UFC women’s bantamweight champ Nunes calls out the winner of Holm vs. de Randamie for a shot at the featherweight title.
Will 2017 see a rise in multi-division champions? It’s looking that way.
Conor McGregor’s historic achievement at UFC 205, which saw him capture the lightweight title to become the promotion’s first two-division champ, has spurred several fighters to accomplish the same feat.
UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes explains why shes wants to fight Cris Cyborg in December, as opposed to September.
Amanda Nunes still longs for that super fight.
Amanda Nunes feels no pressure as she prepares to take on Valentina Shevchenko a second time.
As female bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes, is making her final preparations to take on Valentina Shevchenko for the second time. She revealed to Combate that there is no pressure coming in to the fight, even though she is the last Brazilian with a UFC title for the time being.
Hey, Derrick. What’s up?
So, in a matter of days, you’re going to be fighting for the UFC heavyweight title. You. Derrick Lewis. Pretty crazy, right? I’m sure you’re very excited for this opportunity (and I’m excited for you!) but there must be some nerves as well.
UFC’s 212 PPV card just took a big notoriety hit with the absence of former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
The UFC’s PPV card in Rio de Janeiro this June is all set to feature a lineup for Brazilian MMA stars, but it’ll be without it’s most marquee attraction. Anderson Silva was set to face Kelvin Gastelum in a bout on the PPV card, but a failed drug test for marijuana and subsequent suspension by the Brazilian MMA Sports Court for saw Gastelum pulled from the card.
Anderson Silva is fed up with the UFC, that he vows retirement if he does not get an interim title fight against Yoel Romero.
Just five years ago, Anderson Silva was the UFC’s poster boy, as he held his six-year reign as the world middleweight champion. While he is still a big name these days, he is no longer on the company’s top priority list.
As Anderson Silva reiterates his boxing aspirations, Jose Aldo is looking to follow suit.
Long before Conor McGregor made noise about transitioning into boxing to fight Floyd Mayweather, Anderson Silva was already pushing for his own stint inside the ring. “The Spider” has been campaigning for a possible fight against four-division champion Roy Jones Jr for years now.
Anderson Silva talks Conor McGregor’s flaws, potential fight with Mayweather.
We all have our flaws, but Conor McGregor’s are abundantly clear. That’s according to former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, who was featured on Combate News TV on Thursday evening.
Silva, who ruled as the 185 lbs king for seven years, said McGregor’s most notable weakness is jiu jitsu.
At UFC 234 on February 10, former Middleweight king of the world Anderson Silva (34-8; 1 NC) takes on Israel Adesanya (15-0). To help him prepare for the young undefeated fighter, Silva has turned to one of Adesanya’s former foes, and is now training with Glory champion Alex Pereira. Marc Raimondi reports that Silva has brought Pereira in to train with him in the lead-up to the Adesanya fight.
Prior to the booking of his fight against Israel Adesanya, Anderson Silva talked about a rematch with Nick Diaz, and the current matchmaking trend in the UFC.
Prior to the finalization of his matchup against Israel Adesanya last November, Anderson Silva was leaning towards a rematch with Nick Diaz for his next fight. “The Spider” also expressed his problems with the current matchmaking trend in the UFC.
Conor McGregor would eventually like to fight Anderson Silva... and “The Spider” is fine with it.
Conor McGregor is focused on his UFC 229 showdown with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, but beyond Saturday’s night mega-fight, McGregor has his eyes on going up multiple weight classes to take on legendary former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
Heavyweights Andrei Arlovski and Shamil Abdurakhimov will fight at UFC Moscow in September.
BEN ASKREN TAKES ON AGILAN THANI IN CO-MAIN EVENT OF ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES
ADDITIONAL BOUTS CONFIRMED FOR 26 MAY IN SINGAPORE
17 April 2017 – Singapore: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has announced its return to the Singapore Indoor Stadium with a spectacular card scheduled for Friday, 26 May.
The dazzling rise of Asian mixed martial arts superstar Angela “Unstoppable” Lee continued last Friday, May 26 when she staked her ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship title against Brazilian contender Istela Nunes in the main event of ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES.
In front of a roaring Singapore Indoor Stadium, the atmosphere was electrifying as confetti rained down on Lee following her victory, marking the second-straight successful defense of her coveted gold-plated strap.
PLUS: SAM-A GAIYANGHADAO COPS ONE SUPER SERIES MUAY THAI FLYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WITH KO OF SERGIO WIELZEN
ALSO: MARTIN NGUYEN EDGES CHRISTIAN LEE BY SPLIT DECISION TO RETAIN ONE FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
16 March 2017 – Singapore: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced the blockbuster main event for ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES which takes place 26 May at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, fresh off a successful first title defense in her last bout, will put her title on the line once again when she returns to Singapore to take on Istela Nunes of Parana, Brazil.
Anthony Johnson hits back at Daniel Cormier’s recent remarks about him.
Just as Anthony Johnson teased about an MMA comeback, his former opponent Daniel Cormier went on a rant about some ill feelings. The current UFC light heavyweight champion specifically had some problems with “Rumble” and his then opponent Jon Jones sharing some “moments” during the UFC 214 weigh-ins.
Henri Hooft, Anthony Johnson’s coach and cornerman was just as puzzled as everyone else with the way his fighter performed in the main event of UFC 210.
UFC 210 was mired in controversy from start to finish. From Daniel Cormier’s weigh-in and Pearl Gonzalez’s breast implants, right up to Gegard Mosuasi’s ‘illegal’ knees. And that’s to say nothing of the main event.
Former UFC light heavyweight title contender Anthony Johnson sounds like he’s jumping into the marijuana business now that his fighting career is through.
When Anthony Johnson suddenly announced his retirement from MMA, following a loss to Daniel Cormier at UFC 210, speculation ran wild as to where he would end up next. Most of that was due to Johnson himself, who teased that he had big plans coming, but that he couldn’t reveal just what they were, yet. Was he going to work with the L.A. Rams? Was he going to train fighters? Inquiring minds wanted to know.
Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis praised Conor McGregor and dissed Nate Diaz in a recent interview.
Anthony Pettis was impressed with Conor McGregor’s performance in his pro boxing debut. The Irishman fought ‘The Best Ever’, Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Aug. 26 at the T-Mobile Arena and, to the surprise of many, actually put up a good fight.
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