Video: Mike Davis emotional reflecting on 2020: ‘I was fighting for my career’

ABU DHABI — Lightweight Mike Davis speaks with reporters backstage at Etihad Arena following his unanimous decision win over Mason Jones at UFC Fight Island 8. “Beast Boy” explains why he wasn’t thrilled with his performance overall, being impressed with the toughness of Jones, reflects on an emotional 2020, what it felt like to return […]

2020 Year in Review: The rest of the divisions

Felicia Spencer and Amanda Nunes | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC 2020 was a wild year for MMA, that feels like it lasted a lifetime. With all the action that took place over the year, it’s hard to remember what took place. This series looks to help out with that, providing an overview on what […]

We go to the scorecards: The top 10 busiest UFC judges of 2020

When the final horn sounds and the fight is about to go to the scorecards, everyone has an opinion on who won. Only three voices truly matter, though: those of the three cageside judges. In 2020, the UFC hosted 41 events in 10 locations, which included 11 pay-per-view events. There were 220 decisions overall. Of […]

2020 Year in Review: The women’s bantamweight division

Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp (pictured, center) and the lineup for the Phoenix Series 3 one-night tournament | Dave Mandel, Invicta FC 2020 was a wild year for MMA, that feels like it lasted a lifetime. With all the action that took place over the year, it’s hard to remember what took place. This series […]

2020 Year in Review: The women’s flyweight division

Valentina Shevchenko and Katlyn Chookagian | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images 2020 was a wild year for MMA, that feels like it lasted a lifetime. With all the action that took place over the year, it’s hard to remember what took place. This series looks to help out with that, providing an […]

Video: The top finishes from the UFC’s 2020 Fight Island events

Zuffa LLC via Getty Images The UFC’s maiden voyage to Fight Island was eventful, to say the least. Ahead of the promotion’s Abu Dhabi return, check out some of the best knockouts and submissions that took place at what turned out to be a home away from home for the UFC in the wake of […]

2020 Year in Review: The strawweight division

Photo by Harry How/Getty Images 2020 was a wild year for MMA, that feels like it lasted a lifetime. With all the action that took place over the year, it’s hard to remember what took place. This series looks to help out with that, providing an overview on what happened in each weight class, and […]

Amanda Ribas reflects on breakout 2020 campaign, Paige VanZant going from opponent to training partner

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images While 2020 brought a lot of negativity to the world, the positive presence of Amanda Ribas was a welcome change of pace. Ribas improved to 4-0 in the UFC with a pair of impressive victories in 2020. The 27-year-old earned a unanimous decision win over Randa Markos […]

2020 Year in Review: The heavyweight division

Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting 2020 was a wild year for MMA, that feels like it lasted a lifetime. With all the action that took place over the year, it’s hard to remember what took place. This series looks to help out with that, providing an overview on what happened […]

UFC Hall of Fame week 2020 – Marc Ratner

An Everlasting Impact: Senior Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner’s influence on UFC and combat sports. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Video: LFA announces winners of 2020 Fans Choice Awards

The fan votes are in, and LFA has announced the winners of its best-of-2020 awards. The promotion solicited votes from the fans inn eight separate categories for its best moments of an unprecedented 2020 calendar year that featured delayed cards, then a resumption of events without fans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out the results […]

MMA Junkie’s 2020 awards: A complete list of winners

The MMA Junkie staff came together to hand out 15 awards for the 2020 calendar year. Congratulations to all the winners. The complete list can be seen below. View full post on MMA Junkie

MMA Junkie’s 2020 ‘Male Fighter of the Year’: Kevin Holland beats five men, and COVID, in historic run

Sometimes, when picking a “Fighter of the Year,” it’s easy to go with someone who has recently become a champion or an existing champion who claimed a couple of eye-catching title defenses. But belts aren’t a cast-iron requirement for this accolade, as this year’s male winner demonstrates. Kevin Holland has not (yet) reached championship level, […]

MMA Junkie’s 2020 ‘Upset of the Year’: Shana Dobson has biggest UFC underdog win in five years

Shana Dobson showed plenty of potential since appearing on Season 26 of “The Ultimate Fighter.” But she had never quite put things together the way she wanted, going on a three-fight losing skid from 2018-20. That’s why she found herself a prohibitive underdog at the sports books going into her UFC on ESPN 15 flyweight […]

MMA Junkie’s 2020 ‘Comeback Fighter of the Year’: Sean Strickland wins big after accident

No matter what happens in his career from here on out, Sean Strickland already defied the odds. In a since-deleted December 2018 Instagram post, Strickland revealed he was in a crash. “I was riding back from Kings (MMA), and I got in an accident,” it read. “It wasn’t my fault, but I’ve been blacked out […]

MMA rankings report, 2020 review: Who were the year’s biggest movers?

Before events kick into full swing this year, John Morgan and “Gorgeous” George Garcia look back at the biggest movers in the USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings during 2020. Which fighters stood out in shooting up their respective divisions this past year? You can watch the video above for discussion on the following: Cyril Gane, […]

2020 Year in Review: The middleweight division

Paulo Costa and Israel Adesanya | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images 2020 was a wild year for MMA that feels like it lasted a lifetime. With all the action that took place over the year, it’s hard to remember what took place. This series looks to help out with that, providing an […]

UFC free fight: Dustin Poirier beats Dan Hooker in one of the best fights of 2020

Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker really did leave it all in the cage. This past June, at UFC on ESPN 12 in Las Vegas, both lightweight standouts engaged in a back-and-forth war that immediately became a “Fight of the Year” contender. Poirier used his veteran experience to finish out the fight strong and outpoint Hooker in […]

2020 Year in Review: The welterweight division

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC 2020 was a wild year for MMA that feels like it lasted a lifetime. With all the action that took place over the year, it’s hard to remember what took place. This series looks to help out with that, providing an overview on what happened in each weight class, and […]

Video: Conor McGregor, Israel Adesany, Zhang Weili star in UFC’s best faceoffs of 2020

When it comes to covering fight week, few moments get the blood pumping and the anticipation soaring better than a great faceoff. The UFC squares off their fighters before every event for exactly that reason, and some of the sport’s biggest stars have developed their own styles as they use their faceoff opportunities to strike […]

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