With the somewhat shocking departure of former UFC champions Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson to ONE Championship, it was a matter of time before we found out what was in store for them in their new home.
As it turns out, we didn’t have to wait that long. Ahead of its Singapore card this weekend, ONE has announced that they will be holding two 8-man tournaments in both their lightweight and flyweight divisions. The tournaments were announced via social media, and have a lot of potential for action.
The pound-for-pound number one feels he is being mistreated by the UFC and Dana White.
Not many will have saw this coming.
UFC flyweight champion and pound-for-pound great Demetrious Johnson, who has quietly ruled the flyweight division for the last five years, has spoke out about what he feels is mistreatment and bullying from the UFC.
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson is picking Conor McGregor against Floyd Mayweather, and wants to see “The Notorious” fight the Gennady Golovkin vs. Saul Alvarez winner afterwards.
The UFC’s pound-for-pound king is siding with Conor McGregor to top Floyd Mayweather, and he would like to see the UFC lightweight champion stay in boxing after he pulls off the huge upset.
Demetrious Johnson is staying put at flyweight, but is open to moving up in weight if it comes with better compensation.
After his 11th consecutive title defense last Saturday at UFC 216, one of the questions that were thrown at Demetrious Johnson was “what’s next?” One of the options that have been on the table for a while now is to move up in weight for a possible super-fight at 135-pounds.
Demetrious Johnson ripped on Ronda Rousey about how she handles losses.
Ronda Rousey has not won a fight since 2015. Since her second consecutive loss to Amanda Nunes last December, she has once again chosen to remain outside of the limelight, with her fighting career uncertain.
Despite a bad loss to Colby Covington, Demian Maia pledges to carry on fighting.
Demian Maia has been near the top of whatever division he has competed in for almost a decade now. The former BJJ superstar has had a long and winding road in his MMA career, and just short of his 40th birthday, has now lost two bouts in a row and fallen down the welterweight ladder.
Featherweights Dennis Bermudez and Rick Glenn will fight each other at UFC Fight Night in Boise, Idaho.
Faced with an arguable must-win situation, longtime featherweight contender Dennis Bermudezhas his next fight lined up. Newsday’s Mark Lamonica reported on Friday that the New Yorker is set to fight Rick Glenn on the UFC’s debut card in Idaho this July.
B.J. Penn was looking to get back on track at UFC Oklahoma City, but Dennis Siver had other plans, as he overcame some mid-match adversity, to pour it on strong down the stretch and earn the majority decision.
A big heavyweight clash is now confirmed for the beginning of December.
On the eve of Anthony Joshua vs. Alexander Povetkin, perhaps deliberately so, it was made official that WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) and Tyson Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) will fight on December 1st.
Both Wilder and Fury separately confirmed that they signed their fight contracts — evidently their “official” announcement in mid-August wasn’t that official — and all that’s left to determine is the venue. It’s been narrowed down to Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, or Staples Center in Los Angeles. I suppose highest bidder is going to win in this situation, but Vegas just about always gets the big US-based boxing events.
Middleweight contender Derek Brunson believes UFC 208 opponent Anderson Silva used a substance to make his body slippery when they met in February.
Derek Brunson accused Anderson Silva of greasing when they met at UFC 208 this past February.
The UFC middleweight contender said he thinks the former longtime champion “was definitely a little lubed up” in the Brooklyn fight, which Brunson lost by controversial decision.
Middleweights Derek Brunson and Antonio Carlos Junior are set to clash at UFC 227 in Los Angeles.
The UFC granted Antonio Carlos Junior’s wish.
After expressing his desire to take on Derek Brunson in his next bout, the TUF Brazil 2 champion got what he asked for as the UFC’s official website confirmed the pair of middleweights will meet at UFC 227.
Derek Brunson believes he was robbed at UFC 208, and he’s going to appeal the decision with the New York commission.
Derek Brunson has become the second fighter today to appeal a UFC 208 loss. After Holly Holm’s camp announced that they will be looking for the New York State Athletic Commission to review her loss to Germaine de Randamie, Derek Brunson will do the same in regards to his decision loss to Anderson Silva.
Fox Sports confirmed the news with Brunson’s manager, Ali Abdel-Aziz.
The co-main event for UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt witnessed the #8 middleweight Derek Brunson run through the #15 ranked middleweight Daniel Kelly in front of the Auckland crowd. Brunson started with a patient approach, opposed to his usual berzerker style, and when he saw his opening, Brunson uncorked a thumping left cross that sent Kelly crashing to the canvas.
Derrick Lewis says his sudden retirement was a bit premature, but if his back injury heals up he’d like to settle his beef with Francis Ngannou.
UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis surprised nearly everyone when he suddenly retired after a TKO loss to Mark Hunt earlier month in New Zealand. After all, he had been on a six-fight winning streak before the Hunt bout and is only 32 years old. Why would he want to bow out of the sport when he had just signed a lucrative contract extension?
This was how historically bad Derrick Lewis and Francis Ngannou were at UFC 226.
Joe Rogan did not hold back on the quality of the UFC 226 co-main event between Derrick Lewis and Francis Ngannou. With much anticipation that we were about to see someone get knocked out, the fight was unbelievably dreadful even by heavyweight standards, and Rogan declared it the worst heavyweight bout ever. I’m sure fans are clamoring to re-watch Tim Sylviavs. Andrei Arlovski 3 to see if that statement holds up.
Hold your horses on Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa.
You would think that the UFC officially announcing Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa for UFC 230 is a sign that this fight is a done deal, right? It’s tweeted out for the world to see!
Diego Brandao talks about the bizarre incidents during his last fight in Russia that led to him walking out of the cage, mid-fight.
Diego Brandao’s most recent professional fight in Dagestan, Russia, was a strange one, to say the least. After an exchange of head butts and other illegal blows against opponent Akhmed Aliev, as well people in the stands throwing bottles inside the cage, the TUF 14 veteran decided to just walk off the fight in the middle of action in the second round.
Diego Sanchez will head back up to 170 and face a tough opponent in November.
Diego Sanchez just can’t seem to stay at one weight class. After dropping down and down further and then back up a bit, he’s decided to come back to where he’s had the most UFC fights and arguably the most success - at 170 pounds. The UFC announced late yesterday that the middleweight winner of the very first TUF season will meet Matt Brown at UFC Fight Night 120 in Norfolk, VA, on November 11th.
Get the inside scoop on the opening contests of UFC 216’s main card, including a pivotal heavyweight clash between former champion Fabricio Werdum and Derrick Lewis.
The first three fights of UFC 216’s main card feature two outstanding contests and another that no one can figure out why the UFC stuck it on the main card. The heavyweight bout features a former champion clashing with one of the newest contenders in the division and the opener is a favorite to win the FOTN. The other contest? Well…two fighters who’ve never before fought in the UFC with minimal notice.
Get the inside scoop on the early main card fights for UFC Gdansk, featuring former KSW light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz giving youngster Devin Clark a rude welcoming to Poland.
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