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UFC 266: Two title fights and major return announced for September

The UFC have announced three huge fights for UFC 266 in September, including two huge title fights and the return of Nick Diaz. Diaz, the older brother of fan favourite Nate, hasn’t fought since January 2015 when he took on the legendary Anderson Silva in the main event at UFC 183 in the Brazilian’s first […]

Derrick Lewis to fight Ciryl Gane for interim heavyweight title at UFC 265

The UFC have moved to get the heavyweight division moving once again by setting up an interim title fight between number one ranked Derrick Lewis and number two ranked Ciryl Gane at UFC 265. Lewis is the number one contender and was expected to fight newly crowned champion Francis Ngannou, but after several scheduling conflicts […]

Marvin Vettori has the blueprint to beat Israel Adesanya at UFC 263

Cast your mind back to before UFC 259 in March 2021, when Israel Adesanya was on mission to become a dual-weight simultaneous world champion. He was up against Jan Blachowicz in the light heavyweight division, having ruled over the middleweight division since his debut in February 2018 and as champion in October 2019. But what […]

Deiveson Figueiredo must target early finish at UFC 263 against Brandon Moreno

UFC 256 played host to arguably the greatest fight in UFC men’s flyweight history as Deiveson Figueiredo defended his championship against Brandon Moreno. The circumstances of the fight were extraordinary, with both men having competed just three weeks earlier at UFC 255. Figueiredo defended his title with a first-round submission win over Alex Perez, while […]

UFC Vegas 28 Fallout: Rozenstruik best of the rest at heavyweight?

The UFC heavyweight division is in the best shape it’s been in for a decade after Jairzinho Rozenstruik ensured he remained in the conversation for a future title shot. The Surinamese fighter had lost two of his last three fights after a stunning 10-0 start to his career. He asked for a quick turnaround after […]

Top 5 The Ultimate Fighter Seasons

The Ultimate Fighter makes it’s long awaited return tonight on Fight Pass after a three year absence. Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and contender Brian Ortega will serve as the coaches to two teams comprising of bantamweights and middleweights, before eventually going head to head for the 145lbs title themselves at a later date. But with […]

Max Holloway to fight Yair Rodriguez in July main event

The UFC have announced that Max Holloway will return to action in the octagon against Yair Rodriguez in the main event of the July 17th Fight Night card. It will be the first time Holloway has fought since his stunning performance in January where he beat Calvin Kattar in a five-round clinic at UFC Fight […]

9 fighters the UFC should look to sign from other companies

As 2020 came to an end and 2021 began, the UFC announced there would be some major cuts happening to their roster. The likes of former world champions Junior Dos Santos and Tyron Woodley, Alistair Overeem, Jacare Souza and Diego Sanchez have all been released in recent times among many others, with the UFC looking […]

UFC Vegas 27 Fallout: Font shines in main event, Esparza back on top

The top of two of the most exciting divisions in the UFC have got themselves a new contender after UFC Vegas 27. In the men’s bantamweight division, number three ranked Rob Font took on number four ranked Cody Garbrandt in the main event and put together a striking clinic to completely dominate the former champion […]

Planning out 2021 for the UFC lightweight division

The lightweight championship is no longer vacant as the ‘Do Bronx’ era began at UFC 262 when Charles Oliveira knocked out Michael Chandler in Houston, Texas. The 31-year-old made it nine wins in a row at 155lbs with a second round stoppage, after surviving a scare in the first round to become the 11th undisputed […]

UFC announces two middleweight main events for this summer

The UFC have announced two blockbuster middleweight main events for this summer as they begin to plan the third quarter of 2021. With the division on the move next month when Israel Adesanya defends his title against Marvin Vettori at UFC 263, the company are looking towards the next contenders by pairing up four of […]

UFC 262 Fallout: Who can beat Oliveira? Tony Ferguson is finished

It’s the beginning of a new era at 155lbs as Charles Oliveira defeat Michael Chandler at UFC 262 to become the 11th undisputed lightweight champion. It was a rocky start for the Brazilian, as ‘Iron’ Mike was able to close the distance quickly and effectively using his right cross to the body before going upstairs […]

UFC Vegas 26 Fallout: Rodriguez the real deal at 115lbs, Cerrone done?

A card largely thrown together on short notice delivered some pretty decent scraps in the end as UFC Vegas 26 marked the rise of a new contender and potentially the end of a legend. In the main event, number six ranked strawweight Marina Rodriguez took on number nine ranked strawweight Michelle Waterson in a five-round […]

Welterweight contenders take centre stage at UFC Vegas 26

UFC Vegas 26 may have lost it’s main event last week, but there are two welterweights ready to take centre stage at the APEX. After TJ Dillashaw withdrew from his bout against Cory Sandhagen after suffering a cut in training, the main event slot is now wide open and it won’t be going to them. […]

Marina Rodriguez and Michelle Waterson to headline UFC Vegas 26

UFC Vegas 26 has finally got itself a new main event as the organisation confirmed that Marina Rodriguez will take on Michelle Waterson this Saturday night. The card was originally scheduled to be headlined by Cory Sandhagen taking on the returning former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw, but the latter was forced to withdraw last week […]

Leon Edwards vs Nate Diaz moved to UFC 263

History will have to wait an extra month to be made in the UFC as the welterweight bout between Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz has been postponed. The first ever five-round, non-title, co-main event was scheduled for UFC 262 later this month to serve under the vacant lightweight title fight between Charles Oliveira and Michael […]

UFC Vegas 25 Fallout: Prochazka the scariest 205lber?

There is a new boogeyman in the UFC light heavyweight division and his name is Jiri Prochazka. ‘Denisa’ made it 12 wins in a row with 11 knockouts and two out of two in the UFC as he obliterated Dominick Reyes in the UFC Vegas 25 main event to send a message to his eastern […]

Nick Diaz ‘wants a fight’ – who should he face?

Who would have thought that after that exciting five round fight with Anderson Silva way back in 2015, we’d never see Nick Diaz in the octagon ever again? After back-to-back title fight defeats against Carlos Condit and Georges St-Pierre, Diaz moved up to 185lbs to take on the greatest of all-time and despite his trademark […]

Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori 2 set for UFC 263

Israel Adesanya will return to the middleweight division this summer to defend his 185lbs title in a rematch against Marvin Vettori at UFC 263. Adesanya suffered the first taste of defeat in his professional career last time out, moving up to light heavyweight to fight Jan Blachowicz in a bid to become a simultaneous champion. […]

UFC 261 Fallout: Untouchable Usman, Best card of all time?

The UFC put on potentially their greatest ever event at UFC 261 as the returning fans were treated to a stunning fight card in Jacksonville, Florida. A 13 fight card saw nine brilliant finishes and produced moments that will be remembered forever in the sport, culminating in a new champion being crowned and an Earth-shattering […]

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 […]

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