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    Amanda Nunes leaves no doubt who the GOAT is, Moreno-Figueiredo rivalry is on all over again

    In a evening exactly where two fighters reclaimed championship gold and rising stars designed their situations for title pictures, what have been the major moments at UFC 277? Jeff Wagenheim, Marc Raimondi and Brett Okamoto supply up their takeaways from a highlight-packed occasion in Dallas. The world is as soon as yet again continuous on its axis, gravity has regained its pull, and oxygen has returned to the environment. All is ordinary in the environment. The earlier declawed GOAT of women’s MMA is back to remaining The Best of Correct Now. Amanda Nunes battered and bloodied Julianna Peña for 5 brutally one particular-sided rounds on Saturday evening to get back…

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    With the last doubters silenced, Alex Volkanovski wants to deliver one more UFC title household

    Irrespective of staying the undisputed UFC featherweight champion, even with obtaining a honest claim at remaining the greatest pound-for-pound MMA fighter in the world, inspite of owning already crushed him two times, Alex Volkanovski could even now hear the doubters in advance of his 3rd battle with Max Holloway. Important factors: UFC featherweight winner Alex Volkanovski is closing in on a shot at the lightweight title  Earlier this thirty day period, Volkanovski defeated Max Holloway for the 3rd time  Volkanovski is keen for the struggle, in opposition to Charles Oliviera or Islam Makachev, to just take area on Australian soil Proving people improper is as great a motivational software as…

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    Five Rounds: Title shot next for Ortega-Rodriguez winner? Usman to 205?

    The UFC is amid a busy summer schedule, coming off International Fight Week two weeks ago. Next up is UFC on ABC this weekend (Saturday, main card on ABC/ESPN+ at 2 p.m. ET, prelims on ESPN/ESPN+ at 11 a.m.), with a big-time main event between Brian Ortega and Yair Rodriguez. From there, the Octagon moves to London for UFC Fight Night and then Dallas for the Julianna Peña vs. Amanda Nunes rematch at UFC 277 on July 30. There’s so much going on in the sport. Kamaru Usman wants to win a second belt, but at light heavyweight? Speaking of the 205-pound division, who should Jiri Prochazka fight for his…

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    UFC fighters cry foul after boss Dana White gives YouTuber $250K birthday gift – National | Globalnews.ca

    UFC fighters are crying foul after boss Dana White gifted a YouTuber US$250,000 for his birthday but remains mum on the issue of fighter pay. The MMA kingpin was captured on video presenting YouTube vlogger Kyle Forgeard with a quarter of a million dollars in cash for his 28th birthday. Forgeard is one of the founders of Nelk, a popular YouTube channel and entertainment company that produces viral content for social media. In the footage, filmed at a restaurant where the two men were dining together, Forgeard can be heard saying “what the f—” as he opens a present that contains a bag thick with bills. Story continues below advertisement…

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    UFC 276: Who’s next for Israel Adesanya, Alexander Volkanovski and Sean O’Malley?

    UFC 276 was a night of standout performances. Israel Adesanya avoided any powerful strikes that could’ve given Jared Cannonier momentum and won a unanimous decision victory. Alexander Volkanovski made sure there was no debate after the trilogy fight, pitching a shutout against Max Holloway to retain the featherweight title. Alex Pereira had no problem knocking out Sean Strickland in the first round of their middleweight bout, and Jalin Turner didn’t even give Brad Riddell a chance to get going before submitting him in the first round. The only fight that didn’t deliver included one of the sport’s most-discussed prospects in Sean O’Malley whose bout against Pedro Munhoz was ruled a…

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    UFC 276 Recap: Adesanya Defends Belt by Decision, Cerrone Retires

    Israel Adesanya extended his undefeated streak in the middleweight division. And Alexander Volkanovski left no doubt. That was the story of UFC 276, where the co-main event delivered two exciting fights—though the contrast was stark. In the main event, Adesanya (23–1) defeated Jared Cannonier by unanimous decision. Ever the showman, Adesanya entered the Octagon to the theme music of The Undertaker, even wearing his signature hat and holding the urn–which contained Cannonier’s name on it. Unsurprisingly, Cannonier (15–6) proved to be a tough opponent, but he could not generate enough offense to put Adesanya in any kind of real danger. Adesanya now continues his reign as middleweight champion. The only…

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    Why Khabib Nurmagomedov phone calls Bellator’s Gegard Mousasi ‘the most underrated fighter in MMA’

    Gegard Mousasi place on a dazzling clearly show four months in the past in Dublin. That it was not an epic-duration functionality produced it all the a lot more magnificent. The Bellator MMA middleweight winner needed considerably less than a minute and a 50 percent to lay waste to an undefeated challenger in the Bellator 275 main party. Austin Vanderford, to his credit history (and ultimate demise), went on the offensive that night time at 3Arena, closing the length correct from the start out and winging big punches. But Mousasi had answers for every little thing thrown at him, and those responses practically right away overcome Vanderford. Yet as quickly…