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)
Kamaru Usman retained the UFC welterweight title when he knocked out Colby Covington in the fifth round of their title bout at UFC 245. After a heated lead-up to their bout, Usman says sometimes love and unity wins. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
All fighters involved in the three title fights happening on Dec. 14 event at the T-Mobile Arena made weight. Only Jessica Eye, who trains in Las Vegas, missed weight. She came in 5-pounds heavy for her women’s flyweight bout against Viviane Araujo. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Ahead of their welterweight title fight, division champion Kamaru Usman explains where the rivalry with his opponent, Colby Covington originated and discusses what he thinks about the challenger’s persona. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
UFC welterweight title challenger Colby Covington discusses his upcoming fight taking place on Dec. 14 at the T-Mobile Arena against Kamaru Usman and says he is fueled by those who boo him at events. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Germaine de Randamie seeks her second UFC title on Saturday when she faces one of the greatest female fighters of all time, two-division champion Amanda Nunes. The fight will take place at T-Mobile Arena on Dec. 14 as part of UFC 245’s main card. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez says that he is closing the door on his MMA career to focus on wrestling professionally with the WWE. Velasquez will face Brock Lesnar at the WWE Crown Jewel event on Oct. 31 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Brock Lesnar, a former UFC heavyweight champion and WWE star, and former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, will get a rematch of their 2010 UFC title bout when they face off in the WWE ring at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Thursday, Oct. 31.Boxing’s lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will clash with WWE star Braun Strowman at the event. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Four fighters were put under contract with the UFC following their performances at Dana White’s Contender Series on Tuesday night at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
For the first time in the three-season history of Dana White’s Contender Series, every winning fighter earned a UFC contract. Maki Pitolo, Joe Solecki, Antonio Trocoli, Hunter Azure and Jonathan Pearce impressed the UFC brass and were awarded contracts by the UFC president.