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
UFC bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes was cageside, cornering her girlfriend Nina Ansaroff at UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix. Despite Ansaroff defeating Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger for her first Octagon victory, Nunes afterward admitted that it was no easy task being cageside for her partner. In fact, Nunes
In July of 2016 at UFC 200, Nunes rocked then-champion Miesha Tate to take the UFC women's bantamweight belt, breaking Tate's nose in the process. After having taken some time off, Nunes returned to close out 2016 by welcoming mega-star Ronda Rousey back to the Octagon at UFC 207 on Dec. 30.
The landmark 25th season of The Ultimate Fighter will feature two of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world as coaches with newly minted bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt coaching opposite former teammate and arch nemesis TJ Dillashaw, the former titleholder and current No. 2-ranked contender
The Ultimate Fighting Champion announced the winners of the performance-based fighter bonuses stemming from UFC Fight Night 103 on Sunday at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix. Yair Rodriguez, Oleksiy Oliynyk, Augusto Mendes, and Frankie Saenz took home the $50,000 incentives. The bantamweight bout
BJ Penn‘s return bout was a big enough draw to attract 11,589 fans to the Talking Stick Resort Arena, producing a live gate of $913,372.75. UFC on FOX 23 drew a crowd of 15,350 for a live gate of $1.5 million. The UFC Fight Night 103 main event featured Penn trying to make another go of it in the Octagon
For all the great things that B.J. Penn has done in mixed martial arts, he had no business being in the Octagon on Sunday. Yair Rodriguez won his sixth fight in a row, easily handling Penn before stopping him at 24 seconds of the second round. Rodriguez caught Penn with a right front kick, and then
Yair Rodriguez destroyed an MMA legend on Sunday night, impressively taking apart BJ Penn at UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix. Already a UFC Hall of Fame fighter, Penn returned to the Octagon after being retired for the past two-and-a-half years. Rodriguez is the wave of the future for the fight promotion
When ring announcer Bruce Buffer was reading the scorecards from the UFC Fight Night 103 co-main event on Sunday, most inside the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix were shocked, including the winner. Joe Lauzon officially defeated Marcin Held in their lightweight bout, but Lauzon but spent his post-fight
At UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix on Sunday night, Saunders edged out the victory, trying to start a run up the rankings. Saunders was content to utilize more of a one-off strategy with his strikes, of which many missed or were caught. Round two was a little bit closer than the first with Saunders
Sergio Pettis has been mostly known for being former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis‘ younger brot her, but he's been fighting himself out of the shadow of his older sibling. On Sunday at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Pettis picked up the biggest win over his career thus far when
Megan Anderson made a statement on Saturday night, and in more than one way.Anderson defeated Charmaine Tweet by technical knockout in the main event of Invicta FC 21 in Kansas City, Mo., winning the promotion’s interim featherweight title.The fight came to an end in the second round when Anderson let
After all, Penn hasn't won a fight since defeating Matt Hughes in November of 2010. As fight night approached for his return opposite upstart Yair Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix, Penn outlined his time with Jackson as monumental.
BJ Penn‘s return to the Octagon is set after he and UFC Fight Night 103 opponent Yair Rodriguez made weight at the early official weigh-in on Saturday in Phoenix.
Former middleweight champion Anderson Silva last fought inside the Octagon as a light heavyweight, stepping in to face champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 in July after Jon Jones was forced out of the event due to an anti-doping violation three days before fight night.
With the recent legalization of recreational marijuana to the general public in Nevada, the state's athletic commission decided that it was time to get ahead of the curve on what is sure to become a significant issue.
UFC President Dana White put an offer on the table for a Mayweather-McGregor fight. During an appearance on ESPN’s “First Take,” Floyd Mayweather said he attempted to make a fight with Conor McGregor and offered him $15 million while he would rake in $100 million. Dana White caught wind of Mayweather
Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather has long been the most talked about mythological bout in combat sports history… until now. UFC president Dana White on Friday said that a McGregor vs. Mayweather boxing match is no longer a simple dream, it has entered the realm of reality. White, on The Herd with