UFC 254: Khabib Nurmagomedov submits Justin Gaethje in R2, then retires at 29-0

UFC 254 Result: Khabib Nurmagomedov breaks down in tears before RETIRING  after choking out Justin Gaethje on Fight Island - 'this is my last fight'

Khabib Nurmagomedov retained his UFC lightweight title with a second-round submission win over Justin Gaethje, before retiring in the Octagon post-fight to pull the curtain on an illustrious career where he finishes 29-0 – undefeated and undisputed champ with 13 UFC victories. Before then, Robert Whittaker outstruck Jared Cannonier to win their middleweight title eliminator. Continue reading

UFC Fight Island 6: Brian Ortega and Jessica Andrade record dominant wins

Brian Ortega puts on five-round masterpiece to dominate 'The Korean Zombie' in UFC Fight Island 6 main event - MMA Fighting

22 months since his last UFC appearance, the returning Brian Ortega (#2) made a statement of intent with a dominant showing against #4 ranked Chan Sung Jung – who was worse for wear after 25 minutes in the Octagon with the featherweight title contender. That followed Jessica Andrade marking her flyweight debut in style, starching Katlyn Chookaigan (#1) effortlessly. Continue reading

UFC Fight Island 5: Cory Sandhagen’s big win caps night of highlight reel KOs

Cory Sandhagen uncorks spinning heel kick to knockout Marlon Moraes in UFC Fight Island 5 main event - MMA Fighting

On an evening punctuated by multiple first-round finishes and a Knockout of the Year contender, bantamweight contender Cory Sandhagen (#4) returned to form with a R2 TKO win against #1 ranked Marlon Moraes – landing a spinning wheel kick to help earn his emphatic victory. There were also main card wins for Edson Barboza and Marcin Tybura, among others. Continue reading

UFC on ESPN 16: Holly Holm dominant in main event UD win over Irene Aldana

They said what?! Pros react to Holly Holm's dominant win over Irene Aldana at UFC Fight Island 4 - Bloody Elbow

Holly Holm showed why she’s the #2 ranked women’s bantamweight contender with a commanding decision win against Irene Aldana (#6) in the night’s main event, after Germaine de Randamie showed evolution in her game – defending her number one contender spot for Amanda Nunes’ belt courtesy of a third-round submission victory to stifle Julianna Pena (#4). 
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UFC 253: Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa exchange final pre-fight words

UFC 253 video: Paulo Costa taunts Israel Adesanya with white belt leading to scuffle - MMA Fighting

UFC 253 pits top-ranked middleweight contender Paulo Costa against defending champion Israel Adesanya in the headliner on Fight Island’s return during the early hours on Sunday morning. Compared with the card’s co-main event, this features plenty of bad blood between two athletes who don’t like one another and are itching to duel in the Octagon this weekend.   Continue reading

UFC 253: Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz speak ahead of LHW title fight

MMA. Jan Błachowicz po "face to face" z Reyesem: Nie ma między nami złej krwi, jest to element pewnej gry - Sport w INTERIA.PL

Ahead of their UFC light-heavyweight title fight in the early hours on Sunday at Fight Island, both contenders revealed there’s no bad blood between them. Dominick Reyes (#1, 12-1) narrowly lost in his previous opportunity for gold at UFC 247, while Blachowicz (#3, 26-8) earned his third successive win the weekend afterwards to insert himself into the title picture. Continue reading

Tyron Woodley confirms he’s not retiring, despite yet another UFC loss

Photo: Tyron Woodley suffers broken rib in UFC Vegas 11 loss to Colby  Covington - MMA Fighting

Although he’s now gone 75 minutes in the Octagon without winning a single round, future UFC Hall of Famer and former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has confirmed he’s not yet prepared to retire or switch up his coaches after suffering a dominant TKO defeat by #2 ranked contender Colby Covington in last weekend’s main event matchup at the Apex Center in Vegas. Continue reading

UFC Vegas 11: Colby Covington delivers R5 TKO win against Tyron Woodley

UFC news: Colby Covington TKOs Tyron Woodley at UFC Vegas 11

Although the co-main event finished unceremoniously, there was no questioning who emerged victorious in the headliner between #2 ranked welterweight Colby Covington and former champion Tyron Woodley. Covington – who challenged for the title last year – earned a R5 TKO win as the burning possibility of retirement has only intensified after an eventful main card. Continue reading

UFC Vegas 10: Michelle Waterson outlasts Angela Hill in main event thriller

Watch Michelle Waterson vs. Angela Hill full fight video highlights - UFC  Vegas 10 - MMAmania.com

Michelle Waterson overcame a sluggish start to finish strong, edging a split decision victory in an action-packed main event against Angela Hill before revealing her desire to fight for a #1 contender spot in the strawweight division. That came after lightweight Ottman Azaitar stole the show with a blistering R1 knockout against Kharma Worthy in the night’s co-main event. Continue reading