Inside Thiago Santos’ final preparation for Jon Jones

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4:12 PM ET Stephania BellESPN Senior Writer Close[1] Senior writer for ESPN.com Certified orthopedic clinical specialist and strength and conditioning specialist Clinician, author and teacher LAS VEGAS — A focused Thiago Santos[2] walked through the doors of the UFC Performance Institute on Monday, just days away from his light heavyweight title fight at UFC 239 […]

UFC 284 – Makhachev VS Volkanovski Preview

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UFC 284 – Makhachev VS Volkanovski Preview

As part of its ongoing global tour, the UFC makes a stop in Perth, Australia for UFC 284, whose main event is one of the best in recent memory. Against Alexander Volkanovski (25-1, 12-0 UFC), the featherweight champion of the UFC who wants a shot at double-champion status, Islam Makhachev (23-1, 12-1 UFC) will make […]

Nigerians Dominate UFC – Kamaru Usman From Edo State Becomes First African to Win Title As Israel Adesanya from Ogun State defeated Brazilian legend,

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Tyron Woodley (L) and Kamaru Usman, of Nigeria, grapple during their welterweight title bout during UFC 235 at T-Mobile Arena on March 02, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Isaac Brekken/Getty Images/AFP Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman became first African-born fighter to win a UFC title after pummelling Tyron Woodley in a one-sided bout at the T-Mobile Arena […]

Usman To Increase Net Worth To $4 Million At UFC 286

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Usman To Increase Net Worth To $4 Million At UFC 286

Nigerian Nightmare – the UFC men’s pound-for-pound fifth-ranked fighter, Kamaru Usman, is set to increase his net worth by over $1 million at UFC 286, thanks to sponsorship deals previously with Reebok, Trifecta, and an NFT deal with UFC Strike. UFC 286 will hold at the O2 Arena in London, England on Saturday, March 18, […]

Fights Every MMA Fan Wants To See By The End Of 2022

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Fights Every MMA Fan Wants To See By The End Of 2022

Without a question, 2021 was a fantastic year for mixed martial arts (MMA) and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fans everywhere.  In the span of a year, there were several events worthy of your attention, from spectacular knockouts to inspiring comebacks. Of course, it might be difficult to foresee the path of a full year in […]

UFC Champion Adesanya To Face Brazilian Star Paulo Costa

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UFC Champion Adesanya To Face Brazilian Star Paulo Costa

Israel Adesanya will defend his UFC middleweight title against unbeaten Brazilian star Paulo Costa.   The fight which was announced on UFC’s verified Twitter handle is scheduled for September 26 but the location of the fight was not announced.   Brazilian outlet Combate had initially reported the news of the matchup in July.   Adesanya captured the full […]

UFC 259: Israel Adesanya suffers first professional defeat

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UFC 259: Israel Adesanya suffers first professional defeat

Polish legend Jan Blachowicz earned a unanimous decision victory over Israel Adesanya to retain his UFC 259 light heavyweight title at from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas on Sunday morning.   Blachowicz won the fight after the judges scored the bout 49-46, 49-45, 49-45 in his favor.   It was the first professional defeat […]

UFC254: Khabib Nurmagomedov retires after beating Justin Gaethje

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UFC254: Khabib Nurmagomedov retires after beating Justin Gaethje

Khabib Nurmagomedov has retired from the UFC after beating Justin Gaethje in a lightweight title fight at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.   The Russian outclassed interim champion Justin Gaethje and forced him into submission in the second-round with triangle choke submission to extend his unbeaten record to 29.   Speaking after the […]

Pereira Knocks Out Adesanya To Emerge New UFC Middleweight Champion

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Pereira Knocks Out Adesanya To Emerge New UFC Middleweight Champion

Brazil’s Alex Pereira recorded a knockout win against Israel Adesanya in the fifth and final round to emerge the new UFC middleweight champion early Sunday morning. In the third round, Adesanya secured his first-ever UFC takedown and showed he had a clear advantage on the ground against his inexperienced opponent. Pereira emerged for round four […]

UFC: This Is The Biggest Fight Card Of The Year –Adesanya Speaks Ahead Cannonier’s Battle

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UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has described his forthcoming fight against Jared Cannonier as his biggest fight card of the year. Recall that both fighters will face each other at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas in early Sunday morning, Nigerian time. UFC 256 will be Adesanya’s sixth title defence since winning the belt against Kelvin […]