Daniel Cormier has a nasty rivalry with disgraced fighter Jon Jones and stands to benefit from the UFC’s decision to strip his light heavyweight belt. But Cormier isn’t reveling in Jones’ fall: “I hope this guy gets help and comes back to the UFC just as he was before.”
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Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was scheduled to fight Anthony Johnson in the main event of UFC 187 on May 23 at the MGM Grand Garden. With Jones suspended indefinitely by the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Johnson will face Daniel Cormier for the vacant title on the card.
UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones turned himself in to Albuquerque, N.M., police on Monday night after an arrest warrant was issued for leaving the scene of an accident involving death or personal injuries on Sunday morning. He posted bail and was released from custody just after 10 p.m. Monday.
Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson locked in an armbar and forced Kyoji Horiguchi to submit with one second left in the fifth and final round of their main-event title fight at UFC 186 on Saturday in Montreal, the sixth consecutive title defense for Johnson.
A breakdown of the fights on the main card of UFC 186 today at Bell Centre in Montreal:
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson returns to the UFC a happier fighter than when he left two years ago. A court injuncton almost stopped him from fighting Fabio Maldonado on Saturday in UFC 186 in Montreal.
Comparisons between UFC breakout female star Paige VanZant and Ronda Rousey are unavoidable. Both are attractive blondes with a whole lot of ability inside the cage. VanZant, a 21-year-old Reno native, improved to 2-0 in the UFC with a unanimous decision over Felice Herrig on Saturday in Newark, N.J., before a national TV audience on Fox.
Middleweights Luke Rockhold and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza each scored early submission wins at UFC on Fox 15 in Newark, N.J. They could be in line for a title shot, but first, champion Chris Weidman will fight Vitor Belfort on May 23.
A breakdown of the fights on the main card of UFC on Fox 15 today at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The card begins at 5 p.m. on Fox (5).
Gabriel Gonzaga bloodied Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, taking him down in the first two rounds of their UFC fight in Poland on Saturday. But the 40-year-old Filipovic finally launched an attack and finished off Gonzaga in the third.
Nate Diaz will return to welterweight to fight Matt Brown at UFC 189 on July 11 at the MGM Grand Garden. Diaz has fought at lightweight since 2011 and lost a decision to then-champion Benson Henderson in a title fight in 2012.
Former light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson left the Ultimate Fighting Championship and signed with Bellator in 2013. He then re-signed with the UFC in late 2014, claiming a breach of contract by Bellator had made him a free agent.
Earlier this year, the UFC promised to overhaul its drug testing program. On Monday, it hired Jeff Novitzky — who investigated BALCO, Lance Armstrong and Roger Clemens — to run the organization’s clean initiative education program.
Chad Mendes stopped Ricardo Lamas midway through the first round of UFC Fight Night 63 on Saturday in Fairfax, Va., to secure his spot as the top contender for the Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight title.
Gray Maynard is back living in Las Vegas and ready to begin his ascent in the lightweight division when he faces Alexander Yakovlev on the preliminary card of Saturday’s Ultimate Fighting Championship card in Fairfax, Va. Maynard started his career 10-0-1, but has lost four of five fights since.
After 12 days on the road spent promoting his July 11 fight against Jose Aldo by poking and prodding the UFC featherweight champion at every opportunity, top contender Conor McGregor saved his final act of defiance for the final media appearance.
Jose Aldo has held the UFC featherweight title since 2010, longer than the champs in any other division. “I look at the champions and see them lose and take lessons from that,” he said as he focuses on his July 11 fight with Conor McGregor at the MGM Grand.
Former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, arguably the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s most marketable fighter ever, ended months of speculation that he would return to the organization by announcing on ESPN that he has signed a new deal with World Wrestling Entertainment.
Conor McGregor expects to win the featherweight belt from longtime champ Jose Aldo in UFC 189 on July 11 at MGM Grand. Why is he so confident? “Fear has a strong stench and he is reeking of it,” the Irishman says of the champ. “I simply see fear.”
Apparently, Ultimate Fighting Championship superstar Ronda Rousey has a few other skills besides inflicting her painful, tapout-inducing armbar move on a rival mixed martial-arts fighter. Rousey has political pull, too.
Welterweight contender Demian Maia took Ryan LaFlare to the ground early and often on his way to a unanimous decision Saturday in the main event of an Ultimate Fighting Championship card in Rio de Janeiro. The loss was the first in LaFlare’s career.
Former middleweight title challenger Demian Maia will fight Ryan LaFlare in the welterweight main event of an Ultimate Fighting Championship card Saturday in Rio de Janeiro. LaFlare is 11-0 as a professional.
Despite a knee injury, UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos left little doubt about the outcome by winning all five rounds on all three scorecards against Anthony Pettis in UFC 185 in Dallas on Saturday night.
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