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UFC 260 schedules double-header title fights

UFC 260 will host a double-header of title fights on March 27th as Stipe Miocic and Alexander Volkanovski defend their belts against Francis Ngannou and Brian Ortega respectively. The heavyweight king Miocic will return to action for the first time since August, when he defeated Daniel Cormier in their trilogy fight at UFC 252 to […]

UFC Fight Island 7 Fallout: Holloway turns in best performance ever

The UFC kicked off 2021 with a big bang as UFC Fight Island 7 delivered a spectacular card. Ten fights on the night saw three first round knockouts and seven decisions but the fights were largely a fun watch, especially in the main event. ‘Blessed’ Max Holloway stepped into the octagon to take on Calvin […]

Leon Edwards vs Khamzat Chimaev rescheduled for March 13

Welterweight’s number one contender fight has a third date as Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev will now meet on March 13th. The two were originally scheduled to face each other back in December on the final card of the year, only for Edwards to withdraw after contracting COVID-19. The UFC quickly rebooked the fight for […]

Max Holloway fighting to maintain contender status

As the UFC gear up for the first event of the calendar year, Max Holloway is preparing for his first non-title fight since 2016. After winning the interim featherweight title against Anthony Pettis at UFC 206, ‘Blessed’ went on to defeat Jose Aldo twice and Brian Ortega in featherweight title fights too. Then came a […]

Who should Khabib Nurmagomedov face to go 30-0?

The last time the UFC were on Fight Island, we saw the end of arguably the greatest career in mixed martial arts history. Khabib Nurmagomedov took just two rounds to submit Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 in October to move to 29-0 professionally, before retiring in the octagon post-fight in honour of his father. Abdulmanap […]

Michael Chandler will fight Dan Hooker at UFC 257 in UFC debut

Michael Chandler will make his UFC debut in a co-main event clash against Dan Hooker at UFC 257, the organisation have confirmed. Chandler signed from Bellator MMA during the summer of 2020 and served as the back-up for the lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 in October. He made […]

Who will be a male UFC champion in 2021?

As 2020 comes to an end, the UFC hasn’t seen much change at the top of each of its weight divisions this year. Stipe Miocic retained his heavyweight title by defeating Daniel Cormier in their trilogy fight in August, while Israel Adesanya successfully defended his middleweight crown twice against Yoel Romero (UFC 248) and Paulo […]

Who will be a female UFC champion in 2021?

As 2020 comes to an end, the UFC hasn’t seen much of a change at the top of each of its pyramids this year. Weili Zhang, Valentina Shevchenko and Amanda Nunes all successfully defended their women’s strawweight, flyweight and featherweight championships while the bantamweight title went undefended. Zhang went toe-to-toe with former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk […]

Dana White Announces UFC Plans for 2021

UFC has already been hit with a bomb for the opening week of 2021, as Dana White confirmed that Leon Edwards vs Khamzat Chimaev is once again scrapped while also confirming big plans for the first quarter. Reports emerged a few days ago that Chimaev had been forced to withdraw from his hotly anticipated fight […]

Tap Ins & Tap Outs 2020 MMA Awards – Fighter of the Year

The UFC have finally completed their set of fights for the year of 2020 and what a crazy year it was. 456 fights total in a year that saw a global pandemic bring a close to all live sports for almost two months at least before Dana White and co. became the leaders of getting […]

Tap Ins & Tap Outs 2020 MMA Awards – Fight of the Year

The UFC have finally completed their set of fights for the year of 2020 and what a crazy year it was. 456 fights total in a year that saw a global pandemic bring a close to all live sports for almost two months at least before Dana White and co. became the leaders of getting […]

Tap Ins & Tap Outs MMA Awards 2020 – Knockout of the Year

The UFC have finally completed their set of fights for the year of 2020 and what a crazy year it was. 456 fights total in a year that saw a global pandemic bring a close to all live sports for almost two months at least before Dana White and co. became the leaders of getting […]

Tap Ins & Tap Outs MMA Awards 2020 – Submission Of The Year

The UFC have finally completed their set of fights for the year of 2020 and what a crazy year it was. 456 fights total in a year that saw a global pandemic bring a close to all live sports for almost two months at least before Dana White and co. became the leaders of getting […]

UFC Announce Triple Header on Fight Island to Start 2021

The UFC will return to Fight Island for it’s first three events of 2021 as president Dana White officially announced a triple-header in Abu Dhabi. After UFC Vegas 17 last weekend, the UFC is currently on a four-week break from events over the holiday period but has now announced the three headline fights for the […]

Yoel Romero Agrees to Join Bellator Following UFC Release

Yoel Romero has agreed to join Bellator following his release from the UFC earlier this month. The 43 year-old middleweight was released from his contract with three fights remaining on his deal, as Dana White admitted the company was looking to make ‘serious cuts’ at the end of what has been a tough year for […]

Brandon Moreno Looking For Biggest Upset of 2020 at UFC 256

UFC 255 was less than a month ago and two of the most impressive performers on the night meet in the main event at this weekend’s UFC 256 card. Flyweight king Deiveson Figueiredo destroyed Alex Perez in his first title defence, securing a guillotine choke in the first round. He immediately followed that fight up […]

Tony Ferguson vs Charles Oliveira: Who Thrives in Chaos More?

UFC 256 is due to host one of the best three round fights of the year this weekend when Tony Ferguson stands across the cage from Charles Oliveira in the co-main event. ‘El Cucuy’ makes his return to the octagon following his violent defeat in May to Justin Gaethje, which snapped a company-high 13 fight […]

UFC Vegas 16 Fallout: Vettori Moves Into Top Five, Hill Arrives

The UFC has welcomed a new contender in the middleweight division after Marvin Vettori toppled Jack Hermansson in one of the best middleweight bouts of the year at UFC Vegas 16. The Italian stepped in on short-notice to fight ‘Joker’ after both Darren Till and Kevin Holland were forced to withdraw from the bout through […]

Yoel Romero Released as UFC Plan ‘Serious Cuts’ to End 2020

Dana White has revealed that the UFC are planning to make ‘serious cuts’ to their roster before the end of the year, after news broke that Yoel Romero is no longer with the company. Romero, who has challenged for the middleweight title on four separate occasions but never won the belt, is 43 years old […]

Leon Edwards vs Khamzat Chimaev Scrapped Following Positive COVID Test

UFC Vegas 17 has lost it’s main event as Leon Edwards has been forced to withdraw from his fight with Khamzat Chimaev after testing positive for COVID-19. The huge welterweight fight was due to headline the final UFC card of the year on December 19th, with the undefeated prospect Chimaev challenging the No.3 ranked Edwards […]

2021 Will Be the Year of New Male Superstars For the UFC

After years of the same names at the top of the world in the mixed martial arts, 2021 is set to spark the start of a new era. 2020 will end with all the same champions as it started with except for three. Deiveson Figueiredo, Petr Yan and Jan Blachowicz are now the reigning champions […]

UFC Vegas 16 Main Event Amended as Marvin Vettori Replaces Kevin Holland

Another UFC main event has been altered after Kevin Holland was forced to withdraw from his main event slot against Jack Hermansson, with Marvin Vettori stepping in on short notice. Holland was originally a replacement in the main event, after Darren Till withdrew from the fight having not fully recovered from a knee injury picked […]

UFC Vegas 15 Fallout: Anthony ‘Lionheart’ Smith Not Done Yet

The light heavyweight division can’t get rid of one of their top contenders just yet, after Anthony Smith got a quick and impressive win over Devin Clark in the UFC Vegas 15 main event. Smith and Clark stepped into the main event slot on a day’s notice, changing their fight to a five-rounder in the […]

Curtis Blaydes vs Derrick Lewis Cancelled Following Positive COVID-19 Test

UFC Vegas 15 has lost it’s main event just hours before the weigh-ins after Curtis Blaydes tested positive for COVID-19. The No.2 ranked heavyweight in the world was due to fight Derrick Lewis on Saturday night, with big implications in the title picture expected for whoever the winner was. It was revealed by ESPN’s Ariel […]

UFC 256 Given Complete Reshuffle With New Main and Co-Main Events

UFC 256 has been given a complete reshuffle from it’s scheduled main events as Petr Yan has withdrawn from his bantamweight title defence against Aljamain Sterling. The December PPV was originally scheduled to be headlined by two title fights, with Kamaru Usman defending his welterweight title against Gilbert Burns while Amanda Nunes was due to […]

Valentina Shevchenko Looking To Cement Herself As Greatest Flyweight Ever

UFC 255 is due to be the biggest card in flyweight history, as both champions defend their belts on the same card for the first time ever. As Deiveson Figueiredo looks to begin his reign of terror against Alex Perez, Valentina Shevchenko looks to make it four successful title defences against Jennifer Maia. ‘Bullet’ is […]

UFC Vegas 14 Fallout – Dos Anjos Calls For McGregor Fight

A card that fell apart and was saved by an Irish dragon ended with a former champion calling out an Irish phenomenon, as Rafael Dos Anjos returned to the lightweight division with a win. Islam Makhachev withdrew from his fight with Dos Anjos six days before fight night due to injury and it was lightweight […]

Amanda Nunes Withdraws From UFC 256 Title Fight

Amanda Nunes has withdrawn from her featherweight title defence against Megan Anderson at UFC 256. The Brazilian was due to defend her featherweight title for a third time in December, following her win over Felicia Spencer at UFC 250. The reasons for her withdrawal are unknown currently. Nunes is currently the bantamweight and featherweight champion […]

UFC Vegas 13 Fallout – Glover Teixeira Needs The Next Title Shot

The light heavyweight title scene is rocking for the first time in years following UFC Vegas 13. After a stunning performance, Glover Teixeira defeated Thiago Santos via submission in the third round despite being knocked down twice by huge strikes from ‘Marreta’. After being knocked down in the first round, Teixeira managed to take Santos […]

Thiago Santos and Glover Teixeira Fighting For No.2 Position at 205lbs

For once back in September, the UFC were rightly praised for their match-making skills. After arranging for the light heavyweight crown to be claimed by Jan Blachowicz or Dominick Reyes at UFC 253 on Fight Island, the UFC had cleverly arranged for Thiago Santos and Glover Teixeira to go to war the following week with […]

Anderson Silva: The Spider’s Top 3 Performances

As UFC Vegas 12 approaches this weekend, the main event serves to put an end to the final chapter of Anderson Silva’s career. The consensus greatest middleweight of all time is set to have his illustrious career’s curtain call when he takes on Uriah Hall this Saturday, knowing it will be his final fight. After […]

Kevin Holland Looking To Blast Into Middleweight Rankings

It’s been a hectic 2020 for the ‘Trailblazer’ and he’s looking to cap it off by blasting his way into the UFC rankings. The middleweight division is shaping up to be in it’s best state since the Anderson Silva days, with plenty of top contenders and up and coming prospects. With Israel Adesanya as the […]

Planning Out The UFC Lightweight Division Post-Khabib

The UFC is in a state of reset following UFC 254, after Khabib Nurmagomedov announced he will never fight again. After choking out Justin Gaethje in the second round of their main event clash, Khabib Nurmagomedov revealed he will be retiring following the passing of his father and a promise made to his mother. The […]

UFC 254 Fallout: Whittaker Up Next, What Now For 155lbs?

UFC 254 lived up to all its hype as Fight Island’s final show delivered great fights, great performances and a historic retirement. In the main event, Khabib Nurmagomedov dominated Justin Gaethje before choking him unconscious with a triangle choke in the second round to retain his undisputed lightweight championship. Following the fight and after moving […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov Retires From MMA

Khabib Nurmagomedov has announced his retirement from mixed martial arts with immediate effect, following his second round win over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254. The Dagestani grappler moved to 29-0 on Saturday night in Abu Dhabi, choking Justin Gaethje unconscious with a triangle choke just 94 seconds into the second round. The win means he […]

Leon Edwards Calls Out Khamzat Chimaev

After months and months of back and forth and over a year without a fight, Leon Edwards has finally caved and agreed to fight someone below his rank. Edwards has insisted on fighting someone in the Top 5 in order to secure himself a title shot going forward. He was originally scheduled to fight Tyron […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov Disrespecting Justin Gaethje With GSP Fight Talk

UFC 254 is this weekend and for the first time ever, Khabib Nurmagomedov will headline the card against Justin Gaethje for the UFC lightweight championship. An undefeated 28-0 record, Khabib is arguably the most dominant fighter in UFC history. When he comes up against Gaethje though, it will be the toughest test of his entire […]

UFC 254: Why I’m All In On Robert Whittaker To Beat Jared Cannonier

It’s not often in the UFC that the undisputed champion of a division is the one calling out opponents after victorious bouts. After Israel Adesanya defended his belt in stunning fashion against Paulo Costa last month, knocking the Brazilian out in the second round after dominating the entire fight, it was he who made the […]

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 […]

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