Michael Chiesa still hopes for Colby Covington matchup, open to fight with Stephen Thompson after UFC Fight Island 8 win

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Michael Chiesa returned home as one of three main event winners during the UFC’s recent trip to Abu Dhabi and has his eye on a potential matchup with one of the more polarizing figures in the welterweight division. Chiesa earned his fourth straight win with a dominant unanimous decision over […]

Calvin Kattar’s head coach Tyson Chartier explains decision to not stop UFC Fight Island 7 fight with Max Holloway

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Calvin Kattar’s head coach Tyson Chartier has heard the ridicule tossed in his direction since Kattar’s unanimous decision loss to Max Holloway at UFC Fight Island 7 earlier this month. While he’s fine with most opinions in the fight’s aftermath, there is certainly a limit to what is deemed acceptable […]

The A-Side Live Chat: UFC Fight Island fallout, lightweight division, and more

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC The is The A-Side Live Chat on MMA Fighting For this episode, The Sun reporter Chisanga Malata joins José Youngs and E. Casey Leydon to break down some of the biggest storylines in MMA. Some POSSIBLE topics include fallout from the UFC’s return to Fight Island​, including Dustin Poirier’s TKO […]

Video: Dana White was worried Calvin Kattar would die after UFC Fight Island 7 headliner

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting As Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar bludgeoned each other over five rounds at UFC Fight Island 7, UFC President Dana White feared the worst. In a new video released on the promotion’s official YouTube channel, White fretted about the damage Kattar took as the fight went into deep waters, at one […]

Dana White: Plans Tentative, But UFC Might Not Return to ‘Fight Island’ Until Summer

The UFC just wrapped up a whirlwind week in Abu Dhabi, with three events in an eight-day span. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC Fight Island 8 medical suspensions: Mike Davis, Victoria Leonardo facing potential six-month layoffs

Mason Jones and Mike Davis at UFC Fight Island 8 on Wednesday | Zuffa LLC Mike Davis picked up a big win on Wednesday, but it could be a while before he gets to capitalize on it. Though the majority of the 28 fighters who competed on the UFC Fight Island 8 card in Abu […]

UFC Fight Island 7 on ABC ends with lower ratings than final UFC show on FOX

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC The UFC’s first event on network television in over two years resulted in solid ratings for the promotion, but they were far lower than the last UFC card that aired on FOX. According to the Nielsen Ratings System, the UFC Fight Island 7 card on ABC, headlined by Max Holloway’s […]

Ike Villanueva: I hit Vinicius Moreira ‘with a kiss of death’ at UFC Fight Island 8

UFC light heavyweight Ike Villanueva spoke to reporters after his big win over Vinicius Moreira at UFC Fight Island 8, discussing his performance and much more Wednesday. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

UFC Fight Island 8 video: Warlley Alves calls out Nate Diaz after demolishing Mounir Lazzez with brutal body kicks

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Warlley Alves has faced a lot of ups and downs during his UFC career but he definitely added to his highlight reel on Wednesday with his first fight back in over a year. The former Ultimate Fighter Brazil winner came out guns blazing for his co-main event showdown against Mounir […]

UFC Fight Island 8 video: Umar Nurmagomedov chokes Sergey Morozov unconscious in octagon debut

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Umar Nurmagomedov looked every bit of a -500 favorite in his UFC debut. The cousin of lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov picked up his first promotional win with a second-round rear naked choke submission of former M-1 Global champion Sergey Morozov at UFC Fight Island 8. Lo duerme!!!! @UmarNmgdv somete a […]

UFC Fight Island 8 Results: Chiesa vs. Magny

Mike Chiesa and Neil Magny will clash in the UFC Fight Island 8 main event Wednesday. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images MMA Fighting has UFC Fight Island 8 results for the Chiesa vs. Magny event, a live blog of the main event, and live UFC Fight Island 8 Twitter updates Wednesday. […]

Video: UFC Fight Island 8 preview show

With UFC Fight Island 8 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee break down the top storylines ahead of Wednesday’s event in Abu Dhabi, including the welterweight main event between Michael Chiesa and Neil Magny. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

UFC Fight Island 8 predictions

Michael Chiesa (pictured, blue gloves) fights Neil Magny in the welterweight main event of UFC Fight Island 8 on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Wednesday morning MMA, anyone? The UFC’s return to Fight Island was bound to have a wacky North American broadcast schedule with three events packed into seven days, […]

UFC Fight Island 8 weigh-in results: Michael Chiesa, Neil Magny, all 28 fighters successfully make weight

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC The UFC roster is ready for midweek action. With 14 bouts on the schedule for Wednesday’s UFC Fight Island 8 card in Abu Dhabi, all 28 featured fighters successfully made weight Tuesday morning, including welterweight headliners Michael Chiesa (170.5) and Neil Magny (171) The co-main event also features a pair […]

Video: UFC Fight Island 8 weigh-in staredowns

After UFC Fight Island 8 weigh-ins, all the fighters for Wednesday’s event squared off on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

UFC Fight Island 8 weigh-in video

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting At the UFC Fight Island 8 weigh-ins, all 28 fighters on Wednesday’s fight card in Abu Dhabi are set to step on the scale Tuesday morning local time, late evening Monday in North America. In the main event, Michael Chiesa and Neil Magny can weigh no more than 171 pounds, the […]

Video: Punahele Soriano admits it felt good to shut up ‘turds’ on social media with UFC Fight Island 7 KO

ABU DHABI — Middleweight Punahele Soriano speaks with reporters backstage at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi following his first-round KO win over Dusko Todorovic at UFC Fight Island 7. He discussed the big win after his long layoff, sticking it to the folks who doubted him on social media, and more. View full post on […]

Video: Alessio Di Chirico ends UFC Fight Island 7 press conference early after KOing Joaquin Buckley

ABU DHABI — Watch UFC middleweight Alessio Di Chirico respond to the only question he received backstage at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi following his first-round KO win over Joaquin Buckley at UFC Fight Island 7. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Max Holloway bloodies, batters Calvin Kattar to put on five-round clinic in UFC Fight Island 7 main event

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Max Holloway may not have the title any longer but he went a long way to prove he’s still the best featherweight in the sport with his performance at UFC Fight Island 7. Over five rounds, Holloway put on a striking clinic while absolutely dominating Calvin Kattar from start to […]

UFC Fight Island 7 in Tweets: Pros react to incredible fight between Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Here’s what pros had to say about UFC Fight Island 7: Max Holloway defeats Calvin Kattar .@BlessedMMA is on fire! @ufc #UFCFightIsland7 — Jairzinho ‘BIGI BOY’ Rozenstruik (@JairRozenstruik) January 16, 2021 Holloway snapped — Anthony Pettis (@Showtimepettis) January 16, 2021 Ok now I’m im impressed I was kidding #UFCFightIsland7 — […]

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