UFC Vegas 44: Lewis sets KO record to end 2021, after big wins for Muhammad, Gamrot

Derrick Lewis knocks out Chris Daukaus in their heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on December 18, 2021 in Las Vegas,...

Derrick Lewis reinforced his knockout artist pedigree, now standing alone with the UFC’s KO record (13) after viciously ending Chris Daukaus’ first main event in R1 to cap the promotion’s final card of an eventful 2021 campaign. Elsewhere, there were big wins for welterweight contender Belal Muhammad and lightweight prospect Mateusz Gamrot among others.
Continue reading

UFC 265: Gane outclasses Lewis with R3 TKO, becomes new interim HW champion

Ciryl Gane punches Derrick Lewis in the third round of their Heavyweight bout at Toyota Center on July 7, 2021 in Houston, Texas.

Ciryl Gane (#3) improved to 10-0 after another impressive win – this time in enemy territory from Houston’s Toyota Center – blasting Derrick Lewis (#2) with a third-round TKO finish to seize the UFC’s interim heavyweight title. Beforehand, there were impressive victories for a determined bantamweight contender in Jose Aldo as well as welterweight title hopeful Vicente Luque.
Continue reading

UFC Vegas 21: Edwards-Muhammad ends in tears as eyepoke causes no contest

Referee Herb Dean calls off the fight between Bulal Muhammad and Leon Edwards of Jamaica after Muhammad was unable to continue due to an accidental...

#3 ranked welterweight Leon Edwards’ Octagon return after a 20-month hiatus lasted little over a round as his main event matchup against Belal Muhammad (#13) ended rather abruptly: an unintentional eye poke rendered Belal unable to continue as his eye swelled up quickly and he was unable to see. Beforehand, there were big first-round finishes for Dan Ige and Ryan Spann.
Continue reading

UFC 256: Amanda Nunes withdraws from title defence with undisclosed injury

Amanda Nunes defends featherweight title vs. Megan Anderson at UFC 256

As reported overnight via ESPN, two-weight UFC champion Amanda Nunes (20-4) has withdrawn from her scheduled featherweight title defence against Megan Anderson (11-4) next month through an undisclosed injury. The promotion are preparing to move the matchup to a date early next year, but haven’t yet announced a new main event for 2020’s final pay-per-view. 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

UFC Vegas 10 Virtual Media Day: Michelle Waterson, Angela Hill discuss main event

UFC Fight Night on ESPN+: Waterson vs. Hill - ESPN Press Room U.S.

#8 ranked Michelle Waterson and Angela Hill (#13) both had their say ahead of a momentous main event matchup at the UFC’s Apex this weekend, during Thursday’s virtual media day with reporters. It’s a big match for both strawweight contenders – who are coming off narrow split decision defeats in May, just a week apart. Who has the psychological edge? Continue reading