UFC president Dana White believes there is a real possibility he will be watching his good friend Tom Brady taking snaps for the Las Vegas Raiders from White’s suite at Allegiant Stadium next season. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
After defeating Donald Cerrone at UFC 246, Conor McGregor talked about who he’d be interested in facing next, his desire to fight in Ireland or to be the first combatant to compete in Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
After Conor McGregor’s first-round demolition of Donald Cerrone at UFC 246, UFC president Dana White said a rematch between “The Notorious” and UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is the fight to make next. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
MMA veteran Roxanne Modafferi, who trains out of Las Vegas, defeated 21-year-old rising prospect Maycee Barber via unanimous decision at UFC 246. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The UFC 246 fight card, featuring a welterweight main event between Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone, is official, minus one planned bout. In place of Claudia Gadelha vs. Alexa Grasso, a bantamweight bout between Brian Kelleher and Ode’ Osbourne will move up to the pay-per-view main card. All fighters competing on the card faced off during the ceremonial weigh-ins at The Park Theater.
UFC 246 will be headlined by a welterweight bout between Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone. While both of the main event fighters made weight, a strawweight bout between Claudia Gadelha and Alexa Grasso was scratched by the Nevada Athletic Commission when Grasso came in 5.5 pounds over the weight limit. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Conor McGregor says he knows that other fighter’s eyes light up at the chance of facing him as it usually means a dramatic increase in pay. Welterweights Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman spoke about why they’d face McGregor next and Donald Cerrone explained how he’s affected his payday for UFC 246. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
As 21-year-old Maycee Barber begins her quest to become the youngest champion in the UFC, she must first face a competitor in women’s flyweight Roxanne Modafferi – a veteran of the sport who is often regarded as one of the pioneers of women’s mixed martial arts. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Ahead of their welterweight bout at UFC 246 on Jan. 18, Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone were respectful of one another, despite having traded barbs close to four years ago at another press conference. Their bout will serve as the five-round main event at the T-Mobile Arena on Saturday. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
In the co-main event at UFC 245, the featherweight belt changed hands. Alexander Volkanovski defeated Max Holloway via decision. Amanda Nunes retained her bantamweight belt taking a decision over Germaine de Randamie at the T-Mobile Arena. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)