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.
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A 27-year-old Staten Island, N.Y., man and others suspected of pirating the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Pay-Per-View programming and copyrighted content, will be hearing from UFC’s lawyers.
Just days after a news conference promoting a July 5 fight between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva piqued interest in the long-running rivalry, Silva has been pulled from the Ultimate Fighting Championship event. Sonnen instead will face Vitor Belfort on the UFC 175 card at Mandalay Bay.
It probably isn’t too surprising to learn that there are more alcoholic beverage sales on flights to Las Vegas than any other destination. It seems passengers to Las Vegas are getting a head start on their fun by fueling up before they arrive.
The simple fact T.J. Dillashaw upset Renan Barao to take the Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight title in the main event of UFC 173 on Saturday night was surprising enough. The manner and sheer dominance of the victory at the MGM Grand Garden was downright shocking.
Saturday night was supposed to be an opportunity for Renan Barao to show the mixed martial arts world he was not only the best bantamweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, but also perhaps the best fighter in the organization.
The most impressive of UFC champions, a guy who hasn’t lost in nearly 10 years, who has won 32 consecutive fights, who finishes better than LeBron James in the open court, who is a betting favorite in the realm of Floyd Mayweather Jr., is someone the mainstream enthusiast would fail miserably at picking out of a lineup. But there is no debating the greatness of Renan Barao.
A breakdown of fights on the main card of UFC 173 Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden:
Dan Henderson’s final opportunity to make a run at an elusive Ultimate Fighting Championship title almost ended before it had a chance to begin.
After Robbie Lawler and Johny Hendricks battled toe-to-toe for 25 minutes to determine who would win the vacant Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight title in March, the focus turned to the judges who would determine the champion. Lawler didn’t even need to hear the announcement.
Jamie Varner remembers a time not long ago when the boos far outnumbered the cheers when he fought on mixed martial arts cards.
Winning streak Renan Barao goes head-to-head with fighter T.J. Dillashaw.
“Rampage” Jackson wins unanimous decision in Bellator main event
Former UFC champ Tito Ortiz hasn’t fought since 2012, but he’s still big name to even casual MMA fans. That’s a big reason he’s fighting Alexander Shlemenko on Bellator Fighting Championships’ first-ever pay-per-view card Saturday.
Matt Brown survived serious adversity early to rally for a third-round knockout win in front of his hometown crowd in Cincinnati, while Erick Silva was left to wonder what exactly went wrong after he was so close to finishing Brown on several occasions in the opening three minutes.
Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight Matt Brown’s career resurgence continues to be a remarkable story.
Not only will Matt Brown finally fight in his hometown of Cincinnati tonight, he will headline an Ultimate Fighting Championship card for the first time. The veteran welterweight is doing everything he can to make his bout against Erick Silva feel like any other fight.
Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White was one of the dignitaries chosen Thursday to put one of the first golden shovels into the dirt for the groundbreaking of Las Vegas Arena.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. was recently asked if he had any interest in being the opening act when the new MGM arena opens in spring 2016? After thinking about the question for a while, as he calculated the time frame, he finally responded. “It would be an honor, absolutely,” he said. “But to tell you the truth, I haven’t thought that far in advance.”
Las Vegas-based Ultimate Fighting Championship introduced two woman and a 15-year-old girl at a Wednesday press conference to extol MMA’s virtues for females in hopes of convincing New York legislators to permit UFC events.
There was no question that Jon Jones left Saturday night’s Ultimate Fighting Championship event in Baltimore with as firm a grip as ever on the light heavyweight title. Anthony Johnson left just as little doubt that he will be a force to reckoned with in the division.
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BALTIMORE - Jon Jones retained the Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Glover Teixeira in the main event of UFC 172 at Baltimore Arena on Saturday night.