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Kunitskaya Shuts Down Rumors She Fought At UFC 264 While Pregnant

UFC women's bantamweight Yana Kunitskaya has shut down claims that she fought Irene Aldana at UFC 264 last month while pregnant. Heading into last month's pay-per-view, Kunitskaya had won back-to-back fights by way of unanimous decisions against Julija Stoliarenko and Ketlen Vieira. The Russian had hoped to use a victory...

UFC Legend Miesha Tate Gets An Unexpected Callout

UFC women's bantamweight contender Yana Kunitskaya says she'll set her sights on returning UFC legend Miesha Tate after UFC 264. Tate, a former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion, is set to return to the Octagon next weekend at UFC Vegas 31 after a hiatus of over four years. After achieving 2016's...

Irene Aldana To Meet Yana Kunitskaya At UFC 264

A battle between two top-5 bantamweights is going down at UFC 264 this July when strikers Irene Aldana and Yana Kunitskaya touch gloves. Originally reported by ESPN Deportes on Tuesday, Irene Aldana will be making her first trip to the Octagon this year when she meets Yana Kunitskaya. The main...

Thiago Santos Admits To Mental Health Struggles Before Teixeira Loss

After a brutal loss to Glover Teixeira last Nov., Thiago Santos has spoken out about the mental hurdles that plagued him before the fight. After his failed title bid with the champion, Jon Jones, the Brazilian striker suffered serious injuries to his knees. Following a strenuous healing process, with...

Yana Kunitskaya Outgrapples Ketlen Vieira At UFC Vegas 19

Ketlen Vieira vs. Yana Kunitskaya exceeded what those had thought it was going to be and was worthy of its co-main event billing.  The two fighters met in a women’s bantamweight bout on Saturday night (February 20, 2021) at the UFC Vegas 19 event from Las Vegas, Nevada at the...

UFC Vegas 6 Medical Suspensions Revealed

The UFC Vegas 6 medical suspensions are in. The event took place on Aug. 8. UFC Vegas 6 was held inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event, heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Aleksei Oleinik collide. Lewis scored the second-round finish. Oleinik has been medically suspended until...

UFC Washington Highlights: Aspen Ladd Smashes Yana Kunitskaya

Aspen Ladd smashed Yana Kunitskaya at UFC Washington. The two fighters met in a women’s bantamweight bout at the UFC Washington event from the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C on Saturday night (December 7, 2019) that aired on ESPN. Ladd controlled the first two rounds with her takedowns and ground...

Aspen Ladd’s Return In The Works For UFC Washington DC

Aspen Ladd is looking to erase the bad memories of her recent UFC defeat. The No. 5-ranked UFC women's bantamweight contender recently suffered her first-ever MMA loss to former UFC women's featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie at July 13's UFC Sacramento. The finish came by somewhat controversial stoppage after 'The...

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...

Yana Kunitskaya: “Nothing Can Be Worse” than UFC 222

Yana Kunitskaya will be making her Octagon return at UFC 229 on October 6th when she faces Lina Lansberg in a bantamweight contest, where Kunitskaya believes she will be more comfortable. In her UFC debut, Yana Kunitskaya had the daunting task of Challenging Cris Cyborg for the featherweight championship,...

Yana Kunitskaya Says Loss to Cris Cyborg Comes Down to Mental Problem

Yana Kunitskaya believes she collapsed mentally against Cris Cyborg. Last night (March 3), Kunitskaya challenged Cyborg for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's featherweight title. Cyborg won the bout via first-round TKO. Kuntiskaya lasted three minutes and 25 seconds. Speaking to the media, Kunitskaya admitted she wasn't happy with her performance...

Cris Cyborg Overwhelms Yana Kunitskaya For First Round Knockout

Round 1: Kunitskaya opens up with a front kick and Cyborg responds with a heavy overhand that rocks her. Kunitskaya takes down Cyborg and takes the back, but Cyborg stands and gets her off. Kunitskaya presses Cyborg against the cage and eats some knees from Cyborg. More knees from Cyborg, who's still...

UFC 222 Staff Predictions

Fight fans it's fight week, as UFC 222: Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya goes down from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada this Saturday. As always, that means it's time for three of MMANews' finest to bring you their expert analysis and predictions for the main card of this Saturday's...

Yana Kunitskaya: I’m Strong Enough to Compare With Cris Cyborg

Yana Kunitskaya feels her power is comparable to that of Cris Cyborg. This Saturday night (March 3), Kunitskaya will challenge Cyborg for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's featherweight title. The championship bout will headline UFC 222. The action takes place inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Unfazed Speaking to...

Cyborg-Kunitskaya, Edgar-Ortega Set For UFC 222

UPDATE: Sources have confirmed that Frankie Edgar vs. Brian Ortega is "virtually a done deal." UPDATE #2: Sources have also confirmed that Cris Cyborg vs. Yana Kunitskaya is a done deal. Cris Cyborg and Yana Kunitskaya might just save the UFC 222 pay-per-view. Cyborg is the reigning UFC women's featherweight champion. Kunitskaya is Invicta FC's...