Leonardo Santos explains ‘emotional’ celebration after walkoff knockout

STOCKHOLM — Leonardo Santos explained why he chose to run out of the Octagon following his knockout of Stevie Ray, how he’s happy to show that he is more than a jiu-jitsu fighter, why it was so frustrating to be out of so long and how he would spend his bonus at Brazilian barbecue. View […]

Ngannou vs Dos Santos New Minneapolis Main Event

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Junior dos Santos vs. Francis Ngannou moved from UFC 239 to UFC Minneapolis main event

Junior dos Santos and Francis Ngannou are getting a promotion of sorts.A A previously scheduled heavyweight bout between dos Santos and Ngannou has been moved from the UFC 239 pay-per-view card to the UFC Minneapolis main event, according to UFC officials Tuesday. ESPN was first to report the change. A rematch between former welterweight champions […]

Francis Ngannou vs. Junior dos Santos Moved from UFC 239 to UFC on ESPN 3

UFC on ESPN 3 has a new headliner, as a heavyweight clash between Francis Ngannou and Junior dos Santos will top the June 29 card in Minneapolis, Minn. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Thiago Santos: Fighting talent aside, Jon Jones will ‘be remembered as a doper’

RIO DE JANEIRO – Thiago Santos doesn’t have many bad things to say about Jon Jones when it comes to what the UFC champion is able to do inside the octagon. In fact, if you ask Santos (21-6 MMA, 13-5 UFC) to list his top fighters of all time, Jones (24-1 MMA, 18-1 UFC) appears […]

Francis Ngannou Confident A Win Over Junior Dos Santos Earns Him Another Title Shot

Francis Ngannou may be only a fight away from another title shot after back-to-back finishes over Curtis Blaydes and Cain Velasquez. The former heavyweight title challenger now has his sights set on former champ Junior dos Santos, whom he’ll face on July 6 at UFC 239. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Former title challenger Luis Santos won’t stop till he has a ONE Championship belt

With 76 pro fights under his belt, and an incredible 65 wins, it’s safe to say Luis Santos has been around the block a few times. What Santos doesn’t have on his resume yet is a ONE Championship title, even though he had a crack at one four years ago. It’s something he still has […]

Junior Dos Santos convinced he can be UFC champ again and ‘stay there for a long time’

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – Shortly after Junior Dos Santos beat him via second-round TKO in their UFC on ESPN+ 4 headliner, Derrick Lewis went into surgery to repair ligament damage on his left knee. The injury worsened in the battle, but it wasn’t new. Lewis discovered a torn ACL two weeks before the meeting with […]

UFC Stockholm Update: Lightweights Steven Ray, Leonardo Santos to Meet on June 1

A lightweight bout pitting Steven Ray against Leonardo Santos has been added to the UFC Stockholm lineup. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Leonardo Santos returns after 32-month layoff, fights Stevie Ray at UFC Stockholm

Leonardo Santos will finally enter the Octagon in June. The UFC announced on Tuesday that the Nova Uniao fighter will meet Stevie Ray at the Fight Night card in Stockholm, Sweden, on June 1. Santos (16-3-1) hasn’t fought since October of 2016, when he defeated Adriano Martins via decision. UFC Stockholm will happen 967 days […]

Junior Dos Santos vs. Francis Ngannou targeted for UFC 239 in July

Gallery Francis Ngannou def. Cain Velasquez at UFC on ESPN 1: Best photos view 17 images A heavyweight bout between former champ Junior Dos Santos and former title challenger Francis Ngannou is the latest addition to July’s UFC 239 lineup. MMA Junkie verified that Dos Santos (21-5 MMA, 15-4 UFC) and Ngannou (13-3 MMA, 8-2 […]

Francis Ngannou vs. Junior dos Santos slated for UFC 239

A key heavyweight tilt is heading to Las Vegas. Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos is stepping into the Octagon against one-time title challenger Francis Ngannou at UFC 239 in July. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial report from ESPN on Friday evening. The two heavy-handed pugilists were originally slated to square off at UFC […]

Report: Junior dos Santos to Face Francis Ngannou at UFC 239

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is determined to make UFC 239 an all-time great card, adding a major heavyweight matchup between Junior dos Santos and Francis Ngannou. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Jon Jones-Thiago Santos, Amanda Nunes-Holly Holm Title Bouts Set for UFC 239

Just hours after teasing a potential bout with Stipe Miocic in July, Jon Jones has agreed to defend his light heavyweight crown against Thiago Santos at UFC 239. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Neil Magny Booked for UFC Rochester on May 18

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos will get the step up in competition he’s been seeking when he meets Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night 151 in Rochester, N.Y. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie MMA rankings, March 12: Junior Dos Santos a top-three heavyweight once more

Junior Dos Santos is one step closer to reclaiming his past position as the world’s top-ranked heavyweight after another big win at UFC on ESPN+ 4. This past Saturday, former UFC champ Dos Santos (21-5 MMA, 15-4 UFC) strung together his third consecutive win since a 14-month layoff due to a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) […]

Junior dos Santos: Jon Jones challenging Daniel Cormier at heavyweight makes more sense than Brock Lesnar

Junior dos Santos can name a number of potential deserving title contenders for UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. That list does not include Brock Lesnar. Dos Santos, the former heavyweight champ, was unequivocal of his criticism of the possibility of Lesnar returning to the UFC after three years and getting an immediate title shot against […]

Leave it to Junior dos Santos to crash the heavyweight party

The last time Junior dos Santos won three fights in a row he was The Man in the UFC, fighting in Vegas on pay-per-views, usually with a title in play. This time through? He’s fighting off-Broadway for UFC Fight Night shows, winning heavyweight clobberfests in towns like Boise, Idaho and far-off Adelaide. On Saturday night, […]

Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos Wants Top 5 Foe Following Submission of Curtis Millender

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos looked like a Top 5 welterweight on Saturday night and after vanquishing Curtis Millender in under three minutes, he wants nothing less than a Top 5 foe in his next outing. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Trading Shots: Junior Dos Santos isn’t wrong about the absurdity of a potential Brock Lesnar title shot, and yet …

Junior Dos Santos wants almost anyone but Brock Lesnar to fight for the UFC heavyweight title next. And yet, don’t we all know who it’ll be, even if JDS is right that it makes no sense? Retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss in this week’s Trading Shots. […]

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