At UFC Fight Night 44, Cub Swanson made his case to be the next featherweight title challenger with a convincing unanimous decision win over Jeremy Stephens.
The action began fairly evenly, with Swanson employing his diverse kickboxing arsenal against Stephens' trademark punching power.
The turning point in the fight may have occurred in the third round, when Swanson landed a stiff kick to Stephens' liver. Stephens was clearly hurt by the shot, and some of the starch seemed to come out of him as more
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – With the UFC’s first New Zealand event in the books, the promotion is promising a return to the nation. But first for the region is another visit to the Australian city of Sydney.Filed under: News, UFC more
LAS VEGAS – B.J. Penn and Lyoto Machida headline different shows for the UFC this weekend. Although they’re now four weight classes apart, back in 2005, the two fought each other in Japan. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos more
Following a third-round TKO loss at the hands of Frankie Edgar Sunday night, BJ Penn decided to put an end to his UFC career.
The 35-year-old legend announced the news inside the Octagon following The Ultimate Fighter 19 finale, and Fox Sports' Mike Chiappetta captured a quote: UFC president Dana White commented on the decision via MMAFighting.com:
Penn finishes his career at 16-10-2 overall. Although, with five losses and a draw in his last seven fights, his final record doesn't exactly do him more
UFC 175: “Weidman vs. Machida” took place this past weekend (Sat., July 5, 2014) from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, and it’s safe to say we learned a lot about the champions who headlined the card. Check it out below.
UFC 175: "Weidman vs. Machida" is in the books, and it turned out to be quite the spectacle.
There were calls for concerns when looking at the fight card on paper, but the main and co-main events did more than just deliver, as Chris Weidman defended his title aga 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
This is what happens when you grapple with bears.
What is it about lightweights and their knees?
Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 155-pound contender Khabib Nurmagomedov, who was signed to fight Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone for all of 20 minutes, will be out of action until at least January 2015, thanks to a torn meniscus (right knee) that will require surgery.
MMA Fighting brought word of the update earlier today.
Nurmagomedov (22-0) has been steamrolling the competition since day one. In ad more
A move that would be "unhealthy."
A picture of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight Alistair Overeem surfaced last week (see it) that featured a slimmer, trimmer "Demolition Man," one that had the mixed martial arts (MMA) community buzzing about a possible return to the light heavyweight division.
While Overeem admits he's dropped a couple of pounds -- in case he's called upon for a five-round fight -- he's not going to be giving up his muscle mass, because he likes to more
Josh Thomson made a statement in the Octagon against Nate Diaz with a head kick, followed by a flurry of punches and hammer fists to seal the knockout victory at UFC on FOX 7. more