UFC Chile News

Kamaru Usman
UFC Chile

UFC Chile Results: Maia vs. Usman

Chris Taylor - May 19, 2018

UFC Chile Results Thread The octagon invades Chile for the first time tonight for the promotions UFC Fight Night 129 event.

Kamaru Usman, UFC Fight Island
UFC Chile

UFC Chile weigh-in results : Headliners Kamaru Usman, Demian Maia hit their marks

Tom Taylor - May 18, 2018

On Saturday night, the UFC will make its anticipated debut in the South American nation of Chile with an exciting card out of the capital city of Santiago. This UFC Chile card was originally expected to be headlined by a welterweight contender bout between Argentine striker Santiago Ponzinibbio and Kamaru Usman. When Ponzinibbio was forced out of the fight with an injury, however, Usman directed his focus to late-notice replacement opponent, Demian Maia. 

Kamaru Usman, UFC Fight Island
Kamaru Usman

VIDEO | Kamaru Usman predicts first round finish of Demian Maia at UFC Chile

Drake Riggs - May 16, 2018

Ahead of #UFCChile, hear what Kamaru Usman (@USMAN84kg) said about the possibility of fighting Demian Maia – in 2016. "My style will trump his style. … I know that I can get him out of there."@DanTomMMA breaks down the fight: https://t.co/6MuEkJdLE0 pic.twitter.com/4ujn4sw477

Demian Maia
UFC Chile

Demian Maia targets next year as his last before retirement, plans to finish out the four fights on his contract

Drake Riggs - May 14, 2018

Whenever an MMA debate breaks out over who is the greatest BJJ practitioner in all of the sport, you would be hard-pressed to find a time that the name Demian Maia won’t be mentioned. Maia, who is set to take on rising contender, Kamaru Usman this Saturday in the main event of UFC Chile knows that the road is coming to an end in his illustrious career and he took some time Monday to discuss how much longer he thinks he’ll be fighting for.

Kamaru Usman

BREAKING | Demian Maia In for Santiago Ponzinibbio, Faces Kamaru Usman in UFC Chile Main Event

Drake Riggs - April 26, 2018

Disaster struck for UFC Chile the past week when it lost it’s main and co-main events. The co-main was initially set to be Volkan Oezdemir vs Mauricio “Shogun” Rua but was then moved to be the UFC Hamburg main event after some issues with Oezdemir’s visa came to light.

Kamaru Usman, Santiago Ponzinibbio
Santiago Ponzinibbio

UFC Chile loses Kamaru Usman vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio main event!

Chris Taylor - April 21, 2018

UFC Chile loses Kamaru Usman vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio main event! The octagon will invade Chile for the first time next month but the historic fight card is now without a main event.

Volkan Oezdemir, Shogun Rua, UFC Chile
Volkan Oezdemir

Report | UFC Chile card loses Volkan Oezdemir vs. Shogun Rua co-headliner.

Tom Taylor - April 13, 2018

The UFC’s May 19 debut in Santiago, Chile seems to have taken a major hit, as Raphael Marinho of Combate is reporting that the card’s Volkan Oezdemir vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua co-headliner is off. According to Combate’s report, Oezdemir will not be able to leave the United States as planned due to legal issues stemming from an incident in late 2017. At this time, it’s not known whether Shogun will fight a new opponent on the card, or if the bout will be rescheduled for an event on American soil.

Kamaru Usman, Santiago Ponzinibbio
Santiago Ponzinibbio

PHOTO | Here's the UFC Chile poster featuring Usman, Ponzinibbio, Shogun and Oezdemir

Tom Taylor - April 11, 2018

On May 19, the UFC will touch down in beautiful Santiago, Chile, with an exciting Fight Night card. As this event draws closer, the promotion has dropped the official UFC Chile poster, which includes the four fighters competing in the main and co-main events. See it below!