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Miocic goes the distance with DC to retain Heavyweight title

Stipe Miocic takes the rubber match, edging out Daniel Cormier 2-1 in their Trilogy via Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47) Stipe Miocic (19-3) meets Daniel Cormier (22-2) for the rubber match. Clarity is finally returning to the Heavyweight Division. The log jam at the top of the division is coming loose and the next generation […]

Chito Vera cancels ‘Sugar Show’ with R1 KO at UFC 252

The Chito Show is official at 135lbs as Vera stings O’Malley with first defeat The ‘Sugar Show’ comes to the Apex with undefeated prospect Sean O’Malley (12-0) buzzing from his back to back Round 1 KO’s. The prospect has largely called his shots along the way and got the opponent he wanted in Marlon ‘Chito’ […]

Jairzinho Rozenstruik adds JDS to the highlight reel with R2 KO

‘Bigi Boy’ continues to rocket up the Heavyweight rankings with second round finish of Junior Dos Santos at UFC 252 An undefeated Jairzinho Rozenstruik (10-1) was on track for a story book title run with back to back KO victories over Andrei Arlovski and Alistair Overeem until his efforts were derailed by Heavyweight title challenger […]

Dvalishvili steamrolls Dodson at UFC 252 with 30-27 Unanmious Decision

‘The Machine’ takes his win streak to 5 fights after dominating ‘The Magician’ for three rounds at UFC 252 John Dodson (21-11) has struggled with alternating wins and losses before hitting a two fight losing skid with losses to Jimmie Rivera and divisional darling Petr Yan. Dodson bounced back with a win in his most […]

UFC Rio Rancho gets LHW Main Event: Anderson vs Blachowicz 2

UFCs return to New Mexico at Santa Ana Star Center in suburb of Rio Rancho is beginning to fill out. As we previously reported the announcements of Ray Borg vs Rogério Bontorin and Montana de la Rosa vs Mara Romero Borella, the card now has it’s main event. It will feature the rematch between light […]

Brian Ortega withdraws from UFC Busan with partial ACL tear

UFC Featherweight contender Brian Ortega has been forced to withdraw from his Dec 21st match up with Chan Sung Jung in Busan, South Korea. He has sustained a partial ACL tear in training and will reportedly be out for 2-3 months as he rehabilitates the injury. He had considered pushing on a fighting through the […]

Ray Borg returns to Flyweight at UFC Rio Rancho Feb 15

UFC will make it’s return to New Mexico on Feb 15 for the first time since ’14. The Fight Night card will be held in Albuquerque suburb Rio Rancho at Santa Ana Star Center. Only two bouts have been confirmed so far, both at Flyweight. Ray Borg will face off against Dana White’s Contender Series […]

The Complexion of Forgiveness & Exclusivity of Redemption in a Failed Society & its Sporting Culture

Although I find it to be less of an indictment on sports, and more so upon the structure of our collapsing society and its fundamental inability or intentional unwillingness to solve social issues including domestic violence in any capacity, the unfortunate reality is that domestic violence, sexual assault and violent crime in general, will always […]

Conor McGregor sexual assault allegations involve ‘high level of violence’

Rape investigations in Dublin, Ireland involving Conor McGregor report allegations of high level of violence. Disgraced UFC star Conor McGregor is once again at the center of criminal investigations in Dublin, Ireland for a rape allegations that reportedly involved a high level of violence. While North American media outlets have largely ignored these ongoing investigations, […]

Rozenstruik makes statement with KO of Arlovski at UFC 244

Suriname’s Jairzinho ‘Bigi Boy’ Rozenstruik has officially arrived into the mainstream consciousness with his 0:29 knockout of UFC veteran Andrei Arlovski. His killer left hook marks his third consecutive first round knockout since joining UFC. He has yet to make it past the first round since joining the promotion with early knockouts of Allen Crowder […]

Demetrious Johnson’s ONE legacy begins as Flyweight GP Champion

Demetrious Johnson won the One Championship Flyweight Grand Prix with a unanimous decision over Danny Kingad at ONE 100 Century on Oct 12 in Tokyo, Japan. The match began with a sequence of scrambling wild exchanges until Johnson and Kingad settle into the clinch. Kingad enjoyed a spell of control on the fence before separating […]

Vinicius Moreira 0-3 in UFC after RNC loss to Paul Craig

Vicinius Moreira (9-4) earned his UFC contract with a second round submission of John Allen on DWCS: Brazil 3. Since joining the UFC he has lost both of his fights in the very first round and kept the streak alive with his submission loss to Paul Craig in Mexico City at UFC on ESPN+ 17. […]

Azure outstrikes Katona to stay undefeated 8-0 in Vancouver

Round 1 Azure lands some big shots early and drops Katona as he was stepping on to the back foot. Katona recovers and stands to pressure Azure into the fence and lock up his right leg searching for the takedown. Katona controls a large portion of the wrong completely wrapped around Azure’s right leg. They […]

Miles Johns advances to 10-0 in UFC debut

Round 1 Smith shoots slow for the double leg and Johns reverses the attempt into a double underhook gets him onto the fence. Smith commits to his wrestling early and sticks to Johns. He takes John’s back while standing and attempts to secure a body triangle. Johns walks around the octagon with the backpack on, […]

UFC Heavyweight Rankings Review

With Abu Dhabi and Vancouver in the books, it is time to revisit the UFC Heavyweight Rankings and review how things have shaken up heading into the end of the year. The bottom half of the rankings look to be the most interesting as new blood works their way into the fold. Augusto Sakai is […]

Yair Rodriguez vs Jeremy Stephens

Mexico City’s main event features Yair Rodriguez vs Jeremy Stephens. In his last outing Rodriguez landed a record setting last minute elbow KO of Korean Zombie. He was losing on the scorecards going into the decision but pulled off the miracle win with a ducking upper elbow. Rodriguez has shown twice now that he is […]

The 2019 Eye-Gouger’s Almanac

2019 without a doubt has been the Year of The Flying Knee, but the Eye Gouge is barging its way into the conversation. Year to year we see an evolution in MMA techniques and strategies as gyms and trainers gradually explore what is successful and what is not. It is giving birth to generations of […]

What’s Next For Justin Gaethje?

Justin Gaethje can’t go wrong with either of the options before him. The proverbial ‘McGregor Red Panty Night’ or a UFC title shot. Or both. Justin Gaethje moves on to 21-2 with his first round finishes of Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in Vancouver. When asked in his octagon interview about a potential match up against Conor […]

Gaethje KOs Cowboy in first round for LW contender spot

Round 1 As they circle into the center of the Octagon, Cowboy uses his jab and teep kick to keep Justin at distance, but Gaethje responds by breaking out the lead leg kicks. Gaethje showcases some improved footwork fluidly shuffling left and right, yet always on the backfoot anticipating the loaded counter shot. He finds […]

Jacare makes the move up to 205lbs vs Jan Blachowicz

Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza is moving up in weight and will make his Light Heavyweight debut in Sao Paolo, Brasil on November 16 against contender Jan Blachowicz. Jacare has ended his run at 185lbs after being unable to book a rematch with Kelvin Gastelum. Souza hasn’t enjoyed back to back wins since 2017 when he had […]

Zabit vs Kattar moves from Boston to Moscow

Due to undisclosed reasons Zabit Magomedsharipov has been forced to pull out of his Co-Main Event fight with Calvin Kattar on October 18 in Boston, MA. The bout has been rescheduled for November 9 in Moscow, Russia. New England native Calvin Kattar made it a priority to use his surging momentum to ensure his place […]

The BMF Title and The Disaster at Welterweight

An actual ‘People’s Main Event’ Main Event is coming to Madison Square Garden on November 2 as Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal face off for the BMF Belt. Yes an actual One Night Only belt as a trophy for the ‘Baddest Motherfucker in The Game”. Is this the epitome of ‘Entertainment Era’ novelty or a […]

What’s Next for Li ‘The Leech’ Jingliang?

With many exciting potential match ups at the bottom of the Top 15, Jingliang calls out Robbie Lawler for UFC Singapore clash. With his third round knockout of Elizeau Zaleski dos Santos (#14), Li looked to take his spot and break into the top 15 rankings. Ultimately dos Santos did drop out of the rankings, […]

Video: Jarjis Danho makes UFC return against Greg Hardy

Watch this cut of Jarjis Danho’s pre UFC performances and decide for yourself what kind of opponent might show up against Greg Hardy, Oct 26 on UFC on ESPN+ 20. UFC Matchmakers continue their slow burn with Heavyweight prospect Greg Hardy (5-1) as they announced his booking against Syrian born German Jarjis Danho (5-1-1) at […]

Miocic finishes DC to recapture Heavyweight Gold at UFC 241

Miocic starts his finishing sequence over Daniel Cormier with savage body shots to reclaim the UFC Heavyweight title in Anaheim, CA Daniel Cormier is undefeated at Heavyweight and arguably the best to ever compete in the division. With a record setting three title defenses and a resume littered with historical titans, Stipe Miocic is undoubtably […]

Nigerian prospect Yusuff cruises to first round KO over veteran Martinez

A product of Dana White’s Contender Series, Nigerian born Featherweight contender Sodiq Yusuff (9-1) is an undefeated 3-0 since earning his UFC contract. He faces off against Mexican veteran Gabriel Martinez (21-6) who is building on a 2 fight win streak in UFC. ‘Moggly’ Martinez is 5-2 in his UFC campaign and will look to […]

Short notice gamble in Shenzhen pays off for Mizuki Inoue

It’s a short notice bout for Mizuki Inoue as she makes her UFC debut. The former DEEP Jewels 115lbs champion holds an overall 13-5 record that includes Invicta ‘Fight of the Night’ performances against now UFC contenders Alexa Grasso and Karolina Kowalkiewicz. She lost a bout for the vacant Invicta Strawweight title and had one […]

Kara-France remains undefeated in UFC after Shenzhen victory

No stranger to winning in China, Kai Kara-France extends his win streak to eight with unaimous decision over Mark De La Rosa New Zealand’s Kai Kara-France (19-7) is an undefeated 3-0 in UFC on an overall 7 fight win streak. His opponent Mark De La Rosa (11-2) is an even 2-2 in the promotion with […]

Zhang stuns Andrade with 47 second TKO to become first Chinese UFC champion

Zhang Weili introduces the world to ‘China Power’ after capturing UFC Strawweight gold Although only 3-0 in her UFC Strawweight campaign, China’s Zhang Weili boasts an impressive 19-1 overall record. Zhang’s solitary defeat is from her 2013 professional debut against Bo Meng. Zhang has since enjoyed a whirlwind 19 fight win streak coming into her […]

Joanna vs Waterson strawweight title eliminator official for UFC on ESPN+ 9

Michelle Waterson faces off against strawweight boogie woman Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC on ESPN+ 9 On October 8 in Tampa, Florida.  Michelle Waterson looks to extend her win streak to four fights as she has strung together consecutive decision victories over Courtney Casey, Felice Herrig and Karolina Kowalkiewicz. Dana White immediately stated at the UFC […]

Ladd vs Kunitskaya to Main Event UFC on ESPN 7 pending CSAC clearance

UFC Bantamweight Aspen Ladd will require additional medical scrutiny ahead of an agreed bout with Yana Kunitskaya on Dec 7 in Washington D.C.  The controversy stems from her gaining 18% of her body weight after a questionable weight cut prior to her recent early stoppage loss to Germain De Randemie in Sacramento. At official weigh-ins […]

UFC, PFL exposure grows as ESPN+, Disney+, Hulu to be offered in $12.99 bundle

Walt Disney Co. Chairman and CEO Robert Iger announced in a press release that beginning November 12 they will be launching their Disney+ streaming service. The subscription was initially announced to be priced individually at $6.99 monthly, well below the cheapest Netflix package at $12.99. Now it’s been revealed that the new family friendly service […]

‘Zabeast’ is Back in Boston at UFC on ESPN 6

Dagestani sensation Zabit Magomedsharipov will officially face New England’s own Calvin Kattar in a Featherweight Co-Main Event on October 18th at TD Garden in Boston. There was much speculation that Zabit would be competing in Mexico City against fellow fan favorite Brian Ortega, but his booking with a surging Calvin Kattar will be equally intriguing […]

Dana White’s Contender Series Week 6

Contract Winners: Rodrigo Nascimento, Tracy Cortez, Aalon Cruz, Aleksa Camur Michal Martinek vs Rodrigo Nascimento The heavyweights start the evening off with Brazil’s Rodrigo Nascimento (6-0) taking on the Czech Michal Martinek (6-0). Martinek enters this bout with a significant reach disadvantage, being generally outsized by his opponent across the board. The striking exchanges begin […]

UFC and Aurora Cannabis announce historic CBD research partnership

UFC Fighters will voluntarily participate in clinical studies on CBD oil’s impact on sports medicine with Aurora Cannabis. In a July 24 press conference at the UFC Apex Facility in Las Vegas, it was announced that Canada’s Aurora Cannabis is now on an eight year agreement with the UFC to conduct research on Cannabidiol (CBD) […]

Jon Jones ponders MSG debut?

Jon Jones next fight likely in Madison Square Garden or Las Vegas. UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon ‘Bones’ Jones initially hinted that his next fight would be on December 14 in Las Vegas, but it would now seem that he has set his sights on the iconic Madison Square Garden on November 2. Fighting at […]

Dana White’s Contender Series Week 5

Contract Winners: Billy Quarantillo, Jamahal Hill, Sean Woodson Billy Quarantillo vs Kamuela Kirk Billy Quarantillo opens this featherweight bout as the aggressor but his low kick turns into a takedown as Kirk steals his ankle and takes him down directly into guard. Billy continually shifts position throughout the remainder of the first round trying to […]

Emmett emerging as finisher with TKO win over Bektic

Tri-Star’s Mirsad Bektic (13-1) enters this bout as a slight favorite over Team Alpha Male’s Josh Emmett (14-2). Bektic has had a strong start in his UFC campaign with his only loss coming from a last round KO to Darren Elkins and half of his wins coming from early finishes including a Fight of The […]