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.
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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.
Fabricio Werdum, who won the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s interim heavyweight title during the 20-month absence of champion Cain Velasquez, submitted Velasquez in the third round of the main event of UFC 188 in Mexico City to claim the undisputed belt Saturday.
Cain Velasquez was an obvious choice to help bring the UFC to Mexico. An injury kept him out of the organization’s first card in Mexico City, but he’s getting a second chance in a heavyweight title bout against Fabricio Werdum on Saturday.
Here’s a breakdown of the fights on the main card of UFC 188 Saturday at Mexico City.
A spectacular first-round knockout of middleweight Tim Boetsch on Saturday night after five losses in his last six bouts provided what seemed an ideal opportunity for 44-year-old Dan Henderson to go out on a high note.
Middleweight Dan Henderson became the oldest fighter in Ultimate Fighting Championship victory to record a knockout victory when he stopped Tim Boetsch with a series of right hands just 28 seconds into the main event of a card in New Orleans on Saturday night.
Dan Henderson will look to end a two-fight losing streak when he meets Tim Boetsch in a middleweight bout in the main event of an Ultimate Fighting Championship card Saturday in New Orleans. The main card begins at 7 p.m. on Fox Sports 1 (Cable 329).
All athletes under contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship will be subject to random out-of-competition testing and in-competition screenings from a period of six hours before weigh-ins until six hours after a fight, beginning July 1.
UFC 191 will take place Sept. 5 at the MGM Grand Garden, the Ultimate Fighting Championship confirmed Wednesday. No fights have been announced for the card.
UFC welterweight contender Carlos Condit has just one fight under his belt after returning from a year away from the cage due to a torn ACL in his right knee, but he believes he was impressive enough to warrant a title shot.
A video containing body cam footage from the Albuquerque (N.M.) Police Department along with audio of a 911 call pertaining to the traffic accident that led to the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s indefinite suspension of Jon Jones was obtained by MMA Digest on Monday.
Ronda Rousey is one 28-year-old woman with her life in order. She sets aside a portion of her multimillion-dollar income for retirement.
Welterweight contender Carlos Condit eased back into competition in his return from a torn ACL with a relatively even first round against Thiago Alves.
Perennial UFC lightweight contender Donald Cerrone has developed a little tradition with coach Greg Jackson before each fight.
Ronda Rousey, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s women’s bantamweight champion, appeared Saturday at the Barnes & Noble bookstore at 2191 N. Rainbow Blvd. to sign copies of her new memoir, “My Fight / Your Fight.”
Chris Weidman retained the middleweight belt with a first-round stoppage of Vitor Belfort at UFC 187 on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden, and Daniel Cormier won the light heavyweight title that was stripped from Jon Jones last month with a third-round submission over Anthony Johnson.
John Dodson comes back from a serious knee injury Saturday night to face Zach Makovsky on the UFC 187 preliminary card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. “I’m going to knock somebody out and do a flip off the cage,” says the ever-confident Dodson.
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