UFC Vegas 20: Gane dominates Rozenstruik in his first main event, remains undefeated

Ciryl Gane of France punches Jairzinho Rozenstruik of Suriname in a heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 27,...

French heavyweight contender Ciryl Gane (#7) extended his unbeaten streak to 8-0 with a dominant decision win over #4 ranked Jairzinho Rozenstruik, earning some welcome Octagon time in his first main event matchup, before revealing he’s willing to be the backup for UFC 260’s PPV event – Francis Ngannou rematches defending champion Stipe Miocic this time next month. Continue reading

Joseph Parker limps to deceptively lopsided decision victory over Junior Fa

Joseph Parker celebrates his win against Junior Fa after the heavyweight bout between Joseph Parker and Joshua Fa at Spark Arena on February 27, 2021...

It wasn’t pretty viewing, but former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker ended a year-long layoff with a lopsided UD win over amateur rival Junior Fa, inflicting the first professional defeat of his compatriot’s career to earn the WBO’s Oriental interim heavyweight strap. Continue reading

Crazy or not, Derrick Lewis has opportunity to justify unlikely title ambitions

Opponents Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis face off during the UFC weigh-in at UFC APEX on February 19, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Three years after his first UFC title shot, Derrick Lewis (#4) is under no illusions about how much work lies ahead should he finally earn another crack at becoming the heavyweight champion. But after their initial November matchup was rescheduled following a positive COVID-19 test, the Black Beast has a real chance to stake his claim against Curtis Blaydes (#2) tomorrow. Continue reading

UFC Vegas 18: Alexander Volkov embracing spotlight, feels he’ll be future HW champ

Opponents Alistair Overeem of the Netherlands and Alexander Volkov of Russia face off during the UFC weigh-in at UFC APEX on February 05, 2021 in Las...

As he prepares for his fourth UFC main event tomorrow night, former Bellator champion Alexander Volkov (#6, 32-8 MMA) admits he doesn’t like the added media obligations given his reserved personality but believes a win over a seasoned veteran in Alistair Overeem (#5, 47-18) this weekend sets him on his way to becoming the future heavyweight champion, eventually. Continue reading

Joe Joyce eyes Oleksandr Usyk rematch next, according to manager Sam Jones

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Olympic silver medallist Joe Joyce (12-0, 11 KOs) is targeting a rematch with Anthony Joshua’s WBO mandatory Oleksandr Usyk (18-0, 13 KOs) next, but is unprepared to wait around forever before that proposed bout takes place according to manager Sam Jones. Time is of the essence for the 35-year-old Brit, if he’s to ultimately achieve his world heavyweight title aspirations. Continue reading

Adrien Broner to return after two-year layoff vs. Pedro Campa next month

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Four-division world champion Adrien Broner is set to end a two-year layoff on February 20 when facing Pedro Campa (31-1-1, 21 KOs) next, in the main event of Showtime Championship Boxing. His last in-ring appearance was a UD defeat by Manny Pacquiao in January 2019 and only time will tell whether the 31-year-old’s hopes of a return to boxing prominence this year are fulfilled. Continue reading

Whyte eager for in-ring return, while Povetkin not ready yet as retirement looms large

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After seeing domestic rival Anthony Joshua retain his world titles with a R9 KO victory against Kubrat Pulev inside Wembley Arena last weekend, Dillian Whyte (27-2, 18 KOs) is in no mood to wait much longer for a proposed rematch against WBC interim heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (36-2-1, 25 KOs), four months after a surprise fifth-round knockout defeat. Continue reading

Joe Joyce beats Daniel Dubois via R10 stoppage, claiming five heavyweight titles

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Joe Joyce (12-0) silenced his critics to end Daniel Dubois’ 15-0 unbeaten record with an abrupt tenth-round knockout victory at Church House in Westminster, winning five heavyweight titles – including the WBC Silver and vacant European strap –  before calling out #1 ranked WBO mandatory Oleksandr Usyk (18-0) for a rematch that has been seven years in the making. Continue reading

Curtis Blaydes’ heavyweight warning to Jon Jones speaks volumes

Curtis Blaydes routs Alexander Volkov for fourth UFC win in row

#2 ranked heavyweight Curtis Blaydes, slated to face Derrick Lewis (#4) during this weekend’s UFC Vegas 15 card this weekend, tested positive for COVID-19 and the bout will be rescheduled. Nonetheless, the 29-year-old had plenty of compelling comments regarding Jon Jones’ heavily-anticipated move up in weight and has a title shot on his agenda in the not-too-distant future. Continue reading