Tag Archives: Ultimate Fighting Championship
Joe Rogan: Cain Velasquez Is The Best Heavyweight I've Ever Seen Fight

Having seen just about all of them, Ultimate Fighting Championship color commentator Joe Rogan believes former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is the best heavyweight he’s ever witnessed. …read more

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Louis Smolka Returns to UFC, Meets Sumudaerji Sumudaerji in Beijing on Nov. 24

As the Ultimate Fighting Championship continues its flyweight purge, former 125-pound competitor Louis Smolka will return to the Las Vegas-based promotion at bantamweight. …read more

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Al Iaquinta: Kevin Lee Might Be As Tough or Tougher Than Khabib

An intriguing lightweight bout goes down next month in the Ultimate Fighting Championship at UFC on Fox 31 with a rematch between Al Iaquinta and Kevin Lee. …read more

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Trainer Says Yair Rodriguez’s Desire to Become UFC Champion Is ‘In His Blood’

From nearly exiled to highlight-reel darling, Yair Rodriguez’s relationship with the Ultimate Fighting Championship has been a roller coaster in recent months. …read more

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Dana White Offers Little Clarity on Future of UFC’s Flyweight Division

The demise of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s flyweight division appears to be imminent, as the promotion has begun cutting ties with some its 125-pound talent. …read more

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Prospect Maycee Barber Calls Out Mackenzie Dern Following UFC Denver Win

Maycee Barber doesn’t lack for confidence just one bout into her Ultimate Fighting Championship tenure. …read more

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UFC 25th Anniversary Attendance and Gate Numbers from Denver

25 years ago in Denver, Colorado the Ultimate Fighting Championship held its inaugural event. McNichols Sports Arena played host to UFC 1 on Nov. 12, 1993. On Saturday, the fight …read more

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UFC Fight Night 139 Bonuses: Yair Rodriguez Earns $100K for Spectacular Knockout

Yair Rodriguez and Chan Sung Jung put on a performance to remember to help celebrate the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s 25 anniversary. …read more

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UFC Denver results: Yair Rodriguez scores classic knockout of ‘Korean Zombie’ in final second

In their wildest fantasies, the people who created the first Ultimate Fighting Championship couldn’t have imagined what would go down 25 years to the weekend later.
UFC Denver, the company’s 25th …read more

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UFC Fight Night 139 Prelims: Bobby Moffett Brabo Choke Prompts Controversial Stoppage

Bobby Moffett was victorious in his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut but not in the manner in which he envisioned. …read more

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Barriault Inks 4-Fight Deal With UFC

Marc-Andre Barriault celebrates UFC signing
Marc-Andre “Power Bar” Barriault announced yesterday on Facebook that he has signed a four fight contract for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The 28 year old Gatineau, …read more

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Joseph Benavidez Re-Booked for ‘TUF 28’ Finale Against Alex Perez

There is life yet in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s flyweight division, with the promotion scheduling Joseph Benavidez a fight two days after cancelling his previous matchup. …read more

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Conor McGregor Urges ONE Championship To Sign The UFC's 125-Pound Division

With the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the process of apparently dismantling its flyweight division in the wake of longtime champion Demetrious Johnson being released to sign with One Championship, one …read more

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Report: Ariane Lipski Set to Make Octagon Debut Against Joanne Calderwood at UFC 233

While Ariane Lipski was unable to make her Ultimate Fighting Championship debut at UFC Fight Night 140, she has now been booked with a new opponent for January. …read more

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Mike Perry Claims Ray Borg's Illness is Fake And Borg is 'Scared'

It was announced Wednesday that the anticipated Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight bout this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 139 in Denver between Ray Borg and Joseph Benavidez had been cancelled …read more

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Jose Torres Announces UFC Release, Hints at Removal of Flyweight Division

Jose Torres has been released from his Ultimate Fighting Championship contract, which he hinted is a sign of the demise of the promotion’s flyweight division. …read more

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Daniel Cormier: 'I Truly Believe Lesnar Is A Tougher Fight Than Derrick Lewis'

Daniel Cormier headed into his Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight title defense against Derrick Lewis as the overwhelming favorite, with most observers expecting “DC” to nullify Lewis’ power with his Olympic-caliber …read more

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Felder-Vick Rebooked for UFC 233; Brawl Participant Makhachev Also Slated to Compete

Two matchups have been added to the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first pay-per-view of 2019. …read more

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After ‘Easy Night at the Office’ vs. Brunson, Israel Adesanya Not Rushing to Decide Next Move

Israel Adesanya may very well be the most intriguing up-and-coming talent in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s middleweight division. …read more

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Henry Cejudo Believes The UFC Is Likely Done With The Flyweight Division

Henry Cejudo became only the second man ever to hold the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s flyweight belt after beating the record-setting former champ Demetrious Johnson at UFC 227 back in August. …read more

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Daniel Cormier: If Smith Gets That Tired, He Has No Chance Against Me

Daniel Cormier is nearing the end of his decorated mixed martial arts career with the announcement that the Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight and heavyweight champ will be hanging up …read more

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Anthony Smith Eyeing The Winner of Jones-Gustafsson in 'May or June'

A new contender in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s light heavyweight division has emerged with Anthony Smith’s third-round submission victory over Volkan Oezdemir last weekend in the main event of UFC …read more

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John Kavanagh Defends Artems Lobov's Sub-.500 Record Following UFC Moncton Defeat

It has been common practice to look at Artem Lobov’s record and question whether he is deserving of a spot on the Ultimate Fighting Championship roster. …read more

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Dana White: Askren Getting Top 5 Foe in UFC Debut; ‘Mighty Mouse’ Never Got Love He Deserved

It sounds as though Ben Askren will be thrown directly into the fire when he makes his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut. …read more

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John Kavanagh Defends Artem's Lobov Sub-.500 Record Following UFC Moncton Defeat

It has been common practice to look at Artem Lobov’s record and question whether he is deserving of a spot on the Ultimate Fighting Championship roster. …read more

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Anthony Smith Puts Away Volkan Oezdemir in UFC Fight Night 138 Main Event

One of the most exciting fighters on the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s light heavyweight roster, Anthony Smith took his time against Volkan Oezdemir before submitting him in the third round. …read more

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Cable TV MMA Pioneer Kevin Kay Out at Paramount Network

Kevin Kay, the Viacom executive who was instrumental in getting the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Spike TV more than a decade ago, is no longer with the network after some …read more

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Volkan Oezdemir Believes Daniel Cormier Won’t Return to Light Heavyweight

On Saturday night, UFC Moncton plays host to two of the heaviest hitters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight division when Volkan Oezdemir battles with the surging Anthony Smith …read more

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Commentator Jon Anik Signs Extension with UFC Ahead of Promotion’s ESPN Partnership

Jon Anik will remain part of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s broadcast team as the promotion transitions into its partnership with ESPN next year. …read more

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Dustin Poirier's Hip Injury Will Not Require Surgery

It appears to be good news for Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight contender Dustin Poirier, who recently had to pull out of his high profile fight against Nate Diaz at UFC …read more

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Derrick Lewis: Payday at UFC 230 Will Be More Than Last Three Fights Combined

Derrick Lewis continues to build his brand in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and that brand is about to impact his bottom line in a big way. …read more

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Tom Duquesnoy, Nathaniel Wood Bantamweight Scrap Booked for UFC 232

Bantamweights Tom Duquesnoy and Nathaniel Wood have been added to UFC 232 in a pivotal bout between divisional prospects, the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced Thursday. …read more

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Undefeated Prospect Alexey Kunchenko to Test Yushin Okami at UFC Fight Night Adelaide

UFC Fight Night Adelaide continues to take shape as the Ultimate Fighting Championship has added a welterweight matchup. …read more

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Mike Winkeljohn: Jon Jones 'Didn't Train Hard' For First Gustafsson Fight

At UFC 165 in September 2013, Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweights Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson put on one of the greatest wars ever inside the Octagon. That night, “Bones” …read more

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Report: Golden Boy Promotions’ Proposed Card for Chuck Liddell-Tito Ortiz 3

MMAJunkie has obtained Golden Boy Promotions’ proposed lineup for its very first mixed martial arts card, which will be headlined by a trilogy fight between former Ultimate Fighting Championship light …read more

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Eddie Alvarez Reportedly Close To Signing With One Championship

One of the most prized free agents in the sport may be about to finalize his next step, as former Ultimate Fighting Championship and Bellator MMA lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez …read more

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UFC 25: Beast Mode

If you ask Dan “The Beast” Severn his first impression of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, he doesn’t hesitate in his response.“‘Awe’ might be one of the best words to sum …read more

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Stipe Miocic: The UFC Denied Me A Rematch With Daniel Cormier at UFC 230

The official announcement that Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight and light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier will defend his heavyweight title against Derrick Lewis on Nov. 3 in New York has been …read more

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Zubaira Tukhugov Posts Video Of Himself Slapping Conor McGregor 'As Promised'

Zubaira Tukhugov’>’s first strike landed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship cage in two years may be his last, as he confirmed on Instagram that it was he who entered the …read more

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Sometimes, Conor and Khabib things happen in MMA

Next month will mark 25 years of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, a quarter-century of major mixed martial arts in the U.S. There will be plenty of retrospectives, reviews and evaluations …read more

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Chaos at UFC 229: Khabib Nurmagomedov Crushes Conor McGregor, Starts Massive Riot

The biggest fight in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship more than lived up to the hype, but it was marred in mass chaos in the aftermath. …read more

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UFC 229 Salaries: Conor McGregor Tops Payroll with Disclosed $3 Million Purse

Conor McGregor will earn a flat $3 million purse for his first Ultimate Fighting Championship bout since 2016. …read more

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Sergio Pettis: 'I Have To Go Out There And Be Brutal'

On Saturday night, Sergio Pettis will fight on the same card as his brother, former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, for the fourth time. …read more

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Darren Till's Fight Against Tyron Woodley 'Probably' His Last at Welterweight

Darren Till will look to get his title aspirations back on track after losing against Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight champion Tyron Woodley last month at UFC 228, but appears his …read more

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Darren Till Remains Full of Confidence Despite Lopsided Loss at UFC 228

Darren Till entered his title fight against Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight king Tyron Woodley at UFC 228 last month full of confidence, and that confidence remains undiminished despite his in-cage …read more

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Sean O’Malley Reveals UFC 229 Withdrawal Was Due To Positive Test For Ostarine

In a disappointing blow for one of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s brightest young talents, Sean O’Malley announced over the weekend he had been pulled from the UFC 229 card against …read more

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Project Spearhead VP, Union Supporter Kajan Johnson Bids Farewell to UFC

Kajan Johnson had a inkling that his run in the Ultimate Fighting Championship was near its end, and that proved true following a loss at UFC Fight Night Moscow on …read more

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'Cyborg' Calls for UFC to Have A Backup Ready if Amanda Nunes Pulls Out of UFC 232

The first-ever women’s super-fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship takes place at UFC 232 in December between featherweight champion Cristiane Justino, better known as “Cyborg,” and bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes. …read more

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Stephen Thompson Eyeing Fight With Robbie Lawler Early Next Year

Fans will have to wait to see the next title fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight division after the champ Tyron Woodley was forced to withdraw from his fight …read more

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Miesha Tate: Amanda Nunes 'Hits Like a Man,' Has The Power to Knock Out Cris Cyborg

A highly anticipated superfight takes place on Dec. 29 at UFC 232 in the Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s featherweight division when 145-pound champion and arguably the best women’s pound-for-pound fighter …read more

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Gokhan Saki Calls Out Mark Hunt For Hunt's Last Fight at UFC Adelaide

Fans were wondering who Mark Hunt would face for his swan song fight inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship after his recent loss to Alexey Oleynik. Now, it looks as though …read more

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Anthony Johnson Not Ruling Out UFC Return 'For The Right Price'

When former Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson announced his retirement from the sport of MMA after his second loss to Daniel Cormier last April at UFC 210, …read more

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