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May 28, 2017 8:36 am

UFC Stockholm results: Bojan Velickovic right hand snuffs Nico Musoke (video)

The first fight of the UFC Stockholm televised prelims occured at welterweight, where “Serbian Steel” Bojan Velickovic took on Sweden’s own Nico Musoke. It was a fun fight while it lasted. Though Velickovic seemed to be winning heading into the third, Musoke was hanging in there, and seemed to have plenty of fight left in him. Then...

May 28, 2017 7:34 am

UFC Stockholm results: Damir Hadzovic KOs Marcin Held with crushing knee (video)

The first bout of the UFC’s Sunday morning trip to Stockholm occurred at lightweight, where former Bellator title challenger Marcin Held took on the dangerous Damir Hadzovic For most of this bout, it looked like Marcin Held was well on his way to a big win, as he controlled his opponent with his grappling and...

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 27, 2017 1:18 pm

The UFC’s two tallest fighters will headline UFC Rotterdam on September 2

The UFC’s two tallest fighters will headline UFC Rotterdam on September 2 The octagon will return to the Netherlands on September 2 and will feature a key heavyweight showdown between the promotions two tallest fighters in the evenings main event. Stefan Struve (28-8 MMA), who stands at 7-foot tall, will return to action in front...

May 27, 2017 12:42 pm

Report | The UFC already has an opponent in mind for Stipe Mioicic’s next title defense

Report | The UFC already has an opponent in mind for Stipe Mioicic’s next title defense UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic (17-2 MMA) successfully defended his title earlier this month at UFC 211 in Dallas, where he scored a first-round TKO victory over former division title holder Junior dos Santos. The victory served as Miocic’s...

May 27, 2017 11:05 am

UFC reportedly targeting pivotal heavyweight showdown for summer

Just two weeks ago, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos found himself knocked out by Stipe Miocic in a failed bid for the UFC heavyweight title. Despite just being knocked out two weeks ago, the UFC is already apparently targeting dos Santos’ next fight. Ariel Helwani has the scoop: UFC would like to book...

May 27, 2017 10:35 am

Cat Zingano reflects on UFC Athlete Retreat

This past weekend, the UFC hosted the first ever ‘UFC Athlete Retreat’ where hundreds of fighters congregated in Las Vegas for a weekend of all-inclusive fun and presentations. For the most part, the event went off without a hitch despite one physical altercation breaking out. With that being said, there was some tension at the...

May 27, 2017 12:49 am

Germaine de Randamie refuses to fight Cris Cyborg, willing to let UFC strip title

Since Germaine de Randamie won the UFC women’s featherweight championship by defeating Holly Holm earlier this year, Cris Cyborg has continually called for a fight against the champion. Despite Cyborg’s persistence, de Randamie, the UFC, and Cyborg have been unable to come to an agreement. In an interesting statement released to MMAJunkie following rumors of...

May 26, 2017 1:17 pm

Neil Magny pens letter to UFC roster urging fighters to look out for each other

This past weekend, UFC fighters congregated in Las Vegas for a weekend with their peers at the first ever UFC Athletes Retreat. The event was certainly quite an interesting one, that saw two fighters involved in an altercation, an Anheuser-Busch rep allegedly present to the athletes drunk, and UFC lightweight Kajan Johnson calling out a...

May 26, 2017 1:08 pm

Bellator picks up another big heavyweight from the UFC

Bellator MMA has acquired another big name from the UFC roster. Roy Nelson, Season 10 winner of “The Ultimate Fighter,” signed a multi-fight contract with Bellator, according to a report released on Friday by Ariel Helwani for MMA Fighting. Bellator has yet to make the official announcement of Nelson’s signing but is expected to do...

May 25, 2017 12:31 pm

Yair Rodriguez: All my fears came true at UFC 211

Earlier this month, on the main card of UFC 211, red hot featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez hit a road block in the form of Frankie Edgar. Despite some strong moments in the fight, Rodriguez was grounded and ultimately stopped by his experienced foe. Now several weeks removed from this loss, Rodriguez spoke with BJPenn.com’s Chris...

May 25, 2017 8:36 am

Gegard Mousasi says contract negotiations with the UFC are “not good”

When Gegard Mousasi defeated Chris Weidman at UFC 210, it marked the final obligation of his current UFC contract. With this milestone, he and the UFC began negotiating the terms of a new contract. Apparently, however, those negotiations have not been fruitful. Mousasi updated on the situation on the latest episode of UFC Tonight. “It’s...

May 25, 2017 6:34 am

Renan Barao set to return to bantamweight at UFC 214

Earlier this year, we learned that, despite a decent 1-1 record at featherweight, Renan Barao would be abandoning the division in favor of a return to his former bantamweight haunts. Now, the details of Barao’s bantamweight return have been revealed. The former bantamweight king will be taking on long-time prospect Aljamain Sterling at UFC 214, this...

May 25, 2017 5:51 am

Kickboxing star Gokhan Saki officially signs with the UFC

Gokhan Saki is one of the best kickboxers in the world. His next fight, however, will not be in the kickboxing ring. It will be inside the UFC’s Octagon. Saki’s jump to the UFC was first reported several weeks ago by Ryan Thomas of CagePages.com, and subsequently confirmed by MMA-Today.com. Now, the news has now...

May 24, 2017 11:28 am

Anheuser-Busch releases statement regarding alleged drunk rep at UFC Retreat

This past weekend at the first ever UFC Athlete Retreat, fighters congregated in Las Vegas for a weekend of presentations from various people such as representatives from sponsors, and professional athletes like Kobe Bryant. While for the most part fighters generally responded well to the weekend, one presenter drew quite a bit of criticism from...

May 24, 2017 9:43 am

Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero react to news of their UFC 213 co-headlining bout

Last night, news broke that UFC 213’s originally planned headliner – a bantamweight title fight between champ Cody Garbrandt and challenger TJ Dillashaw  – had officially fallen through. With this news, it was announced that Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko’s women’s bantamweight title fight had been promoted to the main event spot, and that the...

May 23, 2017 5:29 pm

Two huge announcements just made for UFC 213

Two huge announcements were just made regarding July’s UFC 213 event in Las Vegas. The promotion announced that an interim middleweight title fight between Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker will co-headline the July 8 event. With that said, a women’s bantamweight title fight rematch between current champ Amanda Nunes and top contender Valentina Shevchenko will...

May 23, 2017 12:07 pm

Mike Perry explains why the UFC athletes retreat was the greatest weekend of his life

Last weekend, the UFC flew nearly its entire roster out to Las Vegas for a special, athletes retreat. This retreat has generated quite a few headlines over the last few days – and very few of them have been positive. According to welterweight star Mike Perry, however, any bellyaching about this athletes retreat is unwarranted. On Tuesday...

May 23, 2017 11:36 am

VIDEO | UFC vet snaps Kung Fu fighter’s arm in gym fight

While the average man wouldn’t dare attempt to engage in an actual fight with a UFC veteran, occasionally people get carried away. One of the most famous gym challenges involved former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz many years ago before ‘The Dominator’ was the UFC champion. In that incident, a man claiming to be a...

May 23, 2017 9:59 am

VIDEO | Kajan Johnson calls out Reebok rep at UFC retreat

This week, during the 2017 UFC Athlete Retreat, UFC lightweight Kajan Johnson took a bold step as he stood up and aired his grievances to a Reebok rep during the man’s presentation. Johnson explained that he, like many other fighters, is losing quite a bit of money thanks to the Reebok deal. Following his time...

May 23, 2017 8:49 am

Kajan Johnson reflects on aftermath of Reebok protest at UFC Retreat

This week at the UFC Athlete’s Retreat, UFC lightweight Kajan Johnson made a bold move as he decided to stand up and air his grievances with the UFC-Reebok deal to a Reebok rep during his speech at the 2017 UFC Athlete’s Retreat. Although he was never formally ‘kicked out’ of the event, UFC officials pulled...

May 23, 2017 6:30 am

Al Iaquinta explains why he left the UFC Athletes Retreat early

Al Iaquinta is one of the biggest critics of the UFC, and of the way promotion treats its fighters. His status as such is particularly interesting, as he currently under contract with the organization as a member of its lightweight roster. As a member of the UFC roster, Iaquinta was invited to  the UFC’s recent...

May 22, 2017 7:08 am

UFC Fighter escorted out of discussion at Athletes Retreat for criticizing Reebok

Over the weekend, the UFC invited 400+ members of its talent-rich roster to the combat sports mecca of Las Vegas, Nevada for a weekend-long athletes’ retreat. Over the course of this event, there were laughs, fun and games, and even a Sunday night brawl. While it was these things that kept fans entertained over the...

May 21, 2017 3:39 pm

Cris Cyborg and Angela Magana involved in altercation at UFC Athlete Retreat

Cris Cyborg and Angela Magana involved in altercation at UFC Athlete Retreat Breaking news coming from this weekend’s UFC Athlete Retreat in Las Vegas. Top UFC women’s featherweight contender Cris Cyborg and strawweight fighter Angela Magana got in to an altercation this afternoon in Sin City, this after “Justino” confronted Angela about her various online...