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.
RIO DE JANEIRO – A title takes on different meanings for its different holders. For some, it’s about pride. For others, it’s about status. For newly-crowned champion Amanda Nunes, however, the UFC women’s bantamweight belt means everything.
Why is Amanda Nunes in such a hurry to fight Ronda Rousey?
After earning a win over Cat Zingano at UFC 200 (see it ), Julianna Pena called for a shot at the title, which is now in the grasp of Amanda Nunes following the Brazilian's first-round submission win over Miesha Tate on the monumental pay-per-view (PPV) event.
Boxer Amir Khan recently uploaded a series of pictures related to MMA, hinting that he is perhaps making a switch from boxing to MMA.
FORMER middleweight champion Anderson Silva is not happy with the UFC.
Silva voiced his displeasure with the promotion in a recent interview with Brazilian outlet UPO, where he discussed his treatment by the UFC after his recent bout against Daniel Cormier.
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.
Two hours after he heard that Jon Jones had been removed from Saturday’s UFC 200 main event against Daniel Cormier on Wednesday night, former middleweight champion Anderson Silva was on the phone to his manager, Ed Soares, letting him know that he was ready to step in to face the current light heavyweight king.
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.
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.
Showtime boxing boss Stephen Espinoza is planning on a possible heavyweight unification fight in the fall of 2017 between unbeaten IBF champion Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs) and WBC champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs), according to RingTV.
BJ Penn’s return will take place against a top prospect in the featherweight division.
B.J. Penn will still get the chance to headline a card for his return, but the level of opponent will still be extremely high. Penn will meet top prospect Yair Rodriguez in the main event of a UFC Fight Night show in Phoenix on January 15th.
07 April 2017 – Singapore: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced a blockbuster co-main event bout at ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES. ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben “Funky” Askren will return to the ONE Championship cage to defend his title against rising young Malaysian star Agilan “Alligator” Thani. ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES is set for 26 May at the Singapore Indoor Stadium and will also feature ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee taking on challenger Istela Nunes of Brazil in the main event.
Flyweight Ben Nguyen just picked up a stunning submission win over Tim Elliott at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt in Auckland, New Zealand.
Ben Nguyen was supposed to fight Joseph Benavidez at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt in Auckland, New Zealand, but Benavidez withdrew due to injury and was replaced by Tim Elliott, who is only a few months removed from a spirited performance against champion Demetrious Johnson. While Benavidez is higher ranked than Elliott, Nguyen still had a big opportunity to get a win over a top-10 ranked opponent, and did he ever make a statement.
Resurgent Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight contender Bethe Correia is back in the win column, thanks to a split decision win over Jessica Eye at the UFC 203 pay-per-view (PPV) event last weekend in Cleveland, Ohio.
Michael Bisping isn’t setting his retirement in stone, but he does have a plan for it going forward.
UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping isn’t a young man. At 38, with 11 years and 27 fights in the UFC under his belt, it’s natural that he would be looking down the road at hanging up the gloves. And on a recent edition of his podcast Believe You Me, he discussed his current plan for that.
With Conor McGregor avenging his loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 202, there’s talk of the Irishman taking on Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title.
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