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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UFC star Daniel Cormier told a small group of reporters during Monday’s media event at MGM Grand promoting his Sept. 27 title fight that he and light heavyweight champion Jon Jones would never be friends. About 20 minutes later, a staredown for photographers between the two fighters quickly escalated into a brawl in the lobby of the Strip resort.
Noad Lahat returned to his Army unit in Israel days after winning a unanimous decision over Steven Siler in an Ultimate Fighting Championship bout in San Jose, Calif.
Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will return to action to fight Nick Diaz as part of the organization’s Super Bowl weekend card on Jan. 31 in Las Vegas. UFC president Dana White appeared on SportsCenter on Tuesday afternoon to announce the bout.
Las Vegas-based World Series of Fighting has filled the preliminary card for its Aug. 9 event with local fighters.
A music industry promoter, a Las Vegas lawyer and an mixed martial arts public relations specialist are teaming up to launch a Las Vegas-based business that will book professional MMA fighters for paid appearances at local, national and global businesses and events.
Veteran Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight Robbie Lawler wanted to be the first person to knock out Matt Brown in a professional fight when the two met in the main event of the UFC on Fox 12 card Saturday at SAP Center.
Matt Brown has been the underdog in four of his last seven victories. The oddsmakers expect Brown to lose yet again tonight when he fights Robbie Lawler to determine the top welterweight contender in the main event of UFC on Fox 12 at SAP Center.
A masterful performance in an upset of Phil Davis in April propelled Anthony Johnson up the rankings in the Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight division. The victory also earned Johnson plenty of new fans.
Injury knocked Alexander Gustafsson out a rematch with Jon Jones in UFC 178 at MGM Grand on Sept. 27. And the Nevada Athletic Commission on Wednesday cleared the way for Vitor Belfort to fight Chris Weidman for the UFC middleweight title in December.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced Tuesday that another fight has been added to UFC 178 and that the Sept. 27 event will be at the MGM Grand Garden.
Irish featherweight star Conor McGregor spent the nearly one year it took him to recover from knee surgery telling everyone who would listen what he was going to do when he finally returned to the Ultimate Fighting Championship cage.
The only previous time the Ultimate Fighting Championship had a card in Dublin, a brash 20-year-old attended the event with his coach and guaranteed he would be the headliner if the organization returned.
Donald Cerrone knocked out Jim Miller with a head kick in the second round of the main event of an Ultimate Fighting Championship card Wednesday in Atlantic City.
Las Vega fighter Evan Dunham wants to avoid a potential third straight loss Wednesday night on an Ultimate Fighting Championship card in Atlantic City, N.J. Dunham, 32, will fight Edson Barboza on a UFC Fight Night card on Fox Sports 1. The University of Oregon alum returns in search of his first victory since February 2013.
UFC 176, scheduled for Aug. 2 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, was scrapped Tuesday night. Featherweight champion Jose Aldo had to pull out of a main event title defense against Chad Mendes last week, and UFC officials were unable to book a suitable replacement bout
A middleweight bout between Tim Kennedy and Yoel Romero has been added to the Ultimate FIghting Championship card scheduled for Sept. 27 in Las Vegas, the organization confirmed Tuesday morning.
An emotional BJ Penn spent several minutes answering questions during a postfight news conference Sunday night at Mandalay Bay before he just couldn’t continue.
It was loud and clear. BJ Penn danced through the crowd, headed for the cage for perhaps the final time, and heard the roars. It was obvious he was the favorite.
UFC president Dana White was in such a terrific mood during the wee hours of Sunday morning following a successful event at Mandalay Bay that he insisted nothing could bring him down.
Frankie Edgar put an end to BJ Penn’s Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight title reign back in 2010 when he proved just a bit better than the Hawaiian.
A loss tonight to Frankie Edgar would spell the end of the legendary mixed martial arts career of BJ Penn. Probably.
I’m not sure how far the list extends, but there are certain things in life that rarely disappoint.