The Ultimate Fighter Season 24 finale takes place tonight at the Palms Casino and Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada and will air mostly on Fox Sports 1 with a couple preliminary bouts opening the event on Fight Pass. The show will feature the tournament champion, Tim Elliot fighting Demetrious Johnson for the flyweight championship as
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Conor McGregor won the featherweight title at UFC 194, on December 12, 2015. Then he fought at welterweight twice, and won the lightweight championship. He and partner Dee Devlin are expecting a baby in May, and he plans to take a break until then. So that is a year and half at the earliest before
The new UFC owners, WME-IMG, want a return on their four billion dollar investment. One of their first prominent acts was to lay off around 15% of the staff, some 70-80 employees in total, including some of the league’s top executives. Late in October MMAjunkie’s Steven Marrocco and Ben Fowlkes obtained a 58-page UFC investor document that
The Eddie Bravo Invitational 10 streamed live from Mexico City, Mexico on Friday, December 10, live on UFC Fight Pass. EBI featherweight champion Eddie Cummings was part of the 16-man bracket to determine the promotion’s bantamweight champion. The bracket also includes current champion, 10th Planet’s own Geo Martinez, setting up a potential Danaher Death Squad vs. 10th
Bellator 166 took place Friday, December 2nd in Thackerville, Oklahoma and aired on Spike TV. The main event featured a bantamweight title fight between Joe Warren and Eduardo Dantas.
One Wednesday the sport was promised an ’industry redefining’ announcement at 4:00 p.m. ET. What we got was five brave, well-meaning souls, and Bellator founder Bjorn Rebney. The Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association seeks a 600% increase in fighter salary, among other aims. The sole conceivable way to force a company to increase the talent’s salary
In 2014 when the UFC determined to add a new women’s strawweight division they got 11 fighters from Invicta FC. Claudia Gadelha couldn’t stay on weight and was dropped, Juliana Lima had insufficient English and was dropped, and Paige VanZant was too young and was dropped. Eight other fighters were added via tryouts, leaving 16 for
At UFC Fight Night 95, in Brasilia, Brazil, on September 24, 2016, heavyweight Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson stopped Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva via strikes in the second. Big Country and Bigfoot are friends, and Nelson felt that McCarthy waited too long to stop the fight, so he kicked him and flipped him off. You cannot get physical with
Jon Jones lost his UFC light heavyweight championship when he fled the scene of a hit and run accident, leaving a pregnant woman with a broken arm. He acknowledged substance abuse and tried to turn his life around. During Jones’ absence, Daniel Cormier won the vacated belt, and at UFC 197, Jones planned to return and
RIZIN is in the middle of a massive 14-man tournament, that will feature an 8-man quarter-finals at RIZIN 3 on December 29 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The semis and finals will be part of RIZIN 4, the promotion’s massive New Years Eve show. ROUND 1 took place on September 25, 2016, at Saitama Super Arena.
Former UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor won the title at UFC 194. On December 12, 2015. His next fight was for the lightweight title at UFC 196 on March 5, 2016. Then then-champion Rafael Dos Anjos dropped out with an injury, and Nate Diaz stepped in on such short notice that the fight was made at
Demetrious Johnson, the best pound for pound fighter in the UFC, fights TUFC 24 winner Tim Elliott at the season Finale on December 3 at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. In a sterling interview with Kevin Iole for Yahoo Sports, Johnson described the unique path he is on. He began by noting that
Back in 2014 UGer SensoriaUtopia rightly posted that Jens Pulver, the first UFC lightweight champion, deserved to be in the UFC Hall of Fame. Lil’ Evil himself replied. I will always be thankful for all of you, the Fans, fighters, media, old UFC, and of Course Dana white, Lorenzo Fertitta and Zuffa for making the UFC
UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is taking a break from fighting until May when he and partner Dee Devlin are expecting their first child. He has spoken little of who he wants to fight next. He was in fact silent on the featherweight division, and made the decision to give up the belt. He dismissed #1
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is probably the greatest fighter ever in the Octagon. And we will probably never know that definitively because he has not been a champion in life. Many fans have said that he could yet turn his life around. But Cus D’Amato said, “People who are born round don’t die
UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier tore his right adductor muscle near the groin, and was unable to fight Anthony Johnson at UFC 207 on December 10. We appeared recently on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour, and said he was undecided on whether or not to have surgery. His options were rest, rest with platelet-rich plasma
On November 18, the Invicta FC 20 main event ended with a stunning upset -Tonya Evinger tapped to an armbar from challenger Yana Kunitskaya at 1:59 of the first, live on UFC Fight Pass. Unfortunately, there was a refereeing error. Evinger attempted to escape by stepping on her opponent’s face. While a stomp in his scenario is illegal,
UFC 205 was the greatest card in league history with three title fights. UFC 207 is headlined by the return of Ronda Rousey and bantamweight title fight between champion Dominick Cruz and Cody Garbrandt. UFC 206 has an awesome fight with a made up interim title between Anthony Pettis and Max Holloway, after light heavyweight
Today Ariel Helwani broke the surprising news that Conor McGregor obtained a professional boxing license in California. Andy Foster, the California State Athletic Commissions executive officer noted “He got a license today and a federal ID…He’s a California boxer now….He’s qualified [as a boxer]…I’d love to see him fight in California. It just needs to