• Unfiltered: Tyron Woodley, Shaun Cooper, Mark O'Connell, Nicky Knuckles & Moscow Recap

    UFC Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley joins the show and talks about his dominant UFC 228 title defense against Darren Till, who he thinks his next opponent will be, his new single "I'll Beat Yo Ass!" and much more. Before that, Jim and Matt are joined in-studio by Shaun Cooper and Mark O'Connell of Taking Back Sunday and Matt Serra BJJ brown belt, Nicky Knuckles. Plus, the guys break down the action from Moscow, including Merab Dvalishvili's first win inside the Octagon. Full Episode Tyron on his gameplan against Darren Till, now that the fight's over Tyron on receiving his BJJ b ... Read the Full Article Here
  • UFC to host fan viewing party for Khabib vs. McGregor press conference in NYC

    Las Vegas – The world will be watching on Thursday, Sept. 20 when UFC® lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (26-0, fighting out of Dagestan, Russia) and two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor (21-3, fighting out of Dublin, Ireland) come face to face for the first time at the UFC® 229: KHABIB vs. MCGREGOR press conference, presented by AutoZone®. While the press conference is closed to the public, UFC announces today an exclusive opportunity for fans to watch the event live in the heart of New York’s Times Square on Silvercast’s digital spectacular kno ... Read the Full Article Here
  • On the Rise: Sao Paulo Edition

    Last weekend’s debut in Moscow, Russia was a rousing success, with the 12-fight card delivering several impressive performances, introducing the world to Jin Soo Son and culminating in Aleksei Oleinik finding Mark Hunt’s neck to close out the night with back-to-back submission wins.Now this week, the Octagon shifts to Sao Paulo, Brazil for the seventh time as the Ginasio do Ibirapuera plays host to a massive 14-fight event on Saturday night.Though bitten by the injury bug, Saturday’s card remains intriguing, with a collection of veterans joining several newcomers on the bill. ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Fight Night Moscow: The Scorecard

    Sunday’s UFC Moscow event is in the books, and now that the dust has settled in Russia, it’s time to go to the scorecard to see who the big winners were at Olympic Stadium.1 – Aleksei OleinikI’m 50 years old. That means watching 44-year-old Mark Hunt face off with 41-year-old Aleksei Oleinik was one of those fights where I hoped for a draw because I didn’t want to see any of my people lose. But it also meant that whoever won put another notch in the belt for us in the over-40 set, and that’s always a good thing. Personal biases notwithstanding, how can you ... Read the Full Article Here
  • UFC Statement on Fight Night Sao Paulo

    “UFC today announced that middleweight athlete Eryk Anders will replace Jimi Manuwa in the main event against Thiago Santos in Sao Paulo, Brazil this Saturday.After a performance-winning knockout against Tim Williams three weeks ago, Anders steps in due to an injury to Manuwa.  Anders boasts a 11-1 professional record which includes eight finishes.  In line for his second main event in Brazil, he takes on Santos, winner of five out of his last six fights. Both athletes will move up to light heavyweight this weekend and headline the event taking place at Ginasio do Ibirapuera in ... Read the Full Article Here
  • UFC Moscow Final Results

    Who were the winners at UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs Oleinik? Click below to get the results for all the fights at Olimpiyskiy Arena in Moscow, Russia on Saturday, September 15th, 2018. Hunt vs Oleinik | Blachowicz vs Krylov | Arlovski vs Abdurakhimov | Kunchenko vs Alves | Murtazaliev vs Dollaway | Yan vs Soo Son | Khabilov vs Johnson | Taisumov vs Green | Ankalaev vs Prachnio | Yandiev vs Johnson | Emeev vs Sekulic| Dvalishvili vs Ware UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs Oleinik main card Action starts at 2 pm ET on UFC Fight Pass Main event: Mark Hunt vs Aleksei Oleinik All respect. #UFCMoscow pic ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Ankalaev, Yan impress in Moscow prelims

    MURTAZALIEV vs DOLLAWAY Welcome to the UFC, Murtazaliev. #UFCMoscow! pic.twitter.com/NrSgwkKus3 — UFC (@ufc) September 15, 2018 A late notice call to the Octagon didn’t deter middleweight newcomer Khalid Murtazaliev from his mission on Saturday, as he stopped CB Dollaway in UFC Fight Night prelim action at Olympic Stadium in Moscow.Murtazaliev was the third opponent for Dollaway, who saw Omari Akhmedov and Artem Frolov both fall out due to injury before Murtazaliev stepped in.Dollaway got the fight to the mat in the second minute, but Murtazaliev scrambled out of trouble and ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Another Oleinik submission highlights Moscow's main event

    The Boa Constrictor strikes again!@OleynikUFC #UFCMoscow pic.twitter.com/31ZPEqVEL2 — UFC (@ufc) September 15, 2018 OLEINIK vs HUNTFighting at home in Moscow, heavyweight contender Aleksei Oleinik treated his fans to another display of his submission prowess on Saturday at Olympic Stadium, forcing veteran knockout artist Mark Hunt to tap out in the first round of their UFC Fight Night main event.Hunt opened with a leg kick, Oleinik taking it well as he moved forward in order to get a hold of his opponent. The second landed kick from Hunt slowed Oleinik a bit, and a right hand didn& ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Blachowicz keeps win streak alive on Moscow main card

    BLACHOWICZ vs KRYLOV GETS THE FINISH!@JanBlachowicz makes it four straight! #UFCMoscow pic.twitter.com/REZYEzJDou — UFC (@ufc) September 15, 2018 Polish light heavyweight contender Jan Blachowicz continued his surge to the top of the division in the UFC Fight Night co-main event, as he submitted the returning Nikita Krylov in the second round at Olympic Stadium in Moscow, extending his winning streak to four.According to custom, Krylov came out swinging hard, but he surprised Blachowicz with a takedown in the early going. Krylov had control on the mat for a spell, but Blachowicz s ... Read the Full Article Here
  • UFC Fight Night Moscow Official Weigh In Results

    Below are the official weigh-in results for UFC Fight Night Moscow, which takes place at Olimpiyskiy Arena Center in Moscow, Russia live Saturday on UFC Fight Pass. Mark Hunt takes on Aleksei Oleinik in a heavyweight showdown main event with the card starting at 10:30am/7:30am ETPT.Main EventUFC Heavyweight Bout, 5 Rounds Mark Hunt (265) vs Aleksei Oleinik (235)Main Card, 2pm/11am ETPTJan Blachowicz (205) vs Nikita Krylov (205)Andrei Arlovski (224) vs Shamil Abdurakhimov (256)Aleksei Kunchenko (170) vs Thiago Alves (171)Prelims, 10:30 am/7:30 am ETPTKhalid Murtazaliev (185) vs CB Dollaway ... Read the Full Article Here
  • TUF Blog: Marciea Allen Part 3

    Life at times can be a lonely journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads may be. pic.twitter.com/DrX7xMtKaI — Marciea Allen (@MarcieaAllen) September 13, 2018 Our team is now on a three-fight win streak and the next fight pick ends up being me.Having being chosen last and being matched up against Team Whittaker’s first pick didn’t take me by surprise. In fact, I was prepared and I mentioned to Macy that I’ll be next pick as we were walking out to the TUF gym. You may ask how I knew, but think about it. Based on Team Whittaker’s last fight pick ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Russian Federation History of Sports Museum Inspires Flyweight Champ Henry Cejudo

    Yesterday Director of Sports Science at the @UFCPI, Dr. Roman Fomin (@Fomin_UFC) took @UFC Flyweight champion @HenryCejudo to the Russian Federation History of Sports Museum in Moscow #UFCMoscowCheck out the video : pic.twitter.com/QjDyRskNOx — UFC News (@UFCNews) September 13, 2018 The future of Russian MMA is brighter than ever, as the UFC will host its first ever event in Moscow tomorrow. But it’s the unique and impressive history of sports in Russia that truly fascinated UFC flyweight champion Henry Cejudo.As an Olympic wrestling gold medalist, Cejudo participated in many ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Hunt bridges being both a threat and a mentor

    What a wild ride it has been for Mark Hunt – and that’s just in regards to his UFC career.By now, as the former K-1 world champion and PRIDE favorite readies to make his 17th appearance in the Octagon this weekend in Moscow, Russia, where he takes on Aleksei Oleinik, everyone who follows the sport knows Hunt’s story.The veteran powerhouse’s contract was acquired by the UFC when it purchased the famed Japanese promotion, but with Hunt in the midst of a five-fight losing streak, the organization was willing to buy out the rest of his deal and part ways. But Hunt pushed fo ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Taisumov hopes UFC Moscow is the start of a new chapter

    For someone who has blasted through his last five opponents by knockout, dating back to 2014, Mairbek Taisumov hasn’t had the easiest road in his career over the last few years. But that hasn’t stopped the Grozny native from continuing to march forward in search of a lightweight world title.“I'm a fighter, I’ve been fighting my whole life, and before the UFC I fought strong fighters in other organizations and I'm doing this sport to be the best and therefore I need the title,” he said. “There are things like visa issues which I can't control and, of course, ... Read the Full Article Here
  • TUF Blog: Josh Parisian Part 3

          View this post on Instagram A post shared by Josh Parisian (@parisianmma) on Sep 1, 2018 at 3:17pm PDT This week’s episode had one of my favorite fights of the entire season. Not because I thought it was a phenomenal back and forth war or anything, but simply because of how completely polar opposite Justin and Anderson are. Anderson has carved a blood path through all of his competition in kickboxing. He’s ranked top 10 in the world and trains with legendary fighters. He was the most decorated martial artist in the house, without a doubt. The ... Read the Full Article Here
  • UFC Moscow Aussie & Fancy Breakdown

    Aussie UFC featherweight Megan Anderson alongside UFC reporter Laura 'Fancy' Sanko are back with the latest edition of their YouTube show Aussie & Fancy Breakdown. In this clip, the break down the fights of the UFC's first-ever visit to Russia: Fight Night Moscow, airing exclusively on FIGHT PASS September 15, 2018.   Read the Full Article Here
  • Reasons To Watch: Fight Night Moscow

    The Octagon has finally made its way to Russia. On Saturday the UFC will host its first ever event in the city of Moscow when heavyweight legend Mark Hunt goes to battle with submission artist Aleskei Oleinik. The event will be broadcast exclusively over UFC Fight Pass, starting at 10:30 am EST. These are your reasons to watch UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Oleinik. Welcome to Russia The fans rolled deeeeep to open workouts #UFCMoscow pic.twitter.com/hiu1z4NjmE — Gavin Porter (@PorterUFCnews) September 12, 2018 Combat sports have always been popular in Russia but with the UFC ... Read the Full Article Here
  • CB Dollaway's long, strange trip to Moscow

    “The Doberman” sleeps in Moscow. CB Dollaway wasn’t sure that would be the case this week, as he went through opponent after opponent in the lead-up to this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night event.But after nearly 12 years as a pro, Dollaway learned that it’s best to control what you can control, and let the rest figure itself out. So when he lost his original opponent, Omari Akhmedov, due to injury, and wasn’t sure if he would get a replacement, he left his Arizona home and went to the Grand Canyon.“I told my agent if they do come up with something, just acc ... Read the Full Article Here
  • TUF Blog: Leah Letson Part 3

    #NewProfilePic pic.twitter.com/uO2gRMmSYt — Leah Letson (@LeahNidasMMA) September 12, 2018 The cracks started to show in last night's episode. Initially, I was really excited to be a part of Team Whittaker. Even though I wasn't the first pick, like I had hoped for and expected, I was pretty proud of the team that we had assembled. Unfortunately, it didn't take too long for me to realize that I may not be in the best position possible to win this tournament and get my hands on that UFC contract, which of course was my goal since earning a spot on the show. I've trained my whole M ... Read the Full Article Here
  • TUF Blog: Maurice Greene Part 3

    I'd just like to start off by saying how proud I am of my teammate Justin Frazier for digging deep and getting the big win last night.Justin had a lot of doubters in that house, but I definitely wasn't one of them. From training with him -- and really just having even a basic understanding of MMA -- I knew exactly how that fight was going to play out. Just like that, Team Gastelum improves to 3-0 on the season, to the surprise of none of my teammates. Justin should be even more impressive the next time he steps in the Octagon.Even though I haven't known Justin for a long time, I immediately ha ... Read the Full Article Here