UFC Fight Island 8: Michael Chiesa eases past Neil Magny, calls out Colby Covington

UFC Fight Night results, highlights: Michael Chiesa earns decisive win over  Neil Magny on Fight Island - CBSSports.com

Michael Chiesa (#8) delivered on his vow to impress and went the full 25 minutes for the first time in his professional career against Neil Magny (#9). He earned a comfortable decision win (49-46 on all three judges’ scorecards), maintaining a perfect 4-0 welterweight record before calling out former interim champion Colby Covington (#1) as the man he wants next. 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 Fight Island 7: Max Holloway excels with awe-inspiring win over Calvin Kattar

Fighters React To Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar At UFC on ABC 1

Former featherweight champion Max Holloway (#1) further reinforced the assertion that there’s levels to this game as he was utterly dominant during a superb unanimous decision win (50-43, 50-43, 50-42) over Calvin Kattar (#6) in tonight’s main event, capping an electric night’s action at the Ethiad Arena in Abu Dhabi – the first UFC card with fans in attendance since last March. Continue reading

UFC Fight Island 7: Overlooking me is a mistake, Calvin Kattar warns Max Holloway

Calvin Kattar Remains Consistent Amidst Chaos | UFC

Ahead of their main event matchup on January 16 at UFC Fight Island 7, #5 ranked featherweight Calvin Kattar (22-4) has warned former divisional champion Max Holloway (21-6) that overlooking him would prove costly as the 32-year-old has his sights set on a title fight vs. Alexander Volkanovski (22-1) in 2021 – with this headliner a golden opportunity to cement that. Continue reading

UFC 259: Nunes-Anderson featherweight title fight rebooked to headline March 6 card

UFC 259: Amanda Nunes rebooks title defense vs. Megan Anderson

Originally scheduled to take place at UFC 256 this past month, Amanda Nunes will defend her featherweight strap vs. Megan Anderson as the main event at UFC 259 on March 6 next year. Barring cancellations, the card is expected to also feature two-time bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and light-heavyweight contender Aleksandar Rakic (#4), among others. Continue reading

UFC Vegas 17: Stephen Thompson masterful against Geoff Neal, ends 2020 in style

Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson puts on striking clinic to dominate Geoff Neal  in UFC Vegas 17 main event - MMA Fighting

It was a night for two seasoned veterans as Stephen Thompson finished 2020 with a dominant UD win against Geoff Neal to prove he’s not a gatekeeper – before calling out Jorge Masvidal (#4) in 2021. Jose Aldo proved he was a class above determined contender Marlon Vera in the co-main event, after Rob Font enjoyed an impressive first-round KO over Marlon Moraes (#3). Continue reading

UFC 256: Figueiredo retains title with majority draw, after Charles Oliveira’s emphatic win

UFC 256 scorecards: Judge gives Brandon Moreno a 10-9 tally for round five - Bloody Elbow

Deiveson Figueiredo retained his flyweight title with a majority draw after an unforgettable five-round main event against relentless challenger Brandon Moreno (#1), after there were statement victories for lightweight contender Charles Oliveira and middleweight prospect Kevin Holland – who has now become the third modern UFC fighter with five wins in a calendar year. Continue reading

UFC Vegas 16: Marvin Vettori rises to the occasion, beats Jack Hermansson

UFC Vegas 16 video highlights: Marvin Vettori outstrikes Jack Hermansson in  decision win - Bloody Elbow

Marvin Vettori – originally set to face Jacare Souza next weekend – took his golden opportunity on a week’s notice, beating #4 ranked middleweight contender Jack Hermansson by unanimous decision (49-46 x 2, 49-45) during a strike-heavy main event before calling out Paulo Costa (#2) next. Prior to that, were wins for Jamahal Hill and Gabriel Benitez among others. 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 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

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

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