Anderson Silva will fight in Brazil for the first time in seven years at UFC 237.
Anderson Silva is set to make a quick turnaround in his home country of Brazil.
The UFC is introducing yet another interim title to the middleweight division.
Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya are set to square off at UFC 236 on April 13, ESPN reported Tuesday afternoon. The bout will be for interim 185-pound gold. ESPN’s report did not state whether or not Gastelum vs. Adesanya will serve as the event’s main event.
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 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.”
“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.