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  • UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio fight card

    Check out the fight card for UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio, which goes down on Sunday, July 16th in Glasgow, Scotland.

    The UFC is back in Glasgow, Scotland for a special Sunday show on July 16th. In the main event, welterweight contender Gunnar Nelson battles the surging Santiago Ponzinibbio, who has won his last four bouts. The co-main is a women’s strawweight contest between Scotland’s own Joanne Calderwood and Cynthia Calvillo, who has quickly become one of the top prospects to watch at 115.

  • UFC Fight Night: Okami vs. Saint Preux fight card

    Check out the full fight card and bout order for UFC Fight Night: Okami vs. Saint Preux, which takes place on Friday, September 22nd in Saitama, Japan.

    The next UFC show is actually on a Friday night at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. Time zone differences mean that the card is technically on a Saturday, but who’s up for some Friday Night Fights? The main event was supposed to be a rematch between Mauricio Rua and Ovince Saint Preux, but Shogun suffered an injury, and the replacement is... Yushin Okami?! Why yes, Okami is a former UFC middleweight title challenger, but he’s also been fighting at welterweight recently. There’s now a non-zero chance that next week could usher in the era of Yushin Okami: ranked light heavyweight.

  • UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Branch staff picks and predictions

    Check out the Bloody Elbow staff’s picks and predictions for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Branch card in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    The Bloody Elbow staff has made its picks for UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Branch, and unsurprisingly we have a unanimous vote for Luke Rockhold to get the win. If you think history is repeating itself, you are wrong. Eddie Mercado did pick Bisping over Rockhold at UFC 199. Lots of one-sided choices have been made for this event, so will we see some surprise results on Saturday? We’ll find out soon.

  • UFC Fight Night: Saint Preux vs. Okami staff picks and predictions

    Check out the Bloody Elbow staff’s picks and predictions for Friday’s UFC Fight Night: Saint Preux vs. Okami card in Japan.

    The Bloody Elbow staff has submitted its predictions for UFC Fight Night: Saint Preux vs. Okami, and as you can tell, we are just absolutely eager for this card, which is on FS1 (or, in this case, FXX) pacing for 10 of 11 fights. Tim Bissell is the only one picking Yushin Okami to upset Ovince Saint Preux in the main event, while (surprisingly) only Ryan Davies fancies choosing Jessica Andrade to beat fellow Brazilian strawweight contender Claudia Gadelha.

  • UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint Preux 2 fight card

    Check out the fight card for UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint Preux 2, which takes place on Saturday, September 23rd in Saitama, Japan.

    The UFC returns to the Saitama Super Arena in Japan for a Fight Night event on Saturday, September 23rd. Due to the time zone difference, the card is technically on Friday, September 22nd for North American viewers. The main event is a rematch between light heavyweights Mauricio Rua and Ovince Saint Preux, as Shogun looks for revenge after he was knocked out in 34 seconds by OSP in their first fight. Hopefully no skateboards are thrown into the cage this time.

  • UFC Fight Night: Struve vs. Volkov fight card

    Check out the fight card for UFC Fight Night Rotterdam on September 2nd.

    With the Conor McGregor circus tent packed up, the UFC will go back to focusing on what they do best - promoting MMA fights. And that will take them to Rotterdam for a show, officially UFC Fight Night 115, next weekend. The card will be headlined by Stefan Struve, who will get to fight in his home country for the second time, and he’ll be looking for a repeat performance of his first stopover - an 18-second KO win.

  • UFC Fight Night® Manila tickets go on sale August 17

    MANILA, Philippines — UFC ® together with SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc. announced that

    tickets to UFC FIGHT NIGHT ® MANILA will go on sale to the general public beginning August 17,

    2016.

  • UFC fighter Nate Diaz Stockton slaps Tool vocalist Maynard Keenan

    Nate Diaz Stockton slap Maynard Keenan from Tool.

    Brothers Nick and Nate Diaz have always been known for their infamous 'Stockton slap' amongst the hardcore MMA fan base, but younger brother Nate, 32, made the Stockton slap mainstream in his back-to-back fights against UFC star Conor McGregor.

  • UFC fighter rankings: Demetrious Johnson returns to top of the pound-for-pound list

    The latest UFC rankings update has Demetrious Johnson once again as the #1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

    The new UFC rankings are out, and as you may imagine, there aren’t many changes after the recent Fight Night card in Rotterdam. This tends to happen when you have a card lacking ranked fighters. Of note, Jon Jones’ drug test failure hasn’t actually seen him removed from the rankings yet (presumably because B-sample results haven’t returned), but he has dropped from #1 to #3 on the pound-for-pound list. Demetrious Johnson re-assumes top spot, while Conor McGregor takes 2nd.

  • UFC fighter rankings: Jon Jones reclaims number one spot in pound-for-pound rankings

    Jon Jones is back at the top of the heap in the UFC’s pound-for-pound rankings.

    The king has re-taken his throne. Jon Jones, the longtime chart-topper in the pound-for-pound rankings and the light heavyweight division, has taken back both of those elite spots with his third-round stoppage win over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214. He became the first man to stop fellow P4P-ranked Cormier, and that was enough to push by Demetrious Johnson for the number one position again.

  • UFC fighter rankings: Jon Jones, Kelvin Gastelum eligible again

    The most recent UFC rankings update re-added a couple of familiar faces.

    Jon Jones and Kelvin Gastelum are back. Both men, who have been staples of the rankings for a long time, recently had suspensions lifted and became eligible for the rankings ahead of their respective bouts later this month. Between that and the rise of two big winners at UFC Glasgow, there was a lot of activity in the newest version of the rankings.

  • UFC fighter rankings: Mackenzie Dern enters strawweight rankings despite not making weight

    UFC 224 wasn’t exactly the the best PPV ever on paper, but it definitely delivered in the cage. It did not, however, mean a whole lot in the rankings. A few new fighters are ranked, and one that was a fixture of the top five at heavyweight is back on the list (albeit much lower than that, for now at least).

  • UFC fighter rankings: Many big faces out, Yoel Romero is back

    As mentioned on the weekend, the UFC rankings underweight a major upheaval with the removal of three stars - UFC interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, heavyweight Brock Lesnar, and middleweight Lyoto Machida. These weren't the only changes though - another heavyweight and former champion has been removed as well, and there were some minor changes after last weekend's event in Salt Lake City.

  • UFC fighter rankings: Two-division champ Conor McGregor now #2 pound-for-pound

    Conor McGregor is now only behind Demetrious Johnson in the UFC’s official pound-for-pound rankings.

    We have the newly updated UFC rankings here, and a card like UFC 205 has predictably shaken up the list in several weight classes. Of note, Conor McGregor’s thumping of Eddie Alvarez to become the UFC’s lightweight champion has seen him take the #2 spot in the P4P rankings. The only man he’s behind is the only flyweight champion the UFC has ever had, Demetrious Johnson.

  • UFC Gdansk results and highlights: Kowalkiewicz, Blachowicz, and Piechota dominant in victory

    Check out the results of the first three main card fights at UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Till in Gdansk, Poland, including the co-main between Karolina Kowalkiewicz and Jodie Esquibel.

    The UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Till main card is almost finished, with just the main event to go in Gdansk, Poland. Oskar Piechota delighted the Polish contingent with his win over Jonathan Wilson, Jan Blachowicz got himself a highlight reel finish against Devin Clark, and Karolina Kowalkiewicz took apart Jodie Esquibel to make it a perfect night for Polish fighters on the main card. Here how those bouts played out.

  • UFC Gdansk: Cerrone vs. Till - Fights to make

    All the best, most interesting, and unashamedly coolest fights the UFC has to book following their latest event in Gdansk, Poland.

    The UFC’s second trip to Poland mostly muddled along as a mixed bag of mid-level action fights and complete slogs. At least that was up until the last three fights, where a few fighters really got things going. Jan Blachowicz reasserted his place in the UFC light heavyweight division with a crazy submission over Devin Clark. Karolina Kowalkiewicz put a one sided beating on Jodie Esquibel for three rounds. And Darren Till announced that he’s on his way to title contention sometime in the not-too-distant future with a quick TKO of Donald Cerrone.

  • UFC Gdansk: Conor McGregor ordered back to seat by referee for unofficially cornering Artem Lobov

    Referee Marc Goddard stopped the action in the Lobov-Fili fight to reprimand Conor McGregor for coaching his teammate despite not being an official cornerman.

    UFC Gdansk is firmly underway right now, and somehow, Conor McGregor has already managed to receive a stern warning from referee Marc Goddard despite not even being a competitor on the card. McGregor arrived at the Ergo Arena during the Touahri-Alves fight, as his teammate, Artem Lobov, was taking on Andre Fili in the next bout.

  • UFC gets late replacement for injured Germaine de Randamie in Rotterdam

    Brazilian Talita de Oliveira has apparently agreed to step in on short notice to take on Marion Reneau for the UFC’s September 2nd card.

    It looks like the UFC has managed to find a short-notice replacement for Marion Reneau after Germaine de Randamie pulled out of their bout less than one week away from fight night. MMA Brasil reports, Brazilian newcomer Talita de Oliveira has agreed to step in and save the match.

  • UFC Glasgow Post-Fight bonuses: Ponzinibbio, Teymur among $50K winners

    Check out our breakdown of the post-fight bonuses from UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio in Glasgow, Scotland. We tell you who won, who didn’t, and why.

    The SSE Hydro, was the home to a… well, it was a day of fights, with six (T)KOs, one submission and five decisions. The hometown fighters lost in three of their four bouts, and even crowd favorites Neil Seery and Gunnar Nelson picked up losses. Even so, the Scottish crowd remained just as raucous as we’ve come to expect from the Celtic nations.

  • UFC Glasgow results: Santiago Ponzinibbio knocks out Gunnar Nelson in 82 seconds

    It didn’t take long for Santiago Ponzinibbio to pull off the biggest win of his UFC career.

    The UFC Fight Night: Glasgow main event saw Icelandic welterweight contender Gunnar Nelson get off to a promising start against Santiago Ponzinibbio, only for Ponzinibbio to melt him with his heavy hands.