UFC Vegas 49: Makhachev’s mauling streak continues with R1 TKO win vs. Green

Islam Makhachev of Russia punches Bobby Green in their lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 26, 2022 in Las...

Makhachev Mania, Michael Chiesa called it last summer. But now, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s protege Islam has put together successive first-round finishes for the second time in his seven-year UFC career after swarming short-notice replacement Bobby Green to devastating effect. As such, it seems only a matter of time before the 30-year-old will fight for UFC gold at 155lbs. 
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UFC Vegas 49: Out of his control, Islam Makhachev’s title aspirations muddied once more

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s protege, Islam Makhachev, has long been tipped to capture UFC lightweight gold. Yet this weekend while preparing for his second main event, it’ll be another instance where he’s fighting down to the level of short-notice competition in a bullish Bobby Green after the eighth withdrawal or cancellation since signing with the promotion in 2015. Continue reading

UFC 271: Adesanya efficiency proves key in Whittaker rematch, retains middleweight title

Israel Adesanya of Nigeria kicks Robert Whittaker of Australia in their middleweight championship fight during UFC 271 at Toyota Center on February...

Tense and competitive, but the same result: Israel Adesanya defended his middleweight crown a fourth time, this time against an old foe in determined former champion Robert Whittaker. He then called for a June title defence against ‘fresh meat’ in the form of Jared Cannonier, who recovered from first-round adversity himself to convincingly end Derek Brunson’s title hopes.
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UFC Vegas 12: Uriah Hall ends Anderson Silva’s illustrious Octagon swansong

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#10 ranked middleweight Uriah Hall extended his win streak to three with a fourth-round TKO victory against future Hall of Famer Anderson Silva during the Brazilian’s final Octagon appearance. Earlier, there were wins for Kevin Holland and Greg Hardy before featherweight Bryce Mitchell (#15) retained his position with a dominant co-main event win over Andre Fili. Continue reading

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

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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