‘Sad’ Anderson Silva confirms retirement at UFC on ESPN+ 39: ‘For sure, this is the last fight’

Anderson Silva has confirmed that without a doubt, his UFC on ESPN+ 39 main event with Uriah Hall on Halloween will mark his final octagon appearance. Silva (34-10 MMA, 17-6 UFC), the former longtime UFC middleweight champion, will have a farewell fight with Hall (15-9 MMA, 8-7 UFC) in the Oct. 31 headliner, which takes […]

UFC on ESPN+ 38 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media

Since the early days when the sport was anything but a mainstream endeavor, the MMA industry has thrived and survived through various websites, forums, and social-media platforms. Fighters interact with fans, each other and many more through the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, which helps outsiders get a deeper look into the minds of […]

UFC on ESPN+ 38 medical suspensions: James Krause will sit six months unless cleared by doctor

James Krause is one of two fighters who are looking at potential six-month stays on the sidelines after the UFC’s most recent event. Krause (28-8 MMA, 9-4 UFC) picked up a unanimous decision win over Claudio Silva (14-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) on the main card, but could be heard talking to his corner about a […]

UFC on ESPN+ 38 rookie report: Grading the newcomers in Abu Dhabi

Fighters from around the globe dream of the day they’ll step into the UFC octagon for the first time. For three athletes, Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 38 event marked that special moment in their careers. Check out this week’s rookie report to see what kind of first impression they made on the sport’s biggest stage […]

5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN+ 38: Brian Ortega’s brilliance, Jessica Andrade’s flyweight debut

What mattered most at UFC on ESPN+ 38 on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi? Here are a few post-fight musings … View full post on MMA Junkie

Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Chan Sung Jung after UFC on ESPN+ 38 loss?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Brian Ortega after UFC on ESPN+ 38 win?) Chan Sung Jung came up short in his opportunity to claim another featherweight title shot Saturday when he lost to Brian Ortega in the UFC on ESPN+ 38 headliner. Jung (16-6 MMA, 6-3 UFC) was on the receiving end […]

Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Brian Ortega after UFC on ESPN+ 38 win?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Chan Sung Jung after UFC on ESPN+ 38 loss?) Brian Ortega made a triumphant return to the octagon Saturday when he dominated Chan Sung Jung in the UFC on ESPN+ 38 headliner for his first victory in more than two years. Ortega (15-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) put […]

Callout Collection: Who UFC on ESPN+ 38 winners want next – and how likely they’ll get them

Earning wins in the UFC is certainly no easy task, but what comes next is often even more important: the post-fight callout. So after Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 38 event in Abu Dhabi, who took advantage of their time on the mic? See below for this week’s Callout Collection – and just how realistic each […]

UFC on ESPN+ 38 post-event facts: Jessica Andrade sets record with wins in three divisions

The penultimate event of the UFC’s current “Fight Island” stretch took place Saturday with UFC on ESPN+ 38 at Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The entire lineup streamed on ESPN+. The main event saw Brian Ortega (15-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) re-emerge as a featherweight title contender when he shut down Chan Sung […]

UFC on ESPN+ 38 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: 2020 total clears $5 million

ABU DHABI – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 38 event took home event took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay totaling $120,000. The program, a comprehensive plan that includes outfitting requirements, media obligations and other items under the fighter code of conduct, replaces the previous payments made under the UFC Athlete Outfitting Policy. UFC on […]

Jimmy Crute wants Nikita Krylov for his ‘Kyokushin spirit’ after UFC on ESPN+ 38 knockout

ABU DHABI – Jimmy Crute is keen on a clash with Nikita Krylov following a brutal knockout win at UFC on ESPN+ 38. Crute (12-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) scored a highlight-reel first-round knockout of Modestas Bukauskas (11-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in their featured light heavyweight bout on Saturday’s card, which took place at Flash Forum at […]

Twitter reacts to Jessica Andrade’s body-shot TKO of Katlyn Chookagian at UFC on ESPN+ 38

Jessica Andrade became a winner in her third UFC weight class on Saturday when she beat Katlyn Chookagian at UFC on ESPN+ 38. Andrade (21-8 MMA, 12-6 UFC), the former UFC strawweight champion, successfully moved up to women’s flyweight and instantly got one over on a top contender when she beat Chookagian (14-4 MMA, 7-4 […]

UFC on ESPN+ 38 discussion thread

Gallery Photos: UFC on ESPN+ 38 official weigh-ins and faceoffs view 33 images ABU DHABI – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 38 event at Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. You can discuss the event here. Be sure to follow along with the latest card […]

UFC on ESPN+ 38 play-by-play and live results

ABU DHABI – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 38 event, and you can join us for live play-by-play and official results. The event takes place at Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The card streams on ESPN+. In the main event, Brian Ortega (14-1 MMA, […]

UFC on ESPN+ 38 weigh-in results and live stream

ABU DHABI – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Friday’s official UFC on ESPN+ 38 fighter weigh-ins, which kick off at 9 a.m. ET (6 a.m. PT). The early weigh-ins take place at Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. UFC on ESPN+ 38 takes place Saturday at the same venue. The card […]

Welterweights Rhys McKee, Alex Morono set for UFC on ESPN+ 41 showdown

Two welterweights looking to bounce back into the win column will go head to head in Las Vegas in November. Northern Ireland’s Rhys McKee and the United States’ Alex Morono are booked to face off in a 170-pound bout at UFC on ESPN+ 41, which takes place Saturday, Nov. 14 at the UFC Apex, Las […]

Fight Game on the ‘Gram: Gillian Robertson’s best posts before UFC on ESPN+ 38

Social media is part of life in the fight game for most fighters. Many of them turn to Instagram to keep their fans and followers informed and entertained since (for now) its reputation is less vitriolic than some of its contemporaries. Ahead of her fight against Poliana Botelho (8-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC), check out some […]

UFC on ESPN+ 38’s Gillian Robertson wants to break Charles Oliveira’s submission record

ABU DHABI – Gillian Robertson spoke to the media ahead of her fight with Poliana Botelho at UFC on ESPN+ 38. Robertson (8-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC) discussed her women’s flyweight bout with Botelho (8-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC), rebounding from her loss to Maycee Barber, breaking records so early into her UFC career, climbing the ranks […]

Jonathan Martinez: It’s an honor to fight Thomas Almeida at UFC on ESPN+ 38

ABU DHABI – Jonathan Martinez spoke to the media ahead of his fight with Thomas Almeida at UFC on ESPN+ 38. Martinez (12-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) discussed his bantamweight bout with Almeida (21-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC), taking the matchup on short notice, his extended history with street fighting, social anxiety doing media and much more. […]

UFC on ESPN+ 38 pre-event facts: ‘Korean Zombie’ looks to extend historic bonus run

The penultimate event of the UFC’s current “Fight Island” stretch takes place on Saturday with UFC on ESPN+ 38, which unfolds at the Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, with the entire lineup set to stream on ESPN+. A long-awaited and high-stakes featherweight grudge match serves as the main event. After their matchup […]

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