Video: Ben Rothwell respects Stipe Miocic, ‘but we’ve got to get this division moving’

MMA Fighting JACKSONVILLE — UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell spoke to the media backstage at UFC Jacksonville about the problems he faced ahead of his fight with Ovince Saint Preux, why he called out Aleksei Oleinik, how much he enjoyed the change in atmosphere, his thoughts on heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic being inactive, and more. View […]

Angela Hill: UFC on ESPN 8 win over Claudia Gadelha shoots me to top of strawweight division

Angela Hill sees herself entering title contention with a win Saturday. Hill (12-7 MMA, 7-7 UFC) faces former UFC strawweight title challenger Claudia Gadelha in the co-main event of UFC on ESPN 8. After a rough 3-5 stretch, Hill has had a career resurgence with three straight wins, including two stoppages. She faces a significant step […]

‘Tweener’ Ovince St. Preux Disputes Notion That Heavyweight Division is Weak

Ovince St. Preux will make his first foray into the heavyweight division at UFC Fight Night 171, where he will square off against Ben Rothwell in Wednesday’s co-headliner. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Comfortable at Welterweight, Anthony Pettis Seeks Division to Call Home

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champ Anthony Pettis has bounced around from featherweight to welterweight over the years, and hopes that 170 is the future for him. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dominick Reyes intrigued by Jan Blachowicz matchup, future of light heavyweight division

Dominick Reyes | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Whoever Dominick Reyes fights next, he’s excited about the possibilities. Though he was unsuccessful in his bid to dethrone UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones at UFC 247, the 30-year-old’s stock has never been higher. Reyes went five competitive rounds with Jones before dropping a unanimous decision that […]

Joseph Benavidez stopped paying attention to Henry Cejudo any time he talks about the flyweight division  

Joseph Benavidez hasn’t fought since winning his flyweight tournament semifinal this past March (Esther Lin, MMA Fighting). Joseph Benavidez has a lot of shared history with Henry Cejudo, but he’s stopped paying to the former flyweight champion whenever he brings up the 125-pound division. After waiting for Cejudo to decide whether or not he was […]

Jairzinho Rozenstruik says wait for Miocic-Comier trilogy slowed down division, insists on addition of interim title

Jairzinho Rozenstruik has a plan in mind to jumpstart his division. The UFC heavyweight contender feels the weight class has lost stream as champion Stipe Miocic has been unable to defend his title since wining it back in a rematch with Daniel Cormier back in August 2019. Injury from Miocic’s part has delayed the potential […]

Where We Stand: Heavyweight Division

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Is this the perfect plan for the lightweight division after UFC 249 fell apart?

When UFC events resume and the fights roll out again, many weight classes are going to need clarity. None may be a bigger priority than lightweight, which was supposed to be spotlighted on the postponed UFC 249 card. The original UFC 249 main event featured champion Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson for the lightweight belt. […]

Where We Stand: Light Heavyweight Division

Light heavyweight was defined by Jon Jones in the 2010s. Entering a new decade, a fresh generation is starting to rise to the challenge. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Where We Stand: Middleweight Division

Israel Adesanya solidified his star-status in 2019, but plenty of challenges await at 185 pounds. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Where We Stand: Welterweight Division

Even after Kamaru Usman’s hard-fought title defense against Colby Covington, welterweight remains one of UFC’s most talent-rich divisions. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Where We Stand: Lightweight Division

Few divisions are as saturated with talent as lightweight, where the untouched Khabib Nurmagomedov stands above all. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Cody Garbrandt Plans on Moving Down in Weight to ‘Really Save the Flyweight Division’

Former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt sees his future at 125 pounds. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Where We Stand: Featherweight Division

Alexander Volkanovski dethroned Max Holloway, and despite a likely rematch, several contenders await the winner. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Where We Stand: Bantamweight Division

As the rest of the division awaits Henry Cejudo’s first bantamweight title defense, contenders are rising in spades. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Thiago Santos wants to face Dominick Reyes for UFC interim title belt: ‘I don’t think the division needs to wait’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting After UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones pleaded guilty to his second DWI offense incident, Thiago Santos called to book two other fighters for an interim belt. Hours after news broke of Jones’ arrest late this past month, Santos took to social media to suggest a fight with Dominick Reyes, the […]

Where We Stand: Flyweight Division

Uncommon circumstances led to the flyweight division’s crown remaining unclaimed, but not without contenders. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Where We Stand: Women’s Featherweight Division

Amanda Nunes hasn’t defended her featherweight belt since taking it from Cris Cyborg, but Felicia Spencer and Megan Anderson have made their case. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Where We Stand: Women’s Bantamweight Division

Amanda Nunes dispatched of every past champ in dominating fashion, but a crop of talented contenders awaits. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

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