UFC Vegas 54: Blachowicz back to winning ways, calls for Teixeira-Prochazka winner

Jan Blachowicz of Poland punches Aleksandar Rakic of Austria in a light heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 14,...

Former light-heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz ultimately prevailed against Aleksandar Rakic (#3), though the #1 contender would’ve much preferred a blistering KO than to witness the gruesome injury his Austrian adversary sustained. Elsewhere, there were big wins for fellow 205er Ryan Spann (#13) and women’s flyweight Katlyn Chookagian (#1), among others. Continue reading

UFC Vegas 46: Calvin Kattar returns in style, earns dominant UD win vs. Giga Chikadze

Calvin Kattar punches Giga Chikadze of Georgia in their featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on January 15, 2022 in Las...

Despite outside noise suggesting otherwise, Calvin Kattar (#5) defended his ranking with aplomb – producing a brilliant all-round display to earn a shutout victory against surging Georgian Giga Chikadze (#8), inflicting his first UFC loss. Prior, there were contrasting decision wins for flyweight Brandon Royval and women’s flyweight Katlyn Chookagian, among others.
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Casey O’Neill’s patient progression stance is one more UFC prospects should follow

Casey O'Neill of Australia celebrates her TKO victory over Antonina Shevchenko of Kyrgyzstan in their women's flyweight bout during the UFC Fight...

Across the promotion’s four female weight classes, only four fighters – including an impressive flyweight still in her debut UFC year – are unbeaten with 3-0 records or better. The conscious decision to reject their fast-track route attempts speak to the 24-year-old’s desire for more well-rounded growth with time, something many rising stars before her skipped to their detriment.
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UFC 262: Oliveira overcomes adversity, beats Chandler to win lightweight gold

Dana White places the belt on Charles Oliveira after he defeated Michael Chandler during their Championship Lightweight Bout of UFC 262 at Toyota...

28 fights and eleven years after his UFC debut, Charles Oliveira made good on his promise to leave victorious – rallying from a knockdown and guillotine choke attempt to knock out Michael Chandler in the second round, winning UFC lightweight gold after Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement last October. Beforehand, there were big wins for Beneil Dariush and Edson Barboza. Continue reading

UFC 262: Viviane Araujo looking to do what Cynthia Calvillo couldn’t

Viviane Araujo of Brazil reacts after her victory over Roxanne Modafferi in a flyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at Etihad Arena on UFC...

At the midway point of this weekend’s UFC 262 card in Houston, #7 ranked women’s flyweight Viviane Araujo has a golden opportunity to do what Cynthia Calvillo (#5) couldn’t late last year – produce a statement display and beat former title challenger Katlyn Chookagian (#2), putting her one step closer to a future title shot against dominant champion Valentina Shevchenko. Continue reading

UFC 255: Deiveson Figueiredo, Valentina Shevchenko with contrasting title defences

7 Takeaways From UFC 255: Figueiredo vs. Perez

Deiveson Figueiredo wasted no time at all against Alex Perez (#4) to complete his first flyweight title defence within two minutes of their main event matchup, while Valentina Shevchenko showcased her wrestling en route to a UD win over a gamely Jennifer Maia in the night’s co-main. Elsewhere, there were wins for Brandon Moreno and Katlyn Chookagian, among others. Continue reading

UFC 255: Cynthia Calvillo under no illusions ahead of Katlyn Chookagian bout

UFC on ESPN 10's Cynthia Calvillo beats Jessica Eye | Las Vegas  Review-Journal

#4 ranked women’s flyweight contender Cynthia Calvillo is preparing for an intriguing matchup against Katlyn Chookagian (#2) this weekend. After her UD win over Jessica Eye back in June, she’s itching to continue climbing up the rankings with another impressive showing on PPV against a former title challenger on the same card as defending champ Valentina Shevchenko. 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