Umar Nurmagomedov plans on becoming UFC champion one day, but for now he’s just anxious to get back into the cage and resume his climb up the ranks. The undefeated bantamweight and cousin to UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov hasn’t fought in more than a year due to an injury that kept him out of his… Poursuivre la lecture Umar Nurmagomedov explains difficulty finding UFC foes, predicts Sean O’Malley smashes Chito Vera
UFC enjoyed another record-breaking year for revenue in 2023 but there’s plenty on the horizon that could help or hurt the company in the next year. Perhaps the most monumental date to watch will be April 15, which is when the ongoing antitrust class action lawsuit filed against UFC by several former fighters will go… Poursuivre la lecture UFC owners address upcoming trial in antitrust lawsuit, TV deal negotiations and crossover with WWE
The PFL vs. Bellator event and UFC Mexico City fight card both took place on Saturday outside the U.S., and both delivered some exciting action — both in and out of the cage. But which card won the weekend overall, and what will be talked about more throughout the year? On an all-new edition of… Poursuivre la lecture Heck of a Morning: Will Francis Ngannou vs. Renan Ferreira actually happen following PFL vs. Bellator?
Nate Diaz is currently not a member of the UFC’s fighting roster, but he is certainly teasing a return for a historic event for the promotion — and it’s not UFC 300. Diaz fought out his contract when he submitted Tony Ferguson in the main event of UFC 279 in September 2022, and his since… Poursuivre la lecture Nate Diaz: ‘F*** 300,’ I’ll be at UFC 306 at The Sphere
Raul Rosas Jr. will not get the chance to fight in front of an adoring crowd at UFC Mexico City. The highly-touted bantamweight prospect suffered an illness that left him unable to compete, and his fight with Ricky Turcios was scrapped just before the two were scheduled to walk to the octagon. The news was… Poursuivre la lecture Raul Rosas Jr. vs. Ricky Turcios scrapped from UFC Mexico City just before walkouts, Turcios disputes UFC Vegas 87 re-booking announcement
Johnny Eblen faces a PFL champion this weekend, but he’s thought about how he’d fare against the UFC’s middleweight champion. Currently No. 5 at 185 pounds in the MMA Fighting Global Rankings, Eblen sits just a few spots behind Dricus du Plessis, who won a split decision over Sean Strickland at UFC 297 this past… Poursuivre la lecture Johnny Eblen: ‘I’m just a step above’ UFC champion Dricus du Plessis
The PFL vs. Bellator weigh-in video features all 22 fighters from Saturday’s pay-per-view card in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In the main event, Renan Ferreira (263.2 pounds) and Ryan Bader (231.1 pounds) both made the heavyweight limit for their contest. The PFL vs. Bellator ceremonial weigh-in video will be at 12 p.m. ET. Check out PFL… Poursuivre la lecture PFL vs. Bellator weigh-in video
A new UFC featherweight champ was crowned this past Saturday in the main event of UFC 298 after Ilia Topuria knocked out Alexander Volkanovski in the second round. While it’s the dawning of a new era, it also puts an end to one of the most impressive title reigns in recent memory, Where will each… Poursuivre la lecture Watch BTL live at 12:30 p.m. ET
As Khabib Nurmagomedov waded through waves of Nevada Athletic Commission officials, Las Vegas police and UFC security to the back of T-Mobile Arena at UFC 229, a call was waiting. On the line was Vladimir Putin, who’d gone from TV to telephone to congratulate the Dagestani champ seconds after tapping out the biggest star in… Poursuivre la lecture Dana White reveals Vladimir Putin gifts to Khabib Nurmagomedov after Conor McGregor win
Who is the best bantamweight in MMA? The default answer may be UFC bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley, but Merab Dvalishvili is building quite a case for himself. After outclassing Henry Cejudo in shockingly one-sided fashion this past Saturday at UFC 298, the Georgian cardio machine now rides a division-best 10-fight win streak and has ascended… Poursuivre la lecture Rankings Shakeup: Is Merab Dvalishvili the real No. 1 bantamweight in the world?