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.
In the first of two title fights at UFC 211, Joanna Jedrzejczyk strawweight champion put on a striking clinic and picked apart Jessica Andrade on her way to another successful title defense.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk won the UFC women’s strawweight championship two years ago in Dallas, and on Saturday night at UFC 211, she made her fifth successful defense of her title. Despite the spirited effort and demonstrable guts shown by Jessica Andrade, Jedrzejczyk outclassed her on the feet and arguably put forth the best performance of her spectacular UFC career.
Check out our breakdown of the post-fight bonuses from UFC 212: Aldo vs. Holloway, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We tell you who won, who didn’t and why.
The Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was home to a great night of fights, with five (T)KOs, four submissions and three decisions, including one split-decision. We also saw the UFC’s featherweight titles unified in a fantastic main event that proved the division has plenty of life beyond Conor McGregor.
Max Holloway has unified the featherweight belts, winning by 3rd round TKO over Jose Aldo at UFC 212.
The UFC 212 main event at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was a title unification bout between champion Jose Aldo and interim champ Max Holloway. After a strong start for the Brazilian, it was Hawaii’s Holloway who knocked Aldo down in round 3 and ultimately put him away with ground-and-pound to become the new and undisputed king of 145.
Jose Aldo and Max Holloway both made weight for UFC 212, but Aldo needed the towel.
The UFC 212 weigh-ins have wrapped up, and everyone has made weight. Jose Aldo needed the towel but otherwise made it to 145 lbs on the dot. Max Holloway also weighed the same, so tomorrow’s title fight is official.
All the best, most interesting, and without a doubt coolest fights the UFC can book following their most recent fight card in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
UFC 212 is in the books and once again the UFC has a new featherweight champion. Jose Aldo had a nearly un-broken 7-year run as the top fighter at 145 lbs in the world. Conor McGregor played spoiler, briefly, but Max Holloway seems to have put a much more definitive stamp on the end of that run. So what’s next for the new king? What’s next for Claudia Gadelha? What’s next for Vitor Belfort?
The next UFC event is set for June 3rd at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Featherweight champion Jose Aldo fights interim champ Max Holloway in a title unification bout. The co-main event sees recent strawweight title challengers Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz go toe-to-toe. Also on the main card is Vitor Belfort’s UFC farewell bout will be against Nate Marquardt, while Paulo Borrachinha fights Oluwale Bamgbose, and “welterweight prospect” (you know this will be said) Erick Silva opens the PPV broadcast against Yancy Medeiros.
Check out the results of the six preliminary card bouts at UFC 213: Romero vs. Whittaker in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The UFC 213 preliminary card is in the books. It should be noted that with the loss of Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko, Rob Font vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade was moved to the main card.
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