• Karate Combat hits UFC FIGHT PASS

    Already streaming the best live action in not only live mixed martial arts, but also submission grapping, kickboxing and Muay Thai, UFC FIGHT PASS has further expanded its offering to include an exciting new take on the centuries old martial art of karate. FIGHT PASS confirmed it will live-stream events from the exciting new Karate Combat promotion, beginning with next Saturday’s event which takes place in Athens, Greece. Karate Combat features elite level karateka competing in a specially designed slope-sided fighting pit, using full contact (aka full-force) rules. That ruleset, c ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Anderson has big plans; match-up with Teixeira is just the start

    It must be something about Hamburg. Corey Anderson laughs, making it clear that if Sunday’s UFC Fight Night card was in Germany, Greece, Ghana or Guatemala, he was going to offer up his services when both main eventer Volkan Oezdemir and co-headliner Ilir Latifi fell off the card.He made that offer back in April, as soon as wrapped up an impressive win over Patrick Cummins in Atlantic City, putting himself at the top of the list should at least one of the four light heavyweights on the top of the Hamburg card needed replacing.“After the fight I called (UFC matchmaker) Mick (Mayna ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Montano defends flyweight belt against Shevchenko in Dallas

    After a stirring run on The Ultimate Fighter that culminated in her being crowned the first women's flyweight champion in UFC history, Nicco Montano will defend her crown for the first time on September 8, as she battles the No. 1 contender Valentina Shevchenko in a UFC 228 bout at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Also made official on Wednesday were the following matchups…In a highly anticipated clash of rising stars in the featherweight division, Zabit Magomedsharipov puts his unbeaten UFC record on the line against Mexico’s Yair Rodriguez.Strawweight contenders will ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Haqparast eyes glorious homecoming in Hamburg

      A post shared by Nasrat Haqparast (@nasrat_mma) on Jul 14, 2018 at 6:19am PDT Nasrat Haqparast is hiding, laughing. “I don’t want Firas (Zahabi) to see me, because he doesn’t want me to be here all the time.” Haqparast, dressed in sweat-soaked training gear, is relaxing on the mats of Zahabi’s famous Tristar Gym after practice in Montreal, and his problem is that Zahabi wants him to do more of just that. Resting. Haqparast is a gym rat, and between two cancelled fights in the span of a few months, the 22-year-old German lightweight has been bust ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series Season 2 - Week 5 Preview

    The latest season of Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series will roll on this week with a featured matchup taking place in the women's strawweight division between Maycee Barber and Jamie Colleen.On last week’s show, UFC President Dana White handed out two more contracts as Bevon Lewis and Jordan Espinosa will join the roster following two highlight reel finishes. Lewis is now a two-time Contender Series veteran with a pair of knockouts as he joins the UFC's middleweight division. Meanwhile, Espinosa also picked up his second win on the series while earning a TKO finish with just ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Three more contracts given out in Week 5 of DWTNCS

    After handing out a record four contracts following an explosive second week inside the TUF Gym, just four additional competitors have gotten the call to the Octagon in the subsequent weeks, as the blistering performances have given way to more closely-contested battles over the last two weeks.Coming off a week where the two returning competitors from Season 1 delivered strong performances and earned contracts, the action on Week 5 of the second season of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series featured the lone returning fighter taking on one of the most promising prospects in the s ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Fight Night Hamburg: Fantasy Cheat Sheet

    The UFC will embark on a return to Germany this weekend with a card headlined by a pair of light heavyweight matchups, including one that sees former champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua looking for his fourth straight win as he takes on upstart contender Anthony Smith in the main event.Former title challenger Glover Teixeira will also be back in action this weekend as he takes on former Ultimate Fighter winner Corey Anderson, who stepped up on short notice for the opportunity to take on the top five-ranked light heavyweight.It will also be a battle of the big men when Marcin Tybura takes on Stefa ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Unfiltered Episode 214: Sage Northcutt, Jon Anik & UFC Boise Recap

    "Super" Sage Northcutt, fresh off his first UFC Welterweight win over Zak Ottow in Boise, calls in to discuss the fight, working on his ground game at Team Alpha Male, how he'd match up with Mike Perry, and a lot more, including answering fan questions. Then, lead UFC Play-By-Play man Jon Anik calls in and discusses a wide range of topics including DC winning the UFC Heavyweight title, JDS vs. Blagoy Ivanov, Ngannou vs. Lewis, Brock Lesnar's potential UFC return, judging problems in MMA, and more. Plus, Jim and Matt break down the action from UFC Fight Night Boise and talk about DC and Yoel ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Teixeira loves his job, still motivated

    Sitting in the backyard of his Danbury, Connecticut home just a few days prior to departing for Hamburg, Germany, Glover Teixeira is as content as can be.Another training camp in the books, the warm summer afternoon is spent in the company of the characters in the book he’s reading and the birds that flit and sing as he flips the pages and soaks up the sun.“I told my wife a few years ago that I was looking for different things to do eventually because I could start planning my retirement,” says the 38-year-old Brazilian, who squares off with Corey Anderson in the co-main ev ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Fight Night Boise: Fantasy Rewind

    It was a dominant return to the Octagon for former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos, as he came back from more than a year away to dish out a unanimous decision victory in his main event fight against newcomer Blagoy Ivanov.Over the course of five rounds, Dos Santos looked like he hadn't missed a step in his time off, as the Brazilian used his boxing arsenal to land punches at range on Ivanov all night long. Despite his best efforts to return fire with some counter shots, Ivanov just couldn't seem to land his best punches and instead found himself eating straight shots from Dos Santos al ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Fight Night Boise Scorecard

    Cat Zingano celebrates her decision victory over Marion Reneau in their women's bantamweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event inside CenturyLink Arena on July 14, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)" align="center" />Friday’s UFC Boise event is in the books, and now that the dust has settled in Idaho, it’s time to go to the scorecard to see who the big winners were at CenturyLink Arena.1 – Junior Dos SantosThe great thing about being a heavyweight is that you are always one punch or one win away from being back in the mix. A ... Read the Full Article Here
  • On the Rise: Hamburg Edition

    July is one of those months where there are no weekends off, so following a fun night of fights in Boise, Idaho, the Octagon is making a transatlantic journey and settling down in Hamburg, Germany for UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith this weekend at Barclaycard Arena.The sixth UFC event to be held in Germany and second to take place in Hamburg, Sunday’s 13-fight lineup is capped by a pair of contests in the light heavyweight division, both of which underwent last-minute changes, but remain compelling contests, as former champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua looks to extend his winn ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Volkanovski, Perez extend win-streaks on Boise prelims

     PEREZ vs WINELAND Frenzy at the end of the first! #UFCBoise pic.twitter.com/ixWbUJ0MdX — UFC (@ufc) July 15, 2018 Mexico’s Alejandro Perez extended his unbeaten streak to seven at CenturyLink Arena in Boise on Saturday night, as he took a close three-round unanimous decision win over veteran bantamweight contender Eddie Wineland.Wineland was the aggressor throughout the opening round, but that cost him on a few occasions when Perez landed crisp counter right hands. But Wineland did score with the biggest punch of the frame when he scored a flash knockdown with a right ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Mendes, Price and Northcutt score finishes at Fight Night Boise

     NORTHCUTT vs OTTOW Wobbled him.Finished him.@SageNorthcutt enjoys a triumphant return to WW. #UFCBoise pic.twitter.com/DZzg7QQfjA — UFC (@ufc) July 15, 2018 Sage Northcutt’s return to the welterweight division Saturday night wasn’t without its rocky moments, but when the Texan was able to let his hands go at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, he was impossible for Zak Ottow to stop, with the result being a second-round stoppage win for Northcutt.Ottow opened the fight with a flush right hand that put Northcutt on the deck, and “The Barbarian” kept his oppone ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Dos Santos battles to Boise main event win over Ivanov

     DOS SANTOS vs IVANOV Solid combo from the former champ! #UFCBoise pic.twitter.com/2K6avbOwMm — UFC (@ufc) July 15, 2018 In his first bout since a title fight loss to Stipe Miocic in May 2017, former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos returned to the win column with a grueling five-round win over UFC newcomer Blagoy Ivanov in the UFC Fight Night main event at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho.The unanimous decision read 50-45 across the board for the Brazilian star.Pressuring Ivanov as soon as the bout began, Dos Santos kept his opponent on the defensive, but a right hand ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Dos Santos feeling great, fighting for something bigger

    Junior Dos Santos looks like one of those people who would be good at anything he tries. And in the time since his last bout against Stipe Miocic in May 2017, the former heavyweight champion has become quite the diaper changer for his son, Bento.“I’m a professional already,” laughs Dos Santos. “I’m almost doing those YouTube videos teaching people how to do it.”Spending time with 16-month-old Bento and his wife Isadora was the bright spot of a rough post-Miocic stretch that saw Dos Santos flagged for a USADA violation and put him on the shelf. But the mega ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Mendes embraced his time off, excited to be back

    As a competitor since the age of five, Chad Mendes probably saw the two-year suspension he received from USADA - after testing positive for the banned substance GHRP-6 that was found in a psoriasis cream he was using - as the athletic equivalent of a death sentence. Or maybe not.“It wasn’t too tough, to be honest,” said Mendes, the longtime featherweight contender who makes his first start since December 2015 on Saturday against Myles Jury. That may seem odd, but as the 33-year-old explains, after three fights in 2015, including a pair of knockout losses to Conor McGregor and ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Fight Night Boise Official Weigh-in Results

    Get the official weigh-in results for Fight Night Boise: Dos Santos vs Ivanov, happening live from Boise, Idaho on Saturday July 14, 2018 on FS1 at 10pm/7pm ETPT. Four prelim bouts will also air on FS1, beginning at 8pm/5pm ETPT. Three special FIGHT PASS early prelim bouts will air beginning 6:30pm/3:30pm ETPT Five round heavyweight main eventJunior Dos Santos (247.5) vs. Blagoy Ivanov (257.5)FS1 Main CardSage Northcutt (170) vs. Zak Ottow (171)Dennis Bermudez (146) vs. Rick Glenn (146)Randy Brown (171) vs. Niko Price (170) Myles Jury (146) vs. Chad Mendes (146)Cat Zingano (136) vs. M ... Read the Full Article Here
  • UFC 3 #BeTheBoss winner John Farmer relates his unforgettable experience

    In late May the UFC and EA Sports launched the first ever #BeTheBoss contest with EA SPORTS™ UFC® 3. The contest awarded six gamers with an ultimate UFC prize pack that included an all-expenses paid trip to UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier. One of the six winners, John Farmer, was selected to receive a private tour of the UFC headquarters, The UFC Performance Institute, train with Forrest Griffin, play EA SPORTS UFC 3 with Dana White, stand on-stage during the UFC 226 weigh-ins and sit in Dana White’s personal Octagon side section during UFC 226.That sounds like one heck of a prize. ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Ivanov excited to put the heavyweight division on notice

    "I welcome the challenge. I think I can finish him." - Blagoy Ivanov is excited to make his @UFC debut this Saturday at #UFCBoise pic.twitter.com/Duu2l7br13 — UFC News (@UFCNews) July 12, 2018 No matter what happens in the Octagon, UFC newcomer Blagoy Ivanov has been through much worse than having someone trying to kick or punch him. And the thing is, he knows it, making him not just a talented heavyweight, but a dangerous one.So how can his opponent, former world champion Junior Dos Santos, hope to intimidate someone who faced almost certain death after being stabbed in a club in ... Read the Full Article Here