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Oezdemir Expects Ankalaev To “Run Away” During UFC 267 Fight

UFC light heavyweight contender Volkan Oezdemir believes his UFC 267 fight against Magomed Ankalaev will be a cat and mouse affair. Ankalaev has been away from the Octagon for over a year. The Swiss star was last in action at UFC 251 last July. In Abu Dhabi, he welcomed promotional...

Blaydes: MMA Fans Can Often Be Overly Emotional In Their Arguments

UFC heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes believes MMA fans are often "overly reactionary" and emotional when discussing the sport's biggest topics. Blaydes' comments came after UFC Bantamweight Champion Aljamain Sterling was forced to withdraw from his scheduled title defense against Petr Yan at UFC 267. "Funk Master" has been out of...

Shevchenko On Fighter Pay: Everyone’s Getting Paid What They Deserve

UFC Women's Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko has shown her support for the UFC over the fighter pay debate, suggesting that fighters get paid "what they deserve." Shevchenko was in action for the second time this year at UFC 266 last weekend. Against Lauren Murphy, the 125-pound queen looked to go...

Arman Tsarukyan Targets Hooker Or Ferguson For December Fight

UFC lightweight Arman Tsarukyan has revealed he's targeting a December return to the Octagon against either Dan Hooker or Tony Ferguson. Tsarukyan was in action earlier this month at UFC Vegas 37. On the main card, he recorded his first UFC finish against Christos Giagos. The #13-ranked 155-pound contender previously...

Michael Chiesa Says He Poses A Unique Problem To Kamaru Usman

UFC welterweight contender Michael Chiesa believes he has the tools to "pose a problem" for UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman. Since returning to 170 pounds in 2018 following consecutive losses to Kevin Lee and Anthony Pettis at lightweight, Chiesa has looked back to his best. A four-fight winning streak that...

Aspen Ladd Had To Re-Learn How To Properly Walk/Punch After Surgery

UFC women's bantamweight Aspen Ladd has revealed the struggle she endured while recovering from surgery following a torn ACL and MCL. Ladd is set to make her return to action this weekend after over a year-and-a-half away from the Octagon. Her opponent in the UFC Vegas 32 co-main event will...

Coach: Korean Zombie Wants To Prove He’s More Than Just A Brawler

Eddie Cha says Korean Zombie is out to prove that he's more than just a brawler inside the Octagon when he faces Dan Ige at UFC Vegas 29. Chan Sung Jung, otherwise known by his intimidating moniker "Korean Zombie," is set to headline this weekend's Fight Night card against fellow...

Joanne Calderwood Focused on Flyweight Title Shot, No Plans to Return to Strawweight

Joanne Calderwood always wanted to be UFC strawweight champion and that may have been the itch she shouldn’t couldn’t scratch when asked about returning to her old stomping grounds. The Scottish contender joined the UFC as a 115-pound competitor on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ season that helped crown the first ever...

Michael Chiesa Predicts a ‘Blood and Guts’ War with Carlos Condit at UFC 232

Michael Chiesa has experienced plenty of trash talk with past opponents but there will be none of that ahead of his fight at UFC 232. On Saturday night, Chiesa faces former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit, who is not only one of the best 170-pound fighters of all time...

Michael Chandler More Interested in ‘Big Fights’ and ‘Big Names’ Than Title Belts

Michael Chandler has been Bellator lightweight champion and he hopes to have that title around his waist once again on Friday night in Hawaii but that's no longer his greatest concern. Regarded as one of the top 155-pound fighters on the planet, Chandler has been to the top of the...

Valentina Shevchenko Believes UFC Should Have Back Up Ready Just in Case for Every Title Fight

Valentina Shevchenko was ready to fight for the UFC flyweight title back in September but unfortunately she didn't have an opponent. Former champion Nicco Montano was forced off the card after falling ill due to a severe weight cut and she was later stripped of the belt. Following a roller...

Kamaru Usman Explains Why Demian Maia Is More ‘Dangerous’ Than Rafael dos Anjos

Kamaru Usman is a student of the game. The top five ranked welterweight works tirelessly inside the gym to cover every facet of every fight he's about to face while also working with his coaches to dissect his opponents' strengths and weaknesses. For his last fight on short notice against Demian...

Ryan Bader Reveals How Much Weight He’s Added to Get Ready for Heavyweight Grand Prix

Ryan Bader is happy to not cut weight for the first time in his athletic career to compete in the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix but that doesn't mean he's suddenly going to look like a different fighter. In fact, Bader says the differences in his size right now and what...
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Anthony Pettis Is Returning To His MMA Roots (Exclusive)

On Wednesday, the UFC held their official UFC 223 media day in Brooklyn, New York. This media day hosted fighters who are set to appear on the highly anticipated UFC 223: Nurmagomedov vs. Holloway. Open workouts, press conferences and media scrums took place, and our very own Fernando Quiles Jr. was...