For Chidi Njokuani, the long road to the Ultimate Fighting Championship leads through Lincoln, Neb. At least this week, it does.
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UFC 173 at MGM Grand on May 24 will now include a matchup of heavyweight contenders Junior dos Santos and Stipe Miocic.
Lorenzo Fertitta, chief executive of Zuffa LLC, the company that runs Las Vegas-based UFC, said his fight promotion and marketing staff is ready to usher in a new wave of high-profile fighters for pay-per-view events.
There’s a kick-boxing card at Planet Hollywood on Saturday night featuring an undercard fight between women making their professional debuts. One is Colleen Schneider of Oakland, Calif. The other is Jennie Nedell from the incorporated village of Lindenhurst, N.Y.
In the wake of a landmark vote by the Nevada Athletic Commission on Thursday, Vitor Belfort has withdrawn from his Ultimate Fighting Championship title fight against Chris Weidman on May 24 at the MGM Grand.
The Nevada Athletic Commission on Thursday banned all therapeutic use exemptions for testosterone replacement therapy. While the ruling applies to all combat sports in Nevada, the controversial loophole has been a major point of contention in mixed martial arts.
It was political Ground Hog Day for Las Vegas-based Ultimate Fighting Championship officials, who once again traveled to New York to lobby state lawmakers on legalizing professional mixed martial arts events in the Empire State.
The more Nick Diaz talks, the less you know what he’s trying to say. But for whatever reason, it’s impossible to tune him out.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced it had decided to match a rival organization’s offer on restricted free agent Gilbert Melendez. Now back in the UFC fold, he will challenge lightweight champion Anthony Pettis for the belt later this year.
While she didn’t go public with it, Ronda Rousey made a vow to her coaches before fighting Sara McMann in the main event of UFC 170 at Mandalay Bay on Saturday night.