By the summer of 2001, he began a UFC run that saw him compete nine times in the Octagon against the likes of BJ Penn, Caol Uno, Matt Serra, Clay Guida, Jeremy Stephens and Kenny Florian, while also putting in a stint on season four of The Ultimate Fighter. Following his run in the UFC,
Welcome to Midnight Mania! Neil Magny’s recent main event opportunity did no go as hoped for the veteran Welterweight contender. Despite his best efforts, Magny was unable to deny the grappling attack of Michael Chiesa, coughing up a decision loss just a couple weeks ago at UFC Fight Island 8. Khamzat Chimaev was less than
Not ready for Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns? Maybe this UFC 258 promo will help. [embedded content] Dominant UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman will face one of his toughest tests to date on Feb. 13, as he meets former teammate Gilbert Burns in the main event of UFC 258. On a 16-fight winning streak, Usman
3:08 PM ET Just a little more than a week after his career-defining win over Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier has not yet decided on his next move. There is one thing that is paramount in his mind over all else, though: becoming the undisputed UFC lightweight champion. Poirier is a former interim UFC lightweight champion.
Lightweight standout Charles Oliveira is holding out for a shot at the UFC lightweight title, according to a recent report. Oliveira, who’s won his past eight octagon bouts and is ranked No. 3 in the promotion’s top-15 at 155 pounds, turned down a non-title fight against Michael Chandler at UFC 258, per AG Fight. Chandler
According to a very reliable source, Justin Gaethje was not happy to watch Conor McGregor lose to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257. Dustin Poirier scored one of the first major upsets of the year and certainly the highest in profile when he defeated Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 257. One of the
After a week off, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will return to action once again this Saturday night (Feb. 6, 2021) with UFC Vegas 18, which goes down inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. The ESPN+-streamed event will feature a Heavyweight bout between Alistair Overeem and Alexander Volkov. Before then, let’s take a stroll down
Dana White Lookin’ For a Fight with Khabib on UFC Fight Island [embedded content] Matt Serra and Din Thomas tour the desert outside Abu Dhabi on camelback, ATVs and sand surfboards. They join Dana White and Khabib Nurmagomedov at a local MMA event, where they discover multiple athletes… plus announcer and chef talent to boot.
7:14 AM ET Brett Okamoto Close ESPN Staff Writer MMA columnist for ESPN.com Analyst for “MMA Live” Covered MMA for Las Vegas Sun Marc Raimondi All eyes are on the UFC lightweight division, where many of the biggest names in MMA reside, and where many of the biggest question marks are fueling heated debates. The
Paige VanZant knew she was going to shock the world when the announcement was made that she was leaving the UFC and signing a deal to join Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships. While her exit from the UFC wasn’t all that surprising given her concerns over the pay scale in the promotion, the fact that the
Dan Hooker has struggled to find the words to describe his disappointment at his loss to Michael Chandler, but he is intent on moving forward. Dan Hooker has had a week to process his first-round TKO loss to Michael Chandler at UFC 257 and has addressed the media for the first time following the event.
The UFC’s recent pattern of one month Fight Island, two months Las Vegas continues. The promotion has been shuttling their shows back and forth between Abu Dhabi and their UFC APEX arena in Vegas since a brief stint in Florida marked their return to action in May. A pattern emerged: July on Fight Island, August
Joe Rogan: Is Conor McGregor still a UFC title contender? [embedded content] Following Conor McGregor’s UFC 257 headlining loss to Dustin Poirier, everyone has been speculating about what is next for the Irish megastar. Does McGregor return for an immediate rematch with Poirier? They are now 1 to 1 after two fights, although Poirier finished
As fans await the start of Bellator’s 2021 schedule, the promotion is looking back at some of the best finishes inside the circular cage. In a two-part series released on YouTube, Bellator has put together a compilation of the best ground-and-pound stoppages. Some of the promotion’s biggest stars, including Chael Sonnen, Muhammed Lawal, Fedor Emelianenko,
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UFC veteran Alistair Overeem is ready to hang up his gloves, just as long as the UFC world heavyweight championship is right there beside them. In Saturday’s UFC Vegas 18 main event, Alistair Overeem will try to continue his final run at UFC gold when takes on #6-ranked heavyweight Alexander Volkov in the main event.
Overeem (47-18, 1 NC, fighting out of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) aims to continue his momentum with another highlight reel finish. Among the most decorated heavyweights in MMA, the former Strikeforce champion and K-1 World Grand Prix winner has picked up thrilling KO wins over Junior Dos Santos, Mark Hunt and Brock Lesnar. Overeem now hopes
In October of 2020, Chan Sung Jung had the biggest fight of his career against Brian Ortega. Not only was the fight a title eliminator with the winner getting a shot at the UFC featherweight title, but the two had engaged in a highly visible feud that made the fight personal for Jung. Unfortunately, things