UFC on ESPN 8 Main Card Averages 1.198 Million Viewers; Prelims Draw 690,000

Heavyweights always seem to draw solid ratings for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Video: Rani Yahya says Enrique Barzola and I ‘have to do it again’ after UFC Brasilia draw

MMA Fighting BRASILIA, Brazil — Rani Yahya and Enrique Barzola fought to a draw in the preliminary portion of UFC Brasilia on Saturday night, and the Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace spoke with the media about the contest, his thoughts on not having a crowd to support him in his home town, why the UFC should book […]

Rani Yahya: Enrique Barzola and I ‘have to do it again’ after UFC Brasilia draw

MMA Fighting BRASILIA, Brazil — Rani Yahya and Enrique Barzola fought to a draw in the preliminary portion of UFC Brasilia on Saturday night, and the Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace spoke with the media about the contest, his thoughts on not having a crowd to support him in his home town, why the UFC should book […]

Invicta FC Phoenix Series 3 weigh-in results: All fighters hit the mark, tournament draw announced

Invicta FC Phoenix Series 3 will go down on Friday night from Kansas City, Kan. with all of the fighters competing on the card hitting the mark during the official weigh-ins. The main event will see a new Invicta bantamweight champion crowned as former Ultimate Fighter contender Julija Stoliarenko takes on Lisa Verzosa. Stoliarenko and […]

UFC 245 prelims draw 865,000 viewers

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Saturday’s UFC prelims on ESPN2 drew 865,000 viewers, down from 910,000 for the UFC 244 prelims, even though that show went against tougher college football competition. The difference speaks for the marquee value of the Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz fight trickling down to the live prelim coverage, which was the […]

Despite draw, Cody Stamann feels he ‘set Song Yadong’s career back five years’

Cody Stamann goes for a takedown on Song Yadong at UFC on ESPN 7 in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 7 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The draw column in Cody Stamann’s record is no longer empty, but as far as he’s concerned, he picked up one more “W” this past weekend. At this past Saturday’s […]

Video: Song Yadong not rushing to rematch Cody Stamann after UFC on ESPN 7 draw

WASHINGTON – Bantamweight Song Yadong talks about his majority draw against Cody Stamann at UFC on ESPN 7. He explains the illegal knee he landed that cost him a point, said he’s not eager to do a rematch, and reveals his coach Urijah Faber’s words to him after the bout. View full post on MMA […]

UFC on ESPN 7 Main Card Averages 1.071 Million Viewers; Prelims Draw 696,000

The UFC on ESPN 7 main card averaged 1.071 million viewers on Saturday night, according to ShowBuzz Daily. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Video: Cody Stamann: ‘I Got Robbed’ with UFC on ESPN 7 draw against Song Yadong

WASHINGTON – Bantamweight Cody Stamann vented about a majority draw against Song Yadong at UFC on ESPN 7, the financial frustrations he faces with no clear winner, and what’s next for him. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

With lopsided stats in his favor, Cody Stamann not sure how draw with Yadong happened at UFC on ESPN 7

WASHINGTON – Cody Stamann and Song Yadong fought to a majority draw Saturday on the main card at UFC on ESPN 7 in Washington, D.C. Take a look inside the fight with Stamann, who was handed the first draw of his pro career. Result: Cody Stamann vs. Song Yadong declared majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28) […]

Song Yadong kicking himself over point deduction in UFC on ESPN 7 draw with Cody Stamann

WASHINGTON – Song Yadong and Cody Stamann fought to a majority draw Saturday on the main card at UFC on ESPN 7 in Washington, D.C. Take a look inside the fight with Yadong, who was handed the first draw of his pro career. Result: Cody Stamann vs. Song Yadong declared majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28) Updated […]

UFC on ESPN 7 results: Cynthia Calvillo vs. Marina Rodriguez ends in majority draw

Marina Rodriguez is still undefeated. The Brazilian fighter didn’t lose at Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 7, but she didn’t win either. Rodriguez (12-0-2 MMA, 2-0-2 UFC) went the distance with Cynthia Calvillo (8-1-1 MMA, 5-1-1 UFC) whereupon the judges scored the fight a majority draw. The official scorecard was 29-28, 28-28, 28-28 with one scorecard […]

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, Paul Craig agree to immediate rematch following split draw in Brazil

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Paul Craig | Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Neither Mauricio “Shogun” Rua nor Paul Craig got the result they wanted at UFC Sao Paulo after their light heavyweight co-main event ended in a split draw. While Craig came out guns blazing as he looked to put the Brazilian […]

Mauricio Rua: Split Draw Verdict vs. Paul Craig at UFC Sao Paulo ‘Totally Unfair’

UFC Fight Night 164 won’t go down in history as one of the most exciting events in the promotion’s history, but there was a least a modicum of controversy from the card. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Paul Craig, ‘Shogun’ Rua unhappy with UFC on ESPN+ 22 draw, want rematch

Perhaps no one was more frustrated with the outcome of the UFC on ESPN+ 22 co-main event than the fighters involved. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua and Paul Craig fought in a back-and-forth affair for the full 15 minutes, only for Saturday’s result to be a split draw. Neither combatant was pleased with […]

UFC Sao Paulo in Tweets: Pros react to Jan Blachowicz’s narrow win, split draw in co-main

Sage Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports It was a long, interesting night in Sao Paulo. The top two fights on Saturday’s card went to the scorecards, and only one of them ended with a winner. Co-headliners Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Paul Craig fought to a split draw, while Jan Blachowicz narrowly outpointed Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza by split […]

After fiery open, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and Paul Craig wrestle to split draw

Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images By PRIDE rules, light heavyweight Paul Craig beat Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. By the Unified Rules, their three-fight co-headliner at UFC Sao Paulo was a wash. After a cracking first round in which Craig put Rua in deep danger, Rua controlled Craig for the majority of the latter […]

UFC 243 prelims draw 559,000 viewers

Jasmin Frank-USA TODAY Sports While lowest prime-time prelims this year, show was a big success for ESPN 2 Being October, sports competition for MMA events is at peak levels, which greatly impacted both UFC and Bellator numbers this past week. The prelims prior to UFC 243 did 559,000 viewers on ESPN 2. This was the […]

UFC Mexico City results: Brandon Moreno and Askar Askarov battle to split draw in non-stop action fight

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Brandon Moreno and Askar Askarov put on a thrilling fight for three rounds but when it was all said and done the flyweights left the Octagon with a split draw. It was certainly a hard fight to score with Askarov showcasing a dominant ground game early […]

After hard-earned draw at UFC 242, England’s Lerone Murphy says best yet to come

English featherweight Lerone Murphy may not have been the best-known name on the fight card at UFC 242 but, after turning in a promising debut performance, he believes he’s ready to swim in the shark-infested waters of the UFC’s 145-pound division. The 28-year-old had won the featherweight title in U.K. regional promotion Full Contact Contender […]

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