Gas early? John Kavanagh predicts Conor McGregor shines in late rounds at UFC 246

Looking into his crystal ball, John Kavanagh thinks Conor McGregor could do something at UFC 246 he’s never done in his career. In a recent interview with TheMacLife.com, the SBG Ireland head coach gave his prediction for the upcoming event headliner between McGregor (21-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC) and Donald Cerrone (35-13 MMA, 22-10 UFC). Kavanagh […]

UFC on ESPN 7 results: Rob Font fights through early knockdown, outpoints Ricky Simon

Rob Font had to battle through early adversity to get his 17th professional win on Saturday night. Font (17-4 MMA, 7-3 UFC) came back from getting dropped in the first round to outpoint Ricky Simon in a unanimous decision at UFC on ESPN 7 in Washington, D.C. The judges’ scores were 29-28, 29-28, and 30-27. […]

KSW champion Scott Askham on resurgence: ‘I was cut too early from the UFC’ 

Scott Askham is content to finish his career at KSW, and despite having no regrets about six-fight run with the UFC, he does feel as though his time with the promotion was brought to a close too prematurely. The KSW middleweight champion has blazed a trail through his promotional division, beating legendary Pole Michal Materla […]

Luke Rockhold cut early in Polaris 12 headliner, loses decision to Nick Rodriguez

With his UFC career on a brief hiatus, Luke Rockhold turned his attention to the grappling world, though he came up short against young phenom Nick Rodriguez. The 104.3-kilogram (230-pound) no-gi catchweight contest served as the 15-minute featured bout of Saturday’s Polaris 12 event, which streamed live on UFC Fight Pass from International Convention Centre […]

Johnny Walker calls out Chris Weidman for early 2020 showdown

Johnny Walker has called out a former UFC champion in hopes to climb back up the 205-pound ladder. After hearing that ex-UFC middleweight champ Chris Weidman is targeting a quick turnaround in the first quarter of 2020, Walker issued a challenge, stating that he, too, is looking to return around the same date. Hey @chrisweidman […]

Dana White Confirms Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson Clash Set For Early 2020

It appears negotiations are underway for the highly-anticipated lightweight title fight between current king Khabib Nurmagomedov and the former interim ace Tony Ferguson in early 2020, according to UFC President Dana White. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Morning Report: Following KO loss at UFC 243, Robert Whittaker looks to return to action in early 2020

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting AtUFC 243 over the weekend, Robert Whittaker lost his middleweight title to Israel Adesanya via second-round TKO. It was an unfortunate setback for the now former champion but it should come as no surprise to anyone the man affectionately dubbed “Bobby Knuckles” is handling his loss quite well. In fact, Whittaker […]

Robert Whittaker plans to drag Israel Adesanya into trenches: Let’s see if he wants to leave early

MELBOURNE, Australia – Robert Whittaker saw exactly what Kelvin Gastelum was able to do to Israel Adesanya earlier this year, and he admits there were some lessons to take from that epic UFC 236 encounter. “If Gastelum can do that much work, I can,” Whittaker told MMA Junkie. “I like to think I’ve got a […]

Stipe Miocic: ‘I Was Fighting Like a B—h’ in Early Rounds Against Daniel Cormier

It took Stipe Miocic a little bit of time to find his groove against Daniel Cormier in their rematch at UFC 241 – about three rounds, to be exact. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Ex-UFC champ Cody Garbrandt schedules surgery, sidelined until early 2020

Cody Garbrandt is dealing with more injury woes, which will put him under the knife. Garbrandt (11-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC), the former UFC bantamweight champion, suffered a torn tendon that will keep him out of action for the rest of the year. “No Love” sustained the injury in a training session last week, and his […]

POLL: Was De Randamie vs Ladd stopped early?

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Tony Ferguson ‘Pissed’ at Early Ending to Cerrone Bout: ‘It’s Not the Way I Wanted to Win’

It’s been nine years since Tony Ferguson was last beaten in an MMA match and he doesn’t expect to lose anytime soon. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC Fort Lauderdale Prelims Draw 720,000 to ESPN; Early Prelims Attract 288,000 to ESPN2

The UFC Fort Lauderdale prelims averaged 720,000 viewers on ESPN, according to ShowBuzz Daily. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Titan FC 54 results: Jason Soares dominates early and rallies late to retain title, asks for UFC shot

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Titan FC featherweight title will remain around Jason Soares’ waist – for now. He wouldn’t mind giving it up for a shot in the UFC. Soares (13-0) retained his 145-pound belt Friday with a fourth-round TKO win over challenger Ariston Franca (10-5) in the Titan FC 45 main event. And […]

UFC Nashville bonuses: Anthony Pettis rewarded for early Knockout of the Year candidate

UFC Nashville was all about “Showtime”. Anthony Pettis, competing at 170 pounds in the UFC for the first time, added to his impressive collection of $50,000 post-fight bonuses with a “Superman hook” knockout of Stephen Thompson in Saturday’s main event, a finish that is sure to end up on every “Knockout of the Year” list […]

UFC 235 does strong early pay-per-view numbers

The early estimates for UFC 235 on pay-per-view were exceedingly strong, and also quite unique. At this point the show is being estimated at doing between 520,000 and 650,000 buys, well above expectations, particularly when days before the show, there were reports of somewhat cold orders. Reports were that the show lit up the lines […]

Amanda Nunes Ponders Early Retirement To Focus on Starting a Family

Amanda Nunes sent shock waves through the MMA world by hinting at a possible early retirement despite recently becoming the first woman to hold belts simultaneously in two different divisions with her win over Cristiane Justino at UFC 232 in December. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

In struggling to chase greatness, Aaron Pico can take solace in Max Holloway’s early troubles

Aaron Pico wants to become the best featherweight in the world, an honorific that is currently and authoritatively held by UFC champion Max Holloway. It’s not an irrational goal. As a teenaged, world-ranked freestyle wrestler and Golden Gloves boxing champion, Pico was preordained for greatness, described by coaches and talent evaluators alike as perhaps the […]

UFC on ESPN+ 1 results: Glover Teixeira rallies from early trouble to submit Karl Roberson

Glover Teixeira looked like he would be the recipient of an upset from a short-notice opponent moving up a weight class, then he changed the momentum of the fight to submit Karl Roberson at UFC on ESPN+ 1. The light heavyweight bout opened up the main card of today’s UFC on ESPN+ 1 event at […]

Lyoto Machida Felt ‘Kind of Lost’ In The Early Going of Bellator Debut

Lyoto Machida made his much-anticipated Bellator MMA debut on Saturday at Bellator 213, earning a close split-decision win over former middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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