin Okami. “OSP” put on another fine performance at the Saitama Super Arena scoring a first-round submission finish (Von Flue Choke) over his Japanese foe. In the co-main event...

Sep 23, 2017 12:58 pm

Emil “Valhalla” Meek challenges Mike Perry to scrap at UFC 218, “Platinum” responds

UFC welterweight Mike Perry improved his record to 11-1 last weekend in Pittsburgh by scoring a first-round knockout victory over Alex Reyes. The win marked Perry’s second spectacular knockout in a row, as he had previously disposed of Jake Ellenberger via a viscous elbow at April’s UFC Fight Night event in Nashville. Following his victory...

Sep 23, 2017 9:27 am

Georges St-Pierre wants to “shock the world” at UFC 217 against Michael Bisping

Former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre will return to the octagon for this first time in nearly four years when he squares off with Michael Bisping for the promotions middleweight championship at UFC 217 on November 4 in New York. The last time fight fans saw “GSP” in action was at UFC 167 in November...

Sep 23, 2017 8:16 am

Pros react to Gokhan Saki’s impressive UFC debut

Kickboxing world champion Gokhan Saki made his highly-anticipated octagon debut at last night’s UFC Fight Night 117 event in Japan against Luis Henrique da Silva. After a wild opening few minutes, which saw both fighters have their moments, Saki was able to land a hook that absolutely floored Da Silva and put a stop to...

Sep 22, 2017 9:19 pm

UFC Fight Night 117 Results: Jessica Andrade defeats Claudia Gadelha (Highlights)

A key strawweight scrap between former title challengers Jessica Andrade and Claudia Gadelha served as the co-main event of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 117 fight card in Japan. Round one begins and Gadelha throws a front kick to get things started. Jessica presses forward but Claudia catches her with a nice left hook. Both women...

Sep 22, 2017 8:43 pm

UFC Fight Night 117 Results: Dong Hyun Kim stops Takanori Gomi in Round 1 (VIDEO)

A lightweight scrap between PIRDE legend Takanori Gomi and Dong Hyun Kim took place on tonight’s UFC Fight Night 117 main card in Japan. Round one begins and Gomi comes forward and misses with a left hand. Kim replies with a body kick. Gomi presses forward and throws a combination. Kim responds with another kick...

Sep 22, 2017 8:21 pm

UFC Fight Night 117 Results: Gokhan Saki KO’s Henrique da Silva (VIDEO)

A light heavyweight scrap between Henrique da Silva and Gokhan Saki took place on tonight’s UFC Fight Night 117 main card in Japan. Round one begins and Saki scores a knockdown right off the bat. Da Silva wants him to come to the floor but Gohkan wisely opts against it. Da Silva steps back up...

Sep 22, 2017 7:59 pm

UFC Fight Night 117 Results: Teruto Ishihara defeats Rolando Dy

A featherweight scrap between Rolando Dy and Teruto Ishihara took place during tonight’s UFC Fight Night 117 card in Japan. Round one begins and Ishihara presses forward quickly. Both men exchange kicks to start. Ishihara lands a huge left that drops Dy. He jumps on him with some ground and pound. Dy is scrambling but...

Sep 22, 2017 7:19 pm

UFC Fight Night 117 Results: Jussier Formiga submits Ulka Sasaki (VIDEO)

A flyweight scrap between Jussier Formiga and Ulka Sasaki kicked off tonight’s UFC Fight Night 117 main card in Japan. Round one begins and Formiga gets things started with an inside low kick. He circles and lands a nice counter right hand over the top. Sasaki with some forward pressure. He grabs Formiga in the...