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UFC

Rodriguez on the rise in latest UFC rankings

Yair Rodriguez may have delivered the KO of the Year to open up the main card at UFC 197. The Mexican-born featherweight prospect delivered a flying left roundhouse kick that crumbled his opponent, Andre Fili . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 29th, 2016



UFC

Countdown to UFC 200: Brock Lesnar era

Seven fights. It’s a year and a half’s worth of work for guys like Neil Magny and Donald Cerrone, but when it comes to Brock Lesnar, his seven trips to the Octagon encompass his entire UFC career . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 28th, 2016



UFC

Who’s the pound-for-pound king of UFC?

On the heels of UFC 197, this week’s Rankings Report with Forrest Griffin and Matt Parrino dives into the hot topic debate of who deserves to be No. 1 pound-for-pound between Jon Jones and Demetrious Johnson . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 28th, 2016


UFC

Cormier vs. Jones 2 headlines UFC 200

The UFC’s first takeover of Good Morning America wasn’t the promotion’s only breaking news on Wednesday, as it was announced that the main event of UFC 200 on July 9 in Las Vegas will be the light heavyweight championship rematch between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 27th, 2016


UFC

Forget rankings, DJ makes case as best ever

One minute. Give or take a few seconds, depending on your capacity to be alarmed, that 1/60th of an hour against John Dodson in January of 2013 is the only time Demetrious Johnson appeared to be in danger of losing his UFC flyweight title . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 27th, 2016


UFC

DC reacts to Jon Jones’ win at UFC 197

Daniel Cormier sat Octagon-side and commentated as Jon Jones won the interim light heavyweight belt at UFC 197. Hear from Cormier backstage about fighting Jones for the undisputed title in their rematch . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 26th, 2016


UFC

Paddy Holohan announces retirement

UFC flyweight Patrick “Paddy” Holohan announced his retirement today due to a rare blood clotting disorder that prevents him from competing in professional mixed martial arts. The 27-year-old competed five times in the Octagon, most recently headlining a card in his native Dublin in Oct. 2015 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 26th, 2016


UFC

Beal vs. Yamamoto heads to Ottawa

Hoping to snap a two-fight losing streak in Ottawa, former Ultimate Fighter standout Chris Beal will face Japanese superstar Kid Yamamoto in a bantamweight bout at TD Place Arena on June 18 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 25th, 2016


UFC

UFC 197: What you got right and wrong

Jon Jones returned from a nearly 16-month absence from the sport Saturday night, as he shut down Ovince Saint Preux over five rounds to win the interim light heavyweight title in the main event of UFC 197 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 25th, 2016


UFC

UFC 197 Talking Points

Jon Jones admittedly didn’t have his best performance in a win over Ovince Saint Preux at UFC 197. Considering the legendary fights Jones has had in his career, it’s easy to dismiss a unanimous decision victory against the No. 6-ranked fighter in the light heavyweight division . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 24th, 2016


UFC

UFC 197: Jon Jones wins in return, claims interim title

For the first time since March 19, 2011, Jon Jones entered the Octagon without a championship belt, and while he left it with one Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas after a shutout five-round decision win over Ovince Saint Preux in the main event of UFC 197, he wasn’t content with his interim UFC light heavyweight championship . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 24th, 2016


UFC

UFC 197: Johnson defends crown

Dominance has not made Demetrious Johnson complacent, as he put together another spectacular effort in defense of his UFC flyweight title Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, stopping previously unbeaten Henry Cejudo in the first round of their UFC 197 co-main event . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Pettis, Roberts, Esparza go distance for wins | Harris defeats East in explosive Fight Pass battle

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 24th, 2016


UFC

Jones is on road to redemption, wants back everything he lost

The Jon Jones redemption tour is underway, and it’s the hottest ticket in Las Vegas this weekend. The pound-for-pound king has said all the right things. The community service hours have been logged; the gratitude to fans for continued support has been paid . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 23rd, 2016


UFC

UFC 200 a ‘work in progress,’ but stars are ready

Of the 12 seats on the dais for the kickoff press conference to officially announce several of the bouts for July’s UFC International Fight Week festivities in Las Vegas Friday, only 11 were filled. So UFC President Dana White immediately made it clear that after a crazy week for the promotion, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will not be fighting Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC 200 on July 9 at T-Mobile Arena . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 22nd, 2016


UFC

UFC 197 at the scales

UFC 197, which is headlined by the UFC interim light heavyweight title clash between Jon Jones and Ovince Saint Preux, and the flyweight championship fight between Demetrious Johnson and Henry Cejudo, airs live on Pay-Per-View from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 23 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT.

Four prelim bouts will air live on FS1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and the event’s first three prelims will air exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT.

Main Event – interim UFC light heavyweight five-round title fight
Jon Jones (205 lbs) vs Ovince Saint Preux (205 lbs)

Co-Main Event – Flyweight title fight
Demetrious Johnson (125) vs Henry Cejudo (125)

Pay-Per-View main Card
Anthony Pettis (156) vs Edson Barboza (155)
Robert Whittaker (185.5) vs Rafael Natal (186)
Yair Rodriguez (145.5) vs Andre Fili (146)

FS1 Prelims
Sergio Pettis (126) vs Chris Kelades (126)
Danny Roberts (170.5) vs Dominique Steele (171)
Carla Esparza (116) vs Juliana Lima (115)
Glaico Franca (156) vs James Vick (155)

UFC FIGHT PASS Early Prelims
Walt Harris (255.5) vs Cody East (245.5)
Marcos Rogerio de Lima (205) vs Clint Hester (205)
Efrain Escudero (155.5) vs Kevin Lee (156)

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 22nd, 2016


UFC

Saint Preux thriving in underdog role; determined to win

If you look at Ovince Saint Preux’s timeline on Twitter (@003_OSP), there is a tweet pinned to the top of his feed that tells you everything you need to know about his mindset heading into Saturday’s UFC 197 main event . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 22nd, 2016


UFC

Stars of International Fight Week to appear at press event on Friday

Las Vegas – From legendary athletes and historic fights, to its undisputed place in the sports landscape, UFC has built an unforgettable legacy that stands the test of time. International Fight Week 2016, and the history-making UFC® 200 event, is a celebration of the heroes and moments that have paved the way, and those who are evolving the sport for the future . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 22nd, 2016


UFC

Barboza getting inside help for fight vs. Pettis

In what could be one of the greatest stand-up matchups seen in the UFC lightweight division in years, Edson “Junior” Barboza will take on former champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis at UFC 197 Jones vs Saint Preux on April 23 in Las Vegas . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 21st, 2016


UFC

UFC 197 Cheat Sheet: Breaking Down Fights

The men considered to be the two best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport will be back in action at UFC 197, as Jon Jones returns to battle Ovince Saint Preux while Demetrious Johnson looks for his eighth straight title defense win while facing Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 21st, 2016


UFC

UFC Minute: Jones finally returns to Octagon at UFC 197

Take a look at the main event of UFC 197 between the returning Jon Jones and Ovince Saint Preux for the interim light heavyweight title. UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles breaks down a few numbers for the fight . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 20th, 2016


UFC

Reasons to watch UFC 197 this weekend

UFC Pay-Per-View events are always packed with big fights and storylines to watch and UFC 197 is no different . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 20th, 2016


UFC

Conor McGregor pulled from UFC 200

UFC President Dana White announced Tuesday that UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has been pulled from his UFC 200 main event against Nate Diaz on July 9. White revealed that the decision was made by the promotion after McGregor informed UFC officials that he would not participate in any promotional activities, including a commercial shoot and press conferences . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 19th, 2016


UFC

Rousey a candidate for TIME’s 2016 Most Influential People list

Ronda Rousey has yet to step into the Octagon in 2016 but she’s still a massive superstar. The former UFC women’s bantamweight champion is a contender for a spot on TIME Magazine’s top 100 most influencial people list . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 19th, 2016


UFC

UFC Fight Pass Spotlight: UFC 197

With a crossroads fight at 155 pounds, a potential slugfest in the middleweight division, and a heavyweight bout that could produce a rising star among the big men, the UFC FIGHT PASS portion of Saturday’s UFC 197 card in Las Vegas is a must see for fight fans as they get ready for a star-studded main card featuring the return of the pound-for-pound king, Jon Jones, against Ovince Saint Preux, and a flyweight title fight pitting champion Demetrious Johnson against unbeaten challenger Henry Cejudo . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 19th, 2016


UFC

UFC 197: Extended preview

UFC 197 features the interim light heavyweight championship fight between Jon Jones and Ovince Saint Preux. In the co-main Demetrious Johnson defends his flyweight belt vs. Henry Cejudo. The action begins April 23 live on Pay-Per-View . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 19th, 2016


UFC

UFC sells out Ottawa debut

UFC® announced today that UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: MACDONALD vs. THOMPSON, taking place at The Arena at TD Place, on June 18 is sold out. The event will be headlined by two of the best welterweights in the world as No.1-ranked Rory MacDonald (18-3, fighting out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada by way of Quesnel, B.C., Canada) meets No.2-ranked Stephen Thompson (12-1, fighting out of Simpsonville, South Carolina, USA) in a bout that could determine the next title contender in the competitive 170-pound division . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 18th, 2016


UFC

RDA focusing on Jiu-jitsu, ‘misses submitting’ people

Rafael Dos Anjos, who is scheduled to make his second title defense against Eddie Alvarez in a UFC FIGHT PASS exclusive card on July 7, is almost fully healed from a sore foot and is busy planning camp for his return . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 18th, 2016


UFC

UFC makes first trip to South Dakota in July

The Octagon will set down in South Dakota for the first time on Wednesday, July 13, as the UFC presents a UFC Fight Night Event at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 18th, 2016


UFC

Fight Night Tampa Talking Points and Post-fight

No title fights? No problem.

Fight Night Tampa’s card sustained multiple shakeups over the past two weeks. But the outcome still left us with fights that have significant impacts on divisions and future title shots . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Post Fight Bonus Recap

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 17th, 2016


UFC

Fight Night Tampa: Teixeira KOs Evans

Six weeks ago, Glover Teixeira didn’t have a fight scheduled. By Saturday night, he was in the main event of the UFC Fight Night card at Tampa’s Amalie Arena and he scored the biggest win of his career, knocking out former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans in the first round . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Namajunas, Swanson go distance for wins

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 16th, 2016


UFC

Fight Night Tampa: Chiesa, Graves get sub wins, Pennington earns close victory

Former Ultimate Fighter winner Michael Chiesa made his case for a spot in the lightweight top 10 Saturday, as he rebounded from a slow start to submit Beneil Dariush in the second round at Tampa’s Amalie Arena . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Dodson makes it look easy in bantamweight return

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 16th, 2016


UFC

Ortega battles Guida at UFC 199

Unbeaten featherweight prospect Brian Ortega will fight in his southern California backyard for the first time as a UFC fighter on June 4 when he faces veteran Clay Guida in a UFC 199 bout at The Forum in Inglewood, California . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT TAMPA is LIVE on FOX SPORTS Saturday, April 16 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 16th, 2016


UFC

Correia looks to rebound from Rousey loss

In a career forged in the cage, there is going to come a point where you experience defeat. For some, it comes early and often. For others, losses are few and far between. For an even more select group, they can be singular and isolated and come after a stretch of performances that lead a competitor to feel indestructible . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT TAMPA is LIVE on FOX SPORTS Saturday, April 16 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 16th, 2016


UFC

Fight Night Tampa at the scales

UFC Fight Night Tampa, which is headlined by the UFC light heavyweight clash between Rashad Evans and Glover Teixeira, and the strawweight fight between Tecia Torres and Rose Namajunas, airs live on FOX from Amelie Arena in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, April 16 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.

Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX at 6pm ET / 3pm PT, and the event’s first four prelims will air exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 4pm ET / 1pm PT.

Main Event – UFC light heavyweight five-round fight
Rashad Evans (205) vs Glover Teixeira (205)

FOX Main Card
Tecia Torres (116) vs Rose Namajunas (115.5)
Darrell Horcher (162)* vs Khabib Nurmagomedov (160.5)
Hacran Dias (145.5) vs Cub Swanson (145)
*Horcher has 1 hour to lose 1 lb

FOX Prelims
Michael Chiesa (156) vs Beneil Dariush (156)
Raquel Pennington (135.5) vs Bethe Correia (136)
Santiago Ponzinibbio (171) vs Court McGee (170.5)
Islam Makhachev (156)** vs Drew Dober (156)
*Makhachev made weight on a later attempt

UFC FIGHT PASS Early Prelims
Manvel Gamburyan (136) vs John Dodson (135)
Michael Graves (170.5) vs Randy Brown (171)
Cezar Ferreira (185.5) vs Oluwale Bamgbose (183.5)
Omari Akhmedov (171) vs Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (170.5)

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT TAMPA is LIVE on FOX SPORTS Saturday, April 16 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 15th, 2016


UFC

Nurmagomedov ready to risk everything in Tampa

It’s been a long two years for Khabib Nurmagomedov after consecutive injuries that required three surgeries, but this weekend he takes on UFC newcomer Darrell Horcher at UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs Evans, and as far as he’s concerned, his entire career hangs in the balance . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT TAMPA is LIVE on FOX SPORTS Saturday, April 16 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 15th, 2016

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