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Max Holloway injured, out of UFC on ESPN 26 main event

An injury to former featherweight champion Max Holloway has reportedly forced a postponement of next month’s scheduled UFC on ESPN 26 main event bout with Yair Rodriguez. ESPN Deportes reported the news Thursday, although the exact nature of Holloway’s injury is unknown. The fight between Holloway (22-6 MMA, 18-6 UFC) and Rodriguez (13-2 MMA, 8-1 […]

  • UFC Vegas 29: The undercard

    A pair of main card fights at UFC Vegas 29 feature potential future headliners and a pair of grizzled veterans. Wellington Turman vs. Bruno Silva In a battle of Brazilian middleweights, UFC debutant Bruno Silva (19-6, 0-0 UFC) will take on 24-year-old UFC veteran Wellington Turman (16-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC) on the main card. Turman, […]

  • UFC Vegas 29: Julian Erosa vs. Seung Woo Choi

    Not listed as the main event at UFC Vegas 29, the Seung Woo Choi-Julian Erosa fight might be the most anticipated meeting Saturday night. Before “The Korean Zombie” competes in the main event, fellow South Korean featherweight Choi (9-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will face American Erosa (25-8 MMA, 3-4 UFC) Choi, 28, has won back-to-back […]

  • UFC Vegas 29: Marlon Vera vs. Davey Grant

    In the bantamweight feature bout at UFC Vegas 29, 15th-ranked Marlon “Chito” Vera will defend his ranking in a rematch against surging Englishman Davey Grant. Grant, 35, soundly outpointed Vera back in 2016; “Dangerous” earned a 10-8 for his third round performance on all three judges’ scorecards en route to a 30-26 shutout. Since, the […]

  • UFC Vegas 29: Alexei Oleinik vs. Sergei Spivak

    MMA’s ageless wonder, Alexei Oleinik, returns to action against rising prospect Sergei Spivak in the co-main event of UFC Vegas 29 on Saturday. Oleinik, 43, has been competing professionally in mixed martial arts since 1996. This week’s foe, Spivak (12-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC), was just a year old. One of the few men to have […]

  • Seung Woo Choi chases third straight win at UFC Fight Night

    Chan Sung “The Korean Zombie” Jung is not the only Korean featherweight hoping to have his hand raised in victory on Saturday. At “UFC Fight Night: Korean Zombie vs. Ige” at the UFC Apex Center in Las Vegas, Seung Woo “Sting” Choi (9-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will face American Julian Erosa (25-9 MMA, 3-4 UFC) […]

  • Teofimo Lopez delays Kambosos fight after positive COVID-19 test

    Unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez tested positive for COVID-19, pushing Saturday’s scheduled bout with George Kambosos in Miami back to Aug. 14. “We send our best to Teofimo and his family and hope they get well soon, and look forward to seeing this epic battle on August 14, 2021,” event organizer Triller Fight Club co-founder […]

  • Demian Maia wants Nate Diaz for final UFC bout

    UFC boss Dana White said that Demian Maia’s loss at UFC 263 on Saturday was likely the end of the road for the veteran fighter. But Maia is hoping the promotion will grant him one last bout and he wants it to be against Nate Diaz, another veteran who lost on Saturday night. “Regardless of […]

  • Israel Adesanya retains belt in win over Marvin Vettori at UFC 263

    Israel Adesanya remains king of the UFC middleweight division. Coming off his first career loss in a challenge to light heavyweight champ Jan Blachowicz, the UFC middleweight titleholder returned to his division and put on a clinic in defeating Italy’s Marvin Vettori in the main event of Saturday night’s UFC 263. The judges’ scorecards at […]

  • Francis Ngannou still focused on a Jon Jones title defense

    Francis Ngannou continues to say he would prefer to make his first UFC heavyweight title defense against Jon Jones, with multiple obstacles still in the way of bringing the two together. Ngannou (16-3 MMA, 11-2 UFC) won the heavyweight title in March with a knockout of Stipe Miocic in a mere 52 seconds. He immediately […]

  • Marvin Vettori-Israel Adesanya conference gets heated

    Tensions escalated quickly during a press conference involving challenger Marvin Vettori and UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. The two fighters, who meet in a rematch at UFC 263 on Saturday in Glendale, Ariz., traded several verbal jabs and expletives throughout the session on Thursday. Vettori stood up to confront Adesanya on two occasions before the […]

  • Billy Joe Saunders mulls retirement after Canelo Alvarez loss

    Billy Joe Saunders told he is considering retirement following last month’s loss to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. The 31-year-old British boxer suffered a fractured right orbital bone during the super middleweight unification bout on May 8 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. “He’s a world-class fighter and he caught me with a world-class shot, so […]

  • Two rematches top UFC 263 slate

    A pair of title fights headline the card as the UFC’s resurrected traveling carnival moves to Glendale, Ariz., for UFC 263 on Saturday night. In the main event, UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (20-1) of New Zealand will give a rematch to the opponent in his weight class who gave him his closest call, Italy’s […]

  • Report: Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul rakes in more than $50M

    Sunday’s boxing exhibition between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul attracted around 1 million pay-per-view buys for Showtime, which would translate to more than $50 million in media revenue, Sportico reported. Mayweather and Paul fought to an eight-round draw at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. Paul, a YouTube celebrity without a real boxing background, agreed to […]

  • Joanna Jedrzejczyk thinking big for next UFC fight

    After 15 months away, Joanna Jedrzejczyk wants to return to the octagon against Rose Namajunas, the current champ, or top contender Zhang Weili – and nobody else. “I’m interested in only fighting one of them,” Jedrzejczyk told MMA Junkie. Jedrzejczyk began her career by winning her first 14 fights but, in her most recent six, […]

  • Undefeated Jamahal Hill on verge of stardom entering UFC 263

    An undefeated fighter entering the UFC Octagon for the third time, light heavyweight Jamahal Hill covets the spotlight. Hill (8-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) plans to earn some attention this week. Hill, 30, is coming off of a second-round TKO over former interim title challenger Ovince St. Preux (25-15) in December 2020. The win advanced his […]

  • Dana White rips Paulo Costa for ‘horrible performance’

    UFC boss Dana White has no sympathy for middleweight contender Paulo Costa, who pulled out of his scheduled August fight because he said he wouldn’t be paid enough. Costa, ranked No. 2, said he won’t fight No. 4 Jared Cannonier at the contracted rate, given what YouTube sensation Logan Paul earned in an exhibition against […]

  • Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul exhibition goes distance

    In a boxing exhibition measured not by who won but by how long it lasted, Logan Paul went the distance with retired boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather on Sunday night in Miami Gardens, Fla. Mayweather called Paul a “great, young fighter. He’s better than I thought he was. I’m surprised by tonight. Good little work.” The […]

  • Jairzinho Rozenstruik gets last-second TKO win at UFC Fight Night

    Jairzinho Rozenstruik stopped Augusto Sakai with one second remaining in the first round of their main event heavyweight bout Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Rozenstruik recorded the TKO by punches at 4:59. “As soon as I heard the (10-second) clock — tock, tock, tock — I faked him with the right, hit […]

  • DAZN replaces Sky Sports in new Matchroom deal

    Streaming service DAZN has reached a deal with Matchroom Boxing to replace Sky Sports as exclusive broadcast partner in the U.K. and Ireland. The five-year agreement begins in July and will include at least 16 UK events each year and brings fighters such as Callum Smith, Conor Benn, Katie Taylor and Lawrence Okolie to DAZN’s […]

  • Michael Bisping had $500K offer to fight Jake Paul

    Michael Bisping was offered the first swing at YouTube sensation Jake Paul, who instead booked an August bout with former UFC champion Tyron Woodley. Bisping shared the details on a video podcast “Believe You Me.” Bisping was one of the few UFC connected voices to predict Paul would defeat former UFC welterweight Ben Askren in […]

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