Category Archives: UFC News

Pilarte prepared to leave his mark

Dom Pilarte is a man of faith. And through all the ups and downs of the fight game, he trusted that one day that faith would be rewarded. Then came his July 17 bout with Vince Morales on week five of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, and he wondered just what test would he…MORE

The 10: The All-Action Squad

Sometimes you’ve just got to give it up to the men and women who consistently bring the excitement each and every time they step into the Octagon.While everyone likes an intriguing championship matchup or compelling clash of styles, there is something about hearing a fight announcement featuring those all-action types who can be counted on…MORE

From fighter to MMA analyst, Laura Sanko a natural

Watching Laura Sanko deliver powerful monologues about Ian Heinisch and Devonte Smith on this season’s final two episodes of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, you wouldn’t know that the Kansas City resident wasn’t a trained journalist.Speaking directly into the camera, the 35-year-old recounted the hardships and struggles that led each man down their respective…MORE

The 10: Top UFC Welterweight Title Fights

There have been nine men who have carried the UFC welterweight title over the just about 20-year history of the belt, beginning with Pat Miletich and carrying forward to Tyron Woodley today, with Matt Hughes and Georges St-Pierre standing as the only two-time champions in the 170-pound weight class.Over that time, there have been 37…MORE

Barber knew the contract was hers even before the fight

Maycee Barber celebrates her victory over Jamie Colleen in their womens strawweight fight during Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series at the TUF Gym on July 17, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/DWTNCS LLC)” align=”center” />It’s an exchange repeated throughout boxing history, so many times that it’s impossible to pin down to…MORE

Shahbazyan, Tarverdyan working towards making a dream come true

As Edmen Shahbazyan made his name in the amateur boxing world, winning at the PAL Tournament and the Desert Showdown and getting close to a berth in the 2016 Olympic trials, his coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, watched closely.Sure, Tarverdyan was the coach of UFC Hall of Famer Ronda Rousey and several other MMA notables, but he…MORE

Five added to UFC 229 card

The highly-anticipated UFC 229 event on October 6 is starting to take shape, with five bouts announced Thursday for the card at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, which is headlined by the UFC lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor.Tickets for UFC 229 go on sale on Friday, August 17.In the flyweight division,…MORE

Antonina Shevchenko is right where she belongs, in the UFC with her sister

As a 3rd Dan black belt in Taekwondo and the president of the Kyrgyzstan Muay Thai Federation, Elena Shevchenko had no hesitation starting her daughters, Antonina and Valentina, in martial arts as youngsters. But more than two decades later, she probably couldn’t have imagined that she would have not one, but both daughters on the…MORE

The 10: The Best Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Performances

Tuesday marked the conclusion of the second season of the wildly successful and tremendously entertaining Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, with three more competitors earning UFC contracts, bringing the total number of new roster additions for Season 2 to 23 and raising the number for the series to 39 in total.By the way, that…MORE

Sanchez battles White in Dallas on September 8

The great state of Texas will be treated to its first visit from Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez in over four years when he faces British finisher Craig White in a UFC 228 welterweight bout at American Airlines Center in Dallas on September 8.UFC 228, which airs live on Pay-Per-View, is headlined by a championship doubleheader featuring…MORE

Unfiltered Episode 221: Mickey Gall and Big Jay Oakerson

UFC Welterweight, and friend of the show, Mickey Gall joins the show and talks to the guys about fighting George Sullivan on August 25 at UFC Lincoln, learning from his loss to Randy Brown at UFC 217, working on his striking with Joe Schilling, living with Yves Edwards in Los Angeles, and more. Plus, comic…MORE

Grant embracing change of scenery and the grind of MMA

As a former stuntman, Dwight Grant had been in more frightening situations, namely making a nine-foot jump off a New York City skyscraper to a ledge below just days before a fight. But when he got a dose of reality from American Kickboxing Academy head coach Javier Mendez early in his stay at the renowned…MORE

Spann bounces back on DWTNCS to earn UFC debut in Sao Paulo

On September 22, Ryan Spann will make his UFC debut against Luis Henrique in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A little over a year ago, the Texan didn’t even know if he was going to ever fight again.It was a natural reaction from anyone who suffered a crushing defeat on the biggest stage he had ever been…MORE

Hernandez setting an example; legacy for his kids after his DWTNCS win

A week after Anthony Hernandez earned a UFC contract with a 40-second win over Jordan Wright on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, he hadn’t started cutting down trees on his two acres of land in Zamora, California, but he was getting ready.“I have a bunch of family, so all of them offered to let…MORE

Unfiltered Episode 220: Dana White, TJ Dillashaw, Henry Cejudo & UFC 227

UFC President Dana White joins the show and talks to Jim and Matt about a wide variety of topics including the recently announced Khabib vs. Conor McGregor fight, Nate Diaz’s Octagon return, Stipe Miocic feeling disrespected by DC vs. Brock Lesnar, Eddie Alvarez’s contract situation, the possibility of Ben Askren joining the UFC, Colby Covington’s…MORE

Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Season 2 – Week 8 Preview

It’s all come down to this.Following a season filled with some of the most action-packed fights in the sport, the latest season of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series will come to an end tonight with 10 more fighters hoping to punch their ticket to a UFC contract.The most recent edition of the Contender Series…MORE

Hardy delivers quick KO & Dana gives out three more contracts

 Greg Hardy celebrates after his TKO victory over Tebaris Gordon in their heavyweight fight during Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series at the TUF Gym on August 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/DWTNCS LLC)” align=”center” /> After seven weeks, 19 contracts, two developmental deals, one spot on Season 28 of The…MORE

UFC 227 Talking Points

It was the kind of celebrity-filled sellout crowd you could only find in Los Angeles, and the electric atmosphere lent itself to an evening filled with drama and storylines the likes of which are usually reserved for the movie studios across town in Hollywood. These are the UFC 227 talking points. Next Chapter Please TJ…MORE

Lewis on the hunt after earning a contract on DWTNCS

Bevon Lewis was patient. Last month that patience was rewarded with a UFC contract. “I was just waiting to get a pair of those gloves on,” said Lewis of the four-ounce UFC mitts that he will now get to wear in the Octagon on a regular basis. It hasn’t been one of those decade-long waits…MORE

UFC 227 Scorecard

Saturday’s UFC 227 event is in the books, and now that the dust has settled in Los Angeles, it’s time to go to the scorecard to see who the big winners were at STAPLES Center.1 – Henry CejudoWhat a difference two years makes. From rock bottom to the top of the world, Henry Cejudo’s win…MORE

UFC 227: Fantasy Rewind

One champion successfully defended his title and a new king was crowned as UFC 227 unfolded on Saturday night from Los Angeles. In the main event, TJ Dillashaw slammed the door on his longtime rivalry with former teammate Cody Garbrandt with a stunning first-round KO to hold on to his bantamweight title. Both fighters were…MORE

Justine Kish – UFC fighter and…Ninja?

As a former Muay Thai world champion, Golden Gloves titlist and current UFC flyweight, it may be safe to say that Justine Kish is a bit of an adrenaline junkie. But if you had any doubts, a look at Kish in tonight’s season premiere of Ultimate Ninja Challenge on Discovery (10pm ET) should remove any…MORE

Garbrandt predicts 1st round KO & DJ calls for 20 straight wins on Embedded

Just days away from the big stage, Episode 4 of Embedded provided some interesting interactions and bold predictions. At the host hotel, co-main event opponents Demetrious Johnson and Henry Cejudo cross paths and the feeling is more awkward than bitter. “I know it’s weird but we’ll see each other Saturday,” Cejudo says before whispering to…MORE

Moicano delivers early finish on main card

OHHHH! @MoicanoUFC drops Swanson in round 1! #UFC227 pic.twitter.com/vK9Pj8DYZb — #UFC227 (@ufc) August 5, 2018 MOICANO vs SWANSONBrazilian featherweight contender Renato Moicano spoiled the Southern California homecoming of Cub Swanson, defeating the veteran star via first-round submission in a UFC 227 bout at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.Both fighters had their moments in the early…MORE

Aldrich not feeling pressure from making PPV main card debut

On tough days at the 303 Training Center in Westminster, Colorado, all JJ Aldrich needs to think of is that buzzer to get her through practice and on to the next day.She laughs when asked about quitting the warehouse job she had until before her 2017 win over Chanmi Jeon, and the first thing she…MORE

UFC Returns to China with First-Ever Event in Beijing on Nov. 24

BEIJING, CHINA – UFC® today confirmed its first-ever event in Beijing, China, will be held at the Cadillac Arena on Saturday, November 24. Limited early bird tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT® BEIJING, Presented by General Tire, are on-sale now via Damai.cn and 247tickets.cn.Following last year’s highly successful  sell-out debut in mainland China, UFC, the world’s…MORE

UFC 227: Final Results

Who were the winners at UFC 227: Dillashaw vs Garbrandt 2? Click below to get the results for all the fights at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 4th, 2018. Dillashaw vs Garbrandt | Johnson vs Cejudo | Swanson vs Moicano | Viana vs Aldrich | Santos vs Holland | Munhoz vs Johns…MORE

The 10: The Best Action from the Month of August

July was bonkers.Four weeks, five events and 62 fights later, there is a new UFC heavyweight champion, new threats in the middleweight and light heavyweight division to track and familiar names who have solidified their standing as top contenders in their respective weight classes, plus two new additions to the role call of Ultimate Fighter…MORE

Munhoz, Simon earn big wins on UFC 227 prelims

MUNHOZ vs JOHNSBantamweight standouts Pedro Munhoz and Brett Johns put on a show for the fans at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, with Brazil’s Munhoz taking a three-round unanimous decision victory over Wales’ Johns in UFC 227 prelim action.Not surprisingly, the fight was competitive from the start, with the two contenders standing in…MORE

History in the making: Cejudo takes belt from DJ

CEJUDO vs JOHNSONIn April 2016, Henry Cejudo hit rock bottom when he was stopped in a single round by Demetrious Johnson. Saturday night at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, the 2008 U.S. Olympic gold medalist made it to the top of the MMA world in their rematch, as he ended the historic title reign of…MORE

Four more contracts handed out on Week 7 of DWTNCS

Contracts given = The Boss hands out four contracts at tonight’s @DanaWhite’s Tuesday Night Contender Series! (B2YB @GruntStyle) pic.twitter.com/cczX26tvtE — UFC (@ufc) August 1, 2018 After three more contracts were handed out last week to bring the total for Season two to 15 (with a couple developmental deals mixed in), the five sets of combatants…MORE

Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Season 2 – Week 7 Preview

It’s been a stellar season thus far for Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, with several more fighters added to the UFC roster from the latest installment. Last week saw three more fighters earn their way to the UFC with victories, along with an 18-year old prospect being offered a developmental contract.Heavyweight prospect Jeff Hughes…MORE

Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Season 2 – Week 7 Preview

It’s been a stellar season thus far for Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, with several more fighters added to the UFC roster from the latest installment. Last week saw three more fighters earn their way to the UFC with victories, along with an 18-year old prospect being offered a developmental contract.Heavyweight prospect Jeff Hughes…MORE

Unfiltered: Cody Garbrandt and Calgary Recap

Former UFC Bantamweight champion Cody “No Love” Garbrandt joins the show and talks to Jim and Matt about his UFC 227 championship rematch with TJ Dillashaw, having the best training camp of his life preparing for this fight, life as a new father, and much  more, including answering some fan questions. Plus, the guys recap…MORE

UFC 227 Fantasy Cheat Sheet

A pair of title fights featuring some of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport will highlight UFC 227 from Los Angeles, as TJ Dillashaw puts the bantamweight belt up for grabs when he faces former champion Cody Garbrandt, while Demetrious Johnson looks to extend his historic title defense streak when he meets Henry Cejudo…MORE

Four more contracts handed out on Week 7 of DWTNCS

Contracts given = The Boss hands out four contracts at tonight’s @DanaWhite’s Tuesday Night Contender Series! (B2YB @GruntStyle) pic.twitter.com/cczX26tvtE — UFC (@ufc) August 1, 2018 After three more contracts were handed out last week to bring the total for Season two to 15 (with a couple developmental deals mixed in), the five sets of combatants…MORE

UFC 227 Media Call Recap

The two pairs of champions and challengers headlining UFC 227 on Saturday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles took part in a media conference call on Tuesday afternoon, and the differences between how the two sets of combatants views their respective opponent were drastic, although in keeping with the dynamics surrounding these two tremendous…MORE

Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Season 2 – Week 7 Preview

It’s been a stellar season thus far for Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, with several more fighters added to the UFC roster from the latest installment. Last week saw three more fighters earn their way to the UFC with victories, along with an 18-year old prospect being offered a developmental contract.Heavyweight prospect Jeff Hughes…MORE

Four more contracts handed out on Week 7 of DWTNCS

Contracts given = The Boss hands out four contracts at tonight’s @DanaWhite’s Tuesday Night Contender Series! (B2YB @GruntStyle) pic.twitter.com/cczX26tvtE — UFC (@ufc) August 1, 2018 After three more contracts were handed out last week to bring the total for Season two to 15 (with a couple developmental deals mixed in), the five sets of combatants…MORE

Unfiltered: Cody Garbrandt and Calgary Recap

Former UFC Bantamweight champion Cody “No Love” Garbrandt joins the show and talks to Jim and Matt about his UFC 227 championship rematch with TJ Dillashaw, having the best training camp of his life preparing for this fight, life as a new father, and much  more, including answering some fan questions. Plus, the guys recap…MORE

UFC 227 Media Call Recap

The two pairs of champions and challengers headlining UFC 227 on Saturday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles took part in a media conference call on Tuesday afternoon, and the differences between how the two sets of combatants views their respective opponent were drastic, although in keeping with the dynamics surrounding these two tremendous…MORE

Fight Night Calgary: Fantasy Rewind

Whatever questions were still remaining from their first fight, Dustin Poirier answered with a vicious second-round TKO to finish former champion Eddie Alvarez in their main event showdown in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on Saturday night. After illegal knees brought their first meeting to a controversial end, Poirier was more determined than ever to answer the…MORE

On the Rise: UFC 227 Edition

Hot on the heels of one of the best shows of the year, the UFC roars into Los Angeles with a Pay-Per-View event topped by twin championship rematches.UFC 227 is headlined by a bantamweight title fight between current champ TJ Dillashaw and former titleholder Cody Garbrandt, with flyweight kingpin Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson looking to…MORE

Fight Night Calgary: Fantasy Rewind

Whatever questions were still remaining from their first fight, Dustin Poirier answered with a vicious second-round TKO to finish former champion Eddie Alvarez in their main event showdown in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on Saturday night. After illegal knees brought their first meeting to a controversial end, Poirier was more determined than ever to answer the…MORE

UFC donates $25,000 to Three Square Foodbank in Southern Nevada

Today UFC President Dana White and VP of Athlete Development Forrest Griffin presented Three Square Foodbank, a nonprofit who provides wholesome food to hungry people in Southern Nevada, with a donation for over $25,000. The funds will account for nearly 80,000 ready-to-eat meals.Three Square CEO Brian Burton accepted the donation on the organization’s behalf.“A child…MORE

Perez determined to impress at UFC 227

Nearly a year removed from the fight that changed his life, Alex Perez isn’t focused on anniversaries or even what happens after this Saturday’s UFC 227 bout against Jose “Shorty” Torres. It’s all about August 4 for the flyweight from Lemoore, California.“I’ve never been a guy who brags about stuff or looks ahead, because when…MORE

On the Rise: UFC 227 Edition

Hot on the heels of one of the best shows of the year, the UFC roars into Los Angeles with a Pay-Per-View event topped by twin championship rematches.UFC 227 is headlined by a bantamweight title fight between current champ TJ Dillashaw and former titleholder Cody Garbrandt, with flyweight kingpin Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson looking to…MORE

Fight Night Calgary: Scorecard

Saturday’s UFC Calgary event is in the books, and now that the dust has settled in Canada, it’s time to go to the scorecard to see who the big winners were at Scotiabank Saddledome. 1 – Jose AldoBefore Saturday’s co-main event with Jeremy Stephens, I wondered if a great fighter like Jose Aldo had one…MORE

UFC donates $25,000 to Three Square Foodbank in Southern Nevada

Today UFC President Dana White and VP of Athlete Development Forrest Griffin presented Three Square Foodbank, a nonprofit who provides wholesome food to hungry people in Southern Nevada, with a donation for over $25,000. The funds will account for nearly 80,000 ready-to-eat meals.Three Square CEO Brian Burton accepted the donation on the organization’s behalf.“A child…MORE

On the Rise: UFC 227 Edition

Hot on the heels of one of the best shows of the year, the UFC roars into Los Angeles with a Pay-Per-View event topped by twin championship rematches.UFC 227 is headlined by a bantamweight title fight between current champ TJ Dillashaw and former titleholder Cody Garbrandt, with flyweight kingpin Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson looking to…MORE

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