A second victory over former UFC champion Renan Barao has left little doubt T.J. Dillashaw reigns supreme in the bantamweight division.
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After Stephen Thompson dropped Jake Ellenberger with a spinning hook kick, Ellenberger somehow found a way to scramble back to his feet.
Conor McGregor won the interim featherweight title in the main event of UFC 189 on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden by knocking out Chad Mendes with three seconds left in a second round that had been dominated by Mendes.
UFC welterweight Jake Ellenberger, who had lost three straight fights before a victory in February, will meet Stephen Thompson on Sunday in the main event of “The Ultimate Fighter Finale” card at the MGM Grand Garden.
MGM Resorts sports book director Jay Rood said the UFC interim featherweight title fight between Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes on Saturday drew strong two-way action. McGregor opened at minus-130 and closed as a 2-1 favorite.
Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight champion Robbie Lawler, who is sponsored by sports apparel company adidas, will not display a stitch of the adidas brand because UFC has a $70 million deal with Reebok to outfit all UFC fighters in Reebok fight kits.
A breakdown of the fights on the main card of UFC 189 Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena:
Ask nearly anyone associated with the Ultimate Fighting Championship about Conor McGregor’s impact and marketing ability and rave reviews are sure to follow. Nobody offers more effusive praise than the man himself.
Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino trampled yet another overmatched opponent to retain the Invicta Fighting Championships featherweight title on a card at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas on Thursday night.
Chad Mendes isn’t concerned that he took his fight with Conor McGregor on short notice and didn’t have a full training camp. The two will meet Saturday at UFC 189 for the Ultimate Fighting Championship interim featherweight title.
If it’s true that the squeaky wheel gets the grease, UFC welterweight champ Robbie Lawler is the silent tire cruising down the road straight in its lane. And the quiet veteran is just fine flying under the radar before his title fight against Rory MacDonald at UFC 189.
Frank Tripp will be inducted into Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Fame on Saturday. But he says he can’t watch the highlight of his loss to Matt Hughes in 2005.
Conor McGregor rented the sprawling seven-bedroom estate in Green Valley for the sole purpose of bringing his entire training camp to Las Vegas to prepare for what was expected to be a featherweight title bout against longtime champion Jose Aldo at UFC 189.
Conor McGregor won’t be fighting Jose Aldo on July 11 at UFC 189 after Aldo withdrew with broken ribs, but that didn’t stop McGregor from throwing several jabs at Aldo and others Thursday during an appearance on “Conan” in which the Irishman also dismissed the superstition that athletes should abstain from sex before competition.
Jose Aldo, the Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight champ, has pulled out of a scheduled title defense against Conor McGregor because of a rib injury. Chad Mendes will step in to face McGregor for the interim title at UFC 189 on July 11 at the MGM Grand.
Culinary Local 226 and Ultimate Fighting Championship are mixing it up again, and this time the Clark County Government Center has become the Octagon.
After nearly two tense days of uncertainty, UFC officials revealed last Wednesday that injured featherweight champion Jose Aldo still intends to defend his belt against Conor McGregor at UFC 189 on July 11 at the MGM Grand Garden.
Las Vegas-based Ultimate Fighting Championship’s losing streak in New York state continued Thursday when officials of the mixed martial arts promotion and media outlets learned that the proposed MMA bill failed again in the New York Legislature.
A scheduled fight between Conor McGregor and UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will proceed as planned as the main event for UFC 189 at MGM Grand on July 11. Probably.
FC featherweight champion Jose Aldo suffered a rib injury in training Tuesday, jeopardizing a scheduled title defense against Conor McGregor. The fight was supposed to serve as the main event of UFC 189 at MGM Grand on July 11.
Shannon Knapp and her all-female mixed martial arts organization will have a week of firsts in Las Vegas during UFC’s International Fight Week in July.
Street-fighting legend Kimbo Slice will finally step into a cage to fight mixed martial arts and wrestling legend Ken Shamrock on Friday night, seven years after the fight was originally planned.
Fabricio Werdum completes rise to the top by beating Cain Velasquez in Mexico City to become the UFC heavyweight champion. He also propelled himself into the conversation of the best heavyweights in the sport’s young history.
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