Tag Archives: Ultimate Fighting Championship
Anthony Pettis: Fighting 'Wonderboy' Will Tell Me Where My Skill Is Really At

As they say, styles make fights and the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s upcoming card this Saturday night in Nashville pits two of the best exponents of kickboxing in the sport when …read more

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Holly Holm Signs Six-Fight Deal With The UFC

Former UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm has inked a new six-fight contract with the
Ultimate Fighting Championship. …read more

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Litecoin Foundation Seeking Global Awareness Through Passionate Combat Sports Fans

The Litecoin Foundation recently went in on combat sports partnerships, starting with the Ultimate Fighting Championship at UFC 232. …read more

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Ben Askren Believes a Fight With Khabib Nurmagomedov Would Be a 'Great Storyline'

Ben Askren is certainly making waves since the Ultimate Fighting Championship acquired him last year in a fighter trade with One Championship with former UFC flyweight king Demetrious Johnson heading …read more

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Cerrone vs Iaquinta Targeted To Headline UFC Ottawa

An intriguing Lightweight showdown between Donald Cerrone and Al Iaquinta is being targeted to headline Ultimate Fighting Championship’s return to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on May 4, 2019.
That’s according to ESPN’s …read more

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Unbeaten Russian Light Heavyweight Ivan Shtyrkov Signs with UFC

Ivan Shtyrkov has signed a deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. …read more

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Dana White Expects To Hear From Brock Lesnar and Plan UFC Return After WrestleMania

It seems like a distant dream when former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar confronted newly-crowned champ Daniel Cormier after his win over Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 last …read more

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ESPN+ to Become Exclusive Provider of UFC Pay-Per-View Events in U.S.

ESPN is pretty close becoming a one-stop shopping destination for fans of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. …read more

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Conor McGregor Says He’s in ‘Negotiations’ with UFC for Possible July Bout

Conor McGregor and the Ultimate Fighting Championship are still working on booking the former two-division champion for a fight this summer. …read more

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Demetrious Johnson Wants To See T.J. Dillashaw and Henry Cejudo Defend Their Belts Separately

Demetrious Johnson may have moved on from the Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight division he once dominated, but he’s still a keen observer of what’s happening there, and still wary of …read more

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Demetrious Johnson: Dillashaw Should Face Moraes Next

What happens in the Ultimate Fighting Championship is no longer of any concern to new ONE Championship athlete Demetrious Johnson, but that doesn’t mean he can’t have an opinion. And …read more

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Three Bouts Confirmed for UFC Rochester on May 18

The lineup for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s trip to Rochester, N.Y., is beginning to take shape. …read more

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Brazilian Prospect Michel Pereira Signs with the UFC

Fresh off a thrilling victory at Road FC 52 in February, Brazilian striker Michel Pereira has signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. …read more

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Wife of Tony Ferguson Issues Statement Regarding Restraining Order

Tony Ferguson’s wife has put out a short statement regarding the restraining order she has sought against the former interim Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champ. …read more

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Israel Adesanya On Robert Whittaker: 'I'll Show Him I'm Greater Than I Think I Am'

Israel Adesanya’s arrival in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, going 4-0 while displaying a personality as flashy as his fighting style, has garnered quite a bit of hype. …read more

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Wife of Tony Ferguson Files Restraining Order Alleging Domestic Violence

Tony Ferguson’s wife has sought a restraining order against the Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight, alleging that he made threatening remarks and demonstrated disturbing behavior on multiple occasions. …read more

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Jon Jones Sees 'Nice Guy' Johnny Walker As Future Challenger

Johnny Walker has made a big splash in his short time in the Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight division, garnering attention for his lightning-quick knockouts as well as for his …read more

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Colby Covington Believes Tyron Woodley's Fighting Days Are Over

Tyron Woodley’s reign as Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight champion came to an emphatic halt last weekend, but one interested onlooker claims that’s not all that ended at UFC 235. …read more

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Report: Greg Hardy’s Second Octagon Appearance Booked for UFC on ESPN 3 on April 27

Greg Hardy is expected to make his second Ultimate Fighting Championship appearance at UFC on ESPN 3. …read more

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UFC 235 Prelims: Zabit Magomedsharipov Wins 13th Consecutive Bout

Zabit Magomedsharipov has been tabbed as an Ultimate Fighting Championship title challenger sooner rather than later and rugged veteran Jeremy Stephens was pegged as the perfect fighter to test the …read more

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Walt Harris Suspended Four Months, Win over Andrei Arlovski Overturned After Positive Test

After failing a post-fight drug test, Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight Walt Harris has been issued a four-month suspension dating back to December, and his win over Andrei Arlovski has been …read more

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Petr Yan Signs Six-Fight Deal With UFC

Russian fighter Petr Yan has signed a new deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, one that will keep him with the organization for a good while longer. …read more

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Al Iaquinta Wants Fight With Tony Ferguson Next

With the Ultimate Fighting Championship announcing an interim title fight between lightweights Dustin Poirier and current featherweight king Max Holloway at UFC 236 in April and the rumored bout between …read more

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Ben Askren Labels His Entry-Level Reebok Pay 'Pretty Terrible'

MMA fans are rejoicing the fact that this weekend marks the Ultimate Fighting Championship debut of the undefeated former One Championship and Bellator MMA welterweight champion Ben Askren. …read more

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Jon Jones Cleared for UFC 235 Despite Adverse Findings in Drug Tests

Fight fans can now breathe a big sigh of a relief, as Ultimate Fighting Championship star Jon Jones has been cleared to compete by the commissions and testing agencies in …read more

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Opponent Reports Gokhan Saki Injured, Out of UFC London Bout

It appears that the MMA career of Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight and acclaimed kickboxer Gokhan Saki will be put on hold a little while longer, as Saki has suffered …read more

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Matt Hughes Speaks Out Against ‘False Accusations’ in Family Restraining Order Cases

Matt Hughes has denied what he calls “false accusations” that have surfaced after his wife and brother reportedly filed separate restraining orders against the former Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight king. …read more

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Israel Adesanya: The Belt Is 'Just A Trinket You Pick Up Along The Way'

Israel Adesanya has had a blistering start to his Ultimate Fighting Championship career. Barely a year removed from his promotional debut at UFC 221 last February, he is now 5-0 …read more

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Woodley Says Nurmagomedov-McGregor Fight Was Like 'Old Men Fighting At The Nursing Home'

Tyron Woodley was paying close attention last October as the biggest pay-per-view event in Ultimate Fighting Championship history went down, and came away unimpressed with the blockbuster main event. …read more

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Tyron Woodley Says Nurmagomedov-McGregor Fight Was Like 'Old Men Fighting At The Nursing Home'

Tyron Woodley was paying close attention last October as the biggest pay-per-view event in Ultimate Fighting Championship history went down, and came away unimpressed with the blockbuster main event. …read more

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UFC Fight Night 145 Prelims: Dwight Grant Sends Mouthpiece Flying, KOs Carlo Pedersoli Jr.

Dwight Grant may have put himself on the Ultimate Fighting Championship highlight reel in perpetuity. …read more

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USADA: Khalid Murtazaliev Suspended Two Years Following Positive Drug Tests

After allegedly failing multiple out-of-competition drug tests, Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight Khalid Murtazaliev has been issued a two-year suspension dating back to Oct. 3. …read more

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Colby Covington Takes Aim At Jon Jones on Twitter Over Drug Use, Anthony Smith Interjects

Colby Covington is at it again on Twitter this time taking aim at Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion Jon Jones for his history of failed drug tests. …read more

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Cain Velasquez Says He'll Retire if He Doesn't Perform at His Best at UFC on ESPN 1

Cain Velasquez makes his much anticipated return this Sunday on ESPN’s inaugural Ultimate Fighting Championship card when he takes on the heavy hitting Francis-Ngannou in a fight that could well …read more

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Report: Roxanne Modafferi-Antonina Shevchenko Matchup Added to UFC St. Petersburg

An intriguing women’s flyweight matchup has been added to the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first trip to St. Petersburg in April, pitting Roxanne Modafferi against Antonina Shevchenko. …read more

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Flyweight Dustin Ortiz Confirms Free-Agent Status Following Loss at UFC Brooklyn

Dustin Ortiz wasn’t released from the Ultimate Fighting Championship, but he has parted ways with the Las Vegas-based promotion after completing his contract. …read more

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Johnny Walker Gets Wish, Meets Misha Cirkunov on Short Notice at UFC 235

Johnny Walker asked, and the Ultimate Fighting Championship granted his request. …read more

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Volkan Oezdemir Believes Anthony Smith's Durability May Present A Problem For Jon Jones

Anthony Smith had a breakout year in 2018 with wins over two former Ultimate Fighting Championship champions in Rashad Evans and Mauricio Rua before dispatching Volkan Oezdemir in October, solidifying …read more

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Ryan Bader's Coach Confident Bader Would Finish Daniel Cormier In A Five-Round Fight

Ryan Bader’s career since defecting from the Ultimate Fighting Championship to Bellator MMA in 2016 is nothing short of remarkable. The 35-year-old has gone from strength to strength since his …read more

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Israel Adesanya Blasts Weidman, 'Borrachinha' For Tweets About Him

Israel Adesanya continued his meteoric rise in the Ultimate Fighting Championship with a unanimous decision victory over former middleweight king Anderson Silva last Saturday at UFC 234 in Melbourne, Australia. …read more

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Russian Prospect Nikolay Aleksakhin Sets Sights on UFC’s Greener Pastures

More and more Russian fighters are trying to reach the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Among them: Nikolay Aleksakhin, he of the 22-5 record and five-fight winning streak. …read more

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UFC 232 Promo: Taking On The Greatest

Now that UFC 234 is in the rear-view mirror (full results here), it’s time to look ahead to Ultimate Fighting Championship‘s (UFC) next pay-per-view (PPV) offering of 2019. UFC 235 …read more

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Dazzling Israel Adesanya Decisions Anderson Silva in Makeshift UFC 234 Main Event

One of the hottest young fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Israel Adesanya, took on and defeated his idol. …read more

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UFC 234 Prelims: Devonte Smith Annihilates Dong Hyun Ma Down Under

Devonte Smith has begun to mark out territory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s lightweight division. …read more

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UFC 234 Will Air on DirecTV

The pay-per-view landscape for the Ultimate Fighting Championship is still uncertain, as the organization has announced that despite failed negotiations, fight fans will still be able to order UFC 234 …read more

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UPDATED: UFC 234 Will Air on DirecTV

The pay-per-view landscape for the Ultimate Fighting Championship is still uncertain, as the organization has announced that despite failed negotiations, fight fans will still be able to order UFC 234 …read more

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UFC 234 Will Not Air on DirecTV Due to Failed Negotiations

The pay-per-view landscape for the Ultimate Fighting Championship is still uncertain, as the organization has announced that due to failed negotiations, fight fans will not be able to order UFC …read more

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Report: Kevin Aguilar vs. Enrique Barzola Added to UFC Philly Card

A thrilling featherweight matchup has been added to the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s return trip to Philadelphia in March, pitting Kevin Aguilar against Enrique Barzola. …read more

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Ian Heinisch Replaces Cezar Ferreira Against Tom Breese at UFC London

After Cezar Ferreira withdrew from his bout against Tom Breese in London due to injury, the Ultimate Fighting Championship again found a solid replacement in Ian Heinisch. …read more

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Travis Barker: Dominick Cruz Beat The S--- Out of Me In Training A Couple of Times

Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker is a huge MMA fan who is often spotted in the crowd at Ultimate Fighting Championship events. As it turns out, he has firsthand experience …read more

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Alonzo Menifield’s Goals for 2019: Become a Force to Be Reckoned With

At UFC Fight Night 143, Alonzo Menifield made his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut. He was undefeated as a pro (7-0) and coming off of a first-round win in Dana White’s …read more

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Jon Jones Taking Underdog Smith 'Extremely Serious' at UFC 235

In spite of being an overwhelming favorite in the first defense of his newly regained Ultimate Fighting Championship title next month, Jon Jones insists he is not taking Anthony Smith …read more

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Colby Covington Considering Taking UFC To Court over Welterweight Title Snub

Colby Covington has made it known that he’s unhappy with the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s decision to bypass him for a title shot against Tyron Woodley in favor of Kamaru Usman, …read more

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Jon Jones Taking Underdog Smith 'Extremely Seriously' at UFC 235

In spite of being an overwhelming favorite in the first defense of his newly regained Ultimate Fighting Championship title next month, Jon Jones insists he is not taking Anthony Smith …read more

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Kamaru Usman 'Doesn't Really Care' if Fans Preferred To See Covington vs. Woodley

Kamaru Usman understands the conflicting opinions swirling around his upcoming shot at the Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight title, but he doesn’t give them much weight. …read more

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Dana White: Covington Needs To Earn His Shot Again After Passing On Woodley Fight Last Year

Colby Covington was certain he was next in-line to fight Tyron Woodley for the undisputed 170-pound title before the Ultimate Fighting Championship decided to award the opportunity to Kamaru Usman. …read more

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Dana White ‘Surprised’ By ‘Harsh’ NAC Punishment Given to Khabib Nurmagomedov

Tuesday was a day of reckoning for some of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s biggest stars. …read more

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Damir Ismagulov to Fight Against Octagon Newcomer Joel Alvarez at UFC Prague

A 10-bout winning streak has earned Joel Alvarez a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, as the Spaniard lightweight is reportedly set to lock horns with Damir Ismagulov at UFC …read more

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