Kamaru Usman eyeing UFC 263 return, according to his manager Ali Abdelaziz

Kamaru Usman of Nigera reacts after knocking out Jorge Masvidal of the United States during the Welterweight Title bout of UFC 261 at VyStar Veterans...

Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is itching for more activity and wants to make the fifth defence of his 170-lb strap at UFC 263, on what would be another stacked card with three title fights, per an ESPN interview with his manager Ali Abdelaziz. While promoter Dana White said a Colby Covington rematch is next, they’re targeting others like Michael Chiesa (#7) instead.

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UFC 261: Post-fight presser comments as Shevchenko, Namajunas and Usman talk

Valentina Shevchenko of Kyrgyzstan reacts after defeating Jessica Andrade of Brazil in their UFC women's flyweight championship bout during the UFC...

Promoter Dana White confirmed that UFC Africa is more than just a fantasy after all, a dominant Valentina Shevchenko spoke about next steps in her division as well as a possible Amanda Nunes trilogy, while Rose Namajunas – rematch aside – is eyeing a few possible contenders and reigning champion Kamaru Usman continues to see the fruits of his labour at welterweight. Continue reading

Kamaru Usman: Jorge Masvidal win left me unsatisfied, why I called for UFC 261 rematch

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 13: Kamaru Usman of Nigeria prepares to fight Gilbert Burns of Brazil in their UFC welterweight championship fight during the UFC 258 event at UFC APEX on February 13, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Ahead of his fourth welterweight title defence this weekend against Jorge Masvidal on a stacked UFC 261 card, Kamaru Usman (18-1 MMA, 13-0 UFC) has vowed to break the #3 divisional contender while saying 170-lb challengers aren’t exciting him – hinting that he may retire if he gets to a point where the landscape doesn’t motivate the same way anymore. Continue reading

UFC 261: Usman-Masvidal 2 set to headline full crowd PPV in Jacksonville

Jorge Masvidal punches Kamaru Usman of Nigeria in their UFC welterweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight...

Kamaru Usman will make the fourth defence of his welterweight strap against #4 ranked Jorge Masvidal, headlining next month’s UFC 261 PPV with three title fights – Valentina Shevchenko and Zhang Weili the other champions scheduled for title defences. Set to be held at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, it’ll be the first event with fans since UFC 248 on March 7 last year. Continue reading

Belal Muhammad up next this weekend, Leon Edwards targeting overdue title shot

Opponents Leon Edwards of Jamaica and Bulal Muhammad face off during the UFC weigh-in at UFC APEX on March 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A year ago this weekend, welterweight contender Leon Edwards (#3) had his highly-anticipated matchup against former champion Tyron Woodley cancelled due to the rapidly-changing COVID-19 pandemic. It’s been 600 days since his last walk to the Octagon but with short-notice opponent Belal Muhammad stepping up, he targets a big return in Saturday’s main event. Continue reading

UFC Fight Island 8: Michael Chiesa eases past Neil Magny, calls out Colby Covington

UFC Fight Night results, highlights: Michael Chiesa earns decisive win over  Neil Magny on Fight Island - CBSSports.com

Michael Chiesa (#8) delivered on his vow to impress and went the full 25 minutes for the first time in his professional career against Neil Magny (#9). He earned a comfortable decision win (49-46 on all three judges’ scorecards), maintaining a perfect 4-0 welterweight record before calling out former interim champion Colby Covington (#1) as the man he wants next. 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