Dustin Poirier might be the most underrated fighter in the UFC lightweight division.
‘The Diamond’ is on a three-fight win streak against three former champions and feels he’s being overlooked by the UFC.
“The Irish Dragon” Paul Felder got the better of a three-round standup battle with the company’s #10 ranked James Vick in the UFC Phoenix co-main event.
Felder landed some hard haymakers in the opening round, plus a spinning elbow that hit its mark. Vick landed quite a few clean crosses of his own. Some more solid right hands landed for both guys throughout, as well as a fair amount of leg kicks. Felder had a big moment when he wobbled Vick, and chased him down in an attempt to finish. Some damaging calf kicks also scored for Felder, forcing Vick to limp on a few occasions.
UFC 234 was supposed to showcase Robert Whittaker, Australia's first-ever UFC champion, on home soil -- but it wasn't meant to be.
After passing the baton, matchmaking will be key in Anderson Silva's career
Anderson Silva fought well against a rising star in Israel Adesanya, but if Silva should set foot in the Octagon again, it must be against the right opponent.
UFC president Dana White did not mince words about his sentiments on a possible fight between Anderson Silva and Conor McGregor.
43-year-old Anderson Silva showed MMA fans on Saturday night that he is still worthy to face elite fighters such as Israel Adesanya. The former long-time middleweight champion is also seemingly willing to put retirement on hold, and take another fight at UFC 237 in Curitiba, Brazil on May 11th.
UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker talks about Kelvin Gastelum having the title belt during UFC 234, and his next plans after he heals up from injury.
Middleweight title challenger Kelvin Gastelum was greatly upset by the sudden cancellation of his championship fight against Robert Whittaker at UFC 234 last weekend. The TUF 17 alum then expressed his disappointment by declaring himself champion and parading around the arena with Henry Cejudo’s UFC title belt on his shoulder.
Israel Adesanya won a unanimous decision over Anderson Silva in the UFC 234 main event.
The UFC 234 main event just concluded with the company’s #6 ranked middleweight Israel Adesanya earn a unanimous decision over UFC legend Anderson Silva. Adesanya is now a flawless 16-0 and should be in the running for the next shot at the UFC middleweight title.
Israel Adesanya had a question for The MMA Hour host Luke Thomas about trash talk during his interview on Monday’s edition of the show.
“Have you ever seen me, Luke, talk sh*t about someone after their fight?” the fighter known as “The Last Style Bender” asked. “They’re trying to get some shine because I’m the guy in the spotlight.”
Both Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone have been interested in facing off against each other, and with the Irishman’s suspension only lasting until April, it could be booked soon after.
Dana White has stated that he wants to see that bout happen as “Cowboy” has “earned” that high profile contest. If Cerrone is to be believed though, seems like the UFC thinks both men deserve much more than that too.