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Jorge Masvidal – Destiny fulfilled or journeyman confirmed at UFC 261?

Stretch your mind back to July 2020 at the start of fight week leading up to UFC 251, as we prepared for Kamaru Usman’s second title defence against teammate Gilbert Burns. At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisation made it’s plans to return clear on Fight Island and the welterweight championship was to […]

UFC Vegas 24 Fallout: Whittaker proves he’s the best of the rest

Robert Whittaker confirmed his status as the number one contender and best of the rest in the middleweight division with a dominant win over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Vegas 24. ‘The Reaper’ controlled the fight throughout landing 150 significant strikes and four takedowns in the 25 minutes, to waltz to a 50-45 unanimous decision win […]

Kelvin Gastelum to try and run it back to his prime at UFC Vegas 24

The youngest man ever to win The Ultimate Fighter, Kelvin Gastelum’s career has seen highs and lows over the last eight years. He won the competition as a middleweight, then moved down to welterweight immediately. He struggled to make the weight, missing by as much as 10lbs before his defeat to Tyron Woodley and then […]

UFC Vegas 23 Fallout: Vettori dominates, calls out Adesanya

UFC Vegas 23 went pretty much to plan for ‘The Italian Dream’ as Marvin Vettori wrestled his way to a dominant decision win over Kevin Holland in the middleweight main event. Vettori was due to fight Darren Till as he looked to break into the top five, but when the Scouse fighter broke his collarbone […]

Marvin Vettori looking to prove he deserves a title shot at UFC Vegas 23

Lets go back to April 14th 2018 at UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs Gaethje in Glendale, Arizona. The lightweight division took a step forward as ‘The Diamond’ sent ‘The Highlight’ to a second consecutive defeat in his career with a fantastic main event fight. However earlier in the night, the middleweight division had a similar […]

UFC announce several high-profile bouts for second quarter of 2021

The UFC have announced a host of huge main event bouts for the remainder of the second quarter of 2021 as they look to return to normality following the COVID-19 pandemic. After it was announced that the company would return to a full, sold-out, capacity crowd for UFC 261 on April 24th – headlined by […]

Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega to be TUF 29 coaches

The Ultimate Fighter 29 coaches have been revealed, with featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and his challenger Brian Ortega agreeing to take the roles. The reality TV competition in which the winner earns a UFC contract is due to make it’s return later this year, after the last season back in 2018. The filming of the […]

New recruit Paddy Pimblett will take the UFC to new heights

It was always going to happen eventually but it is finally official – Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett is a UFC fighter. After yet another highlight reel finish at Cage Warriors 122, Pimblett finally accepted the UFC’s calls to join the number one organisation in the sport after making a plea to the camera to Dana […]

Sean O’Malley masterpiece should set up clash with Dominick Cruz next

It’s safe to say that the ‘Suga Show’ had a grand re-opening at UFC 260 as Sean O’Malley made his return and picked up an impressive win against Thomas Almeida. O’Malley put on a striking masterclass throughout his three round bout which ended with yet another highlight reel knockout victory in the third and final […]

Leon Edwards to meet Nate Diaz at UFC 262 in historic bout

History will be made at UFC 262 as Leon Edwards will meet Nate Diaz in the first-ever five round, non-title co-main event in the companies history. It is the first time that two fighters will meet in a co-main event in a five round bout with no title on the line, proving even more the […]

Darren Till vs Marvin Vettori cancelled at UFC Vegas 23

UFC Vegas 23 has lost its main event as Darren Till vs Marvin Vettori has been cancelled just 11 days before fight night. Till and Vettori were scheduled to meet in the middleweight division, with the winner expected to be in line for a future title shot as the division’s top rankings take shape following […]

Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor 3 set for July 10th at UFC 264

The trilogy is on for UFC 264 as Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor have agreed to meet each other on July 10th 2021 in their rubber match. The two met in January at UFC 257 in their second fight against each other and the first in the lightweight division, with Poirier earning a second-round knockout […]

Jon Jones and Dana White feud continues over heavyweight title shot

UFC president Dana White and former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ war of words continued following UFC 260 as Francis Ngannou was crowned the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. Ngannou defeated Stipe Miocic with a stunning performance to earn himself a second-round knockout, setting up a potential fight with ‘Bones’ Jones in the summer. […]

UFC 260 Fallout – Ngannou flattens Stipe, Woodley finished?

There is a brand new baddest man on the planet and his name is Francis Ngannou. The Cameroon-born Parisian fighter showed just how far he has come in the last three years as he managed to keep the consensus greatest heavyweight of all-time to just 12 significant strikes en route to a second round knockout […]

Khamzat Chimaev eyeing July return against Neil Magny

Khamzat Chimaev is looking to make a return to the octagon this July and is targeting a bout against Neil Magny for his comeback. The Russian-born Swedish fighter made his debut for the company in July of 2020 with a stunning display of dominance against John Phillips on Fight Island, before making a 10-day turnaround […]

Tyron Woodley fighting for his career at UFC 260

It wasn’t that long ago that Tyron Woodley was the welterweight champion of the world and in the conversation for one of the best 170lbers to ever do it in the UFC. After winning the belt from ‘Ruthless’ Robbie Lawler with a stunning first-round knockout, ‘The Chosen One’ went on to successfully defend his title […]

Fight between Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler weakens Lightweight title

It’s officially official, Khabib Nurmagomedov has retired from mixed martial arts. There is a new chapter set to begin in the UFC lightweight division, starting at UFC 262. In the main event, Charles Oliveira will fight Michael Chandler for the soon-to-be vacant 155lbs title as we crown the successor to ‘The Eagle’s throne. The bout […]

UFC Vegas 22 Fallout: Holland blows opportunity as Brunson dominates

It wasn’t to be for ‘The Trailblazer’ at UFC Vegas 22 as Derek Brunson did what Derek Brunson does, wrestling his way to a dominant five-round decision win over Kevin Holland. The middleweights met in a bout that was supposed to elevate the winner into top five status, with many believing that Holland’s power on […]

Kevin Holland – Legit threat or just a hot year at 185lbs?

The middleweight division is one of the most exciting in the UFC right now, and there is a new name among the top contenders currently. After a stunning 2020 in which he went 5-0, Kevin Holland makes his debut in a main event this weekend at UFC Vegas 22 when he takes on the division’s […]

What should be next for Leon Edwards?

It’s not often that a UFC card ends with an anti-climax in terms of what happens next, but that’s exactly what happened at UFC Vegas 21 between Leon Edwards and Belal Muhammad. The two met in a welterweight main event after Muhammad agreed to step in on short-notice following the withdrawal of Khamzat Chimaev due […]

Tony Ferguson to fight Beneil Dariush at UFC 262

The lightweight division is heating up after it was confirmed that Tony Ferguson will fight Beneil Dariush on May 15th at UFC 262. Ferguson had been in title contention for years and racked up a 12 fight win streak between 2013 and 2020, before falling to defeat in his last two outings. He was knocked […]

UFC Vegas 21 Fallout: More questions than answers for Leon Edwards

After 602 days away from the octagon, Leon Edwards finally returned to fight in the UFC at UFC Vegas 21 and yet we were left with more questions than answers after his main event with Belal Muhammad. The 29-year-old Brummie started the fight well, rocking Muhammad with a head kick and his left-hand during the […]

Manel Kape taking the opportunity to introduce himself again

Just five weeks after his less than spectacular debut, Manel Kape is back in the Octagon on short notice to fight Matheus Nicolau this Saturday at UFC Vegas 21. Many people were very eager to see Kape coming in to compete at the elite level of MMA when his signing was announced last year, but […]

Leon Edwards must do more than just win at UFC Vegas 21

An eight fight win streak including a win against a former champion, it’s hard to understand why there isn’t more respect around Leon Edwards’ name in the UFC. The Birmingham, England native hasn’t tasted defeat in the UFC since a loss to now welterweight champion Kamaru Usman back in 2015. Since then he has wins […]

UFC 259 Fallout: Blachowicz proves size matters, Sterling rightful champ

So it turns out that size does matter in the UFC and that Jan Blachowicz is the real deal in the light heavyweight division, in case you weren’t sure. The legendary Polish power wasn’t on show in the UFC 259 main event, but the light heavyweight champion successfully defended his crown against the middleweight superstar […]

What’s left for Amanda Nunes if she wins again at UFC 259?

The women’s G.O.A.T is back once again to defend one of her two UFC titles at UFC 259 as Amanda Nunes steps into the octagon to take on Megan Anderson. The Brazilian last fought back at UFC 250 in June 2020, where she demolished Felicia Spencer to a unanimous decision win. It was her first […]

Israel Adesanya could become the best dual-weight champion in UFC history

The biggest and best card of the year, undoubtedly, takes place this weekend at UFC 259 and will be headlined by a super-fight between the middleweight champion Israel Adesanya challenging for the light heavyweight title against Jan Blachowicz. Both fighters last competed back at UFC 253, where Blachowicz knocked out Dominick Reyes to win the […]

Dominick Cruz fighting to keep the torch of his career burning

If you go back through the history of the UFC bantamweight division, there is one name synonymous with the title picture. The inaugural champion, the champion with the most successful defences in the division’s history and one of the greatest of all-time, Dominick Cruz will undoubtedly go down as a legend of the sport. His […]

Is Petr Yan vs Aljamain Sterling the best 135lbs title fight ever?

After months and months of build up, UFC 259 is upon us and we will finally see the bantamweight title fight between Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling take place. It’s a rivalry that has been on the horizon for almost a year now, with the Russian being crowned champion following a show-stopping performance over the […]

Islam Makhachev back to continue his journey to gold at UFC 259

It’s been nearly 18 months since Islam Makhachev was last in the octagon and he’ll be eager to remind everyone why many tip him to become a champion in the lightweight division, including the man who still holds the belt. Following in the footsteps of his training partner, friend and fellow countryman Khabib Nurmagomedov is […]

Two more UFC title fights announced for UFC 261 and UFC 263

The UFC has announced two more title fights for upcoming cards later this year, with the women’s strawweight title and men’s flyweight title to be defended in April and June respectively. The company announced last week that women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko will step back in the octagon to take on Jessica Andrade at UFC […]

UFC Vegas 20 Fallout – Gane dominates but fails to shine

The heavyweight showreel is over for another month after back-to-back main events for the big boys and this time it was Ciryl Gane who came away with his name in the win column. The Frenchman extended his record to 8-0 with a dominant yet unspectacular win over Jairzinho Rozenstruik, jabbing his way to a unanimous […]

Valentina Shevchenko vs Jessica Andrade announced for UFC 261

The UFC have announced the women’s flyweight championship will be defended in the main event of UFC 261 as Valentina Shevchenko defends her title against Jessica Andrade. Shevchenko is currently on a six-fight win streak and will make her fifth defence of her 125lbs title against the former strawweight champion Andrade, who won her debut […]

Does anyone really want to see Usman vs Masvidal 2?

After a super performance saw him end Gilbert Burns’ nearly year-long pursuit of his welterweight title, Kamaru Usman took the unusual step as champion of calling out his next opponent after the fight. He made the case for ‘Gamebred’ Jorge Masvidal to get the next shot, claiming that when they met at UFC 251 on […]

Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis have heavyweight trail planned out

Take two for this huge heavyweight clash as Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis finally meet in the main event at UFC Vegas 19 this weekend. The fight was originally scheduled for back in November, but was cancelled just hours before the weigh-ins after ‘Razor’ tested positive for COVID-19. The fight was scrapped, with Anthony Smith […]

Dana White announces unofficial lightweight title tournament

The UFC lightweight division is still up in the air after Dana White’s latest comments about the title picture following UFC 258. After Dustin Poirier knocked out Conor McGregor at UFC 257 and Michael Chandler knocked out Dan Hooker at the same event, it was believed the title picture was down to four men – […]

Leon Edwards fighting Colby Covington makes more sense anyway

The third time wasn’t a charm for Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev as their March 13th bout has been scrapped once again. The two were originally supposed to fight back in December, only for Edwards to withdraw following a bout of COVID-19 that saw him bed-bound for several weeks and unable to train. The fight […]

UFC 258 Fallout: Usman shows the levels at 170lbs

The welterweight monarchy has been settled and Kamaru Usman is still at the top of the food chain, after a spectacular performance saw him defeat Gilbert Burns at UFC 258. The two former Blackzilians teammates met in the main event with the welterweight championship on the line, with many believing that the former lightweight would […]

Alistair Overeem looking for one final run at heavyweight

“My time is running out,” were the words from Alistair Overeem himself in a recent interview, as he prepares to do battle with Alexander Volkov at UFC Vegas 18. It almost certainly is too, as the 40-year-old prepares for his 67th professional MMA fight. A UFC veteran and a fan favourite, you’ll struggle to find […]

Cory Sandhagen looking to end Frankie Edgar’s final run at UFC gold

It’s a common consensus among MMA fans that when Frankie Edgar finally decides to hang up his gloves and retire, he will go down as one of the all-time greats. A former lightweight champion and a serious contender at featherweight, Edgar is now finally fighting at his most “natural” weight class according to many, at […]

10 fighters who will have a big 2021

Coming out of a year where the world seemed to stop due to the coronavirus pandemic, the UFC have managed to set up possibly the most exciting year yet. Dana White has cut a lot of fighters from the payroll which has paved the way for up and coming fighters to make their way into […]

What next for TJ Dillashaw?

The wait is over, TJ Dillashaw is available to re-enter the octagon once again. The former UFC bantamweight champion of the world has seen his two-year suspension from competition completed, after he tested positive after fighting against Henry Cejudo for the flyweight title back in 2019. Since then Cejudo moved up to bantamweight, won the […]

Why Khamzat Chimaev is going to please Dana White this year – again

There’s only one thing Dana White likes more than money and that’s active fighters, because active fighters make money. That is why the president of the UFC, Dana White, is a huge fan of the Chechen born Khamzat Chimaev. A fighter that wants to fight as much as possible no matter the opponent, no matter […]

Middleweight clashes to headline UFC Vegas cards in April

The UFC middleweight division will be on the move in April, with two huge fights made to headline separate cards. With Israel Adesanya set to challenge Jan Blachowicz on March 6th at UFC 259 for the light heavyweight championship, the 185lbs weight class is likely to be on hold for the first half of 2021. […]

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