How many fights does an "Eagle" have to win inside the Octagon before he gets a title shot? One more, apparently. Khabib Nurmagomedov has racked up six straight wins inside the Octagon against some rather stiff competition since making his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut back in 2012.
Couple those six victories with the 16 others he won in his undefeated (22-0, 6-0 UFC) professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career, and the Russian-born fighter has made a pretty good case for a title s more
After a false start, Johnny Case is ready to begin his UFC career.
Case will meet fellow lightweight Kazuki Tokudome at UFC Fight Night 52 on Sept. 20 at the Saitma Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
Just days after Case agreed to fight Joe Ellenberger at UFC Fight Night 44 in June, he failed a pre-fight eye test and was pulled from the fight. The UFC then paid for him to have LASIK eye surgery and he is now good to go.
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Undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov revealed that he is yet to get a call regarding his next fight, but that he expects it will be the winner of the Cerrone vs. Miller main event on July 16. Khabib Nurmagomedov is still waiting to find out who his next opponent will be inside the octagon.
"The Eagle," who picked up arguably the biggest win of his UFC career when he defeated Brazil's Rafael dos Anjos via unanimous decision back in April, was hoping the win would elevate him towards a t more
BJ Penn's boxing coach Jason Parillo talks about Penn's performance in his final fight. more
BJ Penn looked different in his third meeting with Frankie Edgar on Sunday.
He looked noticeably leaner in the cage as he was making his featherweight debut, but most fans have been talking about the new style he decided to use against his rival. Appearing on The MMA Hour, Penn's longtime friend and coach Jason Parillo made sure to clear his name.
"I would never in a million years develop that new style," Parillo said. "Never in a million years."
He's not the only one who questioned Penn's new s more
Jason Parillo says he's not the one to blame for "The Prodigy's" revamped stance and fight strategy against Frankie Edgar. After B.J. Penn suffered his third loss to Frankie Edgar in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 Finale (video) this past weekend (Sun., July 6, 2014), questions began to rise regarding the baffling gameplan for "The Prodigy."
The upright and rigid striking stance was terribly new for the 35-year-old mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran.
Many questioned the strategy b more
B.J. Penn ended up debuting more than a new trimmer frame for his retirement fight against Frankie Edgar at Sunday's night The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale. The 35-year-old legend also attempted to showcase a new, somewhat bizarre stand-up style to largely unsuccessful results, as Penn's upright stance failed to provide him any offensive benefits and left him wide open for all three of Edgar's takedown attempts.
In the time since Penn's loss, the lion's share of the criticism in regards to his dis more
The MMA Hour is back in your life on Tuesday. Here's a rundown of who will be stopping by and when:
1:00 p.m. -- Pat Miletich will discuss getting inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.
1:25 p.m. -- Jens Pulver will discuss his retirement from MMA.
1:45 p.m. -- Ronda Rousey's coach Edmond Tarverdyan will look back at Rousey's dominant win over Alexis Davis.
2:05 p.m. -- Chad Mendes will discuss Jose Aldo pulling out of UFC 176 and where he goes from here.
2:25 p.m. -- BJ Penn's boxing coach Jason P more
The UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller lineup has been finalized, with one peculiar decision that sees the first ever women's 115 lbs fight in UFC history buried on Fight Pass.
While the women's strawweight division will comprise the entire TUF 20 cast, culminating in the division's inaugural champion in December, the first official fight in the division will take place in New Jersey in just 2 weeks time. Claudia Gadelha (11-0), one of the top women's 115ers in the world, is scheduled to make h more