Category Archives: UFC News

Derrick Lewis Went From Retirement To A Fan-Favorite With A Title Shot

Derrick Lewis celebrates his victory over Alexander Volkov of Russia in their heavyweight bout during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)” align=”center” />In June 2017, Derrick Lewis announced that he was retiring from mixed martial arts following  a fourth-round TKO loss…MORE

Lee Practices Patience, Eyes Long Future In Division

It was a bit surprising that Kevin Lee kept a low profile on the biggest night of the year for the lightweight division. But as Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor, Tony Ferguson and Anthony Pettis took the UFC 229 spotlight for themselves on October 6, the No. 5-ranked contender was a bit busy.“I was prepared to…MORE

Anthony Smith’s Fab Five

Anthony Smith punches Mauricio Rua of Brazil in their light heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night at Barclaycard Arena on July 22, 2018 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)” align=”center” /> One of the feel-good stories of 2018 has been the rise of Anthony Smith, a young veteran of the sport who…MORE

Jones vs Gustafsson 2, Cyborg vs Nunes Set for UFC 232

The Return. The Rematch. 12.29.2018 #UFC232 pic.twitter.com/Xl18WB4cZf — UFC (@ufc) October 12, 2018 In 2013, Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson engaged in a battle for the ages that is considered to be one of the greatest UFC bouts of all-time. On December 29, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the two rivals finally meet again…MORE

UFC 25: Beast Mode

If you ask Dan “The Beast” Severn his first impression of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, he doesn’t hesitate in his response.“‘Awe’ might be one of the best words to sum it up,” he said. “To do this type of competition in the United States, I was almost flabbergasted. I knew if it survived, it would…MORE

UFC 25 Years In Short: Judgement Day

JUDGEMENT DAY: In 1997, UFC 12 was to take place in Buffalo, but a day prior, New York state changed their laws to effectively ban MMA, and the Octagon found a new home in Dothan, Alabama. #UFC25Years In Short | ‘Judgement Day’ | https://t.co/ONhFQRGBql pic.twitter.com/sIINrMunb4 — UFC FIGHT PASS (@UFCFightPass) October 10, 2018 Today there…MORE

Unfiltered Episode 237: Dominick Reyes and Duke Roufus

First, the great Duke Roufus joins the show and talks to Matt and guest cohost Phoenix Carnevale about a variety of topics including Anthony Pettis vs. Tony Ferguson at UFC 229, his decision to call off the fight between rounds two and three, Sergio Pettis moving back up to the UFC Bantamweight division, fighters dealing…MORE

UFC 25: The Hammer

On November 3, Daniel Cormier defends his UFC heavyweight title for the first time against Derrick Lewis in the main event of UFC 230 in Madison Square Garden. It’s a title with a storied history, one that all began with “The Hammer,” Mark Coleman. As the UFC’s 25th anniversary approaches, we look back at the…MORE

Mark Coleman – The Hammer’s Greatest Hits

Moti Horenstein – July 12, 1996 – UFC 10 (Watch on UFC FIGHT PASS) Result – Coleman Wsub1 (Strikes)  An NCAA National Champion in 1988 and a 1992 US Olympian, Mark Coleman had achieved a lot in his athletic career, but in 1996, the 31-year old didn’t know what was next. Then he turned on…MORE

Duke Roufus discusses decision to pull Anthony Pettis at UFC 229

Anthony Pettis spars with coach Duke Roufus during an open workout session for media and fans at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver on August 25, 2016 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)” align=”center” />The text on Sunday morning meant everything to Duke Roufus. He knew he did the right thing…MORE

Champs Holloway, Whittaker Acknowledge World Mental Health Day

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. You don’t need to be ok all the time, sometimes stuffs hard. Ask for help, I do all the time. #nottooproudtoaskforhelp #worldmentalhealthday pic.twitter.com/QiIZir7Inp — Robert Whittaker (@robwhittakermma) October 10, 2018 October 10 is World Mental Health Day, a day set aside on the calendar…MORE

Lee-Iaquinta 2 headlines in Milwaukee

Milwaukee will be the site for one of the most anticipated rematches of 2018, as lightweight contenders Al Iaquinta and Kevin Lee collide at Fiserv Forum on Saturday, December 15. UFC Milwaukee airs live on FOX.In 2014, Iaquinta and Lee were two hot prospects who engaged in an exciting three-round battle won by Iaquinta. Now…MORE

Cummins seeking rare quick fight in Moncton

      View this post on Instagram A post shared by Patrick Durkin Cummins (@officialdurkin) on Jul 20, 2018 at 5:03pm PDT The Monday after his August victory over Jason Butcher, the PFL’s Emiliano Sordi was back in the Alliance MMA gym, and he had to answer some questions from UFC light heavyweight contender…MORE

Vick Vows To Halt Sugar Addiction

To say mixed martial artists go above and beyond what it takes to be in shape and in tune with their bodies is an understatement. The training blows most workout routines out of the building. Fighters need their bodies firing on all cylinders in the octagon, and cutting weight is at times brutal. To make…MORE

Eubanks and Modafferi to meet again at MSG

Women’s flyweight contenders Sijara Eubanks and Roxanne Modafferi first met in the semifinals of The Ultimate Fighter 26 last year. On November 3, they will face off again, with Eubanks seeking a repeat win over the veteran Modafferi in UFC 230 action at Madison Square Garden in New York City.In the main event of UFC…MORE

The 10: Fighters to Watch in the Final Quarter

UFC 229 kicked off the final quarter of the 2018 fight calendar and set the stage for an intriguing three-month stretch of action inside the Octagon throughout the remainder of the year.With a little pause in the action before the UFC returns to the Maritimes and makes its debut in Moncton, New Brunswick, it feels…MORE

DC vs Lewis to headline UFC 230 at MSG

NYC, we have your MAIN EVENT!The HW strap is on the line as @DC_MMA faces off against @TheBeast_UFC at #UFC230. pic.twitter.com/Ltvka3j4H6 — UFC (@ufc) October 9, 2018 Fresh from a stirring third-round knockout of Alexander Volkov on last weekend’s UFC 229 card in Las Vegas, Derrick Lewis will now make the trip to New York…MORE

Lightweight Division Breakdown: October 2018

With the champion and three top ten contenders competing, last Saturday night was a big night for the lightweight division. Yet while most expected a bit of clarity to emerge after UFC 229, a post-fight incident threw the entire weight class back into a situation where the future is, to say the least, uncertain. Then…MORE

Unfiltered: Jimmie Rivera & UFC 229 recap

UFC Bantamweight Jimmie Rivera joins Matt and guest co-host Jamie “English” Crowder in-studio to help break down all the action from Las Vegas at UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor, as well as discuss his potential next opponent, how he got into martial arts in the first place, running his own gym, and much more. Plus,…MORE

UFC 229: The Scorecard

Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia (L) chases down Conor McGregor of Ireland in their UFC lightweight championship bout during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)” align=”center”” />Saturday’s UFC 229 event is in the books, and now that the dust has settled in…MORE

UFC 229: Khabib vs McGregor Final Results

Who were the winners at UFC 229: Khabib vs McGregor? Click below to get the results for all the fights at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, October 6th, 2018. Khabib vs McGregor | Ferguson vs Pettis | vs Saint Preux vs Reyes | Lewis vs Volkov | Waterson vs Herrig | Pettis…MORE

Luque, Holtzman Among Highlights Of UFC 229 Prelims

FORMIGA vs PETTIS Formiga gets the back early in the 3rd round!#UFC229 pic.twitter.com/qffGHpfRfM — UFC (@ufc) October 7, 2018 Brazilian flyweight contender Jussier Formiga picked up an important victory in UFC 229 prelim action, outpointing Sergio Pettis at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.Scores were 30-26, and 29-28 twice.Pettis had his moments on the feet in…MORE

UFC Takes Steps To Prevent Piracy Of Its Biggest Pay-Per-View Ever

UFC is taking strong steps to stop online pirates from attempting to illegally stream the biggest Pay-Per-View in its history, UFC® 229: KHABIB vs. MCGREGOR, this Saturday, October 6.UFC has engaged VFT Solutions, a leader in the content consumption and protection field, to monitor piracy across live streaming social media sites during the event. VFT’s…MORE

UFC Contributes To The Community And To Dreams During UFC 229 Fight Week

  This week the UFC spent time with various organizations in the Las Vegas area in an effort to improve the community, as well as honor the victims of the October 1st, 2017 tragedy.On Tuesday afternoon the UFC partnered with the American Red Cross of Southern Nevada to host a blood drive at the Orleans…MORE

Khabib Smothers McGregor, Defends Title In UFC 229 Main Event

The bad blood between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor apparently did not get settled by Nurmagomedov’s fourth-round submission of the returning Irishman, as the UFC 229 event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas was marred by post-fight altercations involving the principals, leading to Nurmagomedov not being presented with the championship belt after his first successful…MORE

Lewis Stuns, Reyes Impresses On UFC 229 Main Card

 FERGUSON vs PETTIS WHAT. A. FIGHT.#UFC229 pic.twitter.com/cHG6COY3SJ — UFC (@ufc) October 7, 2018 Former lightweight champions Tony Ferguson and Anthony Pettis didn’t disappoint in their UFC 229 co-main event on Saturday, with Ferguson emerging victorious from their bloody war via second-round TKO to extend his winning streak to 11 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.The…MORE

TUF Blog: Marciea Allen Part 6

If you’re reading this right now I would bet that your life is pretty good.As you continue to read this, smile more, you’re an inspiration and people look up to you even if you don’t know it.Take responsibility for your actions and do good, do more, but smile. Life is good. pic.twitter.com/loeaJHlomI — Marciea Allen…MORE

Pain-Free Lewis Hoping For Best Career Fight Vs Volkov

Derrick Lewis and Alexander Volkov face off during the UFC 229 Ultimate Media Day (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)” align=”center” />Derrick Lewis is back in Las Vegas for the first time in three months – the first time since “that night” – and plenty of things feel different.“Vegas is looking a little different today,” Lewis…MORE

TUF Blog: Josh Parisian Part 6

Tonight was the best fight of the season thus far, in my opinion. Both girls were throwing some serious leather and landing. Bea caught Leah early on with some brutal elbows across the forehead, splitting her open and turning the fight into a bloodbath. I had the pleasure of getting a real good look at…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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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