MMA

Conor McGregor, Holly Holm expected to headline UFC 197

Conor McGregor

Despite a long list of worthy candidates, the two most significant victories of 2015 didn’t happen until the last two months of the year when Holly Holm took the UFC women’s bantamweight belt from Ronda Rousey in November, and Conor McGregor knocked-out Jose Aldo in early December to become the promotion’s new featherweight king. Since beating the odds to defeat ...

Read More »

Questions lie ahead for Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit

Robbie Lawler

Reigning 170-pound king Robbie Lawler and longtime contender Carlos Condit treated fight fans to a five-round war in the main attraction of Saturday’s UFC 195 in Las Vegas, and while Lawler managed to defend his crown with a split-decision victory, the results have created more questions within the division. As expected, Saturday’s welterweight headliner was a violent display of the ...

Read More »

Rafael dos Anjos should top list of potential Conor McGregor opponents

Rafael dos Anjos

After mounting an all-out offensive on the lightweight division with eight straight victories and waiting two-plus years for a second shot at an opponent who he thought he could beat, Donald Cerrone’s dream of becoming a UFC champion took just 66 seconds to turn into a nightmare in the main event of last Saturday’s UFC on Fox 17. Facing reigning ...

Read More »

Can Conor McGregor rule two divisions?

Conor McGregor

Mocked by fellow UFC’ers for his unique approach to training and warned of the hard lesson he was supposedly about to learn, it took just 13 seconds for Conor McGregor to accomplish the seemingly impossible with a left hook that ended the reign of longtime featherweight champ Jose Aldo at last Saturday’s UFC 194. For a moment, forget the fact ...

Read More »

Conor McGregor talks record 13-second KO of Jose Aldo

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Conor McGregor needed just 13 seconds to knock out Jose Aldo for the UFC featherweight belt. McGregor (19-2) claimed the UFC featherweight title Saturday night, knocking out Aldo (25-2) with a clean counter left hand just 13 seconds into the fight. It marked Aldo’s first loss in 10 years. This was the fastest finish in UFC title-fight history, beating former female bantamweight champion Ronda ...

Read More »

Jose Aldo-Conor McGregor is MMA history worth watching

Conor McGregor

December 12th. Fight fans have had this date stamped on their subconscious for months now. It’s a date that the annals of MMA history will never forget. And at Saturday’s UFC 194, 145-pound champion Jose Aldo will finally put his belt on the line when he squares-off with featherweight phenom Conor McGregor at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. ...

Read More »

Holly Holm KOs Ronda Rousey to win women’s bantamweight title

Matt Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

Former world boxing champion Holly Holm (10-0) knocked out Ronda Rousey (12-1) with a left head kick in the second round to claim the bantamweight championship fight at UFC 193 at Etihad Stadium. At 59 seconds into the second round, Holm landed a shattering head kick before pouncing on Rousey to force a TKO stoppage. “I visualized if the head kick was there ...

Read More »

Rousey-Holm unlikely to mirror previous Rousey fights

Ronda ROusey

Every time that the UFC gives women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey a new obstacle to overcome in the form of the next hungry contender, the same process plays out. A promotional tour hypes the lopsided pairing before someone finds an angle to make things a little more interesting, Then, depending on whether she despises her opponent, or, just wants to ...

Read More »

Belfort-Henderson III Headlines UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo

Dan Henderson

Once again, the UFC has landed in Brazil for an event that’s loaded with local talent at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night in Sao Paulo. And once again, Vitor Belfort will have an opportunity to entertain his fellow countrymen when he squares-off with longtime rival Dan Henderson for a third time in the evening’s headliner. In May, Belfort suffered an opening-round, ...

Read More »

Could Ronda Rousey actually make boxing, WWE, and jiu-jitsu dreams reality?

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Whether it’s an upcoming bout with a trash-talking contender or a former boxing legend, another role in a big-budget film, or the off-limits approach to her romantic ventures, UFC women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey lives her life in the headlines. But things aren’t all sunshine and roses when you’re pursuing so many careers that come attached to life in the ...

Read More »