#JusticeForGannon Part 1 of the Sean Gannon interview was rightly described by a number of UGers as the best thing they ever read in the UG Blog. Part 2, too, is must read. Gannon is a member of MENSA, a UFC vet, with championship experience in amateur boxing, grappling, and Judo. He famously beat Kimbo
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
Markwayne Mullin, retired MMA fighter, successful entrepreneur, and congressman (R) representing the 2nd District of Oklahoma has introduced H.R.5365, Federal legislation amending the Ali Act, so that it expands to cover professional MMA, and even kickboxing. The Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act, widely known as the Ali Act, is a federal law enacted in 2000 in response to
There are a lot of records in MMA. Most UFC Belts at the Same Time is Conor McGregor, with two (briefly). Fastest KO is held by Mike Garrett who headkick KOed Sam Heron in 1.13 seconds. Now there may be a new record, one that appears ready to stand the test of time – Greatest Bro
The one that got away from UFC president Dana White was Fedor Emelianenko. Ask the UFC boss what fighter he wishes he had brought into the Octagon, it’s Fedor, vs. … anyone. The fight that got away may be Ronda Rousey vs. Cris Cyborg. Cyborg is the Invicta FC featherweight champion, but her contract is with the
Resurrection Fighting Alliance and Legacy Fighting Championship are merging into Legacy Fighting Alliance, which is intended to be the “NCAA of MMA.” LFC held its final fight on Friday night – Legacy FC 63: Harris vs. Cobb. The main event, Gerald Harris vs. Aaron Cobb, was contracted to be held at welterweight. In what may be a profoundly
Tito Ortiz fights Chael Sonnen in the main event of Bellator MMA 170 on January 21, 2017. Ortiz began fighting in 1997. Now 41, he said recently on his social network that the Sonnen fight will be his last. The reference below is to the rescheduling of UFC 208 to another date. It had been
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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