UFC Vegas 49: Out of his control, Islam Makhachev’s title aspirations muddied once more

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s protege, Islam Makhachev, has long been tipped to capture UFC lightweight gold. Yet this weekend while preparing for his second main event, it’ll be another instance where he’s fighting down to the level of short-notice competition in a bullish Bobby Green after the eighth withdrawal or cancellation since signing with the promotion in 2015. Continue reading

UFC Fight Island 8: Michael Chiesa confident ahead of Neil Magny main event

UFC Fight Island 8: Head-to-head look at Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny - Bloody Elbow

Michael Chiesa (17-4, #8) is hoping to produce a statement display Wednesday against #9 ranked welterweight Neil Magny (24-7), as he makes his Octagon return after undergoing knee surgery last July to repair a troublesome issue that had bothered him since his teenage years. Continue reading

UFC Vegas 17: Leon Edwards vs Khamzat Chimaev to be rescheduled for 2021

UFC on ESPN 4 results: Leon Edwards puts on masterful performance to top  Rafael dos Anjos - MMA Fighting

Leon Edwards’ 2020 has been dismal and his bad luck continues after being forced to withdraw from his Dec. 19 headliner against rising star Khamzat Chimaev. The #3 ranked welterweight, 29, was promised the next title shot if he won on the promotion’s final card of an unprecedented year, but after a positive COVID-19 test and severe symptoms, has to wait until the new year. Continue reading

UFC Vegas 14: Rafael dos Anjos makes triumphant lightweight return, beats Paul Felder

Rafael dos Anjos puts on suffocating performance to beat Paul Felder, calls  for Conor McGregor fight next - MMA Fighting

There was to be no fairytale story ending on five days’ notice for Paul Felder, as former champion Rafael dos Anjos made a triumphant return to the lightweight division with an impressive split decision victory in a Fight of the Night main event matchup. Beforehand, welterweight Khaos Williams lived up to the billing with a 30-second KO in the co-main event. Continue reading