Marina Rodriguez knew she would upset Amanda Ribas at UFC 257

ABU DHABI – Marina Rodriguez beat Amanda Ribas with a second-round TKO Saturday to open up the main card at UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi. Take a look inside the fight with Rodriguez, who handed -350 favorite Ribas her first UFC loss. View full post on MMA Junkie

Dana White ‘in a good place’ with Conor McGregor now but reveals ‘I was very upset’ last year

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Conor McGregor has always seemingly maintained a strong relationship with UFC president Dana White, but it wasn’t long ago when the fighter and promoter had a personal falling out after several private messages between them were made public. Prior to booking his fight against Dustin Poirier […]

Video: Bellator’s fastest knockouts, including Javy Ayala’s shocking upset of Sergei Kharitonov

Bellator MMA Bellator has seen some truly insane finishes and on Thursday the promotion released a compilation of its fastest knockouts. The list, which doesn’t feature a single fight lasting longer than 20 seconds, includes Javy Ayala spoiling the debut of heavyweight veteran Sergei Kharitonov, Ryan Bader making short work of Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal […]

Logan Paul upset that Dana White hates him now because of brother Jake

Logan Paul really wishes UFC president Dana White wouldn’t lump him together with his brother when it comes to fight talk. In recent weeks, Jake Paul has amplified his trash talk aimed at White, former UFC dual champion Conor McGregor, and a host of other MMA standouts – both active and retired – hoping to […]

MMA Junkie’s 2020 ‘Upset of the Year’: Shana Dobson has biggest UFC underdog win in five years

Shana Dobson showed plenty of potential since appearing on Season 26 of “The Ultimate Fighter.” But she had never quite put things together the way she wanted, going on a three-fight losing skid from 2018-20. That’s why she found herself a prohibitive underdog at the sports books going into her UFC on ESPN 15 flyweight […]

Morning Report: Junior dos Santos upset with UFC over ‘absurd’ Ciryl Gane loss, plans to ‘shut up’ doubters in 2021

Junior dos Santos | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A month later and Junior dos Santos is still upset over the outcome of his last fight, but he’s planning on using that as motivation for 2021. In December, dos Santos was knocked out by Ciryl Gane at UFC 256, but it did not come without some […]

Junior Dos Santos still upset with manner of stoppage loss to Ciryl Gane: ‘It’s not OK’

Junior Dos Santos is having a hard time getting over his loss to Ciryl Gane. Dos Santos (21-9 MMA, 15-8 UFC) suffered his fourth straight TKO when he was stopped by Gane (7-0 MMA, 4-0- UFC) in Round 2 at UFC 256, but the loss didn’t come without controversy. A visibly upset Dos Santos protested the stoppage, […]

Michel Pereira ‘upset’ Anthony Pettis allegedly turned down UFC Vegas 17 fight, Pettis responds

Michel Pereira (pictured, right) and Anthony Pettis will both fight at UFC Vegas 17, but not against each other | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Michel Pereira will fight Khaos Williams on the main card of UFC Vegas 17. The flashy welterweight was expecting a different opponent, though. Speaking with MMA Fighting ahead of his fifth […]

Short-notice newcomer Sam Hughes aims to upset Tecia Torres at UFC 256

Sam Hughes spoke to reporters ahead of UFC 256 during Thursday’s virtual media day. Hughes (5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) discussed her strawweight matchup with Tecia Torres (11-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC), taking the fight on just six days’ notice as a replacement for Angela Hill, her plans to pull off the upset, and more. Watch the […]

Nicolas Dalby ready for a top-10 test after UFC 255 upset win

LAS VEGAS – Nicolas Dalby beat Daniel Rodriguez with a unanimous decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC 255 in Las Vegas. Take a look inside the fight with Dalby, who won for the fifth straight time. View full post on MMA Junkie

Advised by Amanda Nunes, Jennifer Maia Plans to Upset Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 255

After three impressive title defenses, flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko will put her belt on the line for the fourth time Saturday against Brazilian Jennifer Maia in the co-main event of UFC 255. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Thiago Santos breaks down UFC on ESPN+ 40 upset loss to Teixeira: ‘I wasn’t there’

Thiago Santos didn’t make an appearance at the UFC on ESPN+ 40 post-fight news conference. Moments earlier, Santos (21-8 MMA, 13-7 UFC) tapped to a third-round rear-naked choke against fellow Brazilian Glover Teixeira (32-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC) in the main event. It was Santos’ long-awaited return after surgeries on both knees. A win would have […]

Thiago Santos ‘upset’ with Israel Adesanya’s shot at Jan Blachowicz, but won’t give up hope

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Thiago Santos hoped to secure a shot at newly-crowned UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz with a win over Glover Teixeira in the main event of UFC Vegas 13 on Saturday. But Israel Adesanya’s announced light heavyweight title fight ruined his plans. Santos, who holds a knockout victory over the Polish […]

Thiago Moises calls out ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone and Alexander Hernandez after upset win

LAS VEGAS – Thiago Moises beat Bobby Green with a unanimous decision Saturday to open up the main card at UFC on ESPN+ 39 in Las Vegas. Take a look inside the fight with Moises, who was the only betting underdog to pick up a win in 11 fights at the event. View full post […]

ONE Championship results, video: Two new champions crowned after stunning upset finishes

Reinier de Ridder attacks Aung La N Sang with a choke at ONE Championship: Inside the Matrix on Friday in Singapore | ONE Championship Two long-reigning champions saw their title runs end on Friday. In the main event of ONE Championship: Inside the Matrix, unbeaten Dutchman Reinier de Ridder (13-0) needed less than a round […]

MMA fighters react to Teofimo Lopez’s upset win over Vasiliy Lomachenko

Teofimo Lopez impressed many beyond the boxing world Saturday night. The 23-year-old outpointed Vasiliy Lomachenko in a unanimous decision win that had him up on the judges’ scorecards 116-112, 119-109 and 117-111 in Las Vegas. Lopez, who already held the IBF title, picked up the WBA, WBO and WBC titles from Lomachenko to become the […]

After big upset at UFC on ESPN+ 36, Damon Jackson yearning for full camp

After big upset at UFC on ESPN+ 36, Damon Jackson yearning for full camp View full post on MMA Junkie

How a huge upset, bonus and new job capped off an incredible week for UFC’s Shana Dobson

It was a memorable fight week for Shana Dobson at UFC on ESPN 15. Not only did Dobson score one of the biggest upsets in UFC history when she stopped Mariya Agapova in the second round, she also just landed a job that she interviewed for in the lead up to her fight. Juggling numerous […]

Kevin Croom ready to get back in a hurry after 31-second major upset win

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Daniel Pineda: Upset win at UFC 252 led to friends winning ‘a lot more’ than $250K

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC After an over six-year absence, Daniel Pineda’s return to the octagon was as good as can be. That sentiment not only rings true for himself, but those who believed in him as well. Pineda finished Herbert Burns in the second round after landing a flurry of elbows in the crucifix […]

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