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Amanda Nunes Says She’s The Only Thing Keeping FW Division Alive

UFC double champion Amanda Nunes believes she's the only reason that the women's featherweight division is still around. It seems Amanda Nunes isn't ready to let go of her double-champion status, but first, she has a grappling threat in Julianna Peña to deal with. The bantamweight queen will put...

Aljamain Sterling: Petr Yan Is In For A Rude Awakening In Rematch

After his controversial championship win against Petr Yan at UFC 259, UFC champion Aljamain Sterling is eager ahead of their long-awaited rematch. The bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling definitely hasn't had a quiet title reign despite not putting his belt up for a defense yet. Since the Longo-Serra-based fighter endured...

Thiago Santos Claps Back At Rakic After “Easy Win” Proclamation

At UFC 259 Thiago Santos went the distance against rising contender Aleksandar Rakic, Rakic went on social media to exclaim that the fight against the Brazilian was easy work for him. After the fight, the former light heavyweight title challenger was perplexed as to why Rakic would say that...

Aljamain Sterling Feels Petr Yan Is Being “Rewarded” For Rulebreaking

Aljamain Sterling doesn’t seem to believe the punishment is fitting the crime for Petr Yan after his disqualifying knee at UFC 259. Aljamain Sterling has expressed a willingness to run it back with Petr Yan after the controversial ending to their first bantamweight title bout at UFC 259, but he...

Joseph Benavidez Unsure If He Is The Same Fighter From Years Past

Fresh off his loss to an undefeated Russian at UFC 259, veteran Joseph Benavidez is doubtful if he has the same fire he started his mixed martial arts journey with. Following a grueling war with Askar Askarov, it was already a question on the mind of fans if the...

Glover Teixeira Prepared For Final Title Opportunity Following UFC 259

At the legendary UFC 259 event, four champions waged war, but the biggest winner of the night was Glover Teixeira following middleweight champion Israel Adesanya's failed attempt at a move up in weight against champion, Jan Blachowicz. The reason Teixeira is in such a good spot is because of...

Miesha Tate & Aljamain Sterling Both Bewildered By Petr Yan’s Blunder

There is something terribly wrong with the UFC 259 post-fight picture according to UFC legend and ONE Championship Vice President Miesha Tate. The #1 trending topic after UFC 259 has been the controversial disqualification in the bantamweight championship bout between Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling. Never before in the history...

UFC 259 Reportedly Tops 800,000 Pay-Per-Views Worldwide

It was documented in the Sports Business Journal that the UFC 259 pay-per-view event did very well, reportedly selling more than 800,000 units worldwide. The talent-stacked UFC 259 event featured four champions and three title fights. At the top of the card, undefeated middleweight champion Israel Adesanya looked to...

Petr Yan’s Coach Questions Sterling’s Explanations After Concussive Knee

Following the messy aftermath at UFC 259, Petr Yan's coach thought the explanations Aljamain Sterling gave after the loss were confusing at best. When controversy filled the mixed martial arts atmosphere, Sterling shared his thoughts on his podcast and his thought process as the events took place in real-time....

Aljamain Sterling & Demetrious Johnson Clash Over UFC 259 DQ Finish

Newly crowned UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling has called out former UFC great Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson for his take on Petr Yan’s disqualifying knee at UFC 259. Everyone seems to have an opinion on the knee felt 'round the world that disqualified Petr Yan and lost him the bantamweight...

Israel Adesanya Planned To Become Triple Champ If He Beat Blachowicz

If things had gone Israel Adesanya’s way at UFC 259, The Last Stylebender would have sought to become the first man to hold a world title in three divisions simultaneously. “Dare to be great” is an expression that Israel Adesanya uttered after coming up short in his bid to unseat...

Sterling Hits Back At Fighters Who Claim He ‘Milked it” At UFC 259

High drama engulfed the UFC Apex last Saturday as Aljamain Sterling won the bantamweight title by disqualification against Petr Yan, and he had a lot to say about the nay-sayers implying the win was illegitimate. https://twitter.com/espnmma/status/1368436907332534272 The controversy consumed the night after one of the title fights ended with...

UFC 259 Medical Suspensions: Israel Adesanya Faces Lengthy Layoff

Following last weekend’s UFC 259 event, the medical suspensions have now been released. The most notable suspension on the list is that of reigning middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, who will be sidelined for six months unless his left foot and ankle are cleared by a doctor. Megan Anderson is also...

Askar Askarov Talks Benavidez Win and Calls For Title Shot After UFC 259

Following an emphatic unanimous decision victory over veteran Joseph Benevidez, unbeaten Askar Askarov is lobbying for the next flyweight title shot. At UFC 259 inside the UFC Apex facility, Askarov put on a dominant performance over divisional mainstay Joseph Benavidez. The bout did not lack action as the two...

Jordan Espinosa’s Team Responds To Domestic Violence Accusations

Jordan Espinosa’s team has issued a half-response to Tim Elliott’s inadvertent public allegations of domestic abuse against Espinosa. During the UFC 259 prelims, Tim Elliott turned in a one-sided domination of Jordan Espinosa with suffocating grappling as the main ingredient. The biggest story coming out of the fight wasn’t Elliott’s...