Month: March 2021

Poliana Botelho needs another opponent for her next UFC bout as fellow Brazilian flyweight Mayra Bueno Silva—who replaced Ji Yeon Kim earlier this month—has withdrawn from the card, Botelho announced on social media. “Another change of opponents,” Botelho wrote in Portuguese. “My fight continues [set for] May 1, I’m preparing for whoever the UFC brings
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The second came against Gilbert Burns, who’s victory catapulted him into a championship fight against Usman, where he tagged the champion in the early moments of the contest before the Nigerian-born titleholder gathered himself, regrouped, and garnered a third-round stoppage win. And his most recent setback came opposite Colby Covington, the polarizing perennial contender who
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Nate Diaz will make his long-awaited return to action to face Leon Edwards in the co-main event of UFC 262 on May 15, 2021 in Houston, Texas. That’s according to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, who dropped the unexpected late night nugget no one saw coming. That’s not all. The fight will be Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC)
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Champ Stipe Miocic customizes his training room. Co-main stars Vicente Luque and Tyron Woodley land in Las Vegas, as does Sean O’Malley. Francis Ngannou wrestles with Jake Shields, and Miocic has an interview interrupted. Subscribe to get all the latest UFC content: http://bit.ly/2uJRzRR Experience UFC live with UFC FIGHT PASS, the digital subscription service of
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4:56 PM ET The Darren Till vs. Marvin Vettori main event on April 10 has been canceled after Till recently broke his collarbone during training. Till wrote in an Instagram post Tuesday that the injury happened Monday, explaining that “while drilling I fell and straight away I knew I’d broken something.” The UFC has offered
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Bellator MMA has released its inaugural fighter rankings. The rankings include every men’s and women’s division as well as a pound-for-pound rankings list for both genders. Here are the full inaugural fighter rankings for Bellator MMA: MEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND 1. Patricio Pitbull (31-4) 2. Vadim Nemkov (12-2) 3. Gegard Mousasi (47-7-2) 4. Ryan Bader (27-6) 5.
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Everybody is talking about the heavyweight division this morning, and that’s the way it should be. Throughout combat sports history, whether in boxing or MMA, there’s something about a big heavyweight title fight, and Francis Ngannou and Stipe Miocic had everyone glued to the television, computer monitor or smart phone on Saturday night. That’s great
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On this week’s episode of What the Heck, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck speaks with UFC commentator John Gooden (7:10) to recap Francis Ngannou’s second-round KO win over Stipe Miocic to become the heavyweight champion in the main event of UFC 260 this past Saturday, talks Jon Jones potentially being the first challenger for Ngannou, Sean
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