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UFC 254: Khabib Nurmagomedov Quiz

It’s finally fight week, where Khabib Nurmagomedov will defend his undefeated record and UFC lightweight championship against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 this weekend. In anticipation of the card, I’ve had a look at the career of one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters in MMA history and put together a short quiz about him. See […]

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 […]

UFC Fight Island 6: Ortega vs Korean Zombie – Results (Highlights)

EARLY PRELIMS Said Nurmagomedov def Mark Striegl via Knockout, Round 1 (0:51) Well that was quick! Nurmagomedov and Striegl exchange leg kicks and then as Striegl moves in for a takedown, Nurmagomedov lands a huge right hook. He follows it up with violent and accurate ground and pound and this one is over! Wow! Maxim […]

UFC Fight Island 6: Ortega vs Korean Zombie – Main Card Predictions

The long awaited featherweight clash between Brian Ortega and ‘Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung is finally upon us as the UFC gives us the fourth instalment of the Fight Island series. The two men will face off in a clash described as a No.1 contender fight by UFC president Dana White, with personal pride as well as […]

UFC Fight Island 6: Ortega vs Korean Zombie – Prelims Predictions

The long awaited featherweight clash between Brian Ortega and ‘Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung is finally upon us as the UFC gives us the fourth instalment of the Fight Island series. The two men will face off in a clash described as a No.1 contender fight by UFC president Dana White, with personal pride as […]

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. […]

UFC Fight Island 5: Moraes vs Sandhagen – Results (Highlights)

EARLY PRELIMS Tagir Ulanbekov def Bruno Silva via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28 x2) Really fun first round here as both men come out swinging heavy blows. Silva works on the leg with some big calf kicks and Ulanbekov looks to counter it with his range and big punches. Both men land heavy shots throughout the […]

UFC Fight Island 5: Moraes vs Sandhagen – Main Card Predictions

The UFC returns to Fight Island for part three of their five part series this time around and it’s a bantamweight clash that headlines this one. Marlon Moraes looks to get back into title contention following his win over controversial win over Jose Aldo last year when he takes on Cory Sandhagen who tries to bounce […]

UFC Fight Island 5: Moraes vs Sandhagen – Prelims Predictions

The UFC returns to Fight Island for part three of their five part series this time around and it’s a bantamweight clash that headlines this one. Marlon Moraes looks to get back into title contention following his win over controversial win over Jose Aldo last year when he takes on Cory Sandhagen who tries to bounce […]

UFC Fight Island 5: Moraes vs Sandhagen – Early Prelims Predictions

The UFC returns to Fight Island for part three of their five part series this time around and it’s a bantamweight clash that headlines this one. Marlon Moraes looks to get back into title contention following his win over controversial win over Jose Aldo last year when he takes on Cory Sandhagen who tries to […]

Jon Jones vs Israel Adesanya

It’s the rivalry in MMA right now and it’s between two fighters who aren’t even in the same weight class. The consensus greatest of all time in Jon Jones is undefeated in the UFC barring a silly disqualification in a fight he dominated way back in 2009, with the only other blemish on his record […]

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 […]

UFC Fight Island 4: Holm vs Aldana – Main Card Predictions

After a successful return to Fight Island last weekend for UFC 253, the women take over the island this weekend. Holly Holm takes on Irene Aldana in the main event on a card with plenty of room to make new stars as lots of relatively unknown names make the cut for this one. With 11 fights […]

UFC Fight Island 4: Holm vs Aldana – Prelims Predictions

After a successful return to Fight Island last weekend for UFC 253, the women take over the island this weekend. Holly Holm takes on Irene Aldana in the main event on a card with plenty of room to make new stars as lots of relatively unknown names make the cut for this one. With 11 […]

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 […]

UFC 253: Adesanya vs Costa – Results (Highlights)

EARLY PRELIMS Danilo Marques def Khadis Ibragimov via Unanimous Decision (29-28 x2, 30-27) Both men step out in tentative fashion and throw feints before Marques shoots in for an immediate takedown attempt. Ibragimov defends against the cage and grabs the fence on his way down and ends up back on his feet quickly, but the […]

UFC 253: Adesanya vs Costa – Main Card Predictions

The UFC makes their long awaited return to Fight Island in Abu Dhabi this weekend as they prepare for double title fight at UFC 253. Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz will square off in the octagon for the vacant light heavyweight championship in the co-main event, while the card is headlined by Israel Adesanya’s second defence of […]

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 […]

UFC 253: Adesanya vs Costa – Prelims Predictions

The UFC makes their long awaited return to Fight Island in Abu Dhabi this weekend as they prepare for double title fight at UFC 253. Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz will square off in the octagon for the vacant light heavyweight championship in the co-main event, while the card is headlined by Israel Adesanya’s second […]

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 […]

UFC Vegas 11: Covington vs Woodley – Results (Highlights)

EARLY PRELIMS Tyson Nam def Jerome Rivera via Knockout, Round 2 (0:34) A competitive opening round of the night between these two flyweights. Rivera staying at distance for the most part of the round, using heavy inside leg kicks and push kicks to maintain the range while Nam is looking for a big right hand. […]

UFC Vegas 11: Covington vs Woodley – Main Card Predictions

A not-so stacked card last weekend is followed up this weekend by one of the most stacked Fight Night cards in recent memory as Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley finally meet in a grudge match in the main event. The card will also see the likes of Donald Cerrone, Khamzat Chimaev, Kevin Holland and Mackenzie Dern on the […]

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 […]

UFC Vegas 11: Covington vs Woodley – Prelims Predictions

A not-so stacked card last weekend is followed up this weekend by one of the most stacked Fight Night cards in recent memory as Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley finally meet in a grudge match in the main event. The card will also see the likes of Donald Cerrone, Khamzat Chimaev, Kevin Holland and Mackenzie Dern on the […]

UFC Vegas 11: Covington vs Woodley – Early Prelims Predictions

A not-so stacked card last weekend is followed up this weekend by one of the most stacked Fight Night cards in recent memory as Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley finally meet in a grudge match in the main event. The card will also see the likes of Donald Cerrone, Khamzat Chimaev, Kevin Holland and Mackenzie […]

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 […]

UFC Vegas 10: Waterson vs Hill – Results (Highlights)

EARLY PRELIMS Sabina Mazo def Justine Kish via Submission (Rear Naked Choke), Round 3 (3:57) Kish comes out to start the round super aggressively, charging in with wild swings and some heavy leg kicks. Mazo uses her reach well to get away and land nice shots of her own, before a big head kick settles […]

UFC Vegas 10: Waterson vs Hill – Main Card Predictions

The UFC looks to get back on track with another card at the APEX in Las Vegas this weekend as Michelle Waterson takes on Angela Hill in the main event. Originally scheduled to be headlined by Thiago Santos vs Glover Teixeira, that bout was postponed after Glover tested positive for COVID-19. However after last weeks […]

UFC Vegas 10: Waterson vs Hill – Prelims Predictions

The UFC looks to get back on track with another card at the APEX in Las Vegas this weekend as Michelle Waterson takes on Angela Hill in the main event. Originally scheduled to be headlined by Thiago Santos vs Glover Teixeira, that bout was postponed after Glover tested positive for COVID-19. However after last weeks […]

Khamzat Chimaev Double Booked For UFC Events In Next Month

The train is en route to the station and the UFC are anticipating a quick turnaround for Khamzat Chimaev. The Dagestani-Swede fighter shook up the MMA world back in July when he won two fights in two different weight classes in just 10 days to stake his claim among the top ranked prospects in the […]

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 […]

UFC Vegas 9: Overeem vs Sakai – Main Card Predictions

An interesting card is set to take place this weekend in the APEX once again in Las Vegas, as heavyweight gatekeeper Alistair Overeem takes on up and coming contender Augusto Sakai in the main event. Last weekend in the light heavyweight division, I secured 8/10 picks including five perfect predictions (winner, round, method) for a pretty good […]

UFC Vegas 9: Overeem vs Sakai – Prelims Predictions

An interesting card is set to take place this weekend in the APEX once again in Las Vegas, as heavyweight gatekeeper Alistair Overeem takes on up and coming contender Augusto Sakai in the main event. Last weekend in the light heavyweight division, I secured 8/10 picks including five perfect predictions (winner, round, method) for a […]

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 8: Smith vs Rakic – Results (Highlights)

EARLY PRELIMS Mallory Martin def Hannah Cifers via Submission (Rear Naked Choke), Round 2 (1:33) A slow start to the fight with lots of feints and jabs exploded into life halfway through as Hannah Cifers landed a big one-two down the pipe and knocked Martin down! She rushes in and lands huge ground and pound […]

UFC Vegas 8: Smith vs Rakic – Main Card Predictions

A three round main event on top of a decent looking card is what the UFC have put together for the fans this weekend, as they return for yet another Fight Night card at the APEX in Las Vegas. Anthony ‘Lionheart’ Smith takes on prospect Aleksandar Rakic in the light-heavyweight division, with all eyes on […]

UFC Vegas 8: Smith vs Rakic – Prelims Predictions

A three round main event on top of a decent looking card is what the UFC have put together for the fans this weekend, as they return for yet another Fight Night card at the APEX in Las Vegas. Anthony ‘Lionheart’ Smith takes on prospect Aleksandar Rakic in the light-heavyweight division, with all eyes on […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Georges St-Pierre

When you think fantasy fights, you often think of the best to ever do it against the best of the current generation. What if the best of the current generation *is* is the best to ever do it? There is a very, very strong argument that Georges St-Pierre is the best mixed martial artist of […]

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 […]

UFC Vegas 7: Munhoz vs Edgar – Results (Highlights)

The UFC hosted yet another card from the APEX in Las Vegas, but it was chopped and changed a crazy amount in the 24 hours prior. Calen Born didn’t weigh in for his fight with Dwight Grant, while Takashi Sato successfully weighed-in before being pulled from the fight against Daniel Rodriguez by the medical team. […]

UFC Vegas 7: Munhoz vs Edgar – Main Card Predictions

The UFC returns to it’s Fight Night schedule this weekend following UFC 252 last week at the APEX Centre in Las Vegas. 11 fights await us on this card, as Frankie Edgar drops down to Bantamweight finally to take on Pedro Munhoz in the main event. Ovince Saint-Preux returns to light heavyweight in the co-main […]

UFC Vegas 7: Munhoz vs Edgar – Prelims Predictions

The UFC returns to it’s Fight Night schedule this weekend following UFC 252 last week at the APEX Centre in Las Vegas. 11 fights await us on this card, as Frankie Edgar drops down to Bantamweight finally to take on Pedro Munhoz in the main event. Ovince Saint-Preux returns to light heavyweight in the co-main […]

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 […]

UFC 252: Miocic vs Cormier – Results (Highlights)

EARLY PRELIMS Kai Kamaka III def Tony Kelley via Unanimous Decision (29-28 x3) A fantastic first round of the night as Kai Kamaka applies a ferocious pace and lands some beautiful punches to take the round comfortably. His left hook is landing perfectly and he’s throwing it to the head and body, while using excellent […]

UFC 252: Miocic vs Cormier – Main Card Predictions

The biggest fight in heavyweight history is finally here as UFC 252 pulls into the UFC Apex in Las Vegas this weekend. With Daniel Cormier making the final walk of his career as he looks to reclaim the heavyweight gold against Stipe Miocic, the UFC has filled the undercard with prospects and build-em-up fights rather than stacking […]

UFC 252: Miocic vs Cormier – Prelims Predictions

The biggest fight in heavyweight history is finally here as UFC 252 pulls into the UFC Apex in Las Vegas this weekend. With Daniel Cormier making the final walk of his career as he looks to reclaim the heavyweight gold against Stipe Miocic, the UFC has filled the undercard with prospects and build-em-up fights rather […]

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