Tag Archives: Ultimate Fighting Championship
UFC Brooklyn Bonuses: Donald Cerrone Pockets $100K in Successful Lightweight Return

Donald Cerrone has been one of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s most notorious bonus collectors during his lengthy tenure, and Saturday night was no different. …read more

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Henry Cejudo Ushers in UFC’s ESPN Era With 32-Second TKO in 125-Pound Title Fight

Henry Cejudo not only wanted to defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight title, he wanted to make a statement at UFC Fight Night 143. …read more

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Rustam Khabilov, Carlos Diego Ferreira Scrap Added to UFC Prague Bill

An exciting lightweight matchup has been added to the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s debut trip to the Czech Republic in February between Rustam Khabilov and Carlos Diego Ferreira. …read more

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UFC Unveils New Legacy Championship Belt

On Friday, before the first event as part of the ESPN deal, the Ultimate Fighting Championship unveiled the design for its new belt, called the UFC legacy championship belt. …read more

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Report: Jussier Formiga-Deiveson Figueiredo Flyweight Matchup Added to UFC Nashville

The flyweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship is not quite finished yet, as the promotion is looking to book a pivotal matchup in the division between Jussier da Silva …read more

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'Cris Cyborg' Prepared To Leave UFC if Featherweight Division is Eliminated

Cristiane Justino, better known as “Cris Cyborg,” has suggested she may be forced to leave the Ultimate Fighting Championship if the promotion decides to remove the women’s featherweight division. …read more

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Ryan Bader: Lyoto Machida Rematch is a Fight I ‘Definitely Want’ in Bellator

At the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s fourth show on the Fox Network, Ryan Bader’s impatience came back to haunt him in a big way. …read more

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Stephen Thompson, Anthony Pettis Verbally Agree to Welterweight Bout at UFC Nashville

Stephen Thompson and Anthony Pettis have verbally agreed to a welterweight bout for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s upcoming visit to Nashville on March 23. …read more

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UFC Welterweight Champ Tyron Woodley Teases Move to 185 Pounds in Late 2019

Tyron Woodley believes he can conquer the top of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s middleweight division. After all, he already owns a victory over Kelvin Gastelum, and the reigning champion, Robert …read more

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UFC Veteran Nicolas Dalby to Face Alex Lohore for Cage Warriors Interim 170-Pound Belt at CW103

Cage Warriors Fighting Championship announced Monday morning that Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Nicolas Dalby will face Alex Lohore for the CW interim welterweight title at CW103 on March 9 in …read more

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T.J. Dillashaw Hints at Moving Up to Challenge Max Holloway and Become a Three-Division Champ

On Saturday, T.J. Dillashaw will attempt to become only the fourth fighter in Ultimate Fighting Championship history to simultaneously hold belts in two weight divisions, and he’s hinting that he …read more

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Report: UFC 232 Estimated at 700,000 Pay-Per-View Buys

Even after yet another lengthy absence, Jon Jones remains one of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s biggest draws outside of Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey and Brock Lesnar. …read more

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Petr Yan Signs New 4-Fight UFC Deal; May Face John Dodson at UFC Prague

A fast-rising star of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Petr Yan has been issued a new contract, and with it his next opponent is likely to be John Dodson. …read more

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Report: Thomas Almeida-Marlon Vera Matchup Added to UFC 235

UFC 235 in March keeps getting bigger and better, as the Ultimate Fighting Championship added another all-action matchup to the card between Thomas Almeida and Marlon Vera. …read more

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Flyweight Contender Joseph Benavidez Signs New Four-Fight Deal with UFC

Joseph Benavidez isn’t going anywhere, and he thinks that’s a good sign for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s flyweight division. …read more

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Mark Hunt Blames UFC, USADA For Ruining His Love Of Fighting

It’s no secret what Mark Hunt thinks of the Ultimate Fighting Championship; in particular, the promotion’s relationship with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Hunt has been vocal in the …read more

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Heavyweights Junior dos Santos, Derrick Lewis Targeted for UFC Wichita Headliner on March 9

A heavyweight clash pitting Junior dos Santos against Derrick Lewis has been targeted for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s debut in Kansas on March 9. …read more

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UFC Strawweight Polyana Viana Fends Off Attack, Beats Up Potential Assailant in Rio de Janeiro

If it wasn’t clear enough already, Polyana Viana proved that attempting to rob an Ultimate Fighting Championship athlete is an endeavor that comes with serious consequences. …read more

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Anthony Smith: The Fans Want To See Jon Jones Fight Me

Anthony Smith’s star is certainly rising and 2018 was definitely his breakthrough year in the Ultimate Fighting Championship with “Lionheart” now penciling in a potential bout with light heavyweight champ …read more

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Former UFC Welterweight Craig White Will Return to Cage Warriors at CW 102

Cage Warriors Fighting Championship announced the first crop of names for CW 102. The card is highlighted by the return of former Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight Craig White. …read more

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Alexander Gustafsson Mulls Move To Heavyweight In Wake of UFC 232 Loss

After coming up short in his third shot at the Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight belt, Alexander Gustafsson may consider a change of scenery. …read more

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Veteran Analyst Jimmy Smith Reveals That UFC Has Not Renewed His Contract

After approximately one year, mixed martial analyst Jimmy Smith and the Ultimate Fighting Championship are parting ways. …read more

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Megan Anderson Repeats Offer of Rematch With Cat Zingano

Megan Anderson got her first Ultimate Fighting Championship victory on Saturday night at UFC 232 against the veteran Cat Zingano although it came through bizarre circumstances. …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski Elaborates on Callout of Max Holloway

Alexander Volkanovski moved closer to a shot at the Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight title on Saturday night at UFC 232 with a convincing TKO victory over No. 5-ranked Chad Mendes. …read more

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UFC Fight Pass to Double Combat Sports Coverage in 2019, Inks Deal with Roy Jones Boxing

Even though the Ultimate Fighting Championship will be moving to a new streaming partner next year with ESPN+, UFC Fight Pass shows no signs of slowing down. …read more

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DC continues to trash Jones: ‘Even Lance Armstrong’ doesn’t believe you

Daniel Cormier continues to throw shade at Jon Jones for his failed drug test. Daniel Cormier isn’t letting Jon Jones off the hook.
Earlier this week, Ultimate Fighting Championship was forced …read more

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Cain Velasquez vs. Francis Ngannou Official for UFC on ESPN 1 Headliner

A previously rumored clash between Cain Velasquez and Francis Ngannou is now official for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s debut on the ESPN Network. …read more

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USADA Releases Statement on Jon Jones Drug Test Abnormality

Following the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s announcement of the move of UFC 232 from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency issued its own statement, explaining its stance on …read more

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Michael Bisping Would Change 'A Lot of Things' If He Were Starting Out Today

By almost any measure, Michael Bisping had a very successful mixed martial arts career. Nonetheless, the first Englishman to win an Ultimate Fighting Championship title says there are a lot …read more

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Deron Winn Signs With UFC, Plans To Compete At Middleweight

Perhaps the best prospect to compete at Golden Boy MMA, Deron Winn just signed with the ultimate proving ground in mixed martial arts, the Ultimate Fighting Championship. …read more

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Dana White Claims His Biggest Problem With McGregor is Punctuality

It is no secret that Conor McGregor is given a longer leash than other athletes fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship due to the revenue he brings in for the …read more

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Nurmagomedov Praises Iaquinta For Win, Advises Lee to 'Stay Humble'

Kevin Lee and Al Iaquinta met in the main event of UFC of Fox 31 for a chance to move up in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s cutthroat lightweight division, and …read more

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Diego Sanchez-Mickey Gall Welterweight Scrap Added to UFC 235

Mickey Gall will get his wish, as the Ultimate Fighting Championship has put together a thrilling matchup between Diego Sanchez and Gall at UFC 235 in March. …read more

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Report: Cain Velaquez to Return In February Against Francis Ngannou

It seems that former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez may make his long-awaited return to the Octagon next February in the first event of the UFC’s new broadcast …read more

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Michael Bisping Reflects on 'Big' Victory over Anderson Silva, Silva's 'Cheap' Knee Strike

Recently retired Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion Michael Bisping can look back on a career full of accomplishments, but he is happy to name one that he finds especially gratifying. …read more

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Alexander Gustafsson Believes Jon Jones 'Feeling Insecure' Ahead of UFC 232

One of the most hyped rematches in
Ultimate Fighting Championship history takes places later this month when Alexander Gustafsson locks horns with former champion Jon Jones for the soon-to-be vacant …read more

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Ben Askren Wanted To Headline UFC 233 Against Robbie Lawler Before It Was Cancelled

This week, the Ultimate Fighting Championship made the rare move to scrap a numbered pay-per-view, but incoming welterweight star Ben Askren claims he would have saved it for them. …read more

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Aljamain Sterling, Jimmie Rivera to Clash at UFC’s ESPN Debut in Phoenix

A bantamweight showdown pitting Aljamain Sterling against Jimmie Rivera is set for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s debut on ESPN, according to a report from AZCentral.com. …read more

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UFC 231 Weigh-in Results: All Competitors Cleared, Main Event Backup Renato 'Moicano' Heavy

Right now, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is probably thinking “All’s well that ends well, right?” …read more

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Dana White Says Max Holloway 'Too Big' For Featherweight, Wants Him To Move To 155

This Saturday night, Max Holloway puts his Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight title on the line against the undefeated Brian Ortega. If his boss has anything to say about it, it …read more

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Michael Bisping Impressed with Adesanya, But Says ‘I Would Have an Easy Time With Him’

Israel Adesanya might very well be the hottest prospect in the Ultimate Fighting Championship at the moment. While Michael Bisping is undoubtedly impressed with “The Last Stylebender,” the former middleweight …read more

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Colby Covington Counters Woodley's Wager, Offers $10,000 Per Punch Woodley Throws

While the Ultimate Fighting Championship seems to be considering having Kamaru Usman jump the line to a welterweight title shot, Tyron Woodley and Colby Covington remain fixated on each other. …read more

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Brian Ortega Wonders Whether Holloway's Weight Cut Triggers His Mystery Illness

Brian Ortega is set to lock horns with Max Holloway for the undisputed Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight title on Saturday night in Toronto, but the man they call “T-City” has …read more

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'Shogun' Not Focused On Title Yet, Wants To Fight In Curitiba In May

Mauricio Rua wouldn’t mind getting another crack at the Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight belt before he calls it a career, but for now he has a more personal goal …read more

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Kron Gracie to Make Octagon Debut vs. Alex Caceres at UFC 233 in Anaheim

Kron Gracie, the son of Rickson Gracie, has signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship and will make his promotional debut against Alex Caceres at UFC 233. …read more

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Report: Raphael Assuncao, Marlon Moraes to Rematch at UFC Fight Night 144

It appears Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes are going to run it back in a five-rounder to headline an Ultimate Fighting Championship event in Brazil this coming February. …read more

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‘TUF 28’ Finale Weigh-in Results: Finale Fights Set, Two Heavy

Tomorrow, two new “Ultimate Fighters” will be crowned at the heaviest divisions the Ultimate Fighting Championship has to offer — heavyweight and women’s featherweight. …read more

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Report: MMA Pioneer Cal Worsham Dead At 55

According to several industry figures who knew him personally, Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran and mixed martial arts pioneer Cal Worsham is dead at the age of 55. …read more

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Tony Ferguson Blasts Nurmagomedov For Considering Boxing Match With Floyd Mayweather

It should come as no surprise that Tony Ferguson is not a fan of Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomedov’s recent flirtations with boxing. …read more

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Dana White Provides Update on Sage Northcutt: ‘His Contract Was Up, So We Let Him Go’

Despite having won four of his last five Octagon appearances, Sage Northcutt is no longer part of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s roster. …read more

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Joe Rogan Hints At Upcoming UFC Glove Redesign To Reduce Eye Pokes

Glove design has been a topic of controversy in the Ultimate Fighting Championship for years, with the organization’s current design receiving blame for the prevalence of inadvertent eye pokes. …read more

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'Jacare' Willing To Wait For Title Shot Against Whittaker-Gastelum Winner

Ronaldo Souza is confident in his place in the Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight division, and willing to wait for the title shot he believes he has earned. …read more

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