Rodriguez Believes Extra Weight Gave Calvillo Unfair Advantage at UFC on ESPN 7

No fighter ever wants to lose, but it’s almost as disappointing to come out of a hard-fought battle that winds up being declared a draw. View full post on Recent News on

Anthony Johnson targeting summer UFC return, thinks he’ll have speed advantage at heavyweight

Anthony Johnson is edging closer to his octagon return. During BKFC 9 fight week, Johnson told Mac Life while he’s not back in the USADA testing pool just yet, he just needs to sit down and further discuss things with the UFC. But he thinks things are moving in the right direction. “I was trying to […]

‘T-rex’ arms keep Max Holloway from banking on size advantage over Frankie Edgar

EDMONTON – UFC featherweight champ Max Holloway will tower over Frankie Edgar at UFC 240. But when they trade punches, they’ll be on an even playing field. Although Holloway (20-4 MMA, 16-4 UFC) is five inches taller than Edgar (23-6-1 MMA, 17-6-1 UFC) at 5-11, he’s only got one inch longer in reach with 69 […]

Emmett Embraces A Hometown Advantage

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Tatiana Suarez not sure Nina Ansaroff gets any UFC 238 advantage training with Amanda Nunes

Gallery Tatiana Suarez def. Carla Esparza at UFC 228: Best photos view 11 images LOS ANGELES – Tatiana Suarez puts her unblemished MMA record on the line Saturday night, and she’ll do so as one of 2019’s biggest betting favorites. Suarez (7-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) is a massive 10-1 favorite in her women’s strawweight bout […]

UFC on ESPN 1 breakdown: Is James Vick’s size advantage enough vs. Paul Felder?

UFC on ESPN 1 takes place Sunday at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, with a main card that airs on ESPN and prelims on ESPN+. In the co-main event, lightweights Paul Felder and James Vick look to establish themselves as viable threats in a stacked division. What are the keys to the matchup? Watch the video above […]

Two months later, Derrick Lewis still hasn’t taken advantage of free Popeyes chicken for life

Prior to UFC 230, Derrick Lewis had already won big when he scored free chicken for life from a Popeyes location in his hometown of Houston. Me? I’m a Church’s guy myself, but I can get down with some Popeyes. Not as much as Lewis, though. He’s out here defending Popeyes’ honor, which sort of […]

UFC 232 fight night weights: Cris Cyborg only had 4.5-pound advantage on Amanda Nunes

Cris Cyborg didn’t have as big of a weight advantage over the weekend as many thought she would. Cyborg weighed 160.5 pounds in her fight-night weight check Saturday night at UFC 232, per a document obtained from the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC). Amanda Nunes was 156 pounds, just 4.5 pounds less. Nunes, the UFC […]

UFC champ Valentina Shevchenko picks Cris Cyborg over Amanda Nunes: Huge cardio advantage

Newly minted UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko trains with Cris Cyborg. Let’s get that out of the way first. Of course, Shevchenko is a little biased if you’re asking for her opinion of Cyborg’s (20-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) upcoming superfight with bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes (16-4 MMA, 9-1 UFC) at UFC 232. But MMAjunkie […]

Mike Trizano says Luis Pena’s Sasquatch reach only place he holds advantage at UFC Denver

DENVER – “The Ultimate Fighter 27” winner Mike Trizano knows Luis Pena believes he should have been the season champion, but he isn’t taking their post-show matchup personal. “It doesn’t matter to me,” Trizano told MMAjunkie. “A lot of people are having trouble finding opponents. Mine called me out, so I was like, ‘OK, I […]

Scott Askham on ‘psychological advantage’ ahead of Michal Materla rematch

Scott Askham looks like a new fighter since his UFC exit. The Brit’s departure from the promotion came in 2017, but his three outings since—most recently a first-round knockout over Marcin Wojcik at KSW 45 in London—have suggested that he has hit a new level. His first-round stoppage of Wojcik bore striking resemblance to his […]

Gegard Mousasi downplays size advantage over Rory MacDonald: ‘GSP beat Bisping, Gastelum is fighting Whittaker’

When reigning Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi faced off against welterweight champion Rory MacDonald at Bellator 206 last weekend, fight fans expected a master class in martial arts from the two pugilists. What they got instead was Mousasi completely dismantling MacDonald en route to a violent second-round TKO win. To put this performance into perspective, […]

Valentina Shevchenko explains why she has standing advantage vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Gallery Photos: Best of Valentina Shevchenko view 21 images Valentina Shevchenko has beaten Joanna Jedrzejczyk multiple times before in striking-only bouts. She anticipates the same result when the pair meet for the vacant UFC women’s flyweight title at UFC 231 in December. Shevchenko (15-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Jedrzejczyk (15-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) spent several […]

Former WWE reality star Tanner Saraceno believes his wrestling experience can be ‘advantage’ in MMA  

Tanner Saraceno is 7-2 with three straight wins. All seven of his pro victories have come via finish. In his last bout, Saraceno choked out UFC veteran Dominic Waters. He’ll get the opportunity against another former UFC fighter, Jonavin Webb, at LFA 49 on Friday night in Atlantic City, a bout that will air live […]

Darren Till was ‘a little bit’ surprised by his size advantage over Tyron Woodley

Fight fans weren’t the only ones who marveled at the size difference between welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and British contender Darren Till when UFC 228‘s championship duo faced off for the first time at the UFC’s recent 25th Anniversary press conference. “The Gorilla” himself admitted that he was a “a little bit” surprised by the […]

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