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Anthony Smith defeats Ryan Spann in 1st round at UFC

Anthony Smith defeated Ryan Spann by submission in the first round of their light heavyweight main event bout Saturday night at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas. Smith used a rear-naked choke to end the fight at 3:47. It was Smith’s fifth first-round finish since 2018, according to ESPN. Smith now turns his attention to […]

  • Derek Brunson submits Darren Till at UFC Fight Night

    Derek Brunson defeated Darren Till by submission in the third round of their middleweight bout Saturday night, the main event at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas. Brunson (23-7) submitted Till (18-4-1) with a rear naked choke at 2:13 of the third round. Brunson dominated the fight from the jump, controlling the ground game for […]

  • Giga Chikadze TKOs Edson Barboza in Round 3

    Giga Chikadze defeated Brazilian Edson Barboza via third-round TKO on Saturday night in their featherweight main event at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas. The referee ended the fight at 1:44 of the third round after the Georgian stunned Barboza with a punch and finished him off with a flurry on the floor. Chikadze paid […]

  • Jared Cannonier defeats Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night

    Jared Cannonier defeated Kelvin Gastelum by unanimous decision in their middleweight bout Saturday night at the main event of UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas. Though unanimous, the fight was hard-fought and close. Cannonier won 48-47 across all three cards to remain a top contender in the division. “It’s always glorious to go five rounds […]

  • Nate Diaz, Dustin Poirier trade social media jabs

    Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier have never fought in the octagon. But that doesn’t mean they haven’t traded verbal jabs with each other over the years. The two called each other out over Twitter on Wednesday, leading some to believe that a fight between the two might finally come to fruition. Poirier started by tweeting […]

  • Ciryl Gane TKOs Derrick Lewis, wins interim heavyweight title

    Ciryl Gane is the next big thing in the UFC heavyweight division. The Paris-based kickboxer won for the seventh time in as many UFC outings on Saturday night in the main event of UFC 265, as he overwhelmed hometown favorite Derrick Lewis to win via third-round TKO at Houston’s Toyota Center. The bout was for […]

  • UFC 265 interim drama looms large

    The main event of UFC 265 on Saturday night offers a case study in why it might be time for sanctioning bodies to control titles in mixed martial arts. UFC president Dana White decided he wanted Houston’s Derrick Lewis to fight for a championship at the Toyota Center in his hometown on Saturday. UFC heavyweight […]

  • Sean Strickland pummels Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night

    Sean Strickland dominated Uriah Hall on Saturday at the main event of UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas, winning their middleweight fight by unanimous decision. Strickland extended his winning streak to five with a 50-44, 50-45, 49-46 tally. Strickland landed almost 100 more strikes than Hall and nearly doubled him up in signature strikes, 186-107. […]

  • UFC Fight Night: Ryan Benoit vs. Zarrukh Adashev

    Ryan Benoit vs. Zarrukh Adashev

  • Amanda Nunes has COVID-19; title fight at UFC 265 canceled

    Amanda Nunes’ bantamweight title defense against Julianna Pena at UFC 265 is off after Nunes tested positive for COVID-19. A UFC business official told ESPN of Nunes’ situation Thursday, later verified by other reports. Nunes (21-4 MMA, 14-1 UFC) and Pena (10-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC) were set to fight at UFC 265 on Aug. 7 […]

  • TJ Dillashaw makes big impression with win in UFC return

    Former UFC champion TJ Dillashaw earned a split-decision victory over Cory Sandhagen in a bantamweight matchup at UFC Vegas 32 on Saturday night in Las Vegas at the UFC Apex arena. Dillashaw (18-4-0) had two takedowns of Sandhagen (14-3-0), who didn’t have any, in a tightly contested match. Dillashaw got a cut under his right […]

  • Islam Makhachev submits Thiago Moises in Round 4 at UFC

    Islam Makhachev easily defeated Thiago Moises on Saturday in Las Vegas, winning by submission in Round 4 of their main event at UFC Fight Night. The lightweight bout was stopped at 2:38 after Makhachev put Moises in a rear naked choke. Makhachev dominated his first appearance in a main event. To that point, Makhachev had […]

  • Conor McGregor: UFC knew of fractures prior to fight

    Conor McGregor on Thursday claimed the UFC was aware he had “multiple stress fractures” in his left leg prior to last weekend’s bout against Dustin Poirier. McGregor ultimately sustained a fractured left tibia in the final seconds of the opening round of Saturday’s UFC 264 lightweight main event in Las Vegas. Poirier (28-6) was awarded […]

  • Report: Nick Diaz to return to Octagon vs. Robbie Lawler

    The wait to see Nick Diaz back in the Octagon appears to finally be coming to an end. Diaz, who hasn’t fought competitively since January 2015, will face former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler in a five-round fight at UFC 266 in September. Yahoo Sports’ Kevin Iole tweeted the news early Tuesday afternoon, citing UFC […]

  • Conor McGregor ‘feeling tremendous’ after surgery, focused on return

    Conor McGregor updated fans on his condition following a gruesome leg injury sustained during his loss to Dustin Poirier on Saturday in UFC 264 in Las Vegas. “Just out of surgery room. Everything went to plan. Everything went perfect and I’m feeling tremendous. Six weeks on a crutch and we begin to build back,” McGregor […]

  • What’s next? UFC 264 fallout points to McGregor-Poirier IIII

    Conor McGregor (22-6) was rendered unfit to continue past the first round at UFC 264, suffering a brutal ankle injury in the closing seconds of his first round against Dustin Poirier (28-6). Where the two fighters go from here is clear only in the near-term. McGregor went off to surgery, while Poirier advances to the […]

  • Dustin Poirier wins by TKO after Conor McGregor injures ankle

    Saturday night’s trilogy fight between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor was a whirlwind right up until a freak injury stopped things. Ireland’s McGregor (22-6) missed on a punch in the closing seconds of the opening round of their UFC 264 lightweight main event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, then appeared to break his left […]

  • Report: Khamzat Chimaev to fight Li Jingliang at UFC 267

    Khamzat Chimaev reportedly will make his long-awaited return against Li Jingliang at UFC 267 in October. MMA Junkie reported Friday that verbal agreements are in place for Chimaev (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Jingliang (17-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC) to fight on Oct. 30. UFC 267 is expected to take place in Abu Dhabi. Chimaev, 27, […]

  • Conor McGregor claims he looked past Dustin Poirier at 257

    Plans for a rematch with Floyd Mayweather were Conor McGregor’s central focus when he was knocked out by Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi. McGregor said in an interview with ESPN he “pitied” Poirier in that January fight and wasn’t focused enough on the bout because he was counting potential earnings from a […]

  • Nevada will not discipline fighters for marijuana use

    The Nevada State Athletic Commission unanimously voted against disciplining boxers and UFC/MMA fighters who test positive for marijuana, the organization announced Wednesday. This move comes on the heels of the United States Anti-Doping Agency adopting a similar stance. “We should always be at the forefront of these issues,” NSAC chairman Stephen J. Cloobeck said in […]

  • Ciryl Gane picks up unanimous decision in UFC heavyweight bout

    Heavyweight Ciryl Gane of France ran his record to 9-0-0 with a unanimous decision over Alexander Volkov of Russia at UFC Fight Night in the Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday night. The main event match wasn’t close, with the judges scoring it 50-45, 50-45, 49-46. Gane unleashed 135 significant strikes to 115 for Volkev […]

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