MMA

  • UFC on Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko averages 2.4 million in overnight ratings, highest since Gus vs. Rumble

    If you asked a lot of hardcore fans and analysts going into UFC on Fox 20, it seems like the common reaction was that this wasn't a card to get anyone very excited.

  • UFC on Fox: Weidman vs. Gastelum results and post-fight analysis

    Tim B. takes a look at an excellent UFC on Fox card that delivered with almost every fight.

    Chris Weidman is back. In the main event of UFC on Fox 25, the former UFC middleweight champion mostly dominated Kelvin Gastelum and took home a third-round submission victory. Gastelum was in the fight for approximately 10 seconds - when he dropped Weidman at the end of the first round - but other than that, it was all Long Island.

  • UFC Phoenix salaries: Penn, Lauzon lead the way

    Despite losing badly, B.J. Penn scored the highest reported salary at UFC Phoenix.

    The UFC’s first event of 2017 didn’t exactly break the bank. The promotion’s latest trip to Phoenix had just three fighters with six-figure salaries, and only one other competitor breaking the 50k mark. B.J. Penn, who came out of retirement again just to get badly beaten up by Yair Rodriguez, was the top earner with $150,000, while the man that defeated him made $100,000.

  • UFC president Dana White talks about working with WWE supremo and ‘maniac’ Vince McMahon

    The UFC’s Dana White and WWE’s Vince McMahon might be two of the more eccentric bosses in all of sports or entertainment, so it’s no surprise that they’ve butted heads a few times over the years.

  • UFC returns to Japan on September 23rd

    Japan’s Saitama Super Arena will host a UFC Fight Night card this September.

    After not receiving an event in 2016, Japan will receive a live UFC event at the Saitama Super Arena on Saturday, September 23rd. The UFC made the announcement official in a press release sent out earlier this week.

  • UFC Singapore recap: Bethe Correia can’t answer Holly Holm’s question mark kick

    Holly Holm capped off UFC Singapore with a return to the win section. Now she’s back in the hunt.

    Holly Holm finished Bethe Correia and nearly took her head off with a well-placed kick in the main event at UFC Singapore on Saturday.

    Holm, who has in the past found success with kicks to the dome, executed a question mark kick that floored Correia, earning her first win since 2015.

  • UFC Singapore results: Holly Holm knocks out Bethe Correia with head kick

    Holly Holm ended her losing skid with a vicious head kick KO of Bethe Correia in the UFC Singapore main event.

    In the main event of UFC Singapore, former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm sought to end her three-fight losing skid against one-time title challenger Bethe Correia. It was hardly an entertaining fight, but Holm’s head kick finish sure was emphatic and got the fans out of their seats.

  • UFC star calls for Conor McGregor to be stripped of featherweight belt

    On August 20th, Conor McGregor will compete in his second fight since winning the UFC featherweight championship from Jose Aldo back at UFC 194. This fight, like the last one, will not be at featherweight.

  • UFC star Nate Diaz in drugs controversy with Snoop Dogg

    UFC star Nate Diaz has posted an image of himself reportedly holding a giant blunt during a wild night with rap legend Snoop Dogg.

  • UFC Stockholm: Teixeira thinks win over Gustafsson puts him in line for title shot

    Glover Teixeira is hoping to fight the winner of Cormier-Jones with a win over Alexander Gustafsson on Sunday.

    Forget Jimi Manuwa, MMA veteran Glover Teixeira thinks he should be next in line for a light heavyweight title shot with a win over Alexander Gustafsson at UFC Fight Night 109 this weekend.

  • UFC unsuccessfully tried to book Ferguson vs. Khabib, Ferguson vs. Alvarez for UFC 210

    According to a report, the UFC was looking to add a big lightweight bout to UFC 210 next month, but were unable to.

  • UFC vet turned promoter Cody Pfister charged with ‘family violence’ on eve of debut show

    Former UFC fighter Cody Pfister was arrested this weekend for assault causing bodily injury to a family member.

    Former UFC fighter Cody Pfister was arrested around 1:00am on Saturday, July 15th and booked into Potter County Detention Center in Amarillo, TX after being charged with assault and causing bodily injury to a family member. Per the Potter County Sheriff’s Department, Pfister was released after paying $5,000 in bail.

  • UFC wanted Chris Weidman to fight Anderson Silva for third time at UFC 212

    Chris Weidman was offered a third fight with Anderson Silva in Brazil, but taking the bout made no sense to him.

    When Kelvin Gastelum went through a weird issue with a marijuana suspension that led to him being removed from his UFC 212 bout with Anderson Silva, the middleweight legend was left without an opponent. According to former 185-pound champ Chris Weidman, they wanted him to fight Silva for a third time on the Brazilian card. But it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Weidman wasn’t down with that for a variety of reasons.

  • UFC welterweight Augusto Montano will not be sanctioned by USADA for positive test for clenbuterol

    Augusto Montano’s name was added to the increasingly growing list of athletes who have tested positive for clenbuterol. And after an investigation by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, he will suffer no sanctions.

  • UFC: McGregor warned super fight could get 'embarrassing'

    UFC champion Conor McGregor has been warned it could get “embarrassing” if he steps into the ring against former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather. 

    The lightweight champion will earn the pay-packet of his career - figures of $100 million have been reported in the media - if the super fight against arguably the greatest pound-for-pound boxer materialises.

  • URCC-SMC XXX to invade mainland China

    BUOYED by the success of the initial international mixed martial arts event  in San Francisco, California last January, the Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) is set to conquer new ground next month in Beijing,China.

    URCC top brass Prof. Alvin Aguilar said eight of their world class fighters will represent the country in the URCC XXX Philippines vs China Bakbakan Na on July 8 at the Beijing Sports University Stadium. 

  • Valentina Shevchenko stuns Holly Holm at UFC Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — A traumatic start at Valentina Shevchenko's training camp didn't deter her from pulling off another shocking upset in the UFC women's bantamweight division.

  • Valentina Shevchenko vs. Julianna Pena headlines UFC on FOX 23 in Denver

    A potential female bantamweight title eliminator has been added to the Denver card, in January, as Valentina Shevchenko meets Julianna Pena in the UFC on FOX 23 main event.

    A pair of female bantamweight contenders will meet in a UFC on FOX main event in January, as Dana White himself announced, on Twitter, a clash between Julianna Pena and Valentina Shevchenko.

  • Vitor Belfort meets Nate Marquardt at UFC 212

    Veterans Vitor Belfort and Nate Marquardt will likely meet in Rio de Janeiro, on June 3.

    Veterans of the sport, Vitor Belfort and Nate Marquardt will square off in Rio de Janeiro, as Combate reported the pair of middleweights agreed to meet at UFC 212.

  • Vitor Belfort: ‘I’ll continue competing’ in MMA after my last UFC fight

    Vitor Belfort’s UFC 212 fight vs. Nate Marquardt will be his farewell to the UFC, but he’s not done competing just yet.

    Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort is just about two weeks away from fighting Nate Marquardt at UFC 212. The 40-year-old hasn’t won in nearly two years, and the Marquardt showdown represents the last fight on his UFC contract.