UFC

Alvarez to Khabib: You beat no. 11 to become champion, pray on that during Ramadan

April 23, 2018

Eddie Alvarez attended Saturday night’s UFC event in New Jersey, which saw Kevin Lee beat Edson Barboza. Many lightweights are trying to call out the new champion in Khabib Nurmagomedov, including the last two UFC main event winners in Lee and Poirier. Alvarez says the state of the 155 pound division is a bit weird, […]

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Matt Serra to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame

April 23, 2018

Back in April 2007, Matt Serra shocked the world when he stopped the seemingly invincible Georges St-Pierre to win the UFC welterweight title. That earned him a place in the memory of UFC fans forever, and ultimately led to another big honor yesterday – being announced as a member of the UFC Hall of Fame […]

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Cormier responds to Gustafsson shot: ‘What exactly have you accomplished?’

April 23, 2018

Daniel Cormier may be a nice guy, but he isn’t the type to let someone take a shot at him without acknowledging it. And that means continually responding to light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson, who has had no shortage of negative things to say about DC lately. Even if some of them are veiled comments […]

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‘Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung wants to fight Frankie Edgar next

April 23, 2018

Former UFC lightweight champion and current featherweight contender Frankie Edgar bounced back from his first career knockout loss by winning a clear-cut unanimous decision over Cub Swanson in front of his adoring fans in Atlantic City, New Jersey. With Brian Ortega turning his KO of Edgar into a showdown against current champion Max Holloway, it’s […]

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Referee Marc Goddard on Dvalishvili TKO loss: ‘The right guy went away with the win’

April 23, 2018

The problem isn’t so much that MMA doesn’t have rules, it’s that so many of them seem to be so rarely applied. Much of what happens in the flow of a fight gets limited to a verbal warning as action continues. Occasionally the action will break for a low blow or an eye poke, but […]

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Santiago Ponzinibbio out of UFC Chile main event against Kamaru Usman

April 22, 2018

The UFC’s first trip to Chile has lost its main event. Santiago Ponzinibbio is out of the UFC Fight Night 129 headliner in which he was scheduled to meet fellow rising welterweight contender Kamaru Usman. The Argentinian suffered a thumb injury in training, Combate reported Saturday evening. UFC officials have not yet confirmed the cancellation. […]

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Khabib Nurmagomedov ‘talking’ with Conor McGregor’s team over potential title fight

April 22, 2018

A championship showdown between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor would be the biggest fight in UFC history. And, according to Khabib, the newly-crowned champ is currently in negotiations with Team McGregor on getting the fight booked as soon as possible. The undefeated Dagestani told fans at a recent University Q&A (h/t Jim Edwards of MMANytt) […]

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Official UFC 225 poster released, and CM Punk vs. Mike Jackson is featured

April 22, 2018

We’re less than two months away from UFC 225 in Chicago, and it’s a ridiculously stacked card (for now). Robert Whittaker defends his middleweight title against Yoel Romero in the night’s main event, while Rafael dos Anjos battles Colby Covington for the interim welterweight title. Of interest for fans in Chicago is one of their […]

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UFC Atlantic City’s Ulka Sasaki will get only partial compensation for cancelled fight

April 22, 2018

One of the two UFC Atlantic City fights cancelled on Friday was a flyweight bout between Ulka Sasaki and Magomed Bibulatov. A lingering back injury for Bibulatov caused him to withdraw from the card, and that obviously meant Sasaki was also not going to compete on Saturday night. Neither fighter weighed in, so one would […]

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Max Holloway hoping to defend title against Brian Ortega at UFC 226

April 21, 2018

Max Holloway has been forced to pull out of his last two fights, but the reigning featherweight champion is hoping to return to the Octagon to defend his title against surging contender Brian Ortega at UFC 226, according to MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani. Holloway, 26, was forced to withdraw from his UFC 222 title bout […]

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