UFC pioneer, early fan favorite Paul Varelans dies after battle with COVID-19

A fan favorite from the UFC’s tournament days died Saturday. Paul Varelans, a popular 6-foot-8 fighter nicknamed “The Polar Bear,” died after a month-long battle with COVID-19, according to multiple posts on his Facebook page. A person close to Varelans’ family confirmed his death to MMA Junkie. Varelans was 51. Varelans was infected with COVID-19 […]

Video: UFC Fight Island 7 post-fight show with Laura Sanko

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC With UFC Fight Island 7 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and E. Casey Leydon are joined by special guest Laura Sanko to break down the top storylines from the UFC’s first event of 2021, including Max Holloway’s dominant decision win over Calvin Kattar in the main event. View […]

Early UFC Competitor Paul Varelans Dead at 51 After Battling COVID-19

UFC pioneer Paul Varelans has died after a lengthy fight against COVID-19. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White after UFC on ABC 1: Alexander Volkanovski can’t deny Max Holloway deserves trilogy

ABU DHABI – Max Holloway has earned it. Holloway (22-6 MMA, 18-6 UFC) defeated Calvin Kattar (22-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) in lopsided fashion at UFC on ABC 1 – and according to his boss, Dana White, he’s done enough to deserve a third crack at UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski. “I think we have to […]

UFC Fight Island 7 bonuses: Max Holloway, Calvin Kattar earn Fight of the Night for 25-minute battle

Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar | Zuffa LLC Max Holloway pocketed $50,000 in Fight of the Night bonus for his beatdown of Calvin Kattar in the main event of Saturday’s UFC Fight Island 7 show in Abu Dhabi. Kattar was also given extra money for surviving five rounds against the former champion. Holloway ran through […]

Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou Heavyweight Title Rematch Official for UFC 260

Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou will square off for a second time with heavyweight gold on the line at UFC 260. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Twitter reacts to Max Holloway’s masterclass win over Calvin Kattar at UFC on ABC 1

Max Holloway returned to the win column on Saturday when he beat fellow contender Calvin Kattar in the UFC on ABC 1 main event. Holloway (22-6 MMA, 18-6 UFC) earned the first headlining victory on network television during the UFC’s Disney era when he shut down Kattar (22-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) by incredibly one-sided unanimous […]

UFC Fight Island 7 live blog: Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar

Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar square off in the UFC Fight Island 7 main event Saturday. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC This is the UFC Fight Island 7 live blog for Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar, the featherweight headliner for Saturday’s fight card at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. Holloway has lost back-to-back fights, […]

Dana White-Khabib Nurmagomedov Meeting Yields No Definitive Decision on Return

Prior to the UFC’s debut on ABC, the revelation of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s next move was billed as something akin to LeBron James’ infamous “Decision.” In reality, it wasn’t much of a decision at all. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Overeem vs Volkov To Headline Feb 6 Fight Night

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UFC on ABC 1 heavyweights Carlos Felipe, Justin Tafa swing for the fences in all-out brawl

Carlos Felipe and Justin Tafa could each very well walk away from UFC on ABC 1 with an extra $50,000 after the show they put on inside the cage. Their heavyweight fight, which took place Saturday at Etihad Arena on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, took place on the preliminary card. When the dust settled, it […]

Alexander Volkanovski expected to defend featherweight title against Brian Ortega at UFC 260

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is ready to return and defend his title as he’s expected to clash with Brian Ortega in a five-round battle at the upcoming UFC 260 event on March 27. Multiple sources close to the situation confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Saturday. ESPN initially reported the […]

UFC on ABC 1 Prelims: Joselyne Edwards Downs Yanan Wu in Octagon Debut

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Dana White Gives An Update On Khabib Nurmagomedov

UFC President Dana White Makes An Announcement On Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

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UFC on ABC 1 play-by-play and live results

ABU DHABI – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Saturday’s UFC on ABC 1 event, and you can join us for live play-by-play and official results beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET (9:30 a.m. PT). The event takes place at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. The main card airs on ABC and streams […]

Calvin Kattar recalls training visit with Diaz brothers that set the tone for the rest of his career

Calvin Kattar | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Calvin Kattar has taken the long road to the top of his division and the trip included one significant detour early in his career. Ahead of his upcoming main event bout with former featherweight champion Max Holloway this Saturday at UFC Fight Island 7, Kattar recalled the time […]

Alexander Volkanovski-Brian Ortega Featherweight Title Bout Set for UFC 260 on March 27

Alexander Volkanovski will defend his featherweight belt against Brian Ortega at UFC 260. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HOLLOWAY vs. KATTAR UPDATE

Update to UFC Fight Island 8: Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Bellator free fight: Denise Kielholtz blitzes Kate Jackson at Bellator 247 in Milan

Former Bellator kickboxing champion Denise Kielholtz delivered a huge performance in Milan to knock out former title challenger Kate Jackson and declare herself ready to challenge for her first MMA title. Kielholtz (6-2 MMA, 6-1 BMMA) and Jackson (11-5-1 MMA, 3-3 BMMA) faced off in the main event of Bellator 247 after the original headliner […]

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