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WATCH: Robert Whittaker & Darren Till Face Off On The Beach

The Octagon on the beach on Fight Island has come into use. Ever since UFC president, Dana White announced Fight Island, people were picturing the fighters competing on the beach in a tropical location. But, that is far from the case as the events have been taking place on Yas...

Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Derek Brunson Announced As New Main Event For August 1

Edmen Shahbazyan will be getting his first UFC main event spot. Originally, Shahbazyan was expected to battle Derek Brunson as the co-main event with Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana as the main event. Yet, UFC president, Dana White did an Instagram Live with Ronda Rousey to announce her client in...

Robert Whittaker Jokes About Darren Till Being Not Ready To Fight: ‘I Hope He Didn’t Train’

In the lead up to their UFC Fight Island main event, Robert Whittaker and Darren Till were joking about not training and having a catchweight fight so they could eat. And, the former champion hopes Till took that to heart. It is a very interesting fight where the winner could...

Shogun Rua Believes He Only Has A Couple Of Fights Left In His Career

Shogun Rua knows his time as a professional MMA fighter is winding down. On Saturday night, in the co-main event of UFC Fight Island 3, Rua is having his trilogy bout with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Lil Nog has already said he will be retiring after the fight. But, the former...

Sean O’Malley Says He’s ‘Clearly’ In Petr Yan’s Head: ‘He’s Dreaming About Me’

Sean O'Malley believes he is the most talked about bantamweight in the world. Ever since O'Malley got to the UFC, many fans and even the promotion knew he could be a star. But, he may already even bigger than some have expected. He is undefeated and at UFC 252 will...

Even Without UFC Gold, Joseph Benavidez Is A Surefire Hall of Famer

If UFC Fight Island 2 was a Hollywood movie, Joseph Benavidez would've gotten his hand raised. He was 0-3 in UFC title fights and rematching Deiveson Figueiredo who had knocked him out just months earlier. The two were fighting again for the vacant flyweight title, where Benavidez knew this...

Dana White Won’t Declare Aljamain Sterling The No. 1 Contender: ‘He’s Up There’

Aljamain Sterling is not the clear-cut No. 1 contender according to Dana White as many fans and media seem to think. At UFC 250, Sterling was set to fight Cory Sandhagen, in what many people considered the real bantamweight title fight. Most were expecting it to go the distance. But,...

Dana White Claims UFC on ESPN+ 30 Scrap Isn’t ‘A Crossroads Fight’ For Kelvin Gastelum

Kelvin Gastelum went from nearly fighting for the middleweight title in February of last year to now trying to snap a two-fight losing skid. Gastelum had his title fight booked against Robert Whittaker, but the champ pulled out on the day of the fight. The American then fought for the...

Colby Covington Slams Tyron Woodley For Turning Down August Fight, Plans To Retire Former Champ

Colby Covington says he will wait until September to get the chance to retire Tyron Woodley On Wednesday night, Covington posted a signed bout agreement to fight Woodley on August 22. Yet, "The Chosen One" says he is not ready to fight in August but he said he would be...

Calvin Kattar To Alex Volkanovski: ‘You’re Not Going To Find One More Ready Than Myself’

Calvin Kattar believes his next UFC fight should be for the featherweight title. In the main event of UFC Fight Island 1, Kattar beat Dan Ige by decision, in a fight many pundits, including two judges saw him winning four rounds. "The Boston Finisher" looked impressive and proved he could...

Dominick Reyes Believes Jon Jones Should Be Stripped Of Light Heavyweight Title

Dominick Reyes believes the UFC should strip Jon Jones of his light heavyweight title. Jones defended his belt back at UFC 247 in February, where he edged out a decision over Reyes. Since then, however, he has been complaining about fighter pay and has said he may sit out for...

Alistair Overeem To Headline UFC Fight Night Card On September 5 Against Augusto Sakai

Alistair Overeem will be headlining his fourth straight UFC event. According to ESPN, the longtime combat sports veteran, will take on the surging contender, Augusto Sakai on September 5. The location of the event is unknown at this time, but Fight Island could certainly be a possibility. Overeem returned to the...

Marlon Moraes Tests Positive For COVID-19, Reveals He’s Accepted To Fight Cody Garbrandt In October

Marlon Moraes has revealed he has tested positive for COVID-19 but has also accepted a fight against Cody Garbrandt. The top-ranked bantamweight contender has not fought since he beat Jose Aldo by decision at UFC 245. He was expected to battle Petr Yan in the main event of UFC Kazakhstan...

UFC Announces Venum As New Exclusive Outfitting Partner

The UFC will have Venum as its new outfitting partner starting in April of 2021. For months now, it has been widely speculated that the UFC-Reebok deal is over at the end of the year and they would not renew. Many were pointing to the likes of Nike or Under...

Jessica Andrade Says Rose Namajunas Rematch Was Always ‘Going To Happen’

Jessica Andrade knew she would rematch Rose Namajunas sometime in her career. Andrade and Namajunas first met back at UFC 237 where the Brazilian in Andrade scored a devastating slam knockout win to win the strawweight title. Immediately after the fight, there was talk of the two having an immediate...