• Liverpool: Fight by Fight Preview

    STEPHEN THOMPSON VS DARREN TILLI can’t wait to hear how loud the crowd at Echo Arena will get on Sunday when Darren Till makes the walk to the Octagon to face Stephen Thompson. But will they still have something to cheer about at the end of the night? Well, there’s good news and bad news. The bad news is that Thompson feasts on opponents who are overly aggressive and Till certainly fits that description. But, the good news is that Till is also a huge welterweight, and if he can dodge some incoming fire and make this a war on the inside, he’s got the strength and power to co ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Amirkhani refreshed and refocused for Liverpool

    Makwan Amirkhani knew how to make an entrance. In Stockholm, Sweden on January 24, 2015, the featherweight prospect needed just eight seconds to defeat Andy Ogle in his UFC debut and announce his arrival as someone the fight world needed to pay attention to.And it did. “After the Andy Ogle knockout, everywhere I went in Finland, people knew me,” he recalled. “And the second fight and the third fight, when I won those fights, it became huge for MMA in Finland.”But the instant celebrity began to take its toll on “Mr. Finland,” despite the fact that he appear ... Read the Full Article Here
  • McCann teaches Thompson about Everton Football

    The city of Liverpool is rightly abuzz about their football club's upcoming Champions League match with Real Madrid. But Liverpool native Molly McCann took the opportunity to school her fellow UFC fighters in the appreciation of their crosstown rivals, Everton, of the British Premier League.A former soccer player herself, McCann took Fight Night Liverpool headliner Stephen Thompson and main card brawler Manny Bermudez on a tour of Goodison Park with the help of Everton's knowledeable and attentive staff."It's less like a stadium and more like a catherdral," explained Everton Press and PR Manag ... Read the Full Article Here
  • UFC Utica Update

    Two UFC newcomers will make the trip to the Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, New York on June 1, as flyweight Jose "Shorty" Torres and welterweight Chance Rencountre step in for bouts against Jarred Brooks and Belal Muhammad, respectively.Torres and Recountre replace Hector Sandoval and Niko Price.Headlining the event, which airs live on FS1, is a clash of bantamweight contenders between Jimmie Rivera and Marlon Moraes. A two-division champion for the Titan FC promotion, Chicago's Torres enters the Octagon with a perfect 7-0 record that includes five finishes as he prepares to meet fellow 125- ... Read the Full Article Here
  • McCann on her UFC debut: 'I'm gonna get a big finish'

    When the UFC made the March announcement that the Octagon would be setting up shop in Liverpool’s Echo Arena on May 27, welterweight contender Darren Till was a given to be headlining in his hometown. But who else from Liverpool?The internet had an answer, and her name is Molly McCann.“How can you have a show in Liverpool and not have me on it?” she laughed. “There’s another lad, Paddy Pimblett, and if you didn’t have me or him on the card, it just shouldn’t have even been in Liverpool.” She’s right, and soon after, “Meatball” ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Open workout fans give world a glimpse of Liverpool passion

    The first punch has yet to be thrown at Fight Night Liverpool, but there are indicators everywhere about the type of event it will be.Tickets are sold out for the weigh ins (the weigh ins!). And open workouts, the type of event usually attended by a small but devoted sect of hardcore fans, were supported by a wild group of 2000 Liverpudlians excited to see the UFCs first visit to their city, and beaming with pride that it stars their favorite fighters.Former Cage Warriors champ Molly McCann got the festivities underway to the warmest of Scouser receptions. The flyweight is one of the very ne ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Unfiltered: Dan Hardy talks Liverpool, Darren Till & his own potential return

    Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy joins the show and talks to Jim and guest cohost, comic, Robert Kelly, about wanting to return to the Octagon for one more fight, Dana White suggesting he do color commentary, Wonderboy vs. Darren Till, Raquel Pennington's corner team, fighting a Welterweight Rumble Johnson back in the day, and much more. Plus, the guys make their UFC Fight Night Liverpool picks and discuss news and recently announced fights. Full Episode Dan on feeling no pressure if he returns to the Octagon Dan on Darren Till's star quality, like Conor McGregor or Ronda Rousey Dan on t ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Allen on his return to the Octagon: 'I want a spectacular finish'

    Arnold Allen is a family man. That’s why it was tough on the young Brit when he spent last year’s Christmas in freezing Montreal, Quebec, Canada as opposed to his home in Felixstowe, Suffolk, England, and the feast of love turned into an embrace of the grind. Allen had a fight coming up, his first in ten months, so Christmas Eve looked like any other day: “Training,” the Tristar Gym fighter laughed. And a measured bit of feasting at a training partner’s house, whose parents gladly invited the 24-year-old featherweight prospect to celebrate with them. Allen&rsquo ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Get to know TUF Cast: Ricky Steele

    For a long time, Ricky Steele has been doing things with his fists and feet that would immediately earn him membership in the “cool dad” club. But it wasn’t until he returned home to Idaho after taping The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated in Las Vegas that he got his official membership card.“When I got back, DC (TUF coach Daniel Cormier) wrote me a text message, and she thought that was the coolest thing ever,” laughed Steele, who has raised quite the fight aficionado in his daughter. “She’s 11 years old and she knows the sport more than most people do. S ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Join UFC President Dana White at UFC 226 with EA SPORTS UFC 3 #BeTheBoss Contest

    Las Vegas – UFC® and EA SPORTS™ today announced the launch of the first-ever #BeTheBoss contest with EA SPORTS™ UFC® 3, where six prize winners will receive the ultimate UFC prize pack that includes a trip to the highly-anticipated UFC® 226: MIOCIC vs. CORMIER on Saturday, July 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Contest entry begins today and concludes on Wednesday, June 6 at 11:59 p.m. PT. To enter the contest, players must complete an official entry form by visiting the #BeTheBoss Contest Website. Contestants will then start Career Mode, selecting UFC President ... Read the Full Article Here
  • TUF: Undefeated - Ep. 6 Preview

    It was a good week for Team Miocic in the previous episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated, as the heavyweight champion finally got his first win of the season when Mike Trizano moved into the next round of the tournament with a win over Thailand Clark.Now the featherweights are up to bat again, with grappler Suman Mokhtarian taking on Team Cormier fighter Ricky Steele.Of course, Mokhtarian took center stage last week after he suffered a knee injury in training that forced him to undergo some rehabilitation and recovery at the UFC Performance Institute. It also ended up causing some fricti ... Read the Full Article Here
  • TUF: Undefeated - Ep. 6 Recap

    A week’s reprieve was all heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic could get as light heavyweight king Daniel Cormier returned to the winner's circle in the latest fight in the featherweight division.While Team Miocic finally got on the board a week ago with a win by Mike Trizano, things didn't go as well in the latest episode as grappler Suman Mokhtarian took on Team Cormier's Ricky Steele.Ahead of the showdown between the two featherweight competitors this week, the opening round of the tournament is beginning to wind down, which means the remaining matchups are already decided.The final fi ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Get to know TUF Cast: Suman Mokhtarian

    Suman Mokhtarian doesn’t sleep. Well, at least that appears to be the case, since any time an email goes out to the Aussie rep on season 27 of The Ultimate Fighter, a response is fired back within minutes. But seriously, when does he sleep?“When the work is done,” he laughs.The work is rarely done for a 25-year-old prizefighter, but when that prizefighter is a head coach and owner of the Australian Top Team gym and the promoter and matchmaker for the Urban Fight Night promotion, that whole no sleep thing gets taken to an entirely new level. So much so that despite a perfect 8 ... Read the Full Article Here
  • ESPN and ESPN+ to Become Exclusive Media Home of UFC in the U.S.

    UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, and The Walt Disney Company’s new Direct-To-Consumer and International segment along with ESPN, today announced the full scope of the historic multi-year agreement that makes ESPN-branded media platforms the exclusive digital and television home of the UFC in the United States, further expanding streaming rights to UFC on ESPN+ and building upon the agreement revealed earlier this month.Starting in January 2019, ESPN+ and ESPN become the exclusive digital and linear distributors in the United States for UFC, showcasing ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Magny to donate $15k of Liverpool purse toward little girl's medical care

    When Neil Magny got the news that the UFC had found him an opponent for this weekend’s fight card in Liverpool, England, twin waves of excitement washed over the welterweight contender.Originally scheduled to face Gunnar Nelson in Sunday’s co-main event, the Icelandic grappler was forced out of the matchup at the end of April, leaving Magny to dangle without a dance partner. As he sat awaiting news of a new opponent, his former wrestling coach Leister Bowling passed along a link to a story about a local girl battling a rare neuromuscular disorder.Moved by the story and eager to h ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Unfiltered: The Daily Show's Ronny Chieng and a UFC Fight Night Chile Recap

    Senior Correspondent on The Daily Show, comic, and big UFC fan, Ronny Chieng, joins Jim and Matt in-studio for the full show and talks about how he got into UFC, practicing Wing Chun for many years, standup comedy, and a lot more. Plus, the guys break down the action from UFC Fight Night Chile this past weekend and discuss a UFC 225 bout order reshuffle, Yair Rodriguez being released from the UFC, and Matt raises some complaints about a promotional picture he does not like. Full Episode Ronny talks about how Wing Chun changed his mindset about martial arts The guys discuss people traveling ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Fight Night Liverpool: Fantasy Cheat Sheet

    For the first time, the UFC will visit Liverpool, England this Sunday with a special event headlined by local favorite Darren Till taking on former two-time title challenger Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson.Till quickly became one of the most talked about fighters on the UFC roster when he dispatched Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone in impressive fashion last October. Now the British welterweight will attempt to step into title contention when he takes on arguably the best striker in the entire division.Thompson has built his reputation on becoming one of the most precise and dangerous fighters on the feet ... Read the Full Article Here
  • UFC Statement on Fabricio Werdum

    The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Fabricio Werdum of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on April 25, 2018.USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Werdum. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the p ... Read the Full Article Here
  • UFC President Dana White and Youtube Influencer KSI Host EA Sports UFC 3 Twitch Live Stream

    Las Vegas – On Tuesday, May 22, UFC® and EA SPORTS will host a EA SPORTS™ UFC® 3 Twitch live stream from UFC’s global corporate campus in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC President Dana White, YouTube Influencer KSI and four additional hosts will be playing EA SPORTS UFC 3 against each other, as well as against select fans who join the live stream via PlayStation® 4 during the event. Fans that tune in will hear an exclusive UFC announcement and be able to ask the hosts questions.WHO:              UFC Preside ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Preview Darren Till: In Depth

    Veteran UFC commentator John Gooden recently spent some time with rising welterweight phenom Darren Till in his hometown of Liverpool, England. Their wide-ranging conversation is the subject of the new, one-hour program Darren Till: In Depth that just debuted on UFC FIGHT PASS. Covering subjects as diverse as boxing vs MMA, his life back in Brazil, and his fear of Coach Colin, the show offers rare and candid insights into the mind of one of the hottest newcomers in the sport. Enjoy a sneak peek of the show above, and head on over to FIGHT PASS to get the full Darren Till: In Depth experi ... Read the Full Article Here