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.
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The result of an out-of-competition drug test has wiped out a heavily anticipated Ultimate Fighting Championship bout between Chael Sonnen and Vitor Belfort.
There is a common expression in the sport of mixed martial arts that is uttered each and every time there is a controversial decision. “Don’t leave it in the hands of the judges.”
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champ Benson Henderson earned his second straight victory since losing the belt with a fourth-round submission over Rustam Khabilov in the main event of a card in Albuquerque, N.M., on Saturday night.
“It’s tough for me to sit there and know I won the fight in my head. I had it in my hands and watched it slip away,” Dodson said. “I watched it disappear those times when I hurt him and didn’t jump on him and finish it.”
What started off as a bit of a throwaway line to reporters in the days leading up to the biggest fight of his career will soon become a reality for newly crowned UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw.
Heavyweight Stipe Miocic needed just 35 seconds to knock out Fabio Maldonado in the first round of the main event of an Ultimate Fighting Championship card Saturday in Sao Paulo.
There may not be a better ambassador for the sport of mixed martial arts than Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Mark Munoz.
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.