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Alexander Gustafsson, Anthony Smith on Weight Ahead of UFC Fight Night in Sweden

The main event for UFC Fight Night in Stockholm, Sweden is now official after both Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Smith made weight on Friday. Both fighters are coming off a loss to reigning light heavyweight champion Jon Jones so a win on Saturday is paramount if Gustafsson or Smith hope to get back into...

Ilir Latifi vs. Volkan Oezdemir Scrapped from UFC Fight Night in Stockholm

A light heavyweight showdown between Ilir Latifi and Volkan Oezdemir has been removed from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night card from Stockholm, Sweden. UFC officials announced the news on Thursday following an injury suffered by Latifi that forced him out of his scheduled contest. “Due to a back injury, Ilir Latifi has been...

Anthony Smith Reveals His Not So Subtle Game Plan to Finish Alexander Gustafsson

Anthony Smith has never been a fighter who tries to overthink his way into victories but that’s exactly what he attempted with his past two performances. Known throughout his career for an aggressive, march forward style that typically put opponents away in brutal fashion, Smith started to add a few new layers to his...

Germaine de Randamie vs. Aspen Ladd in the Works as UFC Sacramento Main Event

Former champion Germaine de Randamie and fast rising star Aspen Ladd are on a collision course as the main event for UFC Fight Night in Sacramento on July 13. Sources close to the contest confirmed the news on Wednesday with verbal agreements in place from the fighters following an initial report from...

Yoel Romero Awarded Massive Settlement in Lawsuit Against Supplement Company

Former two-time middleweight title contender Yoel Romero was awarded a massive settlement on Tuesday in a New Jersey court after he filed a lawsuit against a supplement company responsible for a tainted product that led to a drug test failure in the UFC. According to Romero’s manager Abraham Kawa of First Round Management, the...

Paige VanZant Admittedly Cautious Coming Back from Second Broken Arm

Paige VanZant has been anxiously awaiting clearance on her broken arm to get back into training but there were admittedly reservations this time around. The 25-year old UFC flyweight was out of action for an entire year while dealing with a broken arm suffered in her 125-pound debut against Jessica-Rose Clark in January 2018. She...

Josh Emmett vs. Mirsad Bektic Targeted for UFC Fight Night in Sacramento

A featherweight showdown between Josh Emmett and Mirsad Bektic is currently in the works for the upcoming UFC Fight Night card in Sacramento, Calif. on July 13. Sources close to the contest confirmed the news on Tuesday following an initial report from FloCombat. Verbal agreements are in place for the matchup but...

Conor McGregor shows off left hand in a cast following training injury

Conor McGregor will have to wait to put his moneymaking left hand back into action after suffering an injury in training just recently. The former two-division UFC champion posted a photo on his Instagram account on Friday showing his left hand wrapped in bandages with his thumb in a cast. He didn’t reveal...

Tyron Woodley Targets August Return from Chronic Hand Issue, Robbie Lawler Still Ready for Rematch

Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is on the mend after visiting a hand specialist to deal with the injury that knocked him out of his upcoming fight against Robbie Lawler in June. According to Woodley, the latest flare up in his thumb stems more from an onging issue rather than a new...

UFC Parent Company Endeavor Officially Files to Go Public

Endeavor — the parent company to the UFC — has filed to go public on the New York Stock Exchange. The company filed paperwork with Securities and Exchange Commission this week while offering an insight into their financial holdings and profitability for the first time ever. In addition to owning the UFC, Endeavor is...

Urijah Faber calls TJ Dillashaw ‘a master of turning himself into the victim’ after doping suspension

Few people know former UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw better than the man who recruited him from college wrestling and brought him into the sport of mixed martial arts. Urijah Faber was a teammate and coach to Dillashaw from the day he decided to fight and the two remained close for several years...

Conor McGregor Gives His Account of the UFC 229 Post Fight Brawl

It’s been more than seven months since Conor McGregor stepped into the Octagon to do battle with Khabib Nurmagomedov but that simmering rivalry has never died down. A rematch between them almost seems like a certainty at some point down the road, especially after the post fight brawl that broke out just seconds after...

Alexander Volkanovski Reacts to Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar Title Fight

With a win over former champion Jose Aldo at UFC 237, Alexander Volkanovski separated himself as the No. 1 contender to fight for the featherweight championship. There’s only one problem — reigning featherweight king Max Holloway is now scheduled to face Frankie Edgar at UFC 240 in July in a fight that was booked...

Aspen Ladd Calls for Fight Against Yana Kunitskaya Next

Following her unanimous decision victory against Sijara Eubanks this past weekend, top 10 ranked contender Aspen Ladd has her sights set on another opponent. Ladd, who is undefeated with a perfect 8-0 record, turned her attention towards former Invicta FC champion Yana Kunitskaya as the fighter she would like to face next. “You ready...

Sage Northcutt Undergoes 9 Hour Surgery Following Brutal KO Loss in ONE Championship Debut

Sage Northcutt had to go through an intense nine hour surgery in Singapore following a brutal first round knockout suffered in his ONE Championship debut on Friday. The 23-year old former UFC fighter fell in just 29 seconds to multi-time kickboxing champion Cosmo Alexandre on Friday at ONE: Enter the Dragon from Singapore. The one...