Thiago Moises ignores pressure of last fight of UFC deal, vows to squeeze Michael Johnson’s neck

Thiago Moises battles Michael Johnson in a lightweight bout at UFC Jacksonville. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Florida-based lightweight Thiago Moises knew there was a good chance the UFC would reach out to him. After all, they had multiple events planned for Jacksonville, Fla., and he made sure to stay ready just in case. When […]

UFC 249 breakdown: Tony Ferguson, Justin Gaethje both bring pressure. Who was going to get the finish?

MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down the UFC’s top bouts. Today, we look at the scrapped main event for UFC 249, which was to feature two of the most exciting fighters in the sport. Set to take place Saturday at Tachi Palace Resort Casino in California, UFC 249 was canceled due to the ongoing […]

Sijara Eubanks promises pressure at UFC 249: I’m a force to be reckoned with

While she’s been in the UFC for less than three years, Sijara Eubanks’ octagon run has been a roller-coaster affair. No more, she says. “When I’m fighting at my best, when I’m the best ‘Sarj’ I can be, the fights are exciting,” Eubanks told MMA Junkie. “All 15 minutes of the Aspen Ladd fight were […]

Endeavor, UFC and Bellator parent company face financial pressure due to high debt during coronavirus outbreak

Ari Emanuel (pictured, right) | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Endeavor—the parent company of the UFC—is facing potential fallout from the ongoing coronavirus outbreak effectively shutting down the sports and entertainment industries. S&P Global revealed a list of 107 companies this week including Endeavor and the UFC that were put on a negative credit watch or […]

Max Griffin wants to pressure Alex Oliveira at UFC 248: ‘I can’t let him get comfortable in there’

Max Griffin knows what kind of fight he needs to bring to Alex Oliveira. Griffin (15-7 MMA, 3-5 UFC) opens up the UFC 248 main card when he takes on Oliveira (20-8-1 MMA, 9-6 UFC), in an appealing stylistic matchup that has his juices flowing. “He’s an exciting fighter that brings it and is always […]

Daniel Rodriguez not surprised he rose to the occasion under UFC Rio Rancho pressure

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – Daniel Rodriguez beat Tim Means with a second-round submission Saturday to close out the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 25 in Rio Rancho, N.M. Take a look inside the fight with Rodriguez, who got a $50,000 performance bonus in his short-notice UFC debut. Result: Daniel Rodriguez def. Tim Means via […]

Mario Bautista Motivated By More Pressure

Mario Bautista wants to follow-up his Fight of the Night performance by ending his opponent’s unbeaten run. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Haqparast Fights For Himself, Feels No Pressure

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Irene Aldana feels ready for title shot after big UFC 245 win but won’t put pressure on

LAS VEGAS – Irene Aldana isn’t one to try and call her shots. That won’t change, even after her bonus-earning knockout of Ketlen Vieira at UFC 245. While she feels comfortable declaring she’s ready for a title shot, Aldana told media backstage she doesn’t want to “pressure anyone.” In her eyes, the UFC makes the […]

Romania’s Diana Belbita Doesn’t Feel Any Added Pressure Ahead of UFC Debut

Diana Belbita will make her Octagon debut on the preliminary card of UFC on ESPN 6 on Friday when she faces Liverpool’s Molly McCann in Boston. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Kron Gracie Owns The Pressure That His Name Brings

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Paulo Costa: Israel Adesanya ‘Cannot Fight with Guys Who Pressure Him’

Paulo Henrique Costa was seated cageside for Israel Adesanya’s victory over Robert Whittaker in the UFC 243 headliner on Saturday, setting the stage for a future championship showdown between two undefeated fighters. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Islam Makhachev admits pressure, but grateful for huge support at UFC 242

ABU DHABI – Russian star Islam Makhachev says he plans on emulating his friend and teammate Khabib Nurmagomedov and holding the UFC lightweight title, but admits he’ll wait patiently for his time to come. Makhachev defeated Davi Ramos by unanimous decision at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi and was honored by his UFC champion teammate […]

Dustin Poirier Believes All The Pressure Is On Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242

UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier will attempt to defy the odds this weekend when he faces off against undefeated champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for a unification title fight in the 155-pound division. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dustin Poirier: More pressure on Khabib Nurmagomedov to win at UFC 242

ABU DHABI – Dustin Poirier expects to win at UFC 242, but he said it’s on Khabib Nurmagomedov to deliver, given the circumstances around Saturday’s event. Poirier (25-5 MMA, 17-4 UFC) enters his lightweight championship unifier with Nurmagomedov (27-0 MMA, 11-0 UFC) as a significant betting underdog. That’s largely due to the way in which “The […]

Khonry Gracie Doesn’t Believe Family Name Adds Pressure

Khonry Gracie returns to action at Bellator 225 when he takes on Oscar Vera. Of course, he is the son of Royce Gracie and the grandson of the legendary Helio Gracie. To have that last name, given all the family has accomplished in mixed martial arts is special, yet he doesn’t believe it adds any […]

Giagos Enjoys The Hometown Pressure

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Drakkar Klose Believes Christos Giagos Won’t Be Able To Handle His Pressure at UFC 241

Drakkar Klose was originally supposed to fight Beneil Dariush at UFC Sacramento in July. Dariush had to pull out of the bout during fight week and it left Klose with no opponent. For him, it was disappointing not being able to compete. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Kayla Harrison Wants Pressure of ‘Cyborg’ Fight, Urges Ex-Champ to Sign with PFL

Cristiane Justino is the top free agent available and many promotions are after her. Count Kayla Harrison among those recruiting her to the Professional Fighters League. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Kennedy Nzechukwu says he panicked in UFC debut, feels less pressure going into UFC Newark

NEWARK, N.J. – Kennedy Nzechukwu has moved past his first career loss, a performance he described as “horrifying.” Nzechukwu (6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) looks to get back to winning ways when he takes on Darko Stosic (13-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) this Saturday at UFC on ESPN 5 in Newark, N.J. Nzechukwu dropped his UFC debut […]

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