UFC strawweight Emily Whitmire says though her former coach Robert Follis, who took his own life in Dec. 2017, is gone, she has found what he tried to help her realize. Whitmire talks about finding peace with her estranged mother and coming into her own as a fighter ahead of her bout with Amanda Ribas at UFC on ESPN 3 on June 29.
UFC president Dana White spoke with media following the second episode of the third season of his show “Dana White’s Contender Series”. He explained why he signed the two fighters he did after their performances and discussed the heat he’s taking for not signing Brendan Loughnane last week.
UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou will face Junior dos Santos at UFC on ESPN 3 in Minneapolis, Minn., on June 29 in a bout that could determine the next title contender. After losing in a title bout to Stipe Miocic in 2018, Ngannou says he never doubted himself. He also talks about meeting former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
On opening night at the UFC’s newest facility, the UFC Apex, the promotion signed Punahele Soriano and Yorgan De Castro to contracts after their performances on Dana White’s Contender Series. UFC president Dana White explains why he signed the fighters he did.
The UFC Apex will officially open as Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series kicks off on June 19. Here’s a look at what the promotion’s newest facility in Las Vegas has to offer.