Article posted on Friday 24 November - 06:24 EST
Gone are the days when little known UFC Fight Pass cards were ripe with underdog upsets. Since the company debuted the online streaming service in early 2014, underdogs seemed to cash regularly on Fight Pass. But doing basic research exposes that this is far from being true. As of mid-2015, underdog wins are trending down as oddsmakers become more accurate and cashing on an upset become less frequent.
Article posted on Sunday 12 November - 16:18 EST
A rousing return to the octagon saw the great Georges St-Pierre become a two-division UFC champion and he's ready for more. The all-time great is considering fights at both middleweight and welterweight and two names immediately spring to mind: interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker and lightweight champion Conor McGregor. Bookmakers have already opened betting lines for both fights as we take a look at both fights.
Article posted on Friday 10 November - 13:06 EST
We have a classic on our hands as former WEC and UFC champion Anthony Pettis meets action-fighter Dustin Poirier. With 14 combined finishes, fans should expect a back-and-forth with an emphatic finish. With the lightweight title picture looking blurry, this is both their time to throw their names in the mix and a highlight-reel finish will launch them skyward. Main card starts 10:00 PM ET, on Saturday, November 11, 2017.
Article posted on Friday 03 November - 21:44 EDT
The UFC returns to Madison Square Garden with another stupidly stacked card. UFC 217 features the return of the legendary Georges St-Pierre after a four-year hiatus as he looks to become a two-division champion against the resurgent Michael Bisping. Two more title fights feature former teammates, Cody Garbrandt and T.J. Dillashaw fighting for the bantamweight title as women's strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk faces Rose Namajunas.
Article posted on Thursday 26 October - 14:39 EDT
Lyoto Machida returns from his 18-month suspension and faces 7th-ranked Derek Brunson in UFC Fight Night's main event. The UFC returns to Sao Paulo, Brazil, home of the UFC's first Brazilian event. Machida is an underdog (+140) to Brunson (-180) in considering his long layoff. Brunson is coming from a KO victory after dropping two straight fights. Main card starts 10 PM ET.
Article posted on Friday 20 October - 06:59 EDT
Fan favourite Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone returns to action taking on Darren Till in a five-round main event on UFC Fight Night: Gdansk live on UFC Fight Pass. Cerrone is at a crossroads and is coming off consecutive losses for the first time in his storied career while Till is unbeaten in 16 pro fights. Either Cowboy reestablishes himself as a title contender or Till makes a name for himself.
Article posted on Friday 06 October - 20:05 EDT
Even in UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor's absence, the division rolls on. UFC 216 features an interim title bout between #2 contender Tony Ferguson taking on the "Motown Phenom" Kevin Lee. Ferguson has won nine in a row, a division record and continually gets better with his unique style. Lee has won five straight and has the swagger and skill to be a future superstar.
Article posted on Wednesday 20 September - 13:40 EDT
Ovince Saint Preux gets a new opponent as former middleweight title challenger Yushin Okami returns to the UFC. Saint Preux was supposed to rematch former PRIDE and UFC champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua until an injury took him out. Okami returns on short notice and moves up to light heavyweight. Okami is a big underdog but will be fighting on home soil. Main card starts 10:00 PM ET.
Article posted on Thursday 07 September - 06:34 EDT
UFC flyweight champion is set to make history as he defends against Ray Borg at UFC 215. Johnson has already tied Anderson Silva's record with ten consecutive title defenses. The Ultimate Fighting Championship's first and only flyweight champ is considered the pound-for-pound best fighter by many. In the co-main event is a UFC women's bantamweight title fight as Amanda Nunes defends against rival Valentina Shevchenko.
Article posted on Wednesday 06 September - 06:05 EDT
Mitch Clarke is the lone Edmonton-based fighter representing in UFC 215. The Saskatoon-born grappler is fighting in Edmonton for the first time since becoming a UFC fighter in 2011. With a two-fight losing skid, this is do-or-die for "Danger Zone". Clarke is a submission specialist with a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Clarke looks to defeat striker Alex White in front of his home town.
Article posted on Tuesday 05 September - 04:24 EDT
Jose Aldo, known to many as the greatest featherweight champion recently revealed his plans to leave the UFC for boxing. Seemingly inspired by the Mayweather-McGregor megafight, Aldo already revealed his boxing plans before the fight even gained steam. The two-time champion is coming from a loss against Max Holloway and couldn't get a rematch against McGregor. With his legacy already cemented, Aldo is looking to greener pastures.
Article posted on Friday 25 August - 13:33 EDT
It's not the "money fight" for nothing. Mayweather vs McGregor is already this year's most bet fight in terms of money spent and it could be the most lucrative boxing fight not just for both fighters but for gamblers. Bet365 reports they will face their biggest ever sports betting payout should the "Notorious" one do the unspeakable and defeat the unbeaten Mayweather on August 26th.
Article posted on Monday 21 August - 07:20 EDT
Mayweather may be the betting favourite but McGregor was easily the people's favourite. Canadians made it known they are on Team McGregor during the Toronto event of the MayMac world tour. The Irish contingent showed up in droves and was clearly the loudest while everyone jeered Mayweather with "Pay your taxes!" chants. The betting lines are now steadily swinging towards McGregor as the fight nears on August 26, 2017.
Article posted on Friday 11 August - 07:57 EDT
It's the fight we don't need but we deserve. Jon Jones vs Brock Lesnar. The GOAT versus the Beast Incarnate. It's equal part sport and spectacle and it's sure to cause the kind of buzz the UFC doesn't get except when a certain Irishman fights. This fight is just a juicy idea at this moment but it will happen sometime in the near future and early betting odds are set!
Article posted on Tuesday 08 August - 06:33 EDT
UFC legend Georges St-Pierre has officially returned and is booked against middleweight champion Michael Bisping in a "superfight" slated to take place towards the end of the year. The elusive GSP has gone back-and-forth with Dana White but the UFC President made it official several days ago and is targeting UFC 217 on November 4 at Madison Square Garden as the venue.
Article posted on Wednesday 02 August - 11:06 EDT
Floyd Mayweather Jr. made it look easy reaching a milestone 49-0 record. He is known to many as the greatest defensive boxer of all time and the greatest of his era. Despite his critics, Mayweather achieved greatness by defeating all the greats. From Oscar De La Hoya to Manny Pacquiao, Mayweather beat the best. Here are the five best wins in his career.
Article posted on Friday 28 July - 11:08 EDT
The inimitable Mayweather Jr. is his generation's greatest boxer. But his boxing prowess even pales in comparison to the wealth he's accumulated over his 49-fight career. Mayweather is reportedly worth over $340 million and has generated at least $700 million in his career. Despite financial and court issues, he continues to rack money. We take a look at how and why he's this rich.
Article posted on Thursday 27 July - 19:18 EDT
UFC 214 finally brings the much-anticipated rematch between Cormier and Jones. It was over two years of foul language, unflattering headlines, and fight cancellations but it's here. The long wait has only fueled each other's hatred for each other even more. Buckle up. Main card airs live on PPV 10:00 PM ET.
Article posted on Wednesday 26 July - 06:52 EDT
Floyd Mayweather is without doubt one of the greatest boxers of the modern era, and his flawless record of 49-0 backs that up. But how does he compare to history's best fighters? Does he deserve to wear his TBE (The Best Ever) shirt? Is he the greatest of all time?