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Oct 3, 2016 8:39 pm

‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’ medical suspensions

This past weekend, fight fans tuned in for ‘UFC Fight Night: 96’ which took place in Portland, Oregon. The fight card was a spectacular one from top to bottom, from Curtis Blaydes’ spectacular knockout of Cody East on the UFC Fight Pass Prelims, to Andre Fili’s impressive performance against Hacran Dias on the preliminary card,...

Oct 3, 2016 8:07 pm

Julianna Peña: “I’m the only girl who’s consistently winning.”

Julianna Peña has not been quiet about her right to a title shot. ‘The Venezuelan Vixen’ has won four UFC fights in a row, Peña seems poised for a shot at Amanda Nunes’ belt, however  with the specter of Ronda Rousey’s possible return to the woman’s bantamweight division, Peña’s path to the belt becomes a bit...

Oct 3, 2016 10:16 am

Amanda Nunes Calls Out Ronda Rousey

It has now been almost a year since Ronda Rousey relinquished the UFC women’s bantamweight title to Holly Holm, and we haven’t seen her since. In the year the that Rousey has been away from the cage, the division she once ruled has experienced an incredible amount of movement. First, Holly Holm surrendered the title...

Oct 2, 2016 7:03 pm

UFC Fight Night 96 Bonus Report

‘UFC Fight Night 96’ in Portland, Oregon, delivered some memorable fights and solid finishes. With that said, four “Performance of the night” awards were handed out at last night’s post fight press conference. Those $50,000 ‘UFC Fight Night 96’ bonuses went to the following fighters: Performance of the night bonus – Brandon Moreno picked up...

Oct 1, 2016 11:45 pm

VIDEO | John Lineker vs. John Dodson (highlights)

In the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’ former top ranked flyweights John Lineker and John Dodson stepped into the Octagon in a pivotal bantamweight showdown. Lineker, who missed weight the previous day, was on the offensive for the majority of the fight, stalking ‘The Magician’ down and looking to land bombs while his...

Sep 30, 2016 6:21 am

Artem Lobov Gets Awesome Opponent for UFC Belfast

Artem Lobov may have been born in Russia, but he is very much an Irishman. As such, the hard-hitting Conor McGregor training partner has been added to the lineup for the UFC’s November 19 return to Belfast, Ireland, where he will take on Japanese fan favorite Teruto “Yashabo” Ishihara. This exciting featherweight showdown was revealed...

Sep 27, 2016 6:10 am

It’s Official! Chris Weidman Will Fight at UFC 205 in New York

UFC 205, which will mark the UFC’s long-awaited debut in New York City, New York, is finally starting to take shape. Last week, the card grew with the addition of several dynamite match ups, including a strawweight title fight between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Karolina Kowalkiewicz, a women’s bantamweight bout between recent champ Miesha Tate and Raquel...

Sep 24, 2016 8:22 am

VIDEO | Mighty Mo brutally KOs Hong Man Choi

MIGHTY MO KO's HONG MAN CHOI pic.twitter.com/zkIdMxFfem — caposa (@GrabakaHitman) September 24, 2016 Saturday morning, fight fans tuned in for Road FC in South Korea. On the card, famed heavyweight kickboxer turned MMA fighter, Mighty Mo, squared off against K-1 legend Hong Man Choi in a highly anticipated MMA scrap. The fight was the third...

Sep 23, 2016 11:38 am

The Folly of Doubting Eddie Alvarez

UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has been the subject of many headlines over the last few days—and very few of them have painted a positive picture of him. Our news feeds have been flooded with reports that the champ’s hardball negotiation tactics are the reason his long-rumored fight with Irish superstar Conor McGregor fell through....

Sep 21, 2016 7:23 am

McGregor Responds to Alvarez, Khabib and Dana with Two Simple Words

UFC 205, which will go down inside Madison Square Garden on November 12, is still without an official main event. Last night, that appeared to be changing, as a series of Tweets from UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez seemed to confirm that his long rumored scrap with featherweight title holder Conor McGregor would headline the...

Sep 20, 2016 8:38 am

Nate Diaz reportedly passes UFC 202 drug test, not out of the woods yet

Last month, the UFC held arguably the biggest rematch in the history of the sport as Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor stepped into the Octagon in the main event of UFC 202. The fight, which served as McGregor’s shot at redemption after being submitted by Diaz at UFC 196 earlier this year, was one of...

Sep 20, 2016 7:19 am

Scandal! UFC Welterweight Stephen Thompson Caught in Bed with Another Man’s Belt

When Stephen Thompson defeated long-time welterweight contender Rory MacDonald back in June, he seemed like a shoo-in for a shot at the winner of Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley’s looming welterweight title fight. When Woodley stole Lawler’s belt with a first-round KO, however, Thompson’s immediate future became somewhat nebulous. Right off the bat, the new...

Sep 20, 2016 6:45 am

Dan Henderson Says He’ll Keep Fighting if the Money is Right

In early June, aging Pride legend Dan Henderson scored a career-revivifying knockout win over former Bellator champ Hector Lombard. Later that same night, England’s Michael Bisping won the UFC middleweight title with a shocking knockout defeat of Luke Rockhold. Under normal circumstances, the first shot at Bisping’s title would have gone to a streaking contender...

Sep 18, 2016 7:39 am

UFC Fight Night 94 Bonus Report

‘UFC Fight Night 96’ in Hidalgo, Texas delivered some memorable fights and solid finishes. With that said, four “Performance of the night” awards were handed out at yesterday evening’s post fight press conference. Those $50,000 ‘UFC Fight Night 94’ bonuses went to the following fighters: Performance of the night bonus – Chas Skelly earned a...

Sep 15, 2016 11:40 am

Chris Weidman vs. Yoel Romero set for UFC 205

The UFC 205 fight card is starting to take shape! Following several reports that former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, and top ranked middleweight Yoel Romero would fight on the card, MMAJunkie has confirmed that the fight has been finalized. While the UFC has yet to formally announce the bout, fight fans can likely expect...

Sep 12, 2016 10:45 am

CM Punk got PAID in his UFC debut

CM Punk may have only spent a little over two minutes in the octagon, but he got some serious money for those two minutes. Punk earned $500,000 in a losing effort to Mickey Gall at UFC 203, where Gall submitted Punk with a rear naked choke after dominating the former pro wrestler on the ground...

Sep 11, 2016 8:37 am

UFC 203 Bonus Report

Last night’s UFC 203 in Cleveland, Ohio, delivered some memorable fights and solid finishes. With that said, UFC President Dana White handed out four “Performance of the night” awards at yesterday’s UFC 203 post-fight press conference. Those $50,000 ‘UFC 203’ bonuses went to the following fighters: Performance of the night bonus – Yancy Medeiros earned...

Sep 10, 2016 11:24 am

Junior dos Santos predicts outcome of Stipe Miocic vs. Alistair Overeem fight

Saturday night at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, hometown superstar Stipe Miocic will look to defend his UFC heavyweight title against arguably the most decorated fighter in the UFC, Alistair Overeem. Ahead of the fight, the MMA community is rather torn on who they think will fin the fight. While some believe that...

Sep 9, 2016 6:51 am

UFC 204 Sells out in 6 Minutes

Earlier this year, England’s Michael Bisping shocked the world by flattening Luke Rockhold to win the UFC middleweight crown. From there, logic suggested the Brit would defend his title in a rematch with Rockhold, or against another top-flight middleweight in Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza or Yoel Romero. Instead, the next middleweight title shot was awarded to...

Sep 7, 2016 11:05 am

If He Beats CM Punk, Mickey Gall Says He’ll Call Out Another Fighter

This Saturday, on the main card of UFC 203, WWE import CM Punk will take his first steps into the perilous world of MMA. He’ll do so opposite 24-year-old prospect Mickey Gall, who was awarded the opportunity on the basis of a CM Punk callout at a regional MMA show. Until Punk signed with the...

Sep 4, 2016 3:02 pm

Michael Chandler: “Eddie Alvarez deserves a red panty night”

Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler (15-3 MMA) is very familiar with current UFC lightweight title holder Eddie Alvarez. Alvarez and Chandler engaged in two epic wars while fighting under the Bellator banner, with Chandler submitting Alvarez in the pairs first encounter, and Eddie being awarded a judges split-decision in their second lightweight title affair. Chandler recently weighed...

Sep 3, 2016 2:57 pm

UFC Fight Night Hamburg Bonus Report

‘UFC Fight Night 93’ in Hamburg, Germany delivered some memorable fights and solid finishes. With that said, four “Performance of the night” awards were handed out at this evening’s post fight press conference. Those $50,000 ‘UFC Fight Night 93’ bonuses went to the following fighters: Performance of the night bonus – Ryan Bader earned a...

Sep 3, 2016 2:50 pm

MMA community reacts to Alexander Gustafsson’s win over Jan Blanchowicz

In the co-main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Hamburg’ former light heavyweight title challenger Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson returned to the Octagon for the first time since his split decision loss to Daniel Cormier in October. The win for Gustafsson was an incredibly dominant one, with Gustafsson dominating the fight from bell to bell as...

Sep 1, 2016 12:42 pm

Alexander Gustafsson looking forward despite narrow losses in title fights

Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson has arguably been on the wrong end of two of the closest decision in UFC history. In the main event of UFC 165 in 2013, Gustafsson and Jon Jones put on what many consider to be the greatest light heavyweight title fight in the history of the sport. Unfortunately for Gustafsson,...

Aug 29, 2016 4:41 pm

PHOTO | Nate Diaz just took another shot at Conor McGregor

Current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor was awarded a majority decision victory over Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC 202 just over a week ago in Las Vegas. The bout was nothing short of a war and is being dubbed as a “Fight of the year” candidate by most fans and analysts. Despite...

Aug 28, 2016 4:17 pm

Jim Miller and Joe Lauzon have the utmost respect for each other

UFC lightweight veterans Jim Miller and Joe Lauzon went to war at last night’s UFC on FOX 21 event in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The bout, which was later awarded “Fight of the night” honors, went the full fifteen minutes and in the end Jim Miller was awarded a split-decision victory from the judges. Many...