Matt Schnell recounts ‘dark days’ during layoff ahead of UFC on ESPN 20

ABU DHABI – Matt Schnell spoke to the media Friday ahead of UFC on ESPN 20. Schnell (13-5 MMA, 4-3 UFC) discussed his flyweight bout against Tyson Nam (20-11-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC), the physical and mental difficulties of his long career layoff, including some “dark days,” and much more. UFC on ESPN 20 takes place […]

UFC on ESPN 20’s Mounir Lazzez ready to compete in three weight classes if necessary

ABU DHABI – Mounir Lazzez is looking to venture out in 2021. Lazzez (10-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC), who made history as the first Arab-born and Arab-raised fighter signed to the UFC, had an impressive promotional debut when he upset Abdul Razak Alhassan in July. Lazzez is set to make his return to “Fight Island” on […]

Viviane Araujo happy to draw another big name in Roxanne Modafferi at UFC on ESPN 20

ABU DHABI – Viviane Araujo spoke to the media Friday ahead of UFC on ESPN 20. Araujo (9-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) discussed her flyweight matchup against Roxanne Modafferi (25-17 MMA, 4-5 UFC), wanting to build her name off of the veteran, climbing the rankings, and much more. UFC on ESPN 20 takes place Wednesday at […]

Roxanne Modafferi ‘stoked’ to move past rematches, draw new name at UFC on ESPN 20

ABU DHABI – Roxanne Modafferi is looking forward to meeting a new face next Wednesday. Modafferi (25-17 MMA, 4-5 UFC), who’s had her fair share of rematches in her career, will take on Viviane Araujo at UFC on ESPN 20, which takes place on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi. While her motivation never has wavered, […]

UFC on ESPN 20’s Douglas Silva de Andrade aims to follow in Deiveson Figueiredo’s footsteps

ABU DHABI – Douglas Silva de Andrade spoke to the media Friday ahead of UFC on ESPN 20. De Andrade (26-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) discussed his featherweight bout with Lerone Murphy (9-0-1 MMA, 1-0-1 UFC), his desire to reach his potential, mimicking the career path of good friend Deiveson Figueiredo and more. UFC on ESPN […]

At UFC on ESPN 20, Neil Magny wants to make Michael Chiesa ‘question being in there’

ABU DHABI – Neil Magny intends to force Michael Chiesa to rethink his commitment to fighting when they clash in the UFC on ESPN 20 main event. In addition to being one of the top-ranked welterweights in the UFC, Chiesa (17-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) has a budding career as an analyst and recently told MMA […]

UFC on ESPN 20 gets Omari Akhmedov vs. Tom Breese after four-day COVID-19 delay

Omari Akhmedov vs. Tom Breese is still in the UFC’s plans – just for a later date than expected. The middleweight matchup was originally scheduled for Saturday’s UFC on ABC 1 card on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. However, the promotion announced Tuesday the fight has been pushed back to UFC on ESPN 20, which takes […]

Omari Akhmedov vs. Tom Breese Pushed Back to UFC on ESPN 20

A middleweight clash between Omari Akhmedov and Tom Breese has been moved from UFC on ABC 1 on Jan. 16 to UFC on ESPN 20 on Jan. 20. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Umar Nurmagomedov vs. Sergey Morozov Rescheduled for UFC on ESPN 20 on Jan. 20

A bantamweight clash pitting Umar Nurmagomedov against Sergey Morozov will take place three days earlier than expected, as it has been moved from UFC 257 on Jan. 23 to UFC on ESPN 20 on Jan. 20. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Umar Nurmagomedov vs. Sergey Morozov moved to UFC on ESPN 20 on Jan. 20

The rescheduled bantamweight matchup between Umar Nurmagomedov and Sergey Morozov will take place three days earlier than initially expected. Originally booked for the UFC 257 card on Jan. 23, the octagon newcomers will now square off at UFC on ESPN 20 on Jan. 20, which takes place on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi. A person […]

Michael Chiesa ‘not expecting to look pretty beating Neil Magny’ at UFC on ESPN 20

Michael Chiesa is a realist. And when it comes to his UFC on ESPN 20 headliner with Neil Magny, he knows there’s a good chance he’ll have to dig deep to get his hand raised. Chiesa (17-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) returns to the octagon for the first time in almost a year when he meets […]

UFC on ESPN 20 poster released: Michael Chiesa, Neil Magny take center stage

The octagon returns to “UFC Fight Island” this month for a three-event stretch. The middle of those cards, UFC on ESPN 20, take place Jan. 20 in Abu Dhabi and features a welterweight headliner. Streaking contenders Michael Chiesa (17-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) and Neil Magny (24-7 MMA, 17-6 UFC) are set to clash in a […]

Mounir Lazzez Steps in for Christian Aguilera against Warlley Alves at UFC on ESPN 20

Mounir Lazzez will replace Christian Aguilera and face Warlley Alves a in a welterweight contest at UFC on ESPN 20. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Neil Magny vs. Michael Chiesa Official as New UFC on ESPN 20 Headliner on Jan. 20

A welterweight clash pitting Neil Magny against Michael Chiesa has been elevated to the new UFC on ESPN 20 main event, promotion officials announced Monday. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Markus Perez Replaces Isi Fitikefu, Meets Dalcha Lungiambula at UFC on ESPN 20

An elbow injury has forced Isi Fitikefu out of his Octagon debut at UFC on ESPN 20. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Starting with UFC 257, ESPN raising the price of UFC pay-per-views again

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The return of Conor McGregor in 2021 will coincide with higher pay-per-view prices for UFC cards on ESPN+. On Wednesday, the Disney-owned network confirmed plans to increase the price of UFC pay-per-views going forward, raising them to $69.99 from the current price of $64.99. The increase will begin with the next […]

Delayed COVID-19 Recovery Caused Khamzat Chimaev’s Exit from UFC on ESPN 20

Khamzat Chimaev needed more time to recover after battling COVID-19, and that led to his exit from the UFC on ESPN 20 headliner. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC on ESPN 19 Medical Suspensions: Hermansson Facing Potential 6-Month Term

Jack Hermansson could be sidelined for a while following his five-round battle with Marvin Vettori in the UFC on ESPN 19 main event. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC on ESPN 19 rookie report: Grading the lone newcomer in Las Vegas

Fighters from around the globe dream of the day they’ll step into the UFC octagon for the first time. For one athlete, Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 19 event marked that special moment in their career. Check out this week’s rookie report to see what kind of first impression he made on the sport’s biggest stage […]

Jordan Leavitt Had ‘Mixed Feelings’ Regarding Spectacular Slam KO at UFC on ESPN 19

Slam knockouts are an infrequent occurence in UFC competition. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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