With ‘bad luck’ over, Santiago Ponzinibbio ready to return to contender status

After a lengthy layoff, Santiago Ponzinibbio is keen to pick up where he left off. The UFC welterweight is eyeing a return later this year, and hopes to reclaim his position as a legitimate contender in the 170-pound division. Ponzinibbio (27-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC) hasn’t competed since November 2018 when he knocked out Neil Magny […]

UFC on ESPN+ 40 official poster: Thiago Santos, Glover Teixeira battle for No. 1 contender spot

A pivotal light heavyweight clash will headline the UFC’s Nov. 7 event. At UFC on ESPN+ 40, which takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, former title challengers Thiago Santos and Glover Teixeira will be vying for another crack at the title. Santos (21-7 MMA, 13-6 UFC) and Teixeira (31-7 MMA, 14-5 UFC) […]

JP Buys vs. Nate Smith added to Dana White’s Contender Series on Nov. 17

The UFC is giving JP Buys vs. Nate Smith another shot. Twice the flyweight bout was scheduled for Dana White’s Contender Series, Season 4 – and twice it was canceled due to visa issues with Buys (8-2 MMA). Now, his fight against Smith (6-1 MMA) has been scheduled for a third time: Nov. 17 at the […]

Alexander Volkanovski welcomes new contender in Brian Ortega: ‘Finally we have some direction in this division’

Alexander Volkanovski | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting No one was happier to see a new No. 1 contender crowned in the featherweight division than reigning champion Alexander Volkanovski. On Saturday night, Brian Ortega inserted himself into that position after a lopsided win over “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung in the UFC Fight Island 6 […]

UFC on ESPN+ 37 video: Joaquin Buckley’s insane back kick delivers ‘Knockout of the Year’ contender

Joaquin Buckley scored one of the most incredible knockouts in UFC history against Impa Kasanganay on Saturday at UFC on ESPN+ 37. Buckley (11-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) landed a spinning back kick off a caught kick in the second round of his middleweight bout with with Kasanganay (8-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC), and it put him […]

Leon Edwards calls out Gilbert Burns for No. 1 contender fight now that title bout delayed

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting With the 170-pound title fight between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns delayed until sometime in 2021, Leon Edwards is trying to shoot his shot. The top-five ranked welterweight, who has won his past eight fights in a row, heard the news about the delayed title bout and immediately called for a […]

Alexander Volkanovski talks UFC featherweight landscape, eagerly awaits next No. 1 contender

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski wants one question answered: Who is ready to take the top contender spot? After successfully defending his title at UFC 251 against Max Holloway, Volkanovski finds himself in a position where there is no clear cut No. 1 contender at 145-pounds. So “The Great” is sitting […]

UFC 254 Update: Contender Series Winner Phil Hawes to Debut vs. Jacob Malkoun

Recent Dana White’s Contender Series winner Phil Hawes will make his Octagon debut against Robert Whittaker training partner Jacob Malkoun at UFC 254. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Video: Mackenzie Dern: ‘I definitely think I’m a contender to get the belt’

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Mackenzie Dern is ready to begin her climb up the strawweight rankings. After arriving in the UFC as one of the most hyped prospects in the sport, the 27-year-old grappling ace now feels like she’s graduated to contender status following her latest win, a first-round submission of Randa Markos at […]

Two-time title contender, TUF 14 champion John Dodson released from the UFC

John Dodson | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Two-time title contender and The Ultimate Fighter 14 champion John Dodson has been released from the UFC. Sources close to the bantamweight and flyweight veteran confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Friday. Dodson’s manager Ricky Kottenstette issued a statement after news of Dodson’s release was confirmed. “We […]

Dana White’s Contender Series Returns In November

The final episodes of Season 4 of Dana White’s Contender Series will return on Nov. 4 Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Dana White’s Contender Series Results: Week 7

All The Big Winners From Season 4, Episode 7 At The UFC Apex in Las Vegas Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Dana White’s Contender Series 33 live results

Gallery DWCS 33: Best photos view 14 images LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Dana White’s Contender Series 33. The UFC Apex hosts Tuesday night’s card, which streams on ESPN+. In the night’s featured bout, Gregory Rodrigues (7-2) takes on Jordan Williams (8-3) in a middleweight fight. In addition, […]

Dana White’s Contender Series 2020 Week 7 Play-by-Play & Results

Sherdog’s live DWCS 2020 Week 7 coverage kicks off Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White’s CONTENDER SERIES WEEK 7 PREVIEW

We Break Down The Ten Fighters Gunning For A Shot At The UFC This Week Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Dana White’s Contender Series 33 weigh-in results and live video stream

https://youtu.be/4DgkzjW9kNQ LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Monday’s official Dana White’s Contender Series 33 fighter weigh-ins. The early weigh-ins take place at the UFC host hotel in Las Vegas. The UFC Apex hosts Tuesday’s card, which streams on ESPN+. Dana White’s Contender Series cards see prospects fighting for the […]

Dana White’s Contender Series 33 weigh-in results and live video stream (noon ET)

LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Monday’s official Dana White’s Contender Series 33 fighter weigh-ins. The early weigh-ins take place at the UFC host hotel in Las Vegas. The UFC Apex hosts Tuesday’s card, which streams on ESPN+. Dana White’s Contender Series cards see prospects fighting for the opportunity […]

Dana White’s Contender Series Results: Week 6

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Dana White’s Contender Series 32 results: Four more deals earned

Dana White’s Contender Series featured another night full of finishes, and four athletes earned UFC deals with their performances at DWCS 32 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas. In the night’s featured contest, Tafon Nchukwi (4-0) scored an absolutely brutal finish over Al Matavao (8-3), who was ultimately taken out of the cage on a […]

Dana White’s Contender Series 2020 Week 6 Play-by-Play & Results

Sherdog’s live DWCS 2020 Week 6 coverage kicks off Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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