UFC 228 News

Nicco Montano, Valentina Shevchenko
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Nicco Montano embraces underdog role going into UFC 228, 'Every match starts 0-0'

Drake Riggs - July 24, 2018

“Every match starts 0-0. Anyone can talk anybody up. Everyone saw how the Ronda Rousey – Holly Holm fight went. They saw how Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey’s fights went, like, there’s no MMA match that’s going to be able to tell you the outcome a hundred percent. So yeah, that doesn’t bother me at all.

Tyron Woodley Darren Till
Tyron Woodley

Tyron Woodley vs Darren Till set to headline at UFC 228 in Dallas

Drake Riggs - July 24, 2018

The speculation for what’s in store for UFC 228’s headliner as well as the welterweight title picture has come to an end. After Darren Till’s initial hinting that interim champion Colby Covington wasn’t going to be able to fight before November, he called for a title fight with the undisputed champion Tyron Woodley.

Nicco Montano
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Nicco Montano opens as biggest underdog ever for a defending champion

Drake Riggs - July 20, 2018

After overcoming the odds once before as well as a crippling foot injury on top of it, the inaugural UFC flyweight champion Nicco Montano is ready to carry the underdog status into UFC 228 once again. The opening odds for Montano’s very first title defense against former bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko have been released by Bet DSI. And they set a record that a champion doesn’t want to have.

Cris Cyborg Pam Sorenson
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Pam Sorenson making it clear that she wants next shot at Cris Cyborg

Drake Riggs - July 20, 2018

Looking for a fight of her own against seemingly anyone, Cris “Cyborg” Justino isn’t generally one that attracts opponents. In the UFC’s borderline non-existent featherweight division that consists of only two legitimate 145ers, something needs to change. That something being additional fighters.

Cris Cyborg, Amanda Nunes, UFC 232
Cris 'Cyborg' Justino

Cris Cyborg agrees to potential bout with Amanda Nunes for UFC 228

Drake Riggs - July 11, 2018

From the biggest super fight between men in MMA to the biggest super fight between women? It certainly appears to be a possibility. In the early stages of UFC 226’s coming together, it was looking like there was a possibility for the card to be the “super fight card” by playing host to three epic champion encounters.

Jessica Andrade Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Karolina Kowalkiewicz

Report | Jessica Andrade vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz being targeted for UFC 228

Drake Riggs - June 26, 2018

Now that the Rose Namajunas vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk saga is over, for now anyway, the division must move on! And it appears to be making its first steps. A fight between top strawweight contenders, Jessica Andrade and Karolina Kowalkiewicz that was originally slated to be taking place at UFC on Fox 28 in February…clearly did not happen.

Nicco Montano, Valentina Shevchenko
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REPORT | Valentina Shevchenko vs. Nicco Montano in the works for UFC 228

Chris Taylor - June 16, 2018

A women’s flyweight title fight featuring top contender Valentina Shevchenko taking on current division champion Nicco Montano is in the works for September’s UFC 228 event. “The Bullet” took to Twitter earlier today with the following message for Nicco Montano encouraging the current 125-pound champion to sign the fight agreement.

Nicco Montano, Valentina Shevchenko
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Nicco Montano ready to defend title vs Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 228

Drake Riggs - June 14, 2018

After constant harassment from fans on social media while recovering from a serious foot injury, the inaugural UFC flyweight champ is ready to make her first title defense. The champion, Nicco Montano announced the news on Instagram today that she is ready to defend her title against former 135-pound title challenger, Valentina ‘Bullet’ Shevchenko at UFC 228 on September 8th in Las Vegas.

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