Article posted on Friday 11 May - 05:22 EDT
Ferocious UFC women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes returns to her native Brazil to defend against scrapper Raquel Pennington. After a close fight with archnemesis Valentina Shevchenko, Nunes is heavily favoured against Pennington. It's either a lopsided title defence or this year's biggest upset. In the co-main are middleweight contenders Kelvin Gastelum and Jacare Souza fighting for a potential title shot; main card starts 10:00 PM ET.
Article posted on Saturday 21 April - 05:15 EDT
The UFC lightweight division takes centre stage as top-six contenders Edson Barboza and Kevin Lee square off. Both are coming off losses in marquee fights, Barboza vs. the champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Lee vs. the interim champ Tony Ferguson. No shame in those losses but only one can get back on the winning side and a step closer to a title shot; main card starts 10:00 PM ET.
Article posted on Saturday 14 April - 06:38 EDT
The UFC returns to free TV with a vengeance as two of the most exciting fighters square off in the main event. Action fighter Dustin Poirier takes on savage Justin Gaethje in a guaranteed slugfest as both fighters only have one mode: finish or be finished. With a potential title fight hanging in the balance, the increased stakes only mean more intensity; main card starts 8:00 PM ET.
Article posted on Tuesday 10 April - 04:22 EDT
Wrestling ruled the weekend. Unbeaten wrestler Khabib Nurmagomedov dominated UFC 223's main event to capture the lightweight championship while Brock Lesnar followed it up with an equally dominant performance in the Wrestlemania main event the next evening. It's only right for the biggest wrestling superstar to return to the UFC while re-signing with WWE as we break down when he returns and who he might face.
Article posted on Friday 06 April - 07:58 EDT
Ignore all the Conor McGregor fiasco and fight cancellations because UFC 223 will go on despite all the drama. The undefeated Russian juggernaut Khabib Nurmagomedov fights "Ragin" Al Iaquinta to crown a new lightweight champion. McGregor's attack on Khabib's bus is just the latest controversy as Khabib's opponents: Tony Ferguson and Max Holloway pulled out. UFC 223 is live on PPV this Saturday: 10:00 PM ET.
Article posted on Friday 16 March - 10:04 EDT
In honour of its tenth event in London, England, the UFC is pitting two former champions against each other in a bid for a title shot. Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum fights former Bellator champion Alexander Volkov with the winner potentially facing the winner of the superfight between current champ Stipe Miocic and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. The four-fight main card airs at 5:00 PM ET.
Article posted on Saturday 03 March - 06:58 EST
The greatest female fighter in MMA history makes a quick turnaround as Cris "Cyborg" Justino swoops in to save UFC 222. She defends her featherweight title against the Russian kickboxer and Invicta bantamweight champion Yana Kunitskaya. Cyborg enters the bout as the biggest favourite in UFC history looking to make this another classic beatdown unless Kunitskaya pulls off the near impossible; main card starts 10:00 PM ET on PPV.
Article posted on Friday 02 March - 17:52 EST
She is the UFC's next big female star and she's fighting this weekend. And no, it's not Cyborg. We're talking about Mackenzie Dern: the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu prodigy and so-called "next Ronda Rousey". Dern makes her UFC debut against Ashley Yoder as a whopping 4-1 favourite and is the textbook definition of a "hype train". We break down what a UFC hype train is.
Article posted on Saturday 17 February - 05:24 EST
We've got ourselves a Texas gunfight live from Austin as the UFC brings Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone and Yancy Medeiros in a five-round barnburner of a main event. Cerrone is coming off a three-fight losing skid while Medeiros is on a three-fight winning streak. Both fighters can finish fights on their feet or on the ground. We break it down; main card starts 9:00 PM ET.
Article posted on Friday 09 February - 14:16 EST
An action-packed UFC 221 debuts in Perth, Australia headlined by an interim middleweight title clash between Cuban wrestler Yoel Romero and former champion Luke Rockhold following an injury to undisputed champion and hometown hero Robert Whittaker. Romero and Rockhold present a clash of styles yet both share one similarity: they are both killers. Expect plenty of jaw-dropping finishes on this card; main card starts 10:00 PM ET.
Article posted on Friday 02 February - 14:53 EST
It's dragon-hunting season for Eryk Anders as he heads to Belem, Brazil to take on the former champion Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida. Anders is an impressive prospect for the UFC with a 10-0 record and a devastating left hand while Machida is reeling with three consecutive losses, all via finish. The new guard could replace the old guard as the main card begins 10:00 PM ET.
Article posted on Friday 26 January - 05:14 EST
The UFC makes its first trip to Charlotte since 2010 and brings with them a rematch five years in the making. Former Strikeforce champion Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza takes Derek Brunson in the sequel to the bout that saw him knock him out in 41 seconds. Whether Brunson gets his revenge or Jacare repeats his knockout, bank on this fight to finish with a knockout. Main card starts 8:00 PM ET on Saturday night.
Article posted on Friday 19 January - 05:24 EST
Every year, there is a new UFC star born. This year, it could be knockout artist Francis Ngannou. The Cameroonian-Frenchman is a rare favourite as a challenger despite defending champ Miocic holding a higher T/KO ratio against better opposition. Ngannou is riding into this match with a sickening amount of hype making his potential loss a huge fall. Main card starts 10:00 PM ET on PPV.
Article posted on Friday 12 January - 07:23 EST
UFC Fight Night 124 in St. Louis presents a battle between two premier hard-hitters: knockout artist Doo Ho Choi and the self-professed hardest hitter in the division, Jeremy Stephens. Odds strongly indicate this fight will not go to a decision (-265) and a knockout should happen. We looked at key indicators to examine when judging how likely a fight is going to end in a knockout.
Article posted on Tuesday 09 January - 14:45 EST
Becoming a star in MMA is one of the hardest things to do. A lot of factors add to what propels a great MMA fighter to becoming a star. There's fighting prowess and recent success that factor most heavily but intangibles like marketability are what really propel a fighter from being just a fighter to a star. We look at six potential breakout stars for the UFC this 2018.
Article posted on Friday 29 December - 18:33 EST
The UFC saves its best for last. UFC 219 features the biggest women's fight in UFC history when UFC featherweight champion Cris "Cyborg" Justino takes on former UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm. Cyborg and Holm present a matchup of two contrasting strikers with knockout ability. It will be a violent spectacle with one fighter getting put away. Main card starts 10:00 PM ET live on pay-per-view.
Article posted on Thursday 28 December - 20:25 EST
The year went by fast but it was a long and difficult year for the UFC. The world leader of MMA took lots of hits financially as they saw pay-per-views, TV ratings, and overall revenue go down. There were still plenty of positives as the great Georges St-Pierre made a triumphant return while several underdogs pulled off monumental upsets. We break down 2017's most telling numbers.
Article posted on Thursday 28 December - 19:39 EST
As spectacular as the fights are in the UFC and MMA, the year's biggest buzz comes away from the cage. From the return of the legendary Georges St-Pierre to megastar Conor McGregor's squabbles with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the boxing ring, it was a 2017 to remember. But dare we say, 2018 will be even crazier. With a touch of madness, we predict next year's biggest stories.
Article posted on Friday 01 December - 06:59 EST
Holloway and Aldo rematch for the UFC featherweight championship but this should decide who the greatest featherweight in UFC history is. Holloway is riding the division's longest active winning streak at 11 wins while Aldo held an unbeaten 15-fight streak in his heyday. Holloway knocked Aldo out but every fight is different and Aldo is hungrier than ever. Main card starts 10:00 PM ET.