Jake Ellenberger scored a starching first round TKO of Matt Brown, which was followed by a Karolina Kowalkiewicz split decision win over Rose Namajunas as two underdogs walked out victorious at UFC 201, in Atlanta.
Pro fighters enjoyed as both Paul Felder and Cynthia Calvillo scored wins against Scots Stevie Ray and Joanne Calderwood, respectively.
Paul Felder and Cynthia Calvillo silenced the Glasgow crowd as they respectively defeated Scotland’s Stevie Ray and Joanne Calderwood. While Felder scored a big knee KO, Calvillo picked up a unanimous decision win. Pro fighters enjoyed both bouts on Twitter, although some did not agree with the decision.
Professional fighters reacted to the exciting scrap and the fight-ending illegal knee in the Dustin Poirier vs. Eddie Alvarez fight at UFC 211.
A thrilling scrap between Dustin Poirier and Eddie Alvarez had to be ended prematurely in the second round after Alvarez landed an illegal knee to a downed Poirier, which made referee Herb Dean to rule the fight as a No Contest. On Twitter, fighters had mixed opinions about the call.
Three of the UFC’s biggest names have been pulled from the UFC rankings while they deal with potential sanctions from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency
Tito Ortiz responds to Chuck Liddell’s call out, and the two have an exchange on social media.
Chuck Liddell recently took to social media to post a staredown photo with his old rival Tito Ortiz, with a caption “Why not?”. After being let go from his post-retirement job by the new owners of the UFC, the Iceman is now technically free to have that match up with Ortiz in other organizations such as Bellator.
UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson is angling for a fight against Nate Diaz.
Tony Ferguson is on a nine-fight win streak and wants to keep the momentum going in 2017.
'El Cucuy' wanted to prove his worth as the number one lightweight contender in the world at UFC 209 but, his opponent, the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov, was forced to pull out at the last minute due to a brutal weight cut which left him hospitalized.
Now that it’s starting to sound like all parties are on board with Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, top lightweight contender Tony Ferguson doesn’t think much of the UFC champ’s chances.
As we creep into the new Mayweather-vs.-McGregor-may-actually-be-happening reality there’s going to be a lot more focus and thought given as to just how this prospective boxing vs. MMA battle might play out. One guy who seems to feel he’s got a pretty good idea is top ranked lightweight contender Tony Ferguson.
Ferguson calls out McGregor on twitter, warning the Irishman that he's coming for the UFC lightweight title.
Tony Ferguson is tired of waiting for his title shot. The No. 2 ranked lightweight — per the official UFC rankings — is on a nine-fight win streak and was expected to collide with the No. 1 ranked Khabib Nurmagomedov in an interim championship showdown at UFC 209.
An interim lightweight title fight between Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee has long been set for UFC 216, but now it’s confirmed that it will be the main event.
On Tuesday, the UFC officially announced in a press release that Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee will serve as the main event of UFC 216 on October 7th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dana White had revealed two weeks ago that Ferguson and Lee would contend for the interim lightweight title, but at the time it wasn’t confirmed that the fight would be the headlining act. This is the first time that either Ferguson or Lee has been in the main event of a UFC pay-per-view.
Tony Ferguson is not happy about the possibility of a trilogy bout between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz.
Although Tony Ferguson takes on budding prospect Kevin Lee for the interim lightweight title at UFC 216 in the hopes of fighting official champ Conor McGregor in a title unification bout, it’s possible that ‘El Cucuy’ gets bypassed by Nate Diaz.
Top pound-for-pound boxer Vasyl Lomachenko says he used to win wrestling, judo, and sambo tournaments as a kid.
Vasyl Lomachenko is currently considered by many as the most skilled boxer in the world right now. Even with just 9 professional bouts, the two-time Olympic gold medalist — who reportedly went 396-1 as an amateur — is already a two-division champion and among the top pound-for-pound fighters in the sport.
Travis Browne will get a second crack at Fabricio Werdum.
MMAjunkie today confirmed with two people familiar with the agreement that Browne and Werdum have verbally committed to meet at UFC 203. Those people spoke on the condition of anonymity because they are not publicly authorized to discuss such matters.
Bloody Elbow’s Connor Ruebusch breaks down the flawless strategy and technique with which Joanna Jedrzejczyk dominated Jessica Andrade at UFC 211.
In MMA, there are fights, and there are performances. Joanna Jedrzejczyk's fifth title defense may not have been the fight fans were hoping for, but it was a performance to be remembered.
Check out Eddie Wineland’s minimalist hand wraps following KO win over Frankie Saenz at UFC on Fox 20.
Despite the fact that he technically retained his welterweight championship, Tyron Woodley walked away from his UFC 205 fight against Stephen Thompson slightly disappointed.
Woodley and Florian give different takes on Conor McGregor's future in MMA.
At this point, Conor McGregor's future as a mixed martial artist is uncertain.
UFC president Dana White is 'confident' that the Irishman will return to MMA after his mega-money boxing showdown against Floyd Mayweather Jr. to defend his UFC lightweight title, but fans can't see why he would return to the Octagon for a significantly lower paycheck.
Tyron Woodley challenges Demian Maia to accept a title fight for UFC 214.
According to UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, his next title defense will be against Brazilian Jiu Jitsu expert Demian Maia. But Maia, a former UFC middleweight title challenger, hasn't decided on a date.
It's rare that a Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) titleholder is marked an underdog coming into a championship fight, especially if that same fighter is coming off a first-round knockout of mixed martial arts (MMA) barbarian Robbie Lawler. Well, that's exactly where current UFC welterweight king Tyron Woodley finds himself as he gears up for his first title defense opposite Stephen Thompson at UFC 205 on Nov. 12 from Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
Shortly after Tyron Woodley won the welterweight belt at UFC 201, he spoke about wanting to defend his title against bigger and more established names such as Nick Diaz or Georges St-Pierre.
Tyron Woodley demands a public apology from Dana White, and has issued a threat if he does not get it.
Tyron Woodley did defend his title against Demian Maia on Saturday night at UFC 214, but the manner of how he did so is criticized by many. UFC president Dana White in particular, was so disappointed that he went back on his previous promise of having Woodley face Georges St-Pierre, next, and is bringing Michael Bisping back on board.
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