UFC Vegas 25: Jiri Prochazka viciously flattens Dominick Reyes in title eliminator

In this UFC handout, Jiri Prochazka of the Czech Republic punches Dominick Reyes in a light heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC...

Rising light-heavyweight Jiri Prochazka (#5) handed two-time title challenger Dominick Reyes (#3) his third straight loss with a second-round spinning back elbow knockout – the third in UFC history – asserting his credentials as a genuine title contender at 205lbs. Before a chaotic main event, there were big wins for Georgian duo Giga Chikadze and Merab Dvalishvili among others.
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Blow away the cobwebs: Anthony Yarde to return vs. unbeaten Emin Atra, April 24

Anthony Yarde wraps his hands during the Anthony Yarde Media Session at the BoxUpCrime gym on September 02, 2020 in Ilford, England.

After suffering a split decision loss to Lyndon Arthur for the Commonwealth and vacant WBO inter-continental titles back last December, light-heavyweight contender Anthony Yarde will make his return in a ten-round bout against Germany’s Emin Atra on April 24 at York Hall. Continue reading

UFC 266: Jan Blachowicz to defend his LHW title vs. Glover Teixeira on September 4

Glover Teixeira congratulates Jan Blachowicz of Poland after his UFC light heavyweight championship fight against Israel Adesanya of Nigeria during...

After making championship weight as a back-up fighter for last month’s UFC 259 pay-per-view, Glover Teixeira has been granted a second opportunity to become light-heavyweight champion: seven years after his unsuccessful challenge against Jon Jones in April 2014. It’ll also be Jan Blachowicz’s second title defence, having ended Israel Adesanya’s unbeaten streak on March 6.  Continue reading

UFC 259: Blachowicz, Nunes win big after controversial bantamweight title finish

Jan Blachowicz of Poland punches Israel Adesanya of Nigeria in their UFC light heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on...

Jan Blachowicz defended his light-heavyweight strap for the first time with a UD win after a closely-fought duel against middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, following Amanda Nunes’ ruthless decimation of her latest featherweight challenger in Megan Anderson. Prior to that, bantamweight Petr Yan’s R4 illegal knee on Aljamain Sterling saw the Russian lose his title.
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Lyndon Arthur stuns Anthony Yarde on points to retain Commonwealth title

SecondsOut Boxing News - Main News - Anthony Yarde vs Lyndon Arthur proves more chess match than war

Lyndon Arthur made good on his promise to surprise heavy favourite Anthony Yarde, jabbing his way to victory via split decision: 111-117, 115-114, 115-114 – retaining his British commonwealth light-heavyweight title while adding the vacant WBO inter-continental strap too. Yarde was bemused as the scorecards were read out, with both revealing they were content for a rematch. Continue reading

UFC Vegas 15: Anthony Smith ends 2020 in style, making light work of Devin Clark

UFC Fight Night takeaways -- Anthony Smith not done yet; keep an eye on Miguel Baeza

#6 ranked light-heavyweight contender Anthony Smith snapped a two-fight losing streak in style, beating unranked challenger Devin Clark inside three minutes during their main event matchup at UFC Vegas 15. Beforehand, there were wins for unbeaten welterweight Miguel Baeza while featherweight Bill Algeo earned his first UFC victory too – among others. Continue reading

UFC Vegas 13: Glover Teixeira recovers to beat Thiago Santos, new #1 LHW contender

UFC Fight Night results, highlights: Glover Teixeira survives near knockout to submit Thiago Santos - CBSSports.com

Glover Teixeira (#3) survived two knockdowns to earn a big win over compatriot, #1 light-heavyweight contender Thiago Santos in a back-and-forth main event. Beforehand, there were impressive victories for Giga Chikadze and Raoni Barcelos among others, while strawweight Yan Xiaonan (#8) proved her mettle with a disciplined showing against Claudia Gadelha (#4). Continue reading

Joshua Buatsi digs deep to prevail with R7 stoppage against Marko Calic

Buatsi rallies, stops Calic in seventh round; Cameron wins first title - Bad Left Hook

Joshua Buatsi made a victorious in-ring return after 402 days of inactivity, with the fifth defence of his WBA international light-heavyweight title during a gritty seven-round clash against a gamely Croatian opponent in Marko Calic. Buatsi ends Calic’s 11-0 unbeaten streak and improved to 13-0 himself – passing a necessary gut-check challenge with bigger fights to come. Continue reading

UFC 253: Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz speak ahead of LHW title fight

MMA. Jan Błachowicz po "face to face" z Reyesem: Nie ma między nami złej krwi, jest to element pewnej gry - Sport w INTERIA.PL

Ahead of their UFC light-heavyweight title fight in the early hours on Sunday at Fight Island, both contenders revealed there’s no bad blood between them. Dominick Reyes (#1, 12-1) narrowly lost in his previous opportunity for gold at UFC 247, while Blachowicz (#3, 26-8) earned his third successive win the weekend afterwards to insert himself into the title picture. Continue reading