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
ATLANTIC CITY – Gleison Tibau had to know he was in for a full night of work against a career grinder like Pat Healy, and he evidently came prepared.Filed under: News, UFC more
On the quietest night of the sports calendar, the UFC made some noise.
In the middle of baseball's All-Star break and with NFL training camps still several days away, it was the deadest of dead spots for sports fans. Unless, of course, you were an MMA fan, in which case the main event at Wednesday's UFC Fight Night 45 promised on paper to be one of the wildest scraps of the year.
That one featured extraordinary lightweight brawlers Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller, both of whom are mounting solid s more
In a week in which flyweights made headlines throughout, Ian McCall stated his case.
The Orange County, Calif. native asserted himself on the list of contenders for Demetrious Johnson's title with his best performance in the Octagon. McCall (13-4-1) got the best of veteran Brad Pickett at UFC Fight Night 46, earning a unanimous decision.
The bout was pretty simple: Pickett (24-11) seemed to take his "One Punch" nickname a little too seriously, throwing heavy shots and missing them. Pickett effor more
For the first time, Gunnar Nelson was made to look human in the Octagon.
And it still wasn't enough.
A game Zack Cummings made the undefeated Iceland native work for his victory in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 46 on Saturday. But when Nelson turned it on, Cummings didn't have an answer.
Nelson made Cummings submit late in the second round with a rear-naked choke, getting the tapout at the raucous O2 Arena in Dublin. More Coverage: UFC Fight Night 46 Results | UFC newsDownload MMA Fightin more
Nick and Nate Diaz appear willing to continue their battle with the UFC over fighter pay as long as it takes after both used social media to make their continued complaints clear.
Nick Diaz and brother Nate Diaz are in a very unique situation in the modern mixed martial arts world. Where the UFC has failed in creating compelling, high drawing stars, the Diaz brothers--Nick especially--remain "mainstream attractions." This may be in large part due to antics that some find tasteless or objectionab more
LAS VEGAS – MMAjunkie is on scene and reporting live from Saturday’s UFC 175 event. Follow along with our round-by-round updates and official results beginning at approximately 7 p.m. ET.Filed under: News, UFC more
LAS VEGAS – MMAjunkie is on scene and reporting live from Friday’s UFC 175 fighter weigh-ins. You can get live text-only results here beginning at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT).Filed under: News, UFC more
Former WEC Light heavyweight champion and UFC middleweight contender Brian Stann has made it clear where he stands on the Chael Sonnen situation. The criticism levelled at Chael Sonnen in the wake of his second failed drug test of 2014 just keeps on going.
As if being forced into retirement, fired from his roles as an analyst for FOX and suffering widespread criticism from media and fans alike, one of Sonnen's co-analysts Brian Stann tweeted the below today: Adversity reveals true character, if more