Earlier this year, New York lifted a nineteen-year long ban on mixed martial arts in the state, which paved the way for Dana White to host UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in November.
Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey released a statement to ESPN following another devastating knockout loss, this time to Amanda Nunes.
The main event of UFC 207 was about as lopsided as humanly possible, as Amanda Nunes successfully defended her UFC women’s bantamweight title by knocking out Ronda Rousey in just 48 seconds. It marked the 2nd KO loss in as many fights for Rousey, who had dominated the division for years, dating back to her days in Strikeforce. That all came to an end when Holly Holm finished her at UFC 193.
Ronda Rousey delivers a short message leading up to her upcoming fight at UFC 207 against Amanda Nunes.
Since her return fight against Amanda Nunes was made official in October, Ronda Rousey has purposely kept herself away from the MMA media. This included the mandated press obligations that are usually done during fight week.
Rousey says Amanda Nunes is forced to predict an early knockout because of her tendency to gas out in the second round.
Last month during UFC 205 fight week, women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes boldly predicted a first-round knockout against the returning Ronda Rousey at UFC 207.
Nunes, who was crowned the new 135 lbs champ after submitting Miesha Tate in July, has finished ten of her thirteen wins in the first round, but three of her four losses came in the later rounds.
Anyone holding out hopes that Ronda Rousey might be building up for a return to the Octagon in the near future, may want to pump the brakes. Judo coach Justin Flores doesn’t see it happening.
Former UFC veteran Rony Jason speaks up for the first time about the videos where he was seen assaulting a woman.
Former UFC featherweight fighter Rony Jason has been involved in a major controversy, as of late. It was all rooted from a video that surfaced where he was seen allegedly punching a woman on the ground, in what looked like a house party in Brazil.
Rory MacDonald sends a chilling message to Douglas Lima and the rest of the Bellator welterweight contenders.
He might be called 'The Red King', but Rory MacDonald is building a reputation as 'The Canadian Psycho'.
MacDonald, who made his Bellator debut earlier this year with a second round submission over the heavy hitting Paul Daley, joined the broadcast team for last night's Bellator 180 pay-per-view at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Rory MacDonald threw a bucket of cold water on Bellator’s welterweight title fight Saturday night, just seconds after it happened.
The top 170-pound fighter, who should be in line for a title fight next, slammed the performances of Douglas Lima and Lorenz Larkin at Bellator NYC at Madison Square Garden. Lima ended up winning a unanimous decision against the very tough UFC veteran. But MacDonald wanted to see more.
Now that CM Punk has experienced his first professional MMA fight, his coach Duke Roufus is now more confident for the next fight.
CM Punk’s professional MMA debut at UFC 203 last year was not a memorable one for him. After being submitted by Mickey Gall inside three minutes, the former WWE superstar was not expected to be seen back inside the Octagon.
Four-division boxing champ Roy Jones Jr. thinks a fight with Anderson Silva would be the perfect co-headliner for a Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather card.
Jones (65-9, 47 KO) is still active, and actually won the vacant WBF cruiserweight title last weekend with an 8th-round TKO stoppage of journeyman Bobby Gunn. Gunn hadn’t fought in over three years before getting the call to fight RJJ though, so it’s not like Jones is still out there taking out top-level guys.
It doesn't look like Roy Nelson will be punished for his actions against referee John McCarthy last night in Brasilia. The heavyweight picked up a win over Antonio Silva on the main card of UFC Fight Night 95, but was upset about how the stoppage went down.
Royce Gracie dominated the early days of the UFC with his jiu-jitsu, scoring 10 submission victories in 13 months between UFC 1 and UFC 4, and fellow Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert Demian Maia is getting close to his record.
Just how much of a cut is the UFC taking from Conor McGregor for his fight with Floyd Mayweather?
This should be taken with a grain of salt for now, but big gossip/rumor site TerezOwens.com is reporting what the alleged purse split will be between Conor McGregor and the UFC for his August 26th boxing match with Conor McGregor.
There’s a split in opinion among fellow fighters regarding the way Conor McGregor decided to fight against Nate Diaz at UFC 202 earlier this month.
“Super” Sage Northcutt will make his first Octagon appearance of 2017 this July.
After ending last year on a down note, UFC prospect Sage Northcutt is returning to lightweight for his first fight of 2017. The UFC confirmed on Wednesday that Northcutt will take on Peru’s Claudio Puelles at this summer’s UFC 214.
Mickey Gall was at the center of attention on Saturday night at UFC 203, following his quite expected win over CM Punk. Right after the fight, he called out fellow “Looking for a Fight” catch Sage Northcutt.
After defeating Rashad Evans in Mexico City, UFC middleweight Sam Alvey has his sights set on fighting Vitor Belfort.
It may not have been a scintillating bout, but Sam Alvey’s split decision over former UFC champion Rashad Evans at UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs. Moreno marked his fifth victory in his last six fights. Alvey was critical of his performance in a post-fight interview on Fox Sports 1.
Sam Sicilia is the latest UFC veteran to sign with rival organization Bellator MMA.
Sam Sicilia is headed to Bellator.
The featherweight veteran, who completed his UFC contract and became a free agent at UFC Fight Night 105 with a one-sided loss to Gavin Tucker, signed a multi-fight deal with the Viacom-backed organization, MMAjunkie.com reported Wednesday.
Sara McMann was in Las Vegas during International Fight Week and present during the UFC 200 ceremonial weigh-ins at T-Mobile Arena. The UFC women's bantamweight contender heard the crowd boo when, in a promo, UFC president Dana White called Miesha Tate "the baddest woman on the planet — except for Ronda Rousey."
The Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing showdown is finally on. Pro athletes from around the combat world reacted to the news Wednesday evening.
Scott Coker hasn’t thought all that much about how he’d approach the megafight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.
From an MMA promoter’s perspective, the Bellator MMA president does question what the UFC will gain from letting McGregor enter the boxing world and face Mayweather on Mayweather’s turf. Most people in boxing feel like McGregor, a great UFC champion, does not stand much of a chance against the 49-0 Mayweather in boxing.
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