It was a fight that was never going to be as good as the trash talking during the build up, and while the trash talk wasn’t even all that great, the sport of mixed martial arts at least got one last moment out of Tito Ortiz. It only took the living legend and UFC hall of famer two minutes to wrap his
Tito Ortiz submitted Chael Sonnen Saturday with a rear naked choke at Bellator 170 in the final fight of his legendary career. Tito Ortiz put an exclamation point on his legendary mixed martial arts career Saturday, reminding the crowd at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., and a national television audience
Ttio Ortiz stepped into the cage opposite Chael Sonnen in the Bellator 170 main event in Inglewood, Calif., knowing it would be his final trip to the cage. For Sonnen, it was his first trip to the cage in more than three years. After his suspension was up, however, he still had the itch to compete
Both fighters predicted a knockout finish leading up to the fight, but it was Daley who came up big midway through the opening round. Ward, a Division III collegiate wrestling All-American, drew on his wrestling ability to take Daley down three times in the fight. Each time Daley quickly got back to
The UFC's dearth of pay-per-view headlining title fights continues, as middleweight champion Michael Bisping looks to be sidelined until late spring. “I actually found out just recently I’ve got to have a knee surgery. Nothing major, just a clean up,” Bisping told Fight Network in a recent interview
The mythical match-up of Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match recently became a little more real when UFC president Dana White made a legitimate offer of $25 million each, plus a percentage of pay-per-view profits. Nurmagomedov, a UFC lightweight contender, would be in line for a shot
UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley on Thursday met with the media in Las Vegas to promote his upcoming rematch with Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson at UFC 209 on March 4. During a scrum, he addressed comments he made about racism in sports in an interview with ESPN on Wednesday.
The UFC 209 fight card has begun to significantly take shape recently. In the main event, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will rematch Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. The two fought to a draw at UFC 205 in November of 2016, but this time each man is looking to make a significant statement with
Former middleweight champion Chris Weidman will face Gegard Mousasi at UFC 210 on April 8 in Buffalo, N.Y. The UFC announced the match-up on Thursday.
Tyron Woodley is preparing to step into the Octagon opposite Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson for the second time in as many bouts. The two will rematch in the UFC 209 headliner on March 4 in Las Vegas.
If Tank Abbott wanted to unretire tomorrow, you can guaran-damn-tee that he’d be booked in a “grudge match” against Kimbo Slice’s son by the weekend. “The Last Emperor” has been trending toward disaster ever since coming out of retirement in late 2015, teasing, then once again passing on an offer from
After all these years, Tito Ortiz remains as good as anyone at conjuring up a feud where none exists and drumming up interest in a fight that without his never-ending drumbeat may not be all that interesting. Take Bellator 170, where Ortiz will fight for the final time when he takes on Chael Sonnen
Former two-division UFC champion BJ Penn came out of retirement at UFC Fight Night 103 on Jan. 15 to take on rising featherweight Yair Rodriguez in the fight card's main event. The UFC Hall of Fame member suffered the worst, one-sided loss in his legendary career to the 24-year-old up-and-comer
ONE: Kingdom of Warriors is set for the Impact Arena on March 11 and Asia’s biggest MMA promotion kicked off the pre-show publicity with a press conference in Bangkok and an international conference call on Tuesday. The card will be headlined by an atomweight title bout between champion Angela Lee and
Rising star Yair Rodriguez made short work of returning legend BJ Penn, but he still received what could be a lengthy medical suspension following the fight.
Despite losing in the main event, UFC Hall of Fame fighter BJ Penn topped the UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn disclosed fighter payroll.
Conor McGregor is getting more and more serious by the day about the business of being Conor McGregor. McGregor's company, McGregor Sports and Entertainment, has been filing for trademarks recently, including the fighter's name and his nickname, “The Notorious.” Just what is in the plans for
UFC heavyweight titan Mark Hunt currently has two big UFC fights ahead of him. “They put me in a position, like well what am I supposed to do?” said Hunt when speaking with host Ariel Helwani. At present, Hunt is suing the UFC for racketeering, fraud, negligence and other claims in the fallout of his
Ralek Gracie was 8 years old when UFC 1 was held, and like so many others, he was fascinated by what he had just seen.
Invicta FC champion Angela Hill has been granted an exemption from the infamous “four-month rule” of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy in order to make a timely return to the Octagon. Hill will square off with Jessica Andrade at UFC Fight Night 104 on Feb. 4 in Houston. UFC officials announced the bout and
UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy on Tuesday decided he will not fade away. While he hinted that Father Time may be catching up to him, Kennedy announced his retirement. “Sitting in the ER at Saint Michael’s hospital in Toronto, Canada, after my fight, I looked up at my buddy Nick Palmisciano who had ridden
A women's bantamweight bout between former title contender Bethe Correia and Marion Reneau has been added to the March 11 UFC Fight Night 106 fight card in Fortaleza, Brazil. UFC officials announced the match-up on Tuesday.
After a career that spanned over 15 years and saw him fight for many of the biggest promotions in the sport, UFC middleweight contender Tim Kennedy has decided to call it quits on his MMA career. The decision comes following a TKO loss to Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 206 where the typically dominant Kennedy
Tim Kennedy, being tended to at UFC 206 after being stopped by Kelvin Gastelum, announced his retirement on Tuesday. Tim Kennedy, the former Army Ranger who for several years was among the elite mixed martial artists in the world, announced his retirement as an active fighter Tuesday. In a post on
While UFC 210 will be the promotion's fourth visit to The Empire State in five months, it marks the first time in more than two decades that the Octagon will set down in Buffalo. The last time was for UFC 7: The Brawl in Buffalo. It would be the only time the UFC ran an event in New York until