Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Brad Tavares added to UFC 257 on Jan. 23

Skidding middleweights will look to get back to winning ways. Antonio Carlos Junior (10-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) will face Brad Tavares (17-6 MMA, 12-6 UFC) on Jan. 23. The event does not yet have a name designation or location, but is expected to be UFC 257 headlined by a potential Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier rematch. Junior […]

Brad Katona admits he was perplexed by UFC release but plans to keep beating top competition

While Brad Katona can’t fathom why he was let go by the UFC, he says all he can do now is keep pushing forward. Katona (8-2), winner of Season 27 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” was released by the UFC in February after going 2-2 in the promotion. He defeated Jay Cucciniello in the “TUF 27” […]

UFC 253 Prelims: Brad Riddell Deepens Lightweight Footprint, Handles Alex da Silva Coelho

Brad Riddell may not be a household name in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s lightweight division, but he appears to be moving in that direction. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Alex da Silva has high hopes for matchup with fellow striker Brad Riddell at UFC 253

ABU DHABI – Ahead of UFC 253, Alex Da Silva spoke with reporters Wednesday during media day. Da Silva (21-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) discussed his lightweight bout with Brad Riddell (8-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC), rebounding from his first UFC loss, being comfortable with the promotion and more. You can watch the full interview in the video […]

After two thrillers, Brad Riddell aims for ‘cleaner’ showing at UFC 253

ABU DHABI – Ahead of UFC 253, Brad Riddell spoke with reporters Wednesday during media day. Riddell (8-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) discussed his lightweight bout with Alex da Silva (21-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC), his hopes to have a “cleaner” performance after two action-packed fights to start his UFC tenure, sharing a card with teammate Israel Adesanya […]

Video: UFC 253 sitdown with City Kickboxing’s Israel Adesanya, Shane Young and Brad Riddell

Before UFC 253, the fighters of City Kickboxing sat down with MMA Fighting for an exclusive interview about the team and its past, present and future. The team has a big night on Saturday: Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya defends his title against Paulo Costa; Kai Kara France faces Brandon Royval; Shane Young meets Ľudovít Klein; […]

Don’t Underestimate Brad Riddell

Successful in his last two UFC fights, Brad ‘Quake’ Riddell looks to make it a hat-trick at UFC 253 Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

‘The Ultimate Fighter’ winner Brad Katona signs with EMC, set for bantamweight title tilt

Dublin-based Canadian Brad Katona has booked his first fight following his release by the UFC, and there’s championship gold on the line. Katona (8-2) has signed a multi-fight contract with European promotion Elite MMA Championship (EMC) and will challenge the organization’s reigning bantamweight champion Stipe Brcic in the co-main event of EMC 6 on Oct. […]

UFC free fight: Edmen Shahbazyan knocks out Brad Tavares with headkick at UFC 244

MMA might be at a halt, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some of the most promising and upcoming talents in the sport. Back in November at UFC 244 in New York City, Edmen Shahbazyan reminded people he’s the real deal and should be taken seriously at 185 pounds. The 22-year-old fighter picked […]

After knee surgery, Antonio Carlos Junior hopes Brad Tavares fight gets rebooked by end of year

The ongoing coronavirus outbreak isn’t affecting Antonio Carlos Junior as many other fighters, the Brazilian said. That’s because Carlos Junior is currently recovering from a knee surgery that forced him out of a scheduled UFC on ESPN+ 28 fight vs. Makhmud Muradov in Brasilia. “It actually doesn’t change much for me,” Carlos Junior told MMA […]

Brad Tavares optimistic about making swift return from ACL surgery

Brad Tavares has been forced out of action, but after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery, the teak-tough Hawaiian is targeting a return by the end of 2020. Tavares (17-6 MMA, 12-6 UFC) dropped back-to-back losses to future middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and rising contender Edmen Shahbazyan, and was all set to face Brazilian Antonio Carlos Junior […]

Brad Riddell Always Shows Up

Following his Fight of the Night debut, Brad Riddell is eager to make his stamp on the lightweight division. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Nathaniel Wood’s coach Brad Pickett recaps his dramatic weigh-in intervention at UFC on ESPN+ 25

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Nathaniel Wood successfully made weight for his bantamweight clash with John Dodson at UFC on ESPN+ 25, but it didn’t come without a little unscripted drama at the official weigh-ins. When a relaxed and confident Wood entered the room and stepped on the scale, all looked well. But when the commission official […]

Juan Adams, Brad Katona Announce They Have Been Released from UFC

Juan Adams and Brad Katona are no longer part of the Ultimate Fighting Championship roster. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Brad Katona announces release from UFC

Brad Katona | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The Ultimate Fighter 27 winner Brad Katona is now a free agent. Katona, 29, announced on social media that he has been released by the UFC after a 2-2 stint with the promotion. The news was first mentioned as a possibility by Bloody Elbow and later confirmed by […]

Brad Tavares Withdraws from UFC Brasilia Matchup Against Antonio Carlos Jr.

Brad Tavares has suffered an injury and will not be able to compete against Antonio Carlos Jr. at UFC Brasilia on March 14. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Brad Tavares out of fight against Antonio Carlos Jr. at UFC Brasilia 

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Veteran middleweight Brad Tavares will have to wait to make his return after suffering an injury that’s knocked him out of a scheduled bout against Antonio Carlos Jr. at UFC Fight Night in Brasilia, Brazil. Sources close to the situation confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Monday following an initial […]

Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Brad Tavares added to UFC Brasilia in March

A pair of middleweights each will look to avoid a three-fight losing skid in March. Antonio Carlos Junior (10-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) will take on Brad Tavares (17-6 MMA, 12-6 UFC) when the UFC returns to Brasilia, Brazil. Following an initial report from Combate, MMA Junkie verified with a person with knowledge of the booking that […]

Antonio Carlos Jr., Brad Tavares Verbally Agree to Middleweight Clash at UFC Brasilia

A middleweight tilt pitting Antonio Carlos Jr. against Brad Tavares is in the works for UFC Fight Night in Brasilia, Brazil, on March 14. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Brad Tavares vs. Antonio Carlos Junior targeted for UFC Brasilia

Brad Tavares (on top) returns against jiu-jitsu specialist Antonio Carlos Junior in Brazil. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Middleweights Brad Tavares and Antonio Carlos Junior have verbally agreed to meet in a three-round contest at UFC Brasilia on March 14, multiple sources told MMA Fighting following a report by Combate. Contracts have yet to be […]

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