Why Jan Blachowicz is rooting for Thiago Santos at UFC 239

LOS ANGELES – Thiago Santos will have an unlikely fan at UFC 239 when he goes on his underdog’s quest to give UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones the first legitimate defeat of his career. That member of “Marreta’s” rooting section? None other than fellow light heavyweight contender Jan Blachowicz. The 36-year-old from Poland met […]

Francis Ngannou vs. Junior dos Santos showdown is heavyweight jolt we’ve been missing

The top of the UFC heavyweight division has mostly been a barren landscape of dusty tumbleweeds lately, which is to say that nothing much has been going on. Champion Daniel Cormier has a date booked with Stipe Miocic, but has otherwise been sidelined since the beginning of last November, a total of almost eight months. […]

UFC on ESPN 3 ‘Ngannou vs. Dos Santos’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring

Sherdog’s live UFC on ESPN 3 coverage begins Saturday at 6 p.m. ET. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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 […]

UFC on ESPN 3 breakdown: A first-round knockout prediction … for Ngannou or Dos Santos?

MMA Junkie Radio co-host and MMA Junkie contributor Dan Tom breaks down the UFC’s top bouts. Today, we look at the main event for UFC on ESPN 3. UFC on ESPN 3 takes place Saturday at Target Center in Minneapolis. The card airs on ESPN. Francis Ngannou (13-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) Staple info: Height: 6’4″ […]

Junior Dos Santos Isn’t Afraid Of Francis Ngannou

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Junior Dos Santos: Francis Ngannou ‘doesn’t know (expletive) about jiu-jitsu’

Former UFC heavyweight champ Junior Dos Santos doesn’t look at Francis Ngannou the same after he questioned his Brazilian jiu-jitsu credentials. Ngannou’s quip that Dos Santos’ black belt is fake only served to offend the person that awarded it, Dos Santos told MMA Junkie. “I don’t really care about what my opponents say, because sometimes […]

Referees, judges assigned for Jones vs. Santos, Nunes vs. Holm at UFC 239 

The referees and judges for the UFC 239 main and co-main events in Las Vegas have now been assigned following a Nevada State Athletic Commission meeting on Wednesday. Veteran referee Herb Dean will be the third man in the octagon when light heavyweight champion Jon Jones looks to defend his title against Thiago Santos in […]

Francis Ngannou: I’m a Better Boxer Than Junior dos Santos

Francis Ngannou will face the third-ranked Junior dos Santos on June 29 in Minneapolis. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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 […]

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