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Edwards prevails in five-round war with Cowboy

Leon Edwards had been lobbying for the chance to share the Octagon with Donald Cerrone for some time and once the bout was finally booked, the surging British welterweight wasn’t shy about telling the veteran and everyone else that was listening that “Cowboy” was “old and slow” and not capable of hanging with him in…MORE

Saint Preux, Eye, Jingliang get important wins on main card

The nine pairs of preliminary card fighters set the bar pretty high for their main card compatriots, delivering non-stop action from the outset and producing six finishes, including five straight to wrap up the proceedings.But the main card competitors were up to the task, picking up where their contemporaries left off to keep things moving…MORE

Flurry of finishes in Singapore prelims

Petr Yan of Russia celebrates after his knockout victory over Teruto Ishihara of Japan in their bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 23, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)” align=”center” /> While the action at UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs.…MORE

Seventh Annual UFC International Fight Week Takes Over Las Vegas from July 3 – 8

Las Vegas – The 7th annual UFC International Fight Week™ will take place from Tuesday, July 3 through Sunday, July 8, with numerous events taking place throughout Las Vegas, including the Downtown Las Vegas Event Center, The Palms Casino Resort, and T-Mobile Arena.UFC International Fight Week is highlighted by the prestigious 2018 UFC Hall of…MORE

Cerrone to make all his “old and slow” years count against Edwards

Most fans probably consider Donald Cerrone a UFC lifer – a guy that will swagger into the Octagon into his mid-40s, trading blows with whomever, wherever, whenever at an age when most of his contemporaries are already several years into retirement.Although that is probably the case and Cerrone does in fact want to keep slinging…MORE

UFC, Nike, NFL and Dodgers partnering with Outsports Pride this weekend

This weekend Outsports Pride will bring over 150 LGBTQ athletes, coaches and others in sports together at New York City Pride. The UFC, NFL, Nike and the Los Angeles Dodgers are teaming up with Outsports as event partners to continue their commitment to inclusion in sports.UFC is sponsoring the event and is also the presenting…MORE

Jingliang believes his time is now

Li Jingliang of China punches Jake Matthews of Australia in their welterweight bout during the UFC 221 event at Perth Arena on February 11, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)” align=”center” />China’s Li Jingliang has paid his dues in fighting and in life. In March, he turned 30.…MORE

Cowboy Cerrone: Media Day Q&A

If Donald Cerrone wins by finish Saturday in Singapore, he’ll leave behind the rarified company of Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort to sit alone atop the record books. A win would also mean the most in UFC history, and if you combine his tenure in the WEC, this will mark his 38th Octagon appearance. But…MORE

Unfiltered Episode 207: KSI and Randy Brown

UFC Welterweight contender Randy Brown joins Jim and Matt in-studio for the whole show, and discusses his UFC Idaho bout against Niko Price, his UFC 217 win over Mickey Gall, wanting to fight Sage Northcutt for the “Lookin’ For a Fight” crown, and a lot more. Then, YouTube star KSI calls in and talks about…MORE

UFC Singapore: Fight by Fight Preview

DONALD CERRONE VS LEON EDWARDSDarren Till had a breakthrough performance when he faced Donald Cerrone in Poland last October and it propelled him to the top of the welterweight division. If fellow Brit Leon Edwards wants to follow Till up the 170-pound ladder, he has his chance this weekend in a main event with “Cowboy,”…MORE

Tyson Pedro: Media Day Q&A

Along with his brother-in-law and podcasting partner Tai Tuivasa, light heavyweight Tyson Pedro is one of the fastest rising stars in the UFC. A key face in the so-called Australian Takeover, he represents his country alongside the likes of middleweight champ Robert Whittaker, Mark Hunt and many, many others currently making waves throughout the promotion.…MORE

Mixed Martial Artist Linda Darrow Confirmed as Inaugural UFC Scholarship Recipient

SINGAPORE – UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, and AirAsia today announced that current “OnePride MMA Pro Never Quit” women’s strawweight champion of Indonesia, Linda Darrow (6-0), has been selected as the first-ever student to be admitted into its UFC® Scholarship program.  As  part of this scholarship, Darrow, 28, will receive an all-expenses…MORE

Edwards focused on finishing Cowboy

Leon Edwards of Jamaica participates in the UFC Fight Night Open Workout at OCBC Square on June 20, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah – Zuffa LLC)” align=”center” />As soon as Leon Edwards found out that he was going to headline the UFC’s return to Sinagpore this weekend against perennial contender Donald Cerrone, it…MORE

Wild weather, hardcore fans keep Singapore workouts light and festive

There’s rain and then there’s torrential downpours; the kind that make you consider building an ark, and in Singapore, it was the latter that dominated the Wednesday afternoon that had been set to host the open workouts.Rain is entirely normal and expected this time of year in Singapore, but a perfect storm of downpours, heat,…MORE

Matthews only ‘scratching the surface’ of his potential

Fighters are not like the rest of us, reason #348,764.In looking back at his February bout with Li Jingliang, one in which he survived a second-round eye gouge to gut out a Fight of the Night decision win, Jake Matthews describes it as “a fun fight.”That’s an old school fighter talking, one who happens to…MORE

OSP has warning message for Pedro

Stick around in the fight game long enough and eventually you go from being the young buck climbing the rankings and chasing fights with veterans to playing the role of the elder statesman in that equation, fending off the advances of a new hopeful looking to take your place.That’s the situation Ovince Saint Preux finds…MORE

Clark has found her winning recipe

Jessica-Rose Clark at the UFC Perfomance Institute (Photo by Juan Cardenas/Zuffa LLC)” align=”center” /> It was only November of last year that Australia’s Jessica-Rose Clark stepped into the Octagon for her UFC debut, a short-notice bout against compatriot Bec Rawlings. She came away with the win in that scrap, and followed it with another victory…MORE

TUF: Undefeated – Ep. 10 Preview

Last week’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated saw a pair of Team Miocic fighters square off, with Mike Trizano ultimately besting John Gunther to punch his ticket as the first finalist of the season from the lightweight division.While it was definitely no easy task for heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic to watch two of his…MORE

TUF: Undefeated – Ep. 10 Recap

The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated on February 27, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)” align=”center” />The first featherweight finalist on The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated has been determined after a battle between Team Cormier fighters Brad Katona and Bryce Mitchell.It was a tough week for light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier,…MORE

Fight Night Singapore: Fantasy Cheat Sheet

The UFC will embark on a return to Singapore this weekend with a welterweight showdown in the main event pitting the always-exciting Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone against fast rising British star Leon Edwards.Edwards has been calling for a marquee fight for some time now and he got his wish against another top 15 opponent in Cerrone.Cerrone…MORE

Yan entering UFC at ‘perfect time’

The buzz has been building about Petr Yan for a while now, and it’s only going to get louder as the time ticks down to the Russian bantamweight’s UFC debut against Teruto Ishihara on Saturday. And though Yan has heard all about the first-time UFC jitters, the 25-year-old is calm, cool and collected at the…MORE

Unfiltered Episode 206: Michael Chiesa

#9 UFC Lightweight Michael “Maverick” Chiesa calls in and discusses his UFC 226 bout against Anthony Pettis, getting over the controversial loss to Kevin Lee, Conor McGregor and UFC 223, wanting to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov, who should be next in line for the Lightweight title, doing analyst work, Stipe vs. DC, and more. Plus, the…MORE

Historic night for UFC hopefuls on Week 2 of DWTNCS

Fresh off an entertaining start to its second season, the action on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series continued this week with a loaded collection of contests that left everyone in attendance at the Ultimate Fighter Gym and those watching on UFC FIGHT PASS thoroughly entertained.All five bouts ended inside the distance, with only two…MORE

Eye: ‘I know what lane I’m supposed to be in’

LIVE w/ Jessica “Evil” Eye ahead of #UFCSingapore! Ask her anything Posted by UFC on Tuesday, 19 June 2018 It’s fight week here in Singapore, and in the midst of her final preparations for her main card bout with Jessica-Rose Clark, Jessica Eye sat down to do a Facebook Live session and answer your questions.Asked…MORE

Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Season 2 – Week 2 Preview

It was a welcome return for Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, as the second season kicked off a week ago with five non-stop action fights that ended with four finishes and two UFC contracts being handed out.Alonzo Menifield, who made an appearance during the first season of the Contender Series, returned in the featured…MORE

On the Rise: Singapore Edition

Song Yadong of China celebrates after his victory over Bharat Kandare in their featherweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside the Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 25, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)” align=”center” /> Bright and early Saturday morning, the action returns to the Octagon for the…MORE

Pedro embracing the grind, learning along the way

A loss is just a learning experience. A sports cliché that’s easier to say than to live by.Tyson Pedro, who fights Ovince Saint Preux this Saturday at UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs Edwards, was undefeated in the lead-up to his September 2017 fight against Ilir Latifi at UFC 215.While the world buzzed about his 6-0…MORE

Longtime UFC cutman Leon Tabbs passes away at 86

Leon Tabbs, beloved cutman and a seminal figure in the history of the UFC from the early days to the modern era, passed away Friday at the age of 86.The original UFC cutman, Tabbs was a fighter’s first and last line of defense in the Octagon, whether wrapping their hands before a bout, or keeping…MORE

Right weight, right time – Eye back to 125 pounds

The topic is the four-fight losing streak Jessica Eye endured in her final days in the bantamweight division. The response from Cleveland’s Eye is immediate and to the point.“I don’t know who that is,” she said. “I left that girl behind. This is who they’ve been waiting on and I don’t identify myself with that…MORE

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