Check out the weigh-in results for UFC on FOX 25: Weidman vs. Gastelum.
Good news, everyone! No weigh-in controversies involving a UFC show in New York this time! Twenty-six fighters weighed in, twenty-six fighters made their respective limits. Chris Weidman came in at 186 pounds, while his main event foe Kelvin Gastelum weighed 185.6.
All the best, most interesting, and absolutely coolest fights the UFC should book following the promotions latest card in Long Island, NY.
UFC on FOX 25 didn’t look like the best card on paper, either before or after the event was over. 8 decisions in 13 bouts doesn’t exactly scream thrill-a-minute. However for those that actually watched the card, it was a pretty fun time. Chris Weidman got back on the horse with his best performance since 2014, Darren Elkins continued his improbable late career surge, and Jimmie Rivera put on a scrap with Thomas Almeida.
If you asked a lot of hardcore fans and analysts going into UFC on Fox 20, it seems like the common reaction was that this wasn't a card to get anyone very excited.
Tim B. takes a look at an excellent UFC on Fox card that delivered with almost every fight.
Chris Weidman is back. In the main event of UFC on Fox 25, the former UFC middleweight champion mostly dominated Kelvin Gastelum and took home a third-round submission victory. Gastelum was in the fight for approximately 10 seconds - when he dropped Weidman at the end of the first round - but other than that, it was all Long Island.
Despite losing badly, B.J. Penn scored the highest reported salary at UFC Phoenix.
The UFC’s first event of 2017 didn’t exactly break the bank. The promotion’s latest trip to Phoenix had just three fighters with six-figure salaries, and only one other competitor breaking the 50k mark. B.J. Penn, who came out of retirement again just to get badly beaten up by Yair Rodriguez, was the top earner with $150,000, while the man that defeated him made $100,000.
Check out our breakdown of the post-fight bonuses from UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Branch in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We tell you who won, who didn’t and why.
PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was home to a fun night of fights, with a remarkable seven (T)KOs, one submission and two decisions, both of them split-decisions.
Luke Rockhold returned to action with a second round finish of David Branch in the UFC Pittsburgh main event.
The marquee matchup for UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Branch saw Luke Rockhold make his return to action by stopping David Branch with strikes in the second round. Branch found early success with his boxing in the opening round, going right at Rockhold, and landing often, but Rockhold remained composed, and came back to find the finish. In his post fight interview, Rockhold told GSP to back out of his fight with Michael Bisping, so that Rockhold may step in.
All the best, most interesting, and unashamedly coolest fights the UFC needs to book following their latest card in Pittsburgh.
UFC Pittsburgh was a great night of fights if you were looking for brutal KO’s and big momentum swings. Luke Rockhold battled back from the brink, Anthony Smith made sure Hector Lombard knew who he was, Gregor Gillespie sacrificed brain cells in the name of entertainment, just to name a few. That means there are a lot of fighters coming off big highlights, looking for new fights.
Dayne Fox recaps all the action in a night full of finishes at UFC Pittsburgh: Rockhold vs. Branch.
I’m not stupid enough to claim the UFC Pittsburgh card was better than the classic put on by Canelo-GGG, regardless of whether the judging was controversial. However, I think it is fair to state that those who decided not to spend big money for the boxing event were given quality entertainment. It’s hard to argue against an 80% finishing rate.
The UFC’s Dana White and WWE’s Vince McMahon might be two of the more eccentric bosses in all of sports or entertainment, so it’s no surprise that they’ve butted heads a few times over the years.
Dana White says Conor McGregor is as confident as ever heading into his boxing showdown against Floyd Mayweather.
While many fans and analysts believe Conor McGregor is only stepping into the boxing ring to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. for the cash, 'The Notorious' is supremely confident in his ability beat 'Money' at his own game.
Japan’s Saitama Super Arena will host a UFC Fight Night card this September.
After not receiving an event in 2016, Japan will receive a live UFC event at the Saitama Super Arena on Saturday, September 23rd. The UFC made the announcement official in a press release sent out earlier this week.
In the main event of UFC Fight Night 115 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, heavyweight contender Alexander Volkov stepped into enemy territory and took out Stefan Struve.
Alexander Volkov scored his first UFC stoppage in the UFC Fight Night 115 main event opposite fellow heavyweight giant Stefan Struve.
Volkov, who is now 3-0 in the UFC and extended his winning streak to five in a row, went toe to toe with “The Skyscraper” from the opening bell to the moment referee Marc Goddard called a halt to the fight.
Check out the results of the first three main card bouts at UFC Fight Night: Struve vs. Volkov in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
It’s almost time for the UFC Fight Night: Struve vs. Volkov main event, but first is a recap of the previous main card bouts. Leon Edwards overcame a knockdown to win a tough decision over Bryan Barberena, Marion Reneau picked up a late stoppage victory over newcomer Talita Bernardo, and Siyar Bahadurzada used his powerful hands to spoil Rob Wilkinson’s Octagon debut. Here’s how the fights played out.
All the best, most interesting, and obviously coolest fights the UFC should book following their latest card in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Zabit Magomedsharipov immediately announced himself as a highlight machine, and heavyweight is building a new potential title contender. So, what’s the next step?
To answer that question, I’ll be using the old-school Silva/Shelby fight-booking model. That means pitting winners against winners, losers against losers, and similarly tenured talent against one another. If you’d like your own shot at making some fantasy match-ups, leave a comment below starting with, “I’m here not to talk, I’m here to smash, smash anyone who steps into the octagon with me.” I’ll pick one winner from the responses below to join me next time.
On the UFC Sao Paulo main card, Francisco Trinaldo got back in the win column by beating Jim Miller, while Pedro Munhoz submitted Rob Font with a vicious guillotine choke.
It’s been a great night for Brazilian fighters at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Brunson in Sao Paulo, and it continued throughout the main card, as both Francisco Trinaldo and Pedro Munhoz added Ws to their respective records. Trinaldo bested Jim Miller by unanimous decision, while Munhoz hurt and then choked out Rob Font in spectacular fashion. Here’s how the fights played out.
The real winners and losers from Saturday’s entertaining UFC Sao Paulo card.
With what appears to be a near-interminable run of events to finish off the year, the UFC tucked another card while ramping up to what’s shaping up to be their PPV of the year. Last week we had a fun little action card from Europe, now it’s Brazil’s turn to have an event with some divisionally relevant pieces moving around.
Holly Holm capped off UFC Singapore with a return to the win section. Now she’s back in the hunt.
Holly Holm finished Bethe Correia and nearly took her head off with a well-placed kick in the main event at UFC Singapore on Saturday.
Holm, who has in the past found success with kicks to the dome, executed a question mark kick that floored Correia, earning her first win since 2015.
Holly Holm ended her losing skid with a vicious head kick KO of Bethe Correia in the UFC Singapore main event.
In the main event of UFC Singapore, former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm sought to end her three-fight losing skid against one-time title challenger Bethe Correia. It was hardly an entertaining fight, but Holm’s head kick finish sure was emphatic and got the fans out of their seats.
Still, the previous owners, Zuffa, grew the MMA promotion to its current apex. So, fight fans may be uncertain as to how things will or will not change under the mixed new ownership’s direction.
Only will time will tell for sure how the UFC may change, but Elias Cepeda says there are at least six things we can either expect or should look for in the coming years, after the UFC’s most recent sale.
Page 33 of 36