Dana White: Paulo Costa ‘needs to pump the brakes and slow down,’ wait for Adesanya vs. Romero

Paulo Costa is undefeated as a mixed martial artist with four knockouts in five UFC appearances. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Israel Adesanya’s first title defense was made official on Saturday night, and Paulo Costa immediately voiced his displeasure that “The Last Stylebender” will headline UFC 248 against Yoel Romero on March 3. Yet, UFC […]

Dana White: Paulo Costa ‘needs to pump the breaks and slow down,’ wait for Adesanya vs. Romero

Paulo Costa is undefeated as a mixed martial artist with four knockouts in five UFC appearances. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Israel Adesanya’s first title defense was made official on Saturday night, and Paulo Costa immediately voiced his displeasure that “The Last Stylebender” will headline UFC 248 against Yoel Romero on March 3. Yet, UFC […]

Israel Adesanya on track for UFC 248, but Paulo Costa could replace Yoel Romero

LAS VEGAS – UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is expected to defend his title at UFC 248, but his opponent has yet to be determined. UFC president Dana White confirmed the promotion is still actively looking to book Adesanya (18-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) vs. Yoel Romero (13-4 MMA, 9-3 UFC) in the main event of […]

‘Jacare’ could return to middleweight following ‘boring’ UFC Sao Paulo loss

Ronaldo Souza was defeated by Polish light heavyweight Jan Blachowicz at UFC Sao Paulo. | Jason Da Silva-USA TODAY Sports Ronaldo Souza isn’t ruling out a return to middleweight for his next UFC bout after a disappointing debut as a light heavyweight. “Jacare” lost a lackluster five-round decision to Jan Blachowicz in the main event […]

Video: Charles Oliveira wins grappling match eight days after UFC Sao Paulo

Charles Oliveira refuses to slow down. Just eight days after knocking out Jared Gordon at UFC Sao Paulo, the jiu-jitsu specialist returned to the mats in Sao Paulo to compete in a grappling match on Sunday, tapping Allyson Pinheiro with an arm-triangle choke in three minutes to win the Gold Talents BJJ 176-pound belt. Oliveira, […]

Jared Gordon needs surgery for broken orbital bone suffered in Charles Oliveira loss at UFC Sao Paulo

Jared Gordon didn’t leave UFC on ESPN+ 22 unscathed. The lightweight fighter suffered a broken left orbital bone in his knockout loss to Charles Oliveira a week ago in Sao Paulo. Gordon (15-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) announced the news of his injury on his social media. Gordon will have to undergo surgery Monday. It will be […]

Jared Gordon suffers broken orbital bone in UFC Sao Paulo loss to Charles Oliveira, might need surgery

Jared Gordon might have to go under the knife after losing via first-round knockout to Charles Oliveira at UFC Sao Paulo on Nov. 16. “Flash” Gordon announced on his social media Friday that exams showed a fracture on his left orbital bone following his recent 155-pound bout in Brazil. The 31-year-old fighter, who had experienced […]

Wellington Turman gained ‘many followers’ after beating ‘The Joker’ at UFC Sao Paulo

Wellington Turman (right) defeated Markus Perez (left) via unanimous decision at UFC Sao Paulo. | Alexandre Schneider/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images SAO PAULO, Brazil — Markus Perez dressed up as “The Joker” and became the biggest star of the UFC Sao Paulo ceremonial weigh-ins on Friday, but Wellington Turman got the last laugh on fight night. Turman […]

MMA rankings report: Does Jan Blachowicz deserve bump after UFC Sao Paulo?

It wasn’t the most eventful weekend in MMA history, but nonetheless, UFC on ESPN+ 22 and Bellator 234 are in the books, and there were some items of note: Jan Blachowicz earned a victory over Ronaldo Souza in the UFC light heavyweight main event in Sao Paulo. What does that mean for his spot in […]

Israel Adesanya Wants Paulo Henrique Costa Before ‘USADA Gets Him’

After Israel Adesanya’s sensational stoppage of former Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champ Robert Whittaker back in October, all eyes turned to his first title defense, which was meant to be against the juggernaut Paulo Henrique Costa. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Paulo Costa calls UFC champ Israel Adesanya a ‘P—y African,’ alleges media bias in online rant

Paulo Costa is charging full force at UFC champion Israel Adesanya. On Tuesday, middleweight contender Costa (13-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) took to Twitter to bash Adesanya (18-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC). The Brazilian fighter, who currently is sidelined with a shoulder injury, questioned Adesanya’s willingness to fight him. “Borrachinha” even went as far as to call […]

UFC Sao Paulo: Scorecard

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UFC Sao Paulo medical suspensions: Jan Blachowicz potentially out six months

Jan Blachowicz lands a kick on ‘Jacare’ Souza in the main event of UFC Sao Paulo. | Jason Da Silva-USA TODAY Sports It might take a while for Jan Blachowicz to get back inside the Octagon. The Polish fighter defeated Ronaldo Souza via decision in the main event of UFC Sao Paulo on Saturday night, […]

Video: James Krause refuses to think about next fight after UFC Sao Paulo win: ‘I’ve barely seen my son’

SAO PAULO – UFC welterweight James Krause reacts to his knockout win over Sergio Moraes at UFC Sao Paulo, why he won’t think about his next fight, his recent travel schedule with coaching and fighting, the hostile Brazilian crowd, and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Video: Tracy Cortez gets emotional after UFC Sao Paulo win: ‘My brother passed the baton to me’

SAO PAULO – Tracy Cortez reacts to earning a decision win in her UFC debut against Vanessa Melo at UFC Sao Paulo, talks decision to drop back down to flyweight, her opponents ability to take damage in the final round, what her late brother and mother would have thought of her victory, and more. View […]

Video: Randy Brown explains Michael Chiesa callout at UFC Sao Paulo

SAO PAULO – Welterweight Randy Brown talks about his win over Warlley Alves at UFC Sao Paulo, escaping an early submission attempt, the jiu-jitsu skills he displayed, and why he wants a fight with Michael Chiesa, who he called out in his post-fight interview. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Paul Craig wanted to send ‘Shogun’ Rua into retirement at UFC on ESPN+ 22 in Sao Paulo

Following the split draw between the pair at UFC on ESPN+ 22 on Saturday night, Paul Craig has made no secret of the fact that he wants to face Mauricio Rua again. But he also revealed another motivation for facing him a second time. He wants to retire the Brazilian legend. Craig (12-4-1 MMA, 4-4-1 […]

UFC Sao Paulo Bonus Coverage

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James Krause says hostile crowd at UFC Sao Paulo powered him to KO: ‘I feed off the energy’

James Krause made a winning return from a 15-month layoff to score a bonus-winning third-round knockout of Sergio Moraes at UFC on ESPN+ 22 in Sao Paulo. And the 34-fight veteran said that he felt no ill effects of his time away from active competition. On the ESPN+ post-fight show, Krause (27-7 MMA, 8-3 UFC) […]

‘Jacare’ Battled Illness Prior to UFC Sao Paulo, Believes He Won Three Rounds vs. Blachowicz

It wasn’t the light heavyweight debut he had hoped for, but considering the circumstances, Ronaldo Souza believes he had a pretty credible showing in the UFC Fight Night 164 headliner. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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