UFC 277: Nunes’ passion reignited before Pena rematch, Moreno keen to derail Kara-France

Julianna Pena and Amanda Nunes pose for photos during The Ultimate Fighter media day on February 7, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Amanda Nunes looks to right last year’s wrong against Julianna Pena in the latter’s first title defence at women’s bantamweight, while there’s an interim strap up for grabs at flyweight between two familiar foes: former champion Brandon Moreno and a streaking Kai Kara-France, almost three years after their first meeting. They all had plenty to say ahead of Saturday’s PPV. Continue reading

UFC Vegas 50: Ankalaev thoroughly tested, but eventually outworks Santos in title eliminator

Magomed Ankalaev of Russia punches Thiago Santos of Brazil in their light heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on March 12,...

Title shot next? It wasn’t an electrifying main event, but light-heavyweight Magomed Ankalaev took Thiago Santos’ best strikes – R2 knockdown included – and weathered the Brazilian’s storm over 25 minutes. Prior, featherweight Sodiq Yusuff (#12) returned to winning ways, while bantamweight contender Song Yadong (#14) blasted Marlon Moraes (#10) in the co-main event.
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UFC Vegas 50: Thiago Santos, Magomed Ankalaev excited before LHW title eliminator

Opponents Thiago Santos of Brazil and Magomed Ankalaev of Russia face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on March 11, 2022 in Las...

Since a last-second submission defeat vs. Paul Craig on his UFC debut four years ago this month, Dagestani light-heavyweight contender Magomed Ankalaev (16-1, 9 KOs) has justified the high hopes for his progression with six consecutive victories. Now, he faces former title challenger Thiago Santos tonight, targeting another scalp in his first main event opportunity. Continue reading

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

UFC 254: Khabib Nurmagomedov submits Justin Gaethje in R2, then retires at 29-0

UFC 254 Result: Khabib Nurmagomedov breaks down in tears before RETIRING  after choking out Justin Gaethje on Fight Island - 'this is my last fight'

Khabib Nurmagomedov retained his UFC lightweight title with a second-round submission win over Justin Gaethje, before retiring in the Octagon post-fight to pull the curtain on an illustrious career where he finishes 29-0 – undefeated and undisputed champ with 13 UFC victories. Before then, Robert Whittaker outstruck Jared Cannonier to win their middleweight title eliminator. Continue reading