Nate Diaz believes he's every bit as business savvy as Conor McGregor. Diaz, like his older brother Nick, always seems to get what he wants, even when he's being a menace to the UFC heads.
Current estimates indicate that UFC 202, the Aug. 20 show headlined by Conor McGregor's decision win over Nate Diaz, will be the most successful non-boxing pay-per-view event in the history of the genre.
Heavy favorite Dillon Danis came up just short against Jake Shields at Submission Underground yesterday, and issued a statement on social media following the loss.
Dillon Danis has made a lot of waves in the grappling and MMA scenes with his brash talk, but he wasn’t quite able to back it up at Submission Underground 4 in Portland on Sunday. In the main event match of the show he was narrowly defeated by MMA stalwart Jake Shields, who won after three overtimes on escape time.
Has the UFC put the cart in front of the horse again? Dana White says the promotion is working to book Demetrious Johnson vs. TJ Dillashaw, but it looks like they’ll have their work cut out for them.
If the UFC has plan for Demetrious Johnson’s next title defense, it seems they haven’t got the champion on board yet. In a recent interview with ESPN, Dana White announced that the promotion was working to get a fight booked between ‘Mighty Mouse’ and former bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw.
The UFC’s first ever show in the world famous Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, New York just received a mouthwatering welterweight clash. UFC president Dana White confirmed to Cleveland sports radio host Anthony Lima that Donald Cerrone will take on recently dethroned champion Robbie Lawler at UFC 205 on November 12th.
2016 was a monumental year for the growing Philippine mixed martial arts (MMA) scene as Filipino fighters glimmered like diamonds atop an international stage.
Over the course of 14 events in ONE Championship’s 2016 calendar, Filipino MMA competitors tallied 24 victories, including Brandon Vera’s successful heavyweight title defense and Eduard Folayang’s stunning championship-winning performance.
With the triumphant turnout of 2016, 2017 brings in a whole new set of good opportunities for local talents.
Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez is just about set to face Dustin Poirier at UFC 211 in Dallas, Texas.
An extremely exciting lightweight bout is on course to happen at UFC 211 in Dallas, Texas. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reported on Tuesday that former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has verbally agreed to fight Dustin Poirier at the American Airlines Center on Saturday, May 13th. The UFC has not officially announced the matchup, although they are expect to do so shortly.
The rematch between Dustin Poirier and Eddie Alvarez will have to wait.
The good news is that, according to MMA Fighting, the UFC is looking to book a rematch between lightweight standouts Dustin Poirier and Eddie Alvarez, after their pulsating bout at UFC 211 ended in a controversial no contest.
When Vaughn Donayre directed his career path to ONE Championship nearly three years ago, he was once touted as a promising Filipino talent from the beautiful province of Cebu.
However, the luster of his billing as a top-notch prospect slowly faded when a string of setbacks came his way.
The 37-year-old Cebu native suffered a first-round submission defeat at the hands of Emirati combatant Mohammed Walidin in his August 2014 promotional debut.
Eddie Alvarez has stared down some of the toughest fighters at 155 pounds over the course of his career. He's looked everyone from Michael Chandler to Donald Cerrone to Gilbert Melendez to Anthony Pettis to Rafael dos Anjos square in the eyes and never flinched.
Eddie Alvarez did not attend the UFC 205 post-fight press conference and has been relatively quiet since the weekend. On Tuesday, he took to Instagram to react to his loss to Conor McGregor.
Although Eduard “Landslide” Folayang has been with ONE Championship since its inception in 2011, it marks the first time that he will be in the top bill of the organization’s live event in the Philippines.
The 33-year-old Baguio City native is set to lock horns with Malaysian-Kiwi sensation Ev “E.T.” Ting in the main event of ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY, which is ONE Championship’s tenth blockbuster show on Philippine shores.
With a little more than two weeks to go to fight night, ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang (17-5) is hard at work at the high-altitudes of Baguio City, Philippines.
Folayang will make his long-awaited return to the ONE Championship cage in Manila to defend the title for the first time against Malaysian star Ev “E.T.” Ting (13-3), a fighter who has proven to be a thorn on the side of Philippine MMA.
PLUS: KEVIN BELINGON OBLITERATES TONI TAURU
ALSO: HONORIO BANARIO EXTENDS WIN STREAK TO FOUR WITH KNOCKOUT OF JAROSLAV JARTIM
21 April 2017 – Manila, Philippines: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), sent shockwaves throughout the capacity crowd at the state-of-the-art Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines with another exciting evening of world-class mixed martial arts action. ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY showcased a series of compelling bouts, punctuated by a thrilling main event that left fans on the edge of their seats. In the main event, Eduard Folayang successfully defended his ONE Lightweight World Championship, defeating Ev Ting by unanimous decision.
ALSO: MARAT GAFUROV MAKES QUICK WORK OF NARANTUNGALAG JADAMBAA
PLUS: AMIR KHAN OUTLASTS VAUGHN DONAYRE TO WIN BY RNC
11 November 2016 – SINGAPORE: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), returned to the Singapore Indoor Stadium for another exciting evening of world-class mixed martial arts (MMA) action. ONE: DEFENDING HONOR showcased Asia’s premier combat sports talents on the global stage of MMA with a series of compelling bouts. In the main event, Eduard Folayang shocked the world by stopping Shinya Aoki to become the new ONE Lightweight World Champion. In the co-main event, Marat Gafurov retained his title with a submission victory over Narantungalag Jadambaa.
Filipino fighter Eduard “Landslide” Folayang feels extra motivated in his first defense of his ONE Lightweight World Championship title next month as he and his wife have welcomed a bouncing baby girl to their family.
His spouse Genevieve gave birth to their first-born child on an early Monday morning, 13 March at the Pines City Doctor's Hospital in Baguio City. The couple tied the knot in April 2015, with Folayang describing his wife as his lifetime coach.
ONE CHAMPIONSHIP HOLDS INAUGURAL EVENT IN MACAU
ADRIANO MORAES BATTLES ANDREW LEONE FOR INTERIM ONE FLYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
18 July 2016 – Macau, China: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced its first event in Macau, China. ONE: HEROES OF THE WORLD is set to take place on Saturday, 13 August, in the Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macao.
UFC matchmaker Joe Silva has informed the company that he will leave his job with the organization, possibly as soon as the end of 2016, MMAjunkie has learned from a person close to the situation.
UFC welterweight Erick Silva is looking to overturn his loss vs. Yancy Medeiros to a no-contest.
Erick Silva’s quest for a rare two-fight UFC winning streak came to a crashing halt earlier this month at UFC 212, as Yancy Medeiros knocked him down and eventually got the TKO victory. The timing of the stoppage by referee Eduardo Herdy, who is no stranger to controversy, was considered premature even by Medeiros himself.
Filipino mixed martial artist Eugene Toquero is looking forward to bouncing back from a dismal 2016 as he makes his eighth trip inside the ONE Championship cage.
The 35-year-old Cebu native seeks vindication when he faces top Indonesian prospect Stefer Rahardian on the undercard of ONE: KINGS OF DESTINT, which takes place at the 20,000-seater SM Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines on Friday, 21 April.
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