The UFC’s 13 most dominant first-time title-winning performances

Israel Adesanya ran through Robert Whittaker at UFC 243 in what arguably was one of the best performances by a title challenger in UFC history. He joined a list of many fighters who have put on dominant performances to dethrone the champions and win titles for the first time. What entails a dominant championship-winning performance? […]

Burns Making Most Of His Time Now

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Bellator 225 was the most violent night in major MMA history

Timothy Johnson and Vitaly Minakov | Photo by Williams Paul/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — This city along the eastern seaboard can be a dangerous place. Indeed, at various times in the 1980s and ‘90s, it had murder rates that far exceeded the national average. To this day, it is ranked among the […]

Joe Rogan Praises ‘Most Underappreciated Superstar’ Nate Diaz

Ultimate Fighting Championship color commentator Joe Rogan has always been a fan of the Diaz brothers and was Octagon-side to witness younger brother Nate’s convincing victory over former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis at UFC 241 on Saturday night. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Daily Debate results: Which recently announced Bellator fight are you most excited for?

Bellator’s schedule in the second half of the year is picking up steam after multiple new fights were announced in recent days. The promotion rolled out three new headlining bouts as well as a marquee rematch with Ryan Bader (27-5 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) vs. Cheick Kongo (30-10-2 MMA, 12-2 BMMA) for the heavyweight title at […]

Urijah Faber to Stick Around After Win in Comeback Fight: ‘I Want to Make the Most of My Time’

Urijah Faber apparently has found the fountain of youth because on Saturday night in the co-feature of UFC Fight Night 155, “The California Kid” looked like he was 25. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Morales Making The Most Of Every Opportunity

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Daily Debate results: Which UFC 239 prelim fight are you most excited about?

UFC 239 is one of the biggest cards of the year, with a main card that features two title fights at the top of the bill and a featured grudge match that everyone is looking forward. Which is to say we already know how much you guys are probably looking forward to Jon Jones vs. […]

Rocco Martin doesn’t want to fight his teammates but the UFC title matters most to him 

Rocco Martin has always dreamed of being UFC champion and the next step towards that goal is beating former title contender Demian Maia this weekend at UFC Fight Night from Minnesota. Already riding a four fight win streak in the division, Martin could establish himself even further if he could dispatch the 41-year old veteran, […]

Junior dos Santos calls Francis Ngannou ‘most dangerous man’ in MMA today

Francis Ngannou vs. Junior dos Santos was moved a week earlier, going from a UFC 239 main card attraction to UFC Minneapolis headliner on June 29, but the Brazilian, a former UFC heavyweight champion, doesn’t see any significant impacts in the change. The seven-day move doesn’t affect heavyweights that much, “Cigano” says, and adding two […]

Daily Debate: Are you hyped up most about UFC, Bellator or BKFC main event Saturday?

Saturday promises to be a wild one, even by combat sports standards. There are not one, not two, but three MMA and MMA-adjacent events from which fight fans can choose: UFC Greenville, which features the return of the beloved “Korean Zombie,” Chan Sung Jung; Bellator London, headlined by Gegard Mousasi’s latest middleweight title fight, and […]

Nate Diaz Says Pettis Was Most Interesting Foe for UFC Return: ‘Everyone is Getting Boring’

Nate Diaz is finally set to return to the Octagon when he takes on Anthony Pettis in the co-main event of UFC 241. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Daily Debate results: What type of striker is most effective in MMA?

When it comes to striking in MMA, what’s the best approach to success: power or volume? We’ve seen striking styles of all kinds in the sport, from traditional martial arts purists of the past to the cross-trained versions of today. But whether you’re attacking with punches, kicks, knees or elbows, what is the most effective […]

Valentina Shevchenko won’t set goals for title reign, because pressure to meet them is how most champions ‘break’

Few people were surprised when Valentina Shevchenko opened as a heavy favorite to defeat Jessica Eye and defend her UFC flyweight strap on June 8th at UFC 238. Shevchenko is one of the top pound-for-pound female fighters in the sport and was widely considered to be the best 125-pounder on the planet even before she […]

Kevin Lee Believes Welterweight Has Passed Lightweight As Most Talent-Rich Division In MMA

Kevin Lee will look to make an immediate impact in his UFC welterweight debut this Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 152 in Rochester, New York when he takes on former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Hashtag Files: Clay Guida is MMA’s most laid back intense dude – and pretty handy with a fishing rod

If you’re going to be a professional MMA fighter these days, you’ve got to stake out your territory on social media. The bizarre online world is where fighters interact with fans, attempt to arrange future fights, and sometimes just fall down strange rabbit holes. But what can we learn about people by wasting our time […]

Daily Debate results: Which non-title main event are you most anticipating?

Coming off a spectacular UFC 236 event in which interim champions were crowned in a pair of memorable fights, the UFC has a slew of interesting non-title main events on the agenda. Alistair Overeem meets Alexei Oleinik on Saturday at UFC on ESPN+ 7 in Moscow. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza takes on Jack Hermansson in the […]

UFC 236 post-event facts: Israel Adesanya sets title-fight record for most knockdowns

The UFC returned to Atlanta after nearly two years on Saturday with a pay-per-view event from State Farm Arena that saw two new interim champions crowned. In the main event, Dustin Poirier (25-5 MMA, 17-4 UFC) finally realized his fighting dream when he captured the interim lightweight title with a gutsy unanimous decision victory over […]

Daily Debate results: Which non-title fight intrigues you most at UFC 236?

Gallery Khalil Rountree def. Gokhan Saki at UFC 226: Best photos view 10 images There are two title fights at the top of the bill Saturday at UFC 236. Sure, both are of the interim variety. But they’re great matchups, nonetheless. Featherweight champion Max Holloway (20-4 MMA, 16-4 UFC) is moving up to lightweight to […]

Joe Rogan Calls Justin Gaethje ‘The Most Violent Man In The Most Violent Sport’

Justin Gaethje continues to earn plaudits for his exploits inside the Octagon and his latest knockout victory against Edson Barboza over the weekend at UFC on ESPN 2 is possibly the most impressive of them all given the caliber of his opponent. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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