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UFC Fight Island 6 Fallout – Ortega 2.0, Andrade a threat at 125lbs

After 22 months away from the octagon, Brian Ortega returned with a striking clinic to completely outclass the Korean Zombie on Fight Island this past weekend. It was widely expected that Ortega would need to get the fight into grappling range and take it to the ground to beat Chan Sung Jung, with the Korean […]

Brian Ortega Looking To Prove He Belongs At The Top Of 145lbs Division

It has been nearly two years since we watched Max Holloway’s greatest performance in an octagon, handing Brian Ortega the first defeat of his professional career. ‘T-City’ was supposed to be the kryptonite to Holloway’s title reign, with his insane ground game expected to test ‘Blessed’ to a point he’d not been pushed to yet. […]

Two UFC PPV Main Events Fall Apart

The UFC’s end of year pay-per-view schedule needs rearranging as two of the four co-main events have fallen apart. UFC 255 was due to see Deiveson Figueiredo defend his flyweight title against Cody Gabrandt, while Valentina Shevchenko will defend her flyweight title against Jennifer Maia too. The UFC had yet to officially announce UFC 256 […]

Womens Bantamweight Division Due For A Shake Up At UFC Fight Island 4

After going all of 2020 without a womens bantamweight title defence, the UFC are finally setting up the division to move forward. Amanda Nunes’ victory over Germaine de Randamie in December 2019 was the last time we saw the 135lbs belt defended, with the Brazilian earning a decision win by using her ground game to […]

Match-Making The UFC Welterweight Division for 2021

2020 has been a wild year for MMA. New champions, cancelled fights, new signings and some of the best fights have all happened despite the coronavirus wreaking havoc all over the world. The welterweight division is one of the weight classes that hasn’t been held hostage this year, as we’ve seen grudge matches, title fights […]

UFC 253 Fallout – Adesanya The Great, Future of Light Heavyweight

Fight Island returned with a historic card as Israel Adesanya made short work of his fiercest rival so far while Jan Blachowicz became the undisputed light heavyweight champion with a stunning knockout win. After all the build up and talk about a potential fight of the night in the main event Adesanya entered the octagon […]

Michael Chandler: Who Should Welcome Him To UFC Lightweight Division?

After seeing out his contract with Bellator with a win over long-time rival Benson Henderson, Michael Chandler has officially signed with the UFC. The former Bellator lightweight champion had long been linked with a move to the UFC and upon entering free agency, Dana White certainly was open to the idea. It’s now been revealed […]

Dominick Reyes Wants His Throne As New Light Heavyweight Era Begins

As the UFC returns to Fight Island this Saturday for UFC 253, it will mark the beginning of a new era at light heavyweight. For the first time since 2011, someone other than Jon Jones or Daniel Cormier will be crowned the undisputed light heavyweight champion as Dominick Reyes takes on Jan Blachowicz in the […]

UFC Vegas 11 Fallout: What Next For Colby? Two Legends To Retire?

The most stacked card of the year from top to bottom didn’t fail to deliver as we saw 10 finishes and a competitive draw from 14 fights, including the main event between Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley. Despite promising to let his hands go and knock Covington out, it was more of the same from […]

What to do with Conor McGregor?

It seems a week can’t go by without Conor McGregor having his name in the news for the wrong reasons. If reports are to be believed, Conor has caught the eye of the French authorities for some less than classy behaviour. After an odd cryptic post on social media left us bemused, many including myself […]

Donald Cerrone: Time To Accept Gatekeeper Status?

The record for the most appearances, the most wins and the most head-kick knockouts in the UFC all belong to one man, Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone. The man just loves to fight. On Saturday night at UFC Vegas 11, Cerrone will make his 36th walk to the octagon when he takes on Niko Price on a […]

Tyron Woodley Must Defeat Colby Covington Or His Legacy Is Tarnished

At UFC Vegas 11 this weekend, we will finally see the conclusion of a long-term rivalry as Tyron Woodley fights Colby Covington in the welterweight division. A fight originally scheduled for almost two years ago, Woodley was the undisputed champion of the world in the 170lbs division having successfully defended his belt four times. His […]

UFC Vegas 10 Fallout: Waterson On Road To A Title Shot?

A big win in the main event of UFC Vegas 10 has put Michelle Waterson back on track to become the first mom-champ. The ‘Karate Hottie’ took a split decision over Angela Hill on Saturday night after using kicks and takedowns to convince the judges that she had won the bout. She showed great tenacity […]

Nick Diaz ‘Preparing For Comeback In Early 2021’

It’s nearly time for Stockton to get their second superstar brother in the MMA world. After an 18 month suspension for marijuana following a defeat to Anderson Silva (was later overturned to a no-contest), Diaz was suspended for failing to keep USADA informed of his whereabouts. He was suspended for a year and has been […]

UFC Vegas 9 Fallout – Overeem Keeps Winning In Final Run

As UFC Vegas 9 came to an end on Saturday night, it was the familiar sight of Alistair Overeem with his hands raised in victory that left us all. A fifth round TKO win after some vicious ground and pound saw ‘The Demolition Man’ pick up the 47th professional win of his career against Augusto […]

Dana White Announces Plans For End Of 2020 and 2021 PPV Cards

The UFC have settled on main events for all their pay-per-view cards through 2020 and into January 2021 according to president Dana White. With UFC 253 headlined by Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa for the middleweight title and Dominick Reyes vs Jan Blachowicz for the vacant light heavyweight title, UFC 254 is set to be […]

UFC Heavyweight Title Picture Spices Up As Brock Lesnar Enters The Frame

As the UFC signed off on crowning Stipe Miocic as the greatest heavyweight of all-time following his trilogy win over Daniel Cormier last month, the heavyweight title picture was pretty set. Cormier was too retire, Francis Ngannou was next in line for a title shot following his domination of recent opponents and Curtis Blaydes will […]

UFC Vegas 8 Fallout: Does Rakic Deserve A Title Shot?

A fun UFC Vegas card this past weekend was headlined by a light heavyweight contender showdown as prospect Aleksandar Rakic dominated former challenger Anthony Smith to a unanimous decision win. A fight that was expected to be fireworks ended up in a strategic battle as Rakic chopped down his opponent with leg kicks before controlling […]

UFC Vegas 7 Fallout – Frankie Edgar A Problem At 135lbs

After a super fun card at the APEX on Saturday night, the UFC has a familiar name at the top of a new division. A split decision win for Frankie Edgar over Pedro Munhoz saw ‘The Answer’ become a problem for the contenders at the top of the bantamweight division. Munhoz was ranked #5 in […]

Jon Jones Vacates UFC Light Heavyweight Title

Jon Jones has vacated the UFC Light Heavyweight championship, he revealed on his Twitter. The 205lbs reigning champion has been in dispute with the UFC about his pay going back several months now, claiming he has no desire to fight for the organisation until he is paid what he believes he’s worth. After winning the […]

Jon Jones Calls Out Stipe Miocic For Heavyweight Title Bout

As Stipe Miocic was being crowned the greatest heavyweight of all-time after beating Daniel Cormier for a second time, a new challenger emerged. The consensus greatest mixed martial artist of all-time, Jon Jones was live tweeting the five round fight throughout and following the result he made it clear that he wanted a piece of […]

UFC 252 Fallout – Cormier & O’Malley Injuries Take Headlines

UFC 252 is all over and the greatest heavyweight of all time has been crowned. With a five round decision win, Stipe Miocic retained his heavyweight title against Daniel Cormier to ensure he won the trilogy between the two but also the title of GOAT heavyweight. It was a tight contest, with both Stipe and […]

Sean O’Malley: The ‘Suga Show’ Is Ready To Begin

The UFC is on the verge of creating a new superstar and they’ve barely had to pull the trigger on anything for him yet. ‘Suga’ Sean O’Malley is 12-0 and has fought five times in the UFC if you include his initial appearance on Dana White’s Contender Series. He has three highlight reel first round […]

Daniel Cormier – G.O.A.T or Bottlejob?

With UFC 252 around the corner, fans are preparing to crown the UFC’s greatest heavyweight of all-time when Stipe Miocic defends his title against Daniel Cormier. The two have previously fought twice before, both winning via knockout against each other on one occasion each. Cormier won their first bout with a first round overhand right […]

UFC Vegas 6 Fallout: What Next For Derrick Lewis and Chris Weidman?

One of the less impressive cards on paper in recent times turned into an entertaining one at the UFC Apex thanks to six finishes on the night. Derrick Lewis won the main event with an explosive start to the second round after struggling in the first with Alexei Oleinik’s grappling skills, while Chris Weidman got […]

Chris Weidman: Win or Retire at UFC Vegas 6

As UFC Vegas 6 is on the horizon, barring the main event it’s the future of former middleweight champion Chris Weidman that is the big talking point of the card. The Serra/Longo fighter steps into the Octagon for the first time since his fight with Dominick Reyes at 205lbs, as he attempted to go up […]

Yair Rodriguez Out Of Zabit Magomedsharipov Fight; Calvin Kattar Offers To Step In

UFC’s card on August 29th 2020 has lost its main event, after Yair Rodriguez pulled out injured. The Mexican featherweight was scheduled to take on Zabit Magomedsharipov in a fight that was expected to determine the next challenger for Alexander Volkanovski’s title. However talking to the media after his Contender Series relaunched, Dana White confirmed […]

Conor McGregor Won’t Fight Again In 2020 – So What Now?

Think back to the start of 2020. No lockdown, no coronavirus, fans at every event and Conor McGregor was returning. He had set out a plan. Beat Donald Cerrone at UFC 246, step in for the lightweight title fight between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov in April since he believed someone would drop out, then […]

Tony Ferguson – What’s Next?

It’s a question that gets asked far too much in the world of MMA for me. Immediately after a fight, one of the first questions asked about a fighter is what they want to do next. For Tony Ferguson though, the question is super relevant. After a crazy unbeaten streak that saw him crowned interim […]

Khamzat Chimaev – Khabib 2.0

Two weeks, two fights, two weight classes, two wins, two stoppages. That sums up Khamzat Chimaev’s Fight Island experience. The Swede star has seen a rocket ship strapped to his back since his UFC debut, where he completely destroyed middleweight John Phillips. An immediate takedown followed by 5 minutes of fierce ground and pound saw […]

Alexander Gustafsson Is Back And Hungry For Gold

After three failed title shots and then a humbling defeat to Anthony ‘Lionheart’ Smith, Alexander Gustafsson stepped away from the Octagon in June 2019. He is arguably one of the best light-heavyweights in UFC history and yet he never won the big one. Despite many people believing he beat Jon Jones in their first fight, […]

UFC Fight Island: Figueiredo vs Benavidez 2 – Fallout

Another super card by the UFC and another new champion as Deiveson Figueiredo knocked out Joseph Benavidez once again to become the new Flyweight king. After his KO win in their first fight saw controversy flow following a clash of heads after he had initially missed weight for the fight, many thought Benavidez would finally […]

Top 10 Fighters To Never Win A UFC Title

So.. BT Sport caused a bit of a fuss, didn’t they? Following on from the midweek Fight Island card, BT Sport compiled a list from each of their analysts of the best fighters to never win a UFC title. They discounted interim titles, which opened the door for several fighters but their picks caused backlash […]

UFC Fight Island: Kattar vs Ige Fallout

A strong card on Fight Island threw up some new names for future contenders, while a few old names kept their name in the tombola too. Debutants Modestas Bukauskas, Khamzat Chimaev and Mounir Lazzez scored impressive wins, while Lerone Murphy, Taila Santos and Liana Jojua all scored their first wins in the UFC on a […]

UFC 251 Fallout: What Next for Holloway & Aldo?

After a fantastic card on Fight Island, the UFC has a new Bantamweight champion and a new contender in the GOAT conversation at Featherweight. With the vacant title on the line in the 135lbs division, Russian Petr Yan lived up to ‘No Mercy’ moniker as he scored a 5th round TKO victory over Jose Aldo, […]

Max Holloway Fighting For His Legacy At UFC 251

Back in December 2019, the Featherweight world revolved around Max Holloway. ‘Blessed’ was on a 14-fight win streak in the division, interrupted only by a decision defeat to Dustin Poirier in a fight for the interim Lightweight championship. The run stretched across six years, when he was defeated by Conor McGregor in the early part […]

Jose Aldo Could Be About To Secure G.O.A.T Status

At UFC 251 on July 11th Jose Aldo Jr could be about to stake a claim as the greatest fighter of all-time. Aldo will fight Petr Yan for the recently vacated UFC Bantamweight title on Fight Island, knowing that a win will see him become only the eighth fighter to hold UFC gold in two […]

Jorge Masvidal Set To Save UFC 251 Main Event

News broke overnight on Friday July 3rd that UFC 251’s main event between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns was cancelled, due to Burns and his two cornermen all testing positive for Covid-19. It now seems that Street Jesus is ready to step in and save the day for the UFC. According to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, […]

What Next for Jorge Masvidal?

After a blockbuster 2019, Jorge Masvidal looked set for a huge 2020. A knockout win over Darren Till in London in March 2019 was followed by a five-second KO of undefeated Ben Askren in July. Those victories led to the UFC creating a new belt exclusively for his next fight, as Masvidal fought Nate Diaz […]

Heavyweight Title Picture on Pause After Blaydes Dominates Again

The Heavyweight division is in a state of limbo right now, with two undeniable contenders for the crown not in the title picture right now. Curtis Blaydes picked up a dominant win over Alexander Volkov at UFC Fight Night Vegas 3 on Saturday night, setting the record for most takedowns in a heavyweight fight in […]

Is Leon Edwards a Worthy Welterweight Contender?

With Kamaru Usman as the 170lbs world champion in the UFC, he has consistently claimed that fighters are scared to fight him. Since he won the Welterweight title from Tyron Woodley in March 2019 at UFC 235, he has defended the belt just one – against long-time rival Colby Covington. He’s scheduled now to defend […]

Cynthia Calvillo Accepts Katlyn Chookagian Call Out

Cynthia Calvillo has got the attention of Flyweight division. The division debutant outclassed #1 ranked Jessica Eye at UFC Fight Night Vegas 2 on Saturday night, winning a clear unanimous decision. The performance has given the UFC a new contender in the weight class dominated by Valentina Shevchenko and fans seem to be more excited […]

Top 10 Most Creative Submissions Ever

Everyone loves a good slug-fest when it comes to a fight. Two fighters looking to take each other’s head off with strikes will almost always be the way to a casual fan’s heart. But submissions can sometimes be just as brutal and creative. I took a look back through the archives and decided on my […]

‘Suga’ Sean O’Malley – A Path to Stardom

‘The Suga Show’ continued to roll on at UFC 250 with a contender for knockout of the year. Sean O’Malley stepped into the Octagon for his fourth official UFC bout, taking on wily veteran Eddie Wineland in what many expected to be his toughest test yet. O’Malley had different ideas however, completely smashing Wineland and […]

Top 10 P4P Fighters Ever

Conor McGregor, pre his third retirement in four years, started up a very interesting debate recently. The Notorious one headed to Twitter to vocalise his thoughts on the ‘GOAT’ arguments that have been taking over social media recently. Conor, the first ever simultaneous two-weight World Champion in UFC history, ranked himself as “2nd if not […]

UFC 250 Fallout – What’s Next For Nunes?

Another UFC PPV is done and into the history books as UFC 250 lived up to it’s billing with a highlight filled card. Double champion Amanda Nunes retained her featherweight belt with a dominant performance over Felicia Spencer, where the two 50-44 scorecards were deeemed generous in Spencer’s favour. A striking masterclass from the Brazilian, […]