While Nick Newell has made a career out of defying expectations, ultimately this time Justin Gaethje just proved to be too much. Gaethje thoroughly battered the one-handed Newell in WSOF 11's main event, before finishing the job with a second-round TKO to defend his World Series of Fighting lightweight title in the promotion's much anticipated debut on NBC.
Gaethje (12-0) blasted the previously unbeaten Newell (11-1) with hard salvos of overhand rights from the opening bell and easily shucked of more
As expected, Melvin Guillard’s big win at WSOF 10 has earned him a coveted title shot against champion Justin Gaethje. Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, WSOF more
Melvin Guillard’s knockout win at WSOF 11 has secured him a shot at the World Series of Fighting lightweight championship. more
ATLANTIC CITY – Joe Proctor fought on his heels for a good part of his fight with Justin Salas.Filed under: News, UFC more
DUBLIN – Trevor Smith and Tor Troeng spent 15 minutes wrestling for momentum in close quarters, slogging through a grinder of a fight.Filed under: News, UFC more
A raucous, partisan crowd in Dublin, Ireland welcomed Conor McGregor to his first UFC main event, but would it be a successful one?
The UFC's first trip to Ireland was headlined by countryman and local superstar Conor McGregor against TUF 14 winner Diego Brandao. Fireworks were expected, a supremely loud crowd was on hand to witness this big featherweight fight at the O2 Arena in Dublin.
In a wild first 30 seconds, both men showed off their striking creativity as they flashed spinning kicks and more
Conor McGregor carried the weight of the expectations of his entire country into the Octagon with him on Saturday at Dublin's O2 Arena.
But if the bombastic Irish featherweight was nervous, he never showed it. McGregor fed off one of the most raucous atmospheres in UFC history and finished former Ultimate Fighter champion Diego Brandao in the main event of UFC Fight Night 46.
"I said I was going to put him away in the first round," said McGregor (15-2). "I put him away in the first round."
With the ghosts of Strikeforce still shuffling through the rafters, the UFC returned to the SAP Center (formerly known as the HP Pavilion) on Saturday night in an effort to fill the needs of Bay Area MMA fans.
Offering up an explosive main event that unsurprisingly delivered on its promise of entertainment, as well as a co-main event that might well have created a fresh contender for the light heavyweight title, the promotion's 12th show on Fox was mostly a success.
Here are the grades for those more
On Monday, UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and former Strikeforce titleholder Gilbert Melendez began filming the twentieth season of The Ultimate Fighter in Las Vegas, NV. While the show has, in large part, become formulaic and stale, especially after a recent listless nineteenth season, this upcoming iteration at least promises a few fresh caveats, as it will not only introduce a brand new weight class to UFC audiences -- the women's 115-pound division -- but it will also crown a new ch more