• Camp Report: The MMA Lab

    There is a youth movement happening in the UFC right now and two fighters from the MMA Lab – Sean O’Malley and Mackenzie Dern – are part of the vanguard.Another, unbeaten bantamweight Kyler Phillips, earned a 41-second knockout last summer on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series and is one of the 16 undefeated fighters competing on Season 27 of The Ultimate Fighter, which debuts next month. Welterweight James Nakashima could join the collection of competitors from the Glendale, Arizona fight team on the roster before the year is out as well.That quartet is follow ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Unfiltered: Fight Night London Recap

    Matt Serra is back in-studio after returning from his travels with Dana White and Din Thomas filming Dana White: Lookin' For a Fight and breaks down UFC Fight Night London with Jim. Plus, the guys discuss a bunch of recently announced fights for UFC 224 and UFC 225, Floyd Mayweather continuing to talk about a potential MMA fight, Francis Ngannou responding to Derrick Lewis's repeated callouts, Cynthia Calvillo's NSAC suspension, and more. Full Episode Jim and Matt on UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero Jim does not want to see Floyd Mayweather in MMA… maybe. Matt explains (and ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Ellenberger makes return against Barberena on June 1

    Hard-hitting welterweight veteran Jake Ellenberger will make his long-awaited return to the Octagon on June 1, as he travels to Utica, New York to face Bryan Barberena in a UFC Fight Night bout at Adirondack Bank Center.Headlining the event, which airs live on FS1, is a clash of bantamweight contenders between Jimmie Rivera and Marlon Moraes. Tickets go on sale on April 6.A member of the UFC roster since 2009, Ellenberger has fought the best of the best at 170 pounds, including Carlos Condit, Robbie Lawler, Jake Shields, Stephen Thompson and Matt Brown, thrilling fans with the knockout power t ... Read the Full Article Here
  • UFC statement on Augusto Mendes

    The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Augusto Mendes of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on March 7, 2018.  Due to the proximity of Mendes’ upcoming scheduled bout at UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BARBOZA vs. LEE in Atlantic City, New Jersey on April 21, 2018 against Merab Dvalishvili , Mendes has been removed from the card and the UFC is currently seeking a replacement. USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and a ... Read the Full Article Here
  • The 10: The Best April Action From Inside the Octagon

    If you were to ponder what months historically featured the biggest UFC moments, chances are you would land on July and December first, as the organization has historically delivered a mid-summer blockbuster and a year-end spectacular.In recent years, November has become host to a major Pay-Per-View in New York City and the annual Memorial Day Weekend event in Las Vegas has often been a marquee date on the UFC calendar as well.But April?As it turns out, the fourth month of the year has featured some of the most memorable moments in UFC history and I’m here to run them down for you as we ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Fight Night London Talking Points: Volkov, Blachowicz & more

    The hype may be for an upcoming Pay Per View in Brooklyn, but Fight Night London absolutely delivered the goods and demonstrated once again why armchair fans overlook events like these at their peril. A sold out crowd at The O2 Arena and Fight Pass subscribers around the world were treated to a wild night of surprising and entertaining battles, and the storylines emerging are significant. These are the Fight Night London talking points. A Changing of the Guard? If the last five or so months have seen a narrative developing about the youth movement or the changing of the guard, Fight Night L ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Fight Night London Fantasy Rewind

    A new heavyweight title contender emerged in the UFC's return to London, as Alexander Volkov put a stamp on his performance against former champion Fabricio Werdum with a stunning fourth-round knockout. While Volkov has gone undefeated since joining the UFC roster, the Russian heavyweight was still a heavy underdog going against Werdum in a fight that would likely put the winner in an advantageous position in the title hunt. Werdum definitely had his moments in the fight, but Volkov used his range and punching power all night long, battering the Brazilian's eye and putting together a solid ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Fight Night London Scorecard

    Saturday’s UFC London event is in the books, and now that the dust has settled in England, it’s time to go to the scorecard to see who the big winners were at the O2 Arena.1 – Alexander VolkovSometimes we tend to look at a fighter’s past results and assume that he won’t make much noise in the big show. So when Alexander Volkov dropped back-to-back fights to Tony Johnson and UFC vet Cheick Kongo in 2015, I didn’t expect the Russian to become a serious contender in the Octagon. I was wrong. And after four UFC victories capped off by a fourth-round knockout of ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Statement on Haqparast-Narimani bout

    Based on advice from the UFC medical team on Saturday morning, Nasrat Haqparast was deemed unfit to fight due to an infectious eye condition and his bout against Nad Narimani has been cancelled. UFC FIGHT NIGHT: WERDUM vs. VOLKOV will proceed with 10 fights, beginning at 6pm GMT / 2pm ET / 11am PT. Read the Full Article Here
  • Byrd, Roberts, Henry earn electric finishes

    BYRD vs PHILLIPSAfter two wins on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, Dallas’ Charles Byrd kept his string of submission finishes going in his UFC debut, as he forced Wales’ John Phillips to tap out in the first round of their middleweight bout at O2 Arena in London.Byrd got Phillips to the mat as the fight began and moved right into the mount, where he fired off ground strikes, continually adjusting position as necessary. Eventually, he was able to take Phillips’ back, and he sunk in a rear naked choke that prompted the Welshman to tap out at 3:58 of round o ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Arlovski faces Tuivasa at UFC 225

    Unbeaten Australian sensation Tai Tuivasa will travel to Chicago this spring to face off with former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski in a UFC 225 bout at United Center on June 9.In the UFC 225 main event, which airs live on Pay-Per-View, Robert Whittaker defends his middleweight title against Yoel Romero. Tickets go on sale on April 13.A Chicago favorite, Arlovski has never competed in his adopted hometown as a UFC fighter, but after back-to-back wins over Junior Albini and Stefan Struve, "The Pit Bull" will get his wish when he takes on the 25-year-old Tuivasa, who has knocked out Ra ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Fight Night London - Final Results

    Who were the winners at UFC Fight Night London: Werdum vs Volkov? Click below to get the results for all the fights at The O2 Arena in London, England on March 17, 2018. Werdum vs Volkov | Manuwa vs Blachowicz | Duquesnoy vs Ware | Edwards vs Sobotta | Phillips vs Byrd | Roberts vs Enkamp | Henry vs Dawodu | Craig l vs Ankalaev | Ray vs Johnson | Godbeer vs Sosnovskiy UFC Fight Night London: Werdum vs Volkov main card Action starts at 5 pm ET Main event: Fabricio Werdum vs Alexander Volkov Brush your shoulder off young man! #UFCLondon @AlexDragoVolkov pic.twitter.co ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Michael Bisping grants young fan's wish in London

    Saturday evening at the Fight Night London weigh-ins, guest fighters Paige VanZant and Michael Bisping took turns fielding questions from fans.   Enter Marshall Jensen, a ten year-old fan who had his limbs amputated as an infant. Stepping to the microphone, Jensen flatly asked Bispingif he would fight him. To the delight of all in attendance, Bisping agreed, and the ensuing enounter was nothing short of heartwarming (via MMAjunkie). Don't Have FIGHT PASS for Fight Night London Yet? | Start your 7-day Free Trial Now! Read the Full Article Here
  • Blachowicz gets revenge vs. Manuwa in London

    BLACHOWICZ vs MANUWARematches rarely surpass the original bout, but light heavyweight contenders Jan Blachowicz and Jimi Manuwa put that notion to rest in their second fight on Saturday at the O2 Arena in London, with the No. 11-ranked Blachowicz avenging his 2015 defeat to the No. 4-ranked Londoner by way of an exciting three-round unanimous decision.Manuwa (17-4) was looking for the knockout from the start, and he didn’t care if it came with his fists or feet, both of which he threw with fight-ending intentions. Blachowicz remained calm under fire, shooting out his jab and firing off k ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Volkov extends streak with stoppage of Werdum

    VOLKOV vs WERDUMAlexander Volkov’s sixth consecutive win was the most important of his career, as he knocked out former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum in the fourth round of their UFC Fight Night main event at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday, putting the Russian contender in prime position to make a call for a shot at the title.The defeat was the 40-year-old Werdum’s first since a July 2017 loss to Alistair Overeem.Werdum roared out of the corner, thinking of a jumping side kick before taking Volkov to the mat. Werdum went on to land several hard strikes but wasn’t ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Volkov eager to defeat a UFC legend

    The emergence of a new contender in the heavyweight division can feel like a jolt of electricity coursing through the mixed martial arts community.While the upper echelon in the big boy ranks features a collection of elite talents, it has largely been comprised of the same familiar names for the last several years. Current champion Stipe Miocic, former titleholders Fabricio Werdum, Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos and veteran contenders Alistair Overeem and Mark Hunt have been staples in the division, battling amongst themselves and routinely turning back anyone else who tried to break i ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Fight Night London: Weigh-In Results

    Check out the official weigh-in results for Fight Night London, which is headlined by Werdum vs Volkov, and airs live on UFC FIGHT PASS Saturday, March 17th at 5pm ET. Seven prelim bouts will also air on UFC FIGHT PASS, beginning at 1:45pm ET.  Five Round Main Event Fabricio Werdum (249) vs. Alexander Volkov (246) Main Card Jimi Manuwa (205) vs. Jan Blachowicz (205)Tom Duquesnoy (135) vs. Terrion Ware (136)Leon Edwards (170) vs. Peter Sobotta (171) FIGHT PASS PrelimsJohn Phillips (185) vs. Charles Byrd (184)Danny Roberts (170) vs. Oliver Enkamp (171)Danny Henry (146) vs. Hakeem D ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Edwards not concerned with rankings, just wants the belt

    Nine days before he returns to the Octagon to face Peter Sobotta this Saturday in London, Leon Edwards was nervous. Not about his fight, but his brother Fabian’s fourth pro bout against Kent Kauppinen.“I find it harder when he’s making the walk than when I’m making the walk,” he said last Thursday. “I’m cornering him tomorrow and I’m nervous already. But he’s a very good fighter and I’m looking forward to seeing him join me in the UFC one day.”Big bro Leon didn’t have to worry. Fabian rose from an early knockdown to subm ... Read the Full Article Here
  • UFC Announces Debut Event in Liverpool

    London, UK – UFC® has today announced that the world famous Octagon® will travel to Liverpool, England for the first time.The event will take place on Sunday, May 27 at Echo Arena. Tickets to the event, which are expected to sell-out rapidly, will go on sale on Friday, April 13 via The Echo Arena Box Office and Ticketmaster. The news was announced this afternoon by No. 7 ranked UFC welterweight Darren Till, one of the sport’s brightest young stars who was born and raised in Liverpool. Till is set to headline this historic card in his hometown, although his opponent is yet t ... Read the Full Article Here
  • 'Fire Kid' Duquesnoy and the future of French MMA

    When Francis Ngannou dropped his heavyweight title match to Stipe Miocic at UFC 220, it wasn't simply the lack of a championship that disappointed him, but also a fear that his efforts would not have a larger impact back in his adopted homeland of France, a place in which he had lived since he was a toddler. In 2016, the French Ministry of sport upheld a series of new rules that essentially made MMA an illegal sport in France. Opponents argue it was the lobbying efforts of native Judo and BJJ federations that feared competition with their own sports that led to the ban. Whatever the reason, ... Read the Full Article Here