It didn’t take Frankie Edgar long to realize he was in for a battle against Cub Swanson in the standup game during their main event bout on an Ultimate Fighting Championship card in Austin, Texas, on Saturday night.
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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champ Frankie Edgar will fight Cub Swanson in a matchup of featherweight contenders in the main event of a card Saturday in Austin, Texas.
Every set of eyes inside The Smith Center for the Performing Arts for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s “The Time Is Now” event Monday afternoon turned intently toward the center of the stage as Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier walked toward one another.
Top Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum retained his spot in the rankings with a devastating knockout of Mark Hunt in the main event of UFC 180 on Saturday night in Mexico City.
There is certainly no chance Ultimate Fighting Championship executives envisioned putting a belt around the sizable waist of Mark Hunt when the rotund kick boxer’s contract was acquired as part of the organization’s purchase of Japanese organization PRIDE.
A breakdown of the fights on the main card of UFC 180 today at Mexico City.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The world’s former No. 1-rated female boxer has pulled out of her much-anticipated Ultimate Fighting Championship debut, her promoter said Thursday.
Cub Swanson has reeled off six consecutive wins in the UFC, but he has yet to be awarded the title shot he feels he has long since earned.
Ovince St. Preux knocked out former light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in the first round of the main event of an Ultimate Fighting Championship card in Uberlandia, Brazil, on Saturday night.
Stephan Bonner came out of retirement to fight UFC legend Anderson Silva in 2012. Bonnar not only got knocked out but failed post-fight drug test. He gets a chance for a comeback Nov. 15 against Tito Ortiz in San Diego.
Chris Weidman’s next defense of the middleweight title against Vitor Belfort, previously slated to take place at UFC 181 on Dec. 6, will now headline UFC 184 at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 28, 2015.
Jose Aldo beat Chad Mendes in Rio on Saturday in Rio in what Dana White called “the greatest featherweight title fight in history.” “I put my heart and soul into this fight. I fought tooth and nail,” Mendes said. “Obviously, I came up a bit short, but I feel the same as Jose. I think everyone wins with a fight like that.”
Las Vegan Brad Tavares will look to snap a two-fight losing streak when he takes on middleweight Nate Marquardt on the Jan. 3 at MGM Grand, sources close to the organization confirmed on Friday.
Cain Velasquez, the Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion, injured his right knee during training and has been forced to pull out of a scheduled title defense against Fabricio Werdum in the main event of UFC 180 on Nov. 15 in Mexico City.
When the former UFC middleweight champ broke his leg in the cage Dec. 28, it could have ended his career. But he battled through the rehabilitation process — and depression — and says he’ll be 100 percent against Nick Diaz at UFC 183 on Jan. 3.
UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has won each of his past three times in the first round. He expects his first title defense, against Gilbert Melendez in UFC 181 on Dec. 6 at Mandalay Bay, to be another brief experience.
Sources: Pettis vs. Hobar to fight in UFC 181
The Canadian welterweight made a statement with a third-round knockout of former Strikeforce champ Tarec Saffiedine on Saturday night in Nova Scotia. It was MacDonald’s third straight win.
UFC veteran Cung Le suspended nine months after positive HGH result
Light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson was suspended indefinitely on Sept. 19 by the UFC. The organization has hired an independent law firm to investigate abuse allegations by the mother of Johnson’s children.
As he watched his son play football, Dana White smiled. He did not have an episode with the referees. He did not use swear words. He was the ideal father, like Mr. Cunningham in “Happy Days.”
Saturday night’s Ultimate Fighting Championship card at the MGM Grand without question served as a sort of unofficial coming out party for the organization’s anointed future superstar, Conor McGregor.
Demetrious Johnson retained the Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight title with a second-round submission of Chris Cariaso in the main event of UFC 178 at MGM Grand on Saturday night.
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