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Mar 2, 2017 7:19 am

Eddie Bravo outlines Tony Ferguson’s grappling training for UFC 209

This weekend, the UFC will touch down in Las Vegas with UFC 209. While the card is headlined by a welterweight title rematch between champ Tyron Woodley and challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, it seems that the majority of the buzz for the event surrounds the co-main event. This co-main event will see the streaking Tony...

Feb 28, 2017 9:35 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn’t plan to wait for Conor McGregor after UFC 209

This Saturday, undefeated lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov will step into the Octagon against streaking lightweight contender Tony Ferguson in a highly anticipated showdown for the interim UFC lightweight title in the co-main event of a stacked card. In addition to the pair finally stepping into the Octagon together after having the fight fall through on several...

Feb 26, 2017 6:41 am

VIDEO | Ahead of UFC 209, watch Khabib Nurmagomedov maul Michael Johnson

This weekend, the UFC will return to Las Vegas, Nevada with UFC 209. In the evening’s main event, we’ll see welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and challenger Stephen Thompson rematch for divisional gold. In the co-main event, meanwhile, we’ll see undefeated Dagestani star Khabib Nurmagomedov take on the streaking Tony Ferguson for interim lightweight gold. In...

Feb 2, 2017 1:13 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC on FOX 23 – Masvidal and Ngannou rocket up

The UFC on FOX 23 card had a few key fights take place that shook up the official UFC rankings. Jorge Masvidal went into his fight ranked #12 against then-ranked #5 welterweight Donald Cerrone. Following his second round TKO over “Cowboy,” Masvidal now stands in Cerrone’s #5 spot, moving up seven spots in the official...

Jan 31, 2017 10:08 am

Mairbek Taisumov is “tired of waiting” for Anthony Pettis to sign his contract

Chechen-Austrian talent Mairbek Taisumov is one of the hottest prospects in UFC lightweight division. For the reasoning behind this claim, look no further than his four most recent fights in the Octagon. First, he put away Marcin Bandel with punches just 1:01 into the first round of an October 2014 bout. Then, he knocked Anthony...

Jan 27, 2017 11:58 am

The 5 Best UFC on Fox Cards so far

This weekend, the UFC will touch down in Denver with UFC on Fox 23. Headlined by a bantamweight number one contender fight between Julianna Peña and Valentina Shevchenko, co-headlined by a welterweight battle between Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Jorge Masvidal, and featuring other big names like Andrei Arlovski, Francis Ngannou, Aljamain Sterling and Nate Marquardt,...

Jan 24, 2017 6:49 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov on Tony Ferguson: I’m going to break his arm

On March 4, in the co-main of UFC 209, streaking lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will finally go to war. They will do so for interim lightweight gold, while the division’s undisputed champion Conor McGregor enjoys a break from competition to father his first child. In a recent interview with Fox Sports, Nurmagomedov opened up on this...

Jan 23, 2017 6:54 am

Gilbert Melendez confirms plans to drop to featherweight

For a time, Gilbert Melendez stood out as one of the best lightweights in the world. That was back when he was the dominant champion of Strikeforce’s lightweight division, and running through names like Josh Thomson, Shinya Aoki, Tatsuya Kawajiri and Jorge Masvidal. Today, however, the lightweight great has hit a bit of a rough...

Jan 19, 2017 9:26 am

UFC Rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 103

The UFC rankings have been updated to reflect the landscape of all the weight classes in addition to the pound-for-pound list following UFC Fight Night 103. The biggest change came in the flyweight division where Sergio Pettis jumped up six spots to the #9 ranking with his win over John Moraga, which dropped Moraga down...

Jan 6, 2017 6:45 am

‘Shogun’ Rua returns against Gian Villante in March

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua now knows the details of his next fight. The former light heavyweight champ will be taking on Gian Villante on March 11 in Brazil, as part of UFC Fight Night 107. Shogun will enter this fight on a two-fight win-streak. His most recent win occurred all the way back in May, on...

Jan 3, 2017 9:43 am

UFC rankings update: Cody Garbrandt steals spot on pound-for-pound list

With title fights in two divisions, and appearances from a handful of ranked fighters, UFC 207 was a big card for the official UFC rankings. Now that the card is in the rear view mirror, the promotion has updated its rankings, and there has been significant movement in several divisions. Perhaps the most notable change...

Dec 26, 2016 6:23 am

Nurmagomedov manager: reports of finalized UFC 209 bout with Ferguson “100% not true”

November was an incredible month for the UFC lightweight division. The most important moment of the month, of course, was Conor McGregor’s title-winning destruction of Eddie Alvarez. That said, the month also included huge wins from top contenders Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov, who defeated top-flight foes in Rafael Dos Anjos and Michael Johnson respectively. Under...

Dec 21, 2016 8:44 am

Anthony Pettis learns hand is not actually broken, avoids surgery

Earlier this month, the UFC made its first trip to Toronto, Ontario, Canada since 2013. It did so with the much maligned, but ultimately action-packed UFC 206. This thrilling card was headlined by an interim featherweight title fight between former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, and streaking featherweight contender Max Holloway. Though Pettis was not without his...

Dec 4, 2016 12:30 pm

VIDEO | UFC 206 Extended Preview – Holloway vs. Pettis

The octagon returns to Toronto, Ontario, Canada this Saturday for the UFC 206 pay-per-view event. The event is headlined by an interim featherweight title fight between streaking contender Max Holloway and former lightweight title holder Anthony Pettis. Max Holloway is currently riding an ultra impressive nine-fight win streak, his latest being a unanimous decision victory...

Nov 23, 2016 5:08 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 100

Two UFC events took place over the weekend as UFC Fight Night 99 took place in Belfast, Ireland while UFC Fight Night 100 went down in Sao Paulo, Brazil. With the two events, the UFC rankings have been updated to reflect the fights having an impact on the top 15 ranked fighters throughout the UFC...

Nov 17, 2016 1:04 pm

VIDEO | UFC rankings updated following UFC 205 – Conor McGregor not yet at the pinnacle

The UFC rankings were freshly updated following the historic UFC 205 event that took place at New York’s Madison Square Garden. UFC superstar Conor McGregor made history on Saturday night in the main event against Eddie Alvarez. “The Notorious” became the first fighter in the UFC to hold two weight class championship titles at the...

Nov 10, 2016 7:27 am

Michael Johnson looking to play spoiler to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s plans

With just days to go until UFC 205, the UFC’s historical inaugural event in New York, which will be hosted at the Madison Square Garden, the anticipation among fans for the card is at an all-time high. While the card will play host to three title fights, fans have continued to talk about the preliminary...

Nov 8, 2016 8:14 am

UFC Rankings Update: Tony Ferguson Surges Ahead

Last Saturday, the UFC touched down in sun-soaked Mexico City with UFC Fight Night 98. With this exciting event in the rear-view mirror, the UFC has updated their official rankings to reflect the shifts and shakeups that resulted from it. The most notable rankings change that stemmed from the UFC’s recent trip to Mexico was...

Nov 1, 2016 2:42 pm

VIDEO | Arguably the most horrific one-punch KO ever

HE DEAD.Like and Share The MMA Opinion!!! Posted by The MMA Opinion on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Fight fans have certainly witnessed numerous highlight reel KOs that have left them with their jaws dropped. From knockouts like Dan Henderson’s ‘H Bomb’ KO win over Michael Bisping, and Anderson Silva’s iconic front kick KO win over...

Oct 28, 2016 7:56 am

Anthony Pettis releases statement regarding his cars being set on fire

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis made headlines this week when horrific news surfaced that someone had set several of Pettis’ cars on fire in the driveway of his Milwaukee home. Details remain scarce on who set the vehicles on fire, or why they did so, however ‘Showtime’ has now taken to social media to...

Oct 26, 2016 2:01 pm

Max Holloway vs. Anthony Pettis officially set for UFC 206 in Toronto

An exciting featherweight matchup has just been announced by the UFC. Number 3 ranked UFC featherweight Max Holloway is set to face former UFC lightweight champion and current number 6 ranked UFC featherweight Anthony Pettis at UFC 206 on December 10 at the Air Canada Centre. The UFC officially announced the bout on Wednesday along...

Oct 20, 2016 9:09 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov weighs-in on UFC 205 fight with Michael Johnson

Prior to the announcement that Conor McGregor & Eddie Alvarez would be squaring off in the main event of UFC 205 on November 12th for the UFC’s inaugural event at the Madison Square Garden, UFC President Dana White indicated in an interview that it was undefeated Dagestani fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov who would likely be getting...

Oct 19, 2016 7:51 am

Twitter Beef! Lando Vannata Calls Tony Ferguson a “F**kcing Idiot”

Tony Ferguson‘s last fight, which occured back in July in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was originally expected to be against fellow Ultimate Fighter winner Michael Chiesa. When Chiesa withdrew from the fight with back injury just weeks before the event, however, Ferguson was forced to shift his attention to late replacement Lando Vannata, who made...

Oct 5, 2016 6:43 pm

Anthony Pettis has two opponents in mind if Jose Aldo is retiring

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis was hoping to score a title fight with current interim UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo. However, after news broke that Eddie Alvarez would be defending his lightweight strap against current featherweight champion Conor McGregor at November’s highly anticipated UFC 205 in New York, a frustrated Aldo announced that he...

Oct 4, 2016 9:55 am

Tony Ferguson: “All those whiney b**ches can fight over the belt”

While Tony Ferguson currently sits at #3 on the UFC’s official lightweight rankings, he is content to partake in fights where title belts aren’t on the line. Ferguson has been on a tear of the UFC’s lightweight division lately, going on a spectacular 8-fight win streak that has seen him finish all but two opponents....

Oct 3, 2016 6:43 am

Tony Ferguson on McGregor vs. Alvarez: “I Hope They Both Knock Each Other Out”

On November 12, the UFC will make its long-awaited debut in New York City with UFC 205. Atop this historic card sits a lightweight title fight between reigning lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, and reigning featherweight king Conor McGregor. This veritable super fight has 99% of the fight game drooling in anticipation. Streaking lightweight contender Tony...