Kelvin Gastelum releases first statement since UFC 236 battle with Israel Adesanya

Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya put on an all-timer at UFC 236 this past weekend and even though it was Adesanya who came out on top in the interim middleweight title bout, Gastelum has maintained his cheery disposition and is already looking ahead to the future. The 27-year-old provided an update on his status late […]

Kids no more: How Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier have grown up since their first fight

The first time they fought, Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier were practically kids. At UFC 236, they’ll have the rematch under very different circumstances. Holloway, the reigning UFC featherweight champion, is moving up a division to run it back with Poirier on Saturday night in Atlanta, this time with the interim lightweight title on the […]

UFC Philadelphia: Ray Borg gives update on newborn son, how he’s changed since health scare

WILMINGTON, Del. – One year ago, Ray Borg might have been down in the dumps about another opponent switch on five days’ notice. Now, it barely registers. “At the point I’m in my life, I don’t give a damn any more,” Borg (11-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) told MMA Junkie before a meeting with two-division LFA […]

UFC 235 prelims tie for second-best mark since 2013

Saturday night’s prelims prior to UFC 235 averaged a 1.0 rating based on the overnight ratings in the metered market. The number would be the same as what the prelims before UFC 234 did in the overnights, which for that show translated to 1,339,000 viewers. This would tie that show, as well as a few […]

Fighting in Fortaleza for first time since debut, Thiago Alves predicts KO win over Max Griffin

FORTALEZA, Brazil — Fighting in his hometown for the first time in almost two decades, Thiago Alves talks about having his mother in the arena at UFC Fortaleza, how he expects to beat Max Griffin, his role as one of Dustin Poirier coaches, and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Jim Miller reflects on growth since first Charles Oliveira fight ahead of UFC on FOX 31 rematch

MILWAUKEE – It took Jim Miller 31 fights to get his first octagon rematch. It wasn’t something Miller (29-12 MMA, 18-11 UFC) asked for. Nobody else was available for the winter, and Charles Oliveira (24-8 MMA, 12-8 UFC) volunteered to stand across from him at UFC on FOX 31. “I’ve never been the picky type,” Miller […]

In first comments since brawl, Conor McGregor training partner Dillon Danis fires back at Rafael dos Anjos

Hours after his involvement in a wild melee in Las Vegas, Dillon Danis was firing back at a former UFC champion on Twitter. Khabib Nurmagomedov jumped the cage after his UFC 229 win over Conor McGregor on Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena and went right after McGregor cornerman Danis, who was egging him on. Rafael […]

Eryk Anders Finds Humor in Defeat: ‘I Haven’t Been That Tired Since My Wedding Night’

Eryk Anders took his second career defeat in stride, offering both a little humor and a little class in his post-fight reaction. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC Sao Paulo results: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira picks up first win since 2016, knocking out Sam Alvey

At 42, and with just one win in five years, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (23-8 MMA, 6-5 UFC) seemed a long shot but stunned Sam Alvey (33-11 MMA, 10-6 UFC) to turn back the clock for at least one night. The light heavyweight bout took place on the FS1-broadcast main card of tonight’s UFC Fight Night […]

Jon Jones announces ‘comeback season’ in first statement since USADA verdict

Jon Jones is back. On Wednesday, it was reported by MMA Fighting that the former UFC light heavyweight champion had been given a 15-month suspension for his second failed drug test, which came from a sample collected in July of last year. That means Jones will be eligible to compete again on Oct. 28. Jones […]

Urijah Faber explains why Cody Garbrandt has kept low profile since UFC 227

LAS VEGAS — Where in the world is Cody Garbrandt? The former UFC bantamweight champion vanished from social media for more than a month after his first-round TKO loss to rival T.J. Dillashaw in the main event of UFC 227 in Los Angeles, his second loss to Dillashaw in less than a year. Garbrandt’s silence […]

Video: UFC vet Nicolas Dalby picks up first win since 2015 with highlight-reel finish at CW 96

Former UFC fighter and Cage Warriors champion Nicolas Dalby got back to his winning ways with a tremendous head kick to submission win over Roberto Allegretti on Saturday night at Cage Warriors 96. “Sharpshooter” landed a signature head kick and sent his Italian foe down in the first minute of the second round. Somehow, Allegretti […]

Trading Shots: Perspective on Demetrious Johnson’s UFC title reign since it’s over (for now)

Did Demetrious Johnson deserve to lose his UFC flyweight title at UFC 227? And how do we view his time as champ now that it’s over (at least for now)? Retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss in this week’s Trading Shots. * * * * Fowlkes: The […]

ONE Championship 78 highlights: Here’s what 51-year-old Renzo Gracie did in first MMA bout since 2010

It’s not everyday a 51-year-old MMA legend returns from an eight-plus-year layoff to strap on the gloves and return to the cage. For Renzo Gracie (14-7-1), though, it was largely another day at the office after he tapped out fellow former PRIDE competitor and 100-fight MMA vet Yuki Kondo (59–35–9) with a second-round choke in […]

In first non-title bout since 2014, nothing has changed for Jedrzejczyk

What makes a champion? It’s a question Joanna Jedrzejczyk was asked endless times during her reign at the top of the UFC’s strawweight division from 2015 to 2017, and she had her own answers.“I thought maybe talent, maybe hard work,” she said. “But after so many years of training and titles, I know that it’s […]

Video: Erick Silva pulls off crazy come-from-behind win in first non-UFC fight since 2010

Longtime UFC veteran Erick Silva snapped a two-fight losing streak in spectacular fashion on Friday night. Fighting outside the Octagon for the first time since 2010, the 34-year-old Silva pulled off a highlight-reel come-from-behind win over Bellator veteran Nick Barnes in the main event of LFA 45. After getting dropped with a short left hook, […]

UFC Hamburg broadcast plans set: Rashad Evans back for first time since retiring from MMA

The broadcasting teams are set for UFC Fight Night 134, FOX Sports officials today confirmed with MMAjunkie. UFC Fight Night 134 takes place Sunday at Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany. The card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. In the main event, Mauricio Rua (25-10 MMA, 9-8 UFC) takes on Anthony […]

Max Holloway Speaks Out For the First Time Since UFC 226 Removal

Two days after the stunning news of his removal from the UFC 226 lineup, Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight champion Max Holloway has broken his silence. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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