LAS VEGAS – While Donald Cerrone is sure an opportunity to avenge his loss to Nate Diaz will come down the road, he said a recent conversation with the Diaz brothers ended the long-simmering tension between the camps.
UFC 203 sees Stipe Miocic makes the first defence of his heavyweight title against Alistair Overeem, while ex-HW champion Fabricio Werdum takes on Travis Browne in the co-main event and former WWE star CM Punk finally makes his debut in the Octagon.
The allure of heavyweight fighting is that the hardest hitters can deliver fireworks at any moment.
And few heavyweight fights delivered whirlwind action like Stipe Miocic's UFC heavyweight title defense against Alistair Overeem on Saturday night in Cleveland.
CM Punk may not have had the performance of a lifetime at UFC 203, but he still got paid like a star. The former WWE superstar cashed a flat $500,000 purse for his mixed martial arts debut, which he lost via first-round rear-naked choke to Mickey Gall at UFC 203, according to figures released by the Ohio Athletic Commission to MMA Fighting on Monday.
CM Punk's mixed martial arts (MMA) debut didn't go exactly as planned for the former WWE-superstar turned Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter.
After coming out like a raging bull to open his welterweight bout against Mickey Gall at UFC 203 in Cleveland, Ohio last night (Sat., Sep. 10, 2016), Punk -- real name Phil Brooks -- found himself on the wrong end of a takedown courtesy of the young up-and-coming prospect.
Eddie Alvarez questions Conor McGregor’s ability to handle himself after a round and a half of action.
Eddie Alvarez believes he has the perfect gameplan to counter McGregor’s ‘rock back’ left hand on Nov. 12.
It’s no secret that Conor McGregor’s best weapon is his laser-accurate left hand.
After putting on an electrifying ‘Fight of the Year' contender, UFC featherweights Cub Swanson and Doo Ho Choi led a list of six fighters to receive extended medical suspensions in the aftermath of UFC 206. The Ontario Athletic Commission released the event's medical suspension list on Wednesday.
Swanson defeated Choi via unanimous decision in a memorable back-and-forth brawl on the main card of UFC 206, which took place Dec. 10 and aired live on pay-per-view. Both men will now be required to sit out for a mandatory 60-day period in order to recover from damage sustained during the bout, per commission orders.
Ronda Rousey doesn’t appear to have worked on her striking defense much over the past year and change.
Returning to the UFC 13 months after her stunning, one-sided knockout loss to Holly Holm, Rousey was absolutely picked apart by Brazil’s Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 on Friday night.
Tony Weeks certainly had an interesting scorecard turned in for Cody Garbrandt’s eventual unanimous decision win over Dominick Cruz at UFC 207.
Cody Garbrandt is the UFC’s new men’s bantamweight champion, having bested Dominick Cruz by unanimous decision at UFC 207. It was a thrilling Fight of the Night performance by Garbrandt, who became only the 2nd man to defeat Cruz in MMA competition, and the 1st one to do so at 135 lbs. Garbrandt effectively won the fight with his superior striking display in rounds 3-4, including multiple knockdowns of Cruz in the 4th.
Check out the current fight card for UFC 207, which goes down on December 30th.
UFC 207, the last event of the 2016, goes down on Friday, December 30th in Las Vegas with two title fights on top. The biggest story surrounding the card is the return of Ronda Rousey, who held the women’s bantamweight title for two and a half years before being knocked out by Holly Holm. Her first bout since that November 2015 loss will be against current champion Amanda Nunes in the headliner of this card.
It has been confirmed that Rousey will not be present for next Wednesday’s Ultimate Media Day to promote UFC 207.
Ronda Rousey has completely shut out the media ahead of her bantamweight showdown with Amanda Nunes at UFC 207, MMA Junkie confirmed on Friday.
Rousey, the former 135-pound champion, lost the belt to Holly Holm at UFC 193. The Olympic bronze medalist was knocked out in the second round by a vicious head kick and follow-up punches, and has shunned the MMA media ever since.
There was a time when Ronda Rousey was as broke as can be, living out of her car before she made it big in mixed martial arts (MMA). While she is undoubtedly one of the highest-paid athletes in the sport, "Rowdy" isn’t motivated by money.
Unlike other mega combat stars such as UFC Lightweight champion Conor McGregor and boxing icon Floyd Mayweather — who aren’t afraid to flaunt their millions — Rousey isn’t about that life.
Khabib Nurmagomedov says his UFC 209 opponent in Tony Ferguson is much better than Conor McGregor.
Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson co-headline UFC 209, and will be fighting for the interim lightweight championship. According to the undefeated Dagestani fighter, he considers his opponent this weekend as a far superior MMA fighter than the current champion in Conor McGregor.
Here are the score cards from the UFC 209 main event.
The welterweight title rematch between Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson wasn’t exactly the most entertaining bout we’ve seen as of late. The UFC 209 headliner saw both men being very timid and tentative, and in the end, two of the three judges gave it to Woodley making him retain the belt.
One — well, almost — and done.
Thiago Alves’ drop down to the Lightweight division didn’t go as planned, as “The Pitbull” missed weight for his 155-pound debut against Jim Miller at UFC 205 last November, which resulted in a 20-percent deduction of his purse, which eventually went to Miller.
On the strength of two Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz money fights, as well as Brock Lesnar’s controversial comeback at UFC 200, Dana White and the new WME-IMG ownership group are within striking distance of the company’s best-selling pay-per-view year to date.
UFC champion Conor McGregor is never hesitant to discuss money. Today, however, he put a price tag on his financial gains from a busy 2016 fight campaign.
The year has already been very good to McGregor (20-3 MMA, 8-1 UFC). It could get even better, though, if he earns a victory over Eddie Alvarez (28-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) in the UFC 205 main event, which takes place Nov. 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York, with the main card on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is familiar with accolades. He’s a former WEC champion, a two-time UFC titleholder, the top-ranked fighter in his division, and can be found near the top of pound-for-pound lists. What Cruz wants now, though, is big fights and the significant paydays that go along with them.
UFC 205 in New York City has its first official title fight as welterweight champion Tyron Woodley announced that he will be defending his belt against No. 1 contender Stephen Thompson at the highly anticipated event.
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