Gold medalist Yoka to make pro debut in June

[ad_1] Tony Yoka, the 2016 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist from France, will make his professional debut on June 2 at the Palais des Sports in Paris, Ringstar Sports promoter Richard Schaefer announced Friday. Yoka, 25, who became a national hero in France with his controversial Olympic final victory over England’s Joe Joyce in Rio […]

UFC announces long-term broadcast deal with FOX Networks Group in Latin America

[ad_1] UFC® and FOX Networks Group (FNG) Latin America today announced a multi-year deal to bring the world’s fastest growing sport closer to fans throughout the region than ever before. FOX will air over 160 hours of live UFC content annually, including prime time UFC Pay-Per-View (PPV) events, UFC Fight Nights, and The Ultimate Fighter® […]

UFC Unfiltered: Edgar, Alvarez and Grillo

[ad_1] Don’t miss out: Click here for UFC 211 PPV ordering information Actor Frank Grillo joins Jim and Matt in studio to discuss Season 3 of Kingdom, training with Rickson Gracie, Conor vs. Floyd, Matt Hughes, proper diet, and more. Then, former UFC Lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez calls in to talk about getting over his […]

UFC Statement on Anderson Silva / UFC 212

[ad_1] “Following the April 6 removal of Kelvin Gastelum from his UFC 212 bout against Anderson Silva, UFC officials attempted to find a replacement to meet Silva on June 3.  However an opponent was not secured to face the former middleweight champion on short notice, prompting his removal from the card at Jeunesse Arena in […]

Rodriguez fired up by Edgar's 'win-win' comments, ready for challenge

[ad_1] Don’t miss out: Click here for UFC 211 PPV ordering information There are few fighters as cool under pressure and soft-spoken as Yair Rodriguez. But when the rising featherweight star read that his UFC 211 opponent, Frankie Edgar, called their bout a “Win-Win” situation for the promotion, it got him a little – okay […]

Jedrzejczyk used to hearing her next opponent is toughest

[ad_1] Champ @joannamma hears that she’s facing toughest fight of her career before every fight. Her focus remains on own approach. #UFC211 — UFC News (@UFCNews) May 11, 2017 Wednesday at UFC 211 Media Day, women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk faced questions about Jessica Andrade being her toughest challenge yet. Jedrzejczyk said […]

UFC Returns to Mexico City August 5

[ad_1] Arena Ciudad del Mexico will host fourth event in Mexico City since 2014 MEXICO CITY –UFC® today officially announced its return to Mexico City on August 5, 2017, marking the fifth time UFC has held a card in Mexico.  After a succesful debut in the country in 2014 with UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt, […]

Maia focused on winning ways, not chasing title

[ad_1] Don’t miss out: Click here for UFC 211 PPV ordering information With a six-fight winning streak in the shark-infested UFC welterweight division, Demian Maia has paid his dues when it comes to getting a title shot. He hopes a win over Jorge Masvidal this Saturday at UFC 211 will do the trick and get […]

Former champ Dos Santos planning to go to war to retrieve title at UFC 211

[ad_1]   “I’m the type of warrior that good to have on your side in a war,” Dos Santos said after his session at UFC 211 Open Workouts. Dos Santos received a massive ovation and several “JDS” chants broke out during his workout. “I would never give up. Even if I was living a bad […]

Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio to headline Glasgow event

[ad_1] After earning his last five victories by submission, welterweight contender Gunnar Nelson will be seeking another spectacular finish on July 16 when he battles surging Argentinean standout Santiago Ponzinibbio in the main event of UFC Fight Night at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. Also announced Friday was the co-main event for this highly-anticipated […]