T.J. Dillashaw reveals ‘adverse’ USADA finding from UFC Brooklyn, plans to relinquish UFC title 

T.J. Dillashaw has revealed that the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) and USADA have informed him of an “adverse finding” from a drug test stemming from his first-round loss to Henry Cejudo, who he faced for the flyweight title at UFC Brooklyn in January. Dillashaw also revealed that he would relinquish his UFC bantamweight […]

Flyweight Dustin Ortiz Confirms Free-Agent Status Following Loss at UFC Brooklyn

Dustin Ortiz wasn’t released from the Ultimate Fighting Championship, but he has parted ways with the Las Vegas-based promotion after completing his contract. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC Brooklyn Medical Suspensions: Alexander Hernandez Gets 60 Days After TKO Defeat

Alexander Hernandez was one of three fighters from UFC Fight Night Brooklyn to receive a 60-day medical suspension. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dennis Bermudez Announces Retirement Following Win Over Te Edwards at UFC Brooklyn

Dennis Bermudez went out on a high note. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Joeseph Benavidez knew Dustin Ortiz would be tough to finish at UFC Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Joseph Benavidez had been to war with Dustin Ortiz before, so he knew what to expect when they ran things back. “Dude – Dustin Ortiz, man: The guy stay’s choppin’,” Benavidez told MMAjunkie after their UFC on ESPN+ 1 flyweight fight this past Saturday night. “Look at his Instagram. That’s how it is […]

Cory Sandhagen ready to break out of his comfort zone after UFC Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Cory Sandhagen said his first-round armbar win over Mario Bautista went pretty much the way he planned it. And because of that, he thinks it’s about time he gets a little more uncomfortable in his UFC career. Sandhagen (10-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) took out Bautista (6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) with about 90 […]

Only pressure Alonzo Menifield felt at UFC Brooklyn was from teammate Geoff Neal

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Alonzo Menifield wasn’t feeling much pressure for his UFC debut this past Saturday – and then his teammate won a few fights before him. Geoff Neal (11-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) picked up the biggest win of his career with a dominant decision over Belal Muhammad (14-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) on the UFC on […]

Gregor Gillespie admits boos from fans at UFC Brooklyn ‘hurt my feelings a little bit’

NEW YORK — After his win at UFC Brooklyn, Gregor Gillespie discusses the fans booing following his victory over Yancy Medeiros, his game plan that leads to a finish, critics who say he’s boring and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Alexander Hernandez Releases Statement After UFC Brooklyn: ‘Experience is a Costly Bitch’

Alexander Hernandez was humbled by a veteran opponent at UFC Fight Night 143, as he suffered just his second career defeat against Donald Cerrone at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Saturday night. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Gregor Gillespie wants booing UFC Brooklyn fans to trust him in the future

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Gregor Gillespie thought his win over Yancy Medeiros was just fine. But the unbeaten lightweight took some umbrage with the fans at UFC on ESPN+ 1 on Saturday night. Gillespie (13-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) stopped Medeiros (15-6 MMA, 6-6 UFC) late in the second round with a TKO, but he still heard […]

Paige VanZant says Rachael Ostovich just making it to UFC Brooklyn was ‘huge triumph’

NEW YORK — After her win at UFC Brooklyn, Paige VanZant discusses her victory over Rachael Ostovich, the situation Ostovich was going through before the bout, her next plans and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

MMA’s week out of the cage: Best of 10-year challenge, NBA stars attend UFC Brooklyn

Social media has become a significant part of the sporting landscape. But few, if any, professional sports match the level of interaction and personal access provided by MMA. In an individual competition in which nearly every athlete is chasing the same goal of financial success and championship glory, it’s important for fighters to provide insight […]

Sparked by UFC Brooklyn, ESPN+ Gains 568,000 New Subscribers to Streaming Platform

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s partnership with ESPN is apparently already paying major dividends for The Worldwide Leader. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC Brooklyn winner Glover Teixeira on respectful callout of ‘Shogun’ Rua: ‘He’s a legend, man’

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – After Ion Cutelaba had to drop out of their scheduled UFC on ESPN+ 1 meeting, Glover Teixeira had one very direct instruction for his manager. “‘Hey, please get me a fight,’” Teixeira said at Barclays Center on Saturday. “‘I’m ready to fight. I’ve been long out of this fight. My shoulder feels great […]

‘Bitter’ T.J. Dillashaw Criticizes Stoppage in Loss to Henry Cejudo at UFC Brooklyn: ‘It’s Pathetic’

Things didn’t go T.J. Dillashaw’s way Saturday night, and to say that he is miffed about it would be an understatement. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC Brooklyn Aftermath: UFC’s habit of featuring unqualified fighters backfires … again

First things first: You might dislike Greg Hardy, and have valid reasons for doing so, but it’s highly likely he didn’t throw that knee to a downed Allen Crowder on purpose. You can’t fake the emotion Hardy showed at the UFC Brooklyn post-fight press conference, in which he appeared dumbfounded over the turn of events, […]

UFC Brooklyn post-fight show

NEW YORK — With UFC Brooklyn in the books, MMA Fighting’s Luke Thomas, Chuck Mindenhall and Danny Segura broke down the top storylines coming out of the first-ever UFC card on ESPN+ on Saturday night. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

UFC on ESPN+ 1 ‘Inside Access’: Reaction to wild fight night in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – MMAjunkie was on the scene for UFC on ESPN+ 1 on Saturday night, and staff reporters John Morgan and Mike Bohn have you covered with reaction to the wild night of fights. In the main event, Henry Cejudo (14-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) successfully defended his flyweight title with a 32-second TKO win […]

UFC Brooklyn bonuses: Cerrone doubles up with win over Hernandez

Donald Cerrone added one more UFC record to his resume on Saturday. “Cowboy” doubled up on post-fight bonuses at UFC Brooklyn, the promotion’s first show of the ESPN era, earning himself an extra $100,000 for his second-round TKO win over Alexander Hernandez in the featured televised preliminary bout. This was Cerrone’s first lightweight bout since […]

UFC Brooklyn Bonuses: Donald Cerrone Pockets $100K in Successful Lightweight Return

Donald Cerrone has been one of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s most notorious bonus collectors during his lengthy tenure, and Saturday night was no different. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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